Pocket Venus in a Halfshell

Filth-mongering, contradicted, loving, black-hearted, sweetest bitch you'll ever meet. Language is my true love and music is my dirty whore. If you're here expect politics, equality, sexuality, art, bibliophilia, writing advice and as much original content as I can produce. Read my stuff, I hope it makes you feel something...


I think there aren’t just two Americas, there are many. From gender discrimination, to class divide, to racial prejudice and profiling. The list goes on, and there are double, triple, quadruple standards across the nation.

I think there aren’t just two Americas, there are many. From gender discrimination, to class divide, to racial prejudice and profiling. The list goes on, and there are double, triple, quadruple standards across the nation.




reportagebygettyimages:

The Ganges is a river intimately connected with every aspect of Indian life. It is a source of water, energy and livelihood for millions of people who live along the banks of this river. Thanks to the fertile lands, it provides food to more than one-third of the Indian population. Its ecosystem also includes one of the most varied animal and plant species. Despite this, today it is one of the most polluted rivers in the world.

Photographer Giulio Di Sturco has been awarded a 2014 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography for his project ‘Ganges: Death of a River.’ Read more about Giulio and the project here.



Hello, I am getting excited for Halloween and want to read a horror anthology or two. I feel like you are the perfect person to ask. Do you have any recommendations?

Hmm. Alberto Manguel’s BLACK WATER anthology (it may be out of print, but there are copies around aplenty). Then Kirby McCauley’s DARK FORCES anthology (a 25th anniversary edition came out a few years ago). Both big, definitive and spooky. The Manguel is a nice look at horror/weird fiction over the years, the McCauley a terrific snapshot of most of the best writers we had thirty years ago.

Answered by neil-gaiman

Ooooh, Halloween recommendations from Gaiman? Only a fool would not reblog this!


You have so many layers, that you can peel away a few, and everyone’s so shocked or impressed that you’re baring your soul, while to you it’s nothing, because you know you’ve twenty more layers to go.
— Craig Thompson (via psych-facts)

penamerican:

“So please oh please we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
Remembering Roald Dahl, who would be 98 today.

One of my favourite writers to this day, with such imagination and a strong moral compass. Happy birthday to the legendary Welshman!

penamerican:

“So please oh please we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookcase on the wall.”

Remembering Roald Dahl, who would be 98 today.

One of my favourite writers to this day, with such imagination and a strong moral compass. Happy birthday to the legendary Welshman!



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