“For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You’ll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.”—Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via teenager90s)
“Experience has taught me that interest begets expectation, and expectation begets disappointment, so the key to avoiding disappointment is to avoid interest.”—George Lass, Dead Like Me (via von-nihil)
“I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. It’s probably not even real.”—Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via larmoyante)
So is this story based off truly of your life or a made up thing?
It’s fiction, though the characters are influenced a lot by people I know. Robin has a lot of me in her, definitely, but she’s not me. We do both share a crush on Cat, though…but who doesn’t?
I hope it feels like a story that could actually happen. That’s the goal, but I’m really new at writing, so I don’t know how successful I am. It was supposed to be just a simple romance to test myself. See if I could actually write a decent story. But I feel like it’s gotten bigger than that, and I want to keep telling Robin and Cat’s story. Somehow, they have become very important to me.