i think she's my favourite author

My mum just came into my room and we spent about 2 hours talking about books, and it was Good and Wholesome. She picked up my copy of Papillon by Henri Charrière, which I’ve been trying and largely failing to read for about a week, and I told her about some of my favourite literary hoaxes and fake memoirs. She was upset when I told her about how the author of Roots was successfully sued for plagiarism, because it was one of her favourite stories (she loves the TV series), and so I lent her my copy of Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Fragments, which is a hideous and terrible fake Holocaust memoir by a compulsive liar, and the exposé of it by Blake Eskin, and she cheered right up.

My mum likes to read awful books as a form of catharsis, I think. She lives in the Kindle free books section. She devours terrible literature and then gleefully rants about how bad it was over dinner. I almost think she enjoys bad books over good ones, sometimes.

Then she followed me downstairs and proudly showed me her Stephen King collection, and told me that I had to read Pet Sematary because the cat in it is like Clod. What a literary evening.

anonymous asked:

who do you think is the most complex and well in a sense brilliant villain in the series? or you know, who stands out the most? for me it's definitely eto but i really want to know your opinion

who’s your favorite villain in the series?

Let me start by saying I absolutely love Eto. She’s my favourite character after Touka and Kaneki; she manages to be both repulsive and sympathetic at the same time; she owns her Satanic symbolism to the max; and her author’s view on the world makes her really fascinating from a metafictional perspective. 

Also, that.

But as well written as she is, for the title of best I begin to gravitate to the pure metafictional glory of the Clowns, and then to the one with his fingers in all the pies. It’s gotta be Furuta.

The aloof, voyeuristic ideology of the Clowns is intriguing enough in itself, but what makes Furuta especially interesting is that while he tries to paint a picture of himself as a man who just wants to watch the world burn, he fails to fully subscribe to it. Rather than standing astride of the world as the Clowns do, Furuta wants to rule it. Instead of becoming a disciple of Clownism, Furuta tries to use it to his advantage - to layer his multifaceted image to enable him to get a leg up towards his true heart’s desire - Rize. Furuta takes bits and pieces of all the various ideologies he’s played with - Clowns, V, CCG - and creates a patchwork image from them that helps him rise to the top, showing a different face when it best suits him, and using a different name - Souta, Nimura Furuta, or Kichimura Washuu. 

Furuta is an excellent mirror of Kaneki in that they both have a fractured identity (Kaneki, Haise, the Eyepatch Ghoul, the One-Eyed King) but whereas for Kaneki it is a source of suffering, Furuta revels in it. Comedy and Tragedy are two different ways for the brain to process what is called the Absurd, that is, the unusual and extraordinary - and has frequently been pointed out, where Kaneki reacts with Tragedy, Furuta reacts with Comedy. Kaneki suffers from a fractured identity because he wants to believe that he IS someone - that his life has some kind of meaning to it. He still clings on to that existential hope.

But Furuta, as his character poem indicates, has long since abandoned that. He thinks nothing of the day he was born, and so can happily throw what might be considered his ‘true self’ into the wind and be everybody by really being nobody. His name is Legion, for he is many. It’s for this reason that it’s so difficult to pin down Furuta’s true aims - one moment you think he’s working for V, then you think he’s trying to control Rize, and now he’s talking about potentially being a common enemy for the world to unite against. He says it himself: whereas Kaneki agonises over his raison d’etre, Furuta mocks it as pointless. 

Despite his pretences to comedy, it’s Furuta’s character who is really representative of tragedy in :re, because he has abandoned all hope, and is doomed to fail through his own hubris. It’s a battle of the One vs the Many, existentialism vs nihilism, romance vs satire, and hope vs tragedy.

Yet even as he tries to scatter his identity to the wind, there’s no avoiding the singular driving force to Furuta’s actions, just as Kaneki, with all the various causes he has fought for, has only truly been searching for one thing. For both of them, it’s the same - love.

The above panel is perhaps the only time we’ve seen Furuta be wholly sincere without clowning around. His eyes express real sorrow and longing, and his words at this point express the feelings of the helpless child within, before he decided to turn his life into a dark comedy. Furuta wants love as badly as Kaneki does, but fitting their tragic/comic axis, where Kaneki sought it through self-destruction, Furuta sought it through self-aggrandisement.

Both are delusional states induced by their lack of self-worth, and Kaneki only really finds love when he abandons his self-destructive crusade. It is unlikely Furuta will make the inverted revelation until the end - perhaps Rize telling him she did love him before ripping his throat out.

