Remember how everyone’s favorite part of Heath Ledger’s performance in Brokeback Mountain was his almost painful physical repression, his reluctance to express any emotion that wasn’t punching or SHUTTING DOWN? His voice was closed in on itself in a raspy burr — he fell to the ground rather than shed tears — his face was hooded and dark and full of twitching cheek muscles. Kristen Stewart is Heath Ledger, I assure you. She has the same handsome face, the same winsome, masculine smile, the same reluctance to make direct eye contact.
For years, everyone in the world has misunderstood Kristen Stewart’s compressed emotional range. They thought it meant she was a limited actress; it means nothing of the kind. She is John Wayne being forced to play the Maureen O’Hara character. Give her a rail to lean against during a sunset, a military jacket, a toothpick to chew on, and something to squint her eyes against lazily in the distance, and her guardedness will be transformed from unsuccessful femininity to The Great American Male.
Kristen Stewart is a goddamn cowboy.
file under things i dont care if they are true or not, they’re interesting ideas.
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i am deeply ignorant and i have no idea how to acquire knowledge. the acts of hoarder’s osmosis i perform - stuffing pages and pages of facts and formulas into my idiot brain - are ineffective. it’s all short-lived little farts of fumbling with subjects until they become heavy and dangerous and then i put them down.
this may surprise some of you long-time friends who have mistakenly gotten the idea that i’m something of a scholar. the secret to being something of a scholar is: you only have to know more than someone who knows nothing. yet if you stopped me on the street on a random day and asked me to write 5000 words on a subject, anything i liked, the only two things i could tell you about at that length without references are
1. the boredom of office workers
2. how to irritate bored office workers
possibly also the texture of the air each season in places i have lived. i try to compensate for being both dull and ignorant by producing an exceptional line of ad hoc patter in social situations, but this is as often irritating as entertaining. see paper 2 for further details.