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Friday, August 15, 2014

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It's Been Real, Buds

literally meWell! This is my last post as an editor here, although I hope to return in the form of Mark McGrath or middle Animorphs or poor, frightened Huell soon.

I am so glad about what’s happening at this moderately well-known hair accessory review blog: Haley is just the definition of A game, and in the interim period before her official start you’ll be in the loving hands of Meredith Haggerty and true pal Michelle (who suggested this morning that we do a Q&A for my goodbye post and then started it by reasonably asking me “how I felt,” after which I straight-up had to go look at the dictionary.com definition for “feelings” and subsequently decided that the Q&A route was not for me).

But I have traversed the tiny sea between my emotional continents of “THAT SONG, I’M DYING” and “This is pretty chill” and found the small odd-shaped island of being sad, of course, to leave this place. I can’t think of a better place to have started working on the internet than the Hairpin. It's a coup for a writer to get such total and sustained freedom, and it’s just as great as an editor to be able to solicit horoscopes from Russian bunnies and advice poetry from witches alongside fake magazines for depressed bitches and instructional tutorials about the dickhole. To everyone who has let me edit you, I am luckier to have gotten to dip into your brain, and excluding the sentient spambot struggle, this job has been entirely and only a really good time.

Soon I will elaborate on where I'm going, but in the meantime know I'll be around. If you want to keep hanging with my musical inclinations I have decided to Do a Thing: please sign up here if you want to receive an authentically bespoke, disruptively curated collection of fully erect tunes each week. And you can also find me herehere and here.

Thank you to the cuddly teddy bears of the Awl Family DoBro Wig Shop, to Edith and Jane and Nicole for making this site what it was when I got here, and to Emma for literally everything since. And thanks to all of you for reading.



39 Comments / Post A Comment

Mariajoseh

well, I can say it AGAIN: thank YOU, Jia. You're great and I'll miss you.

Jazmine

TL, DR: where is your dog going? Where can I find photos of your dog? Is your dog taking over? Dog. Dog. Doggggggggggggggggggggg.

Jazmine

@jazzloon jk Jia you are gr8 and I will miss u and will follow you to the ends of the internet (not to Bustle, tho)

Dizzy

Thanks, Jia! You will be missed. Best of luck out there on the internets. Just did the right thing and signed up for your Thing.

leonstj

I loved reading what you & Emma did with the site, Jia. I probably talked about the music most, but I know that a lot of the words here, and the expansions they've made to my thinking about the world, will be what stays with me forever.

pajamaralls

Aww man.

Thanks for everything, Jia. You've been great and I've loved your time here. Especially after this week.

tofuswalkman

@pajamaralls i second this. also:
noooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooOOoooOOOOoooo

Jia Tolentino

I AM LUCKY THAT ALL OF YOU READ ME FOR SO LONG AND MY DOG AND I WILL C U IN NYC IN LIKE A MONTH

Danzig!

@Jia Tolentino FINALLY

lasso tabasco

Oh holy buckets I was so afraid that I would not be able to read your music descriptions or listen to your recommendations anymore! Phew! Thanks for editing us, we love you!

Lucienne

Jia, this is a terrible way to end the week but I'm super excited for the mix tapes.

LolaMoco

Jia, I adore your writing (so many great pieces) and I really appreciate your "take" on many things. Sad you are departing, but will be looking for your writing over the interwebs.

Amy L.

Too many feels. Mostly sad ones, but a few excited ones, too, since you're probably moving on to some sort of literary world domination situation. Thank you for all your feedback on the stuff I sent in. I want to be you when I grow up. Now let's all engage in a creepy-ass singalong since EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE WE'LL BE WATCHING YOU.

katiemcgillicuddy

Jia, I haven't commented here in quite some time, but I always kept reading, and I just want to say, good luck, godspeed, and I've truly enjoyed reading everything you've written (and all the music you've recommended).

Now go kick ass and take names. Can't wait to see what you do next.

ETA: I will miss your alt-text game, way to close it out with this gem.

Sarah Botsch-McGuinn@facebook

Ughhh I will miss your music recs the most-60% of the music currently on my iPhone is because of you.

Good luck in your next steps!

lyzl@twitter

Feelings are for humans. Feelings are not for the likes of us. Given that.

I can't wait to see where you end up. Thanks for editing me like a boss.

Debbie Kennedy@facebook

Noooooooo! You'll be be so missed. Good luck at your next gig. Will stalk you -- I mean follow your career, with interest and admiration.

polka dots vs stripes

Jia, you will be missed! I hope at your next stop you'll be continuing your interview series? Those were really fabulous.

or Elsa!

Jia! I'm sorry to see you move on and excited to hear where you've landed. Thank you for everything.

yeah-elle

Jia, I haven't commented in ages upon ages, but I just wanted to say that I've really really really enjoyed your writing (and think about your Sugar Ray piece all the freakin' time) and I'm excited to see where you'll be writing next!

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

Jia. We <3 u.
Thank you for writing about everything you wanted to write about. Thank you for being intelligent and funny and not backing down when the occasional internet stranger tried to mess with you or the Hairpin. Thank you for helping to keep this place up as a little corner of the big, bad Internet where I could hide and laugh at things and not worry about what anyone thinks.

friendofmyyouth

Too sad! Too many good byes! But you will be awesome at your next place. Signing up for your music suggestions, as an "older" (ie 40 year old) lady you keep me in the loop. THANK YOU for making us think, and laugh, and and I think I have something in my eye...

PoBoyNation

Jia, you have been the very best. Thank you for your editorial point-of-view and for what you chose to write about during your tenure here. And for being hilarious. Good luck on your next adventures!

Wendy Streeter@facebook

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Wendy Streeter@facebook

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Baba Atosi@facebook

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eizverson22

Thank you, we will miss you.

nomorecheese

You have a fan for life here - please keep us up to date on your career!

Statham

Oh man, I'm coming in after a long line of bots. How do I manage to follow their act?

Jia! You introduced me to lots of cool new music, and you got me to think about a lot of things I wouldn't normally consider, like the role of women in the music industry. (Particularly Nikki Minaj). Thank you!

does it need saying

Logging in to say, Thank you! You will be missed and I hope to continue seeing your by-line in other places.

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idrathernot

It almost worries me how personally affected I feel by Jia's departure! Based on what I'm seeing in so many of the comments though, it seems like Jia's writing just resonated so hard with so many people. PLEASE keep us posted on where you end up, as I will follow you wherever you go! (hmmm not in a creepy way, just gonna read and appreciate your writing, I swear!)

stonefruit

Aww, Jia! I'll miss you 'round here, especially your posts about Kyrgyzstan and religion/religious life. You're aces, and I hope to find you again soon!

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