am i the only one who ever read these books

book: octavia was the only person in the world who truly knew him. there was no one else he really cared about ever seeing again. but then he glanced over clarke […] and suddenly he wasn’t so sure.

show: you and me. screw everybody else. let’s just…go.

anonymous asked:

rav are u a fan of reading erotica

stop… thou knowest I am chaste and averse 2 sins… the only erotica I’ve ever read is Venus in Furs by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch it’s a quaint 19th century tale of this guy called Severin who gets off by being beaten and abused by a dominatrix and it’s one of my fav books my url is named after it 

If you can ever read only one book as a sci-fi/fantasy nerd, read ‘Monstrous Regiment’ by Prattchett. If you ever feel that no author can ever present a truthful, real female, read ‘Monstrous Regiment’ by Prattchett. He wrote women as women, for women and most importantly- he wrote them for girls.

I grew up with Prattchett’s women. They taught me to know myself, to know how strong I am, to do things 'as a girl’. They showed me women of every age- eleven year olds and old witches., funny little fat witches and scary, werewolf sergeants who happen to be female. His dwarven ladies in the Discworld show us what feminism really is– in a male-normative society they dare crush thousands of years’ worth of dogma with theit steel stilletto and change society, one skirt at a time. He showed me AdoraBelle Dearheart- a chain-smoking, sarcastic young woman that falls in love with the protagonist yet never loses her objective from her eyesight. He showed me Agnes Nitt- the extremely large young witch who is thoughful and is not a waiflike, adorable heroine: she is strong and large, has a gorgeous voice, is pragmatic and gets to the bottom of things.

I wish I could tell you something about Granny Weatherwax, but I cant. The woman is an experience.

Read Prattchett, everyone. Especially young women and girls- read Pratchett. I dont know why there are not a million posts here about him and his women. He wrote women so well. Old, fat, wise and silly, queens and maids and witches and just… women. Asexual and aromantic and lesbian and transwomen (arguably..). Tiffany Aching is also one of the best things to present your daughter with.
All that aside, the man had an amazing dry, sarcastic wit and sometimes a certain grand verbosity.

I couldnt NOT write this. I just finished reading 'Monstrous Regiment’ for-what? The fifth time?- and Im teary and laughing and argh. I wish I could tell him what an influence he’s been on my life. 'Problems start when you begin treating people as objects’ , 'Sometimes you can only choose between two evils’.

If you ever learn something from me, read Pratchett. He wrote people as people. I love his works.

Alberto Rosende: Simon was the only role I ever went out for and after reading it I can see why. I felt like he was the only one I really connected with after reading the books. I wanted to be a Jace but I knew that that wasn’t who I am. Where with Simon it was very close to who I am.