Will your book (now with starred Kirkus review!) be available for purchase directly from you? Or should I order it from an internet megastore and hope some of my money manages to trickle its way down to you?

johndarnielle:

I assume we’ll be stocking some at the Mountain Goats online store, and I expect we’ll have them for sale at Mountain Goats shows when I do get back out on the road. But as is the case with our albums, my strong preference is that you purchase anything of mine that you want to hear from your local independent retailer - bookstore in this case, record store in the “albums” case. 

The ongoing survival of local independent bookstores is more important to me than me getting the most money. Don’t get me wrong, I genuinely appreciate the sentiment that you want to put more money in my pocket: makes me feel awesome. But I would like to share that money with local independent bookstores, since I grew up haunting the aisles of local independent bookstores and they made me who I am in large part; and the most efficient way for me to share the money with them is if people buy the books there, because me driving around to a bunch of them saying “here’s your cut of the book I sold directly to a reader, thanks for all the good times” would totally be ridiculous and impractical, however excellent a concept for a weekly tv show it might be. 

gallifrey-feels:

earthgirldonna:

feferipixies:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

everythingis19:

cosmicsyzygy:

Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!

DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED

are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD

can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you

pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys

Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.

gallifrey-feels:

earthgirldonna:

feferipixies:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

everythingis19:

cosmicsyzygy:

Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!

DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING

I NEVER REALIZED

are you serious

I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.

FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD

YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD

can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too

like voldemort couldnt even do that shit

molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that

who are you

pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys

Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.

(via cronenbergundian)

johndarnielle:

reptiglo:

Dart Frogs by BenSpark on Flickr.
Dart frogs are always adorable

Secret Thoughts of Frogs 

johndarnielle:

reptiglo:

Dart Frogs by BenSpark on Flickr.

Dart frogs are always adorable

Secret Thoughts of Frogs 

we can all be freemaybe not with wordsmaybe not with a lookbut with your mind

we can all be free
maybe not with words
maybe not with a look
but with your mind

(via breakmyheartonsunnydays)

Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany

whoismims:

For example, there is the tale of a maiden who escapes a witch by transforming herself into a pond. The witch then lies on her stomach and drinks all the water, swallowing the young girl, who uses a knife to cut her way out of the witch.
WHOA. That’s definitely not for kids.

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)