men in the twenties

anonymous asked:

what are your favourite short stories ?

These are some of them:
♦ Ward No. 6, Anton Chekhov
♦ In Exile, Anton Chekhov
♦ White Nights, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
♦ The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Queen of Spades, Alexander Pushkin
The Blizzard, Alexander Pushkin
Diary of a Madman, Nikolai Gogol
The Overcoat, Nikolai Gogol
Twenty-six men and a Girl, Maxim Gorky
The City, Leonid Andreyev
Stepping Stones, Leonid Andreyev
A Country Doctor, Franz Kafka
In the Penal Colony, Franz Kafka
The Black Spider, Jeremias Gotthelf
The Dead, James Joyce
Unexpected Reunion, Johann Peter Hebel
The Oval Portrait, Edgar Allan Poe
The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe
The Unknown Masterpiece, Honoré de Balzac
Unreal Cities, Gérard de Nerval
The White Water-Lily, Stéphane Mallarmé
La Morte Amoureuse, Théophile Gautier
La Maison Tellier, Guy de Maupassant
Novels in Three Lines, Félix Fénéon
The Spell, Irène Némirovsky
The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, E.T.A. Hoffmann
The String Quartet, Virginia Woolf
Kew Gardens, Virginia Woolf
Stories and Texts for Nothing: III, Samuel Beckett
Materialism: A Fable, Alfred Döblin
Pack of Lies, Ricarda Huch
The Spider’s Thread, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Autumn Mountain, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Aghwee the Sky Monster, Kenzaburō Ōe
A Sign in Space, Italo Calvino
The House Made Out of Sugar, Silvina Ocampo
Old Woman and Her Cat, Doris Lessing
Involuntary Incarnation, Clarice Lispector
Axolotl, Julio Cortázar
The Intruders, Kōbō Abe
♦ Marionette Theatre, Peter Altenberg
Tadeo, Virgilio Piñera
The Garden of Forking Paths, Jorge Luis Borges
Metamusic, Leopoldo Lugones
Featherless Buzzards, Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Last Evenings on Earth, Roberto Bolaño

So I discovered that in Sims 4 with the Get Together pack, you get like twenty new makeup options for men

While I ended up going with ‘tamer’ things like this for mairon’s party outfits

i’m just letting you know though it is possible to completely express your love for that rave lifestyle in all its myriad extravagant forms

tbh if all the lipstick options weren’t neon I would have given him some

anonymous asked:

How the fuck is Alec going to function at all in season 3 when Magnus looks so good? He’s always looked good but damn, he’s bringing something extra this season

At this point, Alec’s one saving grace is the fact that he’s clearly stepping up his game this season as well (if That Shirt is any indication). I’m assuming he started seeing things like The BaneHawk and thought ‘well shit this requires an answer’, and this entire season is just going to be them perpetually upping their Shameless Gorgeousness level until they become the ultimate power couple, so beautiful that just looking at them too long can be lethal. I was originally going to respond to this message with “R.I.P. Alexander Gideon Lightwood”, but let’s be honest, these men clearly gain power from each other’s beauty. Just one look at Magnus in that coat on a goddamn motorcycle is going to give Alec the strength of twenty men. These two are gonna be fine. R.I.P. All of Us when we watch it happen.

“Band names are just made up!”

Really?

Then I’m not surprised that Panic! At The Disco came from the lyrics of “Panic” by Name Taken (Panic at the disco/Sat back and took it slow).

Mikey Way used to work at a Barnes & Noble. While stacking books during his shift, he saw a book by Irvine Welsh called Five Tales Of Chemical Romance. He wrote the title down and showed it to his brother Gerard after he came home. Gerard agreed with the name for the band - he just added “My” to make it personal.

While performing for the first time, Fall Out Boy was nameless at that time. The band asked the audience to give them name suggestions. One of the audience yelled out “Fallout Boy”, who is the sidekick of Radioactive Man in The Simpsons. The name stuck.

Green Day is actually a slang for someone who does nothing but smoke marijuana all day. 

