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2016

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2016

This year sucked. Now look, I am not talking about celebrity deaths, corruption or any other important things like that. I am going to talk about the unimportant things that happened this year. 
The year 2016 meant a lot to me, it was the year I took an important step towards one of my dreams, I did something. Even if it's not of value, I published my first book. Why did I say that it is not of value? Because it is something anyone can do. I learned about what some publications and independent authors do in order to get sales and get their word out. Things I do not appreciate or like. Which all in all discouraged me.
2016 seemed to be the year which imposed hypocrisy, double standards, paradoxes and idiocy to the forefront of society. This is the thing that bothered me the most. Compared to other years, this one seemed keen on creating diversity when it comes to who is right, and who has the right to take the rights of other's away. Whether we're talking about Black …

Announcement

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I don't even know how to start this, I have to say that this might be anti-climatic or down right disappointing. But this is the announcement, it's here. On the blog, not on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform. It's this blog. And I think it should be this way, at least for now. I promise next time, I'll do a better job of creating hype, making the announcement and being better prepared, but I have my own schedule, which I want to respect without deviating from it. With that said here's the introduction I promised you:
Hi, my pen name is Raul F. O. for various reasons, one is that my real name would be a pain in the ass to pronounce in English, so I took the easiest route possible, rather than creating an alter-ego. I am soon to be 25 years old, I will be graduating soon from college, hopefully, I am a hopeful and struggling writer. I enjoy saying or writing things that are meant to prove my point through irony or hypocrisy. I …

A long time coming.

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It's been a long time.

I started this blog, six years ago. That for me at least, is long ago. Since then I finished high school, I fell in love a few times, I owned a coffee bar and closed it. I started college and next summer I am finishing it. I have done and been through a lot. I have met many, many people, I have lost many. Where some, sure, I could find again, others are gone forever, whether we're talking friends or family. This blog has also went through a substantial change two years after it's creation. To what it is today, a blog of short stories, satire, mockery and evolution, at least for me, I hope for the long time readers too. Now with that said, I think that after many years of being a nobody, of being no one, a dumbass posting. I think it is time I am dumbass with face and a weird voice and accent that posts. Considering that I have published a book, that I have been writing on this blog for over six years. I think I owe you to know who that nobody is. If …