i’m DYING there was a “general excellence” award at this illinois college newspaper competition and the copy editor of our school paper wrote a whole article about how OFFENDED she was that the award went to ” a newspaper that compromises the very essence of student journalism” because columbia college had an insert focused on sex, which was awarded first place. MY SCHOOL IS SO CONSERVATIVE GET ME OUT OF HERE she’s like “real quality journalism is breaking news on the new school mascot” and her whole point that the reason sexism exists is because of the existence of sex in the media im d y i ng
what a sore loser LMAO they won for special supplement category it’s not like the entire newspaper is “what vibrator to use, how to take a nude photo, or the details on pornography webcam girls” or ”vulgar language” or other things that “made [her] want to vomit”
Handfasting: Handfasting is an ancient Ireland Celtic tradition, in which a man woman came together at the start of their marriage relationship. Each partner holds the hands of the other, right hand to right hand, left hand to left, their wrists crossed. The ribbon is wound around the wrists over the top of one and under and around the other, creating the infinity symbol. The practice gave way to the expression “tying the knot”. So fun to learn what that phrase came from! (via Irish Wedding Traditions | Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog)
6. What is their idea of a perfect date?
Enjolras wouldn’t realize it was a date until - until whenever someone remarked that it was probably a date? He’s not really a “date” kind of kind; of course he enjoys spending one-on-one time with the people he likes, but a date in itself wouldn’t that different from it. A drink and a nice chat, perhaps even a meal at Enjolras’ favourite restaurant - and perhaps more physical contact, little lingering touches, looks, a kiss more than usual.
7. What is their before-bed routine?
He brushes his teeth, strip down to his underwear or pyjamas and spends at least a few minutes either sitting on his bed, or looking out the window, just… thinking. Going over his day to clear his thoughts so he can sleep peacefully. It’s not something he always did, but it does help him fall asleep better. If he’s with Combeferre, he’ll let him make him a cup of herbal tea and they’ll sit together in silence for a bit.
8. What is their best memory? Their worst?
It’s hard to pinpoint his exact best memory, but it always sorts of strikes him, when he looks at all of his friends together, how glad and happy he has to have them, that they’ve all found each other and formed this kind of chosen family despite being all so different from each other. Enjolras was never really lonely in the most obvious sense: he’s always had people close, he needs people close to him to share and both encourage and ground him. But the day he looked around him and he realized that that was it, with these people they could change the world was truly something.
Worst was 1830. Enjolras doesn’t dwell on things, generally: his mind is steadily trained on the future, but 1830 hurt. He was angry, scared, and truly hurt.
9. What were they like as a child?
Adorable, really! with his golden curls and perfect blue eyes and rosy cheeks.
And also stubborn. Sulky. Curious, is the most frustrating sense. Always always asking questions: “But why? Why not? What’s this for? Why is it not like this?”. Did I mention stubborn? And incredibly intelligent. He always, always had to have the last word, and if you made the mistake to argue with him you would lose. Even though you knew you were right he would question you until you were cornerned.
The original proposal of the World Wide Web.
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ive been staring at this ask for so long and im just. so speechless. bravo, emily.
[aggressively hums the Game of Thrones theme at you progressively louder over the next month]