therumpus:


Something I love most about writing them is the direct and immediate connection to other people. This is partly a product of writing for the internet, of course, but there’s something else, too. The space in my head where I go to write horoscopes is different from the space in my head where I go to write fiction; in the same way, I imagine that a person can be a reader of horoscopes in a really different way than they are a reader of fiction or poetry.

Claire Comstock-Gay: Wilderness Issue - Thistle Magazine
Thistle Mag talks to this beloved friend and writer, Claire Comstock-Gay, a. k. a. Madame Clairevoyant.

therumpus:

Something I love most about writing them is the direct and immediate connection to other people. This is partly a product of writing for the internet, of course, but there’s something else, too. The space in my head where I go to write horoscopes is different from the space in my head where I go to write fiction; in the same way, I imagine that a person can be a reader of horoscopes in a really different way than they are a reader of fiction or poetry.

Claire Comstock-Gay: Wilderness Issue - Thistle Magazine

Thistle Mag talks to this beloved friend and writer, Claire Comstock-Gay, a. k. a. Madame Clairevoyant.

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"It could be extremely comforting, couldn’t it? It could be a way of saying, Actually, that’s what a life is, it’s the lives you don’t have. As if to say, Don’t worry, because that’s what a life is. Or just that missing all our supposed other lives is something modern people are keen to do. We are just addicted to alternatives, fascinated by what we can never do… Don’t be tyrannized by the part of yourself that’s only interested in elsewhere.” 

elanormcinerney:

❤️ spencer’s evident disgust here but my f a v o u r i t e part of the episode was when ezra fitz tells her that he didn’t even want to write a book about you / the teenage girls he heavily surveilled for years, what he wanted to write was a book about himself

elanormcinerney:

❤️ spencer’s evident disgust here but my f a v o u r i t e part of the episode was when ezra fitz tells her that he didn’t even want to write a book about you / the teenage girls he heavily surveilled for years, what he wanted to write was a book about himself

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Portrait Of The Artist As some 4th grade nerd talking about like Redwall probably

elanormcinerney:

Caitlin R. Kiernan | The Drowning Girl: A Memoir
The Great Punctuation Typography Struggle

elanormcinerney:

Caitlin R. Kiernan | The Drowning Girl: A Memoir

The Great Punctuation Typography Struggle

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This is my favorite book of Oyeyemi’s so far (still have to read Icarus Girl, though).

White is for Witching is my favorite; it is my one true love! I really liked Boy, Snow, Bird too, HOWEVER, that ending!! I still think about that ending all the time and I’m really curious to hear what you thought of it. A really bold and risky move, and I thinkkk I get what she was trying to do, and it really did not work for me. Not so much because of what happened, but because of the wayit’s revealed. Shocking last-minute game changer of a twist!!

Possible spoilers (hi baileyeverywhere) below the cut: 

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Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

(Gettin major johnmartinbell vibes from this)

Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

(Gettin major johnmartinbell vibes from this)

Beautiful cat hangin out in trash :)

Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird

Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to @amomenttothink for retweeting this.

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to @amomenttothink for retweeting this.

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100yearsoflolitude:

I actually really like men who are sensitive I just don’t like men who identify as Sensitive Men

doskapozora:

oooh what is the girl twerp? I can’t imagine it’s anywhere near equivalent to dude/regular twerp because that would be impossible

Hello skunkdoily I’m so glad you asked!! I have been thinking about girl twerps so much, I’m not sure if I totally agree with myself here, but HERE GOES.

Some possible girl twerps: 

  • Kat Stratford: Not like other girls, would never go to the stupid prom, very busy reading The Bell Jar (DON’T WORRY GUYS I LOVE KAT STRATFORD, but she is not not a girl twerp) 
  • Laney Boggs: Lol you vapid jock I would never date you, WAIT JK your hackey sack performance art was kind of cool <3
  • Mia Thermopoli(p)s: Mia:Josh::Seth Cohen:Summer Roberts (not a perfect analogy, since Josh does not turn out to be goodness and joy personified, also because Mandy Moore is probably the actual Summer of the Princess Diaries)
  • Heather from Clueless: “Ummm I think I remember Hamlet correctly,” queen of the girl twerps even though she only gets like 3 lines
While the girl twerp is generally sooooo much less terrible than the regular twerp, they are similar in a lot of ways! Mostly average, very smart, “not that pretty” (LIKE, probably pretty but never Pretty), probably middle class, definitely white, etc. Just goin thru high school feeling like an Alienated Teen, etc. Twerp life looks really good from here! Like, yeah ok, maybe you’re aren’t normal, maybe kids at school are actually pretty mean to you, but maybe that’s because you’re unconventional and/or not like other people and/or you listen to indie rock and you read books, etc etc etc etc, oldest story in the world. 

AS WE ALL KNOW, though, duh, this social magic trick is never fully available to girls. Not tv girls, not real life girls. Regular twerps can keep twerping forever, but sooner or later the girl twerp is always surprised to come up against this hard brick wall, Authorized Personnel Only, No Girls Allowed. Surprise, girl twerp, did you think you could escape the rules of being a girl that easily?? Suprise, girl twerp, you’re probably gonna have to get a makeover.

Been thinking about it, and I just want to say for the record! that I was wrong about Mia Thermopolis, she’s wayy too purehearted, if anyone in that movie is a girl twerp it is Lilly “you look ridiculous you should sue" Moskovitz. 

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.
 Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.
 Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.
 Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.
 Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.
 Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.
 Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.
 Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.
 Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.
 Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.
 Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.
 Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.

Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.

Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.

Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.

Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.

Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.

Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.

Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.

Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.

Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.

Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.

Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

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