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[i will show you fear in a handful of dust]

January 27th, 2010 (11:36 pm)

the waste land literally gets better EVERY TIME I READ IT. it is UNBELIEVABLE. i can't even control my passion for it. that's why i'm writing on LJ about it instead of burdening someone else who does not share my passion over gchat....

My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment's surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
By this, and this only, we have existed
Which is not to be found in our obituaries
Or in memories draped by the beneficent spider
Or under seals broken by the lean solicitor
In our empty rooms

what the FUCK. how can you write poetry this fucking good. you just can't.  unless you're t.s. eliot.

The boat responded
Gaily, to the hand expert with sail and oar
The sea was calm, your heart would have responded
Gaily, when invited, beating obedient
To controlling hands

the question is, are the hands divine or are they our own???? we don't get an answer from eliot....

AFTER the torchlight red on sweaty faces
After the frosty silence in the gardens
After the agony in stony places
The shouting and the crying
Prison and place and reverberation
Of thunder of spring over distant mountains


If there were water
And no rock
If there were rock
And also water
And water
A spring
A pool among the rock
If there were the sound of water only
Not the cicada
And dry grass singing
But sound of water over a rock
Where the hermit-thrush sings in the pine trees
Drip drop drip drop dro
p drop drop
But there is no water

this seriously sounds like hip-hop lyrics or something. i can hear the beat in my head. THIS is poetry, man. fucking LOVE IT.

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December 15th, 2009 (07:15 pm)

trajan carol twombly 1989 old style/display
joanna eric gill 1930 transitional/modern
franklin gothic extra condensed morris fuller benton 1902 sans serif

type recognition test friday as final exam super lol @ typography class.

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really uninteresting minutia

October 9th, 2009 (09:01 pm)

haha. just now i was working on a story for my fiction writing class when i became suddenly aware of all the paragraph widows, and my first thought was " I WILL HAVE TO REWRITE THIS SO IT FITS!!!!" ....before i realized that this isn't a typography class, and no one in my fiction class even knows what widows are, and it's ridiculous to change a story to make a microsoft word doc look good.

fyi widow is a typography term that means a lone word at the end of a paragraph. it is a very, very bad thing in typography. it is drilled into us to annihilate all widows through adjustments of leading, kerning, and extra words.

oh, the perils of a dual degree in writing and graphic design.

i think you actually have to know what this all means to find this amusing.... i need graphic design geek friends.

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October 7th, 2009 (06:10 pm)

i've been going through a phase where i really, really want to believe in god and the bible and all that crap, but obviously i still believe it is all crap or i wouldn't have written that.

i've read genesis and am making my way through exodus but it keeps making less sense to me the more i study it, rather than more like many of the born agains claim it will. i cannot even fathom how people living in 2009 could possibly believe in this stuff, which is unnerving because so many people believe in it and i want to be able to understand too.

basically every non-atheist i've talked to about religion stresses how important religion and their belief in whatever god is to them. my mom once told me that living your life without god is sad, because sometimes you need there to be one. i think that's definitely true. which is why the human mind finds it attractive to believe in them. but spirituality? what compels people to do things in the name of god, sometimes beautiful, wonderful works of art or even really terrible violent acts.

i want to know and understand. but actually i think it's more about believing. religion is fascinating.

...this is how i procrastinate now. wow, college.

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October 1st, 2009 (09:15 pm)

look, i am writing in futura on lj, and this is most satisfying.

haha is this what i use this lj for now?

edit: HOLY SHIT I JUST CHANGED MY WHOLE FONT TO GILL SANS. AWESOME. i am a font dork. also redid the layout for funsies, this is such great procrastination.

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September 18th, 2009 (09:02 pm)

wow it's a friday and i am sooooo fuckin bored.

here's to stuff hapening only after 11 in ny.

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March 8th, 2009 (01:32 am)



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an exercise in non-sequitors.

February 24th, 2009 (09:48 pm)

Tell me anything you want,
any old lie will do,
just call me back,
back to you.

i have no real reason to post here besides that i got very little sleep and all work and no play makes for very bad decisions.

altho it doesn't sound like it, this is a thought entirely unrelated to the previous sentence. have you ever done anything that, after it's over, you can't believe you just did? not in a "i regret this" sense, but in a way "was that really me? did that really happen?" sense.

the downside of suite bathrooms: i have to pee really bad and someone's in the shower.

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Poo in my slippers, poo on my sheets.

January 25th, 2009 (12:18 am)

Yes, there was poo on both of those when I got back to college yesterday. It belonged to a sly member of the rodent family.

thankfully a mouse, not a rat.

the poo on the bed is gone because i did 3 loads of bedding laundry today but the poo in the slippers is still there cuz we don't own a vacuum. i'm buying a dustbuster tomorrow. i did pretty much soak the slippers and a bag i had on the floor by them (was too afraid of the mess that might be inside to look) in lysol so at least they're mostly sterile.

it's interesting because the unfortunate bedding discovery was made shortly after a Big Deal, Really Stressful event in my life which is inappropriate for the public domain but that i handled really well. the boyfriend commented on this, how i went to pieces over mouse poo and totally owned the other situation. it's true, and it happens a lot.

that's probably good, though. when i have to, i handle anything!

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break speak

January 15th, 2009 (01:54 pm)

i love college break because the parents are both at work during the weekdays, and the little brothers are both at school, and the older brother sleeps until dinnertime, so basically i can just sit around naked on the computer.

i want an apartment to do this in EVERYDAY!

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