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Boom. I’m Top 10 in Harry Potter Quotes In Texas, July 2014 on #QuizUp!

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tamorapierceconfessions:

I think the way the Circle kids all become famous mages at fourteen is incredibly unrealistic. In fact, most of Tammy’s heroines end up becoming renowned. What sort of message does that send to children - that fame is the only goal worth pursuing?

What on earth is this person talking about? At no point in those books did I get the impression that the Circle kids were pursuing fame and fortune. In fact, all any of them really wanted from the beginning was to learn to control their magic and to fit in somewhere, maybe be a part of a family. They became “famous” because their magic is unique, and because they all did extraordinary things while pursuing their OTHER goals and attempting to be good, honorable people.

In other news, who really wants to read a book about an ordinary person living an ordinary life where nothing really interesting happens? I like reading about famous people who perform great deeds and lead interesting lives, fictional or otherwise. In no way does that indicate that I think fame is the only goal worth pursuing…

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fytortall:

You like us! You really like us! We wish we could really take the credit for all of the love, but we know the real reason you’re all here - because you love Tamora Pierce just as much as we do!

Now that we’ve reached another AMAZING milestone (THREE THOUSAND FOLLOWERS!!!!), we’d like to thank all…

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kuno-chan:

I’d like to do this as an art series one of these days (plus, excuse to draw our Tortall ladies in fancy clothes). Call it a sort of, matriarchal pantheon featuring our Tortall Ladies. Thing is, who would represent what?

The only one that comes to mind is Kel and Daine. I’d like…

Interesting idea. My initial thought was that Alanna could be a warrior goddess, but her development of healing magic in later books gives me pause. Maybe include her hot temper tho, as I really relate that with her.

I like Ali as a sort of war strategist a-la Athena with a bit of a trickster twist. Beka would have to be something related to death. Perhaps the goddess who helps people transition from life into death

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distinctmemory:

charliexxx:

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:



WHY
THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WOULD HATE YOU


JINGLE JINGLE, MUTHERFUCKER.

It’s almost as bad as mum season.

What the fuck is a mum?

OH MY GOD. IS IT REALLY A TEXAS ONLY THING?!
For Homecoming, students make these THINGS from HELL that have excess amounts of ribbons and bells and they wear them all the time. They are usually placed on prize winning livestock, but somehow they made their way into schools. They have huge mums at the top, and they just get bigger and bigger each year. Sometimes they are completely covered in them. One day the students are just going to morph into one.
You knew when the season was coming because you could hear a horrifying jingle in the distance while you sleep.
They cost hundreds of dollars to make, or buy pre-made for the bigger ones. The bigger the better, and the more souls you sacrificed to get it.



What the fuck, Texas?

You don’t understand: homecoming is serious business here.
Also… is this REALLY a Texas only thing?

1. What the hell is your definition of a mum all I can see is these kids carrying their mothers around on their backs 24/7
2.  I thought Homecoming was like a big dance at the end of the year, like Prom?? Why is there livestock at homecoming??? I dont understand???????

*baffled australian noises*

Sigh. In high school (10 years ago) I wore one of those monstrosities for homecoming every year, but my mother tells me that when she was in high school, the girls used to pin actual chrysanthemums (flowers) to their shirts with a few short ribbons attached to them. That white thing on top of all those ribbons and craziness is supposed to be a synthetic chrysanthemum.
And “homecoming” is not supposed to be just a dance. The idea was that the dance is a celebration to go along with the football game. Maybe you’re seeing now why this is such a big thing in Texas? Alumni of the high school and college students are supposed to come home and go to the homecoming football game as a way to support their alma mater, catch up with each other, etc. That’s the point of homecoming, and the chrysanthemums began as something to give your mother/girlfriend/etc. to honor the celebration. As you can see, it’s gotten a little out of hand…

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worthyourweightinfanfiction:

kingatticus:

distinctmemory:

charliexxx:

distinctmemory:

charliexxx:

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

WHY

THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WOULD HATE YOU

JINGLE JINGLE, MUTHERFUCKER.

It’s almost as bad as mum season.

What the fuck is a mum?

