Merry American

Merry American

when your name is white-girl-born-in-the-eighties, email aliases are always a kick in the teeth

…I’m getting first_name@ at work. I’m pretty excited about it

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Short Stories
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Kurt Vonnegut (via chrisarrant)

(via randomhouse)

jaegerirl:

fartgallery:

when you die and become a ghost are you forced to wear what you were wearing when you died for eternity or can you go to like Ghost Gap and buy some new ghost clothes

if theres ghost capitalism i swear to fuck ill be so mad

(via clevergirlhelps)

This is where I’m at today.

This is where I’m at today.

lizclimo:

shark attack 

lizclimo:

shark attack 

The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt.

Lynda Barry strikes again
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Crazy Snail 3: Every Thing

A snail’s meditation on depression. I’ll just leave this here.

ilovecharts:

Sorry, Brands

I like when charts back up my drunken arguments. 

ilovecharts:

Sorry, Brands

I like when charts back up my drunken arguments. 

nybg:

aeromachia:

sergeantprnz:

WHO NAMED THIS FLOWER

IT BARGES INTO ALL YOUR CONVERSATIONS
IT GIVES YOU A STUPID NICKNAME WHEN YOU’VE MET, LIKE, ONCE
IT WIGGLES ITS STAMENS AT YOU SUGGESTIVELY FOR NO REASON
IT IS: THE AGGRESSIVELY FORWARD BEARDED IRIS

Plants bring such joy into people’s lives - by which I mean you’ll laugh at your desk to the point of actual tears.
(BTW, just to chime in and be a plant nerd: the Latin name is Iris germanica ‘Aggresively Forward’) ~LM

nybg:

aeromachia:

sergeantprnz:

WHO NAMED THIS FLOWER

IT BARGES INTO ALL YOUR CONVERSATIONS

IT GIVES YOU A STUPID NICKNAME WHEN YOU’VE MET, LIKE, ONCE

IT WIGGLES ITS STAMENS AT YOU SUGGESTIVELY FOR NO REASON

IT IS: THE AGGRESSIVELY FORWARD BEARDED IRIS

Plants bring such joy into people’s lives - by which I mean you’ll laugh at your desk to the point of actual tears.

(BTW, just to chime in and be a plant nerd: the Latin name is Iris germanica ‘Aggresively Forward’) ~LM