books i love and think you should read

Book Recommendation: House of Leaves

by Mark Z. Danielewski

If you are looking for a great horror (some argue that its actually a love story) book I highly recommend this one. It’s my favorite book of all time. It has a very unconventional format and it’s one of those books that gets better with every read through. 

I don’t want to give too much of the story away but the book is about a man doing a documentary on a strange house and strange things within the house.

We will be doing more book recommendations due to high requests, if you have books that you think we should share, please inbox us!

SJM books ranked from least emo to most emo

1) 

okay yeah i know, rowan gets shot, and like, Chaolaena shippers probably cried a lot but Arobyn dies so over all it’s a good experience.

2) 

ALRIGHT LOOK I KNOW IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER BUT. No one important actually dies aside from Suri and Feyre is way more recovered from her trauma in this one so the first person PoV is just happier in general, and Nesta and Elain take down Hybern so really who can complain 

3) 

The emo book that started it all. Pretty emo bc it opens with the protagonist getting released from the slave mines and she is emaciated but Dorian and Chaol are Hot™ and Hetero™ so it’s all good

4)

Pretty depressing that there are 5 books more emo than this one seeing as how in this one the protagonist goes from a shit home life to a shit boyfriend to dying in order to save the entire world. But you know, all in a day’s read??

5) 

Okay so this is where it really goes downhill. WTF Maas. Why’d you have to write Sam Cortlans’s death. I don’t think any of us really wanted it but you gave it to us anyway. But the rest of the book is like, not too emo, except it does hurt seeing Celaena systematically ruin all of her personal relationships. 

6)

Um alright, so this one, idk….emo because Nehemia, like why why why?? I’ll be asking that question until my own death honestly. But also, the end of Chaolaena, the end of Dorealna/Doraelin, also, Aelin?? Who the f is that?? Well now we know, and Chaol’s not pleased about it, and Celaena/Aelin has to be sent away on a ship and wow, this book was just, not a happy read. (this is the only one with a starred review on Kirkus so go figure…)

7) 

Ik wtf, this should be last you’re thinking. But nah, I said emo, not painful. And without the last 100 pages, this would rank at idk, number 3 or so. But those last 100 pages. Fuck me up Maas. I’m still not capable of forming complete thoughts about it and I read it 8 months ago. It’s like she sat down and said, How can I write the MOST painful, bloody ending ever? Idk, maybe have Aelin whipped, have her refuse to count the lashes bc shes waiting for Rowan, but Rowan never comes, oh and here’s an iron coffin let’s shove her inside there too, and ps they are mates and carranam and husband and wife and also Lysandra is going to pretend to be Aelin forever because Aelin is the literal sacrifice to save the world, okay bye now thanks for reading. No, F u Maas. F u. 

8)

Okay so this is a fan favorite but it’s also almost the MOST emo. Coincidence? I think not. Anyways, this is emo because the narrator is suffering from PTSD for the whole book and also suffers through an abusive relationship and her ex bf tries to hunt her down and her new bf lies to her about being her Mate and Immortal Husband and she’s just…not pleased. Basically read this if you hate men but love bats. Not the most emo though because Mor is in this book, and also Velaris. 

9)

Where do I even start? Aelin’s hella depressed and doesn’t really know what name she should use, she’s bitter and angry and depressed about the burden of being queen, and Rowan thinks she is a little shit. Except he is also bitter and angry and depressed, because his mate died, and they have to learn how to stop being bitter and angry and depressed together except it takes aelin burning herself out and nearly dying and then aelin almost dying for real again when fighting valg to get them to realize that. Also, Manon is in this book and she doesn’t know how to feel anything yet, so that’s pretty emo as well. Also idk, i think this might be when the wyrven dies? Not sure, but emo. Dorian and Chaol- also emo a lot. Emo because Aedion is alive?? And has no clue where Aelin has been all these years. Emo because Sorscha dies. Emo because it ends with Dorian enslaved to the Valg. just. Not a fun book. But also a fan favorite. 

Hello, my bookish bees 😊

I am here, once again, to provide assurance that the bookworm life has chosen you and will never ever let you go, even if you don’t meet certain “criteria” that a lot of people think is “essential”.

Without further ado, you’re still a bookworm if…

  • … you don’t read all the new releases

There are sooooo many books coming out each month (no, seriously, it’s insane) and it’s completely normal to sometimes (or always) be out of the loop when it comes to them. It’s a lot to follow and it’s a lot to take in and sometimes it’s not just possible to keep in touch with everything new that is out. It doesn’t mean that you’re not a bookworm if you haven’t read the latest hyped book or continuation of a well-loved series. Most times, I personally can’t afford to buy all these new books. So instead, I save up for when there are sales or special offers. The only downside is dealing with potential spoilers because people are evil.

  • … you only read books from the library and don’t have a personal collection

Libraries are god’s gift to this world and more people should be using them. But I’ve had people tell me that they’re worried they aren’t “true bookworms” if they don’t have a personal collection. To these people I say “fuck that”. I know we all dream of a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast, but we’re not princes in castles and books unfortunately cost a shit ton of money. Also, a lot of people don’t actually have the space to deposit a book collection, so libraries are a great way to keep reading and not hoard books. Seriously though, libraries 👌💯

  • … you don’t have books in pristine condition

I personally keep my books as spotless as possible, but that’s just because I’m weird. A looooot of people love seeing books that are well worn, because that’s a sign of them being read and loved. And I agree! However you choose to treat your books, that’s your decision. Dog-ear them, highlight them, write in them, whatever tickles your fancy, go forth my child and do the thing! Your books, your rules.

