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aragogs:

xbox420:

jerry accidentally walked into someone elses interview so he backtracked and pulled out his phone and just scrolled through it in the middle of the red carpet

does art imitate life? or does life imitate art?

July 2014
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shorterexcerpts:styro:salon:

Ronald Reagan pretty much ruined everything for millennials.

fuckin’ ronnie

I try and bring up how he ruined free in state tuition in the name of hippie bashing when he was California’s governor often, but don’t exactly have the biggest platform.

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If you’re a serial killer, I’m not interested. If you’re a serial killer who only kills other serial killers, I’m very interested.

 - Mindy Lahiri (via lopezriverlea)
July 2014
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Anonymous asked

You are awesome at keeping up with your crafts!

Thank you!  I actually haven’t done much in July since I was gone for the first half and have been busy for the second half, but I just finished making a new cross-stitch pattern. :)

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cranberrymochafortheholidays:

how to comfort people

cranberrymochafortheholidays:

how to comfort people

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youngstate:

Tina Belcher x Brand New 2014

youngstate:

Tina Belcher x Brand New 2014

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#animals   #puppies   #food tw   
July 2014
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Anonymous asked

I've noticed people asking you about 50sog and someone saying Anna's family and friends think she's safe with him reminded me of recently watching The Fall (tv show with Anderson and Dornan). Dornan's character in it (a serial killer) is portrayed incredibly normal in his everyday life, and that's how most abusers get a free pass in our society. When you meet them in public, they don't look like monsters. 50sog's Christian's the same, perfectly hiding his abusive nature in plain sight.

Good point!  And yeah… Jamie Dornan seems to play a lot of woman-abusing creepers…

#50sog for ts   #murder tw   #abuse tw   #Anonymous   #**   
July 2014
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Anonymous asked

Hi, I just want to let you know that you are so adorable. I love your love for jellyfish and cute things, like that nailart and the cake you reblogged earlier. You always make my dash a better place by reblogging things like that or talking about things like social issues, because you are educated on them and always have good points. I hope you're having an absolutely amazing day and an even better one tomorrow! Oh, and one last thing: I ADORE your fics. You're so talented! Bye bye :) xx

:D Thank you so much!  This is all incredibly sweet and if you weren’t anon, I would squisha your face for being so cute, too.

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asheathes:

I still don’t understand why YA is a genre that’s so looked down upon like why is it trendy to hate all things YA? What is it about the genre that makes it so much worse than every other genre? What is it about this genre, despite having produced some of the most popular and successful franchises and have encouraged young people to read again, that causes it to be abhorred by everyone else?

It’s written largely by women and consumed largely by women and teenage girls. 

That is why it’s hated. See exhibit JG: when men write YA, it’s deemed by mainstream publications/periodicals/bloggers/etc. as “the YA that isn’t worthless.” 

When men deign to talk about YA, it’s “beginning” a conversation about it… even though it’s been discussed by women and girls for decades.

When school librarians, booksellers, and teachers are buying for the classroom and/or recommending to parents and students, they’re more likely to recommend books that had critical appeal — which makes sense.  But what about the fact that critics are more likely to receive for review, and then favorably review, books by male authors or about male characters than woman authors or characters? What happens then? 

When people realized in the mainstream that more YA is written by/for/about girls than boys, people fretted WHAT ABOUT THE BOYS? WHAT WILL THEY READ IF NO BOY CHARACTERS? even though girls have been made to read, and empathize with, and indoctrinate into ourselves as Real Literature, books with male protagonists (or only male characters) basically since Gutenberg, not to mention Salinger. 

Speaking of Salinger, Catcher In The Rye is generally lauded as the YA that “started it all” when Maureen Daly’s “Seventeenth Summer” a) came first and b) fits the category more cohesively.  When people want to canonize a book as The First, they look to the one written by a man (and about a boy protag) before considering its predecessors.

e.lockhart and John Green both published their first YA books in 2005… and yet recently, lockhart was called a “protege” of Green’s “mastery” of the category.

