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dduane
The modern view [that it is bad for adults to read fairy tales / children’s books] seems to me to involve a false conception of growth. They accuse us of arrested development because we have not lost a taste we had in childhood. But surely arrested development consists not in refusing to lose old things but in failing to add new things? I now like hock, which I am sure I should not have liked as a child. But I still like lemon-squash. I call this growth or development because I have been enriched: where I formerly had only one pleasure, I now have two. But if I had to lose the taste for lemon-squash before I acquired the taste for hock, that would not be growth but simple change.

I now enjoy Tolstoy and Jane Austen and Trollope as well as fairy tales and I call that growth: if I had had to lose the fairy tales in order to acquire the novelists, I would not say that I had grown but only that I had changed. A tree grows because it adds rings: a train doesn’t grow by leaving one station behind and puffing on to the next. In reality, the case is stronger and more complicated than this. I think my growth is just as apparent when I now read the fairy tales as when I read the novelists, for I now enjoy the fairy tales better than I did in childhood: being now able to put more in, of course I get more out.

C. S. Lewis, “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” (via dduane)

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nietzstache

halloweewee:

BOYS AND GIRLS OF EVERY AGE

[SMASHES THROUGH YOUR WINDOW]

WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING STRANGE

[PUNCHES A WALL]

COME WITH US AND YOU WILL SEE

[BREAKS ALL OF YOUR ANTIQUE PHOTOS]

THIS OUR TOWN OF HALLOWEEN

(via lemonpaperfingers)

enjolradz

enjolradz:

friendly reminder that if we’re mutuals and you wanna exchange snapchat names or instagram or something you’re more than welcome (encouraged) to shoot me an ask

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st00pid-vegunz

http://st00pid-vegunz.tumblr.com/post/95899402283/just-because-it-seems-teacup-pigs-are-coming-back

st00pid-vegunz:

Just because it seems teacup pigs are coming back and all I see is ~omg cute i want a pig now~, I think this seriously needs to be addressed:
"Teacup" pigs are produced by humans using incredibly cruel methods. The mothers are impregnated before they are fully grown, as babies themselves, in order…

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Michael’s English teacher found the sonnet that he wrote senior year and is inportant to me. There is a slur against women in the title which I’m sure he would want to change upon further reflection so for now im calling it “She Needs to Go”

Michael’s English teacher found the sonnet that he wrote senior year and is inportant to me. There is a slur against women in the title which I’m sure he would want to change upon further reflection so for now im calling it “She Needs to Go”

prongsvssquid

prongsvssquid:

prongsvssquid:

Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair

  • another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice 
  • the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
  • you can see where this is going

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disneyconceptsandstuff
lovethefutureisthine:


Visual Development from The Black Cauldron by Mel Shaw


True fact: mobile was slow at the time of queuing and i have no idea what this picture is but i like the black caulron so im queuing it. I apologize if there are skulls. Skull cw to be safe

Another true fact: now I see it and there are no skulls BUT THERE IS A PIG AND ALL IS WELL

lovethefutureisthine:

Visual Development from The Black Cauldron by Mel Shaw

True fact: mobile was slow at the time of queuing and i have no idea what this picture is but i like the black caulron so im queuing it. I apologize if there are skulls. Skull cw to be safe

Another true fact: now I see it and there are no skulls BUT THERE IS A PIG AND ALL IS WELL

operaqueen

operaqueen:

Mary Martin in a publicity hey-day, at the Von Trapp lodge, in Vermont. These were taken to start buzz for the not yet completed musical based on Maria Von Trapps book, The Sound of Music. 1959.

odnson

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I should have just skipped class because I couldn’t get anything done and I actually got kicked out of class because I can’t focus and I feel like a failure and I can’t see it getting better right now