  • … you don’t read an insane amount of books/year

I’ve touched on this before: life likes to mess us up and that usually implies it smiling at us and saying “well shit son, no reading for you today 😘”. But that’s okay. Once a bookworm, always a bookworm, whether you read 1 pages a year or 10.000 😊

  • … you only read a certain genre

Hey, we don’t all have eclectic tastes in books and that’s normal and should be in no way questioned. You only read YA books? GOOD BECAUSE YA IS A GREAT GENRE FIGHT ME 👊 You only read classics? More power to you because that stuff is confusing to me 😲 You love poetry and couldn’t think of reading novels? DO THE THING! Just read what makes you happy. I guarantee that you’ll always find people to discuss your feelings/emotions/thoughts with.

Basically, my loves, you’re bookworms. Period. You’ve been anointed into this life and I’m sorry to say, but there’s no way out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mary ❤️

Hollstein Fanfic Rec (Feb 22 - March 27, 2017)

*Listed chronologically by last updated

New:

  • Distant Worlds - MMORPG AU.  Smut
  • The Mediator - Ghost Smut ayyyy.  Laura can see the dead.
  • Common Ground - Laura and Carmilla are assholes to each other upon meeting.  Hate/Love.  Smut.
  • August to November - Another hate at first sight.  
  • i know your face all too well (still i wake up alone) - Her AU with a promise of Hollstein end game.  Mild smut.
  • All Or Nothing - Carmilla and Laura are ex-wives who find themselves remarried after a wild night in Vegas.  Smut.
  • Night Out - One-Shot.  Hollstein are thirsty for each other while out for dinner with Laf and Perry.  Smut
  • hold me by the heart - One-shot.  Canon compliant for episode 3.22.  Smut.
  • In Every Universe - “After Carmilla dies unexpectedly, a distraught Laura receives help from the gods and goes on a mission to make sure that they meet and fall in love in every universe”
  • Tempest - One-shot.  Domestic married Hollstein.  Smut.

Recently updated fics I’m still reading since last rec:

Let’s talk about The Hate U Give.

Folks, if you love YA you need to go out and buy this book ASAP. I’m really, really excited about it. I think that this book, written by Angie Thomas (who you should probably be following on Twitter, by the by), is about to become the new classic of YA lit. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

- It’s kinda longish (over 400 pages) but still a really quick read because you’ll be so invested, a sign Angie Thomas is really doing something right

- It’s going to become a movie starring Amandla Stenberg, the absolute treasure of a person who played Rue in the Hunger Games

- The subject matter is just really important. This is a book born from the Black Lives Matter movement, and it’s stunning. I don’t want to spoil the plot too much, but it’s about a girl named Starr who witnesses an act of police brutality and needs to come to terms with the complicated decision of speaking up.

Please go read this book. More importantly, please go buy this book, or if you can’t, borrow it from your local library - the more a title is taken out, the more the library system will buy. It’s important to show that we want books with diverse stories, and that we’ll put our money where our mouths are.

Dating Cole Sprouse would include...

requested:  MORE COLE SPROUSE PLS could you please do a what dating Cole Sprouse would include… thank u lovely xxxxx

⦁ cuddles
⦁ playing video games
⦁ “NOO, Cole I WON!”
⦁ “No you didn’t!”
⦁ Butt touching
⦁ Late night road trips
⦁ “Are you trying to be tumblr-ish like that?”
⦁ “Not really. Your thigh is just comfortable.”
⦁ A lot of Cole being your chair.
⦁ “Hey, bring your beautiful butt over here missy!”
⦁ People thinking you are “goals”
⦁ Being weird 24/7
⦁ He spoils you, A LOT
⦁ He shows you off, A LOT
⦁ You laughing a lot..
⦁ “Do you guys ever shut up?!?!”
⦁ “Nope!”
⦁ A lot of play fights
⦁ A lot of tickling fights
⦁ Actual fights turn to heated sex
⦁ Loving sex
⦁ Rought sex
⦁ Angry sex
⦁ ALL KINDS OF SEX!
⦁ Singing together
⦁ He being soooooo whipped!
⦁ And Dyl mocking him about it
⦁ Cute dates
⦁ Late night pizza dates
⦁ Staying up all night talking about anything
⦁ Wathing Sponge Bob together
⦁ Reading books while cuddling
⦁ “Should I turn the page baby?”
⦁ “Yes, go ahead…”

Grimoire Tips: Intention Cheat Sheets

Originally posted by killtheinsidegifs

I am a HUGE fan of correspondence charts. Charts are super easy organizational tools that make my life so much easier and I love them. My main grimoire is probably about…45% filled with various charts and tables.

Love them as much as I do, it makes spell writing kind of a bitch.

I can spend more time flipping back and forth between my chart for herbs and crystals and planetary associations than I do actually writing the damn spell. To help me with this little problem, I created Intention Cheat Sheets to go in the back of my grimoire. (In reality, I had less than twenty pages to fill before I could officially say my first grimoire was “full” and I just made this up to take up space…)

The whole idea is that you take a intent, or topic, and you write down all the correspondences for that on one page. And the next time you want to write a love spell for example, you can flip to your Love Intention Cheat Sheet and bam. All your info on love all in one spot. No more flipping back and forth.

Obviously you can add anything to your cheat sheets, but since I’m a hoarder of knowledge, I keep all kinds of correspondences. Here’s some of the basic ones I have on my sheets:

- Weekday best matching the intent
- Moon phase
- Zodiac Signs
- Colors
- Herbs
- Crystals, Stones and Minerals
- Incense and Scents
- Symbols
- Also Known As (for similar intents such and Love v. Self-Love, or Prosperity v. Wealth)

Some of the intents I have in my grimoire are:

- Creativity
- Protection
- Luck
- Curses
- Love, Self-Love and Friendships
- Banishing
- Beauty
- Energy
- Confidence
- Spirituality and Psychic Enhancement
- Dreams
- Healing
- Prosperity
- Cleansing

If you are unsure about what a correspondence should be for an intention, take a moment to write down all the things that you personally associate with that intention. Ignore what you read in a book, or read online. Think to yourself and build your own table. Sometimes it’s hard to build correspondence with things such as herbs or crystals if you’ve never worked with them before, and that’s ok. But if you start to burn some musk scent incense and instead of making you feel romantic or lustful, it reminds you of your dad, well then you can probably scratch that scent off your cheat sheet for love and romance.

