book: some of our stars are the same

It’s very rare to find someone who sees the same world you see
—  John Green - Turtles all the way down
More than Human (Wendigo/Female reader)

A story for @plantmom-prinxess who requested a fluffy fic about a wendigo and an asexual female human!

We always loved to visit the woods. My family used to drive deep into the mountains and have long picnics in the woods, and us kids would run through the trees looking for fairies and other magical creatures. I remember how overjoyed I was, at 15 years old, when my parents told us they’d bought a cabin near that same wood. My sisters weren’t so pleased, then having outgrown the wonderment of the forest. I never really outgrew it though. Even now, as an adult, I still love driving out to our cabin and taking whole weekends for myself there. My family is busy all the time, and every time I ask if they’d like to come along I receive a dulled response about work or some such. 

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Upcoming title from the Star Wars Little Golden Book Collection…

Behold our beautiful Reylo! *Cries profusely* Are the Dark and Light joining forces? Heroes and Villains working together side by side? Why do they look like they are part of the same team looking at the reader as if about to tackle a common enemy rather than staring angrily at each other???

*Cries some more*

I can’t wait to read more about how their destinies are intertwined 💖💖💖😍😍😍

https://www.amazon.com/HEROES-VILLAINS-Golden-Books/dp/0736436987/

READY PLAYER ONE: 0000-0003

“You’ve just taken your first step into a larger world.” - Ben Kenobi

Boy, have I ever. I’m only 46 pages into READY PLAYER ONE and I’m already filled with regret for waiting so long to read it. It has been a very, very long time since a book has gripped me so simply and quickly.

Welcome to the post-apocalyptic world of Oklahoma. Fossil Fuels have run out, an energy crisis has taken over the world, and those without money live in multi-family housing units that are literally mobile homes stacked twenty units high. The real world sucks, so people occupy themselves with the unreal world, OASIS: an online simulation where your avatar interacts with other avatars in every way imaginable. You work there. You go to school there. You play there. Basically…you live there.

Long story short, the creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, dies a multi-billionaire with no heirs. He decides to leave his fortune to the winner of a contest of his design. Basically, if you can solve his riddle, find the three hidden keys spread throughout the OASIS, and discover his Easter Egg, you get his fortune. Pretty cool, right? Yeah, only its been decades and no one has solved it. Society at large has given up on finding the prize. The only true believers left call themselves Egg Hunters, or Gunters. And that’s how we meet our protagonist, Wade Watts, or screen name Parzival.

This book is drenched in 80′s pop culture and video game references, and this is what makes it endearing for me. I’m a child of the eighties. It’s the same reason I love Stranger Things and throwbacks of the like; I remember growing up with a lot of the games, comics, movies, TV shows, etc. that are mentioned throughout this story. There’s a pop culture knowledge throw-down between Wade and a friend that reminds me of some of some of the debates I had with my friends about trivial bits of Star Wars trivia (We were, and are, SO cool). There’s even an Airplane! reference. If you understand the 80′s and online gamer culture, you understand Wade Watts’ world.

Kudos to Cline for crafting such an intricate and specific world-build that manages to be clever, seamless, and easy to understand. Hell, it’s just plain fun, too. The reading is quick and easy and quirky and charming and I just can’t praise the few chapters I’ve read enough.

I frowned when I first read the USA Today Quote on the cover of my copy of READY PLAYER ONE: “Enchanting…Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.” But nope. That description makes sense now, and it’s perfect.

Dumb headcanons

Some of these are from like 4 months ago lol


Coles scar turned his eye green as well, instead of whatever color it used to be, but left the other one the same.

Morro is an insomniac.

Lloyd really enjoys books, especially stuff related to “Divergent” or “The Spiderwick Chronicles”

Kai caught Lloyd reading the Fault in Our Stars and now it’s both their favorite thing.

(Follow up on one of my old headcanons posts) Jay needs glasses(badly) but refuses to wear them to avoid teasing from Cole/Kai(mainly Kai), and when he has contacts in his eyes they are a really beautiful Amber kind of color?? But their also this stunning blue/grey mix when he’s wearing the glasses or doesn’t have his contacts in.

