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Lady DT
01 January 2022 @ 11:24 pm
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Friends Only Banner made by littlemermaid @ dream_fairytale A new year is coming. GG is ending and I've changed a bit since the last FO post. This journal is home to the rants and ravings of yours truly. Most the RL stuff is locked down, but that may be changing. Fandom wise? I post my fanfiction to yellow_violets. I'm not as active fanfiction wise, but I love discussing and dissecting my favorite shows. When I make graphics and non original fiction related mixes, they go to buttercup_magic (Little bare there, work with me :P) I write original fiction for the most part. Each series has it's own journal (Or two) and those can be found below this entry. If you need LJ links, feel free to drop me a line, if you can't find them. I can also be found on various other sites under my other pen name, tatygirl90. There's a tatygirl90 LJ that was me some seven years ago, but this journal is me circa 2005-forseeable future. I live at home. While this allows me unfiltered access to my funds, it also comes along with other drama...that I detail on an almost daily basis. But what can I say? Family is family. Wanna know more? Drop a line and I'll get back to you. Trust me, I love to talk...especially about myself. XD
 
 
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Lady DT
03 January 2019 @ 08:45 pm
I liked lusimeles's quote post, so I decided I do one of my own. Except I'm going to write the quotes in this post instead of the comments. I think it'd be easier for me to keep up with that way. Feel free to comment.



1. Nobody has ever measured, not even the poets, how much the heart can hold -Zelda Fitzgerald
2. She is a great gobbler of books, but reads only trash, memorizing nothing and leaving out the longer descriptions -Vladimir Nabokov in Despair.
3. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -Albert Einstein
4. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune -Jim Rohn
5. Have faith that God loves you in a way which you cannot dream, loves you even with your sin and in your sin- Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the Book II: Women of Faith of The Brothers Karamazov
6. You'll never get to heaven if you're scared of getting high- Kylie Minogue, Red Blooded Woman
7. She writes like she's starving and reads like she's feasting -R.D. Larson
8. Life is a long ache which rarely sleeps and can never be cured.- George Sand
9. I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.- Sylvia Plath
10. Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those.- Sylvia Plath
11. I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love's not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I'll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time...-Sylvia Plath
12. Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.- Sylvia Plath
13. Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever.- Sylvia Plath
14. I have known the joy and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.- Zora Neale Hurston
15. Love is like the sea. It's a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it's different with every shore.- Zora Neale Hurston
16. If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
17. I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.- Frida Kahlo
18. Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.- Frida Kahlo
19. And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.-Alice Walker
20. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.- Alice Walker
21. It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. -Audre Lorde
22. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. -Oprah Winfrey
23. When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. -Audre Lorde
24. Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. -Zora Neale Hurston
25. Your silence will not protect you. -Audre Lorde
26. Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death. -Lena Horne
27. I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance. -bell hooks
28. You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid. -Iyanla Vanzant
29. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. -Maya Angelou
30. Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. -Coretta Scott King
31. I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try. -Nikki Giovanni
32. Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. -Marian Wright Edelman
33. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.-Thomas Jefferson
34. All great achievements require time.-Maya Angelou
35. You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.-Henry Ford
36. It is never too late to be what you might have been-George Eliot
37. I like not only to be loved. I like to be told that I am loved-George Eliot
38. You cannot find peace by avoiding life-Virginia Woolf
39. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
40. You must be the change you want to see in the world.-Mahatma Gandhi
41. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.-Apple Inc.
42. Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.- Richard L. Evans
43. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.-Chinese Proverb
44. I want to say somewhere: I've tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in.-Nicole Krauss
45. Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that - I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much - so very much to learn.-Sylvia Plath
46. I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?-Sylvia Plath
47. I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.-Syvlia Plath
48. Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.-Theodor Adorno
49. A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.- Jorge Luis Borges
50. Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.-Cyril Connolly
51. Birth is the start of loneliness and loneliness the start of poetry...-Erica Jong
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Lady DT
1. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landu-Banks by E.Lockheart
2. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
3. Sacred Pleasure by __________
4. Finish reread of Pride and Prejudice
5. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

http://www.policymic.com/articles/73309/10-life-changing-books-every-20-something-feminist-needs-to-read

http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/50-essential-feminist-books

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Lady DT
12 September 2014 @ 03:18 pm



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Last night I started to think about Audre Lorde's poems. A line had stuck with me. "I am woman and not white." So I looked up her stuff because it was late and I did not want to go retrieve the collected poems. Here is A Woman Speaks.

