Three guns and one goes off
One's empty, one's not quick enough
One burn, one red, one grin
Search the graves while the camera spins
Final chapter of Clepsydra got posted last night don’t touch me don’t even look at me
enjolras downloads snapchat after like 3 months of everyone bugging him about it and grantaire suddenly starts snapchatting him a LOT of selfies or just cute things he sees throughout his day and enjolras figures out how to screenshot them so he saves them all to his phone and makes a little folder and everything, but the kicker is he doesn’t know that the sender gets notified of screenshots, so he thinks he’s being really sneaky
until one day enjolras gets a really good grade or gets an internship or something and so he snapchats grantaire a picture of himself just outright beaming, and maybe he’s outside and it’s sunny and he’s just glowing and so, so beautiful, ok, and about 5 minutes later he gets a little notification, “grantaire took a screenshot” or whatever and suddenly his heart starts pounding and his face feels hot because how many of grantaire’s selfies did he save, exactly??? had grantaire known the whole time????
oh so last night after the Night Vale show I turned my phone off airplane mode and had an hour-old text from my brother, who went to a concert in a small town an hour or so from the city we live in. the text read “ok, maybe this town IS cannibal country”
I promptly freaked out and texted both him and his wife asking if they were okay or were lost somewhere. To which they responded roughly “dude chill out we’re fine what’s your problem”
and OKAY BUT the last time you sent a text like that you were totally lost and had driven about thirty minutes in the wrong direction because you were trying to buy a refrigerator off a dude from craigslist
it is fair for me not to trust you to leave major metropolitan areas.
Love fights with rings on her fingers
Love bites when she leans in close
But toe to toe when the toes start touching
You don’t stand a chance
Really great assessment of privilege and how to manage it, made by Robot Hugs
Many things for me to think about. I stand in a position of considerable privilege and it’s only been recently that I’ve started examining it- or even really being aware that there is something to examine.
Many things to think about.
"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart