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Find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.

—Lauren Oliver, Delirium (via maxkirin)

tamorapierce:

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sixpenceee:

Famous Failures

I stumbled upon this video a long time ago and it honestly made me feel a lot better.

"If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived."

I could not fit everyone mentioned in the video in this post so be sure to give the video a look.

WATCH IT HERE

As someone who fails regularly, I find such comfort in this! 

I like this a lot.  My college creative writing teacher refused to read the revisions I had done on my stories because he said he knew I was a B student and that wasn’t going to change. 

Stephen King’s college writing teacher didn’t think he was very good.  My college writing class thought my writing was “babyish” and “stupid fairy tales.”  The original teacher didn’t care for me, but she developed medical problems and was replaced by David Bradley, Jr., who made it plain he believed I had what it took.  I don’t do writing classes or groups anymore, but I’m still in touch with Bradley, one of the finest writers I’ve ever read.

(via fixyourwritinghabits)

owning-my-truth:

"Motherfuckers will read a book that is 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they think we’re taking over." Junot Diaz to the interview questions, "Do you think using Spanish in your writing alienates some of your readers?"

owning-my-truth:

"Motherfuckers will read a book that is 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they think we’re taking over." Junot Diaz to the interview questions, "Do you think using Spanish in your writing alienates some of your readers?"

(via bifca)

dopernose:

*Fox News voice* Was slavery really about race???

It would be funnier if this wasn’t actually my high school curriculum on the civil war.

(via bifca)

If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.

—Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via anything-for-selenas)

(via bifca)

itssedimentary:

BONUS - THE ANTHROPOCENE (present day)
Severity: TBD
Cause: Fossil fuel combustion
Climate: Rapid climate change, sea level change, ocean acidification, ocean anoxia, ozone destruction
Aftermath: ??
Mass extinction aren’t just something of the past; it’s commonly accepted that we’re in one right now.
While the Anthropocene isn’t yet an official epoch, there is mounting evidence to suggest that human activity has caused such a perturbation to the system that there should be a departure from the Holocene.
It’s possible that up to 140,000 are going extinct each year, primarily as a result of human activities. 
HERE’s a nice TIME article on this sixth mass extinction.
Click HERE to see all Mass Extinction Monday posts

itssedimentary:

BONUS - THE ANTHROPOCENE (present day)

Severity: TBD

Cause: Fossil fuel combustion

Climate: Rapid climate change, sea level change, ocean acidification, ocean anoxia, ozone destruction

Aftermath: ??

Mass extinction aren’t just something of the past; it’s commonly accepted that we’re in one right now.

While the Anthropocene isn’t yet an official epoch, there is mounting evidence to suggest that human activity has caused such a perturbation to the system that there should be a departure from the Holocene.

It’s possible that up to 140,000 are going extinct each year, primarily as a result of human activities. 

HERE’s a nice TIME article on this sixth mass extinction.

Click HERE to see all Mass Extinction Monday posts

prokopetz:

fangirlingdragon:

cutestmoose:

iwishtoreportaburglary:

thefamilyphantom:

ihaveanarmy-wehaveatimelord:

karen-valentine:

chianina:

heyfunniest:


Someone get this guy a fucking medal.

They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.

what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously

I’M SORRY MEN CAN’T HANDLE MENSTRATION

men are pussies

Men are not pussies because they can’t handle having one

men are penises

the post was amazing and the comments made it better.

Oh, it’s even worse than that.
Hormonal birth control for men has been a solved problem since the 1970s, and the current iterations of the technology are actually substantially superior to equivalent treatments for women, demonstrating higher effectiveness, less dangerous side effects, and lower prevalence of side effects in virtually all modern trials. At this point, some forty years on, such treatments continue to be refused certification on the ostensible basis of concerns over the purely hypothetical effects of long-term use.
Meanwhile, a hormonal birth control treatment for women whose known and documented side effects include “sudden death” can go from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf in under five years.
Really shows you where our priorities lie, doesn’t it?

I am legitimately curious and reasonably skeptical of that last comment…

prokopetz:

fangirlingdragon:

cutestmoose:

iwishtoreportaburglary:

thefamilyphantom:

ihaveanarmy-wehaveatimelord:

karen-valentine:

chianina:

heyfunniest:

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Someone get this guy a fucking medal.

They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.

what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously

I’M SORRY MEN CAN’T HANDLE MENSTRATION

men are pussies

Men are not pussies because they can’t handle having one

men are penises

the post was amazing and the comments made it better.

Oh, it’s even worse than that.

Hormonal birth control for men has been a solved problem since the 1970s, and the current iterations of the technology are actually substantially superior to equivalent treatments for women, demonstrating higher effectiveness, less dangerous side effects, and lower prevalence of side effects in virtually all modern trials. At this point, some forty years on, such treatments continue to be refused certification on the ostensible basis of concerns over the purely hypothetical effects of long-term use.

Meanwhile, a hormonal birth control treatment for women whose known and documented side effects include “sudden death” can go from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf in under five years.

Really shows you where our priorities lie, doesn’t it?

I am legitimately curious and reasonably skeptical of that last comment…

(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via bifca)