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It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!! I am so excited and proud to announce that the release of the “Love is Love” graphic novel is tomorrow, 12/28, and we have plenty at the Gamer’s Gambit!


The graphic novel was created through the joint efforts of IDW Publishing and DC Comics in order to support the survivors and honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that happened earlier this year. Containing stories by multiple artists and writers such as Jim Lee, Gail Simone, Patton Oswald, and many more, the graphic novel is a collection of stories and reactions that were felt across the world as the news of this horrific hate crime broke.

I had to hold back tears as I flipped through this book; on one hand we see the reactions from characters as they watch the news unfold about the attack on the LGBT community. We see the sadness, the anger, the confusion as to how one human being could twist themselves around such hatred and let it consume them. And then, through other pages, we are treated to vibrant and beautiful colours featuring couples finding strength, family members accepting those who take a brave step and come out to them, a resurgence of love that refuses to simply break down and let anger taint everything. We see the faces of heroes and villains we know and love–Harley and Ivy, Batman, Batwoman, the Lantern Corps–reach out to help us find the power we’ve always had inside us. The power to push back.
The power to love and keep loving.

All proceeds from “Love is Love” will go to the families of the victims and the survivors via Equality Florida.

To quote a page of “Love is Love” that resonates with me personally:
“Keep creating your art. Tell your stories and celebrate life. Because that’s how we beat this thing…”

-Kelly

i dont even like drinking anymore
i dont like smoking either
i just want to find my person
grow with them
get in shape
start my career
learn french
get a cute loft with said person
with exposed brick
and a spiral staircase
and one of those old fridges with a latch as a handle
surrounded by succulents
i want to write my novel
in my dads sweater
with the typewriters I collected in my 20s
i want to be 40 with my person
and our son Jude
he has his mothers nose
i have my fathers eyes
they’re distinguishing

Dead people can be heroes because they can’t disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them.
—  Veronica Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection
You’re not supposed to ever give your books away. You gotta keep them forever because their something to be proud of. Your collection of books tells a story to people about what you’ve felt, experienced and learned over the years. It’s an archive of every stage of your life.
—  What my Dad told me when I was 13 and thinking of giving away some of my books because I’d read them already.

Could you write an enoch one where he does really cute stuff to make you blush infront of the others and then you share your first kiss? Thanks love 💙

Enoch bit his lip as he approached you in the gardens where you were weeding with vigor. 

Last night hadn’t been a good one for him, because he was plagued by his own thoughts on if you were really happy. Olive had pointed out that Enoch wasn’t exactly “romantic” and she had noticed that you seemed a little disappointed when he missed an opportunity to be so. 

So following Olive’s advice Enoch suffered through a study session of those uselessly sappy romance novels Olive collected. He felt his brain cells dying as he read but soon he figured what he should do. 

He painstakingly looked for the prettiest wild flowers, Flora would kill him if he picked any from the garden, and comb his hair back carefully before tracking you down. 

“Y/N?”

You turned with your hands and knees dirty with soil and looked up at him with a smile. “Oh, hey Enoch! What are you doing out here?” you asked and he tightened his grip on the flowers before presenting them to you. 

“I found these, and I thought maybe you would like them” He spat out quickly, as if afraid if he slowed down he would choke on them. 

You looked at the bouquet and smiled after a pause, “Enoch they’re lovely.” You laughed and cradled them in your arm gently. 

Encouraged by your smile he did as well and stopped fidgeting. He looked you up and down, a bit lost what to do next before spotting your scrapped knuckles which were red and swollen. 

“Here, let me see that” He insisted before you could protest and took your hand as the other children in the garden began to take notice and watched with interest. 

“Oh it’s fine.” You laughed as he pulled out a small grey handkerchief and began to clean the dirt away from your hands and wrapped the fabric tightly around your knuckles. 

You smiled, flustered by his sudden shows of compassion and you looked up at him. “Enoch, what is all this?” you asked. “I’m not complaining but you’re acting very…unusual. In a good way I mean.” 

“Well I…I just wanted you to know how much I care for you. I know I’m not every good at it but…Olive said that maybe I should try to be more romantic for you.” 

You laughed and it made his heart flutter a little “Enoch, you don’t need to be super romantic to keep me happy. But you’re ever so sweet for trying.”

“I…I don’t?” He blushed. “well uh, I guess that means I read all those silly romance books for nothing.”

“I guess so” you laughed and looked down. 

“But uh, there was one more thing I wanted to do. If you don’t mind.” he swallowed and you nodded

He shuffled his feet, as if psyching himself up for it before wrapping one arm firmly around your waist and pulling you close before pressing his lips to yours. 

You gasped into the kiss, shocked. But once you were relaxed into it you kissed him back harder than he kissed you, dropping the flowers so you could wrap you arms around his neck. 

