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Love is a nervous habit. Haven’t many said so? Snacking. Smoking. Talking. Joking. Alike as light bulbs. Drinking. Drugging. Frigging. Fucking. Writing. Forgetting. Nerves, nerves, nerves.
William H. Gass On Being Blue (chapter 2 page 17)

mattfractionblog:

this was the only thing i found out about during my time at NYCC that genuinely excited me

tragedyseries:

Archive post #18. Another lesser known favorite of mine. I think it is an excellent cone. 

tragedyseries:

Archive post #18. Another lesser known favorite of mine. I think it is an excellent cone. 

Dogs had the habit of watching when you did it. Cats, not so much. Dogs were the bigger perverts.
Lydia Millet, Ghost Lights (via wwnorton)
The children moved away pursuing an idea of self, an idea of fulfillment as once, not all that long ago, nomads had followed the seasons. They lived their adult lives in distant cities now.
Lydia Millet, Magnificence (via wwnorton)
Stay in these rooms for years and years, live on forever in a glorious museum.
Lydia Millet, from Magnificence (thanks, wwnorton)

chalkandwater:

Mantis shrimp have divided into two distinct groups based on weaponry. 

Smashers have developed hard clubs that they use to crack open hard-shelled prey, while Spearers have long and sharp spines at the tip of their claws for spearing their prey. Both use their weapons with lightning speed, showing that their nickname, “thumb splitters”, is well-earned.

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The last time I checked Welcome To Night Vale was the #1 ranked podcast. Now it’s #20. Did people just get tired of it?

terrorhymns:

.LIGON

You seem to trust image and metaphor and let metaphor do a lot of
work. But in a footnote in Nothing, you wrote, “There’s no such thing
as metaphor.”

BUTLER
I have a good buddy and we get in this metaphor argument all the
time. Metaphor seems like an orchestration to me. When I say that

hlsoundcloud:

John Darnielle on ‘Wolf in White Van’, Working with Teenagers, and Artistic Responsibility by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn http://ift.tt/1xZ3XHT