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The Omniscient Transcendentalist


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Breviary of Mary of Savoy, Lombardy ca. 1430.

Chambéry, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 4, fol. 319v

"talk about" rather than "ask me"
1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
2: Talk about your first kiss.
3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
14: Talk about a vacation.
15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
22: Talk about your worst fear.
23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
28: Talk about your fetishes.
29: Talk about what turns you on.
30: Talk about what turns you off.
31: Talk about what you think death is like.
32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
40: Talk about the end of something in your life.


Circle of Master of the Legend of the Magdalen
Martyrdom of Saint Ursula




"He [Viggo Mortensen] was standing behind the camera throwing the apples … And I’ve never seen him so happy."

Billy Boyd



Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer


Oil on canvas

143.5 x 136.5 cm


In this imaginary portrait of Aristotle, the Greek philosopher rests his hand reflectively on a bust of Homer, the epic poet of an earlier age. A medallion depicting Alexander the Great, whom Aristotle tutored, hangs from the gold chain. This extravagant decoration must be an award for service and recalls the gold chains that princely patrons gave to Titian, Rubens, and Van Dyck. It is generally supposed that Aristotle is contemplating the worth of worldly success as opposed to spiritual values. The gestures of the hands, accentuated by the cascading sleeves, and the shadows playing over Aristotle’s brow and eyes support this interpretation.


Portrait of a Lady, Called Elizabeth, Lady Tanfield, 1615.


James Tissot (French, 1836-1902), At the Louvre, 1883-85. Oil on canvas, 144.4 x 100 cm.

“…to live a life without facing the brink of conflict would be a lifetime upon a grand voyage, never stepping foot within the waves that kept you there.”

- Celestial Dynasty. (Extract)


The Cupid Seller, 1763 - Joseph Marie Vien


ca. 1757 Izabella Poniatowska Branicka by Marcello Bacciarelli (Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu - Wrocławia Poland)


Beautiful Libraries:

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte 

Portrait of a Woman, perhaps Madame Claude Lambert de Thorigny (Marie Marguerite Bontemps), Detail.

by Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746)

Dated: 1696


Knut Ekwall, The Fisherman and the Siren

September 1st: Welcome, welcome to another year at Hogwarts!

…I could’ve been using my uni.’s free fucking wifi alllll this time. ;w;