The World Is Quiet Here

David. 19. Nottingham.

This is a blog devoted to all the things that really matter to me, they might interest you here and there. Particularly if you like folk music and guinea pigs. Feel free to ask me anything using the link below. ~

I think once you shake the perception that something ‘shouldn’t be weird’ you can find some things that are quite worthwhile. 

Today I watched Donnie Darko, finished reading 12 Years A Slave and dug up a crocosmia. It’s been a cultural day.

Giant mug selfie #puns

In Britain we have one of the most horrifically elitist class systems in the world. It’s seemingly swept under the carpet but it’s there if you look for it. Here’s a few documentaries to show what I mean:

Britain’s Youngest Boarders:

Posh and Posher

Harrow: a very British school:

Grumpy Guide to Class:

Don’t know if this will mean anything to anyone but today I completed an Imperial Campaign on Rome Total War, christ it was a tough slog. Only took me 24 hours. 
I saw this on Tumblr and actually it raises quite a few interesting points. Firstly the thing about sugar is quite odd, I didn’t know that anyone really differentiated between white and brown sugar when looking to see which was the healthiest. I liked the fact they highlighted fruit juice - it’s actually really high in sugar - i.e. carbohydrate that will be stored as fat if the energy is not used up by the body (although it does generally contain a lot of folic acid and vitamin C, but it would be better to eat the actual fruit and gain the added fibre). I suppose white rice could be quite bad but in fairness,  the salt content or what your eating with the rice is generally what makes it so much worse, particularly with the deep fried Westernised versions of Asian cuisine. Other than than they’re all pretty obvious. I object though slightly to just “vegetables” being thrown on the end of ‘complex carbs’, that’s a bit of a generally statement, as is ‘fruits’, it’s not very helpful. 
It may seem odd that I’m nit-picking this well intentioned infogram but it pains me to think about the sheer number of teenagers who are being misled by Tumblr to look and eat a certain way. Overall though, I agree with everything on these lists. 

Thought of the day: people don’t attract others through looking good, it’s just that they know they look good and it’s their confidence that makes them successful. 

I have the perfect place next year in my room for a tea set. I mean, it would be terrible for my throng of one night standers to go dehydrated.

When you see that product you always wanted.

Today I made a pie. 

 risa ikeda

I would.

Midnight in the swaying leaves
midnight in the field
And the moon is like a sheet
covering the shield

And you told me, “Come along”
carrying away
“To the Derwentwater stones
and I know the place”

All the faces in the moss
look like those I’ve known
Or like bruises on the rocks
on the broken stone

And the voices speak to me
and the faces change
And the rhododendron seeds
bloom and stain the range

And you tell me to be good
now I’m on my own
Through the red and auburn wood
to the broken stone

Midnight in the swaying leaves
midnight in the field
And the moon is like a sheet
covering the shield

—   Robin Pecknold, Derwentwater Stones
Baking Bad

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”

—   The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger