from-bad-to-cursed

shit the signs prob do/say

*from my experience*

Aries: bad bad texters, make everything obvious, *randomly curses at u* (not a surprise if u find them talking to themselves), crazy drivers vroom vroom, *screams but cools down after 3 min*, laughs manically when angry, looks focused about everything,  jokes about things that’ll make you widen your eyes (rly personal shit)

Taurus: asks when and where they’ll be able to eat, make literally 0 sense sometimes, lazy bean always saying they’re tired, virgo #2, will fight u, takes their fights seriously, MI X ED SIGNALS!!?!!?!?

Gemini: “idk I like them but I don’t, you get me?”, hates it when u repeat music but they do the same shit, acts smart but can’t backup their arguments, rly loud laughers, *screenshots everything*, repeats their jokes until someone laughs at it

Cancer: adds everything w daddy, “im not emotional wtf”, likes to be derpy, either babies u or likes being babied, becomes victim if u dont return affection, has atleast accidentally called their teacher mom/dad once, “send that to me!”

Leo: actually leaves yelp reviews, s/o > frnds/u, dramatically cries when hungry, “lets take an uber”, turn to preachers at random times, #triggered, goes to places just for the pictures

Virgo: judged u atleast once, involves themselves in drama & accidentally becomes a victim, not scared of u, independent woman who dont need no man (unless u got some leo in u), my opinion > urs

Libra: literally wild af, talks really loud, says shit without even thinking twice omg??, wings everything, air head #2, s a ssy, “idc if they don’t like me……but why tho”, leo #2, have dank memes to back up their argument, most likely to send u a nude/ or have u call them daddy/mami, suggest i v e

Scorpio: text them at 4 am and they’ll reply, actually really hate spooky shit, could pull off as Geminis if they weren’t so mysterious, also looks rly hot, thinks about every bad scenario, the worriers, staring at you either means they hate u or they like u pick one

Sagittarius: *freedomly flirts*, so harsh like ouch?, the type to ask u to dinner and say they forgot their wallet, says no but does it anyways,  *shows u a song then reminds u they showed u it everytime u listen to it*, mimics everything, most likely to wear something that’ll grab someone’s attention

Capricorn: *looks rlly powerful but likes a dominant person*, lets you copy their hw #realOG, looks rly confused, depended on 167% of the time, looks rly hot, looks so serious but is really singing in their heads, ride or die

Aquarius: air head #1, say the weirdest shit sometimes omg?, leo #3, won’t apologize for none, probably already found out the secret to life, doesn’t hide anything, “im n o t we a  k”, makes a joke bout everything

Pisces: more sensitive than cancer like wyd astrology, says “what” after you just explained yourself, “dude what if like…”, oblivious , person: look at that cute person pisces: where?! *looks everywhere but the cute person*, no one knows what they’re thinking

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Let Us Read

Finished two books while I am on hiatus. I was nowhere to be found last mid-April. Months of no electricity in town turned out to be something productive. I was nowhere to be found during those dark hours, I didn’t even got phone. You know what, it’s even harder during night ‘cause I always find it really boring without music and internet and I can’t force myself to sleep early, so I find time to sit on a corner of my room with a flashlight hung on my head which directs to the book and allows me to read every words and lines written. 

  • From Bad to Cursed - by Katie Alender. I didn’t even knew I would finish this one. Reading on the first few pages, I didn’t really see something interesting but still I tried. You know the thing when you are forcing to understand each line but still you cannot do it? Yes, that was what I was feeling while reading the first few chapters. It just happened when Alexis and her friend Megan decided to join the Sunshine club (not to spoil you if you haven’t read it yet), everything seems to interest me already. To end this up, I am wanting to share my favorite character in the story which is Kasey Warren. I don’t know, I just think she’s cool and plainly relaxed. Oh, she’s Alexis’ little sister who was then possessed by demons when she was younger. 
  • Divergent - by Veronica Roth. Gross! Am I too late for this? Well, the hell who do not know about this Divergent?! Who do not know that I am a Dauntless then? Okay too much, just kidding. I can’t think of any amazing word to compliment this book. People may find it weird– the story or so. But for me, this book is really nice and interesting. I am in love with Four so be it! One thing that is awkward there is that Tris (who is played by Shailene Woodley) and Caleb (who is played by Ansel Elgort) in the movie played the role of brothers and sisters well in fact in the movie 'The Fault in Our Stars’ they are being paired up– I don’t know I just find it really awkward. PS. Haven’t seen the movie Divergent yet, y'know. Good thing I was able to borrow the book from my sister’s friend. So while reading I always kept on visiting twitter and instagram searching for “Theo James, Four, Tobias”. 'Cause pictures will help me imagine. Hahahaha And oh, I laughed hard when my sister told me that “Tobias” is not read as “Tow-byas” but instead it is read as “To-ba-yas”. 

