23rd April, 2014

I finally did it!

I got invested in Game of Thrones! It took months, and several tries, but I’m trudging through the first season! Once it’s the summer, I’m going to steal someone’s copies of the books and blast through them all.

I still maintain that good is more interesting than evil therefore the book’s/show’s premise is at best problematic, but

sansa and arya stark

23rd April, 2014


There’s a book called Ugly as Sin about the atrocities of modernist church architecture that I’ve been dying to read for a long time but had forgotten the title of and therefore couldn’t find. Today I finally found it again, and stumbled across this post which talks about it (just ignore the painfully uniformed comments.) A friend of mine strongly recommends the book, so even though I haven’t read it yet, I’m recommending it to you, too.

Edit: also worth reading.

Edit again: another worthwhile article.

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22nd April, 2014

Anonymous asks:

taking on debt to study abroad i not smart. kid, you can't afford it.


If I took that logic, I would never have gotten any education at all. 

It’s study abroad in a foreign country which speaks my target language. It is absolutely imperative for me to achieve fluency. 

I am scared of the money I’ll be taking out, but I definitely think it’s worth it. 


oh anon. oh you sweet, dear, summer child. 

if you’re a student in the US, you are almost definitely already in debt. you’re just slightly increasing the debt. and many times, studying abroad is a requirement for your major. 

get your uneducated, typo’d innocence out of here :)

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