assterisk-deactivated20120703 asked: i miss you immensely are you alive
eeeep. yes, i’m alive. i have missed two fashion fridays in a row and i feel like a butt. it’s getting to that point in the semester where all my professors are like “hehe, i’m the only one assigning work so i’ll assign all of it now!” but once i finish this oral presentation on tuesday, i should be back to my regular posting :D
assterisk replied to your post: Why We Love Kurt Vonnegut!
Ugh I wish I had a computer rn. I’m gonna share as soon as I get home in a few days IS THAT ALLOWED
ALWAYS ALLOWED honey just do whatever your little heart desires
Why We Love Kurt Vonnegut!
Thanks so much to everyone who shared their thoughts on what Kurt means to them! I can’t tell you how much I loved reading then—they were all so beautiful and inspiring. There were so many, in fact, that I’m putting them under a “Read More” so that you don’t all have an insanely long post on your dashboards.
Once again, thanks for sharing your love of Kurt!
rhizospherical asked: Have you read Timequake? I always found it profoundly weird that Kilgore Trout died when he was 84 in that book. And so did Kurt. : (
I have read it, and I remember reading that and thinking how strange it was. Sigh. I wish we had him back.
So it goes.
5 years ago today, Mr. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. passed away. Or “appeared to die”, as the Tralfamadorians would say. I think today is a wonderful day to remember what they taught Billy Pilgrim, which is that a person who is dead is still very much alive in the past. Kurt Vonnegut had 84 years’ worth of moments in his life, during which he gave us the lasting gift of his creativity. We have his writing, his speeches, and his art; we have his dry sense of humour, his unforgettable wisdom, and his fervent wish that we all become aware of what we need to do with our lives.
More than that, we each have our own special connection with Kurt. Whatever it is that drew you to him, that made you fall in love with him… Today is a day to be grateful for that. Flip through your favourite book and remind yourself of why Kurt is so special to you.
If you’d like, drop me a line here or in my ask box and tell me what you love about Kurt and why he means so much to you. I’ll compile them at the end of the day and post them (let me know if you’d rather it be kept private).
Kurt’s up in heaven now. That’s his favourite joke.
bayeseosaur asked: My big brother visited today and he was talking about his night last night - he met someone from Bermuda. I was like "in Bermuda they call mirrors leaks". Everyone "oh really?" me - "aye, as in a leak to another universe" everyone "hmm interesting". Having secret lols at the absolute radges XD
Oh my God, that is awesome. I’m so jealous that you had the opportunity to do that. Seriously, that is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard.