I didn’t set out to pass by One World Trade Center today.
Today was the first September 11th I’ve spent in New York since I moved to California in January 2008. My parents live here now, in Brooklyn. Our time here never overlapped. When I moved here in 1999, none of us would’ve predicted our current geographical spread. 
I don’t need help remembering 9/11. I try to stay off the internet this day every year. Today was easier than most years, since I was running around New York with my parents. It was also the best version of this day I’ve had in a while.  
I took some photos 13 years ago today that have always bothered and haunted me. This photo, for me, was a way to get past those, and I’m extremely thankful for it. 

I didn’t set out to pass by One World Trade Center today.

Today was the first September 11th I’ve spent in New York since I moved to California in January 2008. My parents live here now, in Brooklyn. Our time here never overlapped. When I moved here in 1999, none of us would’ve predicted our current geographical spread. 

I don’t need help remembering 9/11. I try to stay off the internet this day every year. Today was easier than most years, since I was running around New York with my parents. It was also the best version of this day I’ve had in a while.  

I took some photos 13 years ago today that have always bothered and haunted me. This photo, for me, was a way to get past those, and I’m extremely thankful for it. 

amandaskankovich
Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.
turnabout
turnabout:

curiousgeorgiana:

f-yeah-captain-swan:

nine-run-run:

vegangains:

Always reblog Elle Woods in her “fuck men I’m gonna get a law degree” phase

this movie is everything

Why do people always forget that the only reason she wanted a law degree was to get the guy interested in her again? Not exactly something to aspire to girls. Sure, by the end of the movie it was all as a big “I don’t need no man” message but please…. pay attention to the beginning of the movie.

To the bolded— no. Absolutely wrong. The beginning is not the message of the movie. Elle was motivated to apply to Harvard Law because she wanted her boyfriend back. Okay. If the movie had ended with her dropping out once Warner made it clear they were over, then you might have a point.
But that’s not what happened. Elle stayed in school, kicked ass in classes and in her internship, and graduated as VALEDICTORIAN of her Harvard Law class. Because she learned to celebrate her own skills, her own intelligence, her own value, beyond the value a man placed on her.
Is that not something for girls to aspire to?

Legally Blonde is a classic hero[ine]’s quest story and anyone who tells you different doesn’t understand narrative structure or beauty. 

turnabout:

curiousgeorgiana:

f-yeah-captain-swan:

nine-run-run:

vegangains:

Always reblog Elle Woods in her “fuck men I’m gonna get a law degree” phase

this movie is everything

Why do people always forget that the only reason she wanted a law degree was to get the guy interested in her again? Not exactly something to aspire to girls. Sure, by the end of the movie it was all as a big “I don’t need no man” message but please…. pay attention to the beginning of the movie.

To the bolded— no. Absolutely wrong. The beginning is not the message of the movie. Elle was motivated to apply to Harvard Law because she wanted her boyfriend back. Okay. If the movie had ended with her dropping out once Warner made it clear they were over, then you might have a point.

But that’s not what happened. Elle stayed in school, kicked ass in classes and in her internship, and graduated as VALEDICTORIAN of her Harvard Law class. Because she learned to celebrate her own skills, her own intelligence, her own value, beyond the value a man placed on her.

Is that not something for girls to aspire to?

Legally Blonde is a classic hero[ine]’s quest story and anyone who tells you different doesn’t understand narrative structure or beauty. 

yayponies
For more than a decade, Ginsburg has worked with a trainer in the Supreme Court’s small ground-level exercise room. Recently, Breyer used a machine that Ginsburg had been using; she set it at six, while he could handle only five. Kagan uses the same trainer as Ginsburg, and when the younger Justice struggles with fifteen-pound curls the trainer says, ‘C’mon! Justice Ginsburg can do that easily!’

