you tell me they're not real

‘Things I Would Like To Do With You’

Christen reading this book…

“A cabin began this story that is not a story—though I did not then know where I would find the cabin that would finish this story that is not a story. This story is not true, but it is not fiction. This story is my heart’s life.”

“Relationships—love—is not fantasy, it is bricks and mortar. It is earth. But it is fantasy, too. It is heaven: dreams and hormones and the pleasure in biology and sudden laughter.

As we talk, our hands wander but only slightly.

It is our first kiss, so we take our time.

I would like to remember our first kiss.



Listen, what you two went through and what you carry is real. And you know that if you ever need my help carrying it, you just have to ask me.

Hey is it normal to go your whole life not knowing your Jewish and then one day you’re on the phone with your grandmother and you’re 17 years old and she goes “Oh! Our family in New Zealand is Ashkenazi as well as Maori, so you’re Jewish!” like she’s talking about the food she ate for lunch is that a normal things that happens to normal people who have normal families

I deeply apologize for this poor attempt at humor

Today's retail story

Customer: I’m here to pick up my refill
Me: okay let me look you up…you don’t have anything here, what was it you were looking for?
Customer: a refill on my blood pressure medication
Me: did you tell us you wanted it refilled?
Customer: no
Me: …..
Customer: …..
Me: well since there was no way for us to know you wanted that filled we didn’t fill it but I’ll fill it real quickly for you


I remember when you scolded me in Junior High. You said the same thing. It was right after we got crushed in a practice match before the tournament. I figured we were destined for failure in the real tournament. “Even if we’re not confident that we’ll win, even if other tell us we don’t stand a chance, we must never tell ourselves that”. End quote. 


What else is important to you? What else tells me that your sister means enough for you to make a real sacrifice? Oh…

did you know I started cutting myself to fit in. then it grew into a real thing. because self harm is so romanticized a 10 something year old began slicing themselves up everyday. to be like the people online and have a boy kiss my scars and tell me I’m beautiful. and you know what, a boy did, and I didn’t treat him the best I could have. I tore us apart on purpose :) why did I do that? :) why do I do it? who am I what do I do? I am a bad person and I do it on purpose

yeah heyo me again trying to figure out how to draw your friendly neighborhood wreck-gar 

i get really annoyed when i tell people that i have pet guinea pigs and then their immediate response is “lol why?” 

why do you keep that raggedy cat that doesn’t even like you? why do you own that yappy lil’ dog that your entire apartment complex has written complaints about? why do you have that snake? bird? gecko? fish? hamster? turtle? horse? why do any humans have any pets ever??? 

like just because my pet is not a cat or dog doesn’t make it any less of a pet? so ‘why’ you gotta be condescending about it? get outta here with that.

I’ll be real, minutely detailed body-type analyses of characters as evidence of their transness skeeve me right the fuck out.

I mean I know it’s not the intent but those kinds of analyses make me feel like there’s some sort of Correct Transmasculine Body (because it’s almost always male characters that get this - smallish, skinny, androgynous boys, typically), and you can tell if you look close enough. Which. Augh. Augh

I feel kind of bad for people defending that Andy Grammer song. Like, to them it’s totally normal for someone to think about cheating on their significant other if they get too drunk.

You know what my boyfriend does when he gets really drunk with his friends? Texts me or calls me to incoherently tell me how much he loves me & sends me snapchats of whatever adventures he’s on.

Your significant other should NEVER think about cheating on you, no matter how drunk they are. You deserve to be their #1 all the time.