Mervyn Peake was born on this day in 1911. Peake was an English writer, artist, poet, and illustrator. He is best known for his grotesque Gothic fantasy trilogy, Gormenghast, and his delightfully macabre illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.  in addition to being an accomplished prose writer and illustrator, Peake published 6 volumes of verse in his lifetime as well. 

Seen above are Mervyn Peake, writing in a tree (but, of course), covers to the Citadel editions of The Gormenghast Trilogy, and several illustrations from Alice in Wonderland. 

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This weekend has been so freaking good :)

Chatting and late night video calls, impromptu trio of guys singing interwoven harmonies, and today:  I got the rest of my clothes for prom and some other clothes as well as suspenders too!  Maybe some pictures later.  Maybe…  But perhaps not until after prom!

I’m ready for May 31st, but four months seems a long ways away…it needs to hurry up and be fall semester.  Summer first :)  Then fall semester!

s3aqueen asked:

What is the greatest lesson you've learned?

That’s a rather ambiguous question, so ask again if my answer isn’t related to what you wanted to know! :)

-In my life so far, the greatest and most important lesson I’ve learned (and I’ll never stop learning exactly…if I stop learning things it’s because I’ve given up any will to do life-haven’t gotten there though and I don’t plan on it either) is that anything that’s going to happen or you’re waiting for or not even expecting will come with time.  Sure, the time will vary from thing to thing, but having the patience to be productive and still be yourself while you wait for something is incredibly important. I can’t remember who it was, but when I was a kid, one of the people I looked up to at the Seminary where my dad taught was talking with me and he said, “Time does not heal all wounds.  But all wounds that heal:  Heal with time.”  That’s stuck with me and has been quite influential on how I view my world and the people that are around me.

   Additionally, sometimes when you’re waiting for your goal, your ultimate achievement, a prize, a win, a letter, a friend, something you hold dear to you:  Something even better than you could have possibly dreamed of may come along.

     With that, I would have to say:  Patience.  Being patient with people shows love, compassion, and moral character, being patient with unknown obstacles shows perseverance and personal strengths, waiting quietly for the next person to step out of an audition room shows respect.  

-Having patience no matter the struggle is the greatest lesson I’ve learned.  Even if I slip up and lose my patience, starting from where I am after losing that patience I can only move forward and do better the next time if there is one.

s3aqueen asked:

12,13, 15

Oh gosh, thanks XP

Alright, here goes:

12: What is a weird habit you have, or people have told you have. (Weird, not bad. No nail biting or any of that nonsense.)

  • I am constantly bouncing some part of my body, like my knee or heel or finger, more like a nervous twitch that kind of almost never stops.  I find it really obnoxious and wish I could sit still..but nooooo, always fidgeting…

13: What would you consider to be the biggest insult to yourself?

  • Umm, the biggest insult would probably be one of my worst fears, and that’s being purposely forgotten.

15: If you could be reincarnated as any animal, which would you chose and why?

  • I would probably want to be a hawk.  They’re incredibly fast and majestic, and I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to spread my wings and fly, feeling free.

There you are!