Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk

These are just a couple of my cravings...

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rachelhaimowitz:

riptidepublishing:

Lemme tell you why this book is so awesome.

I mean, yes, there is a black bisexual hero. And a mad lesbian governess. And a half-Chinese genderqueer sky pirate. THERE IS ALSO A KRAKEN (which may or may not be queer). And an aethership. But the narrative is the real star of this show. Look at this blurb. Look at it.

A breathtaking tale of passion and adventure in the untamed skies!

Prosperity, 1863: a lawless skytown where varlets, chancers, and ne’er-do-wells risk everything to chase a fortune in the clouds, and where a Gaslight guttersnipe named Piccadilly is about to cheat the wrong man. This mistake will endanger his life … and his heart.

Thrill! As our hero battles dreadful kraken above Prosperity. Gasp! As the miracles of clockwork engineering allow a dead man to wreak his vengeance upon the living. Marvel! At the aerial escapades of the aethership, Shadowless.

Beware! The licentious and unchristian example set by the opium-addled navigatress, Miss Grey. Disapprove Strongly! Of the utter moral iniquity of the dastardly crime prince, Milord. Swoon! At the dashing skycaptain, Byron Kae. Swoon Again! At the tormented clergyman, Ruben Crowe.

This volume (available in print, and for the first time on mechanical book-reading devices) contains the complete original text of Piccadilly’s memoirs as first serialised in All the Year Round. Some passages may prove unsettling to unmarried gentlemen of a sensitive disposition.

Plus it’s only the first in a series! (Early next year there’ll be a whole collection of novelettes set in this world.) And it was written by the hilarious, brilliant, Lambda Literary Award nominated Alexis Hall (of Glitterland and Kate Kane: Paranormal Investigator fame)! And it’s on pre-sale for only $4.99 (or $13.59 if you prefer a paper copy with that gorgeous full jacket, or $16.79 if you want both)! Whaaaaaaat is not to love? :D

Story time. This was actually the very first manuscript Alexis ever subbed us. He sent it in for a steampunk call, and originally it was full of footnotes, Good Omens style. They were hilarious, but presented something of an enormous problem for an e-first publisher two years ago, so despite me being more excited about this manuscript than I had been about just about any other slush in the history of space and time, I regretfully had to reject. Alexis was actually the first author I have ever scheduled a call with to reject over the phone because I felt the story was so stunningly brilliant that I wanted to gush at him while I let him down gently. I also wanted to beg him for anything else he’d ever written or was considering writing. We got Glitterland, Iron & Velvet, and Shadows & Dreams out of that exchange :D

So, fast forward a couple years, and imagine my unrestrained delight (okay, he probably heard me squeeing across the pond in England) when he re-subbed the manuscript with no footnotes. Suddenly we had a book we could format for easy consumption on an e-reader. Boy did we sign that contract fast :D

So, yeah. If you feel even the teeniest, tiniest bit inclined to trust my taste, you’re gonna want to check this one out <3

I really want to read this for like every reason imaginable.

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Absolutely fantastic weekend filled with friends and lots of quality time with the boyfriend. Every time he so much as smiles at me I get all tingly inside. And our bedtime snuggles get so goofy and adorable that it makes my heart hurt a little. He makes me feel like I don’t need to change a single thing, but at the same time he makes me want to be better.

I’m sorry this is such a sappy post, but I’m feeling really anxious about work stuff and thinking of him makes me feel better.

Filed under and i love him so anxiety personal

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girlwithalessonplan:

positivelypersistentteach:

fivecentwisdom:

catindahat1:

doctorsdemons:

whitedarryl:

asatira:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I need to find this book.

The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.

guys

guys…look what we did :D

Sooo I want this book… now

I own it.

I feel like I should buy this for GWALP.

There is a mighty need.

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Just need to get a few thoughts down.

I really need to go to bed at a decent hour, otherwise I get depressed. I know this. And yet I do it anyways.

I’m not sure that I’m really that good at being in a relationship. By which I mean I’m great when everything is awesome, but I’m not so good at bringing up things that bother me. And I need to remember that this is a learning process, and I’m with someone who loves me dearly, so it’s okay to say things. Even when I don’t want to. And just because the past couple things that have bothered me got resolved on their own (because my boyfriend is awesome and can apparently read my mind) does not get me out of speaking up.

I am constantly stressed out about work stuff, because I’m teacher, and when you’re a teacher, especially with an anxiety disorder, you just never stop worrying. I need to make a plan to start work next week on curriculum stuff, or not going to enjoy this last week summer.

My cat Jasmine knows when I’m not okay, sometimes even before I do, and when she starts getting needy, I should just cuddle with her until I feel better.

I’m afraid to go to sleep because I’ve had stress dreams the past three nights in a row and sleep hasn’t been restful.

I really just need to go the fuck to sleep. This is the dark side of summer break. And unless you’re a teacher, you won’t understand what I mean by this, because the concept of summer break sounds great in theory, but it’s really just a cruel test for those of us with anxiety. Because trying to keep yourself on a schedule when the last thing you want is a schedule is literally the most difficult thing in the world. You just keep trying to remind yourself that you earned this relaxation from all the craziness you deal with during the school year, but it just doesn’t feel like enough, and you waste the whole day stuck in anxiety no matter how much Netflix and kitten snuggles you can pack into one afternoon.

In conclusion, fuck.

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electricsed:

jamborii:

klefable:

skatersaint:

klefable:

shoutout to girlcode for being fabulous 

Be prepared to participate in no dick december

be prepared to be told that no one wants your misogynistic dick anyway you arrogant shit

I love it when guys use sex as a bartering tool like IF YOU DON’T LOOK PERFECT AND SPARKLY ALL THE TIME I’M NOT GOING TO PLEASE MYSELF WITH YOUlike BITCH THEY LITERALLY SELL DICKS BIGGER THAN YOURS I DON’T NEED SHIT FROM YOU

electricsed:

jamborii:

klefable:

skatersaint:

klefable:

shoutout to girlcode for being fabulous 

Be prepared to participate in no dick december

be prepared to be told that no one wants your misogynistic dick anyway you arrogant shit

I love it when guys use sex as a bartering tool like IF YOU DON’T LOOK PERFECT AND SPARKLY ALL THE TIME I’M NOT GOING TO PLEASE MYSELF WITH YOU
like BITCH THEY LITERALLY SELL DICKS BIGGER THAN YOURS I DON’T NEED SHIT FROM YOU

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mollywaddle:

How to Negotiate Online Dating Sites Whilst Being Bisexual and Not Wanting to Mis-Label Myself as Gay, Whilst Also Dealing with the Fact That a Lot of Lesbian Women Are Only Interested in Dating Lesbian Women so the Only People That Will Look at My Profile Are Cis Men Who Think I’ll Fuck Someone in Front of Them: The Novel

PREACH.

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damncommunists:

ocelhira:

i dont get offended at white people jokes even though im white because: 

  1. i can recognize white people as a whole have systemically oppressed POC in america, which is where i live 
  2. most people when they make white people jokes only mean the shitty white people and i am not a shitty white person 
  3. im not a pissbaby

my white friends that have reblogged this give me life

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the-feminist-fangirl:

I care about the problems of men. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they have to be stoic beasts incapable of emotion. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they are lust-filled monsters incapable of controlling their own libidos. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they cannot be raped or assaulted because the patriarchy believes women are too weak and inferior to be dangerous.

Feminists did not do this to you, other men did.

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