it's my favourite time to be alive

I just wanna say thank you to everyone for making these final few weeks extra fun. Tumblr just feels more alive than its felt in a long long time. Whether we’re discussing a serious theory, throwing around “what if” ideas, reminiscing over previous seasons or flat out mocking the convoluted and unrealistic plot, Tumblr activity is skyrocket high recently. There are new posts every time I refresh my dash. Everyone is getting involved. Everyone is buzzing and these final few weeks have low key actually been my favourite on this site in years. I just wanted to say that. I’m going to miss this so much in 4 weeks 💙😢

FMA meme, seven quotes 2/7:

I always knew you were alive.

Kinsey Two - Phandom Big Bang 2015

Title: Kinsey Two

Author: @thatsmistertoyou

Artist: @phanbunny - art here!

Beta: @demisexualhowell

Word count: 23,800

Rating/Warnings: NC-17/sexuality crisis; biphobia & homophobia, internalized and from others; homophobic slurs; sexual content, including masturbation, detailed sex scenes, short descriptions of porn; panic attack; alcohol/drunkenness.

Summary: The Kinsey scale, also called the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale, attempts to describe a person’s sexual experience or response at a given time.

Author’s Note: So it’s a bit of an understatement to say that this fic is my baby. It just kind of took over my first PBB idea and worked its way into being one of my fave things I’ve ever written, and also one of the biggest efforts I’ve ever given in writing a fic. I’ve put a big piece of myself in this fic, and I hope that yall can relate. huge hugs and love to my beta and artist for being flexible and offering so much support and encouragement of this idea, and for their hard work throughout this whole process. extra shoutouts are also due to @hearteyeshowell and @philslesters, who were with me every step of the way and, as always, whose impact on my work is immeasurable. Enjoy. <3 [You can also read on AO3]

Dan sits on his doorstep, legs stretched in front of him, knocking the toes of his trainers together until he sees Ella’s car pull up. To be fair, he heard it before he saw it, and she waves at him as she quiets the noisy transmission and gets out of the car. He grins and waves back, nearly losing his footing as he stands up. Dan pokes his head into the house to tell his dad he’s leaving. When he locks the door and turns around, Ella’s right in front of him, dangling keys in his face.

“Guess who’s got a car?”

“How many guesses do I get?” he asks, snatching the keyring from her hand and holding it out of reach.

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anonymous asked:

Hi there! I recently discovered the world of fan fiction and I've been hooked to all of your writing! What I love is how you're style has evolved and gotten refined over time. It's lovely to see. My favourite story is 'Silencio' - and then I read the sequel and realized it's not complete. I was just wondering if it is abandoned? Not sure if you get this question a lot- and my sincerest apologies if I upset you by asking. Thank you for taking the time to bring alive the Harry Potter series again!

It is not abandoned. I am in Camp NaNoWriMo, sharing a “cabin” with a bunch of other HP fanfic authors, and just today I managed to finish first draft of the next chapter. It’s about 11k words, so may try to cut some off during edits. :)

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Not-lead characters that I adore beyond reason: An Advent Calendar

Day 3: Mark (Ethan Embry) in Empire Records [1995]

You know something? I fucking love Empire Records. Not in an ironic/guilty pleasure kinda way but just because. And one of the reasons is because I bloody love Mark. There’s a certain type of (film) boy that I just can’t help adoring (think Gary Oldman in R&G): goofy, dopey, funny, scruffy, sweet, pretty uncomplicated, and refreshingly uncynical. Mark is one of those boys. I think I first watched ER because of Rory Cochrane (after watching Dazed and Confused a lot) and yeah, Lucas is great, but Mark is just adorbz.

And let’s not forget that it’s Mark who comes up with the plan to save the Empire. He may only have one ambition (to be in a band) but you know, what’s wrong with that? He’s the least fucked up of them all. He’s kind of a symbol for contentment. Ok he’s a massive stoner, and we can’t stay stoned forever (however hard we try) but it’s nice to revisit those days once in a while.

