install theme
Bastille feat Ella
No Angels

tyleroakley:

SO GOOD.

(Source: moanstiel)

"I sit before flowers
hoping they will train me in the art
of opening up

I stand on mountain tops believing
that avalanches will teach me to let go

I know
nothing

but I am here to learn."

- Shane Koyczan

(Source: rarararambles)

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In the Waiting Room Wasting My Time: You sound like an asshole.

janineisabelle:

Butchering the English language (or any language) because you think it somehow illustrates your creativity or originality is complete bullshit. Language rules like grammar, spelling, and syntax exist for a reason - to convey meaning as accurately as possible. Language is the…

There is obviously a difference between rules that change the meaning of your words and rules that don’t. Go right ahead and end sentences with prepositions. When you have an understanding of grammatical rules and can make informed decisions about when they are and aren’t appropriate in your writing, that is totally acceptable. But I’m talking about a complete disregard for rules that are necessary in order for language to make sense. Without them, we get malapropisms, dangling participles, misplaced modifiers, etc. These kinds of errors seriously reduce the effectiveness and clarity of your writing. That’s not elitism, it’s fact.

You sound like an asshole.

Butchering the English language (or any language) because you think it somehow illustrates your creativity or originality is complete bullshit. Language rules like grammar, spelling, and syntax exist for a reason - to convey meaning as accurately as possible. Language is the best tool we have to understand each other; by knowingly misusing it, you obscure your meaning and make it harder for people to understand your intentions, thoughts, and emotions. This makes it incredibly frustrating to have any kind of relationship with you, even on the most superficial level.

You are intentionally setting yourself up for a lifetime of miscommunication, which will undoubtedly affect not only your work and personal relationships, but your ability to relate to and be understood by other people.

It is absolutely possible to use language creatively while still respecting its rules. Deliberately ignoring the rules because you think you’re somehow above them makes you sound like an asshole. An ignorant, partially illiterate, asshole.

Katy Dockrill

The lovely leader of my hand lettering workshop, Katy Dockrill, has featured some of our work on her website. Go check it out!