once toronto

northern ontario gothic
  • corner gas is always on tv. you have never been to saskatchewan. nobody you know has ever been to saskatchewan. where is saskatchewan?
  • your neighbours are snowbirds. they leave feathers all over your yard. at least they’re gone during the winter months.
  • the land beyond north bay is unknowable. you knew someone who went to toronto once. you don’t know them anymore.
  • you turn on the radio. it is cbc. it is perpetually cbc. stuart mclean lulls you into a false sense of security.
  • you ask your friend where they are going for university. “ottawa”.  you ask your friend where they are going for university. “ottawa”. you ask your friend where they are going for university. “ottawa”. nobody has ever gone to ottawa. nobody will return.
  • some say your cousin went crazy up past hearst. not even the blackflies would touch him.
  • you’re driving down the transcanada. there is a hitchhiker under the “watch for moose” sign. they are holding up a piece of cardboard with “SUDBURY” written on it. you cannot see their face. perhaps they do not have one. their dog growls at you. you do not stop. neither of you will ever reach sudbury.
  • “we want to open a mine here” they said. they dug up half the town. they left. you wonder what scared them away.
  • you have never seen a closed tim hortons’. they never shut down. they only multiply.
  • everything looks like a bear from far away. except for the bears.
  • the snow never leaves. neither will you.

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tourist gothic
  • every hampton inn seems the same. every hampton inn is the same. you forget your bag in your room in cleveland and retrieve it in georgia. you don’t remember packing a severed head.
  • please proceed to the gate of the damned. proceed to the gate of the damned to board flight 7734. flight 7734 is now boarding. this is your last call for boarding on flight 7734. this is your last chance.
  • you are staying in a cottage in key west. there are large dark shapes in the water. “it’s just the manatees,” the locals tell you. screams come from the water’s edge. “it’s just the manatees.” the water is red. “it’s just the manatees.”
  • you have never seen a manatee. you are thankful.
  • you visited toronto once. you stood on the glass floor in the cn tower, 1,122 ft above the ground. (they told you not to look down. you should have listened.)
  • disneyland is the happiest place on earth. you have never smiled this much in your life. you have never had this many teeth.
  • turn left in three kilometres. turn right in three kilometres. the road will cease to exist in three kilometres.
  • recalculating. recalculating. recalculating.
  • your best friend used to live in vancouver. vancouver still lives in them.
  • you visit the museum of modern art. the paintings are screaming. the walls are screaming. the patrons are screaming. black ichor runs out of the frames. you turn to the museum staff for help, but they are screaming too. the ichor is up to your neck.
  • new york city is the best city you have ever visited. you heart nyc. you heart nyc. you heart nyc.
  • you have seen the sphinx. the sphinx has seen you. it remembers.
  • there is sand in a bottle in your room from the valley of the kings. no matter where you look, it is in the corner of your eye. you can hear the pharaohs talking in the night. soon we will be free.
  • years later, you are going through your travel journals. you find your entry for detroit: don’t walk on woodward. don’t walk on woodward. don’t walk on woodward. don’t walk on woodward.
  • you think you may have walked on woodward. you think you may never have been to detroit. (the ink smudges beneath your fingers. there is blood on the corner of the page.)

anonymous asked:

What is wrong with Canada, hmm?!? BTS (or Big Hit, I don't know who decides the locations) pleaseeeee!! We love you please come to Canada we beg you!! Am I right? Oh and Vancouver doesn't count! Vancouver isn't the only part of Canada that likes kpop! I get why you wouldn't come to Quebec, but Ontario at least please!😫😩😩❤️❤️

OMFG SHKSLSLA O I NEVER RELATED MORE TO AN ASK !!!! HOLY SHIT.VANCOUVER IS ALWAYS THE DESTINATION THEY GO FOR AND IT’S SO DAMN UNFAIR SHSJSKSK lol SAME GOES FOR EXO !!! AND ALL THE OTHER BANDS OMG I MEAN THEY SHOULD COME TO THE CAPITAL OR KINGSTON,TORONTO,LONDON OR SOMETHING ISTG .BTS SHOULD BRING THEIR NICE BUTTS TO ONTARIO !!!! They’ve been to Toronto once and it was a major success. It all sold out. WHY CAN’T THEY COMEBACK SJSKSLSK BABY COME BACKKKK!!!!!!!! WE NEED BTS SJSJSI

Originally posted by neutraltae

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juliannehough.com: Crafting With Nina!
Is it too soon to #tbt to Easter? Last week, I took a trip to one of my best friend Nina Dobrev’s hometown in Toronto. Once we were there we got our Easter egg on! Nina’s Mom taught us a new technique for decorating eggs. They turned out so great I wanted to share her way with you all. File it away for next year or get crafty just because! Is there ever not a time for pastel colored eggs? Nah.

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Canadian fans of Once joined the Toronto cast in playing “Falling Slowly” at a special event recently! 

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Toronto sure knows how to throw a hella queer party! It’s 1AM EST and the crowd is nearly as huge as it was during the day. Parade was 4 hours long and PACKED! I attempted to find @kbearluna but soon gave up as it was nearly impossible to navigate through the crowd. Happened upon @natvanlis and Steph while walking around just as the parade was ending and I can say that they are just as lovely in person as everyone says they are! :) It’s been real, TO- real gay!