is it bad that i want these books

anonymous asked:

Are you open to making new friends? And can you recommend blogs that are really nice and easy to talk to bc I’m really shy and bad at conversation but I want to make friends. You seem really nice and your blog is super amazing as well as your writing. Thank you

Hi! And feel free to message me anytime!

And the majority of this fandom is super super nice, but here are some blogs that I personally love!!!

@queen-archeron @foxboy-lucien @rowaelinsmut @lyannablackbeak @feysandsmut @tacmc
@throne-of-ashes-and-beauty @cassianandfenrysaremyboyos @iamthebonecarver @aelinarcheroncursebreaker @dorianthekinkymf @readinglikewildfire @faesbeforebaes @justasimplereader @the-bookish-soul @havilliardandgalathynius @fiery-feyre @faelainte @my-life-is-a-drama-book

Those are all I can think of off the top of my head, but they are all amazing blogs and I hope you’ll love them all!!!

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I smoked my first pipe with Seth. I knew the stuff was bad, but I was so tired of being the cop, begging and ragging at him, throwing Pampers in his face when he walked in the door. I wanted to be on the same side again. So I smoked with Seth one afternoon when the girls were napping, and oh my God, I can only think about this for a minute or every part of me will turn into a mouth wanting more: the sexiness of it, fucking Seth like wild for the first time in months, going on even when the girls started to whimper and bang on the door. Then looking out the window and seeing the world shake itself to life: the heavy trees, the sky. And I was back on top. We were going to make it, Seth and I. The voice in my head was back again, telling me stories, too many to write down or even tell one from another.
—  Jennifer Egan, The Keep

anonymous asked:

Have you ever had a problem with reading books that are "ugly"? I mean, bad editions aesthetic wise. I kind of want to buy them all in their cheapest version just to read them and not be poor but I also resist to them. I know translations matter, but it's a bit hard to waste a lot of money in a wonderful hard cover

  1. Translations matter indeed.
  2. A cheap looking edition might actually contain a decent translation at times?
  3. I personally make sure I do my e-reading freely and properly, continually searching for the translation that fits me idiosyncratically the most & I then proceed into an actual purchase of a hard cover.
  4. No, I do not mind an “ugly” edition as long as the translation is satisfying enough.
  5. These things take time. Keep your eyes open. Do not rush.

hey there, it’s me ya friendly neighborhood spiderman winter. comic books and horror movies are kinda my thing. and i’m really bad at intro, so forgive me but i’m excited to play my favorite boy. his bio is still a work in progress that i’ll most likely dish out tomorrow when i’m not sleep deprived so for now i’ll put some stuff about him under the read more! feel free to hmu if you want to plots or talk, or just like this and i’ll crawl in ur messages

➰ ( DOMINIC SHERWOOD, MALE, HE/HIM ) *✧.:°░。 —- is that LUKAS WILDTHORN?! you know them, right? they are the 25 year old SHADOWHUNTER !! they’re known for being QUICK-WITTED & LOYAL - but i’d be careful if i were you because they’re also IMPULSIVE & STUBBORN. i heard they volunteered to be paired with ALBERTO ROSENDE.

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anonymous asked:

as a fellow cmbyn fan, i recently realized that nlmly reminds me so much of cmbyn with isaks relentless pining and his failure to notice that even loves him too. it reminds of this quote from the cmbyn book: "there's a law somewhere that says that when one person is thoroughly smitten with the other, the other must unavoidably be smitten as well." it can relate so easily to nlmly because isak is so madly in love with even that even has to feel just as strongly, yknow? (btw: love your writing!)

This ask killed me and i’ve been thinking about it for the last couple of days! I want to include this line from the book so bad and i’m frying my brain trying to make it work.

Thank you so much! This is the highest compliment 💙💙💙💙

Dreamscape, pt. 9

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A/n: I feel like I should trigger warning this?  idk, dean gets weird and blood involved and I’m tired so idk if it needs a warning or not.  Not as bad as him getting legit suicidal on the show tho.


Two mornings later

“So get this.”

Dean pressed his fingers to his temples and rolled away, dragging the blanket over his head so his brother, who was already fully dressed and awake, couldn’t see him.  “Sam.  You said you were going out for coffee, and there is no coffee.  My head hurts, and I do not want to hear any serial killer fun facts until I get some caffeine in me.”

