f-scott-fitzgerald

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the manuscripts of the masters: 20th century writers 

jean-louis lebris de kerouac
francis scott key fitzgerald
ernest miller hemingway
john ronald reule tolkien 
john ernst steinbeck, jr

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald
the signs as weird f. scott fitzgerald things
  • aquarius:the time he stood on a window ledge reciting poetry and almost jumped out
  • pisces:his foot fetish
  • aries:the time he threatened to jump out a window to prove his love for james joyce
  • taurus:finding out where hemingway moved to and showing up at his doorstep in the middle of the night drunk
  • gemini:the egg yolks he'd put in his friends' hats as a prank
  • cancer:leaving bowls of money out at parties for people to take
  • leo:the time his school paper publicly wrote about him, "will someone poison scotty or find some means to shut his mouth?"
  • virgo:only getting into college because he wrote the admission board that it was his birthday and they felt sorry for him
  • libra:eating ice cream for breakfast and fudge for dinner
  • scorpio:bringing a suitcase filled solely with coca cola bottles to work when he was trying to quit drinking
  • sagittarius:the time in the army he was caught naked with a girl by one of his superiors and tried to bribe him with a one dollar bill folded to look like a hundred
  • capricorn:when he dropped out of college he tried saying it was because of his tuberculosis but really he was failing every single class

in honor of the 90th anniversary of The Great Gatsby, why not stop quoting lines Fitzgerald probably plagiarized from his wife anyway and spend some time googling how Fitzgerald plagiarized from his wife and was a massively abusive dick in general (intentionally [seriously he had a SYSTEM] triggered her schizophrenic [possibly bipolar] episodes, made her have an affair so he could research it and then put her under house arrest when she tried to leave him, blamed her for literally everything that went wrong with his life while at the same time personally striving to crush her dreams of writing and dancing, absolutely refused to grant her a divorce despite her YEARS of petitioning for one, and many other easily google-able horrors)

also consider that it’s just kind of a shitty book like jfc Gatsby is based on HIM Gatsby is a self-insert he is Gatsby and Daisy is his wife/another woman who pissed him off and there is literally a scene in this book where the narrator YELLS TEARFULLY THAT THE AUTHOR’S SELF-INSERT IS THE BEST AND ONLY DECENT PERSON IN THE BOOK

I mean can we just stop calling this the great American novel please this man is a fucking embarrassment