good things to come from The Cursed Child

  • black hermione
  • minister of magic hermione
  • dad draco
  • redeemed draco
  • scorpius
  • scorose
  • scorbus (can we have a better ship name though)
  • canon bellatrix/voldy
  • voldemort nose joke
  • albus/harry bonding time

bad things to come from The Cursed Child

  • contrived plot
  • delphi
  • time travel
  • dELPHI
  • overused big bad
  • DELPHI
  • literally everything else
  • this thing is a glorified fanfiction
  • but it is better than My Immortal
  • or at least better than the fanfiction version of My Immortal
  • go watch the webseries

conclusion: I demand a proper novelized sequel series following Albus and Scorpius’s misadventures from Queen Rowling starting from the epilogue of The Deathly Hallows

Date: Monday, October 31, 2011

Source: http://disney.go.com/books/from-bad-to-cursed-1423134710

Critique: The cover for From Bad To Cursed, (written by Katie Alender, published by Disney Hyperion) was photographed by Andrea Chu and designed by Elizabeth H. Clark, who is the series designer. The cover features a female figure. Many people identify with book covers featuring models, and this one works with that, except the face of the figure is obscured by the harsh backlighting that throws all of her features in to shadow, with just enough information for the audience to still identify with the face of the model. This dramatic lighting helps by setting a mysterious mood for the book, which is in fact part of the supernatural genre. There also seems like a very faint mist circling the model, which also helps create a spooky mood despite the very bright lighting. All of the curtail information if framed nicely by the door and then tightened by the border design. Overall, a very effective and captivating book cover that will draw the reader in. 

Books. Books. Books.

- Looking For Alaska by John Green (only about 57 pages left)

- Zombies VS. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

- The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

- From Bad To Cursed by Katie Adler

Ad to the mix PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins when it comes out in about a week.

FYEAH!

EDIT - I forgot to add An Abundance of Catherines by John Green to my list of books to read.

Katie Alender

is brilliant.

Just Finished: From Bad to Cursed by ^
Sequel to “Bad Girls Don’t Die”. I know, I know, terrible title. It’s published by Disney after all, what do you expect? Actually, I didn’t know Disney had a publishing house TOO. Darn them..
So I can’t actually recommend this book to any fellow Christians in good conscience because of the subject matter. The first time around- it was just a positively spooky story that made me terrified to turn the lights out and was written so, so well. (It was her debut, too) I justified reading it for the good scare, and hey- if others find it permissible (everything is permissible, not but everything is beneficial) to read books with Witchcraft subject matter for entertainment, this is no different. But it’s something you must decide for yourself all the same.

This sequel though, truly wasn’t as scary as the first, perhaps because I was reading it with two lenses- enjoying the story, and relishing the theme. And perhaps because this time the subject was so much darker, and because we knew what was coming- something not good.

So onto the theme. Tucked so brilliantly inside her horror story of evil spirits and what have you, is one of the most clear and powerful reactive messages I’ve seen: BE YOURSELF. This book really has to be some of the best two cents I’ve encountered since this revolution of, “Society’s the ugly one, not you.” You’ve heard that message before, right? What makes it so affecting this time?

She perfectly resets her array of typical and unique characters from before. We’re used to their quirks by now and we love them for it and it’s all we know them by.
Then, in the most literal metaphor, our beloved characters sell their souls to an unknown spirit who promises to transform them into perfect women. You watch the heroine, Alexis, lose absolutely everything that ever made her, her, to reach this perfection. You watch her adorable boyfriend Carter express his confusion, until Alexis’ influence, empowered by the spirit Aralt, causes him to lose absolutely everything that makes him Carter, and become the perfect boyfriend. All the while Alender hits the observant reader hard with slams against those self-criticisms and concerns that plague the teenage girl everyday, as Alexis heeds to the voice of Aralt more and more.
I mean, this author sliced up my soul. There was an ache in my chest as I read this book late into the night. And watching these favorite characters turn into someone foreign was just as heartbreaking. I was pleading outloud to the pages, “No, Carter, no! What are you doing?! Be yourself! Just be YOURSELF!” Do you know how heartbreaking it was to watch someone you know turn into some worthless faceless ideal profile?

By spinning a tale of perfectly well behaved unbelievably gorgeous girls with completely charmed lives in everything they attempt, Alender parades those whose struggles are just the opposite. In this story of cover girls, she forces the reader to look differently on the outcasts, the uncool, and the losers around you. She implores the individual to stay an individual. She beats back those senseless presuppositions and exposes the utter ridiculousness of it all. She makes you mourn for the loss of a uniquely beautiful person now carbon copy.

I just, loved this book. I hope to own this and the first one some day. More than anything I’ve seen here on Tumblr or other, this story taught me to be myself. It really did. Irony was the trick. I think I’ll listen now.