Should probably do a proper #intro.
I'm JC and I'm from Vancouver.
- Board games
- Video games
- Fountain pens & pencils
- Plants (eating and growing)
- Oxford commas
- Puzzles (crosswords, number puzzles, that kind of thing)
I mostly keep to myself but say hi!
Brian Evenson, horror
With a person, like an apple, you could eat the skin.
Brian Evenson, horror
There’s something disquieting about this:
An apple wasn’t like a banana, he thought. His night therapist was wrong. They both had skin, but with an apple you could eat the skin, and with a banana you couldn’t. You could peel a banana easily with your fingers; an apple you couldn’t. To peel an apple of its skin, you needed a knife. A person was more like an apple than a banana. You couldn’t peel a person easily with your fingers. With a person, you needed a knife.
books books books, no spoilers
Finished reading Mona Awad’s Bunny yesterday. Started out very strong with a weird mean girls vibe, lost its way a bit in the middle third, but finished pretty strong in the end.
Now I’m onto Brian Evenson’s Song for the Unraveling of the World, which is my first of his work. #amreading
book talk, death’s end
Finished Death’s End today. Holy crap. A roller coaster throughout.
“What these brands are buying is a form of ad space — reach — not influence. Real influence is about people who have painstakingly established credibility in an area over time, building a foundation that lasts with a set of people who notice.”
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"I'm here, just here. You're here, just here. There is something here, something beautiful something special. It may last but a moment, but we are always connected to each other. I want you to feel that, when you see my work. You are not alone. There is always someone in the world keeping an eye on your struggle."
The more I think on it, the more this strikes me as what I would like. Even on here things move so quickly (though slower than other places due to size), and you’re incentivized to make small quick posts that’ll get shared by many.
A very good fake social media thread about social media by Robin Sloan.
Comparing the handling of things to Air Bud ends up being incredibly apt.
‘Why does he do it? “Because taking care of cats leads to your own happiness.” Hard to argue with that.’
Like, come the fuck on. Saying he hasn’t helped to normalize alt right shit by giving it a platform is just asinine.
book talk, cixin liu
And uh holy shit things are moving fast now.
This so thoroughly nails a lot of what I can’t stand about social media.
“Social media yammers on about connection and community when it really leads to isolation and, worse, a narcissistic immaturity desperate for the kind of human connection that cannot be borne from replying to each other on Twitter.”
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