or any character i have ever read about

So I started reading the Jughead comics...

yeah they’ve been out for a while. Sue me.

But honestly???

relatable???

sassy???

me 100%???

Ouch, right in the personal experience!

Literally my reaction to anyone talking about romance ever…


But honestly, I have never related so much to a comic book character. And while I’ve definitely wondered whether I’m a late bloomer, or asexual, or just a freaking weirdo, this is something relatable. This is something I feel, all the time. And it’s here! In a comic book! Laid out just as normally as any other silly teenage comic!

Fanfic Ask Meme
  • A: How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
  • B: Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
  • C: What character do you identify with most?
  • D: Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
  • E: If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
  • F: Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
  • G: Care to share a favorite crack fic?
  • H: How would you describe your style?
  • I: Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
  • J: Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
  • K: What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
  • L: What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
  • M: Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
  • N: Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
  • O: How do you begin a story--with the plot, or the characters?
  • P: Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
  • Q: Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
  • R: Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
  • S: Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
  • T: Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
  • U: A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
  • V: A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
  • W: Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
  • X: A character you enjoy making suffer.
  • Y: A character you want to protect.
  • Z: Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate?
My Top 10 Favorite Comics of All Time

Hi guys,

I’ve been getting asked a lot on and offline what are my favorite comic books? That’s a loaded question. I had to think about it. There are some great runs in comics. Some great story arcs. But I had to dig down and see what I really liked. What books have I read over and over and over. These are what I enjoyed the most, I’m not saying these are the greatest comic books ever, I’m just saying they appealed to me. So here are my top 10 favorite comics.




10. Identity Crisis
The DC Comics crisis events. Mostly just okay stories. Too much going on and not enough time to invest in any one character. But Identity Crisis stands out above the rest. Instead of a multiverse changing, massive story, Identity Crisis focuses on the mystery of who killed Sue Dibny. The wife of the Elongated Man. More and more of the heroes civilian loved ones are attacked and the heroes have a ticking clock to solve the mystery before another loved one is murdered. Written by Brad Meltzer this book focuses on the cost of living a double life. Highly recommended.



9. Young Avengers: volume 2
Not to be confused with Young Avengers volume 1. Volume 2 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie is nothing short of awesome. A multiverse hoping, teenage super hero daydream. It’s a really great story about teenage love, magic, pop references, LGB, and Loki. Lots and lots of Loki. So if you ship Wiccan and Hulkling, love Kate Bishop, and cannot get enough of America Chavez, you’ll want to read this book.



8. Superman American Alien
A lot of people have mixed opinions on this book, but I really enjoyed this unique take written by Max Landis. Focusing on the early years of Clark Kent, it felt more grounded in what Clark would actually be going through on his journey to becoming Superman. Each issue has a different artist which is fitting because each issue focuses on a different year in Clark’s child to teenager to young adult to man journey. It’s a mini series that should be pretty easy to find and I highly recommend it.



7. DC The New Frontier
A book paying tribute to the Silver Age of DC Comics. Focusing on the Macarthy era, A time where America couldn’t be less trusting, the story focuses on the super heroes once praised for their services, now find themselves ridden off as outlaws. Multiple perspectives from Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Flash, etc, as they fight for truth, justice, and the American way, accumulating to the upcoming battle with “The Center.” Darwyn Cooke tells an amazing story that you all should check out.



6. Scott Pilgrim Vol 1 through 6
I cannot recommend these books from Bryan Lee O’ Malley enough. 6 graphic novels in total, focusing on Scott Pilgrim’s desire to date Ramona Flowers, his journey to defeat her 7 evil ex’s, and the challenge of being a responsible adult. This book is filled with post high school confusion, punk rock, video games, anime style action, and heart. If you liked the movie, I promise you, you’ll love the book.



5. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man volume 2
My favorite super hero is Spider-Man. In 2011 when they announced they would be making a new Spider-Man of color I was ecstatic. As a person of color it’s been great to have a Spider-Man that fills that need for minority characters. Obviously just having a minority character isn’t enough but Brian Michael Bendis’s run on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man makes you really love the character of Miles Morales. The story of what happens after Peter Parker dies and a new clueless Spider-Man must fill the void, is nothing short of great. It puts you in the shoes of a new character trying to figure out who he is, all while trying to keep the memory of Peter Parker alive. 



4. Paper Girls
If you like the show “Stranger Things,” you’ll love Paper Girls. Taking place in the 1980s, 4 middle school girls, on their morning paper route get caught up in the strangest day of their lives. To ninjas, dinosaurs, time travel, clones, to apple products, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang hit you with a sci-fi nostalgia story that will keep you guessing where the next turn is.




