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Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful

I’ve seen the world, done it all
ho visto il mondo, fatto tutto
Had my cake now
ho avuto la mia fetta di torta ora
Diamonds, brilliant, in Bel-Air now
diamanti, brillanti, a Bel-Air adesso
Hot summer nights, mid July
calde notti d’estate, metà luglio
When you and I were forever wild
quando tu ed io eravamo perennemente selvaggi
The crazy days, city lights
i giorni folli, luci urbane
The way you’d play with me like a child
il modo in cui giocavi con me come una bambina

Will you still love me
mi amerai ancora
When I’m no longer young and beautiful?
quando non sarò più giovane e bella?
Will you still love me
mi amerai ancora
When I’ve got nothing but my aching soul?
quando non avrò nient’altro che la mia anima addolorata?
I know you will, I know you will
so che lo farai, so che lo farai
I know that you will
io so che lo farai
Will you still love me when I’m no longer beautiful?
mi amerai ancora quando non sarò più bella?

I’ve seen the world lit it up
ho visto il mondo illuminato
As my stage now
come se fosse il mio palcoscenico adesso
Channeling angels in the new age now
incanalo angeli in una nuova era adesso

Hot summer days, rock ‘n’ roll
caldi giorni d’estate, rock ‘n’ roll
The way you’d play for me at your show
il modo in cui suonavi per me al tuo spettacolo
And all the ways I got to know
e tutti i modi in cui sono riuscita a conoscere
Your pretty face and electric soul
il tuo bel viso e la tua anima elettrica

Will you still love me
mi amerai ancora
When I’m no longer young and beautiful?
quando non sarò più giovane e bella?
Will you still love me
mi amerai ancora
When I’ve got nothing but my aching soul?
quando non avrò nient’altro che la mia anima addolorata?
I know you will, I know you will
so che lo farai, so che lo farai
I know that you will
io so che lo farai
Will you still love me when I’m no longer beautiful?
mi amerai ancora quando non sarò più bella?

Dear Lord, when I get to heaven
Oh Signore, quando arrivo in paradiso
Please, let me bring my man
per favore, lascia ch’io porti il mio uomo
When he comes tell me that you’ll let him in
quando viene dimmi che lo lascerai entrare
Father, tell me if you can
Padre, dimmi se puoi
Oh, that grace, oh, that body
ah, quella grazie, ah, quel corpo
Oh that face makes me wanna party
ah, quel viso mi fa venire voglia di far festa
He’s my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds
è il mio sole, mi fa risplendere come diamanti

Will you still love me
mi amerai ancora
When I’m no longer young and beautiful?
quando non sarò più giovane e bella?
Will you still love me
mi amerai ancora
When I’ve got nothing but my aching soul?
quando non avrò nient’altro che la mia anima addolorata?
I know you will, I know you will
so che lo farai, so che lo farai
I know that you will
io so che lo farai
Will you still love me when I’m no longer beautiful?
mi amerai ancora quando non sarò più bella?

I had my first two days working at Penguin and guys it’s amazing there! It’s so colourful and there’s books EVERYWHERE! And so many of them I can take for free!! There’s a ‘pulp’ section full of books employees can take which is full of advances from all departments (*googles every YA book published by penguin*) - it’s like working in heaven!!

Everyone there is really nice, and obviously loves books, and it’s so amazing to finally be working in a publishing environment everyday. I’m going to love working there, which is such a lucky feeling to have. I realise I’m so incredibly blessed to be saying this.

I write the above not to brag, but to say don’t give up on working towards your dreams. I was so unbelievably close to giving up on working in publishing after being rejected over and over again for two years, but I kept pushing and now I’m in a place I love!

DON’T. EVER. GIVE. UP.

A Ghost-compiled summation of observed behaviors and activities over the course of one cycle in the company of a Risen Gunslinger.


[Entry 1.1] Guardian has been standing completely still in Tower plaza for approximately 3 hours. By my count, Guardian has not slept in 36 hours.

[Entry 1.2] Guardian spent fifteen minutes repeatedly jumping off of Tower. Hence, ten minutes of near-constant Ghost revival, punctuated only by a single visit to Eris Morn. Eris refused to dance with Guardian.

[Entry 1.3] Guardian spoke briefly with Cayde-6 while crouched on Vanguard table. I could offer him no explanation.

Guardian returned to orbit; set course for Mars.


[Entry 1.4] Guardian encountered another Gunslinger while on patrol. The two attempted some kind of synchronized handshake or greeting for the better part of five minutes without speaking. I do not believe they succeeded in their timing.

[Entry 1.5] Both Guardians spent one hour attempting to kills Vex Hydras with nothing but throwing knives. Succeeded. Admired each other’s cloaks.

Guardian returned to orbit alone; set course for Luna.


