Today on twitter someone told me I should SUPPORT the shows and movies I’m talking about instead of just tweeting about it because “tweeting about it doesn’t get them views/money” and I’ve never, ever, encountered someone who so badly missed the point of my entire online brand. Wildest thing someone ever said to me.
I’ve wanted to do this for ages, so here goes. These are some of the books/plays/poets that I think (this is just my opinion!) everyone should read before they die. If anyone wants to add to the list, then please do by commenting or reblogging!
Fantasy and/or Children’s Novels:
The Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will always love Potter, until the very end.
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis.
The Percy Jackson Series - Rick Riordan. All of his books are great, not just this series, but the others too.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (The Oz Books) - L. Frank Baum.
The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare.
A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket.
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The Once & Future King - T. H. White.
Dystopian and/or Utopian Novels:
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins.
The Maze Runner Trilogy - James Dashner.
The Divergent Trilogy - Veronica Roth.
The Giver Quartet - Lois Lowry.
Lord of the Flies -
The Handmaid’s Tale -
The Road - Cormac McCarthy.
Gothic and/or Horror Novels:
Dracula - Bram Stoker.
The Beetle: A Mystery - Richard Marsh.
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter.
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley.
The Fall of the House of Usher & Other Writings - Edgar Allen Poe.
Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice.
The Darren Shan Series - Darren Shan.
Salem’s Lot - Stephen King.
Dreamcatcher - Stephen King.
The Shining - Stephen King.
Carrie - Stephen King.
Young Adult and/or Influential Novels:
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (I have Go Set A Watchman but I still need to read it!).
Oranges Aren’t The Only Fruit -
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger.
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini.
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffery Eugenides.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky.
All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven.
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell.
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell.
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell.
Landline - Rainbow Rowell.
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell.
Looking For Alaska - John Green.
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green.
Paper Towns - John Green.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan.
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews.
Crime and/or Thriller Novels:
The Alex Rider Series - Anthony Horowitz.
The Cuckoo’s Calling -
Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling).
The Silkworm -
Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling).
Career of Evil -
Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling).
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen.
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen.
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen.
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte.
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte.
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens.
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville.
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens.
The Beach -
Plays (read them and if you can see a performance or two, there’s nothing like the theatre):
The Oresteia - Aeschylus.
The Three Theban Plays - Sophocles.
The Odyssey - Homer.
The Iliad - Homer.
William Shakespeare’s Plays (these are just a few of my favourites!):
Measure for Measure.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Merchant of Venice.
As You Like It.
The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster.
William Blake’s Poetry - Literally one of my favourite poets.
William Wordsworth’s Poetry.
War Poetry - two of my favourites are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
Sylvia Plath’s Poetry - C’mon, who hasn’t read her work?
Carol Ann Duffy - I love her.
I think that’s all I have for now. I know I’m missing loads, but this is what I’ve been able to come up with so far. Also, just because she asked this is for the lovely @glide-thru, I read a lot :P
Prompt: “Do not try and twist this around to be my fault when it’s clearly yours.”
Summary: Bucky harbours a crush on you and asks you to help him with an assignment. Things don’t turn out as planned.
Warnings: SMUT. Oral sex (female receiving), unprotected sex (I guess they didn’t have time to work out the logistics? WEAR A CONDOM FOLKS).
AN: It’s really wordy. And I know nothing about kinesiology or muscle groups or massage therapy so please don’t get upset.
Coming home from class that day, you tossed your schoolbag onto the floor and flopped on the couch. You were exhausted and sore and desperately needed a break from school.
Groaning, you heard a knock on the door. Hoping it would be one of your roommates with their own key, you called out, “Who is it?”
“Bucky,” came the muffled answer.
“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” you muttered, hauling yourself up. Throwing open the door, you snapped, “What?” and without waiting for his answer, you returned back to the couch.
“Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning?” he asked, rummaging through the fridge.
Grumbling, your eyes widened when you recalled the emergency chocolate stash you had hidden above the fridge. As Bucky was much taller than you, he could probably reach it easier so you tried sweet talking him.
“Bucky?” you called out, in a sing-songy voice. “Care to be a gentleman?”
He outright laughed at you, “What do you need??
“I’m going to share a secret with you but you can’t tell anyone. Promise?” you pulled yourself upright and looked at him. He nodded his agreement, “Can you reach into the cupboard above the fridge and pull out my emergency chocolate stash? Please?”
You caught him rolling his eyes at you but he abided to your request. You squealed and clapped your hands when he reached it easily and he brought the box of chocolate over to you.
“My hero,” you drawled out, snatching the box from him as he sat on the couch next to you.
Generously, you offered him a treat but he declined, munching on the apple he pilfered from your fridge. “You know,” he began but you held out your hand to silence him.
“I know the apple is better for me but right now, it’s chocolate or wine and it’s too early to drink.”
He shrugged, “Suit yourself. What’s the matter though?”
You fell back on the couch groaning. “Ugh. I’ve got three essays due in the next week on top of wrapping up some independent study units. Then, I have a play to review and it’s not enough to read the play but I actually have to trek to the theatre to watch it which normally I wouldn’t mind but I’ve picked up some double shifts at work to try to make extra money so I can maybe - just maybe - pay off some of my student loans.” You stopped to breathe.
“So you’ve got a lot on your plate right now?”
