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July 5, 2015, Camp Lake, WI

We Are One

“The eye…”

Zathorin mumbled to himself as he sat the case that was holding the so called ‘cherished sword’ of the man behind himself and Melisande’s past horror. Resting on both of his knees, those amber eyes never left the case that held the sword. He just sat and stared for what felt like hours, but was merely thirty seconds at most. His lips parted to take in a breath, reaching for the latches that held it sealed.

One latch…

Then two…

Slowly the Xaela opened the case, revealing the sword he had found months ago. A sword that was told he should have avoided at all cost. One could tell just by the detailing of the sword it was dangerous…but why would someone want this so badly as to kill for it? Leaning in for a closer inspection, Zathorin looked carefully at the fine detailing of the sword. Everything about it was so finely detailed, it must had taken the creator so long to get such detailing.

The eye…

Zathorin saw it. This ‘eye’ that Nathaniel had spoken of. His eyes widened with surprise. “How could I have missed it? It was there on the front of the sword this whole time!” He said to himself. A bright dark red light began to shine from the eye as Zathorin looked closely for a few moments longer, causing him to back away with a hand over his eyes to shield from the brightness. Once light had dimmed to nothing, Zathorin saw a small black and red stone. “A soulstone…it was inside the eye?”

 (music)

Another bright flash of red struck the man in the eyes, causing him to grunt and cover his eyes quickly. It remained until covered by a shadow that cast over the Xaela. Once again the bright light dimmed to nothing, yet this time when Zathorin looked at where the stone was floating over the sword it was not the stone. A shadow stood over the man, peering down at him with similar fiery eyes. The shadow over the figure slowly began to fade as Zathorin heard a dark chuckle.

Zathorin began to move away from the figure, seeing more and more of it. He was shocked. His eyes widened….the shadow looked exactly like himself. Everything from the hair, the eyes and horns. Clad in thick dark armor, black and red to match the shadow like aura around him. The look-a-like clenched his hands into tight fists, cracking his knuckles.

“Now then…let’s have a word with one another, shall we?”

Zathorin stared up at the dark version of himself. “Wh-what…who…” The Xaela tried to say. No words could truly form in his mind at this very moment. The dark version of the man only smirked down at himself, then turned and kneeled to take the sword in the case in his hand. “It’s very understandable as to why you would be confused. Seeing yourself? Especially like this? Oh you must have so many questions running through your thick headed skull right now.”

The look a like turned to Zathorin who was trying to stand to his feet, looking at the real man. He held the sword with both hands, one running along the underside of the blade slowly. “I am you. You are me. We are one. I am the darkness within your heart. Ever since you first touched this blade, I was created in the Abyss, fueled by your anger and hatred for the man who slew your mentor. You’ve had a connection with the Abyss from day one, even if you have not communed with it.”

Zathorin was now glaring at himself. This was almost like a dream. A nightmare. This version of himself. Anger and hatred practically seeped from him. Was this real? It had to be. “What do you mean communed with the Abyss? I have no idea what you are talking about.” He said while still glaring at the dark version of himself.

“I don’t expect you to understand. Just know that the only way you can ever hope to avenge your fallen mentor is to let it all go and give in. My strength will become yours, and you will be nearly unstoppable. A true Dark Knight.”

It was with that name, Dark knight, that clicked with Zathorin. He remembered…..

“Dark knights can be trouble if not trained properly. You know, killing a few people or family for looking at you wrong….get a teacher.”

The Miqo’te had told him about it but he shrugged it off, knowing nothing of what a Dark Knight was.

“I don’t need you. I can beat him on my own!”

The abyssal Xaela look a like laughed at the mans words. He crossed his arms after stabbing the sword into the ground next to him. “You beat him on your own? Please. As of recent you can barely do anything for yourself without someone coming in and helping you. Do you have any idea what power this sword has? It was created to fuse with another. But to anyone, it’s just a normal blade. With the soulstone and the true power of the abyss, it becomes something greater. With the other sword and this one….it would even give an Ascian a run for their money.”

Zathorin growled deeply, the anger swelling inside of him. He lunged forward with his left hand in a tight fist, hitting the dark version of himself in the stomach with such force the armor nearly broke in the impact area. The look a like coughed heavily, his hands folding over his stomach. The figure began to fade into nothing..disappearing completely. “If you were me, you wouldn’t be wearing such weak armor.”

