alexandrabracken:

Help!! I’m trying to pick out new author photos (the old ones are OLD) and I’m having a tough time.  Not totally sure why I’m liking the closed-mouth smiles this time around. 
(Shout out to my Uncle John for taking the photos and Shelburne Falls for being our gorgeous backdrop!)  Thoughts? Opinions?
EDIT: For #2, I have a version that’s cropped closer—I just wanted you guys to see how beautiful the view is from the Bridge of Flowers!)

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alexandrabracken:

Help!! I’m trying to pick out new author photos (the old ones are OLD) and I’m having a tough time.  Not totally sure why I’m liking the closed-mouth smiles this time around. 

(Shout out to my Uncle John for taking the photos and Shelburne Falls for being our gorgeous backdrop!)  Thoughts? Opinions?

EDIT: For #2, I have a version that’s cropped closer—I just wanted you guys to see how beautiful the view is from the Bridge of Flowers!)

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unlonely:

happy birthday, david levithan. thank you for everything.

unlonely:

happy birthday, david levithan. thank you for everything.

(via thegayya)

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowicz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowicz had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus.

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

(via karenhealey)

“You should have been the Mockingjay. No one would’ve had to feed you lines,” I say.

“True. But no one likes me,” she tells me.

(Source: borncareful, via booksandhotchocolate)

drawponies:

uglyfun:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

that went in an unexpected direction

I don’t usually reblog stuff that’s not pony related, but I am in love with this post XD The art, writing and message are all top notch.

(via bethrevis)

bethrevis:

efjace:

bethrevis:

You can now pre-order the Limited Edition of THE BODY ELECTRIC! 

There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:

  • a map
  • author interview
  • short story
  • a history of the future world
  • and more!

Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.

The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.

Okay. I’m sorry, but this has a little over 150 notes? THIS? That’s ridiculous.

It should a have like 1 bajillion. Seriously, guys.

Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s talk about what Beth is doing here.

Beth is an author who is choosing to self-pub her next book. That means she’s covering the cost of everything. She obviously didn’t skimp on finding an amazing cover artist/designer (done by @IceyBooks). She’s worked some magic with her local. indie. bookstore. to provide ultra-limited signed editions.  Not magic. SORCERY. Beth is a damn sorcerer.

Book store doesn’t deliver to your area? Fear not!

Beth is ON IT, you guys.

But let’s talk about what you get with this limited edition. You get:
A Map - Alright, cool, cool. Pretty standard fare in the SFF literature world.

Author Interview - Nice, nice. Obviously if you care enough to pre-order her book, you’d probably be intersted in reading an interview. (And looking at the effort she’s put into this, I’m guessing they aren’t just Q&A’s you can find on her website.)

A Short Story - So, basically TWO stories for the price of one. (More on the price to come.) A full length novel (which she’s stated is a little longer than Across the Universe) AND a short story. Who cares if it’s in the ATU plot line or Body Electric or somewhere totally different? IT’S FREE. IT’S FREE STORY.

A History of the Future World- A lot of work goes into world-building guys. A. LOT. And I’d wager 60% of the work an author does, we don’t get to see. Not in the first book, maybe not even in the second. It’s all backstory and history and things that shaped the story you’re reading now.  So, for a big SFF fan, it’s often really freaking cool to get a glimpse at all that work. Without having to wait for a companion book that may never come.

And more- More? I don’t know what more Beth can possibly squeeze in here. Things are already topping out on the cray-cray meter.

But wait, there’s an additionally.

"Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. "

Are. You. Shitting me?

This is where I lost my mind. This is what made me want to create this long post.

I love art.  I love collecting art of my characters.
Art ain’t cheap folks. Not even a little bit.  I used to save a bit here and there and officially commission something. Do you have any idea how much a fullbody color piece of ANYTHING can cost? Depends on the artist, depends on the style. But I’ve seen them upwards of a few hundred. Do you have any idea how much a commercial piece of art costs? Art you plan to use in advertising, to sell?  Unless an artist chooses to get a commission of sales, which most don’t cause that’s more hassle than it can sometimes be worth, you’re looking at a flat rate to cover time, effort, skill and the fact that you’re going to flit off with it and make money.

These things cost money, kids.

Speaking of costs, Beth is giving this to you guys, GIVING IT, for … 14.99.
I just. I don’t even.
I DON’T EVEN.

All of that, for less than 20 bucks.

I don’t care if you don’t like Sci-fi. I don’t care if you don’t like dream stories. I don’t care if you haven’t read her AtU series. I don’t care if you did read it and didn’t like it (to which I will say, this is a different book, therefore it stands to reason you could have a different opinion than you did of her others). I don’t care if you don’t like FREE art or FREE stories or FREE articles or FREE maps or FREE complimentary story content. Don’t care if you have zero interest in buying this book.

You should still share the link.

Because I haven’t seen such a display of love for fans, love for a story and love for the craft as this one in, ever.

This is amazing and Beth is amazing and that is all.

<3

Anonymous asked: One of the saddest and most hil- NO BITCH, the sad thing here is the fact that you're a stripper. If you want respect, maybe you should've graduated high school. 😂😂 when did stripping become a legitimate career?

thefatgawd:

baconsprinkledpipedreams:

rats-in-the-walls:

deadinmagazines:

stripperina:

Awww, you tried so hard, but unfortunately I can’t hear you over the sound of my debt-free college degree and massive disposable income.

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Oh snap

BOOOOM

damn son crushed and tossed aside like trash lmao

Welp

michellehodkin:

michellehodkin:

PSA: The first chapter of The Retribution of Mara Dyer is going to be posted on USA Today’s book blog next Tuesday, 8/19. If that’s a thing you want to read.

And by next Tuesday, I mean tomorrow. Watch this space.