The fact that Joyce was the only one to tell El that it was all right to stop if things got too bad while she was using her powers will always kill me. 

More than any other character who met El, Joyce had everything riding on her using her powers to find Will. She had more reason than anyone to look the other way on how it was hurting her. But instead of trying to push her to extremes to find him, she was the only one (besides possibly Mike) who really seemed conflicted about letting El help by using her powers. (And unless I’m mistaken, the only one to actually thank her?)

Joyce is a wonderful mother and a beautiful person and I wanted her to adopt El so bad, and for El and Will to get bunk beds and become friends and for Joyce to buy them a big box of 64 Crayola crayons with a built-in shapener so they could make all the drawings together and bond over their shared trauma.

bangtan as actual Shakespeare quotes
  • jin : i do not like her name
  • yoongi : thou mis-shapen Dick
  • hoseok : the bird is dead
  • namjoon : i am gone for ever
  • jimin : what's pity ?
  • taehyung : what you egg
  • jungkook : you are an ass
The Signs As Shakespearian Insults
  • Aries: Thou art like a toad; ugly and venomous.
  • Taurus: Thou art a flesh-monger, a fool and a coward.
  • Gemini: Foot-licker!
  • Cancer: Methinks’t thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.
  • Leo: I desire we may be better strangers.
  • Libra: Thou damned and luxurious mountain goat.
  • Scorpio: The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.
  • Sagittarius: Thou mis-shapen dick!
  • Capricorn: Peace, ye fat guts!
  • Aquarius: You mouldy rogue
  • Pisces: A fusty nut with no kernel.
  • Virgo: Thou art a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mungril bitch.
The Signs as Shakespearean Insults
  • Aries: Mad mustachio purple-hued malt-worm
  • Taurus: You bull's pizzle
  • Gemini: You three-inch fool
  • Cancer: Thou whoreson obscene greasy tallow-catch
  • Leo: You basket-hilt stale juggler
  • Virgo: You egg! Young fry of treachery!
  • Libra: Poisonous bunchback'd toad
  • Scorpio: Thou crusty batch of nature
  • Sagittarius: Thou mis-shapen dick
  • Capricorn: Thou elvish-marked abortive rooting hog
  • Aquarius: Thou cream-faced loon
  • Pisces: A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch
Denglisch for Runaways

Eine Stilblüte deutscher Kommunikation wollte ich unseren Lesern nicht vorenthalten. wir setzten heute zum Shapen unseres Traffic den Net Enforcer von Allot netenforcer ein. Dieses Produkt hat eine Telnet Schnittstelle mit dem an den Kommandos übertragbar sind mit dem man den wieder als Traffic Shaper und Traffic volume counter einsetzen kann


David Tennant as Touchstone in As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1996. During the run Victoria Hamilton (Phebe) broke her foot, Joseph Fiennes (Silvius) dislocated his shoulder and David Tennant (Touchstone) crippled his ankle. The play was directed by Steven Pimlott and received rave reviews.  

“David Tennant’s archly Scottish Touchstone is a sprightly comic reinvention of this often tiresome fool.”

- Jack Tinker, Daily Mail

“One performance stands out like a beacon in Steve Pimlott’s surprisingly dark-toned production …comparative newcomer David Tennant (late of 7:84 and Royal Lyceum) brings a delightful north of the border elan to the often funny but seldom so excitable court jester, Touchstone.  In an inspired performance, Tennant with his flailing hands and slightly affected intonations, brings light and air to an original if sometimes mis-shapen production.”

- Carole Woddis, The Herald

“The other main success is that of David Tennant in pulling off the considerable achievement of making a Shakespearean clown funny without entirely tearing up the script.  His harlequin-clad Touchstone is a mordant creation, aware that only his fool’s license excuses his constant criticisms and quite conscious that he is misusing Audrey - as is Audrey’s suitor William, who smartly nuts him.”

- Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times


“I auditioned for Orlando. I knew As You Like It from seeing it at school (but I didn’t remember much about that) and, of course, I had read it at drama school but it wasn’t one of the plays that I was particularly familiar with. I knew it was broadly about some woman dressing up as a bloke with some ‘hey-nonny-no’ type songs and a famous speech in the middle.

I was in the thick of rehearsals for The Glass Menagerie up in Dundee when the call came to get to London for an RSC audition, giving me woefully little time to prepare. I picked the brains of the people twas working with to get a bit more of an idea what I was going up for. 'Basically’, the collective conclusion was, 'it’s a play about a woman who dresses up as a bloke with some “hey-nonny-no” type songs and a famous speech in the middle … oh, and there’s a clown called Touchstone in it, the usual confusing Shakespearian jokes - thankless part.’ I remembered Touchstone from reading the play. It struck me as the sort of part I’d be useless at, stuffed with endless 'routines’ and thick with references which had lost any contemporaneousness about three hundred years ago. However, I didn’t need to worry about that, they’d find some brilliant comic to play that part and he’d fill it with plenty of hilarious business that would bring it bang up to date.”

- Excerpt of David Tennant’s essay in 'Players of Shakespeare’ (full essay here)

etsyfindoftheday | 11.15.14

porcelain + gold necklaces by byloumi

oh boy. i’ve been a lover of byloumi for quite a while now … i’ve even featured them once before. but i revisited the shop recently, and holy cow was i floored. each piece was more beautiful than the next! i’m only showing off three necklaces here, two long boho styles and a shorter everyday one, but be sure to click through and view even more lovely jewelry items. swoon.

featured items:
c i e l l e long necklace with infinite ceramic shape
n a ï a white porcelain & fine gold triangle and diamond necklace
l u n a porcelain disc & fine gold crescent necklace

Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.
Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire,
sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
—  Romeo (Romeo and Juliet, Act I scene i)
*sigh* I love well done blackrom
Good blackrom is like a game of chess where you feel inordinately pleased with every one-up you get and greatly anticipate your opponent being able to meet you head on and give you a challenge.
(whereas bad blackrom might be closer to… Monopoly? death threats and relationships ruined and lasting emotional scarring and devastation. meanwhile, someone keeps ending up in jail and someone else has to have something metal and oddly shapen surgically removed and I’m not sure where I was going with this)
—  A great analogy by squigglehaunt 

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword

A BRITISH OFFICER’S 1822 PATTERN SWORD WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE AND GEORGE IV CYPHER, circa 1830 with 32 1/2in. slightly curved pipe-backed blade and quill tip, the first half of the blade with gilded floral motifs, urns and trophys on a blued ground with arabesque terminal, makers details to the forte, gilded three-bar ‘gothic’ hilt with cypher of George IV (hilt miss-shapen, losses to gilding), folding pierced inner guard, wire-bound sharkskin grip and gilded back-strap with integral pommel (rubbed), complete with its brass-mounted black leather scabbard, the throat marked 'DEAKIN’S PATENT’ (leather renewed).”