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Lauren - 18 - Australian - Anime and Manga - Mostly Gintama and One Piece - Proud owner of an Elizabeth themed cup - Used to tag everything but doesn't now

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narutostaph:

*cRYING INTESIVELY*

*fALLING APART

*THROWING MY LAPTOP OUT OF MY WINDOW*

guy:

i hope betty white lives forever

its happened, it finally has a use

I’m going to start this off with my extreme problem ok, I’ve watched 5 seasons of Castle in about a week. I’m legitimately worried for my mental health ngl. But now its getting too real, Castle’s daughter got kidnapped and then he tortured this guy and I’m sitting here like for 5 seasons you’ve just been this 40 year old kid I’m honestly frightened.

I'm almost 23, and I constantly get told that I should "grow up" and read "real fiction" as opposed to teen/young adult fiction. But... I generally like the stories better in these books, and I feel like they almost speak to me. Am I weird? :\
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thebooker:

It makes me really sad to hear things like this. I apologise for the rant that’s about to follow but this whole subject is something I’m really passionate about.

You’re not weird, anon. No mater what anyone says, you should read the books that you enjoy. You are entitled to read and like whatever you want, no matter how old you are - whether that’s YA, classics, sci-fi, biographies or a bit of everything. It doesn’t matter to anyone else but you what you’re reading. If people don’t like it, it’s their problem and not yours.

The great thing about reading is there’s so many different types of books out there and not one reader is the same. We can read different things and have different approaches to books. This whole book snobbery, particularly towards YA, is something that really bothers me. I understand that not everyone likes or reads YA. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and while I’ll always argue that YA cannot be defined by one book or genre when it encompasses so many, I get why people might prefer other kinds of books. I just don’t agree with putting people down for reading a lot of it or claiming it’s not worthy. I’ll never understand why some people need to make others, like yourself, feel bad about what they’re reading. Why does it matter so much to other people anyway? Not everyone wants to read literary masterpieces or general adult fiction. Those kind of books don’t resonate with everyone and that’s okay.

Personally, I love YA and I read a lot of it. A lot of my favourite books are written for teenagers, including classics. My mum - who is in her 40s - has read and loved books written for young adults too. A lot of adults do and it’s great. It annoys me how terms like ‘teen fiction’ and ‘books for young adults’ have turned into almost insults in a way. No one is any less of a reader - or person - for reading a book aimed at a younger audience. Likewise, no one who solely reads literature can act like they’re the most intelligent and wonderful person in the universe and, as a consequence, YA fiction is beneath them. Give me a break.

In my eyes, a book is a book. I wish there wasn’t such a negative focus on age labels. The only thing that matters is that you enjoy what you’re reading and it sounds like you do.

sublimesublemon:

jerkidiot:

one of my friends went up to my portuguese dad and asked “you’re portuguese right?” and he said “no im portugoose there is only one of me” and I started crying

augutsy:

you guys won’t be laughing when i become hokage

beaky-peartree:

mariahwolf:

beaky-peartree:

Why do people act like being a vampire is so fucking great. You can’t eat garlic bread so what’s the point

Okay first of all fuck garlic bread

What the fuck. What thef. Uck. You come on here, you come into my house, you take a shit on my post you shit on garlic bread, you shit on everything I stand for, on this, the day of my daughter’s wedding… .

nagisasbitch:

captainarlert:

I always forget that sports anime antagonists aren’t actually evil villains…because it’s just a sport.

[protagonist voice] it’s not just a sport *clenches fists* it’s my life

gyuki:

i saw a gif of this and i was genuinely convinced it was fake but no. it’s real. this is real. this is a real thing that really happened in a real episode of naruto shippuden. 

Do you think we can broadcast this?!

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