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George Harrison in Brazil, February 1979; with Emerson Fittipaldi in Sao Paulo (photo 2); with Gene Hackman and Gary Wright at the Grand Prix, Sao Paulo (photo 4).

Photo 1 © Oswaldo Luiz Palermo/Estadão, courtesy Acervo; photo 2 courtesy soundsandcolours.com; photo 4 possibly courtesy Hit Pop, via dopropriobolso.com.br; photos 3 & 5 © Frederico Mendes (with many thanks to a comment on thateventuality’s Instagram for this information!)

“Shortly after landing, we [Gary Wright and Chris Agajanian] drove to Interlagos, where the race was to take place. The plan was that we were to meet in Emerson Fittipaldi’s motor coach after we arrived; Emerson was a good friend of George’s and one of the Formula One drivers in the race the next day. George warmly greeted us and immediately introduced us to Emerson; the conversation turned to the upcoming race. Chris, who knew a lot about Formila One racing, asked George is by chance he knew the drivers’ names and starting grid positions. George took out a piece of paper and, from memory, wrote them all down for Chris. I was very impressed at both his memory and his knowledge of racing. We soon left for our hotel, where we met another driver and friend of George’s - Jackie Stewart. After settling into our rooms, we headed for a restaurant while being chased by the paparazzi and Beatles fans. George was surprisingly calm through it all.

The next morning we were picked up by a helicopter and flown to the track, where we viewed the race from the garage pit area. The actor Gene Hackman was also hanging out there; Chris had known him from the times he attended races at Ascot Raceway. Jacques Laffite, driving a Ligier-Ford, won the race that day.” - Gary Wright, Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, And My Friendship With George Harrison

The following excerpts have been translated with the help of Google Translate:

“Well, first, I’m a gardener. I spend most of my time today, planting: only in November, I planted more than 50,000 seedlings. Secondly, I am a composer; third, a guitarist; and fourth, a singer. This is more or less the order.” - George Harrison, Hit Pop, 1979

“I think it’s important when you make a record, people know that it exists. It would be a shame if no one knew. But being famous, not. It makes you crazy. It would be nice that everyone who wants to be famous would be, for a week, to feel how hard it is?” - George Harrison on whether he feels it’s important to present his music, Hit Pop, 1979

“I have a son who’s six months old, and it is much better to stay with him at home than be saying all this nonsense about the Beatles.” - George Harrison, Hit Pop, 1979

Here we go!! I’m finally satisfied with my second original character, Matt! Some infos:

- purest cinnamon roll
- Mom Friend™
- Dog Enthusiast (will change sidewalks just to pet a puppy)
- v gay for Toby
- book addict
- great at creative writing, mediocre artist
- confident in his physical appearance but painfully shy
- blushes VERY easily
- has too much weight on his shoulders
- always blames things on himself
- prone to depressive moods and overthinking
- likes to do sports that are fast and exhausting (helps to take his mind off stuff)
- has like 2 friends but would sacrifice a limb for them if he needed to

I’m still working on their story but I already wrote a little bit about Toby and their group of friends here! Next ones are the girls! :)

