WANTED: An Honest Con Man

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Currently having an existential crisis over what my Real Housewives of _____ tag line would be.

Alison [19] of Bryn Mawr College [17] from NJ.

September 1, 2014 at 5:24pm
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Shakespearean Smackdown

baby got bard

5:22pm
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Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.

As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors.

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School (via bookriot)

There’s a play about this called “Little Women: The Tragedy”, by the feminist theater group Split Britches.  Having read some of her pulpy gothic horror stuff, I can verify that she had a real gift for it!

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I would have given anything for her to bring in that gothic horror out of nowhere in a Little Woman/Good Wives sequel. It would be like Sense, Sensibility and Seamonsters but actually written by Louisa May Alcott. Lets face it - Jo would make an excellent vampire hunter.

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little women

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every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters

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5:10pm
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cpecod:

have you ever had the urge to spoil somebody and buy them everything they’ve ever wanted because they are just so wonderful and you love them a lot and they deserve all of the nice things??? then u realize u are broke and sad

"somebody"

me

why am i looking for satchels when i haven't bought books yet

5:07pm
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"Zou Bisou Bisou."

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iconic television moments mad men and madder women

5:04pm
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If you have any doubt that the hashtag is a frighteningly powerful tool in our modern vocabulary, imagine a person you care about texting you that song’s title line out of the blue: “You’re beautiful.” Now think of the same person texting, “You’re #beautiful.” The second one is jokey, ironic, distant—and hey, maybe that’s what that person was going for. But it also hammers home that point that the internet too often asserts: You’re not as original as you once thought. “Beautiful” is analog, unquantifiable, one-in-a-million. #Beautiful, on the other hand, is crowded terrain. Ten more people have just tweeted about something or someone #beautiful since you started reading this sentence.
As more and more of our daily interactions become text-based — people preferring texting to phone calls, workplaces that rely heavily email and instant messaging—we’re developing ways to stretch our written language so it can communicate more nuance, so we can tell people what we mean without accidentally leading them on or pissing them off. Periods have become more forceful, commas less essential, and over the last few years, the hashtag has morphed into something resembling the fabled sarcasm font—the official keystroke of irony. Putting a hashtag in front of something you text, email, or IM to someone is a sly way of saying “I’m joking,” or maybe more accurately, “I mean this and I don’t at the same time.”

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The #Art of the Hashtag

Thanks to Twitter, the hashtag has become an important linguistic shortcut. But while everyone from Robin Thicke to Beyoncé has used the symbol as part of their art, only a few have truly taken advantage of its culture-jamming possibilities. (via @pitchforkmedia)

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4:55pm
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I rolled over in the sunlight peeking through the curtains and was shocked by how late I’d slept. “I didn’t want to wake you,” Noah, who had been quietly reading next to me, said. “But now that you’re awake, why don’t I make us breakfast?”

yourllbeanboyfriend:

I rolled over in the sunlight peeking through the curtains and was shocked by how late I’d slept. “I didn’t want to wake you,” Noah, who had been quietly reading next to me, said. “But now that you’re awake, why don’t I make us breakfast?”

August 31, 2014 at 5:07pm
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Motto for the year

Motto for the year

1:45pm
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I Knew You Were Trouble/We Are Never Getting Back Together

Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Blake Daniel, Andrew Durand, Preston Sadleir, Barrett Wilbert Weed

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1:39pm
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American Boy (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle

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1:38pm
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brobecks:

it’s approaching fall which means it’s almost “leggings/scarves/snow/uggs/oversized sweaters/pumpkin spice lattes/wanting a boy to cuddle with” season which means it’s also almost “complain about teenage girls and the things they like to do in the fall” season and I want y’all to know I am Not Here For That and I will defend teenage girls forever

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12:47pm
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this season of doctor who: if you thought moffatt didn’t deal with permanency before, wait ‘til you sees how he kills off characters now!!

I wonder how much rent costs to live in the TARDIS annoyed @ execution 2k14

10:25am
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"I dont get along with other girls because girls are so bitchy"

bigbardafree:

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August 30, 2014 at 1:58pm
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technicalldifficulties:

awwww-cute:

My friend’s dog had 14 puppies. This is how they’re kept out of trouble while she cleans the house

oh my god

technicalldifficulties:

awwww-cute:

My friend’s dog had 14 puppies. This is how they’re kept out of trouble while she cleans the house

oh my god

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1:51pm
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If you’re lonely, bored or unhappy, remember you are young. There is so much time to meet new people and go to new places.

— Ezra Koenig (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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