Katie Doyle is a reader of everything, writer of Young Adult fiction, a mom to two tornadoes that resemble a seven and four year old, and pet to a tuxedo cat named Oz. If she's not reading, writing, or getting the cat out of a tree, she's staring out the window daydreaming about magic and outer space.
I need to try and get as much done on my WIP as I can, because Saturday is the first day of #GISHWHES.
Don’t know what that is? No problem. I’ll try to explain.
Basically, it’s a wild, crazy, silly, awesome, wacky, fun, splendiferous, and crazy (did I say that already?) scavenger hunt. You form into teams of 15, made up of people from all around the world, and complete tasks set by Misha Collins…
Dave Barry (via timmysenpai)
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
THE ULTIMATE FUCKING POST
You know it’s good when you bother to scroll all the way back up just to reblog it.
…Wait scroll up HOW OLD IS THIS THING
Agent Coulson meeting his younger self
Post-it Notes Left on the Train
Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.
James Patterson paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times criticizing Amazon, Scott Turow talked about the “nightmarish” future that Amazon will bring and Stephen King signed a petition decrying the Seattle online retailer.
They do this as if they are fighting for the little guy.
The ‘1 percent’ mega best-selling authors side with giant publishing corporate entities because they make a lot of money from them. The rest of us don’t.
Frank Schaeffer, “The publishers, not Amazon, keep authors down”
WOAH, HOLD THE PHONE. I had never even considered this before and it’s an amazing point. Amazon has been made out to be this big evil entity, but we should all remember that it’s Amazon vs. publishers, not Amazon vs. writers!
Wow, I just love reading perspectives like this that totally change my own.
It’s more like Amazon vs The World.
Amazon is not your friend. Don’t ever think they are. All Amazon cares about is their bottom line.
Amazon can and will censor books. They have removed LGBT titles. They have removed titles that had POC. They have removed books by authors they don’t like or who won’t sign the contracts they want. Amazon will bury your book so no one can ever find it if they don’t like you or what they do. Amazon will remove reviews, positive or otherwise, because the person who wrote the review also writes books.
Amazon is not a friend to authors, readers, publishers, or anyone else. Amazon is a friend to Amazon.
The giant publishers are a business. Amazon is a business. There isn’t a charity that publishes books en masse for a huge market. Get the idea that someone is championing the little guy out of your head and stand up and fight for yourself.
Never, ever pretend this isn’t about making money, because that’s what businesses do. Every author, publisher, and bookseller out there is in the business because they want to be. If there is an author who doesn’t want to play the money market games (and there are) they give their books away for free. Everyone else is trying to pay the rent.(via lianabrooks)
WHOA THERE TOM SLOW DOWN LETS NOT DO ANYTHING CRAZY
nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.
I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.
Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.
When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.
NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.
The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.
This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is.
And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her.
What a good movie.
Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.
It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.
Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.
And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.
What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.
Always reblog nani
To all the people who say Frozen was the first Disney movie about sisters who love each other….
All of this. Lilo & Stitch is maybe my favorite all-around Disney movie to date, mostly because of the family relations, and the fantastic, complex little look at life that it has.
god bless sdcc
WHAT THIS IS SO CUTE❤️❤️
Literary Word Count Infographic: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/literary-word-count-infographic
I want to see this in a horror game
Those trees are really prett— oh.
Wtf did i just see…