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nymphoninjas asked: At the beginning of your novel Choke it says "For Lump, Forever" Can you explain what inspired that?


Love inspired it.  ( plus I liked the repetition of sounds )

"I found you in the "sun tea" tag on Instagram"




can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda

and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind

and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move


Sometimes I get huffy about tumblr but then I see that 260,000 people got the same kind of chills I did reading this…


i’ll take my chance with aliens before i mess w/ whatever is at the bottom of the ocean

"I am no longer in love with her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long."

- Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (via observando)

Let’s talk about using the passive voice when talking about conflicts and injustice!

"Israel is definitely being hurt politically by the deaths of Palestinians" - guy on All Things Considered today

The passive voice is often used to avoid taking responsibility for something. When you make a sentence in which Israel is being acted on by the horrible civilian casualties it’s causing, you take attention away from Palestinian lives being destroyed and make the focus Israel’s diplomatic damage. 

A more appropriate, less-biased sentence would be “Israel’s killings of Palestinian civilians is definitely going to hurt Israel’s diplomatic reputation.”  Good! I hope it does. 

Remember: grammar matters. In a big way.

".:The entire world is a mirror. The only thing you can ever experience is yourself. Everything you think, feel, do, and see is you. Your thoughts, feelings, ideas, values, philosophies, and opinions create your world. Everything you experience is as it is because that’s how you experience it. We experience the world the way we do because of who we are, not because of how it is:."

- Cheri Huber  (via uplifted-vibrations)

A YES alumni just lost her parents and 3 other family members in Gaza. 

Hits close to home, especially when the idea of the AFS and YES programs is peace through understanding.


"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”


- Libby Anne (via coachk13)

(Source: rebel-revolutionary-ryan)







Fifty Shades of Domestic Abuse

50 Shades of Damaging Stereotypes 

Fifty Shades of Wanna Guess How Many People Will Be Hospitalized Due To Flesh Wounds From Improper Knots After The Movie?

50 Shades of Glorified Abuse

50 Shades of Kidney Damage from Incompetent Crop Use

Fifty Shades of Pathological Violence Due To Past Trauma Isn’t Kink