September 29, 2011


what the eff is the dude in this picture doing?

what the eff is the dude in this picture doing?

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September 4, 2012


Allegory

"I took the opportunity to move across the earth as rapidly as I could. I got into my car. I completed the necessary steps for movement unguided." 

themostfunthing:

I’ve got a new and rather short story up at Juked today. It’s called “Allegory” and either is or is not, depending. Very happy to have it there.

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September 10, 2012


The storm was a convenient metaphor. What happened, technically speaking, was that I ate shit. Then it started raining very hard.

And still it was fun. So my point is that the really vital common denominator between writing and skateboarding isn’t creation, or reinterpretation, or translation of the world. It is failure. What the activities have in common is the blood they draw, or at least should draw if we’re doing them right.

the art of fiction skateboarding

i’m just wildly stupidly gleefully in love with this dude and (most) everything he says. 

(via dialecstatic)

(Somebody loves them some Kyle Beachy!)

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February 19, 2013


RON CURRIE JR. ON HOBART x2:

Maybe, how about, this: if there’s anything factual in what you’ve written, anything at all, then we cannot classify the whole as fiction. Because why can’t we turn that most strict of standards—the standard that says if anything is made up then the whole thing is false, the standard that James Frey was crucified for—on its head? 

(via Hobart :: An Interview With Ron Currie Jr., by Kyle Beachy)
 

I think that if we noodle around long enough about things in the human experience that seem, on their surface, to be disparate or unrelated, the connections between those things will begin to reveal themselves. Then, once that happens, of course, it’s the author’s obligation to revise, revise, delve deeper, highlight and refine those connections. Which is where, ultimately, the sense of having been told a story that has universal relevance comes from. 

(via Hobart :: An Interview With Ron Currie Jr., by Matthew Simmons)


wordbrooklyn:

Are you ready for this? Author Ron Currie Jr. in front of a bookshelf, holding a copy of a book (with a bookshelf on its cover) that is a novel about a character named Ron Currie Jr. 

RON CURRIE JR. ON HOBART x2:

Maybe, how about, this: if there’s anything factual in what you’ve written, anything at all, then we cannot classify the whole as fiction. Because why can’t we turn that most strict of standards—the standard that says if anything is made up then the whole thing is false, the standard that James Frey was crucified for—on its head?

(via Hobart :: An Interview With Ron Currie Jr., by Kyle Beachy)

 

I think that if we noodle around long enough about things in the human experience that seem, on their surface, to be disparate or unrelated, the connections between those things will begin to reveal themselves. Then, once that happens, of course, it’s the author’s obligation to revise, revise, delve deeper, highlight and refine those connections. Which is where, ultimately, the sense of having been told a story that has universal relevance comes from.

(via Hobart :: An Interview With Ron Currie Jr., by Matthew Simmons)

wordbrooklyn:

Are you ready for this? Author Ron Currie Jr. in front of a bookshelf, holding a copy of a book (with a bookshelf on its cover) that is a novel about a character named Ron Currie Jr. 

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July 24, 2013


I think about what is this crack gonna do. Okay, what if I don’t get my foot on in this position? Am I gonna hit my shin first, or how am I gonna fall? And where am I gonna have to put my hand to break myself from the fall. And then what if I hit my tooth out on that corner right there?

Mike Carroll in Modus Operandi, discussed by me and Aaron Burch in the archives, here. (via themostfunthing)

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