Slate is doing a series right now asking about normal behavior and I kind of love their latest one – is it normal to display books, like the lovely rainbow shelf above, that you have no intention of reading?
“I have no intention of consuming The Brontës at Haworth or The Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework cover to cover,” writes Ruth Graham,
but nor are they fraudulent representations of my interests. Is it acceptable to treat books as decor, a representation of one’s aesthetic aspirations rather than one’s intellectual biography? What is the normal approach to displaying books in one’s home?
Good question! I get around that by claiming I have EVERY INTENTION of reading that gorgeous new reissue of Kay Nielsen’s East of the Sun, West of the Moon, or the three different paperbacks of The Brothers Karamazov (my dad claims it’s the best novel ever written, and I need to be able to argue with him).
Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently.
The main goal of this post is to offer a list of official Tumblr accounts maintained by current or former MTG artists. If you’d like to contribute by pointing out other accounts, please let me know and I’ll add it to this post (there must be others).
Some of them are not among the most active blogs out there, but maybe things can improve if you start following and promoting them.