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Doorframe Audit (part 15)

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The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book.

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sixpenceee:

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

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She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking.
Angela Carter, “The Lady of the House of Love”  (via words-and-coffee)

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iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

And then you can dance the Bone Dance with your fellow warriors to Cab Calloway singing “St. James Infirmary Blues,” and Danny Elfman’s “Don’t Go in the Basement”!

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ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

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"we were promised flying cars!"

well actually based on the cartoons i grew up with i was promised a world that would judge and exclude me based on factors i had no control over and so far so good

Filed under still no superpowers tho

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ladykurenai asked: Can you recommend a good conical underbust corset for training purposes? Preferably from a company which ships to the US. :)

i cannot, because:

  1. i don’t waist train any more
  2. i don’t wear conicals and wouldn’t be able to train in them if i did
  3. if i do start regular corset wearing again, it’ll be with ones i’ve made myself
  4. i have such limited experience of different brands - almost all of which are uk based - i couldn’t realistically offer a well-formed opinion

however - look local! all the fancy design and pattern matching in the world isn’t worth jack compared to a proper in-person fitting, and corsettieres are like mushrooms - they pop up in the most unexpected places

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Anonymous asked: Sick of fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminists like you

halcyonharlot:

dobescrusher:

dajo42:

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

THANKS FOR INADVERTENTLY GIVING ME THE COOLEST TITLE EVER

I’M GONNA PUT THIS ON MY ABOUT ME PAGE

i’m not even gonna respond to the hateful part like you surely know you’re trash already i’m just gonna proudly be a fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

This is a relatable phrase, dang.

i literally cannot fathom someone typing out that phrase and intending for it to sound hurtful

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And stars don’t care what you wish, and magic don’t make things better, and no one doesn’t get burned who sticks their hand in a fire.
Terry Pratchett, Discworld, Granny Weatherwax (via hachi-mitsu-semi)

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