Being a muggleborn at Hogwarts would include...
  • Being completely surprised when you get your letter, especially since you have always loved books about magic and have always dreamed about having some sort of magical powers.
  • Your parents not being sure whether they should let you go or not, but they agree it is for the best to let you go after you’ve set several things on fire by accident.
  • Being shocked when you find out that electronics don’t work in Hogwarts.
  • ‘‘But how do I hae to keep up with Doctor Who now?’‘
  • Writing to your muggle friends to ask them to keep you updated on your favourite shows and youtubers.
  • Them keeping their promises, but sending Howlers instead. So every now and then a Howler screams through the Great Hall about how ‘Sam and Dean died again and how Sherlock jumped of a building but lived, oh and the Doctor has a new companion.’
  • Purebloods being very concerned about these ‘Sam and Dean’ and asking if they were close to you and if you are okay.
  • You telling them that ‘it’s okay, they have died so often anyways, they’ll probably be alive again next week.’
  • Using pen’s instead of quills.
  • ‘‘What kind of magical quill are you using?’‘ ‘‘…You mean this pen?’‘
  • ‘‘Constanly making muggle references, all of the time, causing muggleborns to laugh and purebloods to look at you weirdly.
  • Standing up for every muggleborn witch or wizard who get’s bullied for being a muggleborn.
  • Teaming up with other muggleborn’s to figure out how to make electronics work at Hogwarts.
  • Eventually you find out they work in the Chamber of Requirement, so every weekend you and the other muggleborns go and catch up with the news of the muggleworld.
  • Trying to explain gifs to non-muggleborns.
  • Making dubsmashes in the Room of Requirement.
  • Showing horrorfilms to the few purebloods who have never seen a film before, and scaring the living daylights out of them.
  • ‘‘Is this what muggle’s do in their spare time?! HOLY FUCK muggle’s are dangerous!’‘
  • Introducing your wizard friends to muggle music, and them loving it.
  • Figuring out how to make paintings and pictures alive so that you can chat with your favourite characters.
  • Your patrones being one of your favourite characters, like from a tv show becaue you love them so much.
  • Asking if Camp Halfblood and Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters are real too.
  • Being really happy that instead of Math or English you get classes such as Defends Against The Dark Arts and Potions.
  • Your parents insisting that you keep up with your muggleclasses anyways, or at least during the holidays.
  • Magic amazing you every day again.
  • Just being an amazing witch or wizard who is a wonderful addition to the wizarding world.

aboutbooksanddreams  asked:

I love your challenge idea so much, Renuka!! I'm so doing it! But I need your help. Can you recommend any Historical Fiction book and any Fairy-Tale Retelling? I'm at a loss here.

Thank you so much May! <3 I am planning to do a post before each month starts of my favorite books from that genre (or books that I want to read from that genre). But here are some of the ones I can think of from the top of my head! 

Historical-Fiction

  • A Countess Below Stairs - Eva Ibbotson
  • A Spy in the House - YS Lee
  • The Secret Garden/A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Prisoners in the Palace - Michaela MacColl
  • The Pale Assassin - Patricia Elliot
  • Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson

Fairy-Tale Retelling

  • Cinder - Marissa Meyer (Cinderella)
  • Entwined - Heather Dixon
  • Scarlet - AC Gaughen (Robin Hood)
  • The Frog Princess - ED Baker 
  • Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
  • Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball - Jessica Day George

For historical-fiction I tried to stay away from adding magic and fantasy because those I plan to do for other months (although you can cross genres if you wish!) and for Fairy-Tale Retelling there are so many more that sound so good but I haven’t read yet! 

More Fairy-Tale Retellings (that I haven’t read)

  • Strands of Bronze and Gold (Bluebeard) - Jane Nickerson
  • My Name is Rapunzel - KC Hilton
  • Midnight Pearls - Debbie Vigue (The Little Mermaid)
  • Beauty Sleep - Cameron Dokey (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Before Midnight - Cameron Dokey (Cinderella)
  • Winter’s Child - Cameron Dokey (The Snow Queen)

So I personally, plan to do one of the ones above because they sound so good! Hope this has helped you find something that you want to read! 

Happy Reading! 

TAG! goodbye 2013, HELLO 2014! (book edition)

Rules: In a text post answer the questions below, make sure you include the rules. Then tag 14 people (in honor of the upcoming year). Makes sure you let people know that you tagged them!

I was tagged by: readingdreamingwriting, and later by the lovely rissa-reads!

I tagggg: thebookmunkie | booksthatstartwitha | the-bookshelf-at-the-end | about-books-and-dreams | completelybooked | pandabookcrisisacciobooksandsunshineagirlobsessedwithbooksliterature4evergirlthatreadslifeofbookwormthelovelylifeofareader | withlovethebookworm | theclassicreader

  • Favorite new release of 2013: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  • Favorite book you read in 2013: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Favorite new series you discovered in 2013: The Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout.
  • Favorite debut author of 2013: Kristin Cashore (she didn’t debut with Graceling in 2013, but I found Graceling in 2013 so…)
  • Prettiest book cover of 2013: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Most disappointing new release of 2013: Perdition by Ann Aguirre
  • Biggest reading regret of 2013: Caged by Amber Lynn Natusch
  • Best book to movie adaptation of 2013: Warm Bodies (i like the movie better than the book)
  • Favorite character ship of 2013: Karou and Akiva 
  • Did you have any reading goals for 2013? did you reach them: NOPE!
  • Most anticipated book of 2014: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Most anticipated book to movie adaptation in 2014: none :(
  • What are you reading goals for 2014: I never set goals. i just read.

