Quote Me Poetic

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What hoard would you have?

If there’s a dragon with a kitty hoard or a donut hoard, then yeah, those are me. 

Would it kill you to source the artist?

The Dragon hoarding cheese knows where it’s at.

jessipalooza look you’re on this.

iguanamouth:  UNUSUAL HOARD commission for bezzingtons, undoubtedly the best one so far  bonus

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iguanamouth:  UNUSUAL HOARD commission for flamiekitten featuring their oc and 47 birds

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I have a spiritual connection with like 5 of these dragons

The hoard of books is definitely me. Or a hoard of coffee. Chocolate? Cookies? Many hoards. lyrax123

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We become the books we read.
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If this were true, then I must be an elf vampire werewolf archer full of teenage angst with a surprisingly sophisticated taste in literary fiction and music, who is simultaneously caught in a love triangle and trying to fight her way through a dystopian world… all while being followed around by a murderous traveling luggage and two extremely loyal best friends. (kidding.)

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We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
 T. S. Eliot  (via wordsnquotes)

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things I should be doing:
reading
things I want to do:
read
thing that I am putting off for no conceivable reason:
reading

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A Pikachu Cafe will be opened in Tokyo this coming weekend. This is a sample of the kind of stuff they’ll be serving. From top to bottom: Pikachu burger, Pikachu curry rice, Pikachu parfait with mango pudding, and Pikachu curry bun.

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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.

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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.