Furuta is thus the perfect villain for the story’s Adult Phase that revolves around romantic love, just as Arima and Eto, the King’s pseudo-parents, were the villains for the Adolescent Phase that was about breaking away from family. It also makes him the ultimate mirror for Kaneki to face off against, cunningly seeded throughout the series and gradually built up from a tertiary character to the major antagonist. Compare Furuta in Chapter 117 of Tokyo Ghoul

To him in Chapter 117 of Tokyo Ghoul :re:

He has ascended the ranks of the story just as he has through the world, and now he seeks to make it his own. Where Kaneki managed to break free of his tragic yoke, Furuta was responsible for the very event that triggered this brutal chain; he has let it consume him and become the very tragedy that ruled his life. He is the tragic virus at the story’s heart personified, multiplying and growing until it threatens to poison :re just at it did the original series. 

It is up to Kaneki to be the antivirus.

anonymous asked:

top 10 women of colour characters?

Martha Jones - Every time I rewatch series 3, I fall in love with her all over again. Her unrequited love storyline was unfortunate but she did not let it affect her. She was brave and saved the Earth.

Originally posted by absisnotworthy

Rosa Diaz - My favourite detective on the squad and, actually, a great friend. Everyone on the squad likes her, even if she is slightly scary.

Originally posted by alcoholicdanvers

Amy Santiago - I relate slightly too much to her. A teacher’s pet and, as much as I try to deny it, I care what authority figures think about me. She is those things without being a spineless pushover. I love her love of learning and she’s a great role model for young girls.

Originally posted by theoraelken

Patty Tolan - She keeps the other Ghostbusters grounded and is, honestly, fabulous.

Originally posted by sirenkeeper

Seraphina Picquery - A brilliant and strong leader, who only wants the best for her people.

Originally posted by credenced

Jane Villanueva - I love Jane so much. Since being accidentally inseminated, her life has been a rollercoaster. Despite her life not following the route she originally planned, she takes every change with as good a grace as she can muster.

Originally posted by lady-carvenstone

Kelly from San Junipero - She’s such a fun character and a great dancer.

Originally posted by jedichirrut

Rani Chandra - Curious, unafraid and smart. She balances out the Bannerman Road gang perfectly.

Originally posted by burntlikethesun

Tiana from Princess and the Frog - I admire that she understands that you can’t achieve your dreams without putting the work in. She works so hard and, with the help of Prince Naveen, she learns that kicking back sometimes isn’t so bad.

Originally posted by once-upon-a-time-in-arendel-blog

Fa Mulan from Mulan - I rewatched Mulan recently and I can’t believe I forgot how incredible she is. She fought in a war! She defeated the Huns! She completely destroys gender roles! One of the most kick-ass Disney Women.

Originally posted by baelor

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Recap: Part One, 24th May

Where to begin with this? I’m not sure whether to give opening assessments of the characters first, or line by line details. How about we start with the characters!


Ron

Thomas is just really delightfully funny. You forget that he doesn’t look like Ron, because he inhabits the character so well. Because he’s so jovial and bubbly all the time, the second timeline Ron is a stark and entertaining contrast. I think he’s brilliant, and he’s one of about five or six cast members who is completely nailing it already.

Hermione

I adore Rakie. She exudes Hermione’s authority, and she has this beautiful sort of Hermione-ish quality to her that I’m not sure I ever personally felt from Noma. She just has this presence about her. I feel so comfortable when she’s on stage, I trust her implicitly, and she and Thomas have already given me one of my favourite ever Romione moments.

Rose

Helen’s Rose is simply adorable. She’s young and bubbly and seems like she’s having so much fun. I love how she has no time for Scorpius’s flirting, and she seems to have such a sweet relationship with her parents.

Harry

I was surprised and delighted by how much I liked Jamie. I was really worried about him, because in the past I don’t have a good track record of enjoying Harrys who weren’t played by Jamie Parker, but I didn’t have any issues with him. There were a couple of decisions that he made that I thought were really beautiful, especially in the second timeline. I could really feel a change between his normal timeline Harry and how he was in the second timeline. You could tell, especially at times in that timeline, that he loves Albus and wants the best for him.

Ginny

I lot of the good Ginny moments come in Part Two (which I hadn’t realised; it’s fascinating how a new cast changes the whole balance and feel of the show), so I don’t think we’ve seen too much of Emma yet. But what I have seen I’ve liked, especially things she did around the duel scene. I can’t help but wonder if this cast have rehearsed the second timeline a lot, because that felt the most complete section of Part One for me.

