I’m so hopeless with my many crushes.  The guy that normally sits next to me at work is really sweet and he’s always watching really interesting videos (I’m a snoop, of course) and brings in neat little gadgets and toys that are so my thing so we end up chatting about them a lot!  He brought a yo-yo last week and I was way into them for a while so that was fun chatting about the different kinds and stuff…

Then there’s the amazingly otherworldly gothy chick that works on another project in the back of the office, and every day she looks so badass and I want to know if she’s nice too but I’m too shy to ever talk to anyone.  But this isn’t just shyness, I’m just so intimidated by how cool she is, and not to mention I still don’t feel like I’m accepted as ‘one of the girls’ so I’m afraid of putting myself out there and getting pushed away for being a freak…

Sigh.  I probably shouldn’t complain, I have two amazing partners whom I’m crazy in love with, but I still like the idea of meeting other people on a romantic level once in a while.  It’s just… nice. I love love and affection.

“Your father would be proud of you”

Yesterday I saw HTTYD2 again and this scene has been stuck in my head. And well, I think I just wanted to make myself sad too.

All singing together an ancient rhyme, but no word did they speak to the mistress of the house. Strange to hear, and frightful to look upon, were these twelve women, with their horns and their wheels; and the mistress felt near to death, and she tried to rise that she might call for help, but she could not move, nor could she utter a word or a cry, for the spell of the witches was upon her.

—Lay Wilde, The Horned Women

art by Gustave Dore


The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham (usually known as Durham Cathedral) is a cathedral in the city of Durham, England, the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The Bishopric dates from 995, with the present cathedral being founded in AD 1093. The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green. The present cathedral replaced the 10th century “White Church”, built as part of a monastic foundation to house the shrine of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. 

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Durham Cathedral has been featured in the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where it had a spire digitally added onto the top of the famous towers.

✘ Architecture ✘

The building is notable for the ribbed vault of the nave roof, with pointed transverse arches supported on relatively slender composite piers alternated with massive drum columns, and flying buttresses or lateral abutments concealed within the triforium over the aisles. These features appear to be precursors of the Gothic architecture of Northern France a few decades later, doubtless due to the Norman stonemasons responsible, although the building is considered Romanesque overall. The skilled use of the pointed arch and ribbed vault made it possible to cover far more elaborate and complicated ground plans than before. Buttressing made it possible to build taller buildings and open up the intervening wall spaces to create larger windows.

Saint Cuthbert’s tomb lies at the East in the Feretory and was once an elaborate monument of cream marble and gold. It remains a place of pilgrimage.