Q: Well now I'm curious. I looked up all of the books that you recommended and there's only one by a male writer. You know men write YA too, right? It's not just stories about vapid teen girls. There are real stories in there. Might I recommend you branch out to include more stories that aren't just about teen girls? Neil Gaiman, David Levithan, Jay Asher just to name a few.

— Anonymous

summerscourtney:

aprihop:

 There are real stories in there

are you trying to tell me, a woman, that a story about a “vapid” teen girl isn’t a real story? dude are you lost on the way to /r/theredpill or something?

i’m not at all interested in the authors mentioned, or their books. they do nothing for me. if you want to recommend books to people, go ahead and do it, but i’m not going to do it for you. and for real, neil gaiman? do you even go here? 

ok which one of you is trolling me tho

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

Wow, every time I publish a YA novel, I hope there are at least 10 male YA writers out there to make up for my stories about vapid teenage girls.  WAIT.  What am I even saying.  My books aren’t even REAL!  They don’t even exist.  Thank goodness for that because they’re about girls.

This is why the ongoing conversation about how undermined and discredited female YA writers are for their work is so important.  Whether or not this ask is serious—I hope it’s not, but ha ha as a YA author I’ve seen exactly this sentiment when it is—it’s super indicative of a very real and pervasive and damaging attitude that NEEDS CHANGING.  (Or wait, does it?  It’s just hurting girls, after all!  Those vapid, vapid girls.)  Also a perfect example of how any story that has value to a girl is completely devalued BECAUSE it has value to a girl.

I mean, seriously, how can you write someone an ask like that with any kind of sincerity and not see how messed up the overall sentiment driving it is?

I just…I cannot. I CAN NOT.

Was chatting to a coworker about the The Fault in Our Stars movie, which of course led me to talk about Mike Birbiglia, which OF COURSE led me to look up Joey Bag O’ Donuts on YouTube so I could send it to her. Then I thought I’d share it with all of you (warning: slightly explicit towards the end there).

If I had a nickel for every time I asked my sister, “Dude, how much can Joe Bags drink?” and she replied, “So muuuuuuuuch…”—I would have a lot of nickels, is what I’m saying.

I like this, for some reason. 

I like this, for some reason. 

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onestarbookreview:

“This was the absolute second worst book I’ve ever read (the worst being Hotel For Dogs).”

I mean…

onestarbookreview:

This was the absolute second worst book I’ve ever read (the worst being Hotel For Dogs).”

I mean…

heughligans:

@Outlander_Starz: #IanWatch is now over. Steven Cree will play Jenny’s husband & Jamie’s best friend since childhood, Ian Murray.

Sure. Let’s have a release date!

heughligans:

@Outlander_Starz is now over. Steven Cree will play Jenny’s husband & Jamie’s best friend since childhood, Ian Murray.

Sure. Let’s have a release date!

Pop Deal: 'The X-Files' Complete Series & Movies for $89.99, Today Only | Amazon →

popculturebrain:

All nine seasons and the two feature films for 73% off the $329.98 list price. The deal is out there.

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If only I did not already own all of these things. Except the Season 9 DVD set because I mean really, what’s the point. (It actually kind of hurts my heart how much I spent on the DVD sets back in the day; they cost a fraction now of what they did back then. Patience is a virtue, kids!)

Me, when I had to start working with budgets at work. I majored in English and went to work in publishing specifically because I can only do addition on my fingers! They frown on that in, like, finance and accounting.

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Decide what to be and go be it.

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Fridays…

Fridays…

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