You Don't Know How Beautiful You Are

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graphicaneurysms asked: Hi, I just wanted to thank the anon that recommended The Enchanted Emporium! I live in Calgary and I've been having a super hard time finding fiction that takes place here (or in Alberta in general) and it looks really awesome! Thanks!

fytortall:

WOOHOO! Glad you found something exciting to read!

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travelry:

The most beautiful cat cafe I have been to. It’s called Temari no Ouchi (Temari’s house) in Tokyo, Japan. The soft music and ambience feels like you are in a Studio Ghibli film. Had to take the Japan Railway there, but was totally worth the extra trip, & unlike the central Tokyo cat cafes, this one has no time limit, so feels totally relaxed. Several girls were even sleeping there amongst the cats.

NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED.

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Post-semester wind down is finally catching up with me.

Tomorrow I will finish the last of my chores, thus ending my Week Where I Catch Up on All the Chores. Then I will congratulate myself with a nap and finishing a book and drinking some tea.

The feeling that I must do everything ever now because that’s how I’ve been running for the last 3 months is slowly ebbing. I only hope I don’t come down with the post-semester cold, as I am inclined to do. Ah well, better than the mid-semester cold.

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Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: When/where do you read?

lecieltumultueux:

This is a variation of a great discussion we had a last summer about your reading habits. A lot of us talked about how we how we read (e-book? print? audiobook? bookmarks? multiple books at once?) but now I’m wondering when/where you do your reading. I know it can be hard to find time to read…

I read in lots of places: my couch, my bed, my floor, my tub, my breakfast table, the library, waiting rooms, outside, on the beach, in the shade, under a tree in quad. I rarely read on the bus (too many turns, too much noise/heat/people make me nauseated on the best of days, throwing a book in there to screw with my inner ear is not cool) or in public, like at the park or the library. I find reading, like playing music, is a really private thing for me (I actually don’t really like playing music for an audience, I like to play for myself and maybe friends). I’ve read 2 and a half books in the last 10 days that weren’t school-related so that’s pretty neat.

As for when,my preferences have changed considerably over the years. As a child I was crazy and would wake up fully rested when my dad got up for work at 5:30-6 in the morning. I would hold my breath, steal to my bedroom door, and listen until he left the house and drove down the street. Then I would know the coast was clear and I could read for the next hour and a half until my mom got us up for school. I had to be quiet otherwise my parents would catch me and make me go back to bed even if I wasn’t tired. I really miss waking up that early and that refreshed and having those few quiet hours to myself before anyone else stirs. I obviously don’t do this anymore because puberty hit and I stay up later than 8 pm. But some weekends I’ll get up and read in the morning with a cup of tea and relish the quiet calm before my boyfriend/family wakes up.

Now I read before bed sometimes, and in the evenings when I don’t have school. In the summer I’ll read all day if I want or if I can. I usually like to read for an hour or two and then do something else so I can process the story a bit before going back to it. Recently I’ve found that if I read right up until I turn the lights out I have intense, vivid, insane dreams, much like when I eat pizza later in the evening, so I try not to do that anymore.

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sslibrarianship:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

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flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

AND THIS IS WHY INFORMATION LITERACY IS IMPORTANT. SO THAT WE CAN FIGHT BACK WHEN OUR GOVERNMENTS TRY TO PULL THE FUCKING WOOL OVER OUR EYES.

sslibrarianship:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

AND THIS IS WHY INFORMATION LITERACY IS IMPORTANT. SO THAT WE CAN FIGHT BACK WHEN OUR GOVERNMENTS TRY TO PULL THE FUCKING WOOL OVER OUR EYES.