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humansofnewyork:

"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” (Kampala, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” 

(Kampala, Uganda)

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Anonymous asked

Hiiii, V! I'm sorry to bug you, but how are you doing with the Genesis update? I'm by no means trying to rush you, I'm just a little curious :) (You don't have to answer this if you don't want to <3)

I have to turn in 150+ pages per month to my grad program this semester, and don’t have the time or energy that Genesis needs.  It will get its last chapter sometime, but it’ll definitely be after this semester and honestly might have to be after I’ve finished my entire degree.  It depends on how my workload looks next semester and/or how burned out I am over my (short) winter break.

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August 2014
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"I think that after Twilight and Snow White, that where huge films, I didn’t want to run to the next blockbuster. People who have known two huge successes think that it’s their thing now: Make successful blockbusters and surf on that wave. I came down from this huge wave and I told myself that I would shelter myself a little bit. That I would come back later. It was a good thing in the end. I needed time for myself. To come back to my own life. To stay home, surrounded by my own mess, to play the guitar and write." ― Kristen Stewart for Vanity Fair France

August 2014
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genuinelybelieve:genuinelybelieve:


is he actively trying to be unlikable at this point or


WOMEN, am i right? always RUINING stuff and INFECTING PEOPLE with their SOFTNESS

genuinelybelieve:genuinelybelieve:

is he actively trying to be unlikable at this point or

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WOMEN, am i right? always RUINING stuff and INFECTING PEOPLE with their SOFTNESS

August 2014
31

Anonymous asked

speaking of nepotism, did you see ben winston is now an executive producer of the x factor?

I did! I don’t hate him, though, unlike 99% of fandom apparently does (I think I missed something there… why does everyone hate him? Because the boys didn’t care enough to muster an ounce of energy for their latest two music videos?? I don’t think that’s entirely down to Ben so much as their horrible schedules and how they’ve been overworked like circus animals by everyone on their team as a whole for the last four years? Or did something else that was an actual thing happen??).  Given that XF is Simon’s show and Ben is Simon’s pet producer/director, it doesn’t surprise me at all that he’s the XF producer now.  I’m honestly sort of surprised it’s taken this long.  Simon keeps his brands/people very, very close to the vest.

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August 2014
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Anonymous asked

I'm against people leaking personal stuff of artist and so, specially when are that kind of really personal stuff but I don't think it has to be a thing just on woman also dude which dicks pics leaked deserve some respect and have the same right as all this women, I'm pretty sure being a feminist is looking for EQUALITY. Well that's my own personal opinion

I’m pretty sure that their entire point was that all human beings deserve general decency and should be afforded privacy, especially when it comes to sexual matters, but thanks for bringing up WHAT ABOUT THE MENZ!1111111111  I mean, otherwise, no one would ever have considered THE MEN. 

I mean, it’s almost as though THE MEN can have nudes leaked and just make a joke and go on with their careers and women get slandered, shamed, and blacklisted, but you’re right, THE MEN are of totally equal importance here when it comes to reminding people of the basic humanity that needs to be afforded equally to all people.  We’re all starting on that same plane here.  It’s not like any gender or sex has an uphill fight when it comes to objectification or the commodification of sexuality against people’s will or intentions. 

In all seriousness: you’re right, feminism is looking for equality.  Because we aren’t there yet.  Men and women are not liable to have the same repercussions on this, or most, issues, and women suffer hugely when things happen like the leaking of nude photos, where men literally can just turn it into something funny and move on within less than a day.  The OP didn’t mention men because they didn’t have to: for men, it’s embarrassing, invasive, wrong, and shouldn’t happen, but when it does, they don’t have to worry that their careers and/or relationships will literally all end.  Women do.  I don’t think ANYONE should have nudes leaked or have their nudes posted (unless they are intentionally shared by the person in the photos, such as Caitlin Stasey’s selfie nudes on Twitter or Rumor Willis’ topless NYC thing).  But to act like the issue equally affects men and women isn’t looking for equality.  It’s willfully ignoring an existing inequality. 

Nice trolling attempt, though.

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August 2014
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danipanteez:

it’s shark week yo.

danipanteez:

it’s shark week yo.

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August 2014
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jean-luc-gohard:

So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.

August 2014
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Anonymous asked

I know you're really busy and you're probably going to delete this ask for being repeatitive, but are you still working on a sequel to Landslide? It is my favorite fic ever but I'm putting off rereading it for when it's updated. :)

Not right now, no!  We will probably write another historical H/L fic for the bigbang this year, but Lucy’s doing her undergrad and I’m doing my MFA and we are like 10000% busier this year than the last couple of years. :(  The Really Long Fics we’ve written are looking like a far-off fever dream right about now.  Even if we do write another historical H/L, it won’t be a strict sequel to Landslide, anyway, so go ahead and reread!  The stories will not be connected at all.

August 2014
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stelmarias asked

Hey, V. Just wanted to say hi and ask how you're doing. You seem busy!

HI and I am doing okay, just very very busy with So Much Work because I thought I had things Under Control As An Adult And Writer and I… uh.

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August 2014
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Anonymous asked

Hi! Sorry for bothering, I was just wondering if you plan to write about MYEYNL in the future (I mean those shots Millieverse scheduled on your tumblr). I am so curious about some of the titles! Hope you can answer me, kisses!

I would love to and I have tiny rough drafts (like, a paragraph long) for all of them, but I can guarantee that I don’t have time for basically the next two years while I’m in my grad program. :(  I MIGHT have a little bit less demanding a schedule next semester, but I’m not super-counting on that. :(

August 2014
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b-reads-books asked

Oh my goodness, you started following me and I am a little flustered (*what is tumblr protocol???* I asked myself *asks? fanmail???*) because I admire you, your writing, and your initiative quite a bit! And I just wanted to say hello :)

:D Thank you so much! <3