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mashable:

Tribute to the cover of X-Men #137, by Mashable’s talented illustrator Bob Al-Greene.

mashable:

Tribute to the cover of X-Men #137, by Mashable’s talented illustrator Bob Al-Greene.

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mashable:

Remember that time the Queen of England photobombed two hockey players taking a selfie?

If this is real (yes, yes, I know that it’s less a photobomb than a pic through the fence) then it confirms that the Queen is pretty cool!

mashable:

Remember that time the Queen of England photobombed two hockey players taking a selfie?

If this is real (yes, yes, I know that it’s less a photobomb than a pic through the fence) then it confirms that the Queen is pretty cool!

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“Alone we are born and alone we die, but as we walk through this black vale we draw strength from one another. “
Fire and Ice (Melisandre and Ghost)
http://dejan-delic.deviantart.com

branwenslayne:

“Alone we are born and alone we die, but as we walk through this black vale we draw strength from one another. “

Fire and Ice (Melisandre and Ghost)

http://dejan-delic.deviantart.com

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socimages:

Women and street harassment.
By Gwen Sharp, PhD
Yesterday I was walking to a convenience store when a guy shouted at me that I looked really pretty. I ignored him. He yelled again and walked up to me. I gave him that tight, uncomfortable half-smile-with-no-eye-contact women sometimes use to try to acknowledge random male attention just enough so maybe the guy will feel like he’s gotten the reaction he is entitled to, in the hopes that he’ll then lose interest and go away.
He did go away, but only to get in a car with this friends and then drive slowly next to me, yelling “compliments” about how pretty I looked and trying to get me to look at them. And when I continued to ignore them, they finally yelled “bitch!” and drove off, a situation I’m sure many of our readers have experienced — the reaction you get when you dare to not be just pleased as punch that some men are following you on the street, helpfully going out of their way to openly approve of your performance of femininity, thus letting you know that you are a worthwhile human being.
And today I opened an email from Susan C. with a link to this cartoon over at Ampersand that nicely sums up this oft-played-out scenario. Thanks, Susan!
Cross-posted at Jezebel.
Gwen Sharp is an associate professor of sociology at Nevada State College. You can follow her on Twitter at @gwensharpnv.

socimages:

Women and street harassment.

By Gwen Sharp, PhD

Yesterday I was walking to a convenience store when a guy shouted at me that I looked really pretty. I ignored him. He yelled again and walked up to me. I gave him that tight, uncomfortable half-smile-with-no-eye-contact women sometimes use to try to acknowledge random male attention just enough so maybe the guy will feel like he’s gotten the reaction he is entitled to, in the hopes that he’ll then lose interest and go away.

He did go away, but only to get in a car with this friends and then drive slowly next to me, yelling “compliments” about how pretty I looked and trying to get me to look at them. And when I continued to ignore them, they finally yelled “bitch!” and drove off, a situation I’m sure many of our readers have experienced — the reaction you get when you dare to not be just pleased as punch that some men are following you on the street, helpfully going out of their way to openly approve of your performance of femininity, thus letting you know that you are a worthwhile human being.

And today I opened an email from Susan C. with a link to this cartoon over at Ampersand that nicely sums up this oft-played-out scenario. Thanks, Susan!

Cross-posted at Jezebel.

Gwen Sharp is an associate professor of sociology at Nevada State College. You can follow her on Twitter at @gwensharpnv.

aseaofquotes:

David Nicholls, Starter for Ten

Spot on. Except for true friends. You can’t shake them for anything!

aseaofquotes:

David Nicholls, Starter for Ten

Spot on.

Except for true friends. You can’t shake them for anything!

Exciting News - My brothers first LBC review!

Exciting News – My brothers first LBC review!

My little brother has graciously provided this stellar review of the SF epic Dune.

DUNE FRANK HERBERT

Review submitted via facebook.

I’d provide a link for his twitter but he doesn’t believe in it. As in – he disputes its existence altogether.

Colm's first LBC review

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drneevil:

My friend is a cosplayer par excellence - please like her page!

LBC3 Reads - Mason and Dixon - the non-write up

LBC3 Reads – Mason and Dixon – the non-write up

Cafe 164 Date:  19th of January 2014 Time:  11am – 1pm Address: Unit 2 Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG



Book the 5th:


MASON AND DIXON THOMAS PYNCHON BLURB

Charles Mason (1728 -1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British Surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here is their story as re-imagined…

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Medusa LBC - Burial Rites Write Up

Medusa LBC – Burial Rites Write Up


Medusa LBC

  Date:  Wednesday 9th of July 2014 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds 
Discussing: 

BURIAL RITES HANNAH KENT * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * *   * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * *  
BLURB (FROM AMAZON)

In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her…

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Vote EllieJayden: Cosmo Blog Awards 2014! |

I has a favour.

My friend, con buddy & soul sista elliejayden has been nominated for a blog award.

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My book club is revolting. 

medusabar

Take that as you will!!!

My book club is revolting.

medusabar

Take that as you will!!!

Medusa LBC - The Great Gatsby - GUEST

Medusa LBC – The Great Gatsby – GUEST


Medusa LBC

  Date:  Wednesday ??th of ?? 2012 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds 
Discussing: 

THE GREAT GATSBY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * *  * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * *  


THE BLURB (from Amazon
In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “something new–something extraordinary…

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Medusa LBC - Empire of the Sun Write Up

Medusa LBC – Empire of the Sun Write Up


Medusa LBC

  Date:  Wednesday 14th of November 2012 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds 
Discussing: 

EMPIRE OF THE SUN J.G. BALLARD * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * *  * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * *  


THE BLURB (from Amazon
From the master of dystopia, comes his heartrending story of a British boy’s four year ordeal in a…

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