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Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

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Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]

More of her brilliant articles can be found here.

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nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

pinkhairandbubblegum:

Hello again my gorgeous Lushies!

Whether you are getting ready to head to a dorm or just going into middle school you could always use a little pampering! This giveaway features dorm friendly and fresh feeling products! I have a few things I am looking to bestow onto a lucky lushie so here we goooo!

RULES:

  • Cannot be a LUSH Cosmetics employee. (This is because we get a lovely discount and I would rather someone who can’t always afford Lush products to have some.)
  • Must be 18 or have a parents permission to give out your name/address.
  • Reblog once only. Multiples will be disqualified. Likes do not count.
  • You don’t have to be following me but followers will get two extra bonus prizes. Shipping is US only.
  • No giveaway blogs please!

THE PRIZES

  • Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly
  • Dream Cream Hand & Body Lotion (Small Size)
  • Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub (Small Size)
  • Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (Sample Size)
  • Bubblegum Lip Scrub
  • Honey Trap Lip Balm
  • Happy Hippy Shower Gel
  • Each Peach Massage Bar (Small Size)

If you are following me you will be able to pick one retro item off the website (ten dollar value) and one online only perfume sample.

Winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Contest ends August 15th!

GOOD LUCK AND STAY BEAUTIFUL EVERYONE!

At the time when Stiles is pretty upset about the Sheriff being kidnapped, because he’s his dad, Derek and Stiles would just drive around in the Jeep looking for the Sheriff. And, you know, Derek’s anchor is anger so he knows what it feels. And Stiles would just be so angry about the situation, so they would stop the car and Derek would let Stiles punch him, over and over, just letting out his anger, until he couldn’t hit anymore, and Derek would be bloody and Stiles would just let it all out and Derek would tell him ‘that’s okay. It’s okay.’ That would have been a great scene.

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Tyler Hoechlin (when asked what scene between Derek and Stiles he would have loved to see on the show)

On the one hand it’s like, “Wow, there’s a side of Hoechlin I didn’t know about,” but on the other hand this just confirms how well Tyler Hoechlin understands Derek Hale, and what Derek believes he’s good for and has to offer other people.

Now I think I need a hug.

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(Source: lloydoholic)

snuggydeamon:

and because I ran out of room:

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Jun 4

For one man’s life

Apparently when I am stressed and stuff, I do the written equivalent of sucking my thumb.

Derek/Stiles, pre-slash, PG-13, maybe season 2 or 3 ish.

For one man’s life

Derek is a big, lumbering, stupidly angry and even more stupidly socially awkward dude but right now he’s watching a hyperactive vicious terrier of a human with amusement and lust. Eventually, when the yapping dies down, Derek will do something nice for him.

Like a back rub.

That’s nicely physical and full of contact that does good things Derek does not like to think about (other than: good things, he gets to have them for half a second). Before Stiles finally unwinds and lets Derek do this, there is the by-now familiar routine of flailing and what seems almost like jumping jacks, while accusing Derek of literally anything he can think of.

Which is a lot.

Most of it really funny.

But Derek can wait him out. Derek… well, no, Derek can’t wait out much of anything, but he can wait out this: flying words that don’t hurt no matter how well-placed the barb; he can watch as the hectic red along Stiles’ jaw-line blooms and withers; he can wait until Stiles finally stares at him, chewing on his lip because he’s seventeen and doesn’t understand what the hell that does to people.

He can wait because finally, magnanimously, Derek is given permission to run his hands over a body that is a lot more lean, a lot stronger than the infinity layer of shirts implies. He can feel it ripple, listen to blood beat and a heart boom cavernously from something far too fast, hiccuping too often, into a slow, steady rhythm that Derek feels in his dick.

Eventually, Derek is going to reach a point where he can turn Stiles around and rub over prominent collarbones and the notch at his shoulders. He’ll be brave enough to undo the jeans that are occasionally pressed against him, enough to know that Stiles is thick and heavy and so warm sometimes Derek dreams of fire even as he dreams of opening his mouth wider.

Eventually, Stiles will realize that Derek want this and maybe, just maybe, he might say yes.

For now Derek says nothing and concentrates on the mole-dotted skin landscaped in front of him, of muscles that lose the hectic twitch of too much energy into a lax stillness that no one beyond maybe Scott has ever really seen. That most elusive of creatures, a Stiles relaxed, calm and content.

Derek breathes in slowly enough that the dozing boy beneath him won’t hear it and accuse him of smelling him.

Even if he is.

Because that smell, warmboymusksweatcome, is worth waiting for. It’s enough.

bringinglexiback:

the worst thing about online friendships is no hugs

man i wanna hug the frick outta some of you

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iguessijustlikelikingthings:

misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

i want there to be a world where i reblog this for humor not for pain

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