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Lady DT
02 September 2014 @ 06:29 am



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I recently acquired Edna St. Vincent Millay's collected poems. I saw Blight in the TOC and I flipped to it. I'm glad I did. I feel like it's talking to me. I have a lot of hate in my heart towards various individuals. I think I need to get rid of it. It would only make me feel better.

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Lady DT
01 September 2014 @ 10:14 pm
1. Ginger and Rosa
2. Girls Against Boys
3. The Moth Diaries
4. Peace Love and Understanding
5. That's What I Am
6. Dirty Girl
7. Mimi's First Time
8. Sassy Pants
9. The Pill
10. Small, Moving Parts
11. I Am Not a Hipster

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Lady DT
01 September 2014 @ 05:08 pm



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I just got Aunt Lute's anthology of women writers in the US. This book focuses on the 17th-19th century. I looked through the table of contents and I saw Coquette et Froide. Need I say the title made me flip the page?

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Lady DT
01 September 2014 @ 02:09 am
Hey guys I just posted a little short story on my writing blog. You can find it here.

Oh and a small poem (Like I write anything else): Here

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Lady DT
08 July 2014 @ 09:46 am



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For some reason I started to think about sonnets. I knew that Millay wrote them and I've been reading hers. Here's one of my favorites: Love is Not All

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Lady DT
25 June 2014 @ 06:02 pm
I want to link to this tumblr that I have been reading for a few months now. It's a black feminst/womanist tumblr and I'm learning a lot from it. Like I had never heard of the term misogynoir but I have definitely seen it/experienced it. So I would like to share this all with you.

Gradient Lair

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Lady DT
15 June 2014 @ 05:16 am



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I Am by John Clare. This poem reminds me a bit of my nostalgia about previous days. For a time when things weren't complicated.

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Lady DT
15 June 2014 @ 05:08 am



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Today's poem is I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke. I had heard of him through Plath's admiration of him but it wasn't until today that I looked up his stuff. I really enjoyed this poem and I hope you do too.

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Lady DT
08 June 2014 @ 06:09 pm



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Today's poem is You by Angelina Weld Grimake. I really love this poem. There are two other poems on that page and I like those you but You is my favorite.

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Lady DT
30 May 2014 @ 09:25 pm



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Three Gwendolyn poems in a row. I like A Song in the Front Yard because I've felt similar. A song I wrote for writerverse reminds me of this. I've always wanted to be a 'bad girl' and I feel like this is what this poem is saying. I get tired of always being good and sometimes I just want to be 'bad.'

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Lady DT
30 May 2014 @ 09:21 pm



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The first poem of today is by Gwendolyn Brooks. I just cracked open her Selected Poems. I really them.

Sadie and Maud seems to me to be a warning. I think it's saying not to judge people because you never know how life is going to turn out. Like don't turn your nose up at other people because they didn't meet your expectations.

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Lady DT
26 May 2014 @ 08:00 pm



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The debate about abortion rages on here in America. I'm not offering my opinion but instead I'm offering this poem.

The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Lady DT
26 May 2014 @ 07:50 pm



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I've been reading Alice Walker's In Search of Mothers Garden and it's gotten me more interested in her work. I had previously watched a bit of a documentary on her and it's the strangest thing but I feel like I can hear her talking directly to me as I read and it's a very comforting experience. I'm taking my time reading the book. I'm savoring it.

