leviathans-in-the-tardis:

you don’t realise how much tumblr has changed your view on things until you spend time with friends who don’t have tumblr and they say something and you’re just like

oh

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sweet spot

I’m getting really close to the end of this second draft. I threw out the original ending (good riddance) and only have the last few chapters to write from scratch. They’re all outlined and ready for me.  If whatever is happening with my eye right now doesn’t get worse, I should be able to finish by the end of the week. For the first time with this project, I’m not even looking forward to the “put it in a drawer and forget about it” stage. I am not distracted by any new shiny ideas. I just want to go back to page one and start making the changes that have come to mind over the last month and a half of (re)writing. 

My book might not actually suck, you guys. 

"Things are far easier for the private eye nowadays. We’ve got access to a handy little thing noir detectives never had back in the day: Facebook."

Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma

Something I need to keep in mind as I finish off a current draft of a YA mystery.

 (and definitely a question to add to the list for my beta readers: Could any of the investigation have been replaced with an online activity?) 

"I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go."

— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman  (via feellng)

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themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

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pasttensevancouver:

Pigeon Park/Merchant’s Bank, Sunday 15 May 1960
The parklet on the northwest corner of Hastings and Carrall streets was created in the 1930s when the CPR tracks between Burrard Inlet and False Creek were removed. It is officially called Pioneer Place but became known as Pigeon Park around the time this photo was taken because the grass enclosure became such a popular hangout for pigeons and the pensioners who came out to feed them and socialize.
The building is the Merchant’s Bank building, built in 1912 and originally planned to be four to seven stories higher, but capped at three stories because of the economic downturn that year and because the financial centre of the city was shifting to the west of this area by then. 
The Merchant’s Bank is owned by PHS Community Services Society, though I’ve heard a rumour that the province took ownership following the PHS scandal earlier this year. PHS had been planning to renovate the building and make it some sort of media arts centre. Before that, it was home to Co-op Radio.
This morning, big chunks of concrete fell off the building, apparently the result of a leaky roof (a similar problem ultimately doomed the old Pantages Theatre). 
Source: Photo by Walter E Frost, City of Vancouver Archives #447-342

pasttensevancouver:

Pigeon Park/Merchant’s Bank, Sunday 15 May 1960

The parklet on the northwest corner of Hastings and Carrall streets was created in the 1930s when the CPR tracks between Burrard Inlet and False Creek were removed. It is officially called Pioneer Place but became known as Pigeon Park around the time this photo was taken because the grass enclosure became such a popular hangout for pigeons and the pensioners who came out to feed them and socialize.

The building is the Merchant’s Bank building, built in 1912 and originally planned to be four to seven stories higher, but capped at three stories because of the economic downturn that year and because the financial centre of the city was shifting to the west of this area by then. 

The Merchant’s Bank is owned by PHS Community Services Society, though I’ve heard a rumour that the province took ownership following the PHS scandal earlier this year. PHS had been planning to renovate the building and make it some sort of media arts centre. Before that, it was home to Co-op Radio.

This morning, big chunks of concrete fell off the building, apparently the result of a leaky roof (a similar problem ultimately doomed the old Pantages Theatre). 

Source: Photo by Walter E Frost, City of Vancouver Archives #447-342

(Source: searcharchives.vancouver.ca)

velocipedestrienne:

Short Stories You Need to Read in Your Twenties // BuzzFeed Books

If you’re looking for a vigil in your area, you can watch the National Moment of Silence twitter account (@nmos14) or just the hashtag (#NMOS14). 

Be safe. 

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."

Rainer Maria Rilke (via likeafieldmouse)

It’s all failure. 

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Twitter Feeds Reporting from Ferguson

fishingboatproceeds:

Couldn’t find a list like this, so…

Wesley Lowery, Washington Post journalist who was arrested while sitting in a McDonald’s.

Local alderman Antonio French.

Huffington Post journalist Ryan Reilly, who was also arrested while reporting on the protests.

Local TV reporter Christina Coleman.

Guardian reporter Jon Swaine.

Rembert Browne.

I’m sure there are many, many other good sources of information on the ground; hopefully, people will reblog with links to them.

For an overview of what’s happened in Ferguson, Missouri since police shot and killed an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown, this New York Times story has some background. You can also read about the story in the LA Times, and there are live updates at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

There’s livestream video here.

The livestream is dead, but if you follow some of these folks on twitter or just #Ferguson, you’re likely to find a new (live) one.

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Tags: ferguson

catrocketship:

free-parking:

Paintings by Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916)

I do not like these paintings they make me feel bad inside

pasttensevancouver:

Clarke & Stuart Books & Stationary, 28 Cordova Street, ca. 1898
And pianos & organs & typewriters. And guitars & lacrosse sticks, & wagons.
Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Bu N283.2

pasttensevancouver:

Clarke & Stuart Books & Stationary, 28 Cordova Street, ca. 1898

And pianos & organs & typewriters. And guitars & lacrosse sticks, & wagons.

Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Bu N283.2

(Source: searcharchives.vancouver.ca)

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

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oupacademic:

imageBy J. L. Granatstein

One hundred years ago this week, Canada was at war against the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires. The country had not been involved in the pre-war diplomacy and, in fact, had no say in the decision to fight. As a British Dominion — a colony — it was at war and liable…