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The Dissonant Few

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Hi, my name's Gabi and I'm 17. I don't know when Ender's Game took over my life but I guess it's too late now.
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nicktoocooltoland:

THIS IS GOOD THING

posted 16 minutes agovia©reblog

ughsocialjustice:

raidensexual:

please donate i havent eaten in 5 days

Please donate to this girl. She has been job hunting for over a YEAR non-stop without any luck, and now her parents hace decided to stop feeding her altogether, leaving her with paying for her own food with money she does not have. Her only source of income is her paypal, and it’s empty. So please, help her out. Donate links can be found on her page. - The Scandinavian one

posted 1 hour agovia©reblog

pocketpadfoot:

One time when Sirius was helping out with Mrs. Potter’s baking she asked him to stir the batter and he replied with a “sure, Mom” and almost dropped the bowl as he realised what he said. But then James sneaked up behind him to try and stick his finger in the batter and Mrs. Potter slapped at his hand and complained about her messy sons, and Sirius just beamed

posted 3 hours agovia©reblog

"But you keep your distance from everybody. We understood, or sympathized, or pretended we did. But you’ve kept us all at arm’s length. You make this show of dropping everything whenever one of us comes around to chat, but it’s an act of hostility."

What an outrageous thing to say. “It’s common courtesy!”

"You never even say, ‘Just a sec,’ you just drop everything. It’s so … obvious. The message is: ‘I’m really busy but I still think you’re my responsibility so I’ll drop whatever I’m doing because you need my time.’ "

"Wow," said Ender. "You sure understand a lot of things about me. You’re so smart, Petra. A girl like you—they could really make something out of you in Battle School."

"Now that’s a real answer."

"Not as real as what I said before."

"That you love me? You’re not my therapist, Ender. Or my priest. Don’t coddle me, don’t tell me what you think I need to hear."

"You’re right," said Ender. "I shouldn’t drop everything when one of my friends drops by." He picked his papers back up again.

"Put those down."

"Oh, now it’s OK because you asked me so rudely."

"Ender," Petra said, "we all came back from the war. You didn’t. You’re still in it. Still fighting … something. We talk about you all the time. Wondering why you won’t turn to us. Hoping there’s somebody you talk to."

"I talk to anybody and everybody. I’m quite the chatterbox."

 Orson Scott Card’s ‘Ender in Exile’
posted 4 hours agovia©reblog

pieandhotdogs:

elderleaves:

spamanos:

zeus took fuck, marry, kill way too seriously

"IT’S ‘FUCK, MARRY, OR KILL!’ ‘OR!’ NOT AND!’ WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!?”

— Hades at some point probably

I laughed way too hard at this.

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celesgami:

OKAY NO

EVERYONE TAKE THIS FUCKING QUIZ RIGHT NOW

IM LITERALLY ANGRY ABOUT HOW ACCURATE IT IS FUCK THIS THING ALL I DID WAS CLICK ON COLORS ??? HO W DOES I TKNOW FRICK

posted 22 hours agovia©reblog

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. 

posted 1 day agovia©reblog
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choosechoice:

Children’s gender roles as imposed on adults. Very ,very, very well done.

posted 1 day agovia©reblog
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"He's in command - 'If you don't try, then we will all be lost.' There's no stopping him now."
"He's in command - 
'If you don't try, then we will all be lost.'
There's no stopping him now."
posted 1 day agovia©reblog