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2017-09-23 12:48 am

update: i did it

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2jSjKc8 at September 22, 2017 at 08:39PM
update: i did it

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2017-09-22 11:58 pm

Look @ my giant labradorite

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2yvMg6t at September 22, 2017 at 07:48PM
Look @ my giant labradorite

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2017-09-22 03:28 pm

elucubrare:well, i just had to call my heath insurance company for dumb reasons and then i fell off.

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2fnPJ2h at September 22, 2017 at 11:26AM
elucubrare:

well, i just had to call my heath insurance company for dumb reasons and then i fell off my office chair, so that’s how my life is going rn

now i’m sitting around wearing my Surprisingly Historically Accurate Spirit Halloween Crown™ so everything’s better? 

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2017-09-22 03:03 pm

well, i just had to call my heath insurance company for dumb reasons and then i fell off my office..

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ho9FTh at September 22, 2017 at 11:02AM
well, i just had to call my heath insurance company for dumb reasons and then i fell off my office chair, so that’s how my life is going rn

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2017-09-21 01:38 am

ok, so, this is very #nicheposts but, like, I read on a jewelry-making site when i was first doing..

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2xoKiX0 at September 20, 2017 at 09:22PM
ok, so, this is very #nicheposts but, like, I read on a jewelry-making site when i was first doing this that you could make your own headpins (a thing with a stopper on it to keep beads from coming off) by using a kitchen torch, and last week i was like, I have a kitchen torch, so I got my dad to bring it over, and 1. it works and 2. it’s totally awesome, you stick a wire into a blowtorch and it gets red and then balls up and also you’re using a blowtorch.

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2017-09-17 11:47 pm

dispatch from the soreness trenches: stretching actually does make you feel better.

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wzCZbi at September 17, 2017 at 07:41PM
dispatch from the soreness trenches: stretching actually does make you feel better.

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2017-09-16 06:59 pm

POISON RING

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wjHDz7 at September 16, 2017 at 02:57PM
POISON RING

Tags:living out my lucrezia borgia fantasies, kai ta loipa
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2017-09-16 05:14 pm

most inconsequential horrible thing that’s ever

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2w15wr8 at September 16, 2017 at 01:09PM
most inconsequential horrible thing that’s ever happened to me: the bottom of my milk jug got a tiny hole in it on the way back from the store.

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2017-09-13 05:02 pm

Ok, every single crown seller on Etsy I like is in

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2f5ozgI at September 13, 2017 at 12:59PM
Ok, every single crown seller on Etsy I like is in RUSSIA, and my thing is the 30th

I’m being discriminated against by shipping times

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2017-09-13 02:57 pm

I wish there were a single-word conditional in English so that I could pointedly not use it.my dad..

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2w8aJBw at September 13, 2017 at 10:54AM
I wish there were a single-word conditional in English so that I could pointedly not use it.

my dad tells a story about a friend who scandalized the French family he was staying with by saying “je veux du beurre” rather than “je voudrais du beurre,” because of its childishness and rudeness.

I don’t have the wistfulness of the conditional. Je veux. I want. Simple, direct, one syllable words that encompass everything. I want the way a child wants, undefinedly but overpoweringly. There is nothing polite about the feeling below my heart. It reaches out, though for what I don’t know.

It all comes down to this: the sharp pointed desire made naked: I want.

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2017-09-12 05:33 pm

solo canoeing may make you feel like an adventurer braving the wilds and discovering new territory..

