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avalonarchive:

fireandwonder:

Maybe I should have waited to return Divergent to the library until after I wrote the fic…

I’ve got an e-book copy if you want it ^_^

That would actually be super helpful, considering that the waiting list is about a hundred people long if I wanted to request it again…

5PM

Maybe I should have waited to return Divergent to the library until after I wrote the fic…

4PM

toraberushimeri said: Out of all of Les Amis, who do you think would be the most likely to randomly show up to a meeting with a baby goat?

sopharamiris:

littlewadoo:

darthfar:

theladyragnell:

See, this is a difficult question not because I think any of them wouldn’t but because I think they all definitely would.

Enjolras shows up in a temper because someone was abusing a baby goat and who does things like that and raging about the injustices of animal abuse while cuddling the baby.

Combeferre is goat-sitting and enthuses about the many and varied uses for goats and has his goat litter-trained and thus figures he may as well bring it out to get socialized.

Courfeyrac confiscated the kid because it was being held as evidence at the police station or something and it was bleating and really, Enjolras, what was he supposed to do, leave it there?

One of Feuilly’s neighbors had the goat but couldn’t take care of it anymore, so he took it in, and it’s still young enough to need frequent feeding, so he brings it to the meeting.

Jehan turns up with the goat following at his heels, announces he’s named it Eurydice because it followed him out of hell, and declines to explain further. When Combeferre points out it is a boy goat he only gets a withering look in response.

Joly and Bossuet turn up with a goat, Bossuet’s arm in a sling, and about six bags full of potential goat foods Joly wants to try. Both of them look very shifty. They all decide it is probably best not to ask.

Bahorel met this dude with a baller goat, and the dude was totally an asshole, so he punched him out and took the goat. The goat’s name is Rex. Like T. Rex, Enjolras, cool it, I’m not indoctrinating my goat into the monarchy.

Some model for one of Grantaire’s art classes came with a goat because they thought it would make for a good ~pastoral painting~ or something, and then left the goat there, so Grantaire shrugged and brought it with him. It’s named Bottle. Shut up, Courfeyrac, that’s a totally legit goat name.

Marius does not know why this goat is following him will someone please help him and stop giggling and taking pictures :(((((

Reblogging this in hopes that someone will illustrate it.

Marius always exceeds my expectations.

 (via)

3PM

glitchbunny:

hey everyone, my friend mamamantis is in a real bind right now and would be grateful of any donations you could spare. Here’s a link to the in depth of what is going on (CW for #abuse, #self harm, and #suicide). Cee’s paypal is fallendire@gmail.com. Cee is a great person dealing with a lot of stuff right now and could use a little help. If you can’t donate signal boosting this would be greatly appreciated.

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2PM

readingperks:

Real life: most common eye color is brown

Literature: eye color is anything but brown

Most common eye colors in (specifically fantasy) literature in order:

1.  an ambiguous blue/green; the love interest can (and does) spend hours trying to figure out if they eyes are blue or green.

2.  blue/gray that changes depending on the character’s mood

3.  green-gold, because the character is part fairy and/or can talk to trees

4.  blue like various gemstones or bodies of water

5.  violet, either because the character is Royal or for no discernible reason whatsoever.

6.  various shades of yellow that are compared to minerals, such as gold or topaz.

7.  black, because a character is Evil or occasionally just Dark and Mysterious.

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2PM

notaloneintheuniverse:

do you think sneaking out is ever a problem at hogwarts? like beyond secret passages to hogsmeade for late-night hogsmeade.

imagine there’s this small muggle scottish town not far from hogwarts. just a quick broom hop.

and some especially rambunctious muggleborns start hanging out around there. they sneak out on days no one’s looking for students, quidditch matches and hogsmeade weekends. 

sometimes they go to the little movie theater and the workers are always baffled. this town isn’t exactly a tourist spot, but every so often, a group of kids just show up out of nowhere. there’s a core few, but there’s always at least a couple who watch these movies like they’ve never even heard of the concept of the moving picture before. and they just sit there with their eyes wide and these big smiles. 

and they always go out to eat after, but never to a restaurant, no. they go to the convenience store and wipe out the junk food and candy aisle. and they carry the leftovers like they’re going into hibernation.

sometimes it’s just a couple of them. they sit at the cafe and the waitresses all eavesdrop on them because they say the weirdest things like “it’s so nice to eat without wax dripping on our heads, eh?” or “you look kind of different under electric lighting. i’m not used to it.”

their only friend in town is the guy who works in the music shop. they hardly ever buy anything, but the guy plays the newest music for them whenever they stop in. he fills them in on new albums and singles that just came out. a few girls ask about one tv show. he doesn’t pry, but once one of the teens told him they just “don’t have access to this stuff”

sometimes they just sit in the park all day, drinking soda and eating candy bars, and just read magazines, with more piled around them.

it’s not that they wish they weren’t at hogwarts or that it’s a prison to break out of. sometimes being surrounded by magic can just be too much. they get homesick for a whole other way of life. 

