July 21, 2014
drdavidmrmack:

I’ve been working on something and the first rule is: You don’t talk about it…But Chuck Palahniuk talks about it here on USA Today:http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/07/21/chuck-palahniuk-fight-club-comic-book-exclusive/12735275/


I will be on the FIGHT CLUB panel with Chuck Palahniuk & director David Fincher this Saturday at San Diego Comicon.
I will be signing the new MUSE art book (in ltd supply) at Century Guild booth# 2845 Wed-Sunday. And a signing with Chuck & the Fight Club crew on Sunday. I’ll be doing all the cover art for Fight Club (10 issues). Here is the teaser image… which may just be available as a limited edition print at the signing I’m doing with Chuck at SDCC. Shhh.

[HOLYFUCKINGHELLIAMLOSINGNYFUCKINGMIND!!]

drdavidmrmack:

I’ve been working on something and the first rule is: You don’t talk about it…

But Chuck Palahniuk talks about it here on USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/07/21/chuck-palahniuk-fight-club-comic-book-exclusive/12735275/

I will be on the FIGHT CLUB panel with Chuck Palahniuk & director David Fincher this Saturday at San Diego Comicon. I will be signing the new MUSE art book (in ltd supply) at Century Guild booth# 2845 Wed-Sunday. And a signing with Chuck & the Fight Club crew on Sunday. I’ll be doing all the cover art for Fight Club (10 issues). Here is the teaser image… which may just be available as a limited edition print at the signing I’m doing with Chuck at SDCC. Shhh.

[HOLYFUCKINGHELLIAMLOSINGNYFUCKINGMIND!!]

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July 20, 2014
corey’s been the only one who’s ever supported me writing. he’s lovely.

corey’s been the only one who’s ever supported me writing. he’s lovely.

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July 18, 2014

trying to write a thing - have been for almost two months - and it’s so fucking difficult because i can’t seem to get it right, can’t stop being so self-referential, and the words simply taste stale, you know? anyway, still at it, and when i begin to tell a story, i imagine no one ever wants to hear it, only none of us know that until after the story is done being told (or read, i suppose.). so what then?

here’s a list of everything i’ve read so far in 2014:

everything is perfect when you’re a liar by kelly oxford
girlfriend in a coma by douglas coupland
powers bureau volume 1 by brian michael bendis & michael avon oeming
young avengers: style>substance by kieron gillen & jamie mckelvie
young avengers: alternative cultures by kieron gillen & jamie mckelvie
saga volume three by brian k vaughan & fiona staples
young avengers: mic-drop at the edge of time and space by kieron gillen & jamie mckelvie
worst. person. ever. by douglas coupland
playing the whore: the work of sex work by melissa gira grant
satellite sam volume one by matt fraction & howard chaykin
nemo: the roses of berlin by alan moore & kevin o’neill
captain swing and the electrical pirates of cindery island by warren ellis & raulo caceres
scarlet by brian michael bendis & alex maleev
sex criminals volume one by matt fraction & chip zdarsky
blindness by jose saramago
pretty deadly volume one by kelly due deconnick & emma rios
flex mentallo by grant morrison & frank quitely
african psycho by alain mabanckou
not a star by nick hornby
sailor twain or the mermaid of the hudson by mark siegel
horns by joe hill
by chance or providence by becky cloonan
open city by teju cole
escapo by paul pope
the truth is a cave in the black mountains by neil gaiman & eddie campbell
the massive: subcontinental by brian wood et al
your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live forever? by dave eggers
prophet: remission by brandon graham, simon roy, farel dalrymple, giannis milonogiannis
planetary: spacetime archaeology by warren ellis & john cassaday
prophet: brothers by brandon graham, simon roy, farel dalrymple, giannis milonogiannis
the beautiful thing that awaits us all and other stories by laird barron
seconds by bryan lee o’malley

July 8, 2014
"What do you want to build?  The world’s already built." - dave eggers, YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY? AND THE PROPHETS, DO THEY LIVE FOREVER?am simply susceptible to liking eggers, i am.but in here is one of those stories that rings so true - whether fiction or not - that it is difficult to ignore.  conversations between a man and the people he kidnaps, and it can’t be more obvious than that.  and it is, but the subtleties with which eggers moves each conversation kind of remind me of the conversations i’ve had while looking in a mirror: no one is privy to them, but i bet you’ve had them too.  does it matter whether it’s nature or nurture?  i think the argument is that no, it doesn’t matter because at some point everything you are is because of what you are.  there aren’t plans and schemes for you out in the universe.probably the most direct talk anyone’s had with me since douglas coupland’s MISS WYOMING and chuch palaniuk’s FIGHT CLUB.  whatever, pretentious, me.favorite book of 2014.

"What do you want to build?  The world’s already built."
 - dave eggers, YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY? AND THE PROPHETS, DO THEY LIVE FOREVER?

am simply susceptible to liking eggers, i am.

but in here is one of those stories that rings so true - whether fiction or not - that it is difficult to ignore.  conversations between a man and the people he kidnaps, and it can’t be more obvious than that.  and it is, but the subtleties with which eggers moves each conversation kind of remind me of the conversations i’ve had while looking in a mirror: no one is privy to them, but i bet you’ve had them too.  

does it matter whether it’s nature or nurture?  i think the argument is that no, it doesn’t matter because at some point everything you are is because of what you are.  there aren’t plans and schemes for you out in the universe.

probably the most direct talk anyone’s had with me since douglas coupland’s MISS WYOMING and chuch palaniuk’s FIGHT CLUB.  whatever, pretentious, me.

favorite book of 2014.


