i don't care if they're old

anonymous asked:

poetry book recs, kind sir?

ooooooh YES!! 

ok so I’m going to leave out stuff that’s Too Obvious, which means a lot of this is niche (to me) or contemporary, and… I recently had a canary on twitter about how much ~*~modern~*~ poetry GETS MY GOAT. I’m reading a lot of New poets/collections this year purely because I… didn’t really read that much contemporary stuff before, and I thought I should branch out. (so far I’m dubious.) so, yes – obviously Plath, Blake, Hughes, Sappho, Eliot, Keats, Shelley, etc. etc. ad nauseum, The Greats, yadda yadda, here’s some others.

so far this year I’ve read (and ENJOYED - I’m not reccing the ones I wasn’t into/thought were pants, soz): 

  • Letters From Medea by Salma Deera
  • Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest (I actually LOVED this) 
  • Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics
  • War of the Foxes by Richard Siken (of YOU’RE SITTING IN A CAR WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOY, AND HE WON’T TELL YOU THAT HE LOVES YOU, BUT HE LOVES YOU fame) 

I’ve also read and loved:

  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  • The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
  • The Curse of the Vampire’s Socks and Other Doggerel by Terry Jones
  • Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Let Us Compare Mythologies by Leonard Cohen

my personal 10/10 all-time go-tos are:

  • Crush by Richard Siken (despite appearing on every single tumblr graphic between 2011 and 2013, it still gets me in the heart guts)
  • The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (which I have loved wholeheartedly since I was 17 years old)
  • pretty much any collection of Great War poetry: Up the Line to Death, Men Who March Away, Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches (the Great War poets are my favourite. like, of all poetry, ever)

my favourite individual poems, as we’re on the subj, are: 

finally, a heads up: youtube literally anything by Brave New Voices, sit back, prepare to be Shook. ‘Transcript of Civil Rights’ by Shanita Jackson and Dakota Oder still DESTROYS ME five years later.

THERE YA GO. not much, but not nothing! enjoy!! maybe?!?

The problem with falling down the rabbit hole that is an older fandom, is that you KNOW certain types of fics exist… it’s just a matter of finding them. Like, do I have to go LJ diving for this shit?

Because I refuse to believe there aren’t any fics with Connor and Jess bonding over what it’s like having a crush on someone who’s not the best with the emotional stuff.

Jess wondering what she has to do to get Becker to see her that way.

Connor telling her he doesn’t know.

J: What do you mean you don’t know? You and Abby are together now, aren’t you?

C: Well, yeah, but it took Abby like three years to even kiss me. Three years and two near death experiences. 

J: We’ve already had one near death experience. 

C: See! You’re on the right track!

And then a cut to Becker hemming and hawing before finally asking Abby about liking someone. Specifically liking someone who clearly likes you back and what to do when that scares the shit out of you.

Abby looking at him like he’s grown a second a head, I don’t know!

B: What do you mean you don’t know? You have experience with this, and now you and Connor are engaged!

A: Yeah, but it took me like three years to even kiss him!

anonymous asked:

Could i have some headcanons for over protective UT!Sans and US!Papyrus whose brother got a new s/o?

Their brothers are old enough to make decisions for themselves. I can’t see either of them even having the energy to be super overprotective over something so trivial. 

They might get annoyed and start messing with said s/o if they aren’t treating their brothers right but I can’t see them getting too upset honestly? It takes a lot to make either of them angry. (Like ‘killing everyone they love’ a lot) 

Maybe that’s just me, but UT!Paps/US!Sans aren’t naive. And their brothers know they really don’t need much protecting at all.

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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Because I’ve been so excited about the recent Person of Interest season finale, I decided to revisit my older paintings of Reese and Finch - they are among, if not actually, my favorite portraits I’ve ever done, and deserved some touchup and refinement. This show has come so far and raises such interesting questions - it’s a privilege to paint these characters (and hopefully I’ll do more this year during the hiatus!)

You can buy prints and products of “He Who Fights Monsters” and “The Abyss Gazes Back” at my Society6 shop!

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