Eternal insomniac
Hello; I saw you talking about Animorphs on your Twitter yesterday, and how you hated the cliffhanger ending. I found that unsatisfactory too as a kid (as did many, many others), but K.A. Applegate did write a response to it online. There's a link to it on her TV Tropes page under the trope "Dear Negative Reader," but basically she says that Animorphs was a war story, and real-life wars don't really end with triumphant celebrations and happily-ever-afters; they often simply lead to another war.

atopfourthwall:

Indeed.

But it’s a fictional story. Yes, deal with the trauma. Yes, deal with the post-war. Yes, have an epilogue that’s not necessarily the happiest and that all glory is fleeting and all that.

But as a STORY? As a piece of fiction that requires resolution? Ending it on a cliffhanger that you have no intention of resolving is narratively dissatisfying and a big middle finger to the people who got invested in the characters and wanted to see that conclusion.

To which George RR Martin may reply also with a big middle finger.

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

donatellavevo:

this was the best promo she did for any single of that album

gracehelbig:

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fanspastichallucinations:

Pictures for the upcoming Entertainment Weekly issue!

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do-you-even-misha:

tyleroakley:

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i laughed too hard at this.