I decided to finally start reading catcher in the rye, because when I was 16 I didn’t read any of the shit I was supposed to and missed out on a formative life experience or something?
Anyway I’d always heard analysis that holden was gay. And like, I’m down with wearing your queerness detection goggles as much as the next gal but I’m not usually one to be like “yo they’re he’ll a gay” and mean it in a Lit Crit kinda way. So whenever I read that I’d be like “lol yea sure ok”
And I am here to tell you
That I am on page 25
And this kid is gay.
W o w
holy shit speaking of girls i didn’t know were gay in high school
i was just Facebook Invited to a St Patrick’s Day party on saturday by a girl from HS i haven’t talked to in a while. she invited like a hundred people, so at first i thought it was like a mass invite of everyone on her page, but it doesn’t look that way? i really haven’t talked to her in a long while and i dont know anyone she’s inviting from what ive seen, but i still really want to go even if i just show up with my own self because it’d be cool to hang out with her again. but i’m also freaking out because lol awkward mel and i dont know what to do
"She could not, however," [Marius] thought, "help feeling esteem and consideration for me, if she only knew that I am the veritable author of the dissertation on Marcos Obregon de la Ronde, which M. Francois de Neufchateau put, as though it were his own, at the head of his edition of Gil Blas."
Les Miserables, 2.6.5
I love this part so much because not only is it, according to Rose’s footnotes, a rather ludicrous act of petty vengeance on Hugo’s part, but the edition of Gil Blas Marius is referring to here was published in 1820, when Marius would have been 10 years old.
Oh Hugo. Showing the humility and keen grasp of calendar dates I’ve come to expect.
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
Whenever I teach verse or direct a Shakespeare play, this is the FIRST thing I say. People need to be reminded that Shakespeare is human. It’s maybe the most human text you’ll ever encounter. It’s easy to forget that, especially because so many of his words are so iconic. But those words are as alive as you. Hell, they even breathe the same way.
i am not in the least bit over mickey pouring ian coffee. like the kitchen exploded, debbie and carl are yelling at fiona, lip was lip, mandy and mickey were shrieking at each other, apparently svetlana’s water broke so mickey’s gonna be a “dad”, and then everyone’s gone except fiona, looking on in bafflement as mickey sits down, holds up a coffee pot and says “want some more?” and pours it into ian’s mug as ian hands his sweaty crumpled stripper money over to fiona
tear off my skin, burn my bones and sacrifice the ashes to the old gods, i am absolutely one hundred percent not okay about any of this
1. Handwrite your name. 2. Handwrite your Tumblr URL. 3. Handwrite your blog title. 4. Handwrite your Tumblr crushes. 5. Handwrite your favorite season of the year. 6. Handwrite what color shirt your wearing right now. 7. Handwrite your favorite actresses and actors. 8. Handwrite your favorite TV shows. 9. Handwrite your favorite bands/singers. 10. Handwrite your favorite songs. 11. Handwrite your favorite number. 12. Handwrite the country you currently live in. 13. Handwrite the country you were born in. 14. Handwrite “hello”. 15. Handwrite your name in the hand that you do NOT normally use. 16. Handwrite 3 words that sum you up. 17. Handwrite the first 10 words that come to mind. 18. Handwrite a message to your followers. 19. Handwrite my url
as of late my favorite characters have been falling under the “little shit street kid” category
speaking of which i forgot how many different kinds of feelings i get about mickey milkovich but to be fair it’s been like a year since this show updated
i dont understand why the people who put up torrents for music don’t put the id3 tags in.
today i had to help my brother study for a science test without any textbook or notes, he just kinda knew what he’d reviewed in class today and so i just shouted questions about pH values at him while he played hackey sack around the kitchen with a used k-cup
i decided to treat myself to a manicure since i never get my nails done and they were pretty long (i usually bite them down) and apparently that shit is only 15 bucks but i managed to ding it all up from the time i left to when i got home
i will never not be angry about the ultimate fate of clarice starling ((in the book anyway, haven’t seen the film version yet)
i have too many books and i just bought another one and brought home an ARC of rainbow rowell’s new book
having the opposite work/sleep schedules of people you like sucks a whole lot
i still can’t believe the homoerotic subtext of Berserk turned out to be fucking text. i’m not over it yet.
i kinda have no desire to watch teen wolf anymore but i really like the gifsets of evil!stiles i’ve been seeing. it’s like they saw all the demonstiles shit and went “wait a second we can run with that”. apart from wanting to pin dylan o’brien to a wall i also just love watching this kid act
i still dont understand why no one on that show has chest hair tho
why have so many people started following me what did i do
every time i drive home from somewhere i’m always tempted to just get on the highway and not stop
i can’t focus on any tv show right now so god bless the folks uploading youtube clips of shameless lately
both the dudes from work that i’ve made out with in the past have started not showing up. obviously i have excellent taste