modern-thrill

Modern au buT WITH PETS???

Ashe: has like,, two big fluffy white dogs (think markipliers dog), and is allergic to them but she loves them anyways
Markus: obscurer pets like lizards or rats or somthing. Maybe a bird or a bunch of pretty cats
Gregor: has a farm dog/farm animals (CHCIKENS!!?!?!!)
Kyr: has a big dog maybe german sheppard? A very loyal one.
Inien: probably has one of those hairless cats, and fish
Thog: has a bulldog and a old cat (probably a rescued one) who he loves VERY MUCH

Admiral Triple Thrill - Advert for the complete home entertainment system from Admiral – a “triple thrill” featuring a 10-inch Magic Mirror television screen, an FM-AM radio, and a 2-speed phonograph that plays “the sensational new L.P. records”. This was indeed a luxury item at the 1948 price of $549.50. 1948 issue of National Geographic. (Available at Arcanium Antiques)

Museum of Modern Art | MoMA

We’re thrilled to announce a major gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros which will add more than 100 works of modern art by major artists from Latin America to our collection, and establish the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America. Learn more at mo.ma/cisneros.

Nos complace anunciar una importante donación de Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros que sumará más de 100 obras de arte moderno de importantes artistas de América Latina a nuestra colección, y el establecimiento del Instituto de Investigación Patricia Phelps de Cisneros para el estudio del arte de América Latina. Más información en mo.ma/cisneros.

[Geraldo de Barros. “Diagonal Function.” 1952. Lacquer on wood. 24 ¾ × 24 ¾ × ½ in. (62.9 × 62.9 × 1.3 cm)]

(via Museum of Modern Art | MoMA)

Anyway, these are the subjects I’m studying at Macquarie University this semester (which starts in two weeks!!!)

-Terrorism In The 21st Century

-Introduction To Criminology

-Russian Society & Culture

-Introduction To Global Politics 

3 or 4 subjects is the normal full-time load in Australia. I was thinking of doing a language unit, but they are rather intense and I work best ~warming up~ to intensity. But my Arts major will probably be International Relations and / or Modern History. I just hope Macquarie is a really good university, understanding to disabled students, that there international program is just as awesome as it sounds, and is overall a fair and just experience. I do aim high for marks, but its stuff like staying motivated that also matter to me. As for a career, I absolutely love writing- and to mix that into modern day issues thrills me. Luckily, the Government offers numerous paid graduate programs with an international focus that whilst competitive, are not impossible.

I’ll definately have to learn a couple of languages- I know some basic German,  and the Cryllic Alphabet (finally mastered rolling my r’s today. yay for me!) . But I struggle with understanding what languages would help- Arabic, German, Russian, French, Spanish are just some of the languages that have been suggested. Obviously, I can’t learn them all within the next three years. But if I can say, travel in Russia for a month without screaming due to language differences, that is a step in the right direction imo. I’m interested in diplomacy, for instance. Not necessarily becoming a full on politican / diplomat, but assistaning with international affairs. I just love writing about global issues, affairs, politics, individuals, etc. 

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Meet Nathan: a half good, half bad witch trapped in a cage who must escape before his seventeenth birthday and find his unique magical Gift or die. So begins Half Bad, the first book in a trilogy. Half Bad has been translated into 47 languages and praised around the world. Finally, its sequel is here! Nathan has escaped his cage and found his unique magical Gift - but he can’t control it, and the people who caged him are always on his trail, keeping Nathan on the run when all he wants is a quiet life of freedom. Reviewers are praising Half Wild, with the School Library Journal promising that “readers who enjoyed [Half Bad] will devour this sequel.” The release is still a day away, so in the meantime Penguin Teen Author Spotlight interviewed Sally Green, the author behind this thrilling modern fantasy!

Name: Sally Green 

Novels: Half Bad and Half Wild 

Available: Now and 24th March 2015 

Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? Well of course there isn’t just one, but Emily Brontë is the writer I’m most fascinated by. 

What’s your favorite thing about your book? I’m most pleased with the dialogue, especially between Nathan (the hero/boy) and Celia (the woman who keeps him in a cage). I loved writing those scenes. 

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? This is a difficult one but it would have to be someone who intrigues me and who I’d like to get to know a lot more – so I’d choose Nick Adams who features in many of Hemingway’s short stories. 

Where do you write? My study at the back of our house. It’s a small square room painted white with a window looking out over the garden. 

Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? At the moment Thomas Cromwell, who is usually vilified in history books. No one disputes his intelligence, yet in Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall (which I love) it’s his understanding of humanity and his manipulative skills that shine through. 

Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? Yes, I tweet @Sa11eGreen and I love twitter. Well, of course I can’t possibly brag about my own jokes. Funniest RT today was a rehash of the old First Rule of Fight Club joke – there are a lot of those on twitter. 

Sally Green retweeted Moose Allain 6 hours ago Can’t work out whether I’m supposed to talk about Reverse Psychology Club or not.

What is your favorite season? Spring – it always seems miraculous. 

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? Rio de Janeiro – I’ve never been and would love to go. 

Do you have any writing rituals? Coffee and silence usually help but they’re not essential. 

What is your idea of earthly happiness? Peace, quiet, good food, fresh air. 

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? A local wine bar had a brilliant band playing one night – no idea what they were called but a great singer and great atmosphere. 

What are you currently working on? I’m writing Book 3 of the Half Bad trilogy.

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Thank you, Sally! We can’t wait to read the third book!

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