"Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else, but just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes."

- The Winter of the Air  (via 3713)

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"The taste for books was an early one. As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading. They took his taper away, and he bred glow-worms to serve his purpose. They took the glow-worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder."


Virginia WoolfOrlando (via duttonbooks)

The things we do for love. 

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I don’t know, man, are you sure about this? I mean, these things are pretty permanent, you know?

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We wrote this haiku about getting tested for STDs. If you’re feeling inspired, submit a poem* to us about getting yourself tested. Limericks, 6 word stories, free verse, sonnets  whatever. Rhymers and non-rhymers alike, send us your submission and we’ll post the best ones.

*if you’re submitting off anon, we will link back to your blog unless you specify not to.

There once was a man from Nantucket

And one day he just said “fuck it,”

He didn’t get tested

but his partner protested,

and so his sex life kicked the bucket.

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In 1949 ‘authorities’ not only predicted women would be way taller in 2000, they also predicted the Xena look would be mainstream.

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Scott you’re my best friend and I need you. Scott, you’re my brother.

Shahofblah friend-ships Stiles and Scott more than anyone I know.

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According to People magazineOklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews, who are transgender and were in a relationship with each other during their transitions, will share their stories in two memoirs to be published Sept. 30, 2014, by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book covers, revealed today, are above.

Katie Hill told People"I don’t want this book to just appeal to transgender people or their allies. I want people to understand that there really is no such thing as normal."

I don’t know a lot about this couple but woohoo more YA books by trans people!

boom! both of these went on my goodreads list immediately 

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"How has she become one of those people who wears yoga pants all day? She used to make fun of those people. With their happiness maps and their gratitude journals and their bags made out of recycled tire treads. But now it seems possible that the truth about getting older is that there are fewer and fewer things to make fun of until finally there is nothing you are sure you will never be."

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