Your trellis is a whore
The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book.

Brent Weeks (via victoriousvocabulary)

BAM

(via yeahwriters)

the last 3 nights i’ve had to throw a ladybird (ladybug to you americans) out of my room

i’m being slowly infested

aragogs:

xbox420:

jerry accidentally walked into someone elses interview so he backtracked and pulled out his phone and just scrolled through it in the middle of the red carpet

does art imitate life? or does life imitate art?

partytomatoes:

kumail is cuter than everyone

imnotcrazyimawesome:

lucifers-ass-cheek:

posts that are only funny because of the fucked up comments part 1

Parents: why are you obsessed with tumblr

this, this right here is why

BOOK 3 MOVING TO DIGITAL RELEASE!

korranation:

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Hey Korra Nation! Phew. Some of you may have heard versions of this news elsewhere, but here’s the official word. After this Friday’s on-air premiere of Episode 8 “The Terror Within” at 8/7c, all remaining Book 3 episodes will move to a digital rollout. That means two things: 1) Korra is NOT cancelled, 2) the remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.

Thousands of you have been asking to watch this incredible show online, so hopefully this news works in your favor. Mike and Bryan created a breath-taking season for us all…so get ready to watch it all go down!!!

Thanks for being the BEST fans in the industry and see you at Comic-Con.

tentacletherapissed:

sagihairius:

tinychatter:

i love when people call me precious thats such a cute thing to call somebody

yeah it does have a nice
ring to it

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bloodmemoriesit:

UK ONLY

maker-fortunate
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Fellow Elderlings! Don’t pass this chance up! show them proof of your pre-order to win a copy of Fool’s Assassin signed by Robin Hobb AND Jackie Morris!

A whale lifts up a pair of kayakers. I think my fear of sharks has now generalised to all large sea animals (or as they were once known, SEA MONSTERS)

vinebox:

Watching Pokémon on Saturday mornings as a kid

pirategirlsanddetectiveboys:

wonderfulkindofday:

Glad I didn’t scroll pass this !

What’s his Vine screenname so I can follow the shit out of him

no seriously, who is this?

Lost in New York? The streets are numbered! How’d you get lost in New York? I know it’s kind of stupid to complain about a movie that came out seventeen years ago, but I wasn’t a comedian back then. So I have to do it now. I wish I’d been. I wish I’d been a def jam comic when [Home Alone 2: Lost in New York] came out. I would’ve torn it to pieces!