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monochromatic-stardust  asked:

I've been reading your books since I was like 8 and I still don't know how to phrase this? So 20 years later, looking back I have to ask. The relationship between Daine and Numair and the age difference and power dynamic initially, I now see as having kinda unsettling overtones. She's a teen, he isn't. Any expansion or discussion you'd have to keep real teens from following her footsteps? As a teen I thought it was terribly romantic and all.

The thing I keep having to explain is that this is a medieval period, similar to the edge of the Rennaissance but not quite. This is a period where marriages were arranged or made where the bride was often as young as twelve or fourteen. The way I have it set in my own universe, there are girls and boys getting married as young as fourteen to sixteen in the Lower City. Some of the upper classes may wait as long as eighteen, and their marriages are arranged. 

In those days, young men had a hard time finding work that would support them AND a family, so they would often wait until they were older to marry. In the upper classes, in the merchant classes, a man would need to be sufficiently in craft or status to have a wife. Numair was only then of an age, as a mage, to think about taking a wife if he were to ever really focus on such a thing. (He’s usually thinking of other things.) Daine, at seventeen, is teetering on the verge of being an old maid. 

It makes contemporary people uncomfortable, but I try to keep the historic elements of my books as close as possible to actual history. 


Holy angels, in Heaven blessed, 
My spirit longs with thee to rest. 


Sketch dump #2


based on that post by @vanillahobbit and thanks to everyone who submitted book titles. I will be using them ;D This time it’s @lindira‘s idea.

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.

anonymous asked:

In my four years of being a hunter I have never once gotten sick. I've been thinking lately, do guardians get sick? I remember vaguely from old books I found that people got deathly sick sometimes. Do our ghosts prevent us from getting illnesses?

I believe they do, they even don’t let you age (?) ..explain why Saladin is a 300 years old man and still looking good.

anonymous asked:

If I get my novel published would you be interested in illustrating my book cover? I've loved your art for ages now and I've been following and searching for artists to match my book and style, and you've really stood out to me. I'd love to hear back and know that you'd be available! Thanks!! 💜

Congrats on your book, that’s exciting!! But no, I’m afraid I’m not interested, sorry :/ My art is not my job, and I don’t want it to be treated as such (with the exception of NSFW), so I’d recommend looking for artists who actually like doing art for other people and want to gain some profit! :) I’m sure you’ll find somebody!! I appreciate you considering me though, thanks! :)


Ross and Demelza were married on the twenty-fourth of June, 1787. The Rev Mr Odgers performed the ceremony, which took place very quietly in the presence only of the necessary number of witnesses. The register shows that the bride gave her age as eighteen, which was an anticipation of fact by three quarters of a year. Ross was twenty-seven.

(the british library flickr+discworld 9/?) 

 "Carrot has charisma. He makes something happen in people’s heads. He can talk a charging leopard into giving up and handing over its teeth and doing good work in the community…“

spectralghostbuster  asked:

Peter looked at the floor before he finally found the courage to look at her. "I-I'm very sorry for the way I've been acting...I-I misunderstood your intentions when you were trying to help me get my arm free... I thought you meant to hurt me, but I realize that wasn't what you were trying to do... You were just trying to help, and I've been hostile towards you for a really silly reason... Can-can you forgive me? I-I understand if you don't want to..."

Esther looked up from her research on Roman architecture and smiled “Oh Peter, I understood why you were frightened of me, I am sorry that my intentions scared you like it did” Esther said smiling and closed her book “Of course I can forgive you! I forgave you ages ago!” She said.

