1. 20:12 22nd Jul 2014

    Notes: 179730

    Reblogged from itsgonnabeathing

    Tags: good things to remember

    If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
    — 

    My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via jessicapshaw)

    This

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  3. ladywhizbee said: Midnight Trains still sticks with me. There's something about Lizzie and Darcy randomly meeting at a train station and escaping to a house on the coast. So many sensory details in there. I loved it. So yes.

    kyrieanne:

    (Mere, you didn’t give me a prompt so here is a mini-sequel to Whatever this is (I’m glad it’s with you), which is by far the most divisive thing I’ve ever written). 

    I’m glad it’s with you (whatever this is)

    William Darcy has only lied to Lizzie Bennet once.

    It was the day she discovered he knew about the book. That night she knocked on his door and they sat by the pool under silver moonlight. It’d tinged her skin blue and he’d imagined her as a creature from another world.

    She’d been determined not to let the book define her. She was adamant about it.

    “Me either,” he’d said, “I’m in charge of my own heart.”

    That had been the lie.

    ***

    He thinks his book-self is an insufferable bore.

    After he discovers the book he locks it in a drawer and tries to forget about it. He tells himself it’s a hoax or a cruel joke played by a god William doesn’t believe in. In the book his mother dies before the story even starts. In real life he discovers the book only because of his mother’s death. Is his story supposed to start now? After she is gone?What is he supposed to do with that?

    The tiny slip of parallel structure terrifies him. Without even realizing it he has equated Fitzwilliam’s mother dying with his own mother. His eyes reads her death in black and white ink and his brain accepts the conclusion that book!Anne and his Anne must be the same person somehow. It happens so effortlessly that he’s terrified to go near the book.

    Anne left the book for him, but she didn’t leave a note. All he gets is a line in her will about the contents of a safety deposit box. There is no other explanation, but it is enough for him to know that she believed in the book. And more importantly it had been important to her that he know.

    So William studies the text. He reads all the literature on it. He travels to England and interviews scholars. He uses a fake name and feels like James Bond. He has the fleeting thought that it’d make a cool story - literary detective hunts down explanation about why characters start becoming real people - but stops himself before he can get too far. Sometimes when he thinks about this his head hurts and he has to go lie down in a dark room.

    But after all the research he comes to only one conclusion - Fitzwilliam Darcy is boring. He is honorable, but really emo. He’s obsessed with buying his sister a piano. He likes sassy. William can get behind some of these things (he asks Gigi if she wants a piano and she throws a magazine at him). But William knows - hopes, prays, begs - that Fitzwilliam Darcy is not him.

    The man Elizabeth Bennet falls in love with is watch-paint-dry boring. He’s missing from half the novel and when he does appear on the page he’s either making a pompous speech or writing impassioned letters at inappropriate times.

    (William does envy Fitzwilliam’s option to write a letter. He struggles with the informality of electronic communication. It gives him pause at least twice a day.)

    Fitzwilliam Darcy is the Darcy who is supposed to fall in love with Elizabeth Bennet. But William isn’t the romantic hero in someone else’s love story. He’s not interested. There is nothing about Elizabeth Bennet that he finds charming enough to sacrifice his own agency for.  

    But then he meets Lizzie at a wedding.



     
  4. 17:48

    Notes: 23886

    Reblogged from intoyoursunlight

    Tags: Harry Potterright in the feels

    Fleur Delacour, Harry noticed, was eyeing Bill with great interest over her mother’s shoulder. Harry could tell she had no objection whatsoever to long hair or earrings with fangs on them.
    — 

    "The Third Task," Goblet of Fire

    I love Fleur Delacour, okay? See the boy. Want the boy. GET THE BOY. KEEP THE BOY FOREVER AND DON’T CARE IF THE BOY GETS MAULED BY A WEREWOLF.

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  5. smoakandswan:

    "why do you think they work so well together?" "they have wonderful chemistry, which i know is probably the obvious answer. the less obvious answer is i think felicity’s attraction to him is so obvious but also so pure, that… it feels more like love than sex. i think people seem to respond to that." - marc guggenheim. (x)

     
  6. I hope I’m the sort of parent whose furniture arrangement allows for a fun but challenging game of “the floor is lava.”

     
  7. 19:24

    Notes: 71947

    Reblogged from ridiculousdelight

    Tags: wutshakespeare

    Romeo can’t really be blamed for Ophelia’s death.
    — 

    Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)

    WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG

    ——

    How about this, though?

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    [Editorial Note: This “theory” depends on believing the Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet take place contemporaneously. So, for the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the events of both plays occur in the Spring of 1517 (chosen because of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and the Reformational threads that run through Hamlet).]

    See, in the Second Quarto and First Folio versions of Romeo and Juliet, a[n extremely minor] character appears with Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio at the Capulet’s Party (where, if you recall, Romeo meets Juliet for the first time).

    Like Hamlet's Horatio, this Horatio is full of well-worded philosophical advice. He tells Romeo “And to sink in it should you burden love, too great oppression for a tender thing.”

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    Fig. 1 - Second Quarto Printing

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    Fig. 2 - First Folio Printing

    [The American Shakespeare Center’s Education Blog discusses the likely “real” reasons for Horatio’s presence]

    Let’s imagine that Horatio has travelled down from Wittenberg (about 540 miles) to Verona for his Spring Break. He hears about some guys who like to party (because, let’s be honest, besides getting stabbed, partying is Mercutio’s main thing). So, he ends up crashing the Capulet’s ball with them.

    He is then on the sidelines as Romeo and Juliet fall in love, Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt, Romeo gets banished, and both lovers are found dead in Juliet’s tomb.

    This tragedy fresh in his mind, he returns to Wittenberg at the end of what has turned out to be a decidedly un-radical Spring Break and discovers that his bestie Prince Hamlet is leaving for Elsinore Castle because he’s just gotten news that his father, the King, is dead.

    On the trip up (another ~375 miles), Horatio recounts the tragic romance he just witnessed in Verona. He advises (as he is wont to do) Hamlet not to mix love and revenge.

    Hamlet takes Horatio’s advice to heart, breaking up with Ophelia so that he can focus is energy on discovering and punishing his father’s killer:

    HAMLET
    Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner
    transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the
    force of honesty can translate beauty into his
    likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the
    time gives it proof. I did love you once.

    OPHELIA

    Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.

    HAMLET

    You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot
    so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it: I loved you not.

    Ophelia - burdened by the perceived loss of Hamlet’s love and his murder of her father - goes mad and drowns herself.

    You see, if Romeo had waited literally a minute and thirty seconds longer (31 iambic pentametrical lines) - he, Juliet, Ophelia (and possibly the rest of the Hamlet characters) would have made it.

    * With thanks to roguebelle.

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    Buncha fuckin nerds in this town.

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    The Hamratiophelia Conspiracy Theory ftw

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  8. 18:36

    Notes: 108488

    Reblogged from sarralyn

    Tags: everything is marauders nowHarry Potter

    thedeathofablog:

    un-be-fucking-lievable:

    prongsmydeer:

    pottergenes:

    james turning down every hogsmeade invitation by telling them he’s going stag

    Sirius spreading a rumour that he has a cat just so when people ask him about it he can go, “Nah, I’m a dog person.”

    Peter being loud so when a teacher chews him out, he can promise to be “quiet as a mouse”

    Remus turning into a fucking werewolf

     
  9. Teddy Lupin & Victoire Weasley react to Rita Skeeter’s article concerning their shenanigans, with Luke Newberry as Teddy and Elle Fanning as Victoire.

    inspiration x

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  10. Happy 7th birthday, Deathly Hallows!

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