I react like everyone else, even like those I most despise; but I make up for it by deploring every action I commit, good or bad.
—  Emil Cioran
Tagged Pt. Deux

A while back I was tagged by do-over, and here’s another one I’ve been meaning to post but haven’t UNTIL NOW.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

There is no perfect happiness. Compartmentally perfect, yes. So lets just say a vacation that never ends with people I love, good food, and good music.

What is your greatest fear?

Being sent to an insane asylum. Or seeing other worldly creatures in the mirror.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Inability to sympathize or empathize with people not like them.

Which living person do you most admire?

I’d have to say my parents.They did a pretty solid job raising me (not so much my sister because she went to a stupid school) and they did well for themselves having started with nothing.

What is your current state of mind?

Enjoying life.

Which living person do you most despise?

I have a lot of people I don’t particularly like, but hate and despise? Very few. And even then I don’t like to talk bad about people, so I won’t list them here.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Folding a fitted sheet.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My daughter. 

Where would you most like to live?

Chicago. Which is why I moved back.

What is your idea of misery?

Being in a rut and not knowing it.

Who are your favourite writers?

I’m a mainstream guy. Crichton writes well with a nice technical/scientific slant. I like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ style and content. I like plenty of others both in the literary and journalistic worlds, but few that I would read just because of who they are.

Who are your favourite painters?

My uncle was a painter, I liked him a lot. I like impressionists, I like people who do kick ass graffiti, I like kids finger paint art, I like a lot, but no one specific.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

None really. I’m pretty unique. I’m a fucking snowflake.

What is your favourite food and drink?


What is your motto?

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. j/k Don’t sweat the small shit.

I think that’s all I’ve been tagged and not followed through. Anyways, thanks for reading my blog.

Review: Naomi Novik, Uprooted

Genre: YA Fantasy, historical

Publish date: May 2015 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First I got delayed in reading and then I was delayed in reviewing, and so now at last here I am with my deplorably late thoughts on this book.

Naomi Novik is one of my very favorite writers and has been for over a decade. To read anything by her is to read a work of great care and thoughtfulness and mastery of prose and attention to detail, and above all a work that you’ll find yourself thinking about for days. I think one of the reasons this book has received the kind of raves that it has is that the YA community just hasn’t had that, to many of us extremely familiar, encounter with Novik’s writing before—and having had, it they don’t know what to do with themselves. 

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A few thoughts on Walter Palmer (the guy who killed Cecil The Lion)

This is not the best of humanity.

I’m talking about us.

What Walter did was deplorable, yes. But, the barrage of threats to him, his business and his family isn’t making us as a society much better.

We need to find a way to better channel our anger around these types of situations. We’re being reactive. We encountered something that was upsetting and have immediately vilified this man to a point of no return. Is there no redemption for him?

Times like these I’m reminded of an article I read about how African tribes deal with crimes. They take the person who committed the wrongful act and put them in the center of the town where for two days they’ll tell him of every good thing he has ever done.

It’s a way to remind someone that while they have strayed, deep down they are a good person.

What we’re forgetting is that we can create the people around us. We can make them villains, and fearful, and evil- or we can create them as human beings who have committed wrong.

Nobody is one thing. Good and evil exist in all of us, and our actions are dictated by the way in which the world occurs to us. I think when someone does something awful like this we tend to forget that.

I invite you to forgive this man for what he has done. Not to condone it, but leave room for him in our society for him to redeem himself and come back from the error of his ways.

If we went through and purged society of everyone who did something bad, even intentionally, we would be a very bare world.

Love you guys,


anonymous asked:

ive read your response to the m/m ship post about f/f being rare and etc. and though with some fandoms it may be true, most of the fandoms that typically point out the huge m/m fanbases vs rare f/f ships/fanbases have well-developed, very relevant female characters and plenty of them as well?? I could be wrong but this is based on what I have seen and I think the whole concept still warrants valid concern in said fandoms.

Oh, I’m not saying there isn’t fandom bias in play when it comes to ‘ship pairings - though there’s often far less than you’d think. Even shows that have a reputation for solid female representation are very often strongly skewed in favour of well-developed male characters; they only seem to be even-handed because the bar for female representation in popular media has been set so deplorably low.


AMITE, Louisiana — A stripper who abandoned her pole at The Mansion, Amite’s premier gentlemen’s club, has been placed under house arrest at her residence at the Utopia Mobile Home Park off Highway 16.

Mercedes Deplores, who easily weighs over 250 pounds, is currently under investigation for initiating a lap dance in blatant violation of the Mansion’s maximum lap dance weight allowance.

It is believed Deplores’ actions caused the club’s structure to fail, injuring at least fifteen customers.

Witnesses say they saw Deplores flee the building, leaving her young daughter, Briffney, behind in the club’s nursery. The 36 year old maintains that she was entertaining customers in the VIP lounge.

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years,” Deplores told a reporter from HAN, “You look like you’ve had a long day, baby. Let me help you relax.”

Deplores, who began her dancing career at St. Helena’s Oak Ridge Lounge before becoming a crowd favorite at Visions of Greensburg, says she has dreams of one day opening up her own club.

Meanwhile, search teams continue to look for the six missing men who are believed to be trapped somewhere beneath Mercedes Deplores’ buttocks.

anonymous asked:

spr1ngtraps (ptsdgluskin) drove a teenage girl to suicide. smh disgusting


His behavior is deplorable. Oh my god.

If any of you guys have been following me for a while, you’ll remember our dear old Lutece/Spr1ngtrap.

The flight is safe; the weather is all arranged.
The waves are running in verses this fine morning.
Please come flying.

We can sit down and weep; we can go shopping,
or play at a game of constantly being wrong
with a priceless set of vocabularies,
or we can bravely deplore, but please
please come flying.


Come like a light in the white mackerel sky,
come like a daytime comet
with a long unnebulous train of words,
on this fine morning,
Please come flying.

—  Elizabeth Bishop, from Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore

slvo asked:

wow you have a lot of blogs! are they all sideblogs? i love them all!!your choice in themes is perf

oh thank you so much! and no, they’re all their own seperate accounts :)