london the dog

i got tagged by @prince-perdu​ to do this book tag, thank you Rebecca this is so much fun!! ♥♥

1. Who’s your favourite author from your country/mothertongue?

hmm this is hard… ‘cause i’m not that into polish literature. contemporary it’d be probably jacek dukaj (amazing fantasy and sci-fi writer), other than that maybe witold gombrowicz bc he was an asshole who liked to destroy polish people’s myths about ourselves and our country ahhh a Good

2. Your favourite children’s book (it’s hard, I know)

damn… i really loved all those heartbreaking books about dogs when i was a kid, so like lassie come-home or o psie, który jeździł koleją (i have no idea if it has an english title but it fucked me up tbh bc the dog dies in the end), also all those books by jack london with dogs/wolves in them, i love them so much

3. A book that changed your life?

ohh boy you don’t wanna ask me that question… bc there Are books that i emerged from reading like….. illuminated. i am influenced by books. i’m no more (no less) than the books i’ve read. so, some of them: big sur by jack kerouac (yes i realize he’s a big cliche in the “life-changing” category, do i care), the goldfinch by donna dartt, tell the wolves i’m home by carol rifka brunt, jane eyre shaped me like i used to read it every year from ages 12 to like 19/20, also as embarrassing as it may sound, icos literally did Save me and also my gf & I were initially connected thru our mutual love for obscure icos ships sooo it did Change my life  

4. The best book you read this year?

actually i haven’t really had time to read so far this year which is tragic ofc, but so far it’s either boy, snow, bird or this polish book titled dwanaście srok za ogon which is about birbs and saving birbs and it Moved me (yes i cry on ornithology books, sue me)

5. And the worst book you read this year?

hmm probably the one i’m reading rn actually, spis cudzołożnic by pilch (ayyy look at me reading polish literature this year - and hating it)

6. Which book is totally overrated?

umm…. a little life. i agree it’s beautifully written (beautiful but not well - notice how all characters are actually rather flat and you can’t remember what they’re like or what they like - except maybe for JB, plus it takes place over like 50 years?? what about social/historical changes? no background??? no character development/maturation???) but actually it’s just… awful. it’s like all those (usually indie movies) that are beautiful but Tragic bc they’re about queer people and they made you cry bc they manipulate your emotions and do it on really low tones (like graphic descriptions of violence/rape) and it romanticizes suicide and tries to be profound in this ‘life is beautiful but fleeting’ kind of way and actually what is the message of this story??? i do not know. 

7. Randomly recommend a book. For whatever reason!

hmm how about any of k.j. charles books (yes i love her and i’ve been missing her books so that’s the first thing that comes to mind) 

tagging: @ktrovosky, @paradeofadolescence, @llevellynvaneck, @coldsaturn <3

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
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BEWARE THE MOON, BEACON OF THE WEREWOLF


Werewolf special-makeup-effects are a 100+ year artform that kicked off with 1913′s The Werewolf. Which is why it really gets under my skin when i see werewolves that are rendered entirely in CGI these days (e.g. Underworld, Twilight, Howl, etc.) To me, it’s a sign of an incredibly lazy creature-effects department. I honestly hope the love and craft for creature design inevitably returns for this genre. 

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Pug Life by Becky Frances
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Brick Lane London 2016