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Solace Ames

I write mixed-orientation multicultural erotic romance. The shows I'm into right now are Elementary, Spartacus, Torchwood, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Luther. I'm a Japanese-American woman living in the South. I'm pretty easy-going about most things—please follow at will. I've seen Pacific Rim six times so far.
Apr 17 '14
nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
Read our full appreciation here.
Image via See Colombia

nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

Read our full appreciation here.

Image via See Colombia

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Apr 17 '14

Writing is going very slowly and I’m behind schedule. 

I’m going through a rough patch right now in terms of family and health so I’m going to take it easy on myself.

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Apr 17 '14

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Apr 17 '14

Looks like Gabriel García Márquez has just passed.

Reading his books… was kind of a life-changing event for me. He had a long and amazing life but I’m still sad.

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Apr 17 '14

weareallmixedup:

weareallmixedup:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

when you all tweet #Fornever21

make sure you also tweet it with @Forever21 so that their twitter sees what we post as well

-Elijah

it’s happening!
get started yall.

check the twitter tags, follow us on twitter weareallmixedup , add to the conversation

Still going strong guys, join us by tweeting @Forever21 with #fornever21 and let them know that we won’t tolerate their appropriation black culture and the civil rights movement.

- Melody

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Apr 17 '14

thedragonflywarrior:

The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

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Apr 17 '14
glaad:

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of “manifesting prostitution” because authorities are targeting and profiling trans women. #StandWithMonica!

glaad:

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of “manifesting prostitution” because authorities are targeting and profiling trans women. #StandWithMonica!

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Apr 17 '14

supersonicart:

Serge Gay Jr., “GOLD.”

This Saturday, April 5th at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, California is Serge Gay Jr.’s solo show, “Gold.”  Featuring brand new work depicting musical icons spanning multiple genres and generations, Serge’s work is certain to please.  I, personally, enjoy the detailed playfulness that Serge is able to conquer with such a distinct voice.  See more work from the show below:

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Apr 17 '14

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Apr 17 '14

lostintrafficlights replied to your post: I really can’t be bothered to say anyt…

Oh god why do they fixate on that???? So gross

It’s a sexual compulsion that they’re not honest with themselves about.

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Apr 17 '14
phenomenon-intervention:

anirresistiblysexyperson:

lostintrafficlights:

rainbowrowell:

niiiam:

Fanart from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell  <3

I LOVE THIS.
(Also, I think that’s Jessie Cave, who is an INSPIRED choice.)

So, lemme get this straight. You are willing to use a picture of a Korean dude whom you won’t even look up the name of and who isn’t even half Korean, when we Koreans have told you repeatedly again and again how much your book reeks of racism.
To me this showcases how much you see us as; nameless, silenced, and only usef as an object.
Continue to pretend you speak for us or whatever but guess what, that does not hide how dismussive your attitude towards us is.

wait did she totally just fuckin ignore the korean dude (WHOSE NAME IS KAI BTW)? O M F G

I hate to burst any Koreaboo’s bubble, but I’m almost positive that some Joseph Gordon-Levitt lookalike is going to be cast as Park in the film. The chances of some K-pop personality “making his US debut” in this role are so low, they’re in the negative numbers. 
I’m almost finished reading the book. I’ll post some thoughts on it later. Rowell is never, ever going to address any of the criticisms because it’s obvious she isn’t equipped to do so. These conversations are out of her depth. (I can almost picture her looking at this thread with a blank stare.) And she’ll never have to—the book’s fandom and acclaim easily allow her to distance herself from anyone who would ever think to question any part of it. 

phenomenon-intervention:

anirresistiblysexyperson:

lostintrafficlights:

rainbowrowell:

niiiam:

Fanart from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell  <3

I LOVE THIS.

(Also, I think that’s Jessie Cave, who is an INSPIRED choice.)

So, lemme get this straight. You are willing to use a picture of a Korean dude whom you won’t even look up the name of and who isn’t even half Korean, when we Koreans have told you repeatedly again and again how much your book reeks of racism.

To me this showcases how much you see us as; nameless, silenced, and only usef as an object.

Continue to pretend you speak for us or whatever but guess what, that does not hide how dismussive your attitude towards us is.

wait did she totally just fuckin ignore the korean dude (WHOSE NAME IS KAI BTW)? O M F G

I hate to burst any Koreaboo’s bubble, but I’m almost positive that some Joseph Gordon-Levitt lookalike is going to be cast as Park in the film. The chances of some K-pop personality “making his US debut” in this role are so low, they’re in the negative numbers. 

I’m almost finished reading the book. I’ll post some thoughts on it later. Rowell is never, ever going to address any of the criticisms because it’s obvious she isn’t equipped to do so. These conversations are out of her depth. (I can almost picture her looking at this thread with a blank stare.) And she’ll never have to—the book’s fandom and acclaim easily allow her to distance herself from anyone who would ever think to question any part of it. 

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Apr 17 '14

I really can’t be bothered to say anything more on this topic.

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Apr 17 '14

arari:

The company Cheonghaejin, which is responsible for the Jindo ferry accident, had another ferry, The Democracy 1, that had engine failure on the 6th of April. The ferry stopped in the middle of the sea for over an hour. Though an alarm is supposed to sound when there is an engine problem it failed to do so. They repaired the engine over water and resumed its course between Geomundo and Yeosu.

This boat was built in 1992 and had just replaced its predecessor 오고가고호 starting the 1st of this month(April). So… Engine failure within five days of a newly brought-in ship.

The Jindo ferry accident is not a singular incident, but a result of this company’s overall irresponsibility.

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Apr 16 '14

mardala:

Shrishti School of Performing Arts annual program of 2012 ~ charulatha.com.

Shrishti is run by Charulatha Jayaraman.

Charulatha Jayaraman is an outstanding award-winning performer and teacher in the field of Bharathanatyam.

She is the founder and Artistic Director of Shrishti School of Performing Arts (or “Shrishti”) in Orange County, CA.

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