Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [5] friends, including me, so I’ll see…

I was tagged by lichtsucherin, and I never miss a chance to tell other people to read my favorite books, so here we go!

1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

2. All Men of Genius by Lev Ac Rosen

3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

4. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

5. Artemis Fowl (8 books) by Eoin Colfer

6. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

7. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

8. Memories of a Dirt Road Town (3 books) by Stephen Bly

9. Dragon Song by Anne McCaffrey

10. Nancy Drew (a whole shelf of yellow-back books) by Carolyn Keene

I’m going to tag… Probably a lot more than five, but I’m trying to remember who all I interact with regularly here! (If I forgot you, you should jab me in the ask box and pretend you’re tagged? <3)

menagerieofchaos karlianne d3v1n2e jennybobenny73 observethisexperience of-feathers-and-fishes - (i just started interacting with you but i think you’re cool so) cersmessenger miswiredrobot medleymisty and i’m sure there’s more but i have to do responsible adult things now

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Things I wish I knew when I started tumbling




i am so slow

you can look at the posts on a certain day?

jfc <- what you posted last christmas


makes my fckn life EASIER




(Source: gay4liam)

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Reblog if your legs are crossed and/or your left hand is touching your face… 

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John Scalzi gets it.

John Scalzi isn’t just an awesome scifi writer, but an awesome person in general.

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facebooksexism does this count? The top is something an older woman posted, and below is my comment. Stuff like this is really frustrating to me. (Also the phrase “Real Men”/”Real Women”/”Real ____” gives me violent urges.)

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of-feathers-and-fishes I wasn’t sure if you were comfortable with anyone reblogging your post, so I decided to post this separately instead.

Having really “simple” or “small” tasks may make you feel silly but.. honestly.. if it’s something you struggle with/need motivation for, it’s not too simple or too small at all. I thought I’d share a few of my tasks that sometimes make me feel silly with you.

Yeah, I actually have to have a task on habitrpg to remind me to check habitrpg. Because if I didn’t I would forget. I have “adequate sleep” on there because otherwise I tend to just… stay up until ridiculous hours of the night. I have hygiene on here because I’m really unmotivated to shower or brush my teeth on my own (because that takes time and time is a limited resource) and I know it’s important. I have socialize as a daily because if I don’t, I will quite literally isolate myself from any human contact. It’s super unhealthy. And positive? Well, I need more positive thought processes and to do things that are good for my mental health instead of bad for it.

All tasks are valid and important as long as they help you.

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My HabitRPG mounts glitched out. Funny hybrids were sure to ensue.

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i&#8217;m scREAMING
My first gold potion!! What should I hatch with it?? Something here, or should I wait for something, like a dragon or something?


My first gold potion!! What should I hatch with it?? Something here, or should I wait for something, like a dragon or something?

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Why Do Poor People 'Waste' Money On Luxury Goods?



I’ve never seen this webpage before, but the thoughts are interesting.

That was an interesting read. I had never thought about it that way. It makes a lot of sense.

I think, however, from hearing family and others talk, is that the reason why they’re incredulous about poor people with IPhones and expensive clothes is not that they think they should have the bare minimum. I think it’s because they’re jealous, because they’ve worked and worked and still can’t afford it, even if they’re middle class. My family is firmly upper-middle class and we always shop clearance or sales. I could not bring myself to buy an 80 dollar pair of fashion boots, because they weren’t on sale and felt too expensive.

I guess it’s deeper than that, because we can afford to go to college and get an education, and never worry about the power or water going off. But we live within our means, and cannot fathom spending 2000 dollars on a purse.

But it’s not about poor people buying things they shouldn’t. It’s the people who are incredulous feeling like they’re trying to do everything right, and still not being able to buy things like that.

This is just my opinion, and just things I’ve observed.

I’m also middle class and my family struggles a lot, but we have a house, and food (even if it’s ramen some weeks), and I’m going through college debt-free (barely). I’ve heard people I know say things on either side you described. Some, like my mother, are just frustrated that they work 60+ hours a week and have to buy discount crackers and only use meat our relatives give us while there’s shrimp on the menu for our friends who are poor… and others are angry that they ever splurge at all.

It really varies, honestly. But a healthy dose of walking in someone else’s shoes always helps revive my compassion when I need it.

Honestly I can’t say I’ve ever met a poor person who would (or could) spend $2000 on a purse, but I definitely know people who scavenge yard sales and thrift stores for name brands.. and I never really understood why, aside from “I want it.”

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