"If Cecil is inhuman, he stops being our daffy-yet-honest window into the bizare town’s goings-on and starts being part of evil’s propaganda machine. If he’s a monster, he knows what’s going on, and he’s lying to you. You don’t have to wonder what inhuman Cecil would be like — you’ve met Kevin! And Kevin already spent a whole episode lying to you! And literally the only way you know he was lying is that you trust Cecil to tell you the truth as he sees it. He’s not the most reliable of narrators, sure, but that’s out of ignorance and optimism, and never due to malice."
From this fantastic essay on the nature of the true terror of Welcome to Night Vale, written by ladysisyphus, which was linked in a reblog of my criticism of fandom’s perception of Cecil, the narrator of the series.
That’s a lot of links, I know. Just click the first one. It’s where the quote comes from.
"When you start to really know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant."
— Lisa Unger (via lillyfelizitas)
(Source: rosemoons, via thecaptainunicornprincess)
"If a woman writes about herself, she’s a narcissist. If a man does the same, he’s describing the human condition."
— (via faineemae, meredithbklyn) (via frankensstein) (via miecroft) (via strafleet) (via ginkgobilobas) (via stannisbaratheon) (via sgtjamesrogers) (via batemanbatman) (via travellerintime) (via thecaptainunicornprincess)
"Not everything has to be the greatest, grandest big idea. Groundbreaking. Not everything has to be incredibly original. Not much will be original, and certainly nothing will be entirely original. Write something because you want to write it, No matter how big or small, or if it’s been done before. Because it will never have been done quite like you will do it. For better or worse, it matters not. It’s all subjective anyway."
— (via luciancharles)
SO, I signed up for Pottermore about two years ago to see what house I would get into and I was put into Ravenclaw. I’ve always liked Ravenclaw (I mean they have a bird for the logo!! And Luna Lovegood <3) but I was disappointed that I wasn’t in Hufflepuff because I’ve a soft spot for loyalty. And I usually like to think of my favourite characters being in Hufflepuff.
Today I decided to do an experimented and see if I’d get into the same house, two years later, I used a different email account… and I got into… Hufflepuff!!! I was pretty happy but it made me think that, wow, these tests are really subjective (and I can’t even remember what I picked last time?? I think the questions were different??) People change all the time and I like to think that we have a mix of all the houses in us. It’s hard to divide people based on how much ambition, intelligence, loyalty or bravery they feel at the moment they’re sorted. We are fluid and constantly shifting from different points.
I’m pretty happy to be a mix of daydreamy Ravenclaw and occasionally-goes-quiet Hufflepuff : )