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toys-of-dukeness asked:

B,E,F♥

Lol you picked such hard ones for me XD

  • B. FAVORITE BAND.~honestly i love so many bands and music artists, ima go with hollywood undead tho for a “band”
  • E. MY BEST FRIEND.~my fiance & sweetsimmies :)
  • F. MY FAVOURITE MOVIE.~oh god this question. uh i dont have a “favourite” but i can list some extremely amazing movies. Bones(2010), master of disguise, the house bunny, zombieland,sorority row,hot rod, johnny English,hottieboombalottie,jamesy boy,extract,ted,serious moonlight,a miami tail,fish tank, kidulthood,sin nombre,quarantine 1-3,welcome to the rileys

ok those are probably my favourtie moviesss lol :) but they really are amazing!

Face mask

Do you guys have any mask recommendations?
I’m looking for some fabulous goo to put on my face once or twice a week that will calm my overactive pores.

Preferably something sensitive skin friendly. I could even get into making something myself. Budget friendly is also obviously important bc I’m a student and can’t afford to break the bank but I also don’t mind spending money if it works!

notsohairyarab asked:

Hi I'm Manal im tunisian, im really interested in finding out about my Amazigh heritage and all but tbh I haven't found anything online other than like Amazigh in Morocco and Algeria. I was wondering if any one of you guys know anything about the Berber tribes in Tunisia

You can look through our Imazighen and Amazigh tags

There’s a facebook page also this website

This website is dedicated to Tunisian Imazighen

There’s also lot of youtube videos and channels: 1 2 3 4

Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 Recommended Books:

1. « The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)

2. « Il Romanzo di Cipollino - Gianni Rodari (1956)

3. « The Rose and the Ring - William Makepeace Thackeray (1854)

4. « The Little Bookroom- Eleanor Farjeon (1955)

5. « The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (1844)

6. The Secret Garden -Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1909)

7.  The Treasure of the Nibelungs - G.Schalk (1953)

8.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (1865)

9.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1891)

10. A Norwegian Farm » Marie Hamsun (1933)

11. Конёк-горбунок - Пётр Па́влович Ершо́в (1834)

12. Souvenirs entomologiques - Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (1879-1907)

13. Toui Mukashi no Fushigina Hanashi-Nihon Reiiki - Tsutomu Minakami (1995)

14. Иван-дурак - Leo Tolstoy (1885)

15. Eagle of the Ninth -Rosemary Sutcliff (1954)

16. Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne (1926)

17. Les Princes du Vent - Michel-Aime Baudouy (1956)

18. When Marnie Was There - Joan G Robinson (1967)

19. The Long Winter - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940)

20. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (1908)

21. The Ship That Flew -Hilda Lewis (1939)

22. Flambards - Kathleen Wendy Peyton (1967)

23. Tom’s Midnight Garden - Ann Philippa Pearce (1958)

24. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (1876)

25. Chumon no Ooi Ryouriten - Kenji Miyazawa (1924)

26. Heidi - Johanna Spyri (1888)

27. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (1870)

28. The Borrowers- Mary Norton (1952)

29. Devatero pohádek - Karel Čapek  (1931)

30. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (1930)

31. The Flying Classroom - Erich Kästner (1933)

32.  Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe (1719)

33. Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)

34.  Двена́дцать ме́сяцев - Samuil Marshak (1943)

35. Tistou les pouces verts - Maurice Druon (1957)

36. The man who planted the welsh onions -  Kim Soun (1953)

37. Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio - Pu Songling (1740)

38. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh John Lofting (1922)

39. Journey to the West - Wú Chéng’ēn (1500~?)

40. Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1886)

41. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler -Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (1968)

42. Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn - Astrid Lindgren (1947)

43. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again » J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)

44. A Wizard of Earthsea -Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)

45. The Little White Horse -Elizabeth Goudge (1946)

46. Bylo nas pet- Karel Polacek (1969)

47. City Neighbor: The Story of Jane Addams - Clara Ingram Judson (1951)

48. The Radium Woman - Eleanor Doorly (1939)

49.  The Otterbury Incident - Cecil Day-Lewis (1948)

50. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates -Mary Mapes Dodge (1865)

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Three Beautiful and Complementary Things:

1) Song of the Sea, just announced as an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature - I saw this last night and was floored by how beautiful every single frame of animation is. It’s a Selkie story from the Irish animation studio that created The Secret of Kells. Stunningly beautiful, this movie actually made me want to have kids just so I could watch this with them. Some day. Playing currently in select theatres. Click for more.

