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June 10th, 2012

While you guys were purging, I went swimming in the beautiful ocean. I didn’t plan to, although as everyone pointed out, I had carefully emptied my pockets. I was in up to my knees, in my clothes, and then I dove under and realized I’d had made my first good decision in a long time. When I came back Jasmine told me I looked like I had been reborn and Crystal and Michelle said people were clapping. We sat and watched the sun set and then walked back to the car barefoot in the rain.

It’s the same thing really.

June 10th, 2012

View of Namotu from Tavarua. I still have a scar from this reef.



View of Namotu from Tavarua. I still have a scar from this reef.

June 10th, 2012

A snapshot of my inbox

Dear Mikki,

I finished my novelette.  Since you are my only fan and once published a book, I am relying on you to get me an agent. (I.e., you must have one; so you tell her she should read my MS, and there we are!)  What do you think?  Lisa Suckdog referred me to an agent once ca. 1997, but all I did in response was send him a packet of Animal Reviews with post-its stuck to the parts I liked best, and he never wrote back.  Maybe you can broker me a second chance.  I can’t imagine getting one on my own.  I am simply not built that way.  Someone needs to throw me a rope.  Can you please do so?  Avner thinks my novelette is mind-blowing and heartbreaking for its genre (“Jane Austen”), and Franzen said the first part was “remarkably accomplished,” so it can’t totally suck.  But he apparently doesn’t know an agent piss-ant enough to care, or something.  I went to the bookstore to see what books there are, and I saw a new novel by Siri Hustvedt in exactly the format I want: super-cheap paper with a colorful folding cover.  Plus hers was also too short, and in the same artful agglomerative style of one-paragraph scenes, so obviously there’s a huge market for me.  I would publish it myself, but I want more than 50 people to read it.

Thx 4 yr attn

N.

June 10th, 2012

75studios: Photo by Joseph Sterling



75studios:

Photo by Joseph Sterling

June 10th, 2012

mariecalloway: i can’t even post silly little collage things on my personal blog without people…

mariecalloway:

i can’t even post silly little collage things on my personal blog without people calling me a whore in several different thinly veiled ways, as well as a vapid moron and insane.  what is to be done?

Keep going.

June 10th, 2012

"Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not…."

““Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit in persistence in practice.””

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Octavia Butler 

this couldn’t be more true…..I’m getting there. 

(via boiunbound)

important and relevant and important again.

June 10th, 2012

SEMEN FOR THE SCENE 2012

otherxcore:

After the show tonight, we (me, Chris, Kenny, Kyrt, Dan, Nate, and some new guy whose name I can’t recall) came up with the perfect scheme to save The Bel-Tower: get every dude in the scene to (at least attempt to) donate sperm and put their earnings towards the venue.

We got all stoked and posted about it on Facebook and people are acting like it’s really weird and pathetic. But let’s be real, we’re super broke (in debt, really), and no one’s had any better ideas. Plus, all anyone’s good at is jacking off, and we might as well put that skill to use somehow.

One of my best zingers of the night: “There’s nothing more DIY than masturbation.”

THIS IS THE MOST BRILLIANT PUNK ROCK IDEA IN THE WORLD. Plus think of all the unsuspecting yuppies who procure punker seed! If only all ejaculations had a market value.