follow me i am obviously quality

anonymous asked:

sorry if this has been asked before, but is there a place where we can access your ever growing list of to-reads? been facing a bit of a dry spell lately and i've always enjoyed your recs. also hope you don't mind if i ask where you source original stories to read from? i ask this with the course of honour in mind- found that through your blog- but mostly i am wondering if there is a Great Repository somewhere and i am yet to discover it, or if it's just a matter of following the right people :)

honest to god, this is me just copy-pasting my BOOKS TO READ email draft into this text box. I cannot vouch for the quality of any of them because, obviously, I have not read them, but they were all added to the list because they sound up my alley, or just as reminders to myself because I’ve read other things by these authors.

(I have a lot–a LOT–more books on my to-read list which are literally ON MY SHELF and so never needed to be added to this physical list. but I am not going to list those because we will be here all day.)

most of these are recs from friends or mentioned on podcasts (I recommend galactic suburbia!) or based on good reviews I’ve stumbled across:

Aliette de Bodard - House of Shattered Wings
Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan saga
Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities
Tessa Crowley - Godspeaker
Jennifer Cruisie - Bet Me
Samuel Delaney - Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand
Cory Doctorow - Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Little Brother
Thoraiya Dyer - Crossroads of Canopy
Joseph Fink - Welcome to Night Vale 
Max Gladstone - Three Parts Dead
Nicola Griffith - Hild
Joe Haldeman - The Forever War
Robert Heinlein - The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
Christopher Hibbert - The House of Medici, The Borgias
N.K. Jemisin - The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate
Shirley Jackson - The Haunting of Hill House
Alaya Dawn Johnson - The Summer Prince
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff - Illuminae
Mary Robinette Kowal - Valour and Vanity
Justine Larbalestier - My Sister Rosa, Razorhurst
Cixin Liu - The Three Body Problem
Sarah J. Maas - A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Walter Moers - The City of Dreaming Books
Nnedi Okorafor - Who Fears Death
Bob Proehl - A Hundred Thousand Worlds
Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker of Filagree Street
Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn
Emily Skrutskie - The Abyss Surrounds Us
Angela Slatter - Vigil
Charles Stross - Glasshouse
Cathrynne Valente - Deathless, Radiance
Genevieve Valentine - Persona, Icon

in terms of original stories posted for free online: I am yet to read course of honour, and the last time I read an online serial it was CAPTIVE PRINCE, ON LIVEJOURNAL, so I am not exactly sitting on a dragon-like hoard of them, alas.

NOTE FOR MY BELOVED FOLLOWERS: please, for the love of everything, do not leap in to tell me five more things that should be on this list. usually I enjoy getting recs, but I am not in the greatest space at the moment when it comes to my overachiever neuroticism and tendency to shout at myself about Things I Am Not Doing And Should Really Be Doing, so I am not in the mood to lengthen any to-do lists. thank you.

Thanks guys for following me, wasn’t sure if I’d ever reach 100 followers, but I did. Not that quantity matters to me, it’s about quality, which there’s a lot of. Like so many others, I’ve made a short “follow forever” type list. Yes, it’s completely bias and no, not all of my followers/all I follow are on it, but if you take that as being worth less, well, then you probably need to work on your self-worth/esteem. And obviously, some of you can be forgotten, I am typing this straight out of my head.

WARNING: I’m not good at the whole emotional thing.

My Kin

@couldabeenmensa We began rping the first time around when I had my first multimuse blog and trying out Carson then, but we both disappeared for awhile. Now we’re both here again and it’s amazing. You’re amazing. John is amazing.

@fvckthegods Well, bro, what should I say. We began rping when this blog had Sam only. You’re the one who made me watch Spartacus and I will forever be in your debt and you have my eternal gratitude. I always get a thrill from your replies and your writing for both Agron and John are superb.

@old-fashioned-boy-mccoy Technically, we do rp with each other here, though it’s mostly through all the million threads we have with my Spock we mainly interact. However, I can’t have a list like this without my oldest tumblr rp-partner.

@thegrimmdrmccoy My first John to my Sam and since then, we have pretty much spoken every week to every day (depending on how often I log into Skype). Your threads are worth all the wait.

