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NaNoWriMoNoShaveNo

Mashups are a popular thing, right?

Only if you watch this show.

Wait, let me try that again.

Has this ever happened to you?

You: Hey, I want to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I also want to participate in No Shave November for cancer awareness. I can’t do both at once, can I?

Me: Wait! You can! You CAN do two things at once.

You:

Why yes, in this scenario, you are Bender from Futurama.

All Narrators are Unreliable

Many of us are familiar with the term unreliable narrator—it is used to describe narrators of texts with personal biases or mental conditions that skew the point of view presented within a text. Some popular examples of unreliable narrators would be the narrator from Fight Club, “Chief” Bromden from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, and Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby, just to name a few.

But unreliable narrators aren’t limited to authors who purposefully try to create them for the telling of their story. All narrators are, in fact, unreliable, and I’ll tell you why.

People’s perspectives are unreliable, and writers are people.

I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

Did I just knock you off of your feet? Maybe? No? Well anyway, let me explain what I mean.