ender 's game

Explaining some of my favourite books badly #2

We Will All Go Down Together: Everyone is connected somehow and angels are huge assholes.

Fahrenheit 451: Books are better than people.

Song of the Lioness: Girls get shit done.

Watchmen: Superheroes, but edgy and naked.

Lord of the Rings: Jewellery fucks everything up.

The Divine Comedy: The most successful instance of self insert fanfiction.

Ender’s Game: Children are psychologically tortured so they can kill giant bugs.

1984: Did you know that fascism sucks?

Oedipus Rex: “You motherfucker” taken way too literally.

Hamlet: Man has temper tantrum and everyone suffers.

The Song of Achilles: Yes homo.

“I don’t care if I pass your test, I don’t care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won’t let you beat me unfairly - I’ll beat you unfairly first.“

The Enemy’s Gate Is Down- A Rogue One/Ender’s Game AU (idea from @operaticspacetrash)

More details here: 1

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.

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winterskorn  asked:

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.

first day stuff: read aloud

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?

i’m open to suggestions? 

I was tagged by @omaac

Rules: answer the questions and tag 20 followers you’d like to get to know better

Name: im shannon!

Nickname: koko, syo, or other kin names!

Zodiac Sign: gemini

Hogwarts house: slytherin

Height: 5'11"

Sexual Orientation: pan

Ethnicity: mixed (german + japanese)

Favorite fruit: pears

Favorite season: winter

Favorite book series: ender’s game

Favorite fictional character: this is hard buuuut mikan tsumiki, hajime hinata, or shadow the hedgehog!

Favorite flower: chrysanthemum

Favorite Scent: hmmm banana

Favorite color: any cold colors!

Favorite animal: bears bears bears bears bearrsbeas

Favorite band: gorillaz, blur, or weezer!

Coffee, Tea, or Hot chocolate: hot chocolate

Average hours of sleep: 24665

Number of blankets: one or none

Dream trip: going to visit my gf or going to NYCC with @komaedasbutt !!!

Last thing I googled: beans?

How many blogs I follow: 31911

Number of followers: 1176

What I usually post about: memes or danganronpa

Do I get asks regularly: yeah 

i tag: @rinrinkos @omg-look-at-that-bodt @sminch @komaedasbutt @zotz4 @sleepingpowder @lemonhearts @siimpleprince @thetraumacenter @aromanticshaycormac @gay-leon @lizafrank @finnberry @sayaka-love @kodakafactkin @shsldetectivetxt @hpgain @cosmicfalls @spltncallie @i-rumamiu @hajimehinthota @irlmahoushoujos @hyenajazz @dr2kazuichi @kikkerokero @dreamloiid @serenapkm

Not quite 20 Questions

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:

  1. NAME: Cory
  2. NICKNAME: Corman, Corrus (fav) or Cordog
  3. ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
  4. HEIGHT: 5′6″
  5. ETHNICITY: White - with a mix of everything
  6. ORIENTATION: Confused daily
  7. FAVORITE FRUIT: Ehh, not really a fan of fruit, but I eat oranges and bananas - because you have to apparently
  8. FAVORITE SEASON: Spring - Its warming up and its flashy boots and jean jacket weather
  9. FAVORITE BOOK SERIES: Wheel of Time and Ender’s Game - both excellent series in fantasy and sci-fi
  10. FAVORITE FLOWERS: Lady Slipper
  11. FAVORITE SCENT: Old books and the fresh clean scent after it rains
  12. FAVORITE COLOR: Orange
  13. COFFEE, TEA OR COCOA: Coffee daily, tea when I’m stressed, and cocoa when its winter and I want something hot and sweet.
  14. AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: 7 to 8 - any less and I’m a mega bitch
  15. CAT OR DOG PERSON: Doggos - hands down. I don’t mind cats, but i’m allergic so, they’re a no go
  16. 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
  17. DREAM TRIP: Going to Iceland - it just seems like a wild and beautiful place.
  18. BLOG CREATED: November/December 2016
  19. NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: Sitting pretty at 337 and counting! Ya’ll must love Kaidan as much as I do. Thanks for sticking around!

Now for the infamous tagging part. I am late to the party, so I think a lot of ya’ll have already done this or been tagged but… @gayscottryder @commandcrshepard @amell-on @thebustystclair @shepard-alenko @queerbubbles @maximumrevolution and @wonder-fool-world

As always, participation is excellent but definitely not mandatory. Would love to read more about ya’ll tho ;-] 

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Sick Book Tag

Tagged by @the-forest-of-books! Thank you!