AC/DC was an acronym for “Alternating Current/Direct Current” on a electric sewing machine. Kinda fits the rhythm of the band if you think about it.

Black Veil Brides is a Roman Catholic term used to describe a woman who gives up her pleasures after getting married in a church so she could devote her life to God. Since marriage is the happiest moment of one’s life, the opposite of it is be having to attending a beloved’s funeral. 

Imagine Dragons is an anagram of letters from different words. The band kept a secret of revealing the words.

Joy Division is the name of a prostitution wing of a Nazi concentration camp from the novel The House of Dolls.

Avenged Sevenfold was mentioned in Genesis 4:24; “If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.”

Coldplay was originally called “Starfish”. They renamed themselves after another friend’s band, who had named themselves after a book of collected poems, Child’s Reflections: Cold Play.

The Beatles misspelled their name to describe their music “beat”.

Nirvana is a term of Buddhism for a person who succeeds into transcending the human suffering and rebirth through many spiritual practices and meditation.

Linkin Park is the change of name of Lincoln Park, the same park where Chester used to drive past every day for band practice.

Pierce The Veil was a social term that Vic learned in his Sociology class. According to his professor, “piercing the veil” is a fancy term for cutting the root of a problem before it influences you.

Twenty One Pilots got its name when Tyler was in theatre class. The play he was studying was All My Sons which involved the main character allowing the flight of various planes after finding faulty parts. Due to his actions, the protagonist becomes responsible for the deaths of 21 pilots.

There are a couple reasons how The Who got its name. The most popular was that Pete Townshead’s grandmother often called popular bands “The Who?” due to her impaired hearing.

Of Mice & Men named themselves after the novel by John Steinback.

Paramore is a respelling of paramour which means “secret lover”.

Iron Maiden is the name of a torture device.

Foo Fighters were used by the Allies during the WWII to describe UFOs.

Evanescence means a disappearance/dissipation like vapor. The band chose this as they find it as the description of the temporal nature of life. 

Asking Alexandria was named after Alexander the Great.

All Time Low was mentioned in the song “Head On Collision” by New Found Glory.

Led Zeppelin refers to the Hindenburg disaster. Before the band was formed, Keith Moon and John Entwistle made a joke of how a supergroup containing themselves, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck would be a “lead balloon”, a British idiom for disastrous results.

Muse originates from the fact that the bandmates heard someone from their hometown suggested that a muse is hovering Teignmouth, England to explain why many of the town’s populace are becoming members of band.

The Misfits is the name of the 1961 film.

Yes, there are some bands whose names are inventive and original but seriously. There are many musical groups that I can count whose names come from something.

Is it really?

So Rowling had no way of knowing the political climate during the 19 Years Later epilogue, but we do now. So consider this: what kind of world does the Golden Trio live in right now?

Their country is in the middle of Brexit talks, with racism and protectionism at their worst and the magic community isn’t far behind. 

Young Pure Bloods march the streets with torches and capes, shouting “They will not replace us!” They wear Deatheater masks and temporary tattoos (oh it’s not the real thing, they’ll wash it off and be back at the office on Monday).

In the news, the authorities call for a cease of violence and ask people not to fight the young pure bloods. In the streets, people talk about talking to them calmly to fix things. Ron is livid. “You don’t reason with bloody Deatheaters! You throw curses at them!”

Hermione’s work for equality in the magical world gets harder every day. She starts getting death threats in her mail, many howlers that leave her in tears. She keeps going. When people insist that every werewolf is dangerous to society and they should all be banned from country, she tearfully remembers Lupin giving his life to protect them all, she remembers Dobby with a knife in his heart and Hagrid with his half giant blood and his giant heart. She keeps fighting. 

As much as he hates it —and he hates it a lot— Harry becomes a vocal public figure again, constantly condemning blood purists and calling for action against them. His office calls horrified after the first interview, telling him he can’t be calling for violence against this people who are only protesting. “They are Deatheaters and this is how we deal with them,” he snarls back. “Have you forgotten Voldemort?” On the other side of the line, he can feel them flinch. 