Nya also really loves it when Jay wears his glasses.

Kai accidentally set his hair on fire when styling it one day and to this day Cole still teases him about it.

Skylor definitely has a little crush on Nya <3

Jay has more followers on Instagram than Kai and that bugs him a lot lol

Zane really loves hikes, whenever the Ninja are out on some sort of mission that involves hiking or nature, Zane internally gets so hyped.

Jay has probably out nerded Lloyd when it comes to comics/video games and you’ll often find the two trying to fight each other in little “who knows more” battles.

Kai and Jay have filmed one of those “driving with” videos and literally all Jay did was air guitar and do weird dances and lip syncs to songs and Kai just had rly bad roadrage and wouldn’t stop yelling at everyone/Jay/birds in the road and may or may not have joined in with the lipsyncing at one point(he also got a speeding ticket at some point)

Nya really loves blueberries and you’ll often catch her with a bowl full of them.

Coles favorite season is Autumn and he absolutely loves the colours of the trees and all the leaves falling everywhere and the colder breezes, but he hates snow and winter and always complains about the cold.

Morro’s birthday is probably on Halloween? Or Lloyd’s?

Lloyd adores cats, especially black cats and tabby cats.

Zane and Cole enjoy sitting down and drawing together, and both are insanely good at it.

Nya and Skylor go out shopping together and Nya sits and braids Skylors hair for her all the time while they rant about stupid stuff her brother/Jay have done.

Jay loves when it rains, it reminds him of Nya. (//leaves)

Zane often won’t sleep, so he’ll sit up and bake or talk quietly to Pixal about things that might be bothering him, or just about random stuff in general or about how much he cares about her/the team.

Echo Zane will randomly walk up to everyone and quickly hug them(like that scene from Yuri on Ice).

Dareth is hella gay for Ronin and Jay knows.

Zane is like the team therapist sometimes and Jay always comes to him for advice about anything.


And that’s all lol

I’ve found that whether it be with lovers, family or friends distance is one of the hardest things two people ever have to go through.
It’s not even the physical side in which you cannot touch one another but more the mental strain. The longing to have them there, to make memories with them. To be able to message them and meet up like it’s nothing. To hear there voice and see them smile and laugh without it being through a screen or a phone call.
I hope that people know how lucky they are to live so close to those people, to be able to see them whenever they like. It honestly makes me jealous as I’d give anything to have that ability.
Thought there is one thing that makes long distance so special and that’s you always appreciate the time you do get with them and know that one day you will see them again.
Distance can bring out some of the strongest connections with people, as if you can survive being apart you can truly appreciate being together.
But through all of this there is always one thing that keeps me going, helps me deal with the miles between us, and that is that I know you’ll still be there and I know that when night falls we both look up at the same sky, at our stars, and we’re connected again.
And I know it’s sad but,
I feel like there’s some beauty in that.
—  Excerpts from a book I’ll never write //@smokeyeyesbrokenlife
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'Once Upon a Time' Bosses Deep Dive Into Season 7 Reboot
Everything you’ve wanted to know about the new locations, new characters, and returning beloved favorites

Once Upon a Time is undergoing a major overhaul heading into season 7, which means new characters, new locales, and even a new curse. To keep track of all the big changes, EW will bring you interviews with the cast — new and old — along with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis over the next two weeks until the ABC fairy tale drama’s return.

Once Upon a Time may look drastically different in its rebooted seventh season, but the DNA of the beloved fairy tale drama is still intact.

Here’s where we’re picking up with the new season: After Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own tale, he finds a different iteration of Cinderella (Dania Ramirez), with whom he eventually has a precocious daughter, Lucy (Alison Fernandez). But the family is torn apart when a new, yet familiar, cursetraps them and a trio of returning characters — former Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), one-handed pirate Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), and the Dark One Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) — as well as a quintet of new characters (see the full character rundown here) — in the Seattle neighborhood of Hyperion Heights.

