book: some of our stars are the same

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 💖💖💖😍😍😍

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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there-is-a-hole-in-your-mind  asked:

Have you read any Star Trek books? If Yes, which ones?

I haven’t! Have you? What books would you recommend?

I actually just started watching it due to feeling inspired by my mom retelling our adventure in Disney when I was a toddler and threw a fit on the bridge of the Enterprise (the same bridge from the first show). There’s some video of it but I’m not sure where the vhs is. I was a brat but I was a toddler.

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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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.

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.

anonymous asked:

is this the real John Green or is this fake....?

Well, there are a lot of people named John Green, but assuming you mean the one who has made some YA books and educational YouTube videos: I am both.

I mean, it is the real me, in the sense that I am in my basement typing this sitting in the very same chair in which I wrote much of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns and a couple chapters of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. It’s a black leather chair with an ottoman, and the nicest piece of furniture we own. And like I am definitely the same physical creature and everything who is that other John Green who made the stuff that you liked or didn’t like while sitting in this same chair.

But I am also not that person, because of course I must be restrained and thoughtful in all kinds of ways that I wouldn’t be if I weren’t conscious of having to be this, as you call it, “real John Green.” I’m very lucky to have an audience that will care about what I say, but that also means trying to wait until I actually know what I think before I say anything, because it’s very difficult to change your mind in public online, because everyone can forever access what you used to think and argue that you must still think it. 

So like you’re right about it being fake insofar as it is certainly constructed: There are parts of my life I don’t share on the Internet, but isn’t that true for most people’s online expression? It’s always a measured and kind of performed self, you know?

Like, you want to blog about the stuff you’re passionate about, but you want to do so in a way that will make other people who are passionate about the same stuff like and respect you. Do I want Dr. Joia Mukherjee of Partners in Health to like my videos about poverty and health? YES, and I’m sure there’s a bit of fakery involved in trying to win her heart.

So in the end it isn’t quite the “real” me who I am in my private moments alone with my computer or a book or whatever, because then I am not thinking about to perform my self; I’m thinking about what I’m reading or listening to, and in doing so being my self. 

I guess the answer to your question is that I am really doing my best to be myself, but that there are facets of my self that I don’t want to be publicly, and I hope that’s okay. 

I thought all of this would go away in middle school, and maybe it should’ve, but for me it hasn’t.

Also, it occurs to me that I may have slightly overanswered your question.


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?”

mansmindmedic  asked:


Who shops for groceries?

Hannibal. Though Clarice comes along sometimes, just for something to do. 

Who kills the spiders?

Hannibal has no qualms about squishing spiders. Clarice doesn’t either, but she will go out of her way to get bugs out of the house happy and unharmed. 

Who comes home drunk at 3 am?

While that’s not something that I think either of them would do, I think Clarice would be more likely to do it. Clarice isn’t a heavy drinker, but Hannibal knows his alcohol tolerance better. 

Who makes breakfast?

Hannibal. Though that doesn’t mean Clarice hasn’t tried to cook before—it ended in a kitchen catastrophe. A fire in the oven and flour everywhere. Hannibal probably found it endearing.

Who remembers to feed the fish?

They both would, if they had fish. When he feelt like it, Hannibal would drop a few flakes in the tank. Clarice would be meticulous about it, though, never missing the proper time to feed them. 

Who decorates the apartment?

Again, I think that would be both of them. Hannibal values Clarice’s opinion above just about everyone’s, and Clarice would not live in an apartment if it looked anything like how Hannibal’s house looks. She wouldn’t want all the skulls and weird ass paintings (like the one of the lady being fucked by a swan??).  

Who initiates duets?

Singing—that would be Clarice. She would normally start out by humming the lyrics and then she’d sing them—usually they consist of Amy Winehouse or The Beatles. As for duets, I don’t think Hannibal would sing along usually. Maybe hum along. Perhaps he’d sing if Clarice urged him to. 

Who falls asleep first?

Hannibal usually does—Clarice will always have trouble sleeping. Even if her nightmares ceased, the anticipation for one would always be there. On her particularly restless nights, Hannibal may stay awake with her.

“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. 

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!

The Brain Scoop:
Shark Weapons

It warms my heart to see stars aligning and the pages of history books deepening because of cross-disciplinary collaborations. When Joshua Drew - an ocean conservation biologist - along with his colleagues heard about the Kiribati weapons from our Anthropology collections at the Museum, scientists from a variety of departments came together to formally identify and document the particular species associated with each artifact.

Their finds were surprising: out of 8 different types of sharks’ teeth used for decorative and intimidating purposes, only 6 of those species are found in the same area of the Pacific Islands today. Not only does this raise some questions about shifting species distributions but it also serves as a humbling reminder of how museum collections can be used hundreds of years in the future in ways that are impossible to predict. 

