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The whirring internet depository for Brandon Schatz, haphazard writer of things you might like.

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Lost and Wandering
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Lost and Wandering
We all have those songs – the ones that dripped into our ears while the world burned. The ones that fed us when we couldn’t eat. This song is everything. It is all I have. I lean on those songs when I’m searching for something, to anchor me to a boy who had no idea … Conti...
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Sex or Magic
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Sex or Magic
Here’s a little something fun for Friday: an honest-to-god conversation I had with a couple while I was working the Magic: the Gathering counter at my old job in 2013. I wish I could say I made this up. I did not. WOMAN: Okay. I’m going to give you a choice. I want you to think about this v...
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Doctor Whooch Returns…
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Doctor Whooch Returns…
We can’t begin to tell you how we’re excited to watch new episodes of Doctor Who that don’t have Stephen Moffat’s fingerprints all over them. Not only that, we’re pleased to announce that after this season of shows wraps up later in the year, we’ll be returning...
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A boot against the neck…
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A boot against the neck…
Quite a few years ago, in the days before Variant Edition opened, my pal James and I ran a little website called Comics! The Blog. In it’s heyday, it ran at least two articles a day, every weekday, and managed to get a small, if not surprising amount of creators popping in to offer a bit of...
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Outside of Work
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Outside of Work
Writing is a process… …and that process is exhausting. Every time I decide to take another run at making Submet an ongoing concern, I go through the same process. I spend days and days putting together a schedule, set it a few months in advance… and then swiftly watch the days g...
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(the sound of a needle hitting a record)
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I find it impossible to write these days, and I have a lot of places to place blame. The store. A lack of time. A glowing box in my hand. A lack of talent. The real reason is simple: I find it impossible to write, because I lack the discipline to do so. Every few … Continue reading (the sou...
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I Have Some Notes // Side Notes – Metaluna
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I Have Some Notes // Side Notes – Metaluna
Oh heck! This week, I’m back on the I Have Some Notes podcast for a Side Notes episode, in which I tell the folks they should watch Hudson Hawk. Because it is a perfect movie. Don’t at me. Listen to the episode here.
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Episode 6: Wood And Hopes And Dreams
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Episode 6: Wood And Hopes And Dreams
Did you emotionally survive the Top 6? Because we’re not going to lie to you, dear listeners: the SYTYCD Top 6 episode has taken an emotional toll on your intrepid hosts. Head over to the SYTYCDanica blog for more info, and to listen to the episode!
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So You Think You Can Danica Episode 5 // SYTYCBDSM
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So You Think You Can Danica Episode 5 // SYTYCBDSM
Head over to the SYTYCDanica blog for more info, and to listen to the episode!
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So You Think You Can Dance Episode 4 // Cat Deely’s Smooth Hoop
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So You Think You Can Dance Episode 4 // Cat Deely’s Smooth Hoop
Just in time to catch up before tonight’s live episode, So You Think You Can Danicais back (in Pog form). Head over to the SYTYCDanica blog for more info, and to listen to the episode!
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