30th September 2014 21:37
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► reblogged from nirnaetharnoediads (originally phbetonkin)

I’m not usually a first-row kind of guy, but I promised myself I wouldn’t hide in the back of the class.

30th September 2014 21:36
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► reblogged from idrilka (originally rromanoffs)

There are wolves, they would say. And there are stories about wolves and girls. Girls in red. All alone in the woods, about to get eaten up. Wolves and girls. Both have sharp teeth.

30th September 2014 21:35
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30th September 2014 17:53
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30th September 2014 17:51
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Grainger admits to being drawn to roles with a bad-girl edge, from the manipulative Lucrezia Borgia to the unfeeling Estella in Great Expectations to the bank-robbing O.G. Bonnie Parker. “I think all the characters I’ve played have had an element of putting up a front,” she says. “Bonnie was single-minded, fame-hungry, selfish, and shallow, but I still liked her. It’s great to play someone with emotional complexity.” (x)
30th September 2014 17:50
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► reblogged from goldminegoldmine (originally twrarepairexchange)

twrarepairexchange:

Our database has been hacked into and hundreds of agents names have been released. Including both of yours. Agents, whose names were found out, are being killed. Your mission is to find the hacker and stop the names from being distributed. If this isn’t done soon, it could be one of your lives lost next.

Pairing: Allison x Erica

Allison and Erica had been given dozens of missions, but none where they were meant to work together. Usually, it was the opposite. Neither could stand the other, could barely breathe the same air. It was work together, though, or be put on desk duty indefinitely. They grit their teeth and worked together, better, than anyone, especially themselves, expected they would. They were told to put their feelings for each other aside, but it became harder to, as the hatred eroded away. The feelings Allison and Erica had for each other now were caring too deeply for their partner. Instead of being the ones putting each other in danger, they were protecting them from it. Their greatest fear was no longer losing to one another; it was losing each other.

for theeggcamefirst / from maliatae

Made for round two of the twrarepairexchange

30th September 2014 17:50
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► reblogged from thewritersramblings (originally mythandrists)

mythandrists:

The most common question I get on this blog is “can you help me find a translation of [Classical text]?” So in honor of reaching 900 followers, I’ve compiled a list of favourite translations for your reference. Thank you for making this possible!

Below, you will find links…

30th September 2014 17:50
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► reblogged from ssantanicopandemonium (originally mythandrists)
Do you have any recommendations for people that loved The Secret History?

mythandrists:

"Do I have recommendations" like do I have bones in my body

If you like books about reading books, intellectualism, decadence, and “the education of our heroes”:

  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series (The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven, to be continued): A little boy discovers that someone is burning his favourite author’s books and a whole world of intrigue is opened up. Sort of feels like you’re reading something forbidden. Absolutely perfect writing and oh-my-god scenery and characters.
  • Tom Stoppard, Arcadia: A play about a girl who discovers a new mathematical principle, among other things. Insanely good dialogue.
  • Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch: A bildungsroman about a boy and a painting, which I’ve heard called “The Secret History but with art instead of Classics.”
  • Carol Goodman, The Lake of Dead Languages: More about the horrors of high school than actual intellectualism, I guess, but it’s a good read. The main character is a boarding-school Latin teacher. TW: Mental health issues, suicide.
  • Gregory Maguire: Wicked: Okay, hear me out. The book’s massively different than the musical. There’s about 500% more university hijinks, a questionable sex club, research everywhere, and 100% more bloodshed and character deaths. Plus philosophical ponderings about fictional gods.
  • E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: This is a YA book about a boarding school where a secret society of high school boys goof around and do pseudo-intellectual shit together, while a real intellectual girl gets sick of being told she’s not allowed in the boys’ club and decides to one-up them. Much lighter tone than TSH, but I love it.

If you like main characters who are total assholes and/or unreliable narrators:

  • Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves: Sort of like a horror-novel mindfuck … but for intellectuals. Minotaur analogies included. TW: Rape, misogyny, mental health issues, generally really fucked up shit.
  • Lev Grossman, The Magicians: A somewhat different tone, but this is basically what TSH would have been if Richard were learning magic instead of Classics.

If you liked hearing Julian and the Greek students rant about “beauty is terror” and you like to think about Henry’s role as a monster messiah:

If you like Greek mythology and murder-myths with a side of homoerotic subtext:

And I’ll just throw in a bit of old-school English lit:

  • Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway: This one makes me think of Camilla after Hampden. Among other things. TW: Suicide, mental health issues.
  • James Joyce, Dubliners: A collection of short stories featuring unreliable narrators and men who emasculate themselves without even trying. I especially recommend “The Dead.”

If you’re interested in TV shows too, I’d recommend the first season (only) of NBC’s Hannibal (for poetic dialogue and monster-philosophy), Penny Dreadful (for a group of intellectual monsters/outcasts who keep sleeping with each other), and NBC Kings (for the dialogue and the deadly decadent court).

30th September 2014 17:50
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► reblogged from idrilka (originally artbrains)

artbrains:

Cykeem A Grungy night in NYC

30th September 2014 17:48
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► reblogged from skyfallat221b (originally skyfallat221b)
Anonymous
Imagine an AU where everything is the same, except Steve and Bucky are the master assassins and Natasha is Captain America struggling to join up because she's a girl until Erskine and the serum enhances her. Which makes Clint the Winter Soldier...

skyfallat221b:

Oh. My. FUCKING. GOD????

THAT IS ABSOLUTELY MASTERFUL???? LIKE??? HOLY SHIT.

loveholic198 have you seen this?! One of us needs to get working on that, asap! 

NONNIE YOU’RE A GENIUS.

30th September 2014 17:22
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30th September 2014 17:22
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30th September 2014 17:22
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► reblogged from richardjenna (originally richardjenna)

So … there’s an alien who used to look like Adrian.  Then he turned into a Scottish caretaker and every now and then when I’m not looking you elope with him.

30th September 2014 17:18
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► reblogged from nomabankss (originally nellbeale)

"When I was two my dad took me to St. Lukes, handed me to a nurse and said, ‘Find her a good home.’ Thanks to how my brain works I remember every moment of it. So 25 years later, I’m not cynical, I’m smart. You put a quarter inch wrench on a quarter inch bolt, it works. Tools don’t let you don’t, only people do." // Spending your life, scared to connect with other people isn’t any way to live.

30th September 2014 17:17
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