As always, witchcraft is a very personal thing. If you don’t agree with someone’s opinion on something, you don’t have to follow it! Do you and own it.

~L

I wanna talk more about maia and magnus’ friendship:

- magnus is always teaching maia some of his own alcoholic creations he’s mixed over the years so maia can add them to the menu at hunters moon so that no other bar in the area can compete with the specialty drinks they’ve made. (magnus likes to tell her that he invented all the popular cocktails but maia just shoots him that look of “I know you’re lying but sure”)

- they totally have hour long conversations about the bachelor/bachelorette, discussing who they think should be given a rose and who should be booted out. they get super passionate about their favourites and always shout at the tv while they’re settled in magnus’ loft, eating takeout and sipping on margaritas

- maia loves reading so magnus let’s her borrow books from his library that contains every genre you could think of. for maia’s birthday, magnus gifts her a first edition book of jane eyre because he knows it’s her all time fave

- maia always takes magnus out for coffee at least once a week so they can catch up and she can tell him about all the crazy things that happened at the bar that week, how she had to break up a fight between two vampires, how some drunk seelie tried hitting on her and ended up vomiting on her shoes. magnus finds it all hilarious.

- maia is super worried when she finds out magnus has a shadowhunter boyfriend because she doesn’t want magnus getting hurt and she wishes all the happiness in the world for magnus so she’s very cautious when she first meets alec until she sees the look he gives magnus, one with such adoration and love, a look she’s often seen in magnus’ eye when he talks about his boyfriend and maia feels this huge sense of relief because magnus is truly happy and out of everyone she knows, magnus deserves love and happiness the most

- maia loves jewellery, not as much as magnus does but she’s always wearing gorgeous necklaces and rings which magnus always compliments. so they always get little gifts for each other. maia gives magnus a small black box at the bar one day containing a silver spiderweb ear cuff which maia claimed it was something she thought he’d like. maia comes round for dinner at the loft and get given a beautiful sapphire ring that magnus saw on his trip to Italy and tells her “something so beautiful must be worn by someone equally as beautiful” and maia just laughs.

- maia is a really giggly drunk which causes magnus to be a giggly drunk too seeing as maia’s laugh is so infectious. they were watching a tv show they usually love but lost interest and as magnus got up to get another drink, he stumbled and fell into the book shelf and stands there shocked “a book just fell on my head, maia” and maia giggles and says “I guess you only have yourshelf to blame”. they laugh over that pun for 20 minutes which is how alec found them, tears streaming down their face while they struggle to tell him what their finding funny without breaking into another laughing fit.

Bisexual (Riverdale Gang x Reader)

Request: Yes anon 

 hi, first off, i really liked your first fic on here. somehow I have gotten completly obsessed with this new show. could you write an image of squad x reader (completly beautiful platonic friendship) where the reader is sassy and swears a lot and is hanging with them and comes out as bi to them?

Word Count: 700 +

I’m sorry if this offends anyone that is bisexual.  I really don’t mean for it to, I’m just trying my best.

Originally posted by nessa007

Of course the first person you told about your bisexuality was Kevin.  While you loved your tight group of friends, you weren’t sure how they were going to react.

“You’ll have to tell them eventually (Y/n/n).  I can tell it’s bugging you.”

“I’m fine Kev.” You told him reassuringly, yet even you didn’t believe yourself.

“Oh I know honey.  You are fine as hell with that ass of yours, but you need to tell them, get that weight off your chest.” He smirked at your dropped jaw, as you slapped his arm.

“Asshole!” You giggled.

“I’m just saying that there is more opportunity to find the right one, that extra special someone when you let your friends know that you dig both guys and girls.” He smiled up at you. “Plus, how else would you find your perfect match without your buddies setting you up all the time.”

“I’d die alone probably.” You state.

“How dare you doubt yourself.” He waved his hand in front of your face. “The wonder bunch is coming at you at 12 O’Clock.”

“Shit.”

You watched as the four of them approached, Betty waving gleefully at you.  When they reached you Kevin stood up abruptly.

“I have to go (Y/n/n), but I’ll see you later.  Remember what we talked about.” He winked.

“Already wiping it from my memory.” You retorted. “Bye Kev.”

“What was that about?” Archie asked as he sat down, followed by Jughead, Betty, and Veronica.

“Oh you know.  Just Kevin being Kevin.”

Your friends immersed in conversation as you all sipped at your milkshakes.  Jughead watched you carefully, putting down his burger, and observing the fact that you had barely touched your milkshake.

Kevin’s words rang through your head. ‘What if they don’t accept me.’ ‘Surely to god they would.’

What the hell is the matter with you?” Jughead suddenly blurted, ceasing all conversation in the group.

“It’s nothing.” You waved him off as he raised a brow at you.

“It’s not nothing (L/n).”  Jughead always used your last name when he was serious about something.  Well, even more serious than usual.

“Kevin told me I should tell you.” Archie had a worried look on his face.

“Are you okay?” He asked.

“Oh yeah, I’m just peachy.” You sassed him. “Just trying to find the best way to tell my best friends in the entire world that I’m bisexual.”

Veronica laughed. “That’s what you’ve been so worked up about?”

You looked down and realization dawned on Archie’s features.

“Don’t you dare think that for a minute (Y/n) (L/n).” He was reading you like a book.  “We will always, and I mean always, love you.” He paused for a brief moment. “No matter what.”

You smiled at his words.  “Thanks Archiekins.  I love you too.”

“Now (Y/n), you must tell.  Who do you have your pretty little eyes set on?” Veronica’s voice was teasing, and you could tell she was really happy for you.

“I don’t know.” You said truthfully.

