Pomp and Circumstance

Coming Through the Rye

I graduated!!!

I officially have a Master’s degree in Screenwriting. And I got a distinction which I didn’t actually expect (pretty much the same as graduating with honors).

The graduation ceremony wasn’t terribly different than my undergrad degree. The most amusing thing was what I’ve decided to call “The Scepter of Knowledge” that paraded in the front of the academic procession.

You can kind of see it in this picture of me receiving my “parchment”. It’s resting on a stand on the table just left of me.

Other than that, the Chancellor of the university, Tim Waterstone, gave this fantastic, surprising speech. He iterated over and over: we are all unique. There is no one, never was anyone, never will be anyone, with our capacities and talents on the earth, so we must do what we are meant to do here. He said this was not a university for the…

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The writer of these words did not originally want to put words to paper, but to draw the glorious things he saw. However, he could not draw from images in his mind. He could only draw those things he saw that had been drawn by others. He then almost died one day and that urge to draw became the urge to write. Again, however, the fuel was not always there, and before he knew it it was his senior year of high school, and he was tasked to write a 50page novella for a final project. This became the fuel and started his path of being a full-time writer. He may have struggled and may have made no difference in the world of man nor money in his hand, but he still moves forward. He currently is writing a comic book that has an artist who draws the things that are envisioned. Life could be better, but it could be always worse. So he keeps his head low to write but high to live life. This is the story of this man, to know more, read the words he has put into the world of the web. View all posts by WhiteShadow

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