The soundless sound of shadows flicking light

I was tagged by meetthebeatofmyheart. Thank you.

rules: just insert your answers to the questions below. tag at least 10 followers

name: Katherine
nickname: Katie, Kitty *, Hammie, Snoots *, Dahlia
birthday: June 15th
gender: female
sexuality: Straight? Hopelessly romantic semi-asexual? The world may never know.
height: 5’8” (or thereabouts)
time zone: Pacific Standard Time
what time and date is it there: 5:48 pm, September 1st, 2014
average hours of sleep: Well, I’m not sure. Depends on the day.
 I don’t really have any.
the last thing i googled was: Men’s hairstyles in Victorian times (don’t ask why)
my most used phrase(s): Oy vey!
first word that comes to mind: Shirtsleeves (or maybe it was just “shirt”)
what i last said to a family member: "Probably not"
how many blankets i sleep under: 1-3
favourite beverage(s): water, tea, iced tea
the last movie i watched in the cinema: Frozen (?)
three things i can’t live without: Food, singing, my memories
something i plan on learning: Well first I plan to learn the Pavane and the Galliard. Then I want to learn swordsmanship. Then I want to learn Welsh, IPA, German, and French. After that, piano. Also, I need a refresher on swing dancing and the waltz. Ooh, and learning how to play the mandolin and the harp and even the melodica,
a piece of advice for all my followers: Never listen to the song “Matilda” while boisterously dancing late into the evening. Just avoid it. Once you have memorized the chorus and associated large amounts of movement with it, sleep is near impossible.
you all have to listen to these songs: "The Lullaby of Broadway"- Jerry Orbach, "Chopin: Nocturne # 1 in B Flat Minor, Op 9/1, CT 108- Larghetto",  Smetana’s "Dance of the Comedians", basically anything by Glenn Miller, Harry James, or Benny Goodman. Same applies to Ella Fitzgerald and the Andrews Sisters. "I’d Rather Be Blue", "Don’t Rain on My Parade", and "Before the Parade Passes By"- all Barbra Streisand.
I tag the former “clocktowerofgotham” (if you see this), brokensword888, lightlyric (sorry, I don’t want to be annoying here). Okay, I need to get to my college applications, so goodbye.

* Only my mother has permission to use this nickname

Thank you so much! I am really thrilled about this. When I was little, I got to be an extra on the set of a television series called She Spies (not a great title, I know), but it wasn’t a great experience (my mother still quotes me: “It was hot, it was boring, and there were bees”) and my bit was cut out because I had no clue as to how to behave and I waved at the camera. This time, I hope I can handle myself with dignity. I know I will appreciate it more than I did as a toddler. I cannot give details right now, because it isn’t even definite yet, but I’m really happy. Even if I don’t get to be an extra, there is still reason to celebrate right now, but I’ll go into that another time.

Oh my gosh it looks like I might possibly have the chance to be an extra in a TV show set in the early twentieth century!

"Self-Portrait" (2014) Katherine B.

"Self-Portrait" (2014)
Katherine B.

Sorry that I’m not able to follow through with last week’s promise tonight. The video quality is so awful that it makes screenshots near impossible. I’ll see if I can find production photos in the morning. In better news, my scanner is operating again, so I might be able to post some art.



Sir John Gielgud reads
Sonnet 138
by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

When my love swears that she is made of truth
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutor’d youth,
Unlearned in the world’s false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false speaking tongue:
On both sides thus is simple truth suppress’d.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
O, love’s best habit is in seeming trust,
And age in love loves not to have years told:
Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flatter’d be.

Johnny! Beautiful!

Sorry for spamming your dash with Bernadette Peters

The brilliant Bernadette Peters as Dot and the great Mandy Patinkin as George #2 in Sunday in the Park with George.

(Act II, during “Move On” and the reprisal of “Sunday”)

Bernadette Peters as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (singing “We Do Not Belong Together”)

Mandy Patinkin as George #1 (Georges Seurat) in Sunday in the Park with George

Mandy Patinkin as George #1 (Georges Seurat) in Sunday in the Park with George

Bernadette Peters as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George

Bernadette Peters as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George


when someone criticizes your favorite old hollywood star 



im filling out my college application and one of the options for the personal statement is




careers to consider when I finish uni:

  • girl in 1960s Paris with winged eyeliner and a fringe who sits in cafes and bars and drinks sherry
  • WWII war nurse
  • muse for a late 19th century artist
  • archaeologist in the 30s
  • suffragette
  • background character in a Wodehouse story
  • incorporeal sense of vague dissatisfaction

Ivan Aivazovsky



Ivan Aivazovsky