winning over your enemy

choke me, chael. choke me.

choke me, chael. choke me.

posted 10 months ago via adrrriano with 41 notes

"We live in a world that is haunted, knows it is haunted, and denies its own hauntedness. What do we do when we see a ghost? The first premise of this essay is an old premise - that ghosts are notoriously hard to see. They not only hide in old houses and graves, but behind letters, in bottles, and in the interstices between products. Their traces are everywhere."
— Patricia Yeager, Ghosts and Shattered Bodies, Or What Does It Mean to Still Be Haunted by Southern Literature? (via hexenhaus)

"Starbuck Disappears" (from 4.19 Daybreak Parts 1 & 2)


do you ever just get really emotional over your internet friends and you sit there by your computer and aggressively wish the absolute best for them in life


I never felt myself to have, as you as you say, a full access to the classical whatever. I was always partially aware of this and that and very aware of being a bad student, a bad researcher, an incomplete scholar, and so a lot of what the thinking that I did about classics or in classics was provisional and patched together and sort of looking over it’s shoulder to be discovered as a fraud, which is the attitude most people have all the time in their lives, I know, about whatever they’re doing, but it’s OK to have that with regard to a body of knowledge, and then just start somewhere, decide that somewhere is the middle, and go ahead with whatever you can grasp of it from there. …

It’s a kind of helter-skelter way of taking in the world—that’s who we are, we’re not renaissance masters anymore, we never will be. We’re not Giordano Bruno. We’re just us in our kitchen with Wikipedia on the stupid web and a bunch of other more respectable sources and we patch it together.

— Anne Carson, talking about her process in answer to a question by Michael Silverblatt on KCRW’s (brilliant) Bookworm program in this interview.

so shake him off.

Buffy Meme - (1/5) Characters → Drusilla
"Run and catch, run and catch, the lamb is caught in the blackberry patch."

"I just miss you,
in a quite
— Vita Sackville-West, Excerpt from a letter to Virginia Woolf  (via brokenfates)
posted 11 months ago via sarark · © hellanne with 26,514 notes

Halloween meme » [3] creepy movies: The Others

Halloween meme » [3] creepy movies: The Others

Our emblem is the serpent, the wisest of creatures; our house colours are emerald green and silver, and our common room lies behind a concealed entrance down in the dungeons. We’re like our emblem, the snake: sleek, powerful, and frequently misunderstood.