The ESSAYER

by Nicholas Lucchetto

I’m a writer, thinker, student, blogger. Writing for you.

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2017

Happy New Year. Haven’t posted here in a long time, obviously. Looking back at this Svbtle dashboard brings back so many memories. I might start again once I get my current projects (mainly NHD) out of the way.

Hopefully 2017 is a good year!

-Nick

P.S. If you want to see some of the video projects I’ve been working on recently, you can check them out here.

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15 Days Abroad - Odd and Amusing Tales from Italy [PART 3]

Welcome, fellow readers and writers, to the third and final part in my “15 Days Abroad” series, in which I pass some of my most entertaining stories from Italy down to you.

If you happened to miss my adventures from part one and two of this series, like waiting four hours in a broken van for a taxi, climbing up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and more, feel free to click on the links below to check them out!

Click here to read Part 1

Click here to read Part 2

So without further ado, let’s get started with my personal favorite story that I wrote on a train, entitled “Drunk Man”:

July 2, in the evening
Florence

“OOOAAH!”

The man yelled at the top of his lungs as he knocked a few chairs over, making a KLUNK sound one by one as they hit the ground. To him, today may have been a run-of-the-mill experience, with the exception of a couple-or more than a couple-bottles of beer. To others, the

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15 Days Abroad - Odd and Amusing Tales from Italy [PART 2]

Welcome back to part 2 of my Italy trip series! If you want to read about some more crazy things that happened, like having to wait 3-4 hours in a broken down van waiting for a taxi, click on the link below! Otherwise, keep reading and enjoy!

Click here to read Part 1

June 30

Before going on this two-week adventure, trains were very new to me. Since I live right outside of Seattle, and in the United States, these vehicles have never been a common part of my life. Our first “speed train” ride haxor sty comfortable seats, with somewhat ugly fabric. Kind of like what you would expect from some commercial airplanes. The layout had two seats facing two other seats, with a table and convienent yet cramped power outlets tucked in.

The included power was a nice addition, and the in-ride café cured my hunger shortly after we departed. However, I quickly learned that walking back to my seat

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15 Days Abroad - Odd and Amusing Tales from Italy [PART 1]

On the 23rd of June this year, my family and I departed from our home in the Pacific Northwest and took an over four-thousand mile plane trip to Rome, Italy. From there, we traveled across Northern and Southern Italy, granting me and my loved ones many amazing experiences and, well, interesting stories to tell.

These are the logs of our fifteen-day long journey across the country that, up until now, have been stored safely in my new journal, which I bought right in the streets of Florence. So please, sit back and relax as we delve into my crazy vacation in Italy.

June 24

We’ve finally arrived at FCO (Rome Airport) and are now getting off the plane and hopping onto a bus… which is about thirty feet away. Unlike the States, where every plane is basically guaranteed a gate to park, Italy’s airports have huge 777’s unloading right out the plane door and onto the pavement.

It’s not like

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I’m Back. Thank You So Much.

It’s been a little more than a month since I last posted. But I’m back.

If you have ever taken a peek into my blog, the ESSAYER, you probably know that ever since I launched this website I have been dedicated to sharing my thoughts and opinions with you, my loyal readers and thinkers, at least once a week. From the beginning, I promised myself that views, kudos, and shares would never get in the way of producing quality articles. The ESSAYER is only here to start a mental conversation between the reader and the writer. A conversation that involves no connection or actual interaction between the two, but instead between you and the writing. I believe that this improves focus and really gets the reader to think. That is what this blog is all about: thinking.

I’ve been thinking for a while about coming back. The day this is posted, July 8th, is my birthday. Today I am turning thirteen. As

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Chromebit: The Writer’s Ultimate Pocket-Sized Budget Machine

A few months ago, along one of my late-night Google adventures, I came across an article by Matt Gemmell titled A Laptop for Writers. The article is essentially a review of the (then new) 12-inch MacBook, a very author-oriented one, mind you.

Gemmell describes the MacBook as an “ideal laptop” for writers, authors, journalists, and the like. For the most part, that statement is true. As long as a laptop, like the MacBook, is easy to chuck into a backpack and has a battery that lasts all day, most writers can consider it a worthwhile machine, as long as they don’t need to professionally edit video or play the latest games.

While Matt certainly has a point as to why the Macbook is a great machine for almost any writer, I believe that I have found an equal, or if not, an even better choice. Ladies and gentlemen, this “one size fits all” device is the Google Chromebit.

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No, the Chromebit

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What I Learned Throughout a Three Day Long YouTube Comment Section Argument

Oh, how I love the Internet. Being able to talk to people halfway across the globe about anything from sports to restaurants is something we truly take for granted, even though it has affected our lives in so many ways.

If you’re one to do this actively on one of the forums or chatrooms on the Web, you have probably engaged yourself into the YouTube comment section. Even though it is widely regarded as one of the most enraged, argumentative areas on the Internet, the comment section can, from what I found in my latest online experience, also be very thought-provoking. Furthermore, it taught me the true differences between conversations online and in real life on a deeper scale.

So, without further ado, I present to you what I learned over a three day long YouTube comment section argument:

I’m not the most argumentative person. Usually if I can’t have my way, I’ll brush it off if the

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SHORT: Does Our Writing Define Who We Are?

Nicholas Lucchetto
The ESSAYER
Started Friday, 3:22 PM
Finished Friday, 4:03 PM

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A lot of the authors and poets I know from the books I’ve read have a specific writing style. From science fiction to mystery to contemporary, everyone has their own favorite genre. Of course, this doesn’t mean we have to stick with that one forever. As explained in my Adaptation and Experimenting post, the writing process has the possibility to evolve, just like all living things. Keeping this in mind, should we judge someone’s personality based on their writing? Do the short stories or long essays we tirelessly produce define who we are?

In my opinion, the answer to this question starts at your personal taste. What you like, what you do, and what you want to do are all influenced by who you are and how you act, and vice-versa. For example, if you are really passionate

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Is “Cinematic Writing” Possible?

Nicholas Lucchetto
The ESSAYER
Started Monday, 4:06 PM
Finished Monday, 4:43 PM

When you see a movie or watch a TV show, particularly a dramatic type, the one common factor you have probably noticed are the cinematic visuals. Everyone on set has to think about very specific and minute details to achieve that style. The camera angle, where each light is placed, and even the weather have to be considered when shooting a movie.

Just like films, writing is a well-respected and widely-consumed form of entertainment. Of course, every subcategory of that, such as music and art, have different standards from one another, although these are very light and unregulated. But essentially, all forms of media create an experience for the consumer. Just like a director has to plan out the atmosphere and visuals of a scene to convey a specific emotion, an author needs to do the same. Keeping that in

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SHORT: Slowing Down

Nicholas Lucchetto
The ESSAYER
Started Friday, 5:12 PM
Finished Friday, 5:40 PM

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Another day, another essay for Language Arts. Even though we were assigned a report on two short stories that I didn’t particularly enjoy (The Box House and the Snow and Mercedes Kane, in case you were wondering), I always look forward to writing. The short but sweet moment when putting my hands to the keys for the first time is wonderful.

I made myself comfortable, plugged in the keyboard, and was ready to crank out some words. But, something didn’t seem right. Normally, if I’m familiar with the topic, starting an essay is a breeze. This time, however, my thoughts just couldn’t “fit together”.

I knew something was wrong when I only managed to write about a third of a paragraph without thinking to myself “this is awful” and promptly deleting what I had written. Looking around, I

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