I would rather fail in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to win in...– Woodrow Wilson
By nature I’m not very observant. People think I am, but no, not at all. But I realized, the reason why they might think so, during the summer of my sophomore year. It was a photography class. There’d be a topic and they’d let us out to find things to photograph about that topic. I’d find something fantastic every time. And the people around me would always wonder how...
It was my first clue that atheists are my brothers and sisters of a different...– Life of Pi, Yann Martel
I am an artist. I am a student. I am a writer. Above all I am human. Expect...– Myself as in the writer of the Flash of Thought blog. The quote on my deviant ID.
We [Americans] prattle about humanity while we manufacture poisoned shrapnel and...– The Fatherland, chief German-American propoganda newspaer in the United states (1914).
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a...– Life of Pi, Yann Martel
So, I’ve been researching the type of Tillandsia, or air plant, my Tilly is. I recieved Tilly in December and have been taking care of it and am quite eager for it to bloom. I believe that Tilly is a Tillandsia Ionantha, which means it’ll be giving me some pretty violet flowers very soon. Tilly has already started to turn red at the tips! I’m sort of more excited to be wrong...
And so, in that Greek letter that looks like a shack with a corrugated tin roof,...– Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity-...– Life of Pi, Yann Martel
When you don't even watch a show but you get the...
stop-its-ginger-time: bamfbottomweasley: This is me and Merlin. SORCERY~~~ This happens to me a lot more than I realize.
Falling at the Speed of Love
I have often wondered how fast a person falls in love. Reading Alice, Falling by Steven Millhauser I was struck with the absolute horrendous idea of falling at the speed of love. Wouldn’t that be horrific? When most people fall in love it’s gradual and they don’t realize it until they’re there. Alice, in Millhauser’s story, falls continually and becomes tired of...
She only took the time necessary to say the name. She looked for it in the...– Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel G. Marquez
…I returned to this forgotten village, trying to put the broken mirror of...– Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Absorbtion into the World
I have the feeling that today, for most people, happiness is a full tank of gas, a cell phone that has service from somewhere to nowhere, and freedom to go wherever whenever. But for me, my happiness is having a nice place to sit down and read. Not just read. Read without disturbance, without having to stop, until I am content. I would like to sit down somewhere nice, somewhere quiet. It does...
Dante has been dead for several centuries. I think it is time that we dropped...– President of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1904
The Princess Toad →
More shameless self-promotion. Fanfiction this time. The Princess Toad: There was a time when people still called her Jane and she dreamed of being a princess with a prince. But she knows better now. Somewhere along the line Jane became Dolores and the princess became the witch. A fanfiction examining the possible life of Dolores Jane Umbridge and what made her the way she is. I’ve...
Awkward Frog: What 10 Classic Books Were Almost... →
awkwardfrog: by Stacy Conradt - October 10, 2010 - 8:44 PM Remember when your high school summer reading list included Atticus, Fiesta, and The Last Man in Europe? You will once you see what these books were renamed before they hit bookshelves. 1. F. Scott Fitzgerald went through…
yeh-its-jjo: This is actually really kind of awesome. If it weren’t seriously amazing, I wouldn’t bother making a post about it. That said, GO DO IT! I am a… O__O this is so accurate! (I think, I mean, Concerned thinker? And those wicked colors! *-*…to see the image go to my tumblr page directly XD)
OMG Studying for the past three hours (German grammar and History ID’s/prompts). Brain imploded. Delightful.
Like Water for Chocolate Moment
Me:So in Psychology we had this interesting discussion about the sanctity of human life. Eventually we meandered to the topic of the purpose of living. Everyone was like, “Oh we live to be happy!”, “We all have a purpose in life, and our purpose makes us happy!”. I was all “wtf? My purpose is to serve my mother in eternal servitude until the day she (or I) dies! My...
1. Having a child that has some sort of problem. It’s not that I don’t want the child. It’s just that I’m afraid of having to raise the kid. I mean, I would want a normal life for the kid, but how do I do that when the child is a struggle to raise? Am I doing right for the child? Am I too harsh, not understanding, etc? 2. Having no purpose. 3. The dark. 4. Fire. 5....
I’m assuming that by “loves” you mean things? Because I can’t rank people. 1. Reading (books, manga, comics, fandom, original fiction, hell a dictionary can be fun for me sometimes o__o) 2. Drawing <3 3. Writing original fiction or drabbles (rants?). 4. History (D: I love it so, but I fail at it!) 5. Stuffed animals (I love bears and bunnies. But, gosh, I really...
These probably aren’t secret. It’s kind of stupid to say these are secret I’m typing them though. But yea, most of these aren’t secret. If you know me and are surprised, then, oops? 1. Top secret reserved for people who know me. 2. I love Daisuke Ono’s voice. Especially singing as Shizuo. (fangirl squeal) 3. I fangirl over most slash/yaoi fandom and fiction. 4. I...