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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.
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Photo 21 Jul 41 notes princessdookie:

princessdookie:

i put this hat on my dog and he thought it was his birthday and got really happy but its not his birthday shh

its howies 1st birthday today!! 

This dog is.everything that is good in the world

princessdookie:

princessdookie:

i put this hat on my dog and he thought it was his birthday and got really happy but its not his birthday shh

its howies 1st birthday today!! 

This dog is.everything that is good in the world

via hell nope.
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Photo 21 Jul 3 notes Look at this beautiful book

Look at this beautiful book

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approvinqly:

I’m so much cooler on tumblr than in real life but I’m not even cool on tumblr

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Text 19 Jul 2 notes An American fairy tale

So it’s a Friday night, and you’re friend invites you out for drinks. You’re not sure because you don’t want to spend too much money but your friend is a great guy so be offers to buy you a drink. So you go, and you drink, and you maybe buy more drinks than you intended because you’re drunk and lost self control. You have a great time and meet up with new friends. As you’re leaving, your friend tells you that you dropped some money. You bend over to pick it up and realize that you had no cash on the first place. You find that you are picking up a fifty dollar bill. You celebrate with burritos.

Video 17 Jul

Livin’ the dream

edit: I posted this about 1 minute in before they started talking about his problems, so maybe “livin the dream” wasn’t the right thing to say.

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horns-of-mischief:

New photos from Avengers: Age of Ultron (x)

I’m going to cry with feelings!

quick silver and scarlet witch though

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darvinasafo:

Ramarin Wilfred is the newest member of MENSA.

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