Look we all want to wedge ourselves deep into a bookshelf on occasion
having fun on netflix party
Something I keep thinking about: everyone talking about how we can’t/won’t go back to normal after this (I know, I know)
But honestly I like learning about history and I’ve learned a lot of things about it and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that humanity will always go back to normal. Small things may change in a way that will later on become bigger, like 9/11 or world wars or revolutions, but the other thing about world wars and revolutions? Like terry pratchett says, revolutions always come back around. The US revolts against Britain but develops their own aristocracy by the Gilded Age. The French revolt against the monarchy but within fifty years the monarchy is back. Sure, things change gradually, but we as a species get pulled back into our day to day loops pretty easily. In 1918 there was a pandemic that killed millions, right after the worst war humanity had ever seen. And what happened in the 20s? Yes there were changes, but also people went hella back to normal, aggressively so. This could be an opportunity to push for change, to change our behaviors and work to change our laws. But also we will go back to what seems like normal incredibly quickly, and I think that’s how we’ll always be.
hey just so you know op supports the ottoman conquest of constantinople :/
Oh fuck deleted I’m sorry :/ long live the Imperator may Rome root out the Saracen scourge
It’s really nice to have a brother who -gets- you
‘Really? And some sort of inspiring slogan?’ said Vimes.‘Yes, indeed. Something like, perhaps, “They Did The Job They Had To Do”?’’No,’ said Vimes, coming to a halt under a lamp by the crypt entrance. ‘How dare you? How dare you! At this time! In this place! They did the job they didn’t have to do, and they died doing it, and you can’t give them anything. Do you understand? They fought for those who’d been abandoned, they fought for one another, and they were betrayed…’
He may be gone but his words never lose their relevance.
Support the people doing the job they didn’t have to do, and not just with catchy slogans and clapping.
GNU Terry Pratchett.
I started watching The Great a couple days ago and I was texting with my little brother about it. He said he didn’t get past the first ep bc he didn’t like peter’s character, and he asked me to tell him where I thought the show was going at the end of the first ep. I answered that I knew where it was going, assuming they follow the basics of the story, and that Catherine has her husband killed.
He responded WHAT?!
I was like yes she definitely had her husband murdered in a coup to become the empress & I figured he knew that but apparently not!!! He tried to call spoilers on me but I denied it bc this happened 300 years ago and he’s had time to find out for himself.
UGH you guys i love amie kaufman’s books so much
i just finished aurora burning and now to fill the voice until the third comes out (NEXT YEAR) i’m rereading these broken stars again for the second time this year i think bc it’s SO GOOD
this show isn’t accurate but also it’s, like, Accurate, you know?
things i wish ppl would stop weirdly “shipping” on my dash:
–any of the characters from the show The Terror, which was based on a book which was based on REAL FUCKING PEOPLE who don’t need weird little plushies made of them!?
i am aware this post is grumpy and possibly hypocritical but eh
GUYS i don’t have any chores or anything to do today and no plans till this evening and i’m all shaved and lotioned and clean and i have fresh sheets on the bed, a cup of tea, a diet coke, and the next book in the aurora cycle checked out
i’m SO PUMPED
I’m so annoyed rn I just wanted to know bc he talked about liking new Netflix stuff in his profile
‘As Blucifer fortifies supernatural reign over Denver, many fear how this bloodthirsty colt might escalate the inevitable reckoning. “Well usually at this point, an apocalyptic force would appoint four horsemen, but something tells me Blucifer won’t take kindly to any sort of jockey, no matter how effectively they can rain fire from the heavens,” said theology professor Samantha Ripling, suggesting equine enthusiasts to free their livestock sooner rather than later. “The playbook is out on this one. All I can say is this: until humanity can exorcise this malicious mustang, expect horse-hell on earth.”’
Have to started The Great Flower Fight yet? I just did and Nadja from WWDITS is one of the hosts and she's SO DELIGHTFUL.
No but I’ve seen it on her insta so I’m gonna have to!!!
We went on a walk today and it was so beautiful I felt like I was going to faint (at South Boulder Creek Trail) https://www.instagram.com/p/CAgfm_7Boiw2HKT2qiID7W8n-TyVzdTR6bcxOw0/?igshid=nzlibt35lwba
opinion: varun dhawan and dylan o’brien are long lost brothers
Guy on Bumble: ‘There’s not much I don’t like!’
Me, who hates many things: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN