too blessed to be depressed
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid (via observando)
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the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)
I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!
With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said.
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations.
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.
#linguistics #a.k.a. how I learned to stop worrying and love the evolution of the English language without being a discriminatory elitist jerk (via crystalandrock)
The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world … The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship.
N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense (via blakebaggott)
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When you’re three, you don’t draw what you see—you draw upon your imagination. Nobody tells you to stop putting wings on people, unless you have a most unfortunate preschool teacher. You are intoxicated by your own magic.
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove (via psych-facts)
The God of a 2nd chance is the God of a 3rd.
And a 4th.
And a 5th.
And a 3,762,092,439th.
He never gave up on you.
Never give up on Him.
Preach it bro!
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People in love feel like they can take on the universe. Nothing stands in their way.
lightplusdarkness (via psych-facts)
Let me tell you a story about war. A man had a dream about a woman and then he met her. The man had a dream about the woman’s former lover. The former lover was sad, he wanted to fight. The man said to the woman I will have to comfort your former lover or I will always be fighting him in my dreams. Yes, said the woman. You will need to comfort him, or we will never be finished with this.
War of the Foxes, Richard Siken (via amythicbitch)
#i know i know fandom bicycle richard siken #but #POEMS ABOUT P/K/G #POEMS ABOUT POST-MOCKINGJAY P/K/G #katniss everdeen #gale hawthorne #peeta mellark #relationship: the strategist the statesman and the symbol (via joannalannister)
Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.
yo mary shelley wrote frankenstein in 1818 and isaac asimov was born in 1920 so you kinda get my point
dindin, dee, dinah
- I am a Christian, and I believe that Christ died for my sins, and I'll be with Him after this life. And it definitely doesn't make my life easy, but its worth it.
And I am ME because of that I usually get in trouble with others who can't grasp that simple fact.
- likes writing and reading and eating and cooking
- I am also a great believer in other people's talents so you would also see reposts and reblogs from a lot of people.
-I like Korean Dramas and a bit of KPOP
-How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Hunger Games, Harry Potter Series and a bit of other American Series and lots of books
-I love love love love food (I can't stress that enough)
-A bit of a geek and a bit of a social butterfly
-this blog is a big melting pot of who I am, very complicated :)
-DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING ABOUT ME, please I won't even bother listening to you if I know better so bet not so quick to judge and instead hear out, absorb and understand.
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