@thesassycircus I’ll be damned. We met through an “argument” about Rodney, when I began watching SGA the first time and I just wanted to strangle him. You promised it would get better, and it did and now I really like the dude and you, you have come to mean a lot to me. And your muses, well, I don’t know how you do it, but you write all of them very well. All the kudos to you, bro.

@thewaithfuckingannoyme Yet another one I met through my first go with Carson. We haven’t spoken that much ooc, but I have come to feel a great respect for you and your John is really good.

@wyldlittledog You’re quite new to me, but fuck me, it has gone fast. And our boys *grins and shakes head* I’m looking forward to many many more shenanigans… little man ;)

My Team

You’re the ones I love rping with (thought it might originally have been on another blog) and that I truly enjoy doing it with too, however, for some reason, we’re not yet as close (in one way or another) as with my Kin. But who knows what the future holds? Kudos to you all and I hope for many more wonderful threads.

@agron-rebel-general, @astrohistoria, @counselorbennet, @fatherofmachine, @gentlegiantingvar, @hittcr, @kidsofthekelvinhero, @ltbroccoli, @smugxscientific @thecodesoftheater

My Recruits

Some of you I wanted to list, but we have either not interacted or barely done so. Hopefully, that can be fixed.

 @awolfamongstus, @canadianbornatlantianbred, @dreddisms, @ibiteback, @kingxfmischief, @xmythikosx, @witchesandwarriors


If not mentioned here, you still have my gratitude for following me and my Muses!

"The Confession"

Hello, everyone. Just wanted to thank all of you for 600+ followers. It actually took me a day to finish this one. If we were to talk about timelines this happened before “The Wedding”. I really think I made this one great. Haha, Well, Hope you all enjoy reading this!

________________________________________________________________

“The Confession”

She was standing by the window, glancing outside to view the tremendous city which they call Zootopia, a place where everyone can be anything, when the first time Judy came here, it was rough to the point where the animals here disregarded her, didn’t treat her the way she expected them to, she dreamed back when she was young, she was only a token bunny to the ZPD. Another cute little rabbit determined that she can make the world a better place, a dream she thought she can achieve. Assigned to be as a neglected meter maid, and the job being too troublesome to deal with, along with your usual  angered citizens at the streets of this city complaining about the parking tickets, it was stressful.

Then she met him, the slick, charismatic, small-time, con artist fox going by the name of Nick Wilde. He hustled her into buying a jumbo pop, in which he used to gain more out of it. He told her Zootopia was not the place she hoped for, it wasn’t the place where everyone can be anything, where everyone gets a long, where everyone lives a happy life, a life she thought existed in this place. She was infuriated at him. Then again, he’s just stating the facts about the real world they live in.

Gutsy enough cut in the scene occurring between Chief Bogo and a desperate Mother to find her missing Husband, and solve a missing mammal case on her own, with only a given amount of time of two days and a single case file to fill her in. To her amusement, she found Nick as one of the witnesses to the case. He may call her dumb, but she was smart. Next thing Nick knew he was helping the bunny cop, to think how a lot of things can happen in those two days.

How the other animals are going to say about a fox and a rabbit solving the biggest case together. Obviously they both know they’re predator and prey, fox and a rabbit, two complete opposites. None of that really matters to both of them now. Soon after Nick accepted the job Judy presented him.

A few months later they cracked the ‘savaged-animals’ case, time passed by, slowly they understood one another. They let themselves fall in each other’s presence, share their stories, deep inside they didn’t even realize the feelings starting to build up inside of them. They were partners watching each other’s back on the job. And in the end they couldn’t help but think there’s more to it than that, something bigger, too afraid to let it out, fearing that they might change what they have now, they both wanted to cherish it forever. They stayed for overnights, taking turns at their apartments, Judy very much surprised at the condition of Nick’s apartment which is well furnished, organized and neatly cleaned with a kitchen, two bedrooms and of course the living room. It became a daily routine on their day offs.

They were comfortable being around side by side, they don’t care what the other animals think about them. As long as they have each other.

Soon all of that went up to another level of affection, Nick made the first move, He gave her a call, asking her out for a Saturday night stroll at the park literally right in front of the ZPD, not many animals walking around at this hour. With the light posts gleaming at the beautiful green wet grass, the brightness being reflected by the pond at the middle. It was peaceful because there weren’t any sort of loud honking from the cars, not a single animal shouting out an argument. It was times like this that makes you wish for more moments like it.

