They came for Jyn when she was not quite seven years old,
which while young was still older than a lot of her peer group. They told her
that they saw something in her, something that most children don’t have- the
drive to fight to the last, until there’s no more fights to be had. Galen and
Lyra were heartbroken to let her go, but the war was coming and the government
needed all the help they could get.
I love how all your birds have WoW names, it's beautiful.
LOL. Actually so far it’s just been Nel.
Willow was named for Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tyr was for a Norse god, inspired by Jess Owen’s Song of the Summer King book series. Ender was from Ender’s Game (because he was my 3rd, and also because merlins will eat bugs).
But I really wanted a WoW ref, and Nel is similar in color to Deathwing, plus I found the idea of a tiny falcon being named for the Destroyer really funny.
Next bird I’m not sure on yet, but I’m leaning towards Skadranon from Mercedes Lackey’s The Black Gryphon.
trying to get my first week planned out and thinking about how i want to model what our schedule is going to feel like from day one. we start next wednesday, and on wednesdays students will be doing independent reading the first ten minutes of class, so on the first day, i’m going to read to them first thing…because they aren’t going to have books with them on the first day.
i’ll have four sections of freshmen and a section of seniors. for the freshmen, i’m kind of thinking “ender’s game” because it has a very WTF ending to the first chapter, but i don’t know. i also thought maybe the book thief?
RULES: ANSWER 20 19 QUESTIONS AND TAG FOLLOWERS YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET TO KNOW BETTER.
I did something similar to this a while back and it too was missing the 20th question. Who knows where it went. Gosh, I was tagged by @you-are-a-program, @myszon98 and @shotce!! Wow ya’ll! I’m glad to read a little bit more about you. So without further ado:
NICKNAME: Corman, Corrus (fav) or Cordog
ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
ETHNICITY: White - with a mix of everything
ORIENTATION: Confused daily
FAVORITE FRUIT: Ehh, not really a fan of fruit, but I eat oranges and bananas - because you have to apparently
FAVORITE SEASON: Spring - Its warming up and its flashy boots and jean jacket weather
FAVORITE BOOK SERIES: Wheel of Time and Ender’s Game - both excellent series in fantasy and sci-fi
FAVORITE FLOWERS: Lady Slipper
FAVORITE SCENT: Old books and the fresh clean scent after it rains
FAVORITE COLOR: Orange
COFFEE, TEA OR COCOA: Coffee daily, tea when I’m stressed, and cocoa when its winter and I want something hot and sweet.
AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: 7 to 8 - any less and I’m a mega bitch
CAT OR DOG PERSON: Doggos - hands down. I don’t mind cats, but i’m allergic so, they’re a no go
FAVOURITE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: KAIDAN ALENKO (Mass Effect 1-3) Always Kaidan. Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle) and Matrim Cauthon (Wheel of Time) - thems my dream team
DREAM TRIP: Going to Iceland - it just seems like a wild and beautiful place.
BLOG CREATED: November/December 2016
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: Sitting pretty at 337 and counting! Ya’ll must love Kaidan as much as I do. Thanks for sticking around!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and not just because I tried that coffee drink afterwards and nearly ended up with diabetes myself.
2. Chickenpox - a book that you read once and will not read again:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Read it, learned of his homophobia, have no compulsion to reread ever.
3. Influenza - a contagious book that spreads like a virus:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. The number of people I’ve recced it to who’ve come back for the next one…
4. The Cycle - a book that you read every month, every year, or very often:
Miles in Love by Lois McMaster Bujold. Collects Komarr, A Civil Campaign, and “Winterfair Gifts”. It’s one of my go-tos when I want comfort fluff and it never fails to pick me up.
5. Insomnia - a book that kept you up all night:
All Clear by Connie Willis. She kept putting her characters in horrible positions and then switching to another POV! And then it was four in the morning.
6. Amnesia - a book that’s been forgotten and failed to leave an impression on you:
I’d loaned some books to a friend years ago, got them back last year, and went, “Mistwood? I mean, I must have read it because I passed it to you, but….” Turns out, the plot centers on amnesia, of all things.
