Song Selection by beyourpet
Look at this cute batcat she drew:
Song Selection by beyourpet
I was introduced to the album that has the live version of this song by Neil. It's very me. One of those songs I must have written in another life, in another timeline where I didn't quit keyboard/music lessons when I was kid.
If I were to cast a "Lolita" movie right now, these are my candidates: Chloe Grace Moretz or Tavi Gevinson as Dolores Haze.
“I think for some people the most difficult thing is coming to terms with the fact that being happy will not come as easily for them as they feel it ought to, that just smiling will usually not be enough, that being sensitive and observant sometimes makes you feel more ‘in touch’ with ‘life’ or whatever but most of the time it just feels like a burden, or like everyone else is in on some kind of joke that you’re taking way too seriously, and sometimes you feel like a brat because you can’t just accept how things seem to be, because you have to think about it all that just results in things always eventually being somewhat painful, and it sounds so pretentious, but it’s not like it’s smart thinking necessarily - it’s just that you’re curious about things, I guess.”
Tavi, Rookie Yearbook One
Let me explain how I think of this year: There are two parts to it - (B.B) and (A.B). BEFORE BIOSHOCK and AFTER BIOSHOCK1
As far as games coming out B.B, the only one I'm buying is this one:
+ This Is What Romance Looks Like In Fire Emblem: Awakening
I got into Fire Emblem with the Wii game and hope to actually complete this once. Also, even when finished, Nintendo has more stages and characters for download on a weekly basis. How modern of old ass Nintedo. Speaking of them, I found this in my closet the other day:
1 I hope the year then turns into (BU2) Before the new U2 Album and (AU2) After new U2 album. *fingers crossed*
I want you to come live with me, and die with me, and everything with me.
Humbert's association with a game is important, because Nabokov plays countless games with language. Humbert Humbert, of course, has a double name. John Ray, Jr. also has a double name of sorts (his initials are similar to his junior status). Nabokov parodies the German-influenced Doppelgänger tale throughout Lolita. The Doppelgänger tale pits one character against some kind of doubled version of himself; Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde is the premier example (and one greatly admired by Nabokov, who otherwise had great disdain for the Doppelgänger, calling it a "frightful bore"). One of his gripes is that the Doppelgänger makes moral divisions between the doubled pair absolutely clear; already we are subversively informed that the hero of Lolita is an immoral man.
summary and analysis
Why might Nabokov have chosen to name his protagonist “Humbert Humbert”? Does the name’s parodic double rumble end up distancing us from its owner’s depravity? Is it harder to take evil seriously when it goes under an outlandish name? What uses, comic and poetic, does Nabokov make of this name in the course of Lolita? reading group guide
+ Tori Amos: Famous Blue Raincoat (Live) - Another one for my funeral playlist. I still recall the first time I heard it on a bootleg (Titled Under The Covers) that was copied one cassette at a time via the Tori mailing list's hey days in 1994. I recall it b/c the tape had Tori singing "American Pie" the night Kurt Cobain died. It also had the first time she did a bunch of other covers like "Boys in the Trees" and "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
Thank God for modernity, who needs to find old cassettes when there's YouTube.
"My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude."
"Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life; love shouldn’t be one of them."
Dream for an Insomniac
Were Mason Verger from the film "Hannibal" and Mitch McConnell separated at birth?
+ Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal: "leaves a fundamental feature, the silent filibuster, in place"
What in the actual fuck. I'm livid. Fuck the silent filibuster, fuck you Senate, you bunch of sissies. Can we please elect some younger people? pretty please? I'm so sick of these old fucking geezers. Harry Reed is 73! Mitch McConnell is 70. Fuck those losers.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky /mykiller_mylover
“Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.”
|—||William S. Burroughs|
Hanna Wahmer / Gustave Flaubert
"Inside us, constellations, bit thread knotted into night’s black drape. There are no right words, if by right we mean perfect, if by perfect we mean able to save us."
In less than a week Aqua had accumulated more than two hundred tablets of different potency. She knew most of them — the jejune sedatives, and the ones that knocked you out from eight p.m. till midnight, and several varieties of superior soporifics that left you with limpid limbs and a leaden head after eight hours of non-being, and a drug which was in itself delightful but a little lethal if combined with a draught of the cleansing fluid commercially known as Morona; and a plump purple pill reminding her, she had to laugh, of those with which the little gypsy enchantress in the Spanish tale (dear to Ladore schoolgirls) puts to sleep all the sportsmen and all their blood-hounds at the opening of the hunting season.