It took Judy a bit amount of time to find the sneaky fox, and there he was standing near the pond looking at his own reflection with his hands inside his pockets, with his usual light green Hawaiian button shirt along the red and blue striped tie, and brownish-gray pants. She slowly makes her way behind him, careful not to jolt the fox deep in this own thoughts, wondering what got him peering. She saw his ears perk up as he turned around to face her, It was cold out, obviously she had to put on something to suffice the night by wearing a gray hoodie with 'ZPD’ lettered out on the chest part, a pink tank top underneath and black yoga pants.

“Glad you could make it.” Nick spoke, smirking as he gestured her to follow him.

“Well, I’m here now.” She ran and catches up beside nick. “Why did you call me out here this late?”

“What? Why not? Am I not allowed to spend some quality time with my favorite bunny?” He responded, putting on a small pout on his face, with his hands clutching his heart.

Judy rolled her eyes, giving Nick a short giggle, 'he was always such drama boy’ Judy told herself. “I’m your favorite now, huh?” She asked, looking straight at him.

“Carrots, You’re the only rabbit I know. Besides your parents of course and a good number of your family members. I don’t get how you manage to known every single one them.” Nick amazed at the little bunny cop, it was all still a mystery to him.

“I told you, Nick. It’ll grow on you. I’ve known them since I was born, it’s basically something you’ll get used to, having spent all those years at the Bunny Burrows.” Judy explained to Nick, smiling at the expression he’s making, pure confusion.

“I guess I’ll believe you on that one.” He responded, still baffled at the whole thing.

“So, tell me. Why the sudden call?” That gave it out. Nick suddenly paused his movement at her words.

“I thought it was a good idea to grab some air, go for a walk, stretch our bones, get some exercise.” Judy just giving him an unamused look. “Curious bunny, aren’t you?” He spoke, looking straight up above taking the whole view in.

“You know what I meant, come on tell me, Nick. It’s unusual for you to just call me at the middle of the night without even giving me a heads-up.” Judy added, sounding a bit more worried even for her.

Nick let out a small chuckle, he immediately stopped, realizing the situation. “You caught me.” He said with a sigh, finally facing her. He slowly walked towards one of wooden benches as he sat, he patted the empty space beside him, motioning for her to take a seat.

They both felt the whole conversation getting serious every second, until Nick eventually  explained. “The truth is, I have a confession to make.” He announced. Judy’s ears were already pointing up, getting ready to what he was about say.

“Judy, ” He called her by her first name. She was shocked, Nick rarely speaks to her using her real name. Literally bracing herself for what about to happen. “I don’t how to tell you all this in simpler words. But here I go.” Judy wide eyed, 'this is it’ she thought.

“The times we’ve spent together for the past few months since I met you, It’s been the most happiest days I ever experienced in my entire life, and now I could not think of a life without you from then. I’ve been feeling something, that’s been eating me up lately. Something I was too scared to talk to you about.” He clarified, starting to feel sweat slipping between his fur. Maybe this wasn’t a good idea after all, he should call out quits and think of a plan or something to slip himself out of this. His heart was beating like crazy, he swore it might pop out of his chest anytime soon.

“Nick, what are you — ” She tried to speak, an attempt to calm him down.

“What I’m trying to say here is that,” He gulped, as he faced her looking straight at one another.“I love you, Judy.”

She was suddenly taken back at what he had just said. Judy was sitting there, shocked, her mouth hanging open, until she shut it closed. “You, what?” She tried to clear up on what she just heard from Nick.

He stood up, looking away from her. Something took over him, what was he thinking? Blurting all that nonsense? No, the feelings were genuine, it was real. Nothing will make him regret on what he told her. He decided to escape away from all this. “You know, Whiskers. It’s getting really late. We should both head—” He didn’t even manage to finish his sentence when a pair of small arms suddenly embraced him from behind. He didn’t even turn.

“Oh, Nick.” She pushed her face on his back. “You don’t have to hide it from me anymore.” She stated, practically trying to hold him in place from leaving. “You want to know why?”

Nick easily turned around to glance at her. “Why?”