3. Justice League International
The late 80′s had one of the greatest Justice League runs of all time. Keith Giffen and J.M. Dematteis pumped out some of the funniest and most entertaining comics to date. Focusing on the Justice League as a work place comedy, this massive run follows the adventures of a newly formed Justice League made up of mostly second string characters. The satisfaction of Batman punching out Guy Gardner, the comedy duo of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, GNORT! If you want your super hero books to be fun and hilarious, this is the book for you. Starting in Justice League #1 through 6 and transitioning to Justice League International, then splitting between Justice League Europe and Justice League America.



2. New Avengers
This comic book run written by Brian Michael Bendis is what got me back into comics after an 8 year absence. 6 months after the Avengers disbanded due to the Scarlet Witch killing some of her fellow teammates, a massive prison break, orchestrated by Electro forces Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and the Sentry to come together to put an end to the riot. The book follows the newly formed team on their mission to track down the 42 escaped prisoners, all while trying to solve the mystery who hired Electro and why? New Avengers also brought some of the best characters in Marvel including Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and more, to join the team. The book became the center stage for Marvel Comics from 2005 until 2012 running through events like House of M, Civil War, Secret Invasion, all the way to Avengers vs X-Men. It’s a fun super hero book that really throws you into the world of Marvel Comics.



HONORABLE MENTIONS
Black Science
Sex Criminals
New Teen Titans (Marv Wolfman)
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Uncanny X-Force (Rick Remender run)
Batgirl: Year One




AND NUMBER ONE….




1. Saga
If you’re not reading Saga, you are missing out. A Romeo and Juliet story set in a sci-fi fantasy space adventure. In the middle of an intergalactic war, Alona and Marko leave their worlds behind to risk everything for the survival and protection of their newborn Hazel. Hunted by both sides of the war, the two travel across the stars and encountering creatures from all over the galaxy who either want to help them or want them dead. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples take a story about the ups and downs of parenting and throws it into a cosmic and crazy story of awesomeness. Look out for Izabel, Prince Robot the IV, and Ghus. You will smile every time they are on the page.

TAMORA PIERCE

Thank you to my absolute favorite author, Tamora Pierce. She is an inspiration and EVERY girl should read her books. It is truly refreshing to find fantasy, adventure books with female protagonists. Yet the heroines are relatable and human-like for all their amazing qualities and magics. Not only that, but it’s the only fantasy book I’ve ever come across to talk about periods in a natural way (and that’s what they are -NATURAL). AND Tammy writes without slut shaming. Continuing the wonder that is Tamora Pierce Novels, we find openly LGBT characters of all kinds and even polyamorous people. Never in any book before have I encountered that. To top it off, her girls are fiercely feminist, without compromising their femininity unless THEY want to. Kel wears a dress every night specifically to remind the boys that she, a girl, is among them. Switching to Tammy’s other realm, an additional must read is Will of the Empress, showing clear references and illusions to rape and rape culture, with our protagonist fighting it every step of the way. To sum up, The Amazing Tamora Pierce is my inspiration and the reason I myself am a feminist. Her characters are strong, independent, and varied. All sorts sexualities, nationalities and personality types are included. Characters from backgrounds of all sorts, with varying abilities, some even suffering PTSD. Strongly recommend to EVERYONE.

Dating Alex Standall would include...

REQUESTED BY:

Anonymous: hi, I really liked your ‘dating zach would include’ thing and I was wondering if you can do something similiar with alex :)💗

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- Alex was murmuring some sort of internet-meme joke when Justin made a fool of himself in class, and no one heard it except you, which was why you bursted out laughing – causing everyone to look at you oddly.

- Alex thought this was cute though, since not many people understand his humour, sarcastic and sassy.

- One day during class, he gets picked on for a maths question, to save his embarrassment of not knowing the question, you answer it for him, so he waits outside after class for you to finish asking the teacher a homework question just to say thanks for saving his ass.

“ You really saved my life in there, me and math are clearly not a match made in heaven.”

- You offering to tutor him but he turns it down bc poor Alex is too awkward at first.

- He finally gives in, and your friendship blossoms from there.

- AWKWARD ALEX TRYING TO PRETEND LIKE HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING BUT YOU KNOW HIM WELL ENOUGH AND ALWAYS HELP WITH WHATEVER IT IS HE’S STRUGGLING WITH.

- You catch him staring at you in class and he plays it off by ‘dropping’ his pen on the floor or faking a massive cough fit. (This is how I personally deal with awkward situations LMAO)

- Everyone being suspicious on how he was acting towards you.

“I have to cancel our study session today, I’ve got a date – well hopefully I do.”

“Who’s the lucky girl, Standall?”

“I was actually hoping it’d be you…” FKN SWEETHEART I CAN IMAGINE HIM SAYING THIS AND PLAYING WITH HIS JACKET SLEEVE AND STARING ON THE GROUND IT’S SO CUTE

- Sending each other SO MANY memes. And I mean SPAMMING LEVEL.

