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“I would come for you,” he said, and when he saw the wary look she shot him, he said it again. “I would come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together—knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”
- “Crooked Kingdom”, L. Bardugo


Favorite Diverse YA Fantasy read in 2017 thus far

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
The Theonite Series by M. L. Wang
The Ketterdam Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Hoping to have a much longer list by the end of the year. I just have such overwhelming love for these four that I had to make a post about them (I’m late to the party with the last two, I know). Anyone looking for powerful and compelling characters of color needs to read all of these books asap. Theonite, especially, since it is independently published and doesn’t have the following it deserves!

the crew as AP lang memes
  • Kaz: Actual Monetary Currency
  • Inej: colloquial
  • Wylan: gandalf in the bowels of the minas tirith
  • Jesper: artifices
  • Nina: communist plant mom
  • Matthias: hedonic treadmill
  • Bonus...
  • Kuwei: the 91 degree celcius potato from the BC exam
Gift ideas for bibliophiles!

Books are gifts you can open again and again. So here is a selection for all fiction readers based on themes/main characters:

Books with a physically impaired main characterSix of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider

Books with a kickass heroineWar of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books with a great POC main character: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, Island Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Unfinished Song series by T Maya, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom  by L Bardugo

Books about loss: I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere by J Nelson, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

LGBTQ romance: Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,  I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson

Addictive series: War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore,  Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books that teach you something: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books for the bibliophile to be: the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

 YA Page turners that are NOT romance: Neverwhere by N Gaiman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Ocean at the end of the Lane by N Gaiman, An Italian Adventure by GB Amman,

Books about fictional not-so-fictional politics that will make you think: The President Factor by P Obermeyer, 1984 by G Orwell, The Hunger Games series by S Collins

Can’t put it down uplifting YA romance: Lola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell,

Can’t put it down traditional “cheesy” romance: Rhyn trilogy by L Ford

Romance where the main heroine is not a girly girlLola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell, War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer

Witty books that blew my mind: Timequake by K Vonnegut, Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

Sweet coming out booksI’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,

Books with main characters that perceive themselves as overweightEleanor & Park by R Rowell, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books where the main character suffers of eating disordersSex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character struggling with mental illness: Love like Crazy by M Squires,  Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books taking place in South of US: The Line by JD Horn, Paper Towns by J Green, Sookie Stackhouse series by C Harris

Books taking place in the CaribbeanIsland Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels

Books that challenge Catholic religion: His Dark Materials (Golden Compass Trilogy) by P Pullman, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books that take place in India: Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books that take place in Europe: Anna & the French Kiss by S. Perkins, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Insightful booksShantaram by GD Roberts, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books you can’t put down with pre-teen characters: Ocean at the End of the Lane by N Gaiman,  An Italian Adventure by GB Amman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery

Books with blow-your-mind crazy plots: Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

YA Romance where the male interests are exceptionally smart: A Thousand Pieces of You by C Gray

Books where a main character was abused: Love like Crazy by M Squires, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books were the male lead is sensitive and smart: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Books where one or more main characters are overcoming trauma: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books dealing with the first time: Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character dealing with autism: Born on a Blue Day by Daniet Tammet, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (actually narrated from the point of view of the imaginary friend ^_^)

*Please reblog adding your own recommendations* 


-Books with trans main characters

-Books with lesbian main characters

-Books with bi main characters

-Books with asexual main characters

Coming from yours truly soon: books about addiction, abusive relationships, controlling boyfriends (not in a good light), books about women in science, books about immigrating in the US.

Who am I to give you recommendations?

I am part unicorn and part ninja. A college professor of molecular biology with a wicked sense of humor. Weaver of dreams, author of novels, fierce advocate of respect and diversity. My name is…

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Happy Birthday! Leonardo x Reader.

