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Just-woke-up-from-a-nap random not-random ideas 💡💡💡💡💡

💡1. When individuals’ Twitter pages’ introductions and images focus on charity work, their tweeting about charities makes perfect sense. Cool.

💡2. Earlier this year we noticed Twitter interaction between Cait’s charities and Sam, and between Sam’s charities and Cait. Messages of support and thanks were exchanged. “Scene partners” were tagged by one another’s charities. Sam brought up the rear in Cait’s “When I Was Young” World Child Cancer campaign, and boosted bids to our @dawncrutchfield‘s eventual winning bid for Cait’s BAFTA Scotland outfit. Cool.

💡3. Last week Cait surprised us by posting a photo of her and Sam’s wearing matching caps in support of the Caroline Previdi Foundation, thanking the charity’s representative for raising “our” (Cait’s and Sam’s) awareness. Did I mention Cait posted the photo? A united-front photo? Cool.

💡4. Today we get this gem… Naughty Librarian Santa Cait’s checking Right & Ready-For-Inspection Santa Sam’s silver baws… her hand comfortably cupped in place… his hand open in invitation… a fun photo of Cait’s helping Sam to promote Cahonas Scotland’s testicular cancer awareness campaign… And not a Santa Claire nor a Santa Jamie in sight… Cool.

💡5. If I were smart and savvy, and had something personal and significant I wanted to say, something I know my Twitter followers discussed now and then, I think piggybacking that message with other important messages - oh, I don’t know, say ones promoting charitable awareness and giving - might be just the sleigh where I’d hitch my reindeer. Cool.

Just thinking randomly, of course… nothing to see here.

Tips from a YA Editor by Anne Regan: Crafting a Query Letter

What’s a query letter?

  • A short (single page) introduction of you and your book to a publisher or agent
  • Use professional business letter format, font, and language
  • Do your research about the publisher or agent so you can:
  • Personalize the letter to a specific person (for example, the acquisitions editor)
  • Show how your book meets their submission criteria

Start with the most important information first

  • A “hook” – one sentence that captures the essence of your story and makes them want more
  • To save his world, a hobbit must destroy a powerful magic ring.
  • A farm boy joins the rebellion against an evil galactic empire.

State how your story fits what they publish or represent.

  • I enjoy your fantasy novels and would appreciate your considering my novel Hobbit Wars.
  • Always include the title, genre, and word count.
  • Be sure these meet the submission guidelines for your target publisher or agent.

Include a brief synopsis of the story

  • No more than one or two short paragraphs – ideally no more than 150 words
  • Focus on your main characters, their goals, and the obstacles they face to achieve them
  • Don’t overdisclose – leave the editor or agent wanting to read more
Wrap it up
  • Include a sentence or two about yourself
  • Include any writing credits, awards, or special background that influences your story
  • Thank the editor or agent for their time and consideration
  • Based on the submission guidelines, include the manuscript or excerpt or let them know it is available on request

page 1: introduction — i wanted to remind you that the book is just paper. pencils are easy. you have so much power inside of yourself and it is more than enough. you can color those pages if you want to, and when you’re done just mark your start date. it’s gonna be a wild and exciting year full of so much personal growth and change, good and less-good. we’ll document, share and distract ourselves along the way. share your pages with #jk1page to be featured next. see you tomorrow! —

if you don’t have a copy you can find it in bookstores or just go to to get it cheap. available in yellow, red & blue colors!
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@bitches-and-crackers this is the entire communist manifesto but every time it says bourgeoisie it’s replaced with the bee movie script but every time it says bee it’s replaced with dave’s introduction page.

the whole text file was 17 MB, which, if you were to print it, is over 5,000 pages. There was no copy paste version of the bee movie script that just had a block of text, so i went through and deleted every space between the lines by hand

anyway, merry christmas! I hope you enjoy this <3

So I just picked this up for an early birthday gift to me. I’ve been looking for more accessible texts on what exactly queer theory is and the history of the queer community. Something I could potentially have my students read. This seemed right up my alley.

First couple of pages, general introduction stuff. Skim through that real fast. Then:

Okay, nice. Gonna start talking about the origin of the word itself. Let’s see how they break this down for folks. Flip to the next page and…

Holmes and Watson are here to start me on this magical journey through the history of the word queer. 

Time for class
  • Friend: what is *insert here otp name*?
  • Me: Here, young padawan:
  • *me opens a 20 page pdf "OTP - Introduction 1", fanfictions, cosplays, fanarts and whatever that seems similar and sexy to the otp*
The “Thank You, Misha” Book.

