Whether we like it or not, we’ll always be stuck with the ‘factual’ truth of observation, faulty memory, and its imaginative interpretation—the fact that, even in physics, just the observation of a quantum event can change it—but the best nonfiction writers take all this as a given. Impatient with lies, especially the lies they tell themselves, they give intelligent, critical readers greater freedom by asking questions about the emotional and psychological truths that matter. They try to tell their stories as truthfully as possible, and then they say:
This may not be exactly what happened, but it’s exactly how it felt.

August 31 201412·00 pm
Lex Williford, foreword to Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction

wemeanttofly:

lanagrams:

popemarina:

lanagrams:

popemarina:

orgasmic-humor:

I think it’s so fake how some pants have pockets that are sewn shut like be real with me don’t pretend to be something you’re not

ur supposed to seam rip them out 

its just so they stay flat and like not wrinkle before you buy them

WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?????????

im being serious like theyre actual pockets you have to rip out the seam 

image

everything makes sense now

(via cityoflostlightwoods)

And that’s why I’ve chosen to write these pages as I’ve written them. For only by stepping into the middle zone, the polychrome edge between truth and untruth, is it tolerable to be here and writing this at all.

Whatever teaches us to talk to ourselves is important: whatever teaches us to sing ourselves out of despair.

August 31 201412·15 am1 note
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

He came to realize more keenly than he ever had before the wonderful, magical quality of love, that it is not something to be portioned out, something that must be divided up, like a cake, or a handful of money. But rather that is is a divine substance that grows ever greater with the giving, that the more you share it, the more you have.

August 06 201411·56 pm2 notes
The Life of Joseph Fielding Smith, by Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr. and John J Stewart
#love  
Don’t get me wrong, I love enthusiastic reviews. They make me happy.I also love standardized spelling.
July 23 201404·41 pm

Don’t get me wrong, I love enthusiastic reviews. They make me happy.

I also love standardized spelling.

naamahdarling:

hauntedsticks:

freckledtrekkie:

becausesometimesdreamsdocometrue:

disney-tasthic:

gastalicious-definition:

disney-tasthic:

globalsoftpirka:

disney-tasthic:

thedisneydifference:

Mulan loved my Mulan pen!
She said, “I love things that have my face on it.”

Wow, Mulan, conceited much ;). Seems like you may have been spending some time with Gaston!

NOOOOOO OOOOOONESHOOTS LIKE MULAN

WEARS MEN’S SUITS LIKE MULAN!

THINKS FAST AND KICKS ASS ON A ROOF LIKE MULAN

MULAN: “I USE AVALANCHES IN ALL OF MY BATTLE SCHEMIIIING!”

NOT QUITE A GUY, THAT MULAN!

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I DRANK 3 CUPS OF TEAEVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GROW STRONG

NOW I’VE GROWN UP I DRINK FIVE CUPS OF TEAAND I DEFEATED THE KING OF THE HUUUUUUUNS

This is the best thing ever.
April 18 201403·52 pm186,487 notes

naamahdarling:

hauntedsticks:

freckledtrekkie:

becausesometimesdreamsdocometrue:

disney-tasthic:

gastalicious-definition:

disney-tasthic:

globalsoftpirka:

disney-tasthic:

thedisneydifference:

Mulan loved my Mulan pen!

She said, “I love things that have my face on it.”

Wow, Mulan, conceited much ;). Seems like you may have been spending some time with Gaston!

NOOOOOO OOOOOONE
SHOOTS LIKE MULAN

WEARS MEN’S SUITS LIKE MULAN!

THINKS FAST AND KICKS ASS ON A ROOF LIKE MULAN

MULAN: “I USE AVALANCHES IN ALL OF MY BATTLE SCHEMIIIING!”

NOT QUITE A GUY, THAT MULAN!

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I DRANK 3 CUPS OF TEA
EVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GROW STRONG

NOW I’VE GROWN UP I DRINK FIVE CUPS OF TEA
AND I DEFEATED THE KING OF THE HUUUUUUUNS

This is the best thing ever.

(via fuckyaimcharmander)

astudyinabluebox:

my-flourish-and-blotts:

sloppyninja:

This gif will be the death of me. They’re English subtitles of the Chinese version.

I’m laughing so hard I’m crying I can’t choose the best one.

wait for the founders names oh my god its worth it
December 31 201301·10 pm256,934 notes

astudyinabluebox:

my-flourish-and-blotts:

sloppyninja:

This gif will be the death of me. They’re English subtitles of the Chinese version.

