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California Diaries Fic Exchange

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We’re hosting a California Diaries fic exchange over at cadiaries_exchange on Dreamwidth! (You do not need a Dreamwidth account to sign up.)

Sign ups: Now until November 1

Fics due: February 13

Minimum word count: 2,000

More info: here!


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Most times, it’s just a lot easier not to let the world know what’s wrong.
— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via simply-quotes)
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facesofthevictorianera:

Miscellaneous Photographs by Lady Clementina Harwarden, a famous female photographer of the 1860s. 

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Jily Royalty Fest Works Masterlist →

fetchalgernon:

Oneshot Fic

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Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies

Al Capone  (via hefuckin)

This has been my favorite quote since 9th grade

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mermaidastrology:

The earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, wish to make their home environment as comforting as possible. They often become stressed when spending too much time outside of home and need a quiet place to retreat back to. 


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shanhammer:

i-dont-have-to-do-boo:

peabodysfedora:

detectivewho:

dblaksle:

guys remember when Lemony Snicket filled an entire page with evers? 

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I do.

Who cares about the page filled with evers? Lemony Snicket just made two whole pages black.

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He don’t give a shit.

And that time he repeated an entire passage about deja vu to give the reader deja vu

Yep

What a serious of unnecessary events

Maybe he had trouble reaching his word count for the day.


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themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

#linguistics #a.k.a. how I learned to stop worrying and love the evolution of the English language without being a discriminatory elitist jerk (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.

ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.

the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 

"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get

"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.

"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."

Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 

"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.

Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

  (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

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siriusblaack:

An Endless List of My Favorite Characters

8/: Luna Lovegood

“Oooh, look, a Blibbering Humdinger!” 

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# Harry Potter# Luna Lovegood