deansrightshoe:

 

dream-flutist:

holavicente:

How to fuck with anime fans:

Step 1) put a wig on your dog

Step 2)

GO SIT IN A CORNER AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE

vikkilovely:

I almost died laughing.

itstonybetch:

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courfeyradical:

emphasisonthehomo:

Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:

  • Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.

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Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.



On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.

"Young Adult Publishing and the John Green Effect" (via delicatedad)

When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.

(via survivorsuperhero)

Carol Plum-Ucci also

And many of these books are much better written and have more literary merit

(via fromonesurvivortoanother)

chusska-art:

And thats how Shinji failed a test.

sometimesisayshit:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

The math is wayyyy complex, but kind of breaks down to:

  • More money in more pockets=more purchasing=stronger economy
  • More money in more pockets=wider tax base with fewer exemptions (less necessary)
  • Stronger economy+wider tax base=much higher federal revenues=more services.

To the individual it looks like: “Well, I jumped a tax bracket or seven, but since I’m making 70-100% more, I can afford to pay the 30% off the top, get myself a place to live, buy food, and still enjoy these awesome services.”

whispering!destiel

howlnatural:

Anyone who makes fun of fanfiction has never read really good fanfiction.