order a fucking pizza with me and watch a fucking shitty film with me and play with my fucking hair and wear my fucking tees to bed and fall asleep in my fucking arms you fucking fuck
To Walker, bridging this gap between the haves in the Valley and minorities of the world as more than just doing social good. It’s key to the future of the Valley as well.
Simply put: If the world isn’t mostly white, global digital media and ecommerce can’t only be designed by and for white people. “Most culture in this country is driven by Black culture, whether that’s food, music, dance, or anything else,” he says. “And more recently Latino and Asian culture have driven global culture. Here I live in the most early adopting region in the world, and we know very little about the most early adopting culture. Therein lies the opportunity.”
"And, if I’m good and if I’m lucky, I can change the way you think, just a little bit. I can tell you my secrets, and reveal things to you, and get you a little drunk with ideas, and dramatise the world you live in, just for a little while."
"Anyone who tells you they write to an audience is either an idiot or a fake. You write for yourself. If the story doesn’t affect you in some way, it won’t affect anybody else. I don’t write for the trunk. I’m well aware that someone else is going to read this. But if I don’t respond in some honest, gut way to whatever I’m writing, you’ll never get to see it."
"We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. This is what makes us different; this is what makes the crucial, although surprising from your point of view, difference: we do not ‘surf’ and the internet to us is not a ‘place’ or ‘virtual space’. The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. If we were to tell our bildungsroman to you, the analog, we could say there was a natural Internet aspect to every single experience that has shaped us. We made friends and enemies online, we prepared cribs for tests online, we planned parties and studying sessions online, we fell in love and broke up online. The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us. Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind."
— Piotr Czerski (via framesjanco)
Stay up late. Get up early. Exercise every day. Take up Yoga. Stay off Facebook & Twitter. Listen to music. Go to the beach. Work. Avoid haters. Carve my own path. Trust my instincts. Live. Do things. Write it down. Every day. Take photos. Don’t take life too seriously. Find my voice. Trust my tone. Stop seeking validation. Edit my own work thoroughly. Rewrite. Rewrite. Rewrite. Meditate. Commit. Travel. Breathe.
"But in a world of limited resources, all this crap we need to make this mass delusion possible requires millions of people around the world to live in poverty and ushers us ever closer to a day of unimaginable reckoning. In that respect, Christmas is exactly like every other day of the year. Our entire way of life is predicated upon ruination, but I stampede a man to death to buy the most sought-after gewgaw for 4- to 9-year-olds this holiday season, and I’m the lone bad guy? We’re all complicit, son. My crime was reminding everyone what they already know but don’t want to admit: That we’re all blindly fighting each other for the choicest spot to perish in the cavernous black hole that is an uncaring universe."
— MERRY CHRISTMAS, SON. I TRAMPLED A MAN TO DEATH TO BUY YOU THIS LEAPPAD ULTRA TABLET - McSweeneys