It’s not just because we won, it’s because we had an amazing connection and enjoyed the journey, like Val said, together. I’ve certainly had many journeys, most of them incredibly enjoyable, but you must compare, and I think we do in our lives. We always pick, we pick a partner, we pick a friend, we pick a sandwich—you know, you always pick, so I’m going to pick Meryl to be the one I would call my best.
Maks’ response (“Meryl.”) to the “who was your best partner” question posed to the dancers at the BWAT 2pm show. A lovely Maksyl fan who attended the show transcribed it from her audio recording, and who granted me permission to post it.
(Incidentally, in context “had” makes perfect sense, as they are all talking about DWTS. Plus, I would never bank on the precision of Maks’ verb tense usage, as it functions entirely differently in Slavic languages)
"I knew the way you know about a good melon."—When Harry Met Sally
"Fred Potter, I actually let your mother name you after the bravest man she knew, instead of making it all about me. Now promise me that you’ll take a picture of McGonagall’s face when she realises the prankster legacy you and James plan to live up to. Awesome. High five.”
My first tattoo: from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It says “All my life I’ve been scared of men standing over me.” This is my favorite book and it really taught me how to look at the world differently. I picked this quote and image specifically because it comes right out of the book the character Max Vandenburg illustrates and writes. It’s relevant for numerous reasons, and it’s an homage to not only my struggles in life but also to a character’s who had to hide away from the world he loved and had almost of the fight taken out of him.
“She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines…
no you don’t get it
this was my childhood