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The Omniscient Transcendentalist


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [x]


All the Kili from the trailer guys ^^

The Birth of the Virgin, Detail.

by Francesco Solimena (1657-1747)

Dated: (c. 1690)

The one good thing about loneliness is that you’re so focused on a lack of friends, that you’re barely concerned about a relationship.


The Bride

Jules Joseph Lefebvre  

circa 1898

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me … is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”


Ira Glass

You know those times when you really need words that actually truly resonate with your situation? This is one of those times, for me. ;w;


Francis Bernard Dicksee

Re-blog if you’re accepting anonymous asks from anyone about anything


Adrian Isenbrandt. The Madonna and Child Enthroned, 16th Century.


33r, Psalter, Harley 2793, British Library 

lord of the rings +blue

He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”