no one really reads these

I haven’t read that article from io9 yet, the one about really colonizing the solar system as in The Expanse. I’m hesitant because I disagree so strongly with one element of the worldbuilding in The Expanse: that capitalism would still exist like in today’s form.

It’s just not realistic. We would have blown ourselves back to the Bronze Age long before colonizing the solar system. If we ever make it out there, we’ll need to have a more rational, humane, and long-range-planning-oriented political and economic system. Crony capitalism is no way getting us to Jupiter.

So I disagree with it non-fictionally, but it makes for a ripping good story fictionally. “The stars are better off without us,” indeed.

anonymous asked:

See that's what most people get wrong about the Hades/Persephone story. He only kidnapped her the first time but then realised what he done was wrong like 5 minutes later and was like "That was wrong you can go" but she actually loved him and didn't want to leave him. Then Demeter was like "give me back my daughter" and wouldn't let anything grow until she returned. So Persephone agreed to spend 6 months of the year with her mother and 6 with her husband Hades.

Thank you for clearing that up for me!!! I haven’t read the story since middle school (and even then I don’t think the packet we read ever mentioned consent) so my memory on it had been really foggy xP

That explains that one post I read where someone pitched the idea for a sitcom about the Greek gods and Hades and Persephone had a healthy relationship and I was confused af about it. This makes sense now!! Thank you!

anonymous asked:

Look at Mina being the caring gf to Nayeon 0:43 helping her on the longboard! youtu(.)be/mDsJ0M6CsJE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsJ0M6CsJE&feature=youtu.be

They’re so soft I love them

Anonymous said to incorrecttwicequotes: Today my friend asked me to show him kpop songs because I listen to it a lot and he got interested in getting to know it. But, when it was Like Ooh Ahh’s turn he remembered having listened to this song before, and it was on my car, and he said that it was at that moment and this song specifically that made him want to listen to kpop in the first place! Just wanted to share the power of our girls, once more.

Twice is an unstoppable force

Anonymous said to incorrecttwicequotes: So, I finally read Gold Dust… I’m not one who reads fan fictions often, but that one was really good. I feel feels and I don’t like it

Seriously, the author of Gold Dust is amazing, I love their work. 

namo-or-death said to incorrecttwicequotes: I’ve been noticing a trend on the quote submissions I’ve sent and people really seem to like saida ones. Their interactions are just so meme-able.

Saida are indeed a very popular and memey ship. The saida submission you sent me about ‘I love God on Sundays’ got noticed on twitter actually, I remember seeing it on my timeline and being like "wait a minute.”

anonymous asked:

i'm currently re-reading IT by stephen king and i would highly recommend it, just like all his books, if you like that "king atmosphere" you would really enjoy the books too. i'm planning on finishing the book before the new movie comes out and i had to start recently because it's a really long one lol

the only books i’ve read all the way through by stephen king are carrie and pet sematary and pet sematary creeped me out so much i almost had to pull a joey from friends and stick it in the freezer.

typical-binge-watcher  asked:

I just read One Hell of a Guy. I really procrastinated it because I didn't know if I was ready to read something like it after the god awful finale. But I absolutely love it. Stefan watching over Caroline and Damon is what i wish we got in the finale. And I cried when reading chapter 5. Caroline pouring her heart out to Stefan in the crypt and she knew he was listening. I didn't realize how much I needed that. It was very emotional but I appreciate that you wrote something like it so thank you

Wow thank you so much! Really messages like this are the reason I started writing the fic in the first place because I wanted it to be therapeutic for everyone. I wanted to find a way to cope with Caroline needing to move on and kind of “fixing” the things we missed in the finale (like Stefan watching over her) so it’s helped me feel at peace too with the finale. I also cried while writing chapter 5 which is crazy for me because I never cry reading fanfics but I was just so emotional over that scene because I KNEW that scene was going to happen at some point in Carolines life and it was just so heartbreakingly beautiful. So I really appreciate you reading the story and I hope you continue keeping up with it once I get the chance to update again.

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tbh u know what i hate: the whole idea that you can’t really be a fan of a celebrity if you call them out on stuff. like, if anything, i think it makes you just as much of a fan as everyone else because you’re recognizing them as a normal, human being who does dumb/shitty things like every other person in the world. & while its DAMN hard to admit that someone you admire isn’t perfect, its super important to be able to humanize them too.

i’m sorry for all the blood i left on your lips / for loving you into ruin.
—  WHISPERS IN THE WIND | a.e.m. 
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If something ever
happened to you
i would no longer
see the world
the same way.
i would see it
in shades of you

For: @roomshxmbles

let sheith lie in an alien flower meadow 

It’s on days that I have to fight the hardest to stay alive that I remind myself that maybe, just maybe, it’s the ones who have to fight the hardest that God has the biggest plans for.

tbh the only reason that the anti discourse on this site bothers me- no matter what books or whatever it’s about- is that it often assumes that readers who enjoy certain books have somehow missed all the reasons it needs to be criticized. And haven’t “recognized” the abuse or lack of diversity or whatever.

And I’m like…..I have….a master’s degree from oxford…where I was trained to do textual analysis in multiple languages and i know im a baby academic so…not to be arrogant but…I am capable of critically reading something, identifying the problems, and not giving a shit because at the end of an emotionally and mentally challenging 10 hour day spent pouring over latin and middle french court records about rape victims, if all I want to read are books about vampire sex and fae mating bonds than I am damn well going to do that regardless of whether of not these books check all the boxes on tumblr’s “list of ways a book need to check out before i deem it worthy literature.” 

i just want to….read books….and not feel as if other people think Im stupid for my reading choices….and as a reader of romance, which is like the most denigrated area of fiction…I am always being made to feel like this. But! some of the most intelligent, successful, and aware women I know are romance readers! 

Also like I cannot deal with this notion that the relationships featured in romance are somehow bad for women when the entire genre is about women choosing, but like, okay.