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“If you wish to return an overdue book, the library is across the hall. I think you will find the fine to be stern, yet reasonable.”

Sorted out my shoes, makeup and wig for my China cosplay I’m wearing to YALC tomorrow! I’m also going to be covered in China’s tattoos (designed by the lovely roofgoat) on the day. I’m going as Skulduggery on Sunday, but you’ve all seen that before.

[Liberty] should bring us together no matter what faction you come from…Conservatives want raw milk and liberals want marijuana, but what you really want is freedom and it should bring us together!
— 

Ron Paul, live right now at #YALCon13

This was in response to a question about young people and liberty in the press conference before the speech.

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So I went to the Young Adult Literature Con (as part of the London Film and Comic Con) today and MET RAINBOW FREAKIN’ ROWELL!

I went there JUST to meet her (I honestly didn’t know who 95% of the other people were), had to wait in line for 6 hours in the scorching heat, only to be told about 3 hours in that the venue had reached capacity and they were only letting new people in once some people had left. Her signing was schedule for 2.15-4.15. I got my ticket at 4.10, ran down to the YA Lit section, got told by two different people that she had already finished signing, almost cried, asked another worker and got pointed to a short queue just in front of me and EEEEK.

Rainbow is just the sweetest, most lovely person ever and it was SO AMAZING to finally meet her! I got my collages signed!

I went up to her and asked “Can I be cheeky and get my posters signed instead of a book?” and she freakin’ recognised them! And I’m assuming me too, since I tweeted her about getting them signed a few days ago and she was so so so sweet! She said she wanted a photo of them for herself so she came around and we took a couple of photos together then I asked whether I could get some on my phone and so we did and omgosh SHE FREAKING INITIATED THE PHOTO! I was just expecting an autograph like everyone else, but she just came over and put her arm around me and I was shaking and sweating and it was beautiful.

And so yeah, waited 6 hours, was inside for literally like 10 minutes, BUT SO WORTH IT.  I love you Rainbow Rowell, you are far too awesome for words!

Also a big thank you to fictionalsummer for keeping me company for half the time :p

UK's First Ever YA Lit Con - will you be there? :)

So it’s YALC next weekend and that’s sooooo exciting! Personally I can’t wait to meet some of my own favourite authors (Malorie Blackman/Holly Smale/Rainbow Rowell) and it’s gonna be so awesome!

I’m on a panel (I’m Too Sexy For This Book - a frank discussion about sex in YA) with James Dawson, Non Pratt and Cat Clarke, on Sunday 13th July, and I’m also doing a two-hour book signing that afternoon after the panel :) If you’re gonna be there, drop me a message! Look forward to meeting you guys :)

For more details about YALC, go here

xo

Why do we want to spend money overseas when we can’t even fix the roads in America? I want to have a strong military, but why do we have to have a military that is being sent around the world to try to change the thinking of other people?
—  Rep. Walter Jones at the 5th Annual Young Americans for Liberty National Convention. Jones’ speech, entitled “My Foreign Policy Story,” received a standing ovation.

twentyfirstreaper asked:

Music ask: the odd ones.

1: A song you like with a color in the title.

Behind Blue Eyes- The Who.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfuWXRZe9yA

3: A song that reminds you of summertime.

(Don’t fear) the reaper- Blue Öyster Cult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4HA3vUv2c

5: A song that needs to be played LOUD.

Wolf Down The Earth- Gojira.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz1VXD3VO1Y

7: A song to drive to

Call me stupid, but

Tainted Love- Scorpions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQV9Cpm9jLQ

9: A song that makes you happy

Eaten- Bloodbath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBfoMgllphs

11: A song that you never get tired of

I imagine that all of Pink Floyd/Opeth/Dream Theater and much more like Metallica’s, Pain of Salvation etc etc etc 

For example, Take The Time- Dream Theater.

(this live is amazing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWoS_yaLc_8

13: One of your favorite 80’s songs

It seems as most of my favourite songs are from the 70s but

The Prophecy- Iron Maiden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ8x9cAUf_s

15: A song that is a cover by another artist

I REALLY LOVE this song: Soldier of Fortune- Opeth (cover of Deep Purple).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2a6LyIYYok

17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke

djsioljisodde I don’t know.

A day in the life- The Beatles ????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng

Un mundo ideal ????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypDOE4cKTIg

19: A song that makes you think about life

Hey you- Pink Floyd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDjF2tLbhk

21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title

Face of Melinda- Opeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGg155CcGKE

23: A song that you think everybody should listen to

Only one????

Dogs- Pink Floyd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs

25: A song by an artist no longer living

I just imagine they are no longer living. 

Yes, is the first song Jorge show me, but idk it has still some meaning. Though I am happy being friends. Don’t judge me.

Wild Thing- The Troggs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hce74cEAAaE

27: A song that breaks your heart

Fade to black- Metallica (or Nothing Else Matters. IDK, there are lots but they don’t come into my mind right now).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEQnzs8wl6E

28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love

I know this one is even but I love Akerfeldt’s voice and this song is like iowedhgsffh (and LaBrie).

Day Two: Isolation- Ayreon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve6sJTvHyys

29: A song that you remember from your childhood

Surprise, bitch.

The Final Countdown- Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw



So I’ve just answered without thinking a lot, my taste is not well-represented but idk thank you for asking wsoiaehfsguifohues <3 You’re the best.