1. withnailrules:

    “My Last Landlady” by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth.

  2. I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children. … Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading. Stop them reading what they enjoy or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like – the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian ‘improving’ literature – you’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and, worse, unpleasant.

    — 

    Neil Gaiman on writing for children, echoing Maurice Sendak – a comment especially apt on the anniversary of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, which received a great deal of criticism for presenting young readers with the “inappropriate” subject of death.

    Pair with Gaiman’s advice to aspiring writers, his 8 rules of writing, and his wisdom on the creative life.

    (via explore-blog)

  3. sparklepipsi:

♥ Sailor Moon Myers Briggs Personality Chart ♥
*~ High Res Version Here ~*
I’ve always found the Myers Briggs Personality test fascinating ~ recently I’ve seen a couple fandom MBTI charts circulating through social media and wondered to myself what a Sailor Moon chart would look like..! So which Sailor Moon character are you? If you don’t know your type, you can take the MBTI Personality Test on www.16personalities.com!! I’m an INFJ :3Anyways, I hope you guys have fun with this!! And note: I’m not an MBTI expert or psychologist, just a huge Sailor Moon fan <3. Enjoy!!

    sparklepipsi:

    ♥ Sailor Moon Myers Briggs Personality Chart 

    *~ High Res Version Here ~*

    I’ve always found the Myers Briggs Personality test fascinating ~ recently I’ve seen a couple fandom MBTI charts circulating through social media and wondered to myself what a Sailor Moon chart would look like..! 

    So which Sailor Moon character are you? If you don’t know your type, you can take the MBTI Personality Test on www.16personalities.com!! I’m an INFJ :3

    Anyways, I hope you guys have fun with this!! And note: I’m not an MBTI expert or psychologist, just a huge Sailor Moon fan <3. Enjoy!!

  4. 7 March 2014

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    autheeth:

    Lume Type by Rusian Khasanov from http://twentypercentextra.com/

  5. (Source: the-library-and-step-on-it)

  6. athleticsistas:

Tracy Lewis, firefighter.
"Of the roughly 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women. My first year, I ran up 13 flights of stairs wondering how I’d get to the top. But I made sure I stayed right behind the officer, while the other guys straggled behind. Now, six years later, I’m the only woman in my firehouse, along with 11 men. My team carries the hoses: When a 50-foot-long hose is filled with water, it can be extremely heavy.
Fifty percent of my job is muscular strength; the rest is cardiovascular endurance and technique. Firefighting is about practice and training. I knew a guy from the military who thought he would ace the physical test just because he had huge muscles-and he had to retake it twice! The first thing female recruits say is that they’re not strong enough to be firefighters. But how do they know? We train for three months, working as hard as our male counterparts. If the men do 30 push-ups, we do them, too. My position wasn’t handed to me; I worked for it. When I look at my body, I see years of training.”

    athleticsistas:

    Tracy Lewis, firefighter.

    "Of the roughly 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women. My first year, I ran up 13 flights of stairs wondering how I’d get to the top. But I made sure I stayed right behind the officer, while the other guys straggled behind. Now, six years later, I’m the only woman in my firehouse, along with 11 men. My team carries the hoses: When a 50-foot-long hose is filled with water, it can be extremely heavy.

    Fifty percent of my job is muscular strength; the rest is cardiovascular endurance and technique. Firefighting is about practice and training. I knew a guy from the military who thought he would ace the physical test just because he had huge muscles-and he had to retake it twice! The first thing female recruits say is that they’re not strong enough to be firefighters. But how do they know? We train for three months, working as hard as our male counterparts. If the men do 30 push-ups, we do them, too. My position wasn’t handed to me; I worked for it. When I look at my body, I see years of training.”

    (Source: fuckyeahtoughgirls)

  7. I prepare a story and then when I start to write something else emerges.

    — Harold Brodkey (via theparisreview)

  8. ithelpstodream:

    Game of Thrones
    Brienne of Tarth

  9. theparisreview:

“At its best, literature is pure encounter: it resists consumption because it cannot be used up and it cannot expire. The bonds that are formed between readers and writers, between readers and characters, and between readers and ideas, are meaningful in a way that the bonds formed between consumers and products can never be. Literature demands curiosity, empathy, wonder, imagination, trust, the suspension of cynicism, and the eradication of prejudice; in return, it affords the reader curiosity, empathy, wonder, imagination, trust, the suspension of cynicism, and the eradication of prejudice.”
Eleanor Catton on literature and elitism, prompted by a commenter’s objection to our use of “crepuscular.”

    theparisreview:

    “At its best, literature is pure encounter: it resists consumption because it cannot be used up and it cannot expire. The bonds that are formed between readers and writers, between readers and characters, and between readers and ideas, are meaningful in a way that the bonds formed between consumers and products can never be. Literature demands curiosity, empathy, wonder, imagination, trust, the suspension of cynicism, and the eradication of prejudice; in return, it affords the reader curiosity, empathy, wonder, imagination, trust, the suspension of cynicism, and the eradication of prejudice.”

    Eleanor Catton on literature and elitism, prompted by a commenter’s objection to our use of “crepuscular.”

  10. sarah531:

    "Hell is a teenage girl."

    Let’s raise hell.