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Incredible incredible stuff. Overwhelming and difficult to get through in the best way, I found it impossible to read it without basically carving out time to pace around alone during breaks. Thank you for such harsh-clear and disrupting writing, scenes will linger in my mind forever after this point.

pacing around sleeves rolled up smoking those yaoi cigs!! loved this review, thank you πŸ’œ

This book is both difficult to put down and pick back up. It brought back a lot of traumatic, yet somehow fond memories. I am of the mind that the more that a piece of art is able to change you fundamentally as a person, the better it is. This is probably the best book I've ever read (so far). This book rearranged the borders of my mind multiple times, disturbing my sense of identity and momentarily reawakening the phantoms of hallucinations long past. It will be interesting to see where the borders land once the dust has settled (I only just now finished my first reading). I know they won't be in the same places they were before, that's for sure. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with the world!

i'm very moved it could affect you so deeply. thank you πŸ’œ

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A book that squishes its characters together like blobs of dry play-doh until they crumble and merge in monstrous intimacy. It’s fucked up. It feels daring. I really liked it.


thank you! when i was really small i would squish playdo into tiny pawns of people. nothing has changed... πŸ¦ πŸ¦‚


i read this book at the end of december and i'm reading it again now. i always feel so lucky to find art/writing like this. it feels like a big overblown statement, but it really changed my life in some way that's hard for me to put to words. i feel like i'm always desperate for stories that puncture me the way this one does, and they're so hard to find. this gave me the gutting i wanted and i was numb for a whole day after finishing it. it was horrible and hot and heartbreaking. thanks for this and for making so many things that matter to me.

This made me really happy, like writing it was really worth it. I understand, it's so hard to find something that hits just right, most media leaves me so listless like what's the point…

Horrible/hot/heartbreaking, the three H's of antiquity...that's exactly how I'd want someone to feel after reading it. Thanks for writing,  I will keep making sharp objects <3

book has affected me for days, was sickened and amazed in numerous scenes! Wild act of solidarity in Trianon, "There is nothing I could do to you that you wouldn't deserve", cried a LOT, also extremely hot. every submission I have ever wanted for myself is here. amazing job, I don't know what to do.

thank you so much, such a beautiful reaction!! πŸ’œ thanks for suffering the passion of it. my soul is refueled! πŸ’‰βœ¨πŸ¦Ÿ

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it's so hard to find the material in this world, one can starve for it, with all these empty calories. "messed up in the only way that's made me feel like i'm not" yeah...writing it was like making a bubble that got me through a hard year when everything else was unbreathable. a little something for the extremophiles....

and thank you! may you be seen, hopefully with less physical trauma <3


cultural precedent for the sick lands of serious weakness. they survived too long like its not really exploring the engine i mean its so formal like a form i don't use, i read it like a mouse where it's a lucky star. counting lucky stars from these got into my thoughts while sick, made me sure to drink any water and but i still don't know priority.

well i wrote this at 40 pages and slowly absently got to 80 pages before coming to. time to channel this to afford the time.. i'll like to read next time more so like mouse houses and setting up and going out or maybe not. anyway not a house but i need a non fantasy game to read this and i believe in reader participation cya bye