- Poor Alex getting teased so much when you guys became official. Mainly because the boys were not used to Alex talking to girls.

- A lot of the guys try to flirt with you to piss Alex off for fun, but their tactics don’t work on you – bc Alex is an angel and you’re so grateful to be his girlfriend.

“They’re idiots, don’t worry about them,” he says, before putting his arm around your shoulder and walking away.

- Alex needs to vent A LOT, because he keeps a lot of his emotions inside, and being the kind hearted person that you are, you’re always there to listen.

- When either of you are sad, it’s an automatic call for a cuddle session, usually on the couch, usually with pizza delivery and usually with a massive fluffy blanket.

“Wow you seem like you love that blanket more than me. Why are you snuggling it and leaving ME, it feels like the north pole over here!”

- *The type of person that says horror movies don’t scare them but starts shaking 10 minutes in.*

- HE EATS AND PRETENDS TO LEAN IN FOR A KISS, ONLY TO BLOW HIS FOOD BREATH AT YOUR FACE

- You being the first person to ever see him cry, and the sight of him in such despair broke you heart.

- However, even though it’s you, he still has trouble with confiding his thoughts with you. Especially when he thought that you’d be sick and tired of what he thought, was a whiny attitude.

- You and Alex would never have fights, unless it was about him keeping things from you; him not wanting you to be upset or think badly of him, or leave him for his insecurities.

- You’d have to reinforce it to him SO MANY times, but don’t worry, he’s improving.

- You guys pull strengths from each other – in other words, he completes you and you make him feel the same. Alex doesn’t really have anyone to rely on, to trust, to love, but that changed when he met you. But this also means that he is extremely scared of losing you.

“I love you, you know that right?”

“Yes Alex, and I love you too!”

“Please don’t ever leave me, I know I’m not perfe-”

“ALEX STANDALL. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, I LOVE YOU”

- ALWAYS asking for your opinion about EVERYTHING. Clothes. Studying. Life. Name it.

- He’s always texting you in the middle of class whenever you guys have different subjects, 99.8% of the time it’s bitching about how boring school is, or how annoying everyone is or that he’s counting down the minutes until he gets to see you.

- SARCASM ON SARCASM ON SARCASM. THIS BOY’S MIDDLE NAME MIGHT AS WELL BEEN SARCASM.

- You getting slightly scraped when you fell to the ground trying to separate his fight with Montgomery in the carpark.

- When he saw the cut on your elbow, he could have thrown Mr Porter into Montgomery’s Jeep and try to beat the shit out of Monte but he didn’t want to leave you hurt and by yourself.

- As much as you love Alex, he is incredibly stubborn and will refuse to believe that he is ever wrong, until you start ignoring him and that’s when it finally makes sense to him.

- Forehead kisses bc even though you’ve been dating for a while, the bOY IS STILL AWKWARD AF SOMETIMES so he just goes for the forehead, he finds it affectionate and adorable. (Plus he wants to smell your hair bc it’s always a nice flowery scent)- weird but very true

- Resting his head on your shoulder, or lying on your lap, explaining to you his dilemma of dorky things.

“ I don’t know whether I should read the Harry Potter series again, or watch the movies AND THEN read the books!” He says frustratedly.

“Why should it matter, goodness you’re such a geek!”

“I’m a cute one though.”

“I’d have to agree on that.”

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FEEL FREE TO REQUEST ME ABOUT ANYTHING: I can do any character in 13 Reasons Why!

Note: Yes, the main message of 13 Reasons Why was to raise awareness for mental illness, peer pressure, rape and suicide, and how it can affect the lives of not only the victim, but those around them. 

If you ever need to talk, feel free to message me, or if not, talk to someone – an adult/parents/friends. :)

Booklr! Let's put together a list of book tropes we really bloody hate and would love to never read again ever.

I’ll start:

- The main character randomly seeing themselves in a mirror and deciding to describe their entire appearence in detail. Usually includes something about how ugly or bland they think their perfect, model-like face/body is.

- Love triangles. Do I even need to say anything else?

- The borderline abusive, supposedly mysterious but actually just really boring love interest. Bonus points if this one pairs up with the love triangle one.

- When the author has zero knowledge about something (usually computers or other technical stuff) but decides to claim a side character is literally the best person in this field ever and prove it by making them do super average stuff they personally think is impressing because they just have no idea. Like, restarting a computer or guessing someone’s password does not make your character a mastermind hacker. Please just stop.

anonymous asked:

Whats examples of fetishizing mlm

ugh, one of my least favorite things. basically what happens when people, usually straight (or occasionally bi) women treat their mlm ships as some sort of kink as opposed to, you know, representation of real, actual mlm.

examples of this:

•not caring about characters who are mlm outside of a sexual context (i.e. only reading mlm smut because they find the idea of two men together “hot” and not actually giving a fuck about the actual personalities or problems of gay characters)

•throwing two male characters that exist within the same universe together just because they will find ANY excuse to write about two men having sex. a lot of rarepairs start out this way. bonus points if they’re both white and neither character has ever shown any interest in men whatsoever!

