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This Is Just To Say (m) - 1

Originally posted by yoonseok

Summary: To say it’s unusual to have a soulmate is an understatement, and most people desperately wish to have an elegant name scrawled upon their wrist. In reality though, you’d have to say it causes much more issues than it solves.

Pairing: Yoongi/Reader (slight Namjoon/Reader; Jungkook/Reader)

Genre: Fluff, Smut, Angst

Word Count: 4k

Warnings: T.S. Eliot bashing, if that matters to you. Vague philosophy references that don’t matter?? Too many cute boys to handle?! Honestly, too many italics but I’ll fight you over it?

A/N: Here have a garbage soulmate/college au that no one asked for. 

Chapters: 1 2 3 4

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The Matchmaker (3/??)

Theme : Sentimental Art student 

Credit to the owners for all the pictures!

Title : The Matchmaker

Pairing : Jaebum x Reader x Jinyoung

Genre : Fluff, Romance, Angst

Author : Me

Summary : You love Jaebum, with all your heart. There is no way he would love you back though, considering you’re too scared to even say hello to him. One day, your friend tells you about the Matchmaker, a man who can help you get the love of your life and you decide you need this person in your life. This is the only way to make Jaebum and you a whole.

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Part III

Expressionism. Modernist Movement. Edvard Munch. Distorted reality.

These were the only words you could remember from your Art Analysis class. Ever since you woke up, you could only picture the beautiful sticky note, which you had preciously kept in fear it might be a dream.

Mark wasn’t able to tell you what exactly happened, since he had been quite busy, that night. Your damn coach had disappeared from the face of the earth, leaving you hanging with a thousand questions and no answers. You had tried your best to avoid Jackson and Jaebum, because judging from the smell on your clothes that morning, you assumed weird stuff had happened. You could put together some pieces, like Jackson’s deep voice near your face, you falling on the ground and loud music with laughter. Other than that, there was nothing else you could remember and if it weren’t for Jaebum’s note, you would have freaked out.

But you knew. Jaebum had taken you home, tucked your smelly body under the covers, written a note for you to know what happened, and left without doing anything weird.

He was too perfect for this harsh world.

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Sleeping Beauty

75 in x of animated feature film history
Release: Jan. 29th, 1959
Country: USA
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman

“Sleeping Beauty was the 16th film released from Walt Disney, and was the first animated film to be photographed in the Super Technirama 70 widescreen process.

Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent, who declares that before the sun sets on Aurora’s 16th birthday she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three fairies. They raise Aurora as their own, calling her Briar Rose and letting her know nothing of her true identity. On the day of her 16th birthday, she unknowingly meets her betrothed prince, as well as reignites Maleficent’s wrath. 

The name given to the princess by her royal birth parents is ‘Aurora’, as it was in the original Tchaikovsky ballet. In hiding, she is called Briar Rose, the name of the princess in the Brothers Grimm’s version. Prince Phillip has the distinction of being the first Disney prince to have a name.

Following the critical and commercial success of Cinderella, writing for Sleeping Beauty began in early 1951. Partial story elements originated from discarded ideas for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. By the middle of 1953, director Wilfred Jackson had recorded the dialogue, assembled a story reel, and was to commence for preliminary animation, but Walt Disney decided to throw out the meeting sequence between Briar Rose and Phillip, delaying the film from its initial 1955 release date.

In December 1953, Jackson suffered a heart attack, by which directing animator Eric Larson of Disney’s Nine Old Men took over as director. Disney instructed Larson that the picture was to be a ‘moving illustration, the ultimate in animation’ and added that he didn’t care how long it would take. Because of the delays, the release date was again pushed back many times. Milt Kahl would blame Walt because ‘he wouldn’t have story meetings. He wouldn’t get the damn thing moving.’ Relatively late in production, Disney removed Larson as the supervising director, and was replaced with Clyde Geronimi.

The artistic style originated when John Hench observed the famed unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

For Sleeping Beauty, Eyvind Earle said he ‘felt totally free to put my own style’ into the paintings he based on Hench’s drawings. Furthermore, Earle found inspiration in the Italian Renaissance as well as Persian art and Japanese prints. When Geronimi became the supervising director, Earle and Geronimi entered furious creative divisions. Geronimi commented that he felt Earle’s paintings ‘lacked the mood in a lot of things. All that beautiful detail in the trees, the bark, and all that, that’s all well and good, but who the hell’s going to look at that?’