3. I dreamed about you, lover. It was cold and you were wearing three jackets and I made you take off two so I can keep them because I didn’t know when I’d see you again. I invited you over to my house but was too afraid to take you inside. Instead we sat on the drive way. We planned to get on a bus and go away but the neighborhood kids were just outside my gate and I told you how scared I was of them. With a glance at them and then at me, your eyes danced with amusement. I don’t think I remember the color of them but I felt like I was floating and it was only possible because you were looking at me. We didn’t move. We stopped time. You were leaving soon but you physically didn’t say it. I just knew. Your lips moved although I couldn’t hear anything coming out of them. They were silent melodies. I heard Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Summer. You could’ve caught a cold that day but you didn’t. It was almost like the power of love had caged you in a bubble, bullets would bounce back on themselves. The worst virus could have been spreading through the air and it would have gone right around you. You radiated comfort, love, and hazy warm feelings. I’ve never felt any of those in real life together. You blew bubbles in my chest and I was terrified with one wrong move, everything would pop. That’s how I knew this was a dream: no matter what I said or did I could never mess this up. Your love felt threatening. This love in my dream felt secretive. You felt forbidden. Like I wasn’t suppose to be seeing you, like nobody knew about you. Towards the end of my dream, I remember I pulled the two jackets you left me to my chest and I hugged them so tightly I thought they’d disappear if I let them out of my sight. You were out of my sight and the hazy feels felt too legit too not feel the loss. Lover, when will we see each other again? Lover, why can we not see each other again? Who have we disobeyed? Lover, lover, lover, I hope we don’t have to keep distance from each other. 

  - Dear Future Lover ( via Thetrinityvoice )

anonymous asked:

just got off a 12 hour flight so all i'm thinking about now is being all domestic with digger and going on holiday with him. watching a movie together, cuddling, falling asleep on him. he sits by the window and he holds on to you as you sleep, he really likes looking out and seeing the scenery pass beneath him, he is peaceful. that idea came about from the dream sequence deleted scene in the book when he's in the desert, just liked the thought of him feeling calm and happy with you by his side

domestic!Digger kills me and hurts my soul i cANNOT TAKE THIS

Tiger in a Tutu is the sweetest little picture book about a tiger called Max. His dream is to ballet dance on stage in Paris but he’s sure no one wants to see a tiger in a tutu… Until a friend called Celeste helps him get the confidence to perform. This is an adorable picture book and the story is a great allegory about being a gender non-conforming kid fitting into a world that’s sometimes unwelcoming (not to mention the importance of supporting your friends!) a diversity of gender presentation is SO IMPORTANT in picture books and I’m thrilled books like this are being published. Thanks #orchardbooks 🐯💕

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anonymous asked:

okay i love your art but I am a bit confused about the dream pack because in the books I didn't find any references to their physical apparence, so i was wondering how can everybody draw them in the "same " way thanks :)

there are no references to their physical appearances in canon whatsoever besides proko having prominent ears and sloped shoulders, so… you’re not wrong on that haha

i don’t think everyone draws them in the same way? i actually don’t see much (visual) art of them besides from myself and @dimtramp and @natroze haha. i drew my own interpretations of them about half a year ago and have since had various fic authors ask if they could use my drawings as ref for their writing descriptions, but otherwise idk! if you see other people drawing the dream pack boys in the same way as i’ve drawn them, then… i guess they are just copying my character designs lmao idk

ive been having reoccurring dreams about coming into school without having done my senior project summer homework but the weird thing is its never JUST being at school without my homework, theres always something wild going on too,, like in the most recent one i was able to make up the work by ridding the school of zombies who all looked disturbingly like a

Asking for a friend.

Am I going to be known as the girl in my family that got in a lot of college debt and never truly found her purpose in life?  Who never met the dreamy firefighter and always spent too much money at coffee shops writing about shattered dreams and old flames?  And never published her book of poems?   

kiki200365  asked:

Nct dream and bts reaction to their s/o wanting to write a book about them?

