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imgoddamnpluckyremember:

dannypuston:

gehayi:

atalantapendrag:

fatanarchy:

THIS IS WHAT ANARCHY LOOKS LIKE.

Hope for the future.

This kid is incredible.



THIS POST IS BACK ON MY DASH AND I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG ANARCHIST LIBRARIAN KID.


The force is strong with this one.

imgoddamnpluckyremember:

dannypuston:

gehayi:

atalantapendrag:

fatanarchy:

THIS IS WHAT ANARCHY LOOKS LIKE.

Hope for the future.

This kid is incredible.

THIS POST IS BACK ON MY DASH AND I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG ANARCHIST LIBRARIAN KID.

The force is strong with this one.

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Exactly.

  • Me: But I have about fifty books at home I haven't read, there's no reason for me to buy these.
  • My brain: Okay, but consider this: more books.
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Hey, girl. Let’s talk about thinspo.

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Good people of Tumblr:

I’m a writer working on a story about “thinspo” culture for a popular teen magazine. Tumblr folks know about this stuff; the latest thinspo trend is the "bikini bridge," the new term for the gap that appears when your swimsuit bottom rests on your hip bones and leaves a space underneath. (It’s been getting some media attention.) Last year’s big aspirational trend was the ”thigh gap,” the name for the space between the thighs when a slim girl stands with her feet together.  

People take different tacks on thinspo. Some young people think that, in small doses, and on a case by case basis, depending on what it says/looks like, thinspo messages, memes, photos and videos are okay. Some think that stuff is always damaging, and particularly harmful to those with eating disorders.  

I’m looking for teens who’d be up for talking about how thinspo culture has influenced their feelings about their bodies. What do you think about thinspo in general? Does it influence your thoughts about your body? How about your eating/exercising? Have you ever used it as motivation to lose weight? When do you think thinspo crosses the line? We’re looking for a range of perspectives—girls who have had direct experience with an eating disorder, girls who have not, and everyone in between. You don’t have to participate in thinspo culture to contribute to this discussion. It’s an open conversation. Also, if you’re not okay with your name in print, we can discuss how you can contribute to the story in a way you’re comfortable with.

If you’re interested in participating, send me a message, and I’ll reply with more details about the magazine, and how the interviews work. 

Thanks,

KM.

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Livin’ on the edge.

Perhaps it is possible to imagine year’s end as having some temporal edge effect, to see it as the place where desire and expectation intersect with actuality. And to look at this time of year as an interval during which one is suddenly more attentive to that friction between the finished and the unfinished, the energy that lies between the done and the undone.

From “Life on the Edge,” by Akiko Busch, New York Times, December 26. 2013

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Stephen King on writing his first original story as a kid, for his mom:

I remember an immense feeling of possibility at the idea, as if I had been ushered into a vast building filled with closed doors and had been given leave to open any I liked.
I eventually wrote a story about four magic animals who rode around in an old car, helping out little kids. I gave it to my mother, who sat down in the living room, put her pocketbook on the floor beside her, and read it all at once.
"You didn’t copy this one?" she asked when she had finished. I said no, I hadn’t. She said it was good enough to be in a book. Nothing anyone has said to me since has made me feel any happier. I wrote four more stories about Mr. Rabbit Trick and his friends. She gave me a quarter apiece for them.
Four stories. A quarter apiece. That was the first buck I made in this business.

—Stephen King, On Writing, 2000
Courtesy Algonquin Books Blog

Stephen King on writing his first original story as a kid, for his mom:

I remember an immense feeling of possibility at the idea, as if I had been ushered into a vast building filled with closed doors and had been given leave to open any I liked.

I eventually wrote a story about four magic animals who rode around in an old car, helping out little kids. I gave it to my mother, who sat down in the living room, put her pocketbook on the floor beside her, and read it all at once.

"You didn’t copy this one?" she asked when she had finished. I said no, I hadn’t. She said it was good enough to be in a book. Nothing anyone has said to me since has made me feel any happier. I wrote four more stories about Mr. Rabbit Trick and his friends. She gave me a quarter apiece for them.

Four stories. A quarter apiece. That was the first buck I made in this business.

Stephen KingOn Writing2000

Courtesy Algonquin Books Blog

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Kimye never looked better.
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Confession: I’m most drawn to the Anne of Green Gables outfit. Not sure what that says about me. 

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Today’s other MVP award goes to Sen. Wendy Davis. Thanks for kicking butt, Wendy.
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Texas abortion bill misses deadline
USA Today: A vote on a Texas bill that would severely curtail abortion rights in the state descended into chaos in the early hours of Wednesday morning as lawmakers said the final vote missed a midnight deadline.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Republicans missed their deadline to pass new abortion restrictions after protesters screamed down lawmakers as the final 15 minutes passed before the special legislative session’s deadline. Dewhurst said on Wednesday morning that the abortion bill did not pass.
Photo: Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks as she begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill on June 25 in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Today’s other MVP award goes to Sen. Wendy Davis. Thanks for kicking butt, Wendy.

breakingnews:

Texas abortion bill misses deadline

USA Today: A vote on a Texas bill that would severely curtail abortion rights in the state descended into chaos in the early hours of Wednesday morning as lawmakers said the final vote missed a midnight deadline.

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Republicans missed their deadline to pass new abortion restrictions after protesters screamed down lawmakers as the final 15 minutes passed before the special legislative session’s deadline. Dewhurst said on Wednesday morning that the abortion bill did not pass.

Photo: Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks as she begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill on June 25 in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

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If this doesn’t get to you, you’re probably carved of stone. 
via @newyorker: “Slide Show: Edith Windsor and the End of DOMA”

If this doesn’t get to you, you’re probably carved of stone. 

via @newyorker: “Slide Show: Edith Windsor and the End of DOMA”