April172014

You’re too short. I need to level the playing field.

(Source: bartowski, via loganandveronica)

April92014
Shiny cupcake plate

Shiny cupcake plate

April82014

maggie-stiefvater:

Last night, my OCD over not finishing the sketch of this scene kept me awake, so this morning, I ate my oatmeal very very very slowly and sketched out the rest.

It’s spoilery for Raven Boys, I guess, but that book’s been out for two years so surely no one will be vexed, right?

I love this book so.

April72014

tamorapierce:

minuiko:

Master and student

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frostpine is perfect. Oh, god, they’re all perfect!!!!!!!!!

Loveeeeeee

April52014
“The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick.”

reddit user mr_chip saying it how it is
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He—the “mr” makes me assume it’s a he—got it.  That’s why I think this trilogy is so brilliant, and this guy got it, though I wouldn’t have in-your-face’d the review so bad.  Collins shows the aftermath of revolution so beautifully.

(via tamorapierce)

Yes.

(Source: jerichoes, via tamorapierce)

April32014

Literature Meme: (2/10) Prose
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood

Set in the near future, in a totalitarian Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid’s Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency.

The story is presented from the point of view of a woman called Offred (literally Of-Fred).

The character is one of a class of individuals kept as concubines (“handmaids”) for reproductive purposes by the ruling class in an era of declining births due to sterility from pollution and sexually transmitted diseases.(x)

Fuck yes Margaret Atwood.

(via stitchingatthecircuitboard)

March302014

Started Kentaro Miura’s Berserk series the other day. Emotionally scarred within three volumes.

Well that’s a new record.

March292014

Finished summerscourtney's Fall for Anything today. Damn what an intense little novel. Out of all of her novels I think this one hit home most, because do I wonder why too. Even after 3 years, I wonder what pushes someone off the edge.

March282014

heysimba:

loonylunalovegood97:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

I just wanted to have a moment of appreciation for my favorite female-led non-romantic comedies

Can we appreciate how feminist all these movies are in completely different ways?

Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids proved that yes, a comedy with an all girl cast is possible, and both guys and girls will fucking love it

Easy A is filled to the brim with slut-shaming and how fucking ridiculous it is

She’s the Man has the traditional type of plot of a tomboy girl succeeding in a male-dominated area (typical does not mean bad)

Mean Girls is all about the cattiness of girls and how that shit has got to stop. (“You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores”)

And Legally Blonde is a personal favorite. Beauty does not mean ignorance, femininity does not mean inferiority. You can be kick-ass, intelligent and feminist even when you’re wearing pink. This kinda message seems a little harder to come by when it comes to “empowered women” in the media.

Basically, these movies are progressive gold

Yes! Yes! Yes!

(via prince-of-prospit)

March272014

Mrs. Pierce why are you so badass? Every time I read one of your books I want to read them all over and over and over again. But then I remind myself I have new unread books to get to.

And then I hover over the buy link for shatterglass and go

You don’t need groceries this week Carissa. You could live off books!

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