One of the books I took to read while I was at jury duty earlier this week was Tithe by Holly Black. Luckily for me, the book was excellent. Not so luckily, I finished it in the first few hours I was waiting. But, that left me a lot of time to sketch out these two in my notebook, and so here is my interpretation of Rath Roiben Rye and Kaye Fierch. Definitely going to be checking out the rest of the series. *nodnod*
They’re SO GREAT. Roiben is kind of adorable here.
“When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.”
Anonymous said: Cept it is true the cops face was beaten in so bad he went to the hospital. And some sources said he momentaraly lost consciousness prior to shooting brown.
sweet merciful christ.
first of all, there was zero mention of this injury until ten days after the murder of mike brown, which is so absolutely ridiculously suspicious. secondly, an ambulance was on the scene minutes later, yet darren wilson was not treated by them and drove away just fine and dandy in his cruiser.
thirdly, x-rays showed zero injury. see here for more information: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/21/1323510/-Callig-B-S-on-Darren-Wilson-s-broken-eye-orbital# and also http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/08/21/darren_wilson_eye_socket_not_broken_by_michael_brown_cnn_says.html
so my dad does this thing, despite his many good points, that can be fucking awful. it’s playing devil’s advocate so that i will act all passionate and have to basically orate my points to “convince” him (he admits that he does it just to bait me with this goal in mind). usually, his lil impression of a fox news host is fine, moderately annoying, but i debate my point and it’s over.
but tonight, just to fuck with me, he started saying that michael brown “beat up the police officer, and if you assault a cop, bad things happen!!” he knows this isn’t true, and he’s being all ‘hypothetical,’ but as i’m at pains to explain to him - it’s not an amusing thought exercise to make me angry and be eloquent at you when 1) a horrifying number of people actually believe this shit and 2) an innocent teen is dead.
so i guess things are over with me and dude (at least for now)
so should i throw myself headlong into dating again y/n?
Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths.
Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!
Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not.
I cannot wait to get this book.
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I can’t believe how good this comic is. I’d been meaning to read it for awhile, and I finally did, and it is EXTRAORDINARY. One of my favorite pieces of media i’ve discovered in the last few years, at least. I think it seriously pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in an online comic (including video/animation and music) in the best possible way.
Christa and Ymir ♥
(I FORGOT THE FRECKLES I’M SORRY I’m too lazy to scan and edit it all over again orz)
emboites said: TEKLA I'M SO HYPE ABOUT THAT SOLARPUNK POST YOU JUST REBLOGGED IT IS EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IT THANK YOU AND LET'S HAVE A SOLARPUNK FASHION PARTY SOMEDAY
solarpunk is everything i never knew i wanted and needed. where were the environmental concerns about fetishizing dirty steampunk coal machinery??? my eyes have been opened (and i’m obsessed with Art Nouveau, anyway).
so many the buttom quail!
WHERE create frambship such HANDFUL peppers?