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veestfu18 hours ago
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don't chase lOvE
chase the moon and stars, the ocean
search for art
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shespya day ago
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actually wait last thing on it but while this panel is just funny on it鈥檚 own聽 聽&聽 聽i love them,聽 聽the dorks,聽 聽but also this shot right here does a good job of telling you what i mean when i say nat likes to win fights before they begin,聽 聽bc while the grenade is fake聽 聽&聽 聽they both know that,聽 聽by all accounts she won this bc outside of this training exercise if she鈥檇 pulled that he鈥檇 be backed into a corner聽 聽&聽 聽he would lose that fight no matter how he played it since he could take one,聽 聽either one of his choosing probably,聽 聽but it鈥檚 not possible for him to disarm her twice.
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lafemmeabsurdea day ago
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University Presses | A New Project
It has taken a lot of my courage to write this down and I am certain that I will receive a lot of disdain and mockery for it, but the girl is resilient - so she persists.
Pictured above is the Banaras Hindu University, a university of insurmountable prestige from the ghats of the ganges, the place of my genealogical origin. My father, a blind man born in the 60s with virtually no education whatsoever wanted me to land here. It needs no drum rolls that I did not.
After he passed and the world grew cruel and anchorless, I turned to books - again and again, and still do - more voraciously.
University Presses across the globe are publishers of academic papers of immense import. They also publish research oriented pieces that are written for the enral (un-academic) public.
You will be surprised out of your fucking mind - the gems you can find in a university press catalogue.
Let me give you a few seductive lures for reading books published by them
Introductions that will help you traverse through the text in all its glory
A University Press focuses on libraries and so they have these (chef's kiss) gorgeous editions for your own library
They can help you delve deeper into the niches that you hitherto depended on unreliable online resources and discover new ones! (victorian pottery for me lol)
You'll be supporting some honest good work.
What can you expect from my project?
New Recommendations
Author Interviews
New Releases
Moodboards
Giveaways
Tea on colonialism and what not lol
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free-ebooksnet2 days ago
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I read past my bed time! 鉂わ笍馃摎
https://www.free-ebooks.net/blog/
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dynadubwool2 days ago
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// anyways now that i鈥檝e kept the tradition of doing a uquiz catch me attempting to focus on event replies
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novelconcepts2 days ago
recently every time i start a book i see on Tumblr a day or so later you've recently finished it 馃槄 (The Mime Order Series, One Last Stop)... so what's next on your to read list? it's like seeing into my future
Haha, what timing! I just started The Kingdoms, by Natasha Pulley this morning (after finishing Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid), and then it鈥檒l probably be something from one of these towers:
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In theory, Mister Impossible, but I鈥檝e mostly been redoing the first book in that series via audiobook while I run, so I have to finish that first.
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Reading slumps suck, especially when you鈥檙e trying to reach a modest reading goal for the year. Reading 40 books in a year shouldn鈥檛 be difficult but the reading slump curse has taken hold. I鈥檓 only 19 books in to my goal, and yes I do count manga in that but even then the only manga I keep up with these days is Beastars.
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littlemissinkdrinker2 days ago
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Weekly Post
Last week's post was thrown out the plane window as I flew off to my week vacation. Anyway, I got a lot of reading done since last time I posted.
Books I Finished:
Throne of Glass: This book was such a bore. I honestly hated it by the end, to the point that I just kept skimming and even skipping over sentances to get to the end faster. Everything was so predictable and tedious that I have absolutely no desire to continue torturing myself with this series.
The Binding: this book on the other hand......SO MUCH LOVE. I loved every minute of it - I almost bought the book outright when I thought I wasn't going to finish it before I had to return it back to the library. This book was an emotional masterpiece and left me wanting more but at the same time it ended the book and story so perfectly, that it didn't need more.
The Shining: I enjoyed this book - I have always loved the movie and accredit the movie to being what really got me into reading horror (this and the A Haunting tv series). But like with most King works, I find that overall he is kinda a sloppy writer and uses sex/sexuality and nudity to add a level of grotesqueness to the story to "hype" up the horror and I find it cheapens the story every time. But I did enjoy the way the story ended in this one much more than how the movie ended and I do look forward to eventually tackeling Doctor Sleep, the sequel.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: I finally finished this series and I'm so very happy. It's in a style that is very different than what I'm used to reading so I needed a long break from it. But the ending was worth and I hope to reread it with more ease in the future. Diffently a classic that is worth tackling again and again.
D. Gray-man Vol. 6: I think I'm starting to get into the parts of this manga series that I've never read before, which is exciting. I'm looking forward to getting even farther into the mystery.
Mexican Gothic: what. a. brilliant. book. I absolutely loved and adored this book. It was dark and gothic and creeping and just everything wonderful. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more by this author.
Goals for the Next Week:
I made a lot of progress with Flyte and so I am hoping to finish it early this week. I also want to get at least close to finishing Pink Triangle and I want to at least get the daily allotment of Scum Villain done daily - that will amount to a lot of progress if I just stay on track.
