itsthom has noted my inner internet narcissist, and consequently tagged me in this six selfies chain thing. I have obliged because of said narcissism.

I have selected two selfie genres for display, the book selfie and the iconic mirror selfie.

  1. Book selfie: Chilling with Shakespeare’s collected works on a Saturday night.
  2. Book selfie: Posing with my then-new glasses and copy of Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.
  3. Book selfie: My first gif selfie, featuring more books.
  4. Mirror selfie: Overdressed in Bunnings, featuring novelty toilet seats.
  5. Mirror selfie: Filling time before the opera.
  6. Mirror selfie: Distorting/carnival mirror selfie, featuring tipsy companion.

Now I apparently have to out other selfie enthusiasts. I choose fringecuts (my gif selfie mentor), winnr, shadydeeds,semisetadrift and dotseurat.


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WINNER’s Seunghoon is requested at Behind the Looking Glass!

Neither lost nor found: On the trail of an elusive icon’s rarest film

Screening rats and bootleg-swappers always have a holy grail. It sits at the top of a list of titles, on a folded sheet of notebook paper or in a Word document, bolded, underlined, or marked with a little squiggly star. The list can start as a practical, to-do-type aid, but, after a few years, it becomes a formality, because the kind of person who maintains a list for that long already has the titles memorized. The list is a totem, and the satisfaction of crossing out an item or making a new list rubs some spot and soothes. These lists never get smaller; they only grow more obscure until they are filled with titles the list-maker has only a slim chance of ever seeing.


People who self-identify as snobs do not keep these kinds of lists, because people who self-identify as snobs are generally undiscerning and uncurious—they are, in short, the kind of people you don’t want to hang around if you’re interested in movies in a serious and possibly unhealthy way. Aching, list-making movie-madness tends to attract two types of people: connoisseurs and goofs. (Note: This is a non-standard taxonomy.) Connoisseurs are organized viewers who need to try everything one by one; they’re the kind of people who attend full retrospectives for directors they don’t like, just to figure out why they don’t like them. Goofs have unpredictable viewing habits; at festivals, they’ll skip the hyped stuff in favor of something that is totally unpromising, but which will probably never screen again.