don’t you hate it when you’re reading a chapter and then it’s coming to its climax and omg what’s gonna happen, then woops, your eyes dart to the last line and you spoil yourself and hate yourself for it
Tristifical - causing to be sad or mournful. Eternitarian - one who believes in the eternity of the soul. Cosmogyral - whirling round the universe. Siagonology - study of jaw-bones. Autexousious - exercising or possessing free will. Nepheliad - cloud-nymph. gardeviance -chest for valuables; a travelling trunk. ictuate - to emphasize. senticous - prickly; thorny. interfation - act of interrupting another while speaking. nequient - not being able. sparsile - of a star, not included in any constellation. perantique - very antique or ancient. Vacivity - emptiness. Redamancy - act of loving in return. Starrify - to decorate with stars; to make into a star.
“A woman’s worst nightmare? That’s pretty easy. Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, “They are afraid women will laugh at them.” When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, “We’re afraid of being killed.”—
This reminds me of a discussion we had in school, and one girl was talking about living in fear of her safety because she is a girl, and this guy chimed in and was all “It’s hard for guys too! I’m so awkward around girls! It’s embarrassing!” Yeah, not the same thing, exactly?
This reminds me of an article about online (heterosexual) dating that I read a while ago. It listed men’s and women’s worst fears about meeting someone from online. The highest ranked fear that men had was that their date would be fat, whereas the highest ranked fear that women had was that their date would turn out to be violent and kill them.
n. the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat, whose tenuous muscular throbbing feels less like a metronome than a nervous ditty your heart is tapping to itself, the way people hum to themselves while walking in complete darkness, as if to casually remind the outside world, I’m here, I’m here, I’m here.