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Kevin Lankes
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Lives in New York, NY
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Finally got around to watching True Detective and decided to write up a review. I realize this is a wildly unpopular view, but, in short, I didn't like it. Read on for a more thorough critique. 
  It's Watchathon Week in Comcast's broadcasting kingdom, and I just happen to be visiting at my parents' house. My Dad likes to watch a lot of TV and considers...
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Five Rounds
Recently, I started in on another workout routine.  I say "another," because I've been starting them for a while now.  It hasn't been easy to keep in shape since my diagnosis and subsequent treatment.  And this seems to apply to a significant portion of you...
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Playing video games will not make me a narcissist... playing video games will not make me a narcissist... #FFIII
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Every Book Has a Soundtrack. What's the Soundtrack to Your Book?
Every novel has a soundtrack.  It's true.  If you're a writer, you probably already know this.  I'm sure some writers don't listen to anything at all while they write, but I generally consider them to be mutants and exempt from this conversation.  Most of u...
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Defining My Direction
Good morning, everyone.  Though it isn't morning as I write this, and chances are it isn't morning while you're reading, either.  "Good morning" just sounds welcoming .  So that's what I'm going with. As some of you may know, my new book, Metastatic Memorie...
Good morning, everyone.  Though it isn't morning as I write this, and chances are it isn't morning while you're reading, either.  "Good morning" just sounds welcoming.  So that's what I'm going with. As some of you may know, ...
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Metastatic Memories is Out! Read About my Young Adult Cancer Memoir Here!
Pick it up here! Wow.  It's been a long journey.  A very, very long journey.  But Metastatic Memories is finally published.  I hope you'll pick up a copy and share my story.  Because it isn't just my story; it's the story of 72,000 new young adults each yea...
Pick it up here! Wow.  It's been a long journey.  A very, very long journey.  But Metastatic Memories is finally published.  I hope you'll pick up a copy and share my story.  Because it isn't just my story; it's the story of...
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Moving on After Cancer
It's been over three years since I was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma.  I'd like to think that since a lot of time has removed me from the event that things have settled back into some semblance of normalcy.  Of course, as anyone knows who's been through a...
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Upcoming Writing Guide
I realize it's been a while since I've posted.  I sincerely apologize for my absence, prostrating myself before the altar of public forgiveness (If you're interested in the literary blooper reel, I almost typed "prostating" just then.  In fact, I actually d...
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Life Emulates Art, and Emulators Emulate in my Bedroom
In the past week I have downloaded an NES emulator, as well as a Super Nintendo emulator, and I have close to 2,000 classic games from my childhood to work through.  Though it won't be much work -- not in the traditional sense of the word, anyway. Lately, I...
In the past week I have downloaded an NES emulator, as well as a Super Nintendo emulator, and I have close to 2,000 classic games from my childhood to work through.  Though it won't be much work -- not in the traditional sens...
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It's Been a Busy June
The lady friend and I signed a lease last night.  We'll be moving in together in August.  That sort of thing is a little scary, of course, but ultimately in life it's important to choose to be around the people who make you happy.  It's a simple thing, and ...
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How did one man move all that sausage? And why?? #sausagehenge
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Education
  • Pennsylvania State University
    East Asian Studies, 2004 - 2008
  • Penn Cambria High School
    2000 - 2004
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Cancer-surviving wordsmith with a penchant for writing books and eating too much chocolate.
Introduction
I grew up in a small town in Central Pennsylvania.  I majored in East Asian Studies and minored in Japanese at the Pennsylvania State University.  Afterwards, I moved to NYC and a cancer diagnosis shortly followed.  I embraced my life-long passion, and wrote two books while I underwent treatment.  Now, I'm finishing up a novel, and I advocate for young adult cancer patients and the cancer community in general.
Bragging rights
I survived cancer, I'm writing my third book, and I think I'm also kind of cute.
Work
Occupation
Freelance writer, author, and blogger
Skills
I have sweet skills
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Currently
New York, NY
Previously
State College, Pa - Port Jervis, NY - Cresson, PA - State College, PA - Pittsburgh, Pa
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