On the floor was the soulstone that had broken from the eye of the sword. He leaned down to take the stone in his hand, looking it over for a long moment before hearing the voice of the figure.

“You’ll need me…and I’ll be here. Waiting to emerge destroy your enemies.”

Silverwood: Gavin

Name: Gavin

Species: Daemir

Zodiac: Virgo

Gavin is the third Silverwood kid, and the one who takes after Anthem the most. He is Anthem’s favorite son, by far, and was often used as a sort of weapon against Charlie, which certainly led to their rivalry. Their rivalry was certainly based on Anthem and not Ithea, who never stinted on love with any of the children.

As a child Gavin was basically the epitome of the spoiled, rich, brat. At home he behaved for his parents and, usually, for Cyan if she was left in charge, but gods help any babysitter who was hired to care for them. (That’s actually why Cyan was usually left in charge). 

At school, he was another story entirely. Gavin did the best in school of all his siblings, he was top of the class in grades and no small contender in athletics. So he also was often appointed to be hall monitor, and later, wing monitor, which only gave him an outlet to bully and harass the other children.

This changed after Ithea’s death. He was twelve, at the time. Charlie and Cyan were gone and suddenly Sonya was in charge - an extremely unreliable guardian who would have probably shopped and drunk her way through Anthem’s fortune if something wasn’t done.

Gavin did step up to this challenge, taking control of the money and the care-taking of his younger siblings, and also managed to be a good influence on Sonya, subtly manipulating her away from her selfish pastimes and towards better behavior and taking better care of them.

Given a challenge and a serious responsibility, Gavin was able to put many of his abilities to good use and was no longer compelled (or perhaps simply no longer had the energy) to be a bully. It’s also due to him that the younger siblings have a much closer relationship with him and each other than they do with the older two.

After school, Gavin caught up with Cyan and went into “business” with her, something that he also excelled at. While he is also social, he is more reserved and restrained than she is, which means he’s often overlooked. This arrangement suits both of them. After a time, Gavin took over most of the business and the position of crime boss while Cyan entertained herself with smuggling.

While he often spends time in Sanirra, the heart of their business ventures, Gavin actually resides in the old Silverwood mansion - which he had restored at great expense, and lives there very comfortably. 

Raciones para varias razas RPG

Universal:


Pan casero de hierbas artesanales, manzanas caseras y secas y ciruelas pasas, salchicha de ternera sin curtir, queso munster. En una tela atada.

Enano:


Hígados de pollo con ajo, queso ahumado y especiado, salchichas de cerdo especiado, tachuelas duras, verduras secas, setas secas.

Elfo:


De izquierda a derecha: Peine de miel de Evereskan, Pan de viaje de Elven (pastel de Amaretto Liquer con remolinos personalizados), Queso de primavera Lurien (queso de cabra con ajo, sal, especias y chalotes), Delfinado de Delimbyr Vale (Salmón) Chips), y tuercas de pino Silverwood.

Mediano:


De la parte superior izquierda: “Honeytack” Pastelitos de miel, salchichas de cerdo, mini tostadas de trigo integral, queso cheddar de arándano mini cuña, mini encurtidos, calabaza y semillas de girasol, abajo a la derecha “ Pasas, ciruelas doradas, miel, huevos y crema

Medio-Orco:


Envuelto en estopilla y atado en el paquete de arpillera. Forrajera strider palillos, melaza de pan de trigo dulce "correa negra”, envejecido Munster, huevos duros, nueces silvestres mezcladas.

Orcos:


Orcos no son conocidos por su gran cocina. Orcos prefieren los alimentos que están fácilmente disponibles (lo que se puede tener por asalto), y portátil con poca preparación, aunque tienen algunas delicadezas raciales. Toughs tiras de carne magra, los huesos eliminados de matanzas recientes, y el pan grueso oscuro constituyen el grueso de las raciones de orcos comunes. Fuego rothted fuego del fémur (la médula es un tratamiento raro) [fémur de ternera], tiras de carne seca (de origen desconocido) [Pan casero], nueces forrajadas, sólo comestibles por los orcos … .cascos de galleta, pan negro grueso, hecho con cualquier granos que puedan ser saqueados [pan de sésamo negro], pimientos picantes [pimientos habaneros rellenos de pescado ahumado y aceitunas].

