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i never seen this footage…

Zankie fallout shit. Even Cody is like BRO???

so sad Zach doesn’t look at Frankie. I haaaaaaated that

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People are always asking me for YA recs. This is just a random sample of amazing 2014/2015 reads you should totally look into/pre-order!

Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

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There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
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Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

I Was Here - Gayle Forman

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Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until … they weren’t anymore.
 
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.

More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera

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Happiness shouldn’t be this hard…

When it first gets announced, the Leteo Institute’s memory-alteration procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto – miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor, how his friends all seem to shrug him off, and how his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. He has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough.

Then Thomas shows up. He doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession over the Scorpius Hawthorne books and has a sweet movie set-up on his roof. There are nicknames. Aaron’s not only able to be himself, but happiness feels easy with Thomas. The love Aaron discovers may cost him what’s left of his life, but since Aaron can’t suddenly stop being gay Leteo may be the only way out…

Dreamland - Robert Louis Anderson

No cover yet, but this is going to be an awesome book by an old friend of mine!!!

Dreamland centers on the thin line between our world and the world of dreams and nightmares, and on 17-year-old Dea Donahue, who discovers what happens when the two worlds collide.

anonymous said:

i thought you were rational? how are you proud of a guy who constantly said problematic things? if they were in the past sure people grow but he said them on tv and idc if he apologized he called people c*nts/ tr*nny. Said he wanted to punch nicole and made rape jokes about victoria. Made racist remarks about devine. and harassed the boys ( der and cody) until they told him to stop! is this love just because you like seeing two boys kiss because as someone who is queer thats just sad.

I was anything but fond of the things Frankie said while on the show, in fact, I wasn’t fond of what a lot of the houseguests said, but the rationalist in me knows that most of the “problematic” things Frankie said weren’t said with ill intent. And I am a firm believer that intent trumps content.

When he called certain people names behind their back it was done without thought and I know for a fact that there aren’t many people on earth who haven’t at one point or another been guilty of doing the same thing.

Yes, he called Nicole a cunt, but he also said that he ADORED her in this video. Funny, isn’t it? How people never mention the several times he spoke positively about her or any of the other houseguests, but go on for months about the few times he spoke negatively about them.

I suppose it’s because everyone is so adamant on making him out to be the bad guy, hence every time he says anything that supports that theory it eclipses all the evidence that shows he’s not as terrible as he’s been made out to be.

Also, all the examples you’ve presented can easily be negated:

  • Frankie never made a rape joke about Victoria; he made a distasteful joke which he has since apologized for. Mind you, the most horrifying aspect of the joke was the blood comment which wasn’t made by Frankie, but by Caleb. Yet, no one ever mentions Caleb’s part in the ordeal, nor was he made to apologize.
  • Frankie absolutely never made a racist comment about Devin; it was a long running joke between ALL the houseguests that whenever Devin got into the hot tub the water would change colors due to something or other that I can’t remember. But it had nothing to do with the color of his skin. I know because I watched the live feeds and the clips in which they all—Jocosta, a woman of color, included—were discussing it.
  • I have no idea how Frankie “harassed” Derrick and Cody. Yes, he was touchy feely, but so was everyone else in the house. However, he never crossed the line with anyone but Zach (who obviously didn’t mind). All he ever did was cuddle on occasion, but so did everyone else. I admit there were a handful of times where I thought he should reel it back a bit, but it wasn’t as though he was sexually assaulting anyone, and if anyone ever told him to stop, he’d stop.

Lastly, no, I do not like Frankie Grande because I like seeing “two boys kiss”. Please. As someone who is also “queer” I could care less about gender and more about the connection between two people.  

To set the record very straight, I spent the beginning/middle of the summer avidly disliking Frankie, but not for the reasons that everyone else seems to dislike him because those are all ridiculous, senseless and far too easy to negate. I disliked him because of how he treated Zach. However, he has since made up for the bad things he said about Zach inside of the house by saying nothing but good things about him outside of the house.

Because of this, I’ve been completely converted into a Frankie supporter. 

Do I agree with everything he’s done and said in his life? No. He’s human just like the rest of us and humans have flaws, some more than others. But do I think his flaws are deserving of the hate he receives? No. Not at all.

So, if you really respect rationality, perhaps you should practice it yourself. Just try to step outside of your preconceived notions of him and make an effort to understand him a bit.

Just because a lot of people hate him doesn’t mean that their reasons for hating him are valid, it just means that people are prone to a mob mentality. We all see someone being hated, so we figure they deserve the hate and mindlessly join in without taking the time to think for ourselves and unbiasedly analyse the situation. But in doing that, aren’t you just making yourself out to be the bad guy rather than him? Is fighting hate with hate a rational thing to do?

Love will always trump hate and positively will always trump negativity. I choose to practice love, regardless of what anyone thinks of me and I choose to see the best in everyone. I suggest you try that too.

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