Rachael Prensner

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Twitter: @textingcasualty

“Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones.”

hypervocal:

Rules for Writing from Elmore Leonard and Raymond Chandler that we found while in a famous bookstore in Paris. More here.



Very much on the Raymound side of things if we must pick… 


then again, very into defying all rules in prescriptions in my writing approach right now

There’s so much more to Jane Austen than girls’ night movies. Structural inequality sucks, yo.

lolmythesis:

English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis

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“She has a mouth like unswept glass — when you least expect it she cuts you.”

—   Junot Diaz, “Otravida, Otravez” (via tiredestprincess)

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rachelfershleiser:

The Toast is singular among the ladyblogs. It is primarily a humor site with a heavy focus on the literary, pop culture and general nerdy content targeting young women. It doesn’t trade in celebrity gossip, and its editors, Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg, do not work for a man.
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Not enough FUCK YESes in the world to express my feelings about this.

rachelfershleiser:

The Toast is singular among the ladyblogs. It is primarily a humor site with a heavy focus on the literary, pop culture and general nerdy content targeting young women. It doesn’t trade in celebrity gossip, and its editors, Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg, do not work for a man.

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Not enough FUCK YESes in the world to express my feelings about this.

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moonpunx:

I find it unnerving when people say, “I just want you to be happy,” because they can’t understand what happiness is, or what happiness is to me. Happiness can be genuine and authentic, but it doesn’t last. It is fleeting. “Here is a taste. Savor it. It will be gone soon.” And, so, we are left with the emotions we don’t deserve, the emotions that paralyze us. Give me one more taste. Please, just one more taste. 

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Dresses, 1920s-70s - By Charlotte Dymock.

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huffpostworld:

The ‘F*cking Tourist’ photo series by photographer Nicolas Demeersman will make you think twice about how you travel.

Demeersman explained how the concept was born in an email to The Huffington Post: “I was motivated by a man who refused me asking to take his portrait, which he answered: ‘Fuck off, I don’t want to end up in a postcard.’”

Demeersman’s series combines humor and gravity to shine light on a cultural practice that, while everyday and nearly ubiquitous, is a pretty ridiculous tradition when you think about it. The next time you’re abroad and ask to snap a picture of a local, imagine their intense desire to flip you off. You probably won’t be too off target.

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“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

—   Ernest Hemingway (via jaded-mandarin)

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iloveoldmagazines:

Boys’ Life
1960 Vol. 50, No. 6

iloveoldmagazines:

Boys’ Life

1960 Vol. 50, No. 6