Thanks! (But why do you love it? I'm curious since it was more or less an inside joke about something) Yours is quite cool too - in fact I looked it up to see if I can find any clues about where it comes from, but instead I found your essay on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. I have to say here that Milan Kundera is my favourite writer and Immortality my favourite novel. I'm currently in the process of re-reading all his books and recently finished Slowness. Have you read it? I'll have to reacquaint myself with The Book of Laughter and Forgetting to see if I agree with what you wrote!
I like gatos. That’s pretty much it, but I think the Spanish word for cat is way underused in favor of the French word chat, even though I am a big proponent of French.
I got mine from a book that came with my Diana+ Dreamer camera—there’s a short story in it called “Steffi Boesch, Viennese Trainspotter” and while the story isn’t all that remarkable or well-written, the title resonated with me.
I’m glad Milan Kundera is your favourite writer! He’s among my favourites, too, and I would have to say that out of all of my favourite writers, I have read/owned more of his works than those of any other writer. I haven’t read Immortality yet, though I own it and it’s on my self-prescribed summer reading list. I did read Slowness a few years ago and I enjoyed it immensely. Definitely my favourite book by him, though it’s difficult to deny the allure of The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I have difficulty with Kundera’s frequent sexism, but instead of just dismissing him, I prefer to analyze the parts of his writing that I find problematic. Hence, that essay. Also, there’s this expensive textbook called Milan Kundera and Feminism: Dangerous Intersections, which I am dying to get ahold of.
Thank you! :) I was anon because I'm really new to tumblr and hadn't figured everything out yet :P That's awesome about your friends and your armpit hair - I'd totally be like that if I had a hairy friend! From an aesthetic point of view actually, I think dark hair on pale skin looks the best. But whatever one's aesthetic preferences, it annoys me that women don't have the choice to do whatever their want with their hair without being judged. Oh well, maybe the world will grow up eventually in that respect...
Yeah, hopefully society will soon give up on trying to tell us what we “should” do with our bodies (especially body hair) and trying to define sexy as one type. Cuz personally, the more outside pressure I get to shave my legs and pits, the less I want to shave.