Although Ronan Lynch can string his swears and curses together like a poem, let it be noted that ronan lynch is not a poet. Nor does he like poetry.
Adam Parrish loves poetry. The metaphors, the symbolism, the allegories. Like figuring out puzzles, but with art. And so when he has to stay up late one night in the dorms studying themes in Edgar Allen Poe for undergrad lit, he doesn’t complain.
Ronan lynch calls him like he does every night and listens as Adam chats tiredly, but excitedly about his analysis. “What’s this poem called again?” Ronan interjects.
Adam lets out a crooked grin, “The raven” .
“Coincidence” they both snort in unision.
“Who wrote this thing Parrish” Ronan drawls, admittedly now a little intrigued.
“Edgar Allen Poe” Adam smirks.
And so Ronan lynch decides to read poetry for Adam. And that would be the sweet sweet end of it, if it wasn’t Ronan lynch.
Who, for some odd reason, finds this poem nothing short of hillarious.
“I thought you said this was considered one of the greatest poems of all time” he laughs loudly the next night.
Adam closes his book, stretching from his desk and rolling his eyes, “It is”
“Come on Parrish” Ronan scoffs, “I thought the people over there were supposed to be smart. Gansey’s midnight exential crises make more sense than this!”
Adam raises his eyebrows, “alright, are you done now” he asks, smiling a little despite himself
And he would have been. That would have been the end of it. If it wasn’t Ronan lynch.
And so Adam parrish went to bed only to be curiosly woken at 12:00 in the morning, by a strange tapping on his dorm room door.
He arose sleepily, barely glancing at his roomates and rubbing his eyes to answer the knocking at his dorm room dorm.
His heart skips three beats when a raven, a bit larger than chainsaw, comes fluttering in.
The following morning, Adam calls ronan a thousand and ten times, and ronan hasn’t picked up once. He ignores his roomates whispers about another “odd thing that happened with adam” and the kids on campus are all terrified and intrigued that this weird plant kid has somehow managed to train some random bird to follow him to all his classes. The end of the day couldn’t come soon enough.
Come night Ronan finally calls at his alloted time, “Parrish” he greets in an amused voice.
Adam is not amused, “Lynch, get this thing to stop following me. It pooped on the professor’s desk in English lit” Ronan couldn’t contain his laughter. Adam frowned, “lynch” he ground out sharply.
“What?!” ronan asked innocently.
Adam sighed, gently placing the phone phone down and opening the window as his roomates walked in. Kneeling down to a whisper, he looked the bird straight in the eye;
“You need to go” he said. sternly. politely.
His roomates looked on curiousley, no longer able to hide their interest.
He jumped from his desk two seconds later, hands shaking, heart pounding, listening to his roommates hight pitched squeals and loud “holy f- “, sounding remarkably like three year old girls who learned bad language, as the bird took sudden flight out the window all while dramatically croaking
One roomate may or may not have wet himself.
No one speaks of it.
Both roomates think they may have dreamt it.
Legend goes, if you close your eyes and listen closely, you can still hear Ronan lynch laughing his arse off from the barns.
Due to the fact that there are tons of awesome, legendary horror writers in the world, look at this list objectively as a guide to some incredible tales to read this month written by some of the all-time greatest horror writers. Nothing will put you in a Halloween mood better than a gripping, suspense-packed, magically crafted book, short story, and/or poem.
Edgar Allen Poe
Born in Boston, Massachusetts Edgar Allen Poe is an epic American author, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe has a way with words (to say the least), and mastered the art of suspense-building, goosebump-inducing horror writing. Most popular for his tales of mystery and the macabre (works that emphasize the details and symbols of death) and considered founder of the detective fiction genre, Poe is best known and admired for The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, Annabel Lee, and The Fall of the House of Usher. If you have not read any or all of the latter list of Poe’s legendary tales, we suggest you get on it as soon as possible.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (quite the name, we know) was born in Providence, Rhode Island where he stayed most of his life and produced some of the most influential works of horror fiction to ever exist. Lovecraft is known as one of the most epic 20th century writers in his genre and is highly praised for his tales The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories and At The Mountains of Madness. If you’re in the mood for some weird fiction, Lovecraft is your guy.
Stephen King is a true master of horror. Author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy, King’s writing is magical. In fact, he is so talented that many of his books have been adapted into popular horror movies! However incredible the movie adaptations are, they don’t outshine the allure and powerful enchantment of his books. The Stand, It, The Shining, and Misery are just a few of his celebrated works, and if you’re going to start somewhere, start with these legendary gems.