•referring to mlm ships as “sin” or “the reason i’m going to hell” or whatever. no. gay love is just as wholesome, just as complete, just as complex, just as worthy of respect as any straight couple’s.

•alternatively, referring to gay men as completely nonsexual if they’re not actively engaged in sex, in which case they become completely hypersexual (uwu my precious little baby is so pure but is FILTHY in bed uwu). bonus points if the character isn’t white!

•treating female characters like trash or as obstacles to their OTP

as briefly mentioned above, there’s often a racial aspect to this as well. white men are overwhelmingly favored by fandom at the expense of characters of color, even if the characters of color are far more significant to the story than the white ones (looking at you, star wars fandom). in the rare occasions they show up, black men are either precious sin-free babies or are sex freaks (or both!). east asian men are infantilized. latinx men are hypersexual latin lovers. et cetera. et cetera. et cetera.

beyond making fandom a more uncomfortable space for both mlm and poc, this can have negative real-world applications as well. the racial and homophobic stereotypes often found in fic and fandom both come from and leak into the thoughts and attitudes of the real people who consume and create this content. there are plenty of stories told by real mlm on here about how many straight women in their lives want a gay best friend or freak out about their dating lives. it’s fucked up.

time and time again on here i’ve seen straight women and girls get called out for being homophobic but defend themselves with “but i have so many gay ships!” that’s not how it works. shipping isn’t activism. i’ve seen the same thing happen with racism in fandom from my fellow white people. “i can’t be racist,” says the white person, “i love this character of color!” and then they refuse to look beyond their base love of them to dig into the nuance of the content they create or consume, and how it may harm people of color.

this is not to say that no one on here can make mistakes. mistakes are inevitable. i’ve certainly made many myself. but the best way to remedy them is not to speak, not to defend, but to listen. listen to mlm (or people who are otherwise lgbtq) when they say you’re being homophobic or fetishizing them. listen to people of color when they tell you that something is racist. i know that i wouldn’t be nearly as aware of microaggressions as i am today without the guidance of people of color in fandom, and i know that there is still far more for me to learn. i will not get there by speaking out. i’ll get there by listening.

so listen.

Reading About Baba Yaga

Still continuing from the conversation I had last Sunday, I was reading some folk tales about Baba Yaga, and I was wondering: Does Baba Yaga ever die?

Most tales I’ve read portray her as helping the protagonist, and then disappearing, or being outrun and never seen again, though the implication is that she survived. I asked my professor the same question, but she didn’t have an answer at the moment.

If there were never any stories about Baba Yaga dying, then that makes her death in Hellboy more notable, especially when the animals claim that she can never die, the main reason being that she is Russia (that is, an integral part of the country’s history/folklore).

Ironically, the one folkloric character that does die a lot is Koschei the Deathless; as one book I read pointed out, for a character whose title is “Deathless,” a lot of his stories do involve people figuring out how he can die.

(Art by Mike Mignola.)

anonymous asked:

But what about STUBBLED Percy? Can you draw it please? PLEASE pls

How could I say no to such a sexy suggestion ???? 

I just realized that in spite of really liking stubbled men IRL, I barely ever draw any… This must be changed !!! 

I’m getting more an more requests to draw specific characters and situations, I’m sorry guys but I won’t have time to do them all. If I get time and inspiration, I’ll do some of them, but I can’t promise anything. I enjoy reading your messages, though ! 

imjustlo  asked:

I have a question. At the height of the word "squick", which is an amazing word, did it ever get used in like... an offensive way? I know people who would use the word to be like "I don't read about trans characters having sex cuz that squicks me out" and I would never ask anyone to explain a squick otherwise. I'm just wondering cuz it crossed my mind as something someone's mentioned in passing to me

Oh yea, you’d see it fairly often, especially on the livejournal and ff.net days when there was major pushback against m/m and f/f pairings (any pairing other than m/f—even if it was not erotic—was considered “explicit” and potentially “harmful” for “the children”, which is why us older ones push back so hard against people trying to enforce censorship onto places like Ao3 because they can’t stay in their own god damn lanes. We’ve done this dance of dealing with the falsely pious and vindictively righteous many times over before.) and to try and avoid being labelled homophobic the person would generally say something like “idk it just squicks me out I can’t help it” in much the same way old people say “I’m set in my ways you can’t expect me to change now” when you tell racist grandma not to use the N-word at thanksgiving.

