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as small as a world

My name is Jo; I am a twenty-something trying to learn to live a life of purpose. Or just a life, period.

I cannot even handle how excited I am for this. SWEDEN. AMY POEHLER. It’s like this show is being made specifically for my SOULLLLLLLLLL

Chris Pratt interrupts the interview to french braid intern’s hair x

I just fell in love a tiny bit

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kattekin:

templearckanum:

FAQs

1. “Are you single?” It’s complicated, but the short answer is “no”, though I am available for casual sex.

2. “If you’re not single why do you flirt with so many women online?” Because my lover and I are career focused right now and cannot reasonably be together. Even if we had time, she’s…

I am laughing so hard. Who the fuck is this joker? And I’m calling bullshit on anyone actually asking these questions about his thrilling love life… Got ‘em knocking down the doors, I’m sure.

Do yourself a huge favor and read #4. That is, if you want the biggest laugh of your life.

Good God

I am dying

humansofnewyork:

Double Team

My 9-year-old cousin lives in NYC and plays chess and I am waiting for the day a picture of her gets posted on HONY.

humansofnewyork:

Double Team

My 9-year-old cousin lives in NYC and plays chess and I am waiting for the day a picture of her gets posted on HONY.

THIS IS SO COOL IS THIS EVEN REAL?
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20142107-25892.html
dudes: "all men watch porn just get used to it"
dudes: "men just have stronger sex drives than women, its just biology"
dudes: "we can't help objectifying women, its in our dna"
feminists: "rape happens a lot in our society and most are perpetrated by men, towards women, and i can't tell the difference between safe men and dangerous men just by looking so i tend to be wary of men sometimes"
dudes: "NOW WAIT JUST A FUCKIN SECOND HOW CAN YOU GENERALIZE ALL MEN THATS SO UNFAIR"
maggie-stiefvater:

I am 100% not drawing instead of speech writing. 100%.

maggie-stiefvater:

I am 100% not drawing instead of speech writing. 100%.

Legally Blonde (2001)

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Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

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tyvian:

I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night, and all the nights to come.

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I want to make these for all the medical school students I know… I know a lot, though. Might need to pay someone to make them.

I want to make these for all the medical school students I know… I know a lot, though. Might need to pay someone to make them.

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bubonickitten:

cognitivedissonance:

theescapegoats:

osheamobile:

thefattestfox:

walkingfoxy:

pardonmewhileipanic:

theladymonsters:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

#m’lion

M’LION
OMFG
also this is more proof of the intense fragility of masculinity
female lions care for the young and hunt, but somehow this dude feels the need to make it seem like male lions work harder and do all the fighting and patrol,… like…. have you ever watched any lion documentaries? female lions do this kinda shit too. they might not fight for “male dominance” of the pride, but they will kick a male’s ass if he’s some weak ass fedora-lion punk
that dude needs to calm his shit and realize that the males of any species are not automatically harder working
i feel like his comment should come with an image of a male lion looking lazy and laying around, wearing a fedora, saying, “this female lion wouldn’t let me mate with her, pridezoned again!” 


my contribution to the defense of male lions everywhere

Omfg

pridezoned

manesplaining

DEAD



To add to this ridiculously long thread, this guy also basically argued that human females’ gender roles are more demanding than males’ roles. Facepalming all around. *flies off into the sun*

bubonickitten:

cognitivedissonance:

theescapegoats:

osheamobile:

thefattestfox:

walkingfoxy:

pardonmewhileipanic:

theladymonsters:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

M’LION

OMFG

also this is more proof of the intense fragility of masculinity

female lions care for the young and hunt, but somehow this dude feels the need to make it seem like male lions work harder and do all the fighting and patrol,… like…. have you ever watched any lion documentaries? female lions do this kinda shit too. they might not fight for “male dominance” of the pride, but they will kick a male’s ass if he’s some weak ass fedora-lion punk

that dude needs to calm his shit and realize that the males of any species are not automatically harder working

i feel like his comment should come with an image of a male lion looking lazy and laying around, wearing a fedora, saying, “this female lion wouldn’t let me mate with her, pridezoned again!” 