Because of the artistic depth of Earle’s backgrounds, it was decided for the characters to be stylized so it can appropriately match. While the layout artists and animators were impressed with Earles’s paintings, they eventually grew depressed at working with a style that many of them regarded as too cold, too flat, and too modernist for a fairy tale. Nevertheless, Walt insisted on the visual design. Marc Davis drew from Czechoslovakian religious paintings when designing Maleficent.

In 1952, Mary Costa was approached by Walter Schumann who told her, ‘I don’t want to shock you, but I’ve been looking (for Aurora) for three years, and I want to set up an audition. Would you do it?’ Costa accepted the offer and landed the role. Marc Davis served as directing animator over the title character with the character’s figure and features based on those of Audrey Hepburn as well as her voice actress, Mary Costa. Helene Stanley was the live action reference.

During its original release in January 1959, Sleeping Beauty earned approximately $5.3 million, not reaching its production costs of $6 million. The high production costs, coupled with the underperformance of much of the rest of Disney’s 1959–1960 release slate, resulted in the company posting its first annual loss in a decade for fiscal year 1960, and there were massive lay-offs throughout the animation department.

At first, the film had mixed reviews from critics. Nevertheless, the film has sustained a strong following and is today hailed as one of the best animated films ever made. Like Alice in Wonderland, which was not initially successful either, Sleeping Beauty was never re-released theatrically in Walt Disney’s lifetime. However, it had many re-releases in theaters over the decades.

This was the last Disney adaptation of a fairy tale for some years due to its mixed critical reception and performance at the box office; the studio did not return to the genre until 30 years later, with the release of The Little Mermaid in 1989.”


Sleeping Beauty is available on YouTube.

Your dreamgirl looks like you,
or close enough.
You’ve seen her countless times –
once on a street corner in Amsterdam,
wearing a white coat that had turned yellow on one side
(GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! said the sign)
and sheer stockings slick from the driving rain.
The neon light made her look like roadkill.
When you walked back later from the theatre,
your heart full
and your eyes failing,
she was gone–and left behind nothing,
not a sign, not a shell or a scrap of faux-fur.
Had she been a selkie she’d have left her skin
if nothing else.

And then again, in the background of an old film,
near-lost in the grain and grit of the screen,
the spitting white sparks of Super-8.
She looks like you, says your mother, and she doesn’t, isn’t,
because to admit that would mean
admitting that you were in love with yourself
in a way that went beyond the materialistic.
You see her in the oddest places. Once in a statue of the Virgin Mary,
collecting rainwater outside someone’s front porch.
Once in a pink scarf tangled in a fence,
once in a little girl with ice cream round her mouth.
You thought you saw her in a cathedral in Denbosch,
somewhere in the weirdish red lamplight that fell through the window, but it turned out to be somebody else altogether.
You’re not very good at faces.

Your dreamgirl is not always a girl,
but she always looks like you.
Behaves much like you too,
though her exoskeleton is considerably softer,
and even the parts of her that are violent and ugly
have precision in them, the artisanal quality
of a modernist canvas.
Your own flaws are not calculated, considered,
no purpose behind them nor dignity.
All you can do, in the event of catastrophe,
is bring them up from your cellars and lay them on the lawn,
let them ferment there in the hope
that someone passing will see the boxes,
open them up like a set of French windows,
until you are vast and empty,
swollen with light.
—  Dreamgirl, Ellison Skinner

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice on creating a research proposal?

hello anon! sure, i could probably give you a couple pointers. keep in mind that a) im not an expert - im only an ma student! and b) the parameters of the research proposal you need to produce will affect what the process of creating it will look like. so, given that i am working in the humanities and have really only written actual research proposals for a canadian federal funding body, my experience is specific to those parameters and requirements. 

however. i think (theoretically, mind you, i have no practical knowledge to back this up) that some things remain constant across the board. so here’s my attempt to articulate those at my bedtime after a glass of wine and what feels like a long day (but it wasn’t really)

