some inspiration from

Some inspiration from our collection for those cooking Thanksgiving meals today! A full-scale and exactingly detailed kitchen encrusted in a rainbow of glistening beads, Liza Lou’s monumental installation took five years to make. After researching kitchen design manuals as well as historical tracts about the lives of nineteenth-century women, the artist made drawings and three-dimensional models to achieve a loose outline of Kitchen’s floor plan. Lou then fashioned the objects out of paper mâché, painted them, and applied the beads in a mosaic of surface pattern.

[Liza Lou (b. 1969), Kitchen, 1991–95. Beads, plaster, wood, and found objects. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Peter Norton]

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Three Is Never a Crowd - Director Sanvers Thanksgiving Crack
By Organization for Transformative Works

A/N: I despise Thanksgiving (it’s chill) so on more than one occasion I’ve spent it binge watching all 10 Friends Thanksgiving episodes (and sometimes threw in the Will and Grace ones for good measure). There are some obvious duds in there, but I felt like writing some Director Sanvers crack and figured a bit of inspiration from some of the better Friends episodes would make for a fun story.

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“Tell me again, Danvers, how did we get talked into this?” Maggie asked, swiping her finger across the spoon she’d been using to layer the tiramisu and “checking it for taste” for the fifth time since she’d begun.

“What? Hosting Thanksgiving?” Alex studiously avoided eye contact, sounding all too innocent for the amount of food and plates strewn around the kitchen.

“Hosting, yes,” Lucy cut in, “but more importantly, cooking all this shit.”

“Look, Kara she just—she’s all upset that Eliza won’t be in town. And then she went and told that damn sob story about finally feeling at home with us and how holidays and Eliza’s chocolate pecan pie remind her of it, and how am I supposed to say no to that?”

“Like this: No.” Lucy arched an eyebrow at Alex in challenge.

“You try resisting that puppy dog pout.”

“I do! Every single day! Considering you taught it to her.”

“Okay, well…whatever,” Alex grumbled, turning back to the bowl of mashed potatoes as she desperately tried to whip them the way she vaguely remembered Eliza doing. Truth be told, her memory was a little hazy, given the last time she’d actually been around for the cooking was during grad school, most of which was a blur of long days in the lab and long nights at the bar.

A knock on the door drew their attention, and Maggie strode across the room to pull it open, revealing Kara standing there with a big smile on her face, clutching a large dish with Lena at her side holding up two bottles of red wine. “Not that Kara’s dessert won’t be lovely, but…” Lena trailed off as she handed over the bottles, catching Alex’s wink from the kitchen.

“Come in, come in.” Maggie motioned, pulling the door open wide just in time for Winn and James to join the party, handing over two more bottles of wine. “Well, I guess today will be fun no matter what happens,” Maggie mused. Truth be told, she hadn’t spent a Thanksgiving anywhere outside of work since things ended with Emily a couple of years ago. Between tainted memories of family meals and the rather bitter final affair she’d spent with Emily and Emily’s family, Thanksgiving wasn’t exactly her favorite of the holidays, and she typically preferred drowning herself in work and scotch. But if Alex could make her like Valentines’ Day—she would never get all the way to loving the Hallmark holiday—then she suspected the combination of Alex and Lucy’s enthusiasm might just turn her Thanksgiving into something to remember for the right reasons.

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I was doing some doodling with shapes and took some inspiration from a friend @caora to figure out what to draw inside, so I’m giving it to them. Happy early thanksgiving, I’ll draw you guys something more holiday-y tomorrow! 

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He says that he’s the property of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a resident of these parts, and it’s a private message for him.

motivational classics quotes

Hi guys! Here’s a masterpost of some inspirational quotes taken from classical literature that you can use in your bullet journal, planner, or whenever you need some extra motivation! Italicized are some of my favorites that really help me stop procrastinating and get through the day :) 

romans:

seneca:

  • “i will storm the gods, and shake the universe.”
  • “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
  • “if one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
  • “it is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, but because we do not dare, things are difficult.”
  • “sometimes it is an act of bravery even to live.”

ovid:

  • “nothing is stronger than habit.”
  • “let your hook be always cast. in the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.”
  • “endure and persist; this pain will turn into good by and by.”
  • “what is without periods of rest will not endure.”

virgil:

  • “they can because they think they can.”
  • “let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.”
  • “work conquers all.”
  • “practice and thought may forge many an art.”
  • “we cannot all do everything.”

horace:

  • “adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
  • “he who has begun has half done. dare to be wise; begin!”
  • “remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.”
  • “mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. it is lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
  • “he who feared that he would not succeed sat still.”

catullus:

  • “often has leisure ruined great kings and fine cities.”
  • “if anything has happened to one who ever yearned and wished but never hoped, that is a rare pleasure of the soul.”
  • “i hate and i love. perhaps you ask why i do this? i do not know, but i feel it happening and i am tortured.”

greeks:

homer:

  • “the fates have given mortals hearts that can endure.”
  • “some of the words you’ll find within yourself, the rest some power will inspire you to say.”
  • “for a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother.”
  • “there is a time for many words and there is a time also for sleep.”

sappho:

  • “may I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve.”
  • “beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.”
  • “you who judge me, for me you are nothing.”

plato:

  • “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
  • “no one should be discouraged who can make constant progress, even though it be slow.”
  • “music is a moral law. it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
  • “the first and best victory is to conquer self.”
  • “the beginning is the most important part of the work.”

aristotle:

  • “the roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
  • “pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
  • “poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him.”
  • “we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (misattributed, but too good to pass up :) )

plutarch:

  • “the mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”
  • “what we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
  • “to make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”
  • “painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”
  • “to find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.”

I hope you find these useful, or at least enjoyed reading through them! Let me know which are your favorites! 

xx, penelope

Honestly, ever since becoming a fanfic writer myself I’ve become like 500% more understanding and patient about other authors’ update schedules. An author takes 6+ months to post their next chapter? Yeah, totally get that real life can get in the way. An author abandons a fic? Disappointing, but it happens- sometimes inspiration for a story just dies. An author apologizes about taking so long to post a 10k word chapter? Dude, that’s like 18-20 pages on Word single-spaced. It takes me at least a week to write an essay for school a quarter the length of that, and that’s with a deadline. 

It’s probably the most important thing writing fanfic has taught me, tbh. How to fully appreciate the hard work someone else has put into their story. How important the role of the audience is to an author. And that no matter what, you are never entitled to demand more of a story that you are getting for free. 

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I can’t get over the idea of Henry and Bendy throwing puns at each other!

Comic inspired by @doodledrawsthings Hells Studio AU
and @whatisthisnonsense ‘s and @squigglydigglydoo ‘s amazing fanfic 
(and with @doodledrawsthings ‘s Henry design)

@everestcresent helped me out with 100% of the puns on this comic and their my bestie. Please go check out their blog!


And this comic, had a LOT of alternate possible routs (5+ written down)
So, below the cut is one of those alt routs (which has bonus panels)
(the rest will merely be in the tags)

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“I’ll protect you… no matter what”