MD: It was fun, and also a little surreal, to imagine the characters from the old series all grown up. Everyone always assumes my bald head was the inspiration for young Aang, so when it came time to draw forty-year-old Aang, Bryan took one look at my beard and worked it into the design. Maybe someday I’ll look as tall and buff as Aang. 
JDS: Sokka and Toph were my absolute two favorite characters in the
Avatar universe, and while i had nothing to do with their older redesigns, as a fan I was super excited to see what Il-Kwang and Jin-Sun came up with. You’ll notice Toph wearing the early version of the Metalbenders’ cable harness. I think the designers really knocked it out of the park. How cool was it to see all these characters you know and love as adults?!
Designs by Ki-Hyun Ryu, Il-Kwang Kim, and Jin-Sun Kim. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf. 



Some extra notes on this comparison between The Spirit Morph Saga and His Dark Materials Series: the roles of Pantalaimon and Will seem to be sort of mixed together in Archimicarus, which is why I used references from both, yet Will also shares something with Lisa, because she seems to have lost an eye or got a patch at some point, whereas Will lost two fingers and spent a good portion of the 2nd book with a bandaged hand. Also, the 3rd book on TSMS mentions the Underworld, while in the 3rd book in HDM the Land of the Dead is crucial. I personally always found funny the part where Steven asks Connie what a familiar is, because I tried to introduce a friend to these books when I was 13 and her first question to me was “should I know what a dæmon is?”.

You’ll know because he won’t mind that your texts are always a little too long and your laugh is always a little too loud and your eyes squint different shapes when you smile. You’ll know because he’ll ask you about your favorite bookstores and if you’re close with your siblings rather than whether or not you’re a virgin. You’ll know because he’ll tell you what he wants to name his kids and how much he wants to be a good dad. You’ll know because he says “I love you” using so many different words; “Are you okay?” “How’s your day going?” “I have a story that I’ve been dying to tell you.” You’ll know because you’ll want him to know every part of you, you’ll want to explore every crevice of your past with him, even the bad parts, because you want him to be able to love you for the scars on your inner thighs as well as the scars on your heart where others left cracks. You’ll know because one day you’ll wake up and realize that loving him has made you love yourself a little bit more.
—  When Did You Realize You Love Him?
1. Your smile is the favorite page of every reader, we ripped it a little, but kept it as a bookmark
2. You aren’t always there
3. And that’s okay
4. Because when you are, I’m here too
5. I lean on you more than I should
6. You must be a house
7. Wait. You must be a mountain
8. You must be the sky
9. The night sky
10. Every star, a shine I died for
11. You blend in with pain, it’s okay– I’m never going to stop bothering you
12. Even if I’m annoying, you still laugh
13. Even if I’m a bother, you’re still here
14. Even if I’m a nuisance, you still love
15. Even if I’m crying, you never change
16. You are the very definition of a second chance, don’t worry, we won’t blow this one
17. Glitter isn’t gold, but your lips tell a different story, glitter isn’t gold, but your stars they spell a different word, glitter isn’t gold, but your eyes they shine with mine
18. Your story can’t be said with words
19. Your story can only be explained with a sigh, deep in space where no one can hear
20. Your poetry is hard to follow
21. But I’ve never been so fucking happy being this lost inside these woods, I’m on top the tree stomp playing that song from retro video games we used to hear as little kids who knew that parents would be the end of us
22. Before I became a poet, I was a child
23. Before I was a child, we lived in the same star and before that, we came from the same strands of dust that said, you will find her
24. Before I was that little piece of finding home, I held your hands and said, I’ll always find you, even if it took forever
25. And as always, I found you
26. You are the lost minutes between shortened breaths
27. You are the crowd room too busy noticing the flickering lights because we partied too hard and fell too hard to notice, this isn’t the kind of people we wanted to be– so we changed
28. You are the free
29. You are the wings
30. You are the kite
31. Flown in my lungs
32. My last words would be your name
33. We can’t stomach all of the bullshit, so we let our thoughts overflow out of a wine glass and let me tell you, I always wet my fingers and play music because my favorite sound will always be your voice and my favorite song will be your heartbeats fluttering away every time you touched the word love
34. You’re not always happy
35. But when you are, I’d smile big
36. You aren’t always smiling
37. But when you are, I hope I helped with it
38. Can I live inside of your lungs?
39. I’d be your gardener
40. You can have these glass roses
41. Can I be your heart?
42. I’d paint you beautiful art
43. Can I fade away with you?
44. I’d live again to see you breathe
45. Can I be your escape?
46. Like that scene from finding nemo, I’d be like dory and mispronounce every word, please, always love me, always love me
47. And I promise to love you
48. You are broken and that’s okay
48. This is a repeat because fuck it
48. This is a repeat because I don’t care
48. This is a repeat because we make mistakes
48. This is a repeat because I want you to know
49. I want you to know…
50. that this is why I love
—  you

HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY to my fave (and yours) Liam Payne!! This year, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite moments of his 21st year. Enjoy and cry with me!