This will be a fan-made book including hundreds of user-submitted stories of how Misha Collins has touched the lives of the submitters. 

This is an art project which I will keep going for as long as possible to collect as MANY inspirational stories from tumblr users about Misha Collins and how he has changed their lives and made the world a better place for them

Misha Collins is truly an angel who has done so much for all of us and it’s about time that we give a little back. At this point in time, this will be a one off printed book on my dime - I plan on inserting all the stories in a 200-300 full color book (with some submitted Misha Collins artwork). The book will be a hardcover coffee table style book with a glossy dust jacket with gold leaf trim and inner stamped & embossed leather cover under the dust jacket. Itwill include a short intro written by yours truly. The user submitted stories will immediately follow the introduction page. I will try to include up to two stories per page and am looking for 400-600 user submitted stories of 400-1000 words each. The reason for the word limitation is that I need to be able to more or less fit two stories on some of the pages due to my monetary restrictions. At this point, I will only be printing one copy of the book due to the cost (approximately $110 through my printing company with the current specs) and it will be paid for by me to hand deliver to Misha.

That being said, if enough people want to buy a copy of the book for themselves, we could get a lower price if we buy in bulk so please let me know if you’re interested and I might start an indiegogo but at this point, this is just something I want to do for Misha with help from all of you beautiful people. Now that we got that out of the way, if you’re interested in contributing your story, please submit it through the submit page and be sure to adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Please check your spelling and grammar - I will go over it myself but it would be helpful if it already arrives checked and ready.
  • Please do not use any profanity or offensive language. This is for Misha and the Collins family and I hope we can keep it clean and beautiful for him and his family to enjoy.
  • Please try to keep your story under over 300 but under 1000 words - THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT but more of a loose guideline so I can fit everything together well.
  • If you would like to submit artwork of Misha Collins to the book - I simply ask for your permission to print it in the book I give to him- I also ask that it be high quality so it prints correctly & crisply on a large coffee table book. Watermark on the image is welcome.
  • I plan on including a name & location below each story submitted so please include your name & city/state with any submission. If you would like to include a link to your social media, I will happily include one link or email address as well with each submission. If no info is submitted, your submission will appear as -Anonymous
  • Additionally, I plan on having a credits section on the back of the book - if you submit a story or artwork, the name & location (and link) will be included in the credits section of the book.
  • Lastly, I will happily include a full page for anyone that runs a charity organization or any kind of group that was founded with Misha Collins in mind for charity work, support groups etc. The page will be a full page about the charity in question with description, information, contact & photos if you want to include them. I want to do this to prove to him that he doesn’t just HELP thousands, he inspires them to do good too. Please contact me through the ask box for more information regarding this.

The book printing will be done in 3, possibly 4 stages.

STAGE 1: Story Collection - Story collection will consist of collecting all the user submitted stories and artwork that will be included in the book The closeout date for when user submitted content will close is currently December 21st, 2017. Dates are subject to change.

STAGE 2: Format & Editing - This is the phase where I will format the book and edit all the content to make sure it fits well together and looks good. Additionally, I will be spellchecking all of the content and arranging all the user submitted artwork & charity pages to make sure everything looks clean and streamlined. Date TBD

STAGE 3: Printing - This is when I will be printing the first copy of the book to deliver to Misha. This will be a very heavy coffee table book bound in leather, with a glossy dust jacket and gold leaf trim on the pages. The book will be in full color. I currently have an estimate for about $110 for one copy of the book - the price is pretty steep because I will be buying it on its own and not in bulk. If anyone wants to help with the cost, that will be greatly appreciated at that time and I will graciously accept help. Date TBD

STAGE 4: Mass Distribution (Possibly ???) - This is not something I’m quite sure of as of now because it is in the VERY early stages, but if I get enough people interested, I could get a bulk order quote through the printing distributor and could potentially set up an indiegogo campaign to mass distribute the book in a “Luxury” edition which is exactly like Misha’s copy, and perhaps a cheaper more affordable standard edition - maybe even a paperback edition. This all depends on the feedback I get from people who submit and ask questions. I know I will probably end up printing a copy for myself down the line once I can afford it after I print Misha’s copy, so if you all are interested too, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Date TBD

If you have any suggestions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to let me know. 