Additionally, I want to start The Sword of the Summer, the first Magnus Chase book, and get that into the rotation, though I won't have access to it after Monday unless I luck out. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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delarverie3 days ago
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me waiting for lali to wake up so i can say good morning to them -> _(藝蠅藝銆嶁垹)_
#i have to read 500 pages by sunday. let's go lgbts 鉂#i also have so much uni work to do this is so sad why do i have to work so much i'm way too pretty for this#i was going to be gay in the tags why am i talking about uni#mental illness. i skipped therapy today馃挄#it's okay though i went out to sit in the sun for a while so i'm no longer mentally ill#i want to hug lali so bad. why am i not hugging my girlfriend right now this is homophobia#i still remember when i used we instead of i and lali told me. who is we. you and your gay? goals#they're so cute and smart and funny i can't believe we're together. i'm so boring how do they love me UWBSHHWUHSUDBSUWJSJS#i'm secsi that's why#i was supposed to share cute things about lali here why am i talking about myself#anyway i think lali's haircut suits them and they look handsome with it.#my pudding head 鉂#wait what if they read this#lali dni#anyway they were the first person. la primera persona con la que habl茅 este a帽o. espero que sea la primera el pr贸ximo a帽o tambi茅n#i wonder if using english makes them feel tired. i should learn some italian to let their eyes rests#but it's so cringey when i use it. it doesn't feel familiar#also i'm sorry for the typos i'm just rambling#i have the urls of dorisdana and gabrielamistral we should match urls someday#UWBSUSHUDEJU OMG TE IMAGINAS SI DICE QUE S脥#i should be reading but vgsuwbwuwjud grrrsrsrfst i'm yearning#usar espa帽ol con lali se siente muy bien#es como hablar con alguien que conoces de hace mucho tiempo.#cuando me un铆 al server de neesh sent铆a que la 煤nica persona que siempre estaba ah铆 era lali. incluso cuando nos conoc铆amos tan poquito#i still feel that way tbh.#dae y neesh son personas hermosas pero siento que son tan lejanas#ha de ser el aire gringo/europeo JWHJEHWUSHDUDJ o mi inferioridad sudaca qu茅 se yo /j#IQJJEWIEJE OH NO NOT ENOUGH TAGSHQVHSHS lali mi vida que duermas bien. te amo mucho#if you read this far i'm sorry and i love you#monsense.txt
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moonwich3 days ago
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im very surprised the teacher was actually satisfied with the dyscalculia project because I just read it again and it sounds so angry... but maybe shes just really done with me
anyway found thesis on lgbt festivals in balkan countries and apparently 鈥渜ueeroslavia鈥 is a thing
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spaceshipkat3 days ago
why does VA need a "right" to write anything that's in her own damn mind? like people ask for diverse worlds and then complain when people write them
she doesn't need a "right" to write what she wants, but when she writes from perspectives that aren't her own--namely, people of color or a sexuality or gender that's not her own, given those are what crop up most in RB--there comes a certain responsibility to be respectful of the people she's writing about. it's true of any author, not just VA (or sj///m, obv). if you write diversely, great! thank you! but doing so opens your work up to critique from people who share the identities in which you're writing.
given i'm an enby, i can freely and confidently point out that the way VA has tried to include more than the gender binary is a little wanting. i can see what she's going for, which i truly appreciate, but it's not really working. for instance, in chapter 14, Ridha stops at an inn for the night and two children run out to care for her horse. this exchange happens (emphasis my own):
The boy sneered at her, a woman in armor, but the girl gaped, her pale eyes going round.
鈥淚t鈥檚 three pennies to stall your horse,鈥 the boy spat, wiping at his nose. 鈥淎nother one for hay and water, another for grooming.鈥
鈥淢y lady鈥攕ir,鈥 the girl added, jumping into a bow that was more a squat. Ridha guessed she had never bowed in her life.
and later, when Ridha goes into the inn, this (emphasis my own):
鈥淲hat can I do for you . . . miss?鈥 the barmaid said. Her eyes roved over Ridha鈥檚 face and armor. 鈥淚鈥檝e got a room to let, six pennies for the night, seven with board. Ale鈥檚 more.鈥
clearly they don't know what Ridha's gender is, and i know what VA was trying to do, but what could have happened is the characters simply use a gender neutral greeting. i know it's 100% possible for an author to do, especially with VA's caliber and the anachronisms that already exist in RB's world. just look at Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. that was wonderfully inclusive, and it was set in a world inspired by Pre-Columbian Americas. so the fact remains that VA is writing from a perspective not her own (presumably, given she hasn't come out as anything other than cis afaik; a quick look at her social media profiles doesn't say anything re: her pronouns, so) and therefore i am allowed to critique the way she wrote this.
the same can be said for how VA writes people of color in the book, or hints at sexualities outside of the assumed straight (Corayne's mom, for instance, mentions a fling with a girl prior to meeting Cortael, Corayne's dad--the fling of which led to Corayne's birth). when any author writes from perspectives not their own, they're opening themselves up to critique that is 100% allowed and valid. when a book is published, the author's intentions cease to matter. all that remains is for people to read the book, take the canonical evidence, and respond accordingly. it's always fair for marginalized people to demand that authors who include their marginalizations do everything they can to be as respectful and accurate as possible.
so no, VA doesn't need a "right" to write what she wants, but she has to be willing to accept critique over it. and, afaik, she's aware of this, given her response to the anon who first pointed my live read out to her (and the anon who followed up to clarify and back up what i do on my blog was so lovely, thank you; that meant the world to see).
hopefully this answers your question!
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