10 days of books

THE SIGNS AS WRITERS
  • Writes non-stop but doesn't share it with anyone: Leo, Aquarius, Cancer
  • Writes like 3 chapters then gives up: Scorpio, Virgo
  • Writes like 10 books in 3 days: Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini
  • In a constant state of writer's block: Aries, Taurus
  • Always have a good plot in their head but too lazy to write it: Libra, Capricorn

Day 1: My room turned into a ocean. I swear I found fishes and sharks swarming into my lungs. Or maybe that was the remains of you trying not to escape but desperately needing to
Day 2: You weren’t at school today and I should’ve been happy, I was more sad
Day 3: I thought I was ready to move on, then I saw you with her.
Day 4: We haven’t spoken in days now. My mind thinks its being shoved off a cliff.
Day 5: I wish it would just hit the bottom
Day 6: This will be the first weekend we dont hang out. I know you’ll be seeing her and I know youll be smiling without me. I’m trying hard to learn how to too
Day 7: I asked you for help on a history assignment and you replied with “Ask Amber im busy”. I texted back: “Tell Emma I said hi”
Day 8: You posted a video with her on the only social media site you have. When I saw it I erupted. I spewed lava every where, oh god its every where
Day 9: My mom made me sleep next to her on the couch. She was afraid I would try and do something like I did two years ago when another guy tore up my heart. I actually had thought about it
Day 10: I slept in your sweatshirt one last time so i can feel myself engulfed in you. I know you wanted them back so I had to feel you and smell you one last time.
Day 11: I gave you all of your stuff back and you thought I looked like a warrior but really I went home and tried getting you out of my bloodstream
Day 12: when will my eyes stop flowing?
Day 13: I snuck out with a boy and smoked weed on his couch. He talked about love and how much it hurt. I only pictured you.
Day 14: I woke up next to that same boy and I woke up screaming. The boy was worried and confused but I knew why I screamed. I imagined you laying with another girl on your couch. I ran out of his house so fast you’d think Id be better at running from you.
Day 15: Its spring break and im with my best friend and your with her and i swear i can feel you tracing her spine the way you used to trace mine
Day 16: I ignored your birthday and it felt worse than the puking i did that night
Day 17: Im treading icy water while you’re swimming away from me, I guess I just hope you’ll loop around and find your way back to the shattered, but still there, us
Day 18: I don’t remember the sound of your voice I don’t remember the color of your eyes I don’t remember your the taste of your lips
Day19: No amount of screaming gets your name out of my head
Day 20: I got on a plane today and when we took off I swear i almost walked to the door and started flying
Day 21: They say it takes 21 days fo break a habit but I think I just manage to fall more in love with a greedy monster
Day 22: I saw you today and wished you a happy late birthday and promised we’d watch the third Hobbit together. I’m beginning to hate myself more
Day 23: Its the end of the month maybe next month won’t be filled with thoughts of you and killing myself. i think im beginning to be over you
Day 24: april fools
Day 25: i think i understand now. when you first told me you loved me your mouth curled up on the edges, two days before you left when i gave my bare self to you your mouth was a straight line when saying i love you
Day 26: if you’re trying to kill me its working
Day 27: i woke up this morning to my blankets and pillows piled in a corner in my room. its something s ghost would do to make his presence known. im haunting myself. or maybe its the ghost of us tsking over my body
Day 28: its almost been a month since you told me it was never me. i almost texted you happy easter but i saw those text messages and just got angry
Day 29: I hate that you act like you didnt break my heart. i hate that you think im fine that im not writing a shit poem sbout your shit personality
Day 30: thirty days since you’ve wanted me. thirty days since i told you i love you. thirty days since you’ve slipped from my fingers. i tried catching you. you’ve been gone far too long. thirty days is too long
Day 31: i had a nightmare last night about you. you told me you loved me and kissed my forehead. i woke up breathing heavily and shaking. i want you out of my life
Day 32: running on no sleep isn’t fun
Day 33: ive been awake for over 50 hours in fear that ill see you in my dreams again. i cant risk that. it hurts so much. get out of my head
Day 34: my mother told me that love will do this. that its cruel and torturous and breaks you into such little pieces not even yourself can pick up all the pieces. you know where they all are, please come back and pick them up
Day 35: i talked to another guy last night we stayed up late and he asked me questions about you. we were sober so it wasn’t easy spitting up vowels and similies and euphemisms explaining the empty feeling in my chest after you left
Day 36: fuck if i stopped seeing you everyday i swear id be over you.
Day 37: my knee didnt touch your leg like it used it i promise i didnt do that fuck
Day 38: you told me that the wrinkles on my leg bothered you when i sat down. thats not what you said when we were trying not to get caught in the back of your car
Day 39: you told me you’d take me to prom and in two days itll just be another day you promised to spend with me. its funny how our plans turned to dust in a matter of seconds after cleaning
Day 40: the thunderstorm of us was inside of you and maybe that why it felt so close. i keep counting the seconds between the boom and light hoping you arent moving away buy i fear that you are already letting others feel your storm. the plants you grew are dying. maybe you should come back to water them
Day 41: ten days since its been a month since you left. i cried at prom because all i could look for in the crowd was you.
Day 42: i got so drunk all i could see was your face. the guy i fucked kept telling me his name wasn’t yours. i just screamed and cried because you’re all i still think about despite your efforts to continue to push me away
Day 43: i should be getting high today but if i do ill just write more and think more about a guy who will never care
Day 44: i think im trying to gain feelings for someone else because it’ll make moving on from you easier. im afraid to write that it hasnt
Day 45: you traces my leg like you used to. it was like dandelion tea. it made my insides fill with happiness. you’re my yellow paint.
Day 46: Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would put happiness inside him. He would consume it everyday in the hopes that it would bring his sadness to rest despite the fact that it could kill him first. i gues you were my yellow paint emphasis on the were. see im not going to write about you anymore, because when i write you down im under the impression that you’ll stay with the words but you don’t. this is the last sentence I’ll ever write about you

I touched the combination lock. I concentrated so hard I felt like I was dead-lifting five hundred pounds. My pulse quickened. A line of sweat trickled down my nose. Finally I felt gears turning. Metal groaned, tumblers clicked, and the bolts popped back. Carefully avoiding the handle, I pried open the door with my fingertips and extracted an unbroken vial of green liquid.

