Look at this boys reaction to being asked about having schoolmates or friends. His wistful sadness, vulnerable eyes, and baffled face. I don’t think he’s even sure what the word means. Nobody should have to feel that lonely. To not want to go home to his parents, and to not have friends to turn to. To truly believe nobody cares. #giverobertsugdenafriend2k17
Okay y'all, major plot idea / want / need coming your way. So there’s this little rich girl with that typical “I grew up with absentee parents so I have this serious need for attention” attitude and she is always acting out and going to these extremes to make people love her. She has a reputation for manipulating men and getting too clingy when they start falling in her traps. Enter a total scoundrel and con man who was literally raised as a weapon by his gold-digging mother to seduce rich girls and steal their money. At first they strike up a friendship over their scheming ways and shared love for the finer things in life - he even agrees to help her sabotage some girl who is an obstacle to her latest wannabe lover. But as they start spending more time together, they start developing feelings for each other bc they have just both been so deprived of love. They finally start to give in and even though it starts out as just sleeping together, they begin to reveal their genuine feelings for each other (after many screw ups because neither of them really know how to love someone). But oops he never happened to mention his past and that he actually made an effort to meet her because SHE was supposed to be his next target. Angst and drama ensues
i think a lot about what the justice league members think of the batkids. like mr. tall, dark, and brooding has kids?? and two of them are rays of sunshine, one is a pint sized assassin, another is a gun toting classic literature reading zombie, babs and tim are beautiful geniuses, and cass is the best fighter like ever? and Bruce adopted them and raised them and took care of them? how must his teammates feel? confused probably, a little turned on maybe
hot and fatherly, all you could want in a man LMAO
hello! I'm just getting into mythology and trying to find reliable sources to read from, and i found you! I thought I'd ask, since you sound like you know what you're talking about, what books would you recommend to learn best from? it doesn't have to be for beginners or anything, just what you find the most accurate. I find that most books have mixed reviews, so I've been unsure about what to read. if you could specify type with the book that would be helpful. (i.e; greek, roman, ect) thanks! ♡
For someone just getting into mythology, I generally recommend that they check out a few secondary sources (ie retellings / compilations) before they tackle the primary ones (ie the original sources), purely because I find it helps to already have a good grounding in the actual narratives before you view them more critically. You’re totes OK to bypass that completely and just dive right in, though - I’ve included some primary sources below, just in case!
But my general recommendations are that Robert Graves’ The Greek Myths (edit because, as per usual, I have Maurice on the brain and put ‘Rupert’. Awks) is the best secondary source / compilation, The Golden Bough is the best critical / comparative literature text, and then Theogony (Hesiod), The Library of Greek Mythology (Pseudo-Apollodorus) and Metamorphoses (Ovid) are the most comprehensive and entertaining of the classical sources! Those are all in the Greco-Roman category, except for The Golden Bough, which is basically EVERY category (it’s also incredibly heavy going, so I don’t recommend it as a beginner text; more as one to keep on your bookshelf for when you’re ready - try Graves’ book first because it’s more user friendly, tbh!)
Another good range of books for you to check out would be anything from the Pantheon Library, which is a genuinely well-researched and accessible collection of myths, folktales and fairytales from around the entire globe. They aren’t primary sources; more compilations of various works, and they’re not always as well cited as I’d like, but there’s nothing to stop you from using them as groundwork to build upon, especially if you’re just getting into mythology now. I started with similar books as a child (only less mature, obvs - Enid Blyton all the way) and I think that secondary sources, being somewhat more accessible, are possibly the best route in. A+, would recommend.
Other books I can recommend:
The Prose Edda
The Poetic Edda (both Norse, and both very accessible, so I can recommend them for a beginner even though they’re primary sources)
The Mabinogion (Welsh - go for a more modern translation, like the one by Sioned Davies. Welsh mythology is the shit, yo)
The Iliad / The Odyssey (Greek - both are just bloody riotous good reads, tbh! I recommend the Fagles translation)
And then Penguin Classics / Oxford World Classics both have an extensive range of compilations of world mythology, from Egyptian to various Indigenous American tribes to Irish - the Penguin series are my personal faves because I tend to find the introductions are a bit more thorough, which I like.
I think that’s probably a good list for someone just getting into mythology! Come back to me when you have inevitably devoured that list, being the bloody genius bb that you clearly are, and I shall provide a list of follow-up books. Good luck!!
Heyo! Sorry... I am new here (and too shy to come off anon to thank you for the follow and apologize for my AWFUL content.) But I figured things might be a little lonely in the void so I brought some classical books. *sets down tote* Shakespeare, Poe, and the Fitzgerald's mostly.. But a few others.. Sorry... I am a classical nerd... And I guess I didn't know how to thank you really... So thank you. Really.
“Oh, darling… thank you. I love classical authors - they seem to have such an interesting insight on life… ”
He focuses on something in the distance, then snaps back to reality as a droplet of water splatters against his collarbones, a shiver running along his body. A smile drew his lips up, but the motion wasn’t present in his eyes.
“You don’t need to thank me. I’m here for all my kiddos… and anon is there for anyone who’s shy about themselves. Thank you for the books, kiddo.”
Title: License to Science (And Kill) Characters: Hanji Zoe x Levi Genre: Action / Humor / Romance Rating: T
Levihan Week Day 5: Blue
SECRET AGENT AU
When International criminal organization, TITAN, successfully steals an arsenal of missiles along with their encrypted launch codes, Code Blue is initiated. It up to Agent Levi Ackerman, a spy in a class of his own, and Research scientist Hanji Zoe, the premiere authority on the organization, to halt a global catastrophe in its tracks.
She lowered her glasses, brown eyes blinking over the rims. “Does this mean I have a-” One brow lifted. “License to Science?”
“No. But I do have a License to Kill. Don’t tempt me to use it.”
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