A Time of Magic
I am a long, open book. This is me translated from a novel with many a flowery tangent to a picture book with many a crayon scribble.
There have been better books, to be honest. (Insert smooth transition to book wishlist.)
Welcome, lovely people.

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John Lennon recording Rubber Soul. 1965.


John Lennon recording Rubber Soul. 1965.

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lady gaga: ***breathes***
lil monster: This means something on a much deeper and intellectual level than most people want to give Lady Gaga credit for. The inhale of oxygen represents her bringing new life, a new sound, a new generation of oxygen particles represents Lady Gaga opening the door to new experiences and creative energy. The inhale is a performance art and a parody of a societal inability to open new passages of creativity. But then....the exhale. Gaga releasing of carbon dioxide is a commentary on all the waste of creative juices within the realm of society and the aspect of media culture not giving artists the inability to shed a new skin and transcend new heights. Art pop.
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Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

This is an important message on how privilege really works.

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Break Away by John Mayer with Matt Mangano

This is suddenly getting notes, for whatever reason. I haven’t heard this in forever. Enjoy.

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Mark Shaw

For Vanity Fair

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Too much truth can feel like madness and too much madness can feel like truth.
Madison Garvin Lee
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…the droll, sweet love story between Merlin and Arthur…

reminder to all that this was part of the summary in the ad for the official DVD set “Merlin: The Complete Collection (Series 1-5).” 

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Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
Louis L’Amour 
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I have never felt so non-heterosexual in all my days.

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King Eirian

It’s been a while since my last art post. Still struggling with artist’s block. I’ve often found that I get ‘blocked’ when I’m procrastinating. I love painting faces, ‘cause faces are fun… and they allow me to ignore clothing - which I suck at. I also tend to avoid jewelry ‘cause I find metallic surfaces difficult to render. But it ain’t gonna get better unless you have a bash at it. And so I decided to focus on this painting of my elf king Eirian - face inspired as per usual by handsome Bradley James/King Arthur from Merlin - and deal with some textiles and accessories. And it’s taken a little while… but it’s been fun. It’s so easy to get stuck in your comfort zone… and then you forget how awesome it is to tackle new challenges, even when they frustrate the crap out of you. 

The bling is inspired by the beautiful jewelry I recently purchased from Raven Eve. This is her website link: http://ravenevejewelry.storenvy.com/ 

Check it out, it’s amazing.

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basically my life can be summed up in alternating periods of Linda Belcher’s “Alriiiiight!” and Bob Belcher’s “Oh my god”

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I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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