This is why I read police blotters when I can’t sleep. #gem






verkiezen said:
There are exactly sixteen steps to the entrance, and he knows that from counting them going up and going down. His record is three steps onto the landing before turning around, the weight of his own mocking disdain too heavy a burden to carry. Sixteen steps and three beyond. In his most self-loathing moments, he can compare the achievement to any of the relationships he’d watched founder over the last couple years  

Haha. I picked one you don’t remember, and you picked one I don’t remember. Writing blogs are like nebulous black holes where brain matter goes to die.

After reacquainting myself with the piece (which is not really that much longer than the part you picked from it), I think I remember writing it? I dunno, it was April of 2013 so I was in my second semester of grad school and probably hadn’t slept in weeks.

In context, the story is about a man who goes up to a church but never goes in (even though he goes there a lot, especially late at night). I don’t really remember why I wrote it, but I think I was trying to figure out how somebody might reconcile faith with their lived reality: there’s a part a few lines later that makes it clear the man has spent years working hard industrial labor but that he remembers the church as something different, something more affluent. There’s also the theme of “foundering” relationships which is kind of funny that’s a very industrial term so WOOHOO ME for A+ imagery.

I think the piece reads pretty gosh darn clunky and a little (a lot) heavy on the verbiage, so I’m glad you couldn’t fit any more of it in my inbox, haha.




Writing Meme!

fictorium:

Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fiction [or fanfic] I’ve written, and stick that selection in my ask/fan mail. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.




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Indian food!

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Can you find the cat? #homeworktime #gatsbycat



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theoctopusofevilhabits:

Hey guys! I really didn’t want to actually have to do this, but the combination of medical bills and moving costs is kicking my ass. So I’m asking for donations to help with everything. If you could donate any amount at all, that’d be great. If you don’t want to use gofundme, there is a link to my paypal on my sidebar that you can feel free to use. My offer for free tutoring stands with that, and I will consider those donators for the free Disneyland tickets.

Please. I really, really need help to pay everything. Even if you can’t donate, signal boosting would be great.

This is my best friend and I am going to reblog this again and again and again.

So you should donate, both because I can’t think of a person more deserving and because you’ll feel a deep and profound sense of accomplishment when it comes back on your dash again because you already contributed.

If you can’t contribute, signal boost! THAT’S A CONTRIBUTION!