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what to do if you get pulled over by a cop
a list of hotlines in a crisis
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how to do the heimlich maneuver

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how to make ramen 1000x better
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20 dishes every cook should know
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what the hell is a mortgage?
first apartment essentials checklist
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5 days ago on April 18th, 2014 |223,639 notes

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go Florida! 


One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go Florida! 

2 weeks ago on April 2nd, 2014 |192,569 notes








Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl


Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.


Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”

Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.

He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.

Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was… 

There’s so much people don’t get about this franchise, the story is really more complex than just “funny drunken pirate meets hottie lady and hottie man with occasional visits from squid man”.

3 weeks ago on March 31st, 2014 |363,149 notes



3 weeks ago on March 29th, 2014 |96,968 notes


Kumail Nanjiani

3 weeks ago on March 28th, 2014 |88,511 notes

1 month ago on March 20th, 2014 |859 notes



watch both their faces go from “courteous TV smile” to “not paid enough for this bullshit”

Every time this guy shows up on my dash feel like I need a shower.

1 month ago on March 17th, 2014 |258,896 notes


Am I the only one who was like “And Carl Sagan apparently had NOTHING ELSE on his schedule for that week!? NOT POSSIBLE!” I’m not doubting the story, but I think maybe they doctored his schedule so we didn’t see all of the occult, eyes-wide-shut-style parties he had scheduled on Thursday.

1 month ago on March 10th, 2014 |140,342 notes








Eh, I love John Green and don’t see the reason to blame him for what’s clearly an industry problem, primarily promotion. We NEED more women/people of color on these lists, but I think he’s earned his success. TFiOS blew up in amazing ways, which led many people—including myself—to buy his past works en masse. I am aware that I am part of the problem, but I won’t decry him as symbol of a very large issue. I don’t know, that’s my opinion. That being said, SUPPORT FEMALE/POC AUTHORS. 

I’ve been thinking about this! I don’t know too much about John Green (in all honesty). For me, when I read these things, my irritation comes from the basic fact that authors who are PoC/women seem to be unable to stand on their own in the YA industry (and in most industries, really). It seems like constantly, and consistently, their works need approval from an already approved cast of men/male old guard.

Some of this has to do with people trusting in the recommendations of a public figure they respect, a habit I understand. I do the same thing. When my friends who I respect suggest something, I take the suggestion seriously. But I think it also stems from the fact that the opinions and work of women/PoC are constantly maligned/disbelieved/not listened to. I see it outside of YA fiction books, sexism in video games for instance. A ton of women have been very vocal about sexism in video games and vocal about the backlash they receive as women pointing out sexism in the industry, but I’ve increasingly started seeing people take it more seriously because white men have started jumping on the bandwagon, doing TED talks, writing articles, etc. The problem is that the attention goes then to the white guy, who probably drew a lot of his inspiration from women he had listened to or heard speak on the topic previously. This isn’t to say that them publicly speaking out against/for things is a bad thing. It’s more that somewhere along the way, the voices of women get lost in the discussion.

Soo…. that’s my longish rant! I don’t know how strongly I feel about “ending the support” of John Green. I strongly believe in beginning to support women on their own merits (or supporting women who are being suggested by other women) rather than constantly relying on a white male as the gatekeeper of approval or success. 

The REAL problem is — and I speak as someone who has a lot of experience from YA from a reader’s perspective, and a lot of experience in genres that have a heavy bias towards the Old Guard sort of mentality from a professional perspective — the REAL problem is that there was not this sort of gatekeeping by a white man before John Green. 

Thinking back on YA lit pre-Green, I’m trying to recall any male authors who had this sort of success or pull, and I’m honestly coming up blank. Garth Nix did ok? Eoin Colfer? Christopher Paolini? But nothing close to the success of Tamora Pierce, Diana Wynne Jones, Anne McCaffrey, not to mention Meyer & Rowling. 

The reasonthere’s a separate NYT list for children’s/YA literature is because JKR was so phenomenally successful they wanted to cordon off YA lit. 

Now, of course, there’s certainly the aspect of control from the perspective of who runs publishing companies, who’s the editor, who’s the literary agent, and there could be gatekeeping & stuff there, but we’re just looking at this from the perspective of a single author being able to affect change thru their influence. 

I cannot find an archive of past Children’s Bestsellers lists, but if I could, I guarantee you you would not see anything close to the sort of pull Green & co. have. 

This is not an old pattern in YA/Children’s lit. This is a new pattern. To treat it as something that’s indelibly routed in this genre’s culture is to view it complacently, and to not seek out and deal with the source of the problem. 

There’s reasons Green has been able to get such a foothold in the genre, reasons that have to do with the supposed legitimacy of yr str8 white dude, but this is not a legacy that YA fiction as we know it has ever had before. 

And this is dangerous. It’s really dangerous. It’s so fucking dangerous, and I don’t think it’s malicious on Green’s part, or even purposeful — I legit think he does not comprehend the amount of power his privilege combined with his talent has gotten him. 

I don’t think this is in the long run going to be dangerous to YA lit, mostly because it is such an unique situation. It’s not only because John Green is white or male that he is so successful and influential, although that doesn’t hurt. Green has amassed a huge following through social media, namely youtube and twitter, and he has a strong teen fan base that promotes everything he does. He’s not so much an example of white male patriarchy in publishing as he is an example of the new power of social media in YA lit- which could be dangerous. Green happened to get on the social media train very early and now he is reaping the benefits- not to mention that you don’t get on the New York Times Bestseller list without having a talent for writing. I think he does comprehend his power in social media and has used it to promote other YA writers he is friends with and his own books, but I can’t really blame him for wanting to sell his own books and other YA books he enjoys. White male power isn’t the biggest problem here, it’s the power of social media and advertising. We do need to change that and use it to promote more female/POC authors. I agree with Kelly Jensen that one person having that much power is crazy, but I think the heart of the issue is new social media’s affect on the YA genre as it has increased dramatically in recent years.

2 months ago on February 10th, 2014 |4,307 notes


Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is important

What a woman! 



Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.

Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is important

What a woman! 

2 months ago on February 9th, 2014 |306,980 notes