Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
One of my favorite views in Central Park, and it’s looked like this for 100 years. A beautiful day for my morning walk.

One of my favorite views in Central Park, and it’s looked like this for 100 years. A beautiful day for my morning walk.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (via wordsnquotes)

On the Insurgent Set

  • Me: Wait, were you just dead?
  • "Dead" Extra: No, I just went to the bathroom.
theojamesfranceactu:

Thanks @Wyatt Belton. Last day for “Insurgent” !

theojamesfranceactu:

Thanks @Wyatt Belton. Last day for “Insurgent” !

Sunday, September 7, 2014
allthingseurope:

Tintern, Wales (by -terry-)

allthingseurope:

Tintern, Wales (by -terry-)

Anonymous said: Ms. Bardugo, I loved your first books, but I was terribly disappointed to see you give in to political correctness in Ruin & Rising. You had a great story and then you ruined it with unnecessary lesbianism. Authors don't need to make statements, they just need to write good books. I hope you'll remember that in the future.

lbardugo:

I was really tempted to ignore this because I don’t believe in giving anon wangs a platform, but the term “unnecessary lesbianism” made me laugh so hard that I caved.

Authors can write good books and make statements. I’m going to make some statements now. (Get ready.)

Queer people and queer relationships aren’t less necessary to narrative than cishet people or relationships. In fact, given the lovely emails and messages I’ve received about Tamar and Nadia (and given the existence of anon wangs like you), I’d say making queer relationships visible in young adult fiction is an excellent—and yes, necessary—idea.

I do agree that story trumps statement or we’d all just write angry pamphlets, but queer people exist both in my world and the world of the Grisha trilogy. I don’t see how including them in my work is making a statement unless that statement is “I won’t willfully ignore or exclude people in order to make a few anon wangs happy.” If that’s the statement I’m making, I’m totally down with it.

Also, I’m going to take this moment to shout out Malinda Lo, Laura Lam, Alex London, David Levithan, Emily Danforth, Emma Trevayne, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Cassandra Clare, and to link to Malinda’s 2013 guide to LGBT in YA.  Because why just give attention to bigots when you can talk about awesome books and authors instead?

lamelohan:

*teacher hands you homework on the first day of school*

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
a-teens-book-blog:

Yesterday I started Gone by Michael Grant. So far it’s really good! I’m on page 103 and can’t wait to read more. If you haven’t read this yet you probably should! If you have read it, what did you think about it?

a-teens-book-blog:

Yesterday I started Gone by Michael Grant. So far it’s really good! I’m on page 103 and can’t wait to read more. If you haven’t read this yet you probably should! If you have read it, what did you think about it?

girl-in-nike:

tonytobar:

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”

The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse

Reblog if you’ve actually SEEN the movie “The Aristocats”

awesometriathlon:

catgh0st:

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Let’s see who’s over 18

(Source: breakyourtwolittlehearts)

Monday, September 1, 2014
cannibaliza:

Hawwww-cute:

My best friend’s baby met her first puppy

HELPPPPPPPPP

cannibaliza:

Hawwww-cute:

My best friend’s baby met her first puppy

HELPPPPPPPPP

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