July 31, 2014
We reveal the author of the new Doctor Who adventure!

hollyblack:

I am super crazy excited to be writing a Doctor Who eshort for 11 Doctors 11 Stories, featuring the 12th Doctor! Was given fascinating research materials.

You can preorder it here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/doctor-who-lights-out-twelfth/id904855473?mt=11

FANCY AWESOME, and nobody deserves fancy awesome more. 

July 31, 2014

roselerner said: Dear Man, Sometimes when I'm walking down the street and my face happens to be in repose, men will request or, in extreme cases, order me to smile. Why is this? Should I oblige them? Yours, &c., A Woman With A Naturally Solemn Face

ask-a-man:

Dear Naturally Solemn,

We all know that it is impossible that you could be thinking of something other than the man before you as you walk down the street. Why would a female think of the household budget or the book she is reading or whether she is likely to be sacked for knocking over the coal scuttle, when she could be thinking about a Man instead?

No; your failure to smile must be a personal judgment. For shame, Naturally Solemn. If you do not smile, men will believe that they are not the center of your universe. Only a heartless jade would send that message.

Now, I recognize that smiling at random men on the street will no doubt open women to all sorts of advances from unscrupulous fellows who mistake their pleasantries for interest. But that is what women get for smiling at all men willy-nilly. Shameless hussies!

I hope I have clarified why men order you to smile. How else are we to teach you that you cannot win?

Sincerely,
Stephen Shaughnessy
Male Center of the Universe

July 31, 2014
"

Jared bowed his head in acknowledgment as all the dinner guests raised their glasses. Then he played a game with himself where he glanced at every guest in turn and saw how many he could make look away.

All of them, it appeared. Not one of them wanted to meet his eyes.

"

— Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (via storysbookcastle)

July 31, 2014

viceroykim:

his voice scraped on her name — kami and jared throughout untold

[LISTEN]

1. landfill — daughter // 2. poison & wine — the civil wars // 3. brothers on a hotel bed — death cab for cutie // 4. crave you — teemid & daniela andrade // 5. fiction — the xx // 6. still — daughter // 7. take care — florence + the machine // 8. little dreams — ellie goulding // 9. maps — maroon 5 // 10. breathe me — sia // 11. btsk — ms mr // 12. animal — ellie goulding // 13. buzzcut season — lorde // 14. find a way — safetysuit // 15. crosswinds — j. tillman

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original art by cassandra jean

Beautiful thoughtful song choices! Loved specially, for Lynburny reasons:

'That boy's got my heart in a silver cage
Why can’t you want me like the other boys do?
They stare at me while I crave you

I walked into the room dripping in gold’

And since I always try to play around with how we talk about gender and desire:

'You know I'm gonna find a way
To let you have your way with me’


July 30, 2014

gwendabond:

robinlafevers:

Truth. Keep your eyes on your own paper.

Reblogging even though the link is to one of my posts because PERFECT GIF IS PERFECT.

My beautiful friend Gwenda Bond’s wise words and beautiful Natalie Dormer’s face? DOUBLE SCORE.

I try to remember this all the time and believe it’s true, oh, a good 73% of the time. ;)

(Source: nataliedormier, via scottryantracey)

July 30, 2014
I Heard People Were A Little Worried About Jared Lynburn…

And that seems very reasonable to me, honestly, this snippet is worrying. ;)

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/216729.html

July 30, 2014
Plot, Originality, and the Value of Ideas

badthingshappentogoodsentences:

This is good on writing-y things and why we read and how stories work and all that jazz.

Isn’t it though?

July 30, 2014
"

How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.

"

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via observando)

(via ellenkushner)

July 30, 2014

datvikingtho:

theyseemefangirlintheyhatin:

permets-tu:

after what feels like literally the longest week of my life working on it my marauder’s map dress for leakycon is DONE!! as a side note, i literally never want to use another fine point sharpie in my life.

THIS IS AMAZING OMG

This is beyond amazing and inspiring.

This is so so pretty, and in its beauty and the obvious hard work and dedication put into its beauty are clearly representative of Leakycon itself. Obviously I can never go, but I am SO PROUD of my beautimous friends Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman for running such a fantastic thing, in which everything runs smoothly and beautifully but in an individual and loving way, and I think all the authors going are amazingly fabulous (go to Malinda Lo and Alaya Dawn Johnson’s panellation! and Holly Black will teach you how to fix your book!). So: LOVELY. Everyone going to Leakycon please enjoy yourselves, get lots of books, and prepare to be dazzled by wonders.

(via bethrevis)

July 30, 2014
theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

(Source: parnassusbooks, via alyxandraharvey)

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