2) Lost Constellation, an indie game by Finji, which is a supplementary game to the upcoming Night In The Woods - I played this gorgeous game in an afternoon and fell in love with it. It’s a pretty straightforward side-scrolling adventure game, a tale of Longest Night and a quest in the dark woods. Gorgeous, and pay-what-you-can. Click for more.

3) Over the Garden Wall, a miniseries from Cartoon Network - This 10-part show (which you can watch all at once in 2.5 hours, and I recommend it) looks like a Wind in the Willows-meets-Studio Ghibli storybook. It’s the story of two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who are lost in The Unknown. The most gorgeous cartoon series I’ve ever seen. Available for purchase on iTunes for $10. Click for more.

All three of these movies tickle me in the same way - elements of folklore, all-ages stories that aren’t afraid to be a little scary, a touch of magic and a ton of heart. They all feel like genuine labours of love. Treat yourself!

anonymous asked:

Please could you recommend me some thought provoking fiction?! I just want to reaaad but i don't know where to start

Books that will make you think about what a book is:

  • Artful, Ali Smith
    trigger warning: death, loss, depression
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  • Ulysses, James Joyce (this book is hard going [i read it at a rate of about 10-15 pages an hour] so maybe don’t start with this, but it’s worth the pain — check out the online guide at infiniteulysses.com) 
  • "Days of Reading", Marcel Proust (an essay)
  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
    trigger warning: discusses depression, drug addiction, institutionalization
  • Middlemarch, George Eliot
  • Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
  • Lowboy, John Wray
    trigger warning: schizophrenia
  • NW, Zadie Smith

Books that will make you think about art and intelligence:

  • Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations by Adrienne Rich
  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson
  • The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience, Ann Lauterbach
  • My Poets, Maureen McLane
  • Reality Hunger, David Shields
  • The Art of Recklessness, Dean Young

Books that will make you think about history:

  • The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald
    trigger warning: somewhat graphic descriptions of world war II
  • Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf
  • Washington Square, Henry James
  • Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light, Leonard Shlain
  • The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Maus, Art Spiegelman
    trigger warning: graphic holocaust descriptions
  • White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  • A Scrap of Time and Other Stories, Ida Fink
    trigger warning: graphic holocaust descriptions; violence
  • The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Books that will make you think about life, the human condition, etc.:

  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  • The End of Vandalism, Tom Drury
  • The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  • Neon Vernacular, Yusef Komunyakka
  • Lit, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: alcoholism, depression
  • Sinners Welcome, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: depression
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    trigger warning: graphic descriptions of murder, brief description of attempted sexual assault
  • The Empathy Exams: Essays, Leslie Jamison
    trigger warning: explicit descriptions of violence and assault
  • This is Water, David Foster Wallace
  • The Tenth of December, George Saunders
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
    trigger warning: apocalyptic narrative (this sets some people off idk!)
  • Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
    trigger warning: graphic rape
  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
    trigger warning: discussions of bipolar depression

Books that will make you think about love:

  • Coeur de Lion, Ariana Reines
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (trans. Anne Carson)
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "The Beast in the Jungle", Henry James (short story)
  • Just Kids, Patti Smith
    trigger warning: drug use
  • Eat Quite Everything You See, Leslie Adrienne Miller
  • Morning in the Burned House, Margaret Atwood
  • Bough Down, Karen Green
    trigger warning: depression, grief, suicide
  • Never Let Me Go, Kashuo Ishiguro 
  • This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
  • The Wings of the Dove, Henry James
  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
    trigger warning: pedophilia. this is under the love category because despite the absolutely appalling subject it’s one of the most beautifully written testaments to obsessive love and desire, ever.
  • The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton
  • Nothing Was the Same
    trigger warning: death, grief, mental illness

Books that will make you think about humour and laughter:

  • The First Bad Man, Miranda July
    trigger warning: disturbing content, mental illness
  • The Liar’s Club, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: all kinds of mental illness, sexual assault, violence
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
  • The Broom of the System, David Foster Wallace
    trigger warning: sexual assault if I’m not recalling incorrectly
  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, Adelle Waldmann
  • Civilwarland in Bad Decline, George Saunders 
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson

