Oct
13
2014

Reblogged from tetw :

12 Essential Essays for Writers

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes by Stephen King - Short, sharp advice on everything from talent and self-criticism to having fun and entertaining your audience

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Neil Gaiman - A meditation on inspriation

Those Words That Echo…Echo…Echo Through Life by Jamaica Kincaid - Another great essay from the the New York Times Writers on Writing series

Sep
30
2014

Reblogged from psych-facts :

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."

Edward Everett Hale (via psych-facts)

Sep
13
2014

Reblogged from thatfunnyblog :

thatfunnyblog:

Chris Pratt is actually the nicest most humble celebrity in the world. Fact.

(Source: chrisprattawesomesource)

Sep
9
2014

Reblogged from spoopyjamie :

camo-zamboni:

camo-zamboni:

camo-zamboni:

My roommate and his girlfriend got in the shower together and they’re… Talking about politics?

I was expecting to hear “OH GOD, HARDER,” not “George Washington was entirely correct in his prediction of what distinct parties would do to politics as a whole.”

Nope nevermind, there it is, apparently political debate is just their form of foreplay

STOP REBLOGGING THIS HE HAS A TUMBLR

Attention: If there are others of your kind, get at me. 

(Source: camo--zamboni)

Sep
6
2014
Sep
5
2014

Friday fun night with my roommate! It’s time for some Gold on the Ceiling, ‘cuz there Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked!  (at Value City Arena - Jerome Schottenstein Center)

Friday fun night with my roommate! It’s time for some Gold on the Ceiling, ‘cuz there Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked! (at Value City Arena - Jerome Schottenstein Center)

Aug
31
2014

Reblogged from guardian :

guardian:

We interviewed Britain’s most successful male escort:

There are risks in what Josh does, of course: a chance he’ll end up beaten and bitter. But I say his father should be proud of the son who refused to accept the oblivion of his hometown and is working so hard to write his own happy ending. Story of a male escort »

Photo: Will Storr.

Question: Can someone show me national media attention being paid to successful female escorts? Or a single moment when the narrative painted about them included “their parents should be proud”? 

guardian:

We interviewed Britain’s most successful male escort:

There are risks in what Josh does, of course: a chance he’ll end up beaten and bitter. But I say his father should be proud of the son who refused to accept the oblivion of his hometown and is working so hard to write his own happy ending. Story of a male escort »

Photo: Will Storr.

Question: Can someone show me national media attention being paid to successful female escorts? Or a single moment when the narrative painted about them included “their parents should be proud”? 

Aug
31
2014

Reblogged from wincenworks :

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

(Source: kropotkindersurprise)

Aug
26
2014

Reblogged from straighttohelvetica :

"My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané."

Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget.  (via thechanelmuse)

Aug
20
2014

Reblogged from buttonpoetry :

buttonpoetry:

Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)

"My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic. It is part of a bigger story. I am whole. I exist when you are not fucking me."

One of the most memorable poems we saw at the National Poetry Slam this year. Harry Potter, feminism, sex positivity.

Aug
19
2014

Reblogged from inspirationfeed :

inspirationfeed:

7 Travel Books That Will Change Your Perspective http://owl.li/yWySc http://ift.tt/1yYa2Am

inspirationfeed:

7 Travel Books That Will Change Your Perspective http://owl.li/yWySc http://ift.tt/1yYa2Am

Aug
19
2014
Aug
17
2014

Guys! I’m home! (Extra props to those who figure out what’s holding all my DVDs in the corner;) )

Guys! I’m home! (Extra props to those who figure out what’s holding all my DVDs in the corner;) )

Aug
12
2014

Reblogged from calmingbrits :

calmingbrits:

It’s Tuesday, it’s raining, and someone broke into our car (no windows broken and nothing taken, fortunately, but they wrenched the glove compartment off and made a mess). If it weren’t for my partner and friends, I wouldn’t get through the days lately. So I made you guys a thing featuring the most awesome friends ever (Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart).

calmingbrits:

It’s Tuesday, it’s raining, and someone broke into our car (no windows broken and nothing taken, fortunately, but they wrenched the glove compartment off and made a mess). If it weren’t for my partner and friends, I wouldn’t get through the days lately. So I made you guys a thing featuring the most awesome friends ever (Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart).

Aug
12
2014

Reblogged from sevencorndogs :

thewisepickle:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

* $9.75 and a life supply of maple syrup

Another  big caveat here being that if you work in a service industry(food service, cosmetology, etc.) YOUR minimum wage can be as low as $2.13/hr. Businesses are “supposed” to give you the difference if you don’t make enough in tips to make the $7.25 wage, but that rarely happens(it never once happened to me during my 5+ years in the industry). 

thewisepickle:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

* $9.75 and a life supply of maple syrup

Another  big caveat here being that if you work in a service industry(food service, cosmetology, etc.) YOUR minimum wage can be as low as $2.13/hr. Businesses are “supposed” to give you the difference if you don’t make enough in tips to make the $7.25 wage, but that rarely happens(it never once happened to me during my 5+ years in the industry). 

(Source: socialismartnature)

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