The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/
representation is like if u buy a chocolate chip cookie, and theres four ways you could receive it
- no representation: the cookie has the holes for the chocolate chips but the chips do not come with the cookie. you have to buy the chips yourself and put them in. you feel annoyed.
- queerbating: the cookie appears to have chocolate chips but the chips are an illusion in order to entice you into buying the cookie. you are left dissatisfied and heart aching from the empty promises of chocolate chips.
- vague/half-assed representation: the cookie has the holes for the chips but the chips are not in the holes. they are provided on the side but you have to put them in yourself. you feel irritated. everyone tells you that technically, thats fair.
- explicit representation: the cookie comes with chocolate chips in all the right places. it is a truly delicious cookie, you’ve gotten exactly what you payed for and you are a satisfied customer.
Ooh, I like this. And offensive/negative representation that plays into destructive tropes is like being offered chocolate chip cookies, but the chips are actually little bits of charcoal.
no but bi harry deliberately fucking with ron like they’re at christmas dinner or w/e and harry just goes “you know ron i’m in love with your sister and everything but if bill was single…goddamn. i’d go there”
bill winks across the table at harry
#oh my god ron not just being protective of ginny but being protective of ALL OF HIS SIBLINGS #AND HARRY PRETENDING TO DATE ALL OF THEM #EVERYONE IS IN ON IT #NOT ONLY DOES RON THINK HARRY IS CHEATING ON GINNY BUT ALSO BILL IS CHEATING ON FLEUR AND SINCE WHEN IS CHARLIE GAY AND ‘MOM?!?!?!?!’ #all of this in response to ron making some comment about ‘but does this mean you’re attracted to me’ #and harry’s like ‘yES OH GOD I AM JUST UNCONTROLLABLY ATTRACTED TO /EVERYONE/ HELP ME RONALD’ #and makes ron’s life hell from there x
I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.
Yadriel & Maria appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿
HE SAID MORE THAN HE DID ALL SEASON. I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T CARE. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST BEING NICE AND LETTING HIS BABY MAMA SEE THE BABY THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN’T REALLY WANT AND BARELY LOOKED AFTER BUT I WAS FUCKING WRONG. I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIM. HE’S JUST QUIET. THE DUDE IS STOIC AS FUCK AND HE FUCKING LOVES MARIA AND HE LOVES THAT BABY AND IT’S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE WAY HE GUSHES AND TALKS TO HER LIKE MARIA ASKED HIM TO DO BECAUSE HE WANTS HER TO GROW UP SMART AND LOVED.
But also look at how cute the baby is dressed in each visit. Who did that? Daddy did. But that’s exactly the kind of visual cue that gets lost when he’s getting judged for his bald head, tattoos and stoic (thuggish?) demeanor.
THE FINAL FRONTIER
THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE
ITS FIVE YEAR MISSION
TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW WORLDS
TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS
TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE
[AGGRESSIVELY HUMS THEME TUNE]
I love it how fifty year olds are like “BOTTLED WATER IS SO EVIL! It’s SUCH A WASTE OF PLASTIC!” However, if you place mountains of sugar that was acquired through industrial farming and some psychotropic compounds into the water and make it into liquid candy they’re like “THIS IS AN EXCELLENT USE OF PLASTIC AND YOU SHOULD POUR THIS STUFF INTO YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN!”
There is definitely a fourth category here though…people realizing that things that their parents think are great and acceptable are in fact terrible (examples…coal…and homophobia.)
So I put this as one of the backgrounds
Yesterday, I found that someone changed my background to something soccer related, so just to mess around with them, I put this
Today, I looked at all the computers around me, plus my computer and
You are playing a dangerous game.
ooc: Reblogging because holy shit.
I aspire to be this woman when I’m older.
This woman was born before women were legally allowed to vote.
So don’t think for a second that she’s joking when she sees you trying to take that right away, Republicans.