The other thing about Mark is that he fucking loves music. He works there because he loves music. He and Eddie arguing about Primus vs The Misfits over the end credits is just the best thing. That was always my favourite thing about working in a record shop: hearing new stuff and getting recs and talking for hours about music with people who really fucking cared about it. Good times. 

Microreview

So I just saw this on @worldofbooksandthings‘s  blog and I thought it looked like fun so yeah thanks for having a great blog and being the reason I found this!

 To play: answer the prompts and tag your friends to do the same. Optional: use #microreview and check out @microreviews for “rules,” reviews, and more! 

 1. Pick a book you own but haven’t read yet: History is all you left me by Adam Silvera. Its been on my TBR for a long time now and I’m hoping this will encourage me to read it. 

 2. How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?: One of my favourite booktubers: Emmmabooks, is obsessed with Adam Silvera and his writing so I said I had to pick it up and give it a read! 

3. Quote the first sentence(s): “You’re still alive in alternate universes, Theo, but I live in the real world, where this morning you’re having an open-casket funeral”

4. Realistically, will you ever read it?: Yes, I plan to read it this summer 23rd-29th for the summer biannualbibliothon. It’ll be for the challenge that tells you to read a book from the favourite genre of one of the hosts. I chose again emmmabooks’ favourite genre which is diverse books and this is about a gay boy losing his first love. 

bramblepicker  asked:

Questions 20 to 29 :)

Hey hun howre you? :D Thanks for asking, hope your evening is going well :) xxx

20) What can you see outside your bedroom window? My bedroom window is completely covered by ivy that birds live in so mostly ivy and the occasional silhouette of a bird :)

21) What are you most thankful for? Still being alive I guess, I’ve been in intensive care about 5 or 6 times since I was 10 incredibly close to death, so Im lucky to have survived :)

22) Do you like spicy food? I love spicy food :D My favourite is roasted butternut squash and chilli soup ( I like to put in a lot of  chilli so its really hot :) )

23) Have you ever met someone famous?  Multiple folk metal musicians and ronan keating :P (I went to school with his nephews)

24) Do you keep a diary or journal? Nope I really suck at keeping track of one :P

25) Do you prefer to use pen or pencil? Pen but like really inky black pens :)

26) What is your star sign? Scorpio :)

27) Do you like your cereal crunchy or soggy? Soggy cause Im gross :P

28) What would you want your legacy to be? I would love to be remembered for teaching people to always look out for those who do not have a voice of their own :)

29) Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read? I love it! Im currently reading norse mythology by neil gaiman :)

“1000 Times A Day”, by The Early November, taken from The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path" (2006).

Playlist Tag

Salvador SobralRULE: List the top 10 songs you’re listening to these days  


Tagged by the beautiful and talented @anunyun

well here you go, also this is the first time ive made a post not on mobile so its probably gonna be shit like my last one which was just a train crash

also i have no idea how to do the links to the songs as im literally an old man screaming at his computer

1. Know who you are from Moana bc im still a slut for that film

2. Rhythm is a dancer by Snap!, my long time favourite song

3. Strangers by the Kinks

4. Gold by Spandau Ballet

5. Human by the Killers

6. Fuck you by Lily Allen

7. Like a record by Dead or Alive

8. Wolf by First Aid Kit

9. Are ‘Friends’ electric by Gary Numan (but im not really into this one to much anymore lol)

10. Amar pelos dois by Salvador Sobral


Tagging: @fishstar @savageorcacaptain @aspoonfulofminsuga @datheetjoella

Ride Me Baby (Harry Styles Mature One Shot)

Ride Me Baby (Harry Styles One Shot)

 Hi guys, Kourtney here! Someone requested a Harry and Y/N One Shot where they dry hump. I guess its different than my ordinary storylines, but ill give it a go, and I hope you guys enjoy this one!

