You have to surrender to your mediocrity, and just write. Because it’s hard, really hard, to write even a crappy book. But it’s better to write a book that kind of sucks rather than no book at all, as you wait around to magically become Faulkner. No one is going to write your book for you and you can’t write anybody’s book but your own.

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2014 SDCC Highlights - VIP at mtvU Fandom Awards & meeting The “Teen Wolf” cast!

2014 SDCC Highlights – VIP at mtvU Fandom Awards & meeting The “Teen Wolf” cast!

TW Cast

Back in January, a few friends and I decided we were going to San Diego for Comic Con. We weren’t lucky enough to get badges inside, so BOOOO. Last year, I was able to catch the Teen Wolf panel at New York Comic Con and sit in 3rd row, but alas, I thought I wouldn’t see anything for Teen Wolf for this SDCC.

Well, fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when Teen Wolf’s official Twitter account (@MT…

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find someone who looks at you the same way mark ruffalo looks at paul rudd

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Tyler (on how Shelley and Tyler first met): My truly most embarrassing moment was when I went into the hair and make-up trailer, and I was aware that Jill Wagner who plays Kate was back on the show and I’d gone in. I had some stuff on my hands and hair, and I see this one getting her hair done, so it’s just this side hair thing and it’s very similar to Jill. And I came to give her a hug, just thought I’d run over and say hi. So I ran over, gave her a kiss on the cheek, turned, definitely not Jill, and I immediately went, “You’re not Jill, you’re not Jill, I just insulted you, I’m so sorry. Oh, my God, hi, I’m Tyler, nice to meet you.” 

Holland: In Tyler Hoechlin’s world, a kiss on the cheek is an insult. 

Tyler: I just invaded her personal space!  

at least tyler understands women’s agency to her own personal space

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go dumb and disregard ur differences

This is beautiful.

This is what we need to promote

the woman to the right (who I am guessing is his wife) is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week

Om goodness

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Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.


This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

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8/1/2014 (2:50am) 9 notes


MY COMIC-CON ADVENTURES! Teen Wolf, The Originals, The Maze Runner OH MY!

Dude, this is amazing. I love this girl. Plus, yes. TYLER HOECHLIN FOREVER.

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should i be using condoms or birth control to prevent pregnancy?

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The Planned Parenthood tumblr has probably been waiting a very long time to use that gif.

8/1/2014 (2:24am) 52,661 notes

8/1/2014 (2:19am) 4 notes

All I want in life is to have a panel mashup between the My Mad Fat Diary, Teen Wolf, and The Mindy Project cast and writers (with special guests, Mazerunner cast) and be the fucking moderator to that craziness.


#teen wolf#my mad fat diary#mmfd#TW#the mindy project#tmp#mindy project

2013 Summer Author Blitz - Michelle Pickett Interview and Giveaway! →



Check here for the 2013 Summer Author Blitz Schedule and here for The Scavenger Hunt!

Well, it looks like it’s my turn to post for The 2013 Summer Author Blitz, hosted by Belle Whittington (Author of Cicada) and Tabatha Perry (President of the Montgomery County Book Festival). When the lovely Belle asked for volunteers,

Don’t mind me. Just reminiscing about the time when I interviewed Michelle Pickett. :-D 

8/1/2014 (1:21am) 7 notes

#Michelle Pickett










I just saved an entire week worth of science class.thank you tumblr


spiders are not insects though

The more you know

I can not believe people still think spiders are insects. I assumed it was common knowledge that they’re arachnids!


spiderbro be like “hello friends don’t hate me i eat insects sorry they got that image mixed up but like srsly guys we’re super rad for real look us up on wikipedia or something”

I would love spiders a lot more if they hid from me and didn’t bite my animals. As long as they’re not reproducing in my room or going in to my mouth while sleeping, we are okay. 

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I’m doing a persuasive speech and this would really help me out.

If you think animals should be adopted from shelters, reblog.

If you think animals should be bought from pet stores, like.


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Smart phones are making us antisocial. [x]

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