Avery Edison's Internet Diary

One of those blogs you've heard about, run by Avery Edison, a twenty-five year-old comedian and writer who lives in London, England.
  • April 24, 2014 5:35 pm

    "

    The main character of your show needing to have triplets to make any kind of emotional impact is what happens when every character in your show progresses through the “major life event==character progression” obstacle course. It would be harder to care about Leslie’s pregnancy if it was just one baby - we’ve already seen this show’s version of the baby storyline. Twice, even. It’s old hat.

    Parks and Recreation, because of its precarious place in NBC’s affections, has needed to end every season (and truncated mini-season) with a conclusion that would be satisfying if the show didn’t return. That’s why we’ve seen every character pair off into perfect relationships, it’s why we’ve seen multiple improbable, unbelievable successes, and it’s why we’ve seen job offer after job offer after job offer.

    This used to be my favorite show, and now it’s a study of the Hedonic Treadmill.

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    My comment in this Metafilter thread on the implicit misogyny in Parks and Recreation's most recent baby storyline is an expansion of a couple of tweets I posted the other day and deleted today because they sounded too bitter.

    They sounded that way because I am bitter, obviously.

  • April 11, 2014 4:07 pm
  • April 9, 2014 7:31 pm
  • April 2, 2014 1:02 pm
    Just gonna put these here for safe-keeping, because it seems like the kind of realness I’ll be deleting tomorrow.

Addendum: I’ve spent so many mental hours struggling with the prospect of making more things and asking people to pay money for them. Like for some reason my brain enjoys imagining that: I do everything that was promised in my Indiegogo, then I make new things, and then try to sell them for money, and then people go “whoa, whoa, we gave you six grand eight months ago. That not enough for you forever?”

It’s hard, obviously, to navigate from a position of charity case to niche content merchant. Especially because they can be so easily confused for one another. But it’s a navigation I’m gonna have to get a handle on, because, honestly, I’ve been trying to do the normal job thing and it has not been working out. Which is mostly down to me not being a very good human being, but there are very few classes for working on that skill, I think. View high resolution

    Just gonna put these here for safe-keeping, because it seems like the kind of realness I’ll be deleting tomorrow.

    Addendum: I’ve spent so many mental hours struggling with the prospect of making more things and asking people to pay money for them. Like for some reason my brain enjoys imagining that: I do everything that was promised in my Indiegogo, then I make new things, and then try to sell them for money, and then people go “whoa, whoa, we gave you six grand eight months ago. That not enough for you forever?”

    It’s hard, obviously, to navigate from a position of charity case to niche content merchant. Especially because they can be so easily confused for one another. But it’s a navigation I’m gonna have to get a handle on, because, honestly, I’ve been trying to do the normal job thing and it has not been working out. Which is mostly down to me not being a very good human being, but there are very few classes for working on that skill, I think.

  • March 27, 2014 5:18 pm
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    A long, long time ago, I did a crowd-funding campaign, and one of the incentives to donate was that I’d record commentaries to a few movies. One of them was Jurassic Park, a little-known Spielberg film from the sixties.

    Today, I finally did it. Here’s a sample (which you can listen to without watching the movie and still follow along just fine), and if you like what you hear you can grab the entire commentary, for free, here.

    It’s incredibly silly, and I had a really fun time recording it. If you’re in the mood for two straight hours of me making up shit about dinosaurs, you’re in for a treat.

  • March 5, 2014 5:21 pm
    My girlfriend is kind enough to keep me up to date on developments with our cats. I do not approve of the way this bird is taunting my Escher boy. View high resolution

    My girlfriend is kind enough to keep me up to date on developments with our cats. I do not approve of the way this bird is taunting my Escher boy.

  • February 21, 2014 1:21 pm
    Before I was “sent down”, I’d been working on this little thing, a small (really small) book detailing a god’s creation of depression. I wasn’t sure if I was trying to make it funny, or if I was just trying to process some of the thoughts and feelings I have about the depression I’ve suffered from for most of my life.

And then I went to prison, and all the stuff around that happened, and now this Scrivener project feels like a relic from a simpler time, when my biggest stress was trying to figure out if I should even be working on this thing, if anyone would want to read it aside from myself. View high resolution

    Before I was “sent down”, I’d been working on this little thing, a small (really small) book detailing a god’s creation of depression. I wasn’t sure if I was trying to make it funny, or if I was just trying to process some of the thoughts and feelings I have about the depression I’ve suffered from for most of my life.

    And then I went to prison, and all the stuff around that happened, and now this Scrivener project feels like a relic from a simpler time, when my biggest stress was trying to figure out if I should even be working on this thing, if anyone would want to read it aside from myself.

  • February 5, 2014 11:48 am
    Achewood fanfiction/true life stories. View high resolution

    Achewood fanfiction/true life stories.

  • February 4, 2014 2:12 pm
    No big deal, but my piece is mentioned in today’s Today in Tabs. So you should read it, I guess? If you like things that are good and smart?

I mean, it’s not me saying that it’s good and smart. It’s the Internet, so. View high resolution

    No big deal, but my piece is mentioned in today’s Today in Tabs. So you should read it, I guess? If you like things that are good and smart?

    I mean, it’s not me saying that it’s good and smart. It’s the Internet, so.

  • January 18, 2014 7:17 pm
    i like to have fun on a website called twitter dot com View high resolution

    i like to have fun on a website called twitter dot com