30 Days of Writing Challenge - Day 10 - Silver

Ruth’s first act of rebellion is an eyebrow piercing, a simple thing, silver, not actually interesting enough to call attention to her person.

Still: It marks the beginning of a new chapter of her life, in which her body is her own, no longer monitored by strangers and relatives, and her decisions don’t need to be put through a vote.

She remembers her mother vetoing a shorter haircut, her own hair in a frizzy ponytail, a wiry hand on Ruth’s shoulder. “Oh love, you know the audience knows you by your mop of hair, we’ll lose money if you cut it! Mr. Althoff would definitely lose it if you were to cut it all off. Why not try something more gradual? Let them get used to it slowly.”

Ruth had gone through a year of increasingly shorter haircuts before she’d gotten the length she’d wanted. Life as a circus artist makes for one weird mix of extremely slow and incredibly fast changes. Ruth can’t say she misses it.

chequeredlights replied to your post “I decided to clean my flat. Then I spent an hour making a…”

do I even have any excuse left now to NOT do the same thing tomorrow?

NOPE :D Show me your playlist when you’re done, I could always use more cleaning songs!

I decided to clean my flat.

Then I spent an hour making a clean-your-flat-playlist.

madkinggangrel:

Here is a list of games that I have compiled (all of which most likely don’t need you to download anything) and that have personally made me feel… this weird… fuzzy feeling. These games are adventures, they’re something that will make you have to sit down and think about. I’ll update it if I ever get that feeling again.

You Find Yourself in a Room - manually input text

"Heads up: This game features some foul language and a few heartbreakingly demeaning insults, particularly in the second half. You’ve been warned."

Alter Ego - choices

Alter Ego is an online life simulation browser game. (It’s hard to explain.)”

no-one has to die. - puzzles

"4 people are trapped in a building fire and need your help to escape."

A small talk - manually input text

You wake up. Alone, in a dark room. Alone? No, there is someone talking to you through a console. Will you respond?

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Sweeney Todd | "A Little Priest"

sparksflyonestreet:

365 day song challenge

29) A song from your favourite movie

A Little Priest - Sweeney Todd

actuallyratchet:

all my friends are v cute. if ur my friend youre automatically cute sorry i dont make the rules 

really liking someone kinda sucks because you’re either really happy or really sad

(Source: slimeeeman)

30 Days of Writing Challenge - Day 9 - Move

Ruth knows her own body out of necessity, she’s in tune with it like you would be with someone you have to spend your whole life working closely with. She never moves more than she has to, she doesn’t, as a rule, show off.

Except when she does.

Lee usually keeps his gaze fixed on the pavement to watch out for trip hazards while walking, so he misses it the first time it happens.

“…Yeah but you know, I don’t like the idea of being replaceable.” There’s a slight hitch in Ruth’s voice at the last word. “If I’m only a product of my genes and my experiences, then what makes me me?

Lee turns around at that, and discovers that Ruth is standing on a bollard, on the tiptoes of her left foot. She’s grinning.

“The sum of that”, Lee finds himself telling Ruth, “The sum of your genes and every tiny thing that has ever happened to you make you you.”

“Yeah, but anyone with my genes”, another hitch as Ruth jumps to an adjacent bollard and balances herself with outstretched arms, “and my experiences would do the exact same thing I would in any given situation, and that bothers me.”

Lee says, fondly, “Someone with your genes and experiences – someone who has the same parents you do, was born at the same time in the same place as you were and under the exact same circumstances, someone to whom happens the exact same things that happened to you can only be you. You’re unique because you aren’t repeatable. Determinism doesn’t take that from you.”

This video, from 2:30 on, should probably be listed as my inspiration.

Schienenersatzverkehr

German one-word horror story (via germannn)

italian-luxury:

Florence | Italy | Source
Florence was the first street in Europe to have paved streets, 1339 C.E.The city is best know for leather and gold. It has home to many famous names. Amerigo Vespucci, Galileo Galielei, Donatello, Raffaele. Gucci was also founded in Florence.

italian-luxury:

Florence | Italy | Source

Florence was the first street in Europe to have paved streets, 1339 C.E.The city is best know for leather and gold. It has home to many famous names. Amerigo Vespucci, Galileo Galielei, Donatello, Raffaele. Gucci was also founded in Florence.