seriously i cant get over how good togashi is at creating these central organizing bodies like the spirit world and hunters association and at first glance youre like, hell yeah these are the Good Guys they are right and they have the best of intentions for everyone because thats what they do. but nope, nope we learn that the spirit world has this horribly toxic idea of black/white good and evil and they depend on these humans for governance and imbue them with power and they declare them enemies the moment they begin to question the preestablished narrative. same with the hunters association, we saw how they saction genocide and horrible treatment of radicals, how they have no intelligent governing body to prevent atrocities from happening, the hunters system is horribly flawed (seeing as illumi and hisoka were both able to get licenses when everyone KNEW they were fucked up), the entire chairmens arc itself was a lesson in how fuckin awful the governing system is.

honestly i just adore the way togashi weaves these webs of deception, nothin is what youd expect. he turns the typical archetypes on their heads and leaves you questioning literally everything. if you cant trust the people in charge then what is there to depend on? a government is more than any single hero can be so what does that mean to those trying to make a better world?


reasons to use the alive 2007 album as your essay writing soundtrack:

- repetitive enough not to require active listening
- engaging enough to keep you from zoning out entirely
- you can time it so you’re handing in your essay while this song reaches the thirty second mark
- you can immediately start partying afterwards


The choice, explained by two points of view.

This is why I love Homestuck. Jade’s story was ridiculously opaque to start with, and John and Roxy’s descriptions of their stipulations are pretty vague too, but put them together and you get a much more cohesive idea of what is going on. John agreed to take himself to the alpha timeline with his retcanoning power and all his knowledge, but the cost was Jade’s suffering (possibly the rest of the team too, we don’t know what happened between Jade meeting alt!Calliope and this one). 

I find it interesting that two of the most caring, selfless characters in the story essentially had to inflict suffering on others. They didn’t really know that’s what they were doing, but they did it all the same. 

I am really curious and also really do not want to know about how Roxy dies. I kind of get the feeling that Jade spending three years alone is the equivalent to John’s suffering over all his friends dying–and that Roxy just dying won’t cause the same pain as what she went through, but that somebody will have to go through losing all their friends/spending three years completely alone because of her death. I hope not, though!

This was a great fucking upd8.

SO i’m writing a paper.

Well, two papers but whatever

And like everyone has their weird thing about papers right? So my weird thing is NEEDING to have a perfect introduction before continuing. Once I do the words just come and it’s magic I don’t even know.

SO for my creative nonfiction class we have to do peer editing in groups and my group was like - you know, I think you should change your intro.

So I ignored the fact that this goes against my very nature and I’m like YEAH SURE NO PROBLEM but now I’m just sitting here WITH MY FINGER ON THE ENTER KEY I HAVE 40 PAGES OF BLANK PAGES MY BRAIN DOESN’T WORK THIS WAY HELP


Tina Modotti 

Until her sudden – and some say mysterious – death at 45, the Italian-born artist lived an extraordinary life, morphing from silent-film actress to model, muse, photographer, Mexican revolutionary and (possibly) spy. Yet it wasn’t until the 1990s – when a cache of her photographs was discovered in a farmhouse in Oregon and several platinum prints, Roses and Calla Lilies, were auctioned for hundreds of thousands of dollars in New York – that her own photographic legacy and incredible story would come to light. (more)

Chapter 1

Vocabulary + Endings

me, nihil, non, si, saepe, amo, amare, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant, moneo, monare, monas, monat, monamus, monatis, monant, cogito, cogitare, cogitas, cogitat, cogitamus, cogitatis, cogitant, debeo, debere, debes, debet, debemus, debetis, debent, do, dare, das, dat, damus, datis, dant, laudo, laudare, laudas, laudat, laudamus, laudatis,laudant, servo, servare, servas, servat, servamus, survatis, survant, conservo, conservare, conservas, conservat, conservamus, conservatis, conservant, voco, vocare, vocas, vocat, vocamus, vocatis, vocant, video, videre, vides, videt, videmus, videtis, vident, vale, valete, vales, valet, valemus, valetis, valent, valeo, valere, (conjugations differing from vale and valete?), quid, erro, errare, erras, errat, erramus, erratis, errant, volto, voltare, voltas, voltat, voltamus, voltatis, voltant, terro, terrere, terres, terret, terremus, terretis, terrent, bis, cito, salvo, salvete, salves, salvet, salvemus, salvetis, salvent, lente


  • me- me
  • nihil- nothing
  • si- if
  • non- not
  • saepe- often
  • amo- i love, amare- to love, amas- you love, amat- it loves, amamus- we love, amatis- yall love, amant- they love
  • debeo- i owe/ought/must, debere- to owe, debes- you owe/ought/must, debet- she owe/ought/must, debemus- we owe/ought/must, debetis- yall owe/ought/must, debent- they owe/ought/must
  • cogito- i think, cogitare- to think, cogitas- you think, cogitat- it thinks, cogitamus- we think, cogitatis- yall think, cogitant- they think
  • moneo- i advise/warn, monere- to advise/warn, mones- you advise/warn, monet- she advises/warns, monemus- we advise/warn, monetis- yall advise/warn, monent- they advise/warn
  • loudo- i praise, laudare- to praise, laudas- you praise, laudat- she praises, laudamus- we praise, laudtis- yall praise, laudant- they praise
  • do- i give/offer, dare- to give/offer, das- you give/offer, dat- she gives/offers, damus- we give/offer, datis- yall give/offer, dant- they give/offer
  • servo- i save/preserve, servare- to save/preserve, servas- you save/preserve, servat- she saves/preserves, servamus- we save/preserve, servatis- yall save/preserve, servant- they save/preserve
  • conservo- i conserve, conservare- to conserve, conservas- you conserve, conservat- he conserves, conservamus- we conserve, conservatis- yall conserve, conservant- they conserve
  • vale- bye, valete- goodbye (more conjugations?)
  • valeo- i am strong, valere- to be strong (more conjugations?)
  • video- i see/understand, videre- to see/understand, vides- you see/understand, videt- it sees/understands, videmus- we see/understand, videtis- yall see/understand, vident- they see/understand
  • voco- i call/summon, vocare- to call/summon, vocas- you call/summon, vocat- he calls/summons, vocamus- we call/summon, vocatis- yall call/summon, vocant- they call/summon
  • quid- what
  • erro- i fuck up/wander/go astray, errare- to fuck up/wander/go astray, erras- you fuck up/wander/go astray, errat- she fucks up/wanders/goes astray, erramus- we fuck up/wander/go astray, erratis- yall fuck up/wander/go astray, errant- they fuck up/wander/go astray
  • volto- i fly, voltare- to fly, voltas- you fly, voltat- she flies, voltamus- we fly, voltatis- yall fly, voltant- they fly
  • terro- i terrify, terrere- to terrify, terres- you terrify, terret- he terrifes, terremus- we terrify, terretis- yall terrify, terrent- they terrify
  • bis- twice
  • cito- quickly
  • salvo- i am in good health, salvete- hello/to be in good health (salves- you are in good health, salvet- she is in good health, salvemus- we are in good health, salvetis- yall are in good health, salvent- they are in good health)?
  • lente- slowly


the 5 things of verbs 

  1. person/pov- 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  2. number- singular or plural
  3. mood- indicitive/subjunctive/imperatives/infinitive (ASK ABOUT THESE)
  4. tense- pluperfect/perfect/imperfect/present/future/future perfect
  5. voice- active/passive