From the archives: Jeffrey Toobin profiles Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (via newyorker)

glassowhine the only fitspo anyone needs

(via jenjay)

book meme thing

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 [some] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

  1. jean anouilh’s antigone
  2. neal stephenson’s cryptonomicon
  3. marilee heyer’s the weaving of a dream (I just spent 15 minutes trying to find the name of this, it was the most beautiful and haunting book I had as a child and I wanted it on here but couldn’t remember the name; purchased now)
  4. elizabeth e wein’s code name verity (one of itsalloverbabyblue's recommendations that I slept on for a few months then read in one sitting)
  5. every single baby sitter’s club, nancy drew, hardy boys, and boxcar children book until i stopped reading serialized stuff cold turkey
  6. lois mcmaster bujold’s memory
  7. william gibson’s pattern recognition
  8. connie willis’s bellwether (blackout and all clear are my favorites of hers but bellwether was my first; passage and doomsday book still kill me)
  9. christina rossetti’s collected poems (goblin market is great but her deep cuts are the most pointed)
  10. quentin fiore and marshall mcluhan’s the medium is the massage (all media work us over completely)

happy, turnabout? tagging bronwen nonmodernist hipsterflavoredpoptarts kormantic 

fyeahcopyright
fyeahcopyright:

Please share/reblog! We need your votes!
fyeahcopyright:

acafanmom:

heidi8:

Vote for our panel! And a few others, too!
fyeahcopyright:

Every year, South BY Southwest (SXSW) brings tech companies, content providers, nonprofits and thousands of others to Austin, TX to talk about tech, content, privacy, interaction and so much more. 
This year, FYC’s heidi8, along with flourish and wordplaying, have submitted a panel proposal on How Not to Irk Your Fandom. If it’s selected, they’ll be talking about interactions between fandoms and The Powers That Be - or Those Who Want To Control Fandom - where things have gone terribly wrong and where things have been reasonably right. They’ll also share some Best Practices for how to keep glitches to a minimum and develop positive fan/creator interactions. As a sociologist, a transmedia producer and an attorney, they bring three diverse perspectives to the discussion. 
You can also vote for flourish - along theorlandojones - who have a film panel proposal at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/42402 - you do have to register to vote, but it’s easy and they don’t spam. 
(And if you can reblog/share the link, we would really appreciate it!)

Other friends that have panels up for consideration: 
1. Andrew Slack of thehpalliance has an SXSWEDU panel on Super Heroes for Social Justice
2. bookshop, Alexandra Edwards, Yashoda Sampath and Amber Gordan have a proposal on fan/creator interactions from the fan and platform perspectives. 
3. jaybushman is part of a proposal on funding webserieses. 
4. Megan Westerby, Cory Lubovitch of the-real-team-starkid, Sarah Weichel and Rae Votta hope to present on the state of YouTube.

Do a search on just the word “fan” to know why the panels on fan/producer relations are so, so important. Every other panel is on how to monetize fandom, seriously.

Time is running out to vote on panels up for consideration at South By Southwest 2015 - there are some terrific panels and sessions up for consideration linked above, and the crowdsourced votes impact what panels the SXSW programming team includes at the convention. 

This is the last time we’ll ask for you to (a) vote using the links above and (b) share this post on tumblr, Twitter, FB, etc, so SXSW knows that people want to hear about topics that interest fans and fandoms that cover more than “how to market to and/or use your fans”. 
Fandom is a vital part of so many of our lives - it’s one community and a thousand communities all at once, and it’s impactful, interesting and insightful. These panels should be a part of the dialogues and discussions at SXSW, and your vote can make that happen. 
Vote for: 
1. heidi8, flourish & wordplaying: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/41418
2. flourish & therealorlandojones: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/42402
3. Andrew Slack of thehpalliance: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/37509
4. bookshop, nonmodernist, Yashoda Sampath & Amber Gordan: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/35543
5. blurintofocus, itsswike, coreylubo & meganwest: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/41459

Can I take a minute to say how AWESOME it is to see an increasing fannish presence at SXSW year over year?
For a long time my professional and fannish identities were separate. One day I said screw that, this is who I am and it should be an asset, not something to hide. And now I couldn’t be more excited and proud to have people with actual fannish backgrounds getting out there and owning conversations around fandom. 

fyeahcopyright:

Please share/reblog! We need your votes!

fyeahcopyright:

acafanmom:

heidi8:

Vote for our panel! And a few others, too!

fyeahcopyright:

Every year, South BY Southwest (SXSW) brings tech companies, content providers, nonprofits and thousands of others to Austin, TX to talk about tech, content, privacy, interaction and so much more. 

