thatlitsite:

APRIL 23 / WORLD BOOK DAY
La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə ðiˈaðə ðə ˈsaɲ ˈʒɔrði], Saint George’s Day), also known as El dia de la Rosa (The Day of the Rose) or El dia del Llibre (The Day of the Book) is a Catalan holiday held on 23 April, with similarities to Valentine’s Day and some unique twists that reflect the antiquity of the celebrations. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and colleagues. Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion — “a rose for love and a book forever.” In modern times, the mutual exchange of books is also customary. Roses have been associated with this day since medieval times, but the giving of books is a more recent tradition originating in 1923, when a bookseller started to promote the holiday as a way to commemorate the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare on 23 April 1616. Barcelona is the publishing capital of both Catalan and Spanish languages and the combination of love and literacy was quickly adopted.
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thatlitsite:

APRIL 23 / WORLD BOOK DAY

La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə ðiˈaðə ðə ˈsaɲ ˈʒɔrði], Saint George’s Day), also known as El dia de la Rosa (The Day of the Rose) or El dia del Llibre (The Day of the Book) is a Catalan holiday held on 23 April, with similarities to Valentine’s Day and some unique twists that reflect the antiquity of the celebrations. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and colleagues. Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion — “a rose for love and a book forever.” In modern times, the mutual exchange of books is also customary. Roses have been associated with this day since medieval times, but the giving of books is a more recent tradition originating in 1923, when a bookseller started to promote the holiday as a way to commemorate the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare on 23 April 1616. Barcelona is the publishing capital of both Catalan and Spanish languages and the combination of love and literacy was quickly adopted.

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sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check. 

sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check. 

gallopingtormaunt:

thismysfit:

weirdgirlsseries:

All-girl barber shop quartet nails it!

Reblogging again just to emphasize: These ladies are singing an extreeeeemely complex arrangement, and their intonation and tempo is so clean it shines. I just. Can’t. Stop. Watching it.

When I was in SPBSQSA, these groups were usually known as Sweet Adelines. 

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thehowlingwolf:

randomstabbing:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

MEN ARE PETTY FUCKING LOSERS.

"The absence of women in history is man made."….TRUTH!

thehowlingwolf:

randomstabbing:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

MEN ARE PETTY FUCKING LOSERS.

"The absence of women in history is man made."….TRUTH!

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scifi-fantasy-horror:

Mass Effect Medieval - Salarian by DaveRapoza

scifi-fantasy-horror:

Mass Effect Medieval - Salarian by DaveRapoza

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Do you ever just remember

mentallykickingyou:

That tonks could have done anything with her body literally anything and instead she chose pink and short and spiky hair and disguises for top secret missions to defeat DARK WIZARDS and cheer up affected children during wartime by entertaining them with her gifts during the worst time of their lives and not to mention support her boyfriend when their government wouldn’t let him support her because of his condition and think YES GOOD THIS IS THE KIND OF WOMAN I ASPIRE TO BE

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castielscongregation:

Having very serious conversations about fictional universes is one of my favorite things to do.

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sopranish:

**URGENT: $1100 NEEDED TOMORROW FRIDAY 4/4 FOR HOUSING! DISABLED And HOMELESS!**New THANK YOU REWARDS!**

I have been homeless 8 months. With a severe disability needing complex care. When I do stay at my parents’, I’m assaulted and injured.

Above is the apartment where Tumblr helped me qualify. It’s safe for my disability and finally available! HOWEVER:

I MUST $1100 BY 9PM FRIDAY 4/4 TO SIGN THE LEASE! It’s security deposit and 1st month rent- not covered by my rent subsidy! Otherwise I LOSE THE ONLY APARTMENT TO COME UP IN OVER A YEAR! I also LOSE MY RENT SUBSIDY, MY ONLY MEANS OF HOUSING! They’re HOLDING THE LAST FUNDING SLOT for me, but can’t after this.

I know it seems impossible, so here is a sort of FAQ with more detail! And so, sadly, I must ask:

PLEASE HELP ME over this LAST OBSTACLE to SAFETY!

~So far people have donated $180! Thank you! 1 Day Left for the rest!~

*DONATE: I set up PayPal as email LARTPOURLARTNOW@GMAIL.COM (select “send money to a friend” to safe the fee in the US).

*SHARE: Please Help Spread the Word! Even without donating, this is the biggest help! The more who see it in time, the more who can help!

*THANK YOU INCENTIVES: see the updated full list here! Great new stuff is being added! Let me know if you’d like to offer something!

*MORE INFO AND PROOF: Here is that FAQ again! Here are details about my medical and overall condition. Here’s the post from when I qualified.

I hate asking this, truly. But I know that if anyone can do it, it’s the dedicated and good people here on Tumblr!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, DONATE IF YOU CAN, and HELP ME BE SAFE AT LAST!

Yesterday, when asked, I told Commissioners and Executive Directors of City Agencies all you’ve done. They were amazed! One cried. They all said: You are inspiring!

THANK YOU ALL!!

[Yes, that’s me in that photo! I don’t have my cane because I’m secure against that radiator.]

"I love you bro, but BOOKS"

incorrecttolkienquotes:

-Elrond to Elros on his decision to become immortal

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