Albus

From the first moment I saw the first photo of Theo in character, my impression was that he was uptight and insecure and nerdy, and that’s exactly what we got on stage. The photos and videos actually do give a really good sense of how these characters are being played, looking back on them with hindsight. I think Theo is really scared, but there are flashes of how he will be when he’s relaxed, and I do think we got a small sense of how he’ll be playing Albus going forward, which is entirely contrary to anything Sam or Tom ever did (although I actually really like that).

Draco

James has always been my favourite Draco. He exudes confidence and pain, and is one of those actors who’s shining. His Draco feels the most complete of all the characters on the stage, just because he’s had so much time to dig into him. I am so excited for his big moments in Act Two. I should also mention that it helps that James seems to have chemistry with everyone, from Thomas, to Jamie, to Samuel. All the people you want him to have chemistry with.

Scorpius

There is nothing to be said about Samuel beyond wow. His Scorpius is nothing like anything we’ve ever seen before. In a similar way to Theo, it’s the opposite to how Anthony or James played Scorpius. Brimming with confidence. Enthusiastic and excitable. His crush on Rose is so explicit and painfully cute. He’s just adorable, and he’s owning this character in a completely new way. Scorpius is Samuel’s now, and I’m delighted with him.

And with all that initial assessment out of the way, let’s have a look at the play itself!

Keep reading

bohemian-rhapsody12  asked:

Hi there I found your blog on numerous occasions while I was scrolling down the HHr tag and I just wanna say that I absolutely love your posts and mini fics about them. I saw that you once posted an answer about how you haven't write a fic but I was just wondering if you have read any and which one is you favorite. I'm searching for one at the time. Congrats on the amazing blog btw

Hi there! I’m glad you enjoyed my blog :)

Sorry, I took long to answer. I haven’t read Harry/ Hermione stories in a while, but I went digging through my bookmarks for some of my favourites. 

Here are a few I really enjoyed, in no particular order. 

  • Romantic Silence - this author has written tons of H/Hr one-shots, I’ve enjoyed so many of them, there’s too many to name.
  • Room 5 - Summary: Healer Granger is working the St. Mungo’s ER at 2:30 a.m. one Saturday when she receives an aggravating new patient.
  • Chocolate Handprints - Summary: Harry and Hermione are seen as the most boring couple among their peers, and Hermione is determined to prove them wrong. 
  • Survivor - THE SADDEST HARRY POTTER STORY YOU WILL EVER READ. 
  • Caught in the Past - Regency au, because what H/Hr fic list is complete without at least one ;)
  • Pitter-Patter of Little Feet - Summary: It’s said that a mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no pity nor no law…not even the laws of time and magic. This is a time-travel I’m currently keeping tabs on, it looks promising. 
  • The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks - HANDS DOWN THE BEST HARRY POTTER MYSTERY YOU WILL EVER READ. I can’t remember if there’s any actual romance in this one but it revolves around Harry and Hermione solving a good ol’ fashioned mystery. A must read!

Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did! I kinda miss this ship all over again, haha. 

You know something that makes me happy?

Like, REALLY happy?

The fact that during the HTTYD series, Hiccup cries like at least five or six times. And it’s portrayed as perfectly okay.

And it’s not romantic silent perfectly-dripping-down-the-nose crying. It’s ugly, messy, face-in-the-mud crying. And it’s one of the most important things ever.

Because, unlike SO MANY book series where children or teens have a totally unrealistic lack of tears, Cressida Cowell is showing her child-readers that even the best heroes have emotions, even the best heroes crack, and cry, and sob, and scream, and that just shows they are BETTER heroes, because they CARE.

It’s not even just Hiccup. Camicazi cries more than once. CAMICAZI. The super-strong heroine that is not just a stereotypical hot-badass-warrior-woman, but who is ACTUALLY HUMAN, who is imperfect, and who HAS EMOTIONS. She is not a weaker character because she cries when she thinks she’s lost one of her best ever friends. Hell, VALHALLARAMA cries in Book Eleven. VALHALLARAMA BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS.

And this is SO IMPORTANT, it is absurd. Crying does not mean weakness. In fact, I would say it means the opposite - crying shows that a character has feelings, feels the world crashing down around them, AND KEEPS GOING ANYWAY. If that is not strength, I don’t know what is. And for once, an author has decided not to shy away from teaching kids AND adults this vital lesson. And this is one of my favourite things ever.

anonymous asked:

Top 5 Destiel fics- go!!!!!

omg omg omg pressure UHHHHHH

so for starters, you can check out my fic recs page, which has deancas, cockles, and a couple of gen fics. it’s geared towards longer fics, at least 15k words or more. it also has a fav tag u can search through if u want to know my absolute top fav fics ever. basically the fics im naming im pulling from there. 

