When did you learn to do literally everything?"
“While the rest of you were growing up and finding yourselves and forming lifelong bonds, mostly.
a moment of casually brutal honesty with EBW
THE BEST THING TO WRITE IS THE MOMENT WHEN IRVING AND EMILY PULL EACH OTHER ASIDE AND BICKER QUIETLY BUT ENERGETICALLY FOR A COUPLE SECONDS AND THEN TURN AROUND AND ARE LIKE ‘YES WE’VE SOLVED THE PROBLEM’ I LIVE FOR THIS EVERY TIME IM WRITING SOMETHING AND I GET THE FEELING LIKE IT’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN I’M LIKE JUMPING UP AND DOWN IN MY CHAIR LIKE OMG OMGO MG ARE YOU GUYS GONNA DO THE THING I LOVE WHEN YOU DO THE THING
writing tip #700:
your characters are like geodes
if you want to see what they’re really made of
you must break them
this is the excuse i’m using from now on
What’s with you?"
She lifted her face very slightly. A piece of fuzz from the carpet was stuck in her bangs. “I am…exhausted.”
“Wow, exhausted enough to admit to it? What’d you do, kill an entire herd of buffalo with your bare hands?”
“I did some dealing with the Johnson administration, so, metaphorically, yes.
I will never tire of posting just-got-home conversations
If you are a woman who holds and expresses strong opinions, particularly online, you’ll be able to relate to this — the unceasing demand from men for us to present them with academic studies to back up our points. Now, not for a second am I denigrating the importance of using hard evidence in an argument, or the citing of one’s sources. Yet, when men are constantly asking women — and only women — for sources during casual conversation, and in a challenging, sneering manner at that, something else is certainly at work here, and it isn’t simply a passion for academic rigour.
current top 5 joanna newsom songs
- In California
- Only Skin
- Bridges & Balloons
You’re so beautiful it kills me. I wish I could draw you."
“Why can’t you? Of course you can.”
“No…no, I can’t. I can never draw anyone that I love. Those men from down the hill, they say it’s intimate and erotic and expressive but—it isn’t. It’s not. Or if it is it is in a sick way. When you draw someone you erase them first. You have to look past that living thing that they are, and see them as just shapes, just curves and lines, no different to your hands than a bowl of fruit or a tree. Beautiful shapes, but only shapes. And you can put spirit in later, but not until after you’ve stripped it away. I can’t bear to do that to you. No part of you appeals to me, artistically, unless I see it as part of you. Please try to understand.
conversation between EBW & Abigail
this is why the romanticization of the artist/model relationship bothers me btw
I just post like 1-3 book quotes a week and eventually i’ll have posted the whole thing and you’ll all just have to figure out how to put it together
"Listen, you’re gonna have to get it together eventually. I am *not* prepared to be the responsible one in this relationship."
She looked up. “Is that what this is? A relationship?”
In perfect sync, he looked down, suddenly acting very absorbed in sorting records. “I mean, that’s what any sustained interaction between two people is, right?”
“Oh…yes, I suppose that’s true,” she replied, straightening a stack against the floor with a crisp knock-knock.
OH NICE FUCKING SAVE IRVING
originally they kissed for the first time in this scene b/c the JUST KISS was so strong I couldn’t take it but I think I’m gonna change that because I’m more desensitized now and I wanna make you all suffer instead