Bardic Lore

Intellectual flailing

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omgcheckplease:

I’ve still got to finish this, but this is the 2nd floor of the Haus during Bitty’s sophomore year! Can you guess whose room is whose? (And where the stairs to the attic are?)

Shitty’s is the messy one which is why he sits on everyone else’s bed with no pants on; Jack’s is the one with the hockey stick on the bed because he sleeps cuddling it, and Bitty’s is the one with the little lights up and possibly that is Señor Bun tucked between pillows there? And the stairs to the attic are on the other side of the wall that Shitty’s bed is up against, so Ransom and Holster can never sneak upstairs with a one night stand without Shitty banging on the wall yelling “use a condom bro!” 
I choose to believe that Bitty has Johnson’s old room and that if you stand in the right place you can sometimes hear distant echoes of a voice from the past breaking the fourth wall.

omgcheckplease:

I’ve still got to finish this, but this is the 2nd floor of the Haus during Bitty’s sophomore year! Can you guess whose room is whose? (And where the stairs to the attic are?)

Shitty’s is the messy one which is why he sits on everyone else’s bed with no pants on; Jack’s is the one with the hockey stick on the bed because he sleeps cuddling it, and Bitty’s is the one with the little lights up and possibly that is Señor Bun tucked between pillows there? And the stairs to the attic are on the other side of the wall that Shitty’s bed is up against, so Ransom and Holster can never sneak upstairs with a one night stand without Shitty banging on the wall yelling “use a condom bro!”

I choose to believe that Bitty has Johnson’s old room and that if you stand in the right place you can sometimes hear distant echoes of a voice from the past breaking the fourth wall.

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Anonymous asked: I saw your fanfic on here and totally loved it!!! I was wondering if you'd be willing to write anything more? More to that fic or maybe a different fic? :)

Hi wow thanks!  Which one was that?

Everything I’ve written so far is pretty done so I don’t think there’s much room for continuation there but I am working on something new right now (because homework? what homework?)

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Anonymous asked: "It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor.

fishingboatproceeds:

Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.

Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.) 

But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.

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the-hungry-panda:

strawberrygrave:

champagnewithpapi:

"I coulda dropped my croissant"

THIS IS LITERALLY MY FAVORITE VINE

HIS LITTLE SCREAM

(via liamdryden)

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