Vanity is My Only Child

The day to day ramblings and clumsy attempts at boredom murder by S.M. Lochhead.

Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes.


"We need the excuse of a fiction to stage what we truly are." #Zizek RT @slavojsisej Photo of Charlie #Chaplin, 1916


"We need the excuse of a fiction to stage what we truly are." #Zizek RT @slavojsisej Photo of Charlie #Chaplin, 1916


Chiara Goia

(Source: 5centsapound)

Help a Writer Out


To teach is to learn… - Confused

I am hyper-aware of two things:

  1. My relative Internet isolation
  2. My relative real world isolation. My life partner is currently at work… and I haven’t gone to get my daily beverage at the local coffee shop yet. I have friends, okay. Physical, living friends….

One of my first tumblr posts. That reminds me… I need to find that copy of Strunk and White. 

Nobody will ever love you as much as an artist can. On your worst days, they will find poetry in the knots of your hair.

That Could Have Been Me (k.p.k). (via nyu-tah)

(Source: towritepoems, via mrburberry-fox)

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.

—Carl Sagan (via gracebearpig)

(Source: visceralvoice, via gracebearpig)


Volcanic Iceland | Gunnar Gestur


Volcanic Iceland | Gunnar Gestur

(via earthandanimals)

If our shallow, self-critical culture sometimes seems to lack a sense of the numinous or spiritual it’s only the same way a fish lacks a sense of the ocean. Because the numinous is everywhere, we need to be reminded of it. We live among wonders.

Grant Morrison (writer of comics)

whoa. Numinous. We need to be reminded of numinous. We live among numinous. It’s everywhere. EVERYWHERE!

- Numinous (Numinous)

(Source: jamesgrantbrown)

Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.