“Well that won’t do.” Betty fluttered her hand in front of her face exaggerating the expression mildly.  You giggled slightly.

“Oh no.  Don’t get that look in your face.” You stared at Jughead as his smirk grew.

“Well if we’re talking about sexuality.” He paused and smiled, feeling comfortable for the first time in a while.  “I’m asexual.”  

You had known for a while that Jughead was asexual.

“Juggy I’m so proud of you.” You smiled wrapping your hand in his.

“Figured we were spilling secrets, and I couldn’t let my favourite lady reveal hers without me revealing mine.”

“Picking favourites Jug?  I thought I was your favourite.”  Betty mocked hurt.

“I love you guys.” You said.

“To feeling safe.” Archie said easing up his milkshake. “And to believing in yourself.”

“To feeling safe, and believing in yourself.” The five of you repeated together.

And truly, you had never felt more safe, and accepted in your life. 

BTS reaction to you being absorbed in a book and not acknowledging them

requested by @hug-yuri

Seokjin

“I can’t believe you’d rather read that book than spend time with the handsomest man, I mean just look at me~!”

Originally posted by myloveseokjin

Yoongi

*you tend to read a book whenever he’s asleep, so when he’s awake and you’re still absorbed in your book he can get…a little grumpy*

“Yah, I’m awake and you’re still reading? I’m bored, let’s do something.”

Originally posted by amayskpoparchive

Namjoon

*isn’t fazed by it because he tends to forget everything around him too when he’s reading*

“You should take a look at the book I’m reading, I think you’re going to like it:”

Originally posted by https-km

Hoseok

*just loves watching you read*

“You know, you keep biting your lip when you’re focused, right?”

Originally posted by sugaa

Jimin

“Which chapter are you on at the moment? Don’t you read too much, I need to keep up with you.”

Originally posted by itsrapmonster

Taehyung

“Jagi-yaaaah, I’m bored! Why are you so into that book, when the man of your dreams is right in front of you?”

Originally posted by taedamn

Jeongguk

*tries to distract you with his meme expressions*

“Hey, hey, Y/N, look here. You think your book is more interesting than…this?”

