There won’t be posting today (except for this, which is a post but… semantics) but there will be an exciting announcement on Monday.
So, if you’re reader this via Google Reader or the Tumblr Dashboard, you should go to the LadyScouts main page and just keep refreshing non-stop until Monday. Because that will make time go by faster. Science, scouts.
You’re fucking getting a book deal right?
GOD DAMNIT. WHO THE HELL DO I NEED TO SLEEP WITH TO GET A BOOK DEAL?
“I think of a cultural generation of being, like, ten years. And there are three generations below that but they didn’t grow up seeing almost anything good. If you were maybe a stray genius — which I know everyone thinks they are, especially people your age, but they’re not, there have never been that many, they’re not going to start now — the cultural environment is so debased, it has an echoing effect for many generations. I don’t know if the world ever will recover, frankly. I really don’t.”—Fran Lebowitz
“He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk.”—Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (via ahhlecx)
“A big piece of what makes Tumblr special is its ability to provide total freedom of expression … And it allows you to customize anything and launch your blog quickly and easily. That’s why we’ve attracted the creative community. You share whatever you want. You customize how it’s displayed, and that lets people create these identities they’re really proud of.”—David Karp, on what separates Tumblr from other platforms. (via newsweek)
“The best time to me is when I’m through with a project and deciding about a new one. That’s because it’s at a period when reality has not yet set in. The idea in your mind’s eye is so wonderful, and you fantasize it in the perfect flash of a second—just beautifully conceived. But then when you have to execute it, it doesn’t come out as you’d fantasized. Production is where the problems begin, where reality starts to set in.”—Woody Allen (via thatswhatsomeoneelsesaid)
“Even today, it’s easier for me to make a film as it should be made than live the life I would like to live…If I could live the life that I believe I have the right to live, I don’t think I would make films or art.”—JLG quote from article by Paul Patton entitled ”Godard/Deleuze: Sauve Qui Peut (La Vie),” 1986. (via fuckyeahjean-lucgodard)
“Because,” explained Mary Rommely simply, “the child must have a valuable thing which is called imagination. The child must have a secret world in which things that never were. It is necessary that she believe. She must start out by believing in things not of the world. Then when the world becomes too ugly for living in, the child can reach back and live in her imagination. I, myself, even in this day and at my age, have great need of recalling the miraculous lives of the Saints and the great miracles that have come to pass on earth. Only by having these things in my mind can I live beyond what I have to live for.”—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (via onlyecho)
“She was just as happy alone as with company. When she was alone, she was potential; with others she was realized. Alone, she was self-contained, her tightly spinning magnetic energy oscillating around her. When in company, she had invisible tethers to everyone in the room: as they moved away, she pulled them in. She was a naval commander knowing the location of all her boats. She knew who was doing better than she was, what man she would care to seduce just to prove she could.”—Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty (via caryrandolph)