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dancingheartwiththeponies:

I saw this on some website I can’t remember and I had to share it. It’s not mine, but it makes me laugh so much.

THIS IS SO STUPID FUNNY

you think thats great, go see the rest

I need to read all of these.

If you owned a spaceship, what would you call it? Asking for…reasons.

No Lack of Void

ecouter-bien:

It’s the middle of the night and I’m feeling the feels right now thanks to No Lack of Void. I’m torn because I’m gutted that an interesting character as Alistair (though sadly mostly through allusions to his personality/character than from actual screen time) was killed off, but the conversations it provoked about addiction and the meaninglessness of time were really juicy and wonderful.

And the Beckett, oh the Beckett, that was just perfect. I love literary allusions, especially when they’re done well and tie into the story without being clunky or too precious. We get the play, and then we get Alistair’s ghost showing up to have deep exchanges about life (and quoting Hamlet’s father’s ghost - an allusion within an allusion!) under the guise of a chat while Sherlock is waiting for something to happen. He is the optimistic Vladimir to Sherlock’s misanthropic Estragon, cheerfully and artfully probing the deepest recesses of his heart.

But he’s just a ghost, and sadly won’t be around for out of body chats in the future (as much as I’d dig that, I can’t see the writers engaging with the idea). And so Joan is the other Vladimir in this episode. I’m reminded of a scene in the play where Vladimir is concerned for Gogo (Estragon) and is asking him how he came to be beaten and Gogo shouts “Don’t touch me! Don’t question me! Don’t speak to me! Stay with me!” And so Joan breaks a plate and stays with him and we have this incredible scene about the ever present struggle that is life for recovering addicts, the way 30 years can collapse into an instant and everything learnt in that time is forgotten, becomes meaningless - just as in the play Vladimir and Gogo muse on the pointlessness of their waiting only to return the next day to do the very same thing.

And Joan’s monologue about getting up yesterday/today/tomorrow/the day after that, the repetition and actual mundane nature of recovery (and of life) tied in with the earlier part of the quote that Alistair says to Sherlock at the end - also from Vladimir to Estragon - about that very struggle: “Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today? That with Estragon my friend, at this place, until the fall of night, I waited for Godot?…Probably. But in all that what truth will there be? He’ll know nothing.” Playing with the concept that every day is an addicts first day? That it’s a necessary time-loop? 

I’m probably not articulating the connection very well, but it feels clear as day to me. And in the end, Waiting for Godot was always about (for me at least) the tragedy of wasted time, from the pointlessness of lives lived waiting for something to happen instead of actually making it happen (“We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries. But habit is a great deadener.”), and isn’t that what Joan and Alistair were ultimately saying? Do the necessaries, but LIVE your life, live it and don’t wait for or expect bad things to happen - they’re not inevitable.

americanguide:

FISHERFOLK - NEW ENGLAND

The hardihood of the fisherfolk and the sailors is still evident, and the mores of an insular colony remain constant. Manhood, for instance, is determined not by legal age but by the first fishing trip. When a stripling passes this initiation, he takes to smoking a corncob pipe and is recognized as a man, no matter what his age.

Rhode Island, A Guide To the Smallest State (WPA, 1937)

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Michael Cevoli is your Guide to New England. He was born and raised in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and now lives and works on the water in the seafaring town of Warren, Rhode Island. He’s a commercial and editorial photographer and you can follow his work on Tumblr, or on his website.

smooth:

budas soup

smooth:

budas soup

fuckyeahawesomehouses:

More Bookshelves Hiding Secret Rooms

(Source: onekindesign.com)

The Muppets' Jesus Christ Superstar Is A Real Album That Someone Made

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

fuckyeahsugardaddy:

bluesman56:

Durham Cathedral Door knocker on Flickr.

Gimme.

fuckyeahsugardaddy:

bluesman56:

Durham Cathedral Door knocker on Flickr.

Gimme.

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melissaivory:


#I SHIP RIVER/CARMEN NOW

No truer tag has ever been used! 

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melissaivory:

#I SHIP RIVER/CARMEN NOW

No truer tag has ever been used! 

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