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swanjolras:

HEY HEY HEY HEYYYYYYYY MY FAVORITE QUEER DRUNK ASSHOLE POET TURNED 450 TODAY (and let me tell you, there is a lot of competition for the title “favorite queer drunk asshole poet”)

BUT as we all know, there is some controversy over who ACTUALLY wrote shakespeare’s plays!

so in order to mark this SERIOUS and LEGITIMATE issue, i have compiled the most likely theories in this comprehensive list:

  • in julius caesar, cassius says, “this is my birthday; on this very day cassius was born.” on that same day, cassius DIES. guess who else was not only born on april 23, but died april 23?? that’s right, shakespeare. english playwright? or ancient roman ghost bent on revenge? YOU BE THE JUDGE.
  • shakespeare married a woman called anne hathaway. BATMAN ALSO MARRIED ANNE HATHAWAY. have you ever seen shakespeare and batman in the same place at the same time??????
  • lived in london? totally encountered prostitutes several times? probably spoke english? william shakespeare……. or JACK THE RIPPER
  • uh, excuse me, an uneducated glovemaker’s son couldn’t possibly have written the 38 works of art attributed to shakespeare. please consider instead this picture of a cat pushing another cat in a shopping cart. you’re welcome.
  • ””“”“”“”“”“president obama????”“”“”“”“” more like PRESIDENT WILLIAMSHAKESPOBAMA. wake UP, america
  • aliens.
  • ME I’M WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE I HAVE BEEN SHAKESPEARE ALL ALONG AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU FOOLS YOU IGNORANT FOOLS

unreasonablyme:

Deathless (a mock ost) -  "Just you wait. Papa Koschei is coming, coming, coming, over the hills on his red horse, and he’s got bells on his boots and a ring in his pocket, and he knows your name, Marya Morevna.”

Tracklist: 

Part I {1. Intro/four sisters 2. The Birds 3. Choose to see 4. The Owl/ Arrival of Koschei 5. Sweetness}
Part II {6. Koschei’s country 7. Hunting 8. Madame Lebedeva 9. Chairman Yaga 10. Yelenas 11. Remember this 12. My mate 13. Three bodies} 
Part III {14. Bride of Darkness 15. War 16. Ivan 17. I have come for the girl in the window}
Part IV {18. Two Husbands 19. Who is to rule? 20. Take me} 
Part V {21. Life is like that 22. I always die 23. Life is not like that }
Part VI {24. Viy’s country 25. Hands would touch 26. Credits/Maiden of Myth

Listen

THE RAVEN CYCLE QUOTES
Want

"He was full of so many wants, too many to prioritize, and so they all felt desperate. To not have to work so many hours, to get into a good college, to look right in a tie, to not still be hungry after eating the thin sandwich he’d brought to work, to drive the shiny Audi that Gansey had stopped to look at with him once after school, to go home, to have hit his father himself, to own an apartment with granite countertops and a television bigger than Gansey’s desk, to belong somewhere, to go home, to go home, to go home.” - Adam

freesoul1705:

Books have to be heavy by Moonlight-Traveller

#lit 

“Masha, listen to me. Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight? When I paint my eyes to match my soup, it is not because I have nothing better to do than worry over trifles. It says, I belong here, and you will not deny me. When I streak my lips red as foxgloves, I say, Come here, male. I am your mate, and you will not deny me. When I pinch my cheeks and dust them with mother-of-pearl, I say, Death, keep off, I am your enemy, and you will not deny me. I say these things, and the world listens, Masha. Because my magic is as strong as an arm. I am never denied.” 

❝ I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it. ❞
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (via loveage-moondream)

For a year I have called every black tree Marya Morevna; I have looked for your face in the patterns of the ice.

❝ I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. ❞
George Orwell, 1984  (via larmoyante)

theb00kn00k:

Read in 2014 [#4] The Darkest Minds

"The darkest minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces."

#lit #queued 

teachingliteracy:

Books in Athens by Sistema Bibliotecario on Flickr.

#lit 

theclassicreader:

powells:

Renee’s New Year’s resolution: read more classics.

I approve this message.

#lit 

maseashford:

Books meme » Twenty male characters [1/20] | Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle)

Something about Noah’s uneasy face reminded him of the frightened faces surrounding him, hornets on his skin, the sky blue as death above him. A long, long time ago, he’d been given another chance, and lately, the weight of needing to make it matter felt heavier. 

neitherheavenorhell:

THE DARKEST MINDS NEVER FADE IN THE AFTERLIGHT

#lit #queued