I’ve been rereading Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, one of my favorites. The rhythm of the first paragraph caught me, so I drew it.

(I wasn’t sure which Richard Plantagenet Merricat is referring to—there are a lot. Wikipedia somewhat arbitrarily says it’s Richard of Eastwell, who does seem he might be interesting to her, but Richard II might also appeal to her sense of drama. I chose Eastwell, though.)

update: you can get this as a print.

I had always buried things, even when I was small; I remember that once I quartered the long field and buried something in each quarter to make the grass grow higher as I grew taller, so I would always be able to hide there. I once buried six blue marbles in the creek bed to make the river beyond run dry. ‘Here is a treasure for you to bury,’ Constance used to say to me when I was small, giving me a penny, or a bright ribbon; I had buried all my baby teeth as they came out one by one and perhaps someday they would grow as dragons. All our land was enriched with my treasures buried in it, thickly inhabited just below the surface with my marbles and my teeth and my colored stones, all perhaps turned to jewels by now, held together under the ground in a powerful taut web which never loosened, but held fast to guard us.
—  We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson

“And we held each other in the dark hall and laughed, with the tears running down our cheeks and echoes of our laughter going up the ruined stairway to the sky.
‘I am so happy,’ Constance said at last, gasping. 'Merricat, I am so happy.’
'I told you that you would like it on the moon.”

(We Have Always Lived in the Castle, dibujan Teetering Bulb)

merricats replied to your photo “lmao omgomgomg i have no idea who jim collins is but i hope that he…”

omg im worried u will die when this airs from blood loss after ur clit gives up and detaches itself from ur body tbh :/




my clit could hardly take grand booty-pest

not 2 mention all of reek’s scenes in seasons 3 and 4

and olga’s continued existence

imagine putting all of them 2gether

id squirt so hard that i would flood the world it would be 1 big ice bucket challenge

and im tagging the world

We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson
Rating : 4.9/5 Stars
This book was amazing. The plot was gripping from beginning and need, and I couldn’t tear myself away from its pages. Merricat was such compelling character, with her childlike attitude, strange ways and stubbornness. And the strange, but happy ending wasn’t at all what I was expected, but fitted perfectly in tune with the he rest. I really can’t wait to read more of Shirley Jacksons works, because this was just perfect. 

YEs tick, tick…boom! is so so good and now the lyirics remind me of les miserables like everything else in the world “why does it take catastrophe to start a revolution?” i hate you as much as i love you larson

IT IS THE BEST SONG i legit cried esparza played it alone on a piano to the tiny theatre dONE

ASDFGHJKL; like are they the characters or just in that time period because honestly i know RENT better than i know myself so this is potentially viable but i will cry the entire time

merricats replied to your photo: it appears wills dog snatching has caught up with…

im going to be so disappointed if thats not the actual context to this

look at hanniboo’s face

that is definitely his “you just couldn’t resist the scottish terrier tied up outside of the dairy queen could u, will? u just had to try to fit him in your coat, didn’t u will?” face

there is no other logical context these pictures could be in