thebooker:

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

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Genre: Fantasy

Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not one of those stories. 

True, when Creel’s aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, it is with the hope that the knight will marry Creel and that everyone (aunt and family included) will benefit handsomely. Yet it’s Creel who talks her way out of the dragon’s clutches. And it’s Creel who walks for days on end to seek her fortune in the king’s city with only a bit of embroidery thread and a strange pair of slippers in her possession.

But even Creel could not have guessed the outcome of this tale. For in a country on the verge of war, Creel unknowingly possesses not just any pair of shoes, but a tool that could be used to save her kingdom…or destroy it.

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Reblogging for future reference! This sounds awesome!

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Do you sometimes worry late at night if all your shitty luck is because you didn’t forward that one chain email 10 years ago?


kingtalktoomuch:

Robin Williams isn’t dead. He’s just waiting in the jungle until someone rolls a 5 or 8.

I really needed this.

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Have you ever noticed that our methods of communication keep changing as we try to avoid salesmen?

We all liked visitors, until answering the door meant door-to-door salesmen, religious folks, and the like
We all liked snail mail until it was full of spam and useless coupons
We all liked talking on the phone until every call was from a telemarketer
We all liked email until it meant sifting through pages of spam
What will we do when the text spambots take over?


Ivan Aivazovsky - Constantinople

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artemisfowlstolemysoul:

Being a nice person is so fun

Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it

Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets

There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.

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I never even really watched Star Trek, but it really drives me nuts when people pronounce it as Star “Trak”



seraphica:

Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

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maliataete:

queerbriel:

welcome to womens clothing where the sizes are made up and the measurements don’t matter

Some fucker at my work the other day was like “well some fancy brands sew the pockets shut and you’re supposed to cut them open” like I’m an idiot

it’s like

NO THERE ARE SERIOUSLY NO POCKETS >:|

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