On Monday, we gave you a primer on the show’s many changes, but to get more insight on the reasons behind the reboot, EW sat down with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis for a major deep dive on season 7. [Editor’s note: This interview was conducted in two parts, one of which included executive producer David H. Goodman. Portions of these interviews have previously appeared in other stories on EW.]

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was the first germ of an idea to take the show in this direction?
EDWARD KITSIS: The first time I really started to think about doing what we’ve been calling the requel — half reboot, half sequel — is around season 4. Every year we kind of reinvent the show, but for us personally, we felt like there was a six-year plan. Either these characters get a happy ending or they don’t, but at a certain point, it’s going to start feeling like we’re just stretching.
ADAM HOROWITZ: So around season 4, when we’d been on for a while and realized it looked like we’d be on for a little while more, the idea of a six-season plan for this first chapter of the story of these characters seemed like the right idea.
KITSIS: And I think for us, personally, we wanted to be able to end the show the way we wanted to with all the actors that we started with in the pilot. We didn’t want to just be like, “Oh, well, these people are sent off to an island and we’re still in Storybrooke.” We wanted to end it the way we envisioned it when we pitched the show. At the same respect, we felt like this was an idea that we still loved, we still had fun doing, we still had fun telling, and it felt like fairy tales in the real world are needed more today than they were when we started seven years ago, so in a world where superheroes can reboot, we thought, “Why not fairy tales?”

You’ve said before that the DNA of the show will still be intact. Can you expand on that?
HOROWITZ: I would never put us in the same category as this, but the analogy could be Star Wars in a sense, which is that you had these first couple of trilogies, they wrap, and now we’re in a new adventure. We have some of the same characters who are carrying over into it, and a bunch of new characters who are telling the story. So the DNA’s the same, and again, we’re not putting our toes in the league of Star Wars. That’s like one of our greatest inspirations ever, but—
KITSIS: But we are saying we’re stealing from their reboots. [Laughs] But I mean the general idea of “Here is Henry, here is Regina, here is Hook, and here is Rumple on a new adventure within a new book with new fairy tale characters” felt exciting to us.
HOROWITZ: When we talk about the DNA remaining the same, what I think we’re referring to is a few things. One thing we’re referring to is on a literal level. It’s still Henry. He’s older, but it’s still Henry. Then you have Regina and you’ve got Hook and you’ve got Rumplestiltskin, and those characters are all characters we’ve seen before in the first six seasons of the show, but the adventure and the emotional journey of those six seasons, we feel like we wrapped up the way we wanted to at the end of season 6. But now, you get to continue on new adventures with them and with some new characters.
KITSIS: And so what will be the same is we will be going back and forth between flashbacks and in an enchanted forest, and stories in the present modern world.

Via those flashbacks, are we going to see a lot of what has happened in the intervening years?
KITSIS: Yeah, we’re going to be flashing back to the time, as we showed, when Henry left home. We showed the teaser at Comic-Con this year. And we’re going to be flashing back to a new period. So we’re not going to be going back and showing, “Oh, this was the time before the [first] curse.” We’re in a new book with a new land, so we’ll be telling new origin stories as well as Henry’s epic adventure.

The flashbacks we saw in the Enchanted Forest in the finale, was that ourEnchanted Forest?
KITSIS: No.
HOROWITZ: This new Enchanted Forest that you glimpsed, as Henry says to Regina before he goes off on his adventures, it’s another realm. It’s another one of these books that has these stories and a different iteration. So, yes, we’re in a new forest.

Tell us about Hyperion Heights and how it’s different from what we were seeing with Storybrooke.
HOROWITZ: The main difference is Storybrooke was a self-contained small town that only contained the fairy tale characters and they were trapped there. Hyperion Heights is part of Seattle the way Brooklyn is part of New York. We’re in a city now, and it’s more densely populated, and it’s filled with both fairy tale characters and non-fairy tale characters, and that’s another interaction and vibe that we didn’t really have in Storybrooke, where it was all the cursed people. So for the first time in the show, we’re really seeing our fairy tale characters in the mix with real people, so there’s an element of, who is a fairy tale character, who isn’t a fairy tale character, and we’re dealing with a villain whose goal is quite different than we saw originally in Storybrooke, it was about trapping everyone in there. In this, we’re going to see that Lady Tremaine wants to push everybody away, wants to gentrify the neighborhood, so that all these characters are separated forever.

