Rachael Prensner

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Twitter: @textingcasualty

“Oh yeah, that was the biggest joke of all. I think that there is a general pattern of “white-ifying” everything. Just because they make Heimdall black in the Thor movies doesn’t really make a counterargument. In fact, the amount of what they call “racebending” that goes on in Hollywood is extraordinary. I mean, I have sat down with agents who will tell me straight up, “Listen, you write about Dominicans in New Jersey. We can make an indie film about this, but nobody in Hollywood wants to see anything but white leads.” And so when I heard that they wanted to cast all white characters in Akira, it just really shows you how little the dream factory of our popular culture has caught up with the diverse reality of our present. I mean, the nation in which we live — and the world in which we live — is so extraordinarily more like a future than the futures that we’re being sold on the screen and on television.”

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 Junot Díaz

 

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— second best C-word joke after Arrested Development’s

Michael (to Gob): Get read of the Seaward. 
Lucille: I’m right here.

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“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”

—   Gabriel Garcia Marquez (via zenhabits)

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“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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