flying, fluttering, falling.
the house calls to me, caresses me
seeping into the marrow of my bones
filling my ears with poison and
my heart with shards of glass.

madeline, madeline, the ravens cry
they are swirling over my head
a flurry of fanged feathers, 
like a funeral shroud in black 
to drape over my bed.

ten score years and nine have I
walked through the halls of this house.
lead by those ghostly white spectres, 
following the echoing rhythm of fate-  
the death-march of the Ushers.  

violent, vicious, voracious. 
the teeth tear at my nerves and sinew
remaking my blood for their own purposes 
to carry the whispers of ruination 
and the promise of certain destruction. 

madeline, madeline, the past Ushers cry
their cold fingers are claiming me 
telling me, soon, madeline, you shall join us 
and the funeral shroud descends
my flame growing ever dimmer. 

the walls of the house think 
to open up, and swallow me whole,
to devour my soul and steal my life
but I am an Usher, and after all- 
I am not named the magnificent for nothing.

—  madeline of the house of usher. [ k.a ]

I’m taking my time lapse show on the road! First stop is my friends’ home, where they store a few shrubs indoors over the winter months. There are several trees outside, in front of this south facing window. Check out how the light flickers as the sun trickles through the branches.

Data: sunrise 07:12, sunset 17:51, maximum solar elevation 34.6° at 12:30.

Tags: #houseplants #plantlove #foliage #indoorplants #staghornfern #platycerium #bananaplant #timelapse #best_timelapse #hyperlapse

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Weekly challenge 11/30-12/6

This week, every time you go into a room, do one thing to improve that room. Whether it’s putting something away, throwing something out, dusting a surface, organizing something; it doesn’t matter. Just do one small thing every time you’re in a room and watch those small things add up.

melbourne babes, you can come to my gallery show during the day while it’s real quiet and take a bunch of selfies of u being a babe, please take advantage of the big mirror which i spent 20 minutes kissing with 6 different colour lipsticks on while i installed the show… also u can bring a sweetie to smooch on the bed, u could even have a nap if u want 💋 off the kerb gallery in collingwood, open thurs & fri 12.30-6, sat & sun 12-5 until the 18th feb ❤️ x

We’re just about a week away from our next big 24-hour celebration, where you can Rock Your Disney Side

At Disneyland Resort, it all starts with a big kick-off in the Esplanade between the two parks. Then, throughout the day, you’ll be able to enjoy most of your favorite characters and shows, with some special surprises just for this event!

At Disneyland Park:

    • Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
    • The Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland will host the Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon throughout the day and night, presenting “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”!
  • You can catch “Fantasmic!” at 9 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. and the “Magical” fireworks spectacular at 9:25 p.m.
  • After the fireworks, come celebrate in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, where a DJ will be spinning tunes for everyone until 5 a.m.
  • Royal Swing Ball presents a live band in the Royal Theatre at Fantasy Faire from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Stop by the Tomorrowland Terrace for a live band in the evening and a late night Rock Your Disney Side Dance Party that lasts until 5 a.m.

There’s even more fun to be had over at Disney California Adventure Park:

  • You can enjoy live music throughout the day and night at the Paradise Garden Bandstand, with performances scheduled from 11:55 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Extra performances are planned for “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” at 9:30 a.m. and “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” at 7:55 p.m.
  • Muppets Theater plays host to sing-along screenings of the Academy Award-winning film, “Frozen,” starting at 11:30 a.m. And don’t forget to check out the sneak peek of “Maleficent” in the Bug’s Life Theater.
  • World of Color” will be presented on Paradise Bay at 9:45 p.m. and again at 3 a.m.
  • Head on down to Pacific Wharf from 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. for The Wharf Dance Party.
  • Mad T Party adds some spice to the night. You can rock ‘n’ roll your Disney Side with the Mad T Party Band and White Rabbit DJ, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

So whether you choose Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park—or both!—to express your Disney Side, you’re in for a rockin’ good time at Disneyland Resort!




#ReclaimMLK 2016 Week of Events & Actions - Black Lives Matter DMV

Mon 1/11 - 12:00 PM
Black Lives Matter DMV Exhibition: Year In Review
The Potters House - 1658 Columbia Road NW
On display until Jan 18th

Tue 1/12 - 6:30 PM
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Lecture Screening & Discussion
Emergence Community Arts Collective - 733 Euclid St NW Studio #1

Wed 1/13 - 6:30 PM
Emotional Emancipation Circle facilitated by UnChained
Emergence Community Arts Collective - 733 Euclid St NW Studio #2

Thu 1/14 - 6:30 PM
2016 Black Radical Tradition Conference Report Back
Howard University Douglass Hall
Follow @DMVBlackLives

Fri 1/15 - 6:00 PM
Black Lives Matter DMV, Open House: Now, Then & Where You Fit In
The Potters House - 1658 Columbia Road NW

Sat 1/16 - 6:30 PM
Toward Liberation Party
Location TBA - Follow @BlackLivesDMV on Twitter

Sun 1/17 - 2:00 PM
Jazz & Freedom Festival - $15 donation
Union Arts - 411 New York Ave NE

Sun 1/17 - 4:00 PM
Black Joy Sunday
2237 Mt View Place SE

Mon 1/18 - 9:30 AM
Martin Luther King Jr, Day Parade
2500 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE


Back from the Kansai Free! event!! Here are my spoils and the sunburn I earned waiting in line for them from 6:30 am till 12:30 pm. Once home I will get better images of the poster hung up and the rubber straps, my favourite!

A proper report will come ASAP but for for now I’ve posted many tidbits to my twitter @denkimouse. Thanks for reading!

6:00 // 12/30 November Studyblr Challenge

Beat Procrastination

Sometimes we just need to do something to get away from schoolwork, right? So I’ve compiled a list of things to do when you can’t study anymore, that may not be directly related to school, but will definitely be good for your mental, physical, or intellectual health.

  • wash your dishes
  • put on a load of laundry
  • clean your room (or any room)
  • watch a TED talk
  • try duolingo
  • stretch/do yoga
  • exercise
  • read a book that isn’t for class
  • read a book that is for class (but pretend it’s not)
  • take up knitting (or some other kind of craft)
  • organize your bookshelf
  • organize your closet
  • organize some other part of your household that is disorganized
  • take out the trash
  • catch up on the news
  • clean out your school bag/binder/pencil case
  • wash something. anything
  • go for a walk
  • go to the library and look for a fun book to read
  • write in a journal
  • write (or at least plan) a story
  • smashbook, scrapbook, or decorate your planner
  • draw/paint something
  • make a whole week’s worth of healthy meals and freeze them
  • write a blog post

June 12, 6:30 am. Tanzania, Africa.

After a long and tiring six hours of climbing Kilimanjaro’s cliffside, at 5895m or 19,340ft, and during the sunrise over the curvature of the world. He still had enough energy to get on one knee and ask me to be his wife…
I am now future Mrs. Trail Buddy!!!!

(I just climbed a mountain. I had to cover my tired face.) ;)