"If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I'm reading through Armageddon in Retrospect. Once I'm done I think I'll re-read A Man Without A Country. Then I think I'm good to write a few stories I've been kicking around in my head a while.

From: [identity profile] sethimothy.livejournal.com

Holy shit I remember A Man Without A Country, but I've never read Armageddon in Retrospect. I'll go hunt that down. Thanks for the suggestion.

From: [identity profile] roflcopter-down.livejournal.com

No problem. It's a collection of short stories and ramblings about war. A lot of it is about his time spent in Dresden. It's really good.
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From: [identity profile] katimus-prime.livejournal.com

Hmm, I was wondering who was reading that when I came over today and saw it on your couch. Certainly not your mom. XDDD When we're married, I would enjoy if if you read Vonnegut to me. <3

From: [identity profile] biissedandgone.livejournal.com

Those are both super. I just love Vonnegut.