fantasy era

anonymous asked:

Help, a few weeks ago I asked Angus McDonald -the boy detective, you know? - about the book he was reading because he seemed kinda lonely and now I'm an adult woman who's overly invested in a series of kid's books and who's best friends with a child - when we're not on missions we meet up once a week and discuss our favourite scenes and theories. Problem is: How do I explain to my wife that our anniversary this years falls on a Book Night? Will she get mad at me if I ask her to reschedule?

This isn’t a callout but if memory serves, you can’t just change anniversary days. That said, I’m sure she’ll understand.

-Casper from Internal Affairs 

ditnightingale  asked:

Hello!! Hope you're well. I wanted to ask if you've found any other urban fantasy books (or plain fantasy) that you would definitely recommend. I'm a massive Rivers of London fan (though I'm not in the fandom) and I've been looking for things to fill the void. Thanks and have a lovely week!

I’m going to preface this by saying that Rivers of London isn’t urban fantasy in a genre sense (I mean, yes, it involves magic and magical creatures living in a large city, but at its heart it’s a police procedural/British murder mystery.) So with that in mind, my recommendations for things I have read recently that might appeal to a RoL fan, only a couple of which are straightforward urban fantasy: 

Zen Cho, Sorceror to the Crown. It’s Regency-era Britain, England’s magic is drying up, and Zacharias Wythe, freed from slavery as a child and now Sorceror to the Crown, has to find out why. Totally delightful. You can try another urban fantasy novella by the same author, Prudence and the Dragon, online. 

Max Gladstone, the Craft Sequence. Secondary-world urban fantasy based around the concept that large financial entities are gods, or rather that gods operate like large financial entities, meaning that magicians are basically….lawyers. Read in publication order, starting with Three Parts Dead. Not related, but an excellent example of Gladstone’s worldbuilding skills, is the short story The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom, available for free online. 

Charles Stross, the Laundry Files. This series started as Lovecraft/spy novel pastiche hybrids with a lot of computer jokes and has morphed into urban fantasy…ish…along the way; you can either start at the beginning (The Atrocity Archives) or jump in at the latest, which has a new PoV narrator, an accidental vampire with a mathematics PhD (The Nightmare Stacks). 

Marie Brennan, the Lady Trent series I actually need to catch up on these but the first two are great so I have no hesitation in reccing anyway. They’re set in a secondary world approximating our own nineteenth century, and follow Isabella, eventually Lady Trent, as she sets out to study dragons scientifically. The first is A Natural History of Dragons. 

Terry Pratchett, the Watch, Witches, and Ankh-Morpork parts of the Discworld series There’s like a 0.02% chance you haven’t read these but just in case: RoL draws heavily on Pratchett (FS is dedicated to him) and most of all from these parts of the Discworld series. Begin with Men at Arms (Watch), Lords and Ladies (Witches, should be required reading before FS anyway) or Going Postal (Ankh-Morpork). 

K J Charles, Charm of Magpies series These are m/m romance but also Victorian-era fantasy set (mostly) in London; one of the leads is a practitioner of magic whose job it is to police other practitioners. Stylistically it’s like reading a very very good AU slashfic for a fandom that doesn’t exist, and if the author is not in fandom I will eat my entire collection of elegant cloche hats. Starts with The Magpie Lord. 

Genevieve Cogman, The Invisible Library trilogy Irene works for the interdimensional Invisible Library, which rescues rare books from alternate universes. Lots of literary references, lots of fun, one shout-out to RoL. 

N K Jemisin, The City Born Great - not a book but a free short story about personified cities. Gorgeous imagery. 

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fiftyweasels  asked:

look, this is really important. I need to know your opinion on the movie, The Flight of Dragons, and the dragons within them. Thanks

I love the dragons cause they are the closest thing to getting the old janky medieval dragon vibe in a cartoon plus having that 70′s-80′s fantasy aesthetic where everything was more lumpy then it is now.

The “science” of the movie (and book its based on) doesnt hold much water, but the ideas are still fun. I like the idea that dragons dont actually fly with their wings and are just fleshy hot air balloons who use their wings as paddles. 

AS FR THE MOVIE ITSELF Its been ages since Ive seen it, but I remember it being one of the better janky  fantasy cartoons of the era (which isnt saying much but you know). I like that it was a science vs magic story where one side isnt shitty and having a scientist (and gigantic scaley) enter a fantasy world and apply his science nerd shit to a setting that at first just seemed “magical”.

ITS PROBABLY NOT A GOOD MOVIE but its nice for what it is

I also like the original book art, which admittedly doesnt work as good illustrations for a book on speculative biology, but definitely work as weird dragon art 


Jeanmarco Week Day 1: Fairytale/Magic

“Jean… Jean, we… We can’t be together. I’m sorry. I… You’re a prince. A-And I’m a knight. You need a princess, not a soldier.”

I’ve always wanted to draw an Royal Au of Prince Jean with Marco as his Knight in Shining Armour~  💪💖
But it’s full of angst because a Knight simply cannot fall in love with his Prince.. It’s Forbidden Love.