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Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (via observando)

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Caring about diversity seems to me like the absolute bare minimum standard of decency.

I remember when I was still in school, I went to a gathering of people in my city, an informal fantasy nerds book group. So, we were all talking about books, and the subject of this one book series with a gay romance in it arose, and I began to tear it to pieces: I thought it was terribly written, I had to let everybody know how just so, so bad it was. And a girl who I hadn’t met before that day looked me dead in the eyes and said: “Those books saved my life.”

I sat there and stared at her, until I found my voice and said: “Wow, I’m so sorry, I was being an asshole.” She was very nice about it: she went “Eh, yeah” and then I asked her for some book recommendations and she asked me for some.

I was describing Unspoken to another writer, and I won’t say who they were but they are New York Times bestselling, and she reacted to the diverse elements of it saying “I wouldn’t do that: you can’t afford to do that with the sales of your last series, you can do those things after you’re successful” and I couldn’t help but remember that girl saying “Those books saved my life” and feel sick that anyone would ever say that. So I wrote the book the way I planned. I’m not saying I did a good job, or even a sufficient job, and it’s no excuse for the things I got wrong, but I did always remember that even doing what I’d thought was a lousy job, those books helped people by having representation. There’s no excuse for not trying.

I’m worried this story makes me sound self-congratulatory or big-headed: I don’t mean it that way. Nobody should ever be congratulated for having basic empathy. It’s normal to want to throw up if someone says something terrible to you. Other authors do a much better job of writing diversely than me–still more other authors, who don’t get the chance to be published because of institutional prejudice, would do a much better job than me. I’m just using the story to illustrate why I think diversity should be important to everyone. I just want to write good stories–and that means stories that are inclusive–and try not to be an irredeemable jerk. (Sometimes I fail at both those things.)

Sarah Rees Brennan talks about diversity in young adult books and provides a ton of resources for writers who are wanting to include diverse characters in their works (via richincolor)

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thaalsinestros said: TELL ME YOUR SANSA STARK AND CATELYN TULLY/STARK FEELS. TELL ME ABOUT QUEER LADIES OF WESTEROS (A friend told me Cersei and Dany are both queer, which was erased in the show?). TELL ME ABOUT UNDERRATED LADIES OF WESTEROS. LADIES OF WESTEROS. LAAAAAAAAAAAAADIES.

aporeticelenchus:

I’m going to break this ask into parts to make my rambling more manageable. Let’s start with Sansa Stark, because I am always ready to talk about my baby goddess princess Sansa Stark. Also Catelyn, because Catelyn is great. Spoilers for the first three book (roughly equivalent to season 1-3; I don’t get to the season 4 or book 4 and 5 stuff)

People who don’t like Sansa or Catelyn will frequently say that they aren’t real Starks. Something in them just isn’t sufficiently Stark-y. The people saying this always mean it in a dumb misogynistic way (note: no one ever says this about 100% PURE TULLY ROBB STARK), but the thing is they’re not totally wrong. Before we get to Sansa, or even Cat, we have to talk about Ned.

Ned Stark was never raised to be the Stark in Winterfell. His elder brother Brandon was heir, and he was raised to play a completely differently role in life. Ned Stark was raised by Jon Arryn, and the brother he grew up loving was Robert Baratheon. When he was what – 16? – he married Catelyn Tully. Ned may have had the blood of the North in his veins, but his life was in the South. Catelyn talks about becoming accustomed to Winterfell and the ways of the North in her chapters, but Ned had to do the same. Catelyn becomes a Stark, but she and Ned both have a lot in them that’s more Tully and Arryn than Stark. Family, Duty, Honor – those are the actual values both Ned and Cat live by, and those are the values most of their children absorb. This is especially true of their eldest two children, the ones who look just like their mother and almost nothing like their father: Robb and Sansa.

This is not to say that Cat, Ned, Robb and Sansa don’t have any typical Stark qualities – they do! But are the elder Stark men the platonic ideals of Stark-hood that they’re often thought of as? Certainly not. (I’d actually argue that Cat absorbs more than either of those children and maybe even more than Ned). As Cat is shaped by the Starks, the Starks - including Ned - are shaped by Cat. “Family, Duty, Honor”, is a lot closer to “As High as Honor” than “Winter is Coming” is to either, and so Cat’s learned Tully values take root in Ned more easily than the Stark values of his dead father and brother.

