a list of websites i follow via google reader and some reasons that i follow them

[note] the following are listed in the order that they appear in my reader due to their 'titles' [the header of the blog’s homepage], therefore the order is not necessarily alphabetical, but 'makes sense'

[note] some websites have been omitted due to lack of interest re dissecting why i follow them/subsequent disinterest in continuing to follow them

blog belongs to brandon scott gorrell
met brandon in brooklyn a few years ago, we talk on gchat infrequently
mentioned me in his 'most of the people i know on the internet' post http://bit.ly/gPHSmW; misspelled 'mcgillicuddy' as 'mcguillicuddy'
enjoyed his poetry book 'during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer present'; recently 'uncovered' this book, irl, in a manner that seemed 'premature' in that i found it in a box 'in storage' in my basement in a way that perhaps my grandmother 'uncovers' pictures of my grandfather as a teenager [or something], seemed weird
had vague feelings of jealousy re brandon's chemistry with megan boyle during the first time we met, and feel a sort of 'friendly rivalry', vaguely
i like his ideas re 'science fiction'/'combatting' depression
frequently posts things that make me laugh

blog belongs to tao lin
posts infrequently, which leads to feelings of 'omg' when '(1)' appears beside the blog title in google reader
'ground zero' of some of the internet's most entertaining shitstorms outside of /b/
'hub' where tao lin's online literary work can be found; due to obscure blog title, i utilize google reader to return here easily
seems 'obsolete' now that tao has a tumblr
seems that tao recently 'wants nothing to do with me': might have been caused by previous excruciatingly awkward/’pointless' interactions irl/on the internet/via other members of the indie lit scene, which causes his work to seem more like 'artifacts' than 'consumable "art"', to me, currently

blog belongs to miles ross
met miles ross in brooklyn
seems to be zachary german's bffirl
seems very chill
enjoy reading blog due to ‘extreme’ non sequitur re types of posts/post content
i like looking at miles's face in what seems like kind of a creepy way [something about his teeth/nose placement? idk]

blog/thing belongs to tracy brannstrom
found via interview with tao lin [unsure which]
infrequently posts ms paint-style art/comics that are very intimate/obtusely communicative without being 'overly painterly'/'under-representational'
seems to cause consistent laughter and feelings that i may be empathizing with girls, in general, more by reading the comics posted here
seems 'ellen kennedy-esque' in cute-vs-gross-vs-obscene-vs-‘just bein real wich u niggas’-ness

company blog for cartoon network series 'adventure time'
'religiously' watch this show due to consistent levels of enjoyment
found the ‘adventure time’ pilot online through facebook post
was encourage to watch the show by ebbie bonczek
follow this blog because of frequently posted 'inside looks' at the animation industry/how fans respond to a viral/highly-marketable/genre-nondescript pieces of postmodern children's television
the show is a satisfactory mash-up of pokemon, power rangers, arthur, dungeons and dragons, and real life
thought 'almost too good to be true' re descriptive cliche

blog belongs to jordan castro
don't remember when/how i found jordan castro's blog, might have been through comments on my or tao's blog
feel indifferent, i think, re interest levels reading the content of the blog, and bad-to-poor about jordan's music career
feel good about jordan’s writing abilities/what he chooses to post on the blog/what elements of his life he chooses to show
found a video in which 40~70minutes in my name was mentioned re 'depressed black men’ somehow [indirectly] via this blog
have generally positive feelings re jordan castro

tumble log belongs to rebecca ‘bebe zeva’ hershkovitz
seems cute
bebe seems to have a pretty high intellect and has the sort of 'queen bee' ability to make people who she 'likes' feel 'special' in order to get what she wants; conveys this through blogging
content seems funny/cutting edge in terms of meme regurgitation sub-[in terms of] time of meme release
bebe creates her own sub-memes and meta-memes as well as posts pictures of herself in fashionable clothing via this tumble log, which is stimulating in the same way watching a child play in a sandbox is stimulating, but takes a lot more brainpower/deconstruction of indulgences to appreciate, i think
i follow this in google reader because i often miss 'especially interesting' posts via tumblr due to the 'blog noise' caused by the other people i follow on tumblr

an interesting deconstruction of the 'bro'/douchebag/fraternity subculture
belongs to 'ned's younger brother'
seems consistently funny in a socially unacceptable way; seems to convey how people who go through life without financial/sexual/social inadequacies might perceive the world, should they exist