And like, there’s a difference between “I dunno I don’t like this pairing, their power dynamic squicks me out” and “I don’t like this gay pairing, their gayness squicks me out” and you could usually tell which one the person meant cause, well, the latter would never shut the fuck up about why you were wrong to write about it. Some things never change, just the ship names and the hosting platforms. 

Recommendations and Reviews

A/N Right guys before I get onto the stories I’ve picked for this week id like to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to read these, reblog them and like them, it means a lot to me to know that they are being helpful to some people, I would also like to thank all the amazing authors of the story’s I recommend they put all there hard work and emotions into the story and for me everyone of then blows me away they are all beyond brilliant. One more think if you read these story’s in this post please leave feed back for the author, they really do appreciate it, and it shows there hard work, both mentally and physically has been all worth it, so please just a quick ask or message will make there day, they do really deserve it.

Now ill stop babbling and get on with it I’ve done 9 story’s for this week, I’m still working on the one shot list, there are many amazing ones around and I want to make sure I’ve got them all.

The first fic on my list is called THE BOSS written by @lancefuckrr, its 12 parts long with 3 epilogues. This fic is set in the 70s and is nail biting drama and action, it had me hooked from the first chapter, its all about Bucky being your boss and owner of a strip club, we follow the characters on their journey of discovering and trusting each other, with a lot o heartbreak, fluff and smut, it is beyond brilliantly written and I highly recommend reading it.

The next one is called HE’S NOT THE ONE by @buckybarnesstar, this is a 4 part fic, but don’t let the size fool you this fic is big in everyway possible, the emotions, suspense and fluff, its extremely well written and one I have read over and over again. It is base on the reader joining the avengers, coming from hydra and her journey she goes on to getting people to trust her ad falling for the wrong guy. I feel in love with this story and it will be one I go back and read over and over.

Right the third one is called MY FAKE BOYFRIEND by @supersoldierslover and has 11 parts and an epilogue. I absolutely adore this fic, the way Bucky is portrayed made my heart flutter. It is based on Bucky being the readers fake boyfriend hence the title, but the journey they go on and trails they go through, is full of fluff, angst and Bucky being a general sweetheart, this fic actually made me swoon, I would really recommend reading this.

Number four is called TEACH ME by @seargantbcky, it has 7 parts to it. This is one of those fics that makes you swoon after every chapter, its based on Bucky wanting to learn to draw and asking the reader to help we read about how they become close, but of course its never easy for Bucky but will there be a happy ending. I love this fic the description and use of words is amazing, defiantly give it a read.

Number 5 is called BARTER by @buckyslocalfarmer its 12 chapters long. This story is based on a demon Bucky, its the first story I read that had Bucky and other characters in and was not based on the marvel films. I was a little unsure at first, but once I read the first chapter I was completely hooked. The description and detail in the fic draws you right into the story. Bucky as a demon is totally hot, this fic is full with twists and turns, heartache, fluff and some amazing smut, it will leave you wanting more right till the end.

The next one is called SOMEONE FROM THE PAST, by @nikky-the-writer, its 8 chapters long, this story is extremely creatively written, based on Bucky receiving an order from fury to retrieve intel, not expecting it to be someone from his past. I loved the detail in this story and how it give us background information on the characters, the description of the characters emotions is so powerful, you feel it yourself. It is nail biting action and will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end.

Number 7 is called SAUDADE by @lomlbarnes  and is 11 parts long. This fic is one of my favourites, I remember when she did the teaser for it after reading that I was so excited and I was brought to the edge of my seat constantly wowed after every chapter was released. It is based on someone going though hydra with back, it is so magically written, it had me crying, laughing and screaming over this fic it is beyond brilliant and everyone should read it.

This one is called ELECTRICITY by @buckyismyaesthetic and is 6 parts long and one of the most beautiful story’s I have ever read, it touches on real life issues and has portrayed them throughout the story amazingly. We journey with the reader and how she deals with her self hatred and growing love for Bucky, the detail in this story bring the emotions to life and you feel everything the characters are feeling, part of it is done from Bucky’s POV and it was very refreshing and insightful to read. This fic is full to the brim with heartache, fluff, angst and Bucky being a sweetheart, I cant recommend this fic enough its just amazing.

The last one is called PROMISE by @mrsbarnesomg and is 4 chapters long. This story is so emotionally and beautifully written you actually feel there with the characters, this fic brought me to tears on every chapter both sad and happy, its about Bucky making you a promise but will he come through with it. I really enjoyed reading this fic it was so creative and had me on th edge of my seat throughout it I highly recommend it

Ok so that’s it for this week, if you ever have  any trouble finding the story’s let me know and I can send you a ling. Please don’t forget to leave feedback for the authors they may have written these fics a long time ago but they will be pleased to know there still being read.

