books-and-cookies:

bluestockingbookworm:

I get really angry when I read a synopsis and it is all self-congratulatory and promotion-y. Just tell me what the book is about, I will decide for myself if it is ground-breaking or stunning or the best thing since sliced bread.

THIS. This is important.

(via bookmad)

transastaroth:

Spectrum as in “we’re all affected in different ways and have different needs, strengths and weaknesses associated with autism” not spectrum as in “some autistics are ~worse~ than others”

(via lanthir)

biruskis:

If the Winter Soldier was responsible for the Kennedy assassination and Magneto tried to STOP the Kennedy assassination then that must mean somehow Magneto lost a fight to a guy wITH AN ENTirE ARm MADE OF METAL

(via thechelster5)

0hh-calamity:

starcastix:

"BAND! TEN-HUT"

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OH MY GOD THAT IS THE BEST.

(Source: bloggerunkn0wn, via songofsunset)

drunkfeferi:

what if in the last episode of pokémon the camera spins around and the narrator/cameraman is Ash’s dad and it turns out he’s not an absent father he’s an extremely over involved father and has been just following him and his friends around recording their adventure for years 

(via songofsunset)

November 19th, 2013,
‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
Me-me-me.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times.

My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via dingdongyouarewrong)

(via lizzieraindrops)

vegansanfrancishet:

So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.

vegansanfrancishet:

So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.

Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.

Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.

This time, though. This was a good cry.

(Source: transtofuscramble, via songofsunset)

dispatchrabbi:

I just did a thing for CrossingsCon. It is a happy happy thing. We should have an exciting announcement soon…

Announcement!!!!

phoenixmoondragon:

cas-is-deans-huggy-bear:

I HAVE FOUND WHAT I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

I know what I’m watching later.

phoenixmoondragon:

cas-is-deans-huggy-bear:

I HAVE FOUND WHAT I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

I know what I’m watching later.

(via flawlesshumanbeans)

AHH GRAND CENTRAL AHH

inky-thoughts:

opalhonors:

inky-thoughts:

guys guys guys I did it I got up at 7 and hopped the tube to Grand Central and walked down around the Library and booped the feet of the lions;

I walked through the former Pan Am building, past the construction and jackhammers, hit the lower level and saw the tracks, (there was a empty kit kat…

Soooo jealous!!! Tell me you took pictures!!!!

I wish :x I don’t have a camera so…

Well, I’m hoping it’s part of the tour for CrossingsCon. So, two years.

ariellesallee:

My fellow autistics: never let anyone tell you your perseverations are bad, or that you “shouldn’t be doing that thing again.” Focus on whatever you want. Hyperfocus if you need to. Go ahead and re-play that game, re-watch that show, re-read that book. Go ahead and learn all the things about your perseveration. It’s okay. Whatever makes you happy.

Sincerely, an autistic trying to remember this themself. >.>

Thank you. I needed this today.

logicalabsurdity:

sailor moon transforming in front of tuxedo mask brought to mind roshaun’s “that was very… informative”

and

er

"MOTHERBOARD PRISM POWER, MAKE-UP!"

*snerk*

AHH GRAND CENTRAL AHH

inky-thoughts:

guys guys guys I did it I got up at 7 and hopped the tube to Grand Central and walked down around the Library and booped the feet of the lions;

I walked through the former Pan Am building, past the construction and jackhammers, hit the lower level and saw the tracks, (there was a empty kit kat…

Soooo jealous!!! Tell me you took pictures!!!!

The best possible way to end International Banned Books Week

dduane:

Cover of A Wizard of Mars with Banned In Texas sticker

One US state leads all others in the number of people it’s executed, far and away surpassing its closest competitors for the title by a ratio of more than 5 to 1. In that state, a school has banned the ninth Young Wizards novel, A Wizard of Mars, for — wait for it — “violence and horror.”

Periodic Table entry for the element Irony

Thanks to the Texas ACLU for the heads-up.

What. The. Hell.

mizufae:

hello if you are confused or uncomfortable today please gaze at these kittens

(Source: rraaaarrl, via let-go-let-go)