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.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
So much reblog.
Touts…as “Netflix For Books!”
…you mean…A LIBRARY?
This makes me sick.
Signal boosting this in the hopes that someone decides to join their local library instead of supporting selfish, money-grubbing companies with no regard for a community. Please join me, this is important for our future.
Imagine if we had no libraries, and this $150 a month was your only choice.
That’s where we’re headed. Support your local library, not greedy corporate monsters.
Ron the Swan ☀️
Amaterasu - Resurrection Beads
11” x 14” watercolour and coffee painting for limitless-ideas
Ten Germans try to say the word “Squirrel”
This made my night.
ahhh this is really cute
THEY’RE TRYING SO HARD
altonym please investigate this
lmaoooooo this is like the classic issue, I made my students learn squirrel when I was feeling mean (it’s actually quite useful for troubleshooting pronunciation issues but yh)
it’s b/c of a few things, like first of all it’s just a lot of consonants together, second of all it’s a word which looks like a two syllable word but which is pronounced closer to a one syllable word by most native english speakers (b/c we compress the second syllable, idk if there’s a word for that probably), then you add the “r” which a lot of germans have trouble with, also the fact that a lot of germans pronounce “qu” as “/kv/” rather than “/kw/” and like, a lot of the time u get
"sqvi-rhel" with that back-of-mouth R I can never remember the name of
tbh though “Eichhoernchen” (squirrel in german) has at least two sounds that took me a while to learn sooo don’t throw shibboleths from monolingual anglophone houses u kno
what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870
I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.
Trihouse of Cards - by Naolito
Available for £8/€10/$12 from Qwertee for 24 hours only.
So uh, I haven’t seen this on my dash, but check out this kickstarter!
They’re waterballoons that SELF TIE, make a HUNDRED at a time, AND AND they’re biodegradablee!! Seriously why isn’t this all over my dash yet??
They’ve already reached WAY over their goal, but you can still get some early bird deliveries for an early start of the water balloon madness!
What a time to be alive
- Stop trying to defend yourself. If you have racial or ethnic preferences, whether they are positive or negative, you are the problem, stop blaming it on everyone else. You have to acknowledge and unlearn whatever stereotype you’ve absorbed.
I see y’all
if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face
I’m as excited for white people colonizing space as I was for them to colonize literally anything else.
Space is for exploring.
The minute white people in the future run-up on some extraterrestrial life forms they gonna commit genocide and try and colonize the homeworld. Fuck outta here.
Let’s be peaceful explorers for once, christ. Like actual explorers.