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Apr. 26th, 2016 | 04:56 pm


This whole album -
this kid -
*O*
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Jan. 11th, 2016 | 10:23 pm


Neglected to archive this -
still as groovy (do people use that term these days? Hahaha my age is showing) as the day I first heard it.
As an ode to music, what could be more fitting than a song?
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Dec. 25th, 2015 | 05:52 pm

"My, how foolish I am!" my friend cries, suddenly alert, like a woman remembering too late she has biscuits in the oven. "You know what I've always thought?" she asks in a tone of discovery and not smiling at me but a point beyond. "I've always thought a body would have to be sick and dying before they saw the Lord. And I imagined that when he came it would be like looking at the Baptist window: pretty as colored glass with the sun pouring through, such a shine you don't know it's getting dark. And it's been a comfort: to think of that shine taking away all the spooky feeling. But I'll wager it never happens. I'll wager at the very end a body realizes the Lord has already shown Himself. That things as they are"—her hand circles in a gesture that gathers clouds and kites and grass and Queenie pawing earth over her bone—"just what they've always seen, was seeing Him. As for me, I could leave the world with today in my eyes."
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Oct. 5th, 2015 | 08:45 pm



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is this typical of all departures

Aug. 31st, 2015 | 09:19 am

I have no clue what it is I'm doing with all the guys in my life.
NO FREAKING CLUE

Seriously though... what the heck is going on in everybody's heads?
All I know is that a cloud of confusion has taken up a kind of swirly permanent residence in mine. 
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Aug. 14th, 2015 | 12:55 am

Fact: living the life of a clueless, indecisive chick lit heroine is not. fun. in. the. slightest.
(AKA be careful what you wish for)

Revisited David Brooks' Dartmouth commencement address and was blown away - again - by its beauty.
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Aug. 6th, 2015 | 01:51 am

"i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that"
— rupi kaur
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Jul. 16th, 2015 | 10:06 pm



Physically incapable of tearing myself away.
The MV is a little hard to swallow, but the song coupled with the visuals - just heartbreaking, and gorgeously so.
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Jul. 4th, 2015 | 10:11 pm


Coffeeshop music at its best.
(and a worthy entry in the discussion on covers that are better than the originals, haha)

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so this was meant to be a 'recent movies' post...

Apr. 8th, 2015 | 01:05 am

but real life has a knack for hijacking things.

Still.

First, the unimportant.
Watched 6 movies en route to London (clearly, attempts at avoiding jetlag be damned lol):
-Whiplash (EXCELLENT - a little more on this later okay),
-Parasyte (improbable and squicky and fun),
-Kenshin movies 2-3,
-Hunger Games - Mockingbird Pt 1 (fastforwarded), and
-The Giver (memorable for the questionable distinction of having turned gorgeously understated source material into -
of all things - a YA romance flick(??? where is the logic in that...)).

OKAY. LOVED WHIPLASH.
Loved the acting, that ending. THAT ENDING.
-Did Fletcher really believe in the 'testing by fire' shtick? Or was it just a front to get Andrew to buy in to his idea?
-How great was it that Andrew 'succeeded' in the testing EVEN THOUGH IT WASN'T ACTUALLY A TEST??
-And, of course: Was it worth it?
Was Andrew a genius, or a victim of abuse trying to satisfy his abuser? Or a madman?
I also liked the way Andrew was pretty much a douche, lol.
I couldn't sympathise with him fully, which made the proceedings slightly uncomfortable.

Then, on the way back:
-Jellyfish Princess (Literally my only takeaway: Suda Masaki is prettier crossdressing than I am not-crossdressing.),
-Imitation Game (Pretty good, but also pretty standard fare; doesn't beat Whiplash),
-Kami no Tsuki (YES ERM THIS WAS GREAT?? FANTASTIC ACTING AND NARRATIVE. HEARTSTOPPING MOMENTS ALL OVER.
DOES DAIHACHI YOSHIDA EVER MISFIRE?)
-First 5 minutes of Kin Kyori Renai (before I decided that this excuse for a movie wasn't worth sacrificing sleep for).
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