July212014

ampersands:

Sext: I bought you a plant.

(Source: cactus-princess, via greatnorthwoods)

July202014
  • friend: hey! I'm going to scotland!
  • me: THERE WAS A BARN OWL
  • TRAPPED IN THE RAFTERS
  • friend: uh
  • me: the GROUND UNDERNEATH US WAS WET AND COL D
9AM
July192014
July162014

corrodedvessel:

"On the Amtrak from Boston to NYC" by Sherman Alexie

(via blue-raft)

July112014
fishingboatproceeds:

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.
So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.
The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY
Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman
7:00 p.m.


9/18 – Durham, NC
Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701 
7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607
7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN  37215
6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS
Thacker Mountain Radio
Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan
Make Out Room
7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90027
7:30 p.m.
10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland OR 97209
With Matt Fraction
7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO
The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO  80206
7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX
The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street
Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum
7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
With Joe Gross
7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL
Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
With Mairead Case
7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA
Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
6:00 pm
Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.
I will see you soon!

So so so so so so so so excited for more people to read this haunting, brilliant, fascinating novel.

John Green and John Darnielle reading each other’s books etc is my OTP I think. And well ok I always assumed for some reason despite much mountain goats love that a book by John Darnielle wouldn’t be my cup of tea but maybe I’ll try it? Hey that’s vaguely exciting

fishingboatproceeds:

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.

So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.

The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman

7:00 p.m.

9/18 – Durham, NC

Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall

723 Rigsbee Avenue

Durham, NC 27701 

7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC

Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue

Raleigh, NC  27607

7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN  37215

6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS

Thacker Mountain Radio

Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square

Oxford, MS 38655

6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA

Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan

Make Out Room

7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90027

7:30 p.m.

10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street

Portland OR 97209

With Matt Fraction

7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO

The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO  80206

7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street

Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum

7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX

BookPeople

603 North Lamar

Austin, TX  78703

With Joe Gross

7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL

Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

With Mairead Case

7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA

Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

6:00 pm

Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.

I will see you soon!

So so so so so so so so excited for more people to read this haunting, brilliant, fascinating novel.

John Green and John Darnielle reading each other’s books etc is my OTP I think.

And well ok I always assumed for some reason despite much mountain goats love that a book by John Darnielle wouldn’t be my cup of tea but maybe I’ll try it? Hey that’s vaguely exciting

(Source: dial-666-for-satan)

July102014

allmymetaphors:

"I’ll give you my whole summer when you unfurl your fingers.
I would be lying if I said you had nothing to do with me;
you’re to blame for my being this way.”

(via eireannmariie)

(0 plays)

10AM

I am far far far far far far too poly to function guys

On Humans of NY there is this guy and his caption was like “she got pregnant with another man and asked me to be the godfather” and all the commenters are like “ouch!!!!” and I’m like “awh she loves you”

In reality probably/maybe it is a bad situation

But not inherently. Or at least it shouldn’t be… Bleh I dunno just a lot of subtle things make me sad.

9AM

takemetomountains:

… one’s real duty to the future is to do as you should do now. Make the best choices, do the best work, fulfill your obligations in the best way you can, and work on a scale that’s appropriately small. Make plans that are appropriately small. If you do those things, then the future will take care of itself. 

|| Wendell Berry

(via awelltraveledwoman)

July82014

deputyfuckingparrish:

let’s talk about what a fab human dan radcliffe is…

So I think there is this exact very misogynist current behind a large subsection of people’s concept of the “friend zone” that is what the internet talks about and is suuuper damaging and important that we’re talking about and reaching this sort of consensus we have on it…but point of interest, am I the only one who never really had a gendered concept of the friend zone? Maybe I was younger and just missed it, but yeah, the concept in my mind always applied to girls too. It just referred to the situation of feeling that you’d been mentally sorted into the “non-romantic” category by a person. And it didn’t carry any particular resentment or feeling that the person should necessarily think differently about you. It also wasn’t sexualized, but maybe that’s because I personally do not code “romance” as “sex”, like when I think about/want somebody to have romantic feelings towards me I never think about the potential sexual aspect of that.

gonna edit this later. The thing that’s maybe vaguely important is the acknowledgement that not everybody thinks about sex this way, and it even might be important to remember that not only do you not have a right to somebody’s body but you don’t have a right to their thoughts/feelings/whatever even more just basically the importance of considering the actual person as far as you can rather than just your idea of them

yeah, editing this later

(Source: bcnhills, via ibelieveinsilence)

7AM

Anonymous said: Were you a child prodigy?

fishingboatproceeds:

No.

