GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS

(Source: findulias)

@ boston common, september 2013

(Source: ihatebastille)

jainz:

Woman speaks out against misogynistic abuse and is met with misogynistic abuse from men who believe misogynistic abuse doesn’t exist and that she should stop making them look bad.

bastilleislyfe asked:
How long did you have to wait to meet Dan?

About three hours. The concert ended at 11 and they came outside around 2 in the morning. 


daaaaaanxsmith:

(c) Gregory Nolan 2013

(Source: ihatebastille)

Most writers were the kids who easily, almost automatically, got A’s in English class. (There are exceptions, but they often also seem to be exceptions to the general writerly habit of putting off writing as long as possible.) At an early age, when grammar school teachers were struggling to inculcate the lesson that effort was the main key to success in school, these future scribblers gave the obvious lie to this assertion. Where others read haltingly, they were plowing two grades ahead in the reading workbooks. These are the kids who turned in a completed YA novel for their fifth-grade project. It isn’t that they never failed, but at a very early age, they didn’t have to fail much; their natural talents kept them at the head of the class.

This teaches a very bad, very false lesson: that success in work mostly depends on natural talent. Unfortunately, when you are a professional writer, you are competing with all the other kids who were at the top of their English classes. Your stuff may not—indeed, probably won’t—be the best anymore.

If you’ve spent most of your life cruising ahead on natural ability, doing what came easily and quickly, every word you write becomes a test of just how much ability you have, every article a referendum on how good a writer you are. As long as you have not written that article, that speech, that novel, it could still be good. Before you take to the keys, you are Proust and Oscar Wilde and George Orwell all rolled up into one delicious package. By the time you’re finished, you’re more like one of those 1940’s pulp hacks who strung hundred-page paragraphs together with semicolons because it was too much effort to figure out where the sentence should end.

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - Megan McArdle - The Atlantic

The Why Writing Is So Hard field of psychology is very interesting to me.

(via marvolo)

Dan is actually the sweetest and I’m a little in love.


Bastille @ Agganis Arena || Boston, MA

Front row for Bastille last night. 

In other words, all of my dreams came true.

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, as friends, as family, or as something completely different. You just work, whether you understand one another, or are in love, or are partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, fate, or sheer dumb luck, but if definitely makes me believe in something.

(Source: edmchicojr)

Theme Urban v3 by Max Davis