Photo: Ishmael Reed in 2015. (Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Happy 79th birthday to author, poet and activist Ishmael Reed! Reed is known for his satire and political and social commentary. His 1976 novel Flight to Canada tells the story of three slaves on the run, and his 1972 novel Mumbo Jumbo was a National Book Award finalist. Check him out, you guys!

-Intern Kelli

anonymous asked:


Anon:  happy birthday✋✋🎂💕your such an amazing writer and i hope you have a good day!!

Happy Birthday Steven Universe

So Steven Universe is probably one of the few shows that I call “The Best Cartoon Shows in History” like, this is even better to watch than older Cartoon Network shows in my opinion. 

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What makes this show so great are…

1) Look how far the Crystal Gems has gone through from this

to an actual loving family 

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2) It mostly taught everyone a really helpful life lessons like 

Don’t keep your demons in, it’s only a thought

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3) It’s Cartoon Network first ever women creator 

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4) It shows LGBT 

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5) It’s beauty 

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6) It’s creativity such as…

Gem fusion

The creation of Gems 

Diamonds being their superior

7) It has really great character development, such as

Connie becoming a swordsman

Peridot and Lazuli friendship

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So this is what I love about the show, it characters, setting, creativity, and life lessons. 

Thank you Crewniverse for creating this wonderful show  

Image: Writer Louisa May Alcott. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Today (Nov. 29) marks Louisa May Alcott’s 184th birthday! To celebrate, here are three fun facts about the author:

1. She had two pen names. Alcott published Little Women under her real name, but she wrote other books and poems under the noms de plume Flora Fairfield and A. M. Barnard.

2. Her tutors were famous writers. She studied informally under family friends Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

3. She had a brief stint as a nurse. Before becoming a famed novelist, Alcott volunteered as Civil War nurse, but she quickly contracted typhoid and was sent home.

For more about the author, check out this interview with Alcott scholar Harriet Reisen: Alcott: ‘Not The Little Woman You Thought She Was’

- Intern Vicky

You’re indescribable.

We writers spend our lives trying to do you justice, and you’re always more than we can capture.


hp aesthetic + grumpy-moony ​text talk

Was it… was it fireworks? ” In the darkness behind his eyelids, Remus heard a shy laugh, and an answer that set his heart racing. “ Remus, it was an explosion. ”

maelstrom [ jimin ]

noun : a powerful whirlpool in the sea or river ; a situation or state of confused movement or violent turmoil.

you don’t know if you want to hit him or kiss him.

pairing: park jimin x reader
genre: fluff
type: college au
word count: 2,101 words
warnings: none
author’s note: happy birthday to my other half #rat @dreamscript whom I love very much despite her swerving ass that goes from jimin to namjoon to inseong and maybe back to jimin someday if he’s lucky. you’re so rad and wonderful and gorgeous and memetastic, and you meme so much to me, and i’m so glad that I sent you a message a little over a year ago screaming over your writing. I heavily based this on your recent messages lmao and I apologize because I know nothing about naruto (but i think it means whirlpool in japanese, hence the title lol) but anyway ily neo phoenix congrats for surviving another year!! *cue congratulatory pterodactyl screeches*

You enjoy being a part of the UN Conference Club your college hosts very much. But do you enjoy the people in the club? Maybe not so much. First of all, how can some people be so dumb? And second of all… well, there does not really need to be a second of all because stupidity covers all of it.

During the three-day conference, there is a historical crisis committee for the Spanish American War where the main focus centered on how to avoid the war entirely in 1898. On the first day—which is the most formal day—the attorney general, Inseong, immediately requested $1.2 million dollars to fund biotech companies to end tuberculosis. In response, someone asked if he knew just how much $1.2 million dollars amounted to in 1898. He insisted that he knew and that it was only a small price.

It was equivalent to 7 billion dollars today.

And he had planned to fund that entire sum of money that into biotech companies, which were most likely nonexistent back then.

How did this kid even win Best Delegate? Granted, his face paled considerably when the 7 billion dollars were announced, and he revoked his statement, but still.

Thus, there was example number one of idiocy.

Example number two?

Park Jimin and his ridiculous antics.

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