Hail Satan into the Wild Unknown.

Q

noraaplume asked:

hey john! so i know youre not big on getting your picture taken after shows, but i was wondering on like, your status on asking for a hug? im never sure if it's weird or not to ask for a hug from someone i don't really know, and i would never want to make you uncomfortable asking... im sorry if this sort of question bothers you... thanks for taking the time to look at it either way. thank you.

A

johndarnielle:

I’ll hug the hell outta anybody, hugs are real and awesome. raincheck on hug for anybody who’s got a cold, can’t get sick must stay grinding

A time before my denim jacket - not a time I would visit easily.

and then, he posts a Smiths’ video and you realize — oh, he’s like that again now

The Smiths- That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

Pretension or: How I stopped worrying and love pen and paper (again)

For better or worse, I’ve started writing again. You know, I used to get paid to do this?

I’m not a writer though — I’m no Michael Chabon or Junot Díaz.

Yesterday I was told that it doesn’t matter because I write. Short stories, news briefs, poems, fiction, non-fiction or cultural dissertations required for college credit. I’m still a writer.