TOP FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT FAVS (IN NO ORDER)

i couldn’t manage just five IM SORRY :(

  • These Are Not Real Problems by @no-gorms | 30k words
    people may not know this (and no, it’s not that i love endverse), but i also really loved season six. like, yes, sure, it had its problems. but i lovelovelove the trope of two people who love each other ending up on opposing sides and no matter how hard they want to keep their relationship and support each other, circumstances and politics make it so that they can’t, so that they become enemies for a time, and all the pain that comes with it. this fic for me is a really excellent exploration of cas as godstiel, and the consequences of that, and how he and dean repair their relationship. totally my fav S6-based fic

  • Time on My Hands by murron |25k words
    also if im not mistaken a S6-based fic, only dean and cas are sent back to 1943 by raphael and get work as farm hands and have to resolve their interpersonal problems while also dealing with time travel and raphael. i love this fic for how much depth there is in so few words and the beautiful language and characterization. 

  • Epilogue by @serricoj | 28k words
    i know everyone praises DTA at the ultimate endverse fic (and not without reason) but for me this is it. this is my favourite endverse fic of all time. i love the way she writes endverse!cas. that is, like, #personalgoals for me. and i love that there’s plot but also a really hot threesome between endverse!cas, dean, and angel!cas. i think i’ve re-read this fic like 80 times i love it so much. 

  • Ain’t A One Of Us Perfect (And That’s Okay) by peppermintwow | 15k words
    [link goes to a downloadable PDF as the author took the fic offline and deleted their account.] in this fic, king michael orders metalsmith cas to build a creation, which cas of course names dean. i love this fic because i have a Thing for robots/AI/android tropes and because it’s sad (one of the very few fics that has ever made me cry) but also beautiful and still hopeful in the end (imo). i also love the role reversal where dean is new to life/the world and cas is the one who has to teach him things. 

  • For All You Young Hockey Players Out There, Pay Attention by @thursdaysfallenangel | 143k words
    okay, it’s dean and cas and they’re hockey players, and cas is slavic, and it’s really long and plotty and so well-written and just happy. how could u not find this fic happy? absolutely adore it. (and the rest of the author’s work too. just go, go read everything)

  • March-Stalkers Mighty by @whitmerule | 152k words
    i mean it’s beowulf crossed with the fox and the hound and plotty and gorgeous and hot and there’s attention paid to historical accuracy and WHAT DO U WANT FROM ME I AM ONLY SO STRONG. this fic also has a special place in my heart because i read it during GISHWHES 2012 during the 2.5 hour journey on the night bus back from heathrow to central london while listening to Love Goes On on repeat. 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

  • Asunder by @rageprufrock | 24k words
    i get that probably everyone and their mum has read this fic, but it’s a classic for a reason. i love dean in this fic, and sam, and the magical feel of bobby’s vineyard. also definitely just a happy-making fic. and pru’s style is one of the best i’d wager in fandom at large. 

  • The Way Back by rainylemons | 36k words
    so this is technically gen instead of deancas, but frankly it might as well be deancas given the closeness of their relationship and how they take care of each other, and i think there’s a scene where dean cuts cas’s hair, which i am just a huge sucker for. it’s dean and cas (and later sam) trying to figure out how the hell to be normal after some apocalypse. cas works at taco bell. they eat hambuger helper. i mean it’s just perfect. this is just the kind of heartache-y but comforting domesticity that i love. 
CSBB Author Spotlight: captndevil

Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @captndevil!

What is your writing process like?

It is all over the place, tbh. If I’m really thinking about a piece, I definitely try to plan it all before hand, but my plans are usually not that detailed (as in I don’t plan chapters), but I always plan out where I want to go to the end of the story.

What do you think your greatest strength is as a writer?

I like super descriptive writing. Sometimes, I think I probably over think some things, but I love describing scenery and things like that.

What’s a particular trope or kind of story you’ve wanted to try, but haven’t gotten to yet?

I love the soulmate trope, as well as werewolves (especially wolf!killian).

Who is your favorite OUAT character to write?

I always say Emma, because she’s obviously a main character, and we’ve seen a lot of her, over the seasons, more so than Killian, and I think that makes it so much easier to think “what would emma do here?”

If you are new to the Captain Swan Big Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?

I wanted to last year, but I had a super busy year, with assignments at university, and work commitments, but I have quite a bit more time this year so I thought why not!