Originally posted by w-t-f-yes

-Moon

we get it, you’re gay.
my sexuality is not a shirt that I take off at the end of each day, it is not dirty. I do not dress myself in lesbianism just for the fashion perks; homophobia is not in style. i am not a living light switch, I do not turn myself off to solve all your problems, my light will not go out because it’s too bright for you.
we get it, you’re gay.
if I stop talking about it, it will not go away. I would say I am sorry to disappoint but I am not sorry, I am gay, I am very gay and I am not sorry for who I am, I am only sorry that you have a problem with self-liberation and confidence.
we get it, you’re gay.
I can tell when someone is uncomfortable and my sexuality is making you uncomfortable, you are upset that I am comfortable in my own skin, you are upset that I am comfortable with the fact that I love girls and you are uncomfortable about the fact that I won’t shut up. you can’t silence my sexuality, actions speak louder than words.
we get it, you’re gay.
you don’t mind that I’m gay you just don’t want me to be too gay, because being too gay is distracting. you want me to be quiet gay, nice gay, understanding gay, your-gay-friend gay, let-you-get-away-with-everything gay. I can like girls but I’m supposed to whisper that kind of thing, not shout it. the neighbors aren’t supposed to hear.
we get it, you’re gay.
you say you understand, but you’d rather just push it under the rug. it’s okay if I’m gay, but I shouldn’t rub it in your face. you don’t mind, you say, but you can’t help but notice how many people are gay these days and you assume it must be some kind of practical joke. I am not a joke, my life is not some riddle, do you see me laughing? this is not funny.
we get it, you’re gay.
oh, I’m just rebellious, I’ve been told. a rebellious teen confused by the media, so tell me, where is my army? where are my hundreds of thousands of lgbt soldiers, ready to fight this war on love? we stand united but we are not armed, because if we bring the weapons we have guaranteed ourselves a two-minute five o'clock news slot, tragic tragedy, one-more-gay-gone, let’s save the world, let’s save the gays.
we get it, you’re gay.
“lesbians have ruined flannels for me” because the community was supposed to ask for a style after you denied us basic human rights? I’m sorry gay girls have ruined plaid for you, but it never looked too great on you anyway. maybe you should stick to solid colors; if you put too many shades on one shirt, it might look like a rainbow and someone might accidentally think you’re gay. can’t have that.
we get it, you’re gay.
don’t annoy the straights! eyes wide open, avoiding ticking bombs of discrimination, it happens all the time but there’s no way to prepare yourself for hate speech coming from the mouth of your mother or your teacher or your best friend. I bite my tongue to keep from coming out but you’re just so sure that you can trust me, I’ll get it, no offense, no hard feelings, I will understand.
we get it, you’re gay.
I am not going to hit on you, just because I like girls does not mean that I like you, I love myself and I love being gay. do not make my sexuality about you, my life does not revolve around you. I’ve undressed in front of you my entire life but now you insist on changing in the next room. you don’t say it, but I know. I’m not a friend, I’m a predator.
we get it, you’re gay.
you can ramble all day about how that kid in your physics class is just to die for, but the second I mention that a girl in my history class is cute then all eyes are burning holes into my skin. you don’t have to bring your gay with you everywhere, leave it at home most days, it’s too embarrassing to share.
we get it, you’re gay.
I don’t look gay enough, I’ve heard. do I need to carry a sign with me everywhere to broadcast that I Am Not Straight, I am g-a-y gay, rainbows all over my body and in my back pocket, just so you can see?
we get it, you’re gay.
oh, but you tell me that I am not gay I am not gay because I am a girl that likes girls, I can only use the word lesbian. I didn’t know that I erased my name tag and handed it to you, I didn’t know that you were in charge of what I called myself, I didn’t know you were allowed to police my labels; I never asked for your opinions but that never stopped you anyway, do you understand?
we get it, you’re gay.
so, by gay, do you mean really gay or just a little gay? lipstick lesbian, three-way fantasy, am I right? what stereotype would you like to claim, or would you prefer that I choose?
we get it, you’re gay.
truth or dare has always been a death sentence for me, and anyone that says that party games aren’t lethal doesn’t know pure poison, I grew up drinking venom from vodka bottles because alcohol was nothing to a child on the run. so explain to me why I would stop now.
we get it, you’re gay.
in every wedding aisle there’s a “mr.” and a “mrs.” who’s the man in the relationship, they’ll ask us, nothing about us is traditional but they’ll insist we wear white anyway. marriage equality, what else are you fighting for?
I get it, you’re straight.
you’re the cool straight friend. you’re the best straight friend any gay person could ever have, asking for fashion advice and introducing me as your “gay friend.” you say that you have a pretty great gaydar, and you knew all along. do you also know that I want you to shut the fuck up?
I get it, you’re straight.
capital s “Straight,” straight as a telephone pole, straighter than a ruler. so straight and everyone knows without you saying a word because you people are everywhere. you’re on cereal boxes and billboards and in every television show. you’re the main character but we’re just there for a little drama, an episode or two, and then we’re gone.
I get it, you’re straight.
you have never had to come out of the closet because you were never in one to begin with, you own the entire house and didn’t even give us enough room to be. has anyone ever told you how dark and crowded a closet is? it is so hard to breathe with so little space to exist, I’m surprised my thoughts didn’t suffocate me over the years, would you have even noticed?
I get it, you’re straight.
you’re a girl and you like boys, only boys. I mean, everyone experiments in college, right? everyone loves that song, I kissed a girl, because everyone loves just to give being gay a try without the weight of what it really means. it’s not cheating if it’s with a girl, right? right?
I get it, you’re straight.
no homo, bro! holding hands, sharing drinks, making eye contact, it’s not gay, no homo. just two pals being gals, no homo, don’t worry, we’re straight!
I get it, you’re straight.
you have learned how to hate since the moment you were born. no worries, I have been too, but I unlearned heteronormativity so I could fall in love with myself. you preach it every sunday in church and every weekday at work, you learn that serving me is optional, that you can turn me away because you don’t like who I love.
I get it, you’re straight.
lets talk about me as a topic of class discussion, I am the focus of today’s debate, go. argue your stance. do you think this girl at table three should have the right to get married, the right to adopt, the right to buy milk, the right to exist? do you think this girl at table three is just trying to fit in? do you think the girl at table three should be allowed to go to prom? tell me, let’s talk about the girl at table three, no harm done.
I get it, you’re straight.
you are in every book I’ve ever read. the love stories are always about you, how can you expect me to grow up and not feel flawed? these novels teach me to hate who I am, it’s a miracle in and of itself that I’m still here.
I get it, you’re straight.
“there’s a war on straight people,” excuse me? we are just beginning to come out of the shadows because the earth is only now a little less haunted and you have the audacity to say that you are the ones under attack?
I get it, you’re straight.
every step we take is monitored and broadcast for the world to see. you are just a person allowed to make your own decisions but everything I do respresents my entire community and there is no space for me to make mistakes. I am not perfect but I am trying.
I get it, you’re straight.
you say that me being gay is not a big deal to you, it could be anyone, no big deal, not at all. but it’s a big deal to me, this wasn’t an easy thing to say. why should I silence myself, am I overreacting?
I get it, you’re straight.
there’s no rule book for being an ally and sometimes the borders become a little blurred, it’s easy to cross a line. I will help guide you but I will not hold your hand. I cannot always be there to watch the words that trickle out of your mouth, you have to remember that I am a secret.
I get it, you’re straight.
please stop talking about me like I am the latest news story, I am not a headline in big bold font, sometimes I just need a moment to breathe. I have these words printed into my skin just like a newspaper and I’ve never been more black and white.
I get it, you’re straight.
what’s it like to be gay? oh, you know what I mean, so when did you know? which girl turned you gay? why did you lie to us, how many times have you done it with a girl, what about with a guy? how can you be gay if you’ve never done anything? can you ever really know? what if it’s all a phase?
I get it, you’re straight.
the words we identify ourselves by are your insults. they lock us up for holding hands, they criminalize and sexualize our daily activities because they don’t want us corrupting the children. I’ve spent my entire life in an invisible prison with see-through shackles, this is on my permanent record.
I get it, you’re straight.
have you ever considered that my backpack is heavy because I have to carry the weight of your judgment to and from school every day, I have to carry a fire extinguisher in my lunch box because these toxic words are flammable. I might break my back but at least you don’t know.
I get it, you’re straight.
what’s it like to be “normal”? to never have to deal with the undercover I’m-sorry-for-you stares from the kids in the hallway, the I’ll-pray-for you promises spoken by nice ladies in their sunday best?
we get it, you’re gay.
when I’m telling my love story I do not want to lie. I will not censor the pronouns to protect the innocent because my happiness is not guilt-ridden. I am leaving this book open.
—  we get it.
Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Okay so I just got the CHB Confidential and let me tell you, I loved it! It has things in it that I’ve been dying to know and some good new stuff in it too! I’m just going to say why I think y'all should read it. Like now.

