Reader Questions 1.2!

posted 28th May 2021, 10:00 AM

Reader Questions 1.2!
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27th May 2021, 10:00 AM

pocketsizedquasar

- there’s actually an entire chapter in the book dedicated to ambergris. Ish’s dialogue here is lifted from that
- if queequeg Were to get another tattoo, it would probably be something that reminds him of his friends (ish, tash, dag)
- y’all i’m so pumped for chapter two you have no idea
- Listen. There’s a meta thing to be said here about how in the original book, differentiating between Melville and Ishmael is often difficult, and the line between narrator and author is pretty much nonexistent, and how you could even go so far as to say Ishmael is Melville’s self insert, and basically what I’m saying is I’m 100% justified in projecting onto Ishmael okay???? /lh
- I could yell about this book for DAYS, y’all. days.
anyway come hang out with me on Twitch on Sunday 7ish PST
Edit Sunday 5/30: I unfortunately have gotten roped into some stuff, so the stream will have to start later, if at all. If I can’t make it tonight we’ll just go next week!

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27th May 2021, 7:11 PM

an old kid

Old kid's joke: What has feathers and is as big as a whale?





Answer: Moby Duck

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28th May 2021, 12:38 PM

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28th May 2021, 10:56 AM

shyangry

Ishmael really is the ultimate author projection guy. Love him. I'm so excited to get properly introduced to Ahab too

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28th May 2021, 12:37 PM

pocketsizedquasar

He really is! I just love the guy a lot.
Also, YES YES!! that is so good to hear. I also relate to him in many ways a lot, and he really is just a fascinating character all around. I'm really excited for him to show up.

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28th May 2021, 12:12 PM

AAAAA

The level of called out I felt when you were describing why you related to Ish is....not insignificant /lh. When I first read md like 2 1/2 years ago, me, being queer and autistic, saw Ish and on some subconscious level my brain just went “a friend!!!” so I really Get Itᵗᵐ

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28th May 2021, 12:38 PM

pocketsizedquasar

He's a relatable guy! He's a nerd who likes to yell about the sea and whales and his pretty harpooner husband
also GOD yeah literally same, reading this book about depressed angry gay nerd with a sense of humor and penchant for making fun of the establishment. my brain also indeed went "A Friend!!!" He is a Friend!

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29th May 2021, 11:00 PM

Mossy

THIS IS SO LOVELY!!! So cool how this started from a doodle in college, and THE SHAKING HANDS WITH ISHMAEL IS SO VALID LMAO. I’m loving this qna so much 🥺

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30th May 2021, 4:11 PM

pocketsizedquasar

HELL YEAH hell yeah!!

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