Toward a unified theory of ponies

F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby:

“For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing.”

You need not read my reveries, but you really ought to take a peek at this:


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 June 2012 · 4:22 pm

    I remain amazed at how well these mash-up things seem to work. (Though I will add that I think “The Great Gatsby” was one of the books I found most depressing as a teen…and having re-read it a couple years ago, I stand by my assessment).

    I wonder, though…the guys who reject reading things like “The Hunger Games” or even “Harry Potter,” because they were, gasp, written by chicks, probably won’t be swayed by ponies. (And to address another point from the end of the Vent: I don’t WANT books that people assume I can “relate” to because they are “just like” my life. I want books that allow me an escape by showing me worlds or eras or mindsets different from my own….)

  2. CGHill »

    1 June 2012 · 5:22 pm

    Indeed. If I want something like my life, I have two or three million words’ worth right here.

    Morrissey, morose as always, suggested we hang the DJ because “the music they constantly play, it says nothing to me about my life.” This is an attitude I try my best to deplore.

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