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summer500days:

This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story

summer500days:

This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story

Laughing out loud at Sherlock.

Laughing out loud at Sherlock.

For the very first time in my life…

I have the urge to throw a book. Whether this indicates a miraculous propensity to read “good” books or a sudden downturn in literate mood, I am currently uncertain.

Last night I spent a couple of hours reading Charles Bukowski’s Tales of Ordinary Madness (all 238 pages). The first immediate indication that it could be a book which I would not enjoy reading was evident in the very syntax of the text, from the punctuation to the lack of capitalisation. In life, I am very aware that the way in which I write gives the reader a sense of who I am as a person. I write to communicate ideas, to provide information, to outline sanctions and to capture snapshots of life with as much accuracy and —— as my written words can convey. 

This leads me to the second issue. Bukowski’s writing has been held up to me by several friends, colleagues and respected persons as the pinnacle of American literature. In recommending his work to me, those persons communicate their opinion that I am the sort of reader who will enjoy and appreciate it. Upon closer examination (I also purchased “Post Office” on the assumption that I would wish to continue reading), I found Bukowski’s writing to be egotistical, devoid of constructive faults (instead of hearing a particular voice in the deconstructive and chaotic writing styles, I found the narrative irritating and self-absorbed) and affected by the type of vulgar plot line that serves only to shock or titillate. Whilst I am aware that many people laud this type of prose within short stories, I found the “Rape! Rape!” story one societal slur too far. At the realisation that the narrator contemplated the unfair equality of a society where a woman’s charge of rape could be taken seriously over the word of a degenerate such as himself, I stopped reading. At this stage, I spoke to a companion sitting nearby about the story; they were confused and simply said “reading for pleasure is exactly that, if you don’t like it then put the book down.” They are of course, correct. But I am the sort of the person who will never part-read a book. I read the whole thing or not at all. I cannot bear to leave a story unfinished. 

faeriefountain:

you follow me on tumblr but would you follow me through the Omega 4 Relay

Totally got a Valentines message saying:
"Roses are red, violets are blue,
I’d happily pass through the Omega 4 relay to be with you.”

Smooth as the Commander himself.

(Source: scaeriefountain, via saenis)

mass effect numbers challenge three quotes [1/3]:

"I am alive. All of us, synthetic and organic, have been changed. The war is over, and the Reapers are helping to rebuild. Where once they threatened us with extinction, they now bring us the collective knowledge of the cultures that came before. As a galaxy, we can now live the lives we have wished for; taking our steps into a new and wonderful future, where organics and synthetics can coexist peacefully. With peace across the galaxy and unlimited access to knowledge, to recover the greatness that was lost, and surpass it. We will reclaim our worlds…and the stars. As the line between synthetic and organic disappears, we may transcend mortality itself, to reach a level of existence I cannot even imagine. And we will remember that this chance for a new life did not come without cost. No matter how far we advance, we will remember the sacrifices of those who made it possible. And we will remember Shepard. Because of her, I am alive, and I am not alone."

It still hurts.

(Source: sheparding, via rachniqueen)

thebloggerbloggerfun:

I really like how Pushing Daisies is this older show and the fandom just made a recurrence out of no where.

It’s almost like

They came back from the dead.

image

Now all we need is another season.

I’ll just be waiting here.

(via septemberepisode)

If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where fashion sits…

(Source: whereisyourpippinnow)

When I look at this all I can think of is the Grinch trying on outfits.

When I look at this all I can think of is the Grinch trying on outfits.

(Source: loveyourlife-livetorise)

theredqueenv6:

lokiswench:

katandthemouse:

Sexual orientation: COAT FLIP HAIR RUFFLE KISS.

That’s a double syllable damn, right there.

(Source: theladykatarina)

POSTGRAD FUN

I cannot wait for Thursday, we are:
🚊 catching the train to London Town (favourite type of mechanised transport)
👓 visiting the British Museum (Pompeii and Herculaneum/ Nebamun tomb-chapel exhibitions!)
🎨 visiting the National Gallery (Vermeer & Music exhibition!)
🍜 having dinner at my favourite noodle bar (❤)

Other than the above, I’m also pretty excited as I’m hoping to view Netherlandish’s painting of Anna van Spangen (wife of Adriaen van der Goes) at the National as part of my grandfather’s ancestry research…

Overall, a super geeky day. HOORAH!

