I Also Dream at Night

A collection of musings and art that may or may not make sense.

lol wat is watr is that liek skyrain? if nto skyrane watr, we dun cayr.

—The Insurance Company, after the upstairs bathroom flooded and the water poured out the electrical outlets in the garage

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eyecandybutts:

#the first chicks just like yeah all right lets get physically fit #the second woman is ready to slit somebody’s throat #the third guy just watched the second woman slit someone he loves throat #and the fourth guy is having explosive diarrhea and hoping to distract himself from the pain #using this level forty fist nunchuck

and at level 70 you fucking animorph into a gorilla


Yes

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eyecandybutts:

#the first chicks just like yeah all right lets get physically fit #the second woman is ready to slit somebody’s throat #the third guy just watched the second woman slit someone he loves throat #and the fourth guy is having explosive diarrhea and hoping to distract himself from the pain #using this level forty fist nunchuck

and at level 70 you fucking animorph into a gorilla

Yes

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I would like everyone to know that the teachers in the English Dept at Alamogordo HS do not agree with the knee jerk reaction of pulling Neverwhere from the Dept. library. It has been successful as a supplemental novel and since our goal is to get students engaged and encourage their thinking, this novel is a keeper — the students love it. The passage the parent is referring to is not graphic, but it is an adult type situation…a very briefly visited one.

I am sorry our school administrators did not stand up and support the material the way we all would have expected them to do. Also, as much as we hate to expose anyone for not speaking the truth, this parent had publicly stated that the school was “forcing” her student to read the novel (not true), and she also stated that the school never offered her daughter an alternate selection when she objected to Neverwhere. This statement is one that we will vehemently deny. The mother is stating inaccurate comments publicly. I work with the teacher in question – a very capable and intelligent young woman that is an asset to the English Dept.- and she immediately provided an alternate novel to the student as soon as the mother made the first known objection to Gaiman’s novel.

We simply cannot stand for banning a book for hundreds of students this year and in the years to come because a single parent objected over one brief passage on ONE page. Making inaccurate comments about the teacher (whom the parent chose not to even meet, but publicly disrespected her and questioned her credentials in spite of that), saying we forced anyone to read a text she objected to, or stating that no alternative assignment was offered is absolutely false. Teachers are sensitive to the needs of their students.

Our students have enjoyed Gaiman’s novel for almost ten years, and it saddens us to think that our future students will not have the same opportunity.

The teachers in the English Dept are opposed to any form of censorship. This situation is being handled incorrectly, it makes our school and our town appear as if we are fine with suspending the use of a book that is used by middle and high schools across the country and around the globe. We are not fine with it, and we want people to know that.

Kathy Wallis commenting in School Library Journal on the banning of NEVERWHERE at Alamogordo High School, New Mexico.

The original article reported from the parent’s point of view has gotten nationwide play, can we boost the signal on this as well please?

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neverwear:

quipxotic:

gothiccharmschool:

Do you wish your beverage of choice was just a little more macabre? Do you need something to sweeten your darkness? Don’t be bashful, you can admit these sorts of things to your Auntie Jilli.

Why look here! The wonderful creatures from Dem Bones have teamed up with Gothic Charm School to do a give-away!

The prize! A pack of nine sugar skulls from Dem Bones, with a bonus Vampire Cocktails recipe book!

How to enter! Make sure you’re following Gothic Charm School on Tumblr, and reblog this post! ONE REBLOG ONLY, Snarklings, because spamming people’s dashboards with multiple contest entries is rude.

And yes, this giveaway is open internationally, with a caveat: the folks at Dem Bones will ship the prize via Priority Mail to any US address for free, but if the lucky winner is from outside the US, shipping is by regular first class only.

On October 25th, Clovis Devilbunny and I will randomly select a winner from the list of reblogs and put that lucky creature in touch with Dem Bones! Skull sugar cubes!

What are you waiting for? Reblog!

I will always reblog sugar skulls.

What IS this? i love it all and don’t even take sugar in my tea….

Heeeey

Calendar of Tales

theresahannah:

If you haven’t seen the new Calendar of Tales site, it really is quite lovely.

http://acalendaroftales.com

To celebrate making it to the shortlist, I’ve put up the pattern and some pictures detailing how to make a July tale wrap dress.

http://bit.ly/12A0dP5

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Since I did not take pictures the first time, that means I now have a second dress.

If you would like it, leave a comment on this post. On June 29th, I’ll choose someone and send it out.

What an incredibly awesome dress. What I wouldn’t give! :)

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: Instagram - World's Worst Modeling / Photography Agency?

oh-so-coco:

As a model, I’m horrified by Instagram’s proposed new terms of service. As a human being I’m outraged. The new terms, set to go into effect on January 16th, pretty much grant Instagram free reign to do anything they want with your pictures and data. They can sell your username, your profile…

Jesus

(Source: Mashable)

neil-gaiman:

notches:

3 of my favourite people.

I love Lemony Snicket. I love my wife. I love them in very different ways.
No, that wasn’t what I meant at all.

neil-gaiman:

notches:

3 of my favourite people.

I love Lemony Snicket. I love my wife. I love them in very different ways.

No, that wasn’t what I meant at all.