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"Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind." --Don Quixote

  • I just want to share with y'all real quick this painting done by Ilya Repin of Sofia Alekseyevna because it's the COOLEST portrait of a woman I've ever seen in the 19th century. Look at her! Someone's getting harmed tonight and it ain't her.


  • Quillfeather
    Mar 25, 2023

    *Me about to welcome you to the site because I didn't recognize your name*
    *Sees you've been here since 2014*

    Ljungtroll Hehe I'm an enigma. Appreciate the thought though! XD
    Mar 25, 2023

  • Discussion in art history about lower class food in the 19th century got me thinking about the dinner I had last night.


  • Old scholars deserve to bullied relentlessly for the pains they put us new scholars through. Kiddos, do your research if you're going to publish something so the youngsters entering your field of study don't have to bend over backwards to figure out if they can trust you.

  • Oh my! I just looked at leaderboard and you are at 19999 total posts!! 1 more until 20000! Congrats!

    Ljungtroll Holy moly! That's quite a few!
    Mar 1, 2023

  • new name new name!! (glad to see the raven's still the same, though xD)

    Ljungtroll The raven never changes XD It's my one constant
    Feb 23, 2023

  • #characterinterviews #socialmonth

    Hullo. You can call me Muv; everyone else does. Pronouns she/her, ex-soldier, current outlaw. I wouldn't trust me if I were you, but especially if I was Eidrid Stovinsson. Favorite weapon's a two-handed sword. I'm traveling with a group of young idiots to keep 'em out of trouble and away from the mountains, at the moment. Ask your questions and make 'em quick; I don't like to dilly dally.

    Spearmint Hey Muv! If you don't mind me asking, how'd you become an outlaw? >.> And what's the best/worst/funniest thing those "young idiots" have done?
    Feb 23, 2023

    Ljungtroll Treason, plain and simple. Tried to kill a chieftain.
    Wouldn't say the younguns have been particularly funny, but it's amusing to see the two older ones--Askla and Hilda--makin' eyes at each other over the nervous fella's head. And Arivd's fine enough, just shy as anything. I've got to toughen him up.

    Feb 23, 2023

  • Love the name change! :D

    Ljungtroll Thanks!
    Feb 21, 2023

  • So what motivated the name change?

    Ljungtroll A realization that the name GrandWild sounded narcissistic and a deep affection for my grandmother's maiden name, Ljunggren. Combined with my love for Scandinavian trolls. Ljung means heather.
    Feb 21, 2023

    Shady Ooh nice! I don’t think GrandWild is narcissistic but I dig the change, too ^^ It was actually kinda funny cause I’ve been a bit nonfunctional lately what with the uterus removal so I saw the name change at like 3 am while I was high on pain meds and was so confused why Ljungtroll was making fish puns with your avvie xD but it’s nice!
    Feb 21, 2023

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  • Mageheart Love the new name!
    Feb 21, 2023

    Ljungtroll Thanks!
    Feb 21, 2023

  • Hopping on the #charactervalentines bandwagon because I think Gaius and Tomhas would have some pretty funny/cringy ones.

    --I find your presence bearable enough that I'll make an effort not to glare at you, Valentine.
    --*mr. darcying at you from across the room*

    --Your hair is red,
    My wife's hair is too,
    I might have some issues,
    But not when I'm with you!
    --If I start crying at dinner it's because I love you so much, Valentine.

    Ljungtroll @Shady
    Feb 14, 2023

    Shady Lmao this is excellent xD

    Gaius be like: https://youtu.be/sLYiyK7uqUE

    Feb 14, 2023

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  • There are two authors named Margaret who are now on my hatelist.

  • #alphabetanswers #SocialMonth

    Are you a morning or night person? I think I'm a morning person; I can't make myself stay up past 1. I prefer to be in bed by 10.
    Biggest Pet Peeve: Crumbs on the counter. *glares at roommate*
    Collections? Bones!! Wet specimens!! Beasties in jars and bugs in boxes. Love that stuff.
    Dream job: Museum curator
    (your go-to) Emoji: 👀
    Favorite YWS Work: No clue; I haven't interacted with anything but the roleplay tab for a couple years now
    Greatest achievement: Managing my time responsibly these past three weeks
    Hardest part of the writing process: Revision/conclusions
    If you won the lottery, what would you do? Give most of it to charity and keep just enough to give me a sustainable lifestyle
    Joke: Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender asks, Olive or Twist?
    Know a fun fact? Fun fact: Many art forgers go on to lead successful painting careers after prison!
    Last read: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    Main writing project: Working title Arvid's Dream
    Note to your past self: Finish that German essay!
    One non-necessity you couldn't live without: A cup of tea
    Person you admire: Ernst van de Wetering
    Question you'd like people to answer below: What book genre do you have beef with?
    Reason to write: Fun and mental exercise. I like a challenge and I like to try and create unique worlds!
    Sports: No.
    Tag a YWSer that's a good writer: @Shady
    Ultimate color: Blue
    Volunteer? At an animal shelter or at a tree farm
    What are you working on? This list and also essays, always
    EXciting news: I'm going to Germany in June!
    Your favorite unlikely combination: Dry-as-a-desert knäckebröd with butter plus wine sauce herring on the side
    Zombies? Only if they've got the cordyceps. Either way, keep them for away from me

    4revgreen teach me how to be a morning person! i find it so hard to get to bed on time and so hard getting out of bed in the morning but the mornings are so much more productive aaaa
    Feb 10, 2023

    4revgreen also: What book genre i have beef with: idk what category it would be but books like the ones Coleen Hoover writes
    Feb 10, 2023

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  • Ya girl got to hold Greek pottery more than 2000 years old today :0 It smelled nasty but it was really cool!

    Shady :o :o :o neat!!
    Feb 9, 2023

    Ljungtroll We found a hair baked into one of the fragments; not sure whose it is but we got really excited about it
    Feb 10, 2023

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  • #TwoTruthsAndaLie #SocialMonth

    1. I have two majors and three minors.
    2. My favorite painting currently resides at the Columbus Art Museum.
    3. My hair is naturally blonde.

    Spoiler! :
    Oh I don't know this is a hard guess but I'm going to have to say 2

    Feb 8, 2023

    Spoiler! :
    3 is sus but imma guess 2

    Feb 8, 2023

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“Such nonsense!" declared Dr Greysteel. "Whoever heard of cats doing anything useful!" "Except for staring at one in a supercilious manner," said Strange. "That has a sort of moral usefulness, I suppose, in making one feel uncomfortable and encouraging sober reflection upon one's imperfections.”
— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell