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Carrie Laben @pinguinus Astoria, Queens

Debut novel A HAWK IN THE WOODS available now from Word Horde. Order here: https://t.co/ebezW080jM Pronouns: She/her or they/them.

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10/25
2020
Scholastic Bowl team. We were dominant, even had an undefeated season, but because of my weird problem with names I… https://t.co/NyGxW035WOThere's a whole weird tension around the small business good/ big business bad dichotomy - it isn't entirely false,… https://t.co/dYHVyksFJs @Jessica91415892 @GavinWax @JackPosobiec @NYYRC @Facebook Truth is a defense against slander, so discovery should be fun.Oneonta NY native Jerry Jeff Walker passed away yesterday from cancer-related complications. He was 78. He wrote th… https://t.co/X4nERLc2TZ
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @arthur_affect @TwisterFilm @CarolT52973604 @mxanthropology @Mishyana @eclair_voyance @megawhelmed @KidThorazinehttps://t.co/WEbNrWGet2 @arthur_affect @patiencemosher @megawhelmed @TwisterFilm @CarolT52973604 @mxanthropology @Mishyana @eclair_voyancehttps://t.co/AQlWcdHkPI @megawhelmed @patiencemosher @TwisterFilm @arthur_affect @CarolT52973604 @mxanthropology @Mishyana @eclair_voyancehttps://t.co/b8saAVS6v5 @TwisterFilm @arthur_affect @CarolT52973604 @mxanthropology @Mishyana @eclair_voyance @megawhelmed @KidThorazinehttps://t.co/Qjwdpejnkf @coilingoracle Birds are good. @victorlavalle Are we absolutely sure that's not a ventriloquist's dummy with a filter? @billpennyy I mean it's not perfect, the last person was shifting back and forth a little.Just plotted the voting line on gmaps pedometer, it's .362 miles long and people were still showing up when I left.No Nazis sighted.Early voting line at my site is wrapped around the block and overlapping itself like a snail. @KageGrines @sarah_k_mock I mostly agree but I would argue that the ability to renegotiate the arrangement with cha… https://t.co/c4k8VlYzcmWhite guy tries to use a Native farmer as a weapon against a white ag journalist. It goes well. https://t.co/fiB3gNPVkb @ascannerburkely I'm also not convinced that the relationship between smart, learned, and well-read actually works that way. @sarah_k_mock That was a truly elegant twitter moment.What the hell is this sentence doing, I don't think I like it: "(He was also, quite simply, smarter than either Mc… https://t.co/XjLyPXhUhx @dlbowman76 @SadieHartmann @almakatsu The Unstrung Harp is a personal writing touchstone of mine. @SadieHartmann @almakatsu For real! @almakatsu Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World @SadieHartmann @almakatsu PBS Mystery! - they had different Edward Gorey in different seasons, and it was my first… https://t.co/PwdvSos4FP @holir_twitch Interesting. I would also marry Yellowstone but reverse the other two.Fuck Marry Kill: National Parks Edition. I'll kick us off - Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon. (Killing a nation… https://t.co/sg061XTKVy @noahkfields @geoffwisner Gorgeous! @iridienne @roninkakuhito Eh, I was already in school at that point. My preschool memories are kinda shaky and not… https://t.co/tW2Ew46mcO @roninkakuhito @iridienne I don't remember actually seeing the disaster, but I definitely remember people talking a… https://t.co/7VCbXxiO4mI was almost late but it's #FridayReads time and I just started Owls of the Eastern Ice by @JonathanSlaght.Thread about the deep-seated weirdness of 4H (ands cons generally. I had a misty view of the organization because m… https://t.co/suK3Cb5Zu8 @QualiaRedux I mean, speaking of things that are arguably crypto-pedophilia, I could make a sparkling intellectual… https://t.co/wMrf2GBHbN @holir_twitch Fortunately it can be avoided by looping that block the other way, so it's not like the entire year o… https://t.co/J7I98jcpWGThis mourning dove really did Allen Iverson a pterodactyl. https://t.co/KrctycEnxk
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10/24
2020
The house on our block that is always the most extra for all holidays has a life-sized animatronic Pennywise in the… https://t.co/GcmG1Duj6b @Thereadorder @landcruiser13 @adamcbest @RepClayHiggins I'd rather chew a cactus than be married to that guy, too. @RepClayHiggins I'm old enough to remember you guys losing your minds over possible witchcraft in, like, The Smurfs. Hypocrites. @ScholarOfDecay It didn't make a whole lot of sense but the improv cat dude came back. @ScholarOfDecay I dreamed an entire alternative fifth season for BoJack Horseman and I think I'm doing a lot better than this guy. @SGJ72 @texasbookfest They chose well. Congrats! @QualiaRedux @erikhane @HeadwaterLit Yay! https://t.co/N1k8oFFs3e @Hal_Duncan If we abolished the police, who took all the guns from those brave 2A defenders?The wrecking of the Klamath Basin in the name of agriculture is a disgrace. https://t.co/mOmYIfZRUC @megelison @NussbaumAbigail I haven't actually read Normal People, but yeah, successfully identifying slavery as ba… https://t.co/fCBVIRFVEc @megelison @NussbaumAbigail "Moral clarity is strictly for children" isn't as mature and interesting a stance as sh… https://t.co/Pgdrmp9ttpEeeeeeee https://t.co/uSdPtFEbpyIt Didn't have to be this way Canada. It really didn't Abuse of Process https://t.co/ZbvNxsyTX9
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @ewenthel Oooh, shrike? Cassowary? Cardinal who found themselves in striking distance of a bander's thumb? @TheBirdist Let's pretend he is to raise awareness!Kinship by Ursula Le Guin https://t.co/sX0MkJfVBe @farahrosesmith It's possible! I've only ever been me so I have very little basis for comparison.
