• before
    • tidy up my desktop and put things away
    • make a note of all of my add-ons on chrome and firefox
    • export my bookmarks on both firefox and chrome
    • gather up my folders into one big folder and export it to my external harddrive
    • get stickers to put on him :>
    • pet victor and tell him he was a good boy and that even though this is happening i still really love him (I'M SORRY FOR TYPING THIS ON YOU LIL' BUDDY)
  • after
    • download
      • firefox
      • chrome
feb 5 2013 ∞
may 22 2013 +
  • beeswax
  • buddy
  • bumblebee
  • cherry
  • cottage
  • dearest
  • doodlebug
  • flicker
  • forests
  • fresh
  • friend (when used as an addressing word, like 'dude', 'bro', 'dear')
  • frolic
  • gently
  • hi
  • home
  • honey
  • jimmies (instead of 'sprinkles')
  • loaf (as in bread, rather than the verb)
  • nifty
  • plump
dec 19 2012 ∞
jun 15 2014 +
  • relax in the bathtub with a bath bomb and/or bubblebath.
    • if that's not appealing enough, take a long, super-hot shower. use nice-smelling and moisturising bodywash.
  • watch one of your sillier or self-indulgent movies.
  • bake cookies.
    • eat some while they're warm.
  • put on your ipod and take a walk. (ideally in the early morning, with hoodie weather.)
    • play zombies, run! if you need to expel some energy.
  • light some candles.
  • draw, but with coloured pencils or crayons.
  • organise or re-organise something. (your ...
sep 5 2012 ∞
sep 12 2012 +
  • painting
    • acrylics
    • watercolours
      • button colours
    • white gouache (possible gouache in general?)
    • brushes
    • canvas
    • watercolour paper
    • masking fluid
    • oils, eventually
    • more brushes
  • coloured art pens
  • more fine-tipped pens
  • a couple nice sketchbooks
  • charcoal
  • electric pencil sharpener
  • brown paper, maybe
oct 17 2011 ∞
sep 10 2012 +
  • get my driver's license
  • and a job, before school
  • see les mis on broadway
  • chop all my hair off
  • have non-commissioned fanart created for the railverse
  • eat at voodoo doughnuts
  • get some friendship/hemp bracelets and wear them 24/7
  • see a show on broadway
    • (i'm going to see newsies and droog in march!!)
  • go urban exploring with a few friends and a camera
  • take a lengthy roadtrip
  • do more things for the needy (collect/make food for the hungry, donate to more charities, donate books and/or toys to shelters for kids or underprivileged families during christmas, get care boxes together...
oct 9 2011 ∞
aug 29 2013 +
  • absently
  • adoration
  • adorn
  • adventuresome
  • aesthetics
  • albeit
  • alcove
  • amaranth
  • amidst
  • anachronism
  • apothecary
  • apt
  • archaic
  • assemblage
  • assuage
  • asunder
  • aubergine
  • axolotl
  • banter
  • beastly
  • befuddle
oct 8 2011 ∞
apr 25 2012 +
  • first edition copy of peter and wendy from 1911, purchased with two quarters
  • my stuffed orca whale
  • a brown-spotted conch shell
  • tiny wood box with coins from the 'tooth faerie'
  • prepare the preparations insert signed by ludo
  • handmade hoodie for the amanda palmer concert signed by ms. afp and mr. steven themselves
  • a photoalbum compiled as a child
  • my bottle of feathers
  • yellow duck umbrella from chinatown (nyc)
  • smiles from strangers
  • yellow submarine merch from christmas one year
  • tickets from concerts
    • the movie ticket for the first harry pott...
oct 8 2011 ∞
dec 11 2012 +
  • dead butterflies on the ground
  • bitter wind in the dark
  • alone in wide open spaces at night
  • heartache endings
  • keys without a lock
  • too many feathers scattered on the ground (dead birds)
  • wilting flowers in vases
  • old books with ripped pages
  • red noses and eyes after crying
  • that moment of realisation after waking up from a beautiful dream
  • stuck piano keys
  • overwhelming loneliness late into the night
  • broken pocketwatches
  • family i've never met, young and smiling, in black and white photographs
  • reaching the end of a particularly good series
  • rotting pumpkins after halloween
oct 8 2011 ∞
oct 8 2011 +
  • fog in the early morning
  • thunderstorms
  • grey skies heavy with the promise of rain
  • special songs
  • good books
  • exquisite cottages
  • new sketchbooks
  • fresh art supplies
  • getting lost with friends
  • letters
  • skulls
  • moonlight
  • clear skies during the night
  • contentedness
  • moss between toes
  • raindrops on a tin roof
  • finding feathers
  • hugs
  • bruises
  • baking while home alone
oct 8 2011 ∞
dec 11 2012 +
  • the tag i use for poetry on tumblr is 'delicious words'
    • (i use that since i want to take those words and swallow them whole, cradle them in my gut so that every time i breathe i can feel them move.)
mar 20 2013 ∞
mar 20 2013 +

(the animated ones, and not including pixar, as it would be too difficult otherwise.)

