77 People I Need to Thank

noplatform:

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I’m currently in possession of advance copies of Philadelphia Phenoms, which is a monograph about 60,000 words in length, which is being published by an actual publishing company. Having a book published has been the primary goal of my life since I was about 10 years old, and I’ve done it….

Injured, Not Injured

themostfunthing:

did i tell you i dropped a knife on my foot and caused by dropping it enough nerve damage to keep me off of my board for a month or two, according to the foot specialist? the knife our home’s biggest and most gnarly knife. it fell from the counter and landed on the top of my left foot, leaving a gash. doc says it is “a miracle” i did not cut the tendon that’s right there.

that seems to me a pretty weensy definition of “miracle,” but i’m happy re: the tendon nonetheless.

and then yesterday i had a realization: this particular pain is actually only pain and nothing more. because it is nerve damage, it’s not pain due to a wound or bruise or injury that requires treatment or rest. our central nervous system isn’t exactly our body, is it? so the reality of this pain is a reality detached from the matter of body — my nerves will heal as they heal regardless of my use or nonuse of the foot. which means i can ride my skateboard, it’s just going to hurt like hell.

which means i can ride my skateboard.

(try and tell me this isn’t exactly like getting your heart broken.)

flipflopflyball:

Two drawings of the areas between the foul poles at major league stadiums. I kinda like that this combines the idea of an infographic with “art.”

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/art-poles.html

This is beautiful.

fwriction:

Beth Gilstrap’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Luna Luna Magazine, Sundog Lit, Quiddity, Superstition Review, and The Minnesota Review, among others. She is looking for a home for her story collection tentatively titled I Am Barbarella. When she’s not working on her novel about self-taught artists, she can be found reading, working on an essay collection, cooking, or playing with her house full of rescue pets.
Read her new short story in fwriction : review - “Some Girl”

fwriction:

Beth Gilstrap’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Luna Luna Magazine, Sundog Lit, Quiddity, Superstition Review, and The Minnesota Review, among others. She is looking for a home for her story collection tentatively titled I Am Barbarella. When she’s not working on her novel about self-taught artists, she can be found reading, working on an essay collection, cooking, or playing with her house full of rescue pets.

Read her new short story in fwriction : review - “Some Girl”

I’m wearing a dead woman’s socks. Suzy. She gave them to my husband a couple months ago, a 3-pack of white Polo socks. Said she’d ordered them online but didn’t need them, or they didn’t fit. I can’t remember. I lose socks a lot. I’m mildly famous for wearing two different socks at all times, so I gladly accepted them. Also, my dad sold Polo clothing at Dimensions, the men’s clothing store he worked out in Philadelphia, so I have a spot soft for the dude on the galloping horse, his mallet in the air. I’m wearing Suzy’s socks and thinking about what the dead leave behind.

fernacular:

lumeina:

nightmareloki:

gokuma:

robofillet:

yes im a boy

yes i knit things

This guy should be some crazy DC villain…

OH MY GOD YES PLEASE.

oh god someone do this

FERNACULAR

GET ON IT

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I think I’ll call him… THE KNITTER!


He robs banks with the help of his little quilted monsters

can anyone put an end to his reign of warm and cozy terror!?

(Source: rjsalmond)

Everybody suffered. The key was to choose the form of your suffering.

Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding (via affenlight)