No one who fought the war has forgotten it, but so many others seem to, it pains Harry. It’s been barely twenty years since he saw children die in the grounds of Hogwarts, killed by grown angry men who believed themselves superior. It’s been barely twenty years since Tom Riddle’s death body laid on the ground and he thought they could finally have peace. 

The trio sends their kids on the Hogwarts Express and they can’t help but remember their experiences there in a time much like this. They never thought their own children would have to suffer as they did, they pray they won’t have to. 

Harry touches his lighting scar and reminds himself it hasn’t hurt again for years. All is well. A quiet voice inside his head wonders bitterly: “Is it, really?”

Sad Rock Songs

here are the songs that I listen to when I’m sad they’re ranging from alt to post hardcore so a little bit for everyone
Listen here (https://open.spotify.com/user/1178564415/playlist/68q6lTQWt6yQD907WcXAcD) on Spotify thanks to @chrondodite
“Ten”- Yellowcard
“Sing For Me”- Yellowcard
“What a Catch, Donnie”- Fall Out Boy
“The End of All Things”- P!ATD
“The Light Behind Your Eyes”- MCR
“Fake Your Death”- MCR
“If It Means A Lot To You”- ADTR
“Stone Walls”- We The Kings
“Just Keep Breathing”- We The Kings
“I’ve Given Up On You”- Real Friends
“The Messenger”- Linkin Park
“Coffee Break”- Forever The Sickest Kids
“The Kids Aren’t Alright”- Fall Out Boy
“MSK”- Yellowcard
“Missing You”- All Time Low
“Future”- Paramore
“Last Hope”- Paramore
“The Only Exception”- Paramore
“Demon Limbs”- PVRIS
“King Of Anything”- Beartooth
“Mt. St. Joseph”- A Loss For Words
“Hate To See Your Heart Break”- Paramore
“Legendary”- The Summer Set
“Better Off Dead”- Sleeping With Sirens
“Lead Me Out Of The Dark”- Crown The Empire
“Call Me”- Shinedown
“Therapy”- All Time Low
“Pieces”- Sum 41
“Snuff”- Slipknot
“How to Save a Life”- The Fray
“Remembering Sunday”- All Time Low
“Monster”- Paramore
“Hated”- Beartooth
“Disenchanted”- MCR
“Bullet”- Hollywood Undead
“Hate Me”- Blue October
“Hold On Till May”- Pierce The Veil
“The World Is Ugly”- MCR
“This Is Gospel”- P!ATD
“Crash”- Sum 41
“Believe”- Mumford and Sons
“Demons”- Imagine Dragons
“Only One”- Yellowcard
“California”- Yellowcard
“Lift A Sail”- Yellowcard
“This Song Saved My Life”- Simple Plan
“Golden”- Fall Out Boy
“Human Interaction”- Tonight Alive
“Amelia”- Tonight Alive
“Only Love”- PVRIS
“Empty”- PVRIS
“Clairvoyant”- The Story So Far
“Dark On You”- Starset
“Jenny”- Nothing More
“Take On The World”- You Me At Six
“Placeholder”- The Story So Far
“Sleeping At The Wheel”- Matchbox Twenty
“Beacon Hill”- Damien Jurado
“I Of The Storm”- Of Monsters and Men
“Paper Walls”- Yellowcard
“COMA”- Issues
“The Lines”- Beartooth
“Save You”- Simple Plan
“Terrible Things”- Mayday Parade
“Stay”- Mayday Parade
“Miserable At Best”- Mayday Parade
“Roses”- Against The Current
“Paralyzed”- Against The Current
“Monster”- Starset
“You Found Me”- The Fray
“Where The Story Ends”- The Fray
“Third Eye”- Florence + The Machine
“I’ll Be OK”- Nothing More
“Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes”- Fall Out Boy
“Hear Me”- Imagine Dragons
“Lonely Girl”- Tonight Alive
“Let It Die”- Starset
“End Of Me”- A Day To Remember
“Reassemble”- A Day To Remember
“Crash”- You Me At Six
“Little House”- The Fray
“For You”- All That Remains
“Never Too Late”- Three Days Grace
“God Went North”- Nothing More
“Heaven”- PVRIS
“If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had To Do Was Ask”- Mayday Parade
“(The Symphony of) Blase’”- Anberlin
“Half”- PVRIS
“Fireworks”- You Me At Six
“Winter”- PVRIS
“We Are Broken”- Paramore
“It Seems”- Nothing More
“Waving Through A Window”- Dear Evan Hansen
“Just Say When”- Nothing More
“Alibi”- Thirty Seconds To Mars

