petition for tumblr staff to leave
we don’t want to be here anyway
david karp holds us hostage
I guess I am both happy and sad.
I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.
But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.
Imagine a world where people only die if they know about death.
(How quickly) would everyone become immortal? What do you think will happen? Will there come a point wherein everyone hides the the concept of death from a generation and the concept will die out? Can you even do that? You can’t teach any form of history, or even family trees, because every previous generation has died (what about pets and other animals? is it only human mortality that counts?). Infant mortality would drop to zero though.
If people only can die if they know death exist, would anything change at all?
And so a novel was born.
This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!
so many taylor fans don’t know who oliver sykes is which is sO funny to me but also super awkward because I am a girl called kira
It feels like I’ve been waiting for 1989 to come out since 1989
Hey taylorswift remember this? F & A - brisbane 2010 💜
This is such a beautiful picture
(A little rant I had on twitter earlier). Taylor sees things in words the way a painter may see things in shapes and I think it’s disgusting that people try to shame her for that. I have never understood how people can make a mockery of her songwriting ability when it’s a talent??? people are stupid I hate people
I think that when you’re making your way up in the music industry, you have all these heroes and the reasons why they are your heroes. As soon as you get into the industry, your guidelines change a little bit. For me, my heroes now are great people first and great artists second.
Fuck drugs and fuck straight edge!
i will never not reblog
I slept in castles and fell in love because i was taught to dream.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUT OF THE WOODS IS THAT THE LYRICS ARE SOMEWHAT SAD WHILE THE BEAT IS FAST PACED AND HAPPY AND I JUST THINK IT REALLY PORTRAYS THE BITTERSWEET FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU REMINISCE ABOUT A CERTAIN TIME IN YOUR LIFE
I like to pretend that taylor stalks my blog but i doubt it
((The sound of evil laughter in the distance…))
I remember thinking, “Are we out of the woods yet?”