Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.

As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–’blood and thunder’ literature, as she called it–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid-30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called ‘moral pap for the young’ and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors.

pussy-pat:

christel-thoughts:

this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

!!!!!!!

pussy-pat:

christel-thoughts:

this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 

do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?

stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

!!!!!!!

(via ramenfordinner)

fishingboatproceeds:

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Man I am wearing so much makeup in that picture. God I love wearing makeup. But anyway, yes, I really loved getting to hang out with Birdy. What a talented singer and songwriter. (Trivia: She wrote the song “Not about Angels” after reading TFIOS before she heard about the movie!)

Thanks to everyone who watched along tonight while I livetweeted my viewing of the extended cut of the DVD. That was really fun and we should do it again sometime with a movie I’m not so attached to. Any suggestions?

do as I say, etc

lazulisong:

Has everybody drunk a big glass of water? Taken her pills? Eaten something that is not candy or despair? Go do that.

Now wash your face, brush your hair, clean your teeth. Look at yourself in the mirror and think, my God my eyes are pretty. You’re right. You have very pretty eyes. Get into your cute jammies you don’t like to wear every night because they’re gonna wear out too soon. Maybe you should pour out another glass of water and bring it in to your room.

Now cuddle up in bed with whatever or whoever you like to cuddle up with, and take a deep breath in. Let it out. Just keep doing that for a while, even if you feel stupid. It will help. Close your eyes. Tomorrow will be okay.