writerinwonderland

today i decided to just make recommended blogs and i just reblog some and follow too.

@fvrmamentvs @thestandrewknot @comtesse-du-barry @theladyintweed @gilded-tales @mademoisellelapiquante @royaland @princessrococo @beau–brummell @queen-of-love-and-beauty @killem-all-if-they-wont-eat-cake @aliczia @lucreziatrevellyan @malglories @le-prince-des-sorcieres @starswan11 @aryasnow @tinaferraldo @tiny-librarian @tooyoungtoreign @mirroir @clara–lux @nigra-lux @ancient-serpent @tournesol50 @nomfacesplorar @artschoolglasses @derwandelndegeist @lochiels @bessthewhitequeen @stylishbeauty @lovelaceleopard @le-rococo-en-versailles @versaillesadness @lesfressange89 @gildedhistory @lelaid @carmidoll @marthajeffersons @seabois @lunelis @victor-victorian @chandelyer @chateau-de-luxe @chardonette @magic-of-eternity @writerinwonderland @seaymph @septemberwildflowers @anneboleyns @sansaregina @skaodi @librariqueen @somberlily @ofallingstar @vintagegal @vintagegal @the-garden-of-delights @mercurieux @mernymphs @a-l-ancien-regime @dahlia–noir @princesses-unite @my-ear-trumpet @my-place-of-recovery @deprincessed @georgianaspencer @sleepymood @vintagecandydoll @classical-beauty-of-the-past @scorpion-flower @downtonshabby @summerlilac @ghostlywatcher @ghosts-in-the-castle @ghostsintherosegarden @september-at-pemberley @queenofnetherlands @septemberwildflowers @because-life-imitates-art @faedelaforet @florels @jaded-mandarin @girlinlondon @girl-in-the-pearls @castles-and-palaces @rococo-girls-shrine @lesliaisonsdemarieantoinette

This is so surreal

Okay so I really wanted to write something and put it on facebook, but people would think I’m lame or something so I’m here instead. This morning I found out that I got into my first choice University. It’s in the UK, and my college counselor strongly implied that it wasn’t going to happen, and if it did it would be conditional. And today I received an unconditional offer! I can’t believe it, I am literally not even able to fathom how this happened. I belong there, and I know I can acheive my full potential. It’s one of the best universities in the UK, ranked right after Oxford and Cambridge. I worked my entire life for this, and I remember crying in 3rd grade because I got a B on my science test, and I thought that would effect my getting into college. I remember freaking out last year becuse I had somehow accepted that I would never be able to get in. And just last week, I was so stressed about everything and where I would go and what would happen to me. And the best thing possible has just happened to me, and it hasn’t even fully sunk in. There is so much I want to say, so much more that I feel. But I can’t fully even comprehend all of this right now. So at this moment I would like quote my favorite character, Anne Shirley. “‘God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world,’

writerinwonderland  asked:

That's so cool! How does that work? I like a lot of your posts, and maybe I could try that! And of course I don't mind, I'm glad you enjoy my blog :)

The extension’s name is Archive Poster - it is a really great tool that makes creating a queue super ridiculously easy if you follow a lot of awesome blogs (like I do!). Basically you download it like any other browser extension, then go to any blog’s archive (including your own) and click on every post you like. From there you have the option to add these posts to your queue, drafts, likes, or to reblog them right away! I especially like that you are able to massively reblog yourself using this extension, because when I’m in a pinch it is so much easier to queue things from myself than to rummage through my dash. (For anyone who doesn’t know, I run my blog almost entirely by a queue.)

As I mentioned earlier, though, my favourite use of this extension is when I am checking out a new blog - if I see that I have chosen many posts to queue from a certain blog, I know that I will likely further enjoy their posts and therefore start following them :–).

Tagged by writerinwonderland,

Favorite tea?

I honestly don’t have a favorite type of tea! Any tea is wonderful enough for me.

Favorite place?

My favorite place is where I go to in my mind when I finish a truly lovely film or book. My mind feels float-like and weightless and I feel unlike my day-to-day self but at the same time more at one with my inner self and soul than ever before. It is the place where dreams meet with reality in the most surrealistic of ways. Alas, this is only a place in my mind – if only it were a physical place I could simply walk to in real life. Though I suppose experiencing such a magical place at all in one’s lifetime is a true blessing, as all the wonderful films and novels that have brought me to that mindset in my life are to me: a blessing.

Favorite movie?

I’m afraid I can’t come up with just one title!

Favorite song?

Again, I have many different favorite songs for many different moods or feelings. I do have to say though that Last Kiss by Taylor Swift comes as closer than any other songs to be my ultimate favorite. I have shed many tears to this song and it never fails to tap into a very fragile area of my heart.

Dogs or cats?

Dogs, but only because I have one that would be very unhappy with me if I answered this question in any other way! (Both cats and dogs are wonderful.)

Summer or Winter?

Summer, for the longer vacation days.

How would you describe your style?

No idea, I’m sorry!

Do you have a best friend?

No, I don’t!

Ever been in love?

I love lots of things but I have never been in love in the sense that you are asking.

What kind of toothpaste do you use?

The tube kind?

First letter of your middle name?

I don’t have a middle name hehe :)

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Tagged by Giulia,

Do you have an upcoming trip? Where are you going?

Yes, I’m going to Macau!

Tell me an important moment in your life and why it impacted you.

Do you like a particular physical activity? Why?

Yoga is nice as I love the way it calms and clears my mind.

Which idioms do you use most often?

I probably use many idioms without realizing that they are idioms! Is this sentence an idiom? I don’t have a clue. (Answer: I’m not sure what’s an idiom and what’s not.)

