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Anonymous asked: hey! I'm so glad to see you're back, you used to be one of my favourites on tumblr! What have you been up to??

Wow, you’re still here! Such devotion! And so so sweet.

I basically had a whole year away from tumblr. Not even lurking.

I’m now in my final year of my fine arts degree in Melbourne. I’m making some art about sex/relationships (omg so original!) and I feel like I may start posting a lot of mopey stuff on here, to leave room in “real life” for serious, less teenage girly stuff.

I’ll try and post some cool imagery and stuff soon, I’m going to go to bed now and focus on uni until the easter holidays!!!! xox

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July 27, 1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself.

He died two days later, at age thirty-seven. In late 1888, van Gogh, desperate and growing increasingly unstable, had confronted his friend Paul Gauguin with a knife, before using it to cut off part of his own ear. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in a delirious state (the locals called him “the redheaded madman”) before committing himself to an asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-ProvenceHere, the artist painted one of his most beloved works - The Starry Night. And ironically, it was while van Gogh was in an asylum that interest in his work actually began to build, drawing attention from men like Monet and Pissaro. He left  Saint-Rémy in May 1890 to stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he spent the last days of his life.

On July 27, 1890, van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver, though the initial impact did not kill him; in fact, he walked all the way back to the house where he had been staying before an infection began to take effect. His brother Theo, one of the few people with whom van Gogh remained in close correspondence with all his life, visited him before his death. His last words were, according to Theo:

The sadness will last forever.

In his entire lifetime, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting (Red Vineyard at Arles). 

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Anonymous asked: 1. when i read that you said pretentious, like jessa, i thought i read superstitious. 2. until i saw that you related a lot to marni, i had you pegged as a superstitious person. 3. i just realized that i made a terrible assumption, thinking marni isn't superstitious. ;)

Haha good point. Why are you anon? Is it because you don’t have a tumblr? Or are you wanting to stay secret?

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Anonymous asked: which girls character is closest to your personality?

That is such a great question.

I feel really close to Hannah, as she the protagonist and I think we are supposed to relate to her.  Her hatred of running, the kind of best-friend relationship she has with Marni.  Marni and I are equally uptight and organised and that kind of thing. And I feel like I can be a bit of a Shoshanna at times too, rapid talking and also a kind of innocence and stuff. And she isn’t as loose as the other characters – she’s the only one still studying, so she’s very focussed on that. And the characters are very real (exaggerated, but real) so I think there are parts of all of them in all of us.

So I am probably a mix like: 40% Marni, 35% Hannah, 20% Shosh, and just 5% Jessa, as sometimes I cringe – when she’s being super pretentious, I sometimes think ‘Oh god, the exact same phrase has come out of my mouth!’

Hope this was a satisfactory answer to your wonderful question! I am in a bit of a rush, I have to go make dinner.

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Anonymous asked: is there anything you refuse to answer in an ask question?

I guess I haven’t thought about it….shoot your questions through and if I don’t want to answer, I won’t! :) xx