hi <333 i was wondering, did you put off the romance in trc for so long on purpose? when i first read the series, i was surprised that blue and gansey didn't even become a thing until bllb, and you spent so much more time on adam and gansey's relationship. i get that a few months isn't a lot of time for people to get together, but with the way the series is paced, it feels like forever. was there a reason for that? xoxo

maggie-stiefvater:

Dear minty-minho,

Deep in my black heart, I always dreamed of a day when I would write a series full of non-romantic friendships with as much tension — nay, more — than the romantic relationships. Where readers would gasp and clutch their pillow in suspense … not over whether or not A and B would kiss, but rather if C and D would still be friends in a month. 

Not to discount romance or kissing in the slightest, of course. Rather to lift up and point at the Healing Power of All-Consuming Best Friendship. 

A reader asked me at a signing if Calla and Persephone had been sleeping together — if that was why Calla was destroyed by the events of book 3. I don’t recall what I said at the time — probably I just opened my mouth and words poured out in a grammatical fashion — but I was thinking how strange I felt about the idea that a platonic or asexual relationship was considered to be a subordinate thing to a sexual relationship; that passion in the sack equaled passion in one’s heart. Love is love. I am ferocious about my best friends; I reckon that is what I’m trying to say in The Raven Cycle.

Does that make the answer “yes”? I think it does. Yes. There was a reason.

urs,

Stiefvater 

ETA: I forgot to mention that when I wrote The Raven Boys, I had a sticky note affixed to my computer that read: Remember that the worst thing that can happen is that they can stop being friends. 

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

micdotcom:

Watch: “In case you need more convincing there are many fundamental things Bernie and Hillary agree on”

^ THIS IS IMPORTANT

Whether it’s Bernie or Hilary who wins the nomination for the love of god VOTE for them

Unless you want four years of some bigoted and evil moron like Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in the white house

anything-but-one-straight-line:

Bossuet has no luck and so makes good ‘luck’ for others. When Marius does not come to class, what good luck he has that Bossuet always answers for him in roll call. When Grantaire is sad, what good luck he has that Bossuet always brings him to the Musain and sits him down with Joly. When Combeferre loses his spectacles, what great luck he has that Bossuet is interested in his daily happenings and would like to accompany him to all of them. Bossuet is everyone else’s good luck charm and he is so on purpose.

excessively-english-little-b:

I just… wanna remind people that asexuality was classed as a mental disorder by the DSM all the way up until 2013…. Because I feel like people don’t know this or like to ignore it because it doesn’t fit into their “asexual people don’t face discrimination” rhetoric.

Asexuality was only removed from the DSM in 2013. Please, know this and remember it.

carbon-outfitters:

soloontherocks:

soloontherocks:

angryfeministwitch:

If you aren’t exclusively attracted to the same sex don’t fucking call yourself gay. 

Then stop using the terms gay marriage, gay rights, gay bars, gay pride, and gay community when you mean LGBT+ or same-sex. Stop saying “lesbian and gay organization” to refer to LGBT+ organizations – looking at you, pflag! If you don’t want gay to be an umbrella term, stop using it as one.

You can’t force the label gay on bi and pan people against our will and then complain when we use it. It doesn’t work like that.

I’mma gonna reblog this again because it’s making the openly transphobic radfem OP incoherently angry and I am all about that shit.

burnt to a crisp lmao

what she says: im fine
what she means: i wonder if people understand javert is supposed to be one of “les miserables” aka the miserable of society. he’s as much a victim of society as any of the other character in the novel. do they know javert was never meant to be a villain, but another victim? is it willful misinterpratation im order to have an easy villain to blame the tragedies on? he is described as a fanatic, but always with the best possible human traits: his sin lies within his error, and hugo describes it as being pitiful and miserable; it caused him to kill himself as soon as he realised it. why simplify him to a villain when he was never written as such? the villain in les miserables is society itself, and how it ruins the people who live in it. javert is one of les miserables why make him the villain i dont

So You Found a Funny Picture on Imgur

thefusspot:

Before you think, “GOSH, I should post this to Tumblr!  It’s sure to get me a million notes!” you should consider something – It’s probably already on there, likely posted by the person who created the content in the first place.

So what should you do instead of reposting that thingy you found and potentially putting someone out?  Let’s start with right-clicking on the picture.

Now copy that image address!  We’re goin’ to http://images.google.com!

See that little camera icon?  Click on that SOB and you’ll get a box that looks like this:

Now paste the URL you just copied into that box and click “Search by Image”.

Wow, it looks like that picture is all over the place – including Tumblr!  Amazing!  I wonder what happens if I click on that first link!

Okay, so it wasn’t at the very top, but scroll down a little bit, and… HARK!  A SOURCE!  Now you know where the post came from, and you can reblog it from there instead of spreading a redundant post!

Seriously.  In this specific case, the reposted images are on pace to surpass the original in note count.  Yes, the other post was sourced to Imgur, but Imgur is NOT A VALID SOURCE.  Neither is FunnyJunk, nor 9gag, nor Facebook unless the artist posted the work there themselves.  The average person probably doesn’t take the time to click through two or three pages to try and root out the original, so you’re doing creatives a massive disservice by doing this, especially in the case where the piece is a collaboration.

This takes literally 30 seconds of legwork.  Due diligence, please.  I know posts like this have been made before, but apparently it bears repeating.

This has been a Public Service Announcement.

artbyaly:

I just love this quote. It’s so easily overlooked, seen as unimportant, until you see the prequels. Because then you realize how utterly true and heartbreaking that phrase is. “He died about the same time your father did.” Meaning that Obi-Wan, that is, everything that made him who he was, his faith, his joy, his light, was murdered, killed, at the same time that Anakin was lost to the Dark Side. When Anakin became Vader, Obi-Wan became Ben. Anakin and Obi-Wan died together on that planet. Only Vader and Ben left it alive. One full of hate and darkness, the other a broken shell that was merely existing, not even really living. These two men were so deeply entwined, so bonded together in the force, that when one died, so did the other. That is the real definition of true love.

eugenideswalksintoabar:

thaunderground:

senior-espinosa:

adrastuscomic:

iwoofjaneway:

“ It’s armor. On a woman. It doesn’t have to look feminine.”

If I ever don’t reblog this, it’s because I’m dead.

Fiercest storm trooper to date

they didn’t do enough with her, hope she has a bigger role next movie

^shes confirmed for a bigger role next time FYI