So I haven’t done a book rec in a while and I’ve been reading all kinds of wonderful books lately so I thought I’d do a real quick one for you now. They are all inclusive of either lgbt rep*, characters of colour**, disability rep***, mental illness rep****, or all four, but you’ll be able to tell by the symbol. I’m gonna bold my favourites for you as well. (Inspired by @whiteguilt‘s book rec format)

If any of these books are offensive to you or have triggers in them that you would like me to forewarn people about please tell me. you can also add to this

tell me again how a crush should feel by sara farizan */ **
This is genuinely one of the best books I have ever read. Not only does it have a lesbian muslim main character, but it also gives you an insight into just how flipping hard it is to come out to your parents when you can’t predict what their reactions might be. 
TW: secondary character going through stages of grief. It has been pointed out to me that the antagonist falls under the “abusive cheating bi” stereotype and and that could be harmful to readers

a quiet kind of thunder by sara barnard */ ***
Wow there are a lot of authors called Sara on this list. Anyway. I waited for the release of this book for about sixteen months. I was so excited for it and it lived up to every single one of my out of this world expectations. For starters one of the main characters is a deaf MOC with a heart of absolute gold. I adopted him immediately. He is now my son. Then there’s the other main, a girl with selective mutism. So already you have more disability rep than half of the YA books I’ve ever read put together. Couple that with the insanely well written narrative and you’ve got yourself a winner!!

the sun is also a star by nicola yoon **
I’m only like four chapters in but so for I’m loving it. It features a jamaican-american female main and a korean-american male main which should give you some indication of how awesome this book is already.

london belongs to us by sarra manning */ **
WOC protagonist who traipses all over london to find her dickwad of a boyfriend. I feel like I spent most of this book in pain from either laughing or smiling too hard. 

the upside of unrequited by becky albertalli */ **
Oh my gosh where do I begin? There are so many positive messages in this book, especially about body image, love, and looking beyond the surface. The main also has an interracial family with two mums. Don’t listen to that crusty old book blogger who gave it a two star. She’s very very wrong.

looking for derek by n.c. nest *
Two boys meet, fall in love, and are separated after one of them acts like a complete knob jockey. It has a happy ending, I promise
TW: homophobia (from secondary characters), threats, and death of a minor character

what happens at christmas by jay northcote *
Suuuuuuuper nsfw!!!! I wouldn’t call this YA at all. But it’s on the list bc fake dating!!!! And also my favourite friends to lovers trope!!!
TW: mild homophobia 

game on by olley white *
I can’t actually remember who recommended this to me, but it’s pretty cute. More fluff than anything else, but it has a cute ending and sequel.

cinderella boy by kristina meister *
I read this one on tapas so I’m not sure whether it’s available elsewhere or for download, but as far as lgbtqa+ books go it’s honestly wonderful. There are so many different genders and sexualities represented including a pansexual character and a gender fluid character

the miseducation of cameron post by emily m. danforth *
A beautiful lesbian protagonist who faces shitheap after shitheap and still manages to remain open, hopeful, and loving despite having been put through hell by her “family”. I’m not going to lie to you; at times its hard to read. It’s heartbreaking, then funny, then heartbreaking all over again. For any of you who have grown up with catholic parents or have been sent to a catholic school like I have, you will understand.

you against me by jenny downham
Ok this book is not for everyone. It certainly isn’t for you if you are triggered by sexual assault or revenge plots. However, if you think that you will be ok to read it, just know that it deals with some pretty heavy stuff and you might need to put it down now and again and have a break. Like I said, it isn’t for everyone and thats ok, but I’m including it because it changed the way I think about a lot of scenarios and it made me question whether I was always getting the whole story out of people.
TW: sexual assault, revenge plots, humiliation, revenge dating

two boys kissing by david levithan & you know me well by david leviathan *
The first is about exactly what you think its about; you guessed it, two boys kissing. There’s a really good message to it. The second is about women loving women, finding yourself, and having a damn good time. They’re both gay as hell.

10

Behind Her Mask.

A Fire Emblem, Awakening Comic. Final Chapter, END (5/5)


Well… here it is. The end. Or perhaps the beginning? In any case, this is the story I’ve been wanting to tell ever since I started this project about a year ago…and ever since I experienced the game’s story and characters firsthand.

For those who have been reading it since– or those who just hopped on and plan to read the entire story from beginning to end– thank you, Thank You deeply and sincerely for joining me along this ride. It’s the most dedicated I’ve been to a single fan-project– 107 pages total, 48 on this chapter alone.

I genuinely hope it was enjoyable for you as well. :)

Feedback, if any, is appreciated! In meantime, excuse me as I can breathe a sigh of relief. 

Thank you!

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1 | 2a | 2b | 3a | 3b | 4a | 4b | 5a | 5b | 5c | 5d | END


Epilogue

It says a lot about this manga, about this story, about the characters, and about the mangaka himself, and what he’s capable of doing, that I have had to go for the tissues more while reading this story, than I have ever had my entire life.

