The Obsessions
of a Twenty-Something
Ex-student, UK, procrastinating like it's my job.
This Tumblr is for stuff that is distracting and/or entertaining me at any one moment. AKA Darren Criss, Starkid, Glee, Harry Potter...
If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.
- Abraham Lincoln (via psychosematic)
1 month ago on March 16th, 2014 |9,324 notes
I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via larmoyante)
3 months ago on January 17th, 2014 |37,478 notes
I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:

1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;

2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.

Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.

Douglas Adams :: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

douglas adams writing about technology in 1999.

(via bananaleaves)

3 months ago on December 24th, 2013 |20,347 notes

from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

6 months ago on October 20th, 2013 |7,186 notes
That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.
- John GreenAn Abundance of Katherines (via creatingaquietmind)
6 months ago on September 25th, 2013 |3,631 notes
Glee’s Darren Criss turned Beatles fanboy for a minute as he lingered near McCartney’s area in hopes of snagging an introduction to the legend. The glass of mysterious brown liquor in his hand, he told THR, was not so much liquid courage as “my liquid to calm the f—- down.” As he waited, Criss showed off a couple photos stored on his phone of him in the classic McCartney look of the Beatles’ earlier years (circa 1963). Yes, that means Blaine with a mop-top. But Criss took it one step further, he learned to play the actual chords on a left-handed bass, he revealed.
- iHeartRadio Fest: 10 Things Seen and Heard on Night Two (The Hollywood Reporter)
6 months ago on September 23rd, 2013 |2,404 notes

this is my favourite quote ever


this is my favourite quote ever

8 months ago on August 9th, 2013 |328,717 notes
It’s easier to hate than it is to love so I think we come out on top.
- Darren Criss [x] (via dontyouknowthat)
10 months ago on June 15th, 2013 |237 notes
When I was younger, I saw 20-somethings sitting at coffee shops and thought they must be so happy now that they’re older and have their lives together. Now I’m the 20-something and I see that life doesn’t slow down and fall into place just because you’re old enough. Being older just means that you have to make time to stop and enjoy that coffee.
- (via sparksfly)
11 months ago on May 14th, 2013 |59,684 notes
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When we started kissing, I was too hesitant, and [director] John [Krokidas] went, ‘No! Kiss him! Fucking sex kissing!’ The things directors have shouted to me in the past usually involve which way I have to look to see the dragon
- Daniel Radcliffe, on shooting Kill Your Darlings (via treebeardtheent)
1 year ago on January 31st, 2013 |15,084 notes
It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.
- Lemony Snicket (via runa-lovegood)qu
1 year ago on January 23rd, 2013 |131,756 notes
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Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman

1 year ago on January 19th, 2013 |21,541 notes
1 year ago on January 15th, 2013 |4 notes
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As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything. So people who aren’t familiar with the complexities of music will kind of cheapen the value of pop music because of its commercial appeal. But I think there’s an incredible amount of work in there.

I truly love all kinds of music - it’s my job to. As a musician, I hear the harmonic value of everything - I just enjoy music…

We’re the iPod generation, that’s why Glee’s successful. We work on playlists - it’s not weird to have Barbra Streisand, Tupac, Lady GaGa and Nirvana on a playlist because we can gravitate to many different things, and the more eclectic you are, the cooler it is. Now you don’t have to compartmentalise yourself into anything.

We are an ADD generation and I don’t mean as an age gap - all of us are a part of this thing, no matter if you’re 5 or 50, because of this access to so many different kinds of music. We can listen to ’50s music, wear ’60s fashion, be into ’70s movies, be into ’80s art. We can define ourselves by so many things.

- Darren Criss x (via ofmonstersandlionhearts)
1 year ago on January 5th, 2013 |649 notes

“I don’t know any perfect people - only really really flawed people who are still worth loving.” -John Green at the Cincinnati Public Library (October 15th, 2012)

“I don’t know any perfect people - only really really flawed people who are still worth loving.” -John Green at the Cincinnati Public Library (October 15th, 2012)

1 year ago on December 10th, 2012 |16,056 notes