philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.


Commentary ^^^

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

Commentary ^^^

ivyblossom:

The Amazing Velvet Mace’s Genius Diagram about why some fanfiction stories are crazy popular while others, which may be technically better, are not so popular.
The original post is here, and I think it should be considered pan-fandom required reading. I bow to her genius. Everyone study this diagram and internalize it.
All hail Velvet Mace.

ivyblossom:

The Amazing Velvet Mace’s Genius Diagram about why some fanfiction stories are crazy popular while others, which may be technically better, are not so popular.

The original post is here, and I think it should be considered pan-fandom required reading. I bow to her genius. Everyone study this diagram and internalize it.

All hail Velvet Mace.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

I asked my sister today if I looked like a mom, she said almost , but my khakis had to be knee length and baggy lol. (I look way different in this pic haha. Sexy? What sexy?)

#nomakeup #noass #momtastic
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I asked my sister today if I looked like a mom, she said almost , but my khakis had to be knee length and baggy lol. (I look way different in this pic haha. Sexy? What sexy?)

#nomakeup #noass #momtastic
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I asked my sister today if I looked like a mom, she said almost , but my khakis had to be knee length and baggy lol. (I look way different in this pic haha. Sexy? What sexy?)

#nomakeup #noass #momtastic

other newsies, less long post lol

it’s 337 am and you’d think I’d be sleep now that Cam is out, but nopes.

I recently switched from an Iphone 4s to the S4 and I figured out how to turn my new phone into a tv remote and I’m really just astonished I can change channels with my cellphone

l o l

oh and being extremely momtasic in nature, i have dipped a toe into the wonderful world of scrapbooking :D

it started by my want to order some of the thousand + baby pics I had of Cam on my phone (ordered through snapfish and am hoping the cheap prints look decent) and my realization of my desperate need for a hobby (see all text posts prior to this lol). I didn’t know it was so deep! I was going to just order a personalized baby book for her pics but a trip to Joann fabrics later and there was glue on my nose,  ”embellishments” in my hand, and Camille was sitting amongst a pile of cardstock and markers looking at me incredulously. 

#ithinkthatsallfornows

#gonnatrytogetsomesleeps

#kbyes

mamaamoon asked:

When you find this in your ask, share 5 facts about yourself and then pass it on to your ten favorite followers

hmmm 5 facts you say!

_ i got my first tattoo in the back of a gas station lol

_i spent time previously volunteering with Habitat for Humanity through AmeriCorps and miss doing construction work sometimes

_ I did JROTC all through high school. I was into ROTC the way athletes love sports

_ I hate mushrooms. I hate seeing mushrooms . Mushrooms are evil.

_ Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Cam won’t sleep & boys boys boys : a long stream of

So I won’t sleep either. This kid has a tight grip on my finger lol. My attempt at getting her to participate with a sleep schedule failed . Instead she is up drooling and kicking me . Our nights have been later and later making our good mornings good afternoons and my productivity lower. Ah well. It is very nice getting to have all this time with her instead of having to quickly return to work or school. Speaking of which, I have a friend who is a sahm who does customer service . I might apply for something like that. Still trying get to figure out what’s next with school. I’ve been writing a little here and there but nothing fantastic. Camille likes watching Nick Jr but I read it’s bad for kids this young to watch too much tv. Such is life .

So this might sound crazy but I thought about taking Justin off child support . It was a fleeting thought. Like he does help out with diapers and stuff here and there. I guess sometimes it’s weird when we are being friendly and talking about cloth diapers and then I remember all the crap I went through with him & how there is a pending child support order (that is taking ridiculously long to process ) against him.

I feel like I need to take a moment to talk about X. Things with X have been …weird. I haven’t seen him since right before my 6 week check up. Okay, he and I both still have very troublesome feelings about what happened post our break up last summer and the events that led up to me getting pregnant by Justin. X wants to try for a relationship but a lot of times we end up arguing over things that took place a year ago. It sorta sucks because I value the amazing friendship he and I share and I always thought that we were meant to be. He says he is trying to keep me young and remind me that I’m only 22 by being playful, but there are times when I feel so much older and more settled than he is. He isn’t ready to settle down which troubles me. Not that I’m trying to hop into marriage with him but like we’ve known each other 5 years . It would be cool if a serious relationship was at least on his radar. He says he is ready to date me but isn’t quite ready to be a dad. He is still hurt that I had a baby by another guy and it makes him feel weird sometimes . He says he wouldn’t see himself wanting to get married or have more kids for about another 5 years . Idk what to make of all this, I’ve never dated as a mom. It’s like I don’t need to be super serious right this moment but idk I don’t want to not be building a future either? Idk. And as far as his interaction with Camille, obviously it’s a deal breaker if he couldn’t ever love her as his own, but like what’s the time line on these things? Right now I still feel like we are in acceptable weird land, like I would be would be a a little thrown off if he instantly felt like step dad of the year. But sometimes it feels like he just needs to be young and date someone without a child. Idk. Idk. Idk. With X it feels like there are too many hurt feelings to salvage a healthy relationship sometimes. I may do a post on the history of X’s and my relationship . It wasn’t always healthy, or pretty. Always intense though.. always.

And in other news. Do I have a thing for being friends with exes? Perhaps. The ones you spend such a great amount of time with, I feel that good energy can be re purposed for friendship if the circumstances allow. Anywho, another one of my great friends also happens to be an ex bf of mine. Ty. We met around the same time as X and I, and we dated our freshman and sophomore year in college. We were friends before we dated and remained friends all this time since we broken up in early 2010. He has a gf who I think is nice enough. Ty is the one who showed up for my birth class. Ty brought me gifts for Cam. Ty was there when I was tripping balls unsure whether I was keeping this kid or not. Ty who came to the hospital when my water broke. Camille’s self proclaimed god father, who actually lives up to the title. Good old Ty. Well the other night Ty caught me off guard. We are texting as we normally do, real friendly like, when he randomly asks me if I ever miss him. This question catches me off guard, and we go back and forth as I try to decipher what he means by ‘miss him’. Finally we get to the heart of things, and we both admit we have miss each other romantically and that we both have had thoughts of trying again. He says he is going to visit on Friday . I’m just like what the balls. What the freaking balls! My love life is like a spiraling mess. My plan to just be single is turning out wobbly. I’m currently not involved with anyone but still somehow am finding myself perplexes by these different entanglements.

Again I’m left having to question myself and my choices. I am too good St getting myself into weird situationships. I have no idea if I’m meant to be with either of these men or if I’m meant to be alone. I still feel like right this moment I don’t need to be super serious with anyone. In fact if I had to put it on a calendar I’d want to not be in a serious committed relationship before January in theory. Why do I think about relationships so much anyways?