*SPOILERS*

•Chiron leaves some year-round demigods (Percy, Will, Nico Conner, ect.) to watch over camp while he goes out
•don’t worry Annabeth there
•a few pages in and there is already solangelo.
•Nico sings(with other people present)
•Nico is referred to as Will’s boyfriend
•Percy and Annabeth are there.
•They all watch the orientation film since they’ve all never seen it (besides Nico who brought it up)
•Apollo did in fact make the film
•there was a boy a cappella group
•Apollo hula-hoops while satyrs with long rainbow ribbons on sticks
•gay
•Chiron gave Apollo a ride
•tells how CHB came to be
•Pete the Palikos (the geyser god dude) tells about each place in camp
•Annabeth might start making small-houses for a living
•The Stoll brothers
•How Conner got Annabeths note from Tartarus
•Travis sleeps with a whoopee cushion
•They sell Mythomagic cards!!!
•the cards are holographic!!
•Lou Ellen’s last name Blackstone
•probably a spoiler for the upcoming series with Valentina Diaz
•Apollo tells some jokes
•Racheal Elizabeth Dare has a story about her 1st day as orcale
•Racheal can’t have a boyfriend
•there was a prophecy about how CHB would end up (in the past) and now CHB is actually like that.
•*Some restrictions apply.
•Thalia and Leo do an intervieq together with Sally Jackson and Frederick Chase
•family visit day?
•How the climbing wall got lava
•also Leo Valdez
•There is going to be a big party for Athena in August
•Apollo falls on his face
•Sherman is such a trickster (especially for a son of Ares)
•Will Solace is clever and quick
•Laurel and Holly have a thing against the Hunters of Artemis
•Also they’re going vegetarian
•Tyson works in Cabin 9
•A jealous daughter of Hephaestus who goes mad because of love: a diary story
•there is a cursed car in Bunker 9
•Valentina likes Paolo
•Paolo can speak very limited English
•Not Jimmy Dean
•Ferdinand Underwood played on Apollo’s game show
•Woodrow tells us about constellations
•a letter from Grover and Coach
•the creek running through camps woods is called Zephyros Creek
•some good memories of the exploding toilets, percy being claimed, and the underwater kiss
•The geyser dudes are banned from talking to demigods while in the showers
•why sell strawberries?
•Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Nico di Angelo friendship!!!!!!
•they do a Q&A together
•"Percy! Nico!“
•"Anna-be-eth!”
•did I mention Malcolm is there?
•Will and Nico are going to be working on Nico’s shawdow traveling so he doesn’t pass out
•Miranda Gardiner and Sherman Yang are dating
•They “will be doing many things together; I won’t say more, out of respect for their privacy.”
•A little “about the campers in the back”
•Percy has a wiry build
•we don’t know Rachel’s parents first names
•Thalia is said to be “Extremely powerful”
•Nico still travels between camp and the Underworld regularly
•Nico is said to be “very powerful”
•the little note on the back cover from Percy is so salty.

What I didn’t like about the book:

•They forgot to put Will Solace in the little “about the campers” thing in the back!?!!?!
•I’m so angry over that
•They put Butch Walker in there even though he was mentioned like once and Will was in the book a lot more!
•no offense to Butch
•But I AM SALTY about this!!!!
•My Will deserves everything and he’s not mentioned.
• :(

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.
—  Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

anonymous asked:

ur blog is goals and lol at that svt mtl for the gory horror movie XD ik requests aren't open for this but could you do like svt's ideal types? maybe one for bts too? feel free to delete this ask it goes aganist ur guidelines but like ur ships are so accurate... i ship them myself after reading ur reasoning lol (ooh is it alright if i become glasses anon?? soybean anon is already taken)

BTS’s Ideal Types

Glasses anon?? OMO HOW CUTE WELCOME TO THE MINI FAN CLUB lol no this blog is nowhere near that popular yet and of course I could; thank you for asking so politely! I was thinking about doing this a few weeks ago but decided against it after so many asks started popping in my inbox heuheu

Rap Monster: Namjoon’s ideal type, when discussing personality, would be someone who’s mentally intelligent and able to start an interesting conversation; either on worldwide affairs or facts about the last book you two have both read plenty of times. He’s all for an open-minded person, and would cherish a partner that respects his complex thought process. His partner themselves should be able to understand his random ‘facts of the day’ moments, and still love him even after the daily “oops! I broke it…” line.

When it comes to appearances, he would prefer a fiercer look, something more bold and suggestive. It’ll attract him right away, and he’d want to get to know the person better almost instantly. Heads up, Namjoon stans! If you use makeup, striking colors like red and gold would appeal to him, but lay off the excess makeup. A nude lipstick could work too as it contrasts against all those shades. As for clothing, a tank top that shows off your biceps would work just fine; being physically fit is a plus!

Rap Monster’s ideal type would be someone who’s mentally captivating, and clever on first glance. They may even have a rebellious spark in their eyes; it’ll draw him in.

Jin: Jin’s ideal type, in terms of personality, would be a mature person that understands situations quickly and frequently makes correct choices morally and when it comes down to split-second decision making. He’d love someone who can cook AND eat well, since he very much loves food himself. When it comes to dating, I see him as a pretty traditional person, but because he’s unpredictable, I think it’s safe to assume that he would venture out of the path a little to change some things around.

In a much more shallower perspective (not stating that Jin is shallow in the least), he may be drawn to girls (or boys) that have softer features or someone who appears younger than they actually are, such as singer IU or Korean actress Park Bo Young. As long as their choice of clothing and makeup is down-to-earth and nothing too extravagant, it’ll be a ‘yes, i like what i see so far’ from him.

Jin’s ideal type would be someone who’s mature, warm, and motherly; they should be able to handle themselves well in public. He would prefer softer features over sharper ones, basically someone who’s good-looking themselves.

Suga: Personality-wise, Yoongi might go for a calm and patient lover, one that’s able to handle his sassy remarks and lazy habits of his. I mentioned before in one of my mtls that to me, he seems like the most versatile out of BTS; his tastes probably changes a lot in a person. I’d love to see him with someone nearly just as sarcastic and laid-back as him; but it’s not too hard to imagine him being together with a fluffy, peace-loving unicorn either though.

If we’re going to go by appearances, Suga would probably prefer a more ‘swag’ rather than a polished/cute choice of clothing on his significant other, however, the curious eyebrow cocks up only if the certain s/o suits the ‘swag’ look. If the amount of bling-bling is blinding and way too unnecessary, it’ll decrease the chances of him asking them out and make his potential lover look like they’re trying too hard. Makeup isn’t necessary, but if you want to flaunt your good looks, go all in. Purple lipstick, blue eyeliner works perfectly; just remember not to look like you’re trying extremely hard to impress him!

