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Imp Canticle

Wind rattles the panes of your cage
like the ice in your glass,
strapped for battles your brothers drive past.
The visits like tolls on those seldom-walked trails,
aloe rubbed on the burns of insults to your sails.

Wind torments neat shelves, scatters banquets of whores,
unbound informations where demons wrought blight,
silent ways to storm off in response to “good night”.

Beds protect (and expose) dual kingdoms and clothes
that owl deeper than mice in the bottoms of swamps –
lookers-on give reports
from “I-never-been-there”.

Your band was delayed,
recompense for your crime,
painting pennants that climb
up the walls of your shame -
scorched stragglers, lame,
reap their mellow from junk in the drawer:

Willow’s, wires,
mild curses intoned -
the shackles that bind us to home
higher tolls beg,
a loan.

The Friendly Wager (Part 1)

Summary: AU. Reader and Bucky Barnes are neighbors and best friends. After yet another bad date, reader comes home to find Bucky with his typical weekend target. They decide to make a wager about dating, but is there more on the line than reader cares to admit?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 2,528

Warnings: language, fluff, sarcasm, bad date, implied sexual situations (no smut)

A/N: This is my submission for the lovely Kait’s ( @bionic-buckyb) 5k AU Challenge. Congrats on the followers, friend! My prompt was “Can you please come over so I don’t feel so alone?” I think this will have at least seven parts, so Kait, please feel free to disregard it till it’s completed :)

Part 1 - 2

Originally posted by talkinboutmyimagination

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The Secret Reading List: Books mentioned in The Secret History

If you want to be as erudite and elite as the Classics Clique, you’d better add these books to your reading pile…

Specific prose/poetry/plays mentioned:

Untimely Meditations by Friedrich Nietzsche, Epigraph
Republic, Book II by Plato, Epigraph
Tom Swift by Victor Appleton, 6
Paradise Lost by John Milton, 8, 91
Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth, 33
The New Testament, 36
Agamemnon by Aeschylus, 40
Oresteia by Aeschylus, 40
Inferno by Dante, 41, 115
Poetics by Aristotle, 41
The Iliad by Homer, 41, 627
The Bacchae by Euripides, 42, 204
Parmenides by Plato, 67
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, 85
Rover Boys by Edward Stratemeyer, 85
Journey from Chester to London by Thomas Pennant, 85
The Club History of London by ?, 85
The Pirates of Penzance by W.S. Gilbert, 85
Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope, 85
Marino Faliero by Lord Byron, 85
The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, 89
Sherlock Homes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 92, 622
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 94
Mémoires by Duc de Saint-Simon, 103
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, 110
Othello by Shakespeare, 115
The World Book Encyclopedia, 117
Men of Thought and Deed by E. Tipton Chatsford
Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by J. M. Barrie, 180
The Divine Comedy by Dante, 184
Superman Comics, 417
The Upanishads, 441, 466
Perry Mason Novels by Erle Stanley Gardner, 442
With Rue my Heart is Laden by A.E. Housman, 466
Lycidas by John Milton, 466
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 466
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, 466
Corpus of Mycenaean Inscriptions from Knossos, 481
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 554
The Malcontent by John Marston, 615
The White Devil by John Webster, 615
The Broken Heart by John Ford, epilogue epigraph, 615
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, 616
The Revenger’s Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur, 616
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, 619

Authors mentioned:

J.R.R. Tolkien, 6
Ezra Pound, 16
T.S. Eliot, 16
Alfred Douglas, 18
Robert de Montesquiou, 18
Plato, 22, 36
Homer, 23, 36, 49, 509
Dante, 33
Virgil, 33
Plotinus, 37
Marie Corelli, 85
Shakespeare, 91, 615
Alexander Pope, 103
John Donne, 117
Rupert Brooke, 120
Edgar Allen Poe, 132, 200
Hegel, 139
Raymond Chandler, 153
Gregory of Tours, 481
Thomas Aquinas, 509
P.G. Wodehouse, 538
George Orwell, 576-7
Harold Acton, 577
Salman Rushdie, 582
Agatha Christie, 587
Proust, 612
John Webster, 615
Thomas Middleton, 615
Cyril Tourneur, 615
John Ford, 615
Christopher Marlowe, 615
Walter Raleigh, 615
Thomas Nashe, 615

NB: page numbers correspond to the Popular Penguin Edition.

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Madeleine

Title: Madeleine

Rating: PG

Timeline: Home Again

Category: MSR

Summary:For the anon who asked: Since you mentioned it, Drabble of Mulder finding Scully’s Darkness Falls jacket while they are in an established relationship?

Author’s Note: These went in a different direction then I had planned, but these things so often do. The title was inspired by Proust’s “madeleine moment.”

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“Doin’ the Raccoon”

College colts, knowledge colts,
Do a dance called “Raccoon”.
It’s the craze, nowadays,
And it will get you soon.
Buy a coat and try it,
I’ll bet you’ll be a riot,
It’s a wow, learn to do it right now.

Highbrow, lowbrow, intermediate,
Make believe they’re all collegiate soon,
To do the Raccoon!

Raccoon coats don’t care who’s wearing ‘em,
Hall room boys will all be sharing 'em soon,
To do the Raccoon!

Ev'ry day its popularity grows,
It’s the most important item in clothes.

Ten bits down and though it scratches you,
Wear it 'til the sheriff catches you soon,
To do the Raccoon!

Rac, rac, rac, rac, rac-rac-rac raccoon!

The National emblem of the Fire Nation
  • Ozai: Prince Zuko, explain the National emblem of our Nation?
  • Zuko: It's a symbol of Fire.
  • Ozai: No! I said EXPLAIN it, not describe it. It's a disappointing to having such a faluire son. It means the Raging fire country!
  • Zuko:
  • Ozai: No, the symbol of Fire of Agni.
  • Zuko:
  • Ozai: It IS-
  • Azula: The national emblem of the Fire Nation is a stylized, teardrop-shaped flame forked into a trident of three tongues that taper upward to a point. The insignia is primarily displayed on its flag, uniforms, on the pennants of Fire Navy warships, the sides of our various vehicles of war, and as marking of Fire Nation territory. It seems that the Fire Nation Royal Family or certain higher members wear the emblem in top-knots. The Fire Nation flag is a triangle-shaped banner with the stylized flame insignia at its center. Six thin stripes extend from the slanted edge.
  • Ozai: YES that one!

anonymous asked:

Are you up for doing a #PickUpPitch twitter trend? I know we did a lot for Pitch previously. Just a thought

Hey Nonny, 

The organizers of PST have been being brutally honest with each other this week. So please don’t take what I’m going to say the wrong way. It’s just time that we keep it 100% real. 

We would LOVE nothing more than a #PickUpPitch twitter trend. Historically the same handful of people would show up to the twitter trends. There needs to be a BIG UNITED PUSH in this fandom and we haven’t quite figured out how to break through the complacency that seems to plague us. Any ideas? This is a serious question not meant to be even a little bit sarcastic. 

To answer your question yes, we would be up for it. A better question would be is the team up for it? We need help guys. More than ever. Help rallying and pulling these things off. 

-PST