Richard Matheson, Author In France On May 12, 2000.For those of you who aren’t familiar with Richard Matheson, he is an admired American author and screenwriter of primarily fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. Matheson is one of Stephen King and filmmaker George A. Romero’s great creative influences. He is highly regarded for his 1954 horror novel I Am Legend, which as been adapted for the screen four times, as well as What Dreams May Come, Hell House, The Shrinking Man, and many more.
English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, Mary Shelley is truly one-of-a-kind. Her talent is no surprise considering the fact that her mother was the talented philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Shelley most magical must-read works (in our opinion) are Frankenstein, The Last Man, Mathilda, and Lodore.
October is the perfect month to cozy up with a great horror book written by one of these legendary American authors (or other talented horror writers). These celebrated works and acclaimed authors won’t let you down, trust us! It’s time to read some epic horror tales and get in the perfect mood for Halloween.
Aries: Doris Day, Clyde Barrow, Johann Bach, William Wordsworth, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Lucrezia Borgia, Vincent Van Gogh, Rene Descartes, Harry Houdini, Thomas Hobbes, Marlon Brando, Francis Ford Coppola, Wilbur Wright, Billie Holiday, Charlie Chaplin, Giovanni Casanova, The Iceman Killer
Taurus: Queen Elizabeth II, Immanuel Kant, William Shakespeare, Malcolm X, John Muir, Vladimir Lenin, Hirohito, Karl Marx, James Buchanan, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Pierre Curie, James Monroe, Salvador Dalí, Maria Theresa, Jack Ruby, Napoleon III, Orson Welles, Harry Truman, Florence Nightingale, Saddam Hussein, Charlotte Brontë
Gemini: Jeffrey Dahmer, Wild Bill Hickok, Marquis de Sade, Pauline Cushman, Alexandra Feodorovna, Walt Whitman, Dante, Anne Frank, Clint Eastwood, Igor Sikorsky, Blaise Pascal, Marilyn Monroe, Morgan Freeman, John Ringling, Paul McCartney, Lord Scott Disick, Lana del Rey, David Berkowitz, Pancho Villa, Judy Garland, Arthur Conan Doyle, Morrissey, Helen Bonham Carter
Cancer: Princess Diana, Gustav Klimt, Harrison Ford, Malala Yousfzai, Nikola Tesla, Gregor Mendel, Bob Marley, George Orwell, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Solange Knowles, Robin Williams, Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ron Kovic, Helen Keller, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Nelson Mandela, Anne Lindbergh, John Quincy Adams, Elizabeth Borden
Leo: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Andy Warhol, Barack Obama, Louis Armstrong, Virginia Dare, Jackie Kennedy, Amelia Earhart, Patrick Swayze, Francis Scott Key, Bill Clinton, Coco Chanel, Mick Jagger, Henry Ford, Lucille Ball, Orville Wright, Benito Mussolini, Clara Bow, Napoleon, Alfred Hitchcock, Fidel Castro, J.K. Rowling, Elizabeth Bathóry, Black Dahlia, Caylee Anthony
Virgo: Greta Garbo, Stephen King, Michael Jackson, Van Morrison, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jesse Owens, Beyoncé Knowles, Tim Burton, Ivan the Terrible, Louis XVI, Rita Dove, Ed Gein, Sophia Loren, Andrea Bocelli, Leo Tolstoy, Freddie Mercury, Pippa Middleton, Paul Walker, Dale Chihuly, Mother Teresa, Gene Simmons, Milton Hershey, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, Roald Dahl, Jesse James, Agatha Christie, Amy Winehouse
Libra: Ben E. King, John Krasinski, Bonnie Parker, Scott Fitzgerald, Sting, Ray Charles, William Faulkner, Arthur Miller, Etan Patz, Kubali Khan, Alfred Nobel, Molly Pitcher, Jimmy Carter, Daryl Hall, Jonathan Edwards, Dwight Eisenhower, Johnny Appleseed, Kim Kardashian, Oscar Wilde, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Sullivan, Vladimir Putin, Niel Bohr, Bruce Springsteen, Anne Rice, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesse Jackson, Chuck Berry, Confucius
Scorpio: Lorde, Christopher Columbus, Hillary Clinton, Bruce Jenner, Theodore Roosevelt, Erasmus, Edith Head, Joni Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Bill Gates, John Adams, Carl Sagan, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Charles Manson, Abigail Adams, Leon Trotsky, Jonas Salk
Sagittarius: Jim Morrison, Walt Disney, Mark Twain, Nero, Judd Nelson, Ludwig van Beethoven, Winston Churchill, Jane Fonda, Wassily Kandinsky, Louisa May Alcott, Pope Francis, Bill Nye, Emily Dickinson, Steven Spielberg, Joseph Stalin, Mary Todd Lincoln, C.S. Lincoln, Mary Walker, Jane Austen, Tyra Banks, Ted Bundy, Charles Ringling, Ada Lovelace
