whimsical thoughts

I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly

27 notes

ladywhizbee asked: Midnight Trains still sticks with me. There's something about Lizzie and Darcy randomly meeting at a train station and escaping to a house on the coast. So many sensory details in there. I loved it. So yes.

kyrieanne:

(Mere, you didn’t give me a prompt so here is a mini-sequel to Whatever this is (I’m glad it’s with you), which is by far the most divisive thing I’ve ever written). 

I’m glad it’s with you (whatever this is)

William Darcy has only lied to Lizzie Bennet once.

It was the day she discovered he knew about the book. That night she knocked on his door and they sat by the pool under silver moonlight. It’d tinged her skin blue and he’d imagined her as a creature from another world.

She’d been determined not to let the book define her. She was adamant about it.

“Me either,” he’d said, “I’m in charge of my own heart.”

That had been the lie.

***

He thinks his book-self is an insufferable bore.

After he discovers the book he locks it in a drawer and tries to forget about it. He tells himself it’s a hoax or a cruel joke played by a god William doesn’t believe in. In the book his mother dies before the story even starts. In real life he discovers the book only because of his mother’s death. Is his story supposed to start now? After she is gone?What is he supposed to do with that?

The tiny slip of parallel structure terrifies him. Without even realizing it he has equated Fitzwilliam’s mother dying with his own mother. His eyes reads her death in black and white ink and his brain accepts the conclusion that book!Anne and his Anne must be the same person somehow. It happens so effortlessly that he’s terrified to go near the book.

Anne left the book for him, but she didn’t leave a note. All he gets is a line in her will about the contents of a safety deposit box. There is no other explanation, but it is enough for him to know that she believed in the book. And more importantly it had been important to her that he know.

So William studies the text. He reads all the literature on it. He travels to England and interviews scholars. He uses a fake name and feels like James Bond. He has the fleeting thought that it’d make a cool story - literary detective hunts down explanation about why characters start becoming real people - but stops himself before he can get too far. Sometimes when he thinks about this his head hurts and he has to go lie down in a dark room.

But after all the research he comes to only one conclusion - Fitzwilliam Darcy is boring. He is honorable, but really emo. He’s obsessed with buying his sister a piano. He likes sassy. William can get behind some of these things (he asks Gigi if she wants a piano and she throws a magazine at him). But William knows - hopes, prays, begs - that Fitzwilliam Darcy is not him.

The man Elizabeth Bennet falls in love with is watch-paint-dry boring. He’s missing from half the novel and when he does appear on the page he’s either making a pompous speech or writing impassioned letters at inappropriate times.

(William does envy Fitzwilliam’s option to write a letter. He struggles with the informality of electronic communication. It gives him pause at least twice a day.)

Fitzwilliam Darcy is the Darcy who is supposed to fall in love with Elizabeth Bennet. But William isn’t the romantic hero in someone else’s love story. He’s not interested. There is nothing about Elizabeth Bennet that he finds charming enough to sacrifice his own agency for.  

But then he meets Lizzie at a wedding.



You beautiful pretzel. I just wanted to share my favorite fic with you, you didn’t need to write me anything—BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ANYWAY.

*squishes you!*

Filed under seriously i love darcy in all his neurotic ways the lizzie bennet diaries kyrieanne

39 notes

yulinkuang:

Letters to July

I’ve been teaching film at a theater camp for the past few weeks and had a blast putting together this microproject with my students. A small collection of letters to July by my students (ages 8-12), plus one more from me (age 24).

Inspired by emily-diana-ruth's gorgeous Letters to July series, filmed on location at Camp YATC in Santa Cruz, CA.

Directed & Edited by Yulin Kuang
Shot & Colored by Zack Wallnau
Sound & AC by Christy Morgenroth

Special thanks to Shawn Ryan & John Ainsworth who co-founded and run Camp YATC and who some of you might recognize as the featured couple in the Sonnet 116 episode of I Didn’t Write This.

I’m heading back up to camp in a couple weeks teach at their last session (running August 1-11), so there’s a chance there might be another camp-centric video next month. If you’re between ages 8-18 and interested in exploring the world of theater/performing arts, I’d highly recommend checking out Camp YATC (based in the Santa Cruz Bay Area) - there are still spots left open in their sessions 3 &4! It’s a camp I really wish I could have attended when I was younger.

Much love,

Yulin

Follow me on Twitter
Subscribe on YouTube
Support my work on Patreon

Filed under yulin kuang

317 notes

reefmagazine:

Coffee Shop 
By: Grecia
"You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things." — Jamie Tworkowski  
~Spark up this playlist when you’re on your way to your favorite coffee shop. Order your absolute favorite coffee and have a mellow morning reading, thinking, looking at people past by in your blissful small world ~
Listen on 8tracks here! 
Stuck On The Puzzle (Intro & Track Mashup) // Alex Turner
Eddy’s Song // Sticky Fingers
Blood // The Middle East
True Affection // The Blow
She Moves In Her Own Way // The Kooks
Believe In Love // The Wooden Birds
Such Great Heights // Iron & Wine
You’re A Wolf // Sea Wolf
The Girl // City and Colour
Half Awake // Widowspeak
Flightless Bird American Mouth // Iron & Wine
New Slang // The Shins
Glass In The Park // Alex Turner
Nothing Like You & I // The Perishers
Broken // Jake Bugg
At The Top Of This Hill // Message To Bears
Breakers // Local Natives
To Be With You // The Honey Trees
Pretty Face // Soley
Crosses // Jose Gonzalez
Sunrise Sunset // We Are The Trees
What We Had // The Drums
You Already Know // Bombay Bicycle Club
Through Your Eyes // The Honey Trees
All I Want // Kodaline
Budapest // George Ezra
Iron Doors // The Lighthouse and The Whaler

reefmagazine:

Coffee Shop 

By: Grecia

"You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things." — Jamie Tworkowski  

~Spark up this playlist when you’re on your way to your favorite coffee shop. Order your absolute favorite coffee and have a mellow morning reading, thinking, looking at people past by in your blissful small world ~

Listen on 8tracks here

  1. Stuck On The Puzzle (Intro & Track Mashup) // Alex Turner
  2. Eddy’s Song // Sticky Fingers
  3. Blood // The Middle East
  4. True Affection // The Blow
  5. She Moves In Her Own Way // The Kooks
  6. Believe In Love // The Wooden Birds
  7. Such Great Heights // Iron & Wine
  8. You’re A Wolf // Sea Wolf
  9. The Girl // City and Colour
  10. Half Awake // Widowspeak
  11. Flightless Bird American Mouth // Iron & Wine
  12. New Slang // The Shins
  13. Glass In The Park // Alex Turner
  14. Nothing Like You & I // The Perishers
  15. Broken // Jake Bugg
  16. At The Top Of This Hill // Message To Bears
  17. Breakers // Local Natives
  18. To Be With You // The Honey Trees
  19. Pretty Face // Soley
  20. Crosses // Jose Gonzalez
  21. Sunrise Sunset // We Are The Trees
  22. What We Had // The Drums
  23. You Already Know // Bombay Bicycle Club
  24. Through Your Eyes // The Honey Trees
  25. All I Want // Kodaline
  26. Budapest // George Ezra
  27. Iron Doors // The Lighthouse and The Whaler

Filed under I just like this coffee shop music