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What I don’t understand is how those who work in an industry preoccupied with romance can be so surprised and confused and irritated when the consumers are subsequently preoccupied with romance.

Or how those who write fictions of fictions can misunderstand others who do the same.

Or how those who are essentially professional LARPers can find those who do it as amateurs and hobbyists as something bizarre.


When the word ‘selfie’ became an actual word, my grandpa had me explain to him what it meant. When I finished, he found this picture and asked “is this a selfie?” I told him it was and he simply said “I was taking selfies before it was cool.”
So here’s my grandpa taking a selfie in his Coast Guard uniform. (Circa 1959)
Can we make my grandpa internet famous? I’d love to explain to him what Tumblr is. ;P

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