recommendations

ive watched all there is of parks and recreation. the last airbender. legend of korra. what the hell do  i watch now. ive also watched whats come out of bobs burgers and steven universe btw

edit: also NOT anime bc i watch series while i draw s o it needs to be in english„„„ and dubbed anime is a no go

27/2/2015

I have so much todo this weekend but I’m determined to get it all done!

I realised this week that I need a proper planner but I’m not sure what one to get. Does anyone have any recommendations? I really like the look of the Day Designer planner (is that what its called?). I’m sorry, I’m so hopeless with planners!

theholyweeboob asked:

Hi, so this might have been a question a lot of people have asked before, but I was wondering if you could recommend any horror anime or horror manga to me, that would be really nice :) Thanks in advance

Oh, definitely! I’ve actually made several posts about horror anime/manga before so I’ll just post links to them here:

anonymous asked:

Favourite finished Shoujos?

Hmm… some of my favorite shoujos would be:

  • Ao Haru Ride
  • Beauty Pop
  • Black Bird
  • Faster than a Kiss
  • Hana to Akuma
  • Love Zipper!
  • Rockin’ Heaven
  • Shinobi Life
  • Shouri no Akuma
  • Strobe Edge
  • Tomodachi no Hanashi
  • Tonari no Atashi
    & some more

You could read my recommendations of completed shoujo manga here [x]. Don’t worry, all I recommend are those that I think are pretty good. ^^

Inbox Dump: "You just gotta try..."

anonymous said:

This sounds gross but tastes really good but have you put marinara sauce on a grilled cheese? It’s out of the box but surprisingly good!

That… actually sounds incredible. I’ll try it next time I make a grilled cheese!

anonymous said:

OMG grilled PB&J is heaven but grille PB & honey is even better!

I’m well-acquainted with PB&H, but never grilled it! I’ll give it a shot.

lifeoferudition asked:

Have you ever had a smoked/salted ham & blue cheese sandwich? UGHH it’s sooo good.

No, but betchyer ass I’m gonna.

cuttinitupinthekitchen said:

I have a mustard that I consider the holy grail of spicy sweet mustard Cherchies champagne mustard it will change your sandwich life forever!!!!

SIR YOUR RECOMMENDATION HAS BEEN NOTED 

avrilas said:

I’d love it if you’d do something amazing with English crumpets; they’re gorgeous!!

Haven’t done crumpets, but I’ve been eating a nice Thomas English Muffin every morning for the past week or so and that’s pretty much the same. Put it in a toaster oven with a pat of butter for a minute, smother it in jam, have it with coffee. Incredible.

Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 Recommended Books:

1. « The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)

2. « Il Romanzo di Cipollino - Gianni Rodari (1956)

3. « The Rose and the Ring - William Makepeace Thackeray (1854)

4. « The Little Bookroom- Eleanor Farjeon (1955)

5. « The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (1844)

6. The Secret Garden -Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1909)

7.  The Treasure of the Nibelungs - G.Schalk (1953)

8.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (1865)

9.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1891)

10. A Norwegian Farm » Marie Hamsun (1933)

11. Конёк-горбунок - Пётр Па́влович Ершо́в (1834)

12. Souvenirs entomologiques - Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (1879-1907)

13. Toui Mukashi no Fushigina Hanashi-Nihon Reiiki - Tsutomu Minakami (1995)

14. Иван-дурак - Leo Tolstoy (1885)

15. Eagle of the Ninth -Rosemary Sutcliff (1954)

16. Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne (1926)

17. Les Princes du Vent - Michel-Aime Baudouy (1956)

18. When Marnie Was There - Joan G Robinson (1967)

19. The Long Winter - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940)

20. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (1908)

21. The Ship That Flew -Hilda Lewis (1939)

22. Flambards - Kathleen Wendy Peyton (1967)

23. Tom’s Midnight Garden - Ann Philippa Pearce (1958)

24. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (1876)

25. Chumon no Ooi Ryouriten - Kenji Miyazawa (1924)

26. Heidi - Johanna Spyri (1888)

27. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (1870)

28. The Borrowers- Mary Norton (1952)

29. Devatero pohádek - Karel Čapek  (1931)

30. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (1930)

31. The Flying Classroom - Erich Kästner (1933)

32.  Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe (1719)

33. Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)

34.  Двена́дцать ме́сяцев - Samuil Marshak (1943)

35. Tistou les pouces verts - Maurice Druon (1957)

36. The man who planted the welsh onions -  Kim Soun (1953)

37. Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio - Pu Songling (1740)

38. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh John Lofting (1922)

39. Journey to the West - Wú Chéng’ēn (1500~?)

40. Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1886)

41. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler -Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (1968)

42. Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn - Astrid Lindgren (1947)

43. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again » J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)

44. A Wizard of Earthsea -Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)

45. The Little White Horse -Elizabeth Goudge (1946)

46. Bylo nas pet- Karel Polacek (1969)

47. City Neighbor: The Story of Jane Addams - Clara Ingram Judson (1951)

48. The Radium Woman - Eleanor Doorly (1939)

49.  The Otterbury Incident - Cecil Day-Lewis (1948)

50. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates -Mary Mapes Dodge (1865)

3

Three Beautiful and Complementary Things:

1) Song of the Sea, just announced as an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature - I saw this last night and was floored by how beautiful every single frame of animation is. It’s a Selkie story from the Irish animation studio that created The Secret of Kells. Stunningly beautiful, this movie actually made me want to have kids just so I could watch this with them. Some day. Playing currently in select theatres. Click for more.

