By Emily Morris

As a whole, the Twitter of writer and friend of the Internet generation Tao Lin is very much an extension of his longer published work. You can’t say the same about certain other writers online, except maybe Bret Easton Ellis, or Joyce Carole Oates, whose recent use of “unnecessary quotation marks” around “Morrissey” was “unintentionally” “hilarious.” Themes of Lin’s Twitter include violence, intrusive thoughts, Xanax, misreading of words, and Facebook. Maybe it was Lin’s frequent mentions of his casual drug use, but I began to hear some of his tweets in the voice of a very specific meme: the Really High Guy.

All text taken from Tao Lin's Twitter