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twenty-something philadelphia-area online diarist comes home in the midst of a total breakdown and eventually makes good, to an electrifying soundtrack of '60s power pop.

it's the feel-good movie of the summer.

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~ Monday, June 10 ~
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muscovite:

Erasure by Tom Phillips

muscovite:

Erasure by Tom Phillips

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~ Monday, August 20 ~
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It is so horrible to sit at the “Add a Text Post” screen for two hours and only get anything useful out of the last twenty minutes.

But it is so relieving, and exciting, to hit save to a baby draft that will actually become a very good post, eventually.

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~ Wednesday, May 9 ~
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It’s so important to be able to write correctly, it sounds basic but it’s true […] It teaches you to be able to put your feelings into words, to understand and explain why you liked a film, to say why it’s true for you, and it makes you defend yourself, it’s so great. It’s one of the best exercises I can imagine to prepare you to make films.
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~ Wednesday, January 4 ~
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synecdoche:

Hey, so TV Hangover turns a year old this week which is pretty awesome considering I generally lose interest with any and all sideblogs after a month so I’m glad this one stuck around (mostly thanks to other people because I disappeared once in a while). We’re putting up our favorite 2k11 tv moments soon because being on time is for losers but until then, here are some highlights written by some of my favorite people: 

I just want to redirect everyone to noting that TV Hangover has existed for a year now and it’s been great! I’m still so happy that Pilot asked me to write about Grandma’s House (WATCH IT BEFORE THE NEW SERIES… WHENEVER THAT ENDS UP BEING?).

Also, and I say this sincerely: the State of Georgia posts were some of my favorites in all of 2011.

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~ Saturday, April 9 ~
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~ Tuesday, December 28 ~
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Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

Ira Glass (via hyperallergic)

Just last week my friend asked me if I’ve been writing, and I told him no. I mentioned this, actually, because this sticks with me every time I see it, but I’m one of those people who can’t get past that phase and quit. I did already, anyway. I don’t think I can get back to it.

(Source: barbariangroup.com)

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~ Thursday, December 16 ~
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I had to delete a rather long (and, while well-intentioned, obnoxious) diatribe about pronunciation tacked on to this that had me rolling my eyes, but look! Useful!

I had to delete a rather long (and, while well-intentioned, obnoxious) diatribe about pronunciation tacked on to this that had me rolling my eyes, but look! Useful!

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~ Tuesday, December 7 ~
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xylophonic:

How to Break Bottles - by me

Maria is my friend, and very talented, so of course you should read her work.

xylophonic:

How to Break Bottles - by me

Maria is my friend, and very talented, so of course you should read her work.

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mustanghalle:

Ladies and gents (though mostly ladies), I want to clue you into my new weekly sex column Romancing The Bone, which will be going up on Crushable every Monday morning until sexual equality is achieved. So start reading! The first column is “Does Post-College Virginity Make You A Loser?” As Reverend Lovejoy would have put it, “Short answer: yes, with an if. Long answer: no, with a but.”

There is no one on the internet I love more than Halle Kiefer right now. Between this, and “I Didn’t Know Other People Didn’t Know I Wasn’t Pregnant" a few weeks ago, and logging into YouTube yesterday to (finally!) see a new episode of the Halle and Jess show in my subscriptions… I mean, it’s not even a question. There is no doubt in my mind that she is the greatest.

mustanghalle:

Ladies and gents (though mostly ladies), I want to clue you into my new weekly sex column Romancing The Bone, which will be going up on Crushable every Monday morning until sexual equality is achieved. So start reading! The first column is “Does Post-College Virginity Make You A Loser?” As Reverend Lovejoy would have put it, “Short answer: yes, with an if. Long answer: no, with a but.”

There is no one on the internet I love more than Halle Kiefer right now. Between this, and “I Didn’t Know Other People Didn’t Know I Wasn’t Pregnant" a few weeks ago, and logging into YouTube yesterday to (finally!) see a new episode of the Halle and Jess show in my subscriptions… I mean, it’s not even a question. There is no doubt in my mind that she is the greatest.

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~ Thursday, October 21 ~
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