I'm a freelance editor as well as an aspiring novelist. (It doesn't seem right to claim to be a novelist while my novel isn't ready to be read by anyone, yeah?) I reblog things because I like and/or care about them. I'm 23, and tinyscribblequeenfromspace is my talented and awesome sister. We're from Illinois. I enjoy: language, literature, learning, the Avengers, Welcome to Night Vale, Elementary, Sleepy Hollow, Harry Potter, Firefly, the Cornetto Trilogy, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Bob's Burgers, Community, Pushing Daisies, Orange is the New Black, OUaT, Emma Approved, and the Daily Show/Colbert/Last Week Tonight. Here be amusements, anti-bigotry, feminism, fangirling...
“There is something of value in books that give the reader pleasure, from romance and young adult fiction to other genres — I mean, we all love crime, right? — and there is something to be discovered in reading these books and talking about these books. People who need to self-identify as literary could stand to learn from the bulk of these works, regarding how to entertain and beguile the reader while changing their life.”


jaclcfrost:

the whole concept of flirting is just lost on me most of the time really. whenever someone is like “oh they were flirting with you” i’m just like. what. whenever someone is like “were you flirting with them?” i’m just like. what. whenever someone is like “oh you totally were flirting with them!” i’m just like. what. what is flirting. what is going on. what. i have no idea what’s going on. what

as far as I can tell from memory, flirting is having fun while paying close and/or near-exclusive attention to whoever you’re flirting with. playfulness, smiles, and overlong or repeated glances/eye contact are frequent indicators. but yeah. same

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the-arena-ballerina:

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"

(via zforzelma)





vasirasart:

Modern teenage Kainora leaning against the air because I’m so legit get on my level

(via birdschoolforbirds)







Here’s some fantastic news for your Friday: On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved a new bill that defines sexual consent as a firm “yes” rather than a lack of “no.”

smitethepatriarchy:

micdotcom:

This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.

THIS IS FUCKING FANTASTIC.

(via tehhufflepuffcompanion)



fermatastheorem:

unlimitedobsessions:

lupinelunatic:

i-was-so-alone-and-i-lokid-you:

danrdarrenc:

crown-of-weeds:

gingerahoy:

booksdirect:

“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”

Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.
JK Rowling knows her beans.

Reblogging because I like that phrase a lot.



i love everything about this post

I love how dementors are synonymous to Umbridge. I agree with this completely.

This… is really amazing. I-… wow.


The technical term for this is a chiasm.  Props to JK for using a great old storytelling technique.

fermatastheorem:

unlimitedobsessions:

lupinelunatic:

i-was-so-alone-and-i-lokid-you:

danrdarrenc:

crown-of-weeds:

gingerahoy:

booksdirect:

“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”

Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.

JK Rowling knows her beans.

Reblogging because I like that phrase a lot.

image

i love everything about this post

I love how dementors are synonymous to Umbridge. I agree with this completely.

This… is really amazing. I-… wow.

image

The technical term for this is a chiasm.  Props to JK for using a great old storytelling technique.

(via weasloy)



weasleywrinkles:

kittykat1087:

imsirius:

Mark Williams and Julie Walters behind the scenes of Bill&Fleur’s wedding

This should have just been put in the movie, as mr and mrs weasley probably dance just like this.

THIS IS GOLD

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