Suga’s ideal type would be someone who’s laid-back and prefers to stay out of drama/gossip. He’d like it if they dressed similar to his style; ripped jeans with a checkered shirt around the waist would be smiled upon.

J-Hope: If we’re going to go by personality, he’ll go all for a smiley, funny significant other. Hoseok, in my opinion, prefers to be surrounded by positivity rather than negativity, so a pessimistic person wouldn’t exactly click with him, romantically speaking. Sure, he’s easygoing and extremely fun to be around with, and doesn’t select his friends or future lover, but a pessimistic person as his partner in life wouldn’t really be his first choice. Hoseok himself is emotional, so I think he’d do well with a caring lover that is able to comfort him effortlessly.

Regarding appearances, Hoseok would be the hardest for me to decide. I don’t think he has a specific preference of clothing or makeup; he’s just as likely to enjoy seeing his lover wearing jeans and a sweatshirt as he is when his lover’s in a tank top with dangerously short shorts. He also wouldn’t mind the body type of his significant other; Hoseok would like chubby people just as much as thin people. It wouldn’t hurt if his partner could dance though; work them moves J-Hope stans!

J-Hope’s ideal type would be someone cheery and has a positive outlook on life. He’s really open-minded, so he most likely doesn’t have a preference to how his significant other should look like.

Jimin: Jimin’s ideal type would be someone who’s extremely thoughtful and generous; someone who’s polite around adults and mostly places themselves second in most scenarios. They always have someone else on their mind when making decisions, and often is concerned about others’ emotions and physical conditions.  His ideal type wouldn’t be the ones that are easily pushed around though, they should be able to have a voice when unjust actions are committed against them, or someone else.

Appearance-wise, he might like a more subtle choice of clothing on his partner, one that he can compliment on and isn’t too extravagant or revealing. I totally see him loving a mature, sexy look on his significant other though! He’d be really aroused by it, and would give them nonstop kisses on the lips or neck.

Jimin’s ideal type would someone thoughtful and generous, who always thinks of others first before themselves. He’d enjoy seeing his partner in formal wear; whether they decide to go the ‘casual’ way or ‘sexy’ way is up to them.

V: V’s ideal type would be a person who enjoys laughing, and has a beautiful smile. He would be instantly attracted to them, as he’s a sucker for charming and sweet people. He would adore a cute and childish partner that he can frequently spoil and coo over too, and since he’s especially sweet with kids, he would want a partner who’s quite good with or loves children also.

When it comes to appearances, V might like a softer, more ‘girly’ style on his significant other on a typical basis, although he would be (pleasantly) shocked if they dressed slightly more revealing once in awhile. He’s the type that wouldn’t really mind how his partner looks like early in the morning; he’d still enjoy giving kisses to them even if they had bad morning breath and would find their disheveled hair adorable.

V’s ideal type would be someone who has a beautiful smile, and frankly, someone who loves laughing. He’s quite flexible with whatever his partner wears, cute clothing might appeal the best to him, however.

Jungkook: Jungkook’s ideal type would be someone who’s flirty but also mature. He would like being teased a little, so out of all of BTS, he may be the one who’s completely unbothered by the fact he’s dating a noona, and instead may even enjoyed being playfully pushed around because he’s younger. His partner should be patient with him; I see it being a problem relationship-wise if they’re not. Jungkook’s around the awkward transition of adolescent to adult, and he’s, frankly, still slightly impulsive. His significant other taking a few cautious steps to being understanding with him would create a stable and healthy relationship that would last a long time.

When considering looks, Jungkook has made us all aware that Korean singer IU is one of the female idols he really admires. He might prefer a taller partner, but don’t dwell on height too much! As long as the gap between his lover and him isn’t too large, it’s not difficult to imagine him leaning down to kiss the top of his lover’s forehead. Regarding the sensitive topic of makeup, Jungkook would probably choose a lighter makeup-look rather than to a heavy one, but of course, he wouldn’t stress over it much.

Jungkook’s ideal type would be someone who’s patient and playful, in addition to being mature when dealing with decisions that could affect their relationship. He would prefer a taller partner, but wouldn’t mind how they dress, unless they reveal a little too much in public (he gets jealous and possessive quickly).

This piece of work is based off my personal opinion. Feel free to disagree with it, as long as aggressiveness is kept at a minimum ^~^. Keep in mind that we, fans, have no to little idea of who BTS actually looks for in a partner so don’t get discouraged!

every single time I reread lotr I revert to being thirteen, nitpicky, and upset about how the movies mischaracterized​ everyone but especially the hobbits and Gimli

that ten year adaption grudge

Ugh....

It really pisses me off when fans of books argue with authors about characters and their arcs…..
“Ooooh that character wouldn’t say that….” or “The character arc is definitely not how it should be!”

I’M SORRY, ARE YOU THE AUTHOR? NO!
I don’t care if you think you know everything about that character and that you’ve read the book a trillion times…..

Accept that the author can do whatever the frick they want with THEIR characters and learn to love and grow with them instead of arguing about what they would or wouldn’t do.

