d t max

max in 4x01: men won’t stop threatening me but i’m keeping it together also you should all listen to me before things go horribly wrong

max in 4x02: more men keep threatening me and you know what fuck this and fuck john silver

max in 4x03: men keep threatening me and i’m just hoping looking at them will make them drop dead huh look it worked

max in 4x04: men keep threatening me and using me to reach their goals. also i’m worth 20 men but that’s hardly any surprise. 

max in 4x05: men keep being dumb and threatening while i’m off screen for 50 minutes and the moment i’m on screen again i spot an armada of them

max in 4x06: murder

Life is Strange on Pandora
  • Chloe: If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd--
  • Max: Don't you dare finish that sentence.
  • Chloe: Did you just use your rewind power to stop me from flirting?
  • Max: No, I just know what comes next.
  • Chloe: ...that I would put "M" and "C" together?
  • Max: ...huh? That's...okay, that's actually cute.
  • Chloe: "MC"...heh..."emcee"...
  • Max: What are you--
  • Chloe: You know, if we got space-married on the moon or something, we'd have to get the sickest MC to come to the wedding.
  • Max:
  • Chloe: We could even hire a space DJ! And the gravity would be lower--imagine how much fun we could have with that!
  • Max:
  • Max: Do you ever stick with one topic for more than five seconds?
  • Chloe: To be honest, not really.
He inserted a favorite joke from recovery. Two young fish are swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way. The older fish goes by and calls out to them, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” The younger fish continue side by side for a while and then one stops and says, “What the hell is water?” In other words, it was not hard to be successful in conventional terms; what was hard was to be aware of life as you lived it. “The trick, he underscored, "is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.” He continued: “Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot or will not exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. Think of the old cliche about the mind being ‘an excellent servant but a terrible master.’”
—  D. T. Max - from Every Love Story is a Ghost Story
David Foster Wallace was a man who was simply too smart for his own good, let’s be honest about that.

Hey, I admire intelligence. I place it on a pedestal. It is incredibly important. Fuck anyone who suggests otherwise.

But, that guy…man, he just didn’t know how to relax. He was so obsessed with writing the new Great American Novel and, in the end, it killed him.  I am not even kidding here. Read the biography by D.T. Max. Foster got off his medication to finish The Pale King…and then went totally mad. The book killed him. Literally.

The world is full of dumb, dumb people. But, in a tragic irony: Here was the one smart guy who just didn’t know how to switch off his brain when he had to.