*raises arms in triumph while collapsing onto the ground*

legendarylovegood said:

This may sound dim but what exactly does a career in publishing entail? I'm a great lover of books but I don't know if I'd have the right skill set for it. I know so little about the work involved though and whilst google is always at hand I like to hear things direct from people with experience! I'm currently studying history at university and I'm sort of exploring career options at the moment. Are there internships in London available during term-time? Sorry for all the questions! :)

It depends on the department, but the publishing process is generally about seeing through a book’s production from start to finish, promoting the book/author and ensuring it’s available to sell. But this is a very, very simplified understanding of publishing and marketing/publishing doesn’t just start when a book is published and it doesn’t just apply to physical books - publishers might produce apps or interactive eBooks, for example.

There’s all sorts of different departments that work together: editorial, production, marketing, digital, design, digital sales, publicity, sales, export sales, rights, royalties and accounts, and more specific job titles within these departments like digital marketing executive or social media assistant, and many more.

I’m a marketing executive (so one step up from assistant) and I work closely with the publicity team to do tasks such as: manage the social media accounts and websites, manage the seasonal catalogue that’s produced every six months and used by the whole company, and help produce any sort of physical and/or digital marketing material such as bookmarks, adverts, banners, flyers, videos, tote bags, badges, online graphics. But like any role in publishing, it’s quite varied!

Publishers in the UK are mainly based in London and there’s definitely internships available during term-time. You’re probably more likely to get one at that time because everyone wants them during the university breaks.

(For others, I answered another question about getting into publishing here).

I’m getting so pumped by the prospect of Hawke and the Warden hanging out together in Inquisition. They both disappear, and I’ll bet a large sum of money that where ever they are they’re there together.

The idea of them both rolling around Thedas, Hawke being the biggest sarcastic dick of all time to everyone with the Warden just face palming to everything Hawke does because she’s tried to control Hawke’s behavior but not even the Queen of Ferelden can contain the jerkiness that is Hawke.

Like, Hawke’s beating up baddies with a smug and a laugh while slamming her two-handed great sword into their heads, and she’s got no elegance, no decency, and all the Warden can do is try and clean up after her and try her best to prevent the worst.

Everyday conversation would entail:

Warden: Hawke NO!
Hawke: Hawke YES!

And then the Inquisitor will finally rock up and be so confused as to what in the hell keeps these two hanging out together. Cause, they’ll be best friends at this point but the Warden can’t stop sighing in defeat at everything Hawke does and Hawke can’t turn off her sass.

And then Vagina Power Go Team will be in full effect. The Vagina Trifecta will save Thedas once again.

by @cvaldary

If you come across anyone in America who calls for an end to aid to Israel for allegedly persecuting Gazans, feel free to use the below as a model response:

Notwithstanding your faulty premise, let us play along. You are American. Your tax dollars also goes to UNRWA which provides aid to Gaza all of which is pocketed by Hamas’s gang of bandits all of whom just so happen to be mostly millionaires. 

This money is used to maintain Hamas’s dictatorship which entails the persecution of political minorities in Gaza, the murder of gays in Gaza, the murder of so-called collaborators in Gaza, the torturing of political dissidents in Gaza, the persecution of Christians in Gaza, the teaching of martyrdom in Gaza, the conscription of 12 year olds in gaza for the sake of martyrdom, child slave labor vis-a-vis building tunnels in Gaza (wherein, according to Palestinian Arab sources, 160 children were murdered in the process) and the sanctioning of honor crimes by Hamas (and other groups) in Gaza, just to name a few. 

Therefore by your own standard, you must not only protest aid to Israel, you must also protest aid to Gaza since it is stolen and mismanaged (thats a nice way of putting it) by Hamas.

Moreover, these human rights abuses committed by Hamas dispels your entire premise. The idea that a blockade of Gaza which, ostensibly, persecutes Gazans is the reason why Hamas launched rockets against Israel makes no sense, when you consider that Hamas engages in ACTUAL persecution of Gazans, which you seem to be sinisterly silent about.

 I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you have been largely innocent of this fact. I await your condemnation of Hamas and your subsequent call to end all aid to Gaza based upon the standard that you have set forth.

