Princess Harming by Nathan K. Masserang
remember my Princess Harming. Right on Facebook I got a life-changing message.
Somebody messaged me, calling me cute. I found it rare since I didn’t think I
was attractive. They said ‘You are so fucking cool. Why are we not best
friends?’ We became friends. Then we became more than friends. Later we
returned to friendship a more distant friendship. Years later we bumped into
each other at concerts. Years after those concerts I was defriended on
Facebook. Defriending hurt me. How they told me I was so cool and how we should
have been best friends. I wonder if we simply stayed friends would they still
be my friend on Facebook. Or did they not enjoy seeing my stupid mug on their
Facebook feed? I’ll never know.
chapbook gives me that same feeling. I think Nathan is awesome. Sad he tried
drinking himself to death. Want to tell Nathan ‘Hey, it gets better.’ I can relate.
Before I realized the joy of life I wanted to be a tree. I felt like it was so
difficult to make other people happy. Thought if I was a tree at least I could
offer people shade, prevent sunburns and offer a place to carve little hearts. Now
I know how to make others feel better.
Cupid is plenty artistic. Everybody has done porn. It is called life. Porn can
be lonely. A friend of mine laughs at porn. She calls it ‘funny’. Maybe it is
funny. I never know. Have a ‘hard’ time believing porn can be taken ironically.
I do not think irony-laden porn exists. Or maybe that is all porn. I do not
watch enough of it with an uncritical mind. Usually my mind is elsewhere,
beyond my usual reviewer or critique mode.
is the time to watch porn together as a fraternal family. I have not done such
a thing. Watching porn with friends is awkward. People who watch too much porn
tend to be lonely. There is a sweet spot between watching too much porn and too
little porn. Cyber is weird. Sexting sounds strange too but at least there you
have a person who you don’t have to copy and paste text for. When you cyber you
could be cybering with a bot. They may have a whole list of hot things to type
when you message them. That seems really creepy to me. I don’t want my sex copy
members spoke to Nathan. Nathan has potential. He can be
a chapbook writer champion. He already is. See, he’s realizing his potential.
One of the only questions he got was about his penis. Seems he didn’t enjoy
those questions but with the internet’s help he can show it to everyone.
wears a wool hat. The hat makes him homely yet also makes him get amazing
looks. Does Nathan troll in real life by wearing such a hat? I think the answer
is: yes. Relationships are made up to give him a history. Feel bad to read that
yet I have done the same thing back not too long ago. Wish I had more
relationships but I live far away in a tree. He is every Disney princess. He
takes the quiz and every time gets a new princess. I didn’t think Disney had so
many princesses but I was more of a ‘Warner Brothers’ kid anyway.
this chapbook’s vulnerability. I get a better feel for what sort of person
Nathan is. I know him from the internet and want to give him a hug.