Can you speak to how different this curse is?
DAVID H.GOODMAN: In terms of Lady Tremaine’s motivations in Hyperion Heights, she’s sort of Regina Prime. She’s trying to figure out a way to scatter these fairy tale characters to the wind so they can’t be together. We’ve always seen when these characters get together, they always figure out how to beat the bad guys. She’s learning and standing on the backs of these other curses that have come before her to be as effective a villain as possible.
KITSIS: If she indeed cast it. That is the other thing. We said very clearly in the pilot of Once Upon a Time that Regina cast the curse, but what you will see this season is we don’t necessarily say that in the premiere.
HOROWITZ: So there are mysteries to be solved. What we hope for the audience is when they come in that hopefully we signal right away, and they accept it, is we’re not redoing season 1. There will be elements that are familiar that will echo it, but we’re hoping to take a left turn where we took a right this time.
KITSIS: This curse is going to be designed differently than the last one, and I think with the last one it was very clear it was the Queen and she wanted to keep everyone at a status quo and enjoy their misery every day. We’re going to enter a season much more like we did with the second part of season 3 where we’re not going to actually know who cast the curse and why, and that will be one of the mysteries. One of the other things is Hyperion Heights will much more reflect the world we’re living in today whereas Storybrooke kind of was its own timeless, you know, Capraesque little, small town.

So we’ll actually have technology?
KITSIS: We are going to have technology and juice bars and Instagram and robots.
HOROWITZ: And robots everywhere.
KITSIS: Jetpacks! No, but we are going to have technology.

Is this the type of curse that can be broken by true love’s kiss, or will heroes have to figure out something else?
KITSIS: You’re assuming that we break the curse this year, which we may or may not, and you’re assuming that the heroes didn’t cast it, which we don’t know also. So I would say that hopefully who cast the curse and what’s going on and what the end goals are is an intriguing mystery for the audience to watch this season.

You have done a relatively large time jump. Is there anything you can say as to just how far ahead we are, both in flashbacks and in Hyperion Heights?
HOROWITZ: I would say that it’s not as simple as it appears, and we get into that in the first couple of episodes.
KITSIS: I would say as long as it takes Henry to go from Jared to Andrew.
HOROWITZ: But it’s not as simple as it looks, because we’re not in the year 2030.
KITSIS: Yes, we’re not doing sci-fi. As we’ve said in the past, some realms move at their own time.
HOROWITZ: But we get into how all that works very quickly, but the present-day Hyperion Heights, Seattle stuff takes place in 2017.

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September Book of the Month!

Hello everyone, it’s time to announce what book we’ll all be reading for the month of September! 

The results of the poll were:

  1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee ›› 15 votes
  2. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon ›› 9 votes
  3. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken ›› 4 votes

this means that The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee will be our September pick! 

This being our September pick means that we’re reading it during the month of September. However, you don’t have to start it exactly on September 1th or anything. The idea is to start and finish this book within the month of September, so that we can all talk about it during the same period of time.  

Some extra info on getting a copy of this book: right now this book isn’t out yet in the UK, but it will be on August 10th! So don’t worry, if you want a UK copy, you’ll still be able to get your copy in time! 

If you still have questions about anything, feel free to ask them! Our ask is always open. 

We do have a question for you all though. See, we’ll need a hashtag that we can use, so we can see all your posts on our book for September, but instead of just picking ‘september book pick’ as hashtag, we thought it would be cool if you guys send in cool/creative hashtag ideas! (preferably ones that would make some sense regarding a bookclub and/or the book we’re reading) We’ll pick the one we like most as our hashtag for discussing this book! 

