Tuesday, September 16, 2014

intrikate88:

shardsofblu:

agentrromanoff:

favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.

But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.

There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.

Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.

And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind. 

AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. 

My Favorite Bit: Beth Cato talks about THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER

maryrobinette:

My Favorite Bit: Beth Cato talks about THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER

My Favorite Bit iconBeth Cato is joining us today with her novel The Clockwork Dagger. Here’s the publisher’s description.

Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred…

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theglasschild:

do you ever cook something in the microwave but it’s still really cold in the middle and you just keep eating it instead of heating it longer because life is pointless and entropy is unavoidable and the universe is filled with callous and casual destruction

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highway62:

gameraboy:

Ewoks should report to Jabba’s palace, it’s full of unusual and wonderful things! From Warwick Davis’s home movies filmed during Return of the Jedi.

PAGING ALL MURDERBEARS! ALL MURDERBEARS TO JABBA’S PALACE.

markruffalo:

Today is the big day! I’m going to be participating in 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons For Hope and YOU can join in! You can watch the broadcast starting at 12 PM EDT today and you can even tweet your questions to @ClimateReality and we’ll answer some on the air. GREAT stuff happening. I can’t wait to hear your questions!
Click here to tune in: http://24hoursofreality.org/event/teaser/

markruffalo:

Today is the big day! I’m going to be participating in 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons For Hope and YOU can join in! You can watch the broadcast starting at 12 PM EDT today and you can even tweet your questions to @ClimateReality and we’ll answer some on the air. GREAT stuff happening. I can’t wait to hear your questions!

Click here to tune in: http://24hoursofreality.org/event/teaser/

When Frontlist Authors Complain on Social Media

lifeonthemidlist:

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suricattus:

Before you read anything else, let me tell you: when I was an editor, I fought to get the first book of this series on my list.  It went to another publishing house, and I’ve been sulking ever since.
I read an early draft of THE SPIRAL PATH, and I’m still fascinated by the world she’s created.  So yeah, if this is even vaguely your genre-cuppa, try the series.  All three are now available from Book View Cafe, no waiting!
(and the first one’s currently on sale for .99!)

bookviewcafe:

THE SPIRAL PATH
Book 3 of Night Callsby Katharine Eliska Kimbriel$5.99 (Novel) 
“The world is woven of secrets.”
Ritual magic mixes dangerously with wild magic. Yet Alfreda Sorensson’s talent has grown until she becomes a target for worldly and unworldly powers. Now, to save her soul, she must leave her pioneer home in the Michigan Territory to take refuge at an elite New York school, where her wild magic places her in direct conflict with the ritual taught to young Americans and Europeans.
Alfreda suspects that half the professors may not be human at Windward Academy. It’s a curious place, a last chance for students who can’t control their powers, and a place where everything is a test, in one way or another.
At first Alfreda thinks her greatest challenge will be mastering ritual. Then she learns that traitors have infiltrated the school–and the new nation. War looms between the United States and England, and Alfreda answers the call. Only after she spies her way into an enemy magician’s estate does she learn the true challenge of her own power–
Because when dark magic finds her, she’s utterly on her own.
REVIEWS:
“Every book in the series has had me racing for the end and wishing for more. Spiral Path is no exception. …Ms. Kimbriel’s enticing and lyrical prose and knowledge of the arcane will hook new readers and delight old ones as well.”—Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“A gem: Crafted with precision and heart, this tale shimmers with imagination, adventure, and characters who burst alive from the page. More, please!”—Sara Stamey, author of Islands
Praise for the Night Calls series:
“With a clear, distinctive voice, Katharine Kimbriel invents and re-invents magic on America’s frontier, a place hardly explored by writers and long overdue for a visit.”—Jane Yolen, award-winning author of Briar Rose
“When I read Night Calls I thought, first, that Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword had at last found a proper shelfmate….”—Laura Anne Gilman, Nebula Award Nominee for Flesh and Fire: The Vineart War series
“If you can imagine Little House on the Prairie with werewolves, vampires, and magic, you’ve got an idea what this dark fantasy novel is like. …The strong characters, the matter-of-fact tone, and the strong sense of place make this something special.”—Locus Magazine
“…and I am very happy to report that Kimbriel made me almost miss my bus stop at work because I had to read just one more page.”—e_Bookpushers
Download a free sample

suricattus:

Before you read anything else, let me tell you: when I was an editor, I fought to get the first book of this series on my list.  It went to another publishing house, and I’ve been sulking ever since.

I read an early draft of THE SPIRAL PATH, and I’m still fascinated by the world she’s created.  So yeah, if this is even vaguely your genre-cuppa, try the series.  All three are now available from Book View Cafe, no waiting!

(and the first one’s currently on sale for .99!)

bookviewcafe:

THE SPIRAL PATH

Book 3 of Night Calls
by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
$5.99 (Novel) 

“The world is woven of secrets.”

Ritual magic mixes dangerously with wild magic. Yet Alfreda Sorensson’s talent has grown until she becomes a target for worldly and unworldly powers. Now, to save her soul, she must leave her pioneer home in the Michigan Territory to take refuge at an elite New York school, where her wild magic places her in direct conflict with the ritual taught to young Americans and Europeans.

Alfreda suspects that half the professors may not be human at Windward Academy. It’s a curious place, a last chance for students who can’t control their powers, and a place where everything is a test, in one way or another.

At first Alfreda thinks her greatest challenge will be mastering ritual. Then she learns that traitors have infiltrated the school–and the new nation. War looms between the United States and England, and Alfreda answers the call. Only after she spies her way into an enemy magician’s estate does she learn the true challenge of her own power–

Because when dark magic finds her, she’s utterly on her own.

REVIEWS:

“Every book in the series has had me racing for the end and wishing for more. Spiral Path is no exception. …Ms. Kimbriel’s enticing and lyrical prose and knowledge of the arcane will hook new readers and delight old ones as well.”
—Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

“A gem: Crafted with precision and heart, this tale shimmers with imagination, adventure, and characters who burst alive from the page. More, please!”
—Sara Stamey, author of Islands

Praise for the Night Calls series:

“With a clear, distinctive voice, Katharine Kimbriel invents and re-invents magic on America’s frontier, a place hardly explored by writers and long overdue for a visit.”
—Jane Yolen, award-winning author of Briar Rose

“When I read Night Calls I thought, first, that Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword had at last found a proper shelfmate….”
—Laura Anne Gilman, Nebula Award Nominee for Flesh and Fire: The Vineart War series

“If you can imagine Little House on the Prairie with werewolves, vampires, and magic, you’ve got an idea what this dark fantasy novel is like. …The strong characters, the matter-of-fact tone, and the strong sense of place make this something special.”
Locus Magazine

“…and I am very happy to report that Kimbriel made me almost miss my bus stop at work because I had to read just one more page.”
e_Bookpushers

Download a free sample

tinglerer:

sassy-hook:

pleasant-trees:

aprilsvigil:

manticoreimaginary:

Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her. 

I can’t stop watching this. 

#I watched this for too long to not reblog


Everytime

tinglerer:

sassy-hook:

pleasant-trees:

aprilsvigil:

manticoreimaginary:

Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her. 

I can’t stop watching this. 

Everytime

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