whatever souls are made of

What do you want to know?   My name is Libby. I'm a 24 year old library sciences graduate student. This is where I post and reblog quotes and pictures and links and videos that I like. Mostly they are about the multitude of shows and books and fandoms I enjoy.

Also, I'm a Hufflepuff, which is most definitely important.



    maybe aliens don’t talk to us because we’re creepy. i mean we send them weird mix tapes and we keep trying to find out where they live

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    the best is when you’re reminded that “nothing” is elizabethan slang for female genitals, so shakespeare literally titled his play

    much ado about pussy

    Ah, Shakespeare. Such fine and serious art. So serious.

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    I don’t know whose idea it was to have the last week of summer classes be the week where I have to move out of one apartment and into another but I do not appreciate it. It is amazingly stressful. Thanks a lot shitty landlord making me move out the 29th, and new landlord, not letting me move in until the 1st, That’s cool. ughhhhhhh

    — 22 hours ago with 1 note
    #libtastic  #personal  #ugh 

    When her kiss transforms the Beast, she is furious.

    "You should have warned me! Here I was smitten by an exceptional being, and all of a sudden, my fiance becomes an ordinary distinguished young man!"

    the 1909 play Beauty and the Beast: Fantasy in Two Acts by Fernand Noziere, the very first published version of the story where the Beauty is disappointed when the Beast transforms into a human at the end. (via corseque)

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    I wish you could have been there! I’m just happy I didn’t cry.

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    Last night I attended a lecture and signing with Tamora Pierce and Bruce Coville, and it basically fulfilled all of my childhood dreams. They were both lovely and funny people. I was so excited to meet them and get books signed. :)

    — 1 day ago with 6 notes
    #libtastic  #tamora pierce  #bruce coville  #ya lecture series  #book signings 
    So I used to be a martial artist →



    I started going to the dojo when I was in sixth grade. It was a very masculine environment; there weren’t a lot of other girls there but the male senseis who ran the place were great guys and they genuinely loved having female students because we…

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I have no idea what’s going on

The 90s called, they want their meme back





    I have no idea what’s going on

    The 90s called, they want their meme back

    (Source: jonklassen2, via miazaz)

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    Muggleborn culture at Hogwarts AUs and I have a special relationships


    I mean


    have you READ THEM


    aren’t they adorable


    i want to go to hogwarts



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    "For many of these women, the reading experience begins from a place of seething rage. Take Sara Marcus’ initial impression of Jack Kerouac: “I remember putting On the Road down the first time a woman was mentioned. I was just like: ‘Fuck. You.’ I was probably 15 or 16. And over the coming years I realized that it was this canonical work, so I tried to return to it, but every time I was just like, ‘Fuck you.’” Tortorici had a similarly visceral reaction to Charles Bukowski: “I will never forget reading Bukowski’s Post Office and feeling so horrible, the way that the narrator describes the thickness of ugly women’s legs. I think it was the first time I felt like a book that I was trying to identify with rejected me. Though I did absorb it, and of course it made me hate my body or whatever.” Emily Witt turned to masculine texts to access a sexual language that was absent from books about women, but found herself turned off by their take: “many of the great classic coming-of-age novels about the female experience don’t openly discuss sex,” she says in No Regrets. “I read the ones by men instead, until I was like, ‘I cannot read another passage about masturbation. I can’t. It was like a pile of Kleenex.”

    This isn’t just about the books. When young women read the hyper-masculine literary canon—what Emily Gould calls the “midcentury misogynists,” staffed with the likes of Roth, Mailer, and Miller—their discomfort is punctuated by the knowledge that their male peers are reading these books, identifying with them, and acting out their perspectives and narratives. These writers are celebrated by the society that we live in, even the one who stabbed his wife. In No Regrets, Elif Bautman talks about reading Henry Miller for the first time because she had a “serious crush” on a guy who said his were “the best books ever,” and that guy’s real-life recommendation exacerbated her distaste for the fictional. When she read Miller, “I felt so alienated by the books, and then thinking about this guy, and it was so hot and summertime … I just wanted to kill myself. … He compared women to soup.”"

    In No Regrets, women writers talk about what it was like to read literature’s “midcentury misogynists.” (via becauseiamawoman)

    Here’s a fun thing you learn when you study literature: the western canon is not universally beloved. Those books are not the Truth any more than the New York Post is skilled journalism. The main reason they’re held in such high esteem is because they were written by boring white dudes with rage fantasies and boring white dudes with rage fantasies also happen to be largely in charge of deciding which books are deemed classics and taught forever in the American school system.
    So if your boyfriend tells you he loves Kerouac then you tell your boyfriend Kerouac was a fucking second rate hack who wrote Beat style because he didn’t have the skill or talent to write any other way, which is probably also why he just copied every adolescent male wanderlust story since the beginning of time. That shit’s derivative and boring.

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    Everyone go read this immediately. As I decided last week, my life motto has been expanded from “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it” to include “If all your favorite books are by white men, I probably don’t think you’re a very interesting person.”

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    i have so many professors i want to force to read this post

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    How to Tie a Lolita Bow

    all things useful

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