Miles Teller photographed by Dusan Reljin for GQ Magazine

scjacka:

brain-food:

rahzzah:

We Named Chris Pratt “Indiana" by Rahzzah

admit it…you kinda really want this

i never knew i wanted something so badly. 

I should just leave this here and walk away… just leave it

Doing things to my loins

(via teensniper)

animalstalkinginallcaps:

SOMETIMES I WONDER WHICH IS MORE DISTURBING: THE FACT THAT I HAVE BECOME COMPLETELY DESENSITIZED TO THE HORROR OF STEVE BUSCEMI SEX SCENES OR THE FACT THAT I HONESTLY WANT TO GIVE THAT GUY WITH HALF A FACE THE BUSINESS.
BOARDWALK EMPIRE IS REALLY MAKING ME QUESTION EVERYTHING I FORMERLY KNEW ABOUT THE WORKINGS OF MY OWN MIND.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

SOMETIMES I WONDER WHICH IS MORE DISTURBING: THE FACT THAT I HAVE BECOME COMPLETELY DESENSITIZED TO THE HORROR OF STEVE BUSCEMI SEX SCENES OR THE FACT THAT I HONESTLY WANT TO GIVE THAT GUY WITH HALF A FACE THE BUSINESS.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE IS REALLY MAKING ME QUESTION EVERYTHING I FORMERLY KNEW ABOUT THE WORKINGS OF MY OWN MIND.

nbchannibal:

Secrets

Mystery

ADVENTURE

MURDER PUNS

  • SURPRISES

MURDER PUNS!

Is there ANY way to get an early copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue??????
birdskirt birdskirt Said:

maggie-stiefvater:

There will not, in fact, be ARCs of BLLB, as far as I know.

However, here is a possibility: travel to California, where I am now, on tour. Put on your favorite shirt and a pair of comfortable shoes. Examine my tour schedule to see where I (and my laptop) may possibly be at any given time. Analyze my Tumblr and Twitter feeds to see if I have left clues, being open to the possibility that I might be willfully misleading any possible readers who are doing exactly what you are doing. Apply to one of California’s excellent science schools. Graduate with a fancy degree. Invent a time travel machine. Travel to October 28th, get a copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue from any available bookstore, and then travel to any date prior to October 28th.

Voila et voici.

The lack of arcs for BLLB is the saddest thing I’ve heard all day.

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. 

(via teensniper)

jtotheizzoe:

Join me on a jazzy journey through Mister Rogers Neighborhood

This morning I was reminded how much I love Mister Rogers (present tense), and how much that show influenced me as a kid. Fred made me the curious adult I am today. Well, Fred and Sesame Street, but I refuse to pick favorites.

I especially remember the above video, about how crayons are made. It must have had a hell of an impact to stick in my noggin after all these years, eh? But as awesome as the story of the classic Crayola 64-pack is (remember the built-in sharpener?), today I want to talk about the music.

I never realized it until now, but most of the “how it’s made” segments on Mister Rogers had no sound. That makes sense, because factories are horribly loud places and are a nightmare to film in. But listen to how the iconic Mister Rogers jazz soundtrack takes the place of sound effects! The clicks and whirrs are really just the drummer using brushes or percussion blocks. And the piano runs match the action so well!

Reminds me of the Dutch filmmaker Bert Haanstra, whose 1958 film Glas won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Glas features a bunch of glass-blowers doing their glass-blowing thing, but instead of live sound their motions are blended perfectly with a peppy, beat-driven jazz soundtrack. Watch it below and compare to Mister Rogers:

See the similarities? I wonder if the influence was intentional. The virtuoso pianist behind Mister Rogers iconic jazz arrangements was Mr. Johnny Costa, whose trio recorded the music live as the show was videotaped! It’s pretty progressive music for a children’s show, but I think by pushing the boundaries Rogers and Costa were able to create some really special experiences, and prove that kids have no problem enjoying complex creativity.

Here’s a short chat with Johnny Costa (man, those fingers!) about what it was like to work on Mister Rogers Neighborhood:

Mr Rogers crayon factory tour = formative.