recommendations

people-call-me-loony asked:

Hi! I was just wondering if you could recommend me some fantasy novels, I'm struggling to find any, thanks!

Fantasy is my favourite genre! There are so many different types so here’s 10 I could come up with off the top of my head (they’re a mix of epic/high fantasy, historical, YA , and adult). And turns out they’re all series which is not surprising for me haha

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  • Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch
  • Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
  • The Lotus War by Jay Kristoff
  • The Study series by Maria V Snyder
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • Witches of Eileannan by Kate Forsyth
  • The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchette
  • Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

Hope you can find some good fantasy soon! Does anyone else have any good fantasy recs? (I left so many good ones out of this list but was attempting to keep it short)

anonymous asked:

Song recommendations?

sure!

heavenly - adventures

unconditional love - against me!

okay i believe you but my tommy gun don’t - brand new

miles and interstates - candy hearts

weary - cerce

non objective portrait of karma - circle takes the square

how does it feel - citizen

my world - code orange

sadness come home - converge

shit twins - dads

i don’t mind - defeater

green world - dream ritual

irresistible - fall out boy

we all float down here - four year strong

blah blah blah - girlpool

true contrite - knuckle puck

harder harmonies - la dispute

fly by night - loma prieta

vice - love, robot

born young and free - marmozets

vitamins - milk teeth

party poison - my chemical romance

last hope - paramore 

fire - pvris 

how nothing lasts - punch

nati da altri padri - raenin

the few that remain (feat. hayley williams) - set your goals

i’ve been bored - superheaven

dust in the gold sack - swearin’

harbor - touche amore

the hole - trash talk

the best thing (that never happened) - we are the in crowd

i don’t like who i was then - the wonder years 

you & me & me - you blew it!

Essential Animated Movies Guide

This is just my opinion on animated movies everyone should watch at least once. I’ll break it down into three categories. Enjoy!

The Widely-Known
(aka films you’ve probably already seen one or more times)

Anastasia (1997) (US), Fox, dir. Don Bluth and Gary Goldman

Bambi (1942) (US), WDAS, dir. David Hand

Chicken Run (2000) (UK/US), Aardman, dir. Peter Lord and Nick Park

Inside Out (2015) (US), Pixar, dir. Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

The Iron Giant (1999) (US), Warner Bros., dir. Brad Bird

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (US), DWA, dir. Jennifer Yuh Nelson

The Land Before Time (1988) (US), Sullivan Bluth, dir. Don Bluth

The Lion King (1994) (US), WDAS, dir. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff

The Little Mermaid (1989) (US), WDAS, dir. Ron Clements and John Musker

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) (JP), Studio Ghibli, dir. Hayao Miyazaki

ParaNorman (2012) (US), Laika, dir. Chris Butler and Sam Fell

Pinocchio (1940) (US), WDAS, dir. Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen

The Prince of Egypt (1998) (US), DWA, dir. Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and Simon Wells

Shrek (2001) (US), DWA, dir. Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson

Spirited Away (2001) (JP), Studio Ghibli, dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Toy Story (1995) (US), Pixar, dir. John Lasseter

Treasure Planet (2002) (US), WDAS, dir. Ron Clements and John Musker

The Kinda-Known
(aka films you’ve probably either seen once or have on your want-to-watch list)

Akira (1988) (JP), TMS Ent., dir. Katsuhiro Ôtomo

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) (US), Amblimation, dir. Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells

Ernest & Celestine (2012) (FR), Les Armateurs, dir. Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) (JP), Madhouse, dir. Mamoru Hosoda

Paprika (2006) (JP), Madhouse, dir. Satoshi Kon

Song of the Sea (2014) (IR), Cartoon Saloon, dir. Tomm Moore

Summer Wars (2009) (JP), Madhouse, dir. Mamoru Hosoda

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) (JP), Madhouse, dir. Satoshi Kon and Shôgo Furuya

The Triplets of Belleville (2003) (FR), Les Armateurs, dir. Sylvain Chomet

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993) (US), Amblimation, dir. 
Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, and Ralph Zondag

When Marnie Was There (2014) (JP), Studio Ghibli, dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi

The Wind Rises (2013) (JP), Studio Ghibli, dir. Hayao Miyazaki

The Lesser-Known
(aka films you’ve probably either vaguely heard of and haven’t seen or haven’t even heard of)

A Letter to Momo (2011) (JP), Production I.G, dir. Hiroyuki Okiura

The Cat Returns (2002) (JP), Studio Ghibli, dir. Hiroyuki Morita

Cats Don’t Dance (1997) (US), Turner, dir. Mark Dindal

Colorful (2010) (JP), Ascension, dir. Keiichi Hara

Khumba (2013) (AF), Triggerfish, dir. Anthony Silverston

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) (JP), TMS Ent., dir. Masami Hata and William Hurtz

Metropolis (2001) (JP), Bandai, dir. Rintaro

Nocturna (2007) (FR/SP), Filmax Ent., dir. Adrià García and Víctor Maldonado

The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut (1993, 2013) (CA), Richard Williams Productions, dir. Richard Williams

anonymous asked:

Recs for other awesome witch's blogs? Love yours!

