“Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the under wood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.”—Beau Taplin (via vvedis)
As best-selling novelist John Grisham prepares to publish his new legal thriller, he argues America’s prison system has run out of control
Reminder to always illegally obtain copies of Grisham’s books if you hate yourself that much, but just stop buying this shit stain’s books.
We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” he said in an exclusive interview to promote his latest novel Gray Mountain which is published next week.
"But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn."
Those poor sixty year old white men, going too far and masturbating to the rape of a child :(((
The author…cited the case of a “good buddy from law school” who was caught up in a Canadian child porn sting operation a decade ago as an example of excessive sentencing.
"His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ‘16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff - it was 16 year old girls who looked 30.
"He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people - sex offenders - and he went to prison for three years."
I hope John Grisham knows that by adding in that bit about the 16 year olds “looking older” than they are, he is sounding exactly like a pedophile.
Instead of buying John Grisham’s shit books, consider instead staring blankly at a wall of drying paint—it will be a better use of your time.
prisons are actually full of young men of color for nonviolent drug offenses but he’s worried about crusty old white pedophiles. ok.
don’t even get me started on the implication that sexually exploiting 16 year old girls “isn’t so bad” compared to 10 year old boys. I guess it’s harder to write them off as “wannabe hookers”.
As someone with “gamer” in his blog title at a time when the term itself is being actively fought over - and ostensibly between “gamers” and outside aggressors - I feel like I have at least a small responsibility to comment. To wit:
Well, I’ve drawn nearly every day since I was young. I grew up watching cartoons daily and still watch them regularly. I’ve read a large quantity of manga over the years and enjoy collecting animated movie “Art of” books. I took art classes in school whenever possible and tried to study the art of past and contemporary artists I enjoyed. That’s about how I would explain why I draw the way I draw today. Daily practice and constantly taking in and studying art I admire!
I just wanted you all to know that you can totally finish that piece that you’re working on, because you are super talented and wonderful and there are people that love you that would love to read your story, and you should totally do it.
So apparently in my sister’s class, there was a trans girl that had been on the cheerleading squad for a while. When she came out, the other girls on the squad made the agreement that whatever boy made fun of her would never get a date. And if you think that’s not the most metal girl alliance ever, you can sit down.