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eclecticwitchling wanted to know what pen I had used to write the “Getting to Know You” deck interview spread I posted, so here it is.

I love Lamy pens, not only because they write so beautifully despite the fact I’m left handed, but also because they’re not violently expensive and they keep creating limited edition ones, in a variety of colours, often with the inks to match. I am, in fact, a little bit obsessed with them, and I now have six in green, turquoise, pink, yellow, white and bright yellow each of which has a different coloured ink inside (respectively green, purple, navy, red, turquoise and red) and I now only use biros at work or when I’m making fast study notes.

And yes, I’ve taken the pictures in front of my current craft book, which does indeed happen to be a clothbound “hobbit” moleskine . I think it is a very apt cover for me! 

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CLASSIC OF THE DAY:

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

  • Amazon: 4.2/5
  • Goodreads: 4.1/5

Reading The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot resembles the act of sitting in a French cafe without the benefit of the language. Among the characteristics is the allusion to their nihilism, yet they are said to be great lovers of language, art and diverse culture.

You sit under an awning, sipping cafe au lait, listening to the beauty of feelings expressed by higher or lower intonations. Without understanding any of the words, you have absorbed the wonder of related expressions of being human.

The words are beautiful, fearful, foreboding and sometimes unfamiliar even in translation. They are also unforgettable. There are unknown and idiosyncratic associations which may intimidate, but like an acquaintance, you can simply enjoy the surface rhetoric or look for the profound.

by guest review Cheryl Kennedy

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[Book Cover Design by Natalie Alan]

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i found this fucking book in my local craft store and on the outside it looks like this halfway-respectable beginner’s manual but then you open it up and it’s just this shitty how-to-draw-anime book that looks like it was published by a middle schooler

this is why i have trust issues

Dan’s Livestream // 7.21.15

He spent a few minutes before going live reading the comments on his younow

“You hair looks shorter” (THAT WAS MY COMMENT HI)

YouNowception

His character in Oscar’s Hotel is something that is not typically alive

“Me and Phil we uh we went to dinner with our book publishers to celebrate the book being finished.”

THE BOOK IS BEING PRINTED

Elevator science

“Everyone’s like WHAT DID YOU EAT BECAUSE YOU ARE THE VEGAN”

He had lotus root whatever tf that is

Patrick coming back to twitter

“Cheeky retwizzle”

Sad F1 talk

“Just go hey you’re cute wanna bang?” when asked dating advice

Talking about instagram v tumblr 

He has drawings of him and Phil as minions

Talked about his steamy shower

NEW DIL VIDEO IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS

THE TWEET

He saw a friend from high school friend and asked what everyone’s been up to and she told him a of intimate gossip 

“Guys as if I’d dramatically subtweet someone.”

Glee talk

“Sorry for the opinion woah don’t hate me”

“Phil goes into Phil meekat mode and is all like “ah it’s a home invasion”

DINOF after YouNow

Collab soon

He’s very excited for VidCon

Talked about the panels he’s doing

They’ll be a Dan and Phil Shop stand at VidCon 

His favorite HP movie is either Prisoner of Azkaban or Order of the Phoenix 

His favorite HP book is Half-Blood Prince

“It was violent and sexy and a bit edgy” 

Phil’s bowl catastrophe 

“It’s like some warthog went on a rampage”

“I like that Phil tells twitter that he’s destroyed the house before he tells me”

He attempted to speak a bit of French

“Have my babies. What you just want me to take your babies?” PINOF MEMORIES BYE

“So do you like minions now? In more ways than you can every imagine.” *wink*

Talked a bit about the gaming documentary 

AMERICAN TOUR PLANNING

They want a lot of audience participation on their tour

(I missed a bit because my browser crashed nice)

He gave himself a heart attack about a coat in the hallway because he thought it was a person

He’s still watching X Files

He hummed the German national anthem??

He’s been listening to some Lana Del Rey

“Makiah Carey”

He’s very excited for AHS

The game.

True Detective talk 

“I’m in too deep and I’ve forgotten that Sherlock’s even a character.”