10/23
2020
@QualiaRedux Like 90% of the people I'm attracted to turn out to be bi or pansexual even though I never planned it that way.Whole thread but mostly this. https://t.co/qtJ7p63iD9 @farahrosesmith While it doesn't lack bias, that genre is less boy's club overall I think. @farahrosesmith I've been mentored by women (and men, but in answer to this particular question), notably Cara Hoff… https://t.co/M7FP2LWy1eEat your landlord. https://t.co/jB5Os3YcZB
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @farahrosesmith Eh, Autumn is nature getting all the death omens out of storage and dusting them off, it's probably… https://t.co/bMjkuo5Q1x @billpennyy All birds are dinosaurs but chickens are specifically T. rex. @dlbowman76 I mean, to take it to the other extreme, if my brother insults me online yes that is upsetting, especia… https://t.co/zRa0RBWCSN @dlbowman76 I consider arguments between friends or formerly friendly acquaintances different, even if they take pl… https://t.co/4FjeUNSz5MIf someone is a choad and they insult you, that means you are objectionable to choads, which is a win.I kinda don't get why people get sad about being insulted online. Sumdude just called me a Karen for telling him to… https://t.co/im1ZNxEYJf @tigerquinn7 @RawStory Yeah, you should consider paying for content if you want it to be of good quality. @tigerquinn7 @RawStory That's how the screen works, yes. @QualiaRedux It could be anything from 'he's just absorbed basic cultural biases' to 'he's planning a series of ins… https://t.co/0whdfexVxr @QualiaRedux Like even if you did want to interrogate whether some specific dude's thing for smaller women was a po… https://t.co/pXX8vmpGrbI'm a person who knows too many chickens because I was legitimately concerned that they were going to try to eat th… https://t.co/qJQQzLBDB6 @johnlevenstein Poor baby. Should've brought an audio book I guess. @flightofsand *coughs in family that does both at different times/with different members* @intelligentwat @farahrosesmith Posnan is the being that most accepts my mess! @intelligentwat @farahrosesmith Cats are not anti-mess. @Gabino_Iglesias My grandpa had an odd-eyed dog and I've always had a soft spot for them. Mazel tov!
10/22
2020
Look do you want Nephilim or not? https://t.co/7aWQbKfZIT @farahrosesmith In theory, I'm uncomfortable with the idea of ever telling any adult what to do with their sex life… https://t.co/XfYDmXgKkXLTR - folx, especially those who are privileged. Resist the urge to talk about how you're looking forward to "ign… https://t.co/uWA64yXmaF
Retweeted by Carrie Laben(And while I'm not anti-adultery per se, I would also argue that if you're going to fuck around on your wife repeat… https://t.co/WQ7fiZxzS7He doesn't even have to ask permission to go to the bathroom, for god's sake.Sometimes people become aware that you have a body at inapt times. There are measures you can take to prevent this,… https://t.co/ysqnmpL8BOAnne Lamott has always been kind of a dipshit but I really expected better than this. For one thing, Toobin is expe… https://t.co/urdIZfQyaVTo clarify for the quote bot followers, "Socrates" here is the sculpture park in Queens.Our October bundle with Freedbird Books is spooky! Our monthly bundle allows you to buy 3 books for just $30 (40%… https://t.co/uOwRCwLdUg
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @dlbowman76 Take it easy, take care, and take a glass of water.Today at Socrates I watched a blue-headed vireo drop to the ground and wrassle a medium-sized beetle thing for abou… https://t.co/DQzumQElr3Some of my fave pics from the @DarkestDungeon boardgame Kickstarter that just went live! Cannot wait to paint these… https://t.co/na5uCXQrKf
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @goodreads There are a lot of great novellas being published in horror/weird fiction if you're into that.… https://t.co/xWVsLIxmVP @jaysturt @iridienne As I believe a certain Jared once said, 'fuck your feelings.' @LairdBarron I don't wish ill on puppies.Isn't it *interesting* that the person responsible for this quote — which erases the 7% of Montana that is Indigeno… https://t.co/6vyh0ZmnMz
Retweeted by Carrie LabenIf elected to council, I will demand an official investigation into the purported existence of one or more wolves inside of you.
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @coilingoracle They're not very good at conversation, though, that's legit. @NMamatas https://t.co/1arhIykcRT
10/21
2020
@farahrosesmith My friendships with women are pretty much the same as my friendships with everyone else but I'm sti… https://t.co/wLQf1z8JOkAccording to my poll-worker training this would not fly at a polling place in NYC - don't like my odds if I were to… https://t.co/4frn5tSsqICat health status update: I have obtained bonito stock powder and am going to try making her broth of vigor. @QualiaRedux Surely it's easier to go with one of the many ethical ways to just not say it. @ArnallLabrador It suits you!#QuestionTuesday In honor of spooky season, what is the spookiest ghost story you have ever read? https://t.co/JKXSYsz9rI
Retweeted by Carrie LabenIf you're not sure whether or not you'd like to read my Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novella, you can check out… https://t.co/3jiL6Q61Rp
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @ewenthel Ok now we can't trust the cis with calendars. What next? @holir_twitch We already experienced enough mind-rending, reality-twisting evil in high school
10/20
2020

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