7. Asthma - a book that took your breath away:
Possession by A.S. Byatt. There are things she does with fiction that I didn’t know you could do.
8. Malnutrition - a book that lacked food for thought:
Ripped From the Pages by Kate Carlisle, which had so little substance anywhere, for anything, it made my brain squeak.
9. Motion Sickness - a book that took you on a journey through time and space:
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene.String theory, explained!
I have survived a crap week at work and now I am on vacation! Yay! So, what would everyone(R1, Original Trilogy, Force awakens etc) dress up as for halloween? I'd ask you what classes everyone would be in a World of Warcraft au since I play that but I think you mentioned you weren't really a gamer so I'm not sure you'd know that game. Are there any other fantasy/game/sci fi universes you can see these guys in?
Yay, vacation! I am sorry to hear the week was crap, though! But vacation!
I’m going to work on the Halloween costumes one so another post but as for your other question, I am not a gamer at all, but other sci fi/fantasy/game universes…ENDER’S GAME AU? ANYONE?
Or Back to the Future where Jyn tries to go back in time to save her parents. Not sure how Cassian fits into this idea right now but I will find a way!
i believe that music is what sews this world together. it’s a universal language that expresses every culture and weaves a web full of raw feeling. as you can see, i’m a huge fan of music. my most prominent music genre is classic rock. stevie nicks, prince, electric light orchestra, the beatles, stevie wonder, led zeppelin, david bowie, fleetwood mac, and of course the legendary jimi hendrix are the musicians i adore the most. i play about 9 instruments. the instruments that i play most often is the violin and piano.
apart from music, i enjoy reading. i usually read young adult literature, but mystery, romance, murder, and sci-fi are slowly growing on me. my favorite books are “me, earl, and the dying girl” by jesse andrews and “ender’s game” by orson scott card. another book that i would give another read is “rules of prey” by john sanford.
a result of me loving literature is being a boring intellectual. i love the game scrabble so much !! i play it with my grandpa and my mom. it’s such an intriguing game. you should play it !! i’m a freshman at an engineering academy. apart from being a musician, i aspire to study aerospace engineering. (:
♡ MY DREAM PEN PAL IS SOMEONE WHO… ♡
has an exceptional music taste and can recommend me music ! (if you’re a musician as well, issa bonus.)
can recommend me literature
has a gr8 sense of humor and cracks dad jokes bc they’re funny. (if you don’t think dad jokes are funny i may need a moment ha)
has a great big heart !! ♡
gives horoscopes, playlists, advice, all that jazz.
freebies? just kidding. or am i? *dramatic orchestra plays “dun dun dunnnn”
age preference: as long as you have all the dad jokes then you good dawg. (just kidding, please below 20 i’m a little kid lmao)
gender preference: dude i want a friend that’s a dude, but hey girls are cool too ! nonbinary people are always welcome in my inbox honestly.
S N A I L M A I L P L E A S E ! !
**if you can’t do snail mail, we can e-mail or something
idk if that anon meant that but there's this book ender's game and in one of the parts there was an alien species that burried dead aliens under small trees and they turned into them, i think it's rly good!
NICKNAMES: Family calls me Ads. A friend calls me Captain Adama and I love that.
ZODIAC SIGN(S): Aquarius
ORIENTATION: gay (I’m pretty sure. You never know)(But pretty much gay)
ETHNICITY: British lineage, American by birth. White as hell.
FAVORITE FRUIT: Raspberries. Or Plums, if they’re good plums. Or strawberries! I fucking love fruit.
FAVORITE SEASON: Spring or Autumn. I am a mid year kind of dude.
FAVORITE BOOK: As a pre-word for these answers. I am terible at favourites. I like what I like in the moment. I just read Ender’s Game for like the 50th time and OSC may be a douche but that series is JUST SO GOOD.