(via cielrouge)

1PM

Divergent Review: Chapters 1-4

zahnie:

Hi! fireandwonder is reviewing Divergent and I’ve never read it so I decided to do reviews too! It’s like a book club except internet and she has finished reading the book while I just started Chapter 5! But otherwise the exact same.

I’ll put any spoiler-y discussion under a cut and those spoilers DO include the movie (cause book-movie comparisons!). Plus, I’ll be linking back to FireandWonder’s posts when we are discussing similar things.

I am a library technician but nobody pays me for reviews (unfortunately).

Onward!

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You know, I didn’t pick up on the noun/adjective inconsistency the first time, but now that you mention it…idk, how would you make an adjective of “Abnegation”?  ”Abnegative”?  They should definitely have gone with all nouns so we could have Dauntlessness.  

Also with the food, it has been brought to my attention that greenhouses are a thing, but I don’t think they would work on a mass scale and so bananas and chocolate should be more of a luxury, and not banana muffins for breakfast whenever.  

Actually, I don’t think you’ve gotten to the bananas yet, but it is mentioned at some point that food comes from farms that aren’t actually that far away?  They make a day trip there.  And they’re run by Amity, even though our initial infodump that gives the jobs of different factions doesn’t mention that they’re the ones who make food, because why mention such an unimportant task?

Seriously, the number of plot holes in this book is almost impressive.

1PM
“A survey conducted by Yankelovich Partners reveals a potentially volatile mix of racial prejudice and political prejudice. One in four Americans harbor “negative attitudes” toward Chinese Americans: they find it inconceivable to vote for an Asian American as President of the United States and would disapprove of a family member marrying someone of Asian descent. The study indicates that considerable bias and negative stereotyping by a significant portion of the US population undermines equal opportunities and rights for Asian Americans. One in three (32%) Americans believe Chinese Americans are more loyal to China than the US, one in three (34%) Americans feel they have excessive influence in US high technology and nearly one out of two (46%) Americans fear that Chinese Americans will leak secret information to China.” Discrimination against the Chinese in America (via chinesewomenunited)
1PM

Legit Tip #98

legit-writing-tips:

Be careful of pop culture references. They become dated far too fast, and can take the reader out of the world that you’ve built. It’s best to use them when the genre you’re writing calls for it, and even then it can be a good idea to go for fictionalized versions of the “real” thing (like a fake boy band or magazine).

Be careful of classic literary references. All too often, people use them to boost their own supposed impressiveness. Literary references are great storytelling tools, but be sure they’re really, really relevant (and really, really accurate). [Note: If it’s a character making the reference it can be inaccurate, but only if this is deliberate and generally only if you point it out in some way.]

Be careful of obscure cultural references, like little-known bands or films. For about a decade there this became the easiest (read: most Indie) way of showing that a character was Not Like Other Girls or Not Like Other Guys. As such, it’s been cheapened a bit. Be sure that if you make these references, they really are an important part of a character’s personality.

coughcoughcoughjohngreencough

I mean, what?

(via harmonyinkpress)

1PM

davidandthat:

agentdoubleoheaven:

STORY TIME KIDS. Lucas Grabeel who played Ryan Evans was 100% for making Ryan canonically gay, and spoke to Kenny Ortega at length to get Ryan to at least hold hands with a male student in the final scene. Grabeel is straight but thought it was so important for Disney viewers to see gay characters on TV, knowing that the HSM3 viewership was age 11+, when kids may start thinking about who they’re attracted to a bit more. basically Disney gave Lucas a flat out no and as a response wrote in Ryan’s relationship with Kelsi last minute (as speculation was already flying around about Kelsi being a lesbian). so even though disney screwed them over ortega told grabeel that he could do whatever he liked in the blooper reel and they’d include it in the DVD. hence above.

I reblog this every time its on my dashboard and I’m not even approaching embarrassed. 

(Source: tookmyworldwithyou, via dancemakestheworldgoround)

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