Corinna | late 20s | District Capitol |

General enthusiasms: history, geography, languages, media of all sorts, education, food, friendship, justice, and hard-earned optimism.

Specific enthusiasms: old maps, writing stories, cupcakes, multiple flavors of both Sherlock Holmes and Les Miserables, Welcome to Night Vale, Classic Who, White Collar, Graceland, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Lord of the Rings, Moomintroll, Disney films, Nickelodeon, American Girl dolls, the 20th century, cities, ancient Rome, classical mythology, middle school pedagogy, Finnish and Scandinavian cultures, sapphism through the ages, pictures of adorable animals and people. These are likely to show up on this blog at any given moment, as is anything else to which I've currently taken a fancy.

Periodically blogging about mental health issues under the tag "brain stuff."

Hats worn: teacher, INTP, Capricorn, Ravenclaw, waterbender, urban hobbit. Sun sign of John Watson with a moon sign of Sherlock Holmes lurking underneath. True 1790s Kid, tongue placed firmly in cheek.

Sidebar art by watertightvines. Current userpic by myself. Personal art blog over at etvoilacorinne.

though why say “not all μεν” when you could just say δέ

  • professor: *makes broad, sweeping generalization about the uses of a certain ancient greek particle*
  • me: not all μεν


Found the most beautiful bookstore today

(via thecoffeetragedy)

Aw man, no time for writing during my break today :(

But I think I can use the afternoon to my advantage if I try!


tumblrs message system is a bit like messenger pigeons only they’re chickens and you just kind of throw them in the direction of the recipient and hope they find their way

(via needsmoreresearch)

Today we are taking a trip to the Postal Museum for work!

IMO it’s one of DC’s most underrated museums, but maybe I’m just an infrastructure nerd.

With any luck maybe I can write another 500 words today during my break.


Savusauna Saarijärven Kiimasjärvellä

photo credit:  Päivi Laine
photo credit 2:


Rosalind and Celia, Daniel Maclise

(via ladysaviours)