>nigga you're talking about someone wearing shorts, a white tee, a bandana and nikes, not mac demarco lmao
>not mac demarco lmao
I can already tell what type of person you are and you're a fucking leech
I'm working on my author aesthetic and I don't know which anachronistic pieces of clothing I should appropriate. I'm thinking maybe a suspenders, waistcoast, and bow tie combo with early '70s temperate-camouflage cargo pants (going for that young-virgin-professor-doing-a-think-piece-on-the-Nam look).
Alternately, I was also considering a cyperpunk-forest recluse aesthetic, but it seems a bit out of my budget ATM.
then how tf can you pretend to know me you fucking pseud. anyone in the grunge or metal scene, fuck, fedoras are popular in japan rn. don't pretend you know all fashion trends you double pseud
>go back to (meme location)
What? Why are you even on /lit/? This is not twitter you fucking moron... Actively contributing to the demise of the English language and still trying to come across a certain way.
>you fucking pseud.
>anyone in the grunge or metal scene
They wear bandanas? Hahahah
>don't pretend you know all fashion trends you double pseud
Implying fashion trends aren't one of the easiest things to predict and therefore know, you fucking dunce.
You're a fucking nu-male, I can see it from a mile away. Everything you've posted screams mediocrity
sry but you aren't worth typing full words on my phone for, hmu when i'm on my pc so half of your argument can go out the window
>demise of the English language
goes to show how much of a pseud you are senpai
off the top of my head, bandanas in the 90s:
keep in mind half of them were considered sex symbols in their hayday. keep trying pseud, mayb next time
>20-30 years old
none of the others apply tho. i bet yr awful at guess who
>Shorts were worn a bit higher cut back then
no they werent u faggity homo, rappers with 3/4 length jorts were the norm, having ur shorts up ur balls was for fucking queers, no with homosexuals like kanye west setting black fashion trends those tiny shorts that ur balls poke through when u sit are in style, definitely not in the 90s, dfw is a shitty person and he looks like shit, also his writing is banal shit for sewds
I've often wondered if DFW killed himself as way to complete his final work. Like a post-modern gimmick (I call it gimmick but others may call it 'art') so that another author would have to construct his work from the outside so it would be unique in the sense that he would have absolutely no input in the final form. In this sense DFW is the Pale King, the ghost that hovers over the work. All things in the work are created by him and through him yet he is totally outside of it. "The King" because he has absolute sovereignty over each and every word, "Pale" because he transcends the work completely and his presence can't be found.
I'm a stemfag so I don't have the vocabulary to express this well so if someone with a lit degree can latch on to this idea and articulate it better, please do. I imagine I'm not the first to come up with this so if someone can point me in the direction of some discussion on this that would be great.
>dfw will never smother you with his thighs
i hate his writing but dfw ate his rice and cabbage
DFW killed himself because he was a fraud. He even says so in one of his essays. IJ was a joke on the literary world. It was a piss-take. He wanted the novel to be mocked and dismissed. Instead it was deified by a generation of self-absorbed, so-called readers. Imagine how alienating that must be, to know that people can't tell the difference between a cynical, sarcastic joke and a real work of art with something genuine to say.
If you worship IJ, and the DFW persona, then you killed Wallace.
If you're not black and don't have a legit reason for speaking as if you are... you should fucking hang yourself mate.
I don't care about your pop culture knowledge, you fucking prick. Go back to hashtagging on twitter. This is /lit/ not tumblr.
Calls me a psued yet he's browsing a message board about mostly esoteric literature, posting about how much he knows of pop culture... while using pop culture ''celeb'' terms that originated from mostly african-americans and ''internet celebrities'' who literally can't spell simple words correctly
You're the definition of mediocre. Let me guess, you're writing a young adult novel about fucking nothing... I bet you think kanye west is a genius too? or J cole? Or some other deadbeat fucking rapper.
Fuck off son, you've got nothing.
>getting this mad about youth and internet slang on a message board used primarily by adolescents
>not being mediocre
pick one, F A M
>>>Bandanas were popular in the 90's
>>Popular to who?
bandanas were popular in the late 80s with really plebby metal bands from LA, they were never cool with any who was cool, dfw is just a tacky cheeselord who looks to def leopard for fashion accessories
bro, bro! i fucking got it dude! wear some fucking gold grills like a rapper from 00s texas! that's totally what dfw would have done if he didn't dress like some sap at a bon jovi concert instead
This makes a lot of sense tbqh. Nobody called him on his bullshit. Nobody saw the true David. We were all just a bunch of slack jawed idiots impressed with a big book with big words, hoping that people will think we're smart because we read it.
Anon be cry.
Not him but Johnny Depp really did rock the bandana for awhile there.
Not at all. He had worn a bandanna since high-school because he would have anxiety attacks with sweating. Additionally Wallace spent most of his writing trying to figure how to stop looking cool to himself and others.
I think this is only a small part of why David killed himself. It was nearly a full decade after IJ DFW died, so any trauma from the book's reception would've went away. Though he does mention IJ being received as a witty and funny novel rather than an extremely depressing one confused him in 2003 interview (something could be said about the despairing being perceived as funny, with reference to the Hamlet scene the book gets its title from). Ultimately it has to do with his decision to go off anti-depressants, both to free himself from drugs and to finish The Pale King. Now, what thoughts ultimately drove him to suicide is a mystery his wife only knows.
>your millennial is showing. justin timberlake, fucking gwen stefani, tupac
justin timberlake was some corny as shit boyband faggot in the 90s, so millenial to you bitch...also tupac wore his bandana like fucking aunt gemima to be relatable to women, the really great popstar are always slightly androgynous and tupac was no exception
none of that is relevant since you said it was in the 80s with plebby metal bands, while yr acknowledging several instances in the 90s. i'll take yr reply as an admission
>millenial to you bitch
whoa scary man
He talked about wanting it to be a sad book in a lot of interviews. Though I think by the 2003 one he forgot what it was actually like (in one interview he said he never rereads his old work) because even though it has a depressive tone overall, there's a lot of genuinely wacky shit in there that couldn't have possibly been meant as anything other than a joke.
As for his suicide, I'd say it was the chemicals first and foremost. Going off anti-depressants is a fucking mess even if you've only been on them for a month or so. He was on them for over a decade at that point. The side effects made him want to go off them. The effects of going off them made him want to kill himself.
NSYNC started performing in 1995, david foster wallace was wearing his bandana like a queer metal dork in 1991, the same year tupac debuted (wearing a baseball cap) and the first No Doubt album was released in 1992, moreover in the 90s Gwen Stefani was well known for wearing a Hindi bindi, she never used a bandana in her press material...you don't know shit. face it, dfw was a metal dork loser with shit taste and so are you...if dfw was cool he would have been into the rad indie bands coming up in Amherst Mass in the 80s like Dinosaur Jr, which debuted the same time DFW was at Amherst (protip: they didn't wear tacky as shit bandanas, ever)