Also, please let us know if you’re planning on participating! We’re really curious to see how many people will be joining us. We would be really grateful if you would reblog this to spread the word.

Once Upon a Time bosses deep dive into season 7 reboot (1/4)

Once Upon a Time may look drastically different in its rebooted seventh season, but the DNA of the beloved fairy tale drama is still intact.

Here’s where we’re picking up with the new season: After Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own tale, he finds a different iteration of Cinderella (Dania Ramirez), with whom he eventually has a precocious daughter, Lucy (Alison Fernandez). But the family is torn apart when a new, yet familiar, curse traps them and a trio of returning characters — former Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), one-handed pirate Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), and the Dark One Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) — as well as a quintet of new characters (see the full character rundown here) — in the Seattle neighborhood of Hyperion Heights.

On Monday, we gave you a primer on the show’s many changes, but to get more insight on the reasons behind the reboot, EW sat down with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis for a major deep dive on season 7. [Editor’s note: This interview was conducted in two parts, one of which included executive producer David H. Goodman. Portions of these interviews have previously appeared in other stories on EW.]

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was the first germ of an idea to take the show in this direction?
EDWARD KITSIS: The first time I really started to think about doing what we’ve been calling the requel — half reboot, half sequel — is around season 4. Every year we kind of reinvent the show, but for us personally, we felt like there was a six-year plan. Either these characters get a happy ending or they don’t, but at a certain point, it’s going to start feeling like we’re just stretching.
ADAM HOROWITZ: So around season 4, when we’d been on for a while and realized it looked like we’d be on for a little while more, the idea of a six-season plan for this first chapter of the story of these characters seemed like the right idea.
KITSIS: And I think for us, personally, we wanted to be able to end the show the way we wanted to with all the actors that we started with in the pilot. We didn’t want to just be like, “Oh, well, these people are sent off to an island and we’re still in Storybrooke.” We wanted to end it the way we envisioned it when we pitched the show. At the same respect, we felt like this was an idea that we still loved, we still had fun doing, we still had fun telling, and it felt like fairy tales in the real world are needed more today than they were when we started seven years ago, so in a world where superheroes can reboot, we thought, “Why not fairy tales?”

You’ve said before that the DNA of the show will still be intact. Can you expand on that?
HOROWITZ: I would never put us in the same category as this, but the analogy could be Star Wars in a sense, which is that you had these first couple of trilogies, they wrap, and now we’re in a new adventure. We have some of the same characters who are carrying over into it, and a bunch of new characters who are telling the story. So the DNA’s the same, and again, we’re not putting our toes in the league of Star Wars. That’s like one of our greatest inspirations ever, but—
KITSIS: But we are saying we’re stealing from their reboots. [Laughs] But I mean the general idea of “Here is Henry, here is Regina, here is Hook, and here is Rumple on a new adventure within a new book with new fairy tale characters” felt exciting to us.
HOROWITZ: When we talk about the DNA remaining the same, what I think we’re referring to is a few things. One thing we’re referring to is on a literal level. It’s still Henry. He’s older, but it’s still Henry. Then you have Regina and you’ve got Hook and you’ve got Rumplestiltskin, and those characters are all characters we’ve seen before in the first six seasons of the show, but the adventure and the emotional journey of those six seasons, we feel like we wrapped up the way we wanted to at the end of season 6. But now, you get to continue on new adventures with them and with some new characters.
KITSIS: And so what will be the same is we will be going back and forth between flashbacks and in an enchanted forest, and stories in the present modern world.

Via those flashbacks, are we going to see a lot of what has happened in the intervening years?
KITSIS: Yeah, we’re going to be flashing back to the time, as we showed, when Henry left home. We showed the teaser at Comic-Con this year. And we’re going to be flashing back to a new period. So we’re not going to be going back and showing, “Oh, this was the time before the [first] curse.” We’re in a new book with a new land, so we’ll be telling new origin stories as well as Henry’s epic adventure.

