georgetakei:

Something awwwwdorable to remind you everyone struggles from time to time. 
Check out these other adorably funny gifs of determined animals that just don’t give up. Especially if you’re a pet lover, or just enjoy a good laugh. #BeyondFunny

georgetakei:

Something awwwwdorable to remind you everyone struggles from time to time.

Check out these other adorably funny gifs of determined animals that just don’t give up. Especially if you’re a pet lover, or just enjoy a good laugh. #BeyondFunny

theparisreview:

“Self-criticism comes in during gaps where I lose my focus, or sometimes when I’m up in front of a room giving a reading and I’m unexpectedly mortified, and there’s nothing else to do but to continue reading with an air of confidence while thinking, How could you write such sick fucking stuff?”
An interview with writer Dodie Bellamy.

theparisreview:

“Self-criticism comes in during gaps where I lose my focus, or sometimes when I’m up in front of a room giving a reading and I’m unexpectedly mortified, and there’s nothing else to do but to continue reading with an air of confidence while thinking, How could you write such sick fucking stuff?”

An interview with writer Dodie Bellamy.

"I wish we could move our culture to a point where rape or domestic abuse is as unthinkable as cannibalism."

— Lacy Johnson, author of THE OTHER SIDE (Tin House 2014)

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americanguide:

HOWARD FINSTER’S PARADISE GARDEN - SUMMERVILLE, GEORGIA

My journal entries from my visit are a complete mess because in I know in my mind at the time it seemed to me to be a place that perfectly put its pulse on all of what I love about America and much of what is wrong with it;

felt a little like a Djuna Barnes mix tape in that the seemingly different pieces come together slowly until it all makes sense (well for me - I don’t know if that really makes sense);  

a religiosity steeped in a man’s unwavering conviction in his own beliefs informed in some ways by his attitude toward our culture, politics, personalities perhaps.  I’m not sure that’s right.  I still don’t know what to think about it all, other than it was strange and beautiful and how it’s important to take the convictions of others seriously, even if they aren’t in line with my own (or infringe on them).  

Editor’s note: Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden is located at 200 North Lewis Street in Summerville, Georgia. Open Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm.

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Jon Creamer is a teacher and photographer, currently on sabbatical from the Groton School in Groton, MA, based in Providence, RI between his travels. More of his work can be seen at his website and on tumblr at years-of-indiscretion.tumblr.com.

swanjolras:

okay, most of what i do re: harry potter is criticism, and hp is flawed in such a number of ways, but sometimes i just sit here and

i mean, you all have a comprehension of just how drastically harry potter changed literature, yeah? like. it revitalized it. it blew the literary…

"When I talk to college students now, it’s hard not to push up my glasses and lecture them on the importance of doing the required reading while they still have the time and structure that college provides. But I try to remember that I came back to these books on my own and discovered that it’s never too late to read the books you were supposed to read in college."

— from Reading The Books I Was Supposed To Read in College by Ashley Riordan (via bookriot)

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georgetakei:

This made the rounds, but not with Christopher’s friends’ reactions. Child stars always have it tough. Oh bother….

georgetakei:

This made the rounds, but not with Christopher’s friends’ reactions. Child stars always have it tough. Oh bother….

inches-andfalling:

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sorry Ultrafacts, I don’t want more posts saying how my life could have been. 

inches-andfalling:

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"i fell
so deeply in love
with death
i became convinced
he was
a poem."

Fifteen word poem /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

Things in Doctor Who that made me laugh
(more than usual[8/?]
    → ” The story of our lives”

(via doctorwho)

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Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Oral:phabet by Takayuki Ogawa uses the shape of the mouth as it creates the letters from A to Z as the starting point for this beautiful, and grotesque, typographic work.

bluepueblo:

 Geirangerfjord, Norway
photo by max

bluepueblo:

Geirangerfjord, Norway

photo by max

fishingboatproceeds:

hermionejg:

(xposted from twitter because reasons)
Three years today since my dad died. Shame he never knew me as an adult (I was 19) because I’m a bloody great one. He died of a sudden, out-of-nowhere stroke while I was at VidCon and he was at home in London. He was out of it straight after but still kind of there and then he died a couple of days later. 1 in 5 strokes are fatal & annually, worldwide, approx 15 million people have a stroke. To help work towards making these statistics less depressing, read up on The Stroke Association here: http://www.stroke.org.uk

Rosianna is a bloody good adult.
Rosianna was one of the first readers of Looking for Alaska, has been a nerdfighter since the very first vlogbrothers video was uploaded, and now works as my assistant (although that job title rather underplays her importance to me and to the nerdfighter community).
Three years ago today, she became the first teenager ever to read The Fault in Our Stars. Her dad had just died, and she was stuck at Vidcon. I never imagined then that she would become such a bloody good adult, or that she’d become such a close friend and collaborator.
But I have always known Rosianna to be a person of excellent judgement, blistering intelligence, and great competence. And while I know that her dad would have so much to be proud of today, he had much to be proud of then as well.

fishingboatproceeds:

hermionejg:

(xposted from twitter because reasons)

Three years today since my dad died. Shame he never knew me as an adult (I was 19) because I’m a bloody great one. He died of a sudden, out-of-nowhere stroke while I was at VidCon and he was at home in London. He was out of it straight after but still kind of there and then he died a couple of days later. 1 in 5 strokes are fatal & annually, worldwide, approx 15 million people have a stroke. To help work towards making these statistics less depressing, read up on The Stroke Association here: http://www.stroke.org.uk

Rosianna is a bloody good adult.

Rosianna was one of the first readers of Looking for Alaska, has been a nerdfighter since the very first vlogbrothers video was uploaded, and now works as my assistant (although that job title rather underplays her importance to me and to the nerdfighter community).

Three years ago today, she became the first teenager ever to read The Fault in Our Stars. Her dad had just died, and she was stuck at Vidcon. I never imagined then that she would become such a bloody good adult, or that she’d become such a close friend and collaborator.

But I have always known Rosianna to be a person of excellent judgement, blistering intelligence, and great competence. And while I know that her dad would have so much to be proud of today, he had much to be proud of then as well.