Lisa, 22, jewish (and badly agnostic). Poetry, intersectional feminism, Pacific Rim, Night Vale, Circle of Magic, language, biology, and eclectic nerdery. Whovian blogging will resume when Moffat stops fucking everything up.

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9th October 2011

Quote reblogged from tell the wolves i'm home with 50,263 notes

Your life is not an episode of Skins. Things will never look quite as good as they do in a faded, sun - drenched Polaroid; your days are not an editorial from Lula. Your life is not a Sofia Coppola movie, or a Chuck Palahniuk novel, or a Charles Bukowski poem. Grace Coddington isn’t your creative director. Bon Iver and Joy Division don’t play softly in the background at appropriate moments. Your hysterical teenage diary isn’t a work of art. Your room probably isn’t Selby material. Your life isn’t a Tumblr screencap. Every word that comes out of your mouth will not be beautiful and poignant, infinitely quotable.
Your pain will not be pretty. Crying till you vomit is always shit.
You cannot romanticize hurt.
Or sadness.
Or loneliness.
You will have homework, and hangovers and bad hair days. The train being late won’t lead to any fateful encounters, it will make you late. Sometimes your work will suck. Sometimes you will suck. Far too often, everything will suck - and not in a Wes Anderson kind of way.
And there is no divine consolation - only the knowledge that we will hopefully experience the full spectrum - and that sometimes, just sometimes, life will feel like a Coppola film.

Tagged: trufaxthe facts they are truelife advice

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14th September 2011

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Anger, that beautiful daughter of hope, demands action. Anger changes things. It seeks to correct the injustice that offendedness merely wants to savor. Anger sees injustice and tries to rip it out at the root. Offendedness looks at injustice the way a oenophile looks at a nice bottle of Chianti — wanting to preserve it in the cellar with the rest of the well-stocked, impeccably organized collection so that one day it might be taken out and enjoyed, swirled on the tongue to luxuriate in every piquant note of flavor.
— Fred Clark of slacktivist, from this brilliant and stirring post.

Tagged: fred clarkslacktivistpeople smarter than me saying smart thingslife adviceangeroffenseoffended

8th September 2011

Link reblogged from ((I've moved to elevatortonowhere!)) with 7 notes

Abstract Insanity: Jump →

i-do-this-for-me:

Just tell them how you feel. Stop the idle chatter and the pussyfooting and just go for it.

They don’t feel the same way? OH WELL! Now you know and you can stop chasing somebody who can’t be won. Do this crazy thing called moving on. It is just sad when you keep trying to…

Tagged: life advicewise wordsrelationships

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31st August 2011

Photoset reblogged from HAHAHA! wait...what? with 159,798 notes

iwantmyinsanityback:

miguelofthedark:

Rules of High School.

Thankfully, ‘befriend the nerds’ was one they followed at my school. Don’t know what I would have done otherwise. :)

Tagged: funnyhigh schoolschoolrules for high schoollife advicetrufaxthe facts they are true

29th August 2011

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If we believe that all humans are both intrinsically valuable and intrinsically fallible, then we are compelled to be tolerant of others in recognition of their worth and dignity and of our own humble and partial and likely flawed perspective.
— Fred Clark, of slacktivist

Tagged: fred clarkslacktivisthumanitythings that frustrate my ability to describeways to live lifelife advice

3rd August 2011

Quote reblogged from my favorite monster with 577 notes

There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.
— Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (via aperfectcommotion)

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22nd July 2011

Photo reblogged from This is not for you. with 35,459 notes

hail-seitan:

There are always cupcakes.

hail-seitan:

There are always cupcakes.

Tagged: things to do when you're sadlife advice

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