What a beautiful essay. It moved Rhys up higher on my "to read soon" list. And I was pleased to learn about the connection to Ford Madox Ford, having recently read Parade's End and the Good Soldier.
Thanks for the lovely, moving book recommendations!
@klemay Totally late to this thread and not an especially common commenter - but I would very much like to vote for some way to red flag spam! It's been driving me crazy on the site and I get if editors don't want to review every single comment to try to catch it, but I'm happy to make it easier on you if you give me a button to do so.
I still tend to like most of the comment discussions on the site, for the record. Even when voices I don't so much agree with pop up, the responses are often thoughtful.
@raised amongst catalogs I thought of this guy:
Who kind of reminds me of Lee Pace, so makes sense!
@paddlepickle This is what I get a lot. Usually followed by "It's a compliment!" But my boobs are awesome, so they probably totally beat Sarah's.
Heh. And you know it won't happen, because who flosses regularly?
"It's like that one scene with Martin Starr as Bill eating and watching TV and just BUSTING A GUT happily, you know? He didn't need your approval. You know."
This is one of my favorite scenes in anything ever.
@.abbey As someone who has been dumped on my birthday - I must disagree,
I've read/heard before that when people get pissed off about the way they're broken up with, they're almost always just pissed off that they got broken up with at all. While this is often true, I can say with certainty that many months later, I no longer care in the least about the guy who dumped me/being dumped, but I'm still pissed that my birthday was ruined cause dude couldn't wait until the day after to have that conversation.
No, there's never a good time to break up with sometime. But there are definitely some times that are considerably better than others and it's worth it to have some tact in approaching these things.
I respectfully submit: Jamie from Halloweens 4 and 5. Not only is she a pretty impressive heroine who can deal with some shit, but she's also a kid.
As an actress and a character, I was pretty blown away by how impressive the kid did in those movies.
@Nicole Cliffe Yeah, he's thinking super short term. When she pays off her loans, what will the relationship and money sharing responsibilities look like? Will she start to buy nice things and not share with him? Go on fancy vacations alone and make him play babysitter? Make him pay for his part in any meal she buys groceries for or cooks?
What happens if he loses his job? They have a kid together, it's not like she can kick him out if he can't keep paying his part of the rent rent, but the way he's acting he'd deserve it. They're not roomates, they're spouses with shared responsibilities. What a spoiled child, makes me think of how often my 4 year old nephew says "Mine!" - hopefully he'll learn to grow out of it before marriage and child rearing comes into play.
Just want to add one more voice to those letting you know your writing on the subject is appreciated, and I hope it was in some form cathartic for you.