blog belongs to 'z'
pretty sure this is a music blog
seems 'highly concerned with' memeable 'hipster' music-related [things]
use of found 60s/70s photography seems to 'trick' me into not removing it/thinking it is an influential music site
seems subordinate to hipster runoff by one ‘tier’, yet resembles gorilla vs bear slightly in aesthetic
might remove this

tumble log belongs to cassandra yuill [formerly cass and carly's world tour]
posts pictures and words from various famous people from around the world
sometimes digresses into science fiction/space commentary
often depicts film stars/artists/writers in unusual photographs
very entertaining/prolific

unsure where i found this/who curates it/what its 'about'
seems to be a tumble log where the most recent music videos by obscure/underground/avant garde/super famous music artists are posted, though seems like 'fashion', 'art' and 'comedy' are sometimes featured on this site/linked by this site
seems most videos are 'unwatchable' due to the frequency of the 'high-level’ ‘avant garde' quality of videos posted

similar to 'cool hunter'
high-end blog that it appears upper class 'alt' people peruse to 'keep up' with trends
seems like it promotes a lifestyle i would like to experience/aspire to achieve

similar to 'cool hunting' in most respects
also posts 'online content' 2~3 months after it seems ‘relevant’/’new’/i have already consumed it ['cool hunting' mostly posts irl, expensive, purchasable things]

blog belongs to sam pink
have 'strong feelings' re sam pink that seem positive/like they will become [something] later in his/my career

blog belongs to dennis cooper
have never read any of dennis cooper's work; can rarely get past reading the header of his blog posts
feel intrigued by this blog due to the 'absurd'/possibly inhuman amount of content that is posted on what seems like a daily basis
a lot of fascinating homoerotic content on this blog
a lot of fascinating literature-related content on this blog
a lot of fascinating 'art world' content posted in a amateur, curatorial manner on this blog

blog belongs to me
created to 'house' information related to my upcoming film 'dead midgets'
contains an original art gallery, video tumble log, series of links to 'inspirational' websites, links to previous work by me and some 'mystery links'
largely self-promotional but seems to have some ‘artistic merit'
background image is a collage of works by william-adolphe bouguereau

tumble log belongs to ellen kennedy
seems like after some sort of 'breakdown' ellen kennedy absolved her internet presence besides this blog and her twitter account
seems the majority of posts are cute/'definitely voyeuristic'/'extremely underground' in presentation/internet world exposure
feel fascinated by the life of someone who 'could have made it' but is reclusive/still producing 'content', but 'on the dl'

blog belongs to/curated by jamie sterns
met jamie in brooklyn
posts seem 'relentless' in their artfulness
feel connected to the new york art scene through a 'vicarious connection' via jamie/this blog
seems cool/fashionable to follow

bebe zeva's photo blog
seems to be modeled after cory kennedy's blog in a non-‘copycat’ way in that it is a blogspot with a tumblr 'feel'/has some 'life-blogging' content in paragraph form
contains intriguing photos documenting bebe's fashion choices/minimal social life which seems intriguing/slightly voyeuristic

pop/disco blog belongs to a collective of [what seem to be] promoters/music enthusiasts in france
infrequently post music i feel 'really into'; most posts are what seem to be french music enthusiasts trying to ‘keep in touch' with american pop trends while retaining strong, french electro/disco sensibilities
blog header used to be a 'sweet-ass' logo, the design/color scheme of which i envied from a design standpoint, unsure what happened to it
each post is accompanied by an intriguing 35mm photo-scan that causes feelings of 'longing'/extreme interest in me re the lives of french music enthusiasts
every post includes 1~4 downloadable mp3s, reminiscent of ~2008 mp3 sharing websites

posts/links to articles about the most recent technological advances/consumer products
frequently visiting this site causes feelings of 'living in the future' in a [what feels similar to] nostalgic way
reading posts on this site seems similar to watching a science fiction movie

blog belongs to megan boyle
megan and i have been friends for ~2 years
each post seems 'great' to me, unsure if this is objective or due to multiple 'great' experiences with megan irl
[non sequitur that seems 'appropriate']: megan has a signed autograph of steve martin in her apartment
posts infrequently, causing feelings of 'omg' when '(1)' appears beside the blog title in google reader
seems 'ideal' in terms of what i like about 'life-blogging' in terms of thoughts/experiences documented
'lol' during every blog post, seems i did this when reading blog before meeting megan irl, while 'reviewing' her 'back catalog' of previous posts due to high interest levels
seems this blog has substantially ‘informed’ how i think/speak since discovering it

