if someone is mean to you, don’t be mean back. talk to them, get to know them, be good friends, find out all the kinds of books/movies/tv series they love

then spoil it

Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.
‘Ask me not where he doth dwell—so many bones there lie
On the white shores and on the black shores under the stormy sky;
So many have passed down Anduin to find the flowing sea.
Ask of the North Wind news of them the North Wind sends to me!’
Oh Boromir! Beyond the gate the Seaward road runs South,
But you came not with the wailing gulls from the grey seas mouth.

I think I need to spend some time with safari but what arrests my attention are salient, sadomasochism, saccadic, and salad days. I think I will go learn more about coral only to learn a lot more about corollary and counterturn and coffin nail. I go from magnificence to means to marquee to maniac to distyle, ductile, hindsight, shell game, veronica, yardstick, ball field, magpie, variegated, and close shave.
— Dara Wier writes about her relationship with her dictionary over at Merriam-Webster Unabridged, the dictionary publisher’s blog. (via route9litmag)

Ira Glass … has said that “the power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” He contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination.”

Your Brain on Story

Complement with the neurochemistry of storytelling, Nabokov on the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have, and Ira Glass on the secret of creative success.

(via explore-blog)

anonymous asked: lydia martin or malia tate?

Someone tried to strangle me. And I survived. I don’t need to hide that.


sam + the oh hellos [1/?] the lament of eustace scrubb



goals in life;

  1. have a friend who becomes rich and famous or
  2. be that friend