Favorite Fics:

The Fairytale Bureau (FFnet)

The first CS multi-chapter AU I wrote, and although it’s not quite finished yet, it’s definitely the one I most happy with, and it’s the first one I really planned out, to know where I want it to go, and I love writing bickering!cs, with lawyer!killian.

Kindred Spirits (FFnet)

My first CS fic that is officially completed. I loved writing that one, and was actually my first foray into writing smut, and though I think I’ve improved a lot, I’m still very happy with how it turned out. The fact that I got to write Ruby (definitely my favourite secondary character to write about), made it all the more awesome, since she can just be blunt as hell.

Make Some Noise (FFnet)

Check out captndevil on FFnet - AO3 - Tumblr

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you can name five of your favourite fanfics and what you think you have learned about the author through them. Thanks!

Favourite fanfics?

1)  I love @gotham-ruaidh Vietnam AU.  She builds a world with so many sensory details that I think any time Gotham is out and about she must pay attention to the sights/sounds/smells of a place.  I think she’s a very curious person. 

2) @kalendraashtar  The first fic I read of hers was Constellations and it will always be my fave.  The whole idea of it is fascinating.  The question of “someone made for you” being at its core.  That two souls would find each other over and over again because they were made for each other.  Kal has an endless imagination.  Endless.  I want to hang out with her in Portugal, drink wine, and talk philosophy.  I believe she’s a very deep thinker.

3)  @bonnie-wee-swordsman  This author gets two…SCOTHAM!!  Come on.  Where have you seen ANYTHING like that before???  It’s clever, it’s fast paced, there’s the play on words, it’s a joy ride on a page.  I love it.  I think she must be the same way,  Fun, friendly, and a good laugh.  Close second is Flood My Mornings for the same reason.  It’s just fun to read.

4) @writtenthroughtime  My fave of hers is A Life Unseen.  It’s how you take one particular part of a story, like pulling out one little thread and then weaving an entire new tale.  That’s a skill.  There’s a thoughtfulness to her characters. They aren’t selfish or one-dimensional.  So, I think she must be the same way, thoughtful, kind, encouraging, grateful.  (well, I know she’s encouraging!  I’ve experienced that for myself!)

5)  @mybeautifuldecay  Her fic Ghradh, Bithbhuan.  I like when a story gets turned on its ear.  Its smart, and sexy and imaginative.  It’s rather witty in spots, too, so I imagine she’s a bit of a smart-alack in a good way. 


Thanks!

overwatchxreader  asked:

For the writing prompts, Zarya with 47? Thank you!

Ahhh you’re one of my favourite authors this is such an honour thank you! I’m not great at writing Zarya but I’m always willing to try so I hope this isn’t too bad!

47: When I picture myself happy…it’s with you.

It was one of those rare days where both you and your girlfriend Zarya had the day off and you always cherished it. Though Zarya seemed to think you should go out and do something you assured her that you would be happier if you could just be in each other’s company and she had just smiled and nodded at you.

Which is how you got to now, you curled up in the armchair in the corner of the room with a notepad balanced on your knees, furiously scribbling down a story that had floated into your mind earlier that day. Occasionally you would glance up slightly to watch Zarya who was cooking you both a meal in the kitchen just next door. You had tried to offer to cook yourself but she had practically pushed you into the armchair and who were you to argue with such strength.

“Dinner is served,” you heard her call through and you finished your sentence before bounding into the kitchen. You smelt the dish before you saw it, your mouth spreading into a large grin.

“My favourite?” You asked excitedly and she simply smiled sheepishly at you.

“Your favourite, Y/N.”

You both tucked in quietly, happy you had got to the point in your relationship where you often didn’t even need words. Zarya soon felt the need to say some though and she lowered her knife and fork, swallowing a mouthful heartily.

“Y/N,” she began and you looked up from your delicious plate, “I just wanted to say…well…”

She struggled to get her words out, as she often did with matters of the heart. You reached across the table to grab her hand and rubbed your thumb across the knuckles reassuringly.

“I know, you don’t have to-”

“No I do this time.” She cut you off and your eyebrows shot up, “It’s just…when I picture myself happy…it’s with you. That’s the only way I can describe it, in English anyway. And you ought to know. So-”

It was your turn to cut her off as you pulled her in for a delicate kiss, the taste of the meal lingering on both of your lips. You both pulled away reluctantly but you didn’t let her get far, resting your head on her shoulder.

“Ditto.” You whispered with a smile and her eyes lit up, matching your smile with an even bigger one of her own.

