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David Vining

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Do you really want to know?

I mean, I’m just some guy. Well, I guess that’s something.

Not enough for you? Fine. Jeez. So picky.

I was born in Maury County Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee in 1985. We moved around a bit with my father being in academia. I went to high school in Indiana, college in Virginia. I spent a year in Rome teaching English as a foreign language. I met my wife in Alabama after which we moved to South Carolina.

The writing thing has been something I’ve been trying to nail down for a while. I remember my first attempt at serious fiction was when I was in middle school and it was a bit of Star Wars fan fic. Which, I’m sure was terrible. I long ago lost the little manuscript that I had written, but I remember that it revolved
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Full Metal Jacket

I can imagine myself in a few years wondering, “What did I think of that one movie?” I would pull up the blog, do a quick search, find the review, and be refreshed with my attempts at insight. My opinion that day would be reinforced by the opinion I had years back. Full Metal Jacket, though, is a film that I am always certain will have changes of opinion over time. Out of all the films that...

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