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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

whoduhthunkit:

depressingfinland:

chibisuz:

depressingfinland:

234937289:

Bus seats in Finland - for the unsocial people, like me.

Rule number one in Finnish public transport culture: Don’t sit next to anyone. Unless the seats are like this.In every other cases fill the spots from window seats. Then standing up seats. If the bus gets crowded sit next to someone but sit as far as possible from the other person and turn your head to look to the completely different direction. Don’t say a word. And if you’re the one sitting next to window pray all the gods that the other person leaves before you, because otherwise you’d have to speak to him/her. Usually it’s something like “Umm..ileavenow”. Remember, no sorries or smiles. Just say it as low and fast as possible without making any eye contact. 

legit advise for people visiting finland. that “ileavenow” is “mä jään täs” in finnish. it’s okay if you don’t pronounce it perfectly right because the only reason someone would talk to strangers in public transport is to ask them to move, so they will get the hint. 
BUT! usually just things like putting your phone away and rustling your bag and looking like you are about to leave will do the trick. no need for words.
….and this is how you wait for a bus in finland:


Reblogging because of that picture. So true. And familiar.

This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen…what the actual fuck. It almost seems like a joke but I feel like it’s actually serious????

whoduhthunkit:

depressingfinland:

chibisuz:

depressingfinland:

234937289:

Bus seats in Finland - for the unsocial people, like me.

Rule number one in Finnish public transport culture: Don’t sit next to anyone. Unless the seats are like this.

In every other cases fill the spots from window seats. Then standing up seats. If the bus gets crowded sit next to someone but sit as far as possible from the other person and turn your head to look to the completely different direction. Don’t say a word. 

And if you’re the one sitting next to window pray all the gods that the other person leaves before you, because otherwise you’d have to speak to him/her. Usually it’s something like “Umm..ileavenow”. Remember, no sorries or smiles. Just say it as low and fast as possible without making any eye contact. 

legit advise for people visiting finland. that “ileavenow” is “mä jään täs” in finnish. it’s okay if you don’t pronounce it perfectly right because the only reason someone would talk to strangers in public transport is to ask them to move, so they will get the hint. 

BUT! usually just things like putting your phone away and rustling your bag and looking like you are about to leave will do the trick. no need for words.

….and this is how you wait for a bus in finland:

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Reblogging because of that picture. So true. And familiar.

This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen…what the actual fuck. It almost seems like a joke but I feel like it’s actually serious????

(via a-melancholy-donkey)

spocks—cock:

#that he is #he’d make a lousy pet though #always getting into things #ripping up his shirts #running away to find his vulcan (via starlions)
The Way Kirk Looks at Spock

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(Source: youtube.com, via corporation-cats)

favabean05:

A very accurate depiction of a cat owner.

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sophia-sol:

The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emma Orczy

I accidentally reread this book within like half a year of last reading because I was suddenly in the mood for it. What makes me “in the mood” for a particular book at a particular time is always so mysterious to me!

But what I actually want to talk about is that I’m still obsessed with trying to figure out the details of

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YES! Thank you! I thought I was being dense because I could never figure out Percy’s backstory (and I’ve read the book more times than I can recall). Is he mistrustful of Marguerite because he is the Pimpernel, and being married to a woman who creates extra work for you is never helpful, or does he become the Pimpernel in reaction to Marguerite’s betrayal? I think he’s been travelling ‘abroad’ pretty much since his childhood, so nobody really knows the real Percy anyway, but how much of his ‘fop persona’ is just an act? 

I’m glad I’m not the only confused reader! 

knights-united-roleplay:

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the-elusive-scarlet-pimpernel:

This question is inspired by one of the ones pimpernelfans suggested.
Is Percy’s behavior towards Marguerite, because of his belief in her soiled hands, justified? 

I can never get their backstory straight in my head, so who knows? Did Percy become the Pimpernel before he married Marguerite, or because of what she did? Did he first hear from others about what she did and confront her, or did she ‘fess up?
I would say, if he was already the Pimpernel when he married a woman he barely knew, then his caution in not trusting her was justified. And also, Marguerite didn’t tell him why she did what she did, she just ‘flashed back a yes as sharp as the blade of the guillotine’ (which is from the film, I know, but still). Communication is not their strong point, but then that’s what makes for such a powerful story.

the-elusive-scarlet-pimpernel:

This question is inspired by one of the ones pimpernelfans suggested.

Is Percy’s behavior towards Marguerite, because of his belief in her soiled hands, justified? 

I can never get their backstory straight in my head, so who knows? Did Percy become the Pimpernel before he married Marguerite, or because of what she did? Did he first hear from others about what she did and confront her, or did she ‘fess up?

I would say, if he was already the Pimpernel when he married a woman he barely knew, then his caution in not trusting her was justified. And also, Marguerite didn’t tell him why she did what she did, she just ‘flashed back a yes as sharp as the blade of the guillotine’ (which is from the film, I know, but still). Communication is not their strong point, but then that’s what makes for such a powerful story.

acaranalogy:

bloodpactgirlscout:

icantspellbuterfly:

bloodpactgirlscout:

so the saddest shortest story is attributed to hemingway:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
and this came to me at breakfast and i thought it was hilarious. 

pls don’t ruin hemingway for me.

no i will continue to do that


#i cannot explain why i laughed so hard at this post #but i’m still laughing #is it the father’s disappointment over baby shoes? #is it the lit nerd? #is it OP’s response? #we just don’t know #continues to snicker anyway

acaranalogy:

bloodpactgirlscout:

icantspellbuterfly:

bloodpactgirlscout:

so the saddest shortest story is attributed to hemingway:

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

and this came to me at breakfast and i thought it was hilarious. 

pls don’t ruin hemingway for me.

no i will continue to do that

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