walk in the cemetery

Music Tag

Rules: If you can, list the Top Ten songs you are listening to lately, and tag ten mutuals to do the same!

Thank you to the lovely @musiccheese for the tag :)

1. Eternal Decay - Merciful Nuns

2. Rule and Control - Deathcamp Project

3. The Foyer - Drab Majesty

4. 12th Night - The Eden House

5. Behind the Mask - Fearing

6. Cemetery Gates - The Smiths

7. Walking on Both Sides - Pink Turns Blue

8. Led by Lust - The Shallow Graves

9. Turn - Therapy?

10. Twisted Souls - The Stompcrash

I tag @pete-ponytail @bela-lugosis-corpse @shakedown-1977 @delightfuldarkling @thegothmoth @thegothicoverlord @horrrorbeach @gallow-dance @lilithlovegood @bird-man-dan

Places where reality is a bit altered:

• any target
• churches in texas
• abandoned 7/11’s
• your bedroom at 5 am
• hospitals at midnight
• warehouses that smell like dust
• lighthouses with lights that don’t work anymore
• empty parking lots
• ponds and lakes in suburban neighborhoods
• rooftops in the early morning
• inside a dark cabinet

• playgrounds at night
• rest stops on highways
• deep in the mountains

• early in the morning wherever it’s just snowed
• trails by the highway just out of earshot of traffic
• schools during breaks
• those little beaches right next to ferry docks
• bowling alleys

• unfamiliar McDonalds’s on long road trips
• your friends living room once everybody but you is asleep
• laundromats at midnight

• galeries in art museums that are empty except for you
• the lighting section of home depot
• stairwells
• hospital waiting rooms
• airports from midnight to 7am
• bathrooms in small concert venues

• cemeteries
• abandoned penitentiaries
• hilltops at night in full moonlight
• most of Japan
• empty barns
• marshes
• really anywhere quiet at midnight, the air vibrates
• old stones and henge
• the ocean when it’s still quiet with fog over it
• train tracks that go through the middle of the woods
• bridges
• ancient places
• stands of old growth forest
• the Eastern Sierras/high desert

• rabbit paths off hiking tails
• trails between the main ski hills
• winter twilight
• back allies between houses
• logging roads
• dirt roads on fall evenings with leaves falling off the trees
• libraries before closing
• anyplace where it’s snowing before sunrise
• the woods during a rainstorm

• roads covered with snow with trees on the sideways while snowflakes are falling out of the sky
• train stations after 10 PM
• outside, right before a massive storm
• the woods just after twilight
• the beach in winter
• the bottom of swimming pools
• empty beaches when its snowing

• back part of a library
• late night empty streets
• highways late at night
• windy roads
• windy roads at night when you can only see the immediate road
• abandoned parking lots (office buildings, homes)
• anywhere immediately after a really bad fight
• little towns late at night when no ones awake and the only lights on are the street posts

• empty buses before sunrise/after sunset
• being the only one outside in the early morning when its almost dark and you feel alone on earth
• mountains with a big forest close to it
• being alone in a spot in ikea
• the lakeside anytime between 2 and 6 am
• firework shows when you’re sitting on the grass
• staring up at very tall buildings
• the tram at a big airport
• abandoned house by a lake

• being the only one downstairs on christmas  
• stepping outside in the early morning when it has just snowed
• when its dark and you see snowflakes falling down in the light of a lamppost on the lonely road
• that one clear spot in the forest with trees surrounding it
• a parked car in a snow/thunderstorm
• corn fields with the wind blowing over them
• malls when they’re about to close for the night
• woods at twilight/dawn
• being on a train after midnight
• theme parks at night

• winding back roads with rolling fog
• seeing “open” signs when its really foggy and cloudy
• being in a train that was crowded when you got in and now its quiet, looking at the seats knowing that there were people sitting there moments ago and now they’re gone
• hiking trails that have nobody on them
• being alone in an elevator for a few minutes
• looking down at the forest when you’re standing somewhere high and seeing the top of the trees with fog lingering over them
• the ferry about to take off in the middle of the night
• tree houses
• empty seats on the late night train
• 4-6 am on a winter morning

• the clouds/damp coming out of your mouth when its really cold in the morning
• stepping out on an unfamiliar metro/train stop
• greenhouses that have been left to grow alone
• cemeteries in the middle of fields
• biking/walking on the main road when its dark without cars
• swamps with fog
• hotel corridors in the middle of the night
• anywhere where you can hear a train whistle in the distance but you can’t see it or know just how far away it is
• foggy mornings in a meadow
• that flickering streetlight
• working offices at midnight

• abandoned amusement parks
• mirrors in an airplane bathroom
• being alone in a church
• empty hotel lobbies
• hearing trains off in the distance especially at night
• snow falling down in general
• being in a place thats supposed to have a lot of people but it doesn’t
• long, dark hallways
• the middle of a park when its snowing
• playgrounds at night
• work/school when you’re snowed in
• caves
• a field of power lines
• being in a forest where there are train tracks not knowing if the train may even ever approach
• bonfires

