I am in the middle of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by. Stephen Chbosky.
Initially, I feel like I judged it too harshly. The writing style is very youngish and sometimes too formal. Like using “it is” instead of “it’s”.
But I am starting to think that the author was trying to portray how a young, thoughtful boy might write.
The boy is fifteen, and I feel like he might be unrealistically innocent, but only a little. There was a part where an older boy told him what masturbation was, and I think it’s very doubtful that a boy of fifteen wouldn’t know what the word at least means, whether he had ever done it or not.
It was originally published in 1999, and the letters the boy writes are dated in 1991-1992, so I suppose that maybe his sex education classes were more conservative, giving the bare minimum of information. And of course, Google wasn’t around back then. And he was a bit of a loner until he meets his new friends Sam and Patrick. But he did have an older brother and such, and I think he would have known about it before he was fifteen years old.
But once I got past that part, I was starting to realize where the book was going and why it has such a cult following. And now that I think about it, it has some tiny similarities to “Catcher in the Rye” by. J.D. Salinger. A young man growing up, speaking honestly of his thoughts. But Wallflower is quite a bit easier to read and more sensical.
I think normally I might have dismissed this book as one for “reluctant readers”, but I’m glad I didn’t. It brings up a lot of issues, like suicide, depression, love, the feelings of true friendship, death, homosexuality, etc. without being judgmental or overly detailed. The boy is very open and thoughtful, so he takes in the information and spends time thinking about it and dealing with it softly.
And this is a book for MALES AND FEMALES.
Don’t think that it’s all mushy, because it’s not. It’s just a boy who is honest and soft-spoken.
Give the book a chance. Don’t immediately dismiss it like I almost did. That would have been a large mistake on
And then the poem.
Whether you love poetry or hate it,
It doesn’t matter.
The poem says so much in such a small space.
It says so much about life and what it can do to us.
It is astounding.
Give it a chance.
So, as a reader, a writer, a photographer, a painter…
I’m obviously an art-aholic.
All art medias interest me, including fashion.
But “normal” fashion, like designers and what’s “in” is not me at all.
I believe in making a statement with your fashion when you feel like it. Wear it with confidence and have a good time.
Kids in school hated how I dressed because I was an individual.
I wore pants under skirts.
….Many years later that’s the “in” thing. Guess what genius started that, bitches!
But I digress.
This is turning into an art blog.
I found a bunch of purses online I felt the need to show you guys:
Ah, this badass sucker, for the readers and writers out there. :) I love this.
Is it a bag? Is it a Dalmation? Is it a bag FOR your Dalmation? Who cares, cause it’s kinda awesome. Ballsy. And thankfully, no designer in sight!
(NOTE: I’m a vegetarian and animal activist. I will NEVER condone or promote real fur/leather/animal skin products.)
This fake fur beauty, well, I’m in love with it.
Can you see me walking around California on a blazing summer day with this? I would undoubtably name it something like “Fabio”. I would ask store cashiers and passers-by if they’d like to pet it.
What? Is that weird?
This reminds me a little of some purses several years back, meant to look like corsets. I believe they captured it a bit better, but this may be hand-made one-of-a-kind, like on Etsy. Either way, very fun. Kudos on whoever get’s this one.
And this… this is something else.
I ALMOST want to say it’s either a disaster or totally genius, but I think it needs either more or less. What do you think?
I like the bold colors and mix of prints. I bet with the right outfit this would be fantastic. But NOT with a cowgirl outfit. More ironic, like a mini-fitted blazer, flowy top and fitting black pants. …Stay away from the denim. Add a fadora and you got yourself something fun.
Gosh. Now there’s this little guy. My memory is crap and I want to say this was, strangely enough, made by Ed Hardy, or someone along those lines.
So congrats on deviating from what you’re known for and giving something new a try. Also, love the FAUX-fur.
But otherwise, I don’t totally know what this is.
I mean, it’s some sort of purse, but I feel like I might need to name it and feed it. Train it to use a little box?
…It’s sort of growing on me.
MAKE IT IN PINK! :-P
Okay, the name is, get this, “The Winged Messenger Bag”. How cute! So clever! I was like: AWWWW! Again, not a designer name, just a cute bag for the unique, stylish girls and boys out there.
(Yes, boys too. We don’t discriminate here.)
I love this.
The colors are great. Love the teal blue mixed with the gold Caddy symbol. Fun. Girly, yet kinda badass. I totally want this. :-P
I think this is really cool (found it on Bonanza.com BTW. It comes in pink, too!).
I love love LOVE that this can be used for more professional times, as well as fun. It has the great mix of subtle, yet bright colors and the two part chain that whispers “I’m a badass”.
(I’m saying badass an awful lot today…)
OhMyGosh! OhMyGosh! OhMyGosh! How crazy is this? A telephone purse!
I applaud whoever designed and made this. It is totally unique, in it’s own class. Lady Gaga missed her chance with this one.
(She doesn’t get diverse style like us. Pshhh.)
Whoever totes this sucker around, congrats on individuality, you ring leader! You’ve got some serious ovaries!
AND THESE: I wanted to compare a few bags.
The first bag is a name brand- “Lux De VILLE” for almost $80.00.
The second bag I don’t think was a name brand and it was about $20-30.00
I realize they have some significant differences, but a lot of similarities.
The colors are alike, and both beautiful.
And with the money you save on the second one, you could deck it out with a few pyramid studs and a star burst pin on the side. Then, not only would it be infinitely more awesome, but it would be YOUR creation. You don’t have to be a seamstress for that. Just Google a bit and have a go at it. Remember? Badass!
The first one is a name brand “Bobby Shandra” bag for $200.00.
The second one is a name brand (another) “Lux De VILLE” bag (which I like better) for $74.99.
And I GUARANTEE you that you can find a purse for about $20.00 that looks very VERY similar to the Bobby purse. I mean, $200 bucks? I think not.
And now THIS:
The first is a name brand- “Bottega Veneta” for $1,181.56.
The second is not a name brand, but very similar, for $38.00.
Who else thinks something is DRASTICALLY wrong?