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James Patterson paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times criticizing Amazon, Scott Turow talked about the “nightmarish” future that Amazon will bring and Stephen King signed a petition decrying the Seattle online retailer.

They do this as if they are fighting for the little guy.

They aren’t.

The ‘1 percent’ mega best-selling authors side with giant publishing corporate entities because they make a lot of money from them. The rest of us don’t.

Frank Schaeffer, “The publishers, not Amazon, keep authors down

WOAH, HOLD THE PHONE. I had never even considered this before and it’s an amazing point. Amazon has been made out to be this big evil entity, but we should all remember that it’s Amazon vs. publishers, not Amazon vs. writers!

Wow, I just love reading perspectives like this that totally change my own.

How about no. Amazon is not some awesome breath of fresh air. They’re as much of a gatekeeper as any publishing company and to say otherwise is highly disingenuous.

(Source: yeahwriters)

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Scenery with lots of Pokemon in it by request. Well, here it is, guys - the post you’ve been waiting for! Please click the ‘Artist’ link to full view the picture - trust me, it’s worth it. Thank you so much to the artist mr—jack for drawing this, it’s one of the best Pokemon pictures I’ve ever seen.
Click here to see a gif of the process by which he drew this picture.

Someone asked me for a wallpaper including Water Pokemon, so I thought I’d repost this. It’s my desktop background right now.

alternative-pokemon-art:

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Artist

Scenery with lots of Pokemon in it by request. Well, here it is, guys - the post you’ve been waiting for! Please click the ‘Artist’ link to full view the picture - trust me, it’s worth it. Thank you so much to the artist mr—jack for drawing this, it’s one of the best Pokemon pictures I’ve ever seen.

Click here to see a gif of the process by which he drew this picture.

Someone asked me for a wallpaper including Water Pokemon, so I thought I’d repost this. It’s my desktop background right now.

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