  • boy: falls out
  • disco: gets panicked at
  • direction: is singular
  • dragons: are imagined
  • summer: lasts five seconds
  • sirens: being slept with
  • vampires: on the weekend
  • pilot: multiplied by twenty one
  • moon: walked on
  • cities: are capital
  • authors: are american
  • monsters: of themselves and men
  • day: is green
  • my chemical romance: breaks up
Me Asking A Man, “What Is A Ho?”

Aysha Bee : What is a ho?

Man : Any woman who. .

Aysha Bee : Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. Slow down. Why gender specific?

Man : What?

Aysha Bee : A ho. Why be gender specific?

Man : Because only a woman can be a ho.

Aysha Bee : Explain why.

Man : I mean, I don’t know. That’s just how it is.

Aysha Bee : Can a man be a ho?

Man : No.

Aysha Bee : Why not?

Man : Because he is not a woman.

Aysha Bee : Right but let’s try to get me to understand this. Why can’t a man be a ho but a woman can?

Man : Because there are certain things that a man can do sexually that a woman just can’t do.

Aysha Bee : Is it that she “can’t” do it as you so put it? Or is it that she shouldn’t do it, in your opinion?

Man : I mean, she can do it…but she shouldn’t.

Aysha Bee : Okay so what is the difference? Please be clear.

Man : Well, damn. Isn’t it obvious?

Aysha Bee : No it’s not for me. Please help me understand. I want to learn from you.

Man : Okay. Well only a woman can be a ho because there is a certain way a woman should carry herself. Men are sexual beings and women are not. It’s just who we are.

Aysha Bee : Interesting. Who do you usually have sex with?

Man : What?

Aysha Bee : I mean, gender wise.

Man : The fuck? I have sex with women.

Aysha Bee : Right. I got you. So are those women sexual?

Man : What do you mean?

Aysha Bee : Are those women sexual? You know, when they’re having sex with you.

Man : …Yeah, obviously.

Aysha Bee : I’m really learning from you. So your earlier statement was

that women aren’t sexual. I mean, not like men are. Correct?

Man : Correct.

Aysha Bee : But you also said that the women who have sex with you are sexual. Correct?

Man : What is the point of all these questions?

Aysha Bee : You’re right. I don’t want to stress you out because I’m really learning from you so let’s move on. We have established that only women can be hoes. Good. So what about a woman will make her a ho?

Man : That’s easy. If she has sex with too many men.

Aysha Bee : Sex with too many men. Got it. You’re really insightful. Thank you. Do you have a quantity?

Man : A quantity of what?

Aysha Bee : A quantity of how many men is too many men for a woman to have had sex with.

Man : Why?

Aysha Bee : Because you are really educated on this topic so I figured you would know. How many?

Man : I mean …I guess I’ll just say twenty.

Aysha Bee : Twenty men?

Man : Yeah.

Aysha Bee : Any woman who has had sex with at least twenty men is a ho. Noted. What about a woman who has had sex with nineteen men? Gosh, that’s pretty close but she just missed the mark huh? I would say she isn’t a ho. Not yet. What would you say?

Man : *Shrugs*

Aysha Bee : But one more man and she is an awwwwwffulll hoe, would you agree?

Man : Yeah.

Aysha Bee : I’ll make sure that I never have sex with more than nineteen men. I respect myself.

Man : I mean…I don’t know if that makes sense.

Aysha Bee : What doesn’t make sense?

Man : A ho is a ho.

Aysha Bee : Now you just wait one minute because now you’re being unfair. You said that a ho is a woman who has had sex with twenty men.

