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Something Poetic and Vaguely Creepy

Nurse, pop culture junkie, and part time rare book dealer. Recommend me sad and beautifully written books.
Sep 30 '14

Victor Hugo

literarystarbucks:

Victor Hugo goes up to the counter and describes the drink he wants in detail for an hour, laying out the minutiae of the process, presentation, and backstory of his extremely simple dark roast with sugar. By the time he’s finished, the store is closed, the barista has left, and Victor returns home empty-handed.

Sep 30 '14

The Secret History characters as literature genres

↳ Charles Macaulay as sea fiction

He’s fickle and cruel and lonely, much like the water that he treads. Rumour has it he once had a lover who was lost at sea, so now he spends all his time searching for her, trying to find something, anything. Others say it was his sister that disappeared, and a few say the person he’s searching for was both.

Sep 30 '14

(Source: michaelsocha)

Sep 30 '14
malformalady:

One of the morbidly fascinating results of the 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius is the large number of holes found in the volcanic deposits around Pompeii that represented corpses of people and animals that were buried by the hot ash. The ash lithified before the corpses decayed so that a good mold of the deceased remained. Early in the excavation it was discovered that filling these molds with plaster produced remarkable casts of the victims of the eruption.
Photo credit: Avery Segal

malformalady:

One of the morbidly fascinating results of the 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius is the large number of holes found in the volcanic deposits around Pompeii that represented corpses of people and animals that were buried by the hot ash. The ash lithified before the corpses decayed so that a good mold of the deceased remained. Early in the excavation it was discovered that filling these molds with plaster produced remarkable casts of the victims of the eruption.

Photo credit: Avery Segal

Sep 30 '14

witchcandle:

"you’re gay/bi? I’m sorry but like… how do I know you won’t have a crush on me?" because you just said that

Sep 29 '14

i have been so jumpy the last couple of days like been having mini heart attacks at every fucking noise why 

Sep 29 '14
worldofthecutestcuties:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

worldofthecutestcuties:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

Sep 29 '14

(Source: raptorific)

Sep 29 '14
"ODYSSEUS: bro when will you fight
ACHILLES: when agamemnon stops being a righteous dick
ODYSSEUS: bro…people are dying
ACHILLES: [kickflips away] whatever"
Sep 29 '14

viviensleigh:

Happy Birthday Madeline Kahn!
(September 29, 1942 - December 3, 1999)

She was really a great gift to us all. … I saw art [in her], not just funny. But I saw a person who was gifted with art. I don’t think there’s anything that Madeline Kahn couldn’t do. Nobody could approach the magnificence and wonder of Madeline Kahn.

-Mel Brooks

Sep 29 '14

grandefilms:

Brokeback Mountain (2005), dir. Ang Lee

Sep 29 '14

warmth-and-constancy:

miadifferent:

captainsjm:

But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence and she’s a lovely person.

That’s great! I wondered for so long what it is about this pose in the mind palace. thought, it could be an external reference, but at least it’s creating an internal reference as well!

Shit, the screencaps on my dash just keep getting better and better.

Sep 29 '14

animal update: they took the “collection of geese, ducks, and chickens” to some family land outside the city proper, but apparently decided they would continue to keep the goats and the alpaca next door

Sep 29 '14
classic-art:

Salon Interior with a Woman
Carl Holsöe

classic-art:

Salon Interior with a Woman

Carl Holsöe

Sep 29 '14

favorite unpopular characters meme

a character you love who gets hate for (even rightly) opposing a fandom favorite
Skyler White → Breaking Bad
"I need support. Me! The almost 40-year old pregnant woman with the surprise baby on the way and the husband with lung cancer who disappears for hours on end and I don’t know where he goes and he barely even speaks to me anymore with the moody son who does the same thing and the overdrawn checking account and the lukewarm water heater that leaks rusty looking crap and, and is rotting out the floor of the utility closet and we can’t even afford to fix it but OHH, I see, now I am supposed to go ‘Hank, please what can I possibly do to further benefit my spoiled, kleptomaniac, bitch sister who somehow always manages to be the center of attention, cuz God knows, she is the one with the really important problems."

(Source: matthewlillard)