I am Colin, a classic literature nut, general bibliophile, fiend for classic films, and introvert extraordinaire.

The story of The Man Who Laughs/ L'homme qui rit is also near-and-dear to me and the blog has become somewhat of a fandom space for it (although there doesn't seem to be many of us, sadly). I will occasionally post personal things too.

Feel free to message me and check out my blogspot site (link below) where I post longer musings and lengthy analyses on various topics.

 

thesirentrick:

i can’t think of a new queue tag urgh

Think of Queue, Don’t Queue for Me Argentina, I’ve Decided to Marry Queue…

madamecuratrix:

muirin007:

panic-atthefalloutboy:

thorgasmed:

buttholewizard:

voldemortoutbitches:

thenewenlightenmentage:

Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters
Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own.
Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with.
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Oh. OH.

this isnt good

yep this is a massive problem 

so i am artemis fowl 

………I had better not turn into Erik.

What Muirin said. Yikes.

….too late for me. I just don’t want the Victor Hugo ending. No one wants a Victor Hugo ending.

madamecuratrix:

muirin007:

panic-atthefalloutboy:

thorgasmed:

buttholewizard:

voldemortoutbitches:

thenewenlightenmentage:

Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters

Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own.

Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with.

Continue Reading

Oh. OH.

this isnt good

yep this is a massive problem 

so i am artemis fowl 

………I had better not turn into Erik.

What Muirin said. Yikes.

….too late for me. I just don’t want the Victor Hugo ending. No one wants a Victor Hugo ending.

athousandstorieshigh:

the-guy-who-laughs:

It sounds quite interesting! Although Shakespeare’s fools meant to humorously shame what was wrong with society, it did seem that many people often hated them (words from a teacher).

If we’re looking at Shakespeare, I can tell you, as someone who has his BA in English, the fools (and fool-like characters) are definitely seen as acceptable receptacles of derision and disparagement to the others of the play, even if the audience sees just how worldly wise these fools tend to be (and should be heeded).

In the book, from part of what I read online, speaks of this in that, fools were capable of speaking out sharply and truthfully only because no one had to take them seriously, because all could look at them with disdain and feel superior.  

Ah, yes, this makes sense. Although, this is only Shakespeare that I’ve mentioned and the only venue in which I have read about fools. Perhaps there are various takes on what a fool might be, and I have no idea.

That’s why I have the book! And as I read it, I will doubtless make a nuisance of myself on here about it. 

It sounds quite interesting! Although Shakespeare’s fools meant to humorously shame what was wrong with society, it did seem that many people often hated them (words from a teacher).

If we’re looking at Shakespeare, I can tell you, as someone who has his BA in English, the fools (and fool-like characters) are definitely seen as acceptable receptacles of derision and disparagement to the others of the play, even if the audience sees just how worldly wise these fools tend to be (and should be heeded).

In the book, from part of what I read online, speaks of this in that, fools were capable of speaking out sharply and truthfully only because no one had to take them seriously, because all could look at them with disdain and feel superior.  

friska-freak:

the-guy-who-laughs:

Would you mind if I tried to reach through the screen to grab it?

Friska, I am so sorry. I forgot it is still Ramadan. If I could, I would mail it to you so that you would not have to reach through.

Nononono- dsgdshjdsit’sokaypleasedon’tfeelbad. I just wanted to let you it honestly looks fanastic, you did such a great job with it! 

If it makes you feel better, it’s still past sunset, I get to nom for a bit! 

Also, I wouldn’t do that because chances are the mailmen would get to it first. c’: 

Thank you. It would probably go bad on the way too, so it would probably be better for the mailmen to get to it first.   

rossochanovan:

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

I don’t think you have a firm grasp on death or hell

Would you mind if I tried to reach through the screen to grab it?

Friska, I am so sorry. I forgot it is still Ramadan. If I could, I would mail it to you so that you would not have to reach through.

I forgot to post my pics of the tiramisù I made for Dea for the 4th of July party she went to. She reported that it was a huge hit. My high degree of domesticity has turned out to be very convenient for my family. I will have to make another so that I can actually taste it one of these days.

I had a new book waiting for me when I got in from work tonight! I had originally read bits and pieces of a few chapters online about a month ago when I was doing a little digging on inspirations for Hugo’s Comprachicos and posted this at the time. The book seemed interesting on the whole however, so I went and ordered it.I beg your indulgence while I read it. I will be posting things from it, thoughts on it, and, my apologies in advance, anything that disturbs me (it disturbs me less if I can talk about it, although you can just ignore me since putting it out there is enough for me). Preliminary thought: Part of the synopsis claims that the role of jester  ”fulfull[ed] a deep and widespread human and social need.” I cannot help but think of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus segment when John Cleese is the town idiot, speaks most intelligently when not being observed, and claims that his purpose is to provide the service of giving every day people someone to acceptably despise. From the little I have read online, that was essentially’s the jester’s role as well. Is that really a human and social need? 

I had a new book waiting for me when I got in from work tonight!

I had originally read bits and pieces of a few chapters online about a month ago when I was doing a little digging on inspirations for Hugo’s Comprachicos and posted this at the time. The book seemed interesting on the whole however, so I went and ordered it.

I beg your indulgence while I read it. I will be posting things from it, thoughts on it, and, my apologies in advance, anything that disturbs me (it disturbs me less if I can talk about it, although you can just ignore me since putting it out there is enough for me). 


Preliminary thought: Part of the synopsis claims that the role of jester  ”fulfull[ed] a deep and widespread human and social need.” I cannot help but think of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus segment when John Cleese is the town idiot, speaks most intelligently when not being observed, and claims that his purpose is to provide the service of giving every day people someone to acceptably despise. From the little I have read online, that was essentially’s the jester’s role as well. Is that really a human and social need? 

Is there not in every human soul a primitive spark, a divine element, incorruptible in this world and immortal in the next, which can be developed by goodness, kindled, lit up, and made to radiate, and which evil can never entirely extinguish.

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (via casualboundaries)

I am still on the hunt for L’uomo che ride and one of my alerts sent me an email that it had just been uploaded to stream somewhere. Very exciting, right? No, no, it’s a site that screams scam: requires account creation for a “free” membership, but still requires a credit card….

Still on the look-out if any of you know where I could find it?