This is No. 3 in our five consecutive calendar days dedicated to programming about predatory cartilaginous fishes - you can watch the first two videos here! 

whopraysoverus-deactivated20141  asked:

“Smooch!” -okay I couldn't help it-

Send “Smooch!” for a reaction to my muse suddenly being kissed by yours.

Clarice was…surprised by the sudden kiss. She made a small sound (one along the lines of a startled “meep,” if that was a word…) Clarice was obviously not used to these kind of gestures—she was more used to unwelcome gazes taking in her backside, not tender expressions of affection (if that’s what this was, of course; that’s what kisses usually were).

She was quite a bit shorter than the doctor, so when she looked at him again, she had to look up. “Ehm—thank you..?” she said finally, rather unsure what to say. What was she supposed to say? ‘That was nice?’ or something about lips?

To spare herself from embarrassment, she just offered him a rather shy smile.


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”

I do not like “love stories” because I think they are mushy and give people unrealistic expectations in their love life. However, The Fault in Our Stars has to be the most pretentious “love story” yet. The way John Green portrays the same young girl with some type of disorder, and some young nerdy guy is ridiculous. He’s giving yet another unrealistic expectation to young girls, and making them think they need to fall in love to be happy. This book is highly overrated, as is John himself. His writings are below average, which is why they are so popular in the teen community.  I’m tired of seeing quotes posted by all these hipster girls thinking this book has some true deep meaning, when it’s just mediocrity honestly. I’m not trying to offend anyone who likes this book, I truly do not understand why this man is so popular. (Also the quote in the picture above….THAT’S HOW EVERYONE FALLS ASLEEP! 

Dear Mr. Roddenberry,

…1) Undoubtedly you will want to improve the image of women on the Enterprise and in Federation society as well. One of the worst examples of how women were portrayed was in “Who Mourns for Adonais.” In this episode Lt. Carolyn Palamas, who is supposed to be a competent archaeologist and anthropologist, promptly forgets all her training when she first catches sight of the handsome alien, Apollo.

Only a lecture from the good captain keeps her from losing all touch with reality. Worse still is the way this affects Mr. Scott (who was in love with her at the time), who is prompted to acts of blind fury, thus endangering himself as the others. It has been said that a chain is only as good as its weakest link. Therefore if Star Fleet was staffed with many Lt. Palamases it would surely fall apart without any help from the Romulans and the Klingons. Same for society.

Subpoint 1. One thing you might not have thought of that could do a great deal to improve the status of women in Star Fleet and the believability factor is to change the women’s uniforms to pant uniforms like the men’s…on the socio-political side: the present mini-skirt uniforms make it clear to the women officers, (even Lt. Uhura) who really “wears the pants” on this starship.

Subpoint 2. Another element that would improve the image of women and Capt. Kirk as well is the idea of Kirk as a “cosmic womanizer.”…In practically every other episode some attractive (what other kind were there) female invariably tumbles into Kirk’s arms.

The cumulative effect is that a) all women are helpless little things and need to be protected, and b) this Capt. Kirk is very superficial in his relationships with women and does not regard them seriously. Also, the effect is that he is not a mature human being…

…3) If you really enjoy challenges you might want to try to have some homosexually oriented crewmembers. Because if we can understand and tolerate other life forms and cultures, we can do the same for our own people who choose a different lifestyle…


- excerpts from a letter by Amy Foller (San Carlos, CA) printed in Susan Sackett’s 1977 book Letters to Star Trek.

While obviously I’d take issue with her depiction of homosexuality as a choice, her overall analysis and pleas to Roddenberry to improve women’s costumes, tone down the gender stereotypes, and include gay characters are so awesome!

It also shows that people at the time or very soon after TOS aired who expressed similar concerns to the ones expressed by me and other female, feminist and allied Trek fans. As far as I’m concerned, that reinforces the argument that we shouldn’t just let the aspects that bother us go unmentioned on the excuse that “it’s a product of it’s time”. 

This letter shows we’re part of a long tradition of women who love Star Trek wanting more for the women characters and trying to push the show into better representing our capabilities and diversity.

anonymous asked:

why do you hate john green?

tbh if I say I hate him I’m probably over reaction but at the same time his writing in the fault in our stars is some of the worst cringiest tosh I’ve ever read in my life i actually found my old copy this weekend at my cousins and I read some of it again and understood why It made me so angry. i feel like john green has used cancer and teenagers being ‘in love’ as a story line to make 14 year olds buy the book. also he repeatedly makes references to how hazel is this sort of different girl who likes video games as if you can only be loved if you’re some sort of special fucking snowflake oh my god it fucks me off so much that this man is trying to make girls who are girly seem boring and not unique therefore unlovable ugh