fictional streets


Just posted the second part of my Fated Series. And of course I just *had* to make a mood board to go along with it. Check out the story below!

In the Cards (4322 words) by _Melodic_
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Armitage Hux/Ben Solo | Kylo Ren, Armitage Hux/Kylo Ren
Characters: Ben Solo | Kylo Ren, Ben Solo, Armitage Hux
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Magic, street magician!kylo, Businessmen, Business Trip, Bottom Armitage Hux, Top Kylo Ren, Anal Sex, Anal Fingering, Rimming, Flirting, Drunken Flirting, Bars and Pubs, Drinking, New York City, Fate, Fated Series, Soulmates, Modern Era, Strangers to Lovers, One Night Stands, One Shot, Porn With Plot, Porn, Porn with Feelings, Hotel Sex, Hotels
Series: Part 2 of Fated Series
Summary: Kylo is a street magician; the world is his stage, and Hux is his captive audience. What may seem ordinary magic, may actually be fate.
The Good Movies List

If you know me, I love making lists of recommendations for you guys. I’m constantly uploading new playlists for you guys and now I thought I’d make a list of movies that I love!

Bare in mind some of these are foreign films so I’ll mention which ones are. Also, you’ll notice that this is a very eclectic mix!

- The Graduate (1967)

- Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

- Grease (1978)

- Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

- The Breakfast Club (1985)

- Dead Poets Society (1989)

- The Fiugitive (1993)

- Pulp Fiction (1994)

- Empire Records (1995)

- Romeo And Juliet (1996)

- The Titanic (1997)

- La Vita E Bella / Life Is Beautiful (In Italian) (1997)

- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

- Jawbreaker (1999)

- Donnie Darko (2001)

- The Sweetest Thing (2002)

- City Of God (In Portuguese) (2002)

- How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

- White Chicks (2004)

- First Daughter (2004)

- The Girl Next Door (2004)

- The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)

- The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

- Limitless (2011)

- What’s Your Number (2011)

- The Help (2011)

- Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

- Stuck In Love (2012)

- 21 Jump Street (2012)

- The Impossible (2012) - my friends brother is in it!

- Prisoners (2013)

- Now You See Me (2013)

- The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)


Favorite Semi-Fictional Characters 4/∞: Edmund Reid as portrayed by Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street)

You’ve seen Hampton. The promenade, the parasols, the polite conversation amidst the teacups. There is nothing of it that breathes. There is nothing of it that is alive and quick and stinking and bright. Whitechapel is life in all its wild and rotten splendor. Beside it, the rest of the world seems a tomb.

  • Normal Person: *finds The Impala parked on the street*<br>
  • What a beautiful car. This is a classic isn't it? Look how big and shiny. Oh look at it's panels with brushed aluminum trim. This is a fine piece of mechanical bliss. I wonder how it feels to drive it. Nice.
  • Me: Baby! Oh how beautiful you are in person.<br>
  • * starts taking mental measurements of the back seat, to check if all the Destiel action described on fan fiction is possible*<p/><b></b>
  • Damm!
I just took a walk down memory lane...

Anyone out there remember THESE books?

Late 80′s/Early 90′s teen horror! (in all it’s wonderful campy glory). Before Goosebumps there was Fear Street, and I gobbled these books up in my middle school library, especially around Halloween.

Surely I’m not the only one who remembers these?

The Great Polish Book Recs Post

@classic-literature-snob​ asked me for some Polish book recs, so here we go.

Polish books translated into English:

  • The Witcher Series by Andrzej Sapkowski (fantasy)
  • The Doll by Bolesław Prus (historical fiction: 19th century)
  • The Fictions/The Crocodile Street by Bruno Schulz (magic realism)
  • The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman (non-fiction: WWII; escaping from Warsaw Ghetto)
  • Who Was David Weiser? by Paweł Huelle (historical fiction: post-WWII)
  • On the Road to Babadag by Andrzej Stasiuk (contemporary)
  • A World Apart by Gustaw Herling-Grudziński (non-fiction: WWII; memories of a Gulag survivor)
  • Wedding by Stanisław Wyspiański (play; pretty heavy symbolism)
  • The Peasants by Władysław Reymont (historical fiction: late 19th century; Nobel prize winner)
  • The Shoemakers by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (play; magic realism)
  • Short stories by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (especially Friends & Lovers of Marona, if you can find those)
  • Like Eating a Stone by Wojciech Tochman (non-fiction; civil war in Bosnia)
  • Story For a Friend by Halina Poświatowska (kind of an autobiography)
  • Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (historical fiction: Roman Empire; beginnings of Christianity; Nobel prize winner)
  • The Trilogy (With Fire and Sword, The Deluge & Sir Michael) by Henryk Sienkiewicz (historical fiction: 17th century; respectively: the Khmelnitsky Uprising, the Swedish invasion, also known as the Deluge & war against Ottoman Empire)
  • Solaris by Stanisław Lem (sci-fi)
  • The Stranger by Maria Kuncewiczowa (psychological)
  • Czesław Miłosz (poetry; Nobel prize winner)
  • Wisława Szymborska (poetry; Nobel prize winner)
  • Tadeusz Różewicz (poetry)
  • Zbigniew Herbert (poetry)

Books that haven’t been translated into English (yet):

  • Dobry by Waldemar Łysiak (historical fiction: PRL)
  • Taksim* by Andrzej Stasiuk (contemporary)
  • Drach* & Król by Szczepan Twardoch (historical fiction)
  • literally anything by Miron Białoszewski (mostly poetry and diaries)
  • Czterdzieści i cztery by Wojciech Piskorski (fantasy/historical fiction)
  • Gnój by Wojciech Kuczok (contemporary)
  • Najgorszy człowiek na świecie by Małgorzata Halber (contemporary)
  • Kobieta nie-doskonała by Sylwia Kubryńska (contemporary)
  • Inne pieśni by Jacek Dukaj (sci-fi)
  • Śmierć w Breslau by Marek Krajewski (crime story/historical fiction)
  • Jeżycjada by Małgorzata Musierowicz (contemporary, YA)
  • Tango by Sławomir Mrożek (play, contemporary)
  • Siekierezada by Edward Stachura (magic realism)
  • Akademia Pana Kleksa by Jan Brzechwa (kids lit)
  • Wakacje z duchami by Adam Bahdaj (YA; detective story)
  • Pan Samochodzik i templariusze and the rest of the series by Zbigniew Nienacki (YA; detective story)
  • Kamienie na szaniec (non-fiction: WWII)

*available in German

These are some of my favorites. Feel free to reblog and add yours!

In 1932, an English bank moved into its new headquarters at 219–229 Baker Street, London. Does that sound familiar? Their new location was thought to include 221B Baker Street, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes! He received visitors and mail, just like a real-life person.

So for many years the bank employed a secretary who answered the mail sent to Holmes!