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The Moon, Mercury, and the Pleiades star cluster
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(Sherbrooke Forest, by Fred Williams (1927-1982))
(by Aspazija (1865-1943), my translation)
How we went then!
How we ran then!
Just like flames,
Carried by the wind!
Our whole soul
Full of intentions
Full of fresh
Springful new notions!
How we ran then,
How we went then:
The streets paving
Burned under our feet.
Nightly below our heads
Coals were burning
Red glowing embers
Covered even our dreams.
Affected our fingers
All we touched
Turned to sparklings.
(for the Latvian original …)
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Reading your tags on the reblog of that give-no-fucks-about-fandom post, particularly the ones about being in your head, makes me wonder what your MBTI personality type is – do you know? (If this is one of those things that you either a. don’t want to share or b. look askance at, feel free to ignore this question)Friday, July 31st, 2015
I don’t mind the question, but no, I’m not interested in MBTI, and routinely scroll past posts about it without reading them, the same way I scroll past posts about astrology. I don’t mind people having fun thinking and talking about it, but it’s not something I’ve put much thought into. I’ve never bothered to test myself.
A number of years ago I was given a similar type of test for a work-related leadership course; it measured me as being 99th-percentile introverted, so I assume that would hold with MBTI. I don’t know how the other parts would turn out.
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Here is the secret to fandom:
Give zero fucks about what anyone else is doing.
Seriously. I mean it. Because inevitably you will love something that no one else loves. Or you will love something that everyone loves and people will shit all over it because it’s “so trite and unimaginative and done.” Or you will love something that no one else has ever heard of. Or you will love something dark and edgy and or obscure and people will roll their eyes and say, “What, do you want people to think you’re dark and edgy and obscure?”
Alternatively, you will not love the thing that everyone else loves, and you will wonder what precisely is wrong with you that the sight of that thing is aggravating the shit out of you now when the whole world sings its praises as one.
People will irritate you. They’ll irritate you with headcanons that make no sense and misinterpretations of canon. They will make the same jokes 500 times. They will overwhelm your corner of fandom with something you either are tired of hearing about or don’t care about. They will post art that isn’t theirs. You will meet people who think you are the greatest person ever and bombard you with messages only to wander off when they find someone new or shinier; you will meet people whom you admire and who do not really seem to notice you exist.
So give zero fucks about it. Seriously. Like what you like, blacklist what you need to blacklist, and ignore everything else. Be friends, play nice, enjoy it. And in the meantime, just do you. Like what you like, love what you love, and to hell with all the rest of it.
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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida — Strolling along the Seashore
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Cloud Ripples W/Sun Dog During Rocket Launch
Taken by Robin Bozza on February 23, 2010 @ CCAFS in Florida
My online friend Barbara Tomlinson was in the viewing area for this launch; here’s the video she made. The rocket going supersonic made visible ripples in the suspended ice crystals of the cloud, until the expanding ripples obliterated the sun dog (around 1:58 in the video). The crowd reaction is fun.
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Hey, it’s okay. I’m not scary.
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“The historical novel, as I learnt with some concern after I had written two or three, belongs in a…”Thursday, July 30th, 2015
“The historical novel, as I learnt with some concern after I had written two or three, belongs in a despised genre. But the tale of narrative set in the past may have its particular, time-free value; and the candid reader will not misunderstand me, will not suppose I intend any preposterous comparison, when I observe that Homer was further removed in time from Troy than I am from the Napoleonic wars; yet he spoke to the Greeks for two thousand years.”
– Patrick O’Brian
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Upstream Color by Shane Carruth
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Hello, tumblr friends! I’m working on a new project in collaboration with YouTube, and I would so appreciate it if you’d help me out by sharing / reblogging this so it reaches more people.
Project: Sonnet 116 / Love Wins
We are looking for married / engaged same-sex couples in the United States (and Washington, D.C.) for a poetry-based video project that I’m directing for YouTube’s in-house channel, Field Day. The project’s goal is to incorporate video content (interviews, home video footage, photos, etc.) from 50 different same-sex couples from 50 different states.
Contact: If you’re interested in submitting for this project, please firstname.lastname@example.org with your state of residence in the subject heading, and a photo / quick introductory paragraph of you and your partner.
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