Culture clash between two brothers on modern vs. tradition
A monk and a punk
Putting all the things I love in one place.
"Ever hear a really good joke about Polio? Or made a casual reference to someone having Hepatitis? Or maybe you teased your buddy by saying he has Muscular Dystrophy?
Of course you’ve never done that, because you are not a terrible person! You would never make fun of someone for having a physical illness, but folks make all kinds of offhand remarks about people with mental illnesses without giving it a second thought."
So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”
And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”
i don’t get it
I feel like this is an inside joke that I am not getting
When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.
When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.
But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.
And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care."
Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via many-wings)
im so hooked on muggleborns fucking shit up with pop culture references
dumbledore warns for something with the words “very dangerous” and around the great hall you hear scattered “much frightening” “such peril”
snape gets really fuckin pissed off at a kid named luke and roars “LUKE!!!” and luke stands up and screams back “I AM YOUR FATHER”
mcgonagall catches students doing something against hogwart’s rules and yells “WHY?” and one kid goes “M C A”