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“i wrote 360 in a period of my life where i felt pretty vulnerable. there were a bunch of people being nice to my face, but behind my back things were different. i think everyone experiences it, but it didn’t actually stop for me until i learned to draw the line. and essentially, i think that’s what this song is about; being able to have the confidence to stick up for yourself and.. be yourself.”  —  George Shelley, 360 Introduction

Which Classics Author Should You Fight?
  • Charles Dickens: The Victorian equivalent of a white male tumblr meninist. Fight his past newspaper blogger ass, though the guy does write about his own "tragic experiences", so be warned that a caricature of you will probably be appearing in his next novel.
  • The Brontes: idk they're from Yorkshire I wouldn't risk it
  • Dante Aligheri: Yess he spends all his time in his room writing self-insert Bible fanfic and never goes outside, 10/10 would fight this nerd. You will win. Easily.
  • Mary Shelley: Why would you want to fight Mary Shelley???? She's nice and bad things happened to her and she invented scifi! Go reevaluate your life choices.
  • Victor Hugo: Don't. He will kill you otp viciously and then spend 38 pages describing someone's hat.
  • Jonathon Swift: It's 50/50 you'll win, but you might fall asleep from his long-winded prose before you land a punch.
  • William Shakespeare: Little is known about him, other than the fact that he had free access to bears and swords and a penchant for revenge and mass murder as plot devices. If you're gonna fight him, watch your back.
  • C.S. Lewis: Whiny and allergic to adjectives and allegorical and super racist. Fight Him. So long as your childhood can take it.
  • J.R.R Tolkien: Shakespeare's biggest fan, so a total dork. Also old and shell shocked. Your call.
  • William Thackeray: Him and his friends will get drunk and gang up on you. Not advisable.
  • Alexandre Dumas: He was once described as "the most generous, large-hearted being in the world" and had extensive military training. Just... don't.
  • Harper Lee: Still alive, so she's got a foot up on the rest of them.
  • George Orwell: Total fuckin' politics nerd. Will keep a diary of the fight.
  • Jane Austen: You'd feel too mean, it'd be like punching some harmless lana del-ray book club chic. Fight her if you want but be aware of the emotional consequences.
  • Mark Twain: Constantly angry looking. Just look at that mustache. You want to fight him already, don't you?
  • Oscar Wilde: The sassiest little shit ever. Be prepared for cane wielding sassmeister. You'll probably lose, but it'll be worth it.
  • HG: If you bite it and you die; its poisonous. If it bites you and you die; it's venomous.
  • Louisa: What if it bites me and it dies?
  • Charlotte: That means you're poisonous. Jesus Christ, Louisa, learn to listen.
  • George: What if it bites itself and I die?
  • Lenore: It's voodoo.
  • Annabel: What if it bites me and someone else dies?
  • Mary: That's correlation, not causation.
  • Oscar: What if we bite each other and neither of us die?
  • Ernest: That's kinky.
  • Edgar: Oh my god.

1100 followers in such a small amount of time! I’m so grateful. Thank you to all who have contributed to the growth of this blog, and may these words incite us all to continued free-thought and action.

“Man! thou whose rights are here declared, be no longer forgetful of the loftiness of thy destination. Think of thy rights; of those possessions which will give thee virtue and wisdom, by which thou mayest arrive at happiness and freedom. They are decimated to thee by one who knows thy dignity, for every hour does his heart swell with honorable pride in the contemplation of what thou mayest attain, by one who is not forgetful of thy degeneracy, for every moment brings home to him the bitter conviction of what thou art.

Awake!-arise!-or be for ever fallen.”
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I’ve been reading a lot of speculation online as to whether I’m straight, or gay, or bi and it’s all these labels and it’s a little bit old fashioned, and this is why I’m not going to label it myself. It’s not something I feel I can label. I’ve had girlfriends, that I’ve loved and have been amazing periods of my life. But I’ve also had boyfriends. And I just want you to know that whether I choose to be with a girl next or a guy next it’s because I love them, and that it shouldn’t be a big deal.
—  George Shelley being unbelievably brave and comping out as being attracted to both men and women