posted on 19.04.14

edwardspoonhands:

Sometimes when I’m making a video, I realize that I’m forcing myself to have a unique opinion on a topic when, in fact, it isn’t an honest opinion….it’s just me searching for something interesting to say. That’s OK, I guess, but I’ve been trying not to do it as much. 

Sometimes I’m not interesting. I like science fiction books and taking pictures and watching the same TV shows as everyone else. It’s exhausting to try and make every single part of your existence interesting. I hereby give myself permission to be boring.

okay, great, but remember the Life In A Day film?
kevin macdonald (the director), in almost every press thing i saw related to the film, would use some variation of the word banal
if words were fleets (and maybe they are, after a fashion), that one was his flagship.

what is banal to you may not be to the rest of us, right?

plus, i think we have this ability as human beings to fall in love with (or, less dramatically, be really interested in) little things that just about anyone does, given time and/or proximity. like, my flatmate recently told me she enjoys watching me fix my eyeliner in the morning because i’m “so precise.” this process that barely registers in my mind* is somehow a strong and interesting image in hers.
similarly, one of my teachers in high school had this habit of visiting the same starbucks i went to around the same time as me. what was interesting about it was he always rode his bike to school, so when he got to the shop, he was all knobby teacher knees and bike shorts. awkward, but interesting. the next time i’d see him he’d be in teacher mode— button down shirt with a tie and slacks. he probably never thought anything of it, but for me it was a reminder that he was, like, a person.
there’s also this jogger i pass on my way to school with whom i’ve never spoken—- i can tell when he’s in a bad mood because as he waits for the crossing signal his mouth tightens and his eyebrows go all squiggly. when he’s got extra time, he looks up at the sky and smiles ever so slightly. i genuinely like passing him. he is interesting even as a person who is out of context with relation to my life.

so maybe don’t worry about trying to be interesting? you probably are, by virtue of being human.

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posted on 09.04.14

…and don’t wear it out!

(Source: raminnjolras)

posted on 09.04.14
faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Mexico! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

i would vote for texas but they’ll probably get a stop regardless, and that stop will likely be too far away for me to go.new mexico on the other hand, is nice and small, and if they were to come they would probably revisit albuquerque because, hello, largest population concentration in the state.i made it last time. i could make it again.
and if they didn’t go to albuquerque, las cruces is next biggest in population and how amazing would that be oh my god
posted on 09.04.14

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Mexico! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

i would vote for texas but they’ll probably get a stop regardless, and that stop will likely be too far away for me to go.
new mexico on the other hand, is nice and small, and if they were to come they would probably revisit albuquerque because, hello, largest population concentration in the state.
i made it last time. i could make it again.

and if they didn’t go to albuquerque, las cruces is next biggest in population and how amazing would that be oh my god

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birdasaurus:

A young girl enjoys a cup of tea courtesy of the advancing Allied armies in a sector of Europe now cleared of Hitler’s troops. 1944.
posted on 07.04.14

birdasaurus:

A young girl enjoys a cup of tea courtesy of the advancing Allied armies in a sector of Europe now cleared of Hitler’s troops. 1944.

posted on 07.04.14

well.

i now have an answer as to what the point of three in the morning is… 

(the answer is existential crisis, clearly)


“Dragon’s eggs, from the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai,” said Magister Illyrio. “The eons have turned them to stone, yet still they burn bright with beauty.”
posted on 06.04.14

“Dragon’s eggs, from the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai,” said Magister Illyrio. “The eons have turned them to stone, yet still they burn bright with beauty.”

(Source: gameofthronesdaily)

posted on 05.04.14
“The truth’s not pretty of course. No one likes to look it in the face.”

—  Dustfinger 
(Cornelia Funke, Inkheart)

theartofanimation:

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eleventh’s hour is over now the clock is striking twelves
posted on 02.04.14
“'Wasting time' is usually terror, not laziness.”

Alain de Botton

posted on 02.04.14
It's why you feel as though a lion were on the verge of devouring you. [x]

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