highest hopes; deepest fears

Hey, hi, hello.
Welcome to the randomness that is this blog!

Wanna know what fandoms you can find here?
Well, I'll give you a few examples anyway:
Teen Wolf
various Marvel
Harry Potter
The Hunger Games
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Star Wars

Various topics excerpt:
life things
(inlcuding mental illnesses)
nail polish/make-up
(mostly from my own blog)
funny things

I try to tag spoilers as best as I can.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

In fact, feel free to invade my inbox whenever, with whatever. Except with diet proposals. I don't want to try the Tumblr diet, thank you very much.

I used to write, but now I rarely do. I'd love to get back into it and see where it leads me. Prompt me maybe?



Fans come in every race & gender and go by many names & labels: http://bit.ly/1s3BAq6

At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.
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*bangs fist on table* I WANT COLD WEATHER

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I got tagged by the lovely fonulyn a little while ago and I already feel super bad because I think I’m so late doing this. I’m sorry! Anyway, here we go.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten people, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden
2. “Across the Nightingale Floor” by Lian Hearn
3. “Grass for His Pillow” by Lian Hearn
4. “Brilliance of the Moon” by Lian Hearn
5. “The Harsh Cry of the Heron” by Lian Hearn
6. “Heaven’s Net is Wide” by Lian Hearn
7. “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde
8. “A Place called Freedom” by Ken Follett
9. “Superhero” by Anthony McCarthen
10. “69” by Ryu Murakami

I suppose I’m kinda cheating, since all the Lian Hearn books belong to the same series. But they are amazing and lovely.

I’m not tagging anyone specifically, but if you feel like doing this meme I encourage you to feel tagged by me.

Just when I got a bit better about tumblring again, I get sick. So that’s my excuse for not really being around for the past days. I’m on the mend, but still not feeling too great, so it’ll probably take me another few days to get back into my old rut. Not sure I even want that, but also not sure I don’t want it.

Anyway, I hope you’re doing well, at least physically.

you could have reblogged that from me

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Nous protégeons ceux qui ne peuvent pas se protéger eux-mêmes.

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Allison Argent + favorite outfits: season 1 

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Foreign Words We Could Use in English



  1. Kummerspeck (German)
    Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
  2. Shemomedjamo (Georgian)
    You know when you’re really full, but your meal is just so delicious, you can’t stop eating it?
  3. Tartle (Scots)
    The nearly onomatopoeic word for that panicky hesitation just before you have to introduce someone whose name you can’t quite remember.
  4. Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego)
    This word captures that special look shared between two people, when both are wishing that the other would do something that they both want, but neither want to do.
  5. Backpfeifengesicht (German)
    A face badly in need of a fist.
  6. Iktsuarpok (Inuit)
    You know that feeling of anticipation when you’re waiting for someone to show up at your house and you keep going outside to see if they’re there yet?
  7. Pelinti (Buli, Ghana)
    Your friend bites into a piece of piping hot pizza, then opens his mouth and sort of tilts his head around while making an “aaaarrrahh” noise. The Ghanaians have a word for that. More specifically, it means “to move hot food around in your mouth.”
  8. Greng-jai (Thai)
    That feeling you get when you don’t want someone to do something for you because it would be a pain for them.
  9. Mencolek (Indonesian)
    You know that old trick where you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them? The Indonesians have a word for it.
  10. Faamiti (Samoan)
    To make a squeaking sound by sucking air past the lips in order to gain the attention of a dog or child.
  11. Gigil (Filipino)
    The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is irresistibly cute.
  12. Yuputka (Ulwa)
    A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin.
  13. Zhaghzhagh (Persian)
    The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage.
  14. Vybafnout (Czech)
    A word tailor-made for annoying older brothers—it means to jump out and say boo.
  15. Fremdschämen (German)
    ; Myötähäpeä (Finnish)
    The kindler, gentler cousins of Schadenfreude, both these words mean something akin to “vicarious embarrassment.”
  16. Lagom (Swedish)
    Maybe Goldilocks was Swedish? This slippery little word is hard to define, but means something like, “Not too much, and not too little, but juuuuust right.”
  17. Pålegg (Norweigian)
    Sandwich Artists unite! The Norwegians have a non-specific descriptor for anything – ham, cheese, jam, Nutella, mustard, herring, pickles, Doritos, you name it – you might consider putting into a sandwich.
  18. Layogenic (Tagalog)
    Remember in Clueless when Cher describes someone as “a full-on Monet…from far away, it’s OK, but up close it’s a big old mess”? That’s exactly what this word means.
  19. Bakku-shan (Japanese)
    Or there this Japanese slang term, which describes the experience of seeing a woman who appears pretty from behind but not from the front.
  20. Seigneur-terraces (French)
    Coffee shop dwellers who sit at tables a long time but spend little money.
  21. Ya’arburnee (Arabic)
    This word is the hopeful declaration that you will die before someone you love deeply, because you cannot stand to live without them. Literally, may you bury me.
  22. Pana Po’o (Hawaiian)
    “Hmm, now where did I leave those keys?” he said, pana po’oing. It means to scratch your head in order to help you remember something you’ve forgotten.
  23. Slampadato (Italian)
    Addicted to the UV glow of tanning salons? This word describes you.
  24. Zeg (Georgian)
    It means “the day after tomorrow.” OK, we do have “overmorrow” in English, but when was the last time someone used that?
  25. Cafune (Brazilian Portuguese)
    Leave it to the Brazilians to come up with a word for “tenderly running your fingers through your lover’s hair.”
  26. Koi No Yokan (Japanese)
    The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love.
  27. Kaelling (Danish)
    You know that woman who stands on her doorstep (or in line at the supermarket, or at the park, or in a restaurant)
    cursing at her children? The Danes know her, too.
  28. Boketto (Japanese)
    It’s nice to know that the Japanese think enough of the act of gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking to give it a name.
  29. L’esprit de l’escalier (French)
    Literally, stairwell wit—a too-late retort thought of only after departure.
  30. Cotisuelto (Caribbean Spanish)
    A word that would aptly describe the prevailing fashion trend among American men under 40, it means one who wears the shirt tail outside of his trousers.
  31. Packesel (German)
    The packesel is the person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip. Literally, a burro.
  32. Hygge (Danish)
    Denmark’s mantra, hygge is the pleasant, genial, and intimate feeling associated with sitting around a fire in the winter with close friends.
  33. Cavoli Riscaldati (Italian)
    The result of attempting to revive an unworkable relationship. Translates to “reheated cabbage.”
  34. Bilita Mpash (Bantu)
    An amazing dream. Not just a “good” dream; the opposite of a nightmare.
  35. Litost (Czech)
    Milan Kundera described the emotion as “a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.”
  36. Luftmensch (Yiddish)
    There are several Yiddish words to describe social misfits. This one is for an impractical dreamer with no business sense.

Actually, “Fremdschämen” is Second-hand embarrassment, while Schadenfreude is more like “Haha, I’m very happy this bad stuff happened to you!”

Also: “The day after tomorrow” means “Übermorgen” in German. There’s also “Über-übermorgen” which is “The day after the day after tomorrow”, basically :D