George very kindly exchanged e-mails with me while I was working on my dissertation, which focused on Enjolras and Grantaire’s relationship in Les Misérables. I basically wanted to see if it was viable to view their interactions as being indicative of something more intimate than friendship, and extended that to examine the reception of their relationship in online fandom, which is where George comes in! He asked to share this interview on Twitter - his answers are great at exploring an actor’s process, as well as being a really fantastic and valuable contribution to what I was writing about; I’m super excited about sharing his thoughts and I hope you all enjoy reading them!
Hey guys, Marty the Tumbler Dad here, and you might be wondering: just what in the heck do Dads want for Father’s Day this Year? Well, being that I’m a Dad and all, I thought I’d share my Father’s Day Wish List of Wishes and maybe that will shed some light on the mysterious topic for ya!
New power tools
Laser Tag passes
Transition lens glasses
Blu-Rays about sting rays
Blu-Rays about Sting
Hats that can hold beverages
A membership to any club that periodically mails you: cheeses, nuts, cigars, golf stuff, Blu-Rays, mp3s, seeds, or grass.
Replying to a beautiful postcard from Scotland I got a few days ago in my p.o box ♥ I love to exchange letters, art ~ these fill my days with joy! Just found a new obsession, washi tape, there’s no need to say more.
Austin and I recently collaborated on an exchange and today, I received his absolutely wonderful care-package. He enclosed to me: a small batch of Double Red Rooibos Tea, Where the Long Glass Blows by Louis L'Amour, a red beanie, a Field Notes notebook, James Townes Earle on vinyl, a small pocket knife, a beautifully written letter and lastly, a smaller piece of paper right on top that reads, “learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not” written by Henri Frederic Amiel. Not to mention, on the return label, he replaced his name with “Goin’ Postal” which got a much needed laugh out of me.
Follow along Austin or check out his work if you’ve got a second. He’s a real good guy and runs a pretty wonderful blog if you ask me.
Hello Starlights! I’m organizing a Starlight Holiday Greeting Card Exchange. Starlights feel like family to me, so I thought it would be nice to have a project where we could give back to each other. ♥
For this project, you will make a holiday greeting card and exchange it with another Starlight! It’s really simple. Just fill out a form with some basic information such as your name, address, interests, etc. I will randomly match you up with another starlight. You will have a couple weeks to create the card and send it out!
The card can be handmade or store bought. You can decorate it however you like. I will email you your partner’s form, so you will know who their bias is and have some ideas of what they like. You can also add in little gifts (candies, stickers… etc.) if you want to! Don’t add in too much though, I don’t want you guys to pay more than a couple dollars for postage.
If you are interested, please fill out this form (x). Fill this out only if you are 100% sure you can send out a card!!
Signup deadline: November 18, 2014
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send me an ask or mention me on twitter @coffeeprinceleo!
Author Haruki Murakami to start giving advice to fans online
It’s a very rare thing that an avid reader talks or at least exchanges e-mails with his most admired contemporary authors. He must be dreaming to talk with them even for once, not mentioning the opportunity of finally meeting him in person! Japanese author Haruki Murakami can make it come true. His spokesman recently disclosed that Murakami will launch an online advice column to answer “questions of any kind”.
The website will be called “Murakami-san no tokoro” or “Mr. Murakami’s place”. It’s the publicity-shy author’s way of getting more intimate with his fans. (Photo: vol1brooklyn)
I really like sending and receiving stuff in the mail. I
haven’t done anything like this in years and I sorely miss it!
Send me a letter and I will respond! It doesn’t have to be a
actual letter because I might not send you an actual letter. I could send you a
bunch of poems I like, dried leaves, a collage, a mix cd (once I get myself
some blank cds lmao), like 5 pages of information about a random subject,
whatever. Maybe I’ll send a book with a ton of weird notes in the margins. A
combination of things! Or, you know, I’ll send you an actual letter. It depends
on how I’m feeling + what I have on hand at any given moment. So you can send
me whatever you want as well! You don’t have to tell me your tumblr URL, although it would be super cool if you did
My address is:
PO Box 28152
Washington, DC 20006
If people actually exchange mail with me I will occasionally post pictures of
incoming/outgoing mail! I’ll tag those posts “mail tag”
(Edit): Updated this post with a cleaner image and the correct address
Also, if you send a letter, tell me if you’re interested in receiving anything political! I’m a political science and women’s studies student in Washington DC who has a habit of gathering a bunch of weird feminist political articles/pamphlets and I really like sharing them. I recognize this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so I’ll try my best to avoid sending anything political. BUT if you’re interested and you tell me you’ll probably end up getting a really niche topic essay with highlights and annotations shoved in with everything else