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Anonymous asked: My girlfriend and I are growing apart, we were never incredibly close to begin with I think. I've never been good at conversation, I'm stone most times- quiet, immobile. I always have been. She's fire. Passionate, loud, that's what I love and hate about her, she drives me insane and I love her for it but I feel like the distance is too impassible by now. I'm going off to college, and we've barely spoken recently, it's both our faults, but we're falling out of love and I'm almost okay with it.

haliameguid:

if you are okay with it, then let it be okay. you two will come together again if it’s meant to happen. sometimes distance is necessary and flows in like a tide, only to ebb back, leaving sand to tread on and join hands again. there is no shame in falling out of love. the only thing to be missed is what has been, and maybe what could have been. but your lives are just starting. find other lovers, who are stone, and steel and ice and mortar. if she is fire, don’t try to squeeze water out of her. it is impossible. go to college, take new lovers, kiss and fuck and make love and maybe keep a tiny space in your heart open for her. one day she may burst back into your life, and you’ll want to be ready. but don’t be afraid to find other elements, and to learn other people and their bodies. you will always be so important to each other, and marks on each others’ maps. and that’s the best gift ever. xx 

teezybird:

A creative challenge I’ll be doing that you’re all welcome to partake in. Basically: You’ll be drawing/writing about/whatever other creative thing you want to do 28 different monsters based on the prompts below. You can do doodles, full-blown paintings, short drabbles, whole stories, whatever you want. While this is intended to be done through the month of February you’re welcome to do this whenever you wish. 
These monsters can be gross, creepy, cutesy, pretty, whatever you want. Just let your imagination fly and have fun with this.
If this catches on it’d be really cool if you tagged your creations with ‘28 Monsters.’ I’m interested to see other people’s takes on the prompts.
Day 1:  A swamp dwelling monster.
Day 2: A monster that brings about a specific disease.
Day 3: A particularly cute monster inspired by an insect or an arachnid.
Day 4: A humanoid monster with feline features.
Day 5: A monster inspired by deep-sea organisms.
Day 6: A monster that disguises itself as a common household object.
Day 7: Pick a tree and combine it with your favorite animal. Make your monster out of this.
Day 8: An unusual take on the vampire. 
Day 9: An unusual take on the werewolf.
Day 10: A particularly scary monster based on a traditionally adorable animal like rabbits, small dogs, etc.
Day 11:  A candy-based monster.
Day 12: A beautiful monster that uses its beauty to lure in prey.
Day 13: A monster based on a common farm animal, like cows, sheep, or chickens.
Day 14: A monster that only appears in our world on Valentine’s Day.
Day 15: A flamboyantly colored monster with a beautiful voice.
Day 16: A monster that lures humans into wooded areas and makes them extremely fearful of the world outside said wooded area.
Day 17: A monster that causes a minor inconvenience, like getting your socks lost or bogging down your internet speed.
Day 18: A monster based off a childhood fear of yours.
Day 19: An intimidating, vicious monster that can be easily defeated with a common household object.
Day 20: A monster that inhabits coral-reefs.
Day 21: A monster with three mouths, none of these mouths being on its head, and a highly specific diet
Day 22: A monster with at least 2 heads and no eyes.
Day 23: A monster that appears in crowded areas in broad daylight and travels silently through the crowd. Nobody knows what it wants but police stations are generally flooded with missing person reports after it appears.
Day 24: A slime-based monster with an addictive slime that causes feelings of bliss.
Day 25: A crystalline monster that causes feelings of unease, which it then feeds off.
Day 26: A monster you can summon by chanting its name 3 times in a dark room in front of a mirror. What this monster does when summoned is up to you.
Day 27: A monster with unusually large hands that is generally found prowling the halls of hospitals at night for unknown reasons.
Day 28: Look back on all the monsters you’ve made and create a hybrid of two of your favorites.

teezybird:

A creative challenge I’ll be doing that you’re all welcome to partake in. Basically: You’ll be drawing/writing about/whatever other creative thing you want to do 28 different monsters based on the prompts below. You can do doodles, full-blown paintings, short drabbles, whole stories, whatever you want. While this is intended to be done through the month of February you’re welcome to do this whenever you wish. 