Gnomo:


Pan frito Delimbyr olor, condimentado queso de cabra (Paprika crusted mano presionado Fontina), Gnomo shortbread (sabroso pistacho), viaje de vidrio tarro lleno de Secomber Red (vino), duro huevos de codorniz empacados en avena rodada (para mantener seguro), higos secos De Calimshan, y salchicha de cabra ahumada Southwood (salchicha de sangre).

Reptiliano:


Lizardfolk son conocidos por ser omnívoros, forraje para una variedad sorprendente de alimentos encontrados dentro de los confines de sus alrededores pantanosos, en este caso el pantano de lagarto cerca de Daggerford. Fresco cogido hervido Delimbyr Cangrejo en cebolletas silvestres, carragán costero moss atrapando estuario camarón salmuera (musgo irlandés, salmuera salada), Brackish-Berries (blackberries), Blackened Dart-Frog piernas (piernas de rana) en brotes de primavera (trébol brotes), tostado Bog bugs en un palo!

Drow:


De arriba a la izquierda: queso rozo de trufa negra Menzoberranzan (caballero negro Tilsit), caracoles de musgo de Donigarten (escabeche en salsa de mantequilla de chalota), caviar de pescado de cueva ciego en tapas de hongos (caviar de Lumpfish), huevo de pato infundido faerzress importado de la superficie ), Hongo negro del oído del terciopelo (hongo negro del hongo de Auricularia). 

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Master Reviews List

Here at Bisexual Books, we receive frequent queries for lists of books with X demographic, genre and/or quality to them. Often we reply with a few suggestions culled from our recent memory which may not be reflective of the full gamut of works we’ve reviewed.

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We hope you find it useful!

Books We Loved:

Adaptation by Malinda Lo: Dystopian fiction, bisexual female, sci-fi

American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men by David McConnell: True crime, gender and masculinity studies

Anything That Loves edited by Zan Christensen: Comics, non-binary, anthology

Avengers Academy vol. 3 by Christos Gage: Comics, bisexual female, bi-ally

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay: Non-fiction, bisexual feminist poc author

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson: Fantasy, Indonesian bisexual male

Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction edited by Sheela Lambert: bisexual authors and characters

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin: Photo book, trans teens, genderqueer, bisexual, pansexual

Bi-Normal by M. G. Higgins: YA, bisexual males

The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips, and Lists For Those Who Go Both Ways by Nicole Kristal and Mike Syzmanski: Humor, coming out, nonfiction

Bliss by Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau: Sci-fi, bisexual male, bisexual author, non-con, erotica

Boyfriends With Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez: YA, LGB characters, poc characters

Burnt Toast B&B by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Haimowitz: Romance, trans bisexual male, explicit sex

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: “big queer meta Harry Potteresque fanficion book thingy”

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: Fantasy, Indonesian bisexual male 

Clearcut by Nina Shengold: Bi male characters, historical fiction, polyamory

Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman: Fantasy, Queer and ethnic diversity, feminist 

Closer to Home: Bisexuality and Feminism, edited by Elizabeth Reba Weise: Non-fiction anthology, bisexual scholarship/academia

Coda by Emma Trevayne: YA, dystopian, bisexual male, sci-fi

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black: YA, horror, vampires, bisexual male, transgender woman

Death’s Door by Sam Saturday: Comic book, horror, romance, pansexual author 

Fairest vol.2 by Lauren Beukes and Bill Willingham: Comics, fantasy, bisexual female

Fake by Sanami Matoh: Yaoi, bisexual male

Far From You by Tess Sharpe: YA, mystery, bisexual female, disability

Fireflies at Absolute Zero by Erynn Rowan Laurie: Poetry, bisexual author

Freehold by Michael Z. Williamson: Sci-fi, bisexual females, polyamory, explicit sex

Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen: Contemporary fiction, romance, bisexual female, disability

Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote: Personal essays, non-binary transgender authors

Gender Outlaws: the Next Generation edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman: Essays, genderqueer, transgender, bisexual authors

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin: Intersex protagonist, tw rape

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith: Dystopian YA, bug apocalypse, bisexual male

Heart Body Soul, Erotica with Character by various authors: Pretty much every queer configuration of erotica you could ever ask for.