I was a reasonably good elementary school student (although certainly not the best in my class), and then a not-very-good middle school student, and then a poor student for much of high school. (I failed my junior English class, and had to write essays about The Bluest Eye and Twelfth Night over the summer to get a D.)

Some of this had to do with intellectual challenges: I was a bit behind the curve when it came to abstractions. Like, I could not handle the idea of the equation x + 2 = 4, because x is not a number, so how is that even possible? My struggle with abstractions was also seen in my study of literature and anything that couldn’t be, like, memorized. (I’ve always been a pretty good speller, for instance.)

Some of my troubles in school also had to do with what in retrospect were social and mental health challenges. But I was very lucky to have teachers who saw a lot of potential in me and refused to give up on me, even when I was defiant and annoying and set off fireworks outside their bedroom windows. (Do not do this. It is not cool. It is just annoying.)

That said, I think it’s an oversimplification to say that I was a “troubled child” or whatever. By college, I was engaged and interested in many of my subjects and became, as my favorite college professor once called me, “a solid B+ kind of fellow.”

I don’t think it’s fair to see some kids as merely smart and others as merely troubled, or to think that kids who are performing poorly in school are simply miscreants/stupid/whatever. (It’s also unfair to portray kids who perform well in school or who have expansive vocabularies or whatever as inherently untroubled.)

Of course, none of this should be an excuse to give up. It can be really hard to try to stay engaged in school/learning/anything, especially when you don’t have the kind of support I was lucky to enjoy. But it’s also worth it. Learning is hard, and learning how to learn is hard, and it doesn’t happen overnight. It really is something that we have to do for a lifetime—or, more optimistically, that we get to do for a lifetime. 

July72014
June252014
benepla:

WHY YOU SHOULD GO WATCH WADJDA RIGHT NOW IMMIDIETLY
takes place in saudi arabia
all characters muslim
really, really well written. it’s essentially a slice-of-life comedy about a 10-year-old-girl trying to save up enough money to buy a bike, and the roadblocks she hits while doing so.
all the characters, most of which are women, are fleshed-out, enjoyable, and given their own seperate character arc. every single arc just hits it right on the head. it’s basically a cast of well-written, well-acted muslim characters.
first saudi arabian feature film to be directed by a woman
it’s funny. like, really fucking funny.
oh my god.
go watch wadjda.
here
here i even have a link you can watch it right now
there is literally no reason to watch this perfect fucking film right now
if you like well written comedies with a mostly-female, all-muslim, all person-of-color cast, just watch this ok
i’M NOT K IDDING SOMEONE WATCH WADJDA SO THEY CAN TALK ABOUT IT WITH ME




Yes! This is such a good movie! :)

benepla:

WHY YOU SHOULD GO WATCH WADJDA RIGHT NOW IMMIDIETLY

Yes! This is such a good movie! :)

(via transnormativity)

wadjda 

June242014
treesong:

garden nap

treesong:

garden nap

(via treesong)

12PM
“If we stop defining our significant relationships only as those that are romantic or sexual, being single will take on a whole new meaning. If we broaden our emotional focus from the person we share bodily fluids with to the sum of our friendships, acquaintances, and colleagues, our communities will grow stronger. If we stop treating penetrative sex as the be all and end all of physical intimacy, we will experience greater heights of pleasure. And if we can accept that although sex can be ecstatic and affirming and fulfilling, it is not all those things to all people all of the time, we will relieve it of some of its cultural baggage.” The Atlantic - Life Without Sex:  The Third Phase of the Asexuality Movement (via postmodernbutttouch)

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