1. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente √ -- 2. City of Thieves by David Benioff -- 3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz -- 4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell -- 5. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

abrooklynbaby:

how do people do things and go out everyday like i go out and i have to take a week to recover

My social life has two moods: Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy. 

There is no in between

These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize.
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Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

BOOOM.  Read this if you are a dude, please.

(via geekyjessica)

Yesssssss.

(via quothtehblackbirdnevermoar)

Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)

"I think I’d most like to spend a day with Harry. I’d take him out for a meal and apologize for everything I’ve put him through." J.K Rowling. 

Happy Birthday, Jo! Thank you for existing and creating the amazing world all of us love and will cherish forever! (July 31st, 1965)

How do you affront a puppy? Tell him that he has to wait for a Ghost direwolf figurine. [x] (The video is 100x better because of the noise he makes.)

amazign:

djprincessk:

stop-hammerkind:

srsfunny:

Glass Blower: Sculpting A Horse From Molten Glass

WHAT

#this bitch just said let there be horse and there was

i thought this was a gif of a man fighting a giant angry slug

owlturdcomix:

Supplies dwindle.

allthislife:

The Brown Girl’s Guide to Western Acceptance 

karenhurley:

This flower shaped confetti contains flower seeds that grow into wildflowers. It is hand made and biodegradable so it leaves no waste. Via

foobar137:

The good thing about being stuck on the Jungle Cruise: how often do you get to do a panorama of the elephant bathing pool?