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Getting my Halloween costume ready

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Thanks to Silvia W!

Okay this is seriously one of the coolest DIY outfits I’ve seen in ages!

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maraudere:

Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

The patriarchy hurts all genders.

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It’s difficult being comfortable with yourself. It’s even more difficult when you’re disabled. It means knowing your limits intimately. It means running into a brick wall for your efforts and licking your wounds in the wake of your failure.

For me, it means learning what acceptance truly means. I’ve pinpointed my struggles; I’ve explored ways around them. But the more I embrace both my talents and my limitations, the more people latch onto only one or the other. Some have an image of who I should be — this smart, talented, enthusiastic girl — and when I tell them I can’t always be that girl, they call it a waste. They call me a waste.

Others wax rhapsodic about how I prove autism is no excuse for laziness or failure. I’m an inspiration, they say; I overcame my disability. Me? I just gape. After all my years of difficulty, the last thing I want is for people to use my experiences to put down others who struggle. What’s so inspirational about accepting your limitations? When did I overcome anything?

I never overcame. I incorporated.

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Autism helped me become an internationally published author–heres how by Corinne Duyvis (Otherbound) at the Guardian

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This is rather cool :)

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This is rather cool :)

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TITLE REVEAL…

historylivesathodder:

One of the highlights of this year has been the publication of THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA by Antonia Hodgson. The hardcover garnered brilliant reviews in the press, from bloggers and fellow authors and Antonia won the Historical Dagger Award and has been shortlisted for the John Creasey Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of 2014. The paperback has been selected for both the Richard and Judy and Waterstones Book Clubs. 

Antonia has been hard at work on her second historical crime novel to feature Tom Hawkins, which we’re really looking forward to publishing in March 2015, and we are now ready to reveal the title…

THE LAST CONFESSION OF THOMAS HAWKINS

Antonia told us a little bit about the book, and how she came to choose this title:

'I’m really excited about my new book, The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins. The title is inspired by real criminal biographies from the eighteenth century. Condemned prisoners would sometimes write a confession of their crimes and sell the book at their hanging. The profits would go to their family, or pay for a decent burial, away from the anatomists.

While I hope the book stands alone, The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins is also a sequel to The Devil in the Marshalsea. As the title suggests, Tom Hawkins is once again in trouble. It’s been fascinating to explore how Tom has been changed by his experiences in the Marshalsea. The story has expanded out into the streets of London: the risky charms of Covent Garden, the dark horrors of St Giles and the deadly games of the court. 

It’s a world of opportunity and threat, where one mistake can destroy a life in an instant. As with my first book, it’s inspired in part by a true story. It’s also a love story, but don’t let that put you off. It’s mainly about choice and freedom, innocence and guilt, revenge, betrayal and murder.’

THE LAST CONFESSION OF THOMAS HAWKINS will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in hardcover and as an eBook on 26 March 2015. THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA is available now in paperback and as an eBook. To find out more about Antonia Hodgson and her novels, Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. 

 

I’m so looking forward to this one! I loved The Devil in the Marshalsea :)

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Taylor Swift on Emma Watson’s UN speech and (last 2 gifs) on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (x)

I AM SO PROUD OF THIS WOMAN AND ALSO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR LOOKING UP TO HER

She’s slowly growing on me. She certainly has a good head on her shoulders!

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rhube:

MARINA SIRTIS: Well, you have to remember that we were shooting a show about the 24th century in the 20th century, so you have to bear that in mind. My thing was because to be honest, I don’t know about Gates’ experience with the producers, but I never got an acting note—ever. I would get a call from the producer, “Did you change your lipstick? Did you do something different with your hair?” For “The Boys” in the office it was all about how I look, I knew that from the get-go. So being that as I am very “woman’s libby” as we used to call it in my day, I wanted to portray that you could be an attractive woman and still be a strong person. So for me it was really important that there was someone in the position of power and authority and obviously respect who also cared about her appearance. Because that is me—that’s me, I care about my appearance, but I also care more about society, politics and the world, so I don’t think the two are exclusive, and that’s what I wanted to show.
GATES McFADDEN: Um, I just basically wanted to look good… Actually, as most of you probably know I got let go because I was a feminist. So, second season I wasn’t there because I disagreed with the writer, I felt he was writing the character of Crusher—I had said to him, “I raised this kid on my own; he might be obnoxious about it, but he has saved the ship about 6 times. And there has to be some of those genes that are Beverly Crushers, so why is it every time anything with any wisdom is said it’s a male character who talks to him.” And it’s only me that is only about the mother, which believe me mothering is like that’s number one, just love him—no problem with that. Because I thought that had not been really portrayed on a TV show. I have a son and we have whole other disconnect sometimes where it’s just talking about things, and it’s not to do with, “oh you’re a mom, and you’re my son.” Basically we disagreed, I was asked to you know, go, I certainly did it, and I wasn’t trying to be strident. I was used to working in theatre departments where everybody respected everybody and you basically did talk about things. You can talk about script things that didn’t mean you were going to get your way. It’s like what happens right now in rehearsals, I could be directing something and I can have four actors saying completely different things, and really arguing about it. I don’t take it personally, it’s like they’re arguing for their character—that makes sense to me. Anyway, I did just really want to look good but it didn’t work out.
Marina Sirtis & Gates McFadden, on doing a 24th Century show in the 20th Century, and the reason Gates was fired in the second season. (Spoiler Alert: the producer was then fired and Gates was asked to come back (fan letters et al.) [watch here]

I had NO IDEA this is why she went away. o_O

GOOD ON HER. I love her all the more.

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WANT

MUST HAVE THIS!

alittlebriton:

WANT

MUST HAVE THIS!

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nyxdtd:

iF YOU DONT THINK THIS IS THE CUTEST COSPLAY EVER JUST LEAVE

Actual blisters from the cute really…

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iF YOU DONT THINK THIS IS THE CUTEST COSPLAY EVER JUST LEAVE

Actual blisters from the cute really…

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The last one is so done with humans.

Also: proof that cats are just evil bastards in a fluffy disguise.

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