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I didn’t read it as a youth because the concept depressed me even then, and the trailer for the movie just made me even sadder. Is it too late in my life to read it?
My opinion on THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is that it’s a great book to read at a certain point in your life — that 13-to-16 years old timeframe — when you can best relate to the book’s thematic elements and not think, “God, this is so contrived.”
If you’re the kind of person that can be nostalgic without 20/20 hindsight, you’ll probably enjoy PERKS now. But if you look back on your high school years with a heightened sense of realism and skepticism, most of the book’s content will make you roll your eyes, kind of like watching an overwrought version of “I ♥ the ’90s.”
I love love love that you love Angels in America. And Band of Brothers. And that you hate John From Cincinnati, because I watched that one week after the Sporanos and was horrified. (I also hate Girls. I know I’m alone.)
SO, basically, Girls is the worst show on TV ever. And I know my opinion doesn’t count because I don’t have a vagina, but c’mon women, you can do better.
ellegolightly asked: I felt like you would understand this: I got frozen yogurt last night and put delicious mochi on it... which only reminds me of Brand New "Moshi Moshi." Probably my favorite song by them. And now it's stuck indelibly in my head, and probably yours too. Happy Friday!
Mmmm mochi! Those are a go-to for me. And coconut shavings, too. Anyway, “Moshi Moshi” is an awesome song, and completely fitting as a favorite. I don’t know that I have a favorite Brand New song. If I did, it would probably be one of the songs off Deja Entendu. That was a right-album-right-time for me.
ellegolightly asked: Dear Otis: I love the star on your chest. Dear OMW: What got you started on Tumblr, or who?
Otis: Thanks, liligolightly. Is that like Holly Golightly? I liked Breakfast at Tiffany’s, except for the parts with the cat.
OMW: I started on Tumblr in 2009, back when you could find Tumblrs in your area, which was a really cool feature that Karp should bring back. Downside was that not as many people were in on it, and there wasn’t really the sense of community there is now, so that quickly fizzled out. Then I rejoined in early 2011 to chronicle my no-burgers experiment (the defunct holdtheburger.tumblr.com). That lasted for a few months and it had a decent following, especially from food blogs, but it and the experiment eventually ran their respective courses. Once that blog was finished, I started this blog because I had always liked the format.