theamazingindi:

okay, without the ‘frankenstein is the monster’ wishy-washy literary metaphor. you know the actual difference between knowledge and wisdom? knowledge is knowing that no one can stop you from saying slurs (gendered, racial, or sexual) like ‘n*****r’ or ‘f*****t’, and that it technically doesn’t…

I work at my university's bookstore and every semester one of the professors teaches 'Fight Club' and it's so exciting to see boxes of it come in and rather disappointed to see people return their rented copied or sell them back. Once I returned a copy and the student wrote the synopsis of each chapter under the heading and I freaked out. My manager said it was in otherwise fine condition so we couldn't charge her but what spoilers. How do you feel about your work being taught ?

neuroatypically-speaking:

feministbatwoman:

blue-author:

leonrw:

jesuisperdu:

synecdoche:

chuckpalahniuk:

That fact that ‘Fight Club’ is being taught seems — to me — to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues.  The past years have given us so many books, from ‘The Color Purple’ to ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to ‘How to Make an American Quilt,’ which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men.  That’s my two cents worth.

i am sitting here SCREAMING with laughter 

what world do you live in chuck palahniuk

and how can i live in this world with a dearth of novels that explore male issues

wow

showing this to everyone who tries to argue that palahniuk is being ironic and mocking masculinity and ‘male issues’ in fight club

omggg

I think at least two rules of Fight Club are being broken by this class.

"almost no books depicting social models for men" 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

*wipes tears* 

Oh wait, you were serious? 

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Also. 

Fight Club was published in 1996. 
The Color Purple was published in 1982
Joy Luck Club was published in 1989 
(and note how these are both books about women of color) 

They are not books “the past years” have given us, you IGNORAMUS. THEY WERE PUBLISHED THIRTY YEARS AGO. YOUR BOOK IS MORE CONTEMPORARY THAN THEY ARE. 

*headdesk* 

Translation: “Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me. I am uncomfortable when we are not about me. Me.

Also, I am so lost in the Manbox, I think dudes beating the crap out of each other qualify as a social model for men.”

oszt:

       iraffiruse:

Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog.

damn this justthis fukn does it for methis is gorgeous

oszt:

       iraffiruse:

Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog.

damn this just
this fukn does it for me
this is gorgeous

Looked through some of the blogs giving you shit. At first it was funny and then it just became upsetting. Like I knew that there were bigots in the world but DAMN, they're a whole new level that I tend to forget exists.

misandry-mermaid:

Kids need SOME way to waste their time while procrastinating their homework.  Why not join a website known notoriously for containing a lot of social justice blogs, and then harass those people, just to prove how edgy and unique you are??? RADICAL!

"I’m the most hated person on Tumblr, lol!  Fuck SJWs!  Send me hate mail, I don’t even care.

Please send me hate mail.

Someone.  Please.”

nevver:

Art is just another form of screaming
breathinginthestarlight:

quirkieness:

i wish the devil would have taught me all this and i wouldn’t have to pay for college

damn the devil gives out free education on psychology??? i need that way more than i need shitty middle school education. sign me up.

breathinginthestarlight:

quirkieness:

i wish the devil would have taught me all this and i wouldn’t have to pay for college

damn the devil gives out free education on psychology??? i need that way more than i need shitty middle school education. sign me up.

She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch  (via un-freeze)