"Woman seated at writing table, hand on open book," photo by Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (Image released under CC0).

Writing a Letter, Writing a Memo, Writing a Post

To the me of tomorrow, I just wrote a short daily memo to you before going to bed. I had to, or your brain may have dropped something important or precious by dawn. Post-COVID brain fog is really infuriating, huh? Nonetheless, writing that memo was actually fun—I didn’t have to think much, just letting whatever came to mind manifest through my fingers. In a similar vein, I was shocked that people actually read my Steam review of Citizen Sleeper. ...

April 30, 2024 · 686 words · Hojin Koh
Generation by Waifu Diffusion. Prompt: dark, dream-like, fuzzy, magic circle, floating tarot cards, black cats, pentagram, spirit

On Using The Woowoo Tag and Connotations That Comes with It

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — William Shakespeare, Hamlet The term “woowoo” often arises in discussions of spiritual things—unexplainable phenomena—or even conspiracy theories. It carries quite a dismissive connotation. Irrational. Superstitious. Nonsensical. One of the YouTube creators I follow even puts in blaring “woowoo alerts” when discussing some not-so-scientific aspects. The top-voted definition on Urban Dictionary1 perfectly captures the derogatory feelings of this word: ...

September 16, 2023 · 665 words · Hojin Koh
Photo by Hojin Koh with Sony Xperia 10 IV, at Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo

Hitting Publish with Trembling Hands

I’ve been wanting to do this for a pretty long time. Wanting to set up a place. A place to write things, where I own what I write. A place not at the whim of some random megacorp walled gardens. A place that represents who I am and what I do. A place I can point people …

August 30, 2023 · 815 words · Hojin Koh