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Just A Bird Learning How To Fly

I write books and I want to learn all the languages and I'm pretty weird. I'm a superhero. Everyone's favorite enabler. Collector of words and teller of tales. Comic genius. Casual observer. The Forgotten. Friend. Wanderer.
And you know what else? I'm completely mad.
So, really, there's not much about myself I can tell you.
Stick around and we'll see what else I can conjure up.
Apr 17 '14

gothiccharmschool:

jessica-messica:

zagreussits:

How to wear a knife strapped to your thigh with a garter like a fucking lady while managing not to slice yourself open because you were fool enough to carry an unsheathed weapon next to a squishy part of your body that moves when you walk.

  1. Get a garter from somewhere; this one is a sock garter from Sock Dreams, which means it’s made to stay the fuck up there.
  2. Get a fucking sheath for those sharp, pointy things and put them in the sheath. There’ll be a velcro loop at the top so that they won’t slide out if you hold the sheath upside down.
  3. Put the garter through the loop at the top meant for whatever you’re using to attach it to yourself. Attach it to yourself, adjusting for ease of grabbing. You don’t want to put it on your inner thigh because that is awkward as hell to get out. The only way you’d be able to get it out in a timely manner is if you attached the sheath upside down, at which point you’d need two garters to keep the sheath from tilting inward toward your other thigh.
  4. Oh no, now the sheath is hanging loosely and is going to make a weird pattern against your clothing. Tuck that shit into your stockings if you’re wearing them, or use another garter if you’re not.
  5. Pull your pencil skirt back down over the knife sheath. Adjust accordingly due to tightness of skirt and shape of sheath. Make sure you can get at it as quick as you want.
  6. People look at you really strangely if this is the knife you pull out when you want to cut your apple up.

Vital Information for your Everyday Life.

I love this, and now I want knives to carry with me. (Cue the RealHusband, the StuntHusband, and fanboy-news-network all waving their hands and shouting “NOOOOOOO!”)

Apr 17 '14

Excuse Me While I Verb The Noun

allthingslinguistic:

ahdictionary:

The other day, when I mentioned a piece of trivia, my skeptical friend whipped his cell phone out of his back pocket and said, “I will internet this”—as if the Internet were something you can do, like run or talk or skydive. Despite his unconventional phrasing, his meaning was immediately clear: he was going to use the Internet to see whether or not my bit of trivia was true. By using the noun Internet as a verb, without realizing it, my friend had participated in a linguistic process as old as language itself, known as functional shift.

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I’m less pessimistic than ahdictionary about the long-term verbification potential of “internet” - I already find myself and others using it as a verb, particularly intransitively, as in “Phew! It’s been a long day! I’m just going to internet for a bit and then go to bed,” or “What did you do last night? Not much, just internetted for a couple hours” or “My wifi is broken so I haven’t been able to internet since Tuesday!” 

Does anyone else have either transitive or intransitive “internet” as a verb? How would you use it? It seems like it fills a useful lexical gap so I’m betting it will catch on/stick around. 

Apr 17 '14

Read. Appease books.

evilsupplyco:

When you read a physical book, when you run your fingers through the pages, the book enjoys a sensation akin to hair being played with.

As you read, the book reads you. Studies the rhythm of your heart and the aura of your soul. Quietly learning all that it can. Where you set your keys down, what you fear, the sounds you make, your secrets that keep you awake at night.

The number of people killed and consumed by books every year is woefully under reported because the media is terrified to break the story.

Read. Appease books.

"But aren’t you scared to reveal this story?" Pause before asking us that question, consider who has the ability to breathe life into them.

Some of you have overdue library books out and are looking extremely tasty.

If a friend hands you a book and whispers, as quietly as possible, “I’m so sorry please forgive me,” you have been warned.

Apr 17 '14
"You are so much more than the world would have you believe."
Apr 17 '14
xiaorui2004:

Maelstrom by TedGore

xiaorui2004:

Maelstrom by TedGore

Apr 17 '14

sara-wrote-this:

HA!

It happened. Welcome back to Avonlea, Gilbert Blythe. Watch out for those slates/magnetic locker boards.

Apr 17 '14

iraffiruse:

Satisfying things

Apr 16 '14

stopholdingontoair:

It’s weird to think about how your birth is a fixed point in time but your death is constantly moving based on the decisions you make. The length of your life is always fluctuating.

Apr 16 '14
"My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again."
Apr 16 '14
"The answer to that riddle is: a clone."
Graeme Manson, answering the biggest question of life aka “Just one, I’m a few, no family too. Who am I?” (x)

(Source: alisonwithagluegun)

Apr 16 '14

illumahottie:

Hey guys, hope your skin is clear and you get a text from someone you like real soon.

Apr 16 '14

unknowneditors:

Surreal Art by Nicolas Bruno

Apr 16 '14
aseaofquotes:

Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star

aseaofquotes:

Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star

Apr 15 '14
"Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix."
Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever   (via sleepychick)

(Source: larmoyante)

Apr 15 '14

thesassycat:

what if all the scenerios we make up in our head are actually real events happening in an alternative universe and we’re actually connecting with our alternate self’s mind