What’s with you and the nicknames?

My sister has given colleagues nicknames and now I can’t remember their real names.

(Source: offdensen, via omegahooker)

techartgeek:

Disney Princesses vs. Capcom

Teaching little girls how to kick ass and take names since 1987.

(Source: mikevdesign, via geek-art)

Tomorrow is going to be a Mini Diana day, mainly because I have completely run out of Instax! 

I have come to the conclusion that Instax is more expensive than smoking; I shot 48 photographs this week alone!

Tomorrow is going to be a Mini Diana day, mainly because I have completely run out of Instax!

I have come to the conclusion that Instax is more expensive than smoking; I shot 48 photographs this week alone!

Lionhead Studios answer questions about Fable Legends’ development. Jump in!

“Fable Legends welcomes you back to the fantastic land of Albion, home to the previous Fable games. Lived out in an eternal once upon a time, Albion is a fairy tale world where history, legend, and folklore are practically the same thing. So it’s no surprise that millions of players have visited and adored its welcoming countryside. Albion is a place full of action, humour, and opportunity. Of course you’ll find monsters, villains, and even the occasional disaster, but you shouldn’t take any of it too seriously. Albion is a land of fun and light-hearted adventure for you to lose yourself in. Enjoy the shining green fields, the silly accents and the occasional proposition from an ‘attractive’ villager.”

Lionhead Studios answer questions about Fable Legends’ development. Jump in!

“Fable Legends welcomes you back to the fantastic land of Albion, home to the previous Fable games. Lived out in an eternal once upon a time, Albion is a fairy tale world where history, legend, and folklore are practically the same thing. So it’s no surprise that millions of players have visited and adored its welcoming countryside. Albion is a place full of action, humour, and opportunity. Of course you’ll find monsters, villains, and even the occasional disaster, but you shouldn’t take any of it too seriously. Albion is a land of fun and light-hearted adventure for you to lose yourself in. Enjoy the shining green fields, the silly accents and the occasional proposition from an ‘attractive’ villager.”

summer500days:

This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story

summer500days:

This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story

Laughing out loud at Sherlock.

Laughing out loud at Sherlock.

For the very first time in my life…

I have the urge to throw a book. Whether this indicates a miraculous propensity to read “good” books or a sudden downturn in literate mood, I am currently uncertain.

Last night I spent a couple of hours reading Charles Bukowski’s Tales of Ordinary Madness (all 238 pages). The first immediate indication that it could be a book which I would not enjoy reading was evident in the very syntax of the text, from the punctuation to the lack of capitalisation. In life, I am very aware that the way in which I write gives the reader a sense of who I am as a person. I write to communicate ideas, to provide information, to outline sanctions and to capture snapshots of life with as much accuracy and —— as my written words can convey. 

This leads me to the second issue. Bukowski’s writing has been held up to me by several friends, colleagues and respected persons as the pinnacle of American literature. In recommending his work to me, those persons communicate their opinion that I am the sort of reader who will enjoy and appreciate it. Upon closer examination (I also purchased “Post Office” on the assumption that I would wish to continue reading), I found Bukowski’s writing to be egotistical, devoid of constructive faults (instead of hearing a particular voice in the deconstructive and chaotic writing styles, I found the narrative irritating and self-absorbed) and affected by the type of vulgar plot line that serves only to shock or titillate. Whilst I am aware that many people laud this type of prose within short stories, I found the “Rape! Rape!” story one societal slur too far. At the realisation that the narrator contemplated the unfair equality of a society where a woman’s charge of rape could be taken seriously over the word of a degenerate such as himself, I stopped reading. At this stage, I spoke to a companion sitting nearby about the story; they were confused and simply said “reading for pleasure is exactly that, if you don’t like it then put the book down.” They are of course, correct. But I am the sort of the person who will never part-read a book. I read the whole thing or not at all. I cannot bear to leave a story unfinished. 

faeriefountain:

you follow me on tumblr but would you follow me through the Omega 4 Relay

Totally got a Valentines message saying:
"Roses are red, violets are blue,
I’d happily pass through the Omega 4 relay to be with you.”

Smooth as the Commander himself.

