March 27, 2012


Tell us something we don’t know about Fast Machine.
Fast Machine is a story collection that Chelsea Martin has said reads like a novel but to me feels like a memoir.
(via "The Best Way to Know a Story": An Interview With Elizabeth Ellen - Collagist Blog - Dzanc Books)

Tell us something we don’t know about Fast Machine.

Fast Machine is a story collection that Chelsea Martin has said reads like a novel but to me feels like a memoir.

(via "The Best Way to Know a Story": An Interview With Elizabeth Ellen - Collagist Blog - Dzanc Books)

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March 28, 2012


You don’t get to see this side of womanhood very often in fiction—tough, and bitter, and unashamed—and it requires something intensive like Fast Machine, a deep, repetitive series of brutal inquiries, to uncover those kinds of secrets. What Ellen is doing here is going deep inside herself and coming back with something small and glistening and vulnerable cradled in her hands. She’s offering it to you. You should take it.
(via A Multitude of One by Paul Constant - Seattle Books - The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper)

You don’t get to see this side of womanhood very often in fiction—tough, and bitter, and unashamed—and it requires something intensive like Fast Machine, a deep, repetitive series of brutal inquiries, to uncover those kinds of secrets. What Ellen is doing here is going deep inside herself and coming back with something small and glistening and vulnerable cradled in her hands. She’s offering it to you. You should take it.

(via A Multitude of One by Paul Constant - Seattle Books - The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper)

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April 8, 2012


A new video on EE’s tizzumblr, yo.

fast-machine:

my girl, Chelsea Martin, reads What Was Meant. lil bitch!

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April 10, 2012


Scott McClanahan | Elizabeth Ellen is a Machine | The Nervous Breakdown

Why is James Dean so amazing?

It’s interesting that you ask this, as my daughter and my daughter’s best friend (well, mostly her best friend) are currently obsessed with James Dean, and I like to sort of take credit for this, as three years ago now, I took them to James Dean’s hometown in Indiana on our way to Memphis (and, again, on our way back home; twice in one trip!). We have been back two additional times since then.

So I asked Vicky (the best friend) why James Dean is so amazing and she texted back, “Because he is an angel given to us from the gods. They obviously want us to be happy.” There were a lot of exclamation points added. I like that she pluralized gods, for whatever reason.

But I think James Dean is probably amazing for the same reasons Peter Pan is amazing. Similar myths.

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I definitely buy more books than I read… I think we have high hopes for more books than we can possibly read. It’s like phone numbers. I have phone numbers for people I had some interaction with once three years ago still in my phone but I don’t delete them. It’s hope. We want to maintain friendships with more people than we can possibly find time to interact with on a regular basis. It’s the same with books.
(one more pull quote)
(via Scott McClanahan | Elizabeth Ellen is a Machine | The Nervous Breakdown)

I definitely buy more books than I read… I think we have high hopes for more books than we can possibly read. It’s like phone numbers. I have phone numbers for people I had some interaction with once three years ago still in my phone but I don’t delete them. It’s hope. We want to maintain friendships with more people than we can possibly find time to interact with on a regular basis. It’s the same with books.

(one more pull quote)

(via Scott McClanahan | Elizabeth Ellen is a Machine | The Nervous Breakdown)

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April 20, 2012


1. note little kid @ beginning: “Is it scary, is it steep?”

2. I don’t know who Scott Wells is, but he’s pretty rad, huh?

3. Jan Eric Welch, aka “Red Beard/Black Heart”

fast-machine:

Sk8r Bois Reading from Fast Machine @ an Austin Skate Park (thanks to Jess Stoner for filming!)

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May 28, 2012


I see some Fast Machine!
monkfishjowls:

This is what’s in my pantry. You can eat this stuff, right? 

I see some Fast Machine!

monkfishjowls:

This is what’s in my pantry. You can eat this stuff, right? 

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June 4, 2012


have you already seen this? xTx reading some ee?

fast-machine:

the super sexy xTx reads from my story Fistful (from Fast Machine). i have such a hardon for her right now.

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June 6, 2012


PARENTAL ADVISORY: Hobart 13 contributor, Brian Allen Carr, apparently just lets his daughter read anything. 

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Hobart 13 contributor, Brian Allen Carr, apparently just lets his daughter read anything. 

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