indecisions, visions, and revisions

Editor in Chief of the 2014 Kenyon Young Writers Anthology and 2013 National Scholastic Silver Medal winner for poetry. One time David Sedaris called me special.

daedalus:

icarus, whatever you do, dont fly too close to the sun

icarus:

icarus:

im gonna fuck the sun

Orphan Black Meme

3/7 funny moments

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http://sarahtaylorgibson.tumblr.com/post/96454942141/achrestomathy-okay-so-let-me-tell-you-a-bit

achrestomathy:

Okay so let me tell you a bit about Jewish Victor Frankenstein.

Victor’s Jewish background comes from his mother’s side exclusively (the rather Jewish sounding name ‘Frankenstein’ is his mother’s, which Victor takes as his own when he leaves home and essentially cuts himself…

The character who stands out the most — aside from Veronica, of course — is Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring). Like Kristen Bell, Dohring is endlessly engaging. He’s introduced as an “obligatory psychotic jackass”, but as the season progresses, Logan’s humanized without being watered-down; even when he’s doing something as thoroughly loathesome as bribing a homeless vet to join in on his homebrew Bumfights video, there’s an undercurrent of understanding why Logan is the way he is. The character changes throughout the season, but the shift feels deserved and natural, not just because that’s what’s scrawled on the whiteboard in the writing room. - (X)

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russian literature: a summary

ivan ivanovich ivanov is an upper middle class student who is madly in love with maria petrovna petrova!
BUT maria petrovna petrova loves dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov who is a nihilist upper middle class student!
ivan ivanovich ivanov goes through a long soul-searching journey before realizing all life is petty and meaningless and eventually dying alone and unloved of tuberculosis
while dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov marries maria petrovna petrova

“People always look for excuses. My favorite one is, “Well that’s easy for you because you have a really popular blog.” As if my really popular blog was something I won in the lottery. I had a really unpopular blog for three years in a row where 10 or 20 people were reading it. When I got started in the book business, I received 900 rejection letters. So you don’t look at the end result — at the Richard Bransons and Maria Popovas — and say, “Well they have that thing that I don’t.” They got that thing by showing up. I am really focused on helping people understand that not showing up is a failure of will more than it is a failure of birth.”

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Excerpt from an interview with Seth Godin in the 10th anniversary issue of the wonderful Australian creative culture magazine Dumbo Feather

As Tchaikovsky put it, “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.” Or, per Isabel Allende, “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

More on the role of showing up in creative work here

Also see Godin on vulnerability and how to dance with the fear of failure

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Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out

and i am done with my graceless heart
so tonight i’m gonna cut it out and then restart

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nereiids:

THE WAY THE PAGAN GODS ARE HALF REMEMBERED HERE

FIRE POEM, Berlin || Robert Montgomery

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Truth. Truth is like, like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold. You push it, stretch it, it’ll never be enough. You kick at it, beat it, it’ll never cover any of us. From the moment we enter crying to the moment we leave dying, it will just cover your face as you wail and cry and scream.

Dead Poets Society (1989) 
Peter Weir

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 ♔ MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE » S I R E N S
They’ll love her before they see her. An angels voice carrying along the waves, calling sailors and travellers alike to their final slumber.  Hunting for sport and leaving her victims to watery graves. Such wicked beauty, such wicked words… Such sweet delight. Closer now, darling. Closer still. You’ve nothing left to be afraid of now. 

  MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE » S I R E N S

They’ll love her before they see her. An angels voice carrying along the waves, calling sailors and travellers alike to their final slumber.  Hunting for sport and leaving her victims to watery graves. Such wicked beauty, such wicked words… Such sweet delight. Closer now, darling. Closer still. You’ve nothing left to be afraid of now. 

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