My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.


suicideblonde:

PAGAN QUEEN

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broadcity:

The New Yorker!!

broadcity:

The New Yorker!!

amajor7:

message to any future bfs

amajor7:

message to any future bfs

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I’m really proud of myself. 

I’m really proud of myself. 

hotchocolatekid:

saladofrob:

jacobaaronschroeder:

Untitled
Acrylic and sprinkles on canvas
14” x 18”
2014

this is brilliant and I love it

hmm yes beautiful, makes me want dunkaroos

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jessehimself:

policymic:

NY artists wrap whitewashed 5Pointz in anti-gentrification banner

Now, this is how you stick it to the man.

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19 days until Detroit

45 days until Birthday Weekend

78 days until Aziz Ansari

89 days until London

alexleefitz:

we are currently topping off this 21st birthday party by building a very elaborate blanket fort

Haha I get it—topping off, because you’re underneath it and it’s on top of you.

"Glitter and Kodaks OR Kodaks and Ribs" was a success. All that’s left is to develop the pictures.

"Glitter and Kodaks OR Kodaks and Ribs" was a success. All that’s left is to develop the pictures.

“Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, “Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.” So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.”

Marina Abramović (via creatingaquietmind)

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ecorientation:

MEET YOUR CORE STAFF: Caitlyn Budnick (Interim Chair)
Major: BA Writing, Literature, and Publishing
Year of Graduation: 2015
Favorite Book: My Sister’s Keeper
Favorite Quote: “Life may not be the party we asked for, but as long as we’re here, we might as well dance.”
Dream Job: Editor at a book publishing company
Favorite Place in Boston: The Common - whether the sun is out or it’s snowing and lit up for the holidays, it is a great place to take a walk or relax with friends in the grass.
Favorite Aspect of Orientation: Move in and Hooray - they are great opportunities to welcome the new students and are great examples that show how unique and special Emerson is as a school.
Fun Fact: I am a twin. And one of my middle fingers is shorter than the other.

My most beautifulest roommate <33333

ecorientation:

MEET YOUR CORE STAFF: Caitlyn Budnick (Interim Chair)

Major: BA Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Year of Graduation: 2015

Favorite Book: My Sister’s Keeper

Favorite Quote: “Life may not be the party we asked for, but as long as we’re here, we might as well dance.”

Dream Job: Editor at a book publishing company

Favorite Place in Boston: The Common - whether the sun is out or it’s snowing and lit up for the holidays, it is a great place to take a walk or relax with friends in the grass.

Favorite Aspect of Orientation: Move in and Hooray - they are great opportunities to welcome the new students and are great examples that show how unique and special Emerson is as a school.

Fun Fact: I am a twin. And one of my middle fingers is shorter than the other.

My most beautifulest roommate <33333