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something is afuck in ra.

more afuck than usual, anyway, which might be hard to notice at first, given how fucky the whole place is, you know, in general.

  • but if anyone were to pay special attention, the following stranger than most days, more unusual than usual happenstances could be noticed by unlucky visitors siphoned off and materialized into the wrong dorm and ra students alike:
  • food disappears from the communal kitchen, but so does dirt from potted plants, the inside of feather pillows, the eyes of portraits and photographs, used tampons from trashcans, bristle brushes, sweaty laundry, and the odd mouse pet and too-small cat.
  • something more solid than the limbs of the shadow people that inhabit the same space, in a different dimensional plane, might caress the ankles of nighttime hallway-wanderers,  slurping and curious but mostly –mostly– harmless. 
  • (there is a pesky rumor saying that elbert jones from the 8th grade might have lost a toe, albeit he won’t say which one, claiming to be “extremely self conscious of his feet”.)
  • the cursed attic has declared itself in a state of highly cursed activity, and as such, students might hear far more steps than usual, really, a truly inordinate amount of steps up there, seriously, have cursed attics learned that pacing around is rude to the people in the floor right below?
  • there is also much more quiet scuttering, much more organic, steady like the tick-tick-tick of crabs and spiders, clumsy like crabs and spiders entangled in a messy tango.
  • and then there’s misha, who’s been singing to himself far more than he’s ever sung before, soft and soothing and serene at random hours of the day. his liquid, silvery voice filtrates through the walls, sounds like how velvet feels, like how pricey chocolate tastes and how storms smell, and casts most of those in the third and fourth floor who happen to pay attention in a sleepy, pleasant high.
a studyblr re-introduction!

hi everyone! obviously i’ve had this blog for a while but i’ve been using it more actively lately so i thought i would revive myself via a reintroduction!

about me

-i’m 17 years old
-i’m a junior in high school in the us
-i’m a photographer
-i love reading, writing, learning languages, calligraphy, bullet journaling, and my 3 dogs!
-my life dream is to travel all over the world

some classes i’m taking/things i’m studying

-ap human geography
-german
-french
-geometry
-ap lit & ap environmental next year!

my life goals

-be self-employed, hopefully an entrepreneur
-travel to every continent
-be happy :)
-meet amazing people
-create my own success and not rely on anyone else

~bonus facts~

-i have a great dane, a border collie, and an australian shepherd!
-i LOVE bullet journaling and calligraphy, and my instagram is devoted to it
-i’m kind of the mom friend and i love taking care of people and planning parties
-i’m actually not a great student but i have really big goals and studyblr helps me work harder in school

thanks so much to anyone that read this! i love meeting new people and it would be really great to make some studyblr friends; never be afraid to shoot me message if you wanna chat :-) i’ll finish this off with a list of some of my favorite study/language accounts;

@languageoclock

@stuhde

@interstellhar

@rhubarbstudies

@architstudy

@lovelybluepanda

@studylanguageswithmar

@castillos-co

@foxlanguages

Hand-colored tintype portrait of three unidentified African American women, c. 1856.

Source: Harvard Library.

This photo was taken in 1895 by an amateur spelunker/photographer named Oren Jeffries while exploring an unmapped section of Grand Caverns, in Southwestern Virginia.

At the time it was taken, Jeffries was conducting photographic experiments, using super long exposures to see if anything at all could be captured in the total absence of light—otherwise known as “cave darkness.” He would situate himself on level ground, extinguish his lantern, and then open the lens of his homemade box camera for as long as he could stand the darkness.

During one of these experiments, he heard something approach from the deeper recesses of the cave. Frightened, Jeffries abandoned his experiment and set off one of the Blitzlicht flashes he used for taking traditional photos underground.

According to the report he later gave to a local newspaper, Jeffries saw three “humanoid” creatures staring at him from the shadows and took off running in the other direction and didn’t stop running until he was topside. Several days later, he returned with three other men to retrieve his box camera. This is the image that was recorded on the film inside. (Source)