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a-poets-darling · 11 hours ago
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I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.
Anaïs Nin
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ciaraloves · 2 days ago
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hiiiiiii pumpkins! after three failed attempts in which uquiz reloaded before I could save and thereby deleted all my progress I have finally managed to finish making the newest uquiz:
it's a complete image choice uquiz (no text questions). so you just gotta pick a whole bunch of pretty pictures and then I'll tell you what makes people fall in love with you.
there's eight results, ethereal people, hands, libraries and other fun things. please take it and let me know what you get in the tags! enjoy <3
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hernestedlife · 2 days ago
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'People who pop a painkiller at the smallest hint of a migraine, or who need anaesthetic cream to remove a mole, demand that women giving birth should gladly endure the pain, exhaustion, and mortal fear. As if that’s maternal love. This idea of “maternal love” is spreading like religious dogma. Accept Maternal Love as your Lord and Savior, for the Kingdom is near!' -Cho Nam-Joo, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
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thepaintedchateau · a day ago
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...with the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love...
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specialformany · 2 days ago
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Isuru Kanchana Jayasekara
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=679545046782727&set=pcb.389954439290668
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academiaa-a · 8 hours ago
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the night sky full of stars, crackling of wood in a bonfire, empty roads in a ghost town and a cemetery full of statues
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intothestacks · 2 days ago
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Adventures in Librarian-ing
So I had two Grade 4s helping me move around some furniture in the library the other day and they decided they wanted to set up a book display of Thea Stilton and Babysitter's Club volumes.
They were super excited about it, so I told them to go ahead and continued to move the furniture on my own.
One of the girls was giving directions and the other was gathering the books and the two were chatting excitedly.
I tuned out the specifics and focused on my work when all of a sudden I hear one of the girls asking the other (in a tone that was at once both frustrated and calm matter-of-fact) "What do you WANT from me?".
I nearly burst a lung trying not to laugh.
(They weren't fighting, it was at most lighthearted bickering)
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keatingwilde · 2 months ago
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soon it will be autumn, and i'll have a cup of warm tea, an old, unread book with crinkled pages, and the leaves would be a beautiful shade. everything would be alright again.
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libralthinking · 7 months ago
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New technology for digitally unfolding history letters.
(I’m @historyb00ks over on TikTok).
Article is here and free to read : Unlocking history through automated virtual unfolding of sealed documents imaged by X-ray microtomography https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21326-w
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ebookporn · a day ago
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I Set Out to Build the Next Library of Alexandria. Now I Wonder: Will There Be Libraries in 25 Years?
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by Brewster Kahle
Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. Member, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Internet Hall of Fame
When I started the Internet Archive 25 years ago, I focused our non-profit library on digital collections: preserving web pages, archiving television news, and digitizing books. The Internet Archive was seen as innovative and unusual. Now all libraries are increasingly electronic, and necessarily so. To fight disinformation, to serve readers during the pandemic, and to be relevant to 21st-century learners, libraries must become digital.
But just as the Web increased people’s access to information exponentially, an opposite trend has evolved. Global media corporations—emboldened by the expansive copyright laws they helped craft and the emerging technology that reaches right into our reading devices—are exerting absolute control over digital information. These two conflicting forces—towards unfettered availability and completely walled access to information—have defined the last 25 years of the Internet. How we handle this ongoing clash will define our civic discourse in the next 25 years. If we fail to forge the right path, publishers’ business models could eliminate one of the great tools for democratizing society: our independent libraries.
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wilwheaton · 12 days ago
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this library has binge boxes of dvds to check out
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Reason number infinity that libraries and librarians are awesome.
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academiaa-a · a month ago
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-ON BEAUTY AND WOMEN
credits:
in the dream house- carmen maria machado // unknown // anne carson // brand new city- mistki // @heavensghost on tumblr // macbeth act 1 scene 5- william shakespeare // white oleander- janet fitch // a woman’s beauty- susan sontag // pinterest
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