Hey remember in the very early 2000s when ppl would like put *brick’d* or *shot* at the ends of their own sentences, like, they’d cut themselves off preemptively by roleplaying a third party who was preventing them from finishing their sentence… by physically harming them… ???? ?
that was some next level shit tbh
its just the 2000s version of ending a text post in the middle of a sentence and waiting for someone to reblog it w “they fucking killed him”
Right but you take th e fucking initiative yourself instead of lazing about expecting some other guy to come along and do the work FOR you like people do nowadays…. smh where is this generations work ethic…. in my day we had to walk up implying someone had killed you mid-sentence both ways
no forget that heres the worst thing: andrew tried to said joey is wearing boots and not legwarmers and we all immediately were like “you idiot. you scoundrel. you charlatan. you hapless rube. FUCK you.” anyway i think we collectively decided to ignore what andrew said forever.
now where I chime in on dammek is that he’s wearing whatever sucks the most. so, like, big ugly rubber rain boot galoshes with socks and sandals underneath
Today’s highlights in my ongoing project to read through and transcribe the letters of Rachel (a wealthy Victorian girl at boarding school on the East Coast in the 1890s) include…
- Rachel’s cousin Will and his Yale roommate Allen both have the measles. Rachel shows limited sympathy (”Poor boy!”), before immediately mocking them and calling them “childish” for getting a disease only little kids get.
- Rachel and her roommate “B” (It stands for Bertha!) attempted to steal a sign (what sort idk) from a fair they went to but found they “were carefully guarded”. She wishes Will could have been there to help.
- Will has a crush on a girl named Jenny, who Rachel knows, and is constantly asking Rachel if Jenny has mentioned him.
- “B” often sits next to Rachel as she writes and suggests things to add to the letter or just generally distracts her.
- Will and Jack, who are brothers, don’t write to each other. They write to Rachel and tell her to write to the other and pass on a message for them. Rachel keeps asking why they do this, but goes along with it anyways.
- Rachel always explains why there are ink blots or areas of sloppy writing in her letters. Explanations so far include such classics as: the dinner bell just rang, it’s after lights-out and I’m writing this in the dark, “B” is shaking my arm, “B” is kissing me, this pen is broken, the postman is almost here, and there was a bee.
- For her 18th birthday Rachel received: a new Kodak camera, eighteen white rosebuds, silver manicure scissors, a pair of shell side combs, a silver pencil, and a vase of pink roses. However her favorite present was from her father who wrote to say she could just buy her own present and he would pay for it.
- Rachel is always mentioning the pictures she takes with her Kodak. I wish I knew what happened to them.
- In addition to Calvé, Marlowe and Sothern,
- Rachel likes to put question marks in the middle of sentences to denote sarcasm; i.e. “I am very ? sorry for you.” and “Men were not excluded and we had the pleasure ? of meeting several.”
- Your 1890s slang word of the day: “squelch” (verb) – to be lectured or punished for something. Example: “I expect to be squelched unmercifully by mama and papa.” Can also be used as a noun as in: “This term we have had nothing but squelches.”