Narrativium & Things

karenhealey:

starry-eyed-wolfchild:

A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.

I talked about this place at the Marlborough Book Fest thing tonight and we were all dead set on going.

Dammit, that is nowhere near our trajectory through Wales or England this summer. :-(

(Source: whenonearth.net)


[TW: gross horrible opinions about mental health meds and discussion of suicidal urges] Had Prozac been available last century, Baudelaire’s “spleen”, Edgar Allan Poe’s moods, the poetry of Sylvia Plath; the lamentations of so many other poets, everything with a soul would have been silenced…
If large pharmaceutical companies were able to eliminate the seasons, they would probably do so- for a profit, of course.

Nassim Taleb, Antifragile (via epiphany-rambler)

YES YOU SEE BECAUSE ANTIDEPRESSANTS MAGICALLY WIPE OUT YOUR ENTIRE CAPACITY FOR MELANCHOLY IN ONE FELL SWOOP LIKE YOU LITERALLY POP ONE PILL AND BOOM THERE’S A BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND THEN YOU CAN NEVER WRITE POETRY AGAIN BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW IT’S ONLY POSSIBLE TO WRITE GOOD POETRY WHEN YOU’RE IN A FETAL POSITION DRY SOBBING AT ONE IN THE AFTERNOON AND WONDERING IF YOU’D HAVE THE EMOTIONAL ENERGY TO SHOOT YOURSELF IF YOU HAD A GUN GODDAM THOSE EVIL DOCTORS AND THEIR MEDICINE THEY RUINED LITERATURE FOREVER BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW LITERALLY NOBODY HAS EVER WRITTEN ANYTHING EVEN HALFWAY DECENT SINCE ANTIDEPRESSANTS CAME OUT ALSO FUCK THE POLIO VACCINE AND AIRPLANES FOR SOME REASON

(via siopold)

"Everything with a soul would have been silenced"?? jfc

(via bibliospork)

IN CASE ANYONE WAS WONDERING WHAT ACTUAL ROMANTICIZING LOOKS LIKE

(via girljanitor)

no. no no no. Think of how many more poems Sylvia Plath could have written if she hadn’t died so young? How much more intense and complicated and innovative would van Gogh’s work have gotten had he not also died so young. Both died by suicide in their 30s. fuck. 

Fuck this shit

(via notyrqueer)

Not to mention Virginia Woolf, possibly Edgar Allan Poe…

This bullshit idea that depression is somehow creatively beautiful is actually super damaging and one of the reasons it took me so long to get on meds in the first place. Even if it is true, fuck you, people shouldn’t have to die slowly and painfully for your ridiculous standards of ‘art’.

(via westerosimatriarchy)

Not to mention that depression makes it a lot harder to be creative because you dont have any fuckin energy to do shit 

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thekaleidoscopediaries:

gazzymouse:

too-cool-for-facebook:

crankystalfos:

jackiemakescomics:

captaintsundere:

authormichals:

Manueluv and I are convinced Agent K is Coulson’s father. Hell, MIB is even owned by Marvel. 

Welp. Never gonna unsee this.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiit

HEADCANON ACCEPTED SO FAST I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING

Guys - who do you think told Phil all those stories about Cap?

THIS POST IS OVER 2 YEARS OLD AND IT JUST. GOT. BETTER.

HOLY SHIT

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Oh em gee I just discovered you could drag the line of tags across in dashboard so that you don’t have to click through to read them all.


Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]

More of her brilliant articles can be found here.

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