I absolutely love books and believe they should be treated right. You can highlight, dog-ear, and mark it up as much as you want, as long as you are going to keep it and make it a home on your shelf. That being said, I often get frustrated with a book I’m reading and want to put it through a damn wall. Instead what happens is I put them in “time-out”. The offending book goes into the corner of the room and it stays there until I’m done being angry at it for whatever the heck I read. Favorite background character dies? Time-out. Someone’s dark internal monologue hit too close to home? Time-out. Racial injustice? Time-out. This allows me time to sort out my feelings and works awesomely, except for the fact that it looks really fucking weird to do it in public, so if I’m reading while out I reserve my feelings until I get home AND THEN it goes in the corner. Now for the story bit, last year I took a class on the Antebellum period that focused on the lives of slaves. Due to the nature of the narratives, they went in time-out a lot and were often left there until I needed them for class. During this time I lived in a dorm with two roommates. After a month of living with them, one of my roommates spotted Kindred in the corner and asked me why it was there. I told her it was in time-out and resumed typing my essay. She stood there for a few seconds and then went back to getting food. About a week passed and I went to once again put a book in the corner to find that it was occupied. In my time-out spot was Beloved. When my roommate got home that day she went to grab her book and saw mine sitting next to it and grinned. About two weeks later, having off and on shared my time-out spot with her, we came home to an economics textbook in the corner. Confused, we asked our third roommate if she had put it there. She looked us dead in the eye and went “You guys put books in time-out because the characters make you mad. I’m fucking done with numbers” and went back to eating her Nutella.

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fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.

Oh baby.  Keep talking dirty to me.

(via beautifulday12)

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - Dancing Groot

“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” - Vin Diesel

reblogged before but that comment just makes it that much better

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Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0

I really appreciated all the little nods to Clint’s deafness in this issue. I’m glad other writers are acknowledging it and it’s not just a temporary thing in Fraction’s run. I also enjoy the fact that Wade apparently knows sign language.

Also deadpool has his mask up to expose his lips so Hawkeye can read his lips so he doesn’t have to sign everything

I love Deadpool so much, you guys. Love love him. Every time I find out something new about Deadpool, I love him more, because it’s always shit like this.

Deadpool is lovely.

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