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bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages
I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.
Crimes & Killers:
Hinterkaifeck MurdersThe Vampire Rapist The Hi-Fi MurdersHello Kitty MurderSasebo SlashingKeddie MurdersMurder of James BulgerDnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)Sada AbeThe Vampire of SacramentoThe Little Girl MurdererTylenol MurdersIssei SagawaLuka MagnottaBlood CountessMurder of Tim McLeanThe Boy in the BoxMurder of Shanda SharerRobert PicktonTheresa KnorrStrip Search Phone Call ScamUnit 731Rape of NankingHoeryong Concentration CampSawney Bean
The Unknown:
Kelly-Hopkinsville EncounterBelmez FacesGefJimmy Carter UFO IncidentHidebehindLeyakClinton RoadCicada 3301Rosalia LombardoWeeping StatueExorcism of Anneliese MichelLa LloronaThe Superman CurseEctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)Rat KingSS BaychimoSalish Sea Human Foot DiscoveriesGreen Children of WoolpitSkinwalker RanchDevil’s Tramping GroundPope Lick MonsterDevil’s Chair
Medicine:
Revival ExperimentsCotard DelusionElephant ManPenis PanicThe Toxic LadySensory DeprivationYoungest MotherBrain Eating AmoebaLocked In SyndromeStendhal SyndromeJerusalem SyndromeSelf EnucleationStanford Prison ExperimentPit of DespairHarlequin-Type IchthyosisGenie the Feral ChildBenjamin KyleTarrare
Torture:
ScaphismTorture Methods and DevicesThe Pear of AnguishHanged, Drawn, and QuarteredRat TortureBrazen BullSlow SlicingImmurementBoilingSleep DeprivationStress PositionsHamstringing
Conspiracies & Stories:
Black HelicoptersThe Licked HandChemtrail ConspiracyNew World Order ConspiracyKiller in the BackseatI Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamBoy Scout LaneNew City VillageThe Clinton Body CountDenver International Airport Conspiracy

Miscellaneous:
Yosemite SamThe Station Nightclub FireRogue WavesVagina DentataMongolian Death WormList of Unusual DeathsBeing Buried AliveDaycare Sex Abuse HysteriaCarl TanzlerBog BodiesA Serbian FilmCannibal HolocaustDead HandAction Park120 Days of SodomHuman Corpse SoapChristine ChubbuckTraumatic InseminationJohn Fare

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages

I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.

Crimes & Killers:

Hinterkaifeck Murders
The Vampire Rapist 
The Hi-Fi Murders
Hello Kitty Murder
Sasebo Slashing
Keddie Murders
Murder of James Bulger
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)
Sada Abe
The Vampire of Sacramento
The Little Girl Murderer
Tylenol Murders
Issei Sagawa
Luka Magnotta
Blood Countess
Murder of Tim McLean
The Boy in the Box
Murder of Shanda Sharer
Robert Pickton
Theresa Knorr
Strip Search Phone Call Scam
Unit 731
Rape of Nanking
Hoeryong Concentration Camp
Sawney Bean

The Unknown:

Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter
Belmez Faces
Gef
Jimmy Carter UFO Incident
Hidebehind
Leyak
Clinton Road
Cicada 3301
Rosalia LombardoWeeping Statue
Exorcism of Anneliese Michel
La Llorona
The Superman Curse
EctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)
Rat King
SS Baychimo
Salish Sea Human Foot Discoveries
Green Children of Woolpit
Skinwalker Ranch
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Pope Lick Monster
Devil’s Chair

Medicine:

Revival Experiments
Cotard Delusion
Elephant Man
Penis Panic
The Toxic Lady
Sensory Deprivation
Youngest MotherBrain Eating Amoeba
Locked In Syndrome
Stendhal Syndrome
Jerusalem Syndrome
Self Enucleation
Stanford Prison Experiment
Pit of Despair
Harlequin-Type Ichthyosis
Genie the Feral Child
Benjamin Kyle
Tarrare

Torture:

Scaphism
Torture Methods and Devices
The Pear of Anguish
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Rat Torture
Brazen Bull
Slow Slicing
Immurement
Boiling
Sleep Deprivation
Stress Positions
Hamstringing

Conspiracies & Stories:

Black Helicopters
The Licked Hand
Chemtrail Conspiracy
New World Order Conspiracy
Killer in the Backseat
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Boy Scout Lane
New City Village
The Clinton Body Count
Denver International Airport Conspiracy



Miscellaneous:

Yosemite Sam
The Station Nightclub Fire
Rogue Waves
Vagina Dentata
Mongolian Death Worm
List of Unusual Deaths
Being Buried Alive
Daycare Sex Abuse Hysteria
Carl Tanzler
Bog Bodies
A Serbian Film
Cannibal Holocaust
Dead Hand
Action Park
120 Days of Sodom
Human Corpse Soap
Christine Chubbuck
Traumatic Insemination
John Fare

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lordbryndenrivers:

