April 6th, 2012 / 3:34 pm

OkCupid letter


  1. Anonymous

      This is awesome.

  2. Mike Young


  3. lorian long

      yeah this is pretty much the best htmlgiant post in a long time. 

  4. lily hoang


  5. mimi

      a lot

  6. jesusangelgarcia

      yes, 3xlike.

  7. Scott Riley Irvine

      Seems like I’ve never had a desire to read House of Leaves until now. 

  8. William VanDenBerg

      And when Jimmy Chen saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more shitty authors to conquer.

  9. Gavin Pate

      This is only great because MZD is so not shitty . . .

  10. Joseph Riippi


  11. Jackson Nieuwland


  12. Ryan Bradford

       Can’t wait to see what Poe thinks of this.

  13. postitbreakup

      so much better than only revolutions, good job, mark

  14. M. Kitchell

      tfys is great tho

  15. postitbreakup

      haven’t gotten to read it yet but hopefully will in october

  16. Jason Tibbetts

      Give yourself the whole of October

  17. Carolyn DeCarlo

      around witch? idgi

  18. Michael

      Ionno, seems pretty derivative of http://media.theonion.com/images/articles/article/76/onion_news217_jpg_600x1000_q85.jpg

  19. Jimmy Chen

      yes, i will admit i was cognizant of The Onion’s wonderful 2003 ‘Girlfriend Stops Reading David Foster Wallace Breakup Letter At Page 20,’ and would merely hope that said derivation is compensated this latter’s focus on the formatting, and less on the original idea; though, inadvertently, we’ve implicated their mutual heavy use of footnotes. whoa, i recently flipped through john d’ agata’s ‘the lifespan of a fact’ which seemed more nuts than anything, mainly because the dissonance seemed imperative. it looks amazing, and i want to read that.

  20. Anonymous


  21. Mike James

      So MDZ wrote this or J. Chen?

  22. postitbreakup

      definitely MDZ

  23. Nich Eggert

      ‘imperial lactation’ 

  24. C

      of course he would contact someone almost half his age, that’s totally appropriate to date someone who could be your daughter…

  25. Juan Murillo

      So funny and sad and true.

  26. NYSE Options

      I would think a published author would know the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

  27. Peter Armstrong

      I would think a published author would know the difference between “you’re” and “your”.

  28. Jimmy Chen

       dude. your calling out a typo, composed at one’s employment distractedly, on a free blog; you actually felt strongly enough to do this. i mean.

  29. KansasBard

      -1 for not formatting every instance of the word “house” in blue.

  30. Rachael Cleveland

      I would assume the 2 spelling errors were intentional, but I fear they are not. That killed it for me! :(

  31. Merzmensch

      Awesome. MZD meets Malevich.

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  33. Christopher Douglass

      Is the part about “you’re work, of course” intentional?

  34. Allyson Rudolph

      How am I only seeing this right now? Hereby changing my OKC profile to include HOUSE OF LEAVES and adjusting “you should contact me if,” to “you are Mark Z. Danielewski.” Thanks, HTMLGIANT, for helping me re-find intention in internet dating.

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