Delilah S. Dawson

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author of the blud series, servants of the storm, HIT, etc.

P.s. Target has bludbunny leggings.

P.s. Target has bludbunny leggings.

— 12 hours ago with 1 note →



ok internet, here’s an interruption in your daily rugged white dude dashboard.

this is cykeem white:


cykeem is an up and coming male model who (i believe) just participated in his first fashion week. he is insanely beautiful.




Yeah, I need to put you in a book, good sir.

— 3 days ago with 158028 notes
On John Grisham, Victimized Pedophiles, and the Children's Book Industry →


As you may have heard, John Grisham gave an interview with The Telegraph in which he lambasted the US judicial system for excessive incarceration—including that of “Sixty-year-old white men in prison” whose only crimes were consuming child pornography.

“…But they got online one night and…

Well said.

— 3 days ago with 1130 notes
#kid lit 


I’m very pleased to announce the digital-only BOO!Halloween Stories 2014 from Monkeybrain Comics, a followup to last year’s four-part BOO! series (still available for only 99 cents each!). Behind a luscious cover by Rusty Shackles, you’ve got eleven spooky stories and eerie illustrations from that huge cavalcade of creators listed above - all for only $1.99! Two measly bucks for 64+ pages of story and art, and all of it lookin’ this good! Plus you got a chance to win an original page of art, yow!

You can pre-order your copy of BOO! Halloween Stories right now over at Comixology! Don’t miss out!

Super excited to have my story, CLUE(LESS) in here with the awesome Matthew Allen Smith illustrating. You can pre-order now!

— 5 days ago with 100 notes
#comics  #halloween  #horror  #boo  #by my book 
Come back tomorrow. I’m… Uh, busy. Innocent and busy. #YAScreamQueenMurders

Come back tomorrow. I’m… Uh, busy. Innocent and busy. #YAScreamQueenMurders

— 6 days ago with 2 notes


In response to the questions I’ve gotten — if you missed out on the signed Sinner book wrappers, there’s one last chance to get them. I persuaded Scholastic to send me the last 150 they had. I’ll be signing them along with the bajillion copies of BLLB, and then sending them over to Fountain Bookstore, who (despite the ominous sold-out message on their website) will send them with all copies of Sinner until the wrappers are gone.

And when those 150 are gone, they really, truly are gone. I’ve got no more looming around Stiefvaterland, and Scholastic’s offices are bare; they won’t be reprinted as they were only for the tour.

I know I had quite a few asks about it and I’m really glad to be able to say that yes, there’s still a way to get one of the book wrappers.

Yay! Cole’s my favorite. Just ordered my copy. Hope there are still some wrappers left!

And I also hope I can get my well-worn copy of Scorpio Races signed, some day.

— 1 week ago with 167 notes
#ya  #books  #signed things  #DON'T TOUCH MY FORSPECIAL BOOKS 




SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education


You know, zen pencils has problems, but I can’t see happy little ballet boy and grizzled happy CanaDad and not repost.

God, that’s beautiful. Tears.

(via valkyrien)

— 1 week ago with 161354 notes
#art  #the arts  #true things  #successories 






I will always be proud of you. — Rat Queens #8

oh my god

I am dead

who made this and what is the fastest method to give them ALL OF MY MONEY

The comic is named Rat Queens. I highly recomend it. 

Might get a movie and cartoon soon.

Oooh, I’ve heard of this. I think. Doesn’t this have a huge crew of lady mages and rogues and shit?


(via thelifeofabibliophile)

— 1 week ago with 14201 notes
"The thing about an anxiety disorder is that you know it is stupid. You know with all your heart that it wasn’t a big deal and that it should roll off of you. But that is where the disorder kicks in; Suddenly the small thing is very big and it keeps growing in your head, flooding your chest, and trying to escape from under your skin. You know with all of your heart that you’re being ridiculous and you hate every minute of it. The fact that many people don’t recognize or have patience for your illness only makes everything worse."

Ten years of experience (via punkasspoet)

I once had a therapist tell me that having an anxiety disorder is like having a faulty alarm system wired up in your brain — instead of going off just when there’s danger (like it would for somebody without an anxiety disorder), it goes off all the time, over little things that don’t actually warrant an anxious response at all. It’s like one of those asshole smoke detectors that everyone’s dealt with at some point or another, the ones that go off whenever you turn on the oven or try to cook something on the stove — you can yell “OH MY GOD, I’M JUST BOILING WATER” all you want, but the stupid thing is going to blare on undeterred. That’s what having an anxiety disorder is like: it’s the smoke detector, and you’re the person on the ground yelling “SHUT UP, SHUT UP, THERE ISN’T ANY FUCKING FIRE.”

Under normal circumstances I don’t talk about my mental health stuff on the internet much — out of anxiety, actually, more than anything else — but I wanted to chime in here because I think this is something people really don’t understand about anxiety disorders. Friends: we know it’s irrational. We know we need to calm down, that things aren’t as bad as we think they are, that our reactions are making things worse than they need to be, that it’s all in our heads. We know. It’s what makes it all so incredibly infuriating, because in life you can just — you know, smack the smoke detector with a broom or take the batteries out or something. An anxiety disorder doesn’t work like that, though god, I wish it did; it requires years of work and active effort and (for some of us) medication to dial down our reactions, even when we know, right down to our bones, that our reactions are wrong.

If you’ve ever read that when someone is having an anxiety attack, it’s not helpful to say “Calm down” or “Stop panicking” or shit like that: this is why. We are saying that crap in our heads already, only we are saying it louder than you, and with more frustration and self-loathing, because we have been trying without success to calm down and stop panicking for the balance of our lives. 

I know it can be exasperating to deal with someone with anxiety — boy, do I. I deal with an anxious personality every waking minute of every single day, and let me tell you there are times I want to smack myself with a broom, take out my batteries, and let my whole fucking house burn down. But the thing is, if you have someone in your life with anxiety and their shit is bugging the hell out of you, you have an option at your disposal that they don’t: you can walk away. And if you’re someone who gets frustrated by other people’s anxiety, who can’t be patient, whose very nature compels them to point out that it’s not a big deal and we need to calm down and we’re making it more than it is — that’s okay, everyone has shit they can’t deal with, but use that option. Walk away. Tune it out. Don’t pile on, because that’s actually so counterproductive to the goal of getting the calm, rational person you know out from beneath their anxiety. The more you say the things we’re already thinking (this is stupid, just shut up already, calm down, this isn’t a big deal, why can’t you calm down), the more we become convinced everything in our heads is true, and the longer it takes us to shut it down. 

As always, the best way to be helpful to someone with any kind of mental illness is to ask them, ideally during a time when they are calm and in control: what can I do, what do you need, what should I avoid doing, is there anything that helps. But short of that, I can’t tell you how helpful it is to have people in my life that I know aren’t going to echo back at me the shit I’m already yelling at myself. So: try not to do that to people. That’s all we’re asking. Try not to. 

(via gyzym)

Mm hmm. Or as I say of depression: NOTHING IS WRONG BUT EVERYTHING IS WRONG.

(via lauraroselam)

— 1 week ago with 57983 notes
#depression  #mental illness  #anxiety  #be kind