FAVORITE FLOWER: Jasmine, Honeysuckle, wildflowers, even lavender and rosemary which I’m not sure count as flowers. (Basically anything that smells amazing)
FAVORITE SCENT: The Ocean
FAVORITE COLOR: Navy
FAVORITE ANIMAL: Dogs, specifically my mom’s dog Dylan
COFFEE, TEA, or HOT
COCOA: I can’t really have the first two unless I’m willing to take an upset stomach. There is nothing better than a big, warm cup of breakfast tea if you’re feeling anxious though. A splash of milk and a sugar and all is well.
SLEEP HOURS: Super variable right now. As I’m off work it’s usually 1am until 9 or 10. I can’t sleep like I used to.
CAT or DOG: I love both but I am a dog boy
CHARACTER: Any character that is written well. Right now it’s Connie from SU, but that’s just cause I just watched the sword fighting episode like two minutes ago.
DREAM TRIP: A trip around the world, starting with Japan and moving West (also south and north). Visit all the countries on my list and end with a 3 week stint back home in California. I miss my family!
WHEN DID I MAKE THIS
BLOG: I’ve had this one for about two months. I’ve had tumblr for like fucking forever. 8 or 9 years???
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: Mid-two hundreds right now. And I love em all.
Yes, his title is a reference to Ender’s Game. No, I don’t care. Yes, I will fight you.
A H EM. Anyways. Yes, because I already have strong Feels™ for this dude.
He was the last dragon I needed for my Keeper project, because I don’t…have a lot…of Arcane dragons. /sweats I’m picky, so very, very picky, when it comes to Arcane kids. I’M BETTER THAN BEFORE, I SWEAR…
He’s the Keeper of the Starfall Isles’ Memories, but he’s also going to be the clan’s new stellar cartographer, the official prosthesist, and horologist (… so was my mum. Although she didn’t crow about it quite as loud as you…).
He’s a Space-Time Deva, and primarily deals with portals. Has been studying the effect of Shade on the space-time continuum, though, in his spare time (spare time, what spare time).
Has a voice deeper than you’d imagine for a man his size. The first inspiration I had was Gackt (in his Malice Mizer days, especially. FAIR WARNING, that video has some pretty disturbing imagery, has some risque bits, and flashing lights! But gosh darn it, this band was my JAM back in the day).
Has a really bad habit of popping up behind people unannounced. Thinking with portals.~
Dresses in some weird mix of Visual Kei and…lord knows what. Kingdom Hearts, maybe. His buckles have buckles, and he loves leather with a burning passion. The boot collection this boy has is startling.
His prosthetics for his wings (has four in dragon form, and they’re stunted–so they’re to help him fly!), but also has a prosthetic left leg.
His opal manifests as brilliant moving patches of ‘galaxies’ as he calls them, but are really more like the bacteria in an anglerfish’s bulb. Some of them are larger than others, which seems to be due to his mild case of dermatillomania. Just give him a nudge when he’s picking away, he’ll thank you for it.
Most of the time, he’s in the clan library, but l o o o v e s excursions with Myrrdin and Halmista to go star-mapping.
Follow me if you like:
•Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
•The Fault In Our Stars
•Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
•Avatar: The Last Airbender
•I can’t remember any more but there are.
•Destiel - OTP
•Lorelai x Luke
•I prefer Lancelot x Gwen
Music I like:
•Anything 80’s and below…
I am a Gryffindor! I do not have much of a life! I want to be an author! I don’t know why I’m using exclamation points!
I am extremely awkward and weird, but if you get to know me I am pretty calm. Ish.
Zuko, Crowley, Castiel and Roy Mustang.
I don’t know what else to say. Have a nice day I guess.
Last song I listened to: I’m currently listening to Cypher Part 1 BTS (I told you I’m always listening to music haha)
Last movie I watched: Keeping up with the Jones
Top three characters: Since I can’t choose I’m literally going to find three books close to me (I’m in my family’s library) and say the first character I think of that I like- Rue (Hunger Games), Petra (Ender’s Game), and Hermione (Harry Potter)
Top three ships: Victor and Yuri, Iwaizumi and Oikawa, Dan and Phil
Books I’m reading: Currently I’m rereading Afterworlds and about to restart (for the third time) the Game of Thrones series