Thor eraser (courtesy of @lycomayflower) helps me with proposal prep.

Thor eraser (courtesy of @lycomayflower) helps me with proposal prep.

erikkwakkel:

Medieval rockstar

The last page of a medieval book is usually a protective flyleaf, which is positioned between the actual text and the bookbinding. It was usually left blank and it therefore often filled up with pen trials, notes, doodles, or drawings. This addition I encountered today and it is not what you’d expect: a full-on drawing of a maiden playing the lute, which she holds just like a guitar. A peaceful smile shines on her face. I love this rockstar lady, so unexpectedly positioned at the end of the book, trying to catch the reader’s attention as he is closing it.

Pic: London, British Library, Sloane MS 554 (more here).

theparisreview:

Where is Vladimir Nabokov now? The third in a week-long series of illustrations by Jason Novak, captioned by Eric Jarosinski.

theparisreview:

Where is Vladimir Nabokov now? The third in a week-long series of illustrations by Jason Novak, captioned by Eric Jarosinski.

158 Days with the Love of Your Life

rebeccakoconnor:

I found myself wondering this morning how we could ever expect the people around us to keep their promises to us when we don’t keep the ones we make to ourselves. I wondered if we let people ruin us with lies about love because we’ve never really taken the time to fall in love with ourselves.

I…

29pco:

The Classical — “The Music Issue”
A protest playlist for the 2014 World Cup, the devotional music of the cult of Maradona, the wretchedness of NFL fight songs, and more.
Download the app to read.

29pco:

The Classical — “The Music Issue”

A protest playlist for the 2014 World Cup, the devotional music of the cult of Maradona, the wretchedness of NFL fight songs, and more.

Download the app to read.

ericnus:

Fiction Alert: A short story I wrote called Crossing the Delaware appeared in this, the Spring 2014 issue of Bluestem Magazine. The story features shady politics, Peruvian chicken, the demise of Shea Stadium, and the 7 train rolling through Queens. Go buy it. Go read it.

ericnus:

Fiction Alert: A short story I wrote called Crossing the Delaware appeared in this, the Spring 2014 issue of Bluestem Magazine. The story features shady politics, Peruvian chicken, the demise of Shea Stadium, and the 7 train rolling through Queens. Go buy it. Go read it.

I found this feather tucked in with this bookmark (in Moby Dick, of all books).

I found this feather tucked in with this bookmark (in Moby Dick, of all books).

I finally live somewhere I can get this. #grahamslam #Phillies

I finally live somewhere I can get this. #grahamslam #Phillies

mallelis:

there is a legend among the Dúnedain that the haters were all Elves once