The Blank Page

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

cameronclarke:

thesharpmountain:

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House Republicans are suing a sitting President because their feelings are hurt. Saying that President Obama is exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority by the issuing of his executives orders is such bull, not to mention a HUGE waste of time and money.

In case you were wondering, President Obama has so far issued 36 executive orders in his second term, less then any sitting president since FDR. So far he’s issued a total of 183 executive orders. George W. Bush issued a total of 291 executives orders. Bill Clinton issued 364. FDR issued 3,522.

This enrages me so much. I want a Congress that will do its job, not create another standoff in hopes of encouraging votes in November’s election. White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer sums it up perfectly: “This is the least productive Congress in decades. And instead of doing their job, they are suing the president for doing his.”

FUCKING THIS.

UGH I JUST CAN’T - 

“Natasha - portrayed by Scarlett Johansson - is strong, smart, quick-thinking and resilient, and is entirely skilled at manipulating others’ foolhardy perceptions of her weaknesses to her advantage. She kicks ass, she holds her own and she fights with as much skill and tenacity as any of the other Avengers.

…Her character and her story deserve to stand on their own merits. The story of the Black Widow deserves to be as integral to the ongoing arc of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe as that of any of her male counterparts.

The message needs to be sent loud and clear to every fan of Marvel, of superheroes, of action movies: Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, as a female character, is just as deserving and capable of having her own film franchise as any of the men she fights alongside. To indicate otherwise would be unacceptable.”

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"I Blew All My Covers" Natasha Romanoff has Earned her own Movie [x]

(via romanovah)

(Source: fyeahmcublackwidow, via bookoisseur)

thebooker:

As promised, here is my feels-themed giveaway! The books/series above all have one thing in common - they made me feel something. That doesn’t necessarily mean I cried but they definitely inspired some kind of emotional response in my robot-like self. They’re also some of my favourite books. Hopefully there’s a decent enough selection for you to choose from.

5 people will be sent a book of their choice from the selection above if they’re randomly selected as winners.

Please read the following:

  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post
  • You may reblog the post as many times as you like but don’t annoy your followers too much with it
  • I would prefer if you were following me, since this giveaway is a ‘thank you’ to my followers
  • This giveaway is international, as I am purchasing books via Book Depository and they have free delivery for the majority of the world. Double check that your country is included here
  • Your inbox MUST be open. I won’t be contacting anyone via fan mail
  • Winners may also choose a sequel to the books pictured above if it’s part of a series
  • Winners may choose which edition of the book they want, so long as it is paperback and under $15 (AU). The only exception is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is over $20 and hardback. I’ll only be buying this for one person (if they want it) so I have enough for the other books, sorry! I just love it so much and want to be able to share it with at least one person, even if it’s expensive
  • One of the books, Alexander Altmann A01567 is only available as a prize for Australians, as it is unavailable on Book Depository. If Aussies would like this book, I will order it for you from Bookworld
  • If you’re not sure which book you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them and help you pick one that suits your tastes
  • No giveaway blogs
  • If you’re uncomfortable giving me your address, don’t be. I won’t be saving it or giving it out elsewhere or anything
  • The giveaway ends August 1st 12PM AEST
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator and have 48 hours to get back to me. I’m quite lenient on that but I would prefer if people replied ASAP so I can be organised
  • If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me

Good luck and happy reading, word shakers!

(via livingthroughbooks)

specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

(Source: futomato, via mexicatiahui)

sundaymornincomindown:

veganrantss:

White people get mad when you wear a band t shirt of a band you don’t listen to, but they’re fine with wearing headdresses from cultures they know and care nothing about.

oh damn

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downto142:

frettedtoflame:

renrevenge:



I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

downto142:

frettedtoflame:

renrevenge:

I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

(Source: theacheofmodernism, via fortheloveofotps)

trixiebobixie:

iprayforangels:

suddin:

ectricark:

imsirius:

#THEY DON’T WRITE EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE

[echoes of eleven blowing up cybermen to get information in the distance]

People who don’t love Nine are the dumbest.

People think that Nine is dark sullen and a killer. They’re wrong. Nine not dark. He’s light and happy and in love. He wear a leather jacket and is the closest Doctor the the Time War but he is not dark. He is a light person who is fighting his dark past. He knows what he’s done and is fighting to write his wrongs. He just wants everyone to live.

Eleven on the other hand is the exact opposite. People think he’s a puppy in a fez. They’re wrong. He is not happy and joyful. He’s careless. He is having adventures while ruining lives and killing people. He is the man who forgets. He has forgotten the pain he felt after what he did and now is so comfortable killing.

He doesn’t remember Nine. Nine, the Doctor with depression. Nine, the Doctor who fell in love with an nineteen year old shop girl who didn’t need a magic back story to be special. Nine, the Doctor who went and saved his friends without killing. Nine, the Doctor who chose to lose instead of causing loss.

Nine chooses to give up being a god. Eleven pretends he is a god. Nine would make a merciful god. Eleven acts like a vengeful god. Nine is a puppy in a leather jacket. Eleven is a a killer in a fez.

Wow, that just summed up my feelings on where Doctor Who has gone better than anything else I’ve read. 

(Source: winterinthetardis, via books-booksandmorebooks)

booksnbutterbeer:

hello everyone! :D 

i’m going to keep this brief: in honor of reaching 2,000 followers, i am going to give someone two books!!! here are the rules!

  1. please be following me.
  2. you may like/reblog to enter.
  3. this giveaway is international.
  4. it is open until august 22nd.
  5. winner must respond within 24 hours.
  6. books will be paperback, unless hardcover is the only option available.
  7. if you want a sequel/different book by one of these authors, i will happily get you that instead.
  8. and yeah! good luck :D

(via countingbooks)

bookpillows:

I just reached 1000 followers and I started this blog in late December of 2013! I am so thankful! This giveaway is just my small way to say thank you to everyone who follows me, reads my reviews and Read Around the World recommendations, and asks for book recommendations.

Here are the rules:

  • Only reblogs count. You can reblog as much as you want but don’t spam your followers
  • You must be following bookpillows. (This giveaway is about thanking my followers after all)
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • You must be willing to give me your full name and address. I promise this information will be kept confidential and secure.
  • Your ask box must be open so that I can contact you if you win. If you do not reply within 48 hours I will move on to the next winner.
  • THREE winners will each pick TWO books each. The winners will be chosen through a random number generator.
  • The winners will be able to pick any of the books listed above. If the book is part of a series, then they can pick a specific book in the series.
  • This is an international giveaway.
  • This giveaway ends on August 1, 2014.
  • If you have any questions direct them here.

(via bittenandwritten)