i live here book

…I hate myself. I feel like an idiot saying it because, blah, blah, teen angst, boo hoo, but I do. I hate myself. Almost all the time. I try not to tell anyone because I don’t want to burden them, but I feel like I’m falling farther and farther away from them. Like the well’s getting deeper and I’m running out of energy to climb it and any minute now, any second, it’s going to stop being worth even trying.
—  The Rest of Us Just Live Here

I read this book quite a while ago, but let me say… it was so good and funny. It also focuses on some major topics- like sexuality and mental disorders- all in a post apocalyptic world. It focuses on the everyday people, not just your heros. I personally loved this book and the way Patrick Ness writes his books is so enjoyable. I recommend giving it a read if you haven’t. Also I really like the cover of this book. It’s another great reason to get this book. 😊

Fangirl Problem #12

Hating mundane things you loved like school (university) work, shopping or being with friends because it takes time away from your anime binge watching, manga marathoning, and late night book reading. 

Originally posted by barbara-stanwyck

Becuase honestly you would always choose to live in this fictional world with your fictional loves because they are real to us, and honestly, everything is better with them around. 

Let me live in their world just a little longer

Originally posted by beautiful-mind92

Im rewatching “Horton Hears a Who!” and it’s so interesting and so reflecting of the actual world, how the Kangaroo uses “Think about the children!” argument to dismiss Horton’s words about the particle (and basically attempt to commit genocide) and how it’s not until a kid, JoJo and Rudy, finally decides to speak that the adults realise the masacre they were going to commit against a minority (represented in the Whos)

anonymous asked:

No we don't sell lettuce or bananas at a bookstore. Yes I'm sure. No produce is sold here. We only sell books.Yes I'm sure we only sell books. I understand you live 45 minutes from here but coming to the campus bookstore for produce is useless bc we only sell books. Yes I'm sure. I'm transferring you to our sister campus bookstore bc I don't wanna deal with your dumb ass.

So, a few days ago, me and the box set were rehashing old wounds and groaning about the hunger games like the 90-year-olds that we are, and then this happened:

Let me set the scene for you:

Picture yourself in this very alt!dark!timeline that we’re living in and imagine that Catching Fire, the book that talks about igniting a revolution, led by a woman of color is published circa January of 2016. Try to imagine that you’re reading this story of a woman of color that is thrown into despicable circumstances by a despicable government that is oppressing and systematically killing her people; sit for a second and try to recreate the feeling it produces to finish this book  with her, your mangled and bruised woman lead throwing an arrow into a force field essentially exposing the government and its  bullshit while the rest of the country, the more oppressed parts of it, riot and fight for their rights too. Imagine your anger at the man of color telling you, the reader and the heroine in this story (because you’re both as you read), that the fucked up government blew up your home because you exposed them. 

Now, imagine that you’re reading this in 2016, as you watch CNN and other news outlets comment and inform you about the US election. 

November of 2016 comes to this alt!dark!timeline and the timeline becomes the worst you could have imagined. Cheetohman has won. But you go to your Catching Fire book about a pending revolution and think about Katniss, and how you feel about her story, and about how no matter the twists that the Capitol has planned for her, she keeps fighting back and trying to choose. Think about your leading lady in this story saying that a life of pretending is the government’s design, not hers. Think about President Corn-what’shisname- Snow, and his resemblance to an Orange whathisname douchebag, think about the quiet threats, about how the President shows up to her fucking house to tell her she can’t kiss someone outside of the person the government allows her to, or otherwise the boy she kissed and everyone she loves will die. Think about the fact that every time she claims something as hers, the government breaks it

Sounds familiar?

And here comes the interesting part that I’m trying to make you think about here: 

Mockingjay comes out. 

Mockingjay comes out and it tells you that resisting is futile; no matter what you are fucked up, and everyone around you dies. Your innocent sister, the girl you wanted to live in a better world than the one you lived in, dies anyway. The man of color, your best friend, who SO wanted to fight for his rights and for the safety of everyone in the country ends up being blamed for everything that went wrong in your life. The district that gave the protagonists asylum as refugees and gave the resistance the tools it needed (i.e, the guys that are supposed to be the good guys), turn out to be worse than the government. 

You could totally weed out fascists depending on their points of view about The Hunger Games trilogy then.

  • Did you think it was okay for the resistance to be painted as worse than Snow’s dictatorship, and that the fight for your rights in a system that is already violent to you should be solved without any noise whatsoever and maintain peace, when the government was bombing your homes? Where have I heard that before?
  • Would you cheer/be sympathetic to the white supremacists of the Capitol and upper districts that killed people for fun and were trained to do so because they viewed the minority districts as less than human? Wow, riveting. 
  • Do you think the man of color, who has been systematically oppressed and wants freedom for his country, is too angry? Hmmmm, interesting!
  • Are you comfortable with the woman of color being terribly attacked by a white blonde man, and that the text never acknowledges that even though said white blonde man was under the effect of drugs, trauma, etc, attacking her and almost killing her was wrong? Instead, the text blames the lead woman of color and criticizes her for not being more attentive to said white blonde man while she’s trying to take care of her mental health?? Gee, wonder why that is?
  • Are you comfortable, once again, that said white blonde man who is still under the effects of drugs, trauma, etc, tells your leading woman of color that she is a “target and a mutt”, and once again, the text never acknowledges that him saying that was wrong? And when it does (because the leading man of color tells the protagonist that) your leading lady is still traumatized enough to believe herself less than human? Astounding!
  • Do you think it’s okay for a white drunk man to tell the lead woman of color he’s mentoring that she could live a thousand lives and never deserve a white male? Please tell me more about it!
  • Are you comfortable with the woman of color, leader of the revolution, being punished for her choices just because these choices were outside of the system’s expectations? Jesus, ain’t that something.  (In case you need a reminder because we’re all old now: volunteering to save her sister’s life and then she dies anyway, choosing to hold out rebellion berries and then she’s forced into another set of games, choosing the man of color and then having him whipped within an inch of his life, choosing to be the mockingjay and fight the revolution, and then losing everything) 
  • Are you okay with the leading woman of color in this story ending up depressed and wanting to kill herself with a pill, because the government killed the only person she knew she loved, but ALL IS OKAY, because babies happen that she spent the whole text saying she was too scared to have? Tell me about it
  • Do you think Effie Trinket, the woman with all the privilege in the world who laughs at starving children, and uses the now rising faces of the rebellion as commodities and for her benefit, is redeemable? Incredible!
  • Do you think Mockingjay is a satisfying conclusion to a story about violated rights and much needed revolution, even though NO ONE who orchestrated this regime faces justice? Why is that? Tell me more. 

If Mockingjay’s conclusion were released in this day and age, in this terrible alt!dark!timeline, as Ashley replied after this conversation: 

But we’ll never know now, will we?