Spinner's End

2 Apr 2014

“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.”
— Lori Deschene (via highanxietiessupport)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

2 Apr 2014

(Source: blogsmeade)

1 Apr 2014

1 Apr 2014

I was trying to capture my cool blue-purple eyeliner (Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Ultraviolet btw) and then I kind of liked this picture and then filters and then suddenly
“ALL SHALL LOVE ME AND DESPAIR”
or whatever.
Felt like I needed to share that with the class.

29 Mar 2014

28 Mar 2014

“[…]
I’ve already seen weirdness brewing between Cumberbatch fans and Shakespeare fans about whether he’ll “get it right” or “do the role justice” or “be too much of a prat for it”—please. Benedict will do his own Hamlet, for there are as many Hamlets as there are actors to play him.
[…]
Ben Whishaw […] said the smartest thing I’ve heard anyone say about the role: “I think out of all the parts I’ve played, that one feels the most transparent. When you go and see it, you’re seeing something of the actor… it’s not a mask you can hide behind.” The actor doesn’t become Hamlet, Hamlet becomes the actor.
So I’m not going to see Benedict become Hamlet, I’m going to see Hamlet be Benedict. Which will be a very interesting—and beautiful—thing to see.”

28 Mar 2014

Lots of happy coming from the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships

Most notable rankings (for my brain, anyway):

#1 Yuzuru Hanyu [Japan] (YA BOI)
#3 Javier Fernandez [Spain] (heyooooo I’m actually not super excited about this one, just like… amused?)
#4 Maxim Kovtun [Russia] (this pretty much validates my conviction that nope he sure didn’t belong in Sochi over Plushenko my Silken-Mulletted Cyborg King)
#5 Jeremy Abbott [USA] (come on dude)
#27 Misha Ge [Uzbekistan] (didn’t advance to free skate but YOU DO YOU, MISHA, YOU DO YOU <3)

As for the ladies, as of current post-short program news, Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner, and Yulia Lipnitskaya are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively, surprising exactly no one.

Plushenko come back
wait what

28 Mar 2014

anastasia-plushenko:

Badass Plushenko

"My enemies worry about me because I’m back and they afraid a little bit."

27 Mar 2014

Spoiler-Free Book Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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Premise: A young girl named Rose discovers that she can taste the emotions of other people in the food that they cook.  As she grows up surrounded by her mother, father, and brother — who each have their own secrets — she contends with the unique stress of knowing other people intimately yet struggling to understand herself.

My thoughts: [under the cut.]

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26 Mar 2014

severus-snape-my-eternal-prince:

Artwork by ダイシュキ.
The Professor is so tired…

severus-snape-my-eternal-prince:

Artwork by ダイシュキ.

The Professor is so tired…

25 Mar 2014

beautiful-wildlife:

Pine Marten Home by Jack Bell

beautiful-wildlife:

Pine Marten Home by Jack Bell

25 Mar 2014

saint-psychopath:

I want fanfics about Slytherin students helping out the DA during the 7th year of Hogwarts.

Half-blood Slytherins who love their muggle parent, who had muggleborn friends in Ravenclaw and even Hufflepuff. Who don’t believe in the elitist pureblood crap.

Kids who helped the DA resist the only ways they knew how: keeping the Death Eater kids off the DA’s trail during rounds, cover up signs of activity, distracting the Carrows when they knew the DA would be moving around the castle at night, “accidently” leaking important information in front of other house members (knowing they’ll carry it back to the DA) or slipping it to a few trusted Ravenclaw DA members who will lie about where they heard it (because no one will believe a Slytherin otherwise), talking the crueler members of the school into giving more lenient punishments whenever the members did get caught. 

Little things, but so dangerous when you’re living smack dab in the vipers nest, when you’re under the magnifying glass 24/7, and any sign of disloyalty could have the majority of your house turning on you, with the few friends you trust unable to help you without outing themselves and endangering an already fragile resistance. Worse, no one from the other houses would be there to help you, because everyone else only sees you as a snake, never mind if you’re poisonous or not.  

21 Mar 2014

cleolinda:

aromaleigh:

"We don’t know what nightmares lie coiled beneath Will’s pillow."In NBC’s “Hannibal”, protagonist Will Graham sometimes sees a a stag, covered in raven’s feathers in his dreams. This iconic animal has come to be known as the “Ravenstag”.This color was created at the suggestion of Cleolinda Jones and Freddie Lounds, who provided the idea, concept and quote for this gorgeous shade. Thank you for your inspiration! Our formulator was extremely excited to create a color that represented the complex iridescent effects found in the feathers of ravens and crows, and she jumped at the opportunity to work on this!It is a very rich and chromatic black, with vivid duochrome effects that range from chartreuse to green to teal to blue. It also has brilliant violet sparks in it. It is exceptionally pigmented, and the duochrome effect is extremely strong if you foil this color or wear it over a glue/epoxy type of primer. The swatches are photographed with the product applied with a taklon brush over a light layer of Nyx eyeshadow primer, in nude.[&#8230;]
http://www.aromaleigh.com/ramaspedey.html

}:D

I do not watch HannibalI do not know what is a &#8220;ravenstag&#8221;But I fell in love with this eyeshadow and I fell hardAnd I have ordered one for myselfAnd when it arrives I shall put it on and dance aroundAnd likeThink about cannibals I guessTo be respectful of the fandom.

cleolinda:

aromaleigh:

"We don’t know what nightmares lie coiled beneath Will’s pillow."

In NBC’s “Hannibal”, protagonist Will Graham sometimes sees a a stag, covered in raven’s feathers in his dreams. This iconic animal has come to be known as the “Ravenstag”.

This color was created at the suggestion of Cleolinda Jones and Freddie Lounds, who provided the idea, concept and quote for this gorgeous shade. Thank you for your inspiration! Our formulator was extremely excited to create a color that represented the complex iridescent effects found in the feathers of ravens and crows, and she jumped at the opportunity to work on this!

It is a very rich and chromatic black, with vivid duochrome effects that range from chartreuse to green to teal to blue. It also has brilliant violet sparks in it. It is exceptionally pigmented, and the duochrome effect is extremely strong if you foil this color or wear it over a glue/epoxy type of primer. The swatches are photographed with the product applied with a taklon brush over a light layer of Nyx eyeshadow primer, in nude.

[…]

http://www.aromaleigh.com/ramaspedey.html

}:D

I do not watch Hannibal
I do not know what is a “ravenstag”
But I fell in love with this eyeshadow and I fell hard
And I have ordered one for myself
And when it arrives I shall put it on and dance around
And like
Think about cannibals I guess
To be respectful of the fandom.

21 Mar 2014

21 Mar 2014