All submissions will be posted to this blog publicly unless requested otherwise-this will be for keeping track of submissions. Submissions may or may not be printed in the order they were submitted in, I haven’t decided that yet but will do a poll during stage 2 of this project.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing all of your stories of how this man has helped you. 


planetariumandchill  asked:

ok so "permets-tu" is, based on my limited knowledge of spanish, the informal "you" in French. While this is its own can of feels, do you happen to know how Enj and R address each other through the rest of the brick - does R always refer to Enj w the informal you? Does Enj always use the formal you? Any other instances where this is used in an interesting way?

I’ve never considered Grantaire and Enjolras using the informal “tu” to be a big deal, actually? Most of les Amis use “tu” while talking to each other: Combeferre tutoie Bahorel, Grantaire tutoie basically everybody, Enjolras tutoie Courfeyrac… The only ones who get the formal “vous” are Marius and… Feuilly? For some ungodly reason? Perhaps because he hadn’t been mentionned since his introduction, 300 pages prior.

But Enjolras and Grantaire always use “tu” to address each other. And I don’t find it surprising? They’ve known each other for 4 years, and the ABC is described as a family of sorts, so it seems logic that they would use the informal “tu” 

I posted the screenshot from the website in which I created the book as well as the book’s cover page and introduction. I’m not sure if people are going to be comfortable with me posting their pages but each page is so damn good! Thank you to everyone who participated. I can’t wait to see the look on Candice’s face when I give it to her!

anonymous asked:

Ft isnt in its last arc and its been confirmed by Hiro Mashima

The official website of the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film revealed in its introduction page on Wednesday that the manga is in its last arc. Do you have the proof from Hiro that says that recently?

anonymous asked:

I need help with my grimoire. I made space for a title page, introduction, table of contents, then I numbered the pages and spritzed them with perfume. idk how to fill it tho? any suggestions or guides?

Oh, bro, have I got you.

From [Richtor’s Grimoire Tips, Part 03]

What Should I Write?

Well, it ultimately boils down to… what do you want to write?

I believe you should only write down things that you plan on using, for the matter of saving energy and space. Arguably, however, even if you don’t plan on using something directly, it can be used as a reference for things to stay away from, or provide ideas and formatting for your own spells and ideas in the future. That is up to you completely. There is also no need to write down things you already know, or so I feel; you already have that knowledge in your head, and can reference it there, it will just take up space and energy to write it down in a book.

To me, correspondences are the most important thing in my grimoire, even before the spells. Without the correspondences, I would lack the understanding of why something is used in a spell, what it brings to the spell, and what effect it could have on me. I use these by far the most often, because I tend to make up my own spells on the spot, rather than use any of the hundred or so spells I have already written down… With correspondences, you can write your own spells based off the information contained there, and geared towards the supplies you currently have; creating your own spells to your own particular circumstances and tastes can prove more effective, due to how personal and connected they are specifically to you.

Despite that being said, other people’s spells are also good to write down. If you see a spell you like and wish to use later, your grimoire is the best place to put it. Spells written by other people absolutely can still work for you - writing spells for yourself just provides a more personal connection and ensures success by a degree. (How much? Who really knows, magic is hard to measure.)

What sort of spells you write comes down to the sort of things you want to do with your magic. Protection spells, to me, are always useful to keep - I think protection spells rank the most numerous in my own grimoire. I tend to also write down any spell that I think I would have occasion to use in the future, as a “just in case.” Whatever you think you will use, or might have occasion to use, go for it. Sigils can also fall under this category as well. If you are positive you won’t use something, or couldn’t gain any knowledge from something, or if you just plain don’t like it, you don’t need to write it. (Example, you don’t have to put curses in your grimoire if you’re anti-curse; if you can’t use any spells involving fire, you may not wish to write them down, but if you think you may have chances to use spells like that in the future, then write them down.)

Along with correspondences, anything that is worth noting about a particular herb or crystal is great to have too - what herbs are poisonous, which crystals are not water soluble, etc. This way you can be sure that you don’t include too much of a herb that could make you sick, or damage your crystals, or ingest any gem elixirs after your stone has started dissolving in it. Making sure you are safe while you practice witchcraft is something I think all witches should try to do - we’re playing around with something that isn’t always light and fluffy and happy.

Here is a list of topics that may prove useful to keep in a grimoire; again, it all depends on what you need to know, what you want to do, and how you plan to work with magic. This list is also not extensive or complete - it is just a few ideas I can think of at this point in time.