Capricorn: Kate Middleton, Paul Revere, Al Capone, Louis Pasteur, Muhammad Ali, J.D. Salinger, Elvis Presley, Alice Paul, Odetta, Richard Nixon, Edgar Allen Poe, Humphrey Bogart, Marlene Dietrich, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Paul Cezanne, Cary Grant, Betty White, Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Mao Tse-tung, Marilyn Manson
Aquarius: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Maria von Trapp, Nicolas Sarkozy, Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wolfgang Mozart, Rosa Parks, Jackson Pollock, Bessie Coleman, Francis Bacon, Billie Joe Armstrong, Charles Dickens, Thomas Paine, Thomas More, Buzz Aldrin, Eddie Van Halen, Ronald Reagan, Bono, Ellen Degeneres, Paul Newman, Galileo, James Dean
Pisces: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jenna Fischer, Linus Pauling, Dr. Seuss, Chief Joseph, Neville Chamberlain, George Washington, Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Marjorie Merriweather, Levi Strauss, Alexander McQueen, Steve Jobs, Jon Bon Jovi, Kurt Cobain, Nicolaus Copernicus, Elizabeth Taylor, Pierre Auguste-Renoir
okay it’s not terribly long but i’ll probably add to it over time, i spent the morning reading these fics instead of going on an hour and a half bushwalk, my life choices are at a peak. enjoy!
room of heartbeats by gretahs / Rey is different from Finn; all sharp angles with kinetic energy beneath pale skin, eyes wide enough to take in this sky. A completely different kind of beauty from Finn, but beautiful all the same.Oh no, thinks Poe Dameron, with a sinking realisation. so this was the fic i started off with, which probably set me up for disappointment because this fic is something out of this world. focuses on the emotional impact that the battles had on all of them but esp the torture on poe :( but listen, BB-8 calls them [friend-poe] or [friend-rey] and the ending is too much for my queer little heart to handle
she called it a void by vands88 / someone said “touch-starved Finn” and the next thing I know I’m writing a tragic backstory and sickeningly cute OT3 cuddles. i mean i’m pretty sure i was crying just from reading the summary but finn !!! loves !!! people and especially rey and poe and understands that not all touches are wanted
minimum waste and maximum joy by sabinelagrande / Finn is somewhat underprepared. Poe is only trying to help. okay but… finn grew up as a stormtrooper w/ no fraternisation… rey grew up as a scavenger w/ no people around her… both of them want to kiss the other but neither of them know how 2 kiss. the logical next step is getting lessons from poe DAMNeron
if your beauty is a fortress then my love will be the moat by leupagus / “Shut up and hand me that tiara,” she snarls at him, flapping her hand at the dresser where it’s perched jauntily on top of his blast helmet. poe is space royalty. as a result, both finn and rey are potential space royalty. neither of them handle this very well initially
we wore the jacket for the longest time by pearwaldorf / Rey steals Finn’s clothes. So in some way she’s stealing his clothes. a surprisingly happy & fluffy fic for being titled after one of richard siken’s poems. poe is jealous he doesn’t get to be the filling in that hero sandwich, despite what everyone thinks
dry run by theonlytwin / “There just - there weren’t a lot of prospects in the desert!” Rey folds her arms, furious. a ridiculously fluffy fic where neither of them know how to kiss. again.
wind beneath our wings by shadaras /
Finn’s still recovering, Rey and Poe are slowly bonding over being pilots, and BB-8 thinks that humans are very silly sometimes.
this fic is beautiful but it hurt me! it’s not finished yet but i hit the subscribe button in 2.0 seconds. particularly fond of the drawn out moments between rey and poe because their dynamic is so good. it also features a blossming friendship between rey and jessika pava, wherein jess teaches her how to swim
water, water everywhere, and nor any drop to drink by scheharazade /
Rey has trust issues. Poe has sleeping issues. Finn has too many issues to count and doesn’t want to talk about any of them. this fic is so achingly beautiful and soft, it’s a gentle character study of these three and them working through their issues together