You’re doing it again. You do this all the time.

You’re doing it again. You do this all the time.

You’re doing it again. You do this all the time.

You’re doing it again. You do this all the time.

You’re doing it again. You do this all the time.

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more great wall.  i have a lot more but i’ll have to go through them later because it’s midterms right now :’( more great wall.  i have a lot more but i’ll have to go through them later because it’s midterms right now :’(

more great wall.  i have a lot more but i’ll have to go through them later because it’s midterms right now :’(

I finally got around to looking at the pictures I took on the Great Wall the other day.  I was extremely pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly.  Before I came to China I arrogantly decided that I wasn’t interested in monuments or tourist sites (and I’m still not, generally, but I’m a lot more open-minded now), but I feel very privileged to have been to this place twice now.
 It’s not so much the history that awes me (although it does) as the scenery.  I haven’t been to other parts of the Wall, but this part (called Jinshangling, part of which means golden mountain because the sunrise turns this part of the wall gold in the morning) is indescribably beautiful in the early morning.  I also just really like intense, scenic, long-distance things. I finally got around to looking at the pictures I took on the Great Wall the other day.  I was extremely pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly.  Before I came to China I arrogantly decided that I wasn’t interested in monuments or tourist sites (and I’m still not, generally, but I’m a lot more open-minded now), but I feel very privileged to have been to this place twice now.
 It’s not so much the history that awes me (although it does) as the scenery.  I haven’t been to other parts of the Wall, but this part (called Jinshangling, part of which means golden mountain because the sunrise turns this part of the wall gold in the morning) is indescribably beautiful in the early morning.  I also just really like intense, scenic, long-distance things. I finally got around to looking at the pictures I took on the Great Wall the other day.  I was extremely pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly.  Before I came to China I arrogantly decided that I wasn’t interested in monuments or tourist sites (and I’m still not, generally, but I’m a lot more open-minded now), but I feel very privileged to have been to this place twice now.
 It’s not so much the history that awes me (although it does) as the scenery.  I haven’t been to other parts of the Wall, but this part (called Jinshangling, part of which means golden mountain because the sunrise turns this part of the wall gold in the morning) is indescribably beautiful in the early morning.  I also just really like intense, scenic, long-distance things. I finally got around to looking at the pictures I took on the Great Wall the other day.  I was extremely pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly.  Before I came to China I arrogantly decided that I wasn’t interested in monuments or tourist sites (and I’m still not, generally, but I’m a lot more open-minded now), but I feel very privileged to have been to this place twice now.
 It’s not so much the history that awes me (although it does) as the scenery.  I haven’t been to other parts of the Wall, but this part (called Jinshangling, part of which means golden mountain because the sunrise turns this part of the wall gold in the morning) is indescribably beautiful in the early morning.  I also just really like intense, scenic, long-distance things. I finally got around to looking at the pictures I took on the Great Wall the other day.  I was extremely pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly.  Before I came to China I arrogantly decided that I wasn’t interested in monuments or tourist sites (and I’m still not, generally, but I’m a lot more open-minded now), but I feel very privileged to have been to this place twice now.
 It’s not so much the history that awes me (although it does) as the scenery.  I haven’t been to other parts of the Wall, but this part (called Jinshangling, part of which means golden mountain because the sunrise turns this part of the wall gold in the morning) is indescribably beautiful in the early morning.  I also just really like intense, scenic, long-distance things.

I finally got around to looking at the pictures I took on the Great Wall the other day.  I was extremely pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly.  Before I came to China I arrogantly decided that I wasn’t interested in monuments or tourist sites (and I’m still not, generally, but I’m a lot more open-minded now), but I feel very privileged to have been to this place twice now.

 It’s not so much the history that awes me (although it does) as the scenery.  I haven’t been to other parts of the Wall, but this part (called Jinshangling, part of which means golden mountain because the sunrise turns this part of the wall gold in the morning) is indescribably beautiful in the early morning.  I also just really like intense, scenic, long-distance things.

yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment
it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment
it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment
it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment
it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment
it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment
it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit

yesterday with my friends (and Chinese teachers) at Beijing Language and Culture University, down the street from Tsinghua and my apartment

it was such a beautiful day yesterday that none of us wanted to sit in a classroom, so we had class elsewhere after they showed me around campus for a bit

Hanging out in the courtyard between classes

ben horne from twin peaks spotted on x-files

i thought the creepy doctor character looked familiar…

I got 凉皮 (cold, spicy as hell noodles (?) with some vegetation) for dinner and it’s so spicy i’m almost actually in pain

Unfortunately, the show is wrong, on both counts. Changing a scene from consensual sex to rape is not just a pedantic issue of accuracy—it’s a problem with story. The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist. It changes that relationship. (Dany falling in love with Drogo, and calling him her “sun and stars,” makes a whole lot more sense now, doesn’t it?)

Similarly, Jaime is a figure of chivalric love in the books—despite his arrogance and ruthlessness, his devotion and sense of duty to Cersei, the only woman he has ever loved, is so fervent as to border on adoration. Admittedly, the show can’t rely on his point-of-view chapters, as the book does, to communicate that love. But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.

*tosses Bernioff and Weiss into a trashcan* (via tramampoline)

i haven’t seen the newest ep yet, but i am so seriously done with this show increasingly the violence towards women.  like, why does that seem like a necessary thing to do ever????

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to catch the sunrise on the great wall, i woke up at 4 am so i’ve been awake for 19 hours now haha nooooo