Honestly, you look better than you have in years. You look alive.

Every French Novel Ever

The table of contents for every French novel ever.

1. The Emptiness And Banalities Of Rural Life Are Disgusting

2. The Baroness Is Seduced

3. The Student’s Slow, Painful Disillusionment Takes Place Over A Marvelous Nine-Course Banquet

4A Casual Remark Drives The Gendarme To Suicide

5. An Anti-Semitic Aside

6. A Young Woman Cynically Eats A Pheasant

7. A Mid-Level Bureaucrat Tells A Harmless Lie That Results In The Death Of Dozens

8. Liberties Are Delightfully Taken

9. A Prostitute Remembers The Past Fondly

10. A Charming Letter Is Received With Malice

11. A Symbol Of Human Decency Dies Horribly

12. Nothing Is As It Seems

13. Satisfaction Proves Elusive To The Country Doctor

14. Convention Is Overturned

15. Nothing Is Any Good And Here Is An Exhaustive Description Of The Internal Rules Governing The Parisian Baker’s Union

16. 400 Pages Analyzing Waterloo

17. The Bishop’s Atheism Is Revealed Over A Listless Game Of Cards

18. Suicide: Why Not?

19. The Affair Becomes Less Exciting As Time Wears On

20. Time Wears On

21. The Libertine Plucks The Lace At His Cuffs And Laughs Lightly Before Dying

22. The Baroness Is Corrupted

23. The Hypocrisies And Machinations Of Court Life Are Disgusting

24. The Baroness Is Disgraced

goblin-techies:

inside cover of All Hail West Texas

Believe in yourself. You can get out if you’re committed to the effort. There are no windows or doors and the walls are on fire. I love you. I loved you. You can’t make me leave. Drive out to the airport. Take the train down here if you get a chance.Stay wherever the hell you are. Stay wherever the hell you are. Take the train down here if you get a chance. Drive out to the airport. You can’t make me leave. I loved you. I love you. There are no windows or doors and the walls are on fire. You can make it out if you’re committed to the effort. It’s easy to get out if you just believe in yourself. You have really let yourself go. You are not what you used to be. You are lovely beyond compare, beyond compare, beyond compare. We have no house. Our house would be a lovely Southwestern ranch if it had a roof. Our house is a lovely Southwestern ranch. I’ll take as much of this as I can possibly bear. I am going to take this a little while longer. I am not going to take this any more. 

goblin-techies:

inside cover of All Hail West Texas

Believe in yourself. You can get out if you’re committed to the effort. There are no windows or doors and the walls are on fire. I love you. I loved you. You can’t make me leave. Drive out to the airport. Take the train down here if you get a chance.Stay wherever the hell you are. Stay wherever the hell you are. Take the train down here if you get a chance. Drive out to the airport. You can’t make me leave. I loved you. I love you. There are no windows or doors and the walls are on fire. You can make it out if you’re committed to the effort. It’s easy to get out if you just believe in yourself. You have really let yourself go. You are not what you used to be. You are lovely beyond compare, beyond compare, beyond compare. We have no house. Our house would be a lovely Southwestern ranch if it had a roof. Our house is a lovely Southwestern ranch. I’ll take as much of this as I can possibly bear. I am going to take this a little while longer. I am not going to take this any more. 

20aliens:

Restoration room, St. Petersburgby Andrew Moore

20aliens:

Restoration room, St. Petersburg
by Andrew Moore

[15 June 1977]

Begin anywhere. It will unravel.

—Robert Creeley, letter quoted by Sherman Paul in The Lost America of Love: Rereading Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, and Robert Duncan (via heteroglossia)

architectureofdoom:

Rudnichny, Kirov Oblast, Russia

architectureofdoom:

Rudnichny, Kirov Oblast, Russia

detailsofpaintings:

Frederic Leighton, Elijah in the Wilderness (detail)
1877-78

detailsofpaintings:

Frederic Leighton, Elijah in the Wilderness (detail)

1877-78

Thank you, Mr. Sputnik. You will never know how big a noise you made. You gave us a shock which hit many people as hard as Pearl Harbor. You hit our pride a frightful blow. You suddenly made us realize that we are not the best in everything. You reminded us of an old-fashioned American word, humility.

You woke us up out of a long sleep.

You made us realize a nation can talk too much, too long, too hard about money. A nation, like a man, can grow soft and complacent. It can fall behind when it thinks it is Number One in everything. Comrade Sputnik, you taught us more about the Russians in one hour than we had learned in forty years.

—"Thank You, Mr. Sputnik", Gabriel Heatter/January 1958 (via demons)

shitshilarious:

queerqueerspawn:

james-tiqueerius:

queerqueerspawn:

glampersand:

glowcloud:

kittiesinqueerland:

robalyn:

the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.

new york to haiti

greenland is right out

ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want

Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.

Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.

In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:

As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.

Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.

shitshilarious:

queerqueerspawn:

james-tiqueerius:

queerqueerspawn:

glampersand:

glowcloud:

kittiesinqueerland:

robalyn:

the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.

new york to haiti

greenland is right out

ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want

Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.

Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?

There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.

In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:

As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.

Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.

englishsnow:

art meme: 2/? colors: blue

Albert Fuller Graves - On the Deck; Henri Le Sidaner - Les vieilles maisons, Quimperlé; Ambrose McEvoy - Elizabeth JohnsonSøren Emil Carlsen - The Ocean at Sunrise; Anton Von Maron - Anna Pieri Brognole Sale; Rosalba Carriera - Maria Theresa, Archduchesse of Habsburg; Anthony van Dick - Portrait of Marie-Louis de Tassis; Jean-Honoré Fragonard - Les Hasards Heureux de l’Escarpolette; John Singleton Copley - Mrs. Daniel Sargent

notbecauseofvictories replied to your post “What is the problem with saints?”

your answers to this question are consistently a+

I feel like we all learn a lot on this journey together. There are just so many problems with saints to explore. Nearly a hundred. Probably just one less than a hundred, actually. 

elucipher replied to your post “What is the problem with saints?”

this is sublime

surely you mean subleyeme

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