thegreattribblehunt
I think Natalie Portman said something brilliant about modern-day female action heroes, about how even though they’re strong you need to also see the messiness of everyday life, that complexity. Even with Peggy Carter… Can we see her have a really shit day, put her pyjamas on and eat loads of ice cream and weep into chick flick? Can we have her be neurotic, hysterical, funny, depressed and all those things that we all relate to that aren’t regularly depicted because they’re not seen as sexy or comfortable for men to watch and masturbate over?
ursulavernon
ursulavernon:

You tell ‘em, Wendell.

(Incidentally, I’m a children’s book author in my real life, and this is Wendell the iguana, from the Dragonbreath series.)

Yay,Wendell!  I just check and realized that your graphic novels are a perfect level for some of my struggling readers and have Reader quizzes already jn the system we use, so gee, guess I have to add one or two of them to my order next week.  :)  I have a lovely shelf of graphic novels in my classroom and an equally large Banned Book Week display just now…

ursulavernon:

You tell ‘em, Wendell.

(Incidentally, I’m a children’s book author in my real life, and this is Wendell the iguana, from the Dragonbreath series.)

Yay,Wendell! I just check and realized that your graphic novels are a perfect level for some of my struggling readers and have Reader quizzes already jn the system we use, so gee, guess I have to add one or two of them to my order next week. :) I have a lovely shelf of graphic novels in my classroom and an equally large Banned Book Week display just now…
disabilityinkidlit
So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’ ‘wonder woman,’ and a ‘modern miracle.’ But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics—that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world—that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind.

Helen Keller (letter to Senator Robert La Follette, 1924)

funny how the most popular narrative about helen keller is a harmless little girl who learns to communicate and then the story ends for some reason gee i wonder why that is

(via callmeoutis)

barefootdramaturg
centaurianthropology:

cakeandrevolution:

rettaroo:

fiorinda-chancellor:

setbabiesonfire:

swallowedwholeinnegatives:

What does this mean?

That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.

It means that this is one of the best ways to pile up rocks and not have them fall down for a long time.

#i’m not saying it was architecture #but it was architecture (via life-of-a-fanatic)

omg, it’s almost like 3 separate cultures figured out physics.

This is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a while.  Officially dying from all the scientific, archaeological, and architectural sass displayed in these responses.

centaurianthropology:

cakeandrevolution:

rettaroo:

fiorinda-chancellor:

setbabiesonfire:

swallowedwholeinnegatives:

What does this mean?

That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.

It means that this is one of the best ways to pile up rocks and not have them fall down for a long time.

  (via life-of-a-fanatic)

omg, it’s almost like 3 separate cultures figured out physics.

This is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a while.  Officially dying from all the scientific, archaeological, and architectural sass displayed in these responses.