book kick

You’re like one of those dogs, the unwanted ones that have been mistreated all their lives. You can kick them and kick them, but they’ll still come back to you, cringing and wagging their tails. Begging. Hoping that this time it’ll be different, that this time they’ll do something right and you’ll love them.
—  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I like beginnings because they’re so full of promise. The first page of a book, the first day of a job, the first time you buy yourself flowers, the first date with a new man, the first touch, the first kiss, the first kick of a good liquor, the first moment you hold your own baby. I like beginnings because I know there’s always more to come.
things people forget about the outsiders

these are some pretty important things i think people should know bc it could help them w/ their character development or story in general. enjoy!

• sodapop would’ve joined dally in dirty talking cherry and marcia. and if they were greaser girls, ponyboy would’ve joined in as well.

• daLLY IS A FUCKING ASSHOLE WHO HAS JUMPED LITTLE KIDS BEFORE AND AN OLD MAN FOR HIS RING. HE’S NOT GONNA CHANGE HIS ENTIRE FUCKING PERSONALITY FOR YOUR CHARACTER.

• johnny is really good at hiding his emotions. he’s also a brave little shit who can get real sassy sometimes. yes, he is meek and shy, but when he feels the need he can be tough.

• steve is still in school. repeat after me, stEVE IS STILL IN SCHOOL AND ONLY WORKS PART TIME.

• the guys only watch their swearing and behavior around cousin-type girls. if your character is a new friend of pony’s who’s coming over for the first time, the gang isn’t gonna be super-duper nice to her and accept her 100%. they will probabaly be jerk-faces for a lil while, then chill out after she proves herself.

• two-bit wanted to drive to texas to look for ponyboy and johnny.

• darry goes skiing with his friends sometimes and was voted boy of the year. he was a popular, fun guy before he became the dad figure in the curtis household. yeah, he’s hella mature and dad-like now, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to have fun.

• johnny was a good man in a rumble. i repeat : JOHNNY WAS A GOOD MAN IN A RUMBLE. HE COULD KICK ASS, OKAY.

• in the book, ponyboy kicked soc ass during the rumble. he is young and emotional, but he isn’t helpless. i personally hated the way the movie depicted him during the rumble; just letting the socs beat him up and crying out for darry the minute it begins. if you read the rumble excerpt, he obviously isn’t the best fighter but he can defend himself pretty well and can take a punch.

• johnny can take a whipping with a 2 by 4 without letting out a whimper. he isn’t gonna be on the floor unconscious after a punch to the gut, please and thank you.

• cherry is afraid of dissapointing her parents if they see her hanging with pony. i personally believe that cherry overcomes that fear and apologizes to ponyboy after ignoring him at school, and they become good friends. but the only true reason she doesn’t want to be seen with ponyboy is because of her parents. we see she clearly doesn’t really care about half of her “friends” or what she’s supposed to do as a soc (beer blasts and river bottom parties), so why would she care if her other friends saw her with pony?

MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCE ‘EDGE OF VENOMVERSE’ MINI-SERIES!

The new 5-issue mini-series will coincide with the ‘Venom-Variant Covers’ initiative which will see “venomized” versions of Marvel’s titular heroes grace the covers of their books. “Kicking off in June, ‘Edge of Venomverse’ unleashes sinister symbiotes across the Marvel Universe, wreaking untold havoc and destruction. Featuring some of the most popular characters from March’s Venomized Variant Covers, this in-continuity series brings you deadly new Venom combinations, giving fans dream match-ups from some of comics hottest creators. The Marvel Universe is about to play host to an army of Venomized heroes…but whose side will they be on?” More information including characters and creators to be revealed soon. 'Edge of Venomverse’ #1 will be released this June!

Winwin: *places a book called ‘Dead End’ in the middle of the walk way*

Taeyong: *kicks the book by accident*

Winwin: looks like you’ve hit a dead end ( ͒꒪̛ཅ꒪̛ ͒)

Have you ever noticed how Gandalf the White has his own theme music?

