“Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.”—Joe Haldeman (via beeppeebbeep)
my presentation went well. i said ‘freud was a coke addict who falsified his data’ and showed five slides of ‘reborn dolls’ and brought up vagina dentata and went on a lot about genital trauma in primal maturation and swore a lot and put a picture of rusty scissors on my slide about castration anxiety and i think i put on a german accent for a bit and every second phrase i used was ‘ontological uncertainty’
my lecturer emailed me after and said
"thanks – that was a terrific presentation and a really interesting discussion to follow."