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Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self - the one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.

Kristin Hannah (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

I think there’s going to be a bittersweet ending. I’ve always taken my influence from J.R.R. Tolkien and if you’ve read Lord of the Rings, Sauron is defeated and the ring is destroyed in the end but it’s not a happy, happy ending. There’s a real sense of things lost too, and I found that very powerful, and very moving. So I think my ending will also have a bittersweet tone, I hope, if I can bring that off the way I want.

George R.R. Martin, discussing the ending of ASOIAF (via joannalannister)