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It’s actually quite a good idea to watch The Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz back-to-back. Both are from the exact same material: But one is a nice, sweet, sentimental dream; the other is an absolute fucking nightmare.

Not that Return to Oz is as iconic or legendary as The Wizard of Oz or anything.

But it is different.

And different isn’t always bad.

I knew Marilyn Monroe and loved her dearly. She asked me for help. Me! I didn’t know what to tell her. One night at a party at Clifton Webb’s house, Marilyn followed me from room to room. ‘I don’t want to get too far away from you,’ she said. 'I’m scared.’ I told her, 'I’m scared. We’re all scared.’
—  Judy Garland
È triste quando ti conoscono tutti, ma nessuno ti conosce veramente.
—  Ava Dellaira, Noi siamo grandi come la vita.
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In case anyone forgot that I am, first and foremost, a bibliophile. 

The bottom shelf of manga is all in Japanese– I bought them primarily to practice reading Japanese. These aren’t even all of my books, I’m sure I have more… Somewhere. 

Someday I’ll live in my own house and it’ll have a library in it. 

 Also, I maaaay have a problem in that I own:

  •  4 books about Gershwin (need more)
  •  6 about Judy
  •  Only 2 about Fred Astaire (and one about Ginger)
  • And 7 about Teddy Roosevelt ._____.
We weren’t born yesterday. We are from [New York]. But we are also from somewhere else. We are from Oz, from the Looking-Glass Land, from Narnia, and from Middle Earth. If with part of ourselves we are men and women of the world and share the sad unbeliefs of the world, with a deeper part still, the part where our best dreams come from, it is as if we were indeed born yesterday, or almost yesterday, because we are also all of us children still.
—  Frederick Buechne
I knew Marilyn Monroe and loved her dearly. She asked me for help. Me! I didn’t know what to tell her. One night at a party at Clifton Webb’s house, Marilyn followed me from room to room. ‘I don’t want to get too far away from you,’ she said. ‘I’m scared.’ I told her, ‘I’m scared. We’re all scared.’
—  Judy Garland
When we find ourselves in times of trouble RBB comes to us . . .

Or a brief look at just how frequently RBB/SBB does something around not so pleasant events to make the life of a Larry that little bit easier and a lot more entertaining.  This could probably be much longer but I tried to keep it to the big events over the past month.

1) The time they tweeted a picture and shaded a potato because Kimmel created the 1Dpotato and used it to mock fans.  RBB/SBB do not stand for that. (x)

2) The time they tweeted a picture of RBB on his laptop watching a video of Divine with other bookmarks to discover and only the letters to spell Rainbow visible on the same day that reports of Louis baby shopping with B and pictures of Jay and Lottie with her family came out. (x)

3) The time they tweeted a picture of them reading a Judy Garland book, changed their profile picture to Divine and changed their location to Dallas (bonus Harry tweeting Hozier lyrics to Cherry wine that has a line about devine) on the same day Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall were asked about RBB in a KISS fm interview. (x)

4) The time they tweeted a throwback picture to South Africa when RBB was dressed as Teddy Mercury and changed their profile picture to Freddie Mercury on the day Josh Devine’s RBB denial was published. (x)

5) The time Harry returned to London but Louis was still in LA and they changed their location to …

And then Louis returned and tweeted the home emoji and then a day later RBB/SBB changed their location to London.

6) The time they changed their profile picture to Divine and Santa and they tweeted a picture of their home library and DVD collection on the day Louis went to Chicago and was in a snapchat from Danielle’s home. (x)

7) The time they tweeted a picture of RBB and SBB with their two other friends singing Bearhimian Rhapsody on the day Louis left Chicago and more pictures of Louis and Danielle came out. (x)

In conclusion, I love the bears.

I knew Marilyn Monroe and loved her dearly. She asked me for help. Me! I didn’t know what to tell her. One night at a party at Clifton Webb’s house, Marilyn followed me from room to room. ‘I don’t want to get too far away from you,’ she said. ‘I’m scared.’ I told her, ‘I’m scared. We’re all scared.’
—  Judy Garland