Anyway I just went looking for some of her poems. I love We Alone. I feel like it says a lot about interest and what not.

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Lady DT
23 May 2014 @ 09:40 pm
I'm cleaning up my friends list. If I had you friended but you didn't have me friend I removed you.

Note for me: Go through and cut the communities you no longer use. Check journals to see if anyone has posted in the last year.
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Lady DT
14 May 2014 @ 08:22 pm
Wide Sargasso SeaWide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I had heard of this book before through it's connection with Jane Eyre. But I put off reading for awhile.

It was until I read a postcolonial criticism of that I really felt the urge to read it. I wanted to buy it but then I realized that the library had a copy.

So I checked it out and I think now after finishing it I will buy my own copy.

The prose reads easily. I feel like the word I would describe the writing as is smooth. I don't know if that makes sense but it just flowed along. The footnotes were really helpful as well.

I felt like I could get along with Antoinette. I felt like I could empathize with her and that is very important when I'm reading.

Strangely while I was reading Part Two I could I felt like I could empathize with Rochester as well and I still don't quite understand why but it was interesting reading from his POV. The only compliant I might have is that he didn't seem quite as...brash as he did in Jane Eyre. He seemed more subdued but I felt like the whole book felt like that.

Part Three was the shortest. I was waiting for the end and I felt like Rhys described it beautifully. This was a really beautiful book.



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Lady DT
11 May 2014 @ 12:05 am



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I don't know when I exactly I became aware of Alice Dunbar. I remember reading a poem by Paul Dunbar and loving it. I probably clicked on her page on the Wiki.

But I've found myself become more interested in her life. I was googling her when I came across I Sit and Sew. I think it like it so much because it speaks to the limits that are placed on women. I feel like I'm not fully able to express myself or perhaps be as ambitious as I would like because it's unfeminine. I will obliged to be demure about my ambition but there are large and vast but I feel ashamed and I know I shouldn't but the feeling is still there.

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Lady DT
19 April 2014 @ 10:17 pm






I love all of these esp. that second one. That was the goddamn shit!

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Lady DT
19 April 2014 @ 12:16 am



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I was looking up adaptations and stuff based on Jane Eyre. I saw Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I kept thinking about over the past day and I decided to look up some of her poems. I really like A Man's Requirements. It kinda reminds me of Captain Wentworth's letter.

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Lady DT
18 April 2014 @ 10:02 pm
I wanted to post this. I had listened to his Why I Hate School but love education. I was looking for spoken word poems but I feel like this video is really important. I need to remember this and I think a lot of people need to watch it.






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Lady DT
17 April 2014 @ 08:44 pm



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Another poem from Sylvia Plath. Obsessed Much? A Better Resurrection

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Lady DT
11 April 2014 @ 08:18 pm



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Just read this poem and listen to it! The rhythm man! The rhythm!

The Originator

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Lady DT
11 April 2014 @ 08:09 pm



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I have forgotten about this yet. I've just been busy writing my own and reading prose that the poems fell to the side. But today as I was looking for new poets to read I came across a post on Flavorwire which lead me to Getting Lucky by Nicole Steinberg

The poem that I love the most is below. It was originally posted here

What I’m Doing With My Life

Dicking around. Not reading
the Times. Writing and ripping up
the long list of things I’ve survived.

Holding grudges against smells:
Lauren by Ralph Lauren, an ex’s body
soap. Refurbishing sickness as

tradition in the hope someone
will buy it. Crying in the laundry room.
Cutting checks. Mentally debating how

many slices of pizza to get. Raising
imaginary hell. Living on self-reward.
Never promising to pray for anyone.

I think this one reminds me of my own life obviously what else. But I also feel like it's speaking to the twenty something women of this era. I think a lot about what our generation is going to leave behind you know. So yeah I'm trying to read more contemporary poets.

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Lady DT
04 April 2014 @ 06:09 pm
I discovered this YouTubber through the Know Your Meme site and I absolutely love it. Here are two of my favorites.





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