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chrisnolansscarf:

lostoneve:

chrisnolansscarf:

Apparently Jared Padalecki’s definition of “tragedy” doesn’t include a man dying of an addiction he fought for 20+ years, and leaving behind his partner of 15 years and 3 small children.
Stay classy dude.

All the people reblogging this with hate need to reevaluate their life choices. 
Jared is entitled to his opinion, and, quite frankly, I agree with him. There are tons of people who fight addiction like PSH did, who have won their battle. He is not saying that PSH’s death is not sad, he’s just saying it’s not a tragedy. 
People dying in plane crashes, people dying from bombings, or shootings, etc, is tragic. People dying from an addiction they could have prevented is not tragic. It’s sad, but it is DEFINITELY not tragic. 

So the difference between “sad” and “tragic” is the body count. Wow okay thanks for clearing that up for us. 
You may want to reevaluate your life choices and educate your ignorant ass on what addiction even means. 

chrisnolansscarf:

lostoneve:

chrisnolansscarf:

Apparently Jared Padalecki’s definition of “tragedy” doesn’t include a man dying of an addiction he fought for 20+ years, and leaving behind his partner of 15 years and 3 small children.

Stay classy dude.

All the people reblogging this with hate need to reevaluate their life choices. 

Jared is entitled to his opinion, and, quite frankly, I agree with him. There are tons of people who fight addiction like PSH did, who have won their battle. He is not saying that PSH’s death is not sad, he’s just saying it’s not a tragedy. 

People dying in plane crashes, people dying from bombings, or shootings, etc, is tragic. People dying from an addiction they could have prevented is not tragic. It’s sad, but it is DEFINITELY not tragic. 

So the difference between “sad” and “tragic” is the body count. Wow okay thanks for clearing that up for us. 

You may want to reevaluate your life choices and educate your ignorant ass on what addiction even means. 

The only Christmas decoration hubby really cares about.

Disease or “choice” … I Don’t Care.

I saw a story about Lea Michele’s visit to the Ellen Show, and the comments became one long, stupid argument about whether or not drug addiction is a disease.

All I know is humans are fragile, life is fragile, and denying compassion to someone based on thinking some people have an early death coming to them is an asshole way to live your life.

We’re all medicating. Might be pills, drink, exercise, green drinks, Law and Order marathons. And we all fall short. And, eventually, we all die. And when we do, the people who love us are sad. They’re sad whether genetics did us in, or old age, or drugs, or not looking both ways before crossing the street.

Does anyone ever regret choosing kindness or empathy?

The Happier Hunger Games.

The Happier Hunger Games.

laurenbeukes:

I think we should all read promiscuously. We should have literary one night stands and friends with benefits and deep, tumultuous, passionate love affairs that take us to places we didn’t know were possible.  
(Image borrowed from The Naked Girls BookClub) 

laurenbeukes:

I think we should all read promiscuously. We should have literary one night stands and friends with benefits and deep, tumultuous, passionate love affairs that take us to places we didn’t know were possible.  

(Image borrowed from The Naked Girls BookClub

(via neil-gaiman)

eckses asked: Hi Neil, I saw your post about the fact that you told Chris Riddell that "Silas is not blond" and I was wondering, as someone who wants to go into book illustration, if differing opinions on a character's appearance between the artist and author are a common issue in publishing (for example, do you often have to send a design back, and ask for it to be re-drawn according to your mental image? Or do you leave it completely in the hands of the artist?)

neil-gaiman:

I tend to leave it in the hands of the artist, unless they do something that contradicts the text. And then sometimes I change the text, and sometimes they change the art.

marielikestodraw:

oh my god

Yep. Klutzes of the world unite.

(Source: mockingjayrises, via rainbowrowell)

handsomedogs:

Leara the Miniature Poodle
Explains Rush Limbaugh.

Explains Rush Limbaugh.

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