keep going.

miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too


nevver:

Call me

cumleak:

"i’ll be speaking with my lawyer" is the adult version of saying "im telling mom"


okoenig:

do you ever get those pangs of anxiety where you feel like nobody likes you and nobody will ever like you and you will achieve nothing


jlbeattys:

50 shades of shut the fuck up about this book i’ve read better smut written by virgin teenagers for free


zanetheaiden:

In case nobody has said it today, I’m proud of you. You’ve done well, and even if you made a mistake, that’s okay.


pokemon-global-academy:

Build a bear workshop but with Pokemon Plush 


Do you ever quote your own writing in conversions?

chuckpalahniuk:

"One minute you’re just a kid getting off, and the next minute you’ll never be a lawyer."    ‘Love saying that.


asked by 1631
I heard your camping story that inspired you to write Fight Club. Do all your books have some sort of personal story behind them or is it at times all just pure imagination?

chuckpalahniuk:

Sorry, I don’t believe in pure imagination.  Everything I write is a fictionalized diary entry.  Tom S will back me up; even when you think you’re writing crazy pretend shit, you’re actually revealing truths about yourself that even you don’t realize on a conscious level.  Years later, as you’re marketing the book, you’ll suddenly  recognize what you’re telling strangers, and you’ll pray no one else does.

Henry James said, “A novelist sells to strangers, for three dollars, the secrets he would not tell his closest friend.”   (  paraphrased, here ) 


asked by Anonymous
I've been writing poetry since 2007 and I've experimented with short stories, but you give me the inspiration to fulfill my dream of writing for a living(or at least attempt and go down kicking and screaming) and write a novel. I bow to you, Chuck.

chuckpalahniuk:

No kicking.  No screaming.  Just have some fun.  Years ago, as a beginning writer, I sent my agent and editor letters stating my lofty goals and never-say-die determination.  I felt I had to draw a line in the sand and share my vision so people would expect big results from me.  The trouble is… they still have those letters filled with my youthful enthusiasm.  The spooky thing is that I’ve managed to accomplish most of what I stated I’d do.

So, share your vision so that people can use it like a gun to your head.  To motivate you, I mean.


asked by sleepinglizards

edgebug:

instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture


ya-ssui:

Don’t be scared. I’m a shapeshifter too!