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“My favorite one is a guy that I nicknamed Fernando. He has long shoulder-length hair and a moustache and sometimes a little goatee and usually works as a sort of janitor figure or whatever, whatever’s needed. He’s been my favorite I think, just because of the elaborate backstory I’ve given him as a flamenco-dancing assassin.” - Matthew Rhys

“Our favorite, the one that all the ladies like, is Fernando. |Laughter] And Fernando is spanish. We decided he’s a flamenco teacher and he’s incredibly sexy.” - Keri Russell

Tão ruim quando não conseguimos ajudar alguém. Tão triste quando sentimos muito, do fundo do nosso coração, e nos sentimos incapazes de fazer algo a respeito. Tão acolhedora é a palavra amiga. Tão perturbador é não conseguir solucionar o sentimento alheio, acalmar. Tão grande a vontade de ver nossos amigos sorrindo. Ainda que pareça impossível, tudo muda, e o dia de hoje - tão desanimador - se findará. E o que nos resta é pedir a Deus: Que dê força, que dê animo! E que altere tudo que há de ruim na vida, tudo que fere, que preocupa, que machuca. E desejar: Que a felicidade chegue pra ficar, se instale, e permaneça para sempre conosco e com todos que amamos. Ah, se tudo fosse como eu quero, amigos. Ah, se fosse!
—  Débora Souza
Mi posi in letto considerando i sentimenti del mio cuore, che in sostanza erano inquietudine indistinta, scontento, malinconia, qualche dolcezza, molto affetto, e desiderio non sapeva né so di che, né anche fra le cose possibili vedo niente che mi possa appagare.
—  Giacomo Leopardi, da Memorie del primo amore, in Storia di un’anima: memorie, scritta da Giulio Rivalta [alter ego del poeta] e pubblicata dal conte Giacomo Leopardi.
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I’ve wrangled, and I’ve rambled, and I’ve rodeoed around
I’ve never once thought of settling down
But darlin’, the moment I laid eyes on you
I knew my ramblin’ days were through

Made up my mind a long time ago
When the right girl came along, somehow I’d know
Heart as true, eyes as blue, and her smile as wide
As a western sky

How… unusual.

Never had it seen a Pokemon such as this before. Surely the Exalted One would have mentioned something if it had entered a period of creation once again, right? Especially given the aura of power the creature emanated. A strong one of electric origin, enough so that initially, Zekrom had considered flaring its Teravolt. While it has not been in Alola long enough to have the desired knowledge of the archipelago, none of the wild-dwelling Pokemon come close to this one.

TELL me, what sort of being are you? Never before have I rested my gaze upon one such as yourself, and I have seen a great many in my life.

ϟ @ub-glowing - x  ϟ

Ieri sera la continua malinconia di tre giorni, la spessa e lunga tensione del cervello, tre notti non dormite, l’inquietudine, il mangiar meno del solito, m’aveano alquanto indebolito, e istupiditami la testa; nondimeno io era e sono contento di questo stato di malinconia uguale uguale, e di meditazione, vedendomi anche l’animo più alto, e non curante delle cose mondane e delle opinioni e dei disprezzi altrui, e il cuore più sensitivo molle e poetico.
—  Giacomo Leopardi, “Memorie del primo amore”, da Storia di un’anima: memorie, scritta da Giulio Rivalta [alter ego del poeta] e pubblicata dal conte Giacomo Leopardi.

@punkdraco and I have already had part of this conversation but I just wanted to put this out here & add some thoughts I’ve been having out here - 

the star wars novelizations are great and all but I’m sort of weirded out by the kind of information they insert about the characters into the text, but not in the films. Some of it, okay, it adds depths to characters - but I genuinely have questions about whether a film’s (and given that the film canon existed first) characters should be interpreted differently based off information given in the novelization of the film. Like, I’m currently reading the OT novelization & Han Solo the womanizer is very much played straight in the novelization - which like, the way Harrison Ford plays Han Solo in the films is very much a Han whose real self is at odds with the image he wants to project (he’s not a cool guy womanizer, he’s kind of a totally reckless and impulsive screwball who pretty much shouts about how much he likes Leia). Here he has a woman sitting on his lap at the start of the Mos Eisley cantina despite the fact that this doesn’t appear in the films. There’s bits of descriptors that are obviously channelling us towards the Cool Guy Han Solo reading, even though those sections, viewed purely on film, could be read very very differently.

And like, there’s shit in the TFA novelization I know of, for example, which alter how people interpret Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren - Kylo more so than Poe. 

So this is the question - which ‘canon’ is more canon and do filmmakers get to cover up on their inability to show onscreen by putting additional facts into a novelization? Do we have to accept that as canon or continue our conversations based purely on the films? What does it mean for fans who can’t get the goddamn novelizations or who don’t know of their existence? How does death of the author work when you have like, coded descriptors trying to guide your reading of a scene which was previously ambiguously coded on screen?

These are just questions, I don’t have answers. But it’s something that’s been niggling at me for some time.

Happy Belated Birthday Chloe.

I have had the privilege of making friends online but you are someone that is very special. Being a believer myself, I was able to share things or perhaps relate to you that I wasn’t able to with anyone else. I don’t like to share my beliefs online and seeing you share yours without standing on a soap box is something that I admire and respect deeply about you. Even if you are a total butt to me. Your art, your example and your friendship, thank you for it all!


You’re next Sharon.