• being in a different room than everyone else at a party
• the woods on a night with a full moon
• empty stables
• empty metro stations that are usually crowded
• gas stations on long mountain roads
• the old part of a city when you’re the only one in the street
• stadiums when a game or concert is over
• entering a building with a really high ceiling
• moonlight, anywhere

• empty tennis or baseball courts with limited lightning
• times when you are transitioning from one phase to another
• lodges in the snow
• frozen water in the winter
• a little lake in the middle of the forest
• campus during summer
• family gatherings
• construction site after works have gone home
• leaving a tent at midnight
• lonely swings
• overgrown fields
• from twilight to dusk
• farmland thats covered in the morning fog
• suburban neighborhoods filled with tension and wind before a large summer thunderstorm
• being at an abandoned place knowing that years ago at that exact same moment there were people
• the feeling of being chased by someone/something
• knowing you’re not alone in a certain place like a forest

this feeling is scary as FUCK it dawns upon you that something is so quiet or abandoned or empty and vacant that its like the universe forgot to make something happen in the one spotlike you found a glitch in real life like everything seems fake and unreal and real and not fake all at one and youre so confused

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vintage beauty products i came across at a lovely antique store yesterday ♡

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So this handsome fellow is Peter Doyle, longtime partner of the great American poet Walt Whitman. He is often viewed as an enigmatic figure, but what we do know about him tells us that he was quite remarkable in his own right.

Pete was born in Limerick, Ireland, and came to the United States with his family when he was eight years old. After the death of his father, he worked hard to support his widowed mother and siblings. One of his brothers, Francis, became a police officer in Washington DC, where the family lived. Francis ended up fighting for the Union during the Civil War, while Pete served in the Confederate Army. He saw serious action and was wounded, discharged from the army, and promptly arrested when he attempted to go back to DC. He managed to get off the hook by claiming that, as an Irish immigrant, he really didn’t care one way or the other about Union versus Confederacy. True or not, this worked, and he was freed.

It was at this point that Pete took a job as a horsecar conductor. In the nearly empty streetcar, on a stormy night in early 1865, Pete met Walt Whitman. Pete as 21 at the time, while Walt was 45. According to the younger man, it was pretty much love at first sight. “We understood,” Pete said. Walt was the only passenger on the streetcar, and he didn’t get off at his planned stop. Instead, he rode with Pete until the end of the route, at which point the two men spent their first night together.

They were inseparable for the next seven or eight years. They’d often go for long walks together, with Walt reciting poetry or passages from Shakespeare. I am 100% not making this up.

And their letters. Oh my God, their letters. Not many of Pete’s to Walt survive, but Walt’s to Pete are so full of love that they’d melt the coldest heart. A sample quote: “My darling, if you are not well when I come back I will get a good room or two in some quiet place, and we will live together and devote ourselves altogether to the job of curing you, and making you stronger and healthier than ever. I have had this in my mind before but never broached it to you.”

As this excerpt implies, Walt very much wanted to make a home with his young partner. Sadly, this would never be possible. Pete, as the oldest unmarried son, saw it as his duty to provide for his mother and siblings. They – and the society in which they lived – had certain expectations. While Walt was on good terms with Pete’s family, getting them to accept wholeheartedly this same-sex relationship was an entirely different matter. The two men had to do with spending nights together.

Pete was definitely a tremendously positive influence on Walt and his work. He persuaded Walt to delete three poems dealing with themes of despair and unrequited love from the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass. He may have also influenced one of his partner’s best-known works, “O Captain! My Captain!” The tone deals with the death of Abraham Lincoln and the end of the Civil War. It is unusual amongst Whitman’s works because it is rhymed, rather than written in free verse. Walt noted that Pete had quite the rhyming ability, often rattling off charming limericks. Also, some have argued that the metaphor of the ship on the rough sea is a kind of nod to Pete’s immigrant background.

The young immigrant was also an eyewitness to the greatest tragedy of the day. He was in the balcony of Ford’s theater on the night of April 14, 1865, when Lincoln was assassinated. He recounted hearing the shot, and then seeing Booth leap onto the stage. Later, Walt drew on this account as a source of information for his annual Lincoln lectures. And he wouldn’t have heard any of it, if it weren’t for his boyfriend!

Walt suffered a stroke in 1873, and moved to Camden, New Jersey, to live with his brother. He ended staying there until his death in 1892. Pete was unable to find work in Camden, though he did eventually get a job in Philadelphia. They saw each other only sporadically, and at one point Walt had gone so long without hearing from Pete that he thought the younger man had died. He hadn’t, but he was put off by the presence of a housekeeper and other caretakers in his partner’s house. He stayed away, for fear of rousing suspicion as to the true nature of the relationship. After Walt’s death, Pete expressed regret for his hesitation.

In 1897, Pete allowed Richard Maurice Bucke (Walt’s literary executor) to publish the letters written by Walt to Pete. The result was a book called Calamus. No one who read it would have any doubts as to the nature of the love between these two men. It made Pete the black sheep of his Catholic family, and his sister forbade the reading of the book in her house. I think we have to give the man some serious props here. It had to take a hell of a lot of courage to let something like that hit the presses in the 19th century. Maybe he was proud of himself, his partner, and their relationship, and saw no shame or sinfulness in any of it. I sincerely hope that this was the case, and that there was an element of defiance of social and religious norms that went into the publication of Calamus.

