Tonight, I genuinely do not understand people who do not want to grow up. I mean, I get to sit on my sofa, in my living room, in an old t-shirt full of holes with no underwear because I’ve decided to ignore the laundry, eating ice cream out of the tub, and drinking wine from the bottle because I didn’t want to get up to get a glass, reading ridiculous online comics and flailing and...
amongthedays-deactivated2012083 asked: Being human, or exhibiting human-like qualities is strictly prohibited on Tumblr. You should have known this, dear. x
blindingchaos replied to your post: So I was stuck in my story (fic), kinda stumped… MJ, you are my favorite. I aim to please ;) xx
make a text post, lose followers. Like, I don’t mind. But just so you know, there are tumblr add-ons that allow you to “block” text posts on your dash, so you get to only see the pictures, if that’s what you want to have on you dash. There are also add-ons that allow you to see one type of post at a time, like only pictures, or only texts, or only audio etc. So you...
So I was stuck in my story (fic), kinda stumped and exhausted of dealing with all the angsty, confusing teenage feelings my characters were going through (they have a lot of feelings poor babies). So I decided to draft out a sort of idea for another fic I had that involved a post-apocalyptic world. With dragons. And shotguns loaded with magical bullets. And then I realized that I liked writing it...
So The Dark Knight Rises was fucking awesome. I showed off my über geekiness by freaking out a lot, and figuring out plot points because I knew the comics, and I had to grab Sleepybear by the arm a lot to refrain from squealing my head off. I just. I love comics okay, and I loved that movie.
How to Write →
milkteeth: Simple rules for becoming a better writer, from the author of “Zone One.” I’m usually very wary of lists like that. They annoy me to know end. But this one was funny and I really liked it and it’s all very true I think.
eating olives from the jar and drinking orange juice from the carton. Obviously, I’ve got class.
okay, I didn’t know John Green was on tumblr? That’s pretty cool. I should really read some of his books (I like his and Hank’s videos)
Anonymous asked: How have you managed to hold so many jobs? The art gallery and the boat dock both sound incredible! Also, you've mentioned before that you dislike teaching (I don't remember it's just the teaching or if you dislike children as well). I was just wondering what is the reason for that? There's no problem with it of course. You just seem like the type to me who would enjoy children...
best/worst jobs I've had
Best: gallery attendant in a contemporary art gallery. (best best best) municipal docks attendant (sitting all summer on the docks reading books and helping boats dock, if there were any) scanning x-rays and cleaning them in photoshop and making an image database for them (for the radiology residents) teaching English to young children in South Korea (the South Korea part) Worst: 9 months...
Daydreaming about going back to uni to study Creative Writing. Then thinking that no no no, I can figure it out on my own without spending thousands of dollars again, right? RIGHT? I’ve been out of uni long enough to start romanticizing it again. Ain’t that nice? Also: I has wine and it is good.
Anonymous asked: i feel so stupid asking this but what does 'fractal ferocity' mean, those two words just don't seem to make sense together but the obviously do somehow, please help? xx
Anonymous asked: who was your first love? Your first crush?
my fic has become a monster. It’s about 18,000 words long and FAR from finished. This is officially the longest thing I’ve ever written, even if it’s mostly crap. I’m glad to see that I can actually do it and write something that is longer than a single paragraph. Working out the problems I have with plot through it too. Which is good. But seriously, 18,000 words. I’m...
that annoying moment when you’re finally, finally, writing and it’s going well, and the words are flowing and you’re on fire and then you realized you forgot to do a very important errand and you need to leave right now if you want to make it to the store in time and why why why.
New hobby: recording podfics. It’s hard, and I really have to work on my accent. But it’s also challenging and fun. And time-consuming. Taking a break now. Recorded for an hour, to realize there was something wrong with it. Have to start all over again. Will write a bit of my fic instead.
So, um, I’m writing a Christmas scene in my story, and now I only want snow and winter and carols and pine needles and little colourful lights and do you think people will notice if I go cut the tree on the street corner and smuggle it into my apartment? Surely, that’s a perfectly normal desire for July. Surely.
now I sort of want to embroider the words “fractal ferocity” and hang it on my wall.
Anonymous asked: how do I write like you?
“fractal ferocity” is one of the most beautiful combination of words I have come across so far in my life. I can taste it so vividly. It speaks to me and I don’t know why and I desperately wished I was the one who had written it. But alas, I can only come up with senseless and weak attempts in return.
Anonymous asked: What is your earliest memory?
Anonymous asked: Can't we just collect pretty things without it being about whether we're satisfied with our lives/ourselves or not?
milklake: “Curation” does imply something far more deliberate than these inspiration blogs, whose very point is to put the viewer into an aesthetic reverie unencumbered by thought or analysis. These sites are not meant (as curation is) to make us more conscious, but less so. That might be O.K., but it also means they have a lot more in common with advertising than they do with curation. After...