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100 words on what it was like the first time you had sex

Hahaha 100 words would be far too long

I saw you're taking requests. Could you write 100 words on advertising?

Advertising agencies sold products by exploiting people’s insecurities. “Buy this product or no one will fuck you”, they said. “Buy this product or you’ll never be accepted”. The people in charge made a lot of money this way, and they spent that money on stuff they didn’t need, out of fear that no one would fuck them, or they’d never be accepted. It would be nicer if adverts told us not to bother with society’s narrow parameters of beauty, since we’re just energy as old as the universe, forged in the furnaces of stars. But stars don’t buy anti-wrinkle cream.

Now taking requests/subjects/prompts for 100-word writings.

Benedict Smith, The 100-Word Series

Beyond excited to see Boyhood. Richard Linklater is a genius.

If you haven’t seen Kanye West perform I would highly recommend it. Probably the closest thing I’ll ever have to a religious experience.

—Dorothy Parker

—Stephen R. Covey (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via shinigamimi)

—Jonathan Carroll (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via alicekitty)

Gilbert Norrell (via loveage-moondream)

(Source: chronosynclasticinfundibulums, via loveage-moondream)

—A conversation with the inimitable John Maeda. Complement with Seth Godin on dancing with self-doubt and Anna Deavere Smith’s advice to artists on what self-esteem really means.  (via explore-blog)

- Benedict Smith (via chunychuny)

I like to think I’m a little more optimistic about the human condition now. It comes and goes, I suppose.

(via haze-mean)

Not sure how many people will recognise that that was a joke. Or if it’s even funny. These are the fears that keep me up at night.

The internet has raised a generation of insecure egoists. We must stop measuring our self-worth via ‘likes’ and ‘retweets’. It’s pathetic. Like/reblog this post if you agree with me.