Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well. 
Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones. 
I just saw it. Several someones know me well.

Zombieland (USA, 2009)

someone told me this was a very Maggie movie. Well, several someones.

I just saw it. Several someones know me well.

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lysilly asked:
You don't have to reply if it's too personal, but how did you and your partner meet?

tessagratton:

Ah yes, gather round children!

I met nataliecparker when we were both 15 and living in Yokosuka, Japan. We were Navy brats and it was our freshman year of high school. Though we were in English class together for the first half of the year, we didn’t really talk until January, when our mothers dragged us off-base to the Kamakura Daibutsu for a Kyogen presentation. 

We sat in the back of my parents’ tiny van on the drive to the temple and talked about Star Wars, books, and school, and didn’t stop talking for hours. It was insta-love, everybody. We knew we were soul mates and destined to be best friends forever. We wrote mushy notes in code and invented all kinds of stories together.

We said, “if only one of us was a boy, then we could date each other and forget all these dumb high school boys!”*

Natalie moved to Washington state after Japan and I moved to Kansas. We talked every weekend and emailed and visited each other once a year throughout the rest of high school and our first years of college. In 2000, we moved to England together for a study abroad program, and after five years of best friendship we finally realized we were being kind of ridiculous not giving ourselves a shot together just because we were both girls.

It was hard and fun and strange and exciting, and totally, totally worth it.

*actual conversation, sophomore year of high school.

these are both excellent people and you should read their books.

gratton x parker

currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

This is beyond cool!

moral: be so shiny that bad things won’t eat you

currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

This is beyond cool!

moral: be so shiny that bad things won’t eat you

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Guys, come on. My inbox is full of sad people. If you have Blue Lily, Lily Blue already, please don’t spoil it for other readers online. Everyone else has a month to go.

Those of you who are being kindly, quiet, and patient, and supporting the series by buying the book the release week or pre-ordering it — thank you. I really appreciate it. You’re the ones I’m writing book 4 for, and I know you guys know it.