sarahreesbrennan:

Behold - the fanciest thing I own, a box full of Advance Readers’ Copies of TEAM HUMAN, a book that Justine Larbalestier and I wrote, which will not be out until JULY! Would you LIKE one?
It is about that first time in school when your best girlfriend has a boyfriend and she loves him SO MUCH and she talks about him ALL THE TIME… and also, he is a vampire.
Seemed a good idea to start tumblring with a FANCY GIVEAWAY!
If this gets reblogged 100 times, I shall put all who did so in a hat for one of these fine fancy things…

sarahreesbrennan:

Behold - the fanciest thing I own, a box full of Advance Readers’ Copies of TEAM HUMAN, a book that Justine Larbalestier and I wrote, which will not be out until JULY! Would you LIKE one?

It is about that first time in school when your best girlfriend has a boyfriend and she loves him SO MUCH and she talks about him ALL THE TIME… and also, he is a vampire.

Seemed a good idea to start tumblring with a FANCY GIVEAWAY!

If this gets reblogged 100 times, I shall put all who did so in a hat for one of these fine fancy things…

2 years ago 485 ♥
gothiccharmschool:

Steampunk Geisha illustration.

gothiccharmschool:

Steampunk Geisha illustration.

(via cleolinda)

3 years ago 221 ♥
thedailywhat:

Museum Art of the Day: MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” — the first major US museum exhibition dedicated to street art — opens to the public this Sunday, and will remain open through August 8.
Among the familiar pieces stretching all the way back to the dawn of graffiti-based vandalism are new and original pieces from the likes of Os Gemeos and Banksy (above).
My Modern Met took some photos during yesterday’s press opening which you can see here.
[mmm.]

thedailywhat:

Museum Art of the Day: MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” — the first major US museum exhibition dedicated to street art — opens to the public this Sunday, and will remain open through August 8.

Among the familiar pieces stretching all the way back to the dawn of graffiti-based vandalism are new and original pieces from the likes of Os Gemeos and Banksy (above).

My Modern Met took some photos during yesterday’s press opening which you can see here.

[mmm.]

3 years ago 10976 ♥
Like Ice

Review of Janni Lee Simner’s Faerie Winter.

The hopelessness of winter translates well into the book and makes the villain particularly frightening. I met Simner at a book signing she held here in Tucson last week and she described the advice of an editor: Liza is so powerful that she can overcome any challenge and the editor replied, “make the challenges bigger.” Bigger they are – scarier and with higher stakes. The result is a deceptively simple story with enough forward movement to keep me turning pages and an appreciation that I read the book in the warm Tucson spring sun.

Black and White and Read All Over

Review: Holly Black’s Red Glove.

It’s no secret that Black is a master of crafting world that feel natural and real. Cassel himself is an engaging and funny narrator; I can’t even complain about the first-person narration. In fact, the viewpoint helps. Since each book is set up around a con and a twist ending, being inside Cassel’s head makes us co-conspirators instead of just another mark.

It’s the water bottle that really makes it.

It’s the water bottle that really makes it.

(Source: twitter.com)

bearlyonearth:

alibuttons:

jessiedress:

mustardsweet:

yes2jess: lookintotheunknown: julesbrg: erickimberlinbowley:
The Loneliest Whale in the World.
In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.

literally just teared up at this whale’s plight. 

This breaks my heart. You don’t even know. =(

I wonder if we humans feel lonely sometimes based on our limitations in communicating at different frequencies. 

bearlyonearth:

alibuttons:

jessiedress:

mustardsweet:

yes2jess: lookintotheunknown: julesbrg: erickimberlinbowley:

The Loneliest Whale in the World.

In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:

She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.

Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.

literally just teared up at this whale’s plight. 

This breaks my heart. You don’t even know. =(

I wonder if we humans feel lonely sometimes based on our limitations in communicating at different frequencies. 

(Source: erickimberlinbowley, via bearlyonearth-deactivated201111)

3 years ago 542286 ♥
gannetguts:

andibgoode:

thimbleacorn:

genderbitch:

realvermin:

alabasterdisaster:

upulkuchen:

I think anyone with an emotional/ social/ mental disorder can relate to this in some way

what a very good analogy of depression

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything more disheartening than a mental health professional telling me to “keep your chin up” or “stop worrying”.

gpoy

“you’re too smart to be depressed,” “you’re too cute to be sad,” “you have too much potential to let PTSD hold you back,” etc.
no, you’re right, world. that makes perfect sense. what was I thinking?

This! Also, commentary.

Yeah. 

gannetguts:

andibgoode:

thimbleacorn:

genderbitch:

realvermin:

alabasterdisaster:

upulkuchen:

I think anyone with an emotional/ social/ mental disorder can relate to this in some way

what a very good analogy of depression

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything more disheartening than a mental health professional telling me to “keep your chin up” or “stop worrying”.

gpoy

“you’re too smart to be depressed,” “you’re too cute to be sad,” “you have too much potential to let PTSD hold you back,” etc.

no, you’re right, world. that makes perfect sense. what was I thinking?

This! Also, commentary.

Yeah. 

3 years ago 2104 ♥
lockboxandstrategery:

Oh, yes please.

lockboxandstrategery:

Oh, yes please.

(Source: nikkilane27, via onlocusts)

3 years ago 1089 ♥
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