How Girls Talk is a documentary series following the mundane text conversations of two long distance bffs. We post this as sociological study for you, and as nostalgic reminiscent savoring for us. Nothing profound, just two girls sharing space together.
Haven't talked to you in about a week. Been busy in my paradisiacal neck of the neon.
CJ's LFL mention reminds me of all the LFLs I've been the FIRST TO REVIEW ON my shared account on YELP (I write about the cool hidden stuff, my SO writes about the mundane). A badge of honor I cherish, because bringing more people to a little free library means more books for me to steal, annotate, and gingerly return.
It reminds me of a project I was doing for a dying friend, who's y2k blogs that have since gone offline really could have benefitted from an old school longform zine publication. A project I am still dedicated to doing (someday). Crazy wacky Neo Zen Buddhism, proto Tony Robbins (without the abusive screaming and philandering). Yup, its a whole roundup of text that, when implanted into sensitive young minds, can change the course of history. Or herstory, depending on which letter of the chromosome you're eyeballing earth from.
Yeah shopify is way better at selling shopify than it is products. See how whats-her-fuck does it too
her site is real simple and chunky
i love how she doesnt use fancy shit
Yeah when u feel like it: ask in chat how to manually change the SIZE of the product font IN TEH CODE because in settings it only defaults to this small size
we need to edit our code manually but you don’t know where
Ok. Yeah Arapey sucks.
Yeah our font is wretched for readability
We have to scrap it absolutely
omg. Kim. haha:
“Its silky and has brightening pearls. Buy it stupid girl”
oh shit they actually say stupid girl!!?!
YEAH so see where to cHANGE IT
We need another readable font
Helvetica now? .. though I think that’s probably not the way to go... Two sans-serifs on the page. Ick.
I’ll find a good serif font that is tested high for readability on screens
Thats all that matters. High readability... so we can get our text into peoples BRAINS
No they didn’t say stupid girl, but the way they are using all caps and blunt wording MIGHT AS WELL
ADD RADIANCE STUPID
MAKE YOUR FACE FRESH AND AWAKENED STUPID
WHAT KIND OF WOKE BITCH R U IF U CANT DO THAT
STOP MISSING OUT BITCH
ENTER YOUR FUCKING EMAIL SO YOU CAN BE PRETTY
NO ONE LIKES YOU AS U ARE
That’s what KK is subtexting
>_< I’m dying that’s hilarious
Pro tip: I mean, this should be completely obvious, but don't use fonts called aRAPEy. Arapey? A rape-y font? A rapey, unreadable font?
The 💡idea💡 is to make love 💋 to the reader's eyes. 👀 Not, um, #metoo them. 🍆🚷
And. Thanks, Kim. For your brutal capslock warlock schlock getting insecure women to follow your cock. Well played, big K.
/me smashing that publishplane.
Another day in,
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The more I write, the happier I am. Written communication brings a calm, natural feeling over my soul.
Do you feel that way?
I deeply appreciate the ability to write persuasively, colloquially.
It's one of life's greatest skills.
And it is a skill, mind you. This isn't innate talent. Anyone can write. Especially when they practice. When one digs in and starts throwing down words — editing and re-editing — OR NOT — until something wonderful comes out.
There's something very tactile, very craftsman-like about massaging messages into place. To an artiste, there's always more to say and better ways to say it. Pieces aren't ever “done”, they just stand for now.
I weave in and out. I zoom into text, I sit back in my chair to take it all in. Back, forth, back, forth. Wondering what the audience sees. Sometimes I zoom REEEEally far out — this is called stepping away from the desk and going to get some ice cream — and that helps a bit. Distance. Making the heart grow fonder. Or. Making the mind go wander.
Honestly I come in here with zero outline or zero idea of what I'm going to say, and while the open window is blank, I just go for it.
I'm starting to get really excited for the Blues and want to see them win the Stanley. Did you know they've never won a Stanley? And only one of the kids on that team has even gotten to a Playoff before? And that their goaltender is a ROOKIE, and that during the season they were DEAD LAST?
I wish we could tag other people's posts — I know a few people who I'd mark as #visionary — which would help others who are seeking visionaries, and not just regular human condition stuff.
Saw a tweet yesterday that I'll try to recreate from memory, because I don't remember who twote it (not my feed).
Said something about...
When men experience paranoia they do so in systemic scale (alien abduction, govt conspiracy theories)
When women experience paranoia they do so at a personal scale (crystal woo, ... and some other stuff I can't remember)
In that way,
Is it sexist to want to see more systemic visionariness? I think women are perfectly capable of systemic thinking. Self nominated case in point. Maybe I'm delusional or an exception, but I don't think so. I have an PHD in overthinking says my girlfriend. But see, so does she.
If we fairer sex were all so liberated to think.
Anyway. #visionary tag. For those expansive thinkers out there, male or female.