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anonymous asked:

Hey, i'd be interested if you have any book rec's with ace/aro protagonists? I'm struggling to find many good ones.

Hey!

So I’ll level with you here, depression’s been beating my ass for the longest time, and even though I know there’s good stuff out there, I’ve not had the energy to go delving into the nooks and crannies of the fiction world to find it, because…… y’know, it’s hard, there’s fudge all out there, I’m tired

But I’m so glad you sent this ask because it’s given me the motivation to sit my butt down and make this happen and this is IMPORTANT to me. So this ask has been an adventure for the both of us, anon friend~

Here’s what I found in my search! I’ve only read a few of them, for the above reason, but I’ve tried to collect stuff that’s been written by aro/ace authors or has received positive reviews from aro/ace people!! Here goes!!! I hope it’s not too lengthy, I got excited!!

The Bone People by Keri Hulme is a mystery novel featuring an asexual protagonist, the reclusive artist Kerewin. It’s set in New Zealand and focuses a lot on Maori culture (the author herself is of Maori descent, as well as openly asexual and aromantic). Trigger warnings for physical abuse, suicide and illness.

We Awaken by Calista Lynne ( @calista-lynne ) features two asexual protagonists, girls who love girls, paranormal shenanigans, and the most beautiful glorious amazing cover I’ve ever seen. It’s also published by Harmony Ink Press, who do positive LGBTQ+ stories and are all round awesome in general. I think this one is available for preorder now, but releasing soon.

Sydney West by Rebecca McKinsey is a mystery/thriller I’ve seen some really great reviews on, which features a canon aromantic protagonist, and also has minimal profanity and minimal graphic description, if that’s not your kinda thing.

How To Be A Normal Person by TJ Klune features an asexual stoner hipster and honestly I don’t even know what else to say about it but this book looks like a wild and very weird ride to say the least.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire has an asexual protagonist and creepy stuff and secret doors and other worlds. Also has a trans character! Seems like a neat premise, I’m keen to read it.

Cold Ennaline by RJ Astruc is paranormal novella also published by Harmony Ink Press, featuring an asexual (and by the sounds of the description quite possibly aromantic) protagonist.

Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith is an epic high fantasy with an asexual protagonist and a POC princess and lots of awesome worldbuilding and politics and yeah!

After I Wake by Emma Griffiths features an asexual protagonist and several queer side characters and is also published by Harmony Ink Press! Hooray! Trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness (though the story itself focuses on recovery).

Sinners by Eka Waterfield is a dark fantasy about an asexual sidhe drug dealer, so what else does a person need, really. But yeah! It’s got thumbs-ups from several ace reviewers on goodreads! Trigger warnings for drug use and violence.

Clariel by Garth Nix features a protagonist who’s pretty much 100% absolutely aroace and amazing, and from what I can see many of the aces/aros who’ve read this book strongly identify with her and her experiences and the general consensus is that it’s awesome.  

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld features a demisexual WOC and a lesbian love interest and I’ve heard pretty good things about it, though I haven’t read it myself.

Quicksilver by RJ Anderson is a YA sci-fi with an asexual protagonist and lots of decent discussions on asexuality in the book, like the coming out scene, etc.

Interface: inSight by Lucy Mihajlich is another one maybe worth looking out for? It has a kickstarter going, and features a hearing-impaired aroace protagonist, nonbinary representation, and female and POC characters doing cool stuff and not dying… also has, like, cool edgy futuristic dystopia vibes~

A Word and a Bullet by Rachel Sharp has a very very very explicitly-stated aroace character. 100% aroace and cool with it. Also, quirky apocalypse stories are always fun, yeah?

And here’s some other neat stuff I found:

  • From Under the Mountain by Cait Spivey (panromantic asexual author, F/F high fantasy, lots of POC and women characters)
  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge (zero romance, cool premise)
  • The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (ace character, not protagonist)
  • Radio Silence by Alice Osman (honest and open discussions of asexuality and demisexuality, female mixed-race bisexual protagonist, male and female leads do not fall in love)
  • Make Much Of Me by Kayla Bashe (lots of queer rep, including asexual and nonbinary, super positive feelgood themes)
  • Mindtouch and Mindline by M.C.A Hogarth (non-human asexual characters, queerplatonic life-partnership, sounds hELLA CUTE)
  • Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (asexual POC leading character, not protagonist)

And I added like a billion things to my TBR lmao help me anon

anonymous asked:

Could you recommend any fantasy books about a squad of lgbt characters going on a quest to defeat a dragon or something? If that makes any sense?

For fantasy adventure with all LGBT characters, you’re probably gonna have to look toward LGBT-only publishers, so you might wanna browse Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner, Interlude/Duet, Riptide/Triton, LT3, etc. I don’t read much creature-centric fantasy, so nothing I can rec with certainty on that front!

For fantasy with squads going on quests that include some LGBT characters and dragon-esque creatures, check out Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (the duology gets rainbowier as it goes on, from what I hear) and The Girl at Midnight trilogy by Melissa Grey. (Also get Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst on your to-read list for 2018!) 

United State of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop)
DJ Earworm
United State of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop)

Adele - “Hello”
AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake - “You Know You Like It”
Andy Grammer - “Honey, I’m Good.”
Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd - “Love Me Harder”
Big Sean feat. E-40 - “I Don’t F**k With You”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack - “Hey Mama”
Demi Lovato - “Cool For The Summer”
Drake - “Hotline Bling”
Ed Sheeran - “Photograph”
Ed Sheeran - “Thinking Out Loud”
Ellie Goulding - “Love Me Like You Do”
Fall Out Boy - “Centuries”
Fetty Wap - “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz - “679”
Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink - “Worth It”
Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini - “GDFR”
Jason Derulo - “Want To Want Me”
Justin Bieber - “Sorry”
Justin Bieber - “What Do You Mean”
Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake - “Lean On”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 - “Sugar”
Meghan Trainor - “Lips Are Movin”
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend - “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”
Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih - “Somebody”
Nick Jonas - “Jealous”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne - “Truffle Butter”
Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - “Post To Be”
OMI - “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
One Direction - “Drag Me Down”
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo - “Time Of Our Lives”
R. City feat. Adam Levine - “Locked Away”
Rachel Platten - “Fight Song”
Rihanna - “Bitch Better Have My Money”
Rihanna feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney - “FourFiveSeconds”
Sam Smith - “I’m Not The Only One”
Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky - “Good For You”
Shawn Mendes - “Stitches”
SIlento - “Watch Me”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber - “Where Are U Now”
Taylor Swift - “Blank Space”
Taylor Swift - “Style”
Taylor Swift - “Bad Blood”
Taylor Swift - “Wildest Dreams”
Tove Lo - “Talking Body”
Walk The Moon - “Shut Up And Dance”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - “See You Again”
The Weeknd - “Earned It”
The Weeknd - “The Hills”
The Weeknd - “Can’t Feel My Face”

modern!Adam’s taste in music is… to be expected. [8tracks] [spotify]

sexyback justin timberlake ● for your entertainment adam lambert ● you need me, i don’t need you ed sheeran ● everybody (backstreets back) backstreet boys ● moves like jagger maroon 5 feat. christina aguilera one in a million down with webster ● wonderwall oasis ● good girls go bad cobra starship feat. leighton meester ● fuck you ceelo green ● bye bye bye *nsync ● bo$$ fifth harmony ● blue (da ba dee) eiffel 65 19 in 99 nick carter ● worth it fifth harmony feat. kid ink ● party for your life down with webster die young ke$ha i like it like that hot chelle rae feat. new boyz ● touch little mix ● it’s gonna be me *nsync ● tik tok ke$ha ● strut adam lambert ● iris goo goo dolls ● saturday night’s alright for fighting elton john ● unwell matchbox twenty

