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The modern view [that it is bad for adults to read fairy tales / children’s books] seems to me to involve a false conception of growth. They accuse us of arrested development because we have not lost a taste we had in childhood. But surely arrested development consists not in refusing to lose old things but in failing to add new things? I now like hock, which I am sure I should not have liked as a child. But I still like lemon-squash. I call this growth or development because I have been enriched: where I formerly had only one pleasure, I now have two. But if I had to lose the taste for lemon-squash before I acquired the taste for hock, that would not be growth but simple change.

I now enjoy Tolstoy and Jane Austen and Trollope as well as fairy tales and I call that growth: if I had had to lose the fairy tales in order to acquire the novelists, I would not say that I had grown but only that I had changed. A tree grows because it adds rings: a train doesn’t grow by leaving one station behind and puffing on to the next. In reality, the case is stronger and more complicated than this. I think my growth is just as apparent when I now read the fairy tales as when I read the novelists, for I now enjoy the fairy tales better than I did in childhood: being now able to put more in, of course I get more out.

- C. S. Lewis, “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” (via dduane)

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“I fanned the cards further. I drew the next one out, the face of the Trump depicting a green-haired man, his hair wavy like my own, but longer, drawn back into a ponytail. He was clad in a black gi and grey hakama, as he sat in seiza on a red cushion in a wood-paneled dojo. A wooden practice sword rested across his lap, and a green rose lay in front of him on the tatami mats. His face was slender, his eyes were closed in meditation, and his smile was desirable, hinting promises of romance to those who would associate with him. I liked him, but also found him frustrating at times with his arrogance and his tendency to string his lovers along. He was another of my elder brothers, Saionji, and currently putting his military skills to use in leading Amber’s armies.”
—- Princess Corrine of Amber

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I fanned the cards further. I drew the next one out, the face of the Trump depicting a green-haired man, his hair wavy like my own, but longer, drawn back into a ponytail. He was clad in a black gi and grey hakama, as he sat in seiza on a red cushion in a wood-paneled dojo. A wooden practice sword rested across his lap, and a green rose lay in front of him on the tatami mats. His face was slender, his eyes were closed in meditation, and his smile was desirable, hinting promises of romance to those who would associate with him. I liked him, but also found him frustrating at times with his arrogance and his tendency to string his lovers along. He was another of my elder brothers, Saionji, and currently putting his military skills to use in leading Amber’s armies.”

—- Princess Corrine of Amber

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Artwork: Pyrhha Nikos by jadenkaiba

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Artwork: Pyrhha Nikos by jadenkaiba

eatingwordswithkittywitch:

On the one hand, I feel we shouldn’t need to have a mandatory class on being a decent human being, (don’t post your ex’s nude photos on the internet, no one owes you affection, other people have the right not to get attacked, don’t tell other people to kill themselves) on the other hand I appear to be wrong.

The fundamental problem is that since we as a society don’t agree on how to be a decent human being, this would be the sort of class which would most send parents into a berserker frenzy, which is why we don’t have it. 

The only reason vampires ever end up saving the city/world/etcetera

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Norman RockwellGirl Running with Wet Canvas, 1930

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Sep 9
misskittyfantastico:

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punkrockcow:

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WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

This made Atlanta news because it happened not far from where I live. It was only a few months after Sandy Hook and I just remember crying from relief when I heard about this woman and how she managed to prevent another tragedy through compassion and empathy.

This made national news, as I saw it on TV and I live in Texas, so it wasn’t local news.  I believe it was CNN.

misskittyfantastico:

girlswillsavethevorld:

punkrockcow:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

This made Atlanta news because it happened not far from where I live. It was only a few months after Sandy Hook and I just remember crying from relief when I heard about this woman and how she managed to prevent another tragedy through compassion and empathy.

This made national news, as I saw it on TV and I live in Texas, so it wasn’t local news.  I believe it was CNN.

Sep 9
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“The next trump portrayed a woman standing on the deck of a sailing ship, her smug smile and poised rapier indicating clearly who was in charge, if her green and white naval uniform wasn’t enough of an indication. Her hair was blue, verging on purple, her eyes were blue, and a royal blue rose was pinned to her jacket pocket over her left breast. She was Miki’s female twin, but for meeting the two of them you would have to wonder, for at times their personalities were diametric opposites. She was sly, manipulative, and very skilled at getting what she wanted — including driving her twin brother up the wall with her behaviour.
She was Kozue, Princess of Amber, the “She-Wolf” who would not be mastered by any man.”
—- Princess Corrine of Amber

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The next trump portrayed a woman standing on the deck of a sailing ship, her smug smile and poised rapier indicating clearly who was in charge, if her green and white naval uniform wasn’t enough of an indication. Her hair was blue, verging on purple, her eyes were blue, and a royal blue rose was pinned to her jacket pocket over her left breast. She was Miki’s female twin, but for meeting the two of them you would have to wonder, for at times their personalities were diametric opposites. She was sly, manipulative, and very skilled at getting what she wanted — including driving her twin brother up the wall with her behaviour.

She was Kozue, Princess of Amber, the “She-Wolf” who would not be mastered by any man.”

—- Princess Corrine of Amber

Sep 9

Hello there, Mr. Bailesu (can I call you that way?) I found your fanfiction site at thekeep many many years ago, and I really liked your school rumble fanfiction. Any guess as if when it will be continued...?Thank you so much...

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I don’t know; I work now and the weak ending of the manga knocked a lot of the wind out of my sails; I’ll have to see. 

Sep 8

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tanoraqui:

Robin Hood and Merry Men = reincarnation of Arthur and Round Table? Discuss.

I never tought about it! I guess it’s because since White who put them in the same era I’ve always considered Robin Hood to be almost ‘fantasy’ contemporary…

Apparently, I am too blind to notice everything I am reading. Sorry!