“I was going out for coffee, and then I remembered this book I saw in the library, and I decided I should check that out.  I don’t have any new serial killer fun facts today.”

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I’ve pretty much exhausted the Patti TV and filmography, but there are a few things I’ve never found that I would appreciate any help in locating. LMK if you need any help locating anything you don’t see on this list, which means I have seen it. 

-THE DANG LBJ MOVIE I want to see this so bad. That’s “LBJ: The Early Years”

-The Time of Your Life (I’m aware you can buy this but it’s very expensive)

-The Andros Targets, Requiem for a Stolen Child parts 1 and 2

-Un Siciliano in Sicilia 

-Cowboy Joe

-Family Brood 

-Patti’s episodes in Falcone

-Life at Five Feet

-Cold Blooded

-Open Books

And as much as I hate to say it, I just realized that as I grew older, I already accepted that some people will not always be there for me every time I need them. That no matter how wide I opened my door, they would never come in. That no matter how loud I shouted their names, they wouldn’t turn around and face me. I already accepted the fact that they also have their own problems—to solve. That sometimes they need to save themselves first. It wasn’t being a bad friend nor a selfish one. But it was just us human beings wanting and searching for a mean to survive. And yes, I understand, even if it broke my heart not only once but too many times.
—  ma.c.a // Cold feet, warm heart
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Support the idea of a Gravity Falls Art Book!

See Alex Hirsch’s tweet above!  Link here:

https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/844656629601611776

If you have a twitter, go retweet @DisneyHyperion and let ‘em know!

This is a complete no-brainer.  I am SUPER EXCITED for the OTGW book.  And really, all of these are shows that are deserving of art books.  But so is Gravity Falls, which like OTGW, is one of the most gorgeous animated shows I’ve ever seen, period.

I found it funny and terrible. And yeah, heartbreaking.” she laughed bitterly. “How can I keep on saying yes, even if I wanted to say no. How I keep on believing in so many lies even if all I wanted was to know every little bit of the truth. Maybe because I know it would hurt me so bad. To see things far from what I wanted them to be. To hear the words that would bring me back to every pain I’m always avoiding—to feel. It hurts like hell. And I am so tired of pretending that it was okay.” she looked down and finally said, “And if I continue this, it would just tear me in the end. I just realized that I deserve to say no.” she sighed showing that she’s exhausted, then she softly said, “And this time, I’ll choose to say no.
—  ma.c.a // Silently Breaking
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the absolute rawness and honesty dan had in his new video, had me floored. i’m so used to dan being vague and beating around the bush and i understand he doesn’t owe us a damn thing, but the bravery it took to admit to millions of people his deepest darkest secret made me cry. Dan is such a good man, and the fact he did all of these things: write a fuckING BOOK, went on three tours that spanned three different continents, continued to make content, do live shows, tweet every once in a while to tell us that he was alive while clinically depressed are things that show me how strong he really is. dan howell cowrote a fucking book while CLINICALLY DEPRESSED. he spent months on tour while clinically depressed. i never ever want to hear another one of you bad mouthing him again. i love dan howell so much. 

anonymous asked:

poetry book recs, kind sir?

ooooooh YES!! 

ok so I’m going to leave out stuff that’s Too Obvious, which means a lot of this is niche (to me) or contemporary, and… I recently had a canary on twitter about how much ~*~modern~*~ poetry GETS MY GOAT. I’m reading a lot of New poets/collections this year purely because I… didn’t really read that much contemporary stuff before, and I thought I should branch out. (so far I’m dubious.) so, yes – obviously Plath, Blake, Hughes, Sappho, Eliot, Keats, Shelley, etc. etc. ad nauseum, The Greats, yadda yadda, here’s some others.

so far this year I’ve read (and ENJOYED - I’m not reccing the ones I wasn’t into/thought were pants, soz): 

  • Letters From Medea by Salma Deera
  • Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest (I actually LOVED this) 
  • Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics
  • War of the Foxes by Richard Siken (of YOU’RE SITTING IN A CAR WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOY, AND HE WON’T TELL YOU THAT HE LOVES YOU, BUT HE LOVES YOU fame) 

I’ve also read and loved:

  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  • The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
  • The Curse of the Vampire’s Socks and Other Doggerel by Terry Jones
  • Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Let Us Compare Mythologies by Leonard Cohen

my personal 10/10 all-time go-tos are:

  • Crush by Richard Siken (despite appearing on every single tumblr graphic between 2011 and 2013, it still gets me in the heart guts)
  • The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (which I have loved wholeheartedly since I was 17 years old)
  • pretty much any collection of Great War poetry: Up the Line to Death, Men Who March Away, Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches (the Great War poets are my favourite. like, of all poetry, ever)

my favourite individual poems, as we’re on the subj, are: 

finally, a heads up: youtube literally anything by Brave New Voices, sit back, prepare to be Shook. ‘Transcript of Civil Rights’ by Shanita Jackson and Dakota Oder still DESTROYS ME five years later.

