I had no mind then for anything except Sebastian, and I saw him already as being threatened, though I did not yet know how black was the threat. His constant, despairing prayer was to be let alone —-
—- And since Sebastian counted among the intruders his own conscience and all claims of human affection, his days in Arcadia were numbered. For in this, to me, tranquil time, Sebastian took fright. I knew him well in that mood of alertness and suspicion, like a deer suddenly lifting his head at the far notes of the hunt; I had seen him grow wary at the thought of his family or his religion, now I found I, too, was suspect. He did not fail in love, but he lost his joy for it, for I was no longer part of his solitude. As my intimacy with his family grew, I became part of the world which he sought to escape, I became one of the bonds which held him. That was the part for which his mother, in all our little talks, was seeking to fit me. Everything was left unsaid. It was only dimly and at rare moments that I suspected what was afoot.—From Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (via jaynedolluk)
(Because let’s be honest, when be both die, you know we be chillin’ in the afterlife. Lets hope Satan has good wifi.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST WONDERFUL PERSON!!
Honestly I know that we make posts for each other every year on our respective birthdays and each time I basically say the same things. About how great you are and how glad I am that I know you, maybe reminisce a little about when we first met. And it’s so great to do things like that because I like thinking about how awesome you are and how much you’ve helped me. Even though we’ll probably never meet in real life, you’re a super important person to me and as evidenced by our most recent conversation, we can pretty much talk about ANYTHING. And that’s pretty amazing.
We don’t always like the same things, but I think that it’s way more important that we are more like actual friends than we are mutual-follows. I’m honestly never going to get tired of telling you how great you are, and even if you’re feeling like you can’t talk to anyone or that you feel too bad to be around anyone, I’m always going to be right here on the other side of the country waiting at my computer to tell you that I support and respect your decisions and that anyone negative in your life needs to be cut out like a deleted scene in a TV show.
I HOPE YOUR DAY HAS BEEN SO GOOD. And I hope that in the next year we both get our lives together and so our birthday posts to each other will be like ‘MAN I’M SO PROUD OF US FOR GETTING OUR LIVES TOGETHER.’ But in the meantime, let’s just trade friend-horror stories, work woes, and sad tales because I’m always here for that and I want to be able to help in any way I can, even if that just means being a person to rant to. Because you’re awesome and you deserve what you want.
I hate when black clothes are a slightly different black and don’t match
we joke but this is an actual thing
the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.new york to haiti
greenland is right out
ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want
Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.
Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?
There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.
In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:
As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.
Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.
brideshead revisited i'm loving this book so far i'm 1/3 the way through unlike dorian gray i actually love the beginning of this book don't let me down pleaaaaase although i can imagine making 'save sebastian flyte' posts in the near future is ben whishaw a perfect casting or whaaaaaaaaaa