"The 6 Stages Of Helping Your Undergrad." (via the...
oldslaughterscoffeehouse: Stage 1: The student presents you with a problem. Stage 2: Apply coffee. Stage 3: Listen to their proposal. Stage 4: Counter-point. Stage 5: The student absorbs this information and tries to modify their proposal for your approval. Stage 6: Resolution.
Application completed, bar the inevitable sobbing- come at me, Faculty of Humanities. Come at me. Come at me with an unconditional offer and I’ll give you anything you want money flowers sex chocolates organs dragons anything
Is quoting from The History Boys in a personal statement for MA too en-vogue to be coy now? It’s for Literatures not History; hopefully they’ve not esteemed anything post-Coriolanus to be worth a flick anyway.
tempted to ritually sacrifice Joe Stretch to the memory of all bad artists everywhere, just for luck.
Is it acceptable to end my application with “let me on the course or I’ll decapitate you and fuck your bleeding neck-hole with a stick”
Just had to call the Keele English department ‘supportive’ in my MA application. I can taste vomit.
A Point Of View: Leaving Gormenghast →
geopolicraticus: I was both surprised and pleased to see this meditation on Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels by philosopher John Gray. As fantasy novels, Peake’s trilogy is most often compared to Tolkien’s Lord of the RIngs trilogy, though it has never been as popular. The Gormenghast novels were made into a four hour BBC production (I have it on DVD), though this is nothing like the hundreds...
claydols: who decided that you need some deep back story in order to justify your tattoo if you think a deer is gonna look cool as hell on your arm then go ahead and get it tattooed
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via myquotelibrary)
epiicer: If you say “old sport” three times in front of your mirror Gatsby will appear and awkwardly hit on your wife