if nonnonmodernist doesn’t write a story about the post-blagden appreciation and mourning society i won’t be responsible for the consequences
what have i wrought
Robot Johanna’s Rules For Living In the Future
- Eat when you are hungry.
- Do not drink coffee when you are hungry (except when you want some).
- Lipliner (except when you’re running late).
- Tip your waiter (no exceptions)
- Fake it til you make it.
- Be punctual.
- Radical honesty.
- Walk like every room is a war room and you are the messiah who’s finally arrived to save us all (except when you walk quietly like you are Artemis hunting in the woods.)
- Nothing is so important you can’t leave it (but keep searching for something that is, anyway)
- You can’t save anyone but you can try to forgive them.
- Follow rules 1-10 except when you don’t want to.
have i ever been more bored by misogyny than while reading lady chatterley’s lover: a memoir
george blagden as patroclus & carlos peters as achilles
"I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world."
Enjolras glimpsed a luminous uprising beneath the dingy folds of the future. Who knows? Perhaps the moment was coming. The people grabbing back their rights, what a beautiful sight! The revolution majestically taking back possession of France and telling the world: to be continued tomorrow! Enjolras was happy. The furnace was heating up. At that very moment he had a powder trail of friends scattered all over Paris….Everyone was on the job. The result would surely be worth the effort. All was well. This made him think of Grantaire.
"Wait," he said to himself, "the barrière du Maine is hardly out of my way. What if I went on as far as Richefeu’s? Let’s have a peek at what Grantaire is up to and how far he’s got."
11: What is the strangest thing you have in your room? (You are not allowed to explain why you own it.)
flowers from the top of my grandmother’s casket; very tiny ceramic breasts
14: What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
at least 15 floor to ceiling bookshelves; a sunny corner with a comfortable armchair to read in; kitchen that opens out to dining/living area; my dog; a very large porch to party on
17: Name a favorite of each: band, album, song.
the whiskey gentry; the hold steady’s stay positive; shovels & rope, “birmingham”
2: Name a favorite of each: food, drink, color.
massaman curry; bullitt and blenheim; black
10: If you were sat on a plane beside your favorite celebrity, what would you do?
wonder what they were doing in economy class; politely introduce myself and say what a fan i was of their work; offer them some of the dramamine i have to take every time i fly; hope that this segued into a lengthy conversation during which they were not rude to me and during which i did not compliment them on something creepy or weird; end said conversation by giving them my card and inviting them to keep in touch.
4: Name a favorite of each: book, movie, tv show.
elaine dundy’s the dud avocado; the brothers bloom; early weeds
19: How many concerts have you attended? Which was your favorite? Least favorite? If none, who do you want to see live the most?
more than i can count? i used to review concerts as a job, so i saw a lot. favorite is like impossible to pick, but here are a few: the pine hill haints and the can kickers; against me!; gaslight anthem at the harvest of hope festival in front of the big ferris wheel; yip deceiver; the hush sound. i think my least favorite was probably glasvegas at the loft in atl - i was reviewing them and they sounded like shit live and the lead singer wore sunglasses the whole show like he thought he was already bono or something. terrible.
21: Who do you ship?
enjolras/grantaire. any and all of the amis in every combination imaginable. hamlet/horatio. clint/darcy. harriet vane/lord peter wimsey. giddy punk amis cosette/eponine.