Slipping My Mind

Victorianist. Dad. Reader. Gamer. Tennis Fan. Erstwhile Protagonist.

I know there’s some other show about double-speaking machiavels scaling the Potomac’s halls o’ power, but I prefer the one with Elaine and Buster. The first really wants us to feel smart, the second reminds us that we are actually pretty stupid.

It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.

—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)

Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?

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I didn’t know this.

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He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.

When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.

And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this.  They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.

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knife his corpse

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Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh

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Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx

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It’s fun to think of Legion as the funny, geeky ultra fan that tries to be cool when they meet their idol.



"Yeah, but why are you wearing a piece of MY armor?"

"…no data available."

It’s fun to think of Legion as the funny, geeky ultra fan that tries to be cool when they meet their idol.



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It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them.

On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever.

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this quote was literally in my sociology book 

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Tonight’s a big night on BBC America. The evening kicks off with the long-awaited SEASON 2 PREMIERE of Orphan Black at 9/8c. Follow the Orphan Black Tumblr and Orphan Black Twitter for the live Twitter and Tumblr of the premiere.

At 10/9c, stay tuned for the GLOBAL PREMIERE of The Real History of Science Fiction - we’ll be tweeting and tumblr-ing from BBC America.

And at 11/10c watch a brand new episode of The Graham Norton Show premieres with the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield. Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.

It’s a BIG night. Did we mention that already?

Raising the signal boost for an awesome night on BBC America.

Firstly at 9/8c is the premiere of a new season of Orphan Black. If you haven’t joined #Clone Club yet, you should. Here’s the trailer. We also highly recommend following the Orphan Black Tumblr. (Hi OBTumblr!)

At 10/9c is the premiere of The Real History of Science Fiction with SO MANY Doctor Who peeps! It’s narrated by Mark Gatiss and features Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan & Neil Gaiman as well as other fantastic people like William Shatner, Nathan Fillion and Zoe Saldana. Click here to read more about it on

And then things get spidey on Graham Norton. It’s going to be a really great night.

This is a lot of goodness.