You Don't Know How Beautiful You Are

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The next week is going to be terribly busy. It’s unfortunate but school comes first. I’m so tired of not having any free time. Wake me up when Thanksgiving starts. UGH I just want to lie on the couch for 3 days but I can’t.

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turns out focusing super hard on homework is good because I calm down. Nice to know. Cleaning and singing also help, although strangely if I start to listen to music while doing homework somewhere along the way I hit Stop and then an hour later resurface and realize there’s no music. Weird. Brains are weird.

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Universities under pressure to combat sexual misconduct on campus - CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News

Highlighting varsity hockey is unfair, says Lakehead player Mike Quesnele.

“When it comes down to it, there [are] probably a hundred people that go out every weekend and they make a mistake, but these guys play university sports and they are in the spotlight.”

"Make a mistake"???? EXCUSE ME. I’m pretty sure those guys knew exactly what they were doing when they did what they did. It’s not a mistake. It’s a deliberate attempt to violently subdue someone and exert power over them. It’s an act of control and an act of violence. It is by no means "A mistake". People don’t "make mistakes" when they murder or assault someone. Sexual assault is no different.

Wow. See, this right here is why we need to educate the masses.

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So the fire department pulled up just down the street and hacked the burning part of a tree off around suppertime, then put water from a water bottle on it and left. I went over an hour later to take a picture and could smell smoke. I get there and the chopped off part is still smouldering and there are coals on the ground. I called them back and they came and actually soaked it this time, but now I’m having a hard time keeping firefighters in my “People I Would Trust to Do Their Job Properly” column and it’s causing me a bit of actual anxiety. So that’s freaking fun. I mean, nothing was in danger of catching on fire (save whatever could catch from potential embers floating on the rather strong breeze) but just the fact that I watched them “put it out” with a freaking water bottle and then go over to see that they didn’t finish the job is a little disheartening.

I’ve never liked fire. Ever. I like me a good campfire but I never like when it gets big and roaring and windy or it starts popping and shoots coals across the ground. I used to have nightmares about fire and wake up swearing I smelled smoke. Turns out I’m just delusional when still half-asleep and freaking out over a bad dream, but STILL.

Filed under tw anxiety tw fire like come on guys do your job I'm sure it would have been different if it was an actual building or car on fire BUT STILL LIKE PEOPLE LIVE HERE

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sesinkhorn:

kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

*rolls around on the floor cackling*

Oh shit that’s cute

lol

(via marissa1982)

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theinnkeeperlibrarian:

bookphile:

In my entire life as a book nerd, there have been several books that made me a sobbing mess, caused mild depression, and made me question my life, and also loving books. I won’t actually say what happens, because if you’ve read any of these books, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling - I literally did not understand what happened. I had to re-read that part several times, and then read several more pages before I understood what happened, and then basically cried for the rest of the book.
  2. A Monster Comes by Patrick Ness - I literally ugly cried for ten minutes, and if my Mom was home I probably would have gone to hug her.
  3. Mastiff (Beka Cooper 3) by Tamora Pierce - this was a knife in the back. Not only did the betrayal come from one of the most unexpected places, it was so massive it practically broke the Tamora Pierce fandom.
  4. Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone 3) by Leigh Bardugo - when it happened, I literally kept saying “no, no, no, please no” proceeded to cry, then put down the book, searched for every single spoiler I could find, and couldn’t pick up the book for another week… or longer. 
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- the rather obvious foreshadowing comes several pages or chapters before it happens. And you stare at it and you think “no, no that’s not right.” And then it happens, and you literally feel like there will never be another happy moment in your life. 
  6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - there were two things that happened at the end. I was not as affected by what happens at the very end, you know the entire reason the whole thing effing started!!!!! because I was still numb from the two sentences that ruined me before hand… it took two lines. I just…

Reblog this or make a post and tag me with list the books that have made you ugly cry, without actually revealing the unmentionable author betrayal.

I have a different moment from The Book Thief: When Liesel reads The Word Shaker. I lost it. Like, completely and utterly lost it. As soon as the story started, I was welling up… by the end, I couldn’t stop sobbing. I had to take a break from reading for a few hours and couldn’t stop crying. It’s the reason I have the final image from that story, The Word Shaker and The Young Man walking along the fallen tree, tattooed on my ankle.

Also, House of Leaves. “I… I see light!”

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lecieltumultueux asked: If you could make any business cards you wanted, what would they say? If I ever get a free business card deal, I'm making some that say "Laura, I'm a nice fucking person."

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

diebrarian:

SUCH LIBRARY

nice cardigan

much glasses

very intellectual freedom. wow

the perfect librarian business card.

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imperfectwriting:

I just needed to reblog this again.

Because jfc, you don’t understand how important this scene is to me.

Or maybe you do!

Because it has Jack openly showing his affection and admiration for two people of different gender in the exact same way, making no difference at all, and neither do Rose nor the Doctor. Zilch. No hesitating, no flinching, no comic relief.

I wish it could be like this more often.

That scene up there is doing everything right, end of story. And while Jack’s sexuality is often made out to be something to smile at, it’s also shown as very natural and Nine was just cool with that, no reason not to be.

Acceptance: You’re doing it right.

(Source: goingbacktodalton, via sslibrarianship)