These monsters can be gross, creepy, cutesy, pretty, whatever you want. Just let your imagination fly and have fun with this.

If this catches on it’d be really cool if you tagged your creations with ‘28 Monsters.’ I’m interested to see other people’s takes on the prompts.

Day 1:  A swamp dwelling monster.

Day 2: A monster that brings about a specific disease.

Day 3: A particularly cute monster inspired by an insect or an arachnid.

Day 4: A humanoid monster with feline features.

Day 5: A monster inspired by deep-sea organisms.

Day 6: A monster that disguises itself as a common household object.

Day 7: Pick a tree and combine it with your favorite animal. Make your monster out of this.

Day 8: An unusual take on the vampire. 

Day 9: An unusual take on the werewolf.

Day 10: A particularly scary monster based on a traditionally adorable animal like rabbits, small dogs, etc.

Day 11:  A candy-based monster.

Day 12: A beautiful monster that uses its beauty to lure in prey.

Day 13: A monster based on a common farm animal, like cows, sheep, or chickens.

Day 14: A monster that only appears in our world on Valentine’s Day.

Day 15: A flamboyantly colored monster with a beautiful voice.

Day 16: A monster that lures humans into wooded areas and makes them extremely fearful of the world outside said wooded area.

Day 17: A monster that causes a minor inconvenience, like getting your socks lost or bogging down your internet speed.

Day 18: A monster based off a childhood fear of yours.

Day 19: An intimidating, vicious monster that can be easily defeated with a common household object.

Day 20: A monster that inhabits coral-reefs.

Day 21: A monster with three mouths, none of these mouths being on its head, and a highly specific diet

Day 22: A monster with at least 2 heads and no eyes.

Day 23: A monster that appears in crowded areas in broad daylight and travels silently through the crowd. Nobody knows what it wants but police stations are generally flooded with missing person reports after it appears.

Day 24: A slime-based monster with an addictive slime that causes feelings of bliss.

Day 25: A crystalline monster that causes feelings of unease, which it then feeds off.

Day 26: A monster you can summon by chanting its name 3 times in a dark room in front of a mirror. What this monster does when summoned is up to you.

Day 27: A monster with unusually large hands that is generally found prowling the halls of hospitals at night for unknown reasons.

Day 28: Look back on all the monsters you’ve made and create a hybrid of two of your favorites.

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foxmouth:

Breathe, 2014 | Elizabeth Gadd

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99 legal sites to download literature

bookgeekconfessions:

The Classics

Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

  1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
  2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
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  5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
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  9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
  10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
  11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
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mlysza:

2/5 for the Hannibal Art Book: Banquet

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wasbella102:

Rock Garden by lilfishstudios
felted and embroidered wool stones

wasbella102:

Rock Garden by lilfishstudios

felted and embroidered wool stones

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feministroosterteeth:

Ubisoft is releasing an RPG game in 2014 called Child of Light, featuring a female protagonist. Like most games with female protagonists, it’s getting almost NO marketing and therefore no hype! Check it out, share it around. It looks really cute and I think we ALL want more video games with female protagonists to succeed!

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Ilya Kisaradov Aka Ezorenier Takes Gorgeous Surreal Photography

Ezorenier.deviantart 

Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov’s subjects are primarily women, who are out in the open with nature. In her photographs, the image of the birdcage appears a few times, possibly symbolizing imprisonment. The confinement of her subjects juxtaposed against the backdrop of the openness of nature illustrates the dichotomy between humans and nature and how we continuously imprison ourselves by getting further and further away from nature. Though regardless of what message one may take away from Ilya Kisaradov photographs, their stunning quality and surreal imagery are electrifying and compels the viewer to gaze intently. She is both expressive and contemplative.

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chocolategoth:

.languid reactions.

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