Some people use the terms vanity press and self-publishing as if they are interchangeable. Unlike traditional publishing, where the publishing house covers the cost of bringing a book to market, with self-publishing and vanity presses it is the author who takes on the financial risk for getting his or her work published. But in many important ways, self-publishing and vanity presses are very different.

The core difference between self-publishing and vanity presses is who controls the publishing process—from editing and proofreading, to layout and cover design, to printing and distribution, to marketing and promotion. In self-publishing, you, the writer, control every stage of the process; with a vanity press, they do.

As a self-publisher, you apply for and own the book’s ISBN number, and retain ownership of all rights to the book and its profits. You hire the copy editor to scrub the manuscript and arrange for the proofreader to give the draft a final read. You design an eye-catching book cover or hire a professional to do it. You select the press that will print the book and assume responsibility for marketing and promotion. At each stage, you work out the terms with each service provider and you pay them for their services. If you’re unsure of how to navigate the self-publishing process, we can help. Self-Publishing Relief can guide you from manuscript to beautifully finished book.

When you retain a vanity press, you give up control of the finished product and let the press make all the decisions about the publishing process. And with a vanity press, your contract may call for them to apply for and own the book’s ISBN number, so they may retain ownership of the rights to the book and any profits. Caveat emptor!

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Yeah Lea's going to really regret telling everyone to memorize his name as Axel now isn't he? I would laugh so hard if someone like Even perhaps spends the entire game purposefully calling him Axel just to be spiteful.

Bonus points if Ienzo joins Even in spiting Lea; I can’t imagine either being very pleased with Axel/Lea after C.O (but of course Ienzo would be the more subtle of the two). Kairi, too, at least until Lea apologizes for kidnapping her in KH2 because Axel never did get the chance.


Like I said, I didn’t just have the shitposts for D-ne birthday !!!!! 

D-ne is my favourite character so i went a little over the top with the hair, haha, almost caused me to not make the deadline
Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later
We went to New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast communities to find out what's happened in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina took its destructive path.
By Shani O. Hilton

If you were old enough to pay attention to the news in August and September of 2005, there are certain scenes and phrases burned into the brain: rows of bright-white FEMA trailers, the crumbling roof of the Superdome, Anderson Cooper choking back tears on-screen, Kanye West declaring, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” at a benefit concert.

Reporters and cameras came and went. Funerals were hastily arranged. Throughout New Orleans and the surrounding region, more than 400,000 people were displaced from their homes, left to settle somewhere new or return months or years later. By the time buildings were torn down and resurrected, the composition of the city had changed. An influx of new life came to the area, sometimes at the expense of what was already there.

BuzzFeed News reporters visited Louisiana and Mississippi repeatedly over the course of the last several months, speaking to dozens of people whose lives were deeply changed by the storm. Over the next several weeks, we will be publishing more than a dozen stories on how life, crime, and politics have shifted since the storm hit 10 years ago. We’ll question what we already know and we’ll dive into what we don’t, telling stories about the things that didn’t go as planned, tales of heroes and antiheroes, and, yes, animals.

Our series begins with an interview from Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton, who spoke to the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, about gentrification after the storm. We’ll continue to update this page with all of our coverage as it is published.

Some People Mourn “The Old New Orleans” — But Not The City’s Mayor

Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about the “transformed city” of New Orleans and weighs in on what redevelopment has brought to the area.

Louisiana’s Justice System Remains Unforgiving A Decade After Katrina

The state of Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. Post-Katrina efforts to change that have fallen short.

“It Ain’t The Police Who Was Helping Us”: How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

To the police, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.

These 6 Charts Show Why Katrina Was The Storm From Hell

Blame an extremely high flood, bad luck, and a failure to heed warnings that New Orleans faced an existential threat.

How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets Into People

Hurricane Katrina caused a pet crisis — one that sparked a major change in the way we treat animals during natural disasters.

“DA Time”: How New Orleans Locks People Up For Weeks Without Charges

Changes swept New Orleans’ jails after Katrina. But one practice — keeping people locked up for long periods without filing charges — has remained.

Indefensible: The Story Of New Orleans’ Public Defenders

In a city with exceptionally high incarceration rates, public defenders are an important — but not always reliable — part of the criminal system. Hurricane Katrina created an opening for change.

How Katrina Destroyed A Town — And Its Mayor

A small town mayor watched the storm destroy his entire town, a catastrophe he never fully recovered from. The town’s next mayor put it this way: “His death certificate should say: Hurricane Katrina.”

Is Post Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much more valuable than what it has gained.

How One Of Katrina’s Feel-Good Stories Turned Bad

When Kathy Phipps was relocated to a suburban Utah neighborhood after the storm, she was hailed by the media as an example of how the tragedy could turn into opportunity. But 10 years later, Kathy is back in Louisiana, scarred by what happened after the cameras went away.

I Was The Face Of Disaster Tourism In Post-Katrina New Orleans

Giving tours of flood-destroyed neighborhoods, I was accused of cashing in on others’ misery. It was my misery too.

One Man’s Effort To Escape New Orleans’ Cycle Of Poverty And Incarceration

Jessie was born in jail, grew up in the projects, and spent time behind bars as an adult. Now, he hopes his budding coffee business can keep him on track.

5 Katrina Survivors Talk About Making It Through The Storm

“The best way to commemorate a disaster like Katrina is to talk about it.”

George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans For Katrina Anniversary

The former president drew sharp criticism for his administration’s handling of the response to the catastrophe. On its 10th anniversary, he delivered a speech honoring New Orleans’ teachers.

The Troubled Resurrection Of Black America’s Historic Beach Haven

Gulfside Assembly — the only place where black Americans could visit a coastal beach during Jim Crow — was once known as a civil rights mecca. Just as it was to make a comeback, Hurricane Katrina laid ruin to the retreat, leaving a dedicated few struggling to keep it from fading into historical obscurity.

New Orleans Without Silver Linings

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, our monthlong series of stories has been tied together by a common theme: Nearly everything about the storm’s aftermath was even more complicated than it looked in August 2005.

H/T: Shani O’Hilton at BuzzFeed News

one trend from the 00s i’m happy is gone is that thing they did in movies for kids in which all the characters randomly started lip syincing and dancing to an old, up-beat song at the end, because, like, it wasn’t really funny at all, and they made them so long so you had to sit there with your family, and you either snorted a bit once in a while so it wasn’t awkward, or you just sat silently and straight-faced while watching the characters dance for a full three minutes

i hit 500 followers not too long ago and to thank you all, i made a back to school masterpost!! ENJOY (and thanks for 500!!) i go bts on monday:)










Examples of Neo-Assyrian reliefs from Nimrud at the Brooklyn Museum.

The first is of a winged man-headed figure facing right. The second is of an eagle-headed winged figure standing between two sacred trees. Both of these reliefs date to ca. 883-859 B.C.E.

The figures depicted in the reliefs of King Ashur-nair-pal II’s palace are sometimes shown with headbands decorated with rosettes, as shown in the first example. These may have been associated with the worship Ishtar, as numerous rosettes have been found in relation to her temple in Ashur. The genies depicted in the reliefs exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum carry two knives tucked into their garments; some also carry a whetstone for the sharpening of these blades.

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Couple of Assyrian Jinn  (detail)  -  National Museum of Copenhagen (DK)

Eagle-headed, winged protective spirits perform a ritual before a holy tree. The cone held towards the tree will be dipped in the basket in an act of purification. These reliefs decorated the walls of the magnificent palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud (Iraq). The inscription records the king’s building activities and military exploits. Alabaster. Assyria. 875-860 BC.