THERE YA GO. not much, but not nothing! enjoy!! maybe?!?

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attolis eugenides + trickster archetype

“If I had a gold coin for every time I heard you say that you could do anything you wanted, I’d be rich.  As rich as–”

“As Ornon before he lost all his sheep.”

Some thoughts I’ve been mulling over for a while...

SJM Haters: “No diversity!” *Shoving aside canonically black High Lords Tarquin and the bisexual Helion, Thesan, Nesryn, all of the Southern Continent, etc*

SJM Haters: “Everyone is white!” *Punching the non-white Illyrian races, not to mention about 90% of the Summer Court*

SJM Haters: “They’re all heterosexual!” *Throws Thesan, Mor, Aedion, the Blackbeak Matron, Thea and Kaya off of a cliff* (Actually, feel free to throw the Matron off a cliff lmao)

SJM Haters: “Rowan is abusive” *blatantly ignores the fact that Rowan was literally tied to a queen who forced him to do terrible things, and he still found it in himself to love Aelin unconditionally*

SJM Haters: “She doesn’t tackle any important issues!” *Stepping on Rhysand’s history of sexual abuse, not to mention Lysandra’s history of sexual abuse, oh and also Aedion, whose nickname was literally ‘Adarlan’s Whore,’ and the slave trade, and the treatment of ‘lesser faeries’ in comparison to ‘High Fae.’*

I’m not trying to say that the ACOTAR/TOG books aren’t without their flaws. Every book, every movie, every song, every piece of artwork that has ever been created has a flaw in some way. Often, there are multiple flaws. It is okay to acknowledge these flaws. It is okay to even criticize them. What is not okay is discrediting the immense amount of work that SJM puts into these books. She released two (2) fantasy novels longer than 200,000 words in a single year. I don’t pretend to know everything that goes on at Bloomsbury Publishing, but I honestly believe that she did that for her fans. She started writing Throne of Glass when she was 16; she got it published 11 years later. Books take time; lots of it. Ask George RR Martin, who also tackles the heavy genre of fantasy, but he’s been working on Winds of Winter for six years. Do you think SJM would have wanted to go over these books for another year or combed through them just one more time before she published them? Yeah, probably. Every author, writer, fanfiction writer, artist, or whomever, wants just a bit more time to add those final details, to keep chipping away (because let me tell you, even when it’s done, we don’t feel like it’s done). But you know what else? She’s probably damn proud of them, too. As well she should be. The amount of times I find myself laughing with these characters and crying and screeching, it says enough. 

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NaNo Prep: How Understanding Conflict Will Make Your Plot Explode

November is almost upon us, and in the build up to NaNo, we’ve asked for guest contributors to share their advice on how to craft great stories that will engage writer and reader alike. Today, author Cari Noga tells us why “GMC” should be in everyone’s vocabulary, and how it’ll help drive your plot. 

Fiction is conflict.

You’ve probably heard something like that before, and filed it away with other writing advice. Take it out, shake it off, and prop it up it next to your coffee mug. Besides caffeine, you won’t find a better buddy on your NaNo odyssey.

First—a definition. Conflict is the obstacle(s) between a character and his or her desire. It varies with novel genre: the enemy agent out to kill the hero; Mom’s new job that forces the middle-school kid to move and change schools; the character’s yearning to spurn expectations and do what she really wants. Conflict is fundamental to advancing plot, setting it back, twisting and turning it, as the characters wrestle with their particular nemeses. It’s also crucial to reader engagement. 

In the best stories, we become invested in a character overcoming their conflict. We root for them to get what they want, worry when they seem to succumb, and, above all, keep turning pages to see which way it goes. Steven James, one of my favorite writing coaches and a bestselling thriller author himself, puts it this way: You don’t have a story until something goes wrong.

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