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Ever since I majored in creative writing in undergrad, I’ve heard “You can’t study writing.” Bizarrely, the people who adore this statement include fellow students, the authors of our creative writing textbooks, even teachers. “You can’t learn writing,” they’d say with a nonchalant wave of their ink-stained fingers. “You’re good or you aren’t.” The implication was that if you weren’t at least THIS good, don’t bother with the ride.

Well, that’s crap.

Six Ways to Study Writing, by Allison Foster (via yahighway)

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amayakumiko:

faux-taku:

sassynanners:

sweetappletea:

Foods that appeared in Ghibli movies, recreated in real life.

I never tire of this post

it’s like cosplay… for food. 

I want to eat them all.

(via rustteens)

fudgeyeahmiddlegrade:

mycupofbooks:

(I wish I had time to make something better but I think this is fine as well…)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERMIONE JEAN GRANGER and thank you for teaching me that getting good grades and reading books isn’t a bad thing. Thank you for teaching me that I can be a warrior and not a delicate princess. Thank you for teaching me that I am badass and amazing whatever everybody else says. And finally thank you for being my best friend in some very difficult periods of my life. THANKS.

THIS!

ayellowbirds:

romansva:

"Unreal Estate" by Tim Doyle

And yet they somehow make it seem more real.

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by alanimohammed:
mohammed alani 2010

by alanimohammed:

mohammed alani 2010

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And then I saw that Melissa Fumero had been cast as Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I felt my guts roll up into my throat and try to escape out of my mouth. Omgomgomgomg that’s it then. There’s no way in hell a major network is gonna cast two Latina actresses in such a tight ensemble show I AM SCREWED.

And then next day my agents called and told me I’d booked it.

I couldn’t believe it. I had been saying to my boyfriend the night before how there was JUST NO WAY. Normally, The Latina is a singular element of the ensemble she is working in. She’s there to provide contrast, or sexuality, or humor. Or she’s there to clean the floors and/or steal your man. There are some serious stereotypes very much alive in film and TV today, and The Latina is one of them.

Here’s the thing though. The world is changing. Slowly but surely, television is changing. The character stereotypes are changing, or being turned inside out by some fantastic writers and actors (I’m looking at you, Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and The Mindy Project). People of color are on TV playing roles that are fleshed out, complex, human. And yes, some of those characters are maids. Some are sexy heartbreakers there to steal your man. Some own BBQ joints, while some are Chiefs of Staff. Some are prisoners, and some are cops. All are real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and all the other vast human emotions and desires…

…This is important. Because young women are watching TV, and they are getting messages about who they are in the world, who the world will allow them to be. And in big important steps, television is showing a reflection back to those young women that YOU CAN BE WHATEVER THE HELL YOU DAMN WELL PLEASE, and that two Latinas on one show is NORMAL. I think that’s a win for everybody.

Not being afraid to be bad at something is the key to becoming good at it!

Not being afraid to be bad at something is the key to becoming good at it!

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belladonnaswitchblog:

halloweencrafts:

DIY  Potion and Spell Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, glue gun, cardstock and paper towels. This FIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait unitl later to download it.

~This would also be a nice tutorial for an actual spell book instead of just a decoration. 

belladonnaswitchblog:

halloweencrafts:

DIY  Potion and Spell Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, glue gun, cardstock and paper towels. This FIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait unitl later to download it.

~This would also be a nice tutorial for an actual spell book instead of just a decoration. 

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Me : I wanna travel to another land , meet new people , live amazing experiences ...
Parents : no
Money : lol
Friends : lol
Life : lol
Books : Yeah ! Let's go !