I wish I could give a more thorough analysis. Maybe speculation about Shigeo’s words, or what he’s thinking, or why he ultimately decided to do this. Or maybe something about what Reigen’s feeling, right now.

But I can’t.

This-

This is why I love this manga more than anything. I’ve never felt this hard and this much about any book or TV show or any piece of media. I’ve never had a published creator so frequently and so irrevocably reach into my chest and wring my heart to pieces.

I’ve never cared so much.

…goddamn, ONE-sensei.

Just.

Goddamn.

Hola ~

|| Hello there! Ever since I saw the AU about Prince Altean!Lance and Galra!Keith, I have been addicted to it and couldn’t stop drawing it- Which then led me to drawing FemAltean!Lance. I don’t really have a name for her yet but I would love if you could help me think of one.
I created this character just for the love of Lance in general- So please don’t be afraid to ask me any questions and please don’t be afraid to send me love letters~ ;)  

Anyways thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy future posts to come!

I remember once as a baby queer when I read a lot of these queer slice of life webcomics, I accidentally came across terf criticism of the trans dude in one of them.

now I didn’t know what terfs were at this point. I only knew the basics about trans people and didn’t know anything about any of the Discourse™ surrounding it

and I remember this character having a line like “I like guys but in a gay way” or something which I absolutely adored (fucking foreshadowing man)

but that was just shattered when I read that criticism. it was all about how he was stereotypical masculine and perpetuating gender roles blah blah regular terf shit, and I remember feeling just utterly destroyed by that for a while and I don’t think I ever enjoyed the comic the same and I just fuck man

my thoughts are with aspec people who don’t know they’re aspec yet as well as all questioning people who come across exclusionist rhetoric with no knowledge or context to know that their hate is not the truth

anonymous asked:

Why is Snape the character you blog about?

I’ve always found Snape incredibly fun to read; I think he’s beautifully written, and he leaps off the page.  I think JK’s main characters are generally well drawn - and it was very easy for me to imagine the strict, foreboding teacher with his silky, dangerous voice, and his comments laced with sarcasm.

For me, he’s a scene stealer.

But mostly I find him fascinating because we see so little of him.  He nearly always operates offscreen.  We’re constantly fed little hints about what he actually did, but barely any of it is explicitly written.  I keep re-reading scenes, and noticing new parts which point to things that Snape may have done without us ever really noticing.  (Such as Snape probably using his patronus to check if Sirius was at Grimmauld Place.)

There are poignant, yet understated references to his poverty and his neglected childhood.  We don’t see his recruitment into the Death Eaters, or what he did once he got here.  We don’t see his return to Voldemort.  We see very little of him as Headmaster.  We certainly don’t see him socialising, or dating, or even interacting with almost any character without it arguably being an act.

And that’s just it; Severus Snape is an actor - the character that he plays, whether it be Snape the Teacher, or Snape the Death Eater…it’s an act.

He performs for the students, he performs for the Dark Lord, he performs for Bellatrix and Narcissa…  He does what Dumbledore tells him.  Some of his scenes, like Spinner’s End, feel like very much like an actor who has rehearsed his lines.  He has this odd touch of poetry about him throughout the series - just look at his introductions to his lessons, or even the logic puzzle in PS.

Arguably, Snape’s only ‘real’ interactions in the book are in flashback with Dumbledore - and as Snape is mostly being dictated to, it’s hard to glean much about the real Severus.  

Who does he really like?  What does he really think?  What would he do if no-one was watching, or if no-one was pulling his strings?  Maybe the Snape we saw was close to the real Snape.  Maybe the Snape we saw was solely an act.  It’s impossible to know, because we barely any examples of ‘real’ Snape to compare and contrast.

All of the Marauder era characters are damaged by their past, and Snape’s story is very deeply tangled with his teenage years.  Consequently, the more time a reader spends with his character, the more you make sense of his actions.  PoA is a particularly delight for this, with you thinking on first read he means one thing, but then you see it an entirely different way on later reads.

And he’s a mass of contradiction.  Out of all the characters, he walked the line between dark and light, between hurting and healing, between the Order and the Death Eaters, between the Muggle world and the magical.

He’s complicated, and there are huge gaps in his story which beg to be filled.  His overall story was told, but we missed nearly all of his scenes.  So that’s what makes him particularly fun to discuss, because you can read him one way one day, and another way the next, and it’s all up for interpretation. 

