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shan-is-a-fan:

hogwartsisbiggerontheinside:

2damnfeisty:

cunt-lyfe:

They did something right

About time.

OH My GOD!! I thought there was no way for this to be real. This is so wonderful!!!!!!!!

It’s about time that the SCOTUS got something right!

I had to check the source, too, because I couldn’t believe it.  Of course Scalia, Thomas and Alito had to write dissenting opinions on what they think constitutes domestic violence.  Turds.

I’m still biting my nails over the Hobby Lobby case, though.

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mythbri:

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geekinthebreeze:

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geekinthebreeze:

geekinthebreeze:

monstrousmusings:

Done with will of the Empress! Really enjoyed it!

Though now I am disappointed knowing the next to books are flashback and not “How Daja got a new girlfriend”

So how did you like it?! I saw from your posts that you were pleased with Daja and Rizu,…

I agree that there should have been more at the end, and that most of the figures at court - even Berenene and Ishabal - were complex characters, neither “fully good” or “fully bad.”  

Lark and Rosethorn were confirmed, I thought, when Briar knocks on Daja’s door after her first night with Rizu, and he asks her about being a lesbian.  He was worried she’d thought she had to hide it from them, and brought up Lark and Rosethorn (their “mothers”) as an example of why they would never think badly of her for loving women instead of men.  But it was like Daja had said - she didn’t know she was a lesbian until she met Rizu.  I like that when Daja and Tris were talking afterward, Daja asked Tris if she might be the same way.

Ah you are right! That is what I get for reading till 5:30 in the morning!

I liked Tris maybe being asexual!

Haven’t checked Tamora Pierce’s upcoming books in awhile but I hope next Circle book takes place after Will of the Empress.

From what I understand, Tammy has a planned book(s) about Tris’s time at Lightsbridge, where she tries to learn academic magic.  So yes, it would take place after The Will of the Empress.

Yey I would like to learn more about academic magic! But hopefully Daja is in it too! I want her to find love!

Now I am hoping Tamora Pierce introduces another trans woman and writes her better this time. Someone whose transition is tied to magic.

Are you talking about Okha/Amber in Bloodhound?  I’d love to get your perspective on her.

I hate her. Feel like Tamora Pierce conflated drag queen with trans woman. Would have been okay if she was a drag queen. But she was identified as a woman yet Tamora Pierce put her in a relationship with a gay man. She was okay being gendered male even after Cooper found out her identity and still male pronouned her anyways. Sure maybe medical transition was pretty impossible in our world till 20th century beyond castration but Tortall is a world of magic and it could have been a great opportunity to see what it means to transition in a world where things like birth control pendants exist. At least social transition could have been allowed.

Tamora Pierce might have helped teach readers about queer relationships and non binary people some but about trans women she just reinforced a lot of misconceptions and ruined a good opportunity at representation.

I definitely noticed the pronoun thing, and I knew that Ohka/Amber was presented more as a drag queen than a trans woman, even though she explicitly identified herself as such.

I didn’t catch the inappropriateness of Ohka/Amber’s relationship with Nestor, who Beka identified as gay.  But now that you say it, it makes perfect sense why that doesn’t work.  

Hopefully Tammy will do better in the future.

monstrousmusings

monstrousmusings:

geekinthebreeze:

monstrousmusings:

geekinthebreeze:

geekinthebreeze:

monstrousmusings:

Done with will of the Empress! Really enjoyed it!

Though now I am disappointed knowing the next to books are flashback and not “How Daja got a new girlfriend”

So how did you like it?! I saw from your posts that you were pleased with Daja and Rizu,…

I agree that there should have been more at the end, and that most of the figures at court - even Berenene and Ishabal - were complex characters, neither “fully good” or “fully bad.”  

Lark and Rosethorn were confirmed, I thought, when Briar knocks on Daja’s door after her first night with Rizu, and he asks her about being a lesbian.  He was worried she’d thought she had to hide it from them, and brought up Lark and Rosethorn (their “mothers”) as an example of why they would never think badly of her for loving women instead of men.  But it was like Daja had said - she didn’t know she was a lesbian until she met Rizu.  I like that when Daja and Tris were talking afterward, Daja asked Tris if she might be the same way.

Ah you are right! That is what I get for reading till 5:30 in the morning!

I liked Tris maybe being asexual!

Haven’t checked Tamora Pierce’s upcoming books in awhile but I hope next Circle book takes place after Will of the Empress.

From what I understand, Tammy has a planned book(s) about Tris’s time at Lightsbridge, where she tries to learn academic magic.  So yes, it would take place after The Will of the Empress.

Yey I would like to learn more about academic magic! But hopefully Daja is in it too! I want her to find love!

Now I am hoping Tamora Pierce introduces another trans woman and writes her better this time. Someone whose transition is tied to magic.

Are you talking about Okha/Amber in Bloodhound?  I’d love to get your perspective on her.

bookoisseur
fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.

fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.

So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.

The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.

Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.

tamorapierce

tamorapierce:

Hello, everyone! This is Tammy’s assistant, Jae, here to announce something the two of us started kicking around as an idea when we saw how many followers Tammy was getting.

SO, HERE IT IS:

3,000 Follower Giveaway Celebration!

To celebrate passing this tumblr landmark, we’re going to be giving away 5 signed copies of her books (one for each winner). Here’s how it’s going to work.

1. There will be 5 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature. 

2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 3,000 mark.

3. Each individual is allowed TWO entries, NO MORE. That’s a reblog and a like. 

4. Entries will be allowed until March 25th, and this post will be periodically  reblogged on Tammy’s tumblr until then to give everyone a fair shake. 

On the 26th, I’ll pick 5 usernames at random and message the winners. This means you have to have your ask boxes open at that time. Winners will need to get back to me within a week with the book that they want signed and where I should send it. If I don’t receive a message from a winner within that week, or I can’t reach them via ask, I’ll pick someone new. Once I’ve heard from everyone, we’ll post a public congratulation to let everyone know that the contest is over.

Good luck, and thank you all for being here!