This year, FYC’s heidi8, along with flourish and wordplaying, have submitted a panel proposal on How Not to Irk Your Fandom. If it’s selected, they’ll be talking about interactions between fandoms and The Powers That Be - or Those Who Want To Control Fandom - where things have gone terribly wrong and where things have been reasonably right. They’ll also share some Best Practices for how to keep glitches to a minimum and develop positive fan/creator interactions. As a sociologist, a transmedia producer and an attorney, they bring three diverse perspectives to the discussion. 

You can also vote for flourish - along theorlandojones - who have a film panel proposal at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/42402 - you do have to register to vote, but it’s easy and they don’t spam. 

(And if you can reblog/share the link, we would really appreciate it!)

Other friends that have panels up for consideration: 

1. Andrew Slack of thehpalliance has an SXSWEDU panel on Super Heroes for Social Justice

2. bookshop, Alexandra Edwards, Yashoda Sampath and Amber Gordan have a proposal on fan/creator interactions from the fan and platform perspectives. 

3. jaybushman is part of a proposal on funding webserieses. 

4. Megan Westerby, Cory Lubovitch of the-real-team-starkid, Sarah Weichel and Rae Votta hope to present on the state of YouTube.

Do a search on just the word “fan” to know why the panels on fan/producer relations are so, so important. Every other panel is on how to monetize fandom, seriously.

Time is running out to vote on panels up for consideration at South By Southwest 2015 - there are some terrific panels and sessions up for consideration linked above, and the crowdsourced votes impact what panels the SXSW programming team includes at the convention. 

This is the last time we’ll ask for you to (a) vote using the links above and (b) share this post on tumblr, Twitter, FB, etc, so SXSW knows that people want to hear about topics that interest fans and fandoms that cover more than “how to market to and/or use your fans”. 

Fandom is a vital part of so many of our lives - it’s one community and a thousand communities all at once, and it’s impactful, interesting and insightful. These panels should be a part of the dialogues and discussions at SXSW, and your vote can make that happen. 

Vote for: 

1. heidi8, flourish & wordplaying: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/41418

2. flourish & therealorlandojoneshttp://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/42402

3. Andrew Slack of thehpalliance: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/37509

4. bookshop, nonmodernistYashoda Sampath & Amber Gordan: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/35543

5. blurintofocus, itsswike, coreylubo & meganwest: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/41459

Can I take a minute to say how AWESOME it is to see an increasing fannish presence at SXSW year over year?

For a long time my professional and fannish identities were separate. One day I said screw that, this is who I am and it should be an asset, not something to hide. And now I couldn’t be more excited and proud to have people with actual fannish backgrounds getting out there and owning conversations around fandom. 

dustybookinthecorner
faintlyfreckled:

little-howie-lovecraft:

awkwardrabbit:

Idk why I laughed but omg

SOMEDAY WHEN I AM A FATHER

say lightly fried fish fillets one more time dad

sometimes you’re sad and ill and a little lonely and the perfect post crosses your dash to make all that go away. well, not the illness, tumblr isn’t a magical healing drug, but the rest, yeah. 

faintlyfreckled:

little-howie-lovecraft:

awkwardrabbit:

Idk why I laughed but omg

SOMEDAY WHEN I AM A FATHER

say lightly fried fish fillets one more time dad

sometimes you’re sad and ill and a little lonely and the perfect post crosses your dash to make all that go away. well, not the illness, tumblr isn’t a magical healing drug, but the rest, yeah.