this person sometimes illustrates my tweets and I really love it

That ‘writers write’ is meant to be self-evident. People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all.

Speedboat by Renata Adler

I accidentally flipped to this quote the other day (which I had underlined because duh) and it made me want to lie down immediately.

How Kids In College Imagine Their Thirties

“Going out of your way to listen to NPR. And owning NPR swag to show people you listen to NPR.”  “ACCURATE.”  “And listening to podcasts.” “What are podcasts?”

Me and fellow BuzzFeed interns Katherine Nevitt and Rob Franklin imagined what our 30s would be.

How Kids In College Imagine Their Thirties

“Going out of your way to listen to NPR. And owning NPR swag to show people you listen to NPR.”
“ACCURATE.”
“And listening to podcasts.”
“What are podcasts?”

Me and fellow BuzzFeed interns Katherine Nevitt and Rob Franklin imagined what our 30s would be.

I don’t understand why it’s so hard to explain to boys that they can not be jokingly misogynist. It’s still the same, there’s nothing about you that makes you an exception. It’s not your place to say sexist shit and then try to make it a joke. 

When they ask me, “What are you looking at?”
I always answer “Nothing much, not much”
I think they know that, I’m looking at them
I think they think I must be out of touch

I love this song so much and TBH I am kind of not jokingly waiting for the oral history on how the Pretty In Pink soundtrack was assembled. 

"Does He Like You Or Is He Demonically Possessed?"

Sometimes it can be so hard to tell if a boy has a crush on you, with all of their games and mixed signals and possible hellfire brewing within them. Boy crushes tend to look a lot like demonic possession, so here’s a simple quiz to help you determine if he really is into you (or just Lucifer!)

1. You catch him at his locker and ask him to hang out after school. He:
a) Says yes and offers to take you to the movies!
b) Says no, because he has other plans.
c) Vomits on you before contorting his body into a belly-up crawl, scurrying away on all fours!

2. You meet his gaze in the middle of geometry class and smile. He:
a) Smiles back and begins to write you a note!
b) Averts his gaze and goes back to work.
c) Briefly transforms for a moment into a cackling 10-foot long viper, with blood and slime oozing from beneath its scales.

3. You’re hanging out for the first time. He takes you:
a) To dinner and a romantic movie, which he pays for completely!
b) To his friend’s basketball game, where he barely talks to you.
c) In shackles to the flame-covered gates of Hell, which are made from the bones of everyone you’ve ever loved.

4. He asks you to slow-dance at homecoming. As you dance, he inches his face closer to yours, and:
a) Fully leans in for a kiss, which you accept!
b) Asks you if your friend Stacy would want to dance with him too.
c) Opens his mouth as the sounds of millions of hell-ridden lost souls scream to be saved, begging you for their lives back, from all parts of the world and different moments in time, and their screams, oh god their screams…

Mostly As: He’s so into you! Totally ask him out.
Mostly Bs: He’s just not that into you, but never say never!
Mostly Cs: You need to run.