reblogging this for arealliveghost
it looks like goth watermelon thanks lainey
In this new ten-part series, ten of my favorite people on Twitter talk about what they do on Twitter and why—their Twitter philosophies, their do’s and don’ts, and what they make of the medium in general. First up: kimmy @arealliveghost whose Twitter feed is unique and moving and poetic and wonderful. One of her most popular tweets (and one of my favorite) is: your body is a ghost factory that takes one lifetime to produce a ghost. Kimmy Walters lives and writes in St. Louis. Her poetry can be found in FRiGG, Plain Wrap’s Quarter, The Chariton Review, and other publications.
SHEILA HETI: When you are on Twitter, who do you imagine your audience is? What kind of relationship would you like to have with this audience?
KIMMY WALTERS: I try not to think about my audience too much. If I do, I get nervous. I don’t know who they are and I mostly have no idea how they’re reacting to me.
SH: What do you think about before you tweet? How do tweets come to you? Do you just think about them or do they appear sort of spontaneously? Which do you reject?
KW: I trained my brain to work in a certain way long before I ever used twitter. Like many of my friends, I am prone to sadness, which always feels like a dark thread running directly down the center of my body. Making myself laugh is a way to hula hoop around that sadness. My brain helps out by spontaneously producing thoughts that are funny to me. I have been laughing to myself pretty frequently for as long as I can remember. It didn’t occur to me before I started using twitter that other people might also enjoy my thoughts.
SH: What makes someone good on twitter? Which are some of your favorite accounts and what do you think they’re doing?
KW: Not everyone knows how to be brief and still convey everything necessary. It’s actually a very rare skill. Some of my favorite tweeters write tweets that are like perfect little globes. A few people that come to mind as being extremely skillful are @electrolemon and @TriciaLockwood. I like when I can tell that a person is having fun with their account. @radiomaru’s tweets are also some of my favorites. I imagine him as a huge god sticking his hand directly into language and just sort of ruffling it up a bit.
thank you for your thoughtful query
I’m finally up to date with submissions! I’ve read work from almost 50 writers and I’ve accepted pieces from 10 of them.
So far LEFT is set include work from Kimmy Walters, Paul Cunningham, Samuel Carey, Penny Goring, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Bob Schofield, Sarah Jean Alexander, Janey Smith, Michael O’Hara, & Dalton Day, as well as a few other people I’m working out the details with.
But I want more.
I’m going to send out more solicitations and some reminders to people who already said they were going to submit. I also want work from everyone else. If you haven’t sent me anything yet, do it now. Please send me your beautiful things.
I’ve accepted a lot of poetry so far. I want more stories and visual art.
Also, I’m finally setting a deadline for submissions: the 1st of July.
Fill my inbox.
Show me what is possible.
LEFT will be a print book of writing and visual art-
submit to LEFT and be published along with me and several people I am in love with-
submissions go to email@example.com-
do y’all want to fact check before coming at me on anon or no
Fyi, he didn't want to starve women in concentration camps. Those were the words of another madman.
PAGE 136 OF HIS MANIFESTO
The fact that he was never actually outright “rejected” and simply expected girls to just come to him wanting to fuck him makes this even more pathetic.
even more scary too, knowing sickos like these might silently build up anger towards you without you ever doing anything to them or even noticing them
It terrifies me to think of someone becoming enraged just because I, as a woman, exist in his vicinity and am not paying attention to him. The manifesto was rife with examples of times he was sitting in silence and begrudging all the women around him for not throwing themselves at the lonely quiet dude sitting in the corner staring daggers at him. There was one point where he said he was sitting in the cafeteria, not talking to anyone. He said something like, “I didn’t go up to any women because I knew they would reject me. Women are so cruel.”
He didn’t give women an active chance to reject him. They would have been completely justified in doing so, but he didn’t. He didn’t even approach women. He felt like he deserved sex just for existing.
So yeah, no, he wasn’t “rejected by women.” He felt entitled to women despite putting no effort whatsoever (beyond driving a nice car and having nice clothes) into meeting a real human woman.
Hey, it’s my facebook status! Had I known that so many people would read it, I would have said more before clicking send. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments.
When I posted this on twitter, it got a lot of responses like “we already knew he was unhinged, so this was unneccessary,” “it could have been literally anything that set him off,” “he killed more men than women, so this has nothing to do with women”…
He wrote 141 pages about hating women, wanting to systematically starve women to death in concentration camps, and people still told me that this isn’t a women’s issue. When he hated men, it was because he was upset that they were “getting sex” from women that he “deserved.” He planned to kill his ~6 year old brother because his brother had social skills and Elliot “would not allow him to surpass” him (by eventually having a girlfriend).
It is IMPORTANT that it was his hatred of women that allowed him to kill both men and women.
It is IMPORTANT that this hate gained fuel on websites like puahate.
It is a DISSERVICE TO WOMEN to report that he was “rejected” rather than “he followed and assaulted random girls.”
it’s pretty chill when people put my tweets on tumblr because then I know who to share tips and tricks w/ re: obtaining $50,000 worth of geodes