I don’t care because you’re stupid
I’m a weirdo who is obsessed with serial killers and I’m in the coffee shop that Ted Bundy worked at. And I saw the sorority house where he killed the girls.
Also, this coffee shop just played Joyce Manor and Turnover’s playing right now so I’m never leaving.
"The part of the chapter that I related to the most and that stuck out the most to me was the part about affiliation. Affiliation, when it comes to communication, means showing solidarity to others in the way you speak. When I first read this part of the chapter, I instantly thought of the way my best friend and I sometimes talk to each other. We shorten every word possible and sometimes replace endings with “-izz.” For example, if I wanted to ask Adam if there was any gas in the car, I could say, “Is there any gizz in the cizz?” and he would know exactly what I was talking about. When he came to visit, we were talking this way and my brother got really confused and asked us what we were talking about. Obviously we don’t talk that way to each other 24/7 because I think that would even annoy me, but when we do talk like that, it makes me think about how close we are. Like the text says, “Using the same vocabulary serves to set these people apart from others, reminding themselves and the rest of the world of their relationship” (Adler, Rosenfeld, Proctor, pg. 149). Adam and his aunt, Laura, spoke this way before I was even friends with Adam, but after becoming close to him, I adapted my speech to match his, which the book calls “convergence” (pg. 149). Though our convergence is mutual because we are best friends, when I first started changing the way I spoke around Adam and Laura, I was doing it to try to fit in with them. Very similar to the example in the book about how employees, when they’re seeking advancement in their employment, change the way they talk to match their superiors, and their superiors change the way they talk to match their managers, and their managers converge to their bosses (pg. 149). I’m sure we all do weird things with our best friends, but does anyone else notice convergence or affiliation amongst you and the ones you’re closest with?"
What the fuck is a tumblr girlfriend or boyfriend and why the fuck would I want one?
by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower