Aim & Ignite

I'm Emma. These are all of the delights and stupidity of my every day life.

When I’m on my morning commute to work

24th April 14

whatshouldbetchescallme:

Struggle train this morning

23rd April 14

youvegotbeauty:

mistyfiedpleiades:

shiksa-feminista:

riningear:

Pompeii 
(pitched to different “gender”)

Sorry for low-tier quality, I just really wanted to hear what this would sound like. 

HOLY FUCK

Wow…

t-minus like a month until Boston Calling DLKAJFDASAKLDJFALKFDAS

23rd April 14

dre3k:

l-u-n-a-c-i-e:

mymusickeepsmealive:

fangirltothefullest:

FUCKING WATCH THIS

You really should watch this like rn

WATCH WATCH WATCH

ooOoo

(Source: missrep, via whattheshea)

23rd April 14

(Source: pinkmanjesse, via knottygirlscout)

"Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there."

23rd April 14

Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Easter Vigil

20th April 14

Every time they said, “Accept the light of Christ”, some part of my brain went “For the night is dark and full of terrors.” Oops.

Subway etiquette

17th April 14

On my commute in this morning, some woman and her adult daughter tried to squeeze into my bench, which already had another person on the end. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SUBWAY MA’AM? These benches don’t really fit three people that well so WHAT ARE YOU DOING TRYING TO FIT A FOURTH?

This is almost as irritating as people who lean on the poles. Almost.

16th April 14

white-dress-dreams:

SWOON. 

(here it is!)

(via knottygirlscout)

16th April 14

you-wish-you-had-this-url asked: I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?

fishingboatproceeds:

I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.

Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.

And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.

Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.

Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.

(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)

15th April 14
oupacademic:


When she saw Narcissus roam alone in the woodsshe was excited at once and secretly trailed, and the closer she followed the hotter she grew, as when sulfur is daubed at the top of a torch and snatches the dancing flames.

Jane Alison, author of Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid discusses what sex, relationships, and love were like for teenagers in ancient Rome.
Image: Echo and Narcissus, John William Waterhouse. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

When she saw Narcissus roam alone in the woods
she was excited at once and secretly trailed,
and the closer she followed the hotter she grew,
as when sulfur is daubed at the top
of a torch and snatches the dancing flames.

Jane Alison, author of Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid discusses what sex, relationships, and love were like for teenagers in ancient Rome.

Image: Echo and Narcissus, John William Waterhouse. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

(via vairagya)

15th April 14
conservatuttle:

Lol Così :)

conservatuttle:

Lol Così :)

(Source: meanoperagirls)

15th April 14

wouterdmoor:

“[Shostakovich] gave me the score of his first Cello Concerto, and in four days I memorized it and played it for him while he accompanied me on piano. We were so happy, we drank a little vodka together. We then played it again, not so perfectly, and drank more vodka. The third time I think I played the Saint-Saens Concerto while he accompanied his own concerto. We were very happy.”

Mstistlav Rostropovich

(via whatshouldwecallconservatory)