There are two people you’ll meet in your life. One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest. The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most. You will meet these two people; it is a given. It is the third that you’ll never see coming....
Phone is being cut off in T-minus 31 minutes. See you all in four days, world.
Austin: We better go soon, I got that puppy in the car.
Brooke: Seriously? You already put it in there? It's gonna have a heat stroke!
Austin: Yeah I didn't think about it.
Brooke: Well shit let's go.
Austin: (a few minutes later) It got out!
Brooke: Well no wonder, dumbass. You left the back door open.
Austin: But I put it in the front seat!
Ah, what joy. Being lectured for something I didn’t do. Being “educated” by my dad on a topic I know much more about. Having it subtly implied, via patronizing and condescension, that I’m always wrong because I’m a woman. Feels like home.
forsooth-verily asked: I've always loved that quote too. If you're up for it, I'd love to give designing it a go. I could sketch it out for you, but if you have some photos of your ankles (weird I know) I could photoshop them so you could see what they would look like. I've done that with some friends of mine and it helped them decide on location/size/etc. Let me know!
I have the concept for my next tattoo, I just need...
“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” That’s from The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams, an old poem about a dying astronomer talking to his apprentice. It’s probably not rare at all. There are probably a ton of people who have the same quote tattooed on them. I don’t care. I...
My review of 50SoG chapter three tomorrow, I promise.
So it turns out my parents are much more racist, sexist, homophobic and generally bigoted than I ever thought. I guess I just never noticed when I was younger and lived with them. I was only seventeen when I moved out, and teenagers (at least the ones I knew) weren’t nearly as socially-conscious as they are now. My dad was bitching about the steadily increasing divorce rates last night....
Watching Bonanza with my parents.
They love this show. They grew up with it and have watched it all their lives. It’s not a bad show, for its time. The jokes are old and lame, but were probably funny then, and same with the slapstick gags. What keeps getting me, though, is the sexism in the show. I can’t really be offended about it, it just catches me off guard. I’m not used to watching old shows like this....
WhistleAndSnap Likes Stuff: Chapter Two →
bad-wolf-of-baskerville: Ana remains the walking pile of hormones and personified awkward that she’s been since page one. She even states it herself, “a quivering mass of female hormones”. That’s literally all she is as a character. The only hint of depth is the couple of sentences… Haha you’re very welcome, I’m glad you like it. I’ll get around to chapter three at some...
Sometimes I stop and realize that I could do so much, if I put my mind to it. I could learn to speak Japanese and play the piano, the violin. I could take cooking classes and make gourmet meals and host dinner parties. I could go to college for programming or psychology, get a good job, and improve my life. I could quit smoking, and start working out half an hour four times a week and look amazing...
Ana remains the walking pile of hormones and personified awkward that she’s been since page one. She even states it herself, “a quivering mass of female hormones”. That’s literally all she is as a character. The only hint of depth is the couple of sentences mentioning her fondness for British literature and indie music. Cliche staples of the quirky nerd. “There we...
All right, fine, let's start this.
I guess I should start my 50 Shades reading with a preface. So what if I’ve already done the first chapter accidentally? I would link it to you but my phone won’t let me. I guess I just want to say that I didn’t come into this unbiased, as I did with Twilight. With the latter, I only started reading it because I saw a trailer for the movie. It seemed to be about vampires, so I...
So my phone’s internet has finally been temporarily decent enough to let me see the notes on my recent Fifty Shades-related posts. It would seem that more than a few of my followers want me to do a liveblog of my reading. As much as I truly hate this book, I feel an obligation to please my followers. You had better be happy, you fuckers. All of the posts will be tagged as “50 Shades of Rose”,...
I definitely did not just spend three and a half hours finding the notes for “The Rains of Castamere”, writing it all down (including drawing horrible freehand music staves), and memorizing it. I would never do that, because I have so many other, better things to do with my time.
nucleur: k- too mean kkk- too racist kk- just right I hate when people do this. You know what’s ACTUALLY just right and takes no extra effort? “Ok”. People who actually say “kaykay” make me want to cry.
The little things...: shakespearneverdidthis: They... →
shakespearneverdidthis: They say it’s like a little worm that makes its way up to your brain and makes a home there. Burrows in deep and hollows out a little nest for itself. They say you’re not yourself after. Your something else. Something new. You start thinking differently, about…
I don’t need fame, glory, or fortune. A job, a place to call home, and enough money to ensure more than ramen to eat, that would do me just fine.
I just can't.
I managed to finish the first chapter, and I’m pretty sure part of my soul has died. It’s so awful, you guys. Seriously. Do not read Fifty Shades of Grey.
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I started Fifty Shades of Grey about ten minutes...
I’m on page seven. I don’t think I’m gonna make it, you guys. We get it. You’re awkward and clumsy. Stop cramming it down our throats. Surnames Grey and Steele? Seriously? Unless all of your characters are writers and English teachers (they’re not, they’re college students), no one talks like that. Learn to dialogue. “Would you like some...
A couple of times my friends have compared me to Sherlock Holmes. In my mind, it’s because they think I’m brilliant. I’m not stupid enough to believe it, though, nor am I arrogant enough to think I’m even remotely comparable to someone so brilliant. It’s just the explanation I like most. It’s probably more because of my perceived ignorance of others’...
Some comments on Game of Thrones.
It bugs me a little that the show is changing so much inconsequential stuff from the books. On the other hand, since those details don’t really matter, part of me doesn’t care. Some of it seems important, though. I don’t remember Dany’s dragons ever being stolen in A Clash of Kings. She didn’t go to the house of dust (which was flat because magic, not a tower) to get...