you better work bitch: songs to work out to

anna sun - walk the moon 🔥 be alright - ariana grande  🔥 blame - calvin harris 🔥 clique - kanye west, big sean, jay z 🔥 cold water - justin bieber, major lazer, mø, 🔥 cool for the summer - demi lovato   crazy=genius - panic! at the disco 🔥 electric love - BORNS 🔥 fall into these arms - new politics 🔥 feel so close - calvin harris 🔥 fireball - pitbull 🔥 glad you came - the wanted 🔥 go for it - cruisr 🔥 hair - little mix 🔥  happy with me - holychild 🔥 harlem - new politics 🔥 high - young rising sons 🔥  i took a pill in ibiza - mike posner 🔥 if it ain’t love - jason derulo 🔥 lean on - mø, major lazer 🔥 like i would - zayn 🔥 little white lies - one direction 🔥 lush life - zara larsson 🔥 mercy - kanye west, jay z, big sean, wacka flocka flame, pusha t 🔥 move - little mix 🔥 new romantics - taylor swift 🔥 pay my rent - dnce 🔥 ride - lowell, icona pop 🔥 running behind - holychild 🔥 sorry - justin bieber 🔥 steal my girl (mpdc remix) - one direction 🔥 summer - calvin harris 🔥 superlove - charli xcx 🔥 talk dirty - 2chainz, jason derulo 🔥 talking body - tove lo 🔥 thunder clatter - wild cub 🔥 we r who we r - ke$ha 🔥 wild things - alessia cara 🔥 work bitch - britney spears 🔥 worth it - fifth harmony, kid ink 🔥 young and stupid - travis mills, t.i. 🔥 young volcanoes - fall out boy 🔥 you’re such a - hailee steinfeld 🔥 22 - taylor swift 🔥 7/11 - beyoncé 🔥

LISTEN HERE

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Valhalla is a sci-fi comedy. Ragnarök is a sci-fi tragedy. Guðsríki is something else entirely…

The Valhalla Trilogy by Ari Bach began in 2010. The first book was quite popular, for a self-published book. So popular that in a few years, it was picked up by Harmony Ink Press, an LGBTQ+ YA publisher. It spawned two sequels.

When the last book came out, something happened. The series was growing slowly in popularity but after Guðsríki came out, people began getting the big picture. What started as a funny action novel and grew into a deeper story finally ended in a cathartic peak like nothing they’d ever experienced. The series began to explode. Once word got out about what this series really was, it began to grow exponentially. It’s still small. You won’t find it on store shelves, though any store can order it in for you. You won’t see it on Oprah or Ellen, yet.

But you can read it right now. You can start it free and see if you might enjoy it.

Be warned: By the end, your hands will shake. Your heart will race. And these books will change who you are. Don’t start this trip unless you’re ready for a life altering experience. Books can change the world. Books can keep us alive and books can define who we are.

Read these and you will understand why.

Voltron Breakdance Au Playlists

A brilliant au by @emberchii has given me life, please check it out here! 
Here’s a playlist of video’s that I feel matches the characters and their posse c:
These lists probably aren’t the most accurate when it comes to matching their personality but honestly it’s not the easiest so some are just kinda thrown in for fun (Surprisingly, Lance was the hardest???)


Shiro: 

Blind Man - SPZRKT/ CJ Salvador Choreography 

Yeah 3x - Chris Brown / Eunho Kim Choreography 

“PANDA” - Desiigner Dance | @MattSteffanina Choreography (#Panda)

GET UGLY - Jason Derulo Dance | @MattSteffanina Choreograph (@JasonDerulo #GetUGLY)

Junho Lee Choreography / Rude - Magic!


Allura: 

Worth it - Fifth Harmony ft.Kid Ink / May J Lee Choreography

YANIS MARSHALL CHOREOGRAPHY “INTO YOU” ARIANA GRANDE

Here - Alessia Cara / Lia Kim Choreography

Iggy Azalea - Team Choreography by Euanflow @ ALiEN Dance Studio

ME TOO - @MEGHAN_TRAINOR - Choreography By JOJO GOMEZ


Keith:

Roses - The Chainsmokers / Jawn Ha Choreography / 310XT Films /URBAN DANCE CAMP

Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber / Bongyoung Park Choreography

Me Myself & I - G-Eazy(traila $ong Remix) / Bongyoung Park Choreography

“IF IT AIN’T LOVE” - Jason Derulo Dance | @MattSteffanina Choreography

Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo / Junsun Yoo Choreography


Lance:

Boys And Girls - Zico Feat. Babylon / Junsun Yoo Choreography

Girin Choreography | Recognize by PARTYNEXTDOOR

Doctor Pepper - Diplo X CL / Mina Myoung Choreography

My House - Flo Rida / Eunho Kim Choreography

Cheap Thrills Sia Choreography by Derek Mitchell at Broadway Dance Center


Hunk: Stated [here] that Hunk is most likely Dj 


Pidge:

Lia Kim Choreography / La La Latch - Pentatonix

Elastic Heart - Sia Cover / Koharu Sugawara Choreography / URBAN DANCE CAMP

Lia Kim / Skrillex - Dirty Vibe (With Diplo, G-Dragon & CL) / 2015 Seoul Fashion Week

Come Over - Clean Bandit / Koharu Sugawara Choreography / 310XT Films / URBAN DANCE CAMP

Lia Kim / Slow Acid - Calvin Harris / Taipei 101 Tower Lia Kim

#lovemyself by sophietashina

1. Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself // 2. Fifth Harmony (feat. Kid Ink) - Worth It // 3. Ariana Grande (feat. Zedd) - Break Free // 4. Nicki Minaj (feat. Beyoncé) - Feeling Myself // 5. Little Mix - Wings // 6. Spice Girls - Wannabe // 7. Fifth Harmony - Reflection // 8. Beyoncé (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Flawless // 9. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off // 10. Nicki Minaj - Wave Ya Hand // 11. Ella Eyre - Comeback // 12. Fifth Harmony - BO$$ // 13. Halsey - Hurricane // 14. Jessie J - It’s My Party // 15. Little Mix - We Are Who We Are

please listen to it & share

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Princess Puck encourages everyone to read! “When yous is dones pwaying wit yous hedgies, wead a gud book!”

She especially loves that top book on the right side, Heavyweight, because “mumzie wote dat ones!”

FYI, Puck did not make that stain on the book. It happened while it was in storage.  The book is the Dragonlance Chronicles (the dragons of the seasons stuff)

2015

A year in three acts*

My favorite songs of 2015.


[PART 1]

New Americana - Halsey / Love Myself - Hailee Steinfield / Locked Away - Rock City ft Adam Levine / Fire N Gold - Bea Miller / The Hills - The Weeknd / Hello - Adele / One Last Time - Ariana Grande / Savages - Marina & the Diamonds / Crazy in Love (2014 Remix) - Beyonce / Mad Hatter - Melanie Martinez / Sorry - Justin Bieber / Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato / Smells Like Teen Spirit - Think Up Anger ft Malia J / Power of the Empire (feat. Yazz) - Empire Cast / Bad Blood - Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar / I Know What You Did Last Summer - Shawn Mendes ft Camilla Cabello / Still Hurting - Anna Kendrick / Ghost - Halsey / Good For Ya - Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky / Bloodsport ‘15 - Raleigh Ritchie / Heartbeat Song - Kelly Clarkson / Don’t Dream It’s Over - Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande / Do I Wanna Know - Christina Grimmie / Goner - Twenty One Pilots / All I Ask - Adele / Solitaire - Marina & the Diamonds / Worth It - Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink / Drag Me Down - One Direction / Ex’s and Oh’s - Elle King / Hide Away - Daya / Cake - Melanie Martinez / Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo / Confident - Demi Lovato / Focus - Ariana Grande / Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J) - Empire Cast / Hey Mama - David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj & Afrojack / Real Life - The Weeknd / Love Yourself - Justin Bieber / Sugar - Maroon 5 / Car Show - Das Sound Machine / Hurricane - Halsey / Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift / Bright - Echosmith / Like I’m Gonna Love You - Meghan Trainor ft John Legend / Fight Song - Rachel Platten / Any Way You Want It - Pentatonix / Verge - Owl City ft Aloe Blacc


[PART 2]