It was your turn to roll your eyes, “That’s what you took away from that? Yes. I’ve got a lot on my plate right now.”
okay so tl;dr? i cried. i frickin sat there with two teardrops rolling down my face and chin and neck and i couldn’t frickin wipe it away because i was so invested (and also i didn’t want to ruin my makeup) and it was just. it was so good guys. so good.
my fifty-sixth Evangelion book review, here is Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q E-conte Shuu (Evangelion New
Theatrical Edition: Q Storyboards Collection), published by Groundworks. This is a new book that just came out this
week, and it is devoted to storyboards for the Evangelion: 3.0 movie. (If you also want to see storyboards for the Evangelion:
1.0 and 2.0 movies, check out my fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth book
reviews. Or for storyboards from the
original Evangelion TV series, take a look at my twenty-seventh review!)
book is not available in English or French, but there are plenty of
pictures. It also has a removable dust
jacket, however there isn’t any alternate cover art hidden underneath. But that’s okay, because the book has plenty
of interesting stuff inside, such as this lovely scene when Shinji sees Kaworu
playing the piano:
column on the left is for dialogue (or sometimes other audio for the
scene), the column in the middle is rough sketches of the visuals for the
scene, and the column on the right has additional instructions such as camera
directions. However, as you can see above,
sometimes the visuals are just too big to be contained in only one column…
the topmost shot of Kaworu at the piano was so large that it extended into the
left and right columns!
reading for the rest of the book review, plus a few more pictures!
Also can we talk about the fact that he was repeating “It wasn’t me” when he carried Charles after X-24 stabbed him, like he acts like he doesn’t care about people but he really just doesn’t want anyone to get hurt because of him because he cares about people too much, and I think he cares about Charles the most because he has always believed in him and Charles gave Logan the family that he needed and he still loves him even after everything that’s happened, just a sad thought to leave you with 😭
“And that’s how it works. That’s how you get the girl.”
Rub some salt into the wound, will you? If it wasn’t enough for Chan-young feeling down about the song he wrote for MUSH&CO doing so-so in the charts, he now knows for sure Han-kyeol and So-rim are together. Ouch! And I know the guys of Crude Play jokingly commented on how he never had any initiative about doing building up group trip but somehow I feel like they meant it. Then again, I don’t see them making more of an effort either.
And I wish I could feel happy for Yoo-na since I know the troubles and insecurities that constantly surround her in the industry but she’s such a passive-aggressive and envious person, I don’t feel like celebrating her song made it to number one. She broke up with Han-kyeol in the worst way possible and now it’s resentful that he’s not pining over her or at her beck and call. Screw this! If I’m to cheer on for this character, I want her to deserve it.
CEO Yoo was on fire too, rubbing in more passive-aggressive and outright aggressive digs at CEO Choi, who is already making moves to have his revenge. What is the deal between these two? I wish they would just keep away from each other’s paths, which is something CEO Choi seems to want too and it’s CEO Yoo who refuses to backdown. I admire her and resent her for it because she’s a empowering character who calls the important shots, but she has such a bad way to go around things.
Speaking of which, I finally understand a little more about Kang In-woo, who seems to be receiving a lot of music deals but he rejects them because he knows these people don’t appreciate his music. One wants to make amends and the other pay back to the first one, and he has clearly move on from the past. Yes, all Kang In-woo wants is for someone to appreciate his present day music and self. I hope it’s Han-kyeol who gets to do this for his father, he is after all in a position to do so and would be able to protect his music too.
I’m also over the Se-jung subplot, girl needs to go ASAP. Gyoo-sun is already onto her with the whole phone thing and his disappointed face was too much to handle. I know this character is being set up for heartbreak and I can’t take it. He’s precious and must be protected, while she’s a conniving self absorbed leach. I know Gyoo-sun is an assertive and sensitive person, so I’m sure he will tell her off next time he catches her doing something like that, or at least I hope he does.
Meanwhile, Shi-hyun and Soo-yeon need more screen time together, damn it! Their scenes made me squeal more than anything else through the entire hour and they are not even the main couple. I’m a goner and so are they, for each other. I want SOMETHING from this front, soon. Ya hear me show? SOON.
Crude Play remains bro-tastic and I wished they would have show more of their drinking games because, one: they are awesome, and two: Soo-yeon totally won that night. I am sure of it.
Who the hell is that man and what he has done with Han-kyeol? I was not expect he would be so open about his feelings. Who knew he could be this affectionate? So-rim, you lucky gal. He’s still dating up. And I love he still is in shock of Dad’s friendship with So-rim, lol. But I’m even more glad that he has someone and something on a personal level, beyond music, he wants to protect. Han-kyeol was all business before meeting So-rim and now he’s having fun and is happy again, this is something he had lost before Crude Play even debuted and I hope it lasts for a long, long time.
But this week’s star is So-rim. Not only did she stood her ground and told off Yoo-na and her passive-agreesive bitchiness in regards of her past relationship with Han-kyeol (you go, girl!) but also she defended the song Chan-young wrote for her band, which ultimately it’s also her music. It might not be perfect but So-rim and Chan-young are still new at what they are doing, so it’s expect for them to have some setbacks. On this topic, I’m cheering for them. In regards of Chan-young’s feelings for her, I’m afraid the he is setting himself up for even more heartbreak.
So-rim might have a long way before reaching the number one spot in the charts but she’s happy to just being able to sing and work towards her dreams, some of them have already come true. And the greatest one it’s just getting started.