The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
Last week. :P
(I would REALLY love to be able to afford Krav Maga classes again. Fuck.)
You didn’t *need* the photo for this. Giving him your email and name was a bad idea. Your “friends” should’ve stepped in as soon as this creep put his arm on you! They should know how you feel about strangers creeping on you and not make comments about how you’re “popular with the guys”. That creep needed a kick to the balls, not a photo with you. >:(
I recommend you get a “throwaway” email address on hotmail or something that doesn’t use your name, (ie: LAgirl123) that you can use in situations like this. Plus, use a fake name like “Monica” or something in the club. If someone INSISTS on a phone number, have a delivery place number memorized. (but NOT one close to where you live!!)
Feds call it “twelve triple three”; whistleblower says it’s the heart of the problem.
The US shouldn’t place innocent people on the no-fly list, lawyer says.
Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”
I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION
*facepalm* I think being a douchebag is more detrimental to their “sex” lives…
Aww, poor little fuckwads.
Van Halen - Dreams (4:50)
US Navy Blue Angels
Great music and even greater flight demonstration by the Blue Angels! Love these guys. When I was a kid, my dad took us kids to the air show every year. Amazing stuff.
Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.
The aurora one reminds me of the Genesis Effect from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
Kaylee: Aww, everyone’s got somebody. [sighs] Wash, tell me I’m pretty.
Wash: If I were unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion.
Kaylee: Because I’m pretty?
Wash: ‘Cause you’re pretty.
This is still one of the most perfect adaptations ever made
"This song is for the guy who keeps yelling from the balcony. It’s called ‘We Hate You, Please Die’"
"Sweet! I love this song!"
I Can’t Believe He Went To Jareth’s
(no idea why this is in my head right now)
You remind of the babe
The babe with the power
The power of voodoo
Remind me of the babe…