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Post-it Notes Left on the Train

Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

Via My Modern Metropolis 






I love that these ladies basically sent these dudes howlers.

At work the other day, a customer tried to take a photo of myself and another dancer, which is explicitly against the rules of our club. I grabbed his phone out of his hand, deleted the pics, and then proceeded to text his parent’s mobile number a message that basically said “I’m at the stripclub and I tried to sneak a picture so now strippers have stolen my phone and are letting you so you know that I’m bad at respecting club rules.”


My mother was a teacher. One student in particular was a real jerk, caused trouble, incited trouble with other students. One day as he began this, my mother looked him in the eye and instead of yelling, 

recited his mother’s phone number.

He sat down and shut up. 

seriously, if you don’t want your mom to know about what you’re doing, you shouldn’t be doing it.

(Source: fivetail)






The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/


Anonymous asked:

I'm currently feeling a lot of stress. I'm working on a cosplay for my next comic con, and I'm already doubting myself. I don't feel like I am pretty enough and I am not too good at costume making. This is my first cosplay ever. I don't feel like I can do this, and I am losing my motivation really quickly. Can I please have some calming brits and irishmen to try to boost my motivation again?


Cosplaying is supposed to be fun. FUN! Yes some people are incredible talented and you just look on in awe of what they were able to create, but we all have various levels of skill. You should be enjoying this, not stressing out. 


What is with this pretty enough? First off exactly how pretty does one have to be to be allowed to cosplay as something she loves? Because last time I checked there was no rule for this, because to paraphrase that quote going around pretty isn’t a rent you pay on a place marked female cosplayer. You don’t owe pretty to anyone, and if they judge you by their idea of attraction (which is completely subjective) I say 


and they can 


As for your skill, doesn’t that improve upon practice? You need to start somewhere, so don’t expect your first ever attempt to be up to the same skill level as someone who has been doing this for years. It isn’t a contest. Well it is if you enter one of the contests, but if not, then you are doing this for you. No one else. You don’t need to impress a single soul. If you want to cosplay, then do it for yourself. Wear it with pride and have fun with it. 


I have never cosplayed, but my daughter decided she wanted to do it. Last year she was admiring all of the costumes and mentioned that she wanted to participate. She loves Doctor Who so I suggested we do Clara or Amy. She asked why she couldn’t be The Doctor, proving that she is so much smarter than I am. So it took us a bit, but we worked on it all year until we had a costume for her to wear. trying to find a tiny Eleven jacket was no easy task and I can barely sew on a button. But finally we had a complete costume. Right after that, they announced that Matt Smith would be at the convention. My daughter was beyond excited. 


Now when we she finally approached Matt Smith at the autograph line she was like an adorable deer in headlights, frozen and so still and quiet. Yet I could see the excitement there, simmering, but she is a quiet girl. Guess what? Matt Smith reached over and signed her fez and told her she looked cool. This is a moment she will never forget. The fez has a place of honor in her room and she has a memory that makes her smile from ear to ear every time she thinks of it.


Was her costume perfect? Not even close. She even got chocolate all over her shirt before the photo op, but she had so much fun. People stopped her and asked her for a picture. She embraced it and had a blast. 


So embrace the fun and cosplay your little heart out and stop worrying about the opinions of others. Also if you want to send us a picture after, we’d love that. You can let us know if you want us to publish it on the blog or if you just want to send it to the admins and we will keep it private, but we’d love to see your costume. I guarantee the only judgement you will get from us is a hearty approval for getting your geek on.


So two last things, the reblog that preceded this is my daughter. The other, I may have chased a cosplayer halfway across the con floor because she was dressed as Belle and I needed to tell her how awesome she was.  Luckily  I didn’t frighten her too much. 



Guys… tiny Hannibal seems to have let himself out of his box.

You know what that means? HE’S GOING TO COMIC-CON!

We’re chronicling tiny Hannibal’s adventures to San Diego all week with the hashtag #EatTheCon on Twitter and Tumblr. Follow him along, watch out for clues and YOU could win your very own SDCC Exclusive Hannibal Funko Doll!

Details to come.

But is there a tiny Will? Because I need that in my life.

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