Jessica needs to come up with a title for her final manuscript.
JESS: im so tempted to dedicate it as-- And to all of the people I wrote about: Thanks for the fodder, assholes.
JESS: ok this is my dedication
To Josh, for understanding the things I thought no one ever would.
And to New York: You’re tearing me apart, and I’ve never felt better.
JESS: and this is my epigraph -Words alone could never save us. -The Hold Steady
JOSH: thats amazing
JOSH: great quote too, though maybe leave it not-attributed
JESS: yeah i was thinking that
JESS: do you think i can do that without getting in trouble?
JOSH: maybe just make it an elliott smith quote
JOSH: like "maybe i'll kill myself" -elliott smith
JESS: LOL that would be so funny
JOSH: it would be dark humor, always a positive in writing
JESS: Words alone could never save us. - H.S.
JESS: that way im attributing it but initializing it
JOSH: but then it could be like...harry s truman
(Yeah, we say "lol" too much. So sue us.)
JESS: i really want to put that elliott smith quote as my last page
JOSH: how about
(We then started bitching about people we know. That led to...)
JOSH: lol you're full o' rage
JESS: i know
JOSH: you have this angry underside that sometimes surfaces when you're pissed at someone
JESS: haha yeah. ew i feel so gross
JESS: i slept at justin's unexpectedly so im wearing the clothes i wore yesterday and his deoderant and no makeup
JESS: ugh i really need a title
JOSH: ummm why cant it be "my work"
JOSH: no seriously like why cant you do that
JOSH: who cares about the title?
JESS: i care
JESS: im taking this way too seriously. i'm like pretending i'm sending it to random house.
JESS: i'm a loser
JESS: what if i called it 32 seconds, its a line from one of my poems
JOSH: thats like an n+1 title
JESS: i want something good but i'm apparently retarded
JESS: thanks dick
JOSH: how about
JOSH: "the square root of my heart is this sadness you've left me with"
JOSH: appeal to the math-nerd demographic
JESS: you're ridiculous
JOSH: how about
JOSH: "These paragraphs, and the fall of woman, in this eternal grace"
JOSH: just make it realllly pretentious
JOSH: i'm retarded
JOSH: call it "Working Title"
JOSH: SEE WHAT IM DOING THERE? ITS SELF-REFERENCING
JESS: can i call it "the kids are alright" without 1) stealing a song lyric from some 60s band and 2) sounding like an asshole?
JOSH: yes to 2, no to 1
JOSH: how about "I LIKE PILLS I NEED THEM YESSSS"
JESS: i should just call it "I wrote this when I was stoned"
JOSH: LOL why lie
JOSH: "Weed's good"
JOSH: "The man with the red hair winked at me without moving the rest of his face"
JOSH: "The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle."
JOSH: "Tittles of my heart"
JOSH: "I tittled you"
JOSH: "Tittles missing, heart breaking, my life is a crevice and you are all falling in"
JESS: "the resurrection will not be televised"
JESS: "danny bonadouchebag"
JESS: "if you stop in the middle of the sidewalk i will punch you"
JOSH: "A pregnant goldfish is called a twit"
JESS: this is getting out of hand
JESS: "i have one hand"
JOSH: "I sneeze with my eyes open"
JOSH:ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE IM ALLERGIC TO BOTH FUCK IT ALL ACHOOOO"
As of this posting, she still has no idea what to call her manuscript. Suggestions?