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Jailbait of the year

If I were to cast a "Lolita" movie right now, these are my candidates: Chloe Grace Moretz or Tavi Gevinson as Dolores Haze.


Tavi Gevinson Taught Jimmy Fallon The ‘Bitchface’


“I think for some people the most difficult thing is coming to terms with the fact that being happy will not come as easily for them as they feel it ought to, that just smiling will usually not be enough, that being sensitive and observant sometimes makes you feel more ‘in touch’ with ‘life’ or whatever but most of the time it just feels like a burden, or like everyone else is in on some kind of joke that you’re taking way too seriously, and sometimes you feel like a brat because you can’t just accept how things seem to be, because you have to think about it all that just results in things always eventually being somewhat painful, and it sounds so pretentious, but it’s not like it’s smart thinking necessarily - it’s just that you’re curious about things, I guess.”
Tavi, Rookie Yearbook One

2 Months (B.B) #bioshock

Let me explain how I think of this year: There are two parts to it - (B.B) and (A.B). BEFORE BIOSHOCK and AFTER BIOSHOCK1

BioShock Infinite creator Ken Levine speaks exclusively to Polygon about his past, his fears and his irrational process

As far as games coming out B.B, the only one I'm buying is this one:

This Is What Romance Looks Like In Fire Emblem: Awakening

I got into Fire Emblem with the Wii game and hope to actually complete this once. Also, even when finished, Nintendo has more stages and characters for download on a weekly basis. How modern of old ass Nintedo. Speaking of them, I found this in my closet the other day:


1 I hope the year then turns into (BU2) Before the new U2 Album and (AU2) After new U2 album. *fingers crossed*

Question Box


If you have any random questions I AM HERE TO ANSWER THEM. Do you wonder why I'm obsessed with "Lolita"? Have I come up with new weird names for my future off springs? Is J.Lo a disgrace to Puerto Ricans everywhere? et al.

A work of art has no importance whatever to society

I want you to come live with me, and die with me, and everything with me.
Nabokov, LOLITA

+ NYT - Reading Lolita in Moscow: "A work of art has no importance whatever to society,” Vladimir Nabokov insisted. “It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me.” Nabokov was in fact notoriously averse to groups or “movements” of any sort, whether political, artistic or social.

Humbert's association with a game is important, because Nabokov plays countless games with language. Humbert Humbert, of course, has a double name. John Ray, Jr. also has a double name of sorts (his initials are similar to his junior status). Nabokov parodies the German-influenced Doppelgänger tale throughout Lolita. The Doppelgänger tale pits one character against some kind of doubled version of himself; Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde is the premier example (and one greatly admired by Nabokov, who otherwise had great disdain for the Doppelgänger, calling it a "frightful bore"). One of his gripes is that the Doppelgänger makes moral divisions between the doubled pair absolutely clear; already we are subversively informed that the hero of Lolita is an immoral man.
summary and analysis

Why might Nabokov have chosen to name his protagonist “Humbert Humbert”? Does the name’s parodic double rumble end up distancing us from its owner’s depravity? Is it harder to take evil seriously when it goes under an outlandish name? What uses, comic and poetic, does Nabokov make of this name in the course of Lolita? reading group guide

[Preamble] I have to reset myself somehow

Hacked my brain again. Getting as much creative mileage out of it before the horrendous crash my body will experience after 3 days of no sleep. My brain can go on but my body and blood pressure can't. Today I'm trying to audit as much of my backlog of pics and quotes etc. as possible. It's quite unmanageable really, but I'll give it a go. I actually need a complete life audit. Go minimalist. I purposely have had a messy method of keeping my computer files since 1995. I like randomly discovering things from the past. It's like an archeology expedition. Like, yesterday I was talking about the Tori Amos Mailing List from the 90's and I found all these posts from a very interesting girl from there. We used to pen pal and talk on the phone once in a while and I found her posts to be amazing so I saved them.

I also need to audit the "100 songs" Tag. Maybe write some notes about these "100 songs that define me" motif.

If you could see what's going on the other side: I'm writing 6 posts and two emails at once plus I have two browsers and a million tabs open. Making haste, gotta catch it all....

You're living for nothing now

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Tori Amos: Famous Blue Raincoat (Live)
- Another one for my funeral playlist. I still recall the first time I heard it on a bootleg (Titled Under The Covers) that was copied one cassette at a time via the Tori mailing list's hey days in 1994. I recall it b/c the tape had Tori singing "American Pie" the night Kurt Cobain died. It also had the first time she did a bunch of other covers like "Boys in the Trees" and "Wrapped Around Your Finger"

Thank God for modernity, who needs to find old cassettes when there's YouTube.

This may be my least favorite cover of it, that fucking saxophone is maddening: Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat

How do I get you alone

"My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude."
Warsan Shire

"Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life; love shouldn’t be one of them."
Dream for an Insomniac

I listen for the voice inside my head Nothin', I'll do this one myself

I'll be frank, this blog has been on it's deathbed for about a month. I'm at the absolute lowest point in my life thus inspiration and motivation are hard to come by commodities. I just don't care about much lately. I've reached the age where I don't give a god damn about new music. I've lived long enough for Radiohead to suck, Tori Amos to get Joni Mitchell old and all the Eisley girls have babies. I don't go to concerts anymore and could care less with one exception ( just guess ). Anyway, since it's the 10th anniversary of Typepad that means it's the 10th anniversary of this blog ( this was blog number 500 something when they were in beta). So, I'm pulling through and making a goal out of reaching the July anniversary.

Fuck the silent filibuster

Were Mason Verger from the film "Hannibal" and Mitch McConnell separated at birth?

MasonMitchHarry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal"leaves a fundamental feature, the silent filibuster, in place"

What in the actual fuck. I'm livid. Fuck the silent filibuster, fuck you Senate, you bunch of sissies. Can we please elect some younger people? pretty please? I'm so sick of these old fucking geezers. Harry Reed is 73! Mitch McConnell is 70. Fuck those losers.

eight hours of non-being

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In less than a week Aqua had accumulated more than two hundred tablets of different potency. She knew most of them — the jejune sedatives, and the ones that knocked you out from eight p.m. till midnight, and several varieties of superior soporifics that left you with limpid limbs and a leaden head after eight hours of non-being, and a drug which was in itself delightful but a little lethal if combined with a draught of the cleansing fluid commercially known as Morona; and a plump purple pill reminding her, she had to laugh, of those with which the little gypsy enchantress in the Spanish tale (dear to Ladore schoolgirls) puts to sleep all the sportsmen and all their blood-hounds at the opening of the hunting season.
  Brittany Nicol Fabry