The Loves and Musings of a Cockeyed Optimist

A catalogue of the things that fascinate and thrill me...the ever optimistic, hopeless romantic

Ask me anything
I had to touch you with my hands, I had to taste you with my tongue; one can’t love and do nothing.
— Greene, Graham. The End of the Affair. (via wordsnquotes)

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You may think it’s unfair that we have to counteract and adjust ourselves for the ill behavior of other men. You know what? You’re right. It is unfair. Is that the fault of women? Or is it the fault of the men who act abysmally and make the rest of us look bad? If issues of fairness bother you, get mad at the men who make you and your actions appear questionable.

Because when it comes to assessing a man, whatever one man is capable of, a woman must presume you are capable of. Unfortunately, that means all men must be judged by our worst example. If you think that sort of stereotyping is bullshit, how do you treat a snake you come across in the wild?

…You treat it like a snake, right? Well, that’s not stereotyping, that’s acknowledging an animal for what it’s capable of doing and the harm it can inflict. Simple rules of the jungle, man. Since you are a man, women must treat you as such.

The completely reasonable and understandable fear of men is your responsibility. You didn’t create it. But you also didn’t build the freeways either. Some of the things you inherit from society are cool and some of them are rape culture.

A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture

This whole article should be required reading for every man, complete with actual tips on what men can do to combat rape culture. 

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Best film.

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One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters. But with what? With wine, poetry or love, as you choose. But get drunk.

Charles Baudelaire  (via prisy666)

De profundis clamavi. With wine.

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If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.
— Edgar Allan Poe   (via dahlia—noir)

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Hmm. It looks like I have even greater motivation to move back to LA. Aside from my fellowship ending at the start of July, my landlords are buying out any tennants as they convert our apartments into high-end condos. I’ve got about 1-2 months to get a new place, it seems. I’d rather find a new…

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"I know how you kiss. I'd have gone after her." →




You know what this means, right? That in ALL scenarios, no matter how they meet, Emma Swan and Killian Jones are True Love. I mean, this was Captain Hook still buried in his vengeance for Milah, the woman he loved. But he took…

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I’d go to the end of the world for her.

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