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strandbooks:

Highlighted passage, On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner, page 49.

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Damn, that’s pretty

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I'm incredibly uncomfortable with the world today.

forestfrog:

Why? Because of the incident with Anita Sarkeesian that drove her out of her home. For those who don’t know what happened, I’ll go into detail.

The latest episode of Tropes vs Women was posted earlier this week and it was widely received positively with women (and some men) who have been…

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Valve Corporation: Black out Steam access for 1 hr to protest the harassment of Anita Sarkeesian & threats against women in games.

jwthornton:

A signal from a major games hub like Steam that this kind of behavior is not okay would carry some weight. Consider signing?

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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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"Too often, [Ken] Chen says, publishing companies say they would publish more diverse books, but the market just isn’t there for them. Chen doesn’t buy that.

“Your ability to imagine that there is a market has to do with your ability to imagine that those people exist,” he says. “And if [you] can’t imagine that people of color actually exist and can buy books, then you can’t imagine selling books to them. That’s not just about a company corporate diversity policy; it’s about actually knowing what’s going on in communities of color.”"

- Ken Chen, poet and director of the Asian American Writers Workshop, to NPR (“To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence” by Lynn Neary)

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annmarcaida:

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Little fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength and breath,
And the want
Of thought is death,

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die?

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Author: William Blake

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bellebissett:

The rafters in Pablo Neruda’s studio, photographed by Milton Rogovin. This photo appears in Rogovin’s book, Windows That Open Inward (Rogovin, M., Maloney, D., Bly, R. and Neruda, P. 1985. Windows that open inward. Buffalo, N.Y.: White Pine Press).
 THE NAMES by Pablo Neruda
 I didn’t write them on the roofbeams because they were famous, but because they were companions Rojas Giménez, the nomad, nocturnal, pierced with  the grief of farewells, dead with joy pigeon breeder, madman  of the shadows Joaquín Cifruntes, whose verses rolled like stones in  the river. Fredrico, who made me laugh like no on else could  and who put us all in mourning for a century. Paul Eluard, whose forget-me-not color eyes are as sky  blue as always and retain their blue strength under the earth.  Miguel Hernándes, whistling to me like a nightingale  from the trees on Princesa Street until they caged my  nightingale. Nazim, noisy bard, brave gentleman, friend. Why did they leave so soon? Their names will not slip  down from the rafters. Each one of them was a victory.  Together they were the sum of my light. Now, a small  anthology of my sorrow.
 More: http://www.miltonrogovin.com/neruda.htmlhttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Rogovinhttp://www.miltonrogovin.com/education/FullTeachersGuide.pdf

bellebissett:

The rafters in Pablo Neruda’s studio, photographed by Milton Rogovin. This photo appears in Rogovin’s book, Windows That Open Inward (Rogovin, M., Maloney, D., Bly, R. and Neruda, P. 1985. Windows that open inward. Buffalo, N.Y.: White Pine Press).


THE NAMES by Pablo Neruda


I didn’t write them on the roofbeams because they
were famous, but because they were companions
Rojas Giménez, the nomad, nocturnal, pierced with
the grief of farewells, dead with joy pigeon breeder, madman
of the shadows
Joaquín Cifruntes, whose verses rolled like stones in
the river.
Fredrico, who made me laugh like no on else could
and who put us all in mourning for a century.
Paul Eluard, whose forget-me-not color eyes are as sky
blue as always and retain their blue strength under the earth.
Miguel Hernándes, whistling to me like a nightingale
from the trees on Princesa Street until they caged my
nightingale.
Nazim, noisy bard, brave gentleman, friend.
Why did they leave so soon? Their names will not slip
down from the rafters. Each one of them was a victory.
Together they were the sum of my light. Now, a small
anthology of my sorrow.


More: http://www.miltonrogovin.com/neruda.html
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Rogovin
http://www.miltonrogovin.com/education/FullTeachersGuide.pdf

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"Stories have no point if they don’t absorb our terror."

- Don DeLillo, Mao II
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popchartlab:

Showcased today on NPR, our sentence diagram charts (one covering lines from notable novels, the other action movie quotes) make a perfect back-to-school gift for English teachers—or book buffs, movie nerds or language lovers.

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Well firstly, I’ve been playing Minecraft for quite a while now, and I just now noticed I was subconsciously thinking this entire process out. You see, I’m a Muslim, and whenever I’ve played games, I’ve always for some reason followed the rules of Islam as best I could. This might be because I’m just wired to do so, or maybe it’s because I want to see if it would somehow help me in the game, showing how good Islamic laws really are. As an example, when playing fallout 3, I never picked up pork and beans, nor did I drink alcohol or do drugs. Contrast that with my older brother, who walked around jacked up on mentats and whiskey…

So of course, a game like Minecraft gets really complex.

Awesome! Soloman212 applies the edicts of Islam in Minecraft.

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tragedyseries:

I call them, alternately, ‘woof marks’ or ‘book m’barks’ but whatever you call them, print and utilize them to note meaningful sections of your favorite medical texts and whaling narratives.

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The ultimate consequence of our recent bed bug outbreak? 

The ultimate consequence of our recent bed bug outbreak? 

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theparisreview:

“When words finally came to me, I began to write on top of what I had drawn.” Illustration by Günter Grass for his novel Show Your Tongue.

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