 WARNING; MAJOR DETAILED SMUT, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK 13+

 WORD COUNT: 1,438

Y/N’s P.O.V

 ‘Goodnight Ohio, you have been amazing, hope you had a good night’ I heard Harry’s voice fill the entire stadium while the crowd roared in response. Being on the road with Harry and the rest of the crew felt amazing, its a one time experience that ill never forget. ‘Y/N wasn’t that an amazing show?’ Lou, their hair stylist asked me while we were walking from under the stage. ‘They always put on a stunning show, I love it’ ‘Yeah especially when your dating one of the members’ We both started giggling immensely as we walked into the guys dressing room. ‘Y/N there you are, was looking for you baby girl’ Harry shouted as he made his way over to me holding out his arms. ‘Hey you, you did amazing out there, it was sick’ I complimented as I wrapped my arms around his broad shoulders, massaging them gracefully. ‘I seen you checking me out’ ‘of course, couldn’t stop staring at that hideous outfit’ Harry’s face dropped as I burst out into laughter. ‘Well then why don’t we go to the hotel and you can take it off?’ He whispered in my ear, making sure that no one would have heard. ‘Such a little charmer’ ‘of course’ His smirk could get me wet in seconds, and he knows that. He let go of my waist and grabbed my hands, dragging me to the rest of the gang to blend into the conversation.

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 ‘Seriously these are the best cookies ive ever tasted, the fans spoil me’ ‘Hey you said that to me last week, how dare you just move on and dump my cookies’ I joked as we walked into our hotel room. ‘You know you make the best cookies, but I’m just saying the fans take care of me’ I looked over at him, squinting my eyes. ‘That is such a punch in the face, huh, I feel so used’ I started to walk into the bathroom, and I shut the door, locking it. ‘C’mon baby I was kidding, you know you can take care of me so well. Actually, you take care of me the best way possible, that no fan can do. And I wouldn’t want anyone to take care of me like that other than you, your so good to me baby girl’ Him talking to me through the door like that made me wanna jump his bones, but I need to keep it calm and tease him good. Mine and Harry’s sex life was amazing, I mean beyond words. But sometimes I loved doing stuff to put a twist on it, and make it even more enjoyable, for both of us. We need some adventure in out sex life to keep it alive. I mean, who doesn’t? It clicked that I forgot I had on Harry’s favourite underwear on, and it wasn’t even intentional. This is the time I’m guna tease the life out of him. I slowly opened the door revealing Harry standing there, his arm leaning on the door frame, smirking. God that damn smirk again. ‘I am?’ ‘Baby you get me hard just by looking at me, it hurts. You know what you do to me, its amazing’ His lips slowly lowered to my neck, kissing it slowly with his plump lips. ‘You treat me so good baby, you know you do’ His hands lowered to my bum, squeezing, kneading it. ‘Even when your standing there being mad at me I just wanna lick you out, I wanna make you feel good Y/N’ I grabbed his face in my hands to turn his glace to my eyes. I went straight for the kill and moulded our lips together. First it was intense, heated and certainly passionate, then he grabbed under my bum and lifted me up. My legs wrapping around his torso while he walked to the sofa in our hotel room. He sat down and moved my legs so I was straddling him perfectly. A moan escaped his mouth as I slowly put my hands under his shirt, massaging his lower abdomen. I quickly removed his “ugly” shirt and threw it behind me. His hands done the same with my shirt, as his eyes focused on my bra. ‘No you didn’t, baby girl no’ I giggled in response, I knew what he was thinking, and I liked it. ‘What? What did I do?’ Smirking down at him he looked up at me, returning the smirk. ‘You know I cant contain myself when you wear this’ ‘Oops, my mistake’ My hands lowered over his butterfly tattoo, tracing it with my fingernails. ‘Your guna pay for this baby’ ‘Bring it on’ I responded as his hands quickly retreated to unbutton my trousers. His hands sunk under them and cupped my bum as I sat up on my knees and helped him to push them down. Obviously I had to get up to properly take them off. When I removed my trousers and my shoes, I kneeled in between his legs, immediately unbuttoning his trousers and pulling them off of his long legs. He pulled me up to the same position as I was before, taking in the thong I was wearing before him. ‘Baby you make me so hard’ Harry moaned as I felt his hard member against my core. ‘Dido, oh wait’ Harry started to chuckle as he took hold of my head, bringing it close to him to kiss him. Our kiss quickly heated up, his tongue slipping in smoothly. He took charge of the kiss as I slowly moved my hips against his. A moan escaped our lips at the same time, taking in the sudden pleasure of the friction was making. ‘Faster baby girl’ His hands swiftly moved to my bum, pushing it harder against his erection and also helping me grind against him. I started to feel my core clenching from the pleasure going straight to my clit, creating a loud moan to push from my throat. His mouth moved to my chest, kissing my cleavage hard. His hands moved from my bum to wrap around my waist to keep my bosoms close to his kiss. My grinding got faster and harder as my release was approaching. ‘Y/N I’m guna come, say something’ His speech slurred from the pleasure he was feeling from my touch. ‘Oh Daddy you wanna cum for me huh? I’ll take it baby, I just want you to cum so hard, show me what you got Daddy please’ I exhaled in the one breath, needing his release to give me mine. Knowing that I get him off so easy gets me off, even just with dry humping I can get him where I want him. ‘Ughhh Y/N call me Daddy again, fuck’ ‘Daddy’ I repeated into his ear while I felt him twitch near my core, I knew he was so close. His face went straight to my neck, his mouth so close to my ear. His release quickly came, him shooting his load into his underwear, helping to quickly dampen my thong. ‘Yes baby girl, you come for Daddy. Once were done here im guna ram so hard into your tight little pussy your guna regret wearing that tight little thong that Daddy loves so much’ My clit was red hot when my walls started clenching repeatedly, I knew I was cumming, and it was going to be a big one. My screams filled the hotel room as I rode out my orgasm. Feeling my juices soak his underwear gave Harry the satisfactory smile I love seeing after we have sex, or well, in this case, dry humping scenario. I lifted my head from his face, and slowly let a sigh come from my lips. ‘Baby we have never done that before, but I wanna keep doing it. I’ve never cum so hard in my life.’ Harry whispered as we grazed my waist with his hands. ‘That was amazing, wow’ ‘If you think were done then your mistaken…’ His hands lowered to the seem of my thong, and slowly dragging it down my thighs. This is going to be a hell of a night.