Books that will make you think about the books that almost never were:

  • A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  • Literary Women, Ellen Moers
  • My Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
  • Heroines, Kate Zambreno
  • A Literature of Their Own, Elaine Showalter
  • The Madwoman in the Attic, Gilbert & Gubar
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
    trigger warning: gendered violence
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
    trigger warning: explicit discussions of slavery, murder
  • Women and Writing, Virginia Woolf
  • I am an Emotional Creature, Eve Ensler
    trigger warning: discussions of sexual assault
Manga Recommendation: Josei Series

Josei is a very underrated genre that targets the female audience (like shoujo), but the age demographic is slightly older.

  1. & (Okazaki Mari)
  2. 14-sai no Koi
  3. Aka no Sekai
  4. Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no
  5. Annarasumanara
  6. Bara no Tame ni
  7. Barairo My Honey
  8. Bokura no Kiseki
  9. Bread & Butter
  10. Cheese in the Trap
  11. Chihayafuru
  12. Chikutaku Bonbon
  13. Cheonsaeng Yeonbun
  14. Chou yo Hana yo
  15. Cousin
  16. Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
  17. Futago
  18. Game Over (Mizutani Fuka)  
  19. Gokusen
  20. Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai
  21. Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang
  22. Hachimitsu to Clover
  23. Hagoromo Mishin
  24. Hapi Mari
  25. Honey Sweet Kitchen
  26. I Am Currently Living with a Bear
  27. Kakukaku Shikajika
  28. Kare Kano
  29. Karneval
  30. Kaze Hikaru 
  31. Kimi no Sei
  32. Kimi no Tame ni Hiku Chopin
  33. Kimi wa Kirakira
  34. Kimi wa Pet
  35. Kokoro Kimiiro Sakura Iro
  36. Kuragahime
  37. Majo no Biyaku
  38. Mars
  39. Meiji Hiiro Kitan
  40. Midnight Secretary
  41. Mizutama Puzzle
  42. Nana
  43. Natsuyuki Rendezvous
  44. Nemureru Tsuki 
  45. Nineteen Twenty-one
  46. Nodame Cantabile
  47. Otoko no Isshou
  48. Paradise Kiss
  49. Peony Pavilion
  50. Private Prince
  51. Pureblood Boyfriend
  52. Sakamichi no Apollon
  53. Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite
  54. Shigeshoushi
  55. Soryanaize Darling
  56. Soshite, Hare ni Naru
  57. Sumika Sumire
  58. Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru
  59. Udon no Onna
  60. Usagi Drop
  61. Yume kara Samete mo Koi Shiteru
  62. Yuru Koi

Sunday • 22.02.2015 • 12:50 Spending my day looking for printers to get for my birthday. No uni and no exams is seriously relaxing, plus work is super interesting right now. Kinda sad to go on vacation in a week, haha. In other news, does anybody have printer recommendations? 
I really need one for the new semester, didn’t have one for the last 3 and reading assignments and notes off of my phone is becoming too much of a hassle.

27/2/2015

I have so much todo this weekend but I’m determined to get it all done!

I realised this week that I need a proper planner but I’m not sure what one to get. Does anyone have any recommendations? I really like the look of the Day Designer planner (is that what its called?). I’m sorry, I’m so hopeless with planners!

astrology book recommendations

for beginners: 

interesting, somewhat complex works:

you’ve been asking for this for so long haha. so yea, these are my favorite books. feel free to tell me yours!

Manga Recommendation: Depression, Mental Illness, etc.