Holy wow, thanks!

This is a tough list to narrow down (and I’m sure we forgot someone) but here’s our squad:

Queer Kitchen Witch 

Magic User Resource 

Honey Coyote 

Storm Born Witch 

Witchy Days 

Garden of the Queen 

Everyday Sigils 

Lavender Spells

Wheelchair Witch 

Breelandwalker 

The Darkest of Lights 

Crafticioners 

The Moon Mysteries 

Eclectic Witchcraft 

Witchin-Herbs 

Swampseer 

SigilCrafting 

Aint that a Witch  

Kitchen in the Cottage 

Broom Corner 

Enliten Witch 

and last but not least:

Recreational Witchcraft 

I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to while working on stuff, usually cycling through 4-5 podcasts while I wait for others to update. Recently got into The Black Tapes Podcast ゚・✿ヾ╲(。◕‿◕。)╱✿・゚
There are only a few episodes out right now (itunes,through their site n other usual podcast places) so you can get a taste and if you want stuff to get made sooner and help support people making neato stuff consider helping their kickstarter!  
Creepy spoopy pic inspired by the podcast <3

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I was tagged by a few people for that top 6 beauty products tag so here it is. I couldn’t really come up with these easily – I don’t have real favorites for the most part! But I do love these products and think about them very often. 

This serum is life changing, so is this face mask – I contribute so much of my skin health to this face mask. I’ve loved this illuminator since it launched, and this is my favorite foundation. Apocalyptic is my favorite smell and this cleansing balm is my preferred cleanser at the moment. 

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about all these products at one point or another but if you have any specific questions feel free to drop me a note. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any good sci-fi novel recs?

  • “Dune” by Frank Herbert - Often referred to as ‘science fiction’s answer to lord of the rings’, it’s one of those books you can read even if you don’t like science fiction or fantasy. The cast is huge and varied, a tapestry of flesh that includes the likes of noble desert fighters, messiahs, conniving ‘witches’, and greedy emperors. It’s this epic novel full of huge ideas, a story that spans millennia (if you count the sequels) with compelling characters. 
  • “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card - A modern classic, Ender’s Game is the story of a young boy placed in a situation where there is no winning, a game that is a metaphor for life. It’s like Lord of the Flies in space, but beyond the surface similarities, it’s so much more. Life’s a losing game and this book is brilliant. 
  • “Starship Troopers” by Robert Heinlein - ST is a classic Heinlein & one fo the best novels he’s written. Quick and dirty summary of the book is that it’s a metaphorical look at war, both the cost of war and the pleasure. The novel provides a good blend of grand philosophical ideas about the nature of society & politics and action.  It’s raw, it’s vivid, and has aged pretty well; the ideas and commentary are still relevant. 
  • “Foundation Trilogy” by Issac Asimov - because you can’t have a sci-fi list without Asimov. The trilogy is full of grand concepts and huge story lines. It’s not so much a story of personal characters but of massive ideas; Foundation helped shape the shape of the science fiction genre.
  • “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley - I’m sure you’ve heard of this book before, it’s a dystopian discourse on the dangers of technology and hedonistic pleasures. 
  • “The Stars My Destination” by Alfred Bester - Featuring a wonderfully ruthless and tortured protagonist who has a thing for revenge. It’s an unapologetically violent story, a rewrite of an old staple, the Count of Monte Cristo. The author writes in the same sort of idea-exploring way of Heinlein, but with a darker voice and a darker, completely unpredictable hero. Bester’s experimental yet wonderfully evocative prose, vivid revenge arc set in a dark, brutal world with flawed (arguably unbalanced) & interesting characters make this a truly incredible story.

Also:

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”  & “Ubik” by Philip K. Dick
  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams
  • “1984″ by George Orwell
  • Ringworld” by Larry Niven
  • “Neuromancer” by William Gibson
  • “The Forever War” by Joe Haldman
  • “Hyperion” by Dan Simmons
  • “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “Book of the New Sun” by Gene Wolfe

anonymous asked:

Hey, so I've been scouring through your recommendations tag and religiously exposing myself to lit, music, cinema and I'm exhilarated to say the least. I was wondering if you could recommend some movies dealing with or pertaining to writing/poetry. Not just a passing note but preferably constt. flow of lush delirium.

anonymous asked:

what are some of the most downright magical books you've ever read? xxx

Here are 10!

1. Artful, Ali Smith 

“It’s about the connecting force from form to form. It’s the toe bone connecting to the shoulder bone. It’s the bacterial kick of life force, something growing out of nothing, forming itself out of something else. Form never stops. And form is always environmental.”

2. The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald

“This then, I thought, as I looked round about me, is the representation of history. It requires a falsification of perspective. We, the survivors, see everything from above, see everything at once, and still we do not know how it was.” 