You both were lost in your kiss until there was a loud clapping around you both and you pulled away in confusion to find the children in the garden and a few on the border clapping and cheering noisily. 

You laughed and Enoch blushed as you sheepishly took a bow. 

“What are you all looking at?” Enoch barked, “Don’t you have chores to be doing?” 

dearest.

genre: fluff
word count: 980
notes: shapeshifter!reader; inspired by x.
synopsis: her main form is a black kitten and jaebum.. just really wants to pet her.

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Hold Up, KH Fam

Anyone else find it strangely suspicious that we are suddenly getting a whole bunch Kingdom Hearts merch?

I mean, think about it.

Before we had maybe two tee-shirts, the manga (which we didn’t even know if we were getting the final volume)… and maybe a King Mickey pin if you were lucky to find one at Disney World. And those were few and far in between. I mean, it was only recently we got the first Kingdom Hearts novel and the Chain of Memories novel. And even then we had no confirmation if they were going to continue releasing those books.

Outside of importing things from Japan that’s all a KH fan could get. But now?

We are getting:

  • The last volume of the manga series
  • The Birth By Sleep AND 356/2 Days novel omnibus’
  • An entire collection of hidden package Kingdom Hearts figurines
  • Both game collections for the ps4 and a third collection with a Kingdom Hearts 3 demo,
  • And a Pop Funko collection of Kingdom Hearts characters

I’m not saying it’s bad the we are getting all of this merch… but it’s a bit suspicious that we are suddenly getting so much of it, especially when we had next to nothing before…

Unless… we are getting a release date to Kingdom Hearts 3 very soon! They might be saturating the market with Kingdom Hearts things to stir up hype! Like how they do for movies before it releases in theaters!

And Kingdom Hearts is going to be featured in Jump Festa this year.

I’m just saying… You never know… :3

hey guys, so I really don’t like asking for anything but i’m starting to feel worried about my fellow classmates so I gotta ask anyway. This year I’m in a publishing class and one of our assignments involves creating marketing memos and editing memos and a proposal for a manuscript - we need to provide at least 10 sample pages of this manuscript for the assignment. The idea is that we will be pitching this novel or story or collection of poems to our department in the hopes that this manuscript will be published the next year by our department. 

it’s a non-profit organization so the money made just goes back into making sure the program doesn’t get canceled as a whole but as an author you’d get to have your work published, distributed, edited, and at the end of the year you could withdraw your permission and take back the ownership to your book to get it published for profit wherever you’d like (that’s IF the department selects your manuscript)

but basically i have more than two close friends in this class who don’t know any writers are panicking about this assignment so if you have 10 pages of manuscript done and you wouldn’t mind a student writing a publishing proposal, marketing memo and editing memo based on your work (you would be credited as the writer) then shoot me an ask or a message 

and if not, please reblog or share with any of your other writer friends!

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Here’s your New Year’s Eve BatPost of the Day! From the comic book version of “Holiday Knights,” here are a few pages from the Joker vignette. These images were culled from various sources around the web. I highly recommend the graphic novel collecting this and other amazing Batman animated comic book stories (including one you’ll recognize immediately). You can purchase it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1401231152/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1483219372&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=batman+adventures+graphic+novel&dpPl=1&dpID=51DPrULBPbL&ref=plSrch May you have the happiest of New Year’s!

Originally posted by djkento

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I’m so excited. I feel like owning something really precious. Our local newsagent’s is fortnightly selling an issue of ‘Star Trek graphic novel collection.’ I had to buy first two. Every issue seems to have one (two) comics of various topic or series, or even crossovers!
This one, however, is the ORIGINAL teleplay of the TOS’ City on the edge of forever episode, that is, comics made out of what the writer Harlan Ellison really intended to make out of the episode. I haven’t finished but I am super excited, even the beginning differs already and I can’t wait how it portrays Spock’s and Kirk’s stay in the flat or the reality of Kirk’s story with Edith. (Note: McCoy does not cause the travelling in past in the original script, therefore the crucial ending scene will also look different and I’m positive we’ll witness an epic Spirk hug.)
I’d love to share more with you guys but it wouldn’t feel right to upload illegally all of it. However, if I find a scene worth sharing, I’ll post it here!!
Also, the art is astonishing, isn’t it?! It got me melting.

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19th C favourites Part 4: George Gissing. If you like your fiction bleak, with a dash of black humour, Gissing is your man. He is perhaps the bleakest 19th century British author (that I’ve encountered, anyway!) ‘New Grub Street’ is an established classic but his lesser known novels and short stories are fabulous too.

Away for the weekend!

I have a four day weekend thanks to election day (and for those curious, I’m with her).

This is a perfect time for me to finish the first draft of my novel/collection of original short stories! That means I won’t be posting again until the middle of next week.

But! I am almost finished with the next part of Poison and Wine, so I will post that tomorrow before I lock myself away.

Wish me luck and a finished product! XOXO