OH MY GOD. IS IT REALLY A TEXAS ONLY THING?!

For Homecoming, students make these THINGS from HELL that have excess amounts of ribbons and bells and they wear them all the time. They are usually placed on prize winning livestock, but somehow they made their way into schools. They have huge mums at the top, and they just get bigger and bigger each year. Sometimes they are completely covered in them. One day the students are just going to morph into one.

You knew when the season was coming because you could hear a horrifying jingle in the distance while you sleep.

They cost hundreds of dollars to make, or buy pre-made for the bigger ones. The bigger the better, and the more souls you sacrificed to get it.

What the fuck, Texas?

You don’t understand: homecoming is serious business here.

Also… is this REALLY a Texas only thing?

1. What the hell is your definition of a mum all I can see is these kids carrying their mothers around on their backs 24/7

2.  I thought Homecoming was like a big dance at the end of the year, like Prom?? Why is there livestock at homecoming??? I dont understand???????

*baffled australian noises*

Sigh. In high school (10 years ago) I wore one of those monstrosities for homecoming every year, but my mother tells me that when she was in high school, the girls used to pin actual chrysanthemums (flowers) to their shirts with a few short ribbons attached to them. That white thing on top of all those ribbons and craziness is supposed to be a synthetic chrysanthemum.

And “homecoming” is not supposed to be just a dance. The idea was that the dance is a celebration to go along with the football game. Maybe you’re seeing now why this is such a big thing in Texas? Alumni of the high school and college students are supposed to come home and go to the homecoming football game as a way to support their alma mater, catch up with each other, etc. That’s the point of homecoming, and the chrysanthemums began as something to give your mother/girlfriend/etc. to honor the celebration. As you can see, it’s gotten a little out of hand…

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I know I’m getting older when my literary crushes transfer smoothly from Harry Potter & Percy Jackson to Atticus Finch & Numair Salmalin.

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mirrorstone:

Okay, I remember thinking that it was kind of anticlimactic when I first read the end of Lioness Rampant, and, spoilers ahoy, Alanna won the fight against Roger by just letting go of her sword, and letting Roger impale himself. But this time, I suddenly realized something….

This is why I love being a part of a fandom online. I’ve probably read Alanna’s series at least 5 times in the past few years, and I never throught to draw that comparison. That is really insightful.

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tamorapierce:

Hello, everyone! This is Tammy’s assistant, Jae, here to announce something the two of us started kicking around as an idea when we saw how many followers Tammy was getting.

SO, HERE IT IS:

3,000 Follower Giveaway Celebration!

To celebrate passing this tumblr landmark, we’re going to be giving away 5 signed copies of her books (one for each winner). Here’s how it’s going to work.

1. There will be 5 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature. 

2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 3,000 mark.

3. Each individual is allowed TWO entries, NO MORE. That’s a reblog and a like. 

4. Entries will be allowed until March 25th, and this post will be periodically  reblogged on Tammy’s tumblr until then to give everyone a fair shake. 

5. Contest-only blogs will not be named winners.

On the 26th, I’ll pick 5 usernames at random and message the winners. This means you have to have your ask boxes open at that time. Winners will need to get back to me within a week with the book that they want signed and where I should send it. If I don’t receive a message from a winner within that week, or I can’t reach them via ask, I’ll pick someone new. Once I’ve heard from everyone, we’ll post a public congratulation to let everyone know that the contest is over.

Good luck, and thank you all for being here!

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notcrazyiswear:

Buffy: Vampires are creeps.
Giles: Yes. That’s why one slays them.

(Buffy rewatch- 2x11, “Ted”)

GAH giles’ face in that last frame is adorable. I am pretty sure I’ve been in love with him since Band Candy.

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That’s how you do education

onelazyfeminist:

if helga hufflepuff isn’t ur favorite founder then ur wrong because when all the other founders were like ‘i’ll teach the smart ones’ and ‘i’ll teach the aristocratic ones’ and ‘i’ll teach the ones who r willing to fight bears with their teeth’ helga was just like ‘fuck that i’ll teach anybody who wants to learn’ and thats how u do education

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