kim. 18. south australia.
woo me with bad puns, film references, bookstore vouchers and mixtapes.
i really, really, really like roller coasters.
i saw the cat empire live on September 6, 2013 and i didn't cry.
hmu if ur a real-life jesse swanson.
one day I hope to be dianna agron.
How to use “and” 5 times in a row grammatically:
A man owned a store called “This And That” and hired another man to make a sign for it. When it was finished the owner inspected the work. He discovered that the spaces were wrong so he said “the space between This and And and And and That is different. Please fix it”
IM SO ANGRY
"MAN THIS STORY I’M WRITING IS GONNA BE SO GOOD I’M SO PUMPED"
"I CAN’T WAIT TO DEVELOP THE SHIT OUT OF THESE CHARACTERS"
"HOT DAMN THAT ONE SCENE NEAR THE MIDDLE IS GONNA BE BITCHIN’"
"THIS PLOT TWIST IS THE SINGLE BEST IDEA I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE"
~one hour later~
- 101 Reasons to Just Carry a Fucking Lighter
- Stop Drop and Roll Off a Cliff
- Well That Escalated Quickly
“Well That Escalated Quickly” is what really got me.
Someone make a book cover please.
Books in Hands / Libros entre manos (ilustración de Jen Mazza)
sometimes i worry that my taste in books isn’t varied enough but then i remember that i don’t care because i read for enjoyment not to impress anyone
have you ever read something in a book or poem or fanfic that really just kinda hits you and you have to sit back and think about it for a while and you just kinda
I think I might start up a series of ‘judge a book by its cover’ posts…
It might be something I start in 2014, just photosets of the books I decided to read (and, most times, buy) just by looking at the cover. I’d probably caption the posts with the title, author and a Goodreads link, maybe a quote, synopsis or a personal comment about whether my pre-reading cover judgement matched my opinion after reading the book.
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
nooooooo my favourite bookstore chain is closing down in 2014 no no NO