  • ONE - remember that this is a research proposal. therefore, you cannot in any feasible way have done the research yet. you are not expected to have read every source in your bibliography. however, please DO take advantage of the (seemingly hundreds) of book/article reviews you can find on any database. you know the ones that take up the first three pages of your database search before you realize that this database doesn’t actually have the text you’re looking for because you fall into this trap every damn time? okay maybe that’s just me but still. in this case these will actually be what you’re looking for ON PURPOSE
  • TWO - and related to one: though as ive mentioned you can’t have done the research yet, it is best to stick to a field for which you have at least a basic grasp of the current state of scholarship. you don’t want to have to do all the groundwork and/or miss any big glaring chunks of important field-specific history that would completely derail your argument
  • THREE - choose your strategy: pick something that truly interests you or pick something you know you can create good a proposal for. which one you choose will likely depend on the parameters of the required proposal. for the ones i’ve applied to, the proposal i write is not a contract; the funding body doesn’t care if i change my project once they’ve given me money. it’s about proving that i can think in a way that they deem “worthy” of funding. however, if you’re applying for a grant or something that funds specific projects, then you should probably make sure the project is interesting to you. otherwise your work life might suck for a while.
  • FOUR - my best piece of advice regarding the creation of a research proposal is………….. TEAMWORK! no for real. create a group of fellow proposal-writers and brainstorm everyone’s project together; exchange drafts, get thoughts, get feedback on what works and what doesn’t. it’s honestly even better if this group is field-diverse. for example, i wouldn’t want to write a research proposal about medieval lit and then exchange it with 3 other medievalists - we would get too bogged down in the details, in the “have you read this, have you considered that”s and in the “actually, i disagree”s. when i wrote my proposals, i was working with a modernist, a contemporary/video games person, a political scientist, and a narratologist. this, in my experience, much more accurately reflects the kind of selection committee that a discipline-non-specific research grant (like SSHRC) would put together. this way, your proposal can speak to scholars that are not experts in your particular area, which is important if they’re the ones deciding whether your ideas are worth money
  • FIVE - and i guess a bit trite. but remember: not everyone can be funded. if you dont get the award or scholarship or grant you’re applying to, it doesn’t mean your ideas are worthless or that you won’t be a great scholar or that you can’t succeed in the field. rejection is a huge part of academia, unfortunately - but you can’t let that stop you from thinking in interesting and innovative ways. 

i hope this helps! idk how relevant it is because, as i said, i’ve not applied to very many research grants. but if you have more questions, or want a follow up or clarification, let me know. and also, to anyone else who happens to read this beast, if you have input or something to add then please do!


Sylvia Plath is my favorite poet. She was not only a descendant of Modernism and the Romantics, she was a poet that cared about her own feelings so much that she cared about yours. She had some fucked up shit happen in her life, but who cares about that? We all suffer and that has everything to do with poetics. Have you ever heard of Modernism? The Nazis called Modernism primitive and the work of the brutes. The only brutes on this earth are the dogs and those are the things that I love. Do you wonder what I am? You are reading the work of a great poet, possibly one of the greatest ones of your time. If I am standing in front of you right now, you are listening to the voice of one of the greatest poets of your time. Do you take time to analyze greatness? I don’t think you should bother–you will never get it right. I am both a Modernist and a Romantic. All poetry that is good today is some combination of modernism, ethics, and faith. Take note. All poetry that matters today has feelings in it. You can refute or deny this with your lack of them. You can wrestle against feelings and make funny words for it. Take a look in the mirror. You were born a child and you will die one, too. When you are in your grave all that you will be able to say is mommy. You are going to die you know and so am I. That’s it. You were born to die. Take the things you say because you can’t write poems and figure out how to write some. Go to the grocery store and buy some food. Sit alone by yourself and think of how it is, the way it really is. There are a million cells of fluid rushing in your veins. On earth a thousand rivers rush through. The only thing that keeps you contained is the faith God has in your every breath. When you are mean, you let him down, so don’t be. Read Plath. Hell, Read Stein. She was a woman and would have approved of you–you man, you woman, you dog. Bark your last breath while we all swim along a river. There are children playing around you. They know more than you will ever know.
—  “The Poetry That is Going to Matter After You are Dead,” Dorothea Lasky
these peter capaldi professor!aus are getting out of hand

Previous imagines are here and here. Join me in the Hangar of Shame, won’t you?

You register for one of Dr. Capaldi’s advanced seminars. He makes himself available during office hours…

…and after class because he wants to make sure you have a firm grasp of the material (if you know what I mean).

Can I analyze your phallic symbol?

Dr. Capaldi’s tiny girlfriend doesn’t work at the university (she’s a school teacher in the town nearby) but she spends a lot of time hanging out in his office.

Sometimes you spot him reading to her in the library - you and all the other students think they are way too cute together.

If you see Dr. Capaldi on campus and he seems a bit distracted, it’s because he’s writing a book about the modernist literary movement and is on deadline.

“Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with fists! In a duel you don’t count or measure the blows, you strike as you can! War is not made with charity, it is a struggle a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible he would not have given an example in this too. See how he treated the Philistines, the sowers of error, the wolves in sheep’s clothing, the traitors in the temple. He scourged them with whips!”

— Pope Pius X (1903-1914) on Modernists

anonymous asked:

Can you write a supercat married au where Kara and cat are having problems and Kara asks cat for a divorce. Even tho cat doesn't want a divorce, she could never say no to what Kara really wanted and cat believes a divorce is what Kara really wants even tho what Kara really wants is for cat to fight for them. Really angsty with a happy ending?

OK um…. so the ‘happy ending’ bit didn’t super happen, oops. Assume that it happens later off-screen though? Hope you enjoy anyways, anon!

It takes Kara 17 minutes to wash the dishes. Carter wanted pancakes for breakfast, and Kara has never really mastered a mess-free cooking style so there are a lot of them - bowls and plates and a pan that really needs some scrubbing before it goes in the dishwasher because the grease burned on.

With her powers, Kara could have done them in under five minutes. The grease stain would have fallen to its knees and begged for mercy. It has been eight months since she lost her powers, though, and Kara doesn’t keep count anymore. At first it had been a daily tally in her head, 12 extra minutes lost on dishes, 4 extra minutes on getting dressed in the morning, 25 minutes lost commuting to work…. It added up quickly and painfully.

Now, though, it’s just the routine. Carter wanted pancakes, so 17 minutes for dishes.

Kara is only thinking about the dishes at all because there are other things she doesn’t want to think about right now. Cat’s flight is getting in at 11am, the end of a 4 day business trip, and Kara isn’t ready to think about her wife just yet.

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Hunting for Office Ephemera with @presentandcorrect

For more stationery inspiration, follow @presentandcorrect on Instagram.

Roughly five to six times a year, Neal Whittington and Mark Smith make trips all over the world to find stationery and ephemera to sell in their independent London store of office sundries, Present & Correct (@presentandcorrect). “Europe has a fantastic design heritage, so many movements came out of these countries which influenced work everywhere else,” explains Neal, a graphic designer drawn to London’s architecture for inspiration. The trips always turn into mini-adventures for the pair, from meeting a man who wore a live fox like a scarf in Lille, France, to being chased by a woman in an Estonian market for taking pictures of her stall. “It’s exciting and you never know what you will find,” Neal says. “We look for stationery, but also for items which can be utilized in a new way: old storage items, packaging, posters. It can be hard work, and a bit dirty, but it is always fun. And at the end of the day we have beer, and it is the best reward.”

Neal is drawn to “anything that makes you smile” — from giant eraser benches in Prague to a 1970s chef icon on a pavement in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. “The account can be quite eclectic and fun, maybe looking at things in a new way or highlighting everyday items which might usually be overlooked,” he says. “I like midcentury and modernist architecture and patterns, as well as packaging and type from that era. I also have a tendency to take photos of utilitarian or industrial elements, like pipes or control panes. They, in themselves, can look graphic too. Also, I love grids and patterns on a bigger scale, especially windows and doors and shop fronts. I find them very appealing!”

anonymous asked:

HELLO, I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION, I NEED TO CHOOSE A FEW BOOKS TO BUY TOMORROW (NO MORE THAN FOUR) SINCE THE COUNTRY IM TRAVELING TO HAS NO BOOKS IN ANY LANGUAGE THAT I UNDERSTAND DESPITE ME BEING TRILINGUAL. anyway I wondered if you maybe had some good book recommendations? I'm a fan of things like, Harry potter, Narnia, vampire academy, cloud atlas, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Anna Karenina, and basically anything good that isn't too teenagy, romantic, twilighty, or realistic/contemporary.

Ok WELL I’m a big classics person, so you’re about to get some classics suggestions, here we go: 

  • The Martian Chronicles - if you like Ray Bradbury, this is a really interesting collection of short stories that you will definitely enjoy! 
  • A Handful of Dust -  a classic that is easier to read than most modernist novels, it has a really good story/characters/everything, it’s one of my favorites please read
  • Slaughterhouse Five - I don’t care who you are, you’ll love Vonnegut. Sometimes you can buy a pretty cheap copy of a bunch of Vonnegut novels in one book, usually this one, Cat’s Cradle and Breakfast of Champions are put together, so you can also look for that
  • The History of Love - the most contemporary book I’ll suggest, it’s an incredibly well written novel that follows the parallel stories of a little girl and an old man in NYC