I’m laughing so hard I’m crying I can’t choose the best one.

wait for the founders names oh my god its worth it

(via hugglez4eva)

December 19 201301·06 pm51,583 notes

are-we-cool-yet:

thedelivererpm:

foggychristmas:

queerpong:

20 cancer patients participated in a unique makeover experience. 
They were invited to a studio. Their hair and makeup were completely redone.

During the transformation, they were asked to keep their eyes shut.
A photographer then immortalized the moment they opened their eyes. (x)

This is pretty weak tbh. “Okay ladies, I get that you’re deathly ill and feel cheated out of life, here a makeover will make you feel better!” I just don’t get why they picked a makeover of all things, that would make them feel bad about themselves afterwards, it’d have made more sense to go with an “inner beauty” theme for freaking cancer patients, especially given the types of anecdotes they were giving at the beginning. maybe something creativity or nature related. Of all things why a makeover? :/

You must not have watched the video before you made that comment, or else you would have realized the nature behind the “makeovers.” 
note the “Unique” in the unique makeover experience. They weren’t made beautiful for a few moments so they could feel carefree. Beauty does not make someone carefree. 

Carefree by definition is the idea of not caring about situations for a few moments. Someone who lives carefree enjoys their life…. 

these women closed their eyes and expected to open it to a more enhanced version of themselves… when they opened their eyes, they saw their face with Presidential Wigs and orange mohawks. They looked different. they LOOKED carefree. they were surprised into laughter. the ridiculousness of their appearance allowed for them for a few moments to forget what was happening on the inside of their body. to laugh from the inside of their being, rather than from hollowness. 

they were brought together with 20 other women who had just as funny pictures taken. Each one had the moment of ridiculousness captured in a photo, and they could share it with people going through the same thing as they were. So not only did they get one moment of absolute carefree feelings… but they also got an experience with 20 other people. 20 people who got to laugh with them. 

I can bet that they all swapped phone numbers, and are a source of support now. It’s not about something deeper that will heal their heart. Their hearts and their stress could only be healed by the healing of their cancer… 

so instead.

let’s give them a moment of joy. A collection of companions. a new group of friends. 

it’s about the moment to remember, and the friends that came from it. 

not “lets make these people pretty yeah shallow fun whoop de doop”

that was honestly one of the happiest things I’ve seen in a while.

(via ladygrinningsouls)

Christmas jig. Sorry for awful quality. It’s my first time making a gif. Bahaha.
December 17 201301·14 pm3 notes

Christmas jig.

Sorry for awful quality. It’s my first time making a gif. Bahaha.

August 28 201306·00 am273,058 notes

wewewe-soexcited:

A compilation of puppies first bath photos… how scary it is, isn’t it little puppies! <3

  • Twin: And I get annoyed by strange things sometimes
  • Twin: Very small things, according to others
  • Me: Well, if they're important to you, they're important
  • Me: Redundant statement is redundant.
  • Me: But I'm the same way over little things that most people don't notice
  • Twin: Liiiiiike?
  • Me: Perhaps I shouldn't tell you
  • Me: because then you'll do them on purpose
  • Me: Just to bug me
  • Twin: Haha
  • Twin: Why would I do that?
  • Twin: Am I the type of person that, like, enjoys messing with people?
  • Twin: Puhleese
  • Me: Yes
  • Me: yes you are
  • Twin: I'm like a soft kitty kat of meows and kindness

Speaking French

  • Me: I don't know why, but to me, liason sounds like a word with a negative connotation
  • Me: liaaaasonnnn
  • Twin: Really?
  • Twin: How strange
  • Twin: I like the way it sounds
  • Twin: It sounds faaaaancy
  • Me: haha
  • Me: liason~
  • Me: (I said it with a French accent that time)
  • Twin: Good
  • Twin: That's the way I imagined it
  • Twin: Were you simultaneously smoking a cigarette, eating a baguette, and acting superior in every way?
  • Me: YES
  • Me: how did you know?
  • Me: and I wasn't wearing deodorant either
  • Twin: A French accent does that to you
  • Me: alas, that is true
  • Me: Haha, so my high school choir, one year in the audtion-only women's ensemble, we sang a song in French
  • Twin: Oh my gosh
  • Twin: The body odor and bread crumbs must have been overwhelming
  • Twin: So you know that Macho thing at Del Taco?
  • Me: What?
  • Twin: The one you did last time we went.
  • Me: You mean "make it Bold"?
  • Twin: F&%k.
  • Me: .......
  • Twin: That's why the guy looked at me weird. I told him to "make it Macho."