The flashbacks we saw in the Enchanted Forest in the finale, was that our Enchanted Forest?
KITSIS: No.
HOROWITZ: This new Enchanted Forest that you glimpsed, as Henry says to Regina before he goes off on his adventures, it’s another realm. It’s another one of these books that has these stories and a different iteration. So, yes, we’re in a new forest.

Tell us about Hyperion Heights and how it’s different from what we were seeing with Storybrooke.
HOROWITZ: The main difference is Storybrooke was a self-contained small town that only contained the fairy tale characters and they were trapped there. Hyperion Heights is part of Seattle the way Brooklyn is part of New York. We’re in a city now, and it’s more densely populated, and it’s filled with both fairy tale characters and non-fairy tale characters, and that’s another interaction and vibe that we didn’t really have in Storybrooke, where it was all the cursed people. So for the first time in the show, we’re really seeing our fairy tale characters in the mix with real people, so there’s an element of, who is a fairy tale character, who isn’t a fairy tale character, and we’re dealing with a villain whose goal is quite different than we saw originally in Storybrooke, it was about trapping everyone in there. In this, we’re going to see that Lady Tremaine wants to push everybody away, wants to gentrify the neighborhood, so that all these characters are separated forever.

Can you speak to how different this curse is?
DAVID H.GOODMAN: In terms of Lady Tremaine’s motivations in Hyperion Heights, she’s sort of Regina Prime. She’s trying to figure out a way to scatter these fairy tale characters to the wind so they can’t be together. We’ve always seen when these characters get together, they always figure out how to beat the bad guys. She’s learning and standing on the backs of these other curses that have come before her to be as effective a villain as possible.
KITSIS: If she indeed cast it. That is the other thing. We said very clearly in the pilot of Once Upon a Time that Regina cast the curse, but what you will see this season is we don’t necessarily say that in the premiere.
HOROWITZ: So there are mysteries to be solved. What we hope for the audience is when they come in that hopefully we signal right away, and they accept it, is we’re not redoing season 1. There will be elements that are familiar that will echo it, but we’re hoping to take a left turn where we took a right this time.
KITSIS: This curse is going to be designed differently than the last one, and I think with the last one it was very clear it was the Queen and she wanted to keep everyone at a status quo and enjoy their misery every day. We’re going to enter a season much more like we did with the second part of season 3 where we’re not going to actually know who cast the curse and why, and that will be one of the mysteries. One of the other things is Hyperion Heights will much more reflect the world we’re living in today whereas Storybrooke kind of was its own timeless, you know, Capraesque little, small town.

So we’ll actually have technology?
KITSIS: We are going to have technology and juice bars and Instagram and robots.
HOROWITZ: And robots everywhere.
KITSIS: Jetpacks! No, but we are going to have technology.

Is this the type of curse that can be broken by true love’s kiss, or will heroes have to figure out something else?
KITSIS: You’re assuming that we break the curse this year, which we may or may not, and you’re assuming that the heroes didn’t cast it, which we don’t know also. So I would say that hopefully who cast the curse and what’s going on and what the end goals are is an intriguing mystery for the audience to watch this season.

You have done a relatively large time jump. Is there anything you can say as to just how far ahead we are, both in flashbacks and in Hyperion Heights?
HOROWITZ: I would say that it’s not as simple as it appears, and we get into that in the first couple of episodes.
KITSIS: I would say as long as it takes Henry to go from Jared to Andrew.
HOROWITZ: But it’s not as simple as it looks, because we’re not in the year 2030.
KITSIS: Yes, we’re not doing sci-fi. As we’ve said in the past, some realms move at their own time.
HOROWITZ: But we get into how all that works very quickly, but the present-day Hyperion Heights, Seattle stuff takes place in 2017.

x

I’m yours tonight

A/N: New story! Oh god it’s been so long. I have been busy with everything
so I didn’t have time to finish my works. I have so many unfinished stories on my list but i’m currently working on it. Anyway, thanks for reading! :)

Warning: This story contains smut. Kind of like that. But the idea is inscribed in the story and it’s mostly fluff, so yeah. It also contains vulgar words so watch out.

