How about a kiss, saumensch?

Be the leaf

"Some people get stiff and unhappy writing because they think they can’t manage to write how it feels to have an adventure, or to be in the middle of very fast, exciting action. This is nonsense. Everyone knows. What you have to do, if you are stuck this way is to stop thinking in words and then shut your eyes and think how it would be if you were the one having the adventure, falling down the cliff or being attacked by a vampire, or whatever. You’ll know at once. Then you simply put down what you know. It may come out queer, but queer is good where actions and feelings are concerned."

Diana Wynne Jones 

http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/hints.htm

I love reading this article. This is one of the biggest examples of what was lost when she died.

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"I feel ill,” [Howl] announced. “I’m going to bed, where I may die."
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle (via y-a-otta)
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"Imagination doesn’t just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving them, or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. Head teachers would call this escapism, but they would be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful, branch of writing there is. And this is why I don’t, and never would, write Real Books."
Diana Wynne Jones, “Why Don’t You Write Real Books?” (via ballerinaduck)
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as-howarth asked: Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?


Answer:

fishingboatproceeds:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.

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as-howarth asked: Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?


Answer:

fishingboatproceeds:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.

— 3 weeks ago with 29065 notes
"

Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)

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Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (via puisquecestjoli)

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just-a-skinny-boy:

just-a-skinny-boy:

The sunrise was absolutely incredible the other day…

(click it)

just-a-skinny-boy:

just-a-skinny-boy:

The sunrise was absolutely incredible the other day…

(click it)

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swagittariuss:

best-of-text-posts:

princesszeldafitzgerald:

OKAY SHIT EVERYBODY LISTEN 
SO I GOOGLED THIS BECAUSE I WANTED TO KNOW WHERE IT WAS FROM AND I FOUND OUT WHAT THE MOVIE WAS CALLED AND SHIT 
AND THE GIRL IN THIS PICTURES NAME IS MOLLY STEWART
MOLLY STEWART
AND IF I DO REMEMBER PROPERLY
SCHOOLGIRL BY DAY AND ALTER EGO BY NIGHT IS THE ENTIRE PLOT OF HANNAH MONTANA 
IN WHICH THE MAIN CHARACTERS NAME IS 
MILEY STEWART
THEY LITERALLY BASED A CHILDRENS FRANCHISE OFF AN 80S MOVIE ABOUT CHILD HOOKERS

wait a minute

the world needs to know about this

swagittariuss:

best-of-text-posts:

princesszeldafitzgerald:

OKAY SHIT EVERYBODY LISTEN 

SO I GOOGLED THIS BECAUSE I WANTED TO KNOW WHERE IT WAS FROM AND I FOUND OUT WHAT THE MOVIE WAS CALLED AND SHIT 

AND THE GIRL IN THIS PICTURES NAME IS MOLLY STEWART

MOLLY STEWART

AND IF I DO REMEMBER PROPERLY

SCHOOLGIRL BY DAY AND ALTER EGO BY NIGHT IS THE ENTIRE PLOT OF HANNAH MONTANA 

IN WHICH THE MAIN CHARACTERS NAME IS 

MILEY STEWART

THEY LITERALLY BASED A CHILDRENS FRANCHISE OFF AN 80S MOVIE ABOUT CHILD HOOKERS

wait a minute

the world needs to know about this

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A Moment of Innocence, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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birchsoda:

fandomsandfeminism:

doctor-no-boyfriend:

Feminism had a noble cause for equality until it became a hate movement .

People have been accusing feminism of being a hate movement since women started trying to get the right to vote. 

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YUP! Remember this when people say feminism has gone too far! Because treating women as full human beings has always been seen as “going too far”.

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