It isn’t just that YA lit is hated, it’s the audience who reads it, the core demographic who writes it, and the characters it represents that are hated — or at the least, demeaned.  Trying to address the issue of “why is this category mocked and demonized” without taking that step to question why its values and function and the people who make the category are REALLY the ones being mocked and demonized can’t solve the problem.  Or, really, attack it at all. 

The solution isn’t to “write better books” or “have more mature book jackets” or “hope that the mockery is a trend” or “ignore the big franchises for the literary standouts” or whatever else.  Those are just other ways to sweep under the rug the fact that the literary community is still hugely misogynistic, and that’s what needs to change before category (or genre) distinctions can even matter.

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mishawinsexster:

Book Cover Tropes

#ya lit   #books   
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-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

#history   #racism   
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blowingwinds:

I’m usually not the one to ask for help but this time I just can’t look away. Below there’s a plea for help from a wonderful Lithuanian girl, Liucija, who’s suffering from a rare degenerative disease, Generalised Torsion Dystonia (wiki page on Torsion Dystonia here). The only way to improve her rapidly progressing condition is a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure (wiki page here).If there’s is any way you could help Liucija, do not hesitate to do so. Every little thing matters and your help would be more than appreciated. Please spread the word. Original post on facebook here.

Where you are, I am there too… these words reflect what is very important to me at the moment.Hello. My name is Liucija. I am a 23 year old psychology student at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease – Generalised Torsion Dystonia. It all started with the spasm in the right hand when I was writing (Writer’s cramp). When I learned to write with my left hand, the spasm spread into the left hand too. A few years later, I started feeling spasm in my right leg and later – in my left leg (inversion with plantar flexion). This affected my walking, which became uncoordinated and extremely challenging.As time passed by, it was harder and harder to write and walk. I had to invent new ways to study at school and university. The computer helps to some extent but gradually my spasms are getting worse and worse. Now I can use only my left hand to type. My walking is also getting worse all the time – gradually involving my torso, back, feet and toes, and it limits my active lifestyle a lot.I was very happy to be able to draw and dance, despite all my symptoms. These two things helped me to cope with this disease and difficulties caused by it, to express myself through music, dance and creativity. They helped me to relax and gain more strength to fight it with. (Please see some of my artwork and dance shows in the links below.) However, even these two things are being gradually taken away from me… Now the easiest form of self-expression is photography. I love wandering in the forest and going to towns on my electric bike and noticing little “miracles” through the lens. But now I find even cycling on electric bike very challenging and tiring.My condition is rapidly getting worse. In the last 2 years, spasm has spread to my neck. I often lose my balance and sometimes fall which results bruising and breaking my bones. I need to do something to stop this disease from progressing and improve my health. I have tried different medicine and Botox injections to the deep muscles of my legs, but they have had little effect.The only way to improve my condition is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, which requires great precision and expertise. This spring, I was consulted by neurosurgeon-neurologist Prof. Joachim Krauss in Hanover, Germany. He has specialized in Dystonia treatment by DBS surgery since 1987 and has already done around 700 DBS surgeries. In his opinion, DBS surgery could improve my symptoms by 90 percent.After my extensive research about the surgery and its results and consequences on the patients, and my consultation with Prof Krauss, I booked myself in for the surgery on October 20th, 2014.The surgery costs 35,000 Euro. I sincerely ask you for your help and support – whether it would be a donation towards my surgery or any ideas on how to raise some money towards it. Your every gesture will mean a lot to me and will be so much appreciated.Please share my message with everyone you know and let me know if you know somebody who I could personally approach for help.Thank you for any help you can provide me with.
Yours faithfully,Liucija Tamulyte
Donations can be made byPayPal:julija.tamulyte@gmail.com (Julija is my sister who will transfer all collected donations to my Lithuanian account in October)
Or 
Bank Account (Lithuania):Name: Tiberiados BendruomeneCode: 19208 2153Address: Baltriskiu km., Zarasu raj., LithuaniaAccount Number: LT 80 4010 0403 0000 1124Bank: AB DnB Nord bankasPurpose: Donation for Liucija surgery
Or
Bank Account (UK) (my sister Julija):Name: Julija TamulyteBank: HSBCSort Code: 40-05-00Account Number: 45119960Purpose: Liucija surgery
P.S. You can see the symptoms of my disease when you click on these links:Walking no 1Walking no 2Writing
My creative work:PaintingDance 2013Dance 2014

blowingwinds:

