Team Thomas Raith. Proof that vampires can be badass, snarky, sexy, and empathetic simultaneously.
Good Omens, The Dresden Files, Neverwhere, American Gods, Catch-22, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Pride and Prejudice, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Harry Potter, Lord of Light...
What is Your Favorite Music
Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, Jukebox the Ghost, etc.
Favorite Movies, TV Shows, Games:
Firefly, Elementary, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Merlin, Arrested Development
"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body." – Walt Whitman
"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." – Neil Gaiman
"There is no Them. There are only facets of Us." - John Green
"Growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you're just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.
Each time, you come out of it a little stronger, and at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There's the little empty pain of leaving something behind - graduating, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There's the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expectations. There's the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn't give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life they grow and learn. There's the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.
And if you're very, very lucky, there are a very few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realized that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last - and yet will remain with you for life.
Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.
Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it's a big part, and sometimes it isn't, but either way, it's a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you're alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another." - Jim Butcher
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." - George Carlin
Technical theatre, reading, following politics, camp counselor-ing
"Hey Contradiction! I'm back!
And no worries, I remember ya. :D
How's life? Things have been really great, the mission trip was awesome, and as good as it is to be back I miss it terribly. How have you been?"
"Hello, Cody. I'm not sure if you'll ever come back here, or if you'll remember me when you do. But I still miss you, like, bunches.
It's been over a year since you left on your mission trip, which means it'll be less than a…"