me: i want to watch mr. robot and dear white people and superstore and the americans and girlboss and rewatch 30 rock bc it’s been TOO LONG OH and the new season of master of none comes out this week OH SHIT and unbreakable kimmy schm-
A couple of days ago I was asked to provide a
Pynch fic rec. What follows is me being a PhD student at heart (more
than I would like to) and surveying my Ao3 History to find
every fic I’ve ever read while connected to my account *coff-literaturereview-coff*.
fics I’m listing here, in strict alphabetical order, are stuff that I
read between June ‘16 and now. I tried to restrain myself to putting
WIPs or too many brutally famous fics. As such, it is obviously incomplete
(there are fics I really love or I have in my To Read bucket that are
missing) but I hope it will dust off some of the amazing creative
content we have in the fandom <3
For each and every one of the listing, I put the author and their tumblr (if someone can point me to the missing ones, I’ll be grateful). I encourage everyone to go into their personal page and check other stuff they wrote. Each and every one of them is excellent!
Rating: G, Featuring: Tickling, for God’s sake! A lot of sexual tension as well.
Personally: This his short, silly and adorable, because we
can’t always be serious. On a separate note, I would die to have an
vaguely filthy extension of this ficlet because trust me, it’s asking
Rating: T, Featuring: AU where Adam works in a cinema
and his just about as exhausted as usual. Cue Ronan and Gansey coming
for a show and Ronan’s shoulder being there just at the right time to
start a pining sequence.
Personally: Another one of the fics I fished out and
immediately went like “oh no, OMG, I remember this one, it was amazing!”
Highly recommended for good AU construction and amazing build-up.
Rating: T, Featuring: Heart-shattering approach to soul marks, clueless boys, a canon modification that entwines with book events.
Personally: I found this fic through another person rec I
think, and it was one the best choice of read I’ve ever made, the AU is
rooted in the childhood of our beloved boys and I can’t get enough of
Rating: T, Featuring: College-AU, the gang getting
together at a totally different moment, Adam is selectively mute, Noah
is still a ghost and feels are too much to handle. (((WIP)))
Personally: everyone and their sisters recommended this fic, I
think but I will second it nonetheless because it’s really good, with
that vague diffuse softwarm feeling of things that can work out well and
with a very original approach to not-usually-featured
Look what came in the mail today! I got my print copy of Festum by @twfaison. The cover looks great, the illustrations that @blupainter did for the section breaks are absolutely charming, and of course the story is fantastic. The Kindly One is as horrifying as ever in this tale, but this time it’s set in Chicago during the prohibition and has some of history’s nastiest, sneakiest, and cleverest mobsters of all time as pieces on The Kindly One’s chessboard. There’s romance, suspense, horror, epic fights against things both human and inhuman, and a voice that almost no one can resist.
Festum is my favorite of all the books in The Cycle so far, and definitely tops Rex Monstra. I love characters in both books dearly, but The Fox and his wife Anne will forever be my favorites.
this isn’t a love story
at least not in the traditional sense
this isn’t a love story between you and me and everyone else
this is a story about how we learned to love ourselves
about how we aligned our hearts with the constellations and our dreams shined like the moonlight across our cheekbones when we turned our faces to the sky out in the fields behind our homes
this is a love story about wishes we made on stars and adventures climbing over fallen trees into the darkness of caves
this is the story about our quest for discovering an ancient king and how we stumbled into finding ourselves along the way
this love story is about falling in love with who we are, with who we have been, and with who we will become.
“This isn’t your average love story, so stop reducing it to merely that.”
