normal kathryn

ask me anything.   365.   my writing.   things i'm into.   

because as my counselor assures me, i'm positively normal.

kat, twenty-five, atlanta (for now), english major, socialist, married to my bff ben.

ps! i'm writing one post for every day of two-thousand-and-fourteen.


life sucks right now and i need a tiny break :?

i’m sorry. be back soon

— 11 hours ago with 3 notes
"Take it all back. Life is boring, except for flowers, sunshine, your perfect legs. A glass of cold water when you are really thirsty. The way bodies fit together. Fresh and young and sweet. Coffee in the morning. These are just moments. I struggle with the in-betweens. I just want to never stop loving like there is nothing else to do, because what else is there to do?"

~ Pablo Neruda

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— 16 hours ago with 33856 notes
#neruda  #good words  #quote 
12 Essential Essays for Writers →

tetw:

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes by Stephen King - Short, sharp advice on everything from talent and self-criticism to having fun and entertaining your audience

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Neil Gaiman - A meditation on inspriation

Those Words That Echo…Echo…Echo Through Life by Jamaica Kincaid - Another great essay from the the New York Times Writers on Writing series

— 1 day ago with 3385 notes
#writing  #writers  #this is so good 
on a change of plan

i’ve been working on that longer, meaningful post today, but due to a surprise visit from a dear friend i am behind, and compounded with ear/throat/nose itchiness i must be calling it a night without finishing. so, you know, life. because you can’t not entertain a surprise guest from three hours away, and you can’t not rest when you’re body’s feeling sicky. 

new plan: good post tomorrow. 

lovingly,
normal kathryn

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#my writing 
beanmom:

nospockdasgay:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.



Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST

Some links…
http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/
http://www.somethingawful.com/feature-articles/for-the-cure/
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/132728/susan_g_komen_foundation_has
(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)

beanmom:

nospockdasgay:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST

Some links…

http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/

http://www.somethingawful.com/feature-articles/for-the-cure/

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/132728/susan_g_komen_foundation_has

(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)

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— 1 day ago with 287520 notes
#important  #breast cancer  #awareness  #greed  #corruption  #damn! 
"It’s a hell of a responsibility to be yourself. It’s much easier to be somebody else or nobody at all."
Sylvia Plath, from a diary entry (via violentwavesofemotion)

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— 1 day ago with 3751 notes
#sylvia plath  #quote  #important  #yesss 
micdotcom:

Watch: Jerry Seinfeld destroys the advertising industry right to their faces

Ever wished you could tell someone, to their face, how much and exactly why you hated them? Jerry Seinfeld did exactly that earlier this month when he called a banquet hall of celebrating advertising executives wastes of space while accepting their honorary Clio award for “pushing the boundaries of creativity and his longstanding contributions.”
"This was all a bunch of nonsense" | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Watch: Jerry Seinfeld destroys the advertising industry right to their faces

Ever wished you could tell someone, to their face, how much and exactly why you hated them? Jerry Seinfeld did exactly that earlier this month when he called a banquet hall of celebrating advertising executives wastes of space while accepting their honorary Clio award for “pushing the boundaries of creativity and his longstanding contributions.”

"This was all a bunch of nonsense" | Follow micdotcom

— 2 days ago with 226 notes
#jerry seinfeld  #hell yeah  #advertising  #media lies 

itscalledfashionlookitup:

When people compare the greatness that is The Simpsons to other animated shows like Family Guy it makes me want to set myself on fire

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— 2 days ago with 689940 notes
#Simpsons  #feminism  #women  #positive message 
"Schools teach you to imitate. If you don’t imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything - from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it."
Robert Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (via originalgiantcontent)

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— 2 days ago with 90 notes
#persig  #good words  #school  #college 

decided it’d be best to take a break tonight and tomorrow while i gather my energies for a not-half-ass post on sunday. don’t hate me

— 3 days ago with 2 notes