Honeybee: a Collection of Poems About Letting Go by Trista Mateer: Poetry, bisexual author

The Horizontal Poet by Jan Steckel: Poetry, bisexual author

Inheritance by Malinda Lo: Sci-fi, bisexual female, romance

James Baldwin: A Biography by David Leeming: Biography, black history, bisexual male

Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin: Poetry, black author

Joy Street by Laura Foley: bisexual poetry 

The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves: Non-fiction, diverse array of queer authors

Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics by Jennifer Baumgardner: Non-fiction, bisexual feminist politics

Love in the Time of Global Warming: Sci-fi, dystopian, YA, bisexual female

Map of Home by Randa Jarrar: Bisexual Middle Eastern protagonist

Murder On The Mountain by Jaime Fessenden: Mystery, bi male

My Education by Susan Choi: Contemporary fiction, bisexual female, high-brow

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics edited by Justin Hall: Comics, queer diversity

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming: Memoir, bisexual author, tw domestic violence

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz: YA, bisexual female poc, mental health struggles.

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg: YA, gay coming out

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis: Fantasy, diverse characters, bisexual disabled author

Out in Africa: Same-Sex Desire in Sub-Saharan Literatures & Cultures by Chantal Zabus: Scholarship, non-fiction, African queer culture

Pantomime by Laura Lam: Steampunk fantasy, YA, bisexual intersex character

The Pendragon Legacy by Sarah Luddington: Historical fantasy, bisexual and gay males, romance, TW rape 

Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander by Ann Herendeen: Historical romance, bisexual male 

Promises, Promises: A Romp with Plenty of Dykes, a Unicorn, an Ogre, an Oracle, a Quest, a Princess, and True Love with a Happily Ever After by LJ Baker: Fantasy satire, humor, lesbian characters, anti-heteronormativity, lacking bisexual content 

Qu33r: New Comics From 33 Creators edited by Rob Kirby: Comics, queer and ethnic diversity

Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler: Memoir, gay coming out

Saga vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples: Comic, Sci-fi, queer and ethnic diversity

Seducer Fey by Cullyn Royson: Sci-fi, fantasy, bisexual and pansexual characters, diverse ethnicities, non-cis characters

Shadowplay by Laura Lam: Steampunk fantasy YA, bisexual intersex character

She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya: bisexual male poc, Hindu mythology

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: Gay coming out YA with bisexual characters and zero biphobia

Some of Us Did NOT Die: New and Selected Essays by June Jordan: Non-fiction, bisexual feminist black author

Sparks by S. J. Adams: lesbian coming out YA that doesn’t demonize bisexuality

Starling by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae: bisexual male supporting character, contemporary fiction 

The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj: Sci-fi, erotica, agender characters, polyamory, explicit sex

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson: YA, Afro-Brazilian characters, bisexual male, dystopian

That’s So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community edited by Kevin L. Nadal: Essays, diverse queer subjects and authors

Tides by Betsy Cornwell: Fantasy, adult queer romance

Tommy’s Tale by Alan Cumming: Contemporary fiction, bisexual author and characters, explicit sex

The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt: Historical fiction, bisexual male

The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play, and the Erotic Edge edited by Tristan Taormino: BDSM non-fiction anthology, queer and ethnic diversity TW: Nudity and explicit depictions of sex and BDSM 

Wallflower by Heidi Belleau: Erotica, genderqueer, Asian and Inuit leads, explicit,

White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison: Supernatural Mystery, female bisexual, vampires, fantasy 

A Wind of Knives by Ed Kurtz: Historical fiction, bisexual males, western lit

A Woman Like Me by Bettye LaVette: Memoir, black bisexual author

Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen: Comics, bisexual black male, diverse ethnic and queer cast 

Books With Problematic or Mediocre Elements That We Still Recommend:

American Savage by Dan Savage: Non-fiction, essays, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Dan Savage will always be a tool.

