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Sep 18, 2014
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aseaofquotes:

Frank McCourt, 'Tis

aseaofquotes:

Frank McCourt, 'Tis


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Sep 18, 2014
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Sending out resumes and cover letters:

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Sep 18, 2014
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Sep 18, 2014
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cakeandrevolution:

I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.

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Sep 18, 2014
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French Friend: well, the total cost of me going to Med school is about 406 a year -

American Friend: THOUSAND?

French Friend: Um, no. 406 Euro. It sounds a little high but it covers the cost of my textbooks, extra classes and most of my housing. How much is it for you?


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Sep 16, 2014
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liquidglue:

I’d like to thank Bo Burnham for the best vine ever created 

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Sep 16, 2014
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My professor on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18: “There’s nothing here that identifies the person. Hair color? Gender? Species? There’s nothing that prohibits this poem from being written to a cabbage.”

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Sep 16, 2014
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mikkaybear:

inclusive-graceling:

leavemealonetoread:

inclusive-graceling:

iheartyea:

The “awww” you make when you find Archer’s jealousy cute :’3
 Currently reading: Fire by Kristin Cashore; #Graceling series

Except it’s not SUPPOSED to be cute. Kristin Cashore intended this to be posessive and creepy. Because it is. Let’s break this down:
1. Fire can’t even like another guy’s company without Archer becoming paranoid she fancies him. They’ve known each other practically their whole lives, and yet he has no trust in her whatsoever. Even when it’s clear what she appreciates is that Tovat’s strong-mindedness means he won’t harass, gawke, or act like a buffon around her.
2. Archer’s not willing to have a dialogue about this, because that might mean confronting the fact his jealousy is unreasonable. Instead, he tries to guilt her into submission by underhandedly implying she has a crush on Tovat. Then, when that doesn’t work, he straight up decides the guy isn’t allowed near her anymore.
3. He specifically says this to her. He WANTS Fire to know he’s choosing to exercise a form of control over HER life.
You know the kind of people who do things like this? Abusers. These are abuse tactics used to manipulate victims.
It’s not cute that Archer’s incredibly insecure or that he thinks this is an acceptable way to act. It’s unhealthy and dangerous. And more people need to recognize that, because if you can’t spot it in a book, how will you ever spot it in real life?

This esp bugged me because of Fire’s powers. She has trouble being around other people, and she specifically told Archer that she liked Tovat because “he guards himself,” but Archer doesn’t seem to care about Fire’s comfort at all. 
Archer is Fire’s family and everything about his death was heartbreaking, but their relationship was ~complicated~ and stuff like this is why. 
he has feelings for her she doesn’t return 
he doesn’t care what she wants and acts like he has a right to her anyway (this is a separate issue that would exist even if he weren’t in love with her)

This is rly important, too. On top of being paranoid, insecure, and possessive, Archer is also incredibly SELFISH. His feelings and wants always have to trump Fire’s, no matter how irrational they are.
This is why she insists on never moving further than friends-with-benefits. Because if this is how he acts when they’re not even in a committed relationship, imagine how much worse he’d be when they are.

I would like just to mention that everything said above is 110% accurate and true but also reiterate that Fire loves Archer. Which is why she lets things like this slide, or ignores them, or brushes them aside (though later realizes she should have been more firm from the start). But Fire also understands that letting him go when he needs to be let go is a way of showing her love, too.
Not that this means we as readers have to or should love Archer—but Fire loves him, and she loved her father, and it doesn’t make it rational or right but it is fact nonetheless.

mikkaybear:

inclusive-graceling:

leavemealonetoread:

inclusive-graceling:

iheartyea:

The “awww” you make when you find Archer’s jealousy cute :’3


Currently reading: Fire by Kristin Cashore; #Graceling series

Except it’s not SUPPOSED to be cute. Kristin Cashore intended this to be posessive and creepy. Because it is. Let’s break this down:

1. Fire can’t even like another guy’s company without Archer becoming paranoid she fancies him. They’ve known each other practically their whole lives, and yet he has no trust in her whatsoever. Even when it’s clear what she appreciates is that Tovat’s strong-mindedness means he won’t harass, gawke, or act like a buffon around her.

2. Archer’s not willing to have a dialogue about this, because that might mean confronting the fact his jealousy is unreasonable. Instead, he tries to guilt her into submission by underhandedly implying she has a crush on Tovat. Then, when that doesn’t work, he straight up decides the guy isn’t allowed near her anymore.

3. He specifically says this to her. He WANTS Fire to know he’s choosing to exercise a form of control over HER life.

You know the kind of people who do things like this? Abusers. These are abuse tactics used to manipulate victims.

It’s not cute that Archer’s incredibly insecure or that he thinks this is an acceptable way to act. It’s unhealthy and dangerous. And more people need to recognize that, because if you can’t spot it in a book, how will you ever spot it in real life?

This esp bugged me because of Fire’s powers. She has trouble being around other people, and she specifically told Archer that she liked Tovat because “he guards himself,” but Archer doesn’t seem to care about Fire’s comfort at all. 

Archer is Fire’s family and everything about his death was heartbreaking, but their relationship was ~complicated~ and stuff like this is why.

  • he has feelings for her she doesn’t return
  • he doesn’t care what she wants and acts like he has a right to her anyway (this is a separate issue that would exist even if he weren’t in love with her)

This is rly important, too. On top of being paranoid, insecure, and possessive, Archer is also incredibly SELFISH. His feelings and wants always have to trump Fire’s, no matter how irrational they are.

This is why she insists on never moving further than friends-with-benefits. Because if this is how he acts when they’re not even in a committed relationship, imagine how much worse he’d be when they are.

I would like just to mention that everything said above is 110% accurate and true but also reiterate that Fire loves Archer. Which is why she lets things like this slide, or ignores them, or brushes them aside (though later realizes she should have been more firm from the start). But Fire also understands that letting him go when he needs to be let go is a way of showing her love, too.

Not that this means we as readers have to or should love Archer—but Fire loves him, and she loved her father, and it doesn’t make it rational or right but it is fact nonetheless.


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Sep 16, 2014
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spreadyourwiings:

socially-inactive:

pyroluminescence:

I’M

I LOVE YOU KAREN

Dying

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Sep 16, 2014
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ananasbooks:

Is it the tiniest bit of foreshadowing or am I just crazy?

NO.

ananasbooks:

Is it the tiniest bit of foreshadowing or am I just crazy?

NO.

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