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musicnerdery:

Reaction photoset for the rest of my life.

A baby has a better grasp on race relations than a full grown adult
This should tell you all you need on a number of levels

I believe that children are our future

The Shade is strong in this one.

talking about a character I hate: Finally. He's in the trash where he belongs.

talking about a character I love: Finally. He's in the trash where he belongs.

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LIST OF THE WEEK: TWENTY BANNED BOOKS
Celebrate your intellectual freedom. Read a banned book.

Learn more about each book here: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Looking for Alaska, I Hunt Killers, Eleanor & Park, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, TTYL, 13 Reasons Why, The Giver, Speak, Hold Still, Whale Talk, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Twenty Boy Summer, Boy Meets Boy, Living Dead Girl, Fallen Angels, Vampire Academy, The Supernaturalist, A Wrinkle In Time.

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I’m surprised when any book is banned or challenged, but the continual obsession with challenging The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian absolutely stupefies me. That book has the tamest sexual content I’ve ever seen. I’m stunned people can find anything to object to.

They banned a book about soldiers for profanity?  What’s next, a soldier’s right to breathe?

Banned books are almost consistently really good. You want a recommended-reading list, here it is.

Banned for being grammatically incorrect.

…Isn’t Speak about rape?

…”softcore pornography”

Did they even read The Supernaturalist? The occult has nothing to do with the plot! It’s a cyberpunk dystopian thriller. Sci-fi. Not magic! Not that there would be anything wrong with that, but such an objection simply reveals that the complainer never even cracked it open.

Religious objection to The Hunger Games? It’s been a few years since I read them, but I don’t recall faith and belief coming into the equation. If it’s the violence, then don’t read the Bible to your kids. That’s far worse!

Pretty sure they never read any of these before flipping shit.

reminds me of some conversations that came around when the 50 Shades of Grey movie was announced and a bunch of Christians who don’t like/understand the intricacies of kink spoke up on it. (like… BDSM does not inherently equal rape)

Given I never read those either, but it seemed like the people who HAD had far different complaints than those who took it on the surface.

That’s why I stay out of the Twilight stuff (though one day I want to liveblog something like that or something; be fun).

I’m sorry, but seeing the Giver on this list is just too much. WHAT THE HELL. Last I checked, that book is basically all about what we shouldn’t do with society, don’t ban it. 

Secondly, A Wrinkle in Time was and remains one of my favorite books, my dad has several different editions, and he’s a paster.

As for all the books banned for ‘sexually explicit content’, have these people even read Song of Solomon? The whole thing is basically a whole love letter from the writer telling what he wants to do with his lady friend.

Yeah, we actually read and discussed Wrinkle in youth group, and I’m pretty sure it’s possible to spin it in a Christian light (not that that’s an essential factor in it being a good book or anything).

Madeleine L’Engle actually was a Christian. And I don’t know where they’re getting this “anti-Christian” bullcrap. My old Christian middle school used to have A Wrinkle in Time as part of their literature curriculum.

"Banned for glorifying disobedience of parents" OH WOW it’s almost like the authority figures don’t like to be challenged—oh wait. 

familyblogger:

i wanted to find more of those pics of dan walking dogs

so i googled dan radcliffe dogs

and

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this wasnt what i meant

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"you’re an adult now"

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"you need to choose a career"

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"you need to make your own doctor’s appointment"
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aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

theserif:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

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samhain-hallows:

jedavu:

Creative Artist Turns Strangers’ Photographs Into Anime-Inspired Sketches

US-based artist Robert DeJesus has been accepting commissions by strangers to draw Japanese anime-inspired portraits of themselves based on photographs they submit. 

All hail DeJesus for making insanely cute photos even cuter.