Jerry shows George his latest material, crafted through long, late hours and numerous drafts. George thumbs through it, nodding as he reads. “It’s missing something,” he says as he reaches the end. He drops the pages to the floor, pulls down his pants, and defecates all over them before strutting…
“I’d bring back the Noid and say, ‘You need to continue to avoid him. But also he’s an okay guy.’ Either that or I’d make the Noid super dark and he’s murdering people for their pizza.”—Jeff Gerstmann (via shitgiantbombsays)
I begin to sweat, fumbling. I’m trying to shove them back into my pockets but it’s too late. thousands upon thousands of pictures of godzilla spill from my hands and into the floor, covered in kiss marks. there are so many.
It seems like all of my school friends but me have read John Green books. On one hand, I’m curious to see what they’re raving about.
On the other, I pretty much know I’m going to pick those books apart until they’re mincemeat because I’ve seen some of the “best” quotes and most of them strike me…
Effective books are often such that their power is in the subtleties — it cannot be quoted. But people are nevertheless left with strong feelings about what they read, and they try to find something small and digestible that goes with that, and they end up picking out the most trite pullquotes.
Those quotes are meaningful to the people who read the book but only because they remind them of the book.