Neverwhere Sentence Meme Pt. 1

  • “It starts with doors." 
  • "I’d watch out for doors if I were you." 
  • "You look like a drowned rat." 
  • “Now: Onward. Things to do. People to damage." 
  • "Bugger and blast." 
  • "Please, no. It’ll be fine. It’s not as bad as it looks. “ 
  • "Don’t worry, most of the blood was someone else’s." 
  • "I suppose you could call them men, yes. Two legs, two arms, a head each.”
  • “We’re not going to get very far if you keep repeating everything I say, now, are we?" 
  • "People who put their noses where they aren’t wanted sometimes lose them." 
  • "I understand that the words favor, really, and big have been used. In conjunction." 
  • "We don’t need a bodyguard, _______. We hurt people. We don’t get hurt." 
  • "If you cut us, do we not bleed?" 
  •  "Well? Say ‘Open sesame,’ or whatever it is that you do." 
  • "You’re a piece of work, aren’t you?" 
  • "I don’t know how I could have missed it before." 
  • "I’m afraid we don’t have any redeeming features." 
  • "Now is the time to be afraid of the dark." 
  • "Well. You’re here. Safe and, more or less, sound.”
  • "We’re hopelessly lost. We’ll never be seen again.”
  • “In a couple of days we’ll be killing each other for food." 
  • "He’s a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur." 
  • "Scare her?  We’re cutthroats, not scarecrows.”
  • “So what is it that you want me to do this time? Theft? Arson?“
  • "My sides are splitting, my ribs are cracking, and my mirth is positively uncontainable.”
  • "Things like that, they’re too vicious to die. Too old and big and nasty.”
  • “That was okay. Nice food. And no one was trying to kill us.“
  • "Yes. Well. Some people thought I was dead. I was forced to keep a low profile.”
  • “Can’t make an omelette without killing a few people.”
  • “He’s traveled so far beyond right and wrong he couldn’t see them with a telescope on a nice clear night.”
  • “You mad little witch. What have you done?”
  • “Who do you think she is–the Wizard of Oz?” 
  • “We can’t send you home. This is your home.”
  • “Then we won’t ever see each other again.”
  • “Just walk. Don’t look back.”
  • “Have you ever got everything you ever wanted? And then realized it wasn’t what you wanted at all?" 

anonymous asked:

hey! i've been looking to get into lotr, but i just wanted to know a few things before diving in! Do you find it a hard or slow read? What are all the books I should read to get the full experience? And at what age did you read them?

Hey! :) I’m so glad you want to start reading Tolkien’s books. It’s an excellent decision. (I mean, there’ll be a lot tears, frustration, tears, taking pages and pages of notes at first because of the complexity of his lore and family trees, and tears. But still, a wonderful decision.)

I’ve read The Lord of the Rings when I was eleven, and the rest of the books followed. This is the order in which I’ve read Tolkien’s books: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, The History of Middle-Earth, The Children of Húrin, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. I’m not saying this is the “correct” order or anything (there’s no such thing) but it worked out well for me. Don’t ask for a “chronological order” or anything, because in many of these books, the Ages and timelines overlap so there’s no way to establish a 100% accurate chronological order.

A lot of people find Tolkien’s language quite difficult to read at first. But I’ve always found that the real challenge was keeping all the names straight and remembering all the complex lore he wrote. Is his language more formal and old-fashioned than most books we read today? Yes. But honestly, his stories are so captivating that I quickly got over the initial frustration about the language. It’s purely up to the reader. I know a few people who got turned off by the language and stopped reading Tolkien, but most readers agree with me about this.

What are all the books you should read to get the full experience? I would say all of them, but The Adventures of Tom Bombadil especially is kind of debatable.

Now I’m going to give you an extensive review for each book. You can’t tell by my blog since I mostly post gifs here, but in real life, when someone asks me a Tolkien question, I can’t stop talking for hours. I physically can’t stop. You asked for this.

Keep reading

kasper-7489  asked:

Hey there! I'm really sorry if this is inconvenient and go ahead and trash it if need be, but I was hoping you could tell me the canon age difference between spiderman and deadpool? I've been looking really hard and it's a bit hard to find. I understand that comic books are sorta weird with ages and sometimes peter even ends up older than wade, but I was hoping you could give me range on if it's say around 10 years apart or 20? ((also your art is great and you seem so sweet and nice//))

Hoo-wah! Now that’s a tricky question. I might not be the best person to ask. You’re right, there’s no straight answer to this question–– The whole topic of ages is very iffy when it comes to Marvel–– Timelines all over the place. And with a character like Peter Parker, constantly getting de-aged, it gets very difficult to track. And with a character like Wade, who doesn’t really age, yeah–– it’s tricky. 

I’m gonna ramble. I’m not gonna back up my theories with evidence, because I’m sloppy, and there isn’t really much evidence to go on. This is all just my opinion, so don’t rely on my word here. 

Now, I’m not sure about Peter being older than Wade–– I mean, yeah, I think it’s established that Spider-Man was around before Deadpool, Wade knew about Spider-Man before he became Deadpool. But that’s feasible if you take into consideration that Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man at a young age, at 15 years old, in 616, whereas Wade doesn’t get his powers until at least his early-to-mid-twenties. So, Peter could’ve had a couple of years of being Spider-Man before Deadpool shows up, and would still be younger than Wade.

Say, if Wade was 25 when he entered the Weapon X program and got his healing factor, becoming Deadpool, Peter might be 18 at that time, and have already had 3 years being Spider-Man, and the two would still have 7 years age difference between ‘em. That’s what I reckon. 7 years. Less than ten, more than five. That’s my guess. 

I think Peter Parker, as he is in 616 currently, is around his mid-to-late twenties, while Wade is in around his mid thirties. Sets them as less than a 10 year age difference, but, hey, I could be totally wrong about that. 

