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sexaulity:

This scene satisfied me in a way no man ever could.

sexaulity:

This scene satisfied me in a way no man ever could.

(Source: pixelgay)

fullmetaldokis:

alkaahestry:

fullmetaldokis:

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE FACE AL HAS EVER MADE


Have you seen this one?

HOYLH SHITT

fullmetaldokis:

alkaahestry:

fullmetaldokis:

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE FACE AL HAS EVER MADE

Have you seen this one?

HOYLH SHITT

daftlypunk:

daftlypunk:

do not flirt with women when they are at work

do not take advantage of women who are in situations where they cannot say no or be blunt

#im a barista not your goddamn girlfriend take your coffee and leave

jesus fuck this so much

In The Beginning (which is a joke because there was a Babylon 5 TV movie named that, narf)

unclewhisky:

Okay, so two people told me to make the space opera thing real, and that’s more than enough motivation for me to engage in an ill-advised worldbuilding project.

However, let’s think about this some first, yeah? What am I actually doing, if I decide to try my hand at a space opera setting (again, fucking again)

Join me my friends, while I disappear up my own pretentious asshole and go on a rant about genre, theme, design, and spaceships.

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philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

unclewhisky:

cherryviolets:

I hope that Wendy will get a really good character development. Not just a Dipper’s crush. I kinda don’t like wendip ship. If they will be the best friends, I will totally okay with it.
Season 2 only after 17 days, but jeez, it’s like forever.

I felt right form the get-go that that was gonna be Dipper and Wendy’s story, going from awkward childhood crush to mature respect and genuine friendship. I can’t pinpoint exactly what in the show made me think that, other than the fact that Gravity Falls is just too smart a show to take the obvious “boy meets girl, boy gets girl” route.
At least, I really hope it is.

unclewhisky:

cherryviolets:

I hope that Wendy will get a really good character development. Not just a Dipper’s crush. I kinda don’t like wendip ship. If they will be the best friends, I will totally okay with it.

Season 2 only after 17 days, but jeez, it’s like forever.

I felt right form the get-go that that was gonna be Dipper and Wendy’s story, going from awkward childhood crush to mature respect and genuine friendship. I can’t pinpoint exactly what in the show made me think that, other than the fact that Gravity Falls is just too smart a show to take the obvious “boy meets girl, boy gets girl” route.

At least, I really hope it is.

neoafrican:

Naa Okailey Shooter, Miss World Ghana 2013

Universality

unclewhisky:

The Destiny beta is over, which is a problem for me because I was having a lot of fun with it, and it reminded me of all the reasons I love space opera, at a point in my writing life when I’ve started moving away from that genre.

The real problem, though, is that now I want to start a brand-new space opera worldbuilding project.

Help.

Do iiiiiiiiiiit

shoomlah:

brotoro:

reverseracism:

cyberrghetto:

omg

Dear White People Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Comedy HD

all I see is black people talking about this. white people. go see this movie. you need to see this movie.

YESSss it’s finally happening!  So smart, so hilarious, and so rare to see a concept trailer make the jump from dream to reality- October 17th can’t get here fast enough. :D

"Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

etherealzephyr:

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

Part of me is really excited to see that the original post got 200 notes because holy crap 200 notes, and part of me is really saddened that something so negative has resonated with so many people.

expostninja:

samurai-ko:

thommquackenbush:

jennlyons:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge. much run wow 

Reblogging JUST for that last comment.

I love this stuff because it’s obvious to the point of uselessness.  “Shakespeare never tweeted a sonnet.”  No shit he didn’t.  He also didn’t ride in an airplane and rock out to Daft Punk on his iPod, and he didn’t have a World of Warcraft account.  He didn’t get the chicken pox vaccine and then set in his bedroom eating Jello as a kid.  Never owned a single Go-Bot or read a Harry Potter book.  What’s your fucking point?

expostninja:

samurai-ko:

thommquackenbush:

jennlyons:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge.

much run wow 

Reblogging JUST for that last comment.

I love this stuff because it’s obvious to the point of uselessness.  “Shakespeare never tweeted a sonnet.”  No shit he didn’t.  He also didn’t ride in an airplane and rock out to Daft Punk on his iPod, and he didn’t have a World of Warcraft account.  He didn’t get the chicken pox vaccine and then set in his bedroom eating Jello as a kid.  Never owned a single Go-Bot or read a Harry Potter book.  What’s your fucking point?

justazombiewithakeyboard:

butcarlthatkillspeople:

sarcastic-snowflake:

just a reminder: we’re two periods away from 2014.

you couldn’t just say months you had to measure time with your menstrual cycle

fUN FACT. the earliest form of a calender that’s ever been found was to keep track of an ancient person’s menstrual cycle. ppl with vaginas invented time. there is a reason that months are about the same length as the time between periods. that is all.

leonkumquat:

when my dad was in college he had a friend who told a girl he’d take her on a date unlike any other she’d ever been on and so he took her to the supermarket to watch the lobsters fighting in the lobster tank

they’re married now

pleatedjeans:

Effective on all varieties of jellyfish [x]

DON’T STING ME ALAN