I’m usually not the one to ask for help but this time I just can’t look away. Below there’s a plea for help from a wonderful Lithuanian girl, Liucija, who’s suffering from a rare degenerative disease, Generalised Torsion Dystonia (wiki page on Torsion Dystonia here). The only way to improve her rapidly progressing condition is a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure (wiki page here).If there’s is any way you could help Liucija, do not hesitate to do so. Every little thing matters and your help would be more than appreciated. Please spread the word. Original post on facebook here.

Where you are, I am there too… 
these words reflect what is very important to me at the moment.
Hello. My name is Liucija. I am a 23 year old psychology student at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease – Generalised Torsion Dystonia. It all started with the spasm in the right hand when I was writing (Writer’s cramp). When I learned to write with my left hand, the spasm spread into the left hand too. A few years later, I started feeling spasm in my right leg and later – in my left leg (inversion with plantar flexion). This affected my walking, which became uncoordinated and extremely challenging.
As time passed by, it was harder and harder to write and walk. I had to invent new ways to study at school and university. The computer helps to some extent but gradually my spasms are getting worse and worse. Now I can use only my left hand to type. My walking is also getting worse all the time – gradually involving my torso, back, feet and toes, and it limits my active lifestyle a lot.
I was very happy to be able to draw and dance, despite all my symptoms. These two things helped me to cope with this disease and difficulties caused by it, to express myself through music, dance and creativity. They helped me to relax and gain more strength to fight it with. (Please see some of my artwork and dance shows in the links below.) However, even these two things are being gradually taken away from me… Now the easiest form of self-expression is photography. I love wandering in the forest and going to towns on my electric bike and noticing little “miracles” through the lens. But now I find even cycling on electric bike very challenging and tiring.
My condition is rapidly getting worse. In the last 2 years, spasm has spread to my neck. I often lose my balance and sometimes fall which results bruising and breaking my bones. I need to do something to stop this disease from progressing and improve my health. I have tried different medicine and Botox injections to the deep muscles of my legs, but they have had little effect.
The only way to improve my condition is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, which requires great precision and expertise. This spring, I was consulted by neurosurgeon-neurologist Prof. Joachim Krauss in Hanover, Germany. He has specialized in Dystonia treatment by DBS surgery since 1987 and has already done around 700 DBS surgeries. In his opinion, DBS surgery could improve my symptoms by 90 percent.
After my extensive research about the surgery and its results and consequences on the patients, and my consultation with Prof Krauss, I booked myself in for the surgery on October 20th, 2014.
The surgery costs 35,000 Euro. 
I sincerely ask you for your help and support – whether it would be a donation towards my surgery or any ideas on how to raise some money towards it. Your every gesture will mean a lot to me and will be so much appreciated.
Please share my message with everyone you know and let me know if you know somebody who I could personally approach for help.
Thank you for any help you can provide me with.

Yours faithfully,
Liucija Tamulyte

Donations can be made by
PayPal:
julija.tamulyte@gmail.com (Julija is my sister who will transfer all collected donations to my Lithuanian account in October)

Or 

Bank Account (Lithuania):
Name: Tiberiados Bendruomene
Code: 19208 2153
Address: Baltriskiu km., Zarasu raj., Lithuania
Account Number: LT 80 4010 0403 0000 1124
Bank: AB DnB Nord bankas
Purpose: Donation for Liucija surgery

Or

Bank Account (UK) (my sister Julija):
Name: Julija Tamulyte
Bank: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-05-00
Account Number: 45119960
Purpose: Liucija surgery

P.S. You can see the symptoms of my disease when you click on these links:
Walking no 1
Walking no 2
Writing


My creative work:
Painting
Dance 2013
Dance 2014