29. You make a video with him

Dan: Dan took the sheet off of the drum set. “God. I haven’t seen this thing in years,” he reminisced while picking up the drum sticks. The two of you had gone to Dan’s parent’s house for the weekend, as you had decided to record a cover of Supremacy by Muse— you on your guitar and bass, Dan on drums, and both of you singing. It took a few takes, but entailed quite a bit of editing. But, ten minutes after he uploaded it, Tumblr already had gifs of the video with comments like, “they’re both such good singers omg,” “omG DANS ARMS,” “I’ve watched this video 10 times already,” and “This may be my new favorite video.” A few hours later, Dan checked the views on the video. “Holy shit. I’ve never gotten this many views so quickly before.” Due to the response that it had gotten, you guys had planned to do more videos like this in the future. 

Phil: Phil spread out the plastic tarp. “I hope this is good enough. This is gonna get messy,” he said while walking over to the camera to make sure everything was in the frame. He hit record and stood next to you. “Hey guys. Today, we are going to the playing paint Twister. For those of you who do not know what that is, we’re going to be putting paint on the dots, and then playing Twister as normal. Alright. Let’s get started.” After about five minutes of playing, the two of you had each been on each color. “Right foot green,” Phil said. Your right hand and Phil’s left hand were already on green, so you tried to put your right foot on the left-most circle. “Sugar we’re join’ down!” you exclaimed, while grabbing on to Phil’s shirt to have him cushion your fall. Both of you now had a mixture of colors all over your fronts, with Phil having a hand print on his back from you. “We look like a preschooler just painted all over us,” you laughed.

400+ followers and 200+ notes on my 13th post?! That’s insane! <3 I honestly never believed this blog would get this far, especially so quickly. If you want to see anything on here, just send in a request! :) 

anonymous said:

Hey just wanted to recommend closing your asks or at least making it necessary for people to follow you for a while before being able to message you. Stay strong and safe! Self-care first and foremost!

If people decide to send me hate (they’ll most likely do it anonymously because thats what cowards do) I can take it, I have a thick skin. I knew what making this blog would entail, and I’m not scared. I’ve done nothing but released information already on this website. Maybe if this gets big enough tumblr staff will delete white supremacist blogs. What is the most they can do? Call me a nigger? Behind the safety of their computer? I’ve NEVER been called a nigger to my face and I’m from the South. That just goes to show the cowardice of these people. Since they can’t openly spread hate they choose to do it online and I’m trying to shed light on that. Thank you for your concern and if it does get overwhelming I’ll turn off anon and maybe get some (anonymous) moderators (if anyone is bold enough to do it) 

anonymous said:

I don't blame Emma for saving Marian's life, it was the right thing to do.

This is another that I’m not sure could actually be considered an ‘unpopular’ opinion; at least, not in the SQ fandom. I’ve seen a lot of angry comments from OQ shippers about it, but I think many, many people are on the same page of thinking that it was the right thing to do. 

At least, I am. I think it was absolutely the right thing to do, and even if it wasn’t; even if Emma shouldn’t have meddled, I think it was the ‘Savior-y’ thing to do. If anyone actually thought Emma was going to let Marian stay there to be executed, I’d be surprised. It’s easy to agree to do things or not do things when you are not faced directly with the ugly truth that that decision entails, but it’s entirely another animal when you have to face it head-on. Empathy is stronger than people realize.

Also, that situation was an impossible one for Emma. I’ve seen people say that Hook didn’t meddle or try to change anything because he knew the consequences of doing so and how important it was not to change the past. But at the same time, I feel like that’s comparing apples to oranges. Hook is from the Enchanted Forest. Emma is not. He grew up in that type of society, and for a time, he was a villain. He’s seen people die right in front of his eyes, perhaps at this own hand. He’s made those ugly decisions before. He is, in a way, jaded to the experience. 

It has a much more profound effect on Emma because it is all new and overwhelming to her, barbarous and preposterous, and she can’t accept it. She is driven to correct it, to intervene. 

That is just my take on it. 

the thing that’s throwing me the most so far about online school is that the discussion boards entail formal peer interaction—grammar + syntax have to be on point + i have to fight the urge to use emojis + serial interrobangs. it feels weird, it’s been so long since i’ve written formally on a regular basis.

So Wrong So Right Sneak Peek

It wasn’t just called ‘heat’ because of her own escalation in body temperature, Molly realized with a flash of insight, but because of the myriad sensations of warmth that their joining entailed. Khan’s body felt just as hot as hers now that her temperature had returned to something approaching normal, although she knew that it would flare up again less than an hour after his knot had eased.

