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twentysomethingvagabond:

laurendestefano:

New fall blanket! I couldn’t find the lamp I wanted, but the same image can be found on a few other things.

L O V E  I T

twentysomethingvagabond:

laurendestefano:

New fall blanket! I couldn’t find the lamp I wanted, but the same image can be found on a few other things.

L O V E  I T

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morganawinchester27:

ultrafacts:

a-syringe-against-the-capitol:

ultrafacts:

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Why?

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier, Marine, airman or sailor and to the common memories of all soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors killed in any war. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars with their remains being unidentified. The tomb is guarded 24/7 365. Even through hurricanes as a sign of respect.

These soldiers stand guard, day and night, through blistering heat and freezing cold. They stand in driving rain without flinching. It is one of the highest honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and there are no excuses, no rainy days. One year, a really bad hurricane swept through the coast and the soldiers were given permission to leave their post. They declined, choosing to stay and guard the tomb.
These men inspire me and have my utmost respect. Thank you.



I have been here and watched the Changing of the Guards. It’s pretty amazing.

morganawinchester27:

ultrafacts:

a-syringe-against-the-capitol:

ultrafacts:

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Why?

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier, Marine, airman or sailor and to the common memories of all soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors killed in any war. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars with their remains being unidentified. The tomb is guarded 24/7 365. Even through hurricanes as a sign of respect.

These soldiers stand guard, day and night, through blistering heat and freezing cold. They stand in driving rain without flinching. It is one of the highest honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and there are no excuses, no rainy days. One year, a really bad hurricane swept through the coast and the soldiers were given permission to leave their post. They declined, choosing to stay and guard the tomb.

These men inspire me and have my utmost respect. Thank you.

I have been here and watched the Changing of the Guards. It’s pretty amazing.

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yeahwriters:

dudeinpublishing:

I had a five book deal. I wrote all five books. I tried hard, hard as I could, to be as awesome as I could, but things wound up dwindling and my publisher didn’t want more. I’m not stupid, I watched the # of reviews and amazon rankings go down each book, the fade in interest was clear and I don’t blame them for making the decision that they did.

What I’m finding hard now is that…for my entire life, I have always wanted to be a writer. Towards that end, I have written, and written, and written, and those books were the best ones I could produce at that time. But the reading public decided that they weren’t enough. 

I’ve written some other stuff since then to try to find my sea-legs again, and I’m working on one meaningful project in particular now with all my fervent devotion, but it’s hard. It was one thing to write ten books before one got an agent and sold, I was ‘learning’ then and knew someday my ship would come in. Now that it’s come in and then sailed back off, I’m a little lost.

What’s to stop my next project from suffering the same fate as my prior ones? I’m the same person writing them — a little better a writer, yes, but the heart pouring out words is still the same one I’ve always had. What if what I have to say isn’t big enough or special enough to make the difference I want to make in the world? This new project gives me shivers. Which I used to take as a good sign…but since the ones that sold and then dwindled gave me shivers, too, I just don’t know if I can trust myself anymore.

This may be a bit more than you’re willing to take on for your tumblr, and if so, I understand. I feel better for having at least told it to someone though, so thank you for lending an ear.

Dear questioner,

To illustrate my own lack of discipline, a story: you emailed me this question at least a week ago. I knew I had to answer it, because it was a rough and sad and incomplete and inspiring and angering story and those are the best kinds to write about, at least in a microblogging space. But I knew it would take me at least an hour to answer, and an uninterrupted one at that; one where I had time and silence enough to assemble the best answer based on my experience, your reality, and my hope for you. I have not started writing that answer until right now. Out of at least seven days, I didn’t find one single hour to write. Not one.

This is bullshit of me. And I bring it up to illustrate how, when you tell me you wrote five books (and plenty more before those), my brain glazes over and my hands go numb because I haven’t even come CLOSE to the discipline and dedication and just straight-up time budgeting it takes to write that much. And I feel the need to say this because my advice to you comes from a foremost place of admiration.

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Perfect.




"With the right music, you either forget everything or you remember everything."

Unknown (via perfect)

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I kind of feel like doing something magical and epic today. But to be honest, I’ll probably fall asleep while tumblring and then wake up and go to work.


Tagged as: my life,

thecoffeecoyote:

bibliophilicwitch:

faerieofmists:

bibliophilicwitch:

how can you have a fantasy book without a map?

The map is the best part!

EXACTLY

First rule of the fantasy genre: It’s not worth picking up if it doesn’t have a map

Rule 1a: the more maps the better

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kryskemp:

i want to watch this

WHOA I DIDN”T KNOW THEY WERE MAKING A MOVIE OF THIS!

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New things happening in mah life. *excite*


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Tagged as: personal,

astound:

I just want to lie in bed and not participate in life

literally what I’ve been doing all day

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