3. Bough Down, Karen Green

“Before I went to work we were under the olive tree and you were doing what you called psych patient smoking and you said, I don’t want to be Satan but will you join me and we pulled up our shirts to rub bellies and yours was so much flatter but filled with garden bread anyway anyway up went our shirts, solar to solar plexus, and it was a comforting ritual we daily did and I said, Let’s do this for the rest of our lives. You said, You look lovely.

It’s hard to remember tender things tenderly.”

3. Adam Bede, George Eliot

“Our caresses, our tender words, our still rapture under the influence of autumn sunsets, or pillared vistas, or calm majestic statues, or Beethoven symphonies, all bring with them the consciousness that they are mere waves and ripples in an unfathomable ocean of love and beauty: our emotion in its keenest moment passes from expression into silence, our love at its highest flood rushes beyond its object, and loses itself in the sense of divine mystery.”

4. Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing – the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”

4. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace

“There’s been time this whole time. You can’t kill time with your heart. Everything takes time.” 

5. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James 

“Take things more easily. Don’t ask yourself so much whether this or that is good for you. Don’t question your conscience so much–it will get out of tune like a strummed piano. Keep it for great occasions. Don’t try so much to form your character–it’s like trying to pull open a tight, tender young rose. Live as you like best, and your character will take care of itself.”

6. My Poets, Maureen McLane

“Love is an outrageous experiment in the pathetic fallacy, the machinery of projection–O let us call it hope, let us call it trust, let us call it desire–set in motion so the space between lovers might vibrate. The anxiety about and for the other: Do you feel as I do? Do I know how you feel? Do your words align with your feelings, your thoughts? Does your body respond in tune? Are we in tune? Do you know yourself? How shall I know you? I shall I know if I know you?”

7. Dubliners, James Joyce

“Sometimes he caught himself listening to the sound of his own voice. He thought that in her eyes he would ascent to an angelical stature; and, as he attached the fervent nature of his companion more and more closely to him, he heard the strange impersonal voice which he recognised as his own, insisting on the soul’s incurable lonliness. We cannot give ourselves, it said: we are our own.” 

8. The Night Sky, Ann Lauterbach

“We make music, painting, sculpture, films, novels in order to mediate our mortal visiting rights: a specifically human wish to intercede, to punctuate the ongoingness of time and the seemingly random distributions of nature. This punctuation is called history or, more precisely, culture, or, more precisely still, history of culture, now understood as a great plurality: histories, cultures. It turns out they–the its of history and the itsof culture–are multiple and various, not linear and single. And so “the night sky” is a simple overarching rubric, a way of naming this variation and multiplicity, and to suggest that the way words make sentences and sentences paragraphs is also a kind of constellating, where imagined structures are drawn from an apparently infinite fund: words, stars.”

9. Bluets, Maggie Nelson

“I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.

But now you are talking as if love were a consolation. Simone Weil warned otherwise. ‘Love is not consolation,’ she wrote. 'It is light.’

All right then, let me try to rephrase. When I was alive, I aimed to be a student not of longing but of light.” 

10. The Renaissance, Walter Pater

“Every moment some form grows perfect in hand or face; some tone on the hills or the sea is choicer than the rest; some mood of passion or insight or intellectual excitement is irresistibly real and attractive to us, — for that moment only. Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end. A counted number of pulses only is given to us of a variegated, dramatic life. How may we see in them all that is to seen in them by the finest senses? How shall we pass most swiftly from point to point, and be present always at the focus where the greatest number of vital forces unite in their purest energy?

To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.”

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite books by female writers?

  • The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich 
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Americanah by Chimamda Ngozi Adiche
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (yes, that Bechdel)
  • The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • Poems New & Collected by Wisława Szymborska
  • The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispecter
  • Short Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Breathe, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  • Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
Make a Move

Rising Seniors: Ask for recommendations. Now. Right now. If you haven’t done it already. Seriously. Right. Now.

Of course you might not know exactly who or how to ask. Luckily, I have a handy guide.

1. Ask at least one core four teacher (math, science, social studies, english). Two is better, but if you must have your second recommendation from another type of teacher/authority figure (because you know it will be a home run) go for it. But one must know you in a traditional classroom setting so they can vouch for what a rockstar you are as a learner.

2. Try your very best to ask them in person. If school is over for the year and you must do it by email to get it done now that’s fine, but if you can ask in person you must.  Ask if you can go to their office hours, stop by their classroom after school for five minutes, or even chat briefly after class.

3. Start with something along these lines, “I’ve really felt like I’ve grown in your class and you know me very well as a student. I was wondering if you’d feel comfortable writing me a recommendation?” Don’t beat around the bush too much or go on a tangent.

Basically, start with why you want them, then ask if they are willing to/are comfortable with writing you a recommendation. Somehow it’s more polite than, “Will you write me a rec?”

4. After they say yes (they will almost always say yes) ask if there’s anything they need from you. Your list, the due dates, some info about yourself, what you’d like them to include. My teachers in high school had a form. My professors in college interviewed me to get more info and then had me outline my academic interests on a form. Just ask, make their lives easier.

5. Thank them!