Man : Yeah.

Aysha Bee : Now just why can’t I have my nineteen men like the wholesome woman that I am?

Man : Because that doesn’t make sense. That’s still a lot of men. Okay just forget the number. A ho is a woman who will fuck a lot. Fucks everyday. Just always fucking.

Aysha Bee : Interesting. I’ll take that. I’m really learning a lot from you. So if a woman has sex everyday, she is a ho.

Man : Yeah because she is always fucking. Like a man.

Aysha Bee : I never want to be a ho. So I’ll make sure that if I ever get married, I will rarely have sex with my husband.

Man : Why would you not have sex with your husband? You are supposed to.

Aysha Bee : Yeah but not everyday! I mean, I’m not a ho.

Man : If I had a wife, I would want her to fuck me everyday.

Aysha Bee : So you plan on marrying a ho?

Man : What?

Aysha Bee : A ho. A woman who fucks everyday. A ho.

Man : Awww stop playing. There are exceptions to the rule obviously.

Aysha Bee : What are the exceptions? You’re a very bright guy. I’m learning a lot from you.

Man : If she is having sex with a man who she is married to, it’s cool.

Aysha Bee : Are you married?

Man : No.

Aysha Bee : Do you have a girlfriend?

Man : Yeah, why?

Aysha Bee : Does she have sex with you?

Man : Yeah.

Aysha Bee : Wow, what a ho.

Man : What? Aye, chill on my girl. Another exception. If a woman has sex with a man she is dating, that’s cool too.

Aysha Bee : Is your girlfriend sexual?

Man : She gotta be sexual to be with me. I only date sexual women. I’m a freak.

Aysha Bee : Only men can be sexual.

Man : What?

Aysha Bee : I’m really learning a lot from you.

Man : Okay look …

Aysha Bee : How many women have you had sex with?

Man : I don’t know. I lost count.

Aysha Bee : This has been really helpful. But I feel that a lot of information has been debunked throughout this conversation. So if I can ask you one last time, what is a ho?

Man : I don’t know, yo. Ain’t no ho. Shit.

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The lesson to be learned here is that women should not be judged for our sexual decisions with our bodies. Nobody should. Everyone should be free to exercise their sexuality as they see fit.

As cliche as it may sound, if a person wants to know about me all they have to do is just listen to my music playlists.

Some Belated Valentines 2k17 Highlights from Flower Land

- The giant Russian man who stormed through the door while we were quite busy and shouted “Whoooo is helping me? I need BEST FLOWERS in the WORLD because I have BEST WIFE!!”
- The old man who picked up his roses at 8 AM and when I said “I hope she likes them!” giggled and said “These oughta keep me outta the dog house for at least a week!”
- At 3 PM: “I need a delivery of tulips to the south side today.” “We aren’t doing any more deliveries to the south side today.” “I should tell you that this is on behalf of my client {Redacted Football Player} of The Bears and he is willing to pay literally anything.”
- “Hey, boss, I have an order from FootballPlayer of The Bears and he is willing to pay literally anything.” “Don’t you mean FootballPlayer of The Bears FOR NOW?”
-“Okay tell him we’ll do it but he has to buy all our remaining tulips.”
- One guy wanted to buy a teddy bear holding a real rose so I made a teeny tiny rose bouquet for the bear to hold and it is easily the cutest thing I have ever made.
- This same guy grabbed a 55 dollar
arrangement from my table and brought it to me and said “Add flowers to this until it is 200 dollars.”
- Valentine’s Day makes some men crazy.
- When the last man came in to pick up his arrangement twenty minutes after we were supposed to close everyone who was working shouted his name in unison and it was Hilarious.
- All the parents sending flowers to their single professional daughters. Almost all of them made me teary. People from all over the country have daughters who live in Chicago and are single and they all wanted to send their single Chicago daughters flowers.
- “A man is calling and he says you are his best friend?” “What?” “He has an Eastern European accent?” “OH! It’s the man who has the best wife!”
- “I would like 100 roses.” “That will be 600 dollars.” “I would like 12 roses.”