1. as-howarth said: 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?

    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.

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  2. Terza edizione per l’Highline Meeting Monte Piana, a Misurina (Belluno), dove atleti provenienti da tutto il mondo si incontrano per camminare sospesi su una fettuccia di 2,5 cm. Per gli highliner più temerari è possibile riposarsi o trascorrere la notte in compagnia, dormendo nelle am (via Il riposo degli equilibristi: amache sospese sulle Alpi)

    Terza edizione per l’Highline Meeting Monte Piana, a Misurina (Belluno), dove atleti provenienti da tutto il mondo si incontrano per camminare sospesi su una fettuccia di 2,5 cm. Per gli highliner più temerari è possibile riposarsi o trascorrere la notte in compagnia, dormendo nelle am (via Il riposo degli equilibristi: amache sospese sulle Alpi)

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  3. favorite-season:

Autumn on the San Juans by  H. Bell

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    Autumn on the San Juans by H. Bell

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  5. theories-of:

Purvis Young. People Celebrating, 1990s; mixed media on wood

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    Purvis Young. People Celebrating, 1990s; mixed media on wood

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  6. 
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  7. ancientpeoples:

Seated Goddess Nepthys, inscribed for Mereskhonsu
c.715-650 BC
Third Intermediate Period/Late Period
The bright gilded silver image of the goddess Nephthys is worked with precision and elegance. A loop behind her head and the type of the inscription reveal that the statuette was a pendant donated for use in a temple, presumably worn by a statue, a portable bark-shrine, or possibly an officiant in order to enhance protection or potency. The basket-sign is broken away from the emblem on top of her head, and three sides of her throne corroded away.The inscription reads: “words spoken by Nephthys, who embellishes the chapels, who gives life, prosperity, health and a long life to Mereskhonsu, justified.” The hieroglyphs are calligraphic even to the extent of subverting the images: the n-sign, normally a zigzag replicating waves of water, has become a tightly twisted ribbon; the s-sign, representing a door bolt passing through two catches, is decomposed into two discontinuous elements.Style points to a date in the late eighth through first half of the seventh century B.C. If Mereskhonsu is the woman of that name already known, the statue can be dated rather precisely to the years around 664-656 BC.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

    ancientpeoples:

    Seated Goddess Nepthys, inscribed for Mereskhonsu

    c.715-650 BC

    Third Intermediate Period/Late Period

    The bright gilded silver image of the goddess Nephthys is worked with precision and elegance. A loop behind her head and the type of the inscription reveal that the statuette was a pendant donated for use in a temple, presumably worn by a statue, a portable bark-shrine, or possibly an officiant in order to enhance protection or potency. The basket-sign is broken away from the emblem on top of her head, and three sides of her throne corroded away.
    The inscription reads: “words spoken by Nephthys, who embellishes the chapels, who gives life, prosperity, health and a long life to Mereskhonsu, justified.” The hieroglyphs are calligraphic even to the extent of subverting the images: the n-sign, normally a zigzag replicating waves of water, has become a tightly twisted ribbon; the s-sign, representing a door bolt passing through two catches, is decomposed into two discontinuous elements.
    Style points to a date in the late eighth through first half of the seventh century B.C. If Mereskhonsu is the woman of that name already known, the statue can be dated rather precisely to the years around 664-656 BC.

    (Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

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  8. scene360:

Nowadays it may be challenging for some of us to let go of our cellphones, tablets or desktop computers, even for brief moments. But if we were in the presence of a scenic view like the one shown here, we’d probably enjoy a moment without Wi-Fi connection. [Photos © Nicholas Roemmelt] View More.

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    Nowadays it may be challenging for some of us to let go of our cellphones, tablets or desktop computers, even for brief moments. But if we were in the presence of a scenic view like the one shown here, we’d probably enjoy a moment without Wi-Fi connection. [Photos © Nicholas Roemmelt] View More.

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  9. laughingsquid:

Editor Creates Wonderfully Playful Illustrations Centered Around His Cooperative Bull Terrier

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    Editor Creates Wonderfully Playful Illustrations Centered Around His Cooperative Bull Terrier

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  11. magictransistor:

ஸ்ரீ (दत्तात्रेय)

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    ஸ்ரீ (दत्तात्रेय)

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  12. septagonstudios:

Alessandro Ripane

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    Alessandro Ripane

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  14. silas216:

Disturbed - Stupify http://bit.ly/1fFXSIQ

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    Disturbed - Stupify http://bit.ly/1fFXSIQ

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