1. "The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book."
    — Brent Weeks (via victoriousvocabulary)

    (via fixyourwritinghabits)

     

  2. SO I JUST WATCHED TITANIC ON A MONDAY NIGHT THAT WAS A SMART MOVE

     
  3. themaninthegreenshirt:

    London jazz club, 1950’s

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  5. lozalot:

    fandom-monster:

    mybrainisallovertheplace:

    lorasueee082011:

    aplacecalledorange:

    I think we should all celebrate by taking a moment to appreciate Robert Pattinson’s attitude and I’m laughing so much right now.

    JUST ALL THAT HE IS.

    I mean 

    LOOK

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    Robert Pattinson’s ‘Twilight’ commentary.

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    I just

    I’m going to miss this

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    Who would have thought he hated Twilight so much?

    This guy.

    He hates Twilight more than Stephen King. 

    i wanna watch it just to listen to his commentary 

    (via agirlandhernightfury)

     
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  7. "Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome." - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    (Source: mashamorevna, via floatingsky)

     
  8. But some part of him realized, even as he fought to break free from Lupin, that Sirius had never kept him waiting before… . Sirius had risked everything, always, to see Harry, to help him… . If Sirius was not reappearing out of that archway when Harry was yelling for him as though his life depended on it, the only possible explanation was that he could not come back… . That he really was …

    (Source: samsangel, via revealthemagic)

     

  9. "There was room for Bringing Up Baby in the 1930s. There was room for His Girl Friday in the 1940s. There was room for Roman Holiday in the 1950s and The Apartment in the 1960s and Annie Hall in the 1970s and Roxanne in the 1980s and My Best Friend’s Wedding in the 1990s and High Fidelity in the 2000s—just like there’s still room for sparkling romantic comedies today.”  

     

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