❝ His username is Patroclus. His password is also Patroclus. ❞

Odysseus, on Achilles, Book 7 (via incorrectiliad)

Oh, my eternal Achilles/Patroclus love. And enjoyment of Odysseus snark.

(via irisparry)



Paul Auster, Winter Journal

"Well, of course I’m dangerous. I’m police. I could do terrible things to people with impunity."

❝ But every true god must be both organizer and destroyer. ❞
—   Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (via likeafieldmouse)   —
❝ Your life was a hypothesis. Those who die old are made of the past. Thinking of them, one thinks of what they have done. Thinking of you, one thinks of what you could have become. You were, and you will remain, made up of possibilities. ❞
—   Édouard Levé, Suicide (via caffeinatedneurons)   —


My Love (Moya Lyubov) is a paint-on-glass-animated 2006 short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov and based on Ivan Shmelyov’s 1927 A Love Story (Istoriya Lyubovnaya). It takes place in the 19th century Russia and tells the story of the sixteen-year-old boy Anton who is torn apart by his feelings for a pure and gentle girl and a femme fatale. Watch it here.

Paint-on-glass animation is a technique for making animated films by manipulating slow-drying oil paints on sheets of glass. Aleksandr Petrov is the most well-known practitioner of this technique; he has used it in seven films, all of which have won numerous awards. 


Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits

"Well, right now it seems that things are going very badly for me, have been doing so for some considerable time, and may continue to do so well into the future. But it is possible that everything will get better after it has all seemed to go wrong. I am not counting on it, it may never happen, but if there should be a change for the better I should regard that as a gain, I should rejoice, I should say, at last! So there was something after all!" (Letter to Theo, July 1880)

Shakespeare at the National Theatre



Explore Shakespeare at the National Theatre in our interactive Google Cultural Institute exhibit.

Theatre historian Daniel Rosenthal curates the story of Shakespeare at the NT through eight landmark exhibitions using photographs, letters, designs sketches, reviews and interviews.




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Okay I watched it and it’s absolutely wonderful, and my favourite part is when she just starts CHUCKING stuff at it. But look at the things she’s throwing: a rubber ducky, a basketball, a book. Toys, books, games, FUN things.

I felt this part the strongest. When depression is in the early stages of getting out of hand, you just start BOMBARDING it with happy things. ‘Oh yeah? WELL TAKE THAT. FAVOURITE THINGS AWESOME BOOKS COOL TOYS HAPPINESS HAPPINESS THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY HAVE THEM ALL ASSHOLE.’

But sadly, quite often it just plain doesn’t work.