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Coming Soon to The Author’s Apprentice

I have several interesting and substantial posts in the works right now including, but not limited to, three interviews with three exceptionally awesome people, several in-depth book reviews on books by authors such as John Green and C.S. Lewis, a long-overdue Pony Saturday post, ruminations on Lake Ann Camp’s zombie apocalypse survival readiness, and Adam Beckmeyer’s and my evil plan for world domination via literary acclaim.  Today, however, I just finished with my eighth out of nine consecutive twelve-hour workdays, and this is what I look like right now:

This is your blogger on sleep deprivation. Get your sleep, kids.

So obviously you’re not getting anything that coherent today, but stay tuned for some completely coherent and non-scarring-images-containing posts in the near future.

Much love,

– Tim



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Sorry for the lack of legitimate posts lately, having a job has seriously eaten away at my free time (go figure).  I’ve got at least three high-quality posts in the works for the near future, but for now I’ve got to get me down to the chapel and listen to Ken Rudolph preach the Word like a boss, so have an ace picture that Frosty drew.  I got to watch on her livestream, it was awesome.

P.S. If you click the picture it’ll take you to her deviantArt page, which I highly recommend.

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Mind Dump 2 – Electric Newtaloo

– A few things have changed since the first mind dump a couple of days ago, mainly that I am now at Lake Ann and can thus supply links to all the things I’ve uploaded using their wonderfully speedy Internet.  So, without further ado, links!

– Link number one: pictures of myself, Jonathan, and Christiana as MLP:FiM ponies!

From left to right, my sister, my brother, and me as MLP:FiM ponies.

– Link number two: my deviantArt page, where you can find each of those drawings separately as well as several other things I’ve drawn.

– Link number three:

– Link number four: “Twilight’s Reading a Book”, a PMV (pony music video) I edited featuring Julian Smith’s “I’m Reading a Book”.

– I am now officially out of links.  For my next trick, I will… go back to work.  My break is almost over.  Goodbye, friends!

– P.S. Send me some salt and vinegar chips.  They don’t have any here and I’m going through withdrawal…

– P.P.S.  I think this is the first time I’ve ever done two posts in one day.  It feels strange, but a good kind of strange, like seeing Link riding Applejack into battle.  Pic related.

– Time to bake some fish!

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The Final Stretch

You know it’s the last week of classes when:

– You stay up all Sunday night doing homework.

– You write four papers in under 24 hours and you still have five more to write by the middle of finals week.

– The phrase “free time” makes you laugh.  Not the “oh, that’s funny” kind of laugh, but the unsettling sort of laugh that is usually accompanied by facial tics and a desire to inflict harm upon the offending speaker.

– You actually go to sleep before midnight, sometimes even as early as 9:45 P.M., despite the fact that it’s practically still light out then.

– You immediately turn down offers to do anything even remotely resembling a social activity without so much as a second thought.  Play racquetball?  Sorry, homework.  Hold a conversation for more than a minute and a half?  Sorry, homework.  Actually leave my room and interact with people?  Sorry, homework.

– You’ve moved past counting down the days and are now counting down the hours to when you’ll finally be finished with school (that’s approximately 266 1/2 for those of you following along at home).

– You unapologetically resort to posting quick, cheap, list-form blog posts, sacrificing content for the sake of that ever-elusive holy grail known as sleep.

I hear it calling me now, in fact.  Goodnight, my friends.  I’ll see you at the finish line.

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Proverbs 24:30-34

Ah, Proverbs.  Easily one of the most practical, down-to-business books of the Bible.  As I’ve read through it this spring and summer, the passages about diligence have especially grabbed my attention, and this one is no exception.  Take a look:

“I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment.  Thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.  I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.”

Several things jumped out at me that you and I can apply to literally every area of our lives, including writing:

1.  Laziness Breaks Down What We Have Built Up!  You can plow the field, plant the seeds, and build the wall, but if you then leave it to its natural course, it will all come to ruins.

2. It Only Takes A Little Laziness To Do A Lot Of Damage!  That’s right, the most emphasized word in this passage is “little”.  Solomon wants to be sure that we get this idea: a little laziness goes a long way!  Poverty and scarcity don’t rest, and when we do they get straight to work.

3. Application Is The Key!  It doesn’t matter if we get it, it matters that we do it!  We need to stand up and refuse to be the lazy, demanding teenagers that society expects us to be!  Let’s be diligent, contributing members of society, people who are willing to work for their pay and for the betterment of themselves and others!  Let’s live out the lesson of Proverbs 24:30-34!


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