(this is totally a repost, sorry!! I’m only going to be a tag-spamming jerk this once, I swear.)

I went from “huh, this looks interesting” to “emotionally compromised by Fushimi Saruhiko” really fast, and the resulting fic is in desperate need of another set of eyes. I’m not entirely sure how…

Posted on 19 July with 2 notes
April 1, 2007: Elegy of Fortinbras, Zbigniew Herbert


Elegy of Fortinbras
Zbigniew Herbert

for C.M.

Now that we’re alone we can talk prince man to man
though you lie on the stairs and see no more than a dead ant
nothing but black sun with broken rays
I could never think of your hands without smiling
and now that they lie on the stone like fallen nests
they are as defenceless as before The end is exactly this
The hands lie apart The sword lies apart The head apart
and the knight’s feet in soft slippers

You will have a soldier’s funeral without having been a soldier
the only ritual I am acquainted with a little
there will be no candles no singing only cannon-fuses and bursts
crepe dragged on the pavement helmets boots artillery horses drums
drums I know nothing exquisite those will be my manoeuvres before I
start to rule
one has to take the city by the neck and shake it a bit

Anyhow you had to perish Hamlet you were not for life
you believed in crystal notions not in human clay
always twitching as if asleep you hunted chimeras
wolfishly you crunched the air only to vomit
you knew no human thing you did not know even how to breathe

Now you have peace Hamlet you accomplished what you had to
and you have peace The rest is not silence but belongs to me
you chose the easier part an elegant thrust
but what is heroic death compared with eternal watching
with a cold apple in one’s hand on a narrow chair
with a view of the ant-hill and the clock’s dial

Adieu prince I have tasks a sewer project
and a decree on prostitutes and beggars
I must also elaborate a better system of prisons
since as you justly said Denmark is a prison
I go to my affairs This night is born
a star named Hamlet We shall never meet
what I shall leave will not be worth a tragedy

It is not for us to greet each other or bid farewell we live on archipelagos
and that water these words what can they do what can they do prince

(translated from Polish by Czeslaw Milosz & Peter Dale Scott)

[I love poems that give a fresh perspective to a fictional character,
and here Fortinbras, the soldier who shows up at the end of Hamlet,
gets to have his say. I love how the lack of punctuation gives this
poem a kind of immediacy, and seeing a really pragmatic perspective on
what happens after the end of the play, the end of the tragedy, when
life goes on, when you’re the kind of person who isn’t a Hamlet.]

Last year on this day: When Leather is a Whip, by Martin Espada
Two years ago today: Parents, William Meredith

Posted on 17 July with 6 notes


Selling some new Jeffrey Campbells, size 8.5/9

They are shiny with an ORANGE/RUST OMBRE how cool is that

very cool

you might even say, hella cool

Posted on 15 July with 44 notes


I’ve tried to go through the lists of ‘sports anime with girls’ too but so many also revolve around a love interest/romance plot and I just completely cannot get into it


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A series of Yu-Gi-Oh Vogue covers I’ve been working on for ages. 

Yu-Gi-Oh was a really huge part of my young adulthood and basically the reason I started drawing. So it was fun to come back and draw them at a higher skill level and figure out how I could draw them with normal human eyes and noses. 

Also, all of Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters is on Hulu, so just watch it. 

In order: Yami/Pharoh Atem, Ishizu Ishtar, Ryou Bakura and Seto Kaiba. 

Jesus fjvsfjvbjk



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Posted on 13 July with 245 notes
“Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”
— Mandy Hale (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Posted on 13 July with 54,029 notes

Psychedelic Cyclamen Ombre Lips: Rimmel Color Show-off in 220 Shocking Pink and Lime Crime D’Lilac (plus tips)
When you combine 2 shades that look really vibrant and saturated on camera, you get day-glo Cyclamen lips like the above. 
Instead of going for a typical dark shade to contrast against the pale creamy lilac, I went for a strong red-fuchsia in a matte texture.
Tips for perfect ombre lips:
Pick opaque lip colors because anything slippery or sheer is not going to give you that saturated gradient effect
Apply one shade on each lip, leaving the inner rims bare first, then swop the lipsticks for each lip, and very lightly run the second shade along the inner bit of your lips before pressing with your fingers to blend the edges into the first shade better.
Press just the center of the lips together to even out the “mixed” shade, and smooth in with your finger again if the color gets uneven.
If the outer rims of your lips are no longer as vibrant looking due to all the blending and pressing, touch up just the top and bottoms of lips lightly to replace the color.
Looks good with:
Dramatic black winged liner. It actually looks very “cyber-geisha” in real life.
(This is fun and dramatic, but not exactly something you should wear to your next meal. It will take you too much time to touch up.)


Psychedelic Cyclamen Ombre Lips: Rimmel Color Show-off in 220 Shocking Pink and Lime Crime D’Lilac (plus tips)

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"Galatea": Soft Hazy Colored Wings (L’oreal Permanent Kaki and MAC Cornflower pigment)

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