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Also important for this list: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 

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Eliza:
What is the longest relationship you’ve had?
I guess… Owen? I was with him for just under a year before… before he was killed.
If you could switch lives with Moshe if you could?
No. I wouldn’t want him to ever have to experience what I did.
What would it take to get to to permanently kill Moshe and Granuaile?
I… I don’t know. I guess… if I found out they were trying to hand me back over to that pantheon, but… they wouldn’t.
If you could only save one, would you save Moshe or Granuaile? (Noting that Moshe would stay dead.)
…..I’d save Moshe. I’ve known him longer, and… he knows me a lot better. But I won’t have to choose, right?

Ilona:
What would it take to make you betray Genevieve?
If I found out Hyde would take over for good… betraying her would be less painful than what Hyde would do.
What is the thing you’re proudest of, as yourself or Hyde?
Well… I guess I’m pretty good at shooting, which I… learned as Hyde, technically.
If you could, would you get rid of Hyde forever?
If I could? Gladly, in a heartbeat.
Would you ever cheat on Genevieve?
Never. At least, not as myself.

Eyre:
Do you regret keeping your child?
I… I don’t know. Right now, no. But I’m scared that… that I might one day.
If you could get rid of your curse, what is the first sin you would intentionally commit?
….I would rather not say, but… probably nothing extreme. Maybe stop attending church.
Who is the best person you know other than yourself?
Carl, without a doubt. He- He’s so kind, and… Unless, of course, this means how well I know the person? In which case… still Carl, probably. I don’t really have a lot of friends.
Do you genuinely believe that most of the sins you’ve committed should be counted as sins?
I do not know. Some seem a bit petty to punish, but… it’s not my decision.

Chris:
Who’s the best lover you’ve ever had?
Amelia, by far. Not to say my other lovers were bad, just…
Would you visit Amelia’s time if you could?
I don’t know. I mean, sure, some things sound pretty good, but… Well, I’m content in this time.
Do you believe in fate?
Not really, no.
Do you ever consider the possibility that Amelia is leading you on, seducing to for some larger purpose?
I didn’t-
Do you ever feel daunted knowing how many more people, spread across all of time, Amelia had been with than you?
….you need to stop this.

Bas:
What would it take to make you betray/cheat on Tom?
I’d only do it if it meant saving his or Miriam’s life. Though I can’t see how that would happen.
Would you pull the plug on Miriam of it came down to it?
I… I guess I would. I’ve seen what it’s like, to be only living on life support, and…
How would you react if you found out one of your parents was still alive?
I don’t know? I guess I’d probably cry, maybe.

FUCK, MARRY, GET DRUNK WITH

Deya: Nick, Daniel, Atticus

Marry Nicholas, obviously. Fuck Atticus, and get drunk with Daniel. Only because my tolerance is much stronger than his ever was and I’d gladly rip his fucking heart out while he was passed out on the floor.

Eyre: Carl, Barbatos, Jeremiah

I- Um… If I… had to choose, I’d rather be married to Carl than any of the others. Just because… he’s my best friend, and I know him best- And I… I’ve already willingly slept with Barbatos, so… And so guess that leaves getting drunk with Jeremiah, but only if Barbatos and Carl were both also there.

Eleanora: Michael, Delilah, Jeremiah

That is really cruel, for one- But I’d rather fuck and marry both Michael and Delilah. A lot of cultures support polygamous marriages, so I mean, why not? And… I’ve still never been drunk, but if he was suddenly susceptible to confessions, I wouldn’t mind getting drunk with Jeremiah. Entirely innocent reasons, obviously.

Tatiana: Damian, Dayan, Nico

First and second for Damian. Last for Dayan. None for Nico, unless someone adds an option to stab.

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“My name is Eyre, and I am destined to be a hero. I used to be called Jane but I changed my name when I was seven. No story has a heroine called Jane. That would be silly. I have beautiful red hair down to my legs and beautiful legs down to the floor. My eyes are purple because purple is a mysterious, magical colour and that’s how you know I have a Destiny. I’m probably part dragon or something.

I can hear my mother calling me so I have to go soon. Doesn’t she know I’m too busy to gut fish? I have to practise mixing potions and reading maps and saying “I’ll talk to you later” in my most dismissive voice. You know, hero stuff. Soon I’m going to go traveling across the land and I’ll meet my Destiny. I’ll know it when I see it because it’ll be the thing everyone keeps telling me I have to do except they’ll say I can’t do it until I’ve fetched their missing axe or killed a wolf or set them up with a villager or something.”

whiteraven16  asked:

I missed out on reading some really good books though out high school. So I was wondering what are some book that everyone should read at least once? You know the MUST HAVE read books

I missed out on some of those in high school, too… and I haven’t caught up with all of them in the (many) years since high school. Yesterday I mentioned my Top 10 recommended books, but I wouldn’t say all of those are MUST READ books. (I mean, I think they are, but it would be a little short-sighted to categorize all my favorite books as “must reads.”) I think books everyone should read are those that are widely discussed and can help you connect with other readers; books that are consistently referred to in other books. So I’ll give you a list of 10 I think are must reads, but I really hope my followers will chime in and add to this list. 

In no particular order (off the top of my head): 

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
1984 - George Orwell

Ugh, so hard to keep this list at 10. Help me out here, followers! 

The signs as literature classics
  • Aries: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Taurus: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Gemini: the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Cancer: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Leo: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Virgo: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Libra: The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas Junior
  • Scorpio: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Sagittarius: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • Capricorn: Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Aquarius: Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Pisces: The Waves by Virginia Woolf

bootsnblossoms  asked:

F, J, & Y?

Hey Boots!  Thank you so much for asking!  I get all nostalgic about the folks who’ve been with me since my livejournal days.

F: I think Jane Eyre is probably my favorite book, as well as Paradise Lost, The Scarlet Letter, and The Book of Mormon. I also have a soft spot for local histories, I’ve never really been into nonfiction, but local histories and mugbooks are so charming and sweet.  You can tell what they care about.  I have a lot of favorite Books, I could go on probably, but I’ll spare us all.  I love Vivian Vande Velde, Terry Pratchett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Poe, and Stephen King.

J: Well, it means I get to eat and pay my bills, which I like to do.  This is also an awkward sort of question to ask without falling into the pretentious oft heard, sort of ‘well what does my left arm mean to me’ sort of answer that feels too often given.  It is an emotional and creative necessity, as well as a strain and a hardship, a struggle.  Some days I dread writing because I’m so drained and sometimes I’m up at four trying to get stuff written before anyone needs me.  So I guess writing is like marriage to me?  A source of great joy, comfort, and belonging, and a source of struggle, work, and genuine sacrifice.

Y: The perfect prose is almost an organic animal that can have its parts defined but each is so connected to the other it can’t be pulled or broken part.  It allows an initial superficial reading and a deeper analysis if the reader wants to put the work in.  Ideally its both a glass of cool water and a meal.  Doesn’t have to be a heavy meal, just something to chew on.  My prose tends to be a bit baroque.  Its got bits and pieces and crannies and everything is just piled on top of everything else.  I tend to make it clear that an idea is the important thing in the scene/story/series, but there’s density to the story curlicuing all over the place.  As a result I tend to show too much and tell too little, but I’m try to get better.