Introducing "Lost Boy" Derek Marchewka

by Derek Marchewka
November 15, 2011 6:30 AM
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Derek is the latest addition to this blog's list of contributors, with one or two more expected within the next week... Read more about this blog's recent evolution here.

Hello, I am Derek of London, Ontario. My place among the newly titled Lost Boys I’m not quite sure...

In terms of my interests, I am less interested in film and “entertainment” as I am obsessed with all the facets of literature and language. It has in fact been my two vacations involving Peter Knegt - at TIFF and Picton Picturefest - that have really immersed me with not only great movies but also the entire industry.

I currently feel very stifled in my last year of high school and feel that I’m more than prepared for university. It is getting very draining to be around those I feel I’m more matured and intelligent than. As well, I’m becoming incredibly stressed over attaining grades when I’m not sure if really they’ll serve my future. Perhaps this blog will prove as a good outlet for me.

Back on my passion for life, the thing which binds my existence and hopefully my future is my writing. For over a year I’ve been writing intensely and have authored two novellas, and am in the process of a third full-length novel. The first two A Cesspit of Creativity and Blur of Night are in fact writings about events in my life. The former is a recount of my time in a band, the second of a particularly absurd party I threw at my house.  As for the novel I’m working on now… maybe it’s better if I don’t mention it on my very first post. Regardless, I’ve been working day and night on this current book, and have found the entire process amazingly frustrating and rewarding. Friends often joke about me possibly suffering from Assberger’s disease, and they’re probably right to some extent.  


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  • Jack Burton | December 13, 2011 11:57 AMReply

    When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if you paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yessir, the check is in the mail."

  • Jack Burton | December 13, 2011 11:55 AMReply

    Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right in the eye and says "Give me your best shot. I can take it."

  • jingmei | November 21, 2011 12:51 AMReply

    Yeah welcome Derek, look forward to reading more of your interesting words here! x

  • Walther R. Reichstein | November 15, 2011 9:53 PMReply

    Fool of a Took! It's Asperger's syndrome, not Assburgers disease, you insensitive ape. Despite this tomfoolery, I am willing to wait and see what becomes of this attempt to get your "neat" little ideas out, but only because you sound like the sad, jaded, homosexual philosopher I was in my youth. Best of luck, The Party will be watching...

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