Heartless by Marrissa Meyer

So this is my first review of the year and I must say I am a tad rusty! I picked this book up mainly because I read the lunar chronicles and fell in love with Marrissa Meyers writing style. I also love fairy tales and Alice in wonderland is one of my favourites. But also just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this cover!! It’s stunning! Round of applause to the publisher and the artist, this is the perfect book cover!

Now onto the actual contents of the book. This is a spoiler free review so if you want to discuss the book in more details with others who have read the book I can create a discussion!!

First of all I feel like the continuity with Alice in wonderland and all the nursery rhymes and fairy tales included was amazing. I felt the same with the lunar chronicles, it’s clear that the author does her research in what she is writing and it’s also clear that she likes what she is writing! One of my favourite characters was Hatta and I felt like not only did he bring the original mad hatter to life, there was also a cheeky hint of Johnny Depps hatter, which pleased me greatly!

I love the use of the characters plots and how they relate to the main character Cath, and I loved every single one of them! I think that the joker was also written amazingly and I completely fell into their story.

The book is filled with plot twists and references to all sorts of other stories which I feel sets it apart from other stories. Although the original versions are clearly in the story, the characters story held it’s own and you weren’t held down or confused by other references.

I think this was a really good point of view story and has never been told before. It also gives background to a few Alice in wonderland characters that are pretty shocking!

I absolutely loved this books and really hope there is a sequel or that at least Meyer doesn’t take too long writing her next book! This book is appropriate for younger readers (like 11+) but I feel like it can also be enjoyed by older readers who are a fan of Alice in wonderland! I also found it was a really quick read even though some parts were pretty emotional!!

The next book I am reading is the Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory, clearly I am in the mood for red monarchs! Let me know if you’ve read this book so we can discuss it!

anonymous asked:

You are my favourite blog and you obviously have good taste, so what KC blogs do you recommend KCers follow ?

*yells* thank you so much! 

I think Moni without a doubt, the keeper of fandom knowledge tbh, @joey-prue. Erika posts all the article snippets that we need to know, and she makes BEAUTIFUL edits, @eriberry89. Jo, a fanfic cover ANGEL FROM GOD, @fanfantasticworld. Angie, A GIFT TO DA WORLD @thetourguidebarbie, and her smut drabble blog @onyourkneescaroline, hilariously sometimes people don’t know she’s both.

Cristy, the fanfic author of MY SOUL @misssophiachase, she has like a plethora of fics and listen—I’m not even exaggerating when I say I both read, and UTTERLY LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. GO FOLLOW HER, AND THEN GO READ ALL HER FICS, ALL OF EM.

My fangirl partner, and ruins lives with drabbles, also ace detective Kaitlyn, @she-walked-away.

If you want like 50/50 TO/Klaroline, Syd is without a doubt one @mydarlingklaus, as is Mimi who makes a bunch of gif sets for TO/Klaroline, @shekissedklaus.

Of course the literal gifts to humanity, that I thank da lord everyday chose to BLESS US WITH THEIR WITCHCRAFT, @parallel-outlines and formerly niklausxcaroline, but currently @seriouslyinlove. Truly, these two, ruin my life weekly. 

All these lovelies @accidental-rambler, @purestheartslove, @leeloships, @klarolinessecondbreakfast, @lynyrdwrites, @klarolineforevermine, @austennerdita2533 life-ruiners every single one of em, but you’ll love em for it. Edits, drabbles, reaction posts, EVERYTHING THESE LADIES PROVIDE, AND THEY ARE GLORIOUS.  

Paula, @howeverlongs. Who when you make her read a book series that causes her pain, she’ll go and make a Klaroline gif set inspired, or worse paralleled by whatever pain she suffered in whatvever she was recommended. Do not recommend her books, because she will make a Klaroline gif set with some heart-wrenching quote from the book ship, AND IT WILL HURT. She’s super nice, but she’s also like 100% evil, go follow her tho. 

Caroline stan extraordinaire @goldcaught, who makes such lovely edits on top of her imminent vow to fight anyone in the name of Caroline Forbes. Make no mistake, she loves Klaroline, but she’s here for Caroline. Don’t fight her, she’ll win. 

My partners in crime/intimates/fellow hate blogs/charmed one’s, hollaaaaaa @hellsbellschime and @jonsnowbitch. They’re lovely to discuss with, for some reason Jenn’s lovely to troll with? Idk, she get’s trolled the most out of the three of us for some reason. They discuss as much as I do and they’re some BOMB ASS LADIES, WHO I LOVE VERY MUCH.