Leonardo was pretty excited for his birthday. Well, actually, he normally was.
He loved all the little traditions they had, like him and Mikey making dinner together (and having to shoo the others out when they tried to sneak food) and Mikey’s dumb gag gifts. Donnie helping the others scavenge around for gifts and Raphael being particularly pleasant on that day.
But this time? This was the first time that his girlfriend would be there to celebrate with him.
Leonardo couldn’t wait to see you there, sitting with his family at the dinner table, eating a home cooked meal and laughing with his family. He actually wanted that moment more then anything else…and he got it too.
There you were, sitting next to him and laughing at one of Splinter’s many, many humiliating stories.
Michelangelo was almost in tears, Raph and Casey were howling, and even April could barely contain her laughter. But Leonardo was smiling too and squeezed your hand gently beneath the table.
“Alright, alright, alright! I think it’s time for cake and presents, gang.” Mikey shouted over the chatter.
A chorus of agreement was heard and soon, the dishes were quickly cleared away. His father and brothers vanished into the kitchen, only to return with Splinter holding the birthday cake and his brothers carrying gifts.
The white cake, a large circle decorated with sparkly blue candles placed in the shape of a crooked L, was placed in front of him.
“For our boring brother, a boring vanilla cake!”
And with a final laugh, the group broke out into happy birthday, all of them singing terribly and loudly.
“Make a wish, birthday boy!”
Leonardo closed his eyes and, after a second of thought, blew out the candles. His family and friends cheered and clapped for him.
“Now, presents!”
Leo opened his gifts, finding books (Donnie and Raph) and a new set of swords sword (beautiful ones from his father) and a calligraphy set (April and Casey). He opened a messily wrapped box only to find…condoms.
A box of colorful, glow in the dark condoms.“
Michelangelo, of course. The entire table laughed loudly as Mikey said,
"You got a lady friend, bro! You gotta be careful…seriously though, look under the paper.”
And there he found a handmade comic book, featuring him and his brothers in bright and tight spandex.
“That’s us, the Super Turtles! You’re Graviturtle!”
“What idiot would call ‘im that?” Raph scoffed.
Don slapped his brother in the back of his head and Leonardo went to open the last present. He knew that it had to be from you, he had been able to guess the others.
He tore off the wrapping paper to find a blue book, opening it to a random page.
There was your neat handwriting in a poem, and then he realized what it was.
“Did you…did you make me a collection? Of your poems?”
“The ones I wrote about you.” you said, smiling shyly.
He smiled, bright blue eyes shining. In this book, in your hand, was every beautiful and sweet thought you had ever written down. From the day you met, to this very moment.
It was perfect.
He gave you a hug as the others joked about you “cute these two are” and kissed your cheek. He would be a little (okay, a lot more) affectionate later.
As for now, Leonardo was surrounded by everyone he loved. His brothers, his father, his friends…and you.
Best birthday ever, he thought. It was exactly what he had wished for…


L: The only straight thing you’ll see with me is this middle finger

L: *Shows crooked finger*

L: Nevermind, it turned gay- I mean bent after fingering Camz too long.

C: Wot?

anonymous asked:

ok, i'll bite. why is kaz's love the purest thing ever? i mean, i definitely recognize it as real, but pure?? i wouldn't know about that.

Anon, I know it seems insane. Kaz characterizes himself as being cold, selfish and driven entirely by greed. And with the exception of that last one - because I actually think he’s more driven by vengeance than by greed - he’s not wrong. 

So what makes his love for Inej pure? Aren’t those things the exact opposite of what love is and should be? 

YES. Which is why his love for her is so pure - because it’s not characterized or tainted by any of these facets of his personality. His love is a love that’s in service to Inej, that gives without a precursor of entitlement. 

(Under the cut because, as always, this got ridiculously long)

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Request: May I please request a angsty/fluffy/rough-smutty Draco Malfoy x female reader please? I was thinking that the reader was trying to study for a test but Draco kept teasing/bothering her and then she was kinda angry but not really and then when she went to take the test she failed and got really angry/sad because/towards Draco and they end up in a fight and Draco has to make it up to her with ends up in her giving Draco really rough sex with nice fluffy aftercare plz? Thank you!

Pairing: Draco x Ravenclaw!reader

Warnings: smut

A/N: This is literally so fluffy, I don’t think I could make it any fluffier. Also, I solo loci every for the delay, I had a ton of homework, and extra activities as well. A Dan x reader should be coming out soon, but I am so sorry if it takes me longer, I’ve just got a lot going on right now. And don’t worry, I totally edited this! *cough coughnoididntcough cough

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Ink(less)tober and O.C.tober day 8. I’m not too happy with this. I started this late, then had dinner with family and a game night too. So I wasn’t able to put in as much details as I wanted to.

The Last Crooked Ruler

The portrait of the last Fisrt Minister of the Kelessia Economic Union. He was the last leader of the Kelessinite before the Restoration Revolution. The last First Minister was the riches of all Kelessia held planets.

Over the past century, the many planets the Kelessinite governs was run by oligarchs and corporation by a philosophy of selfishness. The oligarchs of merchant families were once considered lowest on the morality class of the old era. While they had riches, they were still taxed the highest amount. Social norm restricted them a lot and even peasant and beggars looked down on them. A little over a century ago, the oligarchs banned together and overthrown the various republic, theocratic, and monarchy government by manipulating the public, especially the poor to fight for their version of ‘equality’. Every government organization, from village government to the military, was privatized and sold off to the highest bidder.

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there she is

fic: All I See

Crisscolfer, 2.7k
Summary:  Chris’s parents go out of town and force him to stay with the neighbors’ son, his estranged childhood friend Darren, for the long weekend.