NCT (Dream): 

Would be confused. “Why would you wanna do that? I’m kinda boring”. Wouldn’t get the point and would think that you could do better writing about something else (would be very humble) - Haechan, Chenle, Jeno, Mark, Renjun

Would love it! Would love that you’re interested in them and would try to do exciting things for you - Haechan, Jisung, Jaemin, Jeno, Mark

BTS:

Would be confused. “Why would you wanna do that? I’m kinda boring”. Wouldn’t get the point and would think that you could do better writing about something else (would be very humble) - Rap Mon, Suga, Jungkook, Jin, Jimin

Would love it! Would love that you’re interested in them and would try to do exciting things for you - Tae, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope

I’ve repeated the reacts because i think there’s only a few ways to go about this, i hope its okay! Also this is just my opinion and members are interchangeable, and finally some members are repeated because i see them going either way/ on both! 
Thanks for your request and i hope you like it!

New friends!

I really want to meet new people on here! I see how everybody has their own little group of friends on tumblr and I’m here like ???? how do they do it???lmao so anyway send me a message if you’d like to be friends! or just start a conversation I swear I’m chill and i’ll try my best not to let the conversation die we can talk about each others or our dreams, goals in life, relationships, music, books, art, absolutely anything I’m sure we’ll find something in common


ps. if you’re shy you can just like/reblog this or follow me so i’ll message you first with a little introduction and a question to discuss so it can lead us to different topics xo 

Tag game

Tagged by: @a-court-of-books-and-dreams (Thank you! I actually love doing these!) 

Countries I’ve lived in: England                                                             

Favourite fandom: Gone Fandom by far :D                                                                

Languages you speak:  English, french but only because I have to at school (i suck at it)                                                                       

Favourite film of 2016: Loved Zootropolis - saw it with my sister just after my bf broke up w me :(   Cheered me up :) Very positive film. Also London Has Fallen was epic. Loved that too.

 Last article you read: I don’t even know xD

Shuffle your music library and put your first 3 songs here: 1- She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5, 2- N.M.E. by set it off, 3- War by Poets of the fall

Last thing you bought online: Haven’t actually ever bought anything online myself as I am broke!!!! If I do, it will be books or a bday present for a friend

Any phobias or fears?: Terrified of losing people I love, being rejected or anything like that. A lot of friends have completely ditched me so I am constantly afraid that everyone else will. Scared of being lied to….lots of fears to do with people. Also needles….gore doesn’t scare me or anything but incisions or anything piercing the skin makes me feel funny. needles particularly

 How would you describe yourself? Not sure. A little bit shy, a little bit smart, 

How would your enemies describe you? Oh I know this! Know-it-all, teacher’s pet, geek, nerd, show off, try hard, weird, boring, forgettable, ….etc, etc. I know because I’ve heard them. It don’t bother me. They won’t be so cocky when I have a happy family and am rich. They can go look at themselves in a mirror and realise being a “teacher’s pet” is a lot better than being a horrible person who tries to put others down :)

Who would you take a bullet for? Friends and family. Anyone I love. Anyone who deserves to live. <3

 If you had money to spare what would you buy first? Books or merch or little collectibles! Love those pop vinyl things and my room does need something like them to decorate with :) Just anything I can use to make my room even more awesome (possibly more related to ma fandoms)

Tagging: @books-on-the-brain , @missherondaletobe @bookgelato @fifiandtheflowercrown @wentworthlibrary and anyone else who would like to do it!!! Don’t feel pressure to do it but I love finding out more about everyone on here :D

a tag thing idk

tagged by @catifrey (gurrrrl its u eve ry tiem)

rule: tag 10 people you want to know uhhh well @otomesiren @mignonnefeuille @aitheon @eagleoverlord @angelsdoexist @eeveedream idk lmao ?? ignore me™

Favourite Anime/Manga: Miyazaki movies, OPM, AoT, Orange, Hirunaka no Ryuusei, Sakamoto desu ga, etc. (i like lots of manga but i dont remember the titles rn)

Favourite Video Games: MDSOA and Sims 4 cuz thats all i got rn lol also Final Fantasy but liek i dream about it

Favourite Books: artbooks lmao i haev like 1000. and Harry Potter.

Favourite TV Shows: i don’t really watch TV anm but i like most of the shows on Investigation Discovery. was also into Property Brothers and Fixer Upper.

Last Song I listened to: https://youtu.be/RATIJTenY8g

First Language: Vietnamese