jess. twentysomething, unabashed geek, occasionally a redhead. traveller, grace-receiver, Christ-lover, logophile, student, dreamer. infj.

sometimes i write things.

my loves: leverage. the mcu. spider-man, black widow, captain america, iron man, film!wolverine-and-rogue, and the winter soldier. lotr. poetry. history. books. coneycat's 'housemates' series on ao3. folklore. tam lin. fantasy. les miserables. the x-files. classical, folk, offbeat, and symphonic metal music. doctor who. firefly. strange long words. mako mori. much ado about nothing. jane austen. musketeers.

i run, also


"When I take the chair at our harmonic club!" he chanted, fixing the unconscious Welch with a fiery glance. "Welch!"


"If this is your idea of a harmonic club, it isn’t mine. Put down that book, and try and be sociable."

"One second," said Welch, burrowing still deeper.

"That’s what you always say," said Charteris.

The Pothunters, P. G. Wodehouse (via isfjmel-phleg)

good things:

. big sister is still in the hospital after an appendectomy that was just after the appendix burst last night, but she’s doing much better and i talked to her just now on the phone
. shakey graves’ ‘dear departed’ and ‘roll the bones’ 
. ben & jerry’s chocolate and PB ice cream
. weighty conversation off my mind and heart a bit
. so much housework and laundry done today. so much, you guys.
. i’ve had a bit of worry over my schedule for the next academic year, due to a mixup that i overlooked, but that’s straightened out, i managed to get into all the courses i wanted, my schedule’s not too insane, and not only that but
. i managed to quell the constant worry that i won’t have enough time in my third year to finish my degree requirements by planning out my last year insofar as i am able to reassure myself that yes, it is possible and i don’t have to drop french or art history or choir
. tea
. God’s still good and He is faithful even when Bad Things just line up one after the other and I sometimes feel like I can’t take the stressed and sad any more. He’s good. All the time.


buy a song, help me pay for vehicle registration, gas, medication, and job-hunting expenses! thanks to you all I was able to get my moped insured but I still need plates &ct before I can get on the road and hopefully look for a job soon. today’s song is an arrangement of an old bluegrass lullaby from my childhood I looked up and discovered was actually very sad and spooky. (what did you expect, you learned this from a Jerry Garcia album when you were six, Jo.) pay what you want, or drop a dollar in the hat via my Paypal button (I get a larger percentage straight through Paypal), or just enjoy some music and pass it along. thanks!

Jo’s a lovely lady and a great musician; help her out by enjoying and buying her music?


“My parents were captured when I was sixteen. They both died in prison.”“What do you remember about the day they were taken?”“I’m sorry. I don’t think I can do this. Can we stop?” (Shaqlawa, Iraq)


“My parents were captured when I was sixteen. They both died in prison.”
“What do you remember about the day they were taken?”
“I’m sorry. I don’t think I can do this. Can we stop?” 
(Shaqlawa, Iraq)

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

Robin Williams  (via edhardydouche)

(Source: wordsnquotes)

No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: August 10 (via kvtes)

(Source: technicolortaylor)

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OneRepublic | Marchin On

We’ll have the days we break,
And we’ll have the scars to prove it,
We’ll have the bonds that we save,
But we’ll have the heart not to lose it.

go-to getting up in the morning and getting things done when everything is hard song.

heartsore and tired and just wanting things to stop hurting and being hard for a bit.


Shameless plug for Psmith on Twitter, where, as of last week, isfjmel-phleg and I have begun to lay the groundwork for the events of Psmith in the City, as seen in the modern era. 

He and Mike grow more philosophical by the minute.