you may refer to me as god


since two anons asked about this, i’m making a separate post for this.

some asian american books/writers (that aren’t amy tan) that i would personally recommend are:

  • nora okja keller, comfort woman
  • fae myenne ng, bone
  • yiyun li, a thousand years of good prayers
  • jessica hagedorn, dogeaters
  • david henry hwang, m. butterfly
  • theresa hak kyung cha, dictee
  • marilyn chin, revenge of the mooncake vixen
  • rahul mehta, quarantine
  • ruth ozeki, my year of meats
  • lan samantha chang, hunger
  • cheryl lu-lien tan, a tiger in the kitchen
  • jhumpa lahiri, the namesake

comics/graphic novels:

  • adrian tomine, shortcomings
  • gene luen yang, american born chinese

anthologies/literary journals:

  • charlie chan is dead (2 volumes)
  • asian american literary review (biannual publication)
  • how do i begin? a hmong american literary anthology

i haven’t actually read their work but i’ve also heard good things about chang-rae lee and ha jin


p.s. feel free to add to this list

Anonymous asked:
Could your followers press you for your top 5 Shakespeare dick jokes?



AH HA HA HA oh I love you.

Okay, well, the raunchiest one is Romeo and Juliet 2.4, Mercutio to the Nurse:

“for the bawdy hand of the dial / Is now upon the prick of noon.”

And the baldest one, Henry V, 2.3, Pistol to Nym:

“I do retort the solus in thy bowels, / For I can take, and Pistol’s cock is up, / And flashing fire will follow.”

Schlockiest, Twelfth Night 1.5, Feste to Maria:

“Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.” *rimshot*

Cleverest—and hottest—Sonnet 20, the poet to his beautiful young man:

Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,
And by addition me of thee defeated,
By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.
   But since she prick’d thee out for women’s pleasure,
   Mine be thy love and thy love’s use their treasure.

(For me the most important word here isn’t “prick’d”—giggle—but “nothing,” which was Elizabethan slang for vagina. Nature added one thing, a prick, which is to my purpose nothing, a vagina, so


AHEM. Shakespeare gettin’ his frottage on?)

But okay, my #1 all-time favorite Shakespeare dick joke is Hamlet 2.2, Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern:

Happy, in that we are not overhappy.
On Fortune’s cap we are not the very button.


Nor the soles of her shoes?


Neither, my lord.


Then you live about her waist, or in the middle of her favors?
Faith, her privates we.


In the secret parts of Fortune? Oh, most true. She is a strumpet.
Because yeah, most poignant.

One of my favorites: “better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” With “wit” as slang for penis, i.e. HOPE HE’S DUMB AND HUNG.

But you can’t beat the blatant comment from Mercutio about Juliet: “Oh, that she were an open arse, and thou a poperin pear!”



Okay but consider this: mermaids in space

Space mermaids? As in: alien mermaids that live in the vacuum of space and swim between the stars? A setting that uses the analogy of deep space as the open ocean but keeps all the sea monsters? DO WANT!!


do you think anyone ever misinterpreted roland barthes’ death of the author essay so badly that he just had to correct them



This broke my heart.

Marvel Cinematic Universe known Working Titles.

Avengers Assemble #025



fuck sebastian stan but also like fuck sebastian stan

 What would you like to happen during an apocalypse?



by Lauren Bost

Don’t look at me. I do what he does, just slower.


"not everything has to be about lesbians" incorrect 0/10 you fail this class