Pete remained a member of the “inner circle” of Whitman devotees until his own death in 1907. He is buried in DC’s Congressional Cemetery. His grave marker is a short walk from that of Leonard Matlovich, which famously reads, “they gave me a medal for killing two men, and a discharge for loving one.” Nowadays, Peter Doyle is usually included on history tours of the cemetery which focus on LGBT figures.

Excellent work has been done by Whitman scholars in order to rescue Pete from the shadows of history. We are beginning to understand just how much he influenced Walt, and what a fascinating man he is. “Pete the Great,” as he liked to call himself, is an enigma no more.

And now, to finish off this already very long post, a quick guide to the photos:

Top: Pete aged about 25 years, taken in 1868. Cool hat.

Middle: Pete aged 57, taken circa 1900. Cool mustache.

Bottom: Pete and Walt, circa 1868, ridiculously in love. This might be my favorite historical photograph of all time.

Additional Witchy Things I Did on My Walk Today.

  • Left birdseed offerings for the local feathered creatures
  • Attempted to meditate 
  • Picked up litter and was rewarded with a couple of clean bones (one jaw piece, one limb piece - to be identified later)
  • Used my pendulum to guide me to a particular angel statue I was having trouble finding (I was walking in one of the large, old cemeteries near my apartment)
  • Enjoyed the solitude that isn’t really solitude of wandering through trees and statues and headstones for a couple of hours

I’ll put up some of the pictures I took later if anyone is interested.

Yotsuba Koiwai - Where Did She Come From? (Updated)

Hey guys I’ve updated this so check up on the revised version at the bottom half of this post!

There’s theories that she’s from North Korea because she’s afraid of targets and whenever she hears something loud she goes ‘we’re under attack’ and everytime she sees a huge building she goes the government built it.


Koiwai found her in another country which apparently is “to the left” (Korea is to the left of Japan on most maps). Her real parents raised her to be suspicious in fear of being made political prisoners. This explains why she always asks if someone is an enemy or a friend when first meeting them.

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«… in the Ivanovo Cemetery» by Andrew Barkhatov
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Yekaterinburg. View of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.from the Ivanovo Cemetery Variations on a theme «…with a film across Russia» Variations on a theme «My Yekaterinburg» Camera: Canon EOS 5 Lens: Canon EF 28-105 1:3.5-4.5 USM + Vivitar color correction 85B filter Film: Kodak Vision3 200t (ECNII) expired Photo taken: 16/02/2017 Scanner: Pakon F235+

salty-nico  asked:

youtuber AU?

you mean one of my favorite aus???

  • nico does your basic vlog-type videos, just your good old story-telling things, with the occasional ghost hunt
    • like literally walks around a cemetery at 3 am and tries to find ghosts to talk to but ends up getting chased out by raccoons or something tbh and thats the whole video 
  • he lives with Reyna who is also a youtuber and is basically the epitome of Self-Care is Important like ends every video with “remember to drink a lot of water today” 
    • a lot of them are workout tips or her making inexpensive healthy snacks from scratch or makeup tutorials bc self care is having wings so sharp they could kill a man
  • since they live together nico and reyna appear in each other’s videos kind of frequently
    • like nico barely edits any of his videos so sometimes reyna will just walk in while hes filming and they’ll have like a five minute conversation and nico just won’t edit it out
    • reyna likes to force nico to bake with her and usually uses his face for her makeup tutorials bc it’s a lot easier to explain what you’re doing when you’re not doing it to yourself
    • reyna refuses to go on ghost hunts with nico bc she’s convinced he will get himself killed one of these days and with his luck that video will be a livestream
  • Will is not a youtuber bc my boy is busy all the time
    • he lives with kayla bc he can’t afford an apartment to himself and kayla’s the one that introduces him to nico and reyna’s channels and then he binge watches a ton of their videos in like a day bc will could stare at that boys face for 24 hours straight with no regrets
    • kayla and hazel know each other somehow so they set their stupid brothers up on a date
  • will ends up making appearances on both nico and reyna’s channels bc he starts spending like all of his free time with nico
    • like reyna makes a video thats basically just following nico and will around the apartment all day like shes making a nature documentary
    • nico tries to convince will to go on a ghost hunt with him but will values his life
  • sometimes nico stays up all night doing videos and will stays up all night studying so they just,,, sleep. all day.
  • also this is mostly irrelevant to the ship but
    • reyna hates going to the gym so she usually just works out at their apartment and has nico sit on her back while she does pushups (the first time will saw this he filmed it because he thought it was adorable and then reyna put the footage in her next video)
    • eventually reyna’s like “nico you’re too small this isn’t working” so she has will sit on her back instead and nico ends up with a video on his channel thats like twenty minutes long titled “they’re bonding” and its just will studying while reyna does pushups

this seems really long and a lot less solangelo than i intended but they’re there i promise

drop an au in my ask box and i’ll give you a list of headcanons!