A designer who writes.


A library of collectanea.

She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

A Girl I Knew – J.D. Salinger 9:08pm on December 12, 2014

Any movie that cares deeply about itself—even a comedy—is interesting. It’s the movies that lack the courage of their convictions, the ones that keep asking themselves what the audience wants, that go astray.

The Unofficial Roger Ebert Reader on Addiction – The Morning News 5:14pm on December 9, 2014

[Boyhood is] random, inexplicable, moody, evolutionary, unrefined, sweeping, stunning, heartbreaking and hilarious, and so is life.

‎‘Boyhood’ review by Gustav • Letterboxd 8:44pm on December 3, 2014

White privilege is the right of whites, and only whites, to be judged as individuals, to be treated as a unique self, possessed of all the rights and protections of citizenship. I am not a race, I am the unmarked subject. I am simply man, whereas you might be a black man, an asian woman, a disabled native man, a homosexual latina woman, and on and on the qualifiers of identification go.

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For — Medium 6:37pm on October 19, 2014

We should be eternally dissatisfied with the status quo but humble about our ability to improve it.

David Cole on Twitter: 6:12pm on October 12, 2014

If, as the communications philosopher Marshall McLuhan famously said, television brought the brutality of war into people’s living rooms, the Internet today is bringing violence against women out of it.

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women – Atlantic Mobile 9:20am on October 12, 2014

An editor’s job is to make sure the story in the book is the same length as the book.

Gareth Edwards on Twitter: 8:04pm on September 19, 2014

There’s always a moment when I think a project is going to be really amazing—that’s the moment I love, and it’s what I live for. The best time is when you see what’s possible. When it’s over, it’s not possible, it just is. The future is always more interesting.

Ask TGD 001: Wrestling with Creative Satisfaction – Media Temple 8:49pm on August 21, 2014

How restful it is to be around someone who has all the time in the world. Someone who isn’t rushing this way and that, clamoring to get more done.

All the Time in the World – austingrigg.com 7:34pm on July 22, 2014

Impostor Syndrome is that voice inside you saying that not everything is as it seems, and it could all be lost in a moment. The people with the problem are the people who can’t hear that voice.

apenwarr 5:47pm on July 4, 2014

Most people find this out pretty early on in life, because their logic is imperfect and fails them often. But really, really smart computer geek types may not ever find it out. They start off living in a bubble, they isolate themselves because socializing is unpleasant, and, if they get a good job straight out of school, they may never need to leave that bubble. To such people, it may appear that logic actually works, and that they are themselves logical creatures.

apenwarr 5:46pm on July 4, 2014

Words are like currencies: it is not meaningful to talk about what the ‘real’ or ‘correct’ value of a dollar bill is or should be, separate from what kinds of things a dollar bill can buy you.

(1) Thomas Wier’s answer to What is the correct demonym of the inhabitants of the United States of America? – Quora 11:59am on June 17, 2014