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crocodileeggs:

fact: you eat 28 spiders in your lifetime. always 28. if you are about to die and you have only eaten 3 then 25 spiders arrive at once

STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!

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Like all conspiracy theories, the idea that language is a prisonhouse denigrates its subject by overestimating its power. Language is the magnificent faculty that we use to get thoughts from one head to another, and we can co-opt it in many ways to help our thoughts along. But it is not the same as thought, not the only thing that separates humans from other animals, not the basis of all culture, and not an inescapable prisonhouse, an obligatory agreement, the limits of our world, or the determiner of what is imaginable.

Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate, p. 208 (via astationaryjew)

AWESOME QUOTE!

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astationaryjew:


101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of ‘50 Shades of Grey’

Listen, 50 Shades of Grey is not my cup of tea, but can’t we encourage people to read without shaming them for their reading choices? I am not thrilled with the offhand use of the phrase “trashy erotica” in this article. You can read erotica and great literature—as it turns, sometimes they are one and the same.
I don’t want to defend a book that I couldn’t even finish, but shaming people (lbr mostly women) for reading erotica is not cool.

I concur.  My problem with 50 Shades wasn’t the erotica; it was that it was so poorly written. But to each her own.

astationaryjew:

101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of ‘50 Shades of Grey’

Listen, 50 Shades of Grey is not my cup of tea, but can’t we encourage people to read without shaming them for their reading choices? I am not thrilled with the offhand use of the phrase “trashy erotica” in this article. You can read erotica and great literature—as it turns, sometimes they are one and the same.

I don’t want to defend a book that I couldn’t even finish, but shaming people (lbr mostly women) for reading erotica is not cool.

I concur.  My problem with 50 Shades wasn’t the erotica; it was that it was so poorly written. But to each her own.

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astrophe

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head—a crisp analysis, a cathartic dialogue, a devastating comeback—which serves as a kind of psychological batting cage where you can connect more deeply with people than in the small ball of everyday life, which is a game of change-up pitches, sacrifice bunts, and intentional walks.

Thank you! I am glad I now know what my obsessive inner dialogue is formally called.

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Bomb Exploded Outside Planned Parenthood Clinic in Wisconsin

wisconsinforward:

No one was inside the building when the homemade device exploded, and no injuries were reported.

Oh my God.

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relatedworlds:

#look at this motherfucking bird #it’s keeping itself in the air by the sheer power of its ANGER
In honor of a Tumblr friend’s birthday, because I have enjoyed every single post of a certain poor Creature.

In honor of a Tumblr friend’s birthday, because I have enjoyed every single post of a certain poor Creature.

lesserjoke:

Descriptivists of the world, feel free to use this as a response to language criticism whenever you see fit!

lesserjoke:

Descriptivists of the world, feel free to use this as a response to language criticism whenever you see fit!

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IT IS DISTURBINGLY EASY TO BUY BOOKS ON THE KINDLE

astationaryjew:

ipomoeaandthestarstealers:

I think my Kindle is a model of restraint, considering it has wifi and I’ve stored my CC# with Amazon.  I mean, I’ve finished books at 1am and then studiously NOT bought the sequel.

Your restraint is impressive! I… can’t say the same for myself.

Borrow books from your library instead! Check and see if your local library has an Overdrive app that you can download onto your Kindle to check out books. I love it, and it’s much cheaper!

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curiousgeorgiana:

bookling-stormborn:

This is an amazing gif. Not only does Luke’s high-kick not even make contact with that dude’s head, but check out Boba Fett flailing across the sky in the background.

Boba Fett is killing me.

The timing of the extra’s reaction is also pretty off and emphasizes the fact that Luke’s kick doesn’t connect.  Pretty awesome.

curiousgeorgiana:

bookling-stormborn:

This is an amazing gif. Not only does Luke’s high-kick not even make contact with that dude’s head, but check out Boba Fett flailing across the sky in the background.

Boba Fett is killing me.

The timing of the extra’s reaction is also pretty off and emphasizes the fact that Luke’s kick doesn’t connect.  Pretty awesome.

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Good news: the Komen effect

afternoonsnoozebutton:

$400,000 Donated To Planned Parenthood In Past 24 Hours

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a stationary jew: badass early modern peasant bitches

Women were seen as managers of the household, raisers of children, and outspoken defenders of basic moral values. When a husband was away at work, no man was permitted to enter a woman’s house. The wives gathered at the well, the washhouse, or local shops. They defended their children blindly….

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Good Lesbian Books: Lesbian Young Adult Fiction

astationaryjew:

liquidiousfleshbag:

Lesbian (and bisexual) girls have tragically little young adult fiction to themselves. According to recent research by YA author Malinda Lo, about 0.25% of published YA books in the US are about lesbians. And yet, for such a short list of works, it was surprisingly hard to track them all down - there are plenty of GLBT YA lists, but these tend not to actually separate out the lesbian books, and to be dominated by gay male stories.

I’ve been trying to read more queer books, and it’s so hard to find anything that isn’t m/m fantasy.

I mean, I get it. I do. But I’d like to see stuff with f/f as the main romance, not off to the side or half-mentioned or what.

I just want queer ladies and dragons, is that so bad.

Queer ladies and dragons: yes.

I feel really sure I read some f/f fantasy recently but I can’t remember what and Goodreads is not helping me. Probably I am thinking of Jacqueline Carey’s latest (ugh I am terrible with titles, they are all called Naamah’s something), although like you said, the f/f relationship is kind of off to the side. And there aren’t any dragons, which is a huge flaw, tbh.

A few suggestions:

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner

Deliver Us From Evie by M.E. Kerr (A classic with a great heroine)

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson

Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle (Check out her recent book about hate crimes, Shine.)

Addie on the Inside by James Howe (for younger teens)

Ash by Melinda Lo (whose work is referenced in the above post)

Some of my favorites who write about similar topics include David Levithan, Francesca Lia Block, and John Green.  There is quite a bit more fiction for gay young men as opposed to teen women.  However, when I’m doing research for displays and recommendations, I find this bibliography by Rainbow Boys author Alex Sanchez extremely helpful.

http://www.alexsanchez.com/gay_teen_books.htm

Also check out the “Closet Club” posts in Reading Rants!, a bibliography of the best teen literature out there from a prominent teen librarian, Jen Hubert Swan.

http://www.readingrants.org/category/closet-club/ 

Thanks for pointing out this new site to me, Tumblr! I shall make good use of it!

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If you ever teach French to middle school students, this will come in handy.

astationaryjew:

Two cats, a French one and an English one, were swimming across the English channel. The English cat was called One Two Three and the French cat was called Un Deux Trois.

Which cat got there first?

The English one, because the Un Deux Trois CAT SANK!

^.^ Useful!

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a stationary jew: Forever a Moffat fan, over here.

astationaryjew:

Not that I don’t have any problems with Season 6, because I do, but Season 5 is a delight.

Moffat’s plots are so much more interesting to me. I honestly find a great deal of RTD Who episodes boring. And my favorite RTD Who episodes were all written by—guess who—Moffat.

Plus, Eleven isn’t as much…

Totes agree with everything here.

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