And that was just the physical sensations of Bonding; Molly could hardly even find the words to describe the way it felt to have Khan’s mind, his emotions and surface thoughts, drifting along her own disordered mental currents.

ponyerrandboy said:

"If you were mine? I'd treat you like a princess. BETTER, even, since spending time with me would be far better than all the legal nonsense that monarchy seems to entail these days, hoho! Where was I? Oh yes. I'd make you feel like the best pony in the world. Because to me, you truly are."


The Pegasus listened to Discord’s words, her heart hammering loudly inside her chest. Goodness, he was so sweet and endearing. Did he really feel that way about her?

"Oh my. You…you really do feel that way about me…? That…I’m the best pony in the world? You’re too sweet to me, Discord! I…” A faint blush spread across her cheeks. There were so many things she’d wanted to say. She wasn’t sure if she should.

awaelsfireflies100 said:

Doesn't everybody know that one should be confident, brave, intelligent, etc..? Why do I see people reading books and watching movies that tell them to do exactly that, then acting as if they've been told something new? Am I making sense?

They act as if they’ve heard something new because inspiration is fleeting, and while it can act as a catalyst for initiative, people primarily use these mediums as a convenient escape, through which they’re satisfied just enough to resume their complacency.

The habit of passively observing fictional characters taking initiative in films and books will not yield confidence because it is simulation.  It does not entail the essential tangible experience, the vivid sensation of embracing certain risks, actually consenting to the possibility of suffering, and observing oneself endure uncomfortable circumstances.

Upcoming Champion Conference

Hoenn is a buzz as it adds the finishing touches to prepare for the big event. We will feature a detailed explanation as to what the Conference entails and the history behind it. We just received confirmation of the dates it will happen. This week long event will start on the 7th of this month and end on the 13th, only a few days away! The action packed week will feature activities to promote international communication and connections. All current champions from regions known and unknown, will be coming to this massive gathering. Our own tumblr users, dragon-champion-lance, contestchampionwallace, sinnoh-champion-cynthia and even actingdianthachampion will be present for this life time opportunity. Stay tuned! The Hoenn branch of Pokemon Journal will be the official reporting news source for this event.

lalafellofthedunes said:

"We're in this together"

Send me “We’re in this together” for a reaction/drabble of our muses dying together.

          It had been a fool’s errand to take Maple treasure hunting. The twins were both well aware of the dangers that the treks for hidden chests entailed; they had gone searching for troves many a time with their free company before. But perhaps it was Maple’s rampant curiosity - how much like Aleleyri in her younger years she’d been! - or perhaps their over-eagerness at having deciphered their first map - the first treasure map they’d found themselves, no less! - but they had opted to take the thaumaturge along. Just the three of them.

          And that had been their gravest mistake.

          Alleleryn lay spread-eagled upon the ground, body numb and paralyzed from blood loss. The beasts drawn by the musk trap had slaughtered the Lalafellin women, a new group drawn first to Aleleyri when she had cast Cures to keep Maple from harm despite his attempts to pull them away. He’d joined his sister moments later, and left for dead the horde had turned on their protege. He could see her broken body from here, crumpled like a mammet kicked a few too many times. His sister was in his peripheral, Thyrus’ beautiful surface splattered with crimson.

          His vision blurred, a combination of shamed tears and ebbing life. Weakly he attempted to reach out for them, but his body refused to respond. It was becoming a burden to speak, even though by now it was too late. Too late to apologize, but his fading conscience refused to relinquish this one thing.

          "…I’m sorry…"


Each table is unique and made to measure from tapped maple from our grove. The wood comes from trees that fell or had to be cut down after a tornado hit the region in May 2012.

"… An official seal with the sugar shack’s logo engraved on it completes each piece." - Picard

En commande/In order HERE

"… Chaque table est unique. Faite sur mesure à partir de bois d’érable à sucre entaillé dont l’écorce a été conservée." - Picard

Le bois provient des arbres de la cabane à sucre qui sont tombés ou qui ont dû être coupés suite à la tornade qui a frappé la région en mai 2012.

Un sceau emblématique avec le logo de la cabane à sucre officialise le tout.