There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live… the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
              —The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (via ardentadmirations)
# i want to read this     # lit blog     # words to live by     # alexandre dumas     # q    
 

What’s Your Number? Bloopers

(Source: chrisevns)

# jesus christ     # chris evans     # what's your number?     # babes     # q    

i may not have finished until after 11pm because of a few minor setbacks but i managed to make my grandma her favorite red velvet cake recipe for her birthday today (she’s 73)

# technically yesterday since its almost 2am but idgaf    
 
+ http://neverfeedthesarcophagi.tumblr.com/post/92793185596/i-was-reading-posthuman-theory-again-shhhh-on

neverfeedthesarcophagi:

I was reading posthuman theory (again. shhhh.) on silence of the lambs (…not technically applicable to my research but I’m putting it in my summer reading bibliography) and it occurred to me

how rare it is

that Clarice Starling had a dark traumatizing past that made her a brutal effective…

# this is so important     # and so well worded     # important     # rape culture     # feminism     # media    
 

sexhaver:

westindians:

R.I.P. the actual meaning of the word “aesthetics” 

the way this website uses “aesthetics” is 100% in line with the dictionary definition, what’s the weather like up there on your high horse

# : )     # this is even better than the posts confused by aesthetics    
 
+ http://alisonandfelix.tumblr.com/post/92795629208

buckyoubucky:

jcatgrl:

neither of them is actually gay

i whisper angrily as i close out yet another tab of slashfic

they both have genuine emotional, romantic, and sexual attractions to women in canon

and genuine emotional, romantic, and sexual relationships with women

so…

# y e p    
 

ask-an-mra-anything:

sure we’ve never had a woman president, the majority of politicians and CEOs are men, a woman needs a masters degree just to make the same money as a man with a BA doing the same job, rape cases are grossly under prosecuted, and we teach young girls that they’re “asking for” rape based on what they’re wearing

but let’s talk about the REAL issues like how some woman on the internet is selling a coffee mug with the words “male tears” printed on it

# basically    
 

starlingsparrow:

do you ever meet someone who’s like the human version of unnecessary comments on a text post

(Source: starlingesque)

# thank god he's transferring    
 
Take Me to Church — Hozier (Take Me to Church EP)

softshinythings:

Hozier | Take Me To Church

i’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
i’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
offer me that deathless death
good god, let me give you my life

# athOS X MILADY     # this is one of my favorite songs     # hozier     # audio    
 

typically-unique:

I want to be one of those people who does yoga and eats berries for breakfast, but I’m one of those people who stays in bed until 4 pm and eats pizza. 

# it me    

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holy shit is this real, I mean I think I paid $80 for all of my books in first year

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yeah, this isn’t the first time, either, but usually i can find the more expensive ones at a partially discounted price used on amazon, but i can’t do that with this one if i need the access code (used books bought online rarely have them).

i’m going into my third year and i’ve never ever skirted around spending at least $150/semester on textbooks, and i’m an english/history double major - both of which have the cheapest books for the fields (as opposed to science/math/social science textbooks). last year i bought/rented all of mine used and still spent somewhere around $200 (and we didn’t even use five of the books i was told i had to buy).

and the profs at my college don’t tend to give you your required book lists until the first day of class, so the books you need in the first two weeks have to be bought from the bookstore since they wouldn’t arrive in time for you to start using them if you ordered them online.

the american education system is priced like a luxury and treated like a necessity and it would be a joke if i wasn’t stuck right in the middle of it.

# southern-sideburns     # replies     # i'm sorry eden i didn't mean for this to turn into a rant     # i just got on a roll     # emily's college adventures    

yes awesome good 3 of my 4 fall classes still haven’t (and apparently aren’t gonna) post the book requirements, and the one that has only has one book that’s $170 new/$130 used and requires the access code stuff so i have to buy new or used from the campus bookstore directly

# american education is a fucking joke     # an expensive endebting joke     # and the best part is - this is a class i'm taking for my math requirement and i'm an eng/hist major     # so i will literally never use it again     # i wouldn't mind droppin' that kinda cash on something for one of my majors (i would but i'd get over it)     # but the fact that this is an INTRO class for NON MAJORS and this is the requirement     # makes me LIVID    
 

defendneworleans:

According to a working paper, the five happiest cities in America are in Louisiana.

# ten bucks says shreveport's on this list 'cause of the boats     # also texas represENT    
 

thepondsaregone:

thorinoakenbutt:

castielandpie:

poryqon:

it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same

I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life

For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw

WHAT

# i can walk to arkansas from my house     # and this is fucking hilarious    
 
Magic — One Direction

Magic - One Direction 

'Cause you, you've got this spell on me
I don’t know what to believe
Kiss you once now I can’t leave
'Cause everything you do is magic

(Source: mysongof-theday)

# audio     # 1d tag     # q