Desperate Dirt Grows Poor Flowers

Desperate Dirt Grows Poor Flowers Gemma. Currently studying a Classics MA part time and thoroughly enjoying it. Also working at my local Museum and Town Hall.

I like music, tea, old horror films, anything Greek or Roman, and Latin (sometimes). Anything you want to know, just ask. Anything you want to chat about, go ahead.

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i want to study at a British university

i will spell color as colour and use degrees celcius. i would watch Sherlock on BBC all night while drinking a cuppa tea with my flatmates. i’ll have fish and chips every day that’s worth 5 quid. i would go to gaff parties every nighti am also more likely to meet chavsOne Direction, Ed Sheeran and the Queen.

i wish i was british :(

fuck off, we dont want u here

it’s not a cuppa tea it’s either a cup of tea or a cuppa you uncultured dick flibbit

you are not welcome here

What the hell is a gaff party?

Also, if you’re paying a fiver for fish and chips you’re being ripped off…

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He has all these female friends who are pretty, have the most beautiful faces, the perfect figures…I think a few of them are models or shit like that, I’m pretty sure I remember him mentioning one of them being a Suicide Girl…

And then there’s me. I’m almost certain he’s going to upgrade some time soon.

Highly relevant right now.

When someone says my Classics degree is pointless

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I’m like:


(Thanks anonymous for the submission!)

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Thierry de Cordier, Zeeberg (via)

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde!

I live and work in reading, where he was imprisoned, during which time he was inspired to write the Ballad of Reading Gaol. 
I also work in the town hall, where we have the Oscar Wilde room.

I know that homosexuality is no longer a crime, and that it was wrong for him to be imprisoned, but I still find it a bit weird that we have a room named after a guy that we jailed.






Lungs breathing, creepy but cool 
me: that looks disgusting*reblog* 



I literally gasped out loud.  Aaaaaahhhhh why?!?  Cool, but why?!?

Ew that’s so amazing

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Lungs breathing, creepy but cool 

me: that looks disgusting



I literally gasped out loud.  Aaaaaahhhhh why?!?  Cool, but why?!?

Ew that’s so amazing

(Source: the-egg-queen)

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Had a nap and woke up hugging Mina like a teddy bear. She didn’t mind though, bless her, she was just purring away…

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These are seriously my favorite photos from Eugène Atget ever.
If you don’t know him already but are digging the photos, seriously give this guy a try, he captured 19th century paris in a very unique way!


Was all going so well. Had to take the day off work. 

I’m just so glad I have Mina, I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have her.

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  • Scottie P: I'm here to pick up Casey, naw what I'm saying?
  • David: Well, I'm awake and I speak English so I do know what you're saying. What's your name, man?
  • Scottie P: Scotty P, naw what I'm saying?
  • David: Again, I do know what you're saying but I appreciate you checking in on me on that.


The X Factor… what have you done? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should stop it.

I know all countries round the world, now, have got these kind of stupid shows; but you, especially! America, they’re too far gone; doesn’t matter about them. But you, what are you up to? You can’t have The X Factor; you can’t watch The X Factor; this is England.

You made Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Venom, Motorhead, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, The Smiths, The Cure, The Damned, The Jam, The Police, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Jarvis Cocker, David Bowie, Queen, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Supertramp, The Chemical Brothers, and The Prodigy; And if you’re watching The X Factor after a resume like that, I’m just telling you, you are a bit of a bastard.


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Steve Hughes (via thoughtsofpurecrimson)

"Now you have adults going “I was offended, I was offended and I have rights!”. Well, so what? Be offended, nothing happens. You’re an adult, grow up, and deal with it. “I was offended!”. Well, I don’t care! Nothing happens when you’re offended."

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Steve Hughes
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