The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television by Maria San Filippo: Non-fiction, academia, scholarship 

Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker: Memoir, parenthood, bisexual in passing

Bad Company by K. A. Mitchell: Erotica, bisexual male, explicit sex

Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories From a Queer Life by Allison Moon: Memoir, bisexuality, BDSM, polyamory, internalized biphobia 

Best Bisexual Women’s Erotica edited by Cara Bruce: Erotica, hit and miss

Between You & Me by Marisa Calin: Screenplay, queer protagonists

Bi Lives: Bisexual Women edited by Kata Orndorff: Non-fiction, essays, internalized biphobia

Bisexuality: A Reader and Sourcebook edited by Thomas Geller: Essays, dated

The Book of Joel by AR Fiano: Mystery, widespread in queer and ethnic diversity, see review for long list of trigger warnings 

Bound By Honor by S.E. Jakes: Erotica, Bisexual males, BDSM

Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Kids by Anne Dohrenwend: Non-fiction, No good bi content

Corona by Bushra Rehman: Semi-autobiography, queer Pakistani representation 

Daddy by Madison Young: Memoir, bisexual female, BDSM, explicit sex

Different Slopes by Bill Lee: Historical fiction, bisexual male, light reading with an erotic edge

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour: Lesbian YA

Diverse Energies edited by Joe Monti and Tobias S. Buckell: Sci-fi anthology, queer people of color

The Dom with a Safeword by Sorcha Black, Leia Shaw, and Cari Silverwood: Erotica, female biseual, BDSM, explicit sex, disjointed narrative

Ebenezer by JoSelle Vanderhooft: Fantasy, holiday, bisexual female,

The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell: YA, historical fiction, bisexual females, doesn’t stand well on its own

The Faith, Love, and Devotion series by Tere Michaels: Romance, bisexual males, cliche 

Flagrant Conduct: the Story of Lawrence v. Texas by Dale Carpenter: Historical non-fiction, bi erasing

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home edited by Keith Boykin: Non-fiction anthology, cissexist gay

Franky Gets Real by Mel Bossa: Contemporary fiction, bisexual male, lighthearted romance

Gabriel’s City by Layla Hunter: Fantasy, erotica, bisexual male, explicit sex

Giving an Inch: The Professor’s Rule by Heidi Belleau: Erotica, bisexual male, explicit sex, short story, no plot

Graveyard Sparrow by Kayla Bashe: Fantasy, bisexual female, romance, plodding clunky writing

Hild by Nicola Griffith: Historical fiction, bisexual female, slow-paced

How I Paid For College by Marc Acito: Contemporary fiction, horrible characters

The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block: Fantasy, YA, bisexual female, transgender male, sexual assault TW, transphobia 

The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy edited by Tom Cardamone: Comics anthology, gay men

Let it Ride by L.C. Chase: bisexual cowboy romance, TW explicit sex 

Lips Like Ice by Peggy Barnett: Sci-Fi, bisexual female, transgender male 

Love, Sex, and Understanding the Universe by Harrie Farrow: bisexual male coming of age, polyamory, explicit sex 

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva: YA, bisexual male, monosexism

Pink by Lili Wilkinson: YA, bisexual female

Polished by Alyssa Turner: Erotica, explicit, bisexual male, BDSM, polyamory

The Price of Salt by Claire Morgan (pseudonym for Patricia Highsmith): Historical fiction, bisexual female, misogyny

Red Sonja vol. 2 by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani: Fantasy, bisexual female, comics

Revival by Stephen King: Horror, surprise bisexual female

She Loves You, She Loves You Not by Julie Anne Peters: lesbian YA, bisexual villainy

Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff: Supernatural fantasy, bisexual female 

Skim by Mariko Tamaki: Lesbian coming of age, Comics

Sleeping Moon by Kano Miyamoto: Yaoi, supernatural mystery, bisexual male characters, erasure, bi tropes

Spit and Passion by Cristy C. Road: Autobiographical graphic novel, queer Cuban author, explicit sex

Straight Shooter by Heidi Belleau: Erotica, bisexual male, explicit sex, BDSM, unsympathetic characters

Stumptown vol. 2 by Greg Rucka: Comics, bisexual female, queer coding, violence

The Swede by Robert Karjel: Good but somewhat disjointed crime novel. No real bisexual content.

That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies For Resisting Assimilation edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: Diverse queer authors and themes, Personal essays, politics

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci: Sci-fi, bisexual female, bisexual cliches

The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice: Supernatural contemporary fiction, queer characters, lacking in ethnic and gender diversity

When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience edited by Kate Lynn Hibbard: Poetry anthology, queer authors and subjects 

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson: Memoir, often aimless 

Books That Are Awful:

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar: Fantasy, vague bisexuality, extremely boring

The Bisexual Spouse edited by Ivan Hill: Non-fiction, bisexual erasure

Bisexual Vegetarian Zombies by Ron Albury: Zombie fiction, bisexual characters, misogyny

Bottled Up Secret by Brian McNamara: Coming out fiction, m/m, chock full of biphobia 

Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity edited by Chloe Brushwood Rose and Anna Camilleri: Wildly inconsistent anthology

Collide by J. R. Lenk: bisexual coming out, terribly written

Confessions of a Bisexual Husband by Mark Bentley Cohen: Memoir, bisexual male, non-consent, infidelity, bisexual stereotypes

Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian: Just nope.

