Postcards From Purgatory

Seattle native/ news junkie/ freak-out dancer/ aspiring screenwriter/ passive aggressive/ manic depressive/ adorer of the arts/ feminism fan/ avid shower & car singer/ literature hoarder/ tentative Deist/ ebullient midnight breakfast goer/ Exclusively North campus UCLA freshman/ compulsive nail-biter/ frenzied music addict/ attempted Francais & Italiano linguist.

all at once and not necessarily in that order.

My professional name is Shea, though family and old friends call me Kelsey. I'm pretty happy-go-lucky about it all, but if we've just met, Shea is what I'm partial to.

My other project:

"Though I’ve never been taught to believe in purgatory, it must be a place like this, where we hold our breath while the stories converge. A land where we linger, mourning our nature like obstinate children whose parents warned them about the crack in the sidewalk, the fissure in the glass, the lethal fork in the trail."
-Dori Ostermiller, 'Outside the Ordinary World'
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest (via quotes-shape-us)

this is post #1000 for me (yikes) so I thought I would commemorate it with a quote from a play I have spent the last couple of years thinking about



i understood that reference

The best part is that “the path of the righteous man” is not actually in Ezekiel 25:17, which means that Nick Fury is either a Pulp Fiction fan, or my personal theory, that Jules was actually Nick Fury under cover and the suitcase was one of the infinity gems.

this is, without a doubt, the greatest pop culture reference/crossover in ANY Marvel film

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do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

Exhibit A: The University of California, Los Angeles.

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literally me

this was one of the funniest scenes in the whole movie

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i’m literally not doing a homework assignment because it would require me to write about my life goals and that’s just way too much pressure

******heavy breathing********


Benedict Cumberbatch harassing joggers in central park


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Imagine this:
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.

Imagine this:
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.

Imagine this:
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.

Imagine this:
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.

Imagine this:
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.

'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle. (via justawordshaker)

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Animated art gif

squint at it when you look at it

this is incredible

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I was so tired last night I had to google “things that are reflective” because I couldn’t think of a damn thing besides, you know, a mirror. BUT I HAD TO KEEP WRITING BECAUSE I HAD AN IDEA.

So forget Jesus. Stars died so you could live.

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This scene was perfect

That time James Bond replied to homoerotic taunting not with some macho no homo bullshit, but by calmly implying he was bisexual anyway and somehow did not suddenly cease to be awesome but instead roughly doubled in awesome points.

I love this scene so much. 

 [ sweating intensifies ]

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