prominent music blog belongs to chris cantalini
seems to 'cover' music very similar to music i would chose to listen to independent of this site's existence
fun to read while ‘on’ marijuana
supposedly ‘created’ the modern vintage aesthetic i feel a strong attachment to
very minimal ‘coverage’ in terms of information provided; seems to convey 'here is the content' in a non-'preachy' manner which seems good to me

blog belongs to [someone]/'carles'
infrequently talk to carles on gchat
'definitive pop culture blog' re content that appeals to a broad audience independent of its presentation
presented in a manner that seems persistently satirical in a way reminiscent to how i think critically about [everything]
seems like the only 'business model' outside of social networking that has the potential to make 'mad bank' which seems appealing to me from an observational standpoint
carles's persistent anonymity but choice to cover prominent pop culture trends/news/events seems to combine a series of qualities i was previously attracted to re various types of websites, and combines them in a self-aware/prolific way that is consistently intriguing and has 'undercut the competition' in terms of any desire [for me] to visit other news/pop culture/event coverage websites
used to contain 'sexie' american apparel advertisements
'introduced' me to 'the scene' and most trends that i feel 'concerned' about/intrigued by now

literary blog belongs to a collective of indie authors/critics headed by blake butler
infrequently posts 'coverage' of the few aspects of independent/obscure/non-mainstream/mainstream literature i feel interested in
frequently posts 'coverage' of non-literature content that has 'intellectual value' i relate to
promotes/analyzes/extrapolates on 'shitstorms' in a way that seems engaging/intellectually stimulating/'troll-promoting'
only feel comfortable using the word 'shenanigans' [in any context irl] in reference to this blog

tumble log belongs to mallory whitten: jordan castro's partner/'partner in crime'
blog seems consistently funny/engaging
images/videos/gifs/data/literary content posted here seem[s] 'awesome'

stream of informative articles and hi-res images ‘captured by’ the hubble space telescope
seems 'ethereal'/serene to browse in a non-sarcastic way
seems an 'ideal' resource for recent online art community phenomenon of superimposing space pictures onto 35mm photo-scans

blog belongs to alexi wasser
honestly don't read this blog, just watch the videos
honestly had only been on this blog once before the 'hipster convention/panel' in LA
recently saw alexi wasser in a peppermint patty commercial/edie sedgwick movie; felt compelled to follow her internet presence
feel confused/intrigued by her physical appearance/'obviously' emotionally unstable persona
don't really consider this blog/alexi especially 'hipster' [re http://i.imgur.com/yUSe4.jpg], more 'hollywood'/[something related to cobrasnake/dim mak but without ennui]
basically just like watching the videos

science fiction/space reality blog belongs to cassandra yuill
consistently 'great' re-blogs/found images related to popular science fiction films/stories/themes
megan boyle once inquired after cassandra after i re-blogged a post re-blogged here and considered this blog 'better than the blog that originally posted the re-blogged image'; i agree with her
one of the best/most prolific 'specified theme' tumblrs i have seen

blog belongs to xTx
feel very intrigued by 'xTx' name choice; feel very confused about who [she] is/what literary relevance [she] has
have seen literary posts by xTx in various places, feel good about the quality of the content/confused re whether they are 'to my tastes' or my consumption is fueled solely by intrigue/confusion/mystery

blog belongs to chris killen
seems notable [for some reason]

blog belongs to camille [la] frere
camille and i have been friends for ~3 years; used to be co-bloggers on http://romanticrhetoric.blogspot.com
prolific blogger who posts mostly cryptic messages to men [possibly one man] in her life; seems fun to attempt to deconstruct/passive-aggressively superimpose 'self' into cryptic messages
infrequently posts semi-nude/lingerie-clad photos of herself
writes funny editorial essays/poems about pop culture news/scandals
gives advice to women, addressing them as 'ladies'; seems funny

music criticism site that targets a wider audience than rolling stone
seems to accurately predict music trends

blog belongs to richard wehrenberg jr.
richard is a member of the ohio lit scene, which i feel a strong/weak/vague connection to
wrote poems in 'think tank for human beings in general' that i really enjoyed
seems detached in a [something]/idk manner that is vaguely intriguing to me

blog belongs to me
put this in my google reader to allow me to review what the blog looks like in other peoples' google readers
used to be updated daily with content about 'romance' in what seems like an 'excruciatingly unclear'/unfocused/convoluted manner
now contains content related to human relationships, analyses of events/emotions that seem 'overwhelming' to me in some way and seem appropriate re 'public deconstruction', and re-posted articles from other publications regarding human relationships/sex/failures re 'intimacy'
receives 'mad hits' in comparison to my other blogs due to porn-related google image search clic-throughs/gratuitous non-sexual nudity in photos accompanying most ‘old’ posts
contains bebe zeva's 'career-launching' 'it-girl' comparison article/interview from last year

