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Happy Birthday Zelda Fitzgerald! Read the Author’s Breathtaking & Erratic Love Letters to Scott

To honor Zelda’s birthday, July 24, we are celebrating her love with F. Scott Fitzgerald. “The Romance between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald was one of the most passionate and tumultuous of all time. Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career lows and her institutional confinement, their devotion to each other endured for over twenty two years.” Below you can find excerpts from her beautifully, abstractly written letters to her love, Scott. 

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When I was one, I had just begun.

When I was two, I was nearly new.

When I was three, I was hardly me.

When I was four, I was not much more.

When I was five, I was just alive.

But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever.

So I think I’ll be six now and forever.

Madame Vastra: We were almost back to the TARDIS when…

The Master: (Looking around) So the Doctor has finally given up then?

Professor Song: Taking a little break. You know how hard that man works. I tried, oh how I tried, to make him take a vacation from all this “saving the universe” stuff, but he would never listen.

The Master: Clever, I can see why he chose you. (He walks toward a nearby bookshelf, flicks his fingers across the spines.) So fitting, all your stories ending here. No need to flick to the end of the book, “The tale of the Doctor’s lost army”. Everybody knows that everybody dies.

Professor Song: Spoilers, sweetie.

The Master: I don’t care how many years you spent with him, you’re a poor copy.

Professor Song: I never tried to be, nobody ever could be.

After the fight , The Master vanished in front of River.

Professor Song: Escaping through space and time? Cheap. The Doctor always had a rather low opinion of him, and now I can see why.

Missy: That may well have been true in the past…But things change, don’t they Melody? My, my, look at you all. Like….lost children. Or a pack of adorable but ultimately gullible and disposable puppies. Remnants of a history which is about to no longer exist. (She scans around the room, her eyes lingering on Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.) Oh, I do like a man in a uniform!

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: You’re not going to like this one.

Missy calling River her real name is probably my fav thing in this game??? The girls have some things in common don’t they? Like, fancy a boy in a uniform? Please tell me they do sometimes hang out together, talking about the types of boys and girls they like, and have a love-hate friendship? - that would make my day.

And River trying to persuade her husband to take a rest is so sweeeet I melted. My otp is so married. (>V<)

I’m currently reading K.J. Parker’s Savages, which I love to pieces. I’m about halfway through, and I’ve actually used the highlight function on my kindle for the first time. 

It’s practically made for me. It has dialogue like (while talking about forging an “ancient prophecy”): “Like, whoever wrote this knew the proper use of the pluperfect subjunctive. Modern Mezantines always get it wrong.” How could I not love grammar jokes?

His characters are all kind of the same person, but it’s a person I love (I have called all of his terrible people main characters “my baby”), and they relate to each other in ways I love – it’s 400 pages of hypercompetent people plotting against each other and exchanging snarky dialogue that’s actually clever. I really enjoy when everyone’s good at what they do and when they have clever plans where everything slots into place with a click – which is sort of what the plot of the book is doing. There are multiple strands, which I often really dislike, but you can see the strands crisscross and braid, because Parker is really good at plotting, honestly.   

ALSO you don’t have to be into Roman/Byzantine/Late Antique history to appreciate it, but it’s even better if you are – there’s a scene where one of the groups of the titular savages, who have been hired by the Empire to fight their battles, plans to get the Empire to give them land

It’s the kind of low-magic, high worldbuilding fantasy I love. 

THE WAY THEY PLAY WITH TIME IS SO IMPORTANT, THE WAY THEY LEAVE BITS OUT AND ONLY ALLUDE TO THEM AS A MISDIRECTION, (sherlock wasnt sad during christmas because of irene, a woman he had met once months earlier, he was sad about johns string of girlfriends who he then bitterly alludes to) THE WAY THEY MAKE TIME SEEM FASTER OR SLOWER TO WARP PERSPECTIVE, (mary had an ENTIRE WEEK to prepare a back up plan after sherlock survives but we dont know this until after she makes her move) THE WAY THEY SHOW ONE THING BEFORE THE THING WHICH ACTUALLY PRECEDED IT TO MAKE YOU NOT REALIZE UNTIL AFTER WHAT WAS REALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!!! (at the start of tsot when sherlock seems to not know the wedding is that day because hes just Sherlocky and doesnt care about weddings but THEN we discover he helped plan it, and in fact was just upset john was marrying) im telling u good tv is meant to be watched twice

SU CHARACTERS AS DRIL TWEETS
  • STEVEN:(does some notes on a guitar) I Have been through my life a good man. I am a clever man (does some more notes and fucks it up) I m nice too
  • GARNET:i will never "honk if im horny" .
  • AMETHYST:i hope to one day eat 10'000 calories a day
  • PEARL:strongest blade in the world, howeve,r it is so fragile as to shatter when handled by any force other than the delicate touch of a lesbian .
  • ROSE:spend a lot of time thinking about how sometimes even war criminals can be heroes sometimes... Dont like it? Click the unfollow buttobn
  • RUBY:let's all kick the BTK killer's ass, all of us who make the good tweets,. we've got to meet up and beat the BTK killer's ass and go on dates
  • SAPPHIRE:Im going to shut the computer off until people learn to be more mature about life. In tge mean time, suck my dick
  • GREG:ah.. why is it that computers can send hateful commentary thorugh the modem... but weren't design to send something nice.. like a Song
  • CONNIE:watch the first 45 minutes of the film, read the entire beeteljuice manga, then watch the rest of the film, or fucko ff
  • PERIDOT:i shoukld be allowed to do kindergarten again. im pretty sure i would absolutely fucking nail it this time
  • LAPIS:my body is 70% water mother fucker. guns cannot harm me
  • JASPER:know what. im not fucking sorry. the "12 days" project has been fairly solid thus far. as if the shit you people post is better?? get fucked
  • LARS:im an exhausting person to be around but once you get to knnow me im actually a giant shithead with irredeemable mouth
  • SADIE:i regret being tasked the emotional burden of maintaining the final bastion of morality and NIce manners in this endless ocean of human SHIT
  • RONALDO:theres a 3rd babe movie where he turns into a human at the end. beautifully done scene. the pigs dream comes true. the government Blocked it
  • ONION:i will tell you this right now: I'm from hell. Im highly fucked up. Ive been known to say rude things and watch the carnage unfold brutally