To Get You To Understand The Kind Of Life I'm...
So tonight, in addition to watching The Nightmare Before Christmas with one (maybe two?) Frenchman who’ve never seen it (and thus make me feel like some kind of philanthropic Svengali for bringing such high culture to the uninitiated masses), I am indulging in two of the finer things in life. The first of which being Martini Royales, made with two of the best ingredients known to man,...
Anonymous asked: Does France do Halloween?
Got This Question Today, Thought It Deserved A...
“why do you hate women so much? it’s ugly.” I hate women because they are all terrible, disgusting, malicious, childish semi-humans who embarrass me. Every time I look down at my vagina, I fill with this strange, implacable rage that makes me want to tear angrily at my own skin until I am no longer a discernible gender and can no longer be associated with this group of...
Dear Miss Fagan: The 20-Year-Old Virgin →
dearmissfagan: Dear Miss Fagan, I’m currently 20 years old with zero experience with the fellas. I had a boyfriend (in the 9th grade) and I have hooked up with boys (but still a virgin). I just turned 20 if that makes anything better.. (it doesn’t). I think the main reason why I don’t dive into a…
But there are things I like more than others, things like the dimples and tiny creases that form when you smile. I like that one day you will smile them into permanence, and you will walk around with visual proof of just how happy you’ve been. I like that you don’t know that they are wonderful. I like that I have to get a full-on laugh from you to get a real smile in pictures, so shy...
My Interview with Jian Ghomeshi for Q about Paris... →
The October 24th episode, starting at 55:00, right after my homeboy John Lithgow. THIS IS WHAT I SOUND LIKE
To The Overgrown Pubic Hair That Has Spent The...
Two things, I normally would not deign to respond to such an anonymous coward, as anyone who makes a living writing on the internet spends a huge amount of time reading people who vehemently, violently, and—of course—anonymously, disagree with them. I get that. You’re entitled to your opinion, as everyone is. However, when I see the little red notice on my messages I get all...
Anonymous asked: What do you think when people talk shit about Thought Catalog?
Dear Miss Fagan: Nice Guys Finish Last, If You... →
dearmissfagan: Dear Miss Fagan, there is this genuinely sweet boy, and I do like him, but he’s so fucking naive and innocent and generally un-worldly, that I often like a hybrid mother/babysitter. Then he has his redeeming moments and then I’m like ‘ok this could work’. But there is this OTHER boy, who is…
Anonymous asked: It's been awhile since a new Dear Miss Fagan installment. Throw the huddled masses a bone?
grangergonewild asked: I began, formally, studying French this semester. Partially because of your awesomeness.
My boyfriend is bringing champagne and snacks over...
In related news, this GIF is saved on my computer as “mmmmmhmmmmmm,” and I have been waiting over 4 months for the right occasion to use it.
I Wish I Liked Dark Chocolate
I go to areas of Paris sometimes that, like their unbearably hip North American counterparts (as these neighborhoods exist in every city in the world) seem only to serve to make you feel less-than. In the giddy, almost breathless search for a restaurant I had seen on Anthony Bourdain’s premeire episode of No Reservations (his pre-smoking ban trip to Paris), I wound up in Le Marais, an...
‘Expliqué rapidement, il s’agit d’un ensemble de symptômes...– Le Monde quoting me in an article about Paris Syndrome.
Anonymous asked: Recommend some books? All time favs or current favs. Either or :)
fudgecrackers asked: Hi Chelsea. Just wanted to congratulate you on your interview with CBC radio! Indeed, CBC is quite 'legitimate' here. The CBC news network is practically a well-respected version of CNN, and the CBC radio is equally esteemed, again to draw an analogy, basically a Canadian NPR.... not to add any pressure. You certainly deserve the recognition; keep up the great work and all the best on...
So In Case You Didn't Have Enough Chelsea Fagan In...
And when can you ever have enough, really? I’m being interviewed by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, represent!) for their Arts&Culture program Q on Monday at 10-10:15 AM their time. A producer saw my Paris Syndrome article and wants to do a bit on it now. I’ve been looking at their lineup for interviews this week, and I’m a little intimidated—this is an...
