nonreaders

idea: drunk animorphs series. it’s exactly the same as drunk history but it’s a drunk person explaining the plot of animorphs to someone who has never read the books. Every time the nonreader says something along the lines of ‘that’s fucked up’ or ‘you are making that up’ they have take a shot though

The future of The Shadowhunters fandom

Did you stop for a moment and think how big #TheShadowHunter fandom will grow? Not only the readers and fans of Cassie Clare will be members but also the nonreaders that learn of the shadowhunter through the movie!!

I don’t want to go so far but…what if this fandom can come close of being as the one of HP or PJ?! Imagine that 😨

The TV series hasn’t come out yet and the fandom is huge….can’t imagine how gigantic it’ll be when the series is released!!

Let the years pass unnoticed. Get a career, not a job. Buy a house. Have two striking children. Try to raise them well. Fail, frequently. Lapse into a bored indifference. Lapse into an indifferent sadness. Have a mid-life crisis. Grow old. Wonder at your lack of achievement. Feel sometimes contented, but mostly vacant and ethereal. Feel, during walks, as if you might never return, or as if you might blow away on the wind. Contract a terminal illness. Die, but only after you observe that the girl who didn’t read never made your heart oscillate with any significant passion, that no one will write the story of your lives, and that she will die, too, with only a mild and tempered regret that nothing ever came of her capacity to love.
—  Charles Warnke, You Should Date An Illiterate Girl
Team Fortress 2 reading ability (funny fact)

According to “Unhappy Returns” comic and Miss Paulings’ words: nearly half of mercenaries can’t read

I was wondering who exactly can’t)

9/2=4.5 Or 3 or 4 of them. It’s all clear with Soldier and Pyro, but Soldier not only can’t read he can’t even count.

What about 3rd person I have serious suspicions about Demoman. His mother always yelled at him to find a lot of jobs, that’s why it is likely Demoman wasn’t up to the school…

Howbeit for this moment 100% fact: Soldier, Demoman and Pyro can’t read 

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Ray Johnson, NOT NOTHING: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1994

NYTimes:

Because Johnson’s mail art is epistolary, and likely considered more of a reading than a looking experience, its visibility in museums is fairly low, which makes the arrival of “Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1994,” from Siglio Press, a real boon. But more than filling a gap, the book crackles with intellectual energy, with enough drawings and mini-collages embedded in its reproduced texts to hold even a nonreader’s attention. Most important, it fills out the picture of what and who Johnson was: a brilliant, uncontainable polymath, an artist-poet, the genuine item.

Born in working-class Detroit in 1927, he was turning out elaborately illustrated letters to friends even in high school. From 1945 to 1948, he studied abstract painting with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in Asheville, N.C. There he met John Cage, who nudged his interest in Zen Buddhism, and the sculptor Richard Lippold, who became his lover. By 1949, Johnson was in New York City. Slight, bright and wired, he networked through the art world; Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol became his friends.

Thanks to Roberto Greco, who has a great tag of Ray Johnson posts on his Tumblr. See also: The Ray Johnson Estate Tumblr

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Supernatural, White Collar, Arrow, The Flash, Outlander and More

Any scoop on Outlander? —Cristina
I shall turn this one over to TVLine’s Kim Roots, who has seen the pilot and reports that the Starz series “stays very true to the novel in that most of the first episode details protagonist Claire’s 1940s-era marriage to Frank and her involvement in World War II. For nonreaders this part may prove a little slow, but it’s worth sticking out; things pick up when Claire goes back in time and we finally meet Highlander Jamie Fraser. The series nailed the casting — Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are perfect as the “sassenach” Claire and her redheaded love interest — and it’s gorgeously filmed. Very much looking forward to upcoming eps.”

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