[Entry 1.6] Guardian spent one hour repeatedly trying to jump over the Hellmouth while riding Sparrow. Did not succeed. Guardian has not slept in 42 hours.

[Entry 1.7] Guardian received assassination bounty from Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6. Danced upon receipt; shot several rockets into the sky while spinning in circles. 

[Entry 1.8] Guardian has grown strangely quiet. Has been transmatting various weapons and armor for several minutes.

[Entry 1.9] Guardian has equipped gauntlets crafted from the bones of an extinct creature. Spent 45 minutes adjusting color scheme of armor. Seems quite fond of appearance; asked me for several image-captures. Complimented her own cloak several times. 

[Entry 1.1.0] Guardian abruptly re-summoned Sparrow, rode Sparrow into depths of Hive temple. Did not dismount Sparrow. Sparrow destroyed due to repeated collisions with sentient and natural obstacles.

[Entry 1.1.1] Upon reaching Summoning Pits, Guardian attempted to kill Hive Abomination with sidearm. Failed.

[Entry 1.1.2] Upon Ghost revival, Guardian managed to single-handedly annihilate Hive Abomination with the combined power of the City’s finest weaponry.  Proceeded to dance on corpse of eliminated foe. 

[Entry 1.1.3] Guardian spent approximately one hour shooting walls of Hive tunnels, attempting to spell rude words.

Guardian returned to orbit, set course for Tower. 


[Entry 1.1.4] Guardian spent 5 hours attempting to persuade Commander Zavala to read lewd/inappropriate Fireteam names over Tower PA system. Guardian has not slept in 55 hours.

Guardian returned to Orbit. Set course for the Reef.


[Entry 1.1.5] Guardian spent seven minutes crouched behind Petra Venj, trying to hide from other Guardians. Obtained bounties from the regent. Leapt to her death in apparent celebration.

Guardian returned to orbit. Set course for Venus.


[Entry 1.1.6] Guardian singlehandedly killed Stirok, Banner of Oryx. Proceeded to dance on corpse of eliminated foe. 

[Entry 1.1.7] Guardian lost consciousness [slept?] for ~30 seconds while dancing; jerked awake screaming, related a description of a “Giant, bottomless mouth” attempting to devour her.

Guardian returned to orbit. Set course for Taken Dreadnought. 


[Entry 1.1.8] Appears to be in a bad mood. Refused to speak with me. Spent duration of journey in silence, stroking bone gauntlets.

[Entry 1.1.9] Guardian descended into depths of Dreadnought. Grim of aspect. Has repeatedly refused comm contacts from Vanguard. Seems determined.  Guardian has not slept in 62 hours.

[Entry 1.1.1.0] Guardian has utterly destroyed legions of Hive thrall, several minor priests, and a Coven Mother.

[Entry 1.1.1.1] Guardian has discovered apparent target: Hive Priest.

[Entry 1.1.1.2] Guardian has dispatched said target using only her boot-knife. Did not cease stabbing corpse of creature until long after it had expired and her armor was covered in gore and ichor. Ignored my attempts to drag her away - too busy laughing. I returned to stasis in protest. 

Guardian returned to orbit. Set course for Tower. 


[Entry 1.1.1.3] Guardian repeatedly asking me “What I just said.” I have not said anything to her. She seems distracted. Has not slept in at least 68 hours. 

[Entry 1.1.1.4] Guardian spoke briefly to Hunter Vanguard while dancing on table. Returned to Tower plaza.

[Entry 1.1.1.5] Guardian has been staring into the sky without blinking for one hour. Guardian is muttering to someone who is not me.

[Entry 1.1.1.6] Guardian refuses to sleep.

4

Police brutality protests in Paris suburbs

Protests continue in the Paris suburbs over the assault of a young black man allegedly sodomized with a police baton.

The police accused “several hundred” individuals of various “acts of violence and damage.”

The rioting capped a week of nightly clashes in the northern Paris suburb over the treatment of Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker, who claims a police officer sodomized him with his baton after a stop-and-search check in a housing estate.

One officer has been charged with rape over the affair, and three others with assault. All four have been suspended from their duties.

Theo’s case has revived long-simmering frustrations over policing in immigrant communities, where young men accuse the police of repeatedly targeting them in aggressive stop-and-search operations and using excessive force during arrests.

The police for their part complain of being drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with delinquents and drug dealers operating out of housing estates. (AFP)

(Photos: Christian Hartmann/Reuters, Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images [2], Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)

See more images from the protests on Yahoo News.

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If I was your Girl, by Meredith Russ, @mer-squared​ tells the story of a Amanda, who moves to a small town in her senior year of high school. She’ll make friends and fall in love too, but Amanda keeps a secret about herself that could put her life at risk. 

Sorry for the shitty summary. Just read the book, okay? 

Omg guys I just got offered a job at Penguin as a Production Assistant ajajfifbdbdj I can’t breathe!! I’m actually going to be working in publishing 😱😱