book in context

anonymous asked:

I’m a bookstore lesbian but that’s 110% because I’m from Portland so any time I’m home I spend hours in Powell’s regardless of having a date or not (and actually the only date I’ve been on we went to Powell’s in search of funniest out of context book titles it was great)

bruh that powells is soooo good i have gotten at least half of my gay books from them… also the trinkets…. so many trinkets…….

this dream is short but this dream is happy
—  Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
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I just finished reading ‘Shakespeare On Toast’ by Ben Crystal and oh my gosh I loved this book! I wish I’d read it before my GCSEs, since I now have a much better understanding of how the plays were written and why certain things are as they are.

Did you know that ‘thou’ and ‘you’ in Shakespeare are like tu and vous in French (informal and formal/plural)?
Knowing this, you can pick up on meaningful subtleties, because when a character switches 'thou’ to 'you’ or vice versa it always means something.
For example, Lady Macbeth never uses 'thou’ to her husband again after he tries to persuade her that they shouldn’t kill Duncan.

Interesting, huh?

Glad to see other Comic Book Writers are also super leery of Nick ‘Imma Make Captain America a Nazi’ Spencer. 

This is a scene in the book and I cried so of course I drew it

yes films are gonna explore or have taboo subjects and ‘films aren’t black and white’ or whatever but when you have a relationship between a teenager and an adult and it’s being shown as romantic/sweet and when you have ppl who are 20+ defending that relationship to the death by screaming abt the age of consent in other countries then that’s a problem

 like i live in a country where the age of consent is 16 but that doesn’t make it ok for someone much older than 16 to be in a relationship with a 16 year old and there are ppl in that age range who find it gross when older ppl are into them the age of consent doesn’t magically mean ‘it’s now ok for this 20 year old to fuck this 16 year old bc they’re legal now’ 

 how do you not see how gross that mindset is? how and why are you going to such extreme lengths to avoid being critical/ dodge criticism of a fictional relationship that you’re invested in? not to mention the ppl who are telling you their own experience with those type of relationships and how you’re just ignoring them and saying ‘well i’m sorry for what you’ve been through but im gonna carry on loving this weird ass relationship btw you should read the books and maybe get some context’

Scary Book? Scary Book.

Context - my party and I are currently investigating a chest said to be filled with books of extremely dark magic, summoning large, tentacled things, etc. The first few we’ve looked through already caused shit to happen.

DM: Bard, you pull the next tome out from the chest. The cover is a deep darkness akin to a void, and is titled “The Eternal Hungering”. You have the uneasy feeling it is somehow staring at you.

Bard(OOC): Ooh, okay, religion knowledge check.
*rolls nat 1*

(IC): Hey look, a dieting book!

Everyone else begins rolling their own checks and succeeding.

DM: Okay, the rest of you know this is really, really bad news. Remember Urgathoa, goddess of death and–

Party: PUT IT DOWN PUT IT DOWN PUT IT DOWN PUT