Me as a parent
"This is why dad left"
I just finished Narnia after years of starting and stopping because other things came up and I was really excited to finally get to the end but now I have and I’m so upset cuz I was like “oh cool I’ll finally read a book where everyone doesn’t end up dead.”
I WAS SO WRONG
how game of thrones should end
#khal drogo just #descends from the heavens #on a flaming stallion #punches everyone in the face #and sits his fine dothraki ass down on the iron throne #until daenerys shows up #then he stands #dusts the seat off a bit #and steps aside for his khalessi
I don’t know what’s the matter with people but this is like the 7th time in a year someone has felt compelled to interrupt what I’m doing to talk to me about Jesus. The guy that leads the church group in the office next to my work desk on Sundays just came up and whispered "You can enjoy our Lord Jesus Christ even while you work."
Yeah, probably. I probably could. Except I’m not Christian. Last week he called me sister and while I think it’s great that this specific group is so close and so willing to share their love of God, there are lines that don’t need crossing. For example: stop talking to me about Jesus. I’m at work, not at home. I don’t need you to continue to force your religion onto me when I don’t share your ideals. Can you please have the minimum amount of respect for other people and accept that not everyone believes in god or religion.
Jensen just turned 1 today. She’s growing into a fine young spaghetti
- Pas De Trois | d.a.s (via backshelfpoet)
on the nights she is not there, he sits in the swell of the moon, writes poetry about the way coffee clings to her teeth. she is a vinyl record lullaby, penny pressing the pin to her grooves, skipping over words & hours spent with the pillow cold, his arms aching chasms gasping for breath.
she spends her time repairing clocks, howling at lampposts that have long since burnt out, wrists a mess of poetry & pen ink. it’s the choking that she cannot stand, all this air and nothing but her heartbeat. it’s the way the stars scream across thousands of years and sear handprints on her thighs.
like the poets, we are dust & bones buried under the words we have but cannot say.
The authority you need here to coin a word is gonna be a dictionary, and before we talk about how to get into one, we need to deconstruct the idea of what a dictionary is. Which may seem a little dumb, but I promise you, most lexicographers (dictionary-writers) have exactly the opposite view on language than people think they do.
Dictionaries are mostly used by prescriptivists, that is, people looking for the One True Spelling (or Meaning) of a particular word. The dictionary is correct and flawless and complete, and deviations from it are by definition (heh) wrong. Hence the idea that any word not in the dictionary is not a “real” word.
But dictonaries are mostly made by descriptivists. Rather than prescribing correct usages and spellings, lexicographers are describing the language as they find it. They take in thousands of examples of words in use, whether from well-established academic texts or from awesome pop song mashups, and try to write a definition that covers those usages. And since people are constantly using language in new ways, the dictionary is never complete and never totally correct.
The Language Nerd, on “To Coin a Phrase”
Came across a blog with some nice, concise posts about language and linguistics. Check it out!
Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei adorns her watercolors entitled “ Flowergirls” with real flowers, to a stunning effect.
honestly can’t wait for the 50 shades movie to normalize the manipulation of lower-level female employees. can’t wait for the new wave of “consent is sexy” banners on the cover of cosmo. can’t wait for teen girls to think that a controlling relationship is romantic. can’t wait for sexualized violence to become increasingly mainstream. and most of all, i can’t wait for bdsm to be labeled a feminist revolution
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on the sex scene [in Kill Your Darlings] that made headlines +
if you consider a woman less pure after you’ve touched her maybe you should take a look at your hands
I will never not reblog this