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kateordie:

Prepare yourselves appropriately, because this is happening.

Batgirl is getting a relaunch by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Freakin’ Tarr. You know, your actual favourite artist who drew the Bosozoku Sailor Scouts? SHE’S DRAWING BATGIRL. I’ll calm down… eventually?!

More info at MTV!

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

TODAY I ELIMINATE MY RIVALS BY MAKING THEM MY FRIENDS.

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

TODAY I ELIMINATE MY RIVALS BY MAKING THEM MY FRIENDS.

In February, in a New Yorker piece originally titled “Is Amazon bad for books?,” a small press publisher, Melville House co-owner Dennis Johnson, described how Amazon had bullied him into signing up for its paid distribution service despite refusing to relinquish any information to him about his actual on-site sales.

Johnson described how, after his initial refusal to play on their terms, Amazon representatives approached him at Book Expo and advised him to “get with the program.” He also described the way Amazon unsummarily pulled the “Buy” buttons from Melville House titles after he publicly criticized the company.

Proponents of Amazon’s lower pricing strategies argue that Amazon is the underdog in the publishing monopoly, not the other way around. But the fact remains that Amazon is a company that singlehandedly controls 30% of the market share of the entire publishing industry. And unlike its competitors, it has a publishing arm, a distribution arm, and a retail arm. Although the price-fixing that the Big Six and Apple were engaged in was blatantly illegal, the maneuver was a unilateral way of competing as a group against Amazon’s predatory pricing—that is, its ability to leverage its other retail holdings to offer rock-bottom pricing for its books, effectively decimating the landscape of other booksellers.

Increasingly, the rhetoric about Amazon’s bullying tactics is that the company is violating the same antitrust laws that it used to spear Apple and the Big Five on the Department of Justice’s hook. “Monopoly achieved,” Johnson wrote after the verdict.

You can’t pre-order JK Rowling’s newest book from Amazon because Amazon is holding it hostage

"Better for Amazon is rarely better for the publishing industry."

(via bookshop)

Rodger felt entitled to women, entitled to the sex he saw as women’s sole raison d’etre — as though a woman were a vending machine, and he’d paid his money but his bag of Funyuns had become stuck on its way out. He felt so entitled to women that the fact that he was a virgin registered to him as an injustice, an injustice worthy of murderous “retribution.” He believed — with the fervency of a zealot — that women had denied him something he was owed, and his fury was made lethal thanks to the ease with which anyone can amass an arsenal.