A Futile Gesture

From The Endless Wastes of Eternity

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your life is worth living even if you’re “not doing anything”

your life is worth living even if you are “letting life pass you by”

your life is worth living even if you stay in bed all day every day watching netflix

you don’t have to be big, beloved, important, beautiful, wealthy or famous

there is dignity in just being

it is ok to be

you merely have to be

(via afixwithsontarans)

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I was tagged by the  always lovely and amazing linnealurks

Rule one: Always post the rules. Rule two: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write eleven new ones. Rule three: Tag eleven people and link them to the post. Rule four: Actually tell them you tagged them.


1. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted (apparently, according to my family) to be a postal worker, or a farmer. I used to spend all of our family holidays with my Opa who was technically retired but spent most days working on the local farm, dong odd-jobs, feeding the very few animals that ere that, that sort of thing.  Basically, I have very fond memories of long walks and feeding/mucking out the pigs with him.

2. Morning caffeine of choice?

I gave up caffeine a month or so ago, so now its mint-tea in the morning, most days, or occasionally a cup tea (but I really need to be in the  mood, because I don’t much like tea). The rest of the day is mostly water.

3. If you had to move somewhere tomorrow, without the ability to return to where you live now, where would you go?

Somewhere with forests and hills.  Somewhere with a friend, too, because that would help. This is actually something I’ve been thinking about a lot the last few months, because, while I still like where I live a lot, I’ve also fallen out of love with it. I’ll just plump for Germany.

4. Do you speak any languages other than English?

Bad English?  I used to be really quite fluent in German, but I lost a lot of it due to lack of use. I’ve been taking a couple of online courses recently, and they’re fairly basic, but I’m really getting back into it.

 5. Where was the last place you traveled?

I haven’t travelled a lot in the last few years for various reasons, But the last place I went was Devon.

6. Which Doctor would you least like to travel with?

Eleven! God, Eleven. And three.

7. Recommend me: a band I should listen to.

 Just because I’ve been listening to her  a lot lately, and there’s a great deal of variety in her output, PJ Harvey.

8. Recommend me: a movie I should watch.

 Bright Star, Repo Man

9. Recommend me: an artist I should know.

 Aubrey Beardsley is the first that springs to mind. Donna Barr.

10. Recommend me: a book I should read.

 Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, Written on the by by Jeanette Winterson, The Yiddish Policemans Union by Michael Chabon

11. Recommend me: 3 of your favorite fics - any style, any fandom

I’m just going to go with Infinite Regress Under Duress by the amazing Jamesias. A truly wonderful long fic, better than pretty much anything else I’ve read in the last year (Both fic and published work), and containing the only two characters I actually cared about from Pacific Rim. A slow build, will they recognise their feelings for each other  story, containing one character I really over-identify with, and another I identify with a whole lot. Its just fucking gorgeous.

Tagging  Occupy-Gallifrey  and captain Transvestite

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(If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here)

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

Type: INFJ (Counselor)

The INFJ personality is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. INFJs are private, preferring one-on-one friendships to crowds, and often quiet about their own feelings. They are often thoughtful, artistic, and wise, and prefer to operate behind the scenes.

Wow, it looks like I’m in excellent company.

I tag: pygmy-of-triviality, spockvarietyhour, thesilverdevastation, brilliantfantasticgeronimo, mazaherstuff

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linnealurks tagged me in the 15 things that make you happy meme thing, so here we are:

1: People who make me laugh. I don’t know if I could ever be real friends with someone who didn’t make me really laugh.

2: Long, sprawling, late-night conversations, or complicated metas.

3: Chocolate

4: Running

5: Long aimless wandering.

6: Watching animals/birds in nature.

7: Writing

8: Reading

9: having strangers dogs run up t me so I can fuss them. Dogs in general, in fact.

10: Waking on walls and climbing things. Really, I love waking on walls.

11: Looking at the night sky

12 Putting on fresh socks. Brand new socks even more so.

13: Kissing. Handholding and that all intertwining and rubbing/feeling of fingers that goes on during it. Oh my.

14: Butts.



10: Waking on walls and climbing things. Really, I love waking on walls.

11: Looking at the night sky


I have discovered your secret, Javert.

I’m sorry My Captain, but I’ll have to supply you with tissues.

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[John Vanderslice] said, “If you think the Internet is making us lonelier, then you were never lonely before 1995.” That’s fucking deep, right? You know what you no longer have to do? Sit in your room with nothing. There is someone, even if it’s just some dude arguing about Alien Vs. Predator, right?
John Darnielle, on loneliness in the internet age. [x] (via herminegottlieb)

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Filed under fucking this I spent a lot of time with stacks of books and comics writing and drawing and being lonely doing it