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When my friend told me she dips her french fries in her milkshake

whatshouldwecallme:

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Wait….who doesn’t do this? They’re best dipped in a Wendy’s Frosty.

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Enna Burning

Enna has just been captured, and Sileph is being all nice to her because he wants her to teach him the fire magic and I don’t like it and I don’t trust him. It’s pretty clear to me that he cares nothing for her, even if he pretends he does. He only cares about his ability to learn the fire magic.

I’m going to bet that Sileph is 100% evil. I hope Enna does teach him the fire magic and he burns himself up in the process. And while we’re on the subject of happy endings, then Enna will run home to Finn and all will be right again.

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mrsweasley:

jebiwonkenobi:

I never feel like more of a failure than when I can’t remember a piece of Harry Potter trivia. 

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The Goose GIrl

Just got finished reading The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I really enjoyed reading it a whole lot, and I had a few comments about the ending that I wanted to share.

Oh by the way, there are spoilers ahead:

I like that everybody works together in the end to restore justice. Ani is captured and it looks as if she might become a damsel in distress, but she finds a way to free herself, and then her guard keeps the big baddie from killing her. Then her friends jump into the fray and the Prince runs to the aid of a man who he believes Ani may be in love with. It’s all very noble and endearing (except for the killing people in battle part)

But I do question whether the prince knows that Ani kept Ungalod from killing him with that little gust of wind, and what kind of difference it would make if that were general knowledge (I suspect only Ungalod knew she did it). I understand that Ungalod was a murderer and bad person in general, but I keep thinking that if somebody else had interfered in the duel in order to make the bad guy win instead of the good guy, it would be seen as the worst kind of dishonesty and treachery, right? The bad guys are using sorcery to give them an unfair advantage in the fight. But since the “good guys” did it, it’s okay? I dunno, perhaps I’m reading too much into this, but it irked me that Ani interfered and then the prince was still given the sword and all the things that went along with his first kill, etc.

Maybe I’ve been reading too much Tamora Pierce lately, but my first thought upon reading that scene was “that doesn’t seem very chivalrous….”

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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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gallifrey-feels:

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…

gallifrey-feels:

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.