hats against the cold

my answer on tuques seemed to perplex people, so this is what i mean when I (as a FRENCH SPEAKING Canadian, not to mix with the English kind who say toque, wtf)

This is a tuque. Pompom optional. I hear that in English, you call this a toque?

Because for us, this is a toque

And this is a beanie, notice the slight give at the end. When the trend hit, we already had a good word for knitted hat, so beanie is pretty much the fashion accessory that covers nothing and is useless against the cold.

We also have efficient hats, like this, but I can’t seem to recall if we have a name for them. These are the best for covering little ears from the atrocious winter bite. Well, we call them “chapeaux de poils” which translates as “hairy hats”, but honestly, the original chapeaux de poils are…

…these (which are not used anymore and mostly you can find them in souvenir shops, come to Québec, try one, take a picture with it, never buy it.)

So, for Check Please fans, I’m pretty sure that Jack has AT LEAST one of each, except the last one, which he bought for Shitty. Also Jack says tuque, not toque, because toque sounds weird and he never stopped imagining a chef hat.

Wait, what am I talking about, Jack would never own a fashionable beanie. His tuques are black and boring with no pompom in sight.

@freakumdress suggested i draw miki and luka and of course, i know no moderation so the sketch turned into a full project 😂 i havent drawn either of these two in so long haha, its good to be back

Lydia: I’m not crazy. I don’t need to be here. 

Ms. Morrell: I’m just going to do a simple test. I show you the ink blot, and you tell me what you see. 

*pulls up ink blot*

Lydia: A butterfly. 

Ms. Morrell: *pulls another ink blot*

Lydia: A butterfly. 

Ms. Morrell: *pulls up three more*

Lydia: Butterfly. 

Lydia: Butterfly. 

Lydia: Lepidoptera  Rhopalocera

Ms. Morrell: Which is the scientific name for-

Lydia: A butterfly. 

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless”

So many good passages, but I really love this one on trust and the senses, which comes after some sharp observations about jazz (and why so much white music is corny):

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread. It will be a great day for America, incidentally, when we begin to eat bread again, instead of the blasphemous and tasteless foam rubber that we have substituted for it. And I am not being frivolous here, either. Something very sinister happens to the people of a country when they begin to distrust their own reactions as deeply as they do here, and become as joyless as they have become. It is this individual uncertainty on the part of white American men and women, this inability to renew themselves at the fountain of their own lives, that makes the discussion, let alone elucidation, of any conundrum—that is, any reality—so supremely difficult. The person who distrusts himself has no touchstone for reality—for this touchstone can be only oneself.

And thoughts on life and death:

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns, and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death – ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us.


Filed under: my reading year 2016


ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 1, episode 10 : The Thing You Love Most

present : While everyone else mourns Graham at his funeral, an upset and restless Emma decides to investigate Regina’s home. She finds Henry’s book of tales in Regina’s dresser, planted there by Mr. Gold, and she begins to read, finding not just simple tales but a complex narrative that reflects everything Henry has been telling her about Storybrooke all along. Emma finally believes the truth and understands her role as the savior. Regina’s previous use of magic proves to have unforeseen repercussions, as it seems to have torn the fabric of the Dark Curse, and Mr. Gold witnesses the citizens of Storybrooke beginning to experience brief flashes of their past identities – and he hurries to bury the Servant’s dagger in the forest before anyone can go looking for it. David, overwhelmed with guilt and confused by the glimpses of his past, decides to end his affair with Mary Margaret and leave town. Just before he reaches the town’s border, David has a memory flash of the kiss that woke Snow White, and his car crashes into the Storybrooke sign.

past : Prince Charming awakens Snow White with true love’s kiss. A handful of years pass, and Regina now lives in exile with her aging mother, a weathered woman named Cora. The former queen has been usurped by her own stepdaughter – a tale for another time – and has watched from afar as Snow White and Charming have married, Luciana and Goldilocks have married, Robin and Marian have married, and happily ever after seems to be overflowing throughout the realm. But Regina reaches a breaking point and receives a visit from a stranger who reminds her of a Dark Curse mentioned long ago by her former magical mentor, the imprisoned imp Rumpelstiltskin, a curse that would alter the very fabric of the Land of Ever and trap everyone in a prison of time in the fabled Land Without Magic. She secretly visits him in the dungeons of Castle Misthaven and demands to know the final ingredient for the Curse. Rumpelstiltskin obliges but only on the condition that he will be provided with a life of luxury in the new land. When Regina concedes, Rumpelstiltskin reveals the sacrifice that must be made: the heart of the thing you love most. Having gone too far down this path to turn back now, Regina finally casts the Dark Curse by killing her own mother.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Richard Madden as the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Buchanan, Naveen Andrews as the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

guest stars include : Kylie Bunbury as Princess Luciana/Zoe Nolan, Mia Wasikowska as Goldilocks, Rose Leslie as Robin Hood/Ivy Langland, Antonia Thomas as Maid Marian/Matilda Fitzwalter, Julie Christie as Cora

[ previously on once upon a time ]

YOI Episode 10

Thank you to everyone who joined the stream!! I had a lot of fun hehe :)

For anyone who’s interested, we decided to do a stream for the rest of the episodes coming out! I’ll host the stream roughly around the same time (which is 5pm PST) every Wednesday!


This is art:
 “F**k you, I’m drunk
  F**k you, I’m drunk
 And I’m going to be drunk
Till the next time I’m drunk!”

After Midnight Chapter 23

In which the author finally remembers that her story is about vampires…

Chapter Twenty-Three

“How should I know where they are?”  Seungri’s annoyed voice woke you the next morning, or at least you assumed it was morning - the room was still dark and thick curtains covered the windows.  “I know it’s my apartment, but I don’t have the entire place memorized.  Did you look in all the cabinets?”  He listened for a few minutes.  “I don’t know.  If it’s not in the kitchen I don’t know where it would be.  No, I’m not asking her, she’s still asleep and this isn’t worth waking her up over.”

“ ‘m awake,” you mumbled, lifting your head from the pillow, but Seungri shook his head.

“So make something else for breakfast, I don’t care.”  He listened again, then growled impatiently and ended the call.  “Sorry,” he mumbled against your shoulder, rolling back over to face you after throwing his phone toward the nightstand.  “I didn’t mean to wake you up.”

“It’s okay.”

“Stupid Mino.  Who wants breakfast this early, anyway?”

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