Judy released him from her sudden embrace, then made a quick grab on his stupid ugly striped tie as she pulled him down close enough to face each other, using her other hand to caress his cheek, as green met purple, they were slowly leaning in on one another, they could feel their warm breaths brushing each other’s lips, Nick barely heard what Judy whispered. “Because,” without finishing, the gap between them closed, both of their eyes were shut, as their soft lips gently touched, Nick hesitantly put his right arm on her shoulder while the other makes it away around her waist.

Tilting his head, both of them couldn’t help but relax into it. It seemed like they were inside their own little world, where everything orbits around them. It was so tender and passionate, the whole experience they hope on keeping. For this was a start of a whole new beginning for both of them.

They slowly broke apart and Judy was the first one to speak. “Because, I love you too.” Tears suddenly welled up in her eyes from the rapid emotions being released which she had built up for so long. Nick swept the tears that were sliding down her cheeks with his thumb.

They simply put their arms around one another, admiring the stars shimmering high above them, shutting off reality, they were happy and that was that. This was the night they could never ever forget, the moment they had now was going to be the treasured memory they were to remember and keep forever.

________________________________________________________________

A bit too cheesy. But I think I did great. Anyway, I’m off to bed!

petrichor; the smell of earth after rain

what is it?

the petrichor network is a network for beautiful multi-fandom blogs to talk about interests, make new friends, and have a good time.

rules:

must be following me

fill out this survey

reblog once to enter (likes will not count)

must reach 30 notes or i’ll be sad

please leave your askbox open so I can contact you

what I am looking for:

multi-fandom blogs! (obviously)

awesome urls

friendly bloggers

nice, clean, and minimalistic themes (an updates tab isn’t necessary but it’s a plus)

quality posts

organized tags and links (optional, but it’s a plus)

picking members:

I’ll choose 7 members on the 28th of feb to start out with

every 2 weeks I’ll pick 5 more members until I think there are enough people

once you get in:

I’ll message you letting you know that you’ve been accepted!

You need to

  • put a link to the network in your blog
  • follow all the other members in the network
  • submit an icon and a short bio
  • track tag #petrichor network
perks

you get to meet awesome people!

more followers

I’ll give you a group promo once you have been accepted

you get a place on the network page too

any questions? contact me here

Since I’m a good host, I decided to do something different the next weekend. This is a network and the purpose of a network is to make new friends and find new interests, so just for one day, this Saturday, I’m going to promote your blogs (not personal blogs, obviously, they must be blogs about someone/something). We have over 60,000 followers, let’s put the number to a good use. Don’t send me any link, I’m only going to reblog posts like this one. You can make a graphic, only one gif or a gifset, I really don’t care about that, but I want quality for the post (a good description is required) and obviously for your blog (THEME & CONTENTS). If it’s not good, I’m not going to reblog it, you know how picky I am. Make the post on your blog and then submit the link to our ask.

IMPORTANT : Please, no porn or hate blogs.

For the followers who don’t care about this: don’t worry, I’m not going to flood your dash with promotional reblogs, the blog will alternate GOT posts to promotional posts so we will not be a pain in the ass, promise! ;)

P.S.Do I need to specify that the blogs don’t need to be “related” to GOT? Like if you have a blog about Teen Wolf or Brad Pitt or Jessica Chastain or movies in general or another tv show or old Hollywood or just a meta blog, you are more than welcome to submit it :)

for those who’re asking, yes! i am trying to blind you with that text! maybe if your eyes stop working nobody will notice the lack of quality they actually decided to follow. were you expecting a fancy graphic??? photoshop maybe???? well you obviously have no idea who you’re dealing with! anyway, i reached 3000 followers on this blog a couple days ago. considering that this blog began as a shitty nolan/arkham batman hybrid thing back in 2012 (i think?? i may have labeled my blog wrong) i’m just as surprised as you are. i came a long way and it surprises me that i even got this far. the fact that people still find me an entertaining batman in 2014 is incredible. the fact that it almost coincided with christmas this year gives me all the more reason to put this thing together. i guess it’s a follow forever then? or a bias list, whatever you kids are calling it this year. 

