people who can fall asleep within five minute of lying down are not actually human beings but thousands of bedbugs in a flesh suit who dont require sleep and are merely waiting for you to lower your guard

HOW FUCKING PETTY DO YOU HAVE TO BE
TO DEMONSTRATE HOW MUCH YOU ARE AGAINST CERTAIN SHIPS AND CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO SHIP THE SHIPS YOU DON’T;
TO DEVOTE SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IN MAKING IT KNOWN HOW MUCH YOU HATE CERTAIN ACTORS AND CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE ACTORS YOU HATE

PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO AGREE ON EVERYTHING
PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO LIKE THE SAME THINGS YOU DO
AND PEOPLE ARE NOT BENEATH YOU IF THEIR TASTES ARE NOT UP TO PAR WITH YOURS

DON’T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY

STOP WASTING YOUR TIME AND GROW THE FUCK UP

Something About The Stars

A/N: So I hit 900 followers. Can you guys like, explain to me why you follow this mess of a blog?! Anyways, I thought I’d do this cute little thing for you guys, sort of like a teaser of what’s to happen in December along with a thank you for so many followers. So this is basically how it’ll go.

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“Did you know that there are like, 200 billion stars in the galaxy? 200 billion. That’s like, 10,000 stars for every grain of sand that we have here on Earth, and that’s only in this galaxy. Imagine how many there are in the entire Universe.” Hannah says this out loud, despite the fact that the silence in their bedroom rings loudly in her ears. Grace is startled out of her almost asleep state, her breathing already deep and muscles relaxed when Hannah’s excited voice breaks through her haze. There is a child-like resonance in her voice, as if this is the first time she’s ever heard about it. This fact is almost engrained in Hannah’s mind, but she likes to bring it up every so often, as if to remind Grace of the wonder that was space.

Hannah has always been fascinated about stars.

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people saying “stop being mean to shane dawson about blackface!!!it’s comedy omg!!!”. you do know what blackface literally is right. you do know that it literally started as white people making fun of black people by putting on a “costume” of their race. you know that you are literally not helping the case at all. in fact you’re better defining that yep, the blackface he’s using is the same racist blackface that’s been going on for like a hundred years. you know this right

"Because the reality is that if we do nothing it will take 75 years, or for me to be nearly a hundred, before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work. 15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children. And at current rates it won’t be until 2086 before all rural African girls will be able to receive a secondary education. 

I am inviting you to step forward, to be seen to speak up— to be the he for she.

- Emma Watson

evoena said:

Hey, sorry I know you're busy all the time, but I really need someones opinion who's study/ied lit at university. I'm in my last 6 weeks or so of school, and basically I have this month to apply to uni, and I really want to continue lit into uni but I'm not sure whether I should because of the lack of direction (or so I've been told) it gives you in life. Where can a lit degree take you? Do you think it is wise I take it to uni or not? Thank you so much, I'm sure you get asked this a lot.

previously i wrote this answer; and this response is good too. this is an addendum to those. 

i feel so strongly about literature as a discipline. i love it so much, i loved my undergraduate years, i am so glad i chose it i am a better smarter wiser happier person because i studied it. those analytical skills, and the ability to express yourself fluently & persuasively in speech and writing, are invaluable; but i wasn’t thinking about careers when i chose it. 

this website (uk-centric) lists possible career options for literature students; this website breaks down destinations of graduates in disciplines across the humanities. 1 in 5 literature students goes on to postgraduate study, which is much higher than other disciplines—this has led to an excess of PhD students; the state of postgraduate studies is another question (& not a happy one). 

to an extent, the answer to the question what can i do with a literature degree? depends on where you go and how well you do. i hate it, i wish to god it didn’t matter. (i went to oxford, and those words on my cv open doors that would otherwise be shut. when i’m offered things it’s often got little to do with my subject and a lot to do with my university because that bias is still rampant.) the arts & humanities are in a bad way, and there are many literature graduates chasing work in industries that’ve been wrung out by the internet—journalism & publishing, the most obvious. there’s fierce competition, fewer opportunities. in the uk, one in five literature students goes on to work in retail or catering. there’s nothing wrong with that—but you don’t need a literature degree to do it. i know a lot of frustrated graduates of literature, and the humanities more generally, who can’t get the work they’d like, and are vastly overqualified for the jobs they have. i know a lot of really bright kids with good degrees struggling to pay rent. despite what we’ve been led to believe a degree isn’t a guarantee of anything, is what i’m trying to say. 

so my answer is still—if it’s within your means, do what you love. don’t let the bastards grind you down before you’ve even begun. if you love literature, if you’ve found a course which makes you feel warm things in your spine, do it. there are very few degrees with a clear career trajectory. most of us are making this shit up as we go along, and that’s okay.  

it’s funny how no matter how much older and experimented some artists are, you still keep comparing yourself to them and feeling bad about your awful level even though it’d be like a little kid putting doodles on the kitchen fridge and comparing himself to caravaggio

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