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awkwardstilinski  asked:

So I just read Fahrenheit 451, and Slaughterhouse-Five and I was wondering if you had any book reccomendations with a similar tone/idea?

I’ve only read Fahrenheit 451 out of those two, so it’s probably best if I ask for a lifeline from my followers. Top of mind suggestions: Brave New World, The Handmaid’s Tale (I didn’t like it, but most people do), and Player Piano. I also read about a book that sounds fascinating, and it has been mostly forgotten: Looking Backward. Check the descriptions of those books.

Followers, what say you? 

my favourite “first kiss” trope goes like this:

  • first kiss very hesitant shy not sure how the other will respond
  • lips gently pressing together softly exploring this brave new world
  • pulling back to look in each other’s eyes
  • sudden realisation that this is real and happening
  • they feel the same way it’s beautiful
  • i kissed you and you kissed me back
  • for real
  • my dreams are coming true
  • a long, blissful moment of mutual contemplation of what just happened and all the many implications thereof
  • and then they go in for the second kiss and it’s like
  • alrightie then time to EAT EACH OTHER’S FACES AND TEAR EACH OTHER’S CLOTHES OFF
BRAVE NEW WORLD by  Aldous Huxley Review

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Savages.

Description: I feel like anyone knows at least a mild description of 1984 by George Orwell. Well, this book is kinda like 1984, except for the fact it was published earlier, and it’s better. The human world is a mess, and future, which is described in this book, is even messier, though at a first look we understand that it became like this after humanity tried to fix the problem. High technologies, manipulating and banning religion, books, love and music have changed society dramatically. And people are happy in this kind of setup. But, despite those things, there’re still people who don’t fit in a standard, who are not happy, like a main character – Bernard. Well, actually, the main character is John, the Savage, but he shows up in, like, the end of the book. John wasn’t raised in this weird artificial world, he grew up reading Shakespeare (who is banned) in reservation for “wild people”, who have not been affected by civilization, and then he, all of the sudden, becomes a part of this civilization, with babies raised in bottles and a pill that is taking away all the doubts, so we can see through his eyes how fucked up world is.

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

Okay, first of all, I see this book as a must read. It amused me, it took my breath, I couldn’t take my eyes of its pages. Fist 50 tho, yeah, first 50 pages are boring. I started reading this book twice, but first time I quitted on 30 pages, and I regret that a lot. This part is a long boring and extra description of this world structure that makes you understand it better, so it’s worth reading.

This book is really scary. Scary, funny and strange, even though there’s no jokes or horror in it. The concept of future is incredible well-written, I wouldn’t be surprised if we will have things from it in real future (actually some of them we already have). And another great thing is when they talk about past – past in which we kinda live now, - and they talk about it like it’s something awful, like having families and dreams are the same thing as living in a cave. Well, maybe it is true, actually? It’s just book, who knows how would it feel if it was reality.

“We don’t want to change. Every change is a menace to stability.”

I loved the main character – the Savage. He’s very debatable and… different? Diverse? He’s silly and naive, but at the same time he’s the most clever and wise above others.

The thing I loved the most and I keep thinking about it still, after it’s been a month after I finished this book, is a dialog that is placed on the last few pages, between their nation president (?) and the Savage. Oh. This is the reason why I was reading the whole thing, this is what stroke me the most. Outstanding.

“All right then,“ said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.”

“Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat, the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.”

There was a long silence.

“I claim them all,” said the Savage at last.”

And also reading this book and finding common between artificial written society and a real one is fun. And terrifying. Mostly terrifying.

Just read this book, if you like books with a bit of meaning. Finding and understanding it is very fascinating.

“Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They’re too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I’m so glad I’m a Beta.”

Also, read my other book review - 99 FRANCS by Frédéric Beigbeder.

Every SteveTony Fanfic Ever (the it never gets old remix)

Steve decides that he has to rescue Tony before he collapses from sleep deprivation due to an all-night engineering binge working on his repulsors/Clint’s exploding arrows/Nat’s stingers/Bucky’s new arm/something Fury yelled at him to do for SHIELD. Steve buys bagels/doughnuts/cupcakes/sandwiches during his morning run, freshens up as soon as he gets to the Tower, and wears a white, almost transparent t-shirt that shows off all his delicious muscles. Even though he’s still damp from the shower, Steve takes the elevator down to Tony’s workshop.

Dummy and Butterfingers chirp happily as soon as Steve arrives and he moves to pet them, then tosses them a ball as they scurry after it with tiny beeps of joy.

JARVIS informs Steve that he just missed Tony awake ten minutes ago. Tony is hunched over his desk fast asleep, face smeared with oil/grease stains, tank top all rumpled, and hair all messy, but he is still the most beautiful man Steve has ever seen. Steve smiles to himself and sits on the couch/in his own Cap-designated corner with all his art tools to make a quick sketch of sleeping Tony. He’s already finished up five super secret Tony sketchpads. At first they’re just sketches of Tony in his armor, but recently the pages are full of Tony’s long, slender fingers/his smile/the curve of his back and ass.

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@blades-and-lenses - liked a starter call.

“You’re a changeling?!” the teen would blurt in a bout of shock that seemed to only last a moment. Over the past few months, nothing seemed absurd anybody, and these odd chains of events left him somewhat used to these strange twists.  “Man, I never would have guessed. Are you with Strickler? Wait, he’s not that evil last I heard, but still. You better not be up to something or we’ll find out, and just because Jim’s not around right now doesn’t mean the others won’t whoop you if you are.”

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HI!!! this is me and my friend miriam representing team la during the brave new voices finals this year and it’s the best 3 minutes of my summer

shakespeare au series

the tempest in space

“O brave new world, that has such people in’t!” - Act 5, Scene 1

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lesbian meteor shitfic

(a series of rlly awkward disconnected moments and unnecessary pov switches marked for your convenience. aka where everyone is ooc and i couldnt decide how horrible vriska should be)

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you realise, someday, that you’ve lost track of the time. you’re not good at keeping up anymore, not since they all vetoed your dnd schedule. when you knock the drink out of rose’s hands, you think it might be a monday.

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