I made a playlist a few months ago to release some of the feels from reading @kazliin‘s Rivals AU fanfic, Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches (which is seriously one of the best Yuri on Ice fics written out there and yOU SHOULD TOTALLY READ IT!!!!) but then the companion fic came, and the feels dam just fucking exploded again. I just kept hearing songs that sounded like they’d go nicely with the fic, and I knew I had to make another playlist.
And so here we are! I call this playlist Games & Flames because Viktor seems to like playing mind games and playing with fire hahaha rEAD THE FICS AND YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHY. also because I like rhymes.
Here’s a link to the series again for reference! Details on the playlist and more of my ramblings about why I chose the songs are under the cut~
I recently got into ACCA and I’m enjoying it a lot so far! It’s a breath of fresh air from the other animes I watched the past year. Anyway I was surprised to see there were already merchandise and a cafe for it even though it only had 3 or 4 episodes out when the cafe first started. The photos are actually from my 2nd time visiting (the 1st time was too crowded). Luckily, today was pretty chill and really felt like a cafe atmosphere where I could just wind down and listen to the nice jazz(?) music they were playing LOL. I got 2 drinks this time: Nino’s (tasted like milk and chocolate) and Lotta’s (some kind of pudding flavor? can’t describe well but it was good!). I tried Jean’s before (similar to strawberry Italian soda) but honestly it was meh. Lotta’s was the best imo. Thanks to my friends who gave me their coasters <3, I have 5 in total! Lilium, Pine, Pastis, Rail and Nino (!!!) This is one of the few anime cafes in which I want to go back to actually relax and spend time there. We’ll see next time!
Today I tried to create my “dream room”, a place where I can read books in a relaxing atmosphere, listen to a vintage record player and work on my computer. The owl is definitely my spirit animal, so yes, I placed owls everywhere lol I decorated the room with the new stuff I downloaded in the last months and damn, I’m loving this cc so much ._.
Of course, I will never have a room like this in my house, but let me dream D:
It’s starting to rain a little as she walks along the rooftops, a fine mist that shines golden in the streetlamps and the light shining from windows across the street, and Marinette pauses at the corner to watch it for a moment. She knows she has to finish her patrol, of course, but the city is so quiet and still, and she thinks there can’t be any harm in taking a moment to enjoy the sights of Paris at night.
Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game … Scarlett
has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella,
live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a
marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the
legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in
the show, are over.
Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to
Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help
to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio
arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.
has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an
elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a
game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and
with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not,
she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a
dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister
Have you ever started reading a book and within the first 10 pages, you knew it was going to be a favorite? YEP. That is exactly what happened with CARAVAL. Dark and whimsical, this novel is everything you never knew you wanted.
To say that I am obsessed with the world that Garber created would be an understatement. I absolutely devoured this book and yet I am still hungry for more! The sisterhood between Scarlett and Tella was perfection! I really loved that despite finding love, Scarlett NEVER took her focus off of saving her sister. The love they shared was inspiring and made me want to call up my sister and tell her how much I loved her.
ALSO LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ROMANCE. Holy shit. JULIAN FOREVER. Everyone knows that I am a sucker for love stories and THIS ONE IS EVERYTHING. I adored the way we got to experience the developing feelings with Scarlett and hear her rationalize how she felt towards Julian. It was so lovely to be inside her head as this all happened. It definitely wasn’t insta-love. By the end of this book I was pretty sure that if I had won Caraval, I would have wished for a Julian!
I hate that I listened to this so early and now I have to wait SO LONG for the next book. It was truly one of the best books I have ever read and Stephanie Garber is definitely one of my new favorite authors.
This book is for fans of The Night Circus and The Raven Boys or really anyone who loves atmospherical, character driven novels.
*I listened to the audiobook for Caraval which was provided by the publisher and it may be the very best audiobook that I have ever listened to. The accents were amazing and the narrator had a very pleasant voice. I actually tried to locate more books that she voiced because she was THAT good.