Thank you so much to whoever requested this! I had a lot of fun writing it! Sorry I forget who requested it, but if you remember that it was you that requested it, please message me and let me know what you thought! And for the rest of you I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Have a good day/evening, Kourtney xox

ROSIE SPAUGHTON SELFIE REVIEW AND DECONSTRUCTION BY ME

Hello again my friends, I am back today with yet another selfie review and deconstruction. Last time I reviewed a rather wonderful selfie by Rose Ellen Dix. This time round I will be using my highly qualified self to review and professionally deconstruct a selfie by one of my favourite people to breathe the substance we call oxygen, Roseanne Elizabeth Spaughton. Once again, if you are alive after viewing this piece of holy artwork, I congratulate you.

The background holds many secrets which the viewer is enticed to uncover. It is black, like my soul, yet a little light has found its way toward what seems to be a framed piece of writing. Perhaps this writing is a step by step professional guide to selfie taking, because let’s face it both Rosie and Rose are killing the selfie game. Nobody in the history of anybody has ever been so fucking photogenic I don’t understand this like how the.. But basically we don’t know what else lies behind the fine specimen that is Roseanne Elizabeth Spaugh-ten-out-of-ten, but wouldn’t we all like to know.

In the foreground is what appears to be a glowing goddess. The juxtaposition between the black background and the shining fairy unicorn dust enchanting Beyoncé queen of pop angelic female in the foreground represents that yo nothing else matters look at dat face ayyee mami you lookin fine as hell. And the viewer is okay with this because there ain’t nothing they wanna look at but Rosie’s face.

Rosie is slightly off centre and to the left of the image for the viewer, leaving the blank void of blackness and secrets to the right. Could this mean Rosie wanted us to know about the step by step guide to selfie taking? Does this mean she wants us to know that maybe she is human too and sometimes takes bad selfies? Because to me that’s all lies. Not even the lack of a selfie guide could make a Roseanne Elizabeth Spaughton selfie look any less than fucking flawless. Basically idk why she’s off centre maybe she likes it a little left… We will never know.