Itching v scratching 

The phrase “could care less” drives him nuts

“Every now and then I forget that armadillos actually exist and get my mind blown”

Phil apparently acted horrified after the cheese challenge

He doesn’t ship chill

He got a haircut and it’s v cute

AmazingPhil spon

“DanandPhilCrafts? It’s a special event we can’t talk about it.”

Guess the crime

“I’ll fight you on stage”

Left to go get food

Probably no liveshow next Tuesday

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Turn Your Kid Into A Storyteller With These Book-Making Crafts

Take your child’s book experience to the next level with these fun book-making crafts! Your imaginative little ones will have a blast crafting their own books and creating the stories that will fill them. It’s like a two-for-one!   

There’s nothing wrong with stapling together some pieces of paper, but if you want to take it up a notch, give these DIY book projects a try:

Mini Book 

Rainbow Book

Folded Book

Japanese-Style Book

Accordion  Books

Hello Books

Cereal Box Notebook

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The latest addition to the Archie McPhee Library is a super awesome series of 4 coloring books by writer and artist Theo Nicole Lorenz. It starts with Unicorns Are Jerks [Buy on Amazon], in which we discover that “Unicorns think they’re so great because they’re all mysterious and magical, but they can be real jerks sometimes.” They’re the sorts of jerks who text in movie theaters and eat your leftovers. Not cool unicorns, not cool at all. 

Next is Dinosaurs With Jobs [Buy on Amazon], which honors hard-working dinosaurs and their everyday efforts to make ends meet. Dinosaurs work as everything from driving instructors and dog groomers to tech support specialists and Shakespearean actors.

Fat Ladies in Spaaaaace [Buy on Amazon] is a body-positive coloring book celebrating “fat sci-fi heroines doing what they do best: trekking across the time and space, blasting off into adventure, and saving the day.” From rocketeers and space pirates to time travelers and intrepid explorers. “Because there’s a whole universe of body types out there, and they all deserve to be represented.”

Last, but not least is Mer World Problems [Buy on Amazon]. “Mermaids might seem to have it all, with their shiny tails and fancy seashell castles, but life under the sea is full of difficulties.” You think you’ve got it rough? Consider a lie without Wi-Fi, socially inept sea turtles, inaccessible freshwater parties, and having to leave the ocean simply to get some tacos.

Follow Theo Nicole Lorenz’s blog and Twitter feed to check out more of their geektastic projects, including writing, artwork and (we hope!) more coloring books.

[via Theo Nicole Lorenz]

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CLASSIC OF THE DAY:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

  • Amazon: 4.1/5
  • Goodreads: 3.8/5

I understand why many people hate this book. Catherine and Heathcliff are monstrous. Monstrous. You won’t like them because they are unlikable. They are irrational, self-absorbed, malicious and pretty much any negative quality you can think a person is capable of possessing without imploding. They seek and destroy and act with no thought to consequence. And I find it fascinating that Emily Bronte chose them to be her central protagonists.

When this was first published it was met with animosity because of how utterly repugnant these two characters were. The way they go about their business caring nothing for others but themselves was enough for me to shake my head in complete and total judgment, as if Catherine and Heathcliff could see me and are then effectively shamed by their actions.

Wuthering Heights is epic, in my humble opinion, because I believe that the scope of this story is monumental. Let me explain: it is a simple tale between two families that are bound in such a way that their fates are irrevocably linked. What affects one, affects the other. Its about Catherine and Heathcliff who fall in love and how their relationship ruins the lives of those around them. The book, all 400 pages of it, occur almost entirely at Wuthering Heights, the estate of the Earnshaws, and at Thrushcross Grange, the estate of the Lintons with only a couple of miles of land in between.

There is poison in this book, but let me ease your mind by saying that it is balanced with goodness also. This isn’t a perfect novel. There were still moments I found myself in perplexion (recently invented word). And while everything about Catherine and Heathcliff may be corrupt, there is hope in Wuthering Heights. If you can journey through the menacing forest of Emily Bronte’s imagination, do it because the view is something to behold.

by guest reviewer K.

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[Book Cover Designed by Odding Wang]