1.When Liam took my phone. And blessed me with selfies.

2. This look. Clark Kent realness. Let the glasses thing become a little more permanent.

3. THIS NIAM video. Look at him. What a great birthday present.

 4. Steal my girl. Liam’s wonky cast has been immortalized in a video. The drum major look was great tho.

5. Terrifyingly accurate Joker costume. Liam slayed Halloween again by sticking with what he knows best. BATMAN.

6. Um…this freaky return of 2012/2013 Liam is one for the books. I’ll never unsee it or get over it.

 7. YES. This remix (as well as the ones for 1D and his other work with producers) opened up yet another aspect of Liam’s talent that needs to be further explored. He saved the hell out of this song, and I’m so mad it wasn’t realeased as a single. I honestly can’t wait to hear him do more of this stuff as well.


9. I was in a drive thru for In-n-out and this picture happened. I’m certain that drive thru employee suffered some hearing damage that night. I’m so sorry.

10. Remember when Liam got tired of Lou doing whatever she was doing to his hair last year, and went off to find someone else to bring back his baby curls? If you don’t, HERE IT IS AGAIN:

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So Drift Back…

Alright there’s still a lot I want to do with it, but I have less than an hour before the deadline, so I’m calling it here. Korra is my favorite character, but I ALWAYS submit her in contests and I’m sure she’ll dominate submissions related to LoK. Mako was the next character I could think of representing (I couldn’t think of what Lin’s favorite activity is).

After much internal debate, I decided his favorite “activity” is just being with the people he cares about. What they’re doing doesn’t matter. It made me a little sad when thinking of the second episode’s beginning and how he tried to duck out of this latest adventure, because he felt like he was drifting apart from everyone. Bolin’s call to “drift back” because he’s needed is one of my favorite parts in Book 3 so far.

So here’s my more liberal interpretation of Mako and his favorite activity.

Submission info provided on request.

Any of my friends who like Star Wars, I bought myself one of those little comic books. The ones for kids. And it’s wonderful. It’s Star Wars The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple.

It has my favorite character ever: Glitch, the clone trooper who’s convinced he’s force sensitive. He’s wonderful.

(also, Typings, there’s a jedi padawan talking about how she was taken into the order when she was too young to really have a choice, and deciding what she really wants for herself)

I found someone archived the whole thing online. You gotta open each page individually, but they’re all nice quality: here you go

Why, Riordan?!

I’m really upset. Apparently one of the books in the second Percy Jackson series (I’m not sure what it’s called because I don’t read them myself) introduced a homosexual character. My little brother was going to read that book next and my mom was just about to order it, before she decoded to read some of the reviews. That’s when my mom found out about that character.

Because of this, my mother had to tell my little brother that he COULDN’T READ MORE OF HIS FAVORITE BOOK SERIES because of this character- do you know what it was like to have to tell him that he had to STOP READING his FAVORITE series?! It was awful! He was really upset, and it made me so sad.

I’m so mad. I would have been more understanding of Mr. Riordan if he had put it in a different series for older kids, because, to be honest, you’re just going to see that. But really? A kid’s book, for goodness’ sake? ERGH! It was just SO rude and disrespectful of him to have done that. I hope he’s satisfied with the amount of readers he lost.

Book Bucket List

By: Valerie

Reading has always been one of my favorite things to do and still is! When I was little my mom and dad used to read me bedtime stories and when I grew older I started to read myself. 

Reading is something you can do all day, every day. Whenever you’ve got time you can just grab a book, relax, and allow yourself into a world that seems much brighter than ours. Let your mind wander and take in every single word that you read. 

10 Benefits of Reading 

  1. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It’s very important to keep your brain strong and healthy and reading prevents it from losing power. 
  2. Life can be very stressful sometimes. Reading allows you to relax. All the stress will slip away when you lose yourself in a great story.
  3. Knowledge. Everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.
  4. Reading expands your vocabulary. The more you read, the more words make their way into your everyday vocabulary. When learning a new language reading is a very good way to learn new words and shows you how to use the words in a context. 
  5. Whilst reading a book you have to remember a lot of things; characters, history, and nuances for example. Brains are able to remember those things with ease, but the great thing is that every new memory you create forges new synapses (brain pathways) and strengthens existing ones, which assists in short-term memory recall as well as stabilizing moods.
  6. Reading creates stronger analytic thinking skills. Solving the mystery before you finish the book is a good example. Being able to analyse details comes in handy when working or learning.
  7. When reading you must be focused and concentrated in order to understand the story. Reading is a good way to force yourself to concentrate on what you are reading which could be helpful when studying. 
  8. Better writing skills. This comes hand-in-hand with the expansion of your vocabulary:  exposure to published, well-written work has a noted effect on one’s own writing, as observing the cadence, fluidity, and writing styles of other authors will invariably influence your own work
  9. Tranquility. In addition to the relaxation that accompanies reading a good book, it’s possible that the subject you read about can bring about immense inner peace and tranquility.
  10. Books are free entertainment. Go to your local library and pick your favorite kind of book. There’s a genre for everybody and there’s something out there to capture your curiosity and imagination.

