one of the girls in my house posted in the smith fb group today with a pic of her packing boxes all “haha i’m really ocd” and then i punched her in the face. KO!

"i wash my hands every time i use the bathroom i’m so ocd lol"

i never wash my hands because letting water into the self-inflicted wounds all over my fingers is excruciating i’m so ocd lol

In the end, it was the Sunday afternoons he couldn’t cope with, and that terrible listlessness which starts to set in at about 2:55, when you know that you’ve had all the baths you can usefully have that day, that however hard you stare at any given paragraph in the papers you will never actually read it, or use the revolutionary new pruning technique it describes, and that as you stare at the clock the hands will move relentlessly on to four o’clock, and you will enter the long dark teatime of the soul.
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apollygon:

my fav line in the aeneid is “quid struis?” (“what are you building?”) which mercury asks aeneas when he’s messing around in carthage and not building the roman kingdom. i don’t know why it’s my favorite line. every time i say it in my head mercury is just like, super enraged and like “get it the fuck together shithead” and it is really funny but it’s not inherently a particularly interesting bit of dialogue. i mean it’s two words

i love this line too for these reasons but also because it’s a total slap in the face for Aeneas when you consider that the whole point of the poem is him following his destiny to build Rome and he’s just dicking around at this point

"a man apart, devoted to his mission" indeed