  • lilo & stitch
  • the princess and the frog
  • mulan
  • wreck-it ralph
  • tangled
  • atlantis: the lost empire
  • the lion king
  • hercules
  • tarzan
  • brother bear
feb 25 2013 ∞
jan 14 2014 +

(i dislike myself so profoundly that i figure i may as well make this, so i can look at it when questions like 'what do you like about yourself?' make me pause.)

  • i find the colour of my eyes to be pretty (hazel, a ring of brown around the pupil with the rest a dusty green colour).
  • i think my freckles are cute.
  • i'm fairly intelligent; i read harry potter in first grade, took a few college classes while in high school, have an above-average iq, and got a 1990 the first time i took my sats, while only attending school online and not taking any preparatory classes.
    • (i considered taking the sats again and aiming for an ivy league score (2000+) but was so constantly anxious at the time that i didn't bother.)
jan 2 2013 ∞
feb 6 2014 +
  • trinket boxes
    • jewelry boxes
      • ALL OF THE BOXES
  • vintage signs
  • earrings
    • tardis
    • feathers
  • candles
    • wood-wicks!
  • rainbow mugs
  • roll-on perfumes
  • ALL OF THE TRINKETS
    • tiny figurines and little wooden toys
  • plants
    • succulents
oct 21 2011 ∞
dec 17 2012 +
  • button colours
  • clover honey
  • from where once was
  • honey butter
  • hot cereal
  • mountain laurel
  • 'once again to zelda' (f. scott fitzgerald's dedication to her in the great gatsby )
  • '[...]or there and back again' (second part of the full title of the hobbit )
  • pudding cup
    • what's up, puddin' cup?
  • soft drinks
  • sun shower
  • 'the woods are lovely, dark, and deep' ( stopping by woods on a snowy evening , robert frost)
  • wood wick
sep 10 2012 ∞
feb 6 2014 +
  • citrus fruit, especially oranges and clementines
  • old books
  • woodsmoke
  • ripe peaches
  • clean rain (petrichor) (i specify 'clean' as there's a type of rain that sort of smells like... worms and mildew? it's kind of hard to describe.)
  • earthy forests
  • fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies or brownies
  • graphite (when it signifies working on an art project)
  • gasoline
  • coffee
  • clean sheets fresh from the laundry
  • indian restaurants
  • fragant jasmine rice
  • the spice sections at grocery stores
  • corn flour
oct 19 2011 ∞
jan 11 2013 +
  • rocks from the backyard or creek beds
    • pretty, polished stones from gift shops
  • feathers
  • candles
  • beanie babies
  • sprinkles
  • books
    • cookbooks
    • art books
      • especially from pixar movies
  • notebooks and sketchbooks (mostly empty)
  • seashells
  • nail polishes
  • dvds
  • crinoids
  • birthday cards
  • sweet smiles from strangers
  • tiny little trinkets
oct 11 2011 ∞
jul 17 2013 +
  • listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go e.e. cummings, pity this busy monster, manunkind
  • everybody has a secret world inside of them. all of the people of the world, i mean everybody. no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. not just one world. hundreds of them. thousands maybe. neil gaiman, the sandman
  • i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. sarah williams, the old astronomer
  • well, you'll remember me a little. i'll be a story in your head. but that's okay: we're all stories, in the end. just make it a good one, eh? 'cause it was, you know. it was the best. the daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. eleventh doctor, doctor who
  • the way i see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. the good thi... eleventh doctor, doctor who
oct 9 2011 ∞
feb 6 2014 +
  • sun-baked dirt roads with the sky stretching out ahead
  • ducking underwater at night; surfacing and looking up at the stars
  • that exact moment at a concert where the band comes out on stage and they launch into the first song.
  • back roads at night with a car full of friends and an excellent playlist
  • grey skies that hold the promise of rain
  • cold fingers and toes under a comforter on a winter morning
  • the exact moment when a song strikes just right
  • forests that smell like damp and woods and moss and dirt
  • decorating cupcakes late at night right before going to sleep
  • sore muscles and tired to the bone, knowing you can sleep as long as you want
  • a thick layer of snow, unblemished in the...
oct 8 2011 ∞
dec 17 2012 +
  • succulents
    • (just as pretty as flowers, but not as hard to care for)
  • leave-in shampoo
  • body lotion/butter
  • worn, over-sized sleeping shirts
  • ice cream
  • soft blankets
  • doodles and notes from friends and family
  • upbeat, happy music
    • the katamari damacy soundtrack
  • cartoons and animated movies
    • adventure time
    • gravity falls
  • nice-smelling candles or air freshener
  • purring kitties and panting puppies
jan 14 2014 ∞
jan 14 2014 +
  • monsters, inc. (this movie trumps for its ending alone)
  • wall-e
  • the incredibles
  • up
  • brave
  • ratatouille
  • finding nemo
  • toy story 2
  • monsters university
  • toy story 3
  • toy story
  • cars
  • a bug's life
  • cars 2
feb 26 2013 ∞
aug 29 2013 +
  • i have fallen in love with words just about as much as i have fallen over my own feet
    • (this is a lot of times)
jan 18 2013 ∞
jan 18 2013 +
  • book series
    • artemis fowl
    • cardcaptor sakura
    • harry potter
    • the series of unfortunate events
      • especially lemony snicket's unauthorised autobiography
  • calvin & hobbes collections
    • as well as foxtrot, garfield, life in hell (groening), the far side, and amphigorey
  • capture the flag (star trek the next generation: starfleet academy #4)
  • cloudy with a chance of meatballs
    • pickles over pittsburgh
  • gus was a friendly ghost
  • holes
dec 17 2012 ∞
feb 6 2014 +