A/N: this is a birthday present for my wonderful beta tara queenofokay!  I hope this fits your prompt well enough dearie, I kind of ran with it a little.  Thanks so much for everything you do for me ♥ 

Chris blinks himself awake and it takes a second to remember why he’s here, in the Criss’s guest bedroom instead of his own.  The mattress is different from his own, a little firmer, and the sheets are silky instead of fuzzy flannel like he’s used to.  He’s more used to the smell of strangers now that he’s been here overnight, the same spicy, warm smell that he remembers strongly from his childhood days.  The guest room used to be Darren’s, before Chuck moved out for good and the rooms got reshuffled so Darren could have the one with the built-in bathroom.  Chris is eternally grateful he’s not on the other side of the Jack-and-Jill double sinks where he’s brushing his teeth.

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“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”

  – Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom


crooked kingdom, chapter 12

Dirtyhands would not. The boy who could get them through this, get their money, keep them alive, would do her the courtesy of putting her out of her misery, then cut his losses and move on.

“I would come for you,” he said, and when he saw the wary look she shot him, he said it again.

Thank you guys so much!!

Hey guys!
I really want to thank you, just because of trying to get Mark’s attention with all of this iPod thing.
I’m not sure if any other winner made a post about it but well.. I need to thank you guys so much. Without you it couldn’t be possible.
It means A LOT to me.

Here’s the people who helped me by reblogging/tagging Mark. You guys are awesome!!

From my post: (video where Mark is saying my name)

@ritsuakai l @fire-flyer l @glowingbirdy l @thedarkshadowwolf l @marknjackarebae l @youtubesmi1es l @too-easily-obsessed l @evangelinashadowwolf l @cutestninja100 l @internetwastedgirl l @vanspff l @theinvisibleteen l @nobodysean l @markiplierisanerd l @thefangirlsforever l @the-radical-disaster l @smockinganna l @super-novapolitan l @patchisanerd l @solikerez l @septiceyespeed l @fandoms-and-music l @mmncommunity l @therainpersona l @couuthy l @allthephandomsgamer l @pastel-darkiplier l @flurryofstars l @rem-was-a-girl l @aliceistrxsh l @xjackaboyxmarkimoox l @tomatocookie l @virtuouswings l @antidarkiplier l @grace-glasz l @iwillgettheendingright l @jyaple l @katfox89 l @martzi98 l @boopity-boop l @eron-is-gr8ath1z l @itsfoxyy l @zoseaplier l @littleboxlauren l @fazbeargram l @warfstacheintraining l @kissalikesbears l @0oellumanatio0 l @ep3chewwy l @markiplierisanerd l @cheekieskuntah l

From @lizzy-the-lizard post: (”My friend needs help!”)

@ritsuakai l @bloodylychee l @addictedtokittys l @helpimjacksepticeyetrash l @solikerez l @eyesepticjack l @hopepaw24 l @i-me-ashley l @rem-was-a-girl l @regalrainy l @walk-in-library l @dearyyrad l @markiboss l @akisactuallyhere l @iwastoldtherewerecookies l @fandoms-and-music l @livelaughlove1239 l @madlokilavender l @ocarinamegara l @beanskelly l @crooked-mentality l @kyriebucket11 l @an-actual-cabbage l @fevereddreams l @victoria-saenz l @mistersnickersman l @misha-lovers-unite l @thosefeelstho l @igotsquaky l
@anime-no-ftw l @autumnl225 l @helpimjacksepticeyetrash l @brunette-biscuit l @otakuheather l @hopefullynamjoon l @jsemilestonetribute l @littlexhandgrenade l @asianlyobsessed l @sparklesepticeye l @mythingiamdoing l @nerdabooloser l @maz97 l @luximus l @ew-get-away-you-naked-poptart l @annalovesjacksepticeye l @the-hoodie-knight l @destiplier l @youngdragonalex67 l @thewarfstachecomesfromwithin l @hopepaw24 l @katfox89 l @sher-lock-combs l @gwennyr l @bloomingjoseph l @i-am-the-void l @shyinternettaco l @redwolftrash l @slothgal l @septiceyespeed l @oops-fandoms-have-my-soul l @redpandguin l @i-me-ashley l @enderfluxgaming l @iamtwash l @kaitlyndjfox l @teyniri l @seemyweirdside l @wiliam-lincon-hisbottom l @thatoneglitchygirl l @jacksepticeye-confesssions l @crescent-moon123 l @fudgeyeahimaninja l @livviebugg l @gallifreyanqueen1 l @quiet-viola l @evilbelgium l @happycrybaby25 l @xjackaboyxmarkimoox l @gravityfallsgoodgirl l @mayuri-is-moi l @lu-na-li l @the-markiblog l @fandomgodess l @morganamoonstone l @harley-quinn127 l @mintymuffinme l @girlbesellingsunshine1 l @fangirljeffy l @musicismyaddictivedrug l @shyinternettaco l @smartunicorn l

I’m really sorry that I’m not tagging people who ‘Liked’ the posts, but you’re still awesome!

Thank you guys so much!!

The winners will get these iPods ‘as soon as possible’!
Thank you for everything.

(Special thanks to @lizzy-thelizzard l @hazeoki l @evilrutabaga l @likapoland & @sup-its-farmgirl200 that they supported me with whole thing.)