June 26, 2014

today the weather is awful: hot and humid. i walked all over the city and sweat through my jeans. i read from several books, read some comics, and ate mexican food. was also insanely hungover.

while at lunch, we were texting about some nonsense and the idea hit me.

before the last train home, i read from the new dave eggers, YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY? AND THE PROPHETS, DO THEY LIVE FOREVER?

am walking up to my apartment, dripping sweat, and think and smile at the “you’re the best” in my phone.

the best thing i did today was bring her strawberries.

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June 15, 2014
wilwheaton:

(via Ian Curtis’ original handwritten lyrics for ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ | Dangerous Minds)

Unknown Pleasures came out 35 years ago today.

wilwheaton:

(via Ian Curtis’ original handwritten lyrics for ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ | Dangerous Minds)

Unknown Pleasures came out 35 years ago today.

June 13, 2014
warren ellis

warren ellis

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June 11, 2014

the other night we talked about new york as if it was a mystical place. everyone so far knows how much i love it here. she said how sometimes she walks up from the underground and places don’t have the same sheen of magic as when she first moved here (all the people i meet here are transplants). she didn’t mean it in a bad way, and i said i knew what she meant: its like listening to a song you really loved at first listen - you still like it but you can’t ever again hear it for the first time.

i do not feel that way.

i live in the lower east side now and i know still living anywhere in the city is merely temporary - i can’t nest and i don’t want to carve out a niche for myself here. not yet anyway. think what i’m doing is simply not walking all the way into a new house, always one foot on the porch. because i have a different plan for a year from now and everything between now and then has to complement that idea.

we drank for a while and we talked about dating in general and went to the market and she bought me two cookies and a juice.

while waiting for the train, i said to him that if i was going to change my life by uprooting and moving clear across the country for someone, that person would have to be amazing.

turns out i am pretty fucking good at my job. had the opportunity to speak with one of my many bosses the other day and he said as much. validation, you bastard bitch.

last night i talked with the boy who’d asked me out and we talked about her and me and dating. so how all that went was much different than anticipated but the conclusion i arrived to is i am a disgusting mess. not really but yes, really. i do the thing where, when talking about people i like, i am so far ahead into the future that i don’t realize there isn’t a future and i need to relax and stop thinking about how to change my life right now.

new york, i still think you are amazing, so don’t let me down.

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June 3, 2014
"We were all boys, but some boys were men…" ~teju cole, OPEN CITY (at 6th Avenue & 14th Street)

"We were all boys, but some boys were men…" ~teju cole, OPEN CITY (at 6th Avenue & 14th Street)

May 18, 2014
the other night i was jumped and robbed of my phone and wallet.  all things considered, i was pretty lucky - i was able to make it home okay and laugh about it now, and all i have to show for that effort is a couple of bruises.

about to schlep across town again and move into a new place in the lower east side.  am wondering why i don’t just find somewhere permanent but then i think i don’t want to nest if puerto rico is in my future.  long term planning and all that.

rikki is in florida.

last night at dinner, i discovered am supposed to take a trip to chicago with some boy??  what the fuck, and my awkward-meter went through the roof.  because there is no way i’m traveling with anyone…unless, you know, i like you.  but then, remember not to drink and talk travel with anyone into you.  

anyway, new york, i still love you.

the other night i was jumped and robbed of my phone and wallet. all things considered, i was pretty lucky - i was able to make it home okay and laugh about it now, and all i have to show for that effort is a couple of bruises.

about to schlep across town again and move into a new place in the lower east side. am wondering why i don’t just find somewhere permanent but then i think i don’t want to nest if puerto rico is in my future. long term planning and all that.

rikki is in florida.

last night at dinner, i discovered am supposed to take a trip to chicago with some boy?? what the fuck, and my awkward-meter went through the roof. because there is no way i’m traveling with anyone…unless, you know, i like you. but then, remember not to drink and talk travel with anyone into you.

anyway, new york, i still love you.

May 9, 2014
"…[she] touched his upper arm, as if to offer a way back, through her, to some prior intimacy, from where they could tunnel carefully elsewhere, or the same place, but with a kind of skill this time, having practiced once." ~tao lin, TAIPEI

"…[she] touched his upper arm, as if to offer a way back, through her, to some prior intimacy, from where they could tunnel carefully elsewhere, or the same place, but with a kind of skill this time, having practiced once."
~tao lin, TAIPEI

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May 1, 2014
in milano’s bar in soho, she went on to tell me a series of stories and i listened because i like listening to her.  at the end she confided one of the stories, she doesn’t share with most people, ever…

…and i said we all have something which we keep to ourselves usually.  and she asked me mine.  we had drinks after dinner and some more later.  I asked her if i could tell her later, another time, when i was fully lucid and she raised her eyebrow in that way i love and said okay…

…i gave her my copy of jose saramago’s BLINDNESS, and i wonder if that means anything.  sure it does?

in milano’s bar in soho, she went on to tell me a series of stories and i listened because i like listening to her. at the end she confided one of the stories, she doesn’t share with most people, ever…

…and i said we all have something which we keep to ourselves usually. and she asked me mine. we had drinks after dinner and some more later. I asked her if i could tell her later, another time, when i was fully lucid and she raised her eyebrow in that way i love and said okay…

…i gave her my copy of jose saramago’s BLINDNESS, and i wonder if that means anything. sure it does?

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April 24, 2014
this little fucker’s been a pain all my life

this little fucker’s been a pain all my life

April 18, 2014
javier by rikki [monday]

javier by rikki [monday]

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April 13, 2014
pretty much love nyc!

pretty much love nyc!

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