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on cultivating good literature
A 1930’s remington portable for Christmas. Speaking strictly of typing speed: my remy to a mac laptop is much like an old crone taking a late afternoon stroll to Park n’ Shop to get cotton earbuds to a lambourghini cruising its way along the French Riveria. I love it neverthless, it breathes Paris, it breathes the Jazz Age, it breathes Ol’ Fizt and Hemingway and it makes a beautifully rich clack when I press my finger down. Thank you remington for renewing my faith in good christmas gifts.

A 1930’s remington portable for Christmas. Speaking strictly of typing speed: my remy to a mac laptop is much like an old crone taking a late afternoon stroll to Park n’ Shop to get cotton earbuds to a lambourghini cruising its way along the French Riveria. I love it neverthless, it breathes Paris, it breathes the Jazz Age, it breathes Ol’ Fizt and Hemingway and it makes a beautifully rich clack when I press my finger down. Thank you remington for renewing my faith in good christmas gifts.

Haha, this is hilarious but spot-on. Nevertheless, despite the limited variety in theme, we do seem to forgive Murakami in the end.

Haha, this is hilarious but spot-on. Nevertheless, despite the limited variety in theme, we do seem to forgive Murakami in the end.

(Source: paperbackgirl)

upolitic:


 “A new Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression.
In essence, Twitter, once known as a catalyst and aid to the Arab Spring, now allows censorship by oppressive regimes. RIP tweets.

upolitic:

 “A new Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression.

In essence, Twitter, once known as a catalyst and aid to the Arab Spring, now allows censorship by oppressive regimes. RIP tweets.

(via upolitic)

Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.

—Flannery O’Connor (via pavorst)

“Don’t ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out.” ~ Charles Bukowski

—I was considering embarking on a novel. But I wasn’t too sure if I was prepared to suffer from the heat of scorching excrement. Maybe some other time.

Listen to the first lines - Keats is a true genius.

I went into the desert to forget about you. But the sand was the color of your hair. The desert sky was the color of your eyes. There was nowhere I could go that wouldn’t be you.

Jeffrey Eugenides (via fleurishes)

I never thought Eugendies was capable of such romanticism.