“And yet, by every criterion listed, children’s fiction is entirely capable of being great literature. Indeed, if you’re looking for writing that changes the reader and the world, there may be no better form….I’ve visited countless schools and seen for myself the life-changing power of children’s books. It’s impossible to overstate the transformative effects they can have upon individual readers – and collectively, across generations, upon the world.”—“Who says children’s books can’t be great literature?” (via schoollibraryjournal)
“in this story, your mother isn’t the villain.
in this story, you find a way to pick the lock, to wake up, to climb out of the tower yourself.
in this story, you’re angry.
in this story, you meet a dragon and
it is afraid of you.
in this story, you don’t need to be saved.
in this story, your mother raised you
to recognize a prison from a home.
in this story, they don’t fall in love with you before they know you.
in this story, they aren’t better than you.
in this story, you have claws.
in this story, happily ever after has bite marks in it.
in this story, you are free and terrifying.
in this story, you get away.
in this story, you bleed.
in this story, you survive.”—in this story | Caitlyn Siehl (via alonesomes)
“Q: How many male novelists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette too. “I can only truly love my best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand it. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed.”—
i was standing next to the copier in the teacher’s lounge and a student came in to ask another teacher a question and about three seconds later, another student lunged in and smashed a glass bottle on that student’s head
the teachers wrestled the students away from each other and they’re both physically fine, but the teacher who forced the kid with the bottle away had to lock the door to the teacher’s lounge
so she and i and my co-resident stood in silence with this student and waited for about two minutes for someone to come and get him, none of us moving, just breathing
it was the scariest and most intense moment of my life
re: the teasing, when Dorian does it, it's not malicious. I think that's why John lets him get away with it. He just wants to embarrass John, make him blush. As opposed to Det. Paul who can be a dick about it.
i totally agree that when dorian teases it’s sooo not malicious, you’re right nonnie!!! i think what kills me most is that john does not seem the type (at least not in the very first few episodes) to really deal with anyone’s teasing, whether kind or otherwise. he’s pretty much a ~lone wolf, on his own, brushing off any sort of interpersonal interaction as useless or unimportant - and he’s definitely not putting up with anyone’s shit. which is why it fucking kills me now, in episode five or whatever we’ll be in, that dorian has basically snuck in behind john’s barriers and gets to tease him and be a general cutie jerkface whenever he wants when i don’t think john would put up with non-malicious teasing from anyone else in his life right now.