- fanfiction.net before they removed the NC-17 stories
- going to fanfiction.net at all
- going to adultfanfiction.net in the fallout of the great “purge”
- figuring out that ain’t nobody actually monitoring NC-17 stories there anyway so just rate it “M”
- "please R&R! concrit appreciated!"
- warning: lemon
- though it may be more on the limey side of lemon
- "summary sux just read it"
- replying to reviews in the author’s notes
- author’s notes in which the characters talk to each other and the author
“I lived a simple, simple life. In fact, I’ll tell you how simple my life was. I grew up on that street right there. I went to school at the end of that street over there. When I got married, I moved over here. All I did was walk one block. I was like the little bird that fell down and never flew away. I fell out the tree and that’s as far as I got. I never had the courage to move. I know this side of town; I don’t know that side of town. Isn’t that awful? But that was my life. If I don’t know how to get from A to B, I’m not gonna go there. I can’t change now. My husband passed away eight years ago. But even now—and I know he is not here anymore—when I go out, I think, Oh, what time is it? I need to get back home. Because I was under that routine for so long: ‘Are you going out? OK, what time will you be back?’ Or, ‘You are going to work? OK, you’ll be back by five o’clock.’ Even though I know I don’t have to answer to anybody, I still live like that.”
"I’ve been eating a lot more lately, which is good."
"Did you have an eating disorder?"
"I never had an eating disorder. But I always had really bad eating anxiety. I always felt like people were watching me when I was eating, so I couldn’t eat in front of people. Anyway, I’m getting past it."
How to Learn to Love Your Doppleganger
Hallucinating yourself can be both a symptom and a tool.
What are you doing running through the streets in your underpants?” asks Tyler Durden in the movie Fight Club. “We both use that body.” He is addressing his unnamed doppelganger (German for “double walker”), whose life he has gradually usurped. The movie, a smash hit grossing $100 million, is just one recent example of our long-standing fascination with the idea of double selves, which stretches from ancient Egyptian and Norse mythology, through German folklore (in which it was considered a harbinger of death), into the hands of Edgar Allan Poe, Groucho Marx, and Brad Pitt. Freud was one of the first to attempt to treat doppelgangers scientifically, calling them the “return of the repressed.” He argued that they are an aspect of the psyche that is out of control, and will persist until directly confronted and defeated. Modern science has taught us that, in one sense, he was right: Doppelgangers are the result of a fracture in the process by which we construct our identity.
So I just had the shit creeped out of me.
I’m not someone who believes in ghosts, but I was sitting in my room, alone and in the dark, and I heard the strings of my violin being softly plucked.
My violin is hanging on the wall several feet away.
So I gathered my courage, grabbed my phone, and used the camera light to investigate.
And found this.
A goddamn spider was playing my violin. Not even joking. The little shit.
I think I’d have preferred a ghost….