Actually y'know what I'm gonna prove to my mom that I can infact crack jee and give TOEFL so that I can study in a foreign country so that I can finally move out of this place
I knew that these sugar free gummies make my stomach go fuck but I bought them and ate them anyway :(
i’m just trying to think of other comparable pieces of media that get the same treatment as the iliad and the song of achilles. imagine reading wide sargasso sea and refusing to ever pick up jane eyre and having all of your opinions on jane eyre and charlotte brontë based on what jean rhys decided to write over a century later. despite it being free to read online or to borrow at the library. and basing all your opinions on the characters of the original novel on how you feel about them in the adaptation. or what if you tried to do that with pride and prejudice and death comes to pemberley. or pride and prejudice and zombies. first of all, you’d be missing a lot of the interesting part of reading adaptations which is the intertextuality! to be fair i’m kind of obsessed with intertextuality so i get it if that’s not what you’re here for but still! wouldn’t you be confused, or at least a little disappointed that you’re missing out on the full experience of the book? the author of a retelling or spin off kind of book like that expects you to be somewhat familiar with the source material, maybe that’s not true of song of achilles since it’s aimed at younger readers and there’s no good quick movie version that will get you up to date if you don’t want to or have time to read the original first, but would you really prefer to read it entirely stripped of its context? genuinely not mad or “gatekeeping” or whatever, that just sounds less enjoyable and more anti-intellectual than being excited enough about what you’re reading to want to know as much about it as possible. you sound boring. again, to be fair, maybe i just get overzealous about intertextuality, i did read/watch red dragon through hannibal in the hannibal book/film series just because i wanted to compare them to the tv series and actually get the original context of a lot of the content and i really loved doing that even though it was kind of a waste of time lol but it made watching the show really refreshing and interesting from a new angle. why would you not want that for yourself
Puppy is tired of studying.
My motto right now: do your best and Cambridge will do the rest
I've been thinking a lot about how, despite all the stress and the fear and the loneliness of the last year, it has also proven how our need for being social will always carve itself a way. I cannot hug my friends but when we meet for socially distanced walks, we bump our feet together because we want to show some kind of contact, of happiness about seeing each other. We can't go out to eat or meet up to cook but we'll put our little phones on a shelf and video call as we cook the same meals in our own kitchens. The friend of mine who also has depression and with whom I used to meet up after bad episodes when our flats were utter messes to help each other clean? We agree on a time and make a shared playlist on spotify that we'll put on, we make goals for each day, and then we'll both clean and give each other updates and cheers every thirty minutes. I haven't seen my godchildren since Christmas 2019 because my family lives on the other side of the country and I'd have to take a train, but their mother sends me videos every week, and then I'll send a voice message back for them because they're too small to stick around for calls but go wild when they hear my voice, and she records their reaction back for me. There's fandom and writing stories for each other and listening and trying to cheer each other up and netflix parties to watch movies together and so much determination to get each other through this.
None of it is enough, of course. Once this is over, I'll hug my friends and family until I can't breathe and then some. I'll stand in my friends' kitchen and lean against them, and I'll clean my friends' flat with them while whacking them with a towel, and I'll read my godchildren stories as they cuddle up to me. I'll be drunk for a month and tell strangers that I love them and I beg every day that it's not long anymore. I'm lonely and stressed and terrified, and some days I wonder if I'll ever be able to restore a fraction of my faith in humanity as a whole. But we're also still clinging to each other with such a stubborn perseverance, with absolute refusal to not get through this, and it's so very human that it makes me want to weep.
Yeah so I have an essay due midnight and I just wanna ask for educational purposes, how's life being an author? Like, how do you do your job? What are your daily experience at work? How's the work environment? Coz I ain't bs-ing my paper, this shit is (unfortunately) important to me. Doesn't matter if you're famous or underrated, I need to gather information.
Advance thank you, you're a life saver.
everyone on the discord study group is asleep :\
just woke up in a cold sweat to the realisation that instinct pt. 2, if following freud's theories still, will be about the death drive, thanatos.
what does this mean.
this book hurt
20.4.2021 // back at it again
how come having a 100+ page study queue makes me feel like i could speed run it, while having a 40+ page one gives me agony
i'm a clown 😂
Anonymous: i have a hc in mind allow me to share: Since it's basic knowledge that Ian is multilingual (he speaks korean, english, chinese, japanese, probably russian as well because of him learning sambo), why do i hear Ian having a British accent when he speaks english like maybe i just watched "crazy rich asians" but can you imagine? I can only envision how the jms would react when they listen to his accent for the 1st time.
i hate finals i am going to wither away
happy 4/20 yall
Hear me out because the reason why I'm saying this is that I found out that his fans range from 24-35 or something like that and then there's a 65 year old woman out there who loves him (like seriously) and I know for a fact that these women have their nails done with any of these manicures with a fat diamond on her finger..
And they're just walking around the park with her 4 kids walking by her side with the husband holding the newborn that's fresh out the womb and still sucking on her titty but then the she sees MR. MILF BAIT HIMSELF WALK BY.....
And then she's like...
(This Laganja gif fits this perfectly) And then her husband is like "Honey what are looking at? The kids and I are waiting" and then she goes YES MAWMA! LET ME HAVE A TASTE OF TAEYONG OKUURRRR *tounge pop* okay I need to stop and I have a feeling that he has a kink about getting touched with long acrylic nails but that's besides the point.....
I think I'm calling Taeyong a wife-stealer even though he is one tbh BUT ANYWAYS don't take this too seriously because this all jokes 🤡