In terms of the details of Rosie’s fabulous self, her hair is a clear indication of what she’s all about. It’s not curly or straight, it’s wavy. It’s inbetween. She doesn’t favour the curls or the straight hair she likes a little bit of both and if you got something to say about that then your opinion is as irrelevant as the black background of secrets. BYEE FELICIA.

Moving Taylor Swiftly along (pun courtesy of Rosie, as said in the SuperKiss part 2 video. Big fan of your work) Roseanne of the Spaughtons seems to be wearing two layers of shirts, both different shades of grey. This implies that she watched 50 shades of grey but was unimpressed and gave it 2 shades out of 50. We know this information is accurate as she did previously work at a cinema and she knows a good film when she sees it. I love Vue, Rosie.

When it comes to the actual face of this enchanting creature we are automatically drawn to the bursting flame of red on her lips. Her lipstick is flawless and perfectly in place, so there was clearly no snogging (I Saw Rosie Spaughton use the word snogging in a post, so I used the word snogging in a post). But Rosie’s mouth is closed, she’s not smiling with her teeth. This could imply she has some spinach stuck in her teeth or maybe she’s just all about the lips (lol).

The viewers attention is then drawn to the eyes and those fucking fabulous eyebrows that look like they were perfectly sculpted by the ghost of Michelangelo. Her eyelashes are as long as my boner but slightly not long enough to reach to Australia so I can walk along them to England to attend the B2B event. Still trying to process the fact I can’t go. Still sore. Still fragile. The feels.

Lastly, one of her nose rings is shining brighter than the other. These two nose rings could represent males and females and right now the Female one is shining a little brighter because she just married some girl idk what her name is, It’s like Ellen or something? But both rings will always be there, one of them just decided to bling it up and put a ring on it you feelin me. You rowing my boat? You catching my drift? You picking up what I’m putting down? You catching my wave? Basically she married a woman but she is still bisexual get with the program bro.

Hope you enjoyed this review and deconstruction of El Rosanne of the Spaughtons. Tune in next time for a double episode where I will be utilising my professionally certified skills to review a Rose and Ellen selfie. Take care friends, add me on MySpace ex oh ex oh

buffycuddlespigs  asked:

I'm pretty new to the Drarry fandom, and since you seem to be such a huge Drarry fan I'm gonna be cheeky and ask you for recs. :) Which Drarry fics, in your opinion, do I absolutely need to read?

Okay, I’m just going to take a moment to fangirl a little bit because I LOVE YOUR ACE DAMERON STORMPILOT SERIES SO MUCH!!! (If any of my followers are into Star Wars/Stormpilot you have to read this adorable series about Poe’s son Ace, and his Papa and his new Daddy!!)

Okay, now that’s out the way…

WELCOME TO DRARRY HELL! It’s lovely here :-D

I absolutely LOVE reccing fics, there are some absolutely AMAZING ones out there!  I’d be delighted!  These are quite varied but most are considered essential reading.  There are a couple of my personal favourites too :-D 

Eclipse by Mijan (287K)

This is an AU 6th Year (written before H-BP came out) which I wouldn’t normally read as I like canon compliant fics, but this is first on my list for a reason.  So, basically the plot is that Draco kidnaps Harry for Voldemort, but then has a change of heart.  That absolutely does not do justice to this fic though, it is so beautiful I could not stop reading it!  The writing is masterful and the boys so well portrayed.  It broke my heart, but in a good way, it has a happy ending I promise!

Bond by Anna Fugazzi (204K)

An absolute classic and go-to in the forced-together/bonding trope.  Again, a 7th Year AU, but again definitely worth reading.  

Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill (73K)

Again, the go-to classic fic for Eighth Year party games (truth or dare/spin the bottle, and this fic has the added twister bonus!  Hence the title).  Harry and Draco keep getting dared to do more and more outrageous things, so decide to take matters into their own hands so as not to embarrass themselves.  But they’re not in an actual relationship, of course ;-)

Draco’s Boy by Empathic Siren (186K)

A Muggle AU where Draco knows Harry from childhood, then gets reunited with him as a teenager after Harry’s had several troubling years at the hands of the Dursleys.  This was the fic (recommended by @diydrarry) that sucked me back down the Drarry Hole after a decade away, and I haven’t looked back since.  Utterly beautiful, tenderly written and heart-warming, this story is a classic for a reason.  Bonus points for a very sympathetically drawn Narcissa, and a Snape that I really like for a change.  Unfortunately, the FF.net version misses out the sex scene.  You can read the full version at The Hex Files though, or, do like I did and just head over there for that one scene (it makes it clear where the cut is on FF.net).  Tragically, I think Hex Files is in the process of being taken down, but for now, it’s still there!

Unhook The Stars by Jad (72K)

This is BDSM, so not sure if it’s your sort of thing?  It’s one of those fics everyone reads though, because it’s so well done.  Their relationship starts formal/professional, but obviously it doesn’t take long for those dorks to actually fall in love.  It’s so complex but tender, and it gets bonus points for cute babies Scorpius and Teddy, and Draco’s bright yellow Lamborghini “Honey Badger” lol.

Tea And No Sympathy by who_la_hoop (70K)

Okay, we’re getting more into my personal favourites now, and this one is sublime.  Draco gets stuck in a Groundhog Day situation, and becomes convinced Harry is the key to getting him out of it.  But as he repeats the day over and over, Draco ends up falling more and more in love.  

Hidden In Plain Sight by momatu (57K)

Draco has been missing presumed dead for three years, and Harry assumed he would never see his boyfriend again.  Until he walks into a Muggle library, and there is Draco Malfoy.  Except he has no idea of who he is, other than he woke up with no memory on a beach three years previous.  The boys’ mutual heartbreak in this is wonderful, but it definitely has a happy ending!

Any Instrument by @dictacontrion (131K)

This story is extremely sophisticated and so well written.  Harry goes through a magical medical procedure that goes wrong, so therefore requires Draco’s expert help.  The build up is brilliant and all the characters are so well done.  

Running On Air by eleventy7 (75K)

One of the most beautiful fics I have ever read, heartbreaking and joyous at the same time.  Draco has been missing for three years, and when Harry picks up the cold case to try and find him he inadvertently ends up falling in love with his memories.  

Paradigm by @dysonrules (57K)

I could put pretty much all of Cheryl Dyson’s stories I’ve read on my rec list, but this one so far is the best.  The plot isn’t what it seems (i.e., if you’re uncomfortable with rent boy fics please read it anyway, I can’t say why, just don’t let that stop you!)  The writing is perfect, the characters are spot on and every move of the plot is exquisite.  Oh, I did I mention the mind-blowing sex? No?  It’s mind blowing.  I wasn’t able to sit straight for days.    

In It For The Long Run by @goldentruth813 (5K)

Janel happens to be a great friend of mine, and we discussed this fic before she released it as she was unsure how people would receive a story about Draco getting a bit chubby.  I encouraged her as I thought it sounded wonderful, and my goodness was I right.  This short story kills me with its beautiful feels! I love it sooo much!!

Letters Through Time by ME! (6K)

Because I’m making this list and this is my favourite story I’ve ever written (and I’m an ego-maniac, mwahaha!)  Harry has been gone for the past few years, unable to tell those he loves whether or not he was alive or dead. When he returns home, he is surprised to find he has some very important letters waiting for him.

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@buffycuddlespigs I hope that gives you more than enough to sink your teeth into the fandom!  There are honestly so many incredible writers out there and so many brilliant fics it’s hard to whittle down a shortlist, but people are always up for recommending their favourites, so never be afraid to ask for more, especially for certain tropes and genres!  People who are great at this are @themalfoymanner @dictacontrion @cremebunny to name a couple.

And also, I have another dozen or so fics as well on my Drarry Fic Rec List if you want more from me!!!

Out of curiosity, I googled the physicist behind the Bose part in Bose-Einstein statistics, since he also has a type of particle named after him. Turns out, he was an Indian polyglot and knew Saha (as in the guy behind the Saha equation), who was also Indian. Fun fact: Bose sent his paper to Einstein, even though he didn’t know Einstein. Einstein recognised its importance, translated the paper into German and got it published in a German physics journal for Bose. Dirac later named Bosons after him. I love this so much because a) there were probably as many significant Indian physicists alive at the same time when there was a significant number of German and American physicists who don’t get talked about nearly enough and b) physicists helping and acknowledging other physicists is one of my favourite things because it reminds me that all physicists aren’t assholes 

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I was tagged by the lovely alex (pendragonness) to share nine books I love. this was quite difficult because while words and books and language are things I adore, and while I am an english major, and attempt to read a lot, I really… don’t read enough. but here is my list.

firstly, the book thief, by markus zusak. this is one I hold dear because of its loftiness and beauty but also because it’s the first book besides harry potter I remember having a good cry over. I sat on my bed for hours after having finished it and thrown it on the floor, sobbing while my mother worried about me. it was very good.

pride and prejudice and jane eyre are on here for similar reasons - pride was sort of my first foray into actually reading classics. I was a late bloomer with those. I read pride and prejudice during year ten - I was fourteen - and I borrowed my friend’s gorgeous copy, and laughed about the name ‘bingley’, and from there followed an attachment to period dramas and keira knightley (bless) and being able to read jane eyre in the space of a three day camping trip at the beach that summer. I mean, that’s how it goes in my memory. these novels introduced me to how alive classics are, in terms of heart, at least.

les misérables was kind of a challenge to myself to do the same thing I did with jane eyre, to read it in three days, which I did, but much more importantly I fell in love with its scope, in terms of time frame and history and characters, setting, and the feeling of really being there. also, I cried.

tolkien needs no explanation, really. he is not my favourite writer and rings is not my favourite novel but the world means a whole lot to me and I’d be quite lost without it.

potter is similar. order of the phoenix, as I discovered in a recent re-read, is my favourite of the seven, because it has all that I love about the books - world-building, character depth, colour, humour, death, love, etc. a pretty good book. maybe my desert island book.

I read mrs dalloway as part of my contemporary literature course last semester and loved it because it gave me something new, some new way into my own head as well as a new way into making sentences and story and place real.

the secret history is one I read this year also, and I thought it was generous and loved its characters (and also hated them) and became thoroughly invested in the whole epic narrative, which is honestly the greatest pleasure of reading.

and finally, reading like a writer, which is one I haven’t actually finished reading yet, but it is already helping me so much. it is written humbly and gorgeously, and is making me fall in love with reading at the same time as it is exciting me to write so much more.

so there we go! I know everyone says it but I really do mean it - I can’t think of anyone to tag who will actually do this, so if you see this and want to make your own list, please, please do! and tag me! I’d love to read them. 

p.s. sorry for being so absent, and sorry for the long post, etc. hope you’re all well!

To ALL of my Space Mum Siblings,

So Carrie is in hospital, and things are not great. But if she has taught us anything its that we need to be strong. Don’t let this tear you down into despair! Pray for her and her family, send them love (respectfully), make get well soon cards, share your favourite carrie memories! She has shown us that it is possible to take on the worst of life. Now its time to show her what were made of!

I am unashamed to say i am a christian. I believe that Jesus is the son of God, alive today and he can HEAL. So i will be proclaiming the following Psalm over Carrie and her family (and over myself) the bible says that when two or more are gathered together in prayer that miracles WILL happen. If you would like to pray for her, take something from out of this passage.

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

…You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

…If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

anonymous asked:

I know I'm sad a lot but sometimes I look up to the sky and listen to my favourite song and I feel like someone understands and I forget for a while that the world isn't as nice because in those moments it's beautiful and I'm in love with it and the way so many people are just happy and the way my best friend looks at her boyfriend and the way it feels to be alive and I swear in those moments it feels like I'll be alright one day.

You will be. I felt bad for a long time but since the beginning of the year o started to see things different. I see beauty in the littlest things. Nature is so calming. Music is such a good help.