the non-absurd boy

What if everything was real, and all stories were true?

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I have taken as much as six years to prepare a book for writing. There is such a delirium of effort in the production of a book; it’s like childbirth. And, like childbirth, one forgets the pains immediately so that when you come to write another one you dare to take it up again. Some precious anesthesia sees you through.
John Steinbeck (via writingquotes)

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That was the saddest thing, the thing that tore at her afterward… the way he smiled.

I just read this scene in Game of Thrones and nothing I’ve read has ever shaken me so much. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.

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So many students have said, trans students have said; now I can have a point of reference when I talk about who I am. My friends are like, ‘Oh, like Sophia from ‘Orange is the New Black?’’ and they’re like, ‘yeah,’ and then they just move on and it’s not an issue,” she said. “I got a letter from a young, from a trans youth’s mother who said that he transitioned because of me and because of seeing me on the show it gave him the courage to talk to his parents about who he was and they’re supportive and loving and now he’s started his transition. It’s insane. It’s really beautiful.

Laverne Cox on the impact of her character Sophia Burset (via comebreakmedown-buryme)

REPRESENTATION MATTERS

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