This list include series dealing with themes like as anxiety, depression, loneliness, mental illness, trauma, etc. Some of these series are mild, but a few are very mature (warning: suicide/death)

  1. Ai no Koe
  2. Bokura ga Ita
  3. "Bungaku Shoujo" to Shi ni Tagari no Douke
  4. Coelacanth
  5. Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari (series)
  6. Domestic na Kanojo
  7. Denpa Kyoushi
  8. Flowers of Evil
  9. Haikyo Shoujo
  10. Hoshi wa Utau
  11. I Am Currently Living with a Bear
  12. Issho ni Neyou yo
  13. Koizora
  14. Koe no Katachi
  15. Life
  16. Mars
  17. Nana
  18. Nanairo Sekai
  19. NHK ni Youkoso!
  20. Nijigahara Holograph
  21. Orange (Takano Ichigo)
  22. Oyasumi Punpun
  23. Please! Mr. Bear!
  24. Snow Drop
  25. Sunadokei
  26. The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor
  27. The One
  28. Tomodachi Gokko
  29. Umibe no Onnanoko
  30. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

anonymous asked:

i just saw that anon's question about essay inspo and that got me thinking about what your favourite essays are?? both ones you've written and one's you've read? :)

ooooh. i’m just going to do the first things that come to mind; i keep all the essays i like in huge binders at home but obviously can’t take all that with me to the UK…

essays:

essay collections:

  • yusef komunyakka, blue notes: essays, interviews, and commentaries
  • adrienne rich, arts of the possible: essays and conversations
  • leslie jamison, the empathy exams
  • ann lauterbach, the night sky: writings on the poetics of experience
  • w.g. sebald, a place in the country
  • milan kundera, the art of the novel (sorta)
  • marina keegan, the opposite of loneliness: essays and stories
  • david foster wallace, a supposedly fun thing i’ll never do again (a masterpiece); this is water; consider the lobster and other essays
  • zadie smith, changing my mind: occasional essays
  • walter pater, studies in the history of the renaissance
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anonymous asked:

What are some psyhological anime!

  • Elfen Lied
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni + Kai
  • Monster
  • Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
  • Welcome to the NHK
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Mawaru Penguindrum
  • Aku no Hana
  • Death Note
  • Bokurano
  • Gantz
  • JIgoku Shoujo
  • Boogiepop Phantom
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Gunslinger Girl
  • Mirai Nikki
  • School Days
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Zankyou no Terror
  • Zetsuen no Tempest
  • Shinsekai Yori
  • Ghost In The Shell
  • Ergo Proxy
  • Kara no Kyoukai movies (some are more psychological than others but they are amazing)
Recommendation: Anime Adaptions

List of shoujo (and a few josei & romance shounen) manga series with anime adaptions! I’ve included adaptions that are based from visual novel/otome games, labelled with (*).

I’ve bolded a few of my favorite series since I haven’t watched all of these animations.

  1. Akatsuki no Yona
  2. Amnesia (*)
  3. Ao Haru Ride
  4. Ao Haru Ride: Unwritten
  5. Arcana Famiglia (*)
  6. Bokura ga Ita
  7. Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie (*)
  8. Brothers Conflict (*)
  9. Card Captor Sakura
  10. Chihayafuru
  11. Diabolik Lovers (*)
  12. Donten ni Warau
  13. Fruits Basket
  14. Full Moon wo Sagashite
  15. Fushigi Yuugi
  16. Gakuen Alice
  17. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  18. Ghost Hunter
  19. Glass Mask
  20. Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun
  21. Hakuouki Reimeiroku (*)
  22. Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan (*)
  23. Hana Yori Dango
  24. Hiiro No Kakera (*)
  25. Hiyokoi
  26. Honey x Honey Drops
  27. Inu x Boku SS
  28. Itazura na Kiss
  29. Kaichou wa Maid-sama
  30. Kamichama Karen
  31. Kamigami no Asobi (*)
  32. Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
  33. Kamisama Hajimemashita
  34. Kare Kano
  35. Karneval
  36. Kimi ni Todoke
  37. Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!
  38. Kodocha
  39. Kuragahime
  40. La Corda d’Oro (*)
  41. Lovely Complex
  42. Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
  43. Mermaid Melody
  44. Nana
  45. Natsume Yuujinchou
  46. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
  47. Ouran High School Host Club
  48. Paradise Kiss
  49. Peach Girl
  50. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Crystal
  51. Psychic Detective Yakumo
  52. Romantica Clock
  53. Sailor Moon
  54. Shugo Chara
  55. Skip Beat!
  56. Special A
  57. Starry Sky (*)
  58. Sugar Soldier
  59. Sukitte ii Na Yo
  60. Tokyo Mew Mew
  61. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
  62. Toradora
  63. Ultra Maniac
  64. Uta no Prince-sama (*)
  65. Vampire Knight
  66. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
  67. Yumeiro Patissiere