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2xihHmJ at September 12, 2017 at 01:27PM
solo canoeing may make you feel like an adventurer braving the wilds and discovering new territory with every stroke of the paddle, but it will also make your arms very sore the next day

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2017-09-12 12:57 pm

my insincerity on here comes from fear: that

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wXFKXr at September 12, 2017 at 08:56AM
my insincerity on here comes from fear: that i’ll be unable to convey what really matters to me. or maybe from reverence: that what really matters to me is too important to be commodified - too big to be cut down into a tumblr post. 

what matters to me is yesterday. I took a long weekend to go up to the Adirondacks with my parents, to stay on an island in Saranac Lake. It wasn’t perfect - it rained on the way over to the island, my parents snapped at each other, and I, though I tried to be calm, snapped too - but it was wonderful. I cried Sunday night, long and loud and seemingly without cause, and I saw the cause on Monday afternoon: that the world was putting on its best for me. The day was perfect, crisp and sunwarmed, and the lake was calm. I had a solo canoe, and I felt, even though my parents were relatively near, and the lake has been extensively mapped, and there were a whole lot of motorboats, that with each stroke of my paddle, I was exploring new territory. 

And as I paddled, I remembered “le morte stagioni, e la presente
e viva, e il suon di lei” - “the dead seasons, and the one that is here now and living, and its sound;” for this was early fall, still bordering on summer, and it’s a time for endings and for winding down, and for remembering everything that has come before: the weight of the years leading up to this point, and the way the lake looked last night, moon-silvered in the darkness, and everything I’d fled to come here: work, and the little room that contains my entire life, and the city. And the sun shone, striking sparkles from the tiny waves on the lake, and everything cried don’t leave me; 

but living is leaving, and moments like those don’t last: winter comes, and it’s negative 7 Fº, and it’s good only for telling stories about years later; and sometimes it rains for days or weeks, and the brave clothing that those two days put on is false. 

Still, if I could choose to be anywhere, forever, it would be looking out at the lake from the top of our bluff, the fire crackling, the lake framed by trees, its depths only hinted at. 

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2017-09-06 01:24 pm

It is 9:20 am and the frail thread holding my pants button has already popped.

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2eKubNh at September 06, 2017 at 09:22AM
It is 9:20 am and the frail thread holding my pants button has already popped.

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2017-09-05 06:48 pm

i feel like The Space-Lotos Eaters should work, but

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2x85iTj at September 05, 2017 at 02:45PM
i feel like The Space-Lotos Eaters should work, but I’m not sure it does. I’m not sure what makes a poem a good candidate for inclusion in the Space Norton’s - it’s not just “can i substitute space for the sea” (I must go up to space again, to the lonely sky and stars/ and all I ask is a stout ship and GPS to steer her by etc.) there’s something else, an underlying spaciness that makes it translate well to the Stars. 

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2017-09-05 03:53 pm

thanks foodkick, i definitely wanted to be reminded of that

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vIa3CE at September 05, 2017 at 11:47AM
thanks foodkick, i definitely wanted to be reminded of that

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2017-09-05 03:18 pm

early italian baroque : music :: pulp sff : literature

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2eZI72C at September 05, 2017 at 11:14AM
early italian baroque : music :: pulp sff : literature

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2017-09-04 02:51 am

listening to the Slate Culture Gabfest and people who

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2gCUfu7 at September 03, 2017 at 10:50PM
listening to the Slate Culture Gabfest and people who don’t know anything about fantasy as a genre and hate it shouldn’t talk about it t b h 

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2017-09-03 02:56 pm

the brooklyn library’s catalogue has now been

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vWOLwk at September 03, 2017 at 10:52AM
the brooklyn library’s catalogue has now been “updated” and it is awful, literally the worst website experience i have ever had, including illegal download sites that have 20 popups, how dare they make my only joy in life (scouring their site for, alternately, trashy 80s sff and delightful 50s academia) harder 

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2017-09-01 02:02 pm

elucubrare:when all your muscles hurt but you

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2xDsBRF at September 01, 2017 at 09:59AM
elucubrare:

when all your muscles hurt but you don’t want to take a bath and you don’t have a microwave to heat up anything so you just end up using a mug of tea on your sore neck

someone add a picture, i’m barely present in the earthly realm

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2017-09-01 02:02 pm

when all your muscles hurt but you don’t want to

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wXSfn7 at September 01, 2017 at 09:58AM
when all your muscles hurt but you don’t want to take a bath and you don’t have a microwave to heat up anything so you just end up using a mug of tea on your sore neck

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