I every much enjoy ASOIAF theories, so I decided to make myself a master post of various theories and share it with you! Many of these theories range was serious to plain silly. Some of these links are very long and some of them are just a paragraph. Many of there theories come from Westeros.org, Reddit, asongoftheories and other tumblr users.
I know there are many more theories out there and if you would like me to put them on this list you may message me! (:
Identities: 
The Cleganes: gravedigger - x x video robert strong - x x
Jon Snow: x x x x x x video
Secret Targaryens: x x x x x x
The Knight of the Laughing Tree: x x x
Coldhands: x x x x x x
Aegon VI: x x x x x x
The Reeds: x x x x
The Hooded Man: x x x
Septa Lemore: x x x
Alleras the Sphinx: x x 
Quaithe: x x x
Jaqen H’ghar: x
Melisandre: x x
The Valonqar: x x x x
The Harpy: x video
Tysha: x x
Rhaegar Targaryen: x x x
Missandei: x
Conspiracy:
Varys: x x x
The Tyrells: x x
Faceless Men: x x
Purple Wedding: x x
Targaryen and Blackfrye Alliance: x 
The North: x x x x x video
Southron Ambitions: x 
The Vale: x 
The Citadel: x x
The Dornish: x video
Dreams & Prophecies:
Patchface: x x
Bran Stark: x x x x
Arya Stark: x
Jon Snow: x x x
Shireen: x
Melisandre: x x 
Moqorro: x
House of the Undying: x x x
Ghost of High Heart: x x x
Maggy the Frog: x x
Quaithe: x x
Mirri Maz Duur: x
Azor Ahai: x x x x x x x x x x
Other:
Oberyn poisoning Tywin: x x
Balon Greyjoy’s Death: x
Roose Bolton: x video
Syrio Forel: x x
Sansa Stark: x x
Arya Stark: x
Bran Stark: x x
Daenerys: x x
King’s Landing: x x
Summerhall: x
Winterfell’s crypts: x
Khal Drogo’s Fire: x
Shireen’s Purpose: x x
Benjen Stark: x x x
Meereen: x x
The Pink Letter: x x video
ASOIAF and the Revelations: x
The ending: x x x x x x
Multiple Theories: video

lordbryndenrivers:

I every much enjoy ASOIAF theories, so I decided to make myself a master post of various theories and share it with you! Many of these theories range was serious to plain silly. Some of these links are very long and some of them are just a paragraph. Many of there theories come from Westeros.org, Reddit, asongoftheories and other tumblr users.

I know there are many more theories out there and if you would like me to put them on this list you may message me! (:

  • Identities: 
  1. The Cleganes: gravedigger - x x video robert strong - x x
  2. Jon Snow: x x x x x x video
  3. Secret Targaryens: x x x x x x
  4. The Knight of the Laughing Tree: x x x
  5. Coldhands: x x x x x x
  6. Aegon VI: x x x x x x
  7. The Reeds: x x x x
  8. The Hooded Man: x x x
  9. Septa Lemore: x x x
  10. Alleras the Sphinx: x x 
  11. Quaithe: x x x
  12. Jaqen H’ghar: x
  13. Melisandre: x x
  14. The Valonqar: x x x x
  15. The Harpy: x video
  16. Tysha: x x
  17. Rhaegar Targaryen: x x x
  18. Missandei: x
  • Conspiracy:
  1. Varys: x x x
  2. The Tyrells: x x
  3. Faceless Men: x x
  4. Purple Wedding: x x
  5. Targaryen and Blackfrye Alliance: x 
  6. The North: x x x x x video
  7. Southron Ambitions: x 
  8. The Vale: x 
  9. The Citadel: x x
  10. The Dornish: x video
  • Dreams & Prophecies:
  1. Patchface: x x
  2. Bran Stark: x x x x
  3. Arya Stark: x
  4. Jon Snow: x x x
  5. Shireen: x
  6. Melisandre: x x 
  7. Moqorro: x
  8. House of the Undying: x x x
  9. Ghost of High Heart: x x x
  10. Maggy the Frog: x x
  11. Quaithe: x x
  12. Mirri Maz Duur: x
  13. Azor Ahai: x x x x x x x x x x
  • Other:
  1. Oberyn poisoning Tywin: x x
  2. Balon Greyjoy’s Death: x
  3. Roose Bolton: x video
  4. Syrio Forel: x x
  5. Sansa Stark: x x
  6. Arya Stark: x
  7. Bran Stark: x x
  8. Daenerys: x x
  9. King’s Landing: x x
  10. Summerhall: x
  11. Winterfell’s crypts: x
  12. Khal Drogo’s Fire: x
  13. Shireen’s Purpose: x x
  14. Benjen Stark: x x x
  15. Meereen: x x
  16. The Pink Letter: x x video
  17. ASOIAF and the Revelations: x
  18. The ending: x x x x x x
  19. Multiple Theories: video

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I’m an adult, but not like a real adult
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I love books. Take that book you’re holding! It looks ill-written, ill-conceived, full of bad ideas expressed badly - I bet it lacks narrative arcs and an appreciation for the flow of language. It looks like the worst book in the history of books! But here’s the thing - it’s still a book. And I love books. So, you do not deserve to even hold it.

Tamika Flynn

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Episode 49 - Old Oak Doors Part A

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curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

… This makes me so happy.

xshiromorix:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

… This makes me so happy.

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