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Lucy Saxon, Author of YA Fantasy book 'Take Back the Skies' (Bloomsbury, June '14).
19, Convention-goer, Cosplayer, Book Lover, All-around nerd girl. DFTBA.

As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.


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why is this so hard for people to understand

  groovygenes said:
21, 31, 69

21:Do you miss anyone? - Lots of people! I’m currently in America, and will be for the next month, so I miss all my friends/family back home <3
31:Do you wear the hood on your hoodie? - Most of the time, yeah
69:Will next Friday be a good one? - I sure hope so!

  Anonymous said:
Hi Lucy! It's great to have you over here in the US! Are you on vacation or are you doing a book tour? (Please say book tour, i want to get my copy of Take Back the Skies signed so bad!)

(See previous anon about Tumblr not telling me about asks)

I’m on vacation, I’m afraid! I did end up signing a few copies of TBtS in Woodland Hills B&N in Tulsa, but they might be all gone now, it was just whatever they had in stock. Now I’m in the middle of the Ozarks for the next month working with horses :D

If you want me to do a US book tour, you’ll have to bug the Bloomsbury US office :P

  Anonymous said:
Hey Lucy! What do your manuscripts look like as you're writing them? Do you write them so they look like a book (fancy font, sentences close together, indented first line of a paragraph) or do you just concentrate on the words, and not what they look like (e.g. by having a line between paragraphs, plain font or wide spacing)? Sorry if it's a bit specific but I've always wondered what books like from an author's perspective!

Wow okay Tumblr it’d be great if you let me know I had messages… 

Sorry for taking so long to reply anon! I tend to write the same way I formatted for writing fanfic; Calibri font, double-spaced, and not too fussy about paragraph spacing and indenting and stuff. I just concentrate on it reading comfortably for me. Then when I send it over to my agent and my editor, I export it into Word (I write in Scrivener) and Scrivener formats it for a manuscript typeset and everything. For the bigger edits I’ll keep working in Scrivener and re-exporting, but once it gets down to the tracked changes stuff I’ll stick to the word doc that’s properly formatted (usually someone else will mess with my paragraphing, because I never get that right). I’m sure each author has their own preferred font/format though! :)

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DO YOUR WORST
1: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
2: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused?
3: What if I told you that you were pretty?
4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
5: Are you interested in anyone right now?
6: What are you looking forward to in the next week?
7: Do you want to be single?
8: Did you go out or stay in last night?
9: How late did you stay up last night?
10: Can you recall the last time you realized you liked someone a lot?
11: Last three things you had to drink?
12: Have you pretended to like someone?
13: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
14: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?
16: Think back five months ago, were you single?
17: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
18: Hold hands with anyone this week?
19: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
20: What would you name your future daughter?
21: Do you miss anyone?
22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
23: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?
25: Have you ever cried from being so mad?
26: Who did you last see in person?
27: Are you listening to music right now?
28: What is something you currently want right now?
29: What is the last thing you said out lot?
30: How is your heart lately?
31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
32: Are you wearing socks?
33: What do people call you?
34: Will you talk to the person you like tonight?
35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?
36: Who did you last share a bed with?
37: Did you do something bad today?
38: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
39: Do you get stressed out easily?
40: Will you sing today?
41: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
42: Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone?
43: Have you ever been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance?
44: What are you listening to right now?
45: What is wrong with you right now?
46: What is on your wrists right now?
47: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wea
48: What do you like better: hot chocolate or hot apple cider?
49: Do you make wishes at 11:11?
50: Are you a good artist?
51: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
52: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
53: Ever been on a golf cart?
54: Do you have trust issues?
55: Ever stayed up all night on the phone, with who?
56: Do you own something from Hot Topic?
57: Do you use chap stick?
58: Have you ever slapped someone in the face?
59: Do you have a little sister?
60: Have you ever been to New York?
61: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
62: Have you hugged someone within the last week?
63: What were you doing at midnight last night?
64: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
65: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
66: Were your last three kisses from the same person?
67: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
68: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
69: Will next Friday be a good one?

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hellbunnyshutch:

Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people. 

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This is great!! Do you know what’s even better? Boycotting pesticide use! I don’t just mean eating organic. You know all of those DIY fumigants and RAID bug killing sprays? Don’t use that shit. They’re neonicotinoids, which are generally less dangerous than more archaic pesticides, but are the real culprits for CCD. The byproducts of their chemical breakdown are particularly harmful to bees, impairing their neurological functions. This kinda sets them up for failure when winter comes :(

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sararye:

every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters

cedricdigory:

Have a nice ride back home!

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whitebeltwriter:

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carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

Yes, goddamnit

















(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)

And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde







And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such


















So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.

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Boom de yada

Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”

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leperduaigle:

In honor of September 1st. 

 

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Being an adult is realizing that $5,000 is a lot of money to owe and very little money to own.