(Source: scaeriefountain, via saenis)

mass effect numbers challenge three quotes [1/3]:

"I am alive. All of us, synthetic and organic, have been changed. The war is over, and the Reapers are helping to rebuild. Where once they threatened us with extinction, they now bring us the collective knowledge of the cultures that came before. As a galaxy, we can now live the lives we have wished for; taking our steps into a new and wonderful future, where organics and synthetics can coexist peacefully. With peace across the galaxy and unlimited access to knowledge, to recover the greatness that was lost, and surpass it. We will reclaim our worlds…and the stars. As the line between synthetic and organic disappears, we may transcend mortality itself, to reach a level of existence I cannot even imagine. And we will remember that this chance for a new life did not come without cost. No matter how far we advance, we will remember the sacrifices of those who made it possible. And we will remember Shepard. Because of her, I am alive, and I am not alone."

It still hurts.

(Source: sheparding, via rachniqueen)

thebloggerbloggerfun:

I really like how Pushing Daisies is this older show and the fandom just made a recurrence out of no where.

It’s almost like

They came back from the dead.

image

Now all we need is another season.

I’ll just be waiting here.

(via septemberepisode)

If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where fashion sits…

(Source: whereisyourpippinnow)

When I look at this all I can think of is the Grinch trying on outfits.

When I look at this all I can think of is the Grinch trying on outfits.

(Source: loveyourlife-livetorise)

theredqueenv6:

lokiswench:

katandthemouse:

Sexual orientation: COAT FLIP HAIR RUFFLE KISS.

That’s a double syllable damn, right there.

(Source: theladykatarina)

POSTGRAD FUN

I cannot wait for Thursday, we are:
🚊 catching the train to London Town (favourite type of mechanised transport)
👓 visiting the British Museum (Pompeii and Herculaneum/ Nebamun tomb-chapel exhibitions!)
🎨 visiting the National Gallery (Vermeer & Music exhibition!)
🍜 having dinner at my favourite noodle bar (❤)

Other than the above, I’m also pretty excited as I’m hoping to view Netherlandish’s painting of Anna van Spangen (wife of Adriaen van der Goes) at the National as part of my grandfather’s ancestry research…

Overall, a super geeky day. HOORAH!

What’s with you and the nicknames?

My sister has given colleagues nicknames and now I can’t remember their real names.

(Source: offdensen, via omegahooker)

techartgeek:

Disney Princesses vs. Capcom

Teaching little girls how to kick ass and take names since 1987.

(Source: mikevdesign, via geek-art)

Tomorrow is going to be a Mini Diana day, mainly because I have completely run out of Instax! 

I have come to the conclusion that Instax is more expensive than smoking; I shot 48 photographs this week alone!

Tomorrow is going to be a Mini Diana day, mainly because I have completely run out of Instax!

I have come to the conclusion that Instax is more expensive than smoking; I shot 48 photographs this week alone!

xombiedirge:

Star Trek by Jungshan / Blog

(via geek-art)

Lionhead Studios answer questions about Fable Legends’ development. Jump in!

“Fable Legends welcomes you back to the fantastic land of Albion, home to the previous Fable games. Lived out in an eternal once upon a time, Albion is a fairy tale world where history, legend, and folklore are practically the same thing. So it’s no surprise that millions of players have visited and adored its welcoming countryside. Albion is a place full of action, humour, and opportunity. Of course you’ll find monsters, villains, and even the occasional disaster, but you shouldn’t take any of it too seriously. Albion is a land of fun and light-hearted adventure for you to lose yourself in. Enjoy the shining green fields, the silly accents and the occasional proposition from an ‘attractive’ villager.”

Lionhead Studios answer questions about Fable Legends’ development. Jump in!

“Fable Legends welcomes you back to the fantastic land of Albion, home to the previous Fable games. Lived out in an eternal once upon a time, Albion is a fairy tale world where history, legend, and folklore are practically the same thing. So it’s no surprise that millions of players have visited and adored its welcoming countryside. Albion is a place full of action, humour, and opportunity. Of course you’ll find monsters, villains, and even the occasional disaster, but you shouldn’t take any of it too seriously. Albion is a land of fun and light-hearted adventure for you to lose yourself in. Enjoy the shining green fields, the silly accents and the occasional proposition from an ‘attractive’ villager.”

For the very first time in my life…
POSTGRAD FUN

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