if i loved you less, i might be able to talk about it more



Animal crossing game where at night your town shifts into a spirit world and you have cute bat and ghost villagers that you can interact with. 




why are people shipping elsa with jack frost

we all know who the real icy otp is


vanilla chocolate swirl 4eva



i was tagged by this-wandering-lamb

1. name

2. url

3. favourite colour

4. crush

5. blog name

6. capslock

7. favourite band

8. favourite number

9. favourite drink

10. tag 10 people

ofhouseelvesandfairytales, detriment-muse, yetanotherhistory, pipersdaughter, anabelsbrother


i asked my italian grandfather if the rough parts of italy were called the spaghetto and he looked at me with so much shame 

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, let alone a tree! 

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron

They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, let alone a tree! 


When I was in college, I had a wonderful mentor/professor who helped me learn lessons that keep being relevant as I go through life—which, if you ask me, is the tell-tale sign that he was a great professor.

One of those lessons was that it could be almost impossible to…


but soft what light through yonder window breaks

  #OMG    #shakespeare    #it is the east and juliet is the sun  
It's been ages since I read P&P, can you tell me more about the kiss (and the cross-dressing)?!





I should probably call it something other than cross-dressing, that’s probably not a great term to be throwing around. But see here for that quote from the novel, which is presented without context or commentary by the author and never mentioned again. I can’t really provide either context or commentary myself, because I don’t remember the discussion in grad school in which it came to my attention other than “holy shit Jane Austen!”

As for the kissing:

Is there an overt, out and out, “Darcy put his mouth on Elizabeth’s mouth and they proceeded to mack” moment in Pride and Prejudice, no. There is, however, this beautiful moment:

Elizabeth now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances.

Now, this is not EXACTLY kissing, but Austen has used free indirect discourse a lot in the novel previously, and she’s done it offering both more and less substance of what is said. There’s enough room here for Elizabeth to stutter and stammer and say what she feels, but there’s also enough silence for us to make of it what we want. And what I want is kissing. (She does almost exactly the same thing in Emma when Mr Knightley’s made his love confession, and even towards the end of the same chapter of P&P, she has Elizabeth “express her gratitude,” and while Austen is a) great at writing dialog and b) writing two characters who seldom fail to express themselves well and succinctly, she does not even hint at what words those could be. So. KISSING.)  It’s not a fool-proof argument, it’s got holes, but really—Austen’s narrator does this a lot in the novel, glancing over things that are weighty through the use of indirect dialog, and it’s something that leaves the audience able to piece together the sentiment and tone of the speaker in such a way that the content of what’s said comes across almost better than direct dialog. But she also writes her characters specifically enough that her dialog really pops, so walking the line between the two allows for a lot of work to  be done without direct speech or even referring directly to the content of the speech, which is what indirect discourse does. By not even suggesting the content of Elizabeth’s words, there’s all this room for people to read into that scene things that are entirely plausible in the real life of eighteenth century lovers (kissing) but maybe not found in fiction of good stead (kissing). 

This is all based on my own observation and not scholarship, obviously, because scholarship is not concerned enough with kissing (in my own estimation).

Please witness my descent into madness while realizing that kissing serves as free indirect discourse in LBD in my tags as I write them here, and also my explanation for kissing as free indirect discourse as a concept here.

I also thought that this passage referred to Lizzy walking in on Jane and Mr. Bingley kissing.

"On opening the door, she perceived her sister and Bingley standing together over the hearth, as if engaged in earnest conversation; and had this led to no suspicion, the faces of both, as they hastily turned round and moved away from each other, would have told it all. Their situation was awkward enough; but hers she thought was still worse. Not a syllable was uttered by either; and Elizabeth was on the point of going away again, when Bingley, who as well as the other had sat down, suddenly rose, and whispering a few words to her sister, ran out of the room.”

I would like to start using “earnest conversation” as a euphemism for “kissing your face off.” 

  #austen    #omg    #yes    #hell yes  


Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).