<3 u Edith, and to each their own, but here's my top ten:
1. Jaime Lannister
2. Tyrion Lannister
3. Jojen Reed
4. Jaqen H'ghar
6. Ser Jorah Mormont
7. Loras Tyrell
8. Renly Baratheon
9. Jon Snow
10. Tywin Lannister
I think part of my attraction to Jojen Reed is that he looks like a hot andro girl?
HISTORICAL COOKING!!! Yaaaaay. Can we have a million more of these, please?
I tried making pickled limes! I was so excited. I did my research, I chose a historical recipe...and they were absolutely not to be borne. Mouth-twistingly sour, nauseatingly salty. Maybe my limes weren't ripe enough? I want to try again. Nothing will keep me from figuring out why 19th century kids liked pickled limes as much as candy. There had to be SOMETHING good about it, right?
@Linette WOWIE was this good.
I agree with much of what has been said above about being unhappy with the dismissive and mocking tone of the article. I also wanted to respond to something else I've seen come up a few times: the idea that people don't actually take advice? Where did that come from? I take advice! When I seriously don't know what to do about a problem, or if I'm between two choices, I usually crowdsource opinions, and weigh them based on how much I trust the advice-giver's knowledge and wisdom. This actually helps me make decisions. I can't be the only one, right? I love hearing people's ideas!
LW1: If you want to try, that's cool, but you definitely don't ever have to do anything you don't want in bed! EVER! EVER EVER EVER
LW2: Def re-shoot it. Tumblr would approve and probably respond with lots of funny gifs. It would be so worth it.
LW3: If they ask you for your opinion, give it gently. If they don't ask, don't say anything.
LW4: Just be really busy whenever she wants to go out. You don't have to actually be doing anything, just say you already have plans. If that means you have plans to be in bed watching Wives and Daughters on your laptop while drinking root beer and vodka, that counts. Maybe go out with her every once in a while. Or don't, if you don't want to! If you keep saying you're too busy, she'll soon get the message and stop asking.
LW5: I just saw this documentary on Anne Lister, a queer woman in the early 19th century who not only had several serious girlfriends but also married one. In a church. In the day of Jane Austen. It made me feel super inadequate for not having a girlfriend in the day and age of OKCupid and whatnot. But! Anne knew what she wanted, and she was incredibly proactive about it. So that's what I'm trying? No girlfriend yet, but dates are starting to happen. I've also heard that you can think of dating as a numbers game. Like, if you go through a large number of people, you have a better chance of finding a good one. (By "go through," I don't necessarily mean dating all of them. But certainly meeting and subsequently evaluating a lot of eligible people should help.) I have a writer friend who keeps all his rejection letters from publishers, because it's evidence that he's out there trying to make it happen. He's had quite a bit published now. Don't lose heart!
@Sgt. Exposition I love this!
@S. Elizabeth I'm not gold star, but I think that makes me even less likely to want to be in this situation? NEVER AGAIN
@The Lady of Shalott I would guess between 23-27, we've had a couple good conversations, we have the same lit emphasis, she is funny and I am funny. I am reading a book she recommended to me. She offered to discuss it together after I've finished.
What about TA's? I have a major crush on an amazing TA right now, and I'm planning on asking her out after grades are in. Is this a good or bad idea? Also, I'm about three years older than the average senior in college, so there's that. PLEASE SAY THIS IS OKAY
Letter 4 scares me. I get most of my books from the library, so what is left on my shelf is not at all reflective of what I have actually read or what I love to read. Please don't judge me!
Then again, if I saw a stack of library books on someone's side table, that would be a total deal-maker. Ugh, I don't know. This is going to keep me up at night for weeks.