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BOOK REVIEW: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

BOOK REVIEW: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

This review does not contain spoilers.

percy jacksonPercy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school … again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy…

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bowtiesontimelords:

So I work at an ice cream store, and this girl walked in today and quietly asked me who the man behind the counter was. I responded that he was my manager. 

"Oh, he’s cute. What’s his name?"

"Justin, but fair warning, he plays for the, uh, other team."

"What team?"

And I swear to fucking god four people (including myself) yelled ‘WILDCATS’ so loud she spilled her drink.

And I thought he was gay 

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PAINT THE TOWN READ: Divergent at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois

PAINT THE TOWN READ: Divergent at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois

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‘Across from Erudite headquarters is what used to be a park. Now we just call it “Millennium”, and it is a stretch of bare land and several rusted metal sculptures—one an abstract, plated mammoth, another shaped like a lima bean that dwarfs me in size.’

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I am so heartbroken by the convo I just had with my cuz

karmaplus:

I Asked my 9 year old cousin Emma if she wanted to be on the phone with me when she watched DW tonight. She’s only allowed to stay up late when DW is on - it’s on an hour later here in Denmark, timezones yo. (she has watched all episodes in the past year and I introduced her yay!)

But her response broke my heart:

"no he’s making fun of Clara. She’s not fat, mom says. He’s not nice. I don’t like it anymore."

Her mom then told me Emma had asked her if ‘she was big and had big hips? and if the doctor wouldn’t like her either?’

Her mom said “but the doctor loves Clara!”

she then simply responded “no, that’s not how you treat friends. I would be told off in school if I did that.”

and that’s basically all  have to say. My almost 9 year old’s biggest hero has made her feel fat. Please, Moffat, can’t you write one single episode without making sexist jokes. Please. Please.

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roarofalannister:

Moffat really needs to stop making the Doctor comment on Clara’s body and appearance. Not only is it sexist but it is also damaging!

  • To little girls who would think that this is normal behaviour, that how they look is just a funny gag.
  • The little boys who would imitate the Doctor. 
  • The women who watch this and are shocked to see what they experience everyday in life is on Doctor Who as well.

If you do not believe me read what karmaplus’s cousin said after watching an episode. Please note that karmaplus doesn’t want to discuss this any more.

#this right here #is my main problem with season 8 #while I absolutely love the development of Clara’s character #the Doctor has time and again let me down with these remarks #please note that this has nothing to do with Capaldi #he is an actor and so he plays a role #Moffat does not seem to realize #that there is a huge fucking difference #between being rude/surly #and rude/arse over head insulting #and we end up with sexist remarks like these #which do not set a good example for anyone #I can practically hear the Sixth Doctor banging his head against a wall

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swyrs:

there’s a “photo” going around of Emma Watson wearing a dress that is see-through at the top, showing her breasts, and because apparently literally nobody fact-checks or uses google, people are taking it for granted that it’s real and reblogging it.

i get that the way it’s being framed on tumblr is as a woman taking back her right to her body and her sexuality and as a response to 4chan threatening to release nude photos, but in reality it’s literally the opposite. it’s something some gross misogynistic asshole with too much time on his hands made in photoshop with the intent of humiliating and violating a woman.

please don’t reblog it, don’t contribute to it, and if you see people reblogging it, let them know. 

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PAINT THE TOWN READ: Artemis Fowl on State Street in Chicago, Illinois

PAINT THE TOWN READ: Artemis Fowl on State Street in Chicago, Illinois

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I knew that a large part of this book was set in Chicago but, when I went back to check, I could only find one solid reference to a real place.

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TV REVIEW: Doctor Who Season 8, Episode 6: The Caretaker

TV REVIEW: Doctor Who Season 8, Episode 6: The Caretaker

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dw8x06 1This episode first aired when I was getting ready to jet off on my holiday to America. I hadn’t slept in nearly 24 hours and was scoffing down a bit of breakfast while trying not to fall asleep. ‘It’s a 13-hour flight to LA,’ I told myself. ‘I’ll sleep on the plane.’ Well, Past Self, that was a complete and utter lie. I am apparently not very good at sleeping on…

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PAINT THE TOWN READ: To Have and Have Not at the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida

PAINT THE TOWN READ: To Have and Have Not at the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida

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After the cruise was over, we took a four-hour shuttle to Key West and spent a day and a half cycling and walking around, seeing some of the amazing things the city had to offer.

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stayuglystayangry:

Older guys who make a big deal out of girls turning 18 genuinely terrify me. Like if you’re 35 or some shit and you would totally date or sleep with an 18 year old, you would with a younger girl (maybe even much younger) if it was legal. You don’t care about her emotional maturity or ethical sex or mutual informed consent, you care about not getting in trouble.

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