“now i think the point may be to trail behind actually existing social possibilities: to be interested in the tail end of things, willing to be bathed in the fading light of whatever has been declared useless. for while queer antiformalism appeals to me on an intellectual level, i find myself emotionally compelled by the not-quite-queer-enough longing for form that turns us backward to prior moments, forward to embarrassing utopias, sideways to forms of being and belonging that seem, on the face of it, completely banal.”—elizabeth freeman, time binds: queer temporalities, queer histories
everything from the “not-quite-queer-enough” to the “prior” to the “embarrassing” to, most importantly, the “sideways” and next to and lateral and almost, which is what i spent last semester writing about.
relevant. (though most everything here is relevant.)