book on my head

Besides Harry potter I was always an avid reader anyway as a kid/tween

I loved the world of the lord of the rings but so much of it went over my head as a kid, the movies and books meant I loved the fellowship as characters, but I didn’t have anything from my own reality as a kid to latch onto the characters as a young reader, they were all adults after all although I did like Merry and Pippin for the same reasons I liked Fred and George Weasley, they made me laugh

With the Chronicles of Narnia no matter how removed by time I found it easier to relate to the characters but also I found the intensity of the books a bit much at a young age and it took me till my teens to read them proper so already my understanding of complex characters had developed beforehand

With Harry Potter and similar fantasy books (Artemis Fowl being a stand out for the first 3 books, but also the keys to the kingdom series and spiderwick chronicles) They were for kids and young teens and contemporary for me so I related far more easily to the characters and humour and situations

My attention span and time for reading and money to buy books is all less now as an adult, and it’s been a long time since I read that many fantasy books, so the entire genre is rather nostalgic for me

I won’t go for young adult fiction if i decide to get back into fantasy/scifi novels though, nothing against the genre it’s just frustrating as an adult to go through the priorities and decisions of child and teen characters and often the prose being too simple gets boring and those are both things I deal with through a filter of nostalgia and without that familiarity it’ll just bother me so  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ someday I’ll read another fantasy/sci-fi novel that’s not Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, or Douglas Addams (because I’m already reading those)

my brain is never at peace
i never seem to find quietness
i’m always wondering
will i ever be good enough
i’m waiting
waiting for silence to come
—  t.m.
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“I’m really glad you’re taking her, Harry, she’s so excited.” And she moved on down the table to sit with Dean. Harry tried to feel pleased that Ginny was glad he was taking Luna to the party but could not quite manage it. | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  • Slytherin: There's this really great show I think you should check out!
  • Ravenclaw: Okay, I will.
  • Slytherin: *three years later* Oh, did you like that show by the way?
  • Ravenclaw: Oh, I haven't started it yet.
  • Slytherin: Are you fucking kidding me?

i have never understood people who think musicals are boring/lame. they get away with way more violence, sex, social commentary, and profanity than mainstream movies do, just because its all done onstage in song form

and thats amazing

“They say that calm comes before the storm, but that isn’t quite true. Calm comes after the storm, when everyone’s tears and screams have already drowned and choked them and they have nothing else to say. What truly comes before the storm, is silence. Acceptance of what is about to come. But never calm, dear child, never calm. Because fear is truly the loudest scream of them all.”

- I don’t even know why I wrote this in the first place. Use it!

Sorry if it’s hella dark

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Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

literature moodboard - the lord of the rings/hobbit/silmarillon (just everything middlearth?:))

I know I shouldn’t be talking to you. My friends are disapproving, but you are my guilty pleasure, I can’t resist you. You are the reason I smile and you are the reaoson I cry. But I can’t look past the pain you caused, but then again I am so deeply in love with you that I can’t resist you. I know I shouldn’t be talking to you, but I will.
—  My biggest weakness is you

“ and bronze to summon wicked powers.”