boyish

  • aidan
  • benjamin
  • brendon
  • elijah
  • gabriel
    • gabe
  • klaus
  • matthias
  • maxwell
  • micah
  • nathaniel
  • nicholas
  • oliver
  • otto
  • samuel
  • simon
  • theo(dore)
    • teddy
sep 12 2012 ∞
apr 3 2013 +

it contains little things that i found whilst cleaning my room, all in a box around two inches tall. it was part of an bug collecting kit i had, made for inspecting insects (with a magnifying glass in the lid and air holes). its contents:

  • a (comparatively) large chunk of amethyst (my birth stone)
  • a clear marble with a blue stripe down the middle
  • two metal buttons from old clothes
    • one shaped like a flower
    • a rounded one with an intricate design on the top
  • a teeny tiny bivalve shell
  • an aluminum die
  • a small, deeply dark blue-coloured stone
  • a guitar pick i lifted from a show when it was thrown into the audience
  • a wooden beetle from an old, broken toy b...
oct 11 2011 ∞
oct 13 2011 +
  • handle
    • riverholly92
  • wand
    • 12 (1/4) inches
    • yew
    • unicorn hair
    • surprisingly swishy
      • (i really enjoyed the dichotomy of my wand-- unicorn hair makes mild, calm wands that're the least susceptible to dark magic, yet yew wands have a reputation for dark and fearsome magic, powerful, like the elder wand. at the very least, my wand is going to be very faithful to me.)
  • house
    • hufflepuff
oct 9 2011 ∞
dec 28 2012 +
  • i'm walking down the sidewalk, with a destination but without a hurry and pandora's playing me this fantastic new song. it's raining and even above the music i can hear the wind above and scattering leaves on the ground, but the trees are keeping me dry and secluded.
  • floating on my back in her pool, voices and music mixed but muffled by the water-- staring at the leaves and the stars above while the lights around cast a soft glow on absolutely everything.
  • i'm taking a walk, ill-advised but i wanted to, watching from the bus as the wind whipped branches into a frenzy-- i'm walking down the road, the leaves are dancing and i can hear the wind, feel it even in my bones and i'm laughing, laughing so hard, feeling so light, and the wind steals it all away and i can't even care.
  • sitting quietly in the back of the car as...
oct 8 2011 ∞
nov 29 2012 +
  • anteaters
  • axolotls
  • bats
    • honduran white
    • pipistrelle
  • bears
    • black
    • giant panda
    • sun
  • birds
    • crows and ravens
    • falcons
    • hawks
    • owls
      • barn
    • puffins
    • songbirds
oct 8 2011 ∞
feb 6 2014 +
  • i'm not religious, but i used to pray every night for almost two years, sometimes to the portrait of the grandmother and grandfather i never met at the end of the hallway.
  • i have a soft spot for really obnoxious pop music. and rom-coms (sometimes).
  • i'm a hufflepuff (but a huffleclaw at heart).
  • i have a very specific way of eating pretty much everything. there's a lot of eating things towards the middle and picking things apart with my hands.
  • i'm the type of person who, once finding something they like at a restaurant, will proceed to order that thing over and over again. that, plus having a social phobia, makes being as adventuresome as i'd like to be rather problematic, but i try in my own little ways.
  • i enjoy plotting out music videos in my h...
oct 8 2011 ∞
may 15 2013 +