a return from our hiatus
Summer! She beckons us to loll and to lounge, to ripen until we become pulpy, formless, dissolving; to let the sun roast our outer layer like a rotisserie chicken; to gorge ourselves and be gorged on by mosquitos and ticks.
We, too, are not immune to Summer’s call, its ability to temporarily suspend the gravitational pull of the screen — thus, our hiatus from this project. But the long days must eventually wane, and we must return to the Substack editor and the Google Doc, prodigal and ashamed of our absence.
In lieu of all we have not written, we present to you a Reading List of all the best essays and words we read while not writing. This designated season of leisurely reading may be expiring, but the as-yet-unopened tabs of your browser still await! Meanwhile, we are preparing HYPERREEL’s full-fledged autumn return. Our little chronicle of digital distortion, exploitation, pleasure, and weirdness, we promise, will be back soon.
an end-of-summer reading list:
—Lizz & Katya