the words interview


“Do you normally associate torture with creating things? Or do you just treat it like, “I’m going to go punch in and do my job, and if I don’t figure it out, there’s always tomorrow”? Maybe ‘torture’ is too strong a word. Is misery par for the course of creating something?” - Adam Driver for Interview Magazine

I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because romantic doesn’t mean sugary. It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.
—  Catherine Breillat, “Interview by Martin Tsai,“ The New York Sun 

Axl: I can’t help it. I either stand there bored or I run back and forth. And I kinda get into dancing. I didn’t even know that I like what I do. I just, I looked down at my feet and go “what am I doing now?” but I feel like if I stand there, then people think “oh this is boring” so I gotta do something and I just try to do whatever happens. It’s a lot of fun. I thought about taking dance lessons and stuff but then I was worried about getting too stale, being too much like organized and everything. I like the spontaneity of just whatever happens, keeps it real raw and fresh. If it got too ballet’ed out, I couldn’t handle that.


Matt and Marisha talking about fanfic
  • Matt and Marisha talking about fanfic
  • Sparx

“And when we say fanart, we mean, that includes (…) we have wonderful writers, that write a lot of really awesome fanfiction, side-stories within the world they create on their own.”

“It’s all so good?! It’s like, all so good!”


don’t mind me, i’m just very emotional over matt and marisha acknowledging fanfic as an art form and speaking positively about an aspect of fandom that’s so often overlooked and mocked… bless these wonderful people tbh.

I naturally prefer the form of the book. We’ve loved it for centuries, and no wonder: Look at it; its always-opening-to-something, its two wings, its two sides making one form, its act of opening us as we open it — you can’t “open” a screen like you can literally open a book. And a book always holds the reminder of the organic world, the trees that went to make it — and the word “spine” was originally used for the spine of the book because of the spine of the creatures whose skins were once used to bind books, the place where the skin folded over the creature’s own spine. That’s how close to the process of life, death, time, growth and oxygen the form of the book is.

Ali Smith, in an interview with The New York Times