Who do YOU screw?
This is the first of hopefully a few, or many, reviews and tidbits of insight to come.
This one is kind of hard to pick where to start and keep it relatively short but here it goes:
“I love you,” I say.
He tilts his fat lovable head like a confused puppy.
“You are a terrible best friend,” I tell him. “Terrible! You totally ditch me every time you have a boyfriend, and then you come crawling back when you’re heartbroken. You don’t listen to me. You don’t even seem to like me. You get obsessed with the play and totally ignore me except to insult me to our friend behind my back, and you exploit your life and the people you say you care about so that your little play can make people love you and think how awesome you are and how liberated you are and how wondrously gay you are but you know what? Being gay is not an excuse for being a dick.
“But you’re one on my speed dial and I want you to stay there and I’m sorry I’m a terrible best friend, too, and I love you.”
He won’t stop it with the turned head. “Grayson, are you coming out to me? Because I’m, I mean, don’t take this personally, but I would sooner go straight than go gay with you.”
— this part coming up is the main reason for the post, but I didn’t think it would make sense without the above portion —
“NO. No no no. I don’t want to screw you. I just love you. When did who you want to screw become the whole game? Since when is the person you want to screw the only person you get to love? It’s so stupid, Tiny! I mean, Jesus, who even gives a fuck about sex?! People act like it’s the most important thing humans do, but come on. How can our sentient fucking lives revolve around something slugs can do. I mean who you want to screw and whether you screw them? Those are important questions, I guess. But they’re not that important. You know what’s important? Who would youdie for? Who do you wake up at five forty-five in the morning for even though you don’t even know why he needs you? Whose drunken nose would you pick?!”
Will Grayson, will grayson - John Green & David Levithan
This is a conversation Will Grayson had with his best - gay - friend, Tiny, after they had a “fall” out of sorts. (Quotations for fall refer to the actual book ending which involves a lot of falling. Read it to figure it out.)
But as I’ve said with most of these post I find these interesting and they tend to explain a lot of what I think, and being able to quote someone else is a helluva lot easier to do than come up with this on my own. So, take this for what you will and that is the best I can do :P