order of the week

 rnoachi replied to your link “Handbook for Mortals’ Pulled From ‘New York Times’ YA Best-seller…”

What’s going on omfg

LMAOOO. All right Ima try and explain this succinctly as possible. Basically this random-ass ‘young adult’ book, ‘Handbook for Mortals,’ hit the NYT Bestseller List on the #1 Spot for the Hardcover Young Adult Category this morning. Only problem is that literally NO ONE had ever heard of this book before, like nada marketing, publicity, etc. Zilch. It was supposedly published by a company, GeekNation who only announced their publishing arm back in July. 

To hit the Bestseller list, the book would have had to sold at least 5,000~ copies within the first week, but a few people were quick to point out a major discrepancy where the book was literally out of stock everywhere in all major retailers, like legit you couldn’t find it on B&N, Amazon, and so on.  

YA Twitter basically crowd-sourced an investigation where a few anonymous booksellers revealed that they had gotten calls first asking if they were NYT-reporting bookstores, and then received bulk orders of the book but not caring when the books arrived. Soooo essentially what happened was that this book scammed it’s way on to the top of the NYT Bestseller List by figuring out which bookstores reported sales to the NYT (to determine what hits the bestsellers list, the NYT’s methodology takes a sample from various bookstores, and this supposedly changes every week). They then ordered thousands of copies of the book from those stores and only those stores - and by doing so, this was all a scheme in the hopes of driving the book to the top of the bestseller list. 

The main impetus for hitting the bestseller list was for getting a better chance to have a movie adaptation of the book made with a label like ‘#1 NYT Bestselling Book!’ which would have made it more appealing to potential investors. Butttt all of this was discovered and the NYT sent out a revision where they removed the book on the list a few hours ago. 

Someone also compared an excerpt of the book to an excerpt from ‘My Immortal,’ so now there’s a conspiracy theory that the author, Lani Sarem, is actually the author behind that fanfic. She’s also a former music manager who worked with bands like Blues Traveler, and the official Blues Traveler account weighed in and claimed that she was fired for ‘pulling these kind of stunts.’ 

And IN ADDITION to all this craziness, you had the bizarre emergence of random early-2000s celebrities linked to all of this - Lani is apparently JC Chasez’s (from N Sync) cousin who promoted the book on his twitter, and the co-founder of GeekNation (the publishing company behind this book) is Clare Kramer, who portrayed Glory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and actor Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, Rookie of the Year) was allegedly involved and planning to star in an eventual movie adaptation.

So, yeah that’s what happened in the last 12 hours of YA Twitter lol. 

five guys is so primal, so animalistic

they give you a cup filled with fries, then dump even MORE fries in with your meal, all contained within a shitty paper bag. but i just keep coming back because it’s always delicious!! the cashier could just spit in my face and call me every insult under the sun and i would be back the next week ordering a bacon double cheeseburger buried under my mountain of fries and peanuts

THE PALMETTO STATE FOXES: ALLISON JAMAICA REYNOLDS, #7.

Allison Reynolds was a bewildering choice for Palmetto State. She looked like a picture-perfect princess, but she could brawl with the best of them on the court. She refused to bend to others’ expectations of her and could be honest to the point of cruelty. She could have inherited her parents’ billion-dollar empire, but she didn’t want the restrictions that life came with. She wanted the right to be her own person. She wanted to prove herself on the court.

but thanks for calling

Extremely self-indulgent Genyatta Animatic for [the entire] summer week.

Even though I really shouldn’t have as I am literally moving continents soon and my ass is on fire.

there’s so much to do

Still, I’m a sucker for sweet support-based ships, and these boys have a special spot in my heart.

*throws it at everyone*

The royal freak combi

Ugh I feel kinda down lately; pretty much because of school exams. BUT drawing my ship made me happier! :’) I really should draw more of my ships like OkiKagu, NaLu, BokuAka, GinHiji and so onnnn

Credit to the amazing KageHina artist for the pose:  (Wrong Direction)

anonymous asked:

Ahh sorry to ask but could you please draw furuta from tg, (your art is amazing I'd love to see him in your art style) thanks you Sm xx

hey i just want you to know i kept opening my laptop and this thing would pop up and scare the crap out of me

all season 2 episodes in order…………..


they’re not in order because this list was compiled from several airing schedules. Only The Collector, Despair Bear and Prime Queen have aired thus far, so we don’t know which will come next.