The Broke Medievalist.
explorerof-theunknown:

victusinveritas:

10 of the remaining problems revolve around my complete failure at getting an MA in English Lit. in a ridiculously simple program…and the loans I took out to cover this venture back when I thought it was a good idea, say, four years ago.Turns out, not so much. My brain broke, and it’s kind of hard to explain that to the financial ‘aid’ legbreakers, because they don’t consider paralyzing and crushing mental illnesses a thing, they just stare at you, over the phone, too, you know they’re staring, weird fucks, they stareand say “Personal problems other than XYZ listed medical conditions, do not qualify for special circumstances blah blah blah blah blah go fuckyourself.”The 3 remaining problems involve antidepressant side-effects, lack of storage space for books, and then lack of living space for myself and my lover.

i hope these scenarios really are made up.
please

Nope. At least I’ve got a change of scenery, though. Back to Bloomington, heading out with the tide in the morning. My Comrade-Lover has Gainful-Employment within the University Administrative System. I remain in a state of looking for some sort of employment, preferably utilizing my rather lousy writing abilities to pay off my idiot-incurred-loans. Huzzah!And, hopefully, we’ll have a dog with us in our new unfurnished apartment by this time tomorrow.

explorerof-theunknown:

victusinveritas:

10 of the remaining problems revolve around my complete failure at getting an MA in English Lit. in a ridiculously simple program…and the loans I took out to cover this venture back when I thought it was a good idea, say, four years ago.
Turns out, not so much. My brain broke, and it’s kind of hard to explain that to the financial ‘aid’ legbreakers, because they don’t consider paralyzing and crushing mental illnesses a thing, they just stare at you, over the phone, too, you know they’re staring, weird fucks, they stare
and say “Personal problems other than XYZ listed medical conditions, do not qualify for special circumstances blah blah blah blah blah go fuckyourself.”

The 3 remaining problems involve antidepressant side-effects, lack of storage space for books, and then lack of living space for myself and my lover.

i hope these scenarios really are made up.

please

Nope. At least I’ve got a change of scenery, though. Back to Bloomington, heading out with the tide in the morning. My Comrade-Lover has Gainful-Employment within the University Administrative System. I remain in a state of looking for some sort of employment, preferably utilizing my rather lousy writing abilities to pay off my idiot-incurred-loans. Huzzah!
And, hopefully, we’ll have a dog with us in our new unfurnished apartment by this time tomorrow.

Fort Boyard, France.

Vauban said this shit was impossible, Napoleon disagreed a half-century later and built this island from scratch because that’s how he fucking rolled.
Eventually it was used as a prison, and then abandoned, because it turned out making your own island-fortress was much more fun than actually manning the goddamned thing.

gameraboy:

King Kong model, 1933. Photo by model maker Marcel Delgodo.

Ever since reading Native Son and then re-watching King Kong, Richard Wright’s obsession with movies has stayed in my thoughts…Unfortunately, any critical analysis of Wright, Kong, Cinema, &c, has yet to make it from my thoughts to paper which could then be passed along to someone like my wonderfully tolerant thesis advisor.

gameraboy:

King Kong model, 1933. Photo by model maker Marcel Delgodo.

Ever since reading Native Son and then re-watching King Kong, Richard Wright’s obsession with movies has stayed in my thoughts…
Unfortunately, any critical analysis of Wright, Kong, Cinema, &c, has yet to make it from my thoughts to paper which could then be passed along to someone like my wonderfully tolerant thesis advisor.

santiagocaruso:

"Sea of Blood" by Santiago Caruso / Watercolor & Tempera on paper / 32 cm x 27 cm / 2014

Cover for the book by Reggie Oliver / Dark Renaissance Books 2014

hazlittmag:

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Say this for Sean Connery: it takes some massive balls to back Scottish independence from his perch in the Bahamas, having self-declared his own independence from obedience to trivialities such as tax and planning law. But there he his, writing in the pages of…

windypoplarsroom:

 J. J. Grandville
"Petit chat noir en diable"

windypoplarsroom:

 J. J. Grandville

"Petit chat noir en diable"

Misfits - Hybrid Moments
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waitinforthebus:

Misfits - Hybrid Moments

when you cry, your face is momentary

you hide your looks behind these scars

The Holy Mountain (1973) Alexandro Jodorowsky


Not your average film.

The Holy Mountain theatrical trailer

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Trailer

hazlittmag:

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“Just listen to the ghosts.”

I was offered this advice before I left for the Central African Republic, and it turned out to be unnecessary. In the deserted VIP lounge perched above Bangui M’Poko International Airport’s lone runway, the ghosts never shut up. The terminal dates back to…

hazlittmag:

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On the night of Jan 2, 1940, while fleeing Nazi Germany, the literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin overdosed on morphine pills at the Franco-Spanish border. He had with him a heavy black briefcase he said contained a manuscript. What those papers may have been…

beatonna:

Wee Patrice Lumumba 

beatonna:

Wee Patrice Lumumba