1. Diabetes - a very sweet book:

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!

Tagging @quillbit-reads, @narrativerehearsal, @brightbeautifulthings, and @theinkstainsblog! Again, steal too, if you want to.

dor-nelle  asked:

Quick question, what are your top ten favorite book series?(or stand alone too!)

i love this type of question! 

I’ll try to do these in order 

1. Throne of Glass series (duh)

2. Acotar series (double duh)

3. Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card 

4. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

5. Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty 

6. Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

7. Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

8. Dune series by Frank Herbert 

9. Harry Potter 

10. Lord of the Rings 

But idk if those are truly my top 10?? I mean I could make a separate list for standalones. 

anonymous asked:

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!


Saturday Social

hello ! ♡

my name is danae, i’m 14, and i live in the usa. 

  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… ♡

  1. has an exceptional music taste and can recommend me music ! (if you’re a musician as well, issa bonus.)
  2. can recommend me literature 
  3. 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)
  4. has a great big heart !! ♡ 
  5. gives horoscopes, playlists, advice, all that jazz.
  6. 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

♡ SOCIAL MEDIA DUDES ♡

anonymous asked:

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!

oh that sounds cool!!!!

20 Questions Tag

RULES: Answer the twenty questions, then tag 20 people to get to know them better

TAGGED BY: @drhds


NAME: Adam

NICKNAMES: Family calls me Ads. A friend calls me Captain Adama and I love that.

ZODIAC SIGN(S): Aquarius

HEIGHT: 5’10

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 Blue

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 

FAVORITE FICTIONAL 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.

Who the fuck tags 20 people??? I’m just gonna tag people I’ve talked to recently. @a-sphodel @martyn-7 @jallans @saintcardonal @theonlylivingboyinnewyork @availableonitunes @whyliveonyourknees @flood-and-flame @bithomo @andrewstuntpilot @qiaarlendeus @crackwhoresaresneaky @operationroom @lordmiles @yourcodenameis-michael @praladal Ok turns out I could tag 20 people but that’s enough I think! Let me know if you want to do it and I will totally tag you.

  • Tempest the Ender

Yes, his title is a reference to Ender’s Game. No, I don’t care. Yes, I will fight you. (ง •̀_•́)ง 

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.
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Follow me if you like:
•Supernatural
•Sherlock
•Doctor Who
•SuperWhoLock
•Castle
•Firefly
•LOTR
•Hobbit
•Marvel Universe
•Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
•Star Wars
•Harry Potter
•Percy Jackson
•The Fault In Our Stars
•Ender’s Game
•Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
•Avatar: The Last Airbender
•Merlin
•Gilmore Girls
•I can’t remember any more but there are.

 

•Destiel - OTP
•Lorelai x Luke
•Percebeth
•The Ponds
•JohnLock
•Sheriarty
•Sherlolly (Ish…?)
•Merthur
•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.
Tag Game

I was tagged by the amazing @moonshine-lester thank you sm!!

Relationship status: Single af

Lipstick or chapstick: Chapstick

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

I tag: @phanastasiapill (sorry to tag you twice but you like tag games haha) @jorzuela @phandomnoodle and @lazycupcake

Thanks to @studying-slytherin-guy for tagging me to do this!

Rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 of your amazing followers you’d like to get to know better!

Name: Kisholi

Nickname: Kish, sometimes Fish

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Height: 5’ 2" (depending on who you ask)

Orientation: Heteroflexible I guess

Nationality and Ethnicity: Asian British

Favourite season: Autumn

Favourite book: Ender’s Game

Favourite colour: Green

Favourite flower: Does cherry blossom count?

Favourite scent: Woodsmoke and incense

Favourite animal: Fish or bees

Coffee, tea or hot chocolate: Coffee

Average hours of sleep: My sleep ranges from anywhere between none and over 12 hours so I don’t think I have an average xD

Number of blankets you sleep with: 1

Dream trip: Probably just to go to Switzerland because I’ve wanted to go there for 8 years with no real reason ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Blog created: Around Jan 2017?

Number of followers: 40

I tag @wickerpetal-studies @nerdyravioli @the-organised-dreamer @simplistic-studies @livingforstationery @onomato-priyaa @diyaracreek @studyingellie and anyone that wants to do it can just say I tagged them