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Gage Wallace - “How We Have Learned To Love”

"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."

No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.

when you spilled your frustrations out to someone you think understands you but their reaction would be like “ok.”

Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.
Carl Jung (via 13neighbors)
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bestaltlit2012:

Stories by:
BEN BROOKS
SAM PINK
FRANK HINTON
RICHARD CHIEM 
FRANCES DINGER
LUCY K SHAW
XTX
LILY DAWN
SPENCER MADSEN
MICHAEL INSCOE
GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
NOAH CICERO
TIMOTHY WILLIS SANDERS 
JUSTIN CARTER 
MEGAN BOYLE
MATTHEW DONAHOO
With a foreword by:
BEACH SLOTH
Presented by AltLitGossip.
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altlitgossip:

bestaltlit2012:

Stories by:

BEN BROOKS

SAM PINK

FRANK HINTON

RICHARD CHIEM 

FRANCES DINGER

LUCY K SHAW

XTX

LILY DAWN

SPENCER MADSEN

MICHAEL INSCOE

GUILLAUME MORISSETTE

NOAH CICERO

TIMOTHY WILLIS SANDERS 

JUSTIN CARTER

MEGAN BOYLE

MATTHEW DONAHOO

With a foreword by:

BEACH SLOTH

Presented by AltLitGossip.

CLICK HERE.

just a reminder that this exists

three poems (Seascape, Summer, and Rest) from my MFA thesis collection entitled Transit got published in Eastlit’s April issue.

guy:

do you ever type a long rant and then at the end of it you select all of it and delete it because no one cares

let me go, let you go by koichi korenaga

the title is overly cheesy but, taken into the context of the anime, i think this tune was perfect for the ending of “the legend of black heaven” not only as a deviation away from the usual hard rockin’ tune that the band played, but also was a good accompaniment to the last few scenes of the show. 

(spoilers)

sure, the anime ended right after kacho oji and the gang saves the universe with their rock and roll. what now? will they reform again? take up their dreams and rock it out until the end of their days? take note that for most of their adult life, they’ve been living (or at least oji) a more or less empty life. do they leave that life for good, even without saving the universe? and what about oji and layla? they’ve shared a kiss, but should that mean anything? 

but really, i believe the simple answer to everything is no. this anime started out as trying to go against the flow of everyday life, something that we all feel as we grow older, seeing our dreams fade away for circumstances that forces us to simply survive everyday. however, it changed, at least for me. 

when oji first played this song to battle out in space, it didn’t work, and it was then that he realized what he got himself into. looking back at it, i believe it didn’t work because he mainly just wanted to show off, that it was due to his own naivety. so for the most part of the anime, he didn’t play this. however, at the last episode, he decided to play this tune. no longer was it for anybody else, not even for his own selfishness, but to be able to express what he felt, and that’s where he became victorious.

i don’t think he pursued his old, rock and roll lifestyle. at the same time, i don’t think he went back to being the same person who walked around like a shell of a life. in the end, it was about living out life, that life doesn’t really end just because something doesn’t work your way. it just is. his kiss with layla proves it; while she asks that he keeps the kiss as part of the dream, he says that she is real. he is able to embrace reality as it is and, just like this tune that doesn’t return to its home key, that leaves us hanging with the tune still reverberating at the back of our minds, i believe that he is able to go on with his life, no longer the man who wakes up for the sake of waking up but taking the moment as it is. and that’s how adulthood is.

adulthood.

…and the next page, we also find sandman saying, “what?”
exactly.

…and the next page, we also find sandman saying, “what?”

exactly.

zodiaccity:

Always remember, the smallest, little itty-bitty things you do for Libra mean the most to them, especially when some type of affection is displayed.

zodiaccity:

Always remember, the smallest, little itty-bitty things you do for Libra mean the most to them, especially when some type of affection is displayed.