lighting splits the sky and kisses your face

lady-alysanne:

vivalaglamourpuss:

an important factual presentation by me

All the facts.

It’s true that egyptians were not white but Cleopatra was the daughter of Ptholomäus, a greek general and her name means “the pride of her father”. Plus, she was obsessed with being white and used a lot of cosmetics to make lighten her skin

PTOLEMAIC PHARAOHS WERE GREEK. I WILL SCREAM THIS FROM ROOFTOPS UNTIL THE DAY I DIE. I GET IT, WHITEWASHING IS AWFUL AND IT SUCKS. I AGREE. BUT MAYBE CHOOSE A BETTER EXAMPLE.

Hi. Would you please direct me to Hamlet text written in 'Todays english'? I have been banging my head against the original version and can't understand it all. Problem is that english is not my first language. But I want to read it before 2nd October, a deadline I set up for myself I don't even know why! Please help. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

motherfuckingshakespeare:

Okay so this exists if you look up no fear shakespeare BUT that translation is awful and often inaccurate so you’ll get a superficial understanding of what goes down without being able to see any nuance. 

I would encourage you to give up on your arbitrary October 2 deadline. Since Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest work, it’s probably going to take hella time to get through. If you can find a movie version you like in your first language/ with subtitles in your first language that could help you out a lot. It would probably be better for you to read a good translation of Hamlet  in your first language rather than the ‘today’s english’ version. 

If you’re not feeling any of that, the folger version has act/ scene summaries written in/ you can use my summary to keep tabs on what’s going on (in the summaries I wrote at least a sentence about each scene most of the time)/ you can use the plot summary on the Hamlet wikipedia page in your first language.

When I find myself reading and not comprehending I usually backtrack to where I stopped understanding and start writing hella notes to myself about what I think is going on. I also like having the character list separate from the play so I have it as a handy reference when people I don’t remember pop up. 

I wish you all the best in your battle with the moody dane & if anyone else has tips/ tricks please tell me! 

What I’ve always done and what I encouraged my students to do if they were having problems was to read the Sparknotes summary (or Cliff Notes, or whatever notes were available). That helped because then when I was reading the actual text, since I knew what was going to happen I could concentrate on the language and poetry and the millions of other things going on instead of trying to tease out the plot. 

Why is it my availability that is never respected? I. Don’t. Work. On. Sundays. It’s my guaranteed day away from the store and the bullshit that goes with it. I bet other associates don’t get phone calls on their unavailable days. You don’t want to pay overtime? Not my problem. I was the only one you could call because we don’t have enough people hired to “let me” have my day off? Again, not my problem.

text post meme: howard stark edition


my favorite shot of the entire series + requested by thehopethatendsdisaster

my favorite shot of the entire series + requested by thehopethatendsdisaster

Though I’ve lost my way more times that I have wished
My heart is constant and willing
Will you restore me?

Looking for badasses? Here’s one. Mrs Holmes was a genius in her field, field that is usually considered to be very uncommon for women to be into. She freely gave up possibly a very promising career for her family while her husband never dared to question her choice because he is “a bit of a moron himself” but considers this free choice of raising her children instead of concentrating on her career something that makes her incredibly attractive. The man is in love with her brain as well as her heart. One of her sons is in charge of “the security of the free world”. She only raises and eyebrow when he talks back at her and makes both of her grown up sons turn into 5-year-olds when she catches them doing something forbidden.


lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."
—Lemony Snicket

lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."

Lemony Snicket


lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."
—Lemony Snicket

lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."

Lemony Snicket

The Decemberists - This Is Why We Fight
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when we die
we will die with our arms unbound
and this is why
this is why we fight

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that … and we all should be too.

I’m the best of the best. I’m Blair Waldorf.