2) Lost Constellation, an indie game by Finji, which is a supplementary game to the upcoming Night In The Woods - I played this gorgeous game in an afternoon and fell in love with it. It’s a pretty straightforward side-scrolling adventure game, a tale of Longest Night and a quest in the dark woods. Gorgeous, and pay-what-you-can. Click for more.

3) Over the Garden Wall, a miniseries from Cartoon Network - This 10-part show (which you can watch all at once in 2.5 hours, and I recommend it) looks like a Wind in the Willows-meets-Studio Ghibli storybook. It’s the story of two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who are lost in The Unknown. The most gorgeous cartoon series I’ve ever seen. Available for purchase on iTunes for $10. Click for more.

All three of these movies tickle me in the same way - elements of folklore, all-ages stories that aren’t afraid to be a little scary, a touch of magic and a ton of heart. They all feel like genuine labours of love. Treat yourself!

anonymous asked:

Please could you recommend me some thought provoking fiction?! I just want to reaaad but i don't know where to start

Books that will make you think about what a book is:

  • Artful, Ali Smith
    trigger warning: death, loss, depression
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  • Ulysses, James Joyce (this book is hard going [i read it at a rate of about 10-15 pages an hour] so maybe don’t start with this, but it’s worth the pain — check out the online guide at infiniteulysses.com) 
  • "Days of Reading", Marcel Proust (an essay)
  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
    trigger warning: discusses depression, drug addiction, institutionalization
  • Middlemarch, George Eliot
  • Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
  • Lowboy, John Wray
    trigger warning: schizophrenia
  • NW, Zadie Smith

Books that will make you think about art and intelligence:

  • Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations by Adrienne Rich
  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson
  • The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience, Ann Lauterbach
  • My Poets, Maureen McLane
  • Reality Hunger, David Shields
  • The Art of Recklessness, Dean Young

Books that will make you think about history:

  • The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald
    trigger warning: somewhat graphic descriptions of world war II
  • Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf
  • Washington Square, Henry James
  • Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light, Leonard Shlain
  • The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Maus, Art Spiegelman
    trigger warning: graphic holocaust descriptions
  • White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  • A Scrap of Time and Other Stories, Ida Fink
    trigger warning: graphic holocaust descriptions; violence
  • The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Books that will make you think about life, the human condition, etc.:

  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  • The End of Vandalism, Tom Drury
  • The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  • Neon Vernacular, Yusef Komunyakka
  • Lit, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: alcoholism, depression
  • Sinners Welcome, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: depression
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    trigger warning: graphic descriptions of murder, brief description of attempted sexual assault
  • The Empathy Exams: Essays, Leslie Jamison
    trigger warning: explicit descriptions of violence and assault
  • This is Water, David Foster Wallace
  • The Tenth of December, George Saunders
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
    trigger warning: apocalyptic narrative (this sets some people off idk!)
  • Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
    trigger warning: graphic rape
  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
    trigger warning: discussions of bipolar depression

Books that will make you think about love:

  • Coeur de Lion, Ariana Reines
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (trans. Anne Carson)
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "The Beast in the Jungle", Henry James (short story)
  • Just Kids, Patti Smith
    trigger warning: drug use
  • Eat Quite Everything You See, Leslie Adrienne Miller
  • Morning in the Burned House, Margaret Atwood
  • Bough Down, Karen Green
    trigger warning: depression, grief, suicide
  • Never Let Me Go, Kashuo Ishiguro 
  • This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
  • The Wings of the Dove, Henry James
  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
    trigger warning: pedophilia. this is under the love category because despite the absolutely appalling subject it’s one of the most beautifully written testaments to obsessive love and desire, ever.
  • The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton
  • Nothing Was the Same
    trigger warning: death, grief, mental illness

Books that will make you think about humour and laughter:

  • The First Bad Man, Miranda July
    trigger warning: disturbing content, mental illness
  • The Liar’s Club, Mary Karr
    trigger warning: all kinds of mental illness, sexual assault, violence
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
  • The Broom of the System, David Foster Wallace
    trigger warning: sexual assault if I’m not recalling incorrectly
  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, Adelle Waldmann
  • Civilwarland in Bad Decline, George Saunders 
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson

Books that will make you think about the books that almost never were:

  • A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  • Literary Women, Ellen Moers
  • My Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
  • Heroines, Kate Zambreno
  • A Literature of Their Own, Elaine Showalter
  • The Madwoman in the Attic, Gilbert & Gubar
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
    trigger warning: gendered violence
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
    trigger warning: explicit discussions of slavery, murder
  • Women and Writing, Virginia Woolf
  • I am an Emotional Creature, Eve Ensler
    trigger warning: discussions of sexual assault
Manga Recommendation: Josei Series

Josei is a very underrated genre that targets the female audience (like shoujo), but the age demographic is slightly older.

