Listen to this magnificent human being. LISTEN TO HIM.

warchilduniverse:

Lovely readers doing Jos-casting on Twitter…I googled and found this great image of Kevin Zegers — looks like post-Cagebird Jos to me (when he returns to Aaian-na — SPOILER!). I love the shadows on his face that vaguely resemble striv caste tattoos.

It pleases my black little heart to know he gets to go “home!”

warchilduniverse:

Lovely readers doing Jos-casting on Twitter…I googled and found this great image of Kevin Zegers — looks like post-Cagebird Jos to me (when he returns to Aaian-na — SPOILER!). I love the shadows on his face that vaguely resemble striv caste tattoos.

It pleases my black little heart to know he gets to go “home!”

arachnids8rip:

oh god this makes me feel so much better about this scene


;_;

arachnids8rip:

oh god this makes me feel so much better about this scene

;_;

therestisdetail:

american  gods | willem dafoe as mr wednesday, jason momoa as shadow, noomi rapace as laura, julia jones as samantha black crow, idris elba as mr jacquel, morgan freeman as mr nancy and jackie earle haley as low-key lyesmith

“Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.”

Yesssss

"It’s hard for me to even remember the last time I was in a library.

[I]t’s impossible to see a world where we keep libraries open simply to pretend they still serve a purpose for which they no longer serve."

The End Of The Library | TechCrunch

Well, white dude with I’m guessing considerable stock in Google, is the library just there for your needs or purposes?

Maybe you enjoyed your exercise in wordplay and making points already made. But what was your point again? Books make libraries so without books libraries aren’t libraries? Books look different so libraries can’t be libraries? Libraries look different so libraries can’t be libraries? You don’t need libraries for books so we don’t need libraries? I’m sorry, what?

Oh but wait, we’re pretending? Pretending what? Pretending there’s an access divide? Pretending there’s a digital divide? Pretending information illiteracy? Pretending folks lack job skills? Pretending college students need help with citation (BAHA HAHAHAHAHHA)? Did I get a Masters in Pretending? I MEAN I DO HAVE A GREAT IMAGINATION SO I PROBS GOT STRAIGHT A’S. OR P’S FOR PRETENDING. I’m sorry, what?

(via yellowdecorations)

Also read this from BeerBrarian - The End of “The End of Libraries”

On Sunday, October 14th, yet another “End of Libraries” piece appeared. Per usual, it was written by a white male with no use for libraries, because every single time this trope appears, that’s part of the author’s demographic background. Beyond that, it’s a crucial part of the author’s background. It is overwhelmingly affluent white men who argue that because they do not use something, it has no value for anyone. Libraries. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Affordable health care. It’s the same argument.

(via thedanaash)

"The internet has replaced the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge." Ah, yes, because you can trust everything you read on the internet.

Republicans play this game all the time. “I don’t need it, therefore it’s not important and we should get rid of it.” I can vividly remember the last time I was in a library. It was three weeks ago. I needed to do research and the material I needed was not online. Not every book is completely indexed in Google Books. And yes, an ebook is cheaper and faster than buying a physical copy of a book - but it’s harder to skim through an ebook quickly, and the physical copy at the library costs you nothing (up front; tax dollars etc etc).

Like I said, I was at the library three weeks ago. It was around 4 pm on a Tuesday. And you know what? It was CROWDED. There was a packed sign-up sheet for the computers. Kids and parents abounded in the children’s section. Older people and teenagers read at the tables in the main area. I had to wait in line to check out my book.

Before that, I had spent a lot of quality time on my library’s website. I like to read both physical books and ebooks. My library does Kindle loans. OK, their website is a crappy government website, and it can be a little difficult to navigate, but it’s doable. I read books I probably couldn’t or wouldn’t pay full price for, AKA a big part of the purpose of a library.

Libraries are not useless in the digital age, and even more importantly, they aren’t all empty. Just because YOU, PERSONALLY do not need or use something doesn’t make it a charming  but impractical relic of a long-forgotten age.

(via thebicker)

Oh look, another upper middle-class white dude who doesn’t get why people can’t just buy shit like he does. Surprise.

I guess my library should just disregard the families who check out enough books to regularly hit the “50 items at a time” limit. And the people who - get this - STILL check out their CDs (DVDs, too - even Blu-ray!) from us as well. And the people who - wait a minute, this is going to blow your mind - DON’T HAVE HOME COMPUTERS and need to use ours (with librarian assistance) to find and apply for work. 

That’s right, guys. Folks have the Googles now! Time to pack it in. 

dea-thgrips:

Putting fitspo text over posters of people drinking

this is genius but also my friends have definitely screamed “DON’T STOP UNTIL YOU’RE PROUD” at me on tequila night

librarian-shaming:

"I use Wikipedia bibliographies to find other sources. Loser!"

librarian-shaming:

"I use Wikipedia bibliographies to find other sources. Loser!"

thebicker:

kqedscience:

From the ever-witty Kate Beaton.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

thebicker:

kqedscience:

From the ever-witty Kate Beaton.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

thegoddamazon:

Me attempting to shirk my responsibilities as an adult.