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Chronic dreamer. Frustrated writer. Hypochondriac. Stargazer. Bashful snob. Misery reveler. Tenderhearted beast. Fool lover of life. Aspiring optimist.

bisclavret follows:

In no particular order...

  • explore all 59 national parks
  • go to Burning Man
  • kayak at night through bioluminescence
  • hike El camino de Santiago
  • learn French & live in Québec
  • get my law degree
  • marry a man I love ♡
  • explore the catacombs
  • perfect my drawing ability
  • go on an extended sailing trip
  • spring break!!!
  • music festivals - Coachella & SXSW
  • printmaking - learn etching, wood- and linocut, screen printing, & lithography
  • dance at a formal ball/gala
  • learn fashion design & create my own dresses
  • go backpacking in the wilderness
  • learn silversmithing
  • sell my jewelry at a boutique
apr 12 2017 ∞
apr 24 2017 +
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  • Margaret Hale & John Thornton - North and South
  • Jane Eyre & Edward Fairfax Rochester - Jane Eyre
  • Bathsheba Everdene & Gabriel Oak - Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Lucy Honeychurch & George Emerson - A Room with a View
  • Count László Almásy & Katharine Clifton - The English Patient
  • Rick Blaine & Ilsa Lund - Casablanca
  • Rose Tyler & the Tenth Doctor - Doctor Who
  • Fox Mulder & Dana Scully - The X-Files
  • James Bond & Vesper Lynd - Casino Royale
apr 11 2017 ∞
apr 13 2017 +

Novels:

  • Absalom, Absalom! ; As I Lay Dying ; Light in August ; The Sound and the Fury ; William Faulkner
  • Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle ; Lolita ; Pale Fire ; Vladimir Nabokov
  • All the Light We Cannot See , Anthony Doerr
  • Blood Meridian , Cormac McCarthy
  • East of Eden , John Steinbeck
  • Gravity's Rainbow , Thomas Pynchon
  • Infinite Jest , David Foster Wallace
  • Love in the Time of Cholera , Gabriel García Márquez
  • Love Medicine , Louise Erdrich
  • Midnight's Children , Salman Rushdie
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay , Michael Chabon
  • The Handmaid's Tale , Margaret Atwood
  • The Shadow of the Wind , Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being , Milan Kundera
  • The Virgin Suicides , Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle , Haruki Murakami
  • White Noise , Don DeLillo

Short story collections:

apr 13 2017 ∞
apr 24 2017 +
  • a vintage silk kimono
  • an authentic flapper dress
  • opal studs & matching necklace
  • a signature scent (preferably natural)
  • a digital camera
  • a canary yellow, vintage-style road bike
  • publications
    • The New Yorker
    • The Paris Review
  • all-natural nail polish
  • moleskine notebook for writing & sketching
apr 13 2017 ∞
apr 24 2017 +
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Key: favorite first names in bold ; middles seeking combos in italics

  • Adélaïs
  • Aida
  • Aino
  • Allegra
  • Aludra
  • Amaranthe
  • Amaryllis
  • Aminata
  • Angharad
  • Apsara
  • Araminta
  • Arantxa
  • Aurelia
  • Aurembiaix
  • Aveline
  • Aviva
  • Ayame
  • Bathsheba
  • Behati
  • Bélisaire
apr 11 2017 ∞
apr 12 2017 +
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Favorites:

  • American Crime Story
  • Archer
  • Arrested Development
  • Better Call Saul
  • Black Mirror
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Bojack Horseman
  • Breaking Bad
  • Broadchurch
  • Call the Midwife
  • Downton Abbey
  • Fargo
  • Game of Thrones
  • Happy Valley
  • House of Cards
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Luther
  • Mad Men
  • North and South
  • O.J. Simpson: Made in America
apr 11 2017 ∞
may 2 2017 +
  • all 59 U.S. national parks
  • Banff National Park
  • Iceland
  • Ireland ➢ Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Patagonia ➢ Torres del Paine National Park
  • Scotland ➢ Glencoe, Isle of Skye
  • South Africa

under construction...

apr 12 2017 ∞
apr 24 2017 +
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To-watch:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 28 Days Later
  • Amélie
  • American Beauty
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Arrival
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Citizen Kane
  • Django Unchained
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Eastern Promises
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Melancholia
  • Moonlight
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Nocturnal Animals
apr 12 2017 ∞
apr 13 2017 +

Painters:

  • Giorgio de Chirico
  • Chuck Close
  • Lucian Freud
  • The Group of Seven
  • Thomas Hart Benton
  • Edward Hopper
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Georgia O'Keefe
  • Yves Tanguy
  • Vincent Van Gogh

Printmakers:

  • Albrecht Dürer

Photographers:

  • Matthias Haker
  • Sally Mann
  • Kyle Thompson

Illustrators:

apr 13 2017 ∞
apr 24 2017 +
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Key: favorite first names in bold ; middles seeking combos in italics

  • Absolon
  • Alasdair
  • Altair
  • Ambrose
  • Amias
  • Anders
  • Anselm
  • Antares
  • Apollinaire
  • Aravind
  • Ardalion
  • Aristides
  • Asa
  • Auberon
  • Aurélien
  • Azarias
  • Balthazar
  • Bonaventure
  • Boreas
  • Bram
apr 11 2017 ∞
apr 13 2017 +
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  • abandoned buildings
  • agricultural fairs
  • ancient cathedrals
  • antique gowns
  • art deco ➢ Erté illustrations
  • art nouveau design
  • board games
  • bonfires
  • botanical gardens
  • ceramics & pottery
  • cerebral horror films
  • cold winter nights
  • copper bathtubs
  • corgis
  • decaying film
  • elaborate christmas ornaments
  • european folk & pagan costumes ➢ wilder mann photos by Charles Fréger
  • exotic birds
  • folklore & fairytales
  • gargoyles
apr 11 2017 ∞
apr 13 2017 +