Delilah S. Dawson

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

My next book is out Tuesday. Book marketing is hard. If you buy SERVANTS OF THE STORM, I will continue to take pics and videos of Earl the miniature donkey rubbing his face on my butt.

AND THAT’S A PROMISE.

— 1 hour ago with 3 notes
#I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANY MORE  #DAT ASS  #TWO ASSES RUBBING GENTLY  #EARL 
I AM THE CREEPY TILTY DEMON GIRL. 
Courtesy of Regina Flath (@hellflathnofury)

I AM THE CREEPY TILTY DEMON GIRL. 

Courtesy of Regina Flath (@hellflathnofury)

— 7 hours ago with 2 notes
#servants of the storm  #delilah s. dawson  #ya  #teen reads  #books  #NO REALLY I AM A DEMON 
Anonymous asked: If you could fight anyone, who would you fight?


Answer:

chuckpalahniuk:

You.  Right here.  Right now.  Naked and covered in cooking oil. 

Sorry you asked?

Best answer.

— 8 hours ago with 269 notes

simplypotterheads:

I need to see no more cosplays for the rest of my life, this one takes the proverbial cake.

This warms the cockles of my cold, black heart. <3

(via gothiccharmschool)

— 9 hours ago with 12062 notes
#WeasleySandwichTime 
Going to a rave at Kitty&#8217;s place? Here&#8217;s what she would wear.
6 days to SERVANTS OF THE STORM!
And remember: If you pre-order from any retailer in any form and email your address to whimsydark (at) gmail (dot) com, the author will mail you a signed bookplate, bookmark, and temporary tattoos.

Going to a rave at Kitty’s place? Here’s what she would wear.

6 days to SERVANTS OF THE STORM!

And remember: If you pre-order from any retailer in any form and email your address to whimsydark (at) gmail (dot) com, the author will mail you a signed bookplate, bookmark, and temporary tattoos.

— 9 hours ago

Why do I come to tumblr?

So I don’t have to see models in their underwear and tons of makeup and instead can focus on what makes me feel powerful.

What do tumblr ads show me?

Models in their underwear and lots of makeup, Taylor Swift in ugly shoes, and products I need so my face won’t be repellent to men.

Fuck right off, ads.

*goes back to reading tumblr posts about feminism, books, fandom, and not judging people by their looks*

— 10 hours ago with 7 notes
#tumblr  #tumblr no  #TUMBLR NO 
When the movie releases, are you prepared to be a hero to thousands of kids? What will it mean to you? (x)

Stop being so awesome. My ovaries can’t take it.

(Source: chrisprattings, via kateordie)

— 10 hours ago with 13071 notes
#chris pratt  #starlord  #people being awesome 
samanthajmathis:

obytheby:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

This is hella cool and almost correct… 
The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.
You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed. 
More interesting facts:
Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions &amp; hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages. 
In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.
And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.
(this is exactly the kind of stuff my herbology medicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)

I have never heard this before. This is amazing.

I always suspected rye was evil.

samanthajmathis:

obytheby:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

This is hella cool and almost correct… 

The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.

You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed. 

More interesting facts:

Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions & hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages. 

In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.

And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.

(this is exactly the kind of stuff my herbology medicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)

I have never heard this before. This is amazing.

I always suspected rye was evil.

— 1 day ago with 337913 notes
#rye  #devilbread  #witches should go gluten-free  #salem 

staff:

It’s that semester again. “Fall.” Come spend it as an intern for Tumblr. 

Email your resume, Tumblr URL, and a short cover letter to jobs@tumblr.com, and include the team you’re applying to in the subject line. 

Plus: Fall in New York City. Best season, no contest. 

Dear Potential Tumblr Interns: Please make a way for me to block/hate or *actually* ignore sponsored posts and ads. If I see Taylor Swift in her stupid white Keds again, I’m going to vomit candy.

— 1 day ago with 5533 notes
#TUMBLR DON'T BE A DICK  #ads suck  #do you want to be Facebook  #WHYYYYYY  #WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER BUYING KEDS TOGETHER 
cosplayingwhileblack:

X
Character: Merida
Series: Brave

This is lovely!

cosplayingwhileblack:

X

Character: Merida

Series: Brave

This is lovely!

(via kellysue)

— 1 day ago with 2799 notes
#cosplay  #merida  #brave  #LOVE