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"I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky."


-Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

Maybe the best literary burn ever. Does anyone know of any other good author to author burns though?

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Spent the day at my brother’s new flat, watching him stare baffled and bemused at the broken laptop, the new couch needing assembled, and the light fixtures to be put up. It was kind of adorable so I took pity on him and sorted it all out. All the little sister points to me. Behold my golden aura! Bask! Bask in my light! *strikes a humble pose*

Tagged with: #personal #I actually feel really good about helping my bro out #he's always doing stuff for me #it's nice to be able to repay him somehow 8 hours ago
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#all i see is derek and stiles parenting   #like maybe their kid has done something that should get him grounded - in derek’s opinion   #stiles just finds the whole thing hilarious and tries his best to keep a straight and serious face   #because he knows he won’t get laid otherwise and while derek getting cross with him can be pretty cute an/or hot   #he knows not to push derek’s buttons when he’s being (over)protective of their kids   #so when derek looks at him all grumpy and signals him to say something   #to back him against his (already chastened) kid   #stiles clears his throat and tries not to think about how he’s mostly not followed the conversation in favour of staring at derek’s face   #and contemplating how gorgeous he looks when he’s all concerned and in super dad mode via (hellasterek)

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Especially for @lestarling Here’s some special #bts footage of gorgeous #shellyhennig / #malia from a promo we did that the show decided not to use #teenwolffans #teenwolfnation #teenwolfseason4 #makeupbytc #lovemyjob #lovemycraft x

what does this even have to do with the show?

a promo? strange tbh. reminds me of the yellow wolfsbane flower chris got from that warehouse/greenhouse (the one he supposedly used for kates bullet).

Er…..that’s odd.

both were intended (and might still be) for kates death this season? peter wanted malia to kill her and chris shot her with the bullet, right? or shot at her anyway.

it should be noted that kate wore a lot of blues and purples looking like wolvesbane back in s1, so it’s definitely already something they’ve used.

That girl is poison…..

A promo like this was probably intended to either be a series of character portraits (one for several) OR a promo like the other ones Teen Wolf did that were vaguely related to the plot but more image-based than actual “We’re totally going to have someone wearing a red dress be zipped up in a body bag.” or “We’ll have Scott drown himself while a wolf barks.” So I can imagine the shot would be centered around where Malia is opening a locked cage and pushing free with flowing fabric the same tone as the credits behind her. (Filters and zoom change the image.)

It could have meant to be indicative of Malia uncaging herself by controlling her shift. OR, as was a big theme, they filmed this and then played them backwards for effect. While you could say “It was meant to be taken forwards” I think it’s handier to see it as them playing it backwards for the full effect.

Therefore this would have been Malia pushing at the cage doors that swing shut around her free-flowing form, suggesting that Humanity is the Cage for her. Playing it backwards would give it more of an ethereal effect, that while she should be flowing forwards the cage is moving in front of her.

Or it could have been one of those “MTV wants character shots” like the Vampire Diaries did for all their guys that had nothing to do with the show itself.

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jim and jamie dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves”, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the idaho wilderness of yellowstone. they came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above devoted to family.

"only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "they are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. this is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. the bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."

they add, “rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. so often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” the dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.

but as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the american west, their public demonetization continues.  say the dutchers, “as we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves we with the widest audience possible.”

it’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire yellowstone ecosystem. wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey. 

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The frog and the ox.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

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So… Jeff said that the scene with Stiles and Derek is inspired by An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. It’s the story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to death by hanging from Owl Creek Bridge. 

When he is hanged, the rope breaks. Farquhar falls into the water. He’s able to free himself and escape. He attempts to reach his home 30 miles away. During his journey through the day and night, he is fatigued, footsore, and famished, urged on by the thought of his wife and children.

He begins experiencing strange physiological events, hearing unusual noises from the wood, and believes he has fallen asleep while walking. He wakes to see his perfectly preserved home, with his beautiful and youthful wife outside.

As he runs forward to reach her, he suddenly feels a searing pain in his neck; a white light flashes, and everything goes black.

It is revealed that Farquhar never escaped at all; he imagined the entire third part of the story during the time between falling through the bridge and the noose finally breaking his neck.

Peyton is Derek… Stiles is the one “he runs forward to”.

Farquhar’s wife. It is her image and thoughts of his children that Farquhar returns to at his moment of greatest desperation.

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Anonymous: i think stiles would also get extremely turned on if Derek puts his hand on his thigh



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It’s not like they’re dating or anything, but their friendship has come a long way from I-don’t-trust-you-you-don’t-trust-me. Stiles thought he buried that little crush long ago, went off and had real relationships, went to college, did all that jazz. Coming back to Beacon Hills and hanging out with Derek as an adult is nice, okay, and Stiles isn’t expecting more than friendship.

He’s kind of thrown off by how easy it is to fall for Derek the more time they spend together, but Stiles keeps his feelings under wraps, doesn’t want to make it weird. 

So it takes Stiles completely by surprise when Derek is driving him home from what turned into a weekly beer-and-bowling thing, the top forties are playing on the radio, there hasn’t been any supernatural ridiculousness for two weeks, the wind is blowing through Stiles’ hair, and then Derek just casually places his hand on Stiles’ thigh. Thumb slightly moving in a steady caress. Derek. Caressing his thigh. 

It feels so natural and normal and affectionate that Stiles doesn’t even notice for a few seconds, and when he does he automatically reaches out as if to take Derek’s hand in his and whoa wait what is he doing? 

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