seems to be relevant if you live in new york, unsure

blog belongs to dj berndt
seemed mildly interesting [at some point]

blog belongs to leigh alexander, prolific videogame journalist/brooklyn socialite/intellectual
seems cool re leigh being 'hot'/a 'legitimate journalist’/a female videogame player/intellectual [re political opinions, tastes in literature], [among other things]
don't really 'read' this blog so much as it seems cool to follow

blog belongs to jordan 'okghost' gillespie
really unsure re content/literary presence/coverage/persona 'what is going on here'
seems bizarre in an unintentional way [possibly similar to my own 'antics' re romantic rhetoric]
seems related to andrew moreno 'somehow', re new mexico

blog primarily belongs to kyle and erin williams [possibly no relation to each other re last name, though seems like they were in a relationship [[until recently[[[???]]]]]]
seems defunct
used to have interesting brooklyn-related tumble log-type posts here
feel anxious waiting for new content

'entry-level'/mainstream music news site; claims to cover 'indie music'
seems this was the first site i began reading when 'strong interest' in music began to develop
seems 'irrelevant' in many ways, to me, currently

blog belongs primarily to gavin mcinnes [formerly of vice mag] and derrick beckles [[formerly?] of 'truth' anti-smoking ad campaign], with various contributors who have opinions on things that seem largely uninteresting/contrived/irrelevant to my life
probably more accurately described as an internet zine/periodical
originally began following this blog because of largely controversial/'boisterously disinterested in societal norms' content that piqued my interest due to absurdity/crude humor/coverage of 'the seedy underbelly' of urban culture
infrequently posts articles/news/editorials i feel semi-to-pretty interested in
'chronicles' gavin mcinnes's professional career as 'the king of the hipsters'

blog belongs to tavi gevinson
fashion blog belongs to a 13-year-old girl
seems 'wise beyond her years' in terms of stylistic sensibilities/prolificacy of blog posting habits
seems due to her age/style preferences/notoriety that tavi is the only person i feel comfortable 'listening to' re opinions on fashion, music, art in a way that feels unsarcastic; unsure 'why'
[something about] lack of 'pretense'

photo tumble log containing original photography by tamara lichtenstein of young, attractive people doing various things in [what seems to be] the deep south

tumble log belongs to toa lin
seems funny
seems that i follow this blog because i feel 'concerned' about 'what tao is going to do next' and this seems to most accurately communicate that information
seems like the tumblr of a post-postmodern 'buddha figure' or something
feel uneasy and slightly shocked each time i 'come across' a post here

definitive 'high-art' website re american-created anime/manga-related content [imo]
belongs to a collective of anime enthusiasts/artists
infrequently check this website for [something]
since my [early high school] anime/manga ‘phase', seems this website is the only place i find 'mature [as in not immature]' anime/manga-related metamemes that i think i understand/recognize/think have 'aesthetic merit'
seems 'commendable' re attempting to approach anime from a solely pop-art standpoint

tumble log belongs to kyle and erin williams's [defunct?] band, the nudes
funny video content
post-hipster runoff 'ironic' [something]
inherent attraction to relationship-based start-up companies/music ventures/satire videos seemed fulfilled via this website when it was 'in its prime'
after the EP release, seemed amount of interesting content decreased and 'ironic hipster bashing "from the horse's mouth"' dwindled due to financial/interest/relationship/art informing reality ‘problems’

blog belongs to noah cicero
maybe my favorite blog on the internet
posts relatively frequently about thoughts/news/literary things
talk on gchat very infrequently
noah, along with carles, tao lin, megan boyle, and perhaps blake butler seems to be one of current indie lit's 'figure heads'
seems stylistically/thematically ‘after’ bret easton ellis but ‘before’ zachary german, jordan castro, and perhaps ellen kennedy in terms of my ability to relate to/respect the literary value of this blog
feel 'completely unaffected' by noah's writing in a way that still seems engaging/'enlightening' re interpersonal 'perspectives' or something, really unsure how to dissect this idea/blog

photo tumble log of 'cool images' [honestly that simple]
curated by justin blyth

no idea why this blog is in my google reader
googled 'thomas patrick levy'; only possible reasons for following this seem to be 'southern california' and 'htmlgiant' connections