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Top Ten Underrated Quotes from "The Fault in Our Stars"
fightingthefeelings submitted to quoted-booksRequest: could you maybe post one of the most overlooked, underrated, “non-quoted” quotes or sayings from the fault in our stars by john green? just in one of those…moods. We do tend to hear the same quotes from this novel over and over. I still like them, but I like the idea of finding more underrated quotes! So here are some of my favorites I don’t see all over Tumblr! Some you probably still have heard, but I like them anyway! Hope this helps!  I’ll post the separately too throughout the next couple of weeks. Just don’t like to do too many of the same author at at time! :) 1. What a slut time is. She screws everybody. 2. Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. 3. Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile. 4. But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves 5. And I wondered if hurdlers ever thought, you know, ‘This would go faster if we just got rid of the hurdles. 6. You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are. 7. “I fear oblivion,” he said without a moment’s pause. “I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.”
“Too soon,” Isaac said, cracking a smile.
“Was that insensitive?” Augustus asked. “I can be pretty blind to other people’s feelings.” 
8. “Some wars,” he said dismissively. “What am I at war with? My cancer. And what is my cancer? My cancer is me. The tumors are made of me. They’re made of me as surely as my brain and my heart is made of me. It is a civil war, Hazel Grace, with a predetermined winner.” 9. Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn’t unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn’t want to. 10. Augustus Waters,“ I said, looking up at him, thinking that you cannot kiss anyone in the Anne Frank House, and then thinking that Anne Frank, after all, kissed someone in the Anne Frank House, and that she would probably like nothing more than for her home to have become a place where the young and irreparably broken sink into love. There you have it! I tagged it with spoilers just in case someone has been living under a rock haha but these are the ones I like that are not as popular!
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I would like to share with you [the most amazing book]

The Silence of the Lambs Thomas Harris

“Do you think if you caught Buffalo Bill yourself and if you made Catherine all right, you could make the lambs stop screaming?”

anonymous asked:

Going by the book she's reading and the lyrics to "Apathy" by Beyoncé that she's dancing to, Elise may or may not be going through some shit lol

Y’all really read into things… let’s just mind our own business.

Stan culture in this fandom is the absolute worst. The same people screaming that Elise deserves better are the ones who shit on Natasha for even mentioning another co-star or role. Why can’t we be happy and proud and want the best for both of them? I hate scrolling through social media sometimes

I’m sorry you follow the wrong people s:

Lol apparently going to Pride means you are a stalker…. you would have been a stalker if you had waited only for Natasha after the parade and hunted her for a picture. Also if I remember correctly, you didn’t even care when you couldn’t go to the cinema for the premiere, if you were a stalker you would have been super angry since they are probably going to be there.

Haha. Over a million people attend Toronto Pride each year. Your chances of even seeing Natasha (even in the parade) are slim. Wouldn’t exactly call that stalking.

Nah I don’t think it’s stalkerish to look for someone in a public event that they said they were attending.  Also I got tickets now so yay XD Anyways, now that this convo is over, thanks for the discussion~

“The Fault in Our Stars” by Ezekiel-Thrash
“A desert blessing, and ocean curse.” -Augustus Waters

I fell in love with this book even when I dismissed it as some YA romance novel, thinking it was the same love story that seem to follow a generic formula over and over again. But when I finished it, it wasn’t just that there was a tragedy of cancer thrown in as a plot point, it showed this raw world that questioned what bravery is and how the fear of oblivion should be reevaluated. My mom went through the same hell and it tore her apart as well as her family. Sometimes the hero isn’t the loud and showy victor of some obstacle, sometimes it’s the slow, monotonous daily life filled with circumstances and choices. Thank you John Green and Esther Earl, for showing us this world of yours. 

