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Lexicography job essentially pays a living wage (for me, I guess it’d depend on how fast you write, but it’s very good pay per article regardless) and I’m flabbergasted because I’ve never earned a living wage in my whole life

anonymous asked:

Hi, hello - person who worked in a japanese bookstore before!! Just, I can't go into too much detail (because I honestly just don't know them) but sometimes publishers would give certain branches of our bookstore a few copies two or three days before the release date (like, two or three copies maximum) and we would be allowed to put ONE book or magazine on the racks to drum up excitement. There is an entire community of people out there who look for early releases and know the spots.

Thank you, nonny! I was wondering if something like that was happening. I guess only the craftiest of the Hunter Fujo know where to find the leaks.

BTW anon sent me one more for those who wanted a bit more info.

LOL Manga publishers don’t actually do that sort of stuff often - companies that sell DVDs and CDs do it much more often (like with Arashi stuff for eample). But the few months I worked there, we sometimes got one extra example of a new manga that only came out a few days later to sort of “hide” it in the store. There isn’t really a pattern to it either, so the people searching for them really have to look ALL over. Wouldn’t be worth my time but oh well.

Book recommendations pretty please!

I just finished the Grisha series and cannot stress how NOT PREPARED I was for the emotional roller coaster that was the ending. aka get ready for darkling spam So now that I am sufficiently heartbroken, I need help! 

I got some book recs from a certain flawless human ( @vukica10 ) but I thought I’d also throw this out to you guys if you have any others!

Also, I’m not going to lie, feel free to hit me hard with the sappy romances and erotica because yeah.

I got tagged by my friend @wontstarve

Rules: Answer the 20 questions then tag people.

Name: Agnes

Nicknames: Asshole (jk I don’t have any)

Zodiac sign: Gemini!

Height: 5′9

Orientation: gay

Ethnicity: Swedish!

Favorite fruit: Can I say corn??? (I don’t really like any fruit or vegetable)

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite book series: I haven’t read a lot of books in my life but I really like the book “ The wizard of Oz” It’s not a series but what ever. And I also like the Swedish book series “Mina drömmars stad”.

Favorite flower: Rose, and not the red ones they’re kinda boring…

Favorite scent: peach or lemon!

Favorite color: Isn’t that kinda obvious?

Favorite animal: Cat.

Average hours of sleep: 8

Favorite fictional characters:Junkrat(Overwatch), Symmetra(overwatch),Wx-78(Don’t starve), Walani(Don’t starve) And basically every character from the lego batman movie. I have a lot more but this list would be very long if i wrote down everyone.

Number of blankets you sleep with: 1

Dream trip: Probably the USA, It would be cool to be there at least once in my life.

Blog created: May 2016, and my Don’t starve blog was made January 2015
Followers: 1648

Also I don’t really know who to tag. :/

anonymous asked:

Not sure if you're the best to ask this, but do you think you could name all the popular problematic books you can think of? Or maybe some followers can help, because I won't to know what to avoid or to be at least wary of. I know Throne of Glass, Mortal Instruments, the obvious Twilight, anything else? Not asking for details, because I can look into details myself :)

I haven’t read that many books but I can write you a little list and maybe some people will add more.

  • The Black Witch (x)
  • Carve the Mark
  • The Continent 
  • Nevernight
  • Hush Hush
  • Everything, Everything
  • Rebel of the Sands (this is widely popular even if a lot of people have said it relies on harmful stereotypes of Middle Eastern culture. yikes)

A lot of books can be problematic but most of those are SERIOUSLY problematic. I can’t really think about more 

An Old English word for library was “bōchord”, which literally means “book hoard”, and honestly I really think we should go back to saying that because not only does it sound really fucking cool, but it also sort of implies that librarians are dragons.

ok let’s talk about six of crows. of the main characters alone there is:

- a physically disabled boy who suffers from severe PTSD
- a dark skinned middle eastern-coded girl who was a victim of sex trafficking but escaped and vowed revenge on all sex traffickers
- a bisexual-coded girl who is explicitly described as being larger and not stick-thin but is still described as beautiful, sexual, and incredibly powerful
- an explicitly bisexual dark skinned POC boy who ends up in a m/m relationship
- an explicitly gay boy who is looked down on by his family for severe reading and learning disabilities but who instead becomes and incredible scientist and musician
- and matthias

basically please read six of crows & crooked kingdom by leigh bardugo if you want your faith in the future of YA lit restored

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she’s a handsome woman // panic! at the disco

I like stars more than anything else. I watch them as I fall asleep and wonder who lives on them and how to get there. The night sky looks so friendly with all those little twinkling eyes.

— Snufkin, Comet in Moominland

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From debut through two incredible comebacks and all the fun times in between, congratulations KNK on reaching your first anniversary! Tinkerbells everywhere are so proud of you, and we cannot wait to spend many more years supporting you!

#HAPPYKNKDAY

Can we please just remember that literally the first thing Raphael did after he became a vampire was kill the vampire who had Turned him. He went looking for that vampire in order to protect his family and the fact that the vampire killed him still didn’t stop him.

He put himself through unimaginable agony in order to be able to say the word God, to hold a cross, to walk across consecrated ground, just so he could go home to his mother and not have her reject him.

He believed he was damned and never gave up on his faith.

He made extremely difficult decisions in order to stand by what he believed was right in both the books and the show.

Raphael is calculating and cold, but he’s also loyal and caring. He’s both. Let him be both.

Raphael Santiago is so strong.