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Chelsea Fagan Story
Well, I feel somewhat legitimate now. I write for a publication that my grandfather loved, and my much more intelligent friends read frequently. I am also now, technically, Christopher Hitchens’ colleague. I’m writing for The Atlantic. Here’s my first article: ...
murphymaurine asked: This is not a question, but a suggestion: If you find the time (and if there are movie theatres in Paris playing the movies I'm talking about), go watch both "The Ides Of March" AND "50/50". The first one is so damn good because it raises at least one or two good questions and shows a believable transition of a- at first- seemingly "good" person; the second one...
When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a...– Ann Druyan, wife of the late Carl Sagan
What We All Want
Open Letter to that 53% Guy-Daily KOS It’s rare that reading something can make me feel immediately differently about a subject. And with something as big and powerful as the economic problems Americans face, it’s so easy to get mired in one’s own opinions and personal experience and never leave, progress, or simply listen. I have never felt I identified with the 99 percent...
To all the people in my ask box, reblogging my stuff, and on my dashboard saying “It’s not about college loans,” Could one of you tell all of the people in the 99 percent who keep talking about their college loan problems and the debt they accrued to stop putting that into the mix, then? Because that’s a huge part of the reason a lot of America (and the world, for that...
Just To Put A Few Things Into Perspective
I know that the 99 percent, the Tumblr community in general, and a whole lot of the left is very fond of socialist policies. The more equality, the more distribution, the more access—the better. And while I do agree that pure capitalism is not the solution, and we do need government regulation and some social programs—I am not sure most people realize how many problems socialist...
sofaloveseat asked: Nothing I've ever originally posted to tumblr has ever garnered 176 notes before. Thanks for making me temporarily tumblr-famous, even if half of the reblogs are people complaining about the image. Haha
mikedeltagulf asked: On your post about the occupy wallst/99% you mentioned degrees that benefit and other means to get a college education. One of the options you mentioned was military officership (ROTC/Academy). Props to you because no one mentions this option. It's what I did to support myself along with many other cadets. Good luck in your opinion pieces and writing in general.
It happens to all of us. As we troll the pictures and the Facebook wall of this...– Introducing the Ex Girlfriends Club, Thought Catalog
MY RELATIONSHIP WITH ZOOEY DESCHANEL'S SINGING:
Elf: Wow, this is so charming, that girl really has some pipes! What a cute little hidden talent. The 80 billionth insufferable She&Him album: OH GOD WHEN WILL THIS HORRIFIC HARPY TRIP OVER HER OWN BANGS AND DIE A FLAMING DEATH
Always Some of the Most Moving Lyrics, Always.
Ma petite mendigotte, (my little beggar) je sens ta menotte (I feel your little handcuffs) qui cherche ma main. (searching for my hand) Je sens ta poitrine (I feel your chest) et ta taille fine, (and your little waist) j’oublie mon chagrin. (I forget my sorrows) Je sens sous tes lèvres (I smell on your lips) une odeur de fièvre, (a scent of fever) de gosse mal nourrie, (of an...
There’s a sadness to malls, I guess. But then, there’s a sadness to all things...– Reflections On Seeing My Ex-Lover’s Novel For Sale At The Mall « Thought Catalog (via nickdouglas)
Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci," Translated Into...
Une grande pièce, pleine de pures salopes Et on fait comme Gucci Gucci Louis Louis Fendi Fendi Prada Les pauvres meufs portent cette merde donc j’en ai rien à foutre Gucci Gucci Louis Louis Fendi Fendi Prada Les pauvres meufs portent cette merde donc j’en ai rien à foutre Je jure sur la tête de mon pote, et de ma famille Je représente Oakland City, appelez-moi “votre...
Adventures In Guilt-Tripping
Me: I'm serious, I really want to see this movie and I hate the fact that you won't go with me. When do I ask you to go see movies? How often do I wanna see a movie this badly?
Marc: I don't always force you to go see movies, but when I do, it's a terrible one.
Me: Oh, God, you're SOOOO funny.
JE N'AI QU'UN CLAVIER QWERTY, IL N'Y AURA PAS...
A chaque fois que j’ecris deux ou trois mots en francais, sans exception, le lendemain j’ai au moins quatre messages dans ma boite me demandant d’ecrire en francais plus souvent. Malheuresement, il y a des vrais francais qui lisent mon blog, donc j’ai pas trop envie de le faire, car je suis absolument NULLE en ecriture. Cela dit, voila—j’ecris en francais. ...