Marvel doesn’t give ya much to go on, in my defence. 

Book Haul 6/26/14: 4 for $13

the chronicles of chrestomanci, vol. 1 - diana wynne jones / a clash of kings - george r.r. martin / the graveyard book - neil gaiman / ship breaker - paolo bacigalupi

Book things that make me smile.
  • 1: Finding a book I KNEW I had on one of my bookshelves.
  • 2: Getting some free time to read.
  • 3: Actually enjoying a book that's been hyped up.
  • 4: Splurging on books.
  • 5: Getting free books/gift cards for bookstores.
  • 6: Introducing someone to a new series/book that I know s/he will love.
  • 7: Looking at my bookcases.
  • 8: Finally reading a book I've been wanting to read for AGES.
  • 9: Finishing a book that just touched me on so many levels.
  • 10: Seeing young readers that are addicted to reading.
  • What book things make you smile?

Everything I read in 2016: The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

“Do what you do best, Waxwillium Ladrian.” “Which is what? Break things?” “Break things with style.”

winsissy-deactivated20151227  asked:

Do you believe that there is an age limit to great writing? I'm almost 16 and I started writing at the age of 4. I'm working on my first serious, non-school essay, (already almost) novel-length book and I love it. I've had two English teachers edit it and my aunt, an author herself, is also helping me. Lately, though, I've been getting told things like I'll look back on it later and laugh at myself. Should I give up? Thanks and sorry for the paragraph!

I have v strong feelings about this message.

Here is my short answer: Don’t give up, you are so obviously awesome it is crazy, and please learn to begin now disregarding everyone who tells you otherwise.

If I were at my mom’s house, I could take a photo of my sixth grade yearbook. Everyone was asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. I was offended to be asked what I wanted to be. I knew what I was going to be.

I wrote: “I am going to be a writer and illustrator of popular fantasy novels.”

So, that’s not exactly what I’m doing, or not right now, but it’s something close.

I had a period after college where I was like, “Be more realistic, Tim. Get a job, you hippie.”

But the strange thing is: The older I get, the more I realize how much I knew who I was when I was a teenager better than I do now.

(Do I cringe at everything I’ve ever written before? Yes. Doesn’t matter if it’s when I was sixteen or twenty-six. But if you look back in ten years on what you write tonight and cringe, that should only further affirm that you are a writer.)

Keep writing the stuff you believe in, if only cuz I’d love to read it. That quiet part somewhere inside you that knows who you are? That part is correct.

Apologies for any over-enthusiasm here. I’m feeling dangerously full of life tonight and naive-hearted in the best way. Someone please send me a baby goat to cuddle with.


artificialpace  asked:

I was wondering if you could recommend some good NA books? I've been looking for some good ones for what seems like ages...

yes! this i can definitely do.

  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  • Mayhem & Riot by Jamie Shaw
  • Wait For You by J.lynn (this whole series)
  • The Rusk University series by Cora Carmack
  • Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren (this is so so so  good)
  • Draw by Cora Brent
  • Frigid by Jennifer Armentrout (love this)
  • The Boss by Abigail Barnette (this is probably more adult than NA but its v good)
  • The Pact by Karina Hale

anonymous asked:

My goal for 2015 was to write at least 200 poems. In 4 days I've written 45. Recently, my sister has been encouraging me to publish them, even if it's just a chapbook, but I'm not even 18 yet, so how would I publish my poetry?


  • Edit your poems first. Don’t put all of them into one book. Not all poems will fit together in the same book.
  • If you don’t want to wait until you’re 18 to publish them, you need someone over the age of 18 to help you out (the specifics of what they do depends on what site you use to publish).
  • Look here for how to publish short stories and poems.

ta-ether  asked:

Hey! I love the Medieval/Renaissance time period so much, especially the clothes. Do you have any resources I could look into to learn more about them, specifically the peasant/non-elite women's clothes? It's been pretty hard to find stuff and the best I've found has been from paintings (like June of the Duc de Berry Book of Hours). Also trying to find how ladies wore their hair has been astonishing difficult! Do you have any places I should look? Thanks!

Some useful texts to get you started are:

Scott, Margaret. 2011. Fashion in the Middle Ages. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Buren, Anne van, and Roger S. Wieck. 2011. Illuminating fashion: dress in the art of medieval France and the Netherlands, 1325-1515. New York: The Morgan Library & Museum.

Vecellio, Cesare, Margaret F. Rosenthal, and Ann Rosalind Jones. 2008. The clothing of the Renaissance world: Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas : Cesare Vecellio’s Habiti Antichi et Moderni. London: Thames & Hudson.