And then you do and then they talk to you like they’re the teenagers, all rude and sarcastic and you’re suddenly wondering why you’re being mature when they can act like that and not get yelled at.
I DON’T WANT TO BE AWAKE.
I can’t fuckig wait until this semester is over
What even is that anymore? Tumblr would never do that to me.
The most painful 5 words in the English language when put in this order.
“i fucked your mom today”
“everyone you know is dead”
“All the pizza is gone.”
“our internet has been disconnected”
“Your OTP is not canon.”
“No, this guy is straight.”
“You’re straight as a log”
“Shizuo and Badou are fucking”
“You need a fucking job”
“You are an adult now.”
The microwave just fucking exploding.
“I just found your tumblr.”
“Get off the computer now”
“oh I gotta pause it”
“oh I gotta pause it”
The Doctor left without you
Doctor Who is over forever
Donna Noble, I’m so sorry
All the Rum is gone
Justin Beiber is on tour
This show has been cancelled
You have a test tomorrow
What the hell is Supernatural?
Castiel is never coming back
I don’t like Harry Potter
Your Hogwarts letter isn’t coming
I haven’t read Harry Potter
Harry Potter is not real
Jo Rowling died earlier today
Sherlock has been Postponed. Again.
Sherlock will be cancelled indefinitely
Benedict Cumberbatch died earlier today
Moffat plots Sherlock Holmes’ wedding
Kurt and Blaine broke up
I ate all the food
We’re releasing twilight video games
Stephanie Meyer writes series sequel
Kristen Stewart nominated for Oscar
Alan Rickman also NOT nominated
Hunger Games movie footage destroyed
Disney Studios is shutting down
America to remake BBC show
We have entered nuclear war
‘I DONT LOVE YOU ANYMORE’ IS THE LEAST OF MY WORRIES.
special thanks to all mah frans that helped~ really i could go on and on with this list.
Hahahaha fucking this ^
There isn’t any other way to put it. I literally can’t fucking wait until this day is over and I can forget about it.
I will be temporarily exiting my life in favor of reading Inheritance as quickly as I can.
God I am so excited.
Two scientists walk into a bar
The first scientist says ‘I’ll have a glass of H2O”
The second scientist says ‘I’ll have a glass of water too. Wh… why did you say H2O? Like, I know it’s the chemical formula for water and all, but it’s the end of the day and there’s really no need to intentionally over-complicate things like that in a situation outside of work”
The first scientist stares at his drink, angry that his assassination plan has failed.
am I nerd cause I got this and laughed like an idiot?
hahahahahahahah oh chemistry…
by Moira Young, author of Blood Red Road
Vampires, fallen angels and their brooding kin still crowd the young-adult shelves of your local bookstore. But they are having to make room for a new wave of dystopian fiction, kicked off by the jaw-dropping success of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy, set in a post-apocalyptic North American totalitarian state.
Books for young people set in a post-apocalyptic or dystopian worlds are not new. Three notable early examples are Madeleine L’Engle’s science fantasy A Wrinkle in Time (1962), William Sleator’s suspense novel House of Stairs (1974) and the politically intriguing The Giver (1993) by Lois Lowry. Some of the big names of the new wave, along with Collins, are British-based American author Patrick Ness, Mortal Engines writer Philip Reeve, and young adult science-fiction novelist Scott Westerfeld. But what is it that attracts teenage readers to dystopian fiction?
There are a number of opinions, but the main drift seems to be that books set in either chaotic or strictly controlled societies mirror a teenager’s life; at school, at home, with their peers and in the wider world. Let’s call it the “my own private dystopia” theory.
I’m going to offer a much simpler explanation. Teenagers like to read dystopian fiction because it’s exciting. It all comes down to the story. The story comes first, and the setting – extraordinary though it may be – is of secondary importance.
For the most part, dystopian fiction owes more to myth and fairytale than science fiction. These are essentially heroes’ journeys – they just happen to be set in an imagined future world. The hero, reluctant or willing, is just as likely to be female as male. Something happens – an event, or a messenger arrives bearing news – and the teenage protagonist is catapulted out of their normal existence into the unknown. They cross the threshold into a world of darkness and danger, of allies and enemies, and begin a journey towards their own destiny that will change their world. They will be tested, often to the very edge of death. The stakes are high. The adults are the oppressors. The children are the liberators. It’s heady stuff, far removed from the routine of everyday life.
The outer, global journey of the characters is matched by an inner, emotional and psychological journey. These are no cartoon superheroes. They, like their teen readers, have to deal with recognisable concerns and problems, including friendship, family, betrayal, loss, love, death and sexual awakening.
A new wave of dystopian fiction at this particular time shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It’s the zeitgeist. Adults write books for teenagers. So anxious adults – worried about the planet, the degradation of civil society and the bitter inheritance we’re leaving for the young – write dystopian books.
We create harsh, violent worlds. These are dark, sometimes bleak stories, but that doesn’t mean they are hopeless. Those of us who write for young people are reluctant to leave our readers without hope. It wouldn’t be right. We always leave a candle burning in the darkness.
And we write good stories. That’s why teenagers read them.