"I greet thee, Lord, and bid thee welcome to my heart." -- The Basque sailor's prayer to the Raven King.
daysofstorm:

naturalshocks:

rox712:

thisthatalltheother:

karin-woywod:

tomhiddlestonlokiofjotenheim:

Stupid teenage girls. I know there are at least a few that are actually going for the piece itself, but this just makes me angry. I have always had a very deep love for literature what with having two authors in the family, and I find the antics insulting. It shouldn’t matter who is playing who or what for that matter. I can’t say too much about stupid teenage girls since I’m nineteen, but I’ve grown up and am in my second year of college. So for that, fuck off. Now I’m in a bad mood because of this shit. Okay, RANT OVER. 😡😤😒

Dear Shakespeare-Lovers,
No need to complain about Cumberbatch’s fanbase buying Hamlet tickets.
a) Same as with the demographics of    Tumblr    in general, it probably would surprise you how many of Cumberbatch’s followers are in the 30 to 60 years’ range [ just for example : myself - I am 50 years old ].
b) Many have sat in the audience of Shakespeare theatre productions before. Having an appreciation for Shakespeare and having an appreciation for the acting craft of Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch are not mutually exclusive.
c) When Sir Laurence Olivier played Hamlet, or when Sir Derek Jacobi played Hamlet, a major part of their audiences had come to see those actors in that role, and not just any Hamlet. Why should it be any different with Benedict Cumberbatch, who has years of experience as a theatre actor under his belt ?
d) Regardless of the motivation behind coming, horizons get expanded, and maybe even new interests will get awakened …
e) Even newcomers to the theatre seats can learn theatre etiquette, I daresay most of them possess a natural reticience and politeness anyway.
</rant>

It’s always nice for this 40+ year old to be referred to as a teenager. You guarantee? Really? Piss off Kimberley Percy Clark whoever the fuck you are. Generalizations such as yours are what’s disgusting.

Mwahahahahahahaha!! 47 here.

As a 26-year-old person with an MA in English I’ve just made the decision of being as stupid and fangirly as possible when I get there.


As a PhD in English Literature I shall follow your plan, too, Merilyn.

As a trained dramaturg of 32 tender years, I will fucking cosplay as Screechy Evil Space Sherlock Hamlet when I get there. 

daysofstorm:

naturalshocks:

rox712:

thisthatalltheother:

karin-woywod:

tomhiddlestonlokiofjotenheim:

Stupid teenage girls. I know there are at least a few that are actually going for the piece itself, but this just makes me angry. I have always had a very deep love for literature what with having two authors in the family, and I find the antics insulting. It shouldn’t matter who is playing who or what for that matter. I can’t say too much about stupid teenage girls since I’m nineteen, but I’ve grown up and am in my second year of college. So for that, fuck off. Now I’m in a bad mood because of this shit. Okay, RANT OVER. 😡😤😒

Dear Shakespeare-Lovers,

No need to complain about Cumberbatch’s fanbase buying Hamlet tickets.

a) Same as with the demographics of    Tumblr    in general, it probably would surprise you how many of Cumberbatch’s followers are in the 30 to 60 years’ range [ just for example : myself - I am 50 years old ].

b) Many have sat in the audience of Shakespeare theatre productions before. Having an appreciation for Shakespeare and having an appreciation for the acting craft of Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch are not mutually exclusive.

c) When Sir Laurence Olivier played Hamlet, or when Sir Derek Jacobi played Hamlet, a major part of their audiences had come to see those actors in that role, and not just any Hamlet. Why should it be any different with Benedict Cumberbatch, who has years of experience as a theatre actor under his belt ?

d) Regardless of the motivation behind coming, horizons get expanded, and maybe even new interests will get awakened …

e) Even newcomers to the theatre seats can learn theatre etiquette, I daresay most of them possess a natural reticience and politeness anyway.

</rant>

It’s always nice for this 40+ year old to be referred to as a teenager. You guarantee? Really? Piss off Kimberley Percy Clark whoever the fuck you are. Generalizations such as yours are what’s disgusting.

Mwahahahahahahaha!! 47 here.

As a 26-year-old person with an MA in English I’ve just made the decision of being as stupid and fangirly as possible when I get there.

As a PhD in English Literature I shall follow your plan, too, Merilyn.

As a trained dramaturg of 32 tender years, I will fucking cosplay as Screechy Evil Space Sherlock Hamlet when I get there. 

stele3:

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

(Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow, via madmaudlingoes)

Please Read.

i-want-spankings:

diiscontent:

I want to beat my self harm urges, but I’m having a hard time with that.

So, I’ve come up with an idea.

Everyone who reblogs this post will get their tumblr url written in a notebook.

Every time I feel like relapsing, I will look through the list and choose one at random and look through their blog.

Please, I really think this will help me.

i can’t NOT do this.  <3 good luck to you kid.

(via madmaudlingoes)

dollopheadsandclotpoles:

bonnyanne:

Albus Severus Potter and the curse of the awful name.

"It is our names, Albus, that show which child our parents really hate, far more than our abilities"

I’m adding this one because it’s my favourite 

(Source: queeranora, via hellotailor)

jinn0uchi:

dendropsyche:

OKAY so i just saw the most ridiculous thing at the store today

so we come across this thing

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and we discover you can turn it inside out and

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ITS HELLO KITTY I’Mimage

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HSE’S EVEN GOT HER OWN LITTLE CHICKEN DRUMSTICK IM SO DONE

why the fuck

(via madmaudlingoes)

Anonymous asked: I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since.

cradily:

hingle-mccringle:

eccentricsage:

thefibber:

un-punk:

an-tiarna-na-fainne:

5anddime:

cradily:

"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about

This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).

LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR

VIVA AN GAEILGE

Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.

The loss of the Irish language at this point would be one of British Imperialism’s most devastating triumphs over the Irish people. Cultural Imperialism taught us that we were less, that we were backwards, that our language was that of peasants and vagrants. If we let Irish die it will be the most literal silencing of all. Forgoing our own words for theirs. We should all make the effort to use whatever “cúpla focal” we have, even if all you can say is “An bhfuil cead again dúl go dtí an leithreas.” It is especially important to use Irish on social sites like this. We need to make Irish a living language again. 

Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste, ná Béarla cliste.

This doesn’t even cover it, though… The British also tore down Irish structures and replaced them all with British ones… Even now, all those Irish towns and Irish pubs that we think of as iconic are what the British built.  They also outlawed Irish music and dance, and ordered that all the Irish harps be destroyed. 

Stop moaning about it on fucking Tumblr and learn/teach Irish then! Whining about it on this website isn’t going to change what my ancestors did.

nobodys whining about it we’re discussing the importance of not letting our culture become entirely erased because of what your poxy ancestors did so shut the fuck up and eat your crumpets and tea m8

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