A Desired Past by Leila J. Rupp: bisexual erasing, transgender erasing, historically inaccurate 

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George: YA, beautifully written biphobic villain garbage

Directing Herbert White by James Franco: phobic, slut shaming, boring

Double Crush by Sally Bosco: Too cliche

The Elephant of Surprise by Brent Hartinger: Terrible addition to otherwise good series of novels

King of Angels by Perry Brass: Contemporary fiction, coming of age, bisexual and gay males, underage explicit sex, murder

Matched by Ally Condie: Dystopian romance, heteronormative, boring 

The Meadowlark Sings by Helen Ruth Schwartz: Dystopian, Bisexual erasure

No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace: Best part of this book is its cover

Otherwise by Linda Oatman High: forced agender, nonsensical

Plan B by SJD Peterson: Erotica, transphobic

Reclaiming Queer, edited by Erin J Rand: Non-fiction, biphobic, bisexual erasure

Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton: romance, bisexual/gay males, poorly written

Songmaster by Orson Scott Card: queer phobic garbage, Sci-fi

Starstruck by L. A. Witt: bisexual male, romance, explicit sex, bi erasure

Stonewall by Ann Bausum: Historically inaccurate, bisexual erasing, transgender erasing 

Swans and Klons by Nora Olsen: YA, dystopian, terrible

This Is a Book For Parents of Gay Kids by Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo: Extreme biphobia, all the nope

The Tolerance Trap by Suzanna Danuta Walters: Non-fiction, boring, bisexual erasure

When Your Lover is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal by Susan Forward: Non-fiction, biphobic garbage

Winterspell by Clare Legrand: bad bisexual tropes, YA fantasy, TW sexual coercion 

Wonderland by David-Matthew Barnes: Rushed, cliched, confusing 

You Can Tell Just By Looking by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico: Cissexist garbage

zoozoocala  asked:

Hey P I think I know why that color pallet is so familiar. Take a good look at your icon.

Truuuue i didnt even made that icon tho! it was made for me. And when I first saw it it felt more like a memory than an exact picture like, a place. With old worn trees and a big plot of dirt in the trees.

Maybe Silverwood Lake… someplace i went camping as a kid. Maybe then i just have subconsciously favored it

“the lack of hot babes in marblemount is disappointing yet expected. great roast beef sandwiches though and some little kid told me that silverwood was scary. i think thats quite a feat don’t you think?”

                                                  TASK ONE.

can’t believe i’m posting the first task already! it’s not that hard, actually. all you have to do is write 1-2 paragraphs ic about how they feel about the project. since the group will be leaving for marblemount on friday (may twenty sixth) i’d like to know what everyone’s thoughts are or if they have any comments about it. if you’re stuck on not knowing what to write, i will be including some questions under the cut! the catch to this task, however, is that it has to be written as if it’s going up on youtube. you know like any youtuber uploading a q & a. i’m not putting like a ‘due date’ on this but it’d be nice if we all had ‘em done before saturday!

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I can never remember how to tell if this thing is on. Knowing my luck, none of this will record and I’ll have to do it all over again but, hey guys! We’re getting ready to hit the road so we’re all making our videos before the trip but according to some people, I ramble about Daniel too much. Didn’t know that my boyfriend and team leader was a problem, but okay. Damaris was kind enough to make me a list of things for me to talk about but I’m sure at least eighty percent of this video will end up being about him anyway…

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“i was planning on doing this like, forever ago but got so busy packing for the trip and just making sure everything was good to go so here it is— my q and a for silverwood!” naomi spoke, trying her best to not raise her voice since practically everyone in the van was asleep (except cristian— since he was the designated driver). “i asked everyone to send me some questions that they wanted me to answer and i wrote them all done on this notecard,” she said, showing everyone on the stream the pink notecard “so let’s get this going!”

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