(m.b, a poem for the kids of Henrietta)
It’s basically like a countdown! However primary teaching, including maternelle and élémentaire are made up of three teaching cycles (you’ll see which ones belong to which cycle)
début de l’école primaire:
début de l’école maternelle :
de trois à six ans
(première année) - la petite section (PS) (cycle 1)
(deuxième année) - la moyenne section (MS) (cycle 1)
(troisième année) - la grande section (GS) (cycle 1)
début de l’école élémentaire:
de six à dix ans:
(première année de l’école élémentaire) - cours préparatoire (CP) (cycle 2)
(deuxième année) - cours élémentaire 1re année (CE1) (cycle 2)
(troisième année) - cours élémentaire 2e année (CE2) (cycle 2)
(quatrième année) - cours moyen 1re année (CM1) (cycle 3)
(cinquième année) - cours moyen 2e année (CM2) (cycle 3)
début du collège :
début du lycée:
début du lycée général (this is the one you do to get into university so I will focus on that for the moment):
After second students have to choose between three streams (séries) for their final two years of study: S (scientifique), ES (économique et social), and L (littérature)
In terminale, students study for the BAC (the baccalaureate), however to get into one of the prestigious universities (les grandes écoles) you have to pass the concours (a kind of exam), to prepare for which, many students do prépa (les classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles) for about two years (you’re meant to study for 60 hours a week I would have died)
It’s all a cycle
We were strangers, simply knowing each other’s names
To friends, making jokes in the few classes we had together
To best friends, crying on each other’s shoulders, sharing our secrets
Then lovers, passionately in love we felt the world could never tear us apart
That ‘the cycle’ couldn’t touch us
That we’d stay this way
Then one day
It just ends
The cycle caught up to us
And we’re strangers again
“Brom held Morzan in such high esteem, he allowed Morzan to belittle him, order him about, and otherwise treat him shamefully. Brom loved Morzan as a brother, despite his behavior. It was only once Morzan betrayed the Riders to Galbatorix and the Forsworn killed Saphira, Brom’s dragon, that Brom realized the true nature of Morzan’s character. As strong as Brom’s affection for Morzan had been, it was like a candle before an inferno compared with the hatred that replaced it.”
Filling the prompt “Van sees reader in an altercation with their partner and he intervenes and assures them that the partner is wrong and they’re wonderful just how they are?”
Note: I cannot tell you how annoying it is to write about Van and vans. Like. Van gets into the van. Annoying. Van gets into the automobile. Weird. Fuck.
It had taken a few hours to find an outfit you felt comfortable in, let alone one in which you actually thought you looked semi-decent in. And, by some miracle, your eyeliner wings were even. When you were picked up out the front of your house by Jono, he hardly gave you a second look as you slipped into the passenger seat. It was meant to be a date, but when you arrived at the restaurant one of his friends was leaning against the wall. Knowing better than to question him, you greeted Dan and followed the pair inside.
The conversation was clearly not meant for you, and you only spoke when Jono was staring at you. “What?” you asked, sitting up straight.
“You’re eyebrows are different,”
“Yeah. I brushed them out. New thing I’m trying. Do you like it?” you replied hopefully. He shrugged, and continued with Dan.
I'm sorry if this question has been asked many times over~! I'm a relatively new follower so I'm only just learning more about you/yourwork/yourblog. But I was just wondering how you deepened your understanding of moving figures? I'm in my second trimester of an animation degree and am slightly intimidated by things like turn cycles and orthographic views, let alone animating them. I'm trying to learn as much as I can but I'm not sure where to start exactly. S: xo
I totally understand being intimidated by all those things. I am too! I didn’t study animation in school. I wouldn’t be able to give you a lot of advice about that. But I can share a few things that have been really helpful to me as I’ve learned to animate on my own:
This was recommended to me by a friend & was so helpful for starting out. It has a TON about timing, in-betweens, and a huge section on walk cycles and getting the movement right. It also points out a lot of the classic mistakes people make too, which is nice so you can avoid them.
2. Practice drawing from life
I was an illustration major so this was something we talked about a lot. You want your drawings and animations to be believable no matter the style. But you won’t be able to do that if you don’t know how something is structured and how it moves. So draw whenever you can. If you want to animate figures, practicing gesture drawing is a great way to understand form and movement.
3. Pick a simple project & dive in
I’ve found I learn best by jumping right into a project, then asking questions/googling answers when I run into something I don’t know how to do. Start with something simple. My first animation only had 2 frames that flipped back and forth. Maybe pick a drawing you’ve already done that you like and add a little motion to it in some way.
Also, don’t get discouraged if everything you try doesn’t look great the first time. I have a lot of scrapped animations that were nice practice…. and that’s about it. Just keep going! Eventually you’ll make something you are really proud of.
In obsidian dreams and charcoal nightmares
Resides a dreamer with bruised memories
Who paints midnight poetry with an ink stained tongue.
In silver dreams and smoky nightmares
Resides a magician with bruised memories
Who writes shadowed stories with grease stained hands.
In cobalt dreams and indigo nightmares
Resides a clairvoyant with sapphire wishes
Who makes futures with cerulean kisses.
In honey dreams and bumblebee nightmares
Resides a scholar with golden wishes
Who conquers kings with fiery ambitions.
In lavender dreams and mauve nightmares
Resides a prince with amethyst thoughts
Who strives to be something more with periwinkle skies overhead.
In porcelain dreams and alabaster nightmares
Resides a ghost with parchment history
Who fades away one day with bones of ivory.
“In Henrietta, resides a group of teens, who brighten the earth with every color they dream.”
(m.b, a poem for the kids of Henrietta)