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emilysidhe:

coelasquid:

So hey! I had no idea this was going live so soon but apparently Mattel has launched their fan poll to decide which of these characters is going to be produced as a doll in 2015 so I’m allowed to talk about it now!
(and by “talk about” I mean “give you no further details on the matter beyond showing you where to cast your vote”)

Oooh, I have a question for this fandom!
So, two years ago one of my fifth graders requested the Monster High books and I looked into the doll franchise and figured it was the right age group, so I bought them.
But when they arrived, the looked a little too YA…I work in an elementary school, my oldest kids are 11, and I don’t buy YA books unless I carefully screen them.
I couldn’t get through the first one so I just put them on the shelves, and they haven’t been challenged yet, but a lot of the third graders gravitate towards them so…
Has anyone read these novelizations and how appropriate are they for kids?

Have not read them, but as a bookseller I can tell you that we shelve them in our teen (ages 12+) department. Hopefully that helps!

emilysidhe:

coelasquid:

So hey! I had no idea this was going live so soon but apparently Mattel has launched their fan poll to decide which of these characters is going to be produced as a doll in 2015 so I’m allowed to talk about it now!

(and by “talk about” I mean “give you no further details on the matter beyond showing you where to cast your vote”)

Oooh, I have a question for this fandom!

So, two years ago one of my fifth graders requested the Monster High books and I looked into the doll franchise and figured it was the right age group, so I bought them.

But when they arrived, the looked a little too YA…I work in an elementary school, my oldest kids are 11, and I don’t buy YA books unless I carefully screen them.

I couldn’t get through the first one so I just put them on the shelves, and they haven’t been challenged yet, but a lot of the third graders gravitate towards them so…

Has anyone read these novelizations and how appropriate are they for kids?

Have not read them, but as a bookseller I can tell you that we shelve them in our teen (ages 12+) department. Hopefully that helps!

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We’re only on the third episode and this show is already killing me.

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nataliecparker:

This weekend, I was toying around with Photoshop, sacrificed 20% of my eyesight to the gods Ghibli, and there was this GIF of my creation. And since in 55 short days, BEWARE THE WILD will arrive in the world, I figure this means it’s time for a GIFaway!
(I’m sorry).
(I’m not sorry). 
However, there’s a catch. I only have one remaining ARC, and I’m afraid to say it’s not in great shape as it’s been defaced by maggie-stiefvater and a silver sharpie.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m including a picture so you can judge for yourself.

Want it? All you need to do is reblog this post or post the GIF above plus some version of….
"Southern Gothic gets a whole new twist in Natalie C. Parker’s debut novel. Beware the Wild is a riveting and atmospheric page-turner readers won’t want to miss! Pre-order your copy now!”
….sometime in the next 24 hours and you’re entered. US only, please. Only one re/blog counts and “likes” do not count. Use #Beware the Wild Contest.
BONUS, I have something else to throw into the pot. No, it’s not another GIF.
(I regret I have but one GIF to GIF!)
(……still not sorry).
To keep with this theme of beasts on wheels (which, oddly enough, refer to the doodles AND Maggie), I’m also including this doodled upon UK ARC of SINNER.   

I’ll post the winner on Tuesday, August 26th at 1pm CST. 
Good luck!
(GIF base photos via Flickr Creative Commons by Daniel Oines & David Talley)

nataliecparker:

This weekend, I was toying around with Photoshop, sacrificed 20% of my eyesight to the gods Ghibli, and there was this GIF of my creation. And since in 55 short days, BEWARE THE WILD will arrive in the world, I figure this means it’s time for a GIFaway!

(I’m sorry).

(I’m not sorry). 

However, there’s a catch. I only have one remaining ARC, and I’m afraid to say it’s not in great shape as it’s been defaced by maggie-stiefvater and a silver sharpie.

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m including a picture so you can judge for yourself.

Want it? All you need to do is reblog this post or post the GIF above plus some version of….

"Southern Gothic gets a whole new twist in Natalie C. Parker’s debut novel. Beware the Wild is a riveting and atmospheric page-turner readers won’t want to miss! Pre-order your copy now!”

….sometime in the next 24 hours and you’re entered. US only, please. Only one re/blog counts and “likes” do not count. Use #Beware the Wild Contest.

BONUS, I have something else to throw into the pot. No, it’s not another GIF.

(I regret I have but one GIF to GIF!)

(……still not sorry).

To keep with this theme of beasts on wheels (which, oddly enough, refer to the doodles AND Maggie), I’m also including this doodled upon UK ARC of SINNER.   

I’ll post the winner on Tuesday, August 26th at 1pm CST

Good luck!

(GIF base photos via Flickr Creative Commons by Daniel Oines & David Talley)

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ladiesagainsthumanity:

Hysterical. Needs more notes.

lizgalvao:

I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s…

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game of thrones vs. the worst muse

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thebunnymachine:

Done today in one session! I love my customers.

thebunnymachine:

Done today in one session! I love my customers.

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lilylilymine:

judging from the art of this week’s episode of Sailor Moon Crystal, here is what Usagi will look like next episode. 

Omg yes! I like the show, and I LOVE that there’s new Sailor Moon being produced… but some parts of this week’s episode had me looking at my screen askew. Toei Animation, this is one of your most profitable franchises. This is the best you can do for that property?

lilylilymine:

judging from the art of this week’s episode of Sailor Moon Crystal, here is what Usagi will look like next episode.

Omg yes! I like the show, and I LOVE that there’s new Sailor Moon being produced… but some parts of this week’s episode had me looking at my screen askew. Toei Animation, this is one of your most profitable franchises. This is the best you can do for that property?

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"Why? …Because I’m the weakest, youngest one in the gang… and need to kill to prove my loyalty. Because I am still learning to walk and talk, and it is a million times easier to be cynical, and wield a sword, than it is to be open-hearted, and stand there, holding a balloon and a birthday cake, with the infinite potential to look foolish. Because I still don’t know what I really think or feel, and I’m throwing grenades and filling the air with smoke while I desperately, desperately try to get off the ground: to get elevation. Because I haven’t yet learned the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind."

— Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl

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keyofnik:

girlsbydaylight:

プリンセスのために…。 by シャボム

There is a vomit-inducing amount of pretty happening here.

I want this hanging on my wall. :D

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