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Jul 27

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol
didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall


Maybe the white actors could all do their parts in blackface and just complete the shitshow.

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol

didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

Maybe the white actors could all do their parts in blackface and just complete the shitshow.

(via ramblingpoetry)

“Paleo may look like a food fad, and yet you could argue that it’s really just the reverse. Anatomically modern humans have, after all, been around for about two hundred thousand years. The genus Homo goes back another two million years or so. On the timescale of evolutionary history, it’s agriculture that’s the fad.” — Elizabeth Kolbert on how the Paleo diet got trendy: http://nyr.kr/1nbMwOo (via newyorker)

On the timescale of evolutionary history, humans are a fad. Mammals are a fad. Vertebrates are a fad. That statement, agriculture is the fad, aggravates me because it comes off as pithy but it doesn’t actually communicate anything.

(Source: newyorker.com, via jostraveler)

For when you need it. And you will.

For when you need it. And you will.

hoedere:

mol-bay:

what in the fuck does my sister think she’s doing?

god’s work


Being awesome all over the place.

hoedere:

mol-bay:

what in the fuck does my sister think she’s doing?

god’s work

Being awesome all over the place.

(via motezart)

Today in poor design choices.

Today in poor design choices.

Jul 25

[video]

Jul 24

That is one hell of a lineup. I would so be there if I could.

That is one hell of a lineup. I would so be there if I could.

(Source: roxanegay)

2014 Reading List Book 43: Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley -

Really interesting book, though the prose is a little too academic at times to suck me in completely. The overall takeaway I got from the book is that Wonder Woman has been horribly abused as a character for most of her history, and it’s a damn shame because she has such potential. Hanley doesn’t pull punches when talking about who’s to blame for this—the men who have written and drawn the book for most of the run, and the people who run DC comics.

What was most interesting to me is that, as comic characters go, Wonder Woman is iconic, but most people know very little about her origin story or the villains she’s faced. She’s a well-known cipher, which seems like a contradiction in terms, but is incredibly accurate in this case. Check the book out. I read it on Oyster.

Jul 22

[video]

Jul 21

nvansistine:

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. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/


If you really want to do this sort of thing, you can join Oyster, which has books from the big publishers and which pays authors once you’ve read a certain percentage of the book.

nvansistine:

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. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

If you really want to do this sort of thing, you can join Oyster, which has books from the big publishers and which pays authors once you’ve read a certain percentage of the book.

(via motezart)