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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tzIkyE at July 25, 2017 at 09:38AM
the problem is that my minimalist and maximalist sides are always at war: i have too much stuff but want to keep it super organized, but I’m worried that even doing that (getting a valet tray for my desk for rings, for example) will ruin the #aesthetic of my desk (tho, considering how my desk looks right now [no photos, please, it’s that bad!], there’s not much #aesthetic to ruin). 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2gVzk5j at July 23, 2017 at 08:34PM
I have been called the fuck out, there’s a Sabriel litograph, I’m literally and actually getting it, especially because it uses the cover art from the first edition 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2trHdkR at July 23, 2017 at 02:09PM
my foodkick order.

I will be first against the wall when the revolution comes and I will deserve it.

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2u5RQL7 at July 18, 2017 at 05:08PM
E has Too Much Makeup

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vxTK6H at July 18, 2017 at 11:01AM
Box one of five
They look so sad and lonely

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tc2WNv at July 18, 2017 at 10:41AMfinickery replied to your photo “an important chart of what to expect from this blog ”

i mean, it does strongly imply that you are often simultaneously very high- and very low-quality, but that also seems fair

my point exactly 

(well, actually, i was going for “completely random” but that’s Actually Difficult and I’m not playing with data because, as mentioned before, I am but a simple humanities student)

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2u4hyQo at July 18, 2017 at 09:17AM

i get anxious for people who fall asleep on public transit. like where is your home? how many stops have you missed? this was not a time for a nap

ok, so, there are two secrets to this. 

1. You don’t fall all the way asleep. You hover between sleep and wakefulness, asleep enough for the forty-five minute nap to do you good, awake enough to hear the announcer’s voice; 

2. You’ve done this for a long time. Your body knows how long it can rest, has timed out the distance between your stop and the stop you got on at over hundreds of trips. You’ll be fine. 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2upz0kA at July 16, 2017 at 11:13PM
my neurologist: sleep 8-9 hours and don’t drink caffeinated tea after noon. 

me, drinking pu-erh and downloading articles from jstor at 11:15 on a work night: Ok! 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2uyYUDa at July 16, 2017 at 10:37PM
remember when i changed my religious views on Facebook to Orphism? ah, 2012, a different time, a time when I was buried deep in the fertile earth of my thesis 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2uoS4j4 at July 16, 2017 at 06:40PM
Also these were a huge part of my childhood- my dad got them for me before I went to camp, because he believed in Terror.

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vrJJrD at July 16, 2017 at 04:52PM
Reunited with *some* of my friends

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2t4Eihw at July 16, 2017 at 10:21AM
peripatetia replied to your photo: Here to clean out my storage area, y'all!

May the blessings of Elves and Men and all Free Folk go with you!

I fear I will meet many foes, some open, and some disguised! And I thank you for your gracious speech. 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tg4J8m at July 16, 2017 at 09:20AM
me, thinking about the books I have in storage and how I want to get rid of 90% of them to save myself $120 a month: no mercy no pity no mercy no pity 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2t2kN9p at July 15, 2017 at 03:02PM

Agents, I’ve got a mission for the strongest among you. I don’t want any weakness around this. It’s a mission that’s defeated some of our best before. I want you to go in and out, quick and clean. I want you to go to the library, return books, and not get any more.

What’s that, Agent E? You were successful? I shall put in word that you should receive a commendation.

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2uodzQH at July 14, 2017 at 07:50PM
the lightning thief: what would you be the god/goddess of?

idk, bro, either something melodramatic like storms or winter or war or the earth/the hearth. or maybe both - “the goddess in her aspect as…" 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tT2JBK at July 14, 2017 at 07:39PM
the adventures of huckleberry finn: do you think kids or their parents are responsible for their beliefs? 

getting real deep right off the bat! 

i think up to a certain age (let’s say 13), it’s the parents; children soak up the things around them and parrot them and don’t really understand them, and also tend to be exposed to little outside their parents’ bubble. (I’m reminded of the boy who complained about peeling carrots when he was on cooking duty at camp because that was “women’s work,” like, quotes mean that that is literally what he said.) After you reach the age of reason, you should be willing and able to expose yourself to other views and people. So, like, both. 

charlotte’s web: what’s your favorite art form?

literature, I guess. I haven’t been to the Met Opera in five years or so; I’ve been to a theater once; and paintings just don’t do much for me (I think “that’s pretty” and move on and don’t get analysis). And my music habits are not to be spoken of. 

the giver: talk about a favorite memory

I have 3 options here, one is sad, one is victorious, and one is Sports, so I’m going to go niche and go with Sports:

It was the rugby playoffs. We were a couple of yards from the try zone. I was behind our captain (on whom I had a giant crush, it was basically an Éowyn/Aragorn thing, she was charismatic and beautiful and a great leader) and she yelled “[Theo], with me!” and I said “with you!” and she threw me the ball and I crashed through their line and set the ball down in the middle of the try zone. 

Later, it was described, in Rugby Mag, as something like “put prop [Theo H–] into perfect position for a try." 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tP2IyA at July 13, 2017 at 11:05PM
@congruentepitheton tagged me in this! 

RULE: list the top ten songs you are listening to nowadays and tag (ten) mutuals!

so the thing is I do 90% of my listening on shuffle, so it’s ‘whatever the algorithm likes, usually that recording of the Preislied from Meistersinger in Russian I bought in 2007’ but when I listen to things on purpose, it’s, in no particular order: 

1. Leonard Cohen, either Alexandra Leaving, Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye, Suzanne, or Hallelujah (yes, I’m counting that as one because otherwise it would be half this list)
2. O Quam vaga, venusta, from Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans 
3. La ci darem la mano, from Mozart’s Don Giovanni
4. Turn Ye To Me (Scottish folksong) 
5. Since it is not by merit, from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress 
6. Leaving on a Jet Plane, John Denver
7. Everyday, Buddy Holly 
8. No one is alone, from Into the Woods 
9. Mingulay Boat Song (Scottish folksong) 
10. Okay, the Preislied from Meistersinger, but actually in German 

as always, too shy to tag but if you want to do it, do so and tag me! 

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ubTuNd at July 11, 2017 at 08:29PM
I don’t know who Hyatt H. Waggoner is but my first act as a necromancer is going to be to reanimate him and challenge him to a duel for calling Edwin Arlington Robinson’s Arthuriana “three very long, and very tedious, Arthurian poems”

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sNwT6g at July 11, 2017 at 05:36PM
dark seamless, show me the food i actually want to eat

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sMC4TY at July 11, 2017 at 03:06PM
tagged by @peripatetia - too shy to tag anyone, maybe @idionkisson ? 

five things you would find in my bag:

a book or two
a kindle
a notebook
a pen

five things in my bedroom:

a wall of tea 
a lamp with notebooks in the intersticesmuch too much makeup 
a beautiful queen bed
two swordsfive things that make me happy:

the occasional burst of inspiration that makes me write 
praise and recognition
my tumblr (and offline, but I have more tumblr) friends
reading, both good and bad prose 
acquisition, of pretty much anything (books, clothes, jewelry, makeup…) 
five things i’m currently into:

my old schoolwork
pastiching anything I can 
the Moleskine booklogging journal I just got 
spreading the good word about Yoon Ha Lee (Seriously, read Yoon Ha Lee) 

five things on my to-do list:

take the horrible stack of books back to the library 
get lunch
organize my lipsticks by color (a futile task) 
a couple of work work things 
pick up my gold flats from DSW

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