Can’t Pin Me Down - Marina & the Diamonds / Gasoline - Halsey / Pity Party - Melanie Martinez / Keep Your Money (feat. Jussie Smollett) - Empire Cast / In the Night - The Weeknd / Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix) - Beyonce / Polarize - Twenty One Pilots / Stitches - Shawn Mendes / Style - Taylor Swift  / Creep - Postmodern Jukebox ft Haley Reinhart / Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding / Can’t Sleep Love - Pentatonix ft Tink / When We Were Young - Adele / This Time - Glee Cast / Part of Your World - Jessie J / Piece By Piece - Kelly Clarkson / Elastic Heart - Sia / Control - Halsey / Powerful - Major Lazer ft Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley / Same Old Love - Selena Gomez / Immortal - Marina & the Diamonds / Honeymoon - Lana Del Rey / Training Wheels - Melanie Martinez / Conqueror (feat. Jussie Smollett and Estelle) - Empire Cast / Stone Cold - Demi Lovato / See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth / Smile - Mikky Echo / Indian Summer - Jai Wolf / A Summer in Ohio - Anna Kendrick / Ride - Twenty One Pilots / Take Me Home - Pentatonix / Renegades - X Ambassador / FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney / Immortals - Fall Out Boy / Where Are Ü Now - Diplo ft Justin Bieber / How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples / Losers - The Weeknd feat. Labrinth / High By The Beach - Lana Del Rey / Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna / BO$$ - Fifth Harmony / Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft MØ / Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne / Shut Up and Dance - Straight No Chaser / Moon River - Andrea Bocelli


[PART 3]

Lay Me Down - Adele / Here - Alessia Cara / Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd / Climbing Uphill - Anna Kendrick / Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots / Happy - Marina & the Diamonds / Music To Watch Boys To - Lana Del Rey / A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Lily James / You’re So Beautiful (feat. Jussie Smollett and Yazz) - Empire Cast / Girl Crush - Sarah Miles / Can’t Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart / Somewhere In My Memory - Nick Pitera / Welcome to Jurassic World - Michael Giacchino / Mary, Did You Know? - Pentatonix / E Piu Ti Penso - Andrea Bocelli, Ariana Grande / Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You - Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordon / Joy Turns to Sadness/A Growing Personality - Inside Out / New Avengers - Avengers: Age of Ultron - Danny Elfamn / Rotten To The Core - Sofia Carson / Terrence Loves You - Lana Del Rey / The Ways of the Force - John Williams / In For The Kill - Ghostwriter / World Championship Finale 1 - Das Sound Machine / Prisoner - The Weeknd feat. Lana Del Rey / I’m A Ruin - Marina & the Diamonds / Water Under the Bridge - Adele


*three parts because of the two songs per artist per playlist limit

Well, it’s done. After almost 24 combined hours of work, here are 116 songs from 2015.

BABY, I’M WORTH IT // a mix to give you the confidence of a teen wolf girl.

LISTEN

1. ***flawless - beyonce ft nicki minaj (remix) // 2. get on your knees - nicki minaj ft ariana grande // 3. worth it - fifth harmony ft kid ink // 4. the world should revolve around me - little jackie // 5. gucci gucci - neon hitch // 6. diva - beyonce // 7. i’m legit - ciara ft nicki minaj // 8. reflection - fifth harmony // 9. hurricane - halsey // 10. beggin for thread - banks 

here’s a bitty pump up playlist ft. my love for kpop and this amazing cover art by @wanksy. hope y’all enjoy!

Yoncé - Beyoncé / How’s this? - Hyuna / Bonfire - Childish Gambino / Bad Blood - Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar / Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé / Fire Truck - NCT127 / Hey Mama - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack / WTF - Missy Elliot / Countdown - Beyoncé / Lifted - CL / Worth It - Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink / Boombayah - BLACKPINK

listen here

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Congratulations to the finalists of the Fourth Annual Bisexual Book Awards!

The nominees for Teen/YA Fiction:

• Bad Idea by Erica Yang, Queerteen Press/JMS Books
• Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz, Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
• Out of Order by Casey Lawrence Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press
• Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee, Duet Books

Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Fri June 3rd, following the BWA’s annual reading and multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, known as Bi Lines, to be held in New York City at Westbeth, in the West Village at 55 Bethune St., corner Washington 6:30-10pm.