Here are some titles that are one my book bucket list

The Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger

“That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.”                                     
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini                                       

 “She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.”

Eleanor And Park - Rainbow Rowel 

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher 

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything… affects everything.”

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

“I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t’aimais, je t’aimais! And there were times when I knew how you felt, and it was hell to know it, my little one. Lolita girl, brave Dolly Schiller.”

The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler

“She lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks and slowly raised them again, like a theater curtain. I was to get to know that trick. That was supposed to make me roll over on my back with all four paws in the air.”

Lots of love!

Photographer: Lee Ann

I rode the ups and downs
of our relationship till I was
sea-sick. I saw how you looked
at everyone else and then how you
looked at me. You see I’ve never
been good at reading people but
you were always my favorite novel.
I was reading chapters before you
even wrote them, so when you told
me you didn’t love me anymore
it wasn’t even a spoiler. It was
like reading a book for the second
time, you already knew what was
going to happen but you missed
little pieces that you didn’t
see the first time.

Hey guys! I have decided to do a giveaway for no particular reason except for the part where i thought it sounded really fun.

What i’m giving away:

1st Place and 2nd place

  • Personalized letter sent to your address
  • Really bad jokes
  • Pressed flowers
  • Paintings & Drawings
  • Art pens
  • Baby Succulents
  • A copy of my favorite book 
  • A bunch of letters and poems and stories that don’t make all that much sense because chances are it was 3 am when I wrote them
  • Probably some incense 
  • And maybe some extra little bits and pieces depending on what I can tell about you from your blog I suppose (maybe some handmade jewelry or a carving or something)

3rd Place and 4th Place

  • Personalized letter sent to your address
  • Paintings and drawings
  • Pressed flowers
  • Baby succulents
  • Bad jokes

How to enter:

  • Must reblog this post
  • Must note this post
  • Must be following impulsitivity
  • Must identify as human (sorry, I had to)

4 winners will be randomly selected to make it a little more fair (I may be swayed by extra notes though) 



The REAL Stories Behind These Disney Movies Will Ruin Your Childhood

When I was a kid, I loved fairy tales. I loved the idea of talking animals and brave girls and boys who overcame cruel care takers. I also really loved Disney movies. They all had happy endings; what’s not to love about that? I could watch “Beauty and the Beast” or “Aladdin” every single day.

When I got a little older, I graduated from watching Disney movies to reading the Brothers Grimm. In the fourth grade, I checked out the “Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers’ Grimm” from my school library and never returned it (a belated “sorry!” to my grade school library!)

I was horrified to find that the origins of many of my favorite Disney movies had much more gruesome details that Disney completely left out.

Read on here for a collection of horrifying details that Disney chose to leave out of all of these book/fairy tale/play adaptations. Read on only if you want to completely ruin your childhood.

amouse  asked:

I was so excited to learn that your forthcoming novel falls under the horror genre. Would you mind sharing some of your favorite literary/horror authors?

It’s not really a genre book - it intersects with horror a lot, and I think horror’s kind of its neighborhood, but I read a lot of horror and I’d consider Universal Harvester kinda friends-with-horror. My favorite horror writer bar none is Robert Aickman – he called his writing “ghost stories,” very beautifully told little tales that sometimes don’t reveal their secrets at all. Back when I was a young science fiction guy haunting a Portland store called Future Dreams, I ran into a zine called Whispers, which published the sort of evocative troubling-instead-of-gory horror that really reached me. (I have nothing against the gore type though I’m just less into it.) The Dennis Etchison stories they ran, like one called “Sitting in the Corner, Whimpering Quietly,” left an impression on me, as did his “The Pitch.” 

Those are two that come to mind, there’s a lot more but those are the first names when I think about it. 


I feel very emotional about this scene. Out of every Ezria scene, this one has got to be my number one favorite. He was there for her when she felt she had no one else to turn to. Not even her friends. And I believe this was the moment that Ezra was deciding on discontinuing his book. You can tell by the look on his face that he realizes that he’s falling for her and gah, this scene was just perfect and amazing. I want this passionate and romantic Ezria back in 6B.