What is a book everyone said you’d like/you thought you’d like but didn’t? Why?

I’m not sure if this qualifies but The Fault in Our Stars? Everyone said it would be completely amazing and other great adjectives so I had such high expectations for it but I found it to be only good? I thought it was a good book but not as good as everyone else seemed to have found it.

What type of music do you listen to when you want to relax?

Galaxy ambient sounds! I don’t find myself thinking “I want to relax” a lot, but when I have trouble sleeping in the early hours of the morning, I often listen to galaxy sounds and imagine myself floating around in the universe among the sea of stars and find myself drifting closer and closer to dreamland.

If you were not pursuing what you currently love, what else would you be doing?

I am not pursuing anything as of this moment (aimless wanderer is my name).

Tell me something that has happened to you today.

I re-watched The Grand Budapest Hotel for the second time with my mom today. Wes is wonderful! He makes me and my eyes/aesthetic very happy.

Your favourite vintage film?

I’m not sure what qualifies as vintage. It’s a Wonderful Life, The Red Shoes, Cinema Paradiso, Au Revoir Les Enfants and The 400 Blows are what I’m guessing is “vintage” and very near and dear to my heart.

A fond childhood memory of yours?

There was this little window seat in the study room of our old house. The little cushion was rather narrow and could only fit one body which I adored since it meant I would not be disturbed. It had light yellow stripes and the prettiest pink background color. The seat was covered by the prettiest light veil covering that extended from the ceiling like a tiny canopy and I always loved to go and hide in the seat behind the veil and read. Often times I imagined that once I stepped into the window seat area, I was invisible. I remember whispering quiet things and giggling at the thought that no one was able to hear my whispers because I was hidden by the magic of the veil. The little space between the cushion and the wall beneath the window was also my hiding spot for secret things that I wanted to keep secret.

One thing you feel strongly about?

I feel very strongly that one should always be honest with one’s feelings. 

Thank you for tagging me, lovelies :)

anonymous asked:

i don't like nor dislike john green. the only one of his works that i've read is looking for alaska. i wasn't moved or anything by the story like everyone on tumblr claims to be. and i saw the fault in our stars and i thought a lot of it was cliche. i loved shailene woodley and ansel elgort's chemistry. that's probably why i liked the movie as much as i did. but there's nothing SO special about him or his writing. what are your reasons for disliking him?

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion. Honestly I think that his writing style is mediocre- at best. He either tries to make his character sound pretentious, or way too “teenagery”. His characters lack depth, personality. Most books are either plot or character driven- or sometimes both. But his are neither. I couldn’t bring myself to read The Fault in Our Stars, so I listened to an audio book. I was honestly apalled by everything it stood for. It one hundred percent romanticized cancer, which I think is disgusting. There are some amazing people out there who have conquered cancer and lived to spread their positivity and their story about life and death and everything to others, and they really make a huge positive impact on others. But these characters- Hazel and Augustus- they did the opposite. They treated cancer as being a terrible thing, which it is, but without really emphasizing the worst parts of it. Green basically assumed that the reader could kind of get a feel for how bad cancer was, and in turn he completely romanticized it, making the story about a girl who was “broken” and needed to be saved. People can’t be broken. You can be changed, you can be altered, you can grow weak, you can grow strong. But you can not be broken. And the fact that basically the whole story was Hazel finding the best in herself through Augustus was appalling- you don’t need another person to be happy or to change your life. I feel as if they grew extremely dependent on eachother, in a way that was extremely artificial. It wasn’t this sort of deep attachment, it was a hastily written superficial attachment that Green tried to pass off as kindred spirits. And why was he so dreadfully unsuccessful? Because neither of them had any development at all whatsoever. He tried to overtly call that into attention with the whole “tell me your real story” thing, but neither of them truly had any depth or back story or anything to them. To have depth, we need to see the deepest archives of the mind…to understand and feel with the character. What do we know about the two main characters? Attributes, but not any true qualities or experiences- no essence of the self. Just attributes. So their extreme lack of development irked me. Also, when they kissed in the Anne Frank house and people clapped I thought that was extremely disrespectful. People go to the Anne Frank house to learn about Anne Frank and celebrate her life, and understand the terrible things that she went through. I myself read Anne Frank when I was quite young, and her story truly resonated with me, and still does to this day. It’s powerful. But to have these two random teens kiss in the house, and then all of these people clap? That was just so disrespectful. It kind of puts Anne on the backburner- like that everyone would just kind of ignore Anne Frank and then focus on two random teens…and clap? They should have been clapping for Anne Frank. I just found that extremely disrespectful. Not to mention Augustus’s famous “oblivion” thing. It doesn’t really make any sense at all. I completely understand oblivion, and that is not what he feared. He feared not being remembered, which is completely different. And there are all of these teens freaking out and talking about how deep that is and how profund it is, and it really isn’t. It’s simple at best. And Green once again tried to pass it off as some profound concept- yet it was extremely shallow. Everything about the book is just so shallow and it is honestly poorly written. It just makes me angry that people praise Green and call him a god and say he’s so profund. He’s not, he’s literally just a chauvinist with mediocre writing skills. And there are so so so many gifted and incredibly talented writers with amazing works, and today’s youth just can’t be bothered to even notice them because they’re just infatuated with Green and his books. He’s molding these teens to subconciously accept his values and ideals. I could litearlly go on and on and on forever. My apologies that this is so long. But please get back to me and let me know what you think. I would love to further discuss this with you, or anyone else who has an opinion. Feel free to come off anon, too. And if any of you love Green, I don’t agree with you, but I’m not going to like freak out and insult you or anything. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and this is mine.