Thank you goodnight.

the signs as oscar wilde quotes.
  • aries: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them” (Dorian Gray; ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’).
  • taurus: “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means” (Miss Prism; ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’).
  • gemini: “Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to” (Sir Robert Chiltern; ‘An Ideal Husband’).
  • cancer: “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. Love only should one consider” (Salomé; ‘Salomé’).
  • leo: “Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood” (letter to James McNeill Whistler, 23rd February 1885).
  • virgo: “Don’t come here. I will come to you. Ever yours” (letter to Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, August 1894).
  • libra: “The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future” (Lord Illingworth; ‘A Woman Of No Importance’).
  • scorpio: “I am so glad you like that strange coloured book of mine: it contains much of me in it. Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry is what the world thinks me: Dorian is what I would like to be — in other ages perhaps” (letter to Ralph Payne, 12th February 1894).
  • sagittarius: “Everyone is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling” (‘De Profundis’; letter to Lord Arthur “Bosie” Douglas, written during Wilde’s incarceration at Reading Gaol).
  • capricorn: “Ideals are dangerous things. Realities are better. They wound, but they’re better” (Mrs. Erlynne; ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’).
  • aquarius: “…we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life… One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” (‘The Soul Of Man Under Socialism’).
  • pisces: “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world” (‘The Critic As Artist’).
A Fool of Mine [4]

Originally posted by evansluke

Title: A Fool of Mine
Chapter: 4/?
Paring: Gaston/Reader
Words: 2,250
Summary: [ “Avoir, Adieu, Goodnight, I’m too wrong, to get right, But I cant wait forever, I’ve always been alone, A fool believes he’s clever.” ]
Tags: @17gnomes-in-a-trenchcoat 
A/N: idk how i feel abt this chapter??? idk also i promise i’ll get that smut out sooN
Part 3 can be found here
Part 5 can be found here


“…My master leads me by another road out of that serenity roar and trembling air of Hell. I pass from light into the kingdom of eternal night…”

You close the book, being sure to mark the page you left off at, then turn towards the man next to you. He is looking at you, though he looks as if he’s in a trance.

“I could listen to you for hours.”

“Well, you did,” you look towards the horizon, where the sun was setting, “It must be near dinnertime now, we should get going back to town.”

He stood, then offered a hand to help you up, which you gratefully accepted.

He helped you pack your things up and watched as you mounted your horse who was grazing nearby. You looked so peaceful. So gentle.

“Shall we go, then?”

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When Wounds Can’t Heal

He wouldn’t usually drink so much. In fact, he hadn’t drank so much alcohol since his stubborn and bull headed youth. When he drank in the past, it was to make himself forget or to make himself fearless (which oft led to flying fists and a time or two of bloodied nose). But he wasn’t drinking now to numb away his pain or to be some pompous, fearless braggart.

No.

He was drinking to slow his thoughts so he could remember. And what he wanted to remember was the good memories. He wanted to remember the long chats they’d shared in the still moments, where the world seemed less busy and she held hope in the palms of her hands. He would rest his head in her lap while she told him stories of wars past and of King’s who were less well known but ruled with a wise thumb. She spoke wisdom over him like a soft blanket that he could snuggle into, safe and protective. This was because she was the embodiment of wisdom, a rare and beautiful treasure.

But his thoughts, if left to themselves and not accompanied by the warmth of a friendly drink, well, they would surely force him to wallow in misery for an eternity. They would replay her death over and over again until he was left sullen and berating himself.

He tilted back the bottle of some hardened liquor that he hadn’t bothered to identify properly, and he let the contents spill down his throat. It burned, not too much, but just enough to make that familiar warmth pool in the pit of his stomach.

He chuckled at himself as he tucked one leg in over the other, sitting cross legged up against the castle wall just outside the gates. If only they could see him now—in this state—what would they think of him then? Perhaps they’d laugh at him or worse, pity him.

The soft sound of snow crunched beneath bare feet made his ears twitch and he turned toward the sound despite his head feeling a bit lumpy and his stomach a bit sour.

“Solas?” Her voice was a soft murmur that could have easily been mistaken for the wind. She called out to him from the shadows but he paid no mind to answer.

If she joined him, he would subject himself to foolishness, cold heartedness, bitterness or something…worse.
He didn’t need her seeing this side of him.

Still, the footsteps grew louder and he closed his eyes. His slender fingers grasped about the neck of the bottle, chilled with white knuckles. Perhaps if he couldn’t see her, she couldn’t see him?

He clenched the bottle tighter as the air echoed with silence once more, hoping that she had gone. But instead, warmed gloves passed their heat into his shoulder and he shuddered at her touch, eyes fluttering open.

“It’s very cold out here. You should come inside.” She gestured to the bottle he held in his hand. “There’s a lot more where that one came from too if you’re in a drinking sort of mood. I understand you just lost a dear friend only days ago. I know you wanted time alone but I can’t have my best mage drinking himself into a stupor.”

He just stared at her.

She looked so lovely standing over him in the dusk. Moonlight washed over the snow, making it glisten and sparkle, showering her face with beautiful luminescence. Her cheeks were rosy and kissed by the wind. Her brilliant hair was wind tossed and wild. Those full lips, though chapped, were perfect and he wanted to kiss them.

“You are so beautiful,” he muttered, gazing into those lyrium blue eyes laced with fade touched silver.

“Thank you Solas,” she said, helping him up and wrapping an arm around his waist.

“I am still capable of walking on my own.”

She smirked. “I know. But indulge me.”

“Then can I also request a proper kiss?”

She laughed. “Depends. What do you consider a proper kiss?”

Solas felt the heat rise to his cheeks as that gorgeous smile danced on her lips.

“I was not referring to my lips, if that helps.” As the words came out, he felt instant dread. There was the foolishness he’d been desperate to avoid. Why had he said such a thing?

He felt his cheeks grow warm, embarrassed for himself.

Much to his surprise she didn’t flush at all.

“Oh Solas, I’d love to properly kiss you everywhere but I don’t think that you’re in a state in which my kisses would be proper at all. Perhaps we should just lie you down, give you a bit of water and I’ll read to you instead?”

Solas felt further mortified yet loved.

“Very well. Proper kisses for another day.”

“Yes, I would enjoy that,” she said with a light chuckle and they tromped their way back to the rotunda.

She made due on her word and laid him across the cream colored divan, tossing a light fur throw across his legs. She plucked a book from off the end table and sat near his head, her back against the divan. He listened to her intently for sometime before his eyes grew heavy and closed. The last thing he felt before sleep took him was a gentle kiss on his eyelids.