No, they haven’t approached drugs at all the right way. I’m upset, for example, that the MIAMI VICEs of the world look at drug offenders the same way we looked at insane people 300 years ago. What emotional things are we doing to those people who need a substance to get by? We should be examining that, not the criminal aspect of drugs. It may be that unless our world becomes more perfect some people are always going to need mood changers.
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Gene Roddenberry in an interview in the 1980s with Allan Asherman, printed in The Star Trek Interview Book (1988)

I love that Gene Roddenberry was talking about addiction as a mental health issue in the 1980s and acknowledging how mental illness is not just an individual issue, but also a social and systemic one.

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Orange Is The New Black”

  1. The episode title is stated at some point in every episode.

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  2. Jodie Foster directed the first episode of Season 2.

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  3. Beth Fowler, who plays Sister Ingalls, didn’t need to do much prep to play a nun. She was in Sister Act and Sister Act 2.

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  4. Kate Mulgrew (Red) played the mother of Taylor Schilling (Piper) on the TV series Mercy from 2009 to 2010.

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  5. This is the real Alex Vause. Her name is Catherine Cleary Wolters. Notice the glasses.

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  6. Orange Is the New Black Season 2 was released the same day as the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, and the book makes a cameo.

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  7. Laura Prepon originally auditioned for the role of Piper.

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  8. In the book on which the series is based, Kerman talks about the demographics in prison and says there was “one tiny Chinese woman in her sixties.”

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  9. Those are real inmates in the opening credits.

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  10. That Crying Woman Is Always On The Phone

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FOLLOW SPREE (again)

I see a lot of the same people on my dash and i need some new faces. Last time I did this I narrowed it to spn but this time I’ll just list some of my fandoms. Reblog this if you post all or some of them and I’ll check you out!! :)

  • supernatural
  • doctor who 
  • sherlock
  • merlin
  • harry potter
  • once upon a time
  • marvel
  • the fault in our stars
  • the hunger games
  • rick riordan books

yeahp that sounds good. :P

imjusthereforthelions replied to your post:Dear Tumblr Staff: I really, really really…

My mom is currently dying of cancer. I looked up John Green and it told me merely that he wrote a book with a character who has cancer. If you are emotionally comfortable with explaining your Green-related feelings, I would appreciate it. Stay great!

This is only my opinion.  No insult is intended to those who are fans of his, or those who have been helped through his works.  If it works for you, it’s all good, and bless you!

That being said, my problem is in many ways less about John Green and more about how the establishment has fallen over itself to laud John Green for CHANGING THE FACE OF YA.

YA was a genre that was dominated, for a very, very long time, by female writers and female readers.  Having worked in libraries and bookstores for my entire adult life before heading into banking and finance, I saw this firsthand.  The YA shelves were filled with books by girls, for girls, the icons of those shelves were female oriented and female structured, and to no one’s shock, they were therefore regarded as, well, ‘girl things.’

John Green wrote a book about teens with cancer.  And suddenly, it’s like the YA section is SAVED.  There’s something WORTHWHILE over there!  It’s no longer a CESSPIT OF SILLY GIRL THINGS, because JOHN GREEN.

See, the thing is?  I grew up with Lurlene McDaniel.

Anyone?  Anyone know who Ms. McDaniel is?  You might.  She wrote about eighty novels for young adults, almost all about girls, almost all about teenagers dying.  Dying of cancer.  Dying of AIDs.  Dying of Leukemia, that was a big one.  My best friend Angela had all of them.  ALL OF THEM.  I never understood the appeal, but they served a purpose.

They let kids, especially girls, feel.  They gave an outlet for all those confused, tangled emotions that teenagers undergo, and that society frowns on.  Girls are accused of being hysterical, or irrational, or the best one, 'that time of the month.’  emotions make people nervous. But Angela could read this book, about a teenage candy striper in love with a boy dying of AIDs, and cry as much as she wanted.

Fic serves the same purpose, for many of us.  Find yourself some angst, and feel something.

But John Green does 'kids dying of cancer’ and it’s a frickin’ literary CAUSE.  It’s the second coming.  And it frustrates the heck out of me.

Also we are coming up on the anniversary of my mother’s death and I’m a cynical bitch who doesn’t want to hear any more about “Our Fault is in the FLIPPING Stars”