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April 16 2013

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April 13 2013

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April 04 2013

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde.  [x]
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde.  [x]
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March 29 2013

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I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.
— Franz Kafka; from a diary entry dated 23 March 1914. (via quotefullness)
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Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
— Ira Glass (via celaenoo)
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March 27 2013

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What's remarkable about all this is not that men and women have so much in common but that these commonalities persist despite relentless gender policing that usually involves quite a bit of shame. Men face ridicule if they're perceived as having female-like levels of empathy and concern for their friends, and yet, according to the study, they overcome it. Women are routinely told there's something wrong with them if they have "masculine" attitudes towards sex and men are emasculated if they aren't horny all the time or if they desire intimacy alongside their sexual adventures, and yet both genders tend to have a mix of adventurousness and tenderness when it comes to sex. We're constantly being put in gender silos, and yet, apparently, we keep escaping. (Go us!)

With that in mind, imagine how much happier we'd be if we just gave up on all the needless gender policing! If men didn't feel like they might lose their "man card" if they hug a friend outside of a sports context or women didn't get labeled "bitch" for assertive behavior, the overlap in these traits would almost surely be greater. (Sure, some claim the differences that do exist are "biological," but if that were true, there would be no need to use shame to keep people from venturing away from their assigned gender roles. Nature would do its job.)

Men and women are basically the same: New study says our personality traits overlap.

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March 16 2013

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You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world.
— John Rogers
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March 09 2013

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A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up."
— Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg
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March 03 2013

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March 02 2013

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To love a TV show is to know one of two things: Either it will eventually leave you, or you will eventually leave it. There’s no middle ground for the committed. Once you’re in, you’re in, and you’re going to be in until the thing is canceled or until you lose interest because you’ve either figured out all of the show’s tricks or it’s just not the same anymore. That show you loved more than anything? It will eventually feel sort of old and pointless to you after a while, and you’ll have moved on to some new thing that feels fresher but will inevitably disappoint you somewhere down the line. And so it goes. You’ll someday remember that show you loved with such intensity—it will probably be off the air by this point—and you’ll wonder idly why they don’t make ’em like that anymore. The answer is because you’re not who you were anymore, and you can’t fall for a show like that because you’re no longer the same person.
Todd VanDerWerff
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February 25 2013

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It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
Albert Camus
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if you go to buy a novel that’s been adapted into a movie and you choose the cover with the actors instead of the original cover, i swear to fucking god i will track you down and hug you so hard for choosing to read a book at all regardless of the fucking cover and the opinions of book elitists

#I did not expect that sentence to go the way it did

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February 22 2013

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"Even if you are not a natural performer and have no desire to be one, stand-up is still a good way to start out. It forces you to write material and teaches you whether something is funny or not. There is nothing like a room of silent faces to tell you that a joke is crap. And perhaps the joke is not crap, it just needs refining, or a better set-up, or a clearer punch line."

February 18 2013

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February 13 2013

Vimes had never got on with any game more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks around, the whole board could’ve been a republic in a dozen moves.
— Terry Pratchett, Thud (via still-intrepid)
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February 05 2013

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That famous quote: analysing comedy is like dissecting a frog – nobody laughs and the frog dies. Absolutely true, but you still learn a lot about the frog. It's a good way of working out what makes a frog jump, if you're trying to make your own one. If you are Frankenstein trying to build a frog, dissecting one is a good place to start. This analogy won't sustain itself for much longer.
— John Finnemore, Radio Times interview

January 26 2013

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