'cutting-edge'/freeform news/editorial outlet curated/edited by [the mysterious] chris lavergne
seems consistently interesting re content
seems to 'cover' individual experiences communicated in rigorously/rigidly-constructed styles, 'random' links to 'baffling'/absurd/concern-raising news-like content, top [anything] lists, and satirical 'how-to' posts regarding underground/internet/embarrassing interpersonal interactions
seems very vague re ‘purpose’/’mission’

blog belongs to kevin dunfey

blog that posts pretty much anything pertaining to the japanese phenomenon/concept of 'kawaii', especially purchasable etsy products, pictures, home products and pieces of ‘high-art’

blog belongs to kendra grant malone
met kendra a few years ago in brooklyn
seems like a 'mother-figure' to me [somehow], but very oedipal [if at all]
kendra seems ‘effortless new yorker' in her persona/sensibilities, but [usually] without the abrasive/negative connotations
posts seem really feminine/highly sexual in a 'great' way
recall her calling me 'buttercup sweetheart/dear/honey' repeatedly when hanging out in new york

unsure who the fuck this is, but he seems weird as hell
don't want to follow him on twitter, so i subscribed to his posts on google reader
seems very 'post-hipster runoff' in a dark/somewhat abrasive way
just realized [he] is persian

seems to be a [defunct] news media outlet

flickr photostream belongs to [the late] erica hinson denny
intriguing personal/party photography and art by a woman from baltimore who died recently due to chronic asthma
considered her my favorite party photographer re her technique/style/subject matter
i wrote an article about her here: http://romanticrhetoric.blogspot.com/2010/11/baltimore-party-photographer-dies-at.html
seems to be a fascinating chronology of the life of an 'alt'/cool mom
erica had 'mad' tattoos all over her body [seems notable]

blog belongs to candace jackson
used to work with candace at a deli in college park, md
content on this blog seems good
poems seem notable
intent/concerns/interests seem similar to mine
await new content on this blog with ‘mild anxiety’

poetry blog belongs to andrew moreno
recently made 'private' because of something about a girl
met andy online, unsure when
talk frequently via various internet media
andy also has [several, it seems] formspring account[s] http://www.formspring.me/andycakess
seems really funny/depressed/autistic in his online presence
seems pretty fashionable/interesting re pictures i have seen of him
his poetry seems really personal but autistic, like he was being honest in an unusual way and trying to be funny/sarcastic without knowing how/what humor/sarcasm is
he posted this on youtube recently

daily comic strip authored by randall monroe concerning 'romance, sarcasm, math, and language'
i read this comic and then google the terms/ideas i am unfamiliar with in it in order to feel more intelligent in a way that doesn't seem to 'garner ridicule'/cause feelings of being 'intensely uncool'
the quality of the content seems to heavily 'outweigh' the level of artistry, though randall often posts 'insanely' well-mapped charts that seem 'more painterly' than ones it is possible to produce via excel or other information mapping software
frequently references linux operating system, which i know nothing at all about

blog belongs to victoria trott
internet lit scene member who was briefly banned by her parents from the internet lit scene; reappeared with slightly different name
seems really funny/'wise beyond her years'
posts seem really self-aware
when reading posts in chronological order feels like i'm [watching] a human being ‘grow’ like how people watch plants grow
seems like increased levels of prolificacy could translate to victoria being listed along with zachary, jordan, ellen and david fishkind as 2020's indie lit 'figure heads'
seems really strange to attempt predicting that, seems ‘dishonest’ due to me actually thinking this is a possibility but possibly 'altering the course of history' by asserting this, seems bleak
what do you think, victoria?

blog belongs to zachary german
became micro-famous somehow, unsure
wrote a book i have read multiple times called eat when you feel sad
met zac a few years ago in brooklyn
he, megan boyle and i cuddled together and fell asleep [half naked?] once when he came to baltimore for a reading
seems enigmatic/unpredictable in a pleasant way
in the title-related segment of my novel, male, black, a character based on zachary beats the main character, james, several times at connect four
met zachary through tao lin, but he and tao 'aren't talking' it seems
owns multiple cats
partner of jamie sterns [update: seems they broke up recently]
sweet ass haircut
seems like 'the neal cassady' of the current indie lit scene; seems 'great'
blog contains links to podcasts and extreme non sequiturs, mostly


JMBG said...

'can't believe' I read this whole post but thanks for mentioning me/my blog.

Buttercup McGillicuddy said...

jordan, do you have a facebook page?

does the 'mb' in your name stand for 'megan boyle'?

Stephen Tully Dierks said...

interesting post. i like your description of tao as a "post-postmodern 'buddha figure.'"