what you said was very sweet and means a lot to me but i am incapable of properly responding in any way besides “thank you so much aaaah” because i do not know how to accurately express the exact level of my gratitude to where you completely understand how much what you said meant to me without me getting even more emotional and looking like a fucking nerd: an autobiography
Someone threw a bottle of omega 3 pills at me today. Luckily my injuries were only super fish oil
"Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style."
PLEASE TAG YOUR NSFW!!! seriously like put whos in it and like what porn its from and if i will be able to watch it for free
Literature Is Dead (According to Straight, White Guys, At Least)
Every few months, a new “Literature is Dead/Dying” think piece crops up in high-profile media. Perhaps you’ve noticed. As a book nerd, I certainly have, though they’ve begun to bleed together: Their diagnoses of literature’s ills tend to be eerily similar.
I’ve suspected for a while that these essays, as a category, might somehow be rooted in declining privilege: Literature has never been a majority interest in America, so I’ve wondered if these writers might be projecting some kind of status insecurity onto literature. Still, until recently I’d never thought to look at the identities of the authors before. And I certainly never thought I’d discover that every last author whose work I had read on the subject would be a white male—or that all but one was straight.
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#points and laughs #points and laughs some more #MAKE WAY MOTHERFUCKIZ #I’m so excited about this #like yeah dude #y’all have been writing the same book for hundreds upon hundreds of years #no shit there’s a ‘weak demand for [your so-called] ‘serious books” #no shit we have no interest in you anymore #no shit we’re looking to female / queer / poc / etc authors for a fresh perspective #go cry you big overprivileged babies #scribble some more arrogant freudian shit that no one wants to read #(except more straight white dudes with an overinflated sense of their own importance) #(sure straight white guys can produce fabulous writing that I love but they’re usually the ones who aren’t up their own asses) #(your david foster wallaces and bret easton ellises can go fuck themselves the boring arrogant pricks)
So much all these comments. It’s ongoing save the white cis het dude ivory tower academics! Endangered species.
I just had this conversation with a straight white dude a few days ago. Imagine his shock when I rattled off the names of a good half dozen authors of color who are writing amazing things and winning awards for it. He actually started Googling them in front of me like I was lying to him. He got even madder when he realized that two of them were published by houses that have rejected him. Often. I pointed out that if he tried reading things written by people who aren’t just like him, his writing might improve, but I don’t think he got it.
down with Important Literature
"Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators."
"A short story is a different thing all together - a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger."
"'All the same,' said the Scarecrow, 'I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.'
‘I shall take the heart,’ returned the Tin Woodman; ‘for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.’"
everyone needs friends who will encourage them to pierce things and ride things and go to places and buy shit and show off side boob. everyone.