these lists of books to read before you die that are full of classics are all well and good but what if you don’t like classics? and what about the ya ones that are just full of popular series? so this is an alternative list of ya books you should read before you die. thanks to everyone who contributed books; i’ve had to miss some off because i’ve got more than 100, so i’ll probably include them on a second list. (also, i’ve not actually read all these books. it’s a group effort)
I took procrastination to a new level yesterday by drawing ALL the outfits Asami Sato wore in The Legend of Korra. As I drew them, I started to really appreciate them from a character design point of view - I already liked them, but when you put them together like that, you can really notice how the shapes and colours of the different designs compliment each other. The GIF shows all of the outfits in chronological order of appearance.
I don’t have the right words for anyone who needs comfort right now, I’m in need of it too due to a situation at home with my family, and the fear of things transpiring that harm my loved ones and fellow peoples abroad.
But here are some stories that I’ve written that could maybe help you, either distract you or possibly make you feel some love in your heart. It’s not a lot, it’s not good, it’s not enough, but it’s all I have to give anyone. So here are some stories to hopefully make you feel better or loving or loved.
Pairing: Jungkook x Reader / (implied) Namjoon x Reader
Genre: Merman!Au / Angst / One-shot
RatedT for mentions of death
Word count: 6.4k
Synopsis: Every night, a song crawls from the woods - they say it’s the lullaby of a monstrous creature that has fallen from grace, a beast fiery like fire and ruthless like ice. Yet, his voice is such beautiful one that the cords of your heart quiver with love for each, saccharine note piercing your skin.
And every night, he draws you in a bit more.
Author’s note: Hello my lovelies! This is my second request (Cold waters, warm touches + His beauty could kill you + Merman!Jeon), at first it was supposed to be a fluffy one but, uhm… it accidentally ended up being another angst *sweats*
Anyway, dear anon, thank you for the nice concept, please lemme know if you liked it <3
There’s a legend,
whispered among the sunbeams getting lost in the forest at the borders of the
There’s legend, one of
a terrible, alluring kind, that widens children’s eyes and makes hearts tremble
beneath the warnings of worried mothers.
There’s a legend, more
like a secret or maybe a dream, deep carved into the memories of your innocent
days; one that has your glances wander into the shadows of the woods when you
think that nobody is watching, that nobody is judging.
It’s a legend, they
say, about a creature doomed to live in the lake at the center of the forest:
oh, a ruthless one, with eyes like broken glass and thick blood covering its
claws. Murderous are its intents and fury tints its flesh with such poisonous
vigour that the water is now no different from the venom running under his skin.
We lost a singer, an artist, a lover, a hero. A man who knew what he wanted to achieve in life and everything he did was magical.
I may have been born eleven years after he died and therefore never got to know him but that doesn’t mean that I don’t miss him. I miss him more than words can say and it hurts me so much that this beautiful person had to experience so much pain and agony in his last years.
26 years ago today he left this world. But he never left completely - he never will.
He wrote melodies, anthems and masterpieces, he left the most beautiful art for us to enjoy. Everything he created is full of passion, love and devotion. He truly loved what he did. He continued creating art until the very end; until he just couldn’t do it anymore.
This man wrote music history and he couldn’t have done it any better. He was a perfectionist and you can really hear that in his music. He did so much to create what he wanted, even though it was so hard in the end.
I cannot express my emotions - the sorrow and the pain I’m feeling. I never thought I could miss a person I never got to know so much. But here I am, crying as I write these words.
You did so much for us, my darling. This planet never deserved you. And you sure didn’t deserve your life to end so fast. You were so incredible and inspiring.