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Betsy, 21. English Major. Book nerd. Television geek. Movie connoisseur. Tumblr amateur. Grammar enthusiast. This page is me in all of my random glory.
You'll find personal posts (Hey, I need to vent somewhere), some baseball, author fangirling, and intense emotions over fictional characters. I also get really excited about punctuation. Reading is sexy. Love is Louder. No H8.


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by freddie-photography:

Lightroom Before and After #4 - World Book Day

As it is world book day today, I thought I would do one more before and after of one of my favourite photographs that I have taken recently.

The key here was to bring back the detail in the pages. Minimizing the highlights and exposure, thus brought back the magic of the written word, especially the page caught by a gust of wind.

The sepia tone really rings well with the subject. However notice it is through the involvement of split toning. The highlights appear a sepia tone through a light orange colour, however the backgrounds and shadows have a cooler appearance thanks to a dark blue.

Freddie Ardley Photography

Let’s play a game called “How Many Anxiety Attacks Can Betsy Have in One Week!”


[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]




Living with mental illness is like navigating a mine field every day where you’re the only person who knows about the mines. If you get through the day without tripping a mine, to everyone else it looks like you just took a walk across a nice open field. It’s not worth…

“'That's the duty of the old,' said the Librarian, 'to be anxious on the behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.'”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass (via quoted-books)
“Of course that is not the whole story, but that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It’s a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it’s a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently.”
Jeanette WintersonOranges Are Not the Only Fruit (via ecritureacreature)

I actually had a productive Tuesday and I am SO excited. I basically finished my psychopathology presentation; now I just need to practice. (I despise presentations.) 

And one of my classes is canceled tomorrow and I am psyched because that means I’ll have more time to do the crapload of work I have. WOOT.

Much better day than yesterday. I am SO grateful.