And last but certainly not least, follow the legit life saver @klarolinefanficdirectory, and the magazine, @klarolinemag.

And truthfully scrolling through the tag is always a good bet, the majority of the fandom is wonderful, and you’ll have no hard time finding people to follow

Mid-Year Book Freakout

I JUST HIT 105 FOLLOWERS THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH IM CRYING! IN HONOUR OF THAT HERE IS MY MID-YEAR BOOK FREAKOUT!!!

I was tagged by the most beautiful & kind @lovecakeandmore thank you so much for the tag!

1: Best book you’ve read so far this year?

ACOWAR like wtf thanks for wrecking me, I really appreciate it :)

2: Best Sequel you’ve read so far this year?

Lifeblood by Gena Showalter, also again thank you for the good wrecking.

3: New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Syke

4: Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

TOWER OF FREAKIN’ DAWN

5: Biggest disappointment?

This was really hard for me because I think all authors should be treated with respect even if I didn’t like what they wrote but I’m gonna say Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. It’s just not what I was hoping for, it was not what I was expecting and I didn’t really like Kendare’s writing style.

6: Biggest Surprise?

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. I was loosing hope for the series and then boom, she wowed me.

7: Favourite new author?

erm… I don’t think I have a new favourite author, Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, George R.R Martin and J.R.R Tolkien  will always be some of my favourites.

8: Newest fictional crush?

I love all the SJM boys but I think Lucien has been my latest craze? Just loved him in the third book.

9: Newest favourite character?

Asterin Blackbeak, Kaltain Rompier and Fenrys. Just love em’

10: Book that made you cry?

ACOWAR :(

11: Book that made you happy?

Heir Of Fire made me so happy, it’s not recent but I re-read it not too long ago and I just smiled.

13: What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

JFC my To Read list is soooooo crazy long. Too many to list. Just know that its more than 20.

14: Favourite Book Community Member?

Obviously I love all my followers, all my readers, all my friends. But without these guys I would never be where I am now, thank you so much: @2-bookmaster-2 , @aelin-and-feyre , @rowanismybae , @sparkleywonderful @cassiancalore , @igniscorde7112@illyrian-high-lord@daughterxofxnight@bigsis227@crazybookladythings@gcarroll and @sugarcoated44

Thank you all so much for everything.

Much love and many thanks,

-El. 

Mid-Year Book Freakout

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017:

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner, I’m SO glad she released another sequel after so many years!

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year:

 All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

5. Biggest disappointment:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

6. Biggest surprise:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, first real audiobook I’ve listened to as well and it was really haunting. Like it stuck with me for a while after.

7. Favourite new author (Debut or new to you):

None so far, I’ve read a couple new authors but none that have really stood out. Most have been authors I’ve read before.

8. Newest fictional crush:

Lazlo from “Strange The Dreamer”

9. Newest favourite character:

Delilah Bard from Shades of Magic, she’s so delightful

10. Book that made you cry:

Nothing yet!

11. Book that made you happy:

The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, she was one of my favorite authors as a kid and it was nice to step back into that world again.

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year:

I don’t think I’ve seen any! I was going to watch When a Monster Calls but the redbox machine was out of order.

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year:

Even though it’s a negative review, A Court of Wings and Ruin

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received):

Goldenhand by Garth Nix

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Oh man, so many. Too many to list.

I tag: @librarianlirael @booksarehereforyou @grangerandherbooks and whoever else wants to do this :)

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Ahh, today I will show you something I always wanted to draw.

Not many people know, I really like Kpop. I listen to a fair share of authors but lately I really like this group called “Lovelyz”.

I think their stage outfits are really beautiful so I wanted to try drawing some of my favourites. This is Sujeong with the outfit she wore during the Christmas “Destiny” performance. I think red really suits her and I decided to draw her.

I don’t know if I managed to capture her looks well enough but I hope you can recognise her haha I really loved painting the texture of her skirt and I found a new way to do the lightning on the hair.

I’m also overall trying to get closer to my imagination and give more of a “dream” feel to my works. (I’m not sure if it shows but I hope you can get pleasant vibes from my art haha)

I hope you like it! :)

Art © Blueem

so give me a smile or give me a sneer | a master rec post for puck/sabrina & the sisters grimm

A master rec post for Sisters Grimm fans, by an old-time Sisters Grimm fan. You and I both know all too well that our fandom is seriously lacking in good fic. I’ve gone through about 13 pages of all stories on FFN, and this is what I’ve found (so far!). I’ve also thrown in some seriously adorable art pieces I found on Tumblr. Hope you guys find this at least a little bit useful! And please, join me in my quest and help me find fic, please god help me out, it’s excruciating.

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You Asked. Raul Esparza Answered.



Thank you for submitting your Facebook questions to Raul Esparza! Here’s a look at the cross-examination:

If there was a musical based on Barba’s life what would it be called?
“The Demon Lawyer of Chambers Street”
“Not My Yacht”

What is the best part about working on the show, in your opinion?
Mariska. 100 times over, Mariska.  And Warren Leight’s unbelievable writing for Barba.  And I love meeting all the different actors and guest stars, it’s like being part of a great acting school.  Oh, and Mariska.

For more of Raul Esparza’s answers to your questions, keep reading below!

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Relationship Craze (Request)

You finished applying the last of your minimal make up and checked yourself in the mirror once more. For the launch party of Oli’s book you had decided to wear a simple navy blue dress that came down to just above your knees and a pair of white flats
“Babe you look beautiful can we go now?” Joe sticks his head round the door
“I’m finished I’m finished” You roll your eyes jokingly and grab your purse.
“And would you just look at how perfect (Y/N) is looking today- as always of course!” Joe vlogs as you walk out of the door and get into the taxi outside your hotel room
“Don’t be such a romantic Joe” You laugh as he laces his fingers with yours

The rest of your short journey was spent with Joe vlogging and making you laugh and occasionally turning off the camera to kiss you
“And we’re here!” Joe says, getting out of the car to hold open the door for you
“Why thank you Joseph” you chuckle, holding his hand once you were out.
“And here they are! The most talked about couple of all of YouTube! The relationship goals of our generation- it is Joe and (Y/N)” Oli vlogs when he sees you, “I think you’ve over taken Zalfie by now!” He chuckles
“Hello Mr author!” You smile, giving him a hug
“Oh my god oh my god oh my god!!” You hear Caspar squeal, “Is (Y/N) cheating on Joe? My favourite couple are over?!” He fake gasps and you laugh
“She hasn’t got rid of me yet” Joe smiles, one arm holding tightly onto your waist.
“Life is good guys! Screenshot opportunities to all you shippers!” Caspar exclaims into his Snapchat as he videos the pair of you
“Stop with the paparazzi guys! You might start rumours!” You joke and turn to Joe, “I’m gonna go say hi to everyone babe. See you in a bit” You lean up and kiss his lips for a second, before heading off onto the crowds. After getting yourself a drink, you began talking to Oli’s mum as she had always been fond of you.
“Yeah Joe and me are just fine. We moved into the apartment about two months ago now so we’re pretty much settled now” You explained to her before a familiar pair of arms fell around your waist from behind, “Talk of the devil” you smile
“Oh you’ve been talking about me? All good things I hope?” He questions.
“There’s not a lot of good things to tell” You joke and he chuckles into your ear
“I should go find my son wherever he is” Oli’s mum nods, heading off.
“Ooh and here they are guys. Can we see a ring on her finger yet?” Jack videos the pair of you for his Snapchat.
“Can I sing at your wedding?” Conor jokingly asks and you and Joe turn around to face them
“As long as its not one of your originals buddy” Joe laughs and Conor glares at him through his own laughter.
“Nope I’m still waiting for that day boys!” You smirk.
“What are you playing at Joe?” Jack shakes his head
“One day” He whispers into your ear.
“I found them I found them again!” Caspar cheers again.
“Its our biggest fan” Joe chuckles
“Although I’m sad the Jaspar ship has gone now” Caspar frowns
“Oh I’m not so sure I can guarantee you that Joe still has a special place for you in his heart Caspy” You grin
“Of course buddy” Joe smirks, kissing your cheek, “She just takes priority”
“That’s definitely going in the vlog” Oli laughs.
“Gosh guys! I didn’t realise how much you loved us together!” Joe rolls his eyes
“Come on I wanna go to that photo thing” You say, taking Joe’s hand and leading him over there.
“Can we come?” Caspar jokes.
And the fans definitely went crazy that night over the many Snapchats, vlogs and photos that were taken of you two over the course of the night.
(I hope you like this and its what you hoped for! If anyone has any requests please send them through x Love to everyone x)
Gelphie Fic Rec List

So this was requested by @alwaysholdingout a while ago and this is just me getting round to it, sorry. I’m going to put them into categories, completed, in progress and one-shots. P.S those in bold are my personal favourites.

(Just click ‘keep reading’, the list got longer than expected)

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