                        ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ ʟᴇᴀɢᴜᴇʀs: sᴩᴇᴄɪᴀʟ sʜᴏᴜᴛᴏᴜᴛs

queenxcersei: BAE. okay, so we haven’t written together all that much lately because we’ve been busy. but that doesn’t mean you aren’t one of the best writers i’ve ever come across ever. before you came along, i didn’t really care all that much about cersei or game of thrones for that matter. also i didn’t know i needed bruce/cersei until it happened and now i need it like air so i’ll be blaming you for that. one of my favorite ship dynamics and interactions ever on this blog.

lxgique: the sherlock to my batman. THE SHERLOCK. ONLY SHERLOCK THAT MATTERS. THE BEST DETECTIVE FRIEND THAT ANYBODY COULD HAVE. ONE OF THE OG BLOGS FOR THIS BLOG SERIOUSLY VERY OLD FRIENDS FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW N O OW. O K?

regaliis/restorance: VERAAAA. it makes sense that pretty much every blog you ever make becomes uber-popular within the next few days. it’s a credit to your talent as a writer and just how incredibly nice you are as a person. we should be doing more things because that would be awesome but that doesn’t mean i still can’t admire you from afar. because you’re cool. you get a batarang for christmas.

championofthegods: biiiiiiiiiiii. i think you were the first person to write as diana with me. the first serious ww writer i came across too i think. you’re interpretation of diana is so spot on and wonderful and it makes me happy to see you back into writing again. 

viewtokill: you are bond, period. seriously. i used to write as bond back in the day and i was almost considering bringing him back and then you came onto the scene & i was like ‘welp, tHEY WIN THE INTERNET.’ it’s incredible that we haven’t done a lot (mostly because of how lazy i’ve been with writing but you know). bond gets a tour of the batcave for christmas, because i say so. 

seriadux: even though you continuously show ur booty everywhere you go (JUST TO SPITE ME AND BRUCE) you’re still one of my favorite blogs ever. just how you write barbara and her relationships with other people amazes me and it helps that you’re incredibly funny on top of all that. also, that double date with you/jason and bruce/diana still needs to happen.

gxthamprince: JAAAAAAAAAAAAAYSON. ur a lil shit dating babs but you’re also an incredible writer and one of my favorite dc blogs ever yOU KEEP DOING YOU (JUST DONT DO HER OR SO HELP ME)

calisvol: actual dracula bat-dad right here. I ALWAYS PUT OFF DOING THINGS WITH YOU AND I DON’T LIKE MYSELF BECAUSE OF IT. another example of how other peoples writing just floors me. no other alu-dad will do now. you’ve ruined dracula for me because you are literally him. you are actually alucard dracula vlad dracul evil maniac. 

immortalcorrupter: diya is legit wesker. WESKER IS ALSO CLINT EASTWOOD. one of the most dynamic writers i’ve ever come across. you should do a DC muse next. we will found the justice league and it will be glorious.

callmeselina: LEGIT OG CATWOMAN UP IN DIS SHIT. i don’t like nolan’s vision of batman at all for multiple reasons, but you make catwoman work. even if she is technically set in his universe, you’re one of the very few nolan characters i can actually stand, let alone write with. one of my favorite blogs ever hands down and if anybody else disagrees well they can just FIGHT ME.

orsothestorygoes & teartheflesh: MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CRACK SHIP EVER. BATMAN IS FOREVER PATRON SAINT OF DEANNA AND RAYLAN’S RELATIONSHIP. 

              ɢᴏᴛʜᴀᴍɪᴛᴇs: FOLLOW BECAUSE BATMAN SAYS SO.

xgamora, fakedpersona, adeloes, cxnnabuns, constantquibbling, solvexg, xustitia, aspecificskillset, memoryserved, gothamsrobinson, puckish-rogue, americanasitgets, missfrxst, flirtiings, finiis, agenths, abrideoffire, absolutepoison, vinterdrxnning, viiduam, bowtied, ofnegotiations, skiira, grishildr, edhelernil, empressium, lvlalfoy, littlewinterdove, herroyaldarkness, herunfailingkindness, nixreginam, scarredclausmotherofasgard, maimedlion, malifiicus, magnetisedcatharsis, magnxto, magneticlegacy, widowism, widowx, widowmxker, morguliis, amazoniian, amazonchampion, volovisx, youmaythinkyouknowme, scionofxbellsoffireandrebellion, ironoxiide, todiehere, dominatrick, whiphand, wasthatnotprocedure, xlasergirl, kuuaa, kniivesandlint, keptmyhairshort, toshootfirst, memorixkvina, organdoom, yuleverine, deadyule, miraavx, biochemisted, teygja, gesaelice, bloodthirstygod, queenxcersei