Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is “Planck Storytime”?
A: For one, it’s a really bad pun. Other than that, it’s a site I cooked up on a whim to showcase my writing, which typically includes short fiction, poetry, critical essays, and movie reviews.
Q: Who are you?
A: I’m a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a passion for literature and film. My blood-type is O-Negative. I can lick my elbow. I haven’t had any cavities. My favorite color is purple.
This is all so you can potentially pick me out of a police line-up and/or identify my corpse.
Q: What’s your writing process like?
A: I pass out and wake up in strange places holding a manuscript that I hate.
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A: Always a big question, and one that mandates intellectual grandstanding. So I’d have to say Ulysses, or Infinite Jest, or maybe On the Road.
Just kidding. I haven’t read any of those. My favorite book is Dune by Frank Herbert. I don’t see that changing any time soon. I suppose I’m pretty into “speculative fiction” (a term that literary critics contrived because “sci-fi/fantasy” was way too embarrassing).
I also love Shakespeare’s Richard III, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.
Q: How about movies?
A: Jurassic Park, The Fall, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Blade Runner, Django Unchained, In Bruges, Four Lions, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
I don’t watch much TV, but there’s some shows that I’ll never tire of, like Arrested Development.
Q: So, um… anime?
A: Are you a cop?
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Nichijou, Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Q: Favorite video games?
A: #1 is Ocarina of Time. #2 is Mass Effect 2. It starts to get blurry from there, but the list includes:
Dragon Age: Origins and Inquisition, Dark Souls/Bloodborne series, NieR and NieR: Automata, Metroid Prime, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Knights of the Old Republic, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Life is Strange, Super Castlevania IV, Deadly Premonition, and plenty of other Zelda games.
Wow, I really wish this wasn’t the longest list on here.
Q: Is anyone even reading this stuff?