Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Suleiman. Istanbul, Turkey. c. 1555-1560. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper.
my phone was shit and wouldn’t let me do this on ANY of the buses but ty sarina i will do them now, bored at work:
1. Talk about the first time you watched your favourite movie
hmm I don’t think I really have favourite movies in the same way that most people do - I don’t really get into movies as an Art Form for the most part, which is bad of me, so I guess it’d be like the Lion King which I watched obsessively from the age of 5 and so don’t remember my fav part. or mb it’d be some sort of Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds or Kill Bill 1 or Django Unchained, I watched all of them last year while ill in bed and texting Onj compulsively.
4. Talk about the thing you regret most so far
I regret taking so long to make friends in uni - think I was v scarred/scared after the whole high school experience and didn’t notice in first year when people wanted to hang out with me, and still preferred my own company in any case. I regret taking so long to drink! it means that now everyone else has mellowed down and I am still the too drunk 17 year old who declares “look at me!” and then jumps off a pole and hits my head (literally happened a week ago). I regret being cruel to some people that I have been cruel to. I think it all boils down to me not being open enough to other humans. dang bro
5. Talk about the best birthday you’ve ever had
mmm I really like birthdays but I’m not sure if I can remember specific ones in this way. usually they’ve been pretty chill quiet days, my parents taking me out to dinner or (this year) Onj and me making a cake and having a super super good lunch. I’ve only ever had one birthday party (like past the primary school years), but that was p nice, too.
6. Talk about the worst birthday you’ve ever had
again with this thing, yeah, plus I don’t think I’ve ever had a v traumatic bday. my 21st was quite strange: trailing around after my mother in Berlin, trying to connect with it, spending too much time with people I didn’t really care about who all spoke in German. but then that evening I went home and got in the bath with a bottle of campari and drank all of it while Onj texted me drunkenly and gleefully about how at that moment in time I was an adult and she was still a teenager: “it’s like ur nick grimshaw and im harry styles” she gloated.
7. Talk about your biggest insecurity
Idk, face? Or not being as smart as I pretend I am. but I can hide that better so probs the face thing. soz boring
8. Talk about the thing that you are most proud of
I’m proud of moving overseas, twice, and supporting myself to do so both times. I’m proud of making friends, I’m seriously proud of every close friend I’ve made bc it’s not a talent but it means a lot to me. oh whoops it was meant to be the “most proud”, idk. I’m not great at these superlatives apparently.
16. Talk about the best party you’ve ever been to
probs one of the parties over the past summer! NYE was great, both halves of it (watching musicals with Jarrah&Jackie/running off to get way too drunk with you & Lindsay & Greg), and I really liked my going away party. we had a predrinks here a couple of weeks ago before the last Bristol Uni LGBT night of the term which went for hours and was just standing around with a lot of chill people who I like a lot, and then when everyone else was finally going to the club Onj and I went home and cuddled, and that was a pretty good party. last weekend I went to Hastings to go to Pirate Day which is a real thing and I’m not sure if it counts as a party but it was one of the best nights I’ve had.
24. Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot
idk idk i’m bad at this and i’m bad at remembering stuff like this. Onj once told me I looked a bit like grimes. that was great.
34. Talk about the worst physical pain you’ve endured
I got hit by a car last year!! they gave morphine for a bit and then took it away because it wasn’t working. for the most part that pain was a lot of endless discomfort and just low-quality throbbing but that first hour or two after the accident itself is not something I would ever ever ever want to repeat.
35. Talk about things you wish you could stop doing
I need to stop hatereading: I have a very vicious compulsion to read blogs/facebooks/internet presences of people I dislike, and then I feel bitter about them, and consumed with hate, and complain about them to other people. the thing is, leaving aside what a shitty and petty thing to do that is, it doesn’t even make me feel good? it makes me feel bad, and angry, and I need to stop, but I’ve been trying to cut down lately and it’s been actually working, which is good.
38. Talk about songs that remind you of certain people
I’ve been listening to Island Home a lot lately, mostly Christine Anu’s version, I love that a lot and it reminds me of my dad. Don’t Forget Me by Neko Case reminds me of you.
we all took turns sitting on the iron throne, and immediately after sitting down it became obvious that every single person in our group who had seen the show had been holding back a special iron throne pose that they immediately executed the moment butt touched metal
i had no idea that i had a special, tacky iron throne pose i had been waiting years to do until the exact second i was in the iron throne and then i couldn’t have looked any other way to save my life
this isn’t claire’s iron throne pose, there’s a picture of her somewhere on the official game of thrones twitter of her doing her iron throne pose, at this point she had already done it and she was just kind of partying
Alexander McQueen Fall 2001
FINALLY: Israel accused of its warcrimes by members of parliament in the UK
"We should not equate the occupied with the occupier, we should not equate a refugee population of 1.7mil imprisoned in a tiny strip of land, with prison guards, we should not equate terrorists firing rockets with a supposedly "civilized" state systematically killing women, children, disabled and elderly people…If UK and other Western governments fail to discriminate between the actions of Hamas and israel, hundreds of Palestinian civilians will continue to die and the annexation of Palestine by israel will continue.”