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not reticent, I'm Renaissance.
quasi-academic. too old for Tumblr.
some people call me Laura. some people call me Lola. other people call me other things.
ambivalent about most things. enthusiastic about food, reception studies, Pretty Little Liars & women musicians of the 1990s & early 2000s.

twitter.com/lolaleviathan:

    preciousacademicmoments:

"You get summers off, right?"

lol

    preciousacademicmoments:

    "You get summers off, right?"

    lol

    — 11 hours ago with 16 notes

    the other day, a friend told me & my spouse that we weren’t complainers. I guess I kind of knew what she meant.

    last night, B. posted on Facebook that we were having a “surprise night stay in New York.” which sounds nice, right? and I bet a lot of people assumed we went into the city and met fifty of our best friends at a cool dive bar and wandered the streets of the Village until dawn. well, the joke is on them, because what we actually did was argue for a few hours and sleep on the floor of JFK airport, relocating whenever a gate got too crowded. at one point we spent $20 on blankets because we were so cold. I woke up at 6. we have not left Terminal 5 all night. he is still asleep on the floor. 

    — 19 hours ago with 5 notes
    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

what a great scene. 
it was just, like, sooooo much easier to stalk like dozens of people for years than to write about his poor little rich boy fee-fees. 

    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

    what a great scene. 

    it was just, like, sooooo much easier to stalk like dozens of people for years than to write about his poor little rich boy fee-fees. 

    (via arabellesicardi)

    — 1 day ago with 185 notes
    #lit bros 

    you guys, my mom emailed me this video of the Indigo Girls and Missy Higgins singing “Finlandia.”

    maybe you did not grow up singing this song in church, but I did.

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    #indigo girls  #jamz 

    someone needs to coin an acronym (or maybe one already exists) to describe the academic counterpart to FOMO (“fear of missing out”), that is, the state of being convinced that everybody else is doing way more work than you. 

    and that they’re working harder and they’re working better and no one could possibly be as much of an impostor as you. 

    and you can say this is insecurity talking, but these people, they keep posting on social media about all the fucking work they do. make them stop. 

    — 1 week ago with 15 notes
    #dear god i hate myself  #grad skool  #confessionalbooth  #longform 

    thetehrantimes:

    Arash Fayez

    Decadence of Memories Series

    First row Left: Ketchup Sauce - 2009 (Photography - Polaroid Sx-70, TZ Artistic Expired film - Paper size: 8.8 x 10.7 cm, Image: 7.9 x 7.9 cm)

    First row Right: Pofak (Snack) - 2009 (Photography - Polaroid Sx-70, TZ Artistic Expired film - Paper size: 8.8 x 10.7 cm, Image: 7.9 x 7.9 cm)

    Second row Left: Shampoo - 2009 (Photography - Polaroid Sx-70, TZ Artistic Expired film - Paper size: 8.8 x 10.7 cm, Image: 7.9 x 7.9 cm)

    Second row Right: Aftabeh (Pitcher) - 2009 (Photography - Polaroid Sx-70, TZ Artistic Expired film - Paper size: 8.8 x 10.7 cm, Image: 7.9 x 7.9 cm)

    Last row: Ball - 2009 (Photography - Polaroid Sx-70, TZ Artistic Expired film - Paper size: 8.8 x 10.7 cm, Image: 7.9 x 7.9 cm)

    — 1 week ago with 58 notes

    tea-and-sass:

    If I stumble, I will stumble
    If I fall, I will fall

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #sexmusic  #indigo girls  #jamz 
    perchu:

you could read this from right to left or left to right and it doesnt matter. it doesnt matter

    perchu:

    you could read this from right to left or left to right and it doesnt matter. it doesnt matter

    (Source: bradfordsox, via monstrositysuperstar)

    — 1 week ago with 238209 notes

    tessmunster:

    darshanapathak:

    Where do I begin.

    So I had the misfortune of finding out that a photo taken of me on vacation by my boyfriend, was stolen and used without my permission here on the lovely r/fatpeoplehate on reddit. It not only disappoints me that people think that this behavior is okay, but that this subreddit even exists and hasn’t been removed at this point. There are TONS of photos of (mostly) women posted there; selfies stolen their personal blogs/facebooks/instagrams what have you (WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION), and posted on this horrible subreddit for people to harass them and leave hundreds of negative comments bravely behind their computer screens where no one can see them. I have always struggled with my weight and found it hard to get dressed and leave my bed some days, and have only recently started to accept the person I am after years of depression and health issues. I feel extremely violated and hurt that someone thought it was okay to take something that isn’t theirs, and use it for their own amusement and kicks.

    We have since contacted reddit requesting them to remove this subreddit, but I find that doubtful considering how many removal requests they have probably received in the past for this forum, and it still remains active.

    All I ask from you guys, is that you can please signal boost this post and hopefully get this horrible subreddit taken down for good for the sake of the poor unsuspecting people whose privacy has been violated and self worth diminished by these garbage people who have nothing better to do.

    xoxo

    Darshana

    Fuck these people. Help me friend and many others who were violated and repost!

    (via holyfuckmeinthemouth)

    — 1 week ago with 8202 notes
    postpunk:

andrewtsks:

There’s an audio track called “Interview Flexi” on the end of the 2 disc deluxe edition of Goo. It’s an audio collage of songs from the album, which fade into the background, and overtop of which are tracks of the band members talking about the songs. Being Sonic Youth, a lot of the stuff they’re saying is pretty weird and has only a tangential connection to the songs they’re talking about. The quote on Kim’s t-shirt in this picture comes from her explanation of the song “Kool Thing.” This is the full text of that explanation:
“Lying on my bed, staring at the tapestry on the wall. There are two scantily dressed white girls. One has a dagger in her hand. They’re looking at a black panther up in a tree hissing at them. What is the meaning of this picture? Is it about Patty Hearst and the SLA? What did she fantasize about in that closet? Did she become a member of the SLA because women, being outside of the male-structured world, do make more natural anarchists? The conclusion: girls invented punk rock. Not England. Not the US. Girls.”
Not exactly a concrete, easily interpreted statement, but nonetheless I’ve always thought it was fucking awesome.



(via theplanetofsound)
hypothesis: every interesting thing ever said about rock & roll was first said by Kim Gordon. 

    postpunk:

    andrewtsks:

    There’s an audio track called “Interview Flexi” on the end of the 2 disc deluxe edition of Goo. It’s an audio collage of songs from the album, which fade into the background, and overtop of which are tracks of the band members talking about the songs. Being Sonic Youth, a lot of the stuff they’re saying is pretty weird and has only a tangential connection to the songs they’re talking about. The quote on Kim’s t-shirt in this picture comes from her explanation of the song “Kool Thing.” This is the full text of that explanation:

    “Lying on my bed, staring at the tapestry on the wall. There are two scantily dressed white girls. One has a dagger in her hand. They’re looking at a black panther up in a tree hissing at them. What is the meaning of this picture? Is it about Patty Hearst and the SLA? What did she fantasize about in that closet? Did she become a member of the SLA because women, being outside of the male-structured world, do make more natural anarchists? The conclusion: girls invented punk rock. Not England. Not the US. Girls.”

    Not exactly a concrete, easily interpreted statement, but nonetheless I’ve always thought it was fucking awesome.

    (via theplanetofsound)

    hypothesis: every interesting thing ever said about rock & roll was first said by Kim Gordon. 

    — 1 week ago with 768 notes
    #kim gordon  #Punk as Fuck  #girls invented punk rock not england