divineapprehension:

nubbsgalore:

tree frog and tree python are totes besties. photos by fahmi bhs (previously featured) in jakarta (more precious lil buddies)

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen

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axmxz:

stepharooni:

superboyfriends:

ethelindi:

Everyone probably knew this was coming.

#i legit CRY at this commercial #it actually makes me CRY #boom-dee-ada-boom-dee-ada #i just love the fucking world okay? #sobbing now

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS COMMERCIAL

I always wondered why they didn’t turn this into a full-scale campaign. It was BRILLIANT.

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wintersknife:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

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. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

I recently bought a Kobo instead of a Kindle and articles like these reinforce my decision.
If my library hadn’t been nearly destroyed in the flood (and the next best “good” library 20 miles away and really inconvenient for me to get to) I probably wouldn’t even have considered it.
As it is, I plan to either buy the books via the Kobo site or if possible the author or publishing house page (like how New Harbinger does it.)

wintersknife:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

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. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

I recently bought a Kobo instead of a Kindle and articles like these reinforce my decision.

If my library hadn’t been nearly destroyed in the flood (and the next best “good” library 20 miles away and really inconvenient for me to get to) I probably wouldn’t even have considered it.

As it is, I plan to either buy the books via the Kobo site or if possible the author or publishing house page (like how New Harbinger does it.)

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snapdragon-fr:

aequorin-fr:

demonfeathers:

Tomo just asked me what her name is

TOMO

TOMO WHAT ARE YOU DOING

ARE YOU OK

She has so much information floating about in her head she loses track of just about everything and Scribbles is just as scatterbrained. That’s why she needs help from the players!

"Swipp," you whisper. "Your name is Swipp."

You watch Swipp shriek in outrage as Tomo clambers onto his stand. Wood creaks and splinters under her frame. Black Tulips are crushed under her mighty unstoppable feet. Gilded chests bend beneath her girth. A crate of Duskrats is knocked over, unleashing a tsunami of ravenous vermin onto the Trading Post. Most vanish into Crim’s stuff pile. Pinkerton begins to weep silently.

"What was I trading these Maned Cobras for again?" Tomo wonders, as she hands seventeen over to you.

"Oh, two Broken Bottles each," you answer innocently.

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hophigh:

YOU GUYS TURN ON THE SUBTITLES

AHH I NEED A MINUTE

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supersheps:

thumbtackdev:

Here is my latest projéct

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pPldease don8 to my kickstartér so I can make the BIG MONEY

ok but how much money would i have to give you to make lil mspaint short films like this again

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Anonymous said: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

(Source: naldouze, via kawaiideathmatch)