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rivertalesien · a day ago
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September 1, 1939 by WH Auden
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night.
Accurate scholarship can Unearth the whole offence From Luther until now That has driven a culture mad, Find what occurred at Linz, What huge imago made A psychopathic god: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.
Exiled Thucydides knew All that a speech can say About Democracy, And what dictators do, The elderly rubbish they talk To an apathetic grave; Analysed all in his book, The enlightenment driven away, The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief: We must suffer them all again.
Into this neutral air Where blind skyscrapers use Their full height to proclaim The strength of Collective Man, Each language pours its vain Competitive excuse: But who can live for long In an euphoric dream; Out of the mirror they stare, Imperialism's face And the international wrong.
Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play, All the conventions conspire To make this fort assume The furniture of home; Lest we should see where we are, Lost in a haunted wood, Children afraid of the night Who have never been happy or good.
The windiest militant trash Important Persons shout Is not so crude as our wish: What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love But to be loved alone.
From the conservative dark Into the ethical life The dense commuters come, Repeating their morning vow; "I will be true to the wife, I'll concentrate more on my work," And helpless governors wake To resume their compulsory game: Who can release them now, Who can reach the deaf, Who can speak for the dumb?
All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie, The romantic lie in the brain Of the sensual man-in-the-street And the lie of Authority Whose buildings grope the sky: There is no such thing as the State And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die.
Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame.
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Ok so I had the Biggest Brain idea
#do you guys remember when I learned I was being made redundant like three weeks ago#and i was so annoyed at the german translation sector’s price and quality dumping screwing over my small law firm’s translation department#that i thought about changing jobs and becoming a paralegal?#well i wrote a few applications for traineeships and jobs that allow you to take the paralegal exam as an extra qualification#and i even have a job interview at one local firm in slightly more than a week yay 🥳#and at some point while writing applications i suddenly realised that#wait i already know one law firm that takes on a paralegal trainee ever year; who I get along with and who know i’m a good worker#who told me they’d rather keep me working for them if they had a chance#so I thought ‘let’s see if they meant it’ and wrote a semi-application for the traineeship to our hr person#and now I actually have a semi-job interview with my (still) current employer for a paralegal traineeship next week#the hr person also told me she’d talk to the vocational college and jobseekers’ office if i can get any benefits#bc i already have experience in this sector#we do love to see it#gd i hope so much this or the local traineeship works out#i still love translation but i hate the route the language sector is going down atm#and frankly i have no interest in following it down this route of cheap quantity-over-quality automation-oriented translation processes#so i really look forward to learning new things about another sector i’m also interested in#and as a bonus since traineeships normally start in september i might then have basically the entire summer ‘off’ so to speak#and i could really really use a break#so not to get my hopes up too much but maybe 2021 is not gonna be a COMPLETE shitshow#please 2021 just give me this one (1) thing#fingers crossed
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pyrovilian · 18 days ago
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RULES: Answer 30 questions and tag 20 blogs you are contractually obligated to know better.
i was tagged by @stolligaseptember <33!
1. Name/Nickname: Anna, don’t have any nicknames :(
2. Gender: woman (I think)
3. Star sign: Capricorn babey!!
4. Height: 161 cm
5. Time: 21:34
6. Birthday: January 12th
7. Favourite bands: hgghhmmm??? The lumineers, abba<33, Florence and the machine (is that a band?? Do they count?? I’m uncultured)
8. Favourite solo artists: the tallest man on earth<33, Mitski, Elton John, Helen hot woman Sjöholm, Monica Zetterlund my beloved
9. Song stuck in my head: Francis Forever
10. Last movie: Probably Rocketman I think am not sure
11. Last show: Just finished Anne With an E Netflix (my beloved, I cry so much everytime) and am now watching (finally) Star Trek the next generation
12. When did I create this blog: 2014
13. What I post: fandom that changes like every three months, stuff that I find funny and stuff I like, my blog is exclusively for ME I’m sorry babeys
14. Last thing googled: “Knugen mössa” (u should google it for some funny pictures of the king of Sweden in hats)
15. Other blogs: so many but I don’t use any of them
16. Do I get asks: sometimes yeah
17. Why I chose my url: had to switch away from a h*rr* p*tt*r url and this is my name on ff.net and ao3
18. Following: 806 most are like dead blogs cause I started following them in 2014
19. Followers: 355 most are also dead blogs since they started following me in 2014
20. Average hours of sleep: 7 hours 30 minutes
21. Lucky number: I do not have one
22. Instruments: can in theory play the piano, I have a bass that I am trying slightly to learn how to play but also I haven’t touched it in weeks, it’s not an instrument but what I mainly do is sing
23. What am I wearing: Sleepy time clothes! A Big blue t-shirt and black bootcut velour sweatpants (with pockets!!)
24. Dream trip: god I am planning a train trip round Europe with a friend but what I really wanna do rn is go somewhere warm at a nice hotel and swim and tan and drink fruity drinks all day god I want THE SUn and a POOL ahhhhh and the OCEAN and like a massages god god god give me a proper vacation give me VACCINE
25. Favourite food: hgmmmm,,, SWEDISH waffles with whipped cream and raspberry jam and or salmon sushi
26. Nationality: swedish
27. Favourite song: the gardener by tallest man on earth it has been on my top 100 Spotify since Spotify started top 100
28. Last book read: I think it was the last Todhunter Moon book,,, I haven’t read since last summer but I got Good Omens for my birthday am gonna try to read it as soon as I have the time
29. Top three fictional universes I’d like to live in: okokok GOOD question let’s see the fault in our stars I wanna live in a world where champagne tastes like fireworks, the wolves of mercy falls I wanna taste that amazing hot chocolate, lotr I wanna be a really tall elf I envy the height and the hair and I wanna live forever, also there’s proobably good food there as well (do we sense a pattern? yes)
30. Favourite color: I am constantly surrounding myself with blue cause it matches my eyes but sunshine that’s my favourite colour madam sun I love u!!!
I tag: @songbookff @ananas-pineapple-thing @oddsight WAIT TWENTY BLOGS ok that’s not gonna happen but I can do some more wait hmmm @elderring @stormysapphic @septimus-heap @jchall110 @littlemyinvadeshighbury @quillsand and YOU!!! If ur reading this ur tagged!!! Do it if u wanna<333!!
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spockoholic · 28 days ago
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another rejection without an interview... it’s been 7 months of job searching and I still havent got an interview, there must just! be something wrong with me that I dont know about! I’m so tired! what did i do to deserve this!
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vxahlia · 28 days ago
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The thing that gets me completely pissed off about the rollout is that people are able to book appointments online and then get denied by nurses at the door for not filling the requirements or postal code correctly... only for them to throw out the vaccine and be like ‘they didn’t show up😔😔😔’
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