Tumbling over my own feet

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Sep 2

ollivander:

vladputinofficial:

ollivander:

if you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to

why don’t you go where fashion sits

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excuse me? 

oh fuck oh shIT GOD DAMN Fuck SHIT

Sep 1

When you get this, say 5 nice things about yourself and pass this on to 10 of your favorite followers :)

Oh, gosh, I’ve been sitting on this forever. >_<

Um…

  1. I love learning new things and when I can get other people excited about the new things I’ve learned.
  2. I’m pretty good at identifying trees of the NE United States.
  3. I try to understand things from the other person’s point of view if we’re disagreeing.
  4. I believe most people have good intentions.
  5. I have blue sparkly toenails right now and that’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

And I don’t like to pick favorites, so I’m gonna just tag the first ten people who show up on my activity page. So, pilgrim—soul, caerdroia, lovethefutureisthine, feuillyova, agenderloki, @the-asian-daughter-of-poseidon, @vimyvickers, arulein, and aphraseremains: tag, you’re it! (if you want to do the thing, that is. If you don’t, that’s perfectly fine!)

Sep 1

Frankenstein: Preface, Introduction, and Letters

Hello, everyone! Hopefully I’ll be able to stick with this, unlike with Ninety-Three. >_<

I last read this quite a few years ago, as it was Required Summer Reading for my senior year of high school English. Alas, I no longer have that copy, as it was lent out (and never returned) to my younger sibs, who also had it as Required Summer Reading. Too bad, I would’ve liked to have re-read the marginal comments written by Teenage Mutant Ninja Bobcat.

Anyhow, for those who are first-time readers and are going, “What the heck, why are we with this guy in the middle of the Arctic and what does that have to do with anything?” we’ll be moving from Walton’s story to Frankenstein’s story right after the letters.

Speaking of Walton’s story, the Arctic setting might have been partially inspired by the weather of 1816, the year of the original Lake Geneva Slumber Party. That year, and in fact, most of previous few centuries, were part of a global cooling event called “The Little Ice Age,” where worldwide weather patterns were quite different than they had been the previous few hundred years. 1816 was even colder than usual, thanks to a series of volcanic eruptions the previous few years, including that of Tambora in 1815, which was one of the most powerful ever recorded. All the volcanic dust in the atmosphere made it cold enough that 1816 was known as “The Year Without a Summer” in Europe and parts of North America — in New Haven, Connecticut, for example, the last frost of the winter was on June 11, with the first freeze coming only a little month later, on August 22. 

So opening the book with a side trip to the Arctic might not have been such an odd move after all.

As an aside, if you want to know more about the Little Ice Age, I highly recommend Brian Fagan’s book The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300–1850, which is a great look at how that era of climate change created societal upheaval, affecting the course of history, with a focus on Europe and North America.

Sep 1

yoursleevesareproblematic:

ephemeral-elegance:

Cotton Wedding Dress with Detachable Sleeves, ca. 1837

via The Met

The evolution of The Sleeves: They are becoming semi-independent!

Sep 1

merry-taire:

Combeferre believes in everything
He believes in revolution
In Enjolras
In his friends
In ghosts
In that bird that takes fluff out of his cushions when he leaves the window open
He believes in you

Sep 1
shelikespretties:

dailykos:

Labor Day Weekend.

People died for better working conditions and wages, and that shouldn’t be forgotten.  Here’s a quick summary of what we in the US celebrate this weekend: http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm

shelikespretties:

dailykos:

Labor Day Weekend.

People died for better working conditions and wages, and that shouldn’t be forgotten.  Here’s a quick summary of what we in the US celebrate this weekend: http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm

Sep 1

The River Driver
Great Big Sea

bashinginminds:

Great Big Sea | The River Driver

Sep 1
  • Grantaire: If you don’t tell me your name, I’m going to have to make one up.
  • Enjolras: It’s Enjolras.
  • Grantaire: Enjolras, no way! That’s the name I was going to make up for you. Enjolras what?
  • Enjolras: Just Enjolras.
  • Grantaire: What, they don’t have last names where you come from?
  • Enjolras: Enjolras is my last name.
  • Grantaire: They don’t have… first names where you come from?
Sep 1

(Source: kittiezandtittiez)

Sep 1
needsmoreresearch:

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

But where is the coffeeshop AU?

needsmoreresearch:

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

But where is the coffeeshop AU?