Monica ~ 27 ~ Florida
Reader, Writer, Singer, Cautious Optimist
Will remembered the two of them, running through the dark streets of London, jumping from rooftop to rooftop, seraph blades gleaming in their hands, hours in the training room, shoving each other into mud puddles, throwing snowballs at Jessamine from behind an ice fort in the courtyard, asleep like puppies on the rug in front of the fire.“Change is not loss, Will. Not always.”
"Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that perhaps the military has the highest number of ‘em. True or not, RUN THE PROTOCOL ANYWAY. Because in 15 years of investigating rape accusations, I can count those that panned out as false on one hand. Meanwhile, the one time I almost skipped the protocol, the one time I almost didn’t believe a petty officer, because I was naive as an investigator and a young woman, because her commanding officer described her as “a party girl, always late, always out drinking, don’t bother with this one”, she turned out to be the victim of one of the most brutal assaults I’ve ever investigated. She shouldn’t have still been -alive-, let alone up and making the accusation. So let me repeat: five false accounts in fifteen years. And one time I almost failed a woman ‘cause of the bullshit way it’s normal to talk about us. Take your shipmates’ word, and then run the protocol. Every. Single. Time."
- JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones)
Some Nigel Thornberry gifs I’ve collected over a while.
Every so often one of these comes across my dash and I just start laughing hysterically because this meme is simultaneously one of the most pointless yet entertaining things ever.
It’s Banned Books Week!
I think I speak for all of us when I say that challenging or banning books just makes us want to read them more. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week so far on the subject of books and censorship:Banned Books Week.org
The Top 10 Challenged Titles
Books Challenged or Banned 2012-2013
11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship & Banned Books
15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever
12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned
12 Signs You’re A Banned Book Reader
On the “Banned” Wagon: The Month in Book Challenges
America’s Most Surprising Banned Books
A Chat With Rainbow Rowell About Love and Censorship
Penguin Presents: Authors Stand Up for Free Speech
Patrick Ness’s Top 10 ‘Unsuitable’ Books for Teenagers
Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Author Ellen Hopkins