• nprbooks:

    Autumn is next week! And what better way to mark the changing seasons than with master macabre illustrator Edward Gorey? According to Flavorwire, Gorey oversaw paperback cover designs as an art editor for Anchor Books in the 1950s. Here’s a sampling of his work, but there’s lots more to look at over on flickr.

    (via readthisnotthat)

  • A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne


    Today we are super delighted to unveil the cover for A Hero at End of the World, Erin Claiborne’s debut novel. The book comes out on November 11 2014 and it’s the first release from a new publishing venture called Big Bang Press, dedicated to publish original fiction by emerging talent from the fan writing community. A Hero at End of the World has already earned a starred review from Kirkus! But enough from us.

    What are you waiting for? Go HERE to see the Smugglerific Cover and to enter the giveaway! 

    Way back in February of 2002, Erin was one of the first people I met in HP fandom. I’M SO PROUD OF HER.  :D

  • Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson & Kristen Stewart in Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” (x).

    (Source: pumpkinspiceaddiction, via fadedhues)

  • juliedillon:


    Imagined Realms: Book 1

    I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of Imagined Realms, an annual art publication featuring positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction. Each book will feature 10 exclusive and new illustrations created by me specifically for the book.  

    Available for purchase are the printed books, 6”x8” and 11”x14” print packs that have all 10 illustrations, limited edition fine art giclees, and a downloadable process video showing my digital painting method. 

    Please check it out and spread the word! 

    One day left! The Imagined Realms Kickstarter ends tomorrow (August 20th) at 5pm PST! :) 

    you have 17.5 hours left as of this reblog to take part in this amazing Kickstarter with its newly-minted Hugo-winning art! :D

  • solongasitswords:



    what happened in roughly 1870 though

    why was there temporary internet

    with a few people searching for pokemon?

    It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870


    In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

    In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

    I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

    (Source: neilcicierega, via kaplands)

  • nonnonmodernist:




    After a few months of work and a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s time for Big Bang Press to announce the release date of OUR FIRST BOOK!

    Written by Erin Claiborne (AKA fanfic author eleveninches), A Hero at the End of the World is a Young Adult fantasy satire of “Chosen One” narratives like BuffyHarry Potter and Percy Jackson

    "Seventeen-year-old Ewan Mao has spent his whole life preparing for his destiny: defeating the evil tyrant who’s been terrorizing Britain for as long as he can remember. But Ewan never dreamed that when the time came, his best friend Oliver Abrams would fulfill the prophecy instead.

    Five years later, Ewan is living at home and working in a coffee shop while Oliver is a national hero, working at the Serious Magical Crimes Agency. But the two friends are unwillingly reunited when a strange magical cult targets Ewan in a plot to end the world as we know it.”

    This book will be published on November 11, 2014, and will soon be available for pre-order in both paperback and ebook format!

    The art in this post is by Jade Liebes (hydrae), who illustrated A Hero at the End of the World. We’ll be posting the full cover art and some sample illustrations soon, along with a sample chapter from the book!

    Last December, BBP used Kickstarter to crowdfund three original novels by talented authors from the fanfic community. The Kickstarter was a huge success and was covered by all sorts of media outlets including io9, WiredHelloGiggles, and Hypable. You can find out more on our website, including info about our next two books, written by Kady Morrison (gyzym) and Natalie Wilkinson (febricant).

    I’M SO EXCITED TO FINALLY POST ABOUT THIS! Erin’s book is hilarious and amazing. I can’t wait for more people to read it!!

    no joke, y’all, erin’s book is a breath of fresh air in a stuffy ya dystopia hellscape

    I have read this book at every stage of its development and I never ever got tired of rereading it. It’s marvelous. <3

  • kristaferanka:









    Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel 

    Speaking their lines vs the final product

    Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?

    Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a  dedicated  motherfucking professional

    And then he showed up at the LA premiere like this: 

    Vin Diesel in an I AM GROOT shirt, on stilts, because he is awesome and magical

    Stilts, people!

    Vin Diesel is so fantastic every time I hear people mock him I just want to be like “excuse you, do you know of any other multi-racial actor in Hollywood who’s fronted a blockbuster franchise featuring an unashamedly multi-cultural cast full of primarily non-white actors, and who has done it unapologetically over and over again for *seven* installments? NO, YOU DON’T, SIT THE FUCK DOWN.”

    <3 <3 <3

    Vin Diesel makes goofy movies like The Pacifier so he can keep making Riddick movies. He even went so far as to found Tigon Studios to make sure the Riddick video game was good (it was awesome).

    I love Vin Diesel!

    In high school and college, when Vin Diesel really rose to box office prominence, I used to hate Vin Diesel because he seemed like the kind of dumb macho guy that A. made fun of me a lot and B., well, A’s enough, isn’t it? 

    And then he went on “The Tonight Show” and talked in depth about his high school life as a hardcore D&D player. So. I’m on board with Vin Diesel now. And also, like, don’t judge people by how they look

    i don’t even care about the gifs. reblogging for the comments and cause Vin is my boy. 

    dogpiling for the greater vin diesel good all day everrday

    (via around-the-wind)