The Madness of Steve Arviso.

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Before I Wake

Before I Wake, from director and co-writer Mike Flanagan, features Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth as a pair of weird, but wholly boring parents still grieving the accidental death of… Read more

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Terrifier

Terrifier, from writer-director Damien Leone, features Jenna Kanell as Tara, a young woman enjoying Halloween night with her best friend, Dawn (played here by Catherine Corcoran). But after the girls… Read more

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Friend Request

Friend Request, from director Simon Verhoeven, features Alycia Debnam-Carey as Laura, an uninteresting college student with no personality, life, or social media presence besides Facebook who befriends a lonely, but friendly… Read more

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Pro-Solution.

I think I might have a solution to the whole pro-choice/pro-life argument: Maybe babies shouldn’t be considered people until they’re capable of holding a decent conversation. Like, it can’t just… Read more

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Ruin the Moment.

Those few times I have the peace of mind to actually enjoy things–my movies, my video games, whatever–I find myself only wanting to work. Because it distracts me from and… Read more

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Another Circle.

‘Nuff said. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater. Get the free mp3. There’s this really fucked up sort of Hell for a particularly fucked sort of man. There’s no… Read more

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Sanctum of Outcasts.

Sometimes inner peace is a punk rock bar in Anaheim. Dedicated to all the homies I’ve had the pleasure to meet, watch perform, and perform in front of at The… Read more

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Social Media Anxiety.

Anxiety has been a bit bad lately. Depression, too. I’m trying to find a thought or an idea worth caring about enough to write something from it. I really want… Read more

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My Favorite Love Song.

I’ve been listening to a lot of doo-wop and rock n’ roll lately. I’ve always loved the songs I grew up listening to on the oldies station, the way it… Read more

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Suspension of Disbelief.

I’m an utter mess of a man. But I’m only the somewhat restricted or restrained mess that I am due to a constant need to self-evaluate. I’m not perfect. I… Read more

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Spirit Balm.

I’m admittedly a sentimental, love-dovey type with my wife. But I often struggle to find the words to write something, anything about the way I feel for and about her…. Read more

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Petty, Not Cruel.

I’d rather someone give me the finger than wave at me when they cut me off in traffic. Because at least then, they’re being honest. Not just with me, but… Read more

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Cheers. Love. Play.

I was totally going to write poems for each hero in Overwatch, rotating through each class a hero at a time. Started with Mei (Damage), then followed up with D.Va… Read more

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The Gray.

For me, there’s a haunting middle-ground between my anxiety and my depression. A sort of psychological, emotional DMZ that I can almost see roll in over everything. Where all feeling… Read more

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All-American (w/ Cheese).

Below is a quick, little comment I made on a buddy’s Facebook post got a little love from an individual who I’ve long been a fan of as both a… Read more

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Wanting, Waiting.

There will always be more people eager to tell you how, when, where, and why you fucked up than there are those willing to acknowledge accomplishments and contributions. That’s why… Read more

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Nerf This.

A character that could have easily become a lazy cliche, D.va is easily one of the most beloved characters to come out of a game bursting at the seams with… Read more

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Anxiety.

A mind like a steel trap ain’t so great when all you catch are heffalumps and woozles. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the… Read more

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Rock Punk Rock.

I love punk rock–the sound, the spirit, the catharsis. Raw, unashamed of what it is. This rebellious rejection of norms and expectations. To have my stand-up compared to such things… Read more

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01:30 AM.

Because I can’t sleep. What if Hell is a perpetual state of disappointment? — 01:30 AM. Steve Arviso. 2018.