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Welcome to the blog of a Queen of all trades and Mistress of none. Johannes factotum . Apprentice of all and none.

justaddsoysauce:

Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni

huffingtonpost:

South Korean ferry capsized with third officer at helm, investigator reports

huffingtonpost:

South Korean ferry capsized with third officer at helm, investigator reports

burningdesireforyourlove:

This is what just happened in my country

#pray for Korea

When an Aries hears his/her ex talk

lumos5001:

impalasherlock:

fancypancakes:

letusneverspeakofthis:

kissnecks:

there should be a two year period after high school where it is socially expected that kids not work or go to school or do anything but take road trips, read books, meet new people, and take lots of pictures

please can this be a thing PLEASE

Do you not have gap years?

What the fuck is a gap year??

YOU DO NOT HAVE GAP YEARS I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU

in America you are expected to go straight from high school to college

Well, that is quite what we also are expected to do in Europe , at least in Romania and the majority of the Western European countries.

Ladies and gentlemen may I present you Alfred F. Jones!

When Nightspiration kicks in

I am so gooey and lovesick-ly disgusting with all these popped up ideas regarding a potential relationship between two fictional characters ahhh——-!!!
Presented to you by an unimaginable amount of fan feels~

Here are some ideas:
1)What if Allie really meant it when she told Sylvain “Let’s take it all back.” and she really felt right kissing him so passionately and they would end up wrapping each other in one warm embrace and just stay like that for a long while and listen to the whispers and murmurs of the night’s gust of chilly winds, and he would pull her towards him and wrap his arms tightly and snugly around her waist and she’d embrace him with her arms around his neck while he would obviously lower himself for her to be at an adequate height in order to hug him but she’d still be on her tip toes and he’d bury his face in her red hair and she’d affectionately run her fingers through his black elegantly ruffled hair and just stay like that. Aghhh (>o<’) !!! And then as you all know there comes the snowing moment when she would sense that something is tickling her face and she realizes that snowflakes pepper her eyelashes ,hair and cheeks, and he goes ” This is a sign.” and still holding hands she’d turn to him and ask blissfully as ever with a childish mild interest “A sign?” and he would squeeze her hand in his and pulling her close again he’d kiss her forehead and whisper sweetly to her “That this is right.”
(>\•<) Ugh——

2) This is more of a speculation and somewhat fictional deduction due to the considerable amount of comparatives used in the book to indicate the characters’ distinctive scent and smell.

(Sylvain Cassel)
-African Coffee Beans
-Oriental Spices
-Indian Sandalwood
-Tattered Pepper & Pine
-Rich French Cologne

(Rachel Patel)
-Fresh Paper and Blue Ink
-Sea Foam
-Sport Deodorant
-Cotton Textiles
-Paint and Terra-cotta

(Nicole )
-Chanel Perfume
-Red Rouge
-Black Coffee
-Leather Textiles
-Spearmint Breath

3) What if Allie would become a really close friend of Nicole and they’d become ,together with Sylvain like , ‘The Trio’ in the story and maybe see them eating at the same table and see Allie and Nicole sharing their rooms as if they were walking in their own and behave like sisters and later when Allie marries Sylvain she’s be a bridesmaid or even the main organizer and brag to everybody how she helped them get together.

I think you guys had enough of my delusional palace of mind so I will let the butler escort you.

Night School (1,2 and 3 reviews in a very superficial and fugitive manner due to lack of time)

As I’ve mentioned in the title description () , I will write down something in a very rapid manner. I’ve been reading these three books for the past 2 months and I can honestly say that I fell in love within the introductive words of the first book however my favorite will always be the second book( Legacy) . Major overall observations that I’d like to present beside the never ending praising that we all owe C.J. Daugherty due to her interest-catching brilliance put into the 3 books ,would have to be my teenage-mind struggles regarding the themes of the book as the most famed premature and childish love of Allie Sheridan. The love theme marked me mainly due to my obsession with her constant pin ball game between Sylvain and Carter,and also due to my love for -cough,cough- the French student .

(Part of the “commentary” where I pour my feelings out )

God forbid this young girl to experience what real love is. Her feelings are just so… paradoxical,conflicting, exasperating, endless, socially challenging and sooner or later , if I were in her ‘feet’ (courtesy of Sylvain Cassel) I’d go merry-go-round on the moon. In all seriousness now, ( I am basically flooding my anger on a fictional character ,not reproaching this to anyone but Allie) how can you waltz from Sylvain ( because he abused you, I understand that love but you could have told him from the first time something like this——“Sylvain , I am deeply sorry but I am not ready for such an over-whelming manner of showing my possible love for you so please let’s not hurry.” but then still be the one begging him “I want more please.” ) to Carter ( yes, saving you from a getting drowned in a river indeed says that you must be grateful to him, but… then again… Allie! One simply doesn’t go and falls head over heels after being saved twice.)

Now, I will refer to the part where Sylvain tells her he wants her to choose him because she loves him and not that there isn’t a vacant place anymore in Carter’s love life. On Merlin’s beard Allie , you don’t go ping-pong from a guy to another just because he’s taken , and oh! there’s this reasonably acceptable and free guy for whom I’ve had feelings but ‘m not so sure now, though ‘m still going to pass by you again and then Jo dies, guess you are out of luck mon ami because I will torment you even more ignoring you as if we’ve never kissed in such a romantic way ,without taking into consideration the entire school grieves Jo’s death (but keep up with the selfish act Allie, ‘atta girl.)

Please, Allie I hope you make the better choice in the end and stick to one guy , ONE , for the rest of the series.

Phew… God that was relieving .

Authors’ Sleep Patterns and Productivity 

Having researched each author’s wake-up time from journals, biographies and interviews, the chart illustrates their preferred hour of rising with a clock-like marker. The author’s productivity is indicated with a small count for each of their books, poems or works, adjacent to the time. Literary awards are indicated with a coloured smudge around the author’s portrait. The writers are ordered according to their hour of rising.

Authors’ sleep patterns & productivity 28 Jan 2014

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and a better author. Wait, that’s not right.

The influence of daily routines on creative output has always been of interest to Maria Popova, a New York-based Bulgarian writer and blogger.

Such was her interest in successful writers’ sleep habits that she commissioned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and information design team Accurat to create this rather superb infographic, charting authors’ sleeping patterns and their literary productivity.

Having researched each author’s wake-up time from journals, biographies and interviews, the chart illustrates their preferred hour of rising with a clock-like marker. The author’s productivity is indicated with a small count for each of their books, poems or works, adjacent to the time. Literary awards are indicated with a coloured smudge around the author’s portrait. The writers are ordered according to their hour of rising.

It makes for an interesting read, demolishing any notion that there’s a ‘perfect hour’ to rise. We’re all for adopting Charles Bukowski’s approach to mornings…

New Prints 2014/ Winter: Opening Reception with Artist Talks by Frances B Ashforth, Steven Millar, and Ben Hilario-Caguiat.