Chaucerettescs

Jackie, 25, doctoral literature student (Victorian Studies/Children's Literature). Literature, fandom (mostly WTNV, Potter, and GOT), ranting, silliness, and more.
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southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE

#me

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vintagebooksdesign:

SHAKESPEARE FOR GROWN-UPS - E. Foley and B. Coates

With lively in-depth chapters on all his key works, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you’ll ever need. Covering everything from the historical context of his writing and personal life to his most famous speeches, quotations, phrases and words that have entered general usage today.

We wanted to give the cover a bold, graphic approach, with a recognisable image and a modern twist. The endpapers incorporate some of the Shakespearian phrases we still use today.

And ‘as luck would have it’ you can download the endpapers to print out and use as a poster.

Published by Square Peg on the 4th September

… But Shakespeare already is for grown-ups.

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If any potential Ariannes want to come and sit on the street you can email me at aimee@rejectedprincesses.com. —Aimee Richardson (@Aimee_P_R)

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ladyoflate:

-swoops in and drops wickham off the top of big ben-

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callmeoutis:

i was ready to just scroll past like “haha grammar humor” but then it was weird al and i,

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vinebox:

Watching Pokémon on Saturday mornings as a kid

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gang0fwolves:

westendblues:

please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

it’s damaging and alienating

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iamthecutestofborg:

brainstatic:

Is something not about your dick? Make it about your dick! Don’t let her do anything without reminding her that you have a dick.

How to be a Douchebag 101:

Lesson One-  Scare away your dates by making everything a gross sexual innuendo instead of being a normal, interesting person!

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bisexual-books:

It’s time for another Bisexual Books giveaway!  Bisexual YA author Corinne Duyvis was generous enough to send us some swag from her US tour and we’re happy to pass it along to you guys!  

You could win all the fantastic goodies pictured above:

Now all the boring rules stuff:

  • This giveaway is open to everyone (yes international friends this includes you).  
  • You must be following us here at bisexual-books to win
  • You must reblog this post (likes don’t count for this one sorry guys).   
  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like
  • But no giveaway blogs  
  • Winners will be chosen August 10th at 8pm CST

And don’t forget to enter our other two awesome giveaways — one for bisexual comics and the other for romance!

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mephistos-cafe-lattes:

tastysoup:

"Stop blaming the writers!!!"

THEN WHOSE//???? RESPONSIBILITY???? IS IT????

Sometimes its the producers. The writers want to put in something, but the producers think that its gonna lose viewership, so they can’t. Either that or its multiple writers clashing with ideas. 

Studio interference happens a LOT, so, yeah, the blame can be split up, especially with a collaborative work like a film or show (especially when it comes to things like absence of representation; bad/stereotyped representation, on the other hand, is usually on the shoulders of the writers).

A thing like a novel, though… that’s the writer. Maybe the editor has some responsibility there, too (because if the writer writes offensive shit, then the editor should be there to check it and they might not or they/the publishing house might put the writer in a position where they insist on removing representation or white-wash the cover, etc.), but the writer wrote it.

I’m all for death of the author, but texts don’t exist in a vacuum and when a work uses offensive, overplayed tropes, we need to ask ourselves why these tropes are so widespread and why they won’t go away.

And the first step in asking why is to look at who was holding the pen.