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@hairspin I feel lightheaded trying to fathom it. Trying not to weep at my desk

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm 1

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@mynamebackwards The Road is the closest I've ever come to throwing up after finishing a book- and I read Tyra's Model-land

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm 1

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@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose oh gosh that ending- the guilt! the perfect attempt to ease it

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm 0

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It's poetry, but I'd love to reread Richard Siken's Crush for the first time again.

For nonfiction, "Please Kill Me" or "Just Kids". Please Kill Me, because I was lost 13 years old who wanted things and didn’t know what- other than she desperately did not and could not fit in. But punk music, that made it ok (and introduced me to a weird crush on Jim Carroll, culminating in reading with him at 18)

For fiction, Colum McCann’s short story “Everything in this Country Must”, Donna Tartt’s “Secret History” and perhaps “Atonement”. For the last two, I feel like where I read them was so powerful, that it’s one of the reasons I loved them so much

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm 0

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@karenb thanks- I'll try it!

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:47 am 0

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@HeckYes I'll give it a shot- I've thought about it a lot, and had friends who've used it successfully, but... I'm not sure of my reluctance

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:47 am 0

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@Springtime for Voldemort Lush has some good thick lotions- I've been all about the Lemony Flutter lately because my hands + denver dryness is a sad, sad thing. the kind epic poems were written about it. fighting the scaley monster! oh how it cracks and aches!

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:46 am 1

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@Weasley boots! ankle boots! if they're not super duper thick, maybe oxfords?

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:40 am 0

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@mystique Thanks for the quotes!

I suppose loneliness isn't quite the right term- it's more like I'm tired of being alone. I need solo time, I like traveling alone, I'm cool with hanging out with me, but I can't shake this feeling that I'm missing out, and that 'intimacy' (not nec. sexual) would be really nice right now. The hitting on people bit, I'm pretty awful about that.... but we'll see. Thanks1

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:40 am 0

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@FulanaDeTallcan this! I just finished my SOP (after writing 5 different SOPs)- and it's the bones of my original. I'm applying for a MFA so this might be different than yours, but I decided to just be honest and talk about myself and who I am- and why I decided to pursue writing: I hate my name- a year ago I decided to go by my middle name- a year ago, I decided to pursue my passion (writing) and I need help to get further.

I'm happy to send it on if you want to message me your email.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm 0