  1. & (Okazaki Mari)
  2. 14-sai no Koi
  3. Aka no Sekai
  4. Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no
  5. Annarasumanara
  6. Bara no Tame ni
  7. Barairo My Honey
  8. Bokura no Kiseki
  9. Bread & Butter
  10. Cheese in the Trap
  11. Chihayafuru
  12. Chikutaku Bonbon
  13. Cheonsaeng Yeonbun
  14. Chou yo Hana yo
  15. Cousin
  16. Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
  17. Futago
  18. Game Over (Mizutani Fuka)  
  19. Gokusen
  20. Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai
  21. Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang
  22. Hachimitsu to Clover
  23. Hagoromo Mishin
  24. Hapi Mari
  25. Honey Sweet Kitchen
  26. I Am Currently Living with a Bear
  27. Kakukaku Shikajika
  28. Kare Kano
  29. Karneval
  30. Kaze Hikaru 
  31. Kimi no Sei
  32. Kimi no Tame ni Hiku Chopin
  33. Kimi wa Kirakira
  34. Kimi wa Pet
  35. Kokoro Kimiiro Sakura Iro
  36. Kuragahime
  37. Majo no Biyaku
  38. Mars
  39. Meiji Hiiro Kitan
  40. Midnight Secretary
  41. Mizutama Puzzle
  42. Nana
  43. Natsuyuki Rendezvous
  44. Nemureru Tsuki 
  45. Nineteen Twenty-one
  46. Nodame Cantabile
  47. Otoko no Isshou
  48. Paradise Kiss
  49. Peony Pavilion
  50. Private Prince
  51. Pureblood Boyfriend
  52. Sakamichi no Apollon
  53. Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite
  54. Shigeshoushi
  55. Soryanaize Darling
  56. Soshite, Hare ni Naru
  57. Sumika Sumire
  58. Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru
  59. Udon no Onna
  60. Usagi Drop
  61. Yume kara Samete mo Koi Shiteru
  62. Yuru Koi

Sunday • 22.02.2015 • 12:50 Spending my day looking for printers to get for my birthday. No uni and no exams is seriously relaxing, plus work is super interesting right now. Kinda sad to go on vacation in a week, haha. In other news, does anybody have printer recommendations? 
I really need one for the new semester, didn’t have one for the last 3 and reading assignments and notes off of my phone is becoming too much of a hassle.

astrology book recommendations

for beginners: 

interesting, somewhat complex works:

you’ve been asking for this for so long haha. so yea, these are my favorite books. feel free to tell me yours!

anonymous asked:

i just saw that anon's question about essay inspo and that got me thinking about what your favourite essays are?? both ones you've written and one's you've read? :)

ooooh. i’m just going to do the first things that come to mind; i keep all the essays i like in huge binders at home but obviously can’t take all that with me to the UK…

essays:

essay collections:

  • yusef komunyakka, blue notes: essays, interviews, and commentaries
  • adrienne rich, arts of the possible: essays and conversations
  • leslie jamison, the empathy exams
  • ann lauterbach, the night sky: writings on the poetics of experience
  • w.g. sebald, a place in the country
  • milan kundera, the art of the novel (sorta)
  • marina keegan, the opposite of loneliness: essays and stories
  • david foster wallace, a supposedly fun thing i’ll never do again (a masterpiece); this is water; consider the lobster and other essays
  • zadie smith, changing my mind: occasional essays
  • walter pater, studies in the history of the renaissance
Manga Recommendation: Depression, Mental Illness, etc.

This list include series dealing with themes like as anxiety, depression, loneliness, mental illness, trauma, etc. Some of these series are mild, but a few are very mature (warning: suicide/death)

  1. Ai no Koe
  2. Bokura ga Ita
  3. "Bungaku Shoujo" to Shi ni Tagari no Douke
  4. Coelacanth
  5. Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari (series)
  6. Domestic na Kanojo
  7. Denpa Kyoushi
  8. Flowers of Evil
  9. Haikyo Shoujo
  10. Hoshi wa Utau
  11. I Am Currently Living with a Bear
  12. Issho ni Neyou yo
  13. Koizora
  14. Koe no Katachi
  15. Life
  16. Mars
  17. Nana
  18. Nanairo Sekai
  19. NHK ni Youkoso!
  20. Nijigahara Holograph
  21. Orange (Takano Ichigo)
  22. Oyasumi Punpun
  23. Please! Mr. Bear!
  24. Snow Drop
  25. Sunadokei
  26. The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor
  27. The One
  28. Tomodachi Gokko
  29. Umibe no Onnanoko
  30. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan
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