books i'm excited about

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she’s a handsome woman // panic! at the disco

y’all: i’m not gonna watch the trc show if [x] and [y] and [z]

me, with my popcorn already popped: ……………………………

i know i’m in the minority on this site, but i’m actually happy about the disney remakes

Here’s a sliver of a thing I’m working on.  :D

I commissioned a modern Tarzan and Jane from the incredibly talented @punziella and here’s the final result!! I couldn’t be happier with it, it’s absolutely perfect and I just love it so so much I can’t stop staring at it, thank you so much Pauline!!

i spend my time going from being hyped about one star wars thing to the next

Other Tortall stories I want, most of them courtesy of those same conversations with my brother:

-Kally’s story, obviously

-A story set in the time of Jason the conqueror (Jon’s grandfather), possibly about Lianne navigating the court and marrying Roald. I want to see how female agency works in a more traditionally feminine setting. We’ve seen how more atypical Tortallan women get their agency (knighthood, magic, etc), but I’d like to see how a convent-raised woman navigates her world (without going the ‘supporting a wannabe tyrant’ route of someone like Delia. Although, now that I mention it, Delia’s story would be fun too).

-A story from the perspective of a Stormwing. In keeping with the themes Tammy keeps returning to, I want the story of the first Stormwing to become a knight.

-A story or six about the Bazhir as told from their own perspective. I want to know about their history and their magics, about their relationships to the Old Ones and the Ysandir, about navigating the world as a colonized people. I want tensions between different tribes, with arguments about assimilation and losing their culture. But I especially want an exploration of magic. We know the Raka shape their magic very, very differently from the Luarin, both due to old traditions and due to the pressures of being colonized. How do the Bazhir shape theirs? How does the Gift intersect with the ancient magics of the desert? What do they do about Gifted women, and what positions were traditionally open to them? I just really feel like the Bazhir were under-served by mainly appearing in SotL, when Tammy’s worldbuilding was new and her understanding of things like colonialism wasn’t as developed.

anonymous asked:

hey lottie, if it's alright could you let us know what you thought of The Love Interest after you finish it? i've been anticipating its release for months but i'm seeing a lot of mixed reviews and i'm a little nervous now lol.

when I die I want YA author Cale Dietrich to lower me into my grave so he can let me down one last time 

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Me when I finally get my copy of Superfruit’s coffee table book. I’ve had it preordered since they first announced it and have been waiting impatiently ever since. I’m gonna be sooo happy when it arrives and I can finally hold it and look at/through it. I won’t leave it on a coffee table though, it’ll stay in my room, for two reasons; 1) we don’t have a coffee table and 2) I’m like Mitch…I don’t share.

Some blog changes

Hello all! 

I have been toying with the idea of changing my URL, but I also like the one that I have, plus I am worried that no one will know who I am if I change my URL lol. 

So instead I changed my blog around a bit, updated the bio, changed my title to something close to what I would have changed my URL to, which would have been Morningstar…….something.

Morningstar was actually supposed to be my name, since I am half First Nations/Native American, but my parents went with Bethany instead, since I didn’t look as First Nations as they expected me too. So Morningstar is a special name to me and I wanted to honour it somehow, as I explore more of my heritage.

And I will be doing that a lot in the coming months, as I do research for my new book idea, which is about Native American characters, and is set in the 1800′s. And since I wasn’t raised in the Native American culture; as I was adopted by my awesome parents (who are not First Nations), I don’t know as much about my heritage as I would like. I have never been ashamed of my heritage or denied who I am, and I always said that I wanted to learn more about my Cree heritage, but I only looked into it a bit, always saying that I would explore my heritage fuller at a later date. Well it’s a later date. And I am so excited to learn all about my heritage, from finding my birth father to discovering who my ancestors are. And so much more. 

And since there is a serious lack of Native American OFC or Reader inserts, I am making a point to write more of them, and not just Aqua. I don’t know if there is much call for such characters but I feel that there needs to be more of them. 

Thank you and please continue to enjoy my blog!!! Now I must get back to writing.

xoxo

books i own and will read this summer!!!

  • the plague - albert camus
  • pansy - andrea gibson
  • our numbered days - neil hilborn
  • the unbecoming of mara dyer - michelle hodkin
  • the unbearable lightness of being -  milan kundera
  • inferno - eileen miles
  • survivor - chuck palahniuk
  • the rithmatist - brandon sanderson
  • macbeth - william shakespeare