infinite jest re-read
“I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies. My posture is consciously congruent to the shape of my hard chair. This is a cold room in University Administration, wood-walled, Remington-hung, double-windowered against the November heat, insulated from Administrative sounds by the reception area outside, at which Uncle Charles, Mr. deLint and I were received. I am in...
Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted...– David Foster Wallace (via printedandbound) . (via dfwforever)
I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about...– J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 10 (via -veronikkaaaa)
Music is feeling, then, not sound; And thus it is that what I feel, Here in...– from “Peter Quince at the Clavier’ by Wallace Stevens
For me, the firefly’s quick, electric stroke Ticks tediously the time of...– from “Le Monocle De Mon Oncle” by Wallace Stevens
EXERCISE: Use at least eight (8) of the prenominate adult-industry terms in a...– “Big Red Son”, from Consider the Lobster by DFW. So funny haha.
why @tkmoon712 and i aren't allowed to talk at...
me: also i keep laughing
me: cause the critic derrida is criticizing in this piece
me: is called levi-strauss
me: like the pants lol
Sasha: is gloria vanderbilt mentioned too?
Sasha: or Lee
me: but it's claude levi-strauss vs. levi strauss
me: the philosopher lived to be 100 though.
me: bad ass, not pants guy
Sasha: pants guy
me: pants guy only lived to be 73
me: clearly metaphysics is better for your health than denim
Sasha: i thought everyone knew that
Sasha: see jeans can mess with your health
Sasha: like tight ones and yeast infections
me: this is true.
Sasha: i'm just not sure what it is
me: cultivate philosophical bullshit, not vaginal yeast?
Sasha: annnnnd we have a winner
Nature’s support (without whose aid She can no human being give) Itself...– “The Disappointment” by Alpha Behn, 1680 (i.e. the prettiest way to say “he couldn’t get it up” i’ve ever read)
some wisdom before school starts
So ‘the things about [college] that, in hindsight, disappoint [me]’ are things not about [college] but about who I was when I was there. I let almost no one know me, and I lost the chance to know and learn from most of my peers. It took years after I’d graduated from Amherst to realize that people were actually far more complicated and interesting than books, that almost everyone else suffered the...
Little solace comes to those who grieve when thoughts keep drifting as walls...– House of Leaves, pg. 563
We never even kissed or looked into each other’s eyes. Our lips just...– House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, page 89
the fight for toph eggers
Rachel: also i've slightly adjusted my life plan.
Rachel: i'm going to go to berkley (hah) for grad school
Rachel: and while in the SF area
Rachel: i will run into and fall wildly in love with toph eggers.
Rachel: this is a flawless plan
Rachel: i'm stealing him from you
WhatsMyNom: I DON"T LIKE THIS
WhatsMyNom: I WILL FIGHT YOU FOR HIM
Rachel: you can be his jacob
WhatsMyNom: OH EFF OFF
Rachel: i'm i'm totally edward in this situation.
Rachel: i even share two letters of edward's first name haha
WhatsMyNom: I'm not the one who is going to bust out Twilight allusions
WhatsMyNom: SO I WIN
Rachel: i am just choosing terms that we will both understand
Rachel: how about
Rachel: you will be summer
Rachel: and i will be autumn, who wins
WhatsMyNom: are you trying to flounce ME?
Rachel: (even if i kind of eye rolled at that in the movie hahah)
WhatsMyNom: cos first you call me jacob
WhatsMyNom: then you made me ZD
Rachel: I AM LIKE ROSS
Rachel: okay how about this
WhatsMyNom: AND YOU ARE JOEY
Rachel: if i marry toph, you can have rob.
WhatsMyNom: RACHEL IS EVENTUALLY MINNNE
WhatsMyNom: i was gonna say
WhatsMyNom: i'd give up toph for Rob or JGL
WhatsMyNom: ... and that's it.
WhatsMyNom: oh and Coach Taylor but you don't watch friday night lights
Rachel: the hardest part would be hiding my
Rachel: "you're a douche but i might love you" crush on his brother
WhatsMyNom: you don't deserve toph
WhatsMyNom: if you're gonna crush on another man
Rachel: IT'S DAVE EGGERS
Rachel: IT'S NOT A MERE MAN
WhatsMyNom: toph deserves sole devotion
WhatsMyNom: DON"T TEMPT YOURSELF RACHEl
WhatsMyNom: HAVEN"T YOU READ FIC WHERE BELLA IS TEMPTED BY ______"s BROTHER EDWARD?
WhatsMyNom: ... also i'm glad we're ignoring that technically
WhatsMyNom: this is a child we're talking about
Rachel: no no no
Rachel: he's like 27 now
Rachel: we're all good