When Gandalf the White is onscreen, you often hear a certain musical theme that represents his character.  My favorite version of this theme is the one that plays when Gandalf leaves Edoras with Pippin, at about 1:20 of this clip:

Links to this scene’s soundtrack:
OST: Hope and Memory
Complete Recordings: Flight from Edoras

Although the composer calls this leitmotif Gandalf the White’s theme, and it appears most often when Gandalf is riding Shadowfax/doing something awesome/doing something awesome while riding Shadowfax… it’s also occasionally used for the Rohirrim. You can hear one of the variations I’m talking about at 1:20 in the OST soundtrack Riders of the Rohirrim.

Some (but -not- all) other appearances of this theme:

When The Three Hunters journey with Gandalf to Edoras…(at 0:56 of this clip)

OST Soundtrack: The White Rider
Complete Recordings: Gandalf the White

When Gandalf is freeing Theoden from Saruman’s spell, you hear a version on horns and with a Dramatic Choir instead of the usual violins (beginning at about 2:03 of this clip:)

OST: The White Rider
Complete Recordings: The Court of Meduseld

And of course there’s the Iconic moment when Gandalf charges with Eomer’s troops at Helm’s deep. You hear this theme just as the sun rises over the mountain peak, blinding the Uruk-hai- (at about 4:15 of this clip)

(OST soundtrack: Forth Eorlingas
Complete Recordings: Theoden Rides Forth)

(To request a soundtrack to be analyzed/translated next, reblog this linked post with a request. This one was written after @avoyagetoarcturus requested Hope and Memory! I tag all my soundtrack posts with #lotrsoundtrackfacts.)

Character Study: Jason Peter Todd

Anon asked: sorry i keep asking dick and jason questions but can you like do an overview of their personalities and like use in-text examples? its hard for me to get a grasp on characters and their mannerisms and personalities.

Quick Background: Jason practically grew up on the streets as a kid. Between his father who was stuck in a perpetual revolving door of prison sentences and a drug addicted mother, he didn’t have much of a family life before joining the Batfamily. His father was murdered by Two-face and his mother died of an overdose, leaving a young Jason to survive on the streets. Batman found Jason one night while Jason was in the process of stealing the tires off the Batmobile. Bruce will eventually come to take in Jason and give him the mantle of being the second Robin. After only being Robin for a few years he is murdered at the age of 16 by the Joker. He is resurrected by the Lazarus Pit and has since become the problematic character that we all know and love. 

(Character qualities and In-text examples are under the read more)

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Disney’s DuckTales and Tangled: The Series Comic Books Coming This Summer

IDW Publishing Will Launch Comic Stories Based on the Animated Series

San Diego, CA (April 18, 2017) – Disney fans rejoice! DuckTales and Tangled: The Series are Disney’s latest animated TV series to make the leap from the small screen to the printed page with brand-new comics from IDW Publishing, in collaboration with Disney Licensed Publishing, an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC.

First, DuckTales (woo-oo) returns! Featuring familiar favorite characters like Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck, plus Huey, Dewey and Louie, this comic series will be modeled after the highly anticipated new animated series coming this summer, which has already been picked up for a second season in advance of its premiere. Their comic book tales will kick-off in a #0 issue this July for $3.99, providing the perfect jumping on point for both longtime fans and newcomers. Chances are, you’re already humming along to the catchy theme song as you read this!

This August, Tangled: The Series debuts as an original graphic novel collection titled ‘Adventure is Calling.’ In the novel, Rapunzel will embark on exciting new adventures with Eugene (FKA Flynn Rider), Pascal, Maximus, and her new friend Cassandra in a special adaptation of the series. The collection will feature 72 pages for $9.99, available everywhere comics are sold.


IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos said “We’re extremely excited to expand IDW’s relationship with Disney. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding both of these new animated series and we aim to live up to, and exceed, fan expectations.”

IDW’s history of publishing quality Disney Comics has been well established with such core titles as Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, and more, paving the way for DuckTales and Tangled: The Series to become your next favorite Disney Comic. This summer, Disney begins a new chapter in comics with IDW Publishing!

Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights

Written by Bush when she was 18, the song is based on the novel of the same name. Kate Bush was inspired to write the song by the last ten minutes of the 1970 film version of Wuthering Heights. She then read the book and discovered that she shared her birthday (30 July) with Emily Brontë. Bush reportedly wrote the song, for her album The Kick Inside, within the space of just a few hours late at night.

Heathcliff, it’s me, your Cathy, I’ve come home

I’m so cold, let me in your window