and-thank-you-for-flying

its the anniversary of brian jacques death today and i’ve been thinking a lot about how this man shaped my formative years with his books. i remember my dad use to pressure me a lot into reading them (my brother didn’t like them but for some reason my dad, an avid sci-fi reader, knew and liked these books) and me being the mulish ass i am i didnt for a few years.

then one day i picked up mossflower and i was more than hooked. i was in love. i systematically read every single one of his books after that (i remember it so distinctly, that i followed martin’s story first before i found cluny the scourge). since then, some eight years ago, i’ve read the entire series at least four or five times. it’s insane! i’ve never been so enamoured by an authors books like this, not before and not since. i would reread the books after having let them sit a few months so i could try to solve the riddles with them and i spent a lot of time reciting his poetry to myself (god, that sounds a bit weird, but i really was at twelve so who’s surprised)

i started writing some really basic fanfiction around this time and his works really shaped my writing–how he used description to shape his world, how his plotlines were simple in nature but complex in the richness of his characters and the world around them. how the idea that good would prevail always sat right with me, even though i now know the world is never quite so black and white. 

i don’t know. i always loved reading before i found the redwall series but i never really wrote in the same way before them. i found myself trying to mimic his accents and drawing my own redwall abbey and coming up with plans and characters to set in this incredibly vivid world he created.

it’s been a while now since i last read eulalia and im incredibly saddened that, at least from brian jacques own hand, redwall has come to an end. rest in peace mr jacques–you were a good man and gave a lot to the world, and to many, many children, stories that would endure for a lifetime

leapingtitan asked:

What is your personal opinion on Zeke's method of turning the Ragako residents into Titans, as well as possibly the other line of Titans when he starts the attack on the Survey Corps?

I have no idea, Nick. What about you? Do you have any theories?

In Connie’s village, the people transformed from inside their homes. This seems to indicate that they didn’t need direct contact with the Beast Titan. It’s just not reasonable that he went door to door injecting people.

Chapter 74 supports this. The transformations were completely in sync. And the Beast Titan transformed right along with the rest of his army. An aerosol agent would be too unreliable to achieve this, a tainted water supply to inconvenient.

Whatever method was used is most likely the same one that created the walls, since those transformations needed to happen simultaneously. 

The only thing that makes sense to me is that the Beast Titan has a Coordinate-type power that he can use to create and control titans. Eren may also have this ability but he hasn’t yet unlocked it.

This begs the question, why doesn’t he just transform the entire survey corps? Does he needs something from them? He isn’t attacking them per se, rather he set up a siege. Militarily speaking, the purpose of a siege is not to kill, but to wear down resistance, to make people compliant, to allow room for negotiation.

Dear Tumblr-friends,
in this moment I am not in the position to dedicate much time to Tumblr.
Thank you for all the support, the flying hearts and the reblogs!

I commissioned @flying-shark-reactivated to draw my Sole Survivor, Ophelia, with her love interest, Hancock, and please look at this beauty, I am so in love with it, and I just had to share it with the world!! //;;0;;//

Please go check out their account! They have really cute art and a rad style, and they’re super sweet!! ;;u;;

Again @flying-shark-reactivated, thank you so much!! ❤️❤️❤️

@themirrorstruth: should’ve probably specified which list of questions the numbers were for: “these are actually hella fucking cute y'all”

ONWARDS

3: what random objects do you use to bookmark your books?

I like to use bookmarks, because I don’t really have anything else (also I usually read fanfics bc im trash)

12: what’s your favorite planet?

Uranus :v

46: tell us the worst pun you can think of.

Why would you put me on the spot like this oh jeez

I’M TRYING TO COME UP WITH A PUN FOR STEAKS BUT IT’S A RARE MEDIUM THAT AND IT’S RARE TO FIND ONE THAT IS WELL DONE

60: do you like poetry? what are some of your faves?

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Vodka is cheaper
Than dinner for two

katzeyeset asked:

Kenma really wasn't sure if he wanted to do this, but this pun was best suited for this male after all. "What did the spider do on the internet?" He looked over at the point guard "He made a website."

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     !!!

     That was… “That was actually really good.”

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You’ll Be Back (FCN Prompt 5)

The alphabet finishes, everything ends,
And you’ll say goodbye to your aeroplane friends,
Oh, but just for a while. Maybe just for a day.
For soon you’ll be back, you’ll be starting with ‘A’.

You can try to forget them, just give it a go,
But you’ll see there’s no way to get over this show.
When you next see a lemon, an otter or sheep,
You’ll be back - you’ll be humming the tune in your sleep.

You’re Fandot for life now. There’s no going back.
You’re part of our crew, our Amigo-wolf pack.
So join us in chanting the mantra we share:
Yes, thank you for flying with MJN Air.  

beaubete asked:

Bookshops: Hatchards! It's very close to Fortnum and Mason, too, so when you've finished visiting the oldest bookshop in London you can go to the store where the Queen buys her tea. Both are great for any architecture nuts, too, though they're both often crowded and narrow. I definitely recommend visiting them both!

We’ve been to Hatchards too and it really is amazing, you should definitely visit @lets-fly-home! Thank you for the recommendation @beaubete

More info about Hatchards - https://www.hatchards.co.uk/

And Fortnum and Mason - https://www.fortnumandmason.com/