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This isn’t just about the books. When young women read the hyper-masculine literary canon—what Emily Gould calls the “midcentury misogynists,” staffed with the likes of Roth, Mailer, and Miller—their discomfort is punctuated by the knowledge that their male peers are reading these books, identifying with them, and acting out their perspectives and narratives. These writers are celebrated by the society that we live in, even the one who stabbed his wife. In No Regrets, Elif Bautman talks about reading Henry Miller for the first time because she had a “serious crush” on a guy who said his were “the best books ever,” and that guy’s real-life recommendation exacerbated her distaste for the fictional. When she read Miller, “I felt so alienated by the books, and then thinking about this guy, and it was so hot and summertime … I just wanted to kill myself. … He compared women to soup.”"
Here’s a fun thing you learn when you study literature: the western canon is not universally beloved. Those books are not the Truth any more than the New York Post is skilled journalism. The main reason they’re held in such high esteem is because they were written by boring white dudes with rage fantasies and boring white dudes with rage fantasies also happen to be largely in charge of deciding which books are deemed classics and taught forever in the American school system.
So if your boyfriend tells you he loves Kerouac then you tell your boyfriend Kerouac was a fucking second rate hack who wrote Beat style because he didn’t have the skill or talent to write any other way, which is probably also why he just copied every adolescent male wanderlust story since the beginning of time. That shit’s derivative and boring.
Looking at the weather for today because people always ask.
Anonymous said: *waves a distracting glittery thing in ur face* Hi, when's the last time you've been to the seaside? What's the most interesting pet you've ever heard of someone having? what super power would you choose if you got to pick one? I'm kind of stuck between time travel and teleportation, myself.
Oh wow, I haven’t been to the seaside in a long time. Well, I’ve been near the sea a lot, because Dublin.
But actually on a beach with toes in the water? Probably last summer.
The most interesting pet I know of is my ex’s best friend who had a wolf.
Super powers: it would have to be teleportation or, if I can make one up; languages. All the languages. I want to be able to understand and speak all languages please
Hey all, so I just had a very scary and stressful journey home and am feeling v not good right now. Who wants to come talk at me and be distracting/comforting?