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Sam Sykes: In The Tombs of Poets

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Daniel Andrlik
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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Sam Sykes has published a reflection on the life of Shin Sang-Ok, and on an artist’s need to create.

The idiot ninja action film I watched as a kid was the last legs of a man who was being denied his needs for a final time. The stupid movie about stupid kids was his desperate attempt to stay relevant so he could keep making films. While I thought I was watching a movie about pizza and kids and ninjas, I was actually watching a man’s dream die.

Sam Sykes, In the Tombs of Poets

Read and remember this one.

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