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Jul 27 '14

kumaton:

politicalsexkitten:

yukaryote:

Why Guys Like Asian Girls - Anna Akana

Everyone needs to watch this video. Now.

100% on point especially about men thinking that having “yellow fever” is a compliment and we’re supposed to be flattered by it. It’s the #1 way to parade around your blatant racism.

I want to be friends with her!

Jul 27 '14
seekingwillow:

ballroomnotoriety:

lipstickstainedlove:

laughingsquid:

Dad Creates Pancake Sculptures For His Kids That Resemble Cephalopods

WHAT

"resemble cephalopods" more like "could be used as scientific illustrations in respected journals in a world made out of pancake"

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seekingwillow:

ballroomnotoriety:

lipstickstainedlove:

laughingsquid:

Dad Creates Pancake Sculptures For His Kids That Resemble Cephalopods

WHAT

"resemble cephalopods" more like "could be used as scientific illustrations in respected journals in a world made out of pancake"

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Jul 19 '14
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. 

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. 

Jul 13 '14
Jul 13 '14

animatedamerican:

gradientlair:

goldroadtonowhere:

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English. 

This is literally my life. Literally. Jamaican Patois, African American Vernacular English, Standard American English. Exquisite spoken word here. Loved this part: “Let there be no confusion, let there be no hesitation, this is not a promotion of ignorance, this is a linguistic celebration. That’s why…I put trilingual on my last job application. I can help diversify your consumer market is all I wanted them to know. And, when they call me for the interview, I’ll be more than happy to show that I can say ‘what’s good,’ ‘whatta gwan,’ and of course, ‘hello.’”

This is amazing.

Jul 11 '14
theargylegargoyle:

poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s smash album, "Smooth Cosmos"
Track 1- Your Heavenly Body (My Telescope)

theargylegargoyle:

poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s smash album, "Smooth Cosmos"

Track 1- Your Heavenly Body (My Telescope)

Jul 11 '14
  • Me: I'll sleep early tonight and get a good 8 hours
  • Me: *watches entire season of tv show*
  • Me: *reads every book i own*
  • Me: *goes on quest to find the holy grail*
Jul 11 '14
Jul 8 '14
Jul 1 '14

neil-gaiman:

queerfabulousmermaid:

coapostropheneill:

queerfabulousmermaid:

doormouseetcappendix:

Nnedi Okorafor

why didn’t i know about her?!!

she is everything.
get into lagoon and she who fears death immediately.

i trust your judgement. new additions to my summer reading list ayyy

If you read the UNNATURAL CREATURES anthology I did as a benefit book for 826 DC (I coedited it with Maria Dahvana Headley), you’ll already have read an amazing story by Nnnedi already, “Ozioma The Wicked”. She’s a remarkable writer, and a lovely person. I cannot recommend her books highly enough.