While many authors deserve the credit for the recent renaissance of young adult and middle grade fiction, there’s one in particular who was a catalytic force in propelling literature for children into the larger sphere, driving millions of readers to bookstores, and sparking a massive, global movement of fans. Earlier books on quirky, sweet, delightful subjects gave way to progressively darker ones that still retained a characteristic whimsy and sense of humor, and this author’s fame only grew with each title. The author’s public appearances were greeted by thousands of screaming fans, and the books led to movie adaptations and to a whole new fandom.

You might thinking I’m talking about John Green, the current media darling, who’s been repeatedly credited with making YA mainstream, but, actually, I’m not. I’m talking about J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series, which weren’t just groundbreaking and didn’t just inspire a new revival in children’s literature. They shaped an entire generation.

Last night John Green received MTV’s Fandom “Visionary” award. Today, Daily Dot guest columnist S.E. Smith speaks out about the John Green Effect

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morphmaker:

I keep fantasizing about Toph’s return.

I keep fantasizing about Toph's return.

I keep fantasizing about Toph.

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Anonymous said: How do get over felling really shitty about yourself? Like is there something special you do?

sex.

Anonymous said: This has been eating at me and has me a bit concerned. In the Capitol write up, it mentions that Johanna is the "leader" between her and Peeta while he stays silent. Do you think some of Peeta's interview with Caesar will be given to Johanna? I hope they don't give his warning about the D13 bombing to Johanna. I don't know why, but I'm starting to be a bit paranoid with them adding Johanna in these promos when it was supposed to be just Peeta they were using in the Capitol broadcasts.

I have no fear they’re going to give any of Peeta’s lines to Johanna or anything like that. Merely that they’re going to mess up the singularity of his position, not to mention Johanna’s character development, by making her present at all. My interpretation of Johanna would not participate, unless under the kind of duress that I just don’t think exists for her. She would know they need Peeta to hold over Katniss’ head, she wouldn’t have to protect him. Same with Annie for Finnick. Basically, Johanna is a strategic dead end, other than for information. So that’s how she should be portrayed.

I’m probably being paranoid - Lionsgate is probably just using her because she hit most of her lines out of the park in Catching Fire

I feel like jhutch needs to custom order skinny jeans in order to fit them over those miraculous thighs.

oh my god I just discovered Crunchyroll

Anonymous said: What's one scene, line, or character you're hoping to see in Mockingjay Part 1?

Um, right now I am hoping Peeta’s terrible situation is not mixed up and distorted by having Johanna also be hijacked or something nuts like that.

Also, Prim being a real human.

johannathemad:

shut up Sokka

johannathemad:

shut up Sokka

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