list of things i love

625539's picture

my boyfriend
my cigarettes
sunny days (except when i'm working D:)
the fact that school is starting in almost a month! (school = my vacation..)

is it sad that this is the most i could come up with at the top of my head in under a minute

still i'm happy though

wow my journaling sucks now i should become unhappy again...


elph's picture

I'd be very proud...

if you could eliminate the cigarettes.

Please (for me)


Among the massive amount of collected knowledge on the harmful effects of cigarettes... this one was just added today:

Passive smoking harms hearing of teenagers:

jeff's picture


I forget we have a global audience here... so, when I said you just need a good fag in your mouth and most of your troubles would go away, I didn't mean a cigarette!

"Why be given a body if you have to keep it locked up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

whateversexual_llama's picture

"A cigarette is the perfect

"A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?"
~Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

elph's picture

It's a quote... I know

But... it seems nonsensical! Is that the intent?

whateversexual_llama's picture

well, it could be

well, it could be interpreted in a lot of different ways. Lord Henry, who says this, is the character who basically personifies Wilde's philosophy in life- that the joys are in the pursuits of pleasure, not the pleasure itself. So in a way, he's saying, it's a perfect pleasure because you're always pursuing, always wanting, never satisfied, so the hunt in and of itself never ends.

Another interpretation, still based on Wilde's projection of his beliefs onto Henry, is that since a cigarette is sodang phallic and the real message behind the book is "Lord Henry turns Dorian Gray into a big ol' homo just like sugardaddy Oscar Wilde who wrote this dang novel," is that a cigarette is the perfect pleasure because Wilde loved to suck himself some cock.

More importantly, the nonsense is the point. Wilde was a man of paradox- always searching for that which couldn't satisfy. Lord Henry spouts paradox as much as Wilde did, just to point out that absurdidty of being alive.

elph's picture

Thanks much!

Much appreciated. Now I know that an explanation might exist :)

radiosilence95's picture

Ah, cigarettes. My guilty

Ah, cigarettes. My guilty pleasure. I don't even know why I enjoy smoking. Something to keep me busy, I suppose? XD

I'm looking forward to school as well. It seems that I am only content when I have school to focus on. It keeps me busy, gives me goals to achieve.

625539's picture

i quit smoking yesterday fml

i quit smoking yesterday fml :(
what am i supposed to do when i'm waiting for the bus now
or on my lunch breaks