neil-gaiman:

stefan-girl-olaua:

"Well meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading - do not discourage children from reading because you feel they’re reading the wrong thing. There is no such thing as the wrong thing to be reading and no bad fiction for kids." - Neil Gaiman

I remember the strange panic attack before I went on to give this speech: the conviction that I wouldn’t be able to read what I’d written, or speak in articulate sentences. I wound up talking (in my head at least I was talking) in a really slow and measured way, because I was not certain any of it would make sense, or that I’d be able to get through it.

Which I mention only because I get lots of messages in Tumblr asks, asking how I got to be so good at this, or how people can do things if they are scared or stressed or things are too hard. And the only answer I really have is, you do it anyway. But maybe you breathe and do it a bit slower than normally.

Me: *playing Tomb Raider*

Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend: Mind if I sit with you?

Me: *squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.

Grandmother: *sits* Thank you, dear.

Me: *continuing to play for about five minutes*

Grandmother:

Grandmother:

Grandmother: LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL

Grandmother: THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE

Grandmother: OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE

Grandmother: STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER

Grandmother: KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL

Grandmother: OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH

Grandmother: RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN

Grandmother: OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL

Me: *slowly turns to look at her* Grandma

Grandmother: *sweet smile* Hmm?

Me: Grandma oh my god

Grandmother: *more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.

Me:

Me:

Grandmother: Kill them.

The Justice League reacts to Superman’s “death” in Hereafter

Damn, this is powerful.

(Source: wouldyouliketoseemymask)

gailsimone:

Okay.

Wonder Woman solo movie.

I need to lay down for a minute.

catp:

Excellent Orange is the New Black cosplay at New York Comic Con yesterday.

catp:

Excellent Orange is the New Black cosplay at New York Comic Con yesterday.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

More than 100 for-profit colleges are so dependent on taxpayer money that they’d be violating the law if not for a loophole, according to a never-released analysis by the Department of Education we obtained.
Taxpayers spent $9.5 billion on these schools in 2012 alone. Get the full story.

THIS needs to be known!!!

centerforinvestigativereporting:

More than 100 for-profit colleges are so dependent on taxpayer money that they’d be violating the law if not for a loophole, according to a never-released analysis by the Department of Education we obtained.

Taxpayers spent $9.5 billion on these schools in 2012 alone. Get the full story.

THIS needs to be known!!!