01 9 / 2014

pottersir:

Harry Potter piano sheets

inspired by [x]

(Source: pottersir, via eclarityy)

01 9 / 2014

(Source: lisaedelstein, via redbrunja)

01 9 / 2014

confidentialityspice:

Uniquely Greendale Experiences

Community | 1.02 | “Spanish 101”

(via liamdryden)

31 8 / 2014

the-waiting-the-rejoicing:

orangerful:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

Bolded for reasons. Stop by your local library today and find out about all the FREE stuff you can get, physically and digitally. (oh, and also, we don’t track your purchases or store your history in our databases…if you like privacy - choose the library.

Also, don’t be afraid to request books your library doesn’t have. I’ve done this multiple times and it always ends well. :)

the-waiting-the-rejoicing:

orangerful:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

Bolded for reasons. Stop by your local library today and find out about all the FREE stuff you can get, physically and digitally. (oh, and also, we don’t track your purchases or store your history in our databases…if you like privacy - choose the library.

Also, don’t be afraid to request books your library doesn’t have. I’ve done this multiple times and it always ends well. :)

(via jaelikes)

31 8 / 2014

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31 8 / 2014

"These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize."

Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)

(via feminisminapapercup)

31 8 / 2014

31 8 / 2014

"The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you are just the same. You erase their experiences and perspective, their struggles and obstacles, their unique way of having to deal with those things in a world that also erases them. With the words, ‘but humans are humans’ or the bullshit dramatics of ‘we all bleed red’ normal people can simply pretend that if we all did things the way they did, then everything would work out okay. But, yes, we all bleed red but you don’t treat a papercut the same way you treat a gash, you don’t treat an infected wound the same way you treat one that isn’t, you don’t treat a wound to the leg the same way you treat a wound to the gut. You are not acknowledging someone’s personhood when you ignore the very things that make their lives different than yours, and when you refuse to understand that their circumstances have given them their own perspective that is just as valid as yours. More valid in fact – their perspective about their experiences that you haven’t been through is far more valid than anything you could ever think about it."

31 8 / 2014

"I should have never let them separate us!" Peeta bursts out. "That’s when I lost her!"

(Source: frostingpeetaswounds, via fairestcharming)

30 8 / 2014

ladylaufeyson1:

lorna-ka:

I’ve been working on a Gargoyles-related commission and it reminded me that I forgot to post this thing I made some time ago. 

omfg Gargoyles….

ladylaufeyson1:

lorna-ka:

I’ve been working on a Gargoyles-related commission and it reminded me that I forgot to post this thing I made some time ago. 

omfg Gargoyles….

(via redbrunja)