"You’re going to let them play soldiers?" said Vimes.

"Oh, Commander Vimes," said Mr. Burleigh, smiling. "As a military man yourself, you must—"

Sometimes people can attract attention by shouting. They might opt for thumping a table, or even take a swing at someone else. But Vimes achieved the effect by freezing, by simply doing nothing. The chill radiated off him. Lines in his face locked like a statue.

"I am not a military man."

And then Burleigh made the mistake of trying to grin disarmingly.

"Well, commander, the helmet and armor and everything… . It’s really all the same in the end, isn’t it?"

"No. It’s not."

~Jingo by T. Pratchett

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I’m having a lot of anxiety about trying to find a doctor who isn’t going to fat shame me out of their office. I haven’t had a physical in years, I need bloodwork done, but I’m terrified

You can be a tremendous librarian without putting so much stress on yourself. You don’t have to be a rockstar. A much better use of your energy is trying to be the kind of librarian you’d want to work with. Put your energy into that, my friends. And try to be the kind of librarian your patrons want. Maybe that means working on your business reference skills instead of getting on an ALA committee before your 30th birthday [Editor’s note: or even before your 40th]. So be it!

Letters to a Young Librarian: You Don’t Have to Do All the Things to be an Awesome Librarian. Really. by Ginger Williams (via bustedafternoon)

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I laughed inappropriately loud at this. In my office.

I laughed inappropriately loud at this. In my office.


I laughed inappropriately loud at this. In my office.

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These two pictures from the director of the Ferguson Public Library and the library’s instagram are also worth sharing. 

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Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*


This is breathtaking.

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Icelandic Ram Yarn Bomb.

Icelandic Ram Yarn Bomb.


Icelandic Ram Yarn Bomb.

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leverage + tumblr text posts (screencaps by psssfff)

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carlos listening to his boyfriend’s old broadcasts to feel less isolated out in the desert otherworld that he is very temporarily trapped in.jpeg

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reblog for healthy polyamory ignore for unnecessary heterosexual love triangles

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those people that u love so much and want to talk to them all the time but u feel like ur annoying them


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Let’s play a game!






Stand where you are, look around, and list whatever liquidy thing is closest to you. This is now your fanfic lube.

Water is actually an improvement. One swallow before that it would have been Greek grappa.

It’s a good thing I just finished the coffee, but still have some water in my glass.

half water half vinegar oh nooooooo

Honey. Uh, NO.

…greek yogurt?…


Cuddling with the bae <3

Cecil’s outfit

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Such a soothing voice. It’s kinda like a big embrace that just makes you feel really happy.

I love our fans. I love that they love our show. I never wrote fan letters to or drew fan art (I can’t draw anyway) for the radio hosts & shows I grew up listening to: Garrison Keillor, Norm Hitzges, Art Bell, Howard Stern, Kidd Kraddick, anything on KEOM 88.3 or WRR 101.1 and any number of other shows I would pass by at night trying to find a voice to carry me to sleep. I never said a thing to those people. I suck for that. But catspeare does not suck. Quite the opposite. It really feels good to see this. All of this.

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