"You know what they say: Fives have lives, fours have chores, threes have fleas, twos have blues, and ones don’t get a rhyme because they’re garbage."

 - Craig Pelton


He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (via fuckyeahexistentialism)


Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck during the filming of Roman Holiday, 1953.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck during the filming of Roman Holiday, 1953.

Happy 43rd Birthday David Tennant! (April 18th, 1971)



taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh


caesaretluna:

"nope"

- everyone


thevegetablemarket:

by liliannedang on Flickr.


flatbear:

wocinsolidarity:

scorpius-rising:

So CNN just showed a report on the royal visit to New Zealand, which not only actively mocked the cultural traditions of the Maori, comparing the haka to the mating dance of the emu, but also denigrated the cultural traditions of many other groups as being ‘native’ and generally silly. It’s this kind of shoddy journalism and blatant racism that perpetuates an idea of multiculturalism being some kind of childish joke and trivialises the identity of 15% of NZ’s population. If you want to do something about it, there is a complaint here, and the petition associated with it here.  .

SIGNAL BOOST

This makes me so angry, I don’t even want to talk about it. It’s made me so angry this week that I’ve literally seen red, almost thrown up. I’m only reblogging it now because I’ve had people ask if I know about it.

Yeah, I know. Yeah it’s making me angry. And I don’t want to talk about it, not just yet. I need some time to process how this is making me feel. Just fucking fuck.


rickenstark:

because you’re a lannister: probably the contents of tywin’s ipod.

the rains of castamere - the national | rains of castamere - malukah | the rains of castamere - karliene | the rains of castamere (dronelife cover) - irisarri | the rains of castamere (red wedding edition) (cover) - dan becker | the rains of castamere - major revan | the rains of castamere - alannamatty | father figure - george michael
[listen]

rickenstark:

because you’re a lannister: probably the contents of tywin’s ipod.

the rains of castamere - the national | rains of castamere - malukah | the rains of castamere - karliene | the rains of castamere (dronelife cover) - irisarri | the rains of castamere (red wedding edition) (cover) - dan becker | the rains of castamere - major revan | the rains of castamere - alannamatty | father figure - george michael

[listen]


thepathlesstrekked:

tarsusivy:

foriamsincerity:

but really though “i can’t be a kirk in this house, if you can show me I’ll stay” defines so much of his character. for jim being a kirk means fighting and fucking and abandoning up until the very end of your short life. his life has been showing sam how to stay, but sam isn’t here anymore.

I’m SO ANGRY this was taken out! This explain the goddamned changes between AOS Kirk and TOS Kirk!  TOS Kirk DID follow every rule, get good grades, and obey every order. It wasn’t until SO much later that he realized he didn’t have to. That sometime he could do better by not being who everyone told him to be. 

AOS Kirk is an angry kid who isn’t following the rules to spite. He’s trying to live up to what a Kirk is through his brother’s eyes. But he only ends up hating the name because he can never seem to be enough for it. 

TOS is James T. Kirk, passionate, but controlled, thoughtful and mature.

AOS is Jim Kirk, young, angry and living in the shadow of his own last name.

This one damned scene explains so much. This was an entirely different way of living. This isn’t just about his father dying. This is about when and how he realized he didn’t have to do the expected.

This is about WHY he became the reckless man we see in AOS. 

This one tiny scene shows us a motive for the wildness of AOS’ Jim Kirk. This takes it out of the realm of “he’s young and doesn’t understand why he has to play by the rules.” 

TOS Kirk ignores the rules because he knows they could be wrong, he knows it could make actions better.

AOS Kirk ignores the rules because he thinks he’s supposed to, he thinks it will make him better.

But who needs characterisation? Let’s make the ladies strip instead, because who needs agency? Let’s buy into the non-existent truth behind the idea that Kirk is a ~ladies man~, that he’s misogynist, that he doesn’t care about anything but being a rebel.



Ruin and Rising Collector's Edition with DARKLING PREQUEL STORY →

lbardugo:

Yes, it’s true! This is a thing and you can acquire it!

Long before he became the Darkling, he was just a boy with an extraordinary gift…

I am really, REALLY excited to share this with you. This is the Barnes & Noble Collector’s Edition of Ruin and Rising, complete with fancy gold cover and exclusive short story.

I’ve been wanting to tell part of the Darkling’s story for a very long time, so I hope that you’ll enjoy getting a glimpse into his past.

Here are some details and answers to the questions I’ve been getting:

  • The story is called “Demon in the Wood.”
  • It’s about 30 pages long, twice as long as “The Too-Clever Fox.”
  • It a story from the Darkling’s youth and Ravka’s early days.
  • It will not be available in the ebook edition. For now, my understanding is that this is a Barnes & Noble hardcover exclusive.

People have also asked about signed copies of Ruin and Rising. We will have opportunities to get signed copies of all the books in the series coming up, as well as some beautiful new art, AND a really amazing contest with independent book stores across the country that could bring me right to your front door. Or very close to your front door.

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I swear it will be more fun than that. Details soon!

CLICK CLICK CLICK PRE-ORDERED *THROWS WALLET AT MACMILLAN*