Daniel Handler interviews Kate DiCamillo, and she says exactly where I am at as a 25-year-old.
I unpacked the package I sent myself home from ALA THREE HOURS AGO and yet I am already trolling Netgalley and Edelweiss because I am a disgusting book addict or horribleness and deserve nothing and really just need to quit my job so I can have time to read, but then I would have no food. Like, I am utterly bookspoiled to the point that having had books in my possession for a week makes them no longer shiny, so even though I want to read ALL OF THEM I want MORE all the time MORE MORE MORE.
"People need poetry, but they won’t pay for it," Miss Renshaw explained. "The great hope of a poet, girls, is to find a patron. Someone who will provide them with money and even a haven of peace and tranquillity while they write their poetry."
"Like a husband," suggested Georgina.
"In some ways," conceded Miss Renshaw, a little frostily.
Ursula Dubosarsky, The Golden Day
joss whedon, noted feminist who fired charisma carpenter for daring to be pregnant
joss whedon, white cishet male who decides that he gets to define feminism and rebrand it to make it more appealing to himself, while also erasing the entire history of feminism and ignoring the…
WOW. A lot this. Like, love those shows for a lot of reasons, but no carte blanche for Mr. Whedon, which is why I also once upon a time wrote this: http://mclicious.org/2013/07/26/in-fact-mr-whedon-you-dont-like-women-all-that-much/
But you upped the age of Jonas to twice what it is in the book, and Katie Holmes could never be the mother of a 24-year-old, though she could be the mother of a 12-year-old.
AUG 15, 2014
Movie Title: The Giver
Director: Philip Noyce
Starring: Australian actor Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, a boy living in a colorless dystopian world; Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Jonas’s mentor (as well as one of the film’s producers); Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder of Jonas’s community; Katie Holmes as Jonas’s mother; Alexander Skarsgard as Jonas’s father; Cameron Monaghan as Jonas’s best friend Asher; and Odeye Rush as Jonas’s friend and love interest Fiona. Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes also in cast.
Based on: YA novel by Lois Lowry
Status: Shooting in South Africa, (Daily Mail Online, 10/22/13)- See more at: http://www.earlyword.com/books-to-movies-upcoming/#sthash.SzEDJXRS.dpuf
choose carefully: the red pill or the blue pill
Either way, you’re not leaving the couch for sixteen hours.
You are the future
Sometimes I wonder how many books I could have written if I took all the time I spent on Tumblr and added it to all the time I spend on Netflix and then converted that time to writing.
Oh god ….
The Irritating Gentleman - Berthold Woltze
I know that feel, Painting Lady.
My bus ride to and from work every day.
They never published the second picture, which was the one where she backhanded him in the fucking face for getting all up in her shit.
Oh great, good to know this has been a problem for HUNDREDS OF YEARS CAN WE PLEASE STOP DOING THIS ALREADY JUST FUCK OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE
Everyone is overlooking something very significant in this picture, that I saw in two seconds, that adds a layer of super slime to his whole awful attitude. “The Irritating Gentleman” is a politeness.
She’s wearing all black in 1874. Black gloves, hat, cloak, and dress. In public. The whole nine yards. That’s not a fashion choice or a gothic thing. Back then when people wore all black like that, they were in mourning for someone who died. No one did mourning like the Victorians, that shit was an art form to them.
Someone in her family has died—she could even be a young widow. No one’s accompanying her either. With the carpet bag? She’s traveling alone while still in deep mourning. Look at the closeup. She’s got tears in her eyes. She is upset, devastated in a way that one is only when someone has died. And the guy’s still bothering her, like her problems are flippant bullshit and she needs to just smile or pay attention to him because ladies are supposed to be pleasing for men no matter what shit they’re going through. That’s not a look of “what an ass.” That’s a look of devastation that even in her pain, she’s expected to give people like him focus. She’s not mad. She’s hurt. And to add insult to injury? Everyone would be able to tell. It was a clear sign and still is in ways that someone is mourning, to dress in black crepe like that. He would know why she’s wearing all black, and he’s still demanding her attention.
What an insufferable dick.The worst is the guy next to him who isn’t trying to help. Over a century later and nothing has changed.
^^^^^^^^ So much this.
…but there are no words for anything that don’t sound completely awful.