You always reblog book quotes so I hope you don't mind me asking what is your favotite book and why?
Damn this is a hard question. How can I pick just one? D: Mmmmmh I think the only way I can give you an answer is a short list in no particular order:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I love its narrative structure and how exaggerated and heartwarming it is. The movie doesn’t even come close to the book.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I know I’m biased, but I genuinely consider this book one of the best novels ever written. The main characters are fantastic, Jane is sooo badass and Edward is adorkable. Some passages from this book are so beautiful I just want to read them again and again and cry in a corner.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffmann. I always had a deep love for this fairy tale since I was a kid. I’ve read many translations and I could write a damn essay about its symbolism (and I am, in fact, currently reading one and it’s SO GOOD and I agree with every single word) and how it relates to Hoffmann’s vision of the world.
The Man who Fell to the Earth by Walter Tevis. During my childhood, my parents exposed me to a ton of stuff that involved David Bowie in some shape or form. I’ve never turned into a fan of his work but I am so glad I discovered this gem of a book. It’s so heart-wrenching and thought-provoking! I love it.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The book that made me interested in paganism and then turned me into an atheist with a deep -but strictly anthropologic- interest in the occult and ancient religions. Awesome female characters.
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. This book is everything. Angela Carter is my damn hero and I love everything that she wrote but this little book in particular. It’s scary, sexy, provocative and you should read it.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. A story about two kids but the really interesting character is the father of one of them. I love how this book takes its time to explore the father-son relationship, a rare sight in fantasy/adventure books aimed at a younger audience. This book is both poetic and mature and the reason why young-adults authors should stop killing off parents from their narratives.
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov. A buddy cop adventure starring a detective and a human-like robot. Their dynamic is fantastic, the mystery intriguing and well-thought-out. The sequels are even better.
A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare. My fave play by the Bard. I’ve seen it multiple times on stage after watching the 1999 movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Ruper Everett. I really like how all the plots entwine in the end and how cheeky and sassy the comedy is.
This story has undergone much revision and blocks during the past couple months. Seriously, I’ve had a LOT of trouble figuring out what exactly I wanted to write for this kind of story. But now that I have something concrete I wanted to put something out as soon as possible!
Dedicated to @hanasaku-shijin as my promise for her birthday a week ago! Also dedicated to @theneonflower for her wonderful AU and oc child Chantarelle!
2nd chapter should be uploaded by tomorrow.
“…And so, the brave knight swept the beautiful princess into her arms onto her majestic steed, and the two set off into the sunset. They lived happily ever after. The end.”
Lotte gently closes the book, only to be startled by a pair of bright red eyes staring at her. She sighs as she places the book off to the side - Chantarelle is still awake, much to her disappointment. Fairy tales usually have the five-year-old dozing her way to dreamland, but not tonight.
“Mommy, can you tell me a different story?” she says suddenly while bouncing up and down on her bed, the springs squeaking in protest.
Summary: Pike realizes it’s Jim’s birthday, which also means it’s the anniversary of George Kirk’s death. Somehow he knows that combination isn’t very good.
A/N: Based on this prompt, though I definitely tweaked the details of it a bit. I hope you like it!
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It was Jim’s birthday. Pike realized it the very moment he walked out of his last meeting of the day.
The campus was full of people rushing to the library before it closed to get the books they needed for the weekend, rushing to meet friends after their afternoon classes or shifts, rushing home to dump their bags or fall face first onto their beds. Rushing, rushing, rushing, and Pike was rushing right with them, because the meeting had taken longer than he’d thought and he was meeting Number One and Phil soon and needed to get home to shower and change and get something in his stomach so that the beer wouldn’t hit him too quickly.
But he couldn’t stop thinking of Jim and his birthday and how he should be out celebrating with McCoy and Uhura and whoever else he hung out with at the Academy (Spock? Did he even know Spock?). But he couldn’t shake the realization that had come with the reminder of what day it was.
Because while it was Jim Kirk’s birthday, it was also George Kirk’s death day, and he knew Jim knew it too. The kid might’ve not have gotten to known his father, but he was sure knowing his birth and his late father’s death happened the very same day, merely minutes apart, wasn’t the easiest. He’d never even considered wondering how Kirk usually spent his birthday. Was it a big commotion in order to overshadow the sad parts of it, or did he pretend as if his birthday never existed in the first place? Maybe he celebrated it on another date. That was certainly what Pike would’ve done had he been in his shoes.
(Nick)name: Luna or Iryi Zodiac sign: Taurus Height: 5'2" Orientation: Demisexual Ethnicity: white Favorite fruit: pineapples Favorite season: Autumn (winter is a close second) Favorite book series: Well, my favorite book is The Road, but since it asks for series I guess Harry Potter Favorite flower: Roses Favorite scent: I like the smell of coffee and baked goods. Favorite color: Mint green Coffee, tea, or cocoa: Most definitely coffee Cats or dogs: Dogs, though cats are nice too Average hours of sleep: Right now it’s about 6 or 7, but I function better on 8 to 9 Favorite fictional characters: Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz, Rick Grimes, Michonne Number of blankets you sleep with: One super soft blanket and a thick comforter on top. Dream trip: A fancy cabin in the Appalachian mountains during winter when it’s snowing Blog created: May 2015 Followers: Almost 2,000
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As a person who hates getting left behind, I think about leaving too much. I always wanted to leave everyone and everything behind. But recently I have been wanting to stay. And I’m afraid that I might stay for the wrong reasons.
i understand why everyone left now. and it’s too late
I saw Seussical the Musical with @miaoumint last month and so many things about the Cat in the Hat character reminded me of the Once-ler, from the coattails to the body language. Soooo naturally I felt inspired to draw him in the Cat’s outfit. :P