  • spell timing, such as Sabbats and esbats, moon phases, days of the week, time of the day, etc.
  • correspondences for herbs, crystals, colors, the four elements, planetary associations, etc.
    • substitutions for particular items like herbs, crystals, etc.
    • any safety precautions for working with certain herbs, crystals, etc.
    • information on how to determine personal correspondences and associations
    • magical materials that can be used in spells
  • information on any religions you work within
    • example: for Wicca, you may wish to write out the Wiccan Rede, how to cast a circle, how to call the four corners / elements / guardians of the watchtowers, etc.
    • offering ideas for any deities you work with
    • invocations for any deities you work with
    • rituals / dedications / prayers to any deities you work with
  • information on any spirits you work with / wish to work with
    • offering ideas for any spirits you work with (i.e. the fae, elemental spirits like sylphs and salamanders, etc.)
  • information on the history of witchcraft
  • information on familiars and working with animals in magic
  • information on various types of magic
    • examples: energy work, candle magic, crystal magic / crystal grids, sachet magic, knot magic, kitchen magic / tea magic, bath magic, traditional magic, urban magic, chaos magic, pop culture magic, green magic, hedgework, spirit work, shadow work, blood magic, sex magic, necromancy / death magic, etc.
    • any safety precautions for working with certain varieties of magic
  • any divination methods you wish to try
    • examples: definitions of the tarot cards, tarot spreads, cartomancy interpretations, definitions of runes, reading tea leaves (tasseomancy) / coffee grounds, tips on pendulum reading, etc.
  • spells that you write yourself, or sigils that you draw yourself
    • any notes and observations you made when testing that spell / using it
  • spells or sigils from external sources that you may want to use and/or reference
  • recipes for potions, powders, oils, tinctures, etc.
  • chants and incantations
  • blessings
  • curses
  • information on any magical groups or covens you participate in
    • coven rules and guidelines, members lists and contact information, etc.

Here are some links for other posts that provide tips on keeping a grimoire and things that you could keep in them.

I hope that helps you! :D

Reasons why Combeferre is the best. and why we should all just stop with the moth thing

“Beside Enjolras who represented the Logic of the Revolution, Combeferre Represented its philosophy. Between the logic of the revolution and it’s philosophy , there is this difference– that its logic could conclude in war, while its philosophy could only end in peace.”

“his desire was to instill into all minds the broad principles of general ideas; his motto was ‘revolution, but civilization’”

“in all Combeferre’s views, there was something attainable and practicable”

“Revolution with Combeferre was more possible than with Enjolras. Enjolras expressed it’s divine right and Combeferre its natural right”

“Combeferre was gentle as Enjolras was severe” 

“He loved the word “citizen” but he preferred the word “man.” he would gladly have said Hombre like the Spaniards”

“he read everything, went to the theater, followed the public courts”

“he kept pace with the times, followed science step by step, confronted saint-Simon with Fourier, deciphered hieroglyphics, broke the pebbles that he found and talked about geology, drew a moth from memory, pointed out the mistakes in French in the dictionnaire de l’Academie”

“affirmed nothing, not even miracles; denied nothing, not even ghosts”

“he declared that the future was in the hands of the schoolmaster and busied himself with questions of education” 

“he wanted society to work relentlessly at the raising of the intellectual and moral level; at the coming of knowledge, at bringing ideas in to circulation, at the growth of the mind in youth’ and he feared that the poverty of the methods thin in vogue, the meagerness of a literacy world limited to two or three centuries,called classical, the tyrannic dogmatism of official pedants, scholastic prejudices, and routine would result in making artificial oyster beds of our colleges.”

“he believed in all the dreams: railroads, the suppression of suffering in surgical operations, the fixing of the image in the camera oscura, the electric telegraph, the steering of balloons”

“Enjolras was a chief; Combeferre was a guide. you would have preferred to fight with the one and march with the other.”

“a fire would cause dawn, undoubtedly, but why not wait for the break of day? A volcano illuminates, but the morning enlightens still better. Combeferre, perhaps, preferred the pure radiance of the beautiful to the flaming glory of the sublime. a light disturbed by smoke, an advance purchased by violence only half satisfied this tender serious mind”

“in short he wanted neither halt nor haste”

“Combeferre inclined to let progress do her work–the good progress, could, perhaps, but pure; methodical, but irreproachable phlegmatic, but imperturbable.”

“ ‘the good must be innocent’ he repeated incessantly”

TL;DR: Combeferre is fantastic and probably didn’t even like moths that much.