Posted : 11 months ago

Url challenge

fiftyshadesofdelena:

Sooo, I saw people doing these and I wanna give it a shot. 

All you have to do is reblog this post and I will make a gifset or graphics based on your url.

I would like to focus on tvd characters, but i can do actor related urls too. Or game of thrones characters.

I will try to do all of them. (if i get any, haha)

Posted : 11 months ago

strawberritaa:

keyholeslumber:

modestinferno:

circumlocute:

Books that people read romantically but shouldn’t because they’re missing the point:

  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

That’s your opinion.

there’s nothing romantic about a pedophile rapist, the senseless murder-suicide of teenagers because families can’t get their shit together or the hypocrisy of the roaring 20s

butttt there IS something romantic about the fact that during those agreeably undesirable situations, two people were able to fall in love (even though the love was eventually interfered with)

Except in Lolita. Where he raped her.

Posted : 11 months ago
Posted : 1 year ago
plays

Posted : 1 year ago

deaththeaters:

adelequested:

circumlocute:

Books that people read romantically but shouldn’t because they’re missing the point:

  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

NO. STOP. People can read a book for whatever purpose they please. If they just want to read a nice romance story they fucking can. Just because you can appreciate other aspects of literature in a book does NOT mean that everyone has to read the book that way. That’s like suggesting someone go cloud watching and then when they see a zebra in one cloud arguing that the zebra is a stupid way to see the cloud and that they should really see it as a donkey because the donkey is more meaningful. However, some people were perfectly pleased with that cloud being a Zebra, so FUCK OFF. 

That’s not what reading romantically means, dumbass. Youre talking about reading for romance but reading romantically is dealing with something in an idealized or unrealistic fashion. Like to glorify the paedophilia in Lolita, the suicide in Romeo and Juliet, the ’20s in

Posted : 1 year ago
thelibraryy:

Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve met a lot of really cool people. I think you’re all awesome, even if you’ve never messaged me. Having said that, a bunch of you have been asking for a way to get to know more bookish people on tumblr. Someone suggested (and I forget who it was, so if it was you let me know; I’m all about giving credit where credit’s due!) doing a sort of book match up. Since it’s Spring Break time, I figured why not!

What You’ll Do:
Send me the name of your favorite book. Include the author, please :)
Don’t be anonymous because how will I tell you who you’re matched with?
You have until March 2nd, or until an certain number of people have entered (I have a number in mind, so I’ll just close my ask box when it gets reached).
Reblog this if you want more people to see it. You don’t have to follow me or reblog this, though.
Read and blog about the book you get—tag it with #SBBM.
Discuss your book and the one you recommended with your partner.
Make a friend!
What I’ll Do:
Go through the messages and reply with the username and book of your partner.
You should have your partner on March 3rd (the 4th at the latest). 
If there’s an odd number of people, assign a book to myself.
Send me a message and may the odds be ever in your favor!
Posted : 1 year ago

:An interview with Taylor in The Sun (UK)
Posted : 1 year ago

circumlocute:

vantatas:

sycophancy:

Okay folks, let’s talk about Taylor Swift for a minute.

Taylor Swift sells records and built her image on being a poor, virginal girl who is victimized by mean, mean men. She writes songs about her “relationships” (we’ll move on to why that’s in quotation marks in just a short bit), that ESSENTIALLY consist of bashing guys she’s dated for wronging her. Because she’s innocent. And does nothing wrong.

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Everything about this is wrong.

Let’s start with Joe Jonas- Are you seriously commending him for not breaking up with her via text message? I guess that’s what defines a gentleman in this day. Classy. As for Camilla, “actress” rhymes with “mattress,” and it’s punny. She doesn’t condemn her for being “better known for the things that she does on the mattress.” She’s condemning her for ruining her relationship with Joe. It’s not slut shaming. Stop being so sensitive! And who cares what her songs are about. Music is her art, and art is the most personal thing to a person. Her songs are her therapy and her diary. She’s a young woman so obviously she’s going to write about the heartbreak she’s experiencing. Maybe you’d prefer she write songs not about people or experiences, but about emotions like John Mayer.

Speaking of John Mayer, I’ve got some things to say about those statements too. No one really knows what happened with him other than them. Who are we to speculate what their relationship was or is? “Dear John” isn’t her kicking him when he was down. It was her reconciling her own feelings about him. Hindsight is 20/20, you know? She’s trying to work through her own emotions.

Admittedly, I only knew part of the story of “Mean,” and didn’t know it was specifically about Bob Lefsetz, but let’s think about this for a minute. First of all, everyone sounds bad live. I don’t care who you are, you do not sound like your record live, and if you say you do, you’re lying to yourself. And he didn’t just say she was bad. He said “How awful was she? Dreadful.” He posed the question of if she’d killed her career with that performance, and argues that she did. Here’s a couple of my favorite quotes from his review:

In one fell swoop, Taylor Swift consigned herself to the dustbin of teen phenoms.

Taylor’s too young and dumb to understand the mistake she made.  

It’s hard to be a singer if you can’t sing.

Taylor Swift shortened her career last night.

In what world is it okay for a grown man to call a 20 year old girl “too young and dumb”? And in what world is it not okay for her to stand up for herself? For a website full of people preaching about feminism, you are hypocrites! You should be exalting her for defending herself. Instead you’re condemning her for not taking verbal abuse. And you know what? “Mean” is an anthem for kids who feel like shit all over. Who cares how it came to be?

Next is what? Michael J Fox? Okay, all I’m going to say about this is that you can’t judge a celebrity by how their fans act. And I’ll add, that was a dick thing of MJF to say. And they’ve resolved it so drop it, maybe?

And here we go with Harry Styles. Basically everything about this is wrong. Okay, this is a gossip site, plain and simple. They don’t even cite their sources, even vaguely. Whatever on that one, I guess. Moving on to the Grammys. The central argument of this section is what? Their relationship was faked for publicity? Okay. Going with that, the break up was also for publicity, right? Obviously she’s going to milk it for all it’s worth. That’s what you do with a publicity stunt. Your argument just shot itself in the foot. 

Lastly, I’m so sick of people saying Taylor is a slap in the face to feminism, or setting women back fifty years. Isn’t the point of feminism being able to do whatever the fuck I want? That’s what she’s doing. She’s giving herself agency through her lyrics to do whatever she wants. She’s allowed to be emotional and irrational. She’s not setting anything back, and everyone who thinks she is clearly isn’t paying attention.

She’s not encouraging bad behavior, bulling or slut shaming. She’s not evading responsibility for her own actions. She’s encouraging young girls to stand up for themselves against bullies (“Mean”). She’s forgiving those who have wronged her (“Innocent,” “Holy Ground”). She’s taking responsibility (“Dear John,” “All Too Well,” “Back to December”). 

Listen, I’m not Taylor Swift’s biggest fan, but mindlessly bashing her is not okay. Posts like this are what is setting feminism back. Taylor is a young girl whose lyrics are personal. She doesn’t use other writers because her emotions are real. She isn’t perfect, and I’m not saying we should excuse that, but we also shouldn’t pick apart everything she does.

Posted : 1 year ago
englandsdreaming:

Game of Thrones Re-watch

∟ 1x09 “Baelor”
Posted : 1 year ago