common love is

last week i watched the show common law and really loved it, but i could see how it could be seen as q***r-baiting, so i wanted to do some research and see what the consensus was. i started looking into articles and stuff, and almost everything i saw loved the show and praised it for showing intimate male friendship that had the potential to become something more, and talked about how it was different from/better than other shows that do actually q***r-bait. however, there was one (1) article that said it was a trashy awful evil show, but Coincidentally this same reviewer (a white woman) also really hates the black lead character. hmmmmmmmmm

some unlucky kiddos :’)

  • Sirius: where are you going? i need the answer to exercise 3
  • James: you okay hun, you're the smartest person i know. after myself that is
  • Remus: *clears throat*
  • James: okay you're the second smartest person i know after myself
  • Remus: *clears throat*
  • James: FINE the smartest person i know is remus and then there's me and then there's you
  • Peter: *clears throat*
  • James: what's wrong with your throat pete? here, take a cough drop

I love the idea that Robbie is secretly friends with the kids, like sure he wants them to stop being loud and stop playing but sometimes maybe he just likes to have some sweets and talk with Ziggy, or make machines with Pixel or play some pranks with Trixie etc. He’s just a big softie.

I need to keep practicing with Robbie, I don’t like how I draw him, but I LOVE drawing Ziggy. (Ziggy is too young to realize Robbie was the ice cream man in disguise)

How concise Latin is! The language, like Roman architecture, is sturdy, carefully fitted together, built to withstand the incursions of time. Roman edifices and bridges have weathered millennia, one heavy stone placed next to or atop another, their mortar the architectural equivalent of declensions and conjunctions. Everything fits snugly, compactly. Thats what gives the language its ponderous feel and its grandeur.
… Language, like architecture, is an ever-evolving structure that we create and re-create throughout our lives. The new always incorporates what came before. No attempts at a made-up “universal” language have ever taken hold. Nor has classical proportion been replaced by “modern proportion.”
—  Ann Patty, Living With a Dead Language
20 Hip Hop songs for Valentines day

1. A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way

2. Common - The Light

3. Reflection Eternal - Love Language 

4. Q-Tip - Lets Ride

5. Eric B. & Rakim - Keep the Beat

6. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Lots of Lovin’

7. Black Star - Brown Skin Lady

8. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

9. Pete Rock - Its a Love Thing

10. Talib Kweli - We Know

11. Hi-Tek - Get Ta Steppin’

12. De La Soul - Eye Know 

13. Pharoahe Monch - Light

14. Slum Village - Selfish 

15. Pete Philly & Perquisite - Mellow

16. Blu - Party of Two

17. Kanye West - Slow Jamz

18. Busta Rhymes - One

19. Nas - Cherry Wine

20. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation 


Nicky at some point, possibly joking, possibly not, mentioning how damn disappointing it is that Neil and Andrew don’t have pet names for each other. Like, don’t they know that’s the ultimate height of affection?

And like Andrew thinks this over for two seconds and turns to Neil and says, completely deadpan, “what do you think, sweetheart?”

Neil doesn’t miss a beat when he says, “sounds like a great idea, darling.”

And so this starts positively the most terrifying thing the Foxes have ever seen. Neil and Andrew’s pet name war. Andrew pulls out Honey Bunny while they’re out for dinner one night and nearly causes Nicky to choke to death on his spaghetti, but Neil gets to drop Snookum in the middle of a team meeting and causes Wymack to go speechless.

It’s awful. Nicky has never heard somebody sound so close to committing murder while calling their boyfriend High King of my heart (Neil maintains he should get extra points for creativity on that one) and he is very, very, very sorry he ever brought it up but now it’s too late because Neil and Andrew think it’s hilarious and they will not stop.