my contribution to the defense of male lions everywhere

Omfg

pridezoned

manesplaining

DEAD

To add to this ridiculously long thread, this guy also basically argued that human females’ gender roles are more demanding than males’ roles. Facepalming all around. *flies off into the sun*

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OK I'll take the bait -- how fucked up is Kavinsky REALLY? I'm expecting at least an 5 on the Richter scale of heartbreak. asked by fullmetaloptimist

maggie-stiefvater:

Okay, I’ll take the bait back, because I’m young and crotchety.

Note, spoilers for Dream Thieves will abound.

SPOILERS

SPOILERS

SPOILERS

SPOILING THINGS

Readers can interpret the events of the book in all sorts of ways, obviously, but here are things that happen canonically in The Dream Thieves:

  • Kavinsky drugs his mother without her knowledge
  • Kavinsky pursues Ronan with multiple text messages and gifts that indicate he has observed Ronan closely — i.e., copies of bracelets Ronan always wears and Ronan’s driver’s license
  • Kavinsky generally calls Ronan either gay or a girl
  • Kavinsky is seen once with a girl, who he calls “bitch”
  • Kavinsky has at least one dead companion who he dreamed a perfectly obedient replacement for — it is heavily implied that Kavinsky was somehow responsible for the guy’s death.
  • Kavinsky claims to have killed his own father (but this is debatable, as Kavinsky clearly is a liar)
  • Kavinsky tries to get Ronan to give up his friends
  • Kavinsky touches Ronan’s head, taps Ronan’s teeth with a pen, leaves stuff at Ronan’s home when he knows he won’t be there
  • Kavinsky gives Ronan a drug that renders Ronan immobile and barely conscious and then, while Ronan is helpless — and only then — sensually touches Ronan’s body (Ronan tells himself this might be a dream)
  • Ronan tells Kavinsky that they will never be an item, but Kavinsky keeps texting him
  • Kavinsky tells Ronan that consent is overrated (which echoes him continuously stepping into Ronan’s space without permission)
  • Kavinsky ultimately grows frustrated that Ronan will not give in, kidnaps Ronan’s brother, drugs him, and stuffs him in the trunk of a car to provoke a reaction from Ronan.

Here are other things that are canonical:

  • Kavinsky is a scary, terrible predator
  • Kavinsky has a very logical backstory that leads him to this place
  • Kavinsky chooses to be led to this place

Here are other, other things, also canonical:

  • Kavinsky can pull things from his dreams, has an absent (possibly dead) father, and an absent (largely useless) mother
  • Ronan can pull things from his dreams, has an absent (definitely dead) father, and an absent (largely useless) mother

I very much enjoyed writing Kavinsky — as a character, he challenged and delighted me. And I really wanted him to challenge and delight readers. One of the main ideas I’m exploring as I write the Raven Cycle is the question: how much are you a product of your upbringing? And can you overcome the terrible parts of it to become something better? All of the characters engage with these questions, which I find fiendishly interesting in real life. Kavinsky and Ronan both get the same set of circumstances and handle them in very different ways. It’s a choice.

So do I like Kavinsky? Out of all the characters I have ever written, he is one of my favorites.* Top four, probably. Or five, since four is an ugly number. But he’s a terrible person, more terrible because he chose it every. step. of. the. way. A logical backstory is not justification for trampling over consent, for kidnapping, for harassment.

Otherwise Adam would be justified in hitting Blue when he was angry, because he was hit by his father.

Kavinsky’s scale on the Richter scale of heartbreak? I’ll give him a solid 9, where 10 = absolutely zero evidence of desire to change.

These are all of my thoughts on Kavinsky. Your mileage may vary.

*ETA: I mean, people: I painted my car like his.

Super interesting character exploration by the author. Tagging spoilers because now I know Cait’s going to read the series and I don’t want anything ruined for her. :)

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