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explore-blog:

7 illustrated life-learnings from 7 years of reading, writing, and living

promiscuous-petal:

enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes

latteinparis:

thedevilswaiting:

The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.

The artwork is too great not to reblog. 

Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.

That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.

One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Han Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.

fallen-inspiration:

Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:

Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.

In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.

Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.

The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.

Lust is Saturday night; love is Sunday morning.

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Kid in my lit class

Simple yet very true.

(via melodiousgeekery)

spencererhastings:

YA LIT MEME: [1/10] series or books† Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

"Escape plan number seventeen," I told her. "Run away and open a juice stand in Fresno." 
“Why Fresno?” 
"Sounds like the kind of place people drink a lot of juice."

spencererhastings:

YA LIT MEME: [1/10] series or books
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

"Escape plan number seventeen," I told her. "Run away and open a juice stand in Fresno."

Why Fresno?”

"Sounds like the kind of place people drink a lot of juice."

Thinking all you need is there
Building faith on love and words

“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”