Thalia kissed me on the cheek, which she probably shouldn’t have done while I was holding a tube of deadly poison.

“You are so good,” she said.

Did that make the risk worth it? Yeah, pretty much.
—  Luke Castellan, The Demigod Diaries
The signs as writers
  • Writes non-stop but doesn't share it with anyone: Scorpio, Capricorn, Leo
  • Writes like 5 chapters then gives up: Aries, Gemini, Aquarius
  • Writes like 9 books in 10 days: Taurus, Virgo, Sagittarius
  • In a constant state of writer's block: Cancer, Libra, Pisces

Studying any language is difficult. But here are a few of my top tips:

1. Find a good online dictionary that you can trust. My favourite is Spanishdict.

2. Listen to music in the target language. I listen to loads of Spanish music and I love it. If any one wants me to do a post on Spanish music then let me know. I’d be happy to!

3. Buy your favourite books/ books you want to read in the target language. Read it as if you would a normal book but each time you have to look up a word write it down in the margin of the book. Always reread a chapter.

4. Think in the language. Its often really hard to find someone to practise with you but by just trying to think in the language you are revising. So next time you are washing the dishes start thinking about your future goals but in the language.

5. Work abroad. I’ve done this twice now. I went to work in Spain as an Au Pair (I can also do a post on this if you want.) I learnt loads of colloquial Spanish. I also volunteered as a teaching assistant in the younger years when I was at school.

6. When you buy something new, check the label or the side of the box, bag etc to see if it has instructions or information in your target language. Read that first then only if you have to read it in your mother tongue.

7. Turn a notebook into your own personal dictionary. Every new word you learn right it in here then each week test yourself on a new page.

8. Watch films and tv shows in the language. Let me know if anyone wants any Spanish recommendation.

9. Don’t just learn the language, learn the culture and the history. Grab a book on the history of the country that speaks your target language and learn. The more you know and that!

10. Never give up. Put the grammar book down for a day or two and sulk about how hard it is and that you will never be fluent, but just never give up. If you do, you waste all the effort you’ve already put in!

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anonymous asked:

Lottie, my dude: is Days Without End gay? Is it satisfying? I'm getting queer found family vibes from the NYT review but also it's Literary so I'm not sure? Please advise

OHHHHHH, BUDDY

Days Without End is queer the way The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is queer - it sneaks up on you, and it’s so subtle and understated that it barely has any page time or bearing on the plot but it CATCHES YOUR HEART AND WON’T LET GO. I’m 200 pages into this 250-page book and if you put all the #queercontent back-to-back it would fill two pages max, but it’s the sweetest, softest two pages of #queercontent I’ve ever seen. (or, to look at it another way, the entire novel is queer start to finish because Thomas is queer start to finish, but as it’s a book that’s primarily about war and atrocities and hardship it seems disingenuous to sell it as a Queer Book.) 

but for real, every single scarce, lovely sentence about Thomas and his beau makes my heart SING. there’s one bit a little over half way through that made me BURST INTO TEARS. they are pure and good and it cannot be undersold. ALSO - don’t quote me on this because I haven’t finished it yet - I’m almost sure that Thomas is transgender but doesn’t have the vocabulary or the knowledge to explain it. if anyone else has read it I would LOVE some OPINIONS on this! I would bloody love to talk about this book to anyone who can talk back! my family is sick to death of hearing about it! I’m about to force it on my book club!!! I’m one more #moment away from catching a ferry to Dublin to find Sebastian Barry and smush his cheeks in my overwhelmed hands!!!!!

tl;dr I want to cut my heart out and shove this book in there instead. 

Your love swallows me like ocean waves
—  Selicia Ramirez
Filmlerle bir ömür

1- Amélie

“Hayat asla sahnelenemeyecek bir oyunun sonsuz tekrarından ibaret.”

2- The Pianist

“Bizi yaralarsanız kanamaz mıyız?
Bizi gıdıklarsanız gülmez miyiz?
Bizi zehirlerseniz ölmez miyiz?

Ve bize karşı yanlış davranırsanız,
intikam almaz mıyız?”

3- Les Misérables

“Görmek için Tanrı'nın suretini, başka bir insanı sevmeli.”

4- Into the Wild

“Düşüncelerimi anlatan kelimelerin git gide anlamsızlaştığını farkettim.”

5- The Hangover (1, 2, 3)

“Phil, banyoda bir kaplan var!“

6- Matrix (1, 2, 3)

“Kimse sana aşık olduğunu söyleyemez. Sadece sen bilirsin. Her şeyinle. Tüm bedeninle.”

7- Fight Club

“Dibe vurmadan özgür olamazsın.”

8- Léon: The Professional

“Uyku umrumda değil Leon, ben aşk istiyorum ya da ölüm…”

9- The Book Thief

“Gözlerin konuşabilseydi, ne söylerdi?”

10- 500 Days of Summer

“Tom, Yaz'la 8 Ocak'ta tanışır. Aradığı kişinin bu kız olduğunu onu görür görmez anlar. Bu, bir kızla oğlanın tanışma hikayesi. Ama şunu hemen söyleyeyim bu bir aşk hikayesi değil.”