Spinner's End

28 Sep 2014


if you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to

why don’t you go where fashion sits


24 Sep 2014

“Rory, that’s food you eat at a carnival. Or in a Turkish prison.”
Emily Gilmore on frozen pizza
Gilmore Girls 01x08, “Love & War & Snow”

22 Sep 2014




And then in the future, everything changes. He’s been through it all, of course-watched humanity rediscover the heavens above them, watched them begin to wonder what’s out there. He cheered with the rest of the world when they landed on the moon, cheered as if he’d found Isla de la Muerta all over again, because there was something new. New treasure, a new horizon. But then they stop going, stop exploring, and he goes back to riding tankers across the rising seas. So he’s surprised when one day he wakes up from a night with his bottle of rum (his truest companion), and hears that there’s colonies on Mars now, and they need ships to supply them. He spends the next decade crafting new identities, learning all he can to qualify for the job, and after several tries (and even more faked deaths-this immortality thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the age of the inerasable digital self) he gets it. The ships go nearly constantly now, the needs of the terraforming project creating an unbroken line of vessels from Mars to Earth and back again. “Show me that horizon,” he whispers to himself, his personal prayer of thanksgiving, each time they leave orbit, because the worlds, the stars are in motion and it’s never the same, with nearly three years for a round trip the ports are always different, even if they keep the old names. And finally one trip something goes wrong with the reactor, they’re too low on power and have to deploy the backups, and Jack (Lucky Jack, they call him, for he survives too many things he shouldn’t but science has yet to accept that maybe some things weren’t old wives’ tales after all) goes out for the spacewalk to bring up the solar panels. And as they rise, geometric patterns black against the sun’s glare, he’s struck by a powerful sense of déjà vu, because it’s all here-wind and sails, a ship beneath his feet and stars above his head, horizon in all directions. He wonders, for a moment, if the reason he’s still here is because the universe wanted a witness, to mourn the end of one age of exploration, and rejoice in the birth of the next.

(Source: jamesfrancos)

16 Sep 2014


like prayers to Heaven 


like prayers to Heaven 

(Source: musingsoflove)

10 Sep 2014

“Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one anymore…
To die by your side,
Well the pleasure, the privilege is mine…
There is a light and it never goes out”
— The Smiths

9 Sep 2014

2 Sep 2014

“Holly: She’s feisty, zesty, and full of Old World charm — Sophia!
Sophia: She’s mopey, dopey, and full of crap — Rose’s sister.”
The Golden Girls 4.21 “Little Sister”

1 Sep 2014

"15 Years Ago Today I Was Sorted Into Slytherin"

[subtitle: “The Life I Should Have Had, but Didn’t, because Hogwarts Isn’t Real (FIE! BLASPHEMY!!), so I’ll Just Be Over Here Crying Quietly and Softly Hissing to Myself”]

…a memoir.

1 Sep 2014

*Nonchalantly directs you to my BPAL Sales Page*

I think you have to be a forum member to see it, so in case there are any non-forumites here in Tumblr-land who might be interested, here’s what I have:

Jazz Funeral, full past TOL - $12
Spicebush Swallowtail, full past TOL - $13
Sugar Cookie 2012, 45% full - $9

Decants (all ~80% full or more; hard to tell with labels; all only tested once by me, and I got them from original decant circles)
Absinthe Bonbon - $4
Arise, Lift Up Thine Eyes And See - $4
A Winter Dawn - $4
Tweedledum Bonbon - $4
Gingerbread Snake - $5

LE Imps:
Progressus - $5 (Looks about 80% full; only tested once by me after I got it straight from the Lab, but you know how it is, imps aren’t always full to the top in the first place, so.  It’s pretty full is what I’m saying.)

-U.S. only - USPS shipping with tracking is $3.50 for bottles or bottles + imps, or $2.75 if you’re buying imps/decants only.
-Ask about deals if you want to buy more than one thing!
-Any flavor of Paypal accepted.  PM me either here or on the forum (also kajacana) for details.

Thanks for looking!!

30 Aug 2014


Bunny food critic | [X] - SpicaSirius

29 Aug 2014

“Everyone should have a museum dedicated to the worst day of their life and be forced to attend it with a bunch of tourists from Denmark. Annotated divorce papers blown up and mounted, interactive exhibits detailing how your mom’s last round of chemo didn’t take, souvenir T-shirts emblazoned with your best friend’s last words before the car crash. And you should have to see for yourself how little your pain matters to a family of five who need to get some food before the kids melt down. Or maybe worse, watch it be co-opted by people who want, for whatever reason, to feel that connection so acutely.”
— from The Worst Day of My Life is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction by Steve Kandell (written about the 9/11 Museum by the brother of one of the victims)

22 Aug 2014



I have feared seeing you
since you left.
I am afraid,
above all else,
that you still have some power over me.

(I am afraid,
above all else;
I am afraid.)

13 Aug 2014

“18. In the NME in early 1963, the boys listed their ambitions. Lennon: “To write a musical”; McCartney: “To have my picture in the Dandy”; Harrison: “To design a guitar”; and Starr: “To be happy.””
— (via Buzzfeed, 66 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Beatles)


John / Slytherin
Paul / Gryffindor
George / Ravenclaw
Ringo / Hufflepuff


12 Aug 2014

Bench from Good Will Hunting in Boston Public Gardens [x].

Bench from Good Will Hunting in Boston Public Gardens [x].