Hello! I’m Dylan Kwok, the writer and editor of 64th Opinion. I’m a 17 year old student with an opinion on everything. Welcome to my blog.
If you wanted to know more about this blog, and I guess, about me, you’ve come to the right place for answers.
So, why do I blog?
Well, first and foremost, I love writing. And one day I would like to be a published author. Who actually sells. But of course, in this day and age when everyone has something to say, there must be some way I can make myself heard, right? Well, that’s why I blog. So that people know I exist. And of course, like any writer, I hope that someone other than myself appreciates and likes what I have written.
If one of my cartoons has brought joy and laughter to just one person, if I have been able to make just one person simply smile and forget their troubles for only a moment, then that one cartoon, clearly, was not worth drawing. — Gary Larson
Yeah, that quote from Gary Larson, the creator of The Far Side, is exactly how I feel about writing. Well, just kidding. I do write for the pleasure of putting words into a pleasing format, but yes, I do also write because sometimes, I think that others will like it too.
Actually, to clarify that thought: of course of I write to be read. Otherwise I’d write unintelligible gibberish. That’s much easier to do if no one is going to read it.
So now you ask, “so what are you going to be talking about in this blog?” Well, I focus on several things. Like science fiction. And emerging technology. Oh, and game design. And of course, since my main focus is writing, I have stuff on language and books. And films.
I post an opinion piece around once a week. Unless it’s June, then I’m doing exams, and I certainly will not have anything posted for twenty days. However, I might post several things a week too. I’m not exactly stuck in a rut here. I can change my posting habits. But it’ll most often be once a week. If you don’t want to miss any of my posts, you can subscribe to my blog. (I’d appreciate that.)
If you are new to my site, you might want to read some my most popular posts. Here are several from my top categories.
Language, Writing, Books
- The importance of “show, don’t tell” in writing
- 10 words you probably didn’t know used to be two words
- The secret to understanding poetry
- ERASED: thoughts, opinions, and predictions
- 10 interesting facts about the Oscars
- The death of the film industry
- Why The Force Awakens doesn’t deserve 9/10
- The Martian: Book versus Movie
- A Review of Amulet #7: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi
- Why I hate Google (And why you should too)
- With Soylent, you can kiss food goodbye. Forever
- Face it. Social Media is a Weapon
- The Extinction of Boredom
- 6 Sports that should be added to the Olympics
- Why adult colouring books are stupid (and why you shouldn’t use them)
If you want to read more about a specific topic, you can check the categories or the tag cloud. You can also check the archives to find more articles you might be interested in.
I don’t have much of a life to speak of, I’ve only lived for 16 years. I grew up in Singapore for most of my life but I currently live in Canada. I’m in Grade 11, or the equivalent of JC 1.
In 2013, I compiled a bunch of stories I had written between the ages of 10 and 12 and published it as a book, To Kill a Schoolboy. In 2016, I also published a short story called Have Your Poor. Currently, I am working on several other short stories.
In my free time, I like to read, play board games, and write.