Fiona the Red

Ask   swing dancing, feminism, nerdology, neurology, bibliophilia, INTP things, and a hint of randomness // are you a lindy hopper? check out my swing blog, swingthings.tumblr, and make sure to track #tumblr hoppers!

HEROES IS SUCH A GOOD SHOW
HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN IT BEFORE TODAY

— 17 minutes ago

lindy-ptx-superwhovian:

ILHC 2014 - Pro Classic - Remy Kouakou Kouame & Moe Sakan

I absolutely loved this!

I LOVE Remy.

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— 7 hours ago with 5 notes

hollywoodlady:

Dance: Ann, Fred, Audrey, Doris, Donald, Grace, Rita, Gene & Cyd

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— 1 day ago with 2320 notes
supernaturally-marvelous:

screw that, it’s more like 130%. the extra 30% is of other fandoms tired of us complaining.

Definitely more like 130%
I bet even the Daleks want him back.

supernaturally-marvelous:

screw that, it’s more like 130%. the extra 30% is of other fandoms tired of us complaining.

Definitely more like 130%

I bet even the Daleks want him back.

(Source: tardisfangurl, via wibblywobblygendywendy)

— 1 day ago with 8119 notes

kiercetheveil:

prokopetz:

You were so focused on whether you COULD do it, you never stopped to ask whether you SHOULD.” - Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

the quote made it

I need to do this

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— 2 days ago with 867754 notes
"“Swing is so much more than a dance, it’s a way of life. The music gets stuck in your mind and the dance is in your heart and the whole scene is engraved on your soul.” – Nicholas Hope"
— 3 days ago with 43 notes
as-howarth asked: Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?


Answer:

maggie-stiefvater:

fishingboatproceeds:

zaielle:

fishingboatproceeds:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.

Imagine a world where people only die if they know about death. 

(How quickly) would everyone become immortal? What do you think will happen? Will there come a point wherein everyone hides the the concept of death from a generation and the concept will die out? Can you even do that? You can’t teach any form of history, or even family trees, because every previous generation has died (what about pets and other animals? is it only human mortality that counts?). Infant mortality would drop to zero though. 

If people only can die if they know death exist, would anything change at all? 

And so a novel was born.

Death becomes a secret and cults rise up around it, and “dying” becomes a swear word that gets your novel banned from middle school libraries.

Hypothetically 300 pages of why we need endings to have beginnings  could be subtly folded into the story of tidy group of friends whose lives change forever when their families — and their families alone — find the word GHOST spray-painted on their front doors.

— 5 days ago with 28182 notes
"I’m the book you always open but you’ve never read"
The Story So Far (via w0w-okay)

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— 5 days ago with 69 notes