September 28, 2014
"Sam used to occupy himself with death fantasies of close family members. In fifth grade, Sam’s grandmother stayed a week in his house, and every morning he would make himself sick ten minutes into the morning bus ride so the driver would maybe turn around and take him home. The most effective method involved Sam fake vomiting a mouthful of Sunny D all over the floor, letting it slide around as kids screamed and lifted their feet onto the seats. Sam figured out that these sort of dramas play out better with an audience. If he ended up making it to school, he would cry in class during the pledge of allegiance and shove his fingers down his throat in the nurse’s bathroom. Sam couldn’t understand why, but the pledge of allegiance could still make him cry today if he thought about it hard enough. When he was found out, no one asked Sam why he didn’t want to go to school, they just made sure he knew he had no choice. He’s still not sure if it was because he was afraid of his grandma dying or if he just didn’t want to go to."

— excerpt from a way too personal short story 

September 26, 2014
"

The world is very good at distracting us. Much of the ingenuity of our remarkable species goes towards finding new ways to distract ourselves from things that really matter. The internet—it’s lethal, isn’t it? Maintaining focus is critical, I think, in the presence of endless distraction. You’ve only got time to be a halfway decent parent, plus one other thing.

For me, that one other thing is: I’ve got to be writing. I have a few ways to make sure I can carve out time.

Part one: Neglect everything else.

Part two: Get disciplined. Learn to rush to your laptop and open it up. Open the file without asking yourself if you’re in the mood, without thinking about anything else. Just open the file: and then you’re safe. Once the words are on the screen, that becomes your distraction.

Of course, it’s not distraction—it’s work, and it’s wonderful when it goes well. I’m sure other, more disciplined people can do it without needing to rush, but I have to. The moment you think okay, it’s work time, and face down the words, you rush past all the other things asking for your attention.

"

— David Mitchell on How to Write (via altlitpress)

(Source: sarahlawrencegradprograms, via blogcorehouse)

September 14, 2014
voicemailpoems:

fall issue. october 2014. <3

nice ! thats me ! im up there! in the cosmos ! livin the dream !

voicemailpoems:

fall issue. october 2014. <3

nice ! thats me ! im up there! in the cosmos ! livin the dream !

August 28, 2014
paddyjohnson:

Yellow: Mike Kelley as the Banana Man“Mike Kelley as the Banana Man,” 1981 (Image courtesy of MoMA PS1)
Color Wheel is a series in which…View Post

paddyjohnson:

Yellow: Mike Kelley as the Banana Man

“Mike Kelley as the Banana Man,” 1981 (Image courtesy of MoMA PS1)

Color Wheel is a series in which…

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August 27, 2014

August 26, 2014
"…completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz."

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (via cuttyspot)

August 26, 2014
kellyschirmann:

Got this advice from a friend yesterday &amp; it made my heart high-five itself.

kellyschirmann:

Got this advice from a friend yesterday & it made my heart high-five itself.

(via cuttyspot)

July 12, 2014

pablogmartinez:

Under The Skin

June 18, 2014
 

"Videodrome" by Dravid Cronenberg (1983)

 

"Videodrome" by Dravid Cronenberg (1983)

May 31, 2014

horizontal-stripes said: i watched your film and i loved it!! there was so much behind it, i usually don't have an attention span for videos longer than 30 seconds but i wanted to see how it would play out, you're really good!!

hey thank you so much stranger!

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