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swanjolras:

like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this

there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means…

“The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book.”

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nataliejayne:

melissaanelli:

itfeelslikegold:

prepstergrunge:

this is the best thing i’ve seen from vidcon related tweets so far

the harry potter fandom thoroughly freaked out the youngins and it was amazing

IT WAS AMAZING

OH MY GOD

I regret not being there to experience this first hand. I can only imagine it was like Lauren Fairweather’s set times a thousand. Because the teenager’s/little kiddos reactions to Lauren’s set and her fans was priceless. Bless Harry and the Potters, bless the HPA. 

#regrets

nataliejayne:

We did a thing at VidCon. A thing in slow motion. A thing with confetti. @jesbales @elab394

Yes we did. Confetti and stuff.

How do you VidCon? I don’t think I can do this.

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

pyrop:

tangletots:

askinnyblackman:

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goose


#suddenly the game makes sense #if you bop a duck on the head its like #why this hello #if you bop a goose #it will CHASE YOU AND DESTROY YOU #hence the running when goose 

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN IS GONE

(Here’s looking at you Minnesota)

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

pyrop:

tangletots:

askinnyblackman:

duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck

goose

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#suddenly the game makes sense #if you bop a duck on the head its like #why this hello #if you bop a goose #it will CHASE YOU AND DESTROY YOU #hence the running when goose 

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN IS GONE

(Here’s looking at you Minnesota)

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myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

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