(Left to right: Jessamy, Iola, Tansy, Ruth. Picture by fairymascot.)
Weetzie Bat meets The Worst Witch in a heartwarming novel of first love and best friendship!
Headstrong, impetuous Tansy Trilby can barely sit still, let alone read- but what she lacks in academic achievement, she makes up for in magical talent, and so she is accepted to be a boarder at Bluebell Hall, where her first term sees adventures of all kinds.
Ruth, the solidly practical one of the group, faces financial ruin. Jessamy, sweet, demure, and a gifted charmworker, has been forced into servitude by her adopted family. Iola, fearlessly rebellious, is forced to confront a frightening figure from her difficult past.
And then there is Cressida.
Polished, cultured, and a bit prissy, she’s everything that Tansy’s not, only just as talented. Her curls gleam in the sun, and she raises her hand before speaking- and Tansy can’t possibly decide if she despises or admires her.
But when an unexpected act of kindness brings the two together, she discovers that under the veneer of Cressida’s posh upbringing lurks a genuinely good heart- and a dark and dangerous secret.
On the night of the Bloody Moon, a girl will be sacrificed to an ancient evil. Is love truly the greatest magic of all?
Why you might like this book:
-the main protagonists are a biracial girl with a learning disability, a physically active fat girl, a butch trans girl, and a black girl
-there’s a queer love subplot that no one thinks is the slightest bit unusual
-it ends happily.
Here’s a link to where you can buy it- and if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app for your computer or phone.
Trigger warnings for Bluebell Hall: blood, child abuse, food, mentions of death.
TOLD YELLER. knights of the told republic
NO COUNTRY FOR TOLD MEN
Monosexuals who are upset about the word monosexuality are weak and will not survive the winter.
100% of people who tell you you’re too sensitive are saying it because they don’t want to be held responsible for your reaction when they mistreat you
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
Keep speaking up!!!!!
The Disturbing Sculptures of Dongwook
" Love Me Sweet"Arrario Gallery Seoul samcheong, Korea 2012
Dongwook Lee’s works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee’s works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror. In Lee’s work, a fragile warrior is wearing his own flesh as his armor, and the naked child stands with innocent face in front of blood-stained killing (which he might have committed). His oeuvre stands at an odd intersection of life and death, beauty and cruelty, civilization and wild, and reality and fantasy, unfolding a world of fantasy where people are severed from reality.
Reblog for the last one
it’s a game show where everyone eats the furniture in a room and tries to see which is made of chocolate
So basically you’re telling me this is the best fucking game ever created