internet, i wanna just go ahead and express to yall that i know i seem like a one-trick pony with all the screenshotting and cyberharrassment

and i am. i was born to do this. maybe yer gonna write a novel or make a sandwich. i’ma be mean to a stranger. later i will maybe do a different thing. 

to briefly save face, be assured that i also sometimes read books and walk around in meatspace scowling and spitting. like, three people can corroborate this.

meantime, as ever, not sorry.

I have zero opinion on Adler’s opinion of Kael (I haven’t read her) (I know) but the points she makes about the grind of daily content could have been written by and/or about any blogger. (Most of them are in the first four paragraphs. Also I took the “repeated tropes and words” points very much to heart.)

It is 11:58:59 April 1, 2014

As the second turns, thousands of teens stare abhorrently at their screens, blood running down their cheeks from their ears, as all the top hats simultaneously become screamers

One thing about summarily changing your tumblname and then not being online a lot for a while is that nobody sends you messages, which means that as I now log back in the top thing in my inbox is still Isabel saying to me “godddd yeah ok i’m glad we agree <33333" and even though the thing that was about is long past it was in general a nice sentiment to come home to

Probably I Should Actually Tell Y'all Who's On These Postcards or Something, Huh: A List

YO like I said I wanna keep Carson McCullers/Steinbeck/Cute Camus, decided I really don’t need more pictures of Joyce in my life though


  • Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  • Henri Alain-Fourrier
  • Kingsley Amis
  • James Baldwin
  • Donald Barthelme
  • Giorgio Bassani
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Saul Bellow
  • Karen Blixen
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Paul Bowles
  • Joseph Brodsky
  • Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Anthony Burgess
  • William S. Burroughs
  • Italio Calvino
  • Albert Camus
  • Truman Capote
  • Angela Carter
  • Raymond Chandler
  • Eileen Chang
  • Joseph Conrad
  • Roald Dahl
  • Robertson Davies
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Hans Fallada
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ian Fleming
  • E. M. Forster
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Stella Gibbons
  • Khalil Gibran
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Robert Graves
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Eugene Ionesco
  • Henry James
  • James Joyce
  • Franz Kafka
  • Ryszard Kapuscincski
  • Patrick Kavanaugh
  • Yasunari Kawabata
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Ken Kesey
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • T. E. Lawrence
  • Carlo Levi
  • Primo Levi
  • Wyndham Lewis
  • Federico Garcia Lorca
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Carson McCullers
  • Norman Mailer
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Arthur Miller
  • Czeslaw Milosz
  • Yuko Mishima
  • Robert Musil
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • R. K. Narayan
  • Anais Nin
  • Flann O’Brien
  • Frank O’Connor
  • George Orwell
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Fernando Pessoa
  • Marcel Proust
  • Ayn Rand
  • Jean Rhys
  • Damon Runyan
  • Ernesto Sabato
  • Francoise Sagan
  • Antoine de Saint-Euxpery
  • Saki
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
  • San Selvon
  • Georges Simenon
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Muriel Spark
  • John Steinbeck
  • Italo Svevo
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Flora Thompson
  • John Kennedy Toole
  • John Updike
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Andy Warhol
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • H. G. Wells
  • Eudora Welty
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Virginia Woolf
  • John Wyndham
  • Malcolm X
  • Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Stefan Zweig

Guys I went to see if I could scam my way into a temporary replacement phone til mine arrives from NY ‘cos Job Search and it turns out my plan is so archaic they don’t even offer it anymore and also I had like a bajillion dollars of accumulated new-phone credit so now I have a waaay better plan for the same $$$ and a smartfone? I am typing this on a phone screen? Thoughts so far are

a) I hereby apologise for every touchscreen typo I have ever laughed at, this is haaard,

b) if only someone had pointed out that smartphones are the perfect size to actually fill the palm of my giant unfeminine monsterhends in a way my flip phone never did I might have cared sooner, talking is SO MUCH EASIER NOW,

and c) how do I get autocorrect to calm the fuck down