I think River is a woman who is completely fearless and not always entirely scrupulous and doesn’t suffer fools at all. She’s brilliant, she’s great, kind of- almost a super hero character to write for. You know she’s never apologised, she’s never fussed and she’s always on the move. I think, as a heroine, she works tremendously well. She’s fun, she’s funny. I’m always happier when River turns up.
Jenny Colgan, Behind the Scenes of The Diary of River Song
Reading slumps are hypothetically like mental warfare. No, I’m serious. All you want to do is take your mind off important things like a) does my car have enough gas to get to school? b) should I go grocery shopping this weekend? c) I’m in five group chats about the same topic when I couldn’t give less of a fuck about the color of Sarah’s cousin’s prom dress…and so forth. We all have our reasons for reading, but real life always manages to gets in the way (especially now that exam season is upon us). So, what better way to combat a slump than by balancing it out with another, equally entertaining method of transportation from reality? Yup, I’m talking about music.
Apps like 8tracks, Spotify, and Soundcloud are all very helpful…if you know what you’re looking for. Personally, I love creating playlists on 8tracks that coincide with the book I’m reading. I feel as though listening to music that reminds me of the atmosphere of my novel can make the reading experience seem way better AND far more likely to keep my attention (in other words: it’s the book-hangover elixir you didn’t know you needed). All that being said, I’ve asked you guys to request some books that you’d like to see a music adoption for. Here’s a list of bands/ singers that I find have similar vibes with those novels! Feel free to add your own discoveries to the list!
Uprooted by Namoi Novik: Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron, James Vincent McMorrow, Bear’s Den, Daughter, Tom Rosenthal, Ben Howard,
The Secret History by Donna Tartt: Little Red Lung, Keaton Henson, Susanne Sundof, Palace, Novo Amor, Rhodes,
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass: Adrian Von Ziegler, Florence Welch, Ruelle, Aurora, James Newton Howard, Woodkid, Glasser,
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo OR Deathless by Catherine Valente: Foreign Fields, French for Rabbits, Julianna Barwick, Jeremy Soule, Erik Satie, Dario Marianelli, Sarah Blasko
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Radical Face, Jake Isaac, The Black Keys, The Jungle Giants, Glass Animals, Benjamin Francis Leftwhich, Annie Eve,
AN: I’ve been writing a lot of Bucky imagines recently, and I’m LOVING it! Thanks to the anon for sending this request in! (Gif not mine.)
Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Plot: Hi! Could you do a story about teaching Bucky how to use a computer in Stark’s library but all he does is get distracted by how much he cares about you and you have no idea. Super duper heavy fluffyness please and thank you!
Finally a day off. Now you could read the list of books you made in the quinjet.
You woke up early to get a head start. You quietly made your way to the tower library. Walking into the library you paused and took a deep breath in. You took in the smell of the books and exhaled.
“You really love the library.” Someone chuckled behind you.
You turned to see Bucky smiling at you. You couldn’t get a word out. A fuzzy feeling filled your chest. All you could manage was a slight nod as a light blush crept upon your face.
don’t think of it as a background, think of it as an environment for a character to live in….
she said after spending almost two hours rendering a fictional alien gong. parallel lines SUCK on digital.
I think I’m about half way through. I’ve got the hair and ear to finalize, final texture on the dress, finish rendering the background and make the colors all go as a composition, and then do “final fussing” like adding stray hairs/minor skin texture/eyebrow detailing which is what really makes a piece pop.
all in all… I LOVE THIS PIECE!!!! THIS IS GOING SO WELL! I keep zooming out and sighing over how good it looks.
As you can see I cram everything into one screen. And the song is legit what I can remember from yesterday besides the 12 hour Skyrim atmosphere video I was listening to. If you can’t make out the Home Screen it’s DGHDA.
athelstan could ask for the moon and ragnar would spend day after day trying to spear it down for him
[also bonus scene: athelstan catches him and asks what he’s doing and ragnar just stumbles and is all “bro piss off like no homo goddamn go away i’m just angry at the moon okay you don’t know nothing its not like i love you no homo”]