a novel about my love for them haha

lundana  asked:

[peeks out from under a table] Good evening~! Can I ask a continuation of my novel-writing saniwa ask? How would Kashuu, Yasu, Izumi, and Horikawa react to their saniwa admitting that the main characters of their novel are loosely based on them and some of their group dynamics? I-It's not like my actual work-in-progress novel has that or anything... N-no way... Haha... [slips back under table]

Of course you can! I hope the continuation is to your liking I was a bit unsure. 👀👀

• He’s suddenly incredibly interested in the novel. The amount of comments he makes about feeling loved greatly increases.
• He’s asking questions all the time and more interested in wanting to read what progress you had. I mean, he’s already pretty vain, this didn’t help.

• He’s a little surprised and curious. He actually asks about why you chose them.
• Something like this finally gives him a good chance to talk about you and he enjoys that trying to encourage you to tell him all you’re willing just to get to know you more.

• Declares he’d be an obvious choice to base a character on considering how cool he is. It rubs his pride all the right ways and he brags about being in your favour.
• He was a bit more embarrassed than he showed but it genuinely made him proud and happy.

• Perplexed and embarrassed insisting he’s probably a bit boring for something like that. He’s quite flattered to hear though.
• He’d have already had a genuine interest in your writing so that’s why learning that embarrassed him. He might get a bit awkward about reading any more.

what-the-f-is-going-on  asked:

I literally reached the end of your blog, my phone doesnt load any more posts and ive lost count on how many hours ive been here

Haha, glad you’re having fun! My notification’s been blowing up from your non-stop reblogs and likes, and I’m fucking stoked about it! Thanks for the love! (Btw, I noticed from your likes/reblogs that you’ve only been viewing my kyouhaba posts from before I posted the light novel translation. Hint: I’ve posted a lot more after that as well, just in case you’ve missed them. ;)

anonymous asked:

what are some books/writers you like?? i always like your thoughts on storytelling related things so i was wondering what prose you'd recommend...

Oh man I’m glad you asked me that!

One of my favorite writers is Michael Chabon. My favorite of his is Yiddish Policeman’s Union. It’s about an alternate history where, instead of being given land in Israel after the Holocaust, Jewish refugees were given land in Sitka, Alaska. They have clashed a lot with the native Tlingit people there, but also their cultures have fused and evolved together in interesting ways. The book has great worldbuilding and a really engaging, lived-in setting. But more than that it has great characters. Bina, my main character in Monster Pulse, was named after Bina Gelbfish, a character from the book. Highly recommended. In fact I want to read it again… right now.

 His books Kavalier & Clay (about comic book writers in the 20′s) and Telegraph Avenue (about record store owners trying to hold on to their lives in a neighborhood that’s about to become very gentrified) are also very good, and I also like Wonder Boys although its a bit older and slightly less polished than his later work. He had a YA novel called Summerland that I also recall enjoying a lot, though I haven’t revisited it in a while. It was very much about Americana and American mythology, which is a subject I’m very interested in, personally.

My big kick lately has been Ursula Le Guin- I spent a year just straight-up devouring her work. I’ve talked a lot about what I like about her and what’s special about her work, and I think it’s safe to say she’s my favorite author of all time. Her work is very honest and level and human and earthy, all in ways that really get me. The gateway book for her is Left Hand of Darkness, a sci-fi novel about a planet on which its people have no gender. My personal favorite of hers is The Dispossessed, a novel about a society of anarchists who broke away from their planet a hundred years ago to start again on their moon. You also can’t go too wrong with the Earthsea series, especially if you prefer fantasy to scifi. I like all the Earthsea books but the fourth book is the one that sort of changed my life, haha. You’ve got to read them all, though. I also love her short stories.. There’s too many for me to list! Read Le Guin, you won’t go far wrong.

The last of my Big Three is Philip Pullman and his His Dark Materials series, which is a YA series about alternate universes and spirit animal companions and magical devices and armored bears and witches. These books mean a lot to me and, although Le Guin is my favorite author, I think HDM is still my favorite fantasy series overall, and maybe my favorite books ever. I’m a sucker for the idea that humanity and simple, day-to-day human experience is the source of true power and magic in the universe… Plus it had a rich and exciting setting and cast of characters. Lyra and Will are some of my favorite protagonists, they bounce off each other and help each other grow so well, and the tension between them is really well-built. I love these books!!!

As for others… I read a lot of Edith Wharton last year. Most of her books are about the trappings and invisible limits of upperclass society in late-1800′s new york, and most have some element of tragic romance. Age of Innocence was my favorite, it really stirred the ol’ feelings in me haha. If I had to, I would use those as example of really strong romance writing, where the tension and urgency of their union is really well built up, so you as the reader see why its so damn important and tantalizing.

I was on a big Raymond Chandler kick in college and I read all of the Philip Marlowe books in a row. When it comes to gorgeous, tight, intelligent writing, you can’t do much better than Raymond Chandler. The Long Goodbye is my favorite, but frankly they’re all good in their own ways. Raymond Chandler was also very picky on how a mystery novel should be written, and his essays on writing are definitely worth looking into. They helped me think about plotting stories and manipulating the reader in ways I’d never considered before.

I read Wuthering Heights last year too and that book is fucking nuts lol. I thought it was going to be like Pride & Prejudice… IT IS NOT LIKE PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Read it, that shit’s wild and rough and completely bonkers. It’s great.

I loved Jane Eyre when I was younger… I still do. I love Mr. Rochester, I love Jane, I love how severe and dramatic it all is.

I was really in to Toni Morrison in high school but I haven’t revisited her work since. Maybe its time to do so?? I loved Song of Solomon and I remember reading about how when she wrote it, she was trying to think about men, and her father, and write about men like that… I’m very interested in the idea of women writing men, and trying to get in a male headspace (whatever that means or doesn’t mean) so that’s part of the reason that book was very compelling to me.

There’s probably a lot more, because I do tend to read a lot. That’s what comes up off the top of my head though!!!