absolutely positively adorable

During Phil’s latest live show on the 16th of March 2017, he spent a few minutes (30.30-35.20) just ranting about his degrees and his university experience. I loved that bit so much that I wrote down the first part of the “quote” and posted it here on Tumblr and the last couple of days, I’ve just been smiling so wide at all the tags people have added when reblogging. I think it’s safe to say we all loved that bit and it brought inspiration and smiles to so many.

I’ve compiled a list of all the tags on the quote post so far. It’s quite long so you can read them all below the cut. It took ages but it was so calming to read through all the love and appreciation written in the tags. If you don’t feel comfortable being part of this list, message me and I’ll remove you immediately! I don’t mean to make anyone uncomfortable.

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House of Cards: Part One (Jungkook)

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many warnings ahead like there’s violence and angst and swearing and probably some sensitive topics like people die and whatnot but I s w e a r it’s also hella cute bc 1950′s mafia!jungkook loves you and 1950′s mafia!bts adores you and idk it’s angsty but super sweet also

“He absolutely and positively adored you with every ounce of his being, more than the mafia, more than anything.”

The alleyway was dimly lit despite the bright sunshine that you knew surrounded you. It was always like this— slightly damp, shadowed, chilled. If you hadn’t known, you would have been intimidated to wander in a place like this. The very air seemed to pulse with long-kept secrets and binding oaths.

However, the boy walking beside you made all of that melt away.

“I don’t know, I just feel like I might have gotten myself a little screwed with that one,” he sighed dramatically, swinging your arms together. “The kid’s good, I’ll give him that, but he isn’t particularly good at the whole ruthless thing, y'know?”

You rolled your eyes and snorted softly. “Neither are you.”

“Hey, I am fantastic at being ruthless,” he retorted playfully. “I killed a guy last night, I don’t see how you could deny my ruthlessness.”

Jungkook wasn’t lying, either.

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gwxnvi  asked:

Hi! First of all, i just want to say that I absolutely, positively love and adore the Song of Achilles, and that you are one of my most favorite authors ever and that I hope I could write books with the same intensity and emotions you have created in yours. And I have a few questions: what inspired you to create such a masterpiece? Aside from the Iliad, of course. And were some scenes based off real life? Or is it just conjured from your imagination?

You all are so kind, you’re making me blush!  Thank you! 

I was so moved and overwhelmed by the moment in the Iliad when Achilles learns of Patroclus’ death.  He is completely devastated–his life is ripped apart.  And though Homer shows us that so beautifully, it’s near the end of their story.  I was possessed with imagining the beginning, and giving this character, Patroclus, a voice. 

There were no scenes directly inspired by my life, but of course a writer can’t help but put some of their own emotional experiences in their work.  I try not to think about it too closely, but I’m sure some of my close friends and family could tell a few tales on me! 

Chiron wasn’t based on anyone in particular (none of my characters were), but he was inspired by many wonderful teachers that I’ve been lucky to have in my life.  Everyone should get a Chiron, I think.

The moment I stopped caring about how many likes I got, how many people I needed to be friends with, how many people I had to impress, was a moment of elation. I learnt that the number of comments under your Instagram selfies does not define your beauty. The number of guys who snapchat you each night does not define your self-worth. The number of times your friend texts you first does not define your likability. You’re a human being. And the only person who can define you? Is yourself.
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