Ecstasy. From the Greek Ekstasis. Meaning not what you think. Meaning not euphoria or sexual climax or even happiness. Meaning literally: a state of displacement, of being driven out of one’s senses.


Jeffrey Eugenides (via entelechies) (via elucipher)

#(ἔκστασις is slippery even in ancient greek; insisting on a ‘pure’ etymology feels like splitting hairs)


pearl-nautilus:

Agatized fossilized coral.

pearl-nautilus:

Agatized fossilized coral.


sssssssshhhhhhhhh:

fuckin-pasta:

2k58:

thank you

YOU TOOK THE DOTS OFF THE BOWL

This gives me such a sense of satisfaction is that weird

Especially the cars


windows-vriska:

kristintastic:

windows-vriska:

"so… are you REALLY a lesbian?" no. i am actually 16 praying mantises disguised in a human suit. i am sorry for deceiving you

you must be really small then…only 16?!

please do not belittle our efforts. we are trying our best


kates-barbaric-yawp:

kates-barbaric-yawp:

PSA: if you are friends with an artist of any kind

never

never

never

never

tell them to their face that something they made is bad

I don’t care if it looks like it was created by a five year old

I don’t care if they’ve made stuff miles better

DONT. FUCKING. DO. IT.

Additional PSA:

"I don’t think this color works." Or "this component of your work isn’t proportional." Or "I’m not liking the composition" is constructive criticism

"This piece lacks soul and tbh is pretty bad" isn’t constructive criticism and is just shitty no matter how much you backpedal

Constructive criticism is constructive because it tells you what parts specifically you can improve. If you’re going to call a comment constructive criticism, make sure it’s actually fucking constructive

who the flying fuck said that to you I’m v angry on your behalf right now


Anonymous asked:
your blog is phenomenal

Thank you, anon! I think you’re phenomenal :D

(also, I think “phenomenal” is a phenomenal word.)

It takes a very rare kind of person to appreciate the haphazard patchwork of nerdery that is my blog, so I’m glad you’re enjoying it!


darjeelingandcoke asked:
Tell us one of these 'awkward stories.' :)

oh gosh. um, assuming you’re referring to the “totally can’t tell when people are flirting” post… most are pretty boring, and the few that aren’t boring are too embarrassing even for the internet.


sirartwork:

Because I could.

sirartwork:

Because I could.


tamorapierce:

owning-my-truth:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

SHARE THIS!

Don’t let them get away with this.  Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal.  JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.


French Friend: well, the total cost of me going to Med school is about 406 a year -
American Friend: THOUSAND?
French Friend: Um, no. 406 Euro. It sounds a little high but it covers the cost of my textbooks, extra classes and most of my housing. How much is it for you?