I said this a while ago, but the thought is still pertinent:  Snape’s lines are clearly drawn in black and white, but because the series was Harry’s story, Snape was left unshaded.  

anonymous asked:

Yo book recommendations? In a bit of a slump ATM pls help (ily)

yes, I would love to give book recommendations! it does depend on the kind of stuff you like to read, but here are some of my favourites and hopefully there will be something you like! x

  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - fairytale retellings set in the future with robots and spaceships. I read these last year after finishing exams, and they’re really gripping!
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan (or any of his books really) - super fast paced and exciting, and really funny! Also you learn so much about Greek mythology, I have learned more from Percy Jackson than from my first year of a classics degree I swear
  • Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz - 14 year old spy goes around saving the world but doesn’t actually want to do it and is super salty about it the whole time. He does get really cool gadgets though
  • Cherub by Robert Muchamore - teenaged spies again. These books won’t win any literary prizes, but they are really easy reads and have been very successful in getting me out of reading slumps
  • Lockwood and co by Jonathan Stroud - ghost hunting! With the most precious characters you will ever meet, and a really sassy skull which lives in a jar and hates everyone
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness - kind of hard to explain the plot, but they’re great books! I read the whole trilogy over one weekend, although the ending is pretty distressing
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - a lot better than the title, sort of a twist on fairytales. They are also pretty funny and sooooo easy to read! They’re not the smallest books in the world but you can zip through them. Also they have illustrations, and that’s always a plus
  • Timeriders by Alex Scarrow - time travel!!! So many twists and turns throughout the series though
  • Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - magic school, sorcerers etc.
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - the only Agatha Christie I have ever read, but it’s a great mystery! a group of strangers invited to an island, then they start getting murdered one by one…
  • Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix - there’s a really cool magical world in these books
  • The Glory by Lauren St John - this one’s a bit more fluffy, and involves a horse race with very high stakes and stuff… idk I just really liked it. It’s not mind blowing, but it’s nice
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - they are fun short books with a really interesting narration style. Really unique and you can get through one in a single sitting, perfect for a reading slump
  • Itch by Simon Mayo - this one is about a kid who finds a new and very dangerous radioactive element and all the repercussions of that. It’s pretty exciting for a book about chemistry!
  • Harry Potter by JK Rowling - if you haven’t already read them! my absolute favourite books of all time
Harry Potter Character Asks

For the mean time while I write a thing for yous

  • Harry Potter: Tell us about a scar on your body
  • Hermione Granger: What is your favorite book, how many times have you read it, and why do you love it?
  • Ron Weasley: Something you’re afraid of?
  • Luna Lovegood: One thing that makes you different from everyone else.
  • Fred Weasley: Can you do any magic tricks? What is the best one you can do? If you can’t do any, what’s the best one you’ve seen?
  • George Weasley: What is the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?
  • Neville Longbottom: Tell us an embarrassing story.
  • Narcissa Malfoy: Do you have a good relationship with your family? Who are you closest to?
  • Voldemort: If you were to create a Horcrux(s), what would it be and why?
  • Bellatrix Lestrange: Have you ever loved someone who could never love you back?
  • Ginny Weasley: Have you ever been in love with an unexpected person?
  • Hedwig: If you went to Hogwarts, what kind of pet would you bring? (ex: cat, owl, rat, frog)
  • Draco Malfoy: Is it better to be feared or to be loved?
  • Rubeus Hagrid: What is your favorite mystical creature?
  • Dolores Umbridge: Make a list of rules that your family (or whoever you choose) would have to follow if you made the rules.
  • Lucius Malfoy: What is your most prized possession?
  • Molly Weasley: What is the proudest moment of your life?
  • Dobby: Who are you most loyal to?
  • Sirius Black: Have you ever been accused of doing something you didn’t do?
  • Argus Filch: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
  • Dudley Dursley: How many presents do you usually receive on your birthday?
  • Peter Pettigrew: Are you a leader or a follower?
  • Cedric Diggory: Have you ever had a near death experience?
  • Albus Dumbledore: What is the greatest obstacle you have ever overcome in your life?
  • Minerva McGonagall: What is your favorite spell?
  • Severus Snape: Are you a trustworthy person?
  • Remus Lupin: If you transform into any one animal or creature, which one would it be?
  • Uncle Vernon: What is your favorite day of the week?
  • Mad Eye Moody: Who is the bravest person you know?
  • Arthur Weasley: What do you think is the best “muggle” invention?
  • Professor Sprout: What is your favourite class that is offered at Hogwarts?
  • Nymphadora Tonks: If you could change one thing about your appearance what would it be?
  • Moaning Mertile: What is something that always makes you cry?
  • James Potter: Would you risk your life to save someone you truly love?
  • Lily Potter: What color eyes do you have?
  • Professor Trelawney: Have you ever dreamt something was going to happen and then it happened?
  • Mr. Ollivander: What would your wand look like?
  • Lavender Brown: Who is the last person who texted and have you ever had a crush on them?
  • Cho Chang: If you were on the Quidditch team, what position would you play?
  • Aunt Petunia: What is your favorite flower?