I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.

*quietly humming bday song*

*coughs* my birthday’s in exactly 19 days and there’s no humble way to say this so just check out my wishlists because those are books i know i need to get but can’t atm. and writing supplies!
book wishlist    wishlist

Tagged By: @faerie-apples and @nuelleawanders

Full Name: Deyaenoux Bouchard

Gender and Sexuality: Male, Straight

Pronouns: He/Him

Ethnicity/Species: Wildwood/Elezen

Birthplace and Birthdate: Steel Vigil, Coerthas. 21st of Second Umbral Moon

Guilty Pleasures: Schadenfreude (pleasure derived from the misfortune of others), and big plates of savory meals.

Phobias: Deep water. He knows how to swim but will actively avoid trips over open waters, especially the ocean. 

What They Would be Famous For: An accomplished pastor/preacher

What Have They / Would They Gotten Arrested For: He’s been detained in Limsa Lominsa for an argument that escalated to physical altercation

OC You Ship Them With: No question about it, Deyaenoux would be thrilled with @thungerstorm‘s Charging Thunder, though was in a very brief relationship with @faerie-apples‘s Mandalina

OC Most Likely To Murder Them: There’s so many…

Favorite Book Genre: Historical Non-Fiction

Least Favorite Book Cliche: Romance and Overly Nice Good Guys

Talents and/or Powers: Confident premediator. Was a former combat healer in the Convictory

Why Someone Might Love Them: He is tenacious in his faith and work ethics

Why Someone Might Hate Them: He is a biased, prejudiced priest with a heavy xenophobic, pro-nationalist mentality

How They Change: It will be very difficult to change this man, he is rather intolerant to deviations from customs and cultural practices

Why You Love Them: I have a soft spot for morally gray antagonists; NPC-like characters


anonymous asked:

What book box would you recommend?

My personal favorite is Bookish Box. It doesn’t include a book but bookish items and for me, that works out best since I tend to buy so many books. Each month of Bookish includes a tshirt from Appraising Pages and 3-5 bookish items.
If you’re looking for a box that includes a book, I’m a big fan of OwlCrate. They always include a newly released book and 3-5 other book related items. From the OwlCrates that I’ve received, I’ve really liked each one. I actually have a coupon code for OwlCrate if you want to try it out. It’s “Taylor10” for 10% off your first box.
Uppercase box is also a really good book box. I’ve only received one Uppercase box but I really liked it.

anonymous asked:

I love reading but whenever school starts I lose desire to read which makes me sad. Because I enjoy reading a lot.

Hey Nonnie!

It’s normal in a way, imo, because you have to read so much for school and there’s homework to worry about, that at the end of the day, the last thing you want to do it stick your nose in a book. I’ve experienced this in college - I used to read a lot in high school, but abruptly stopped once I started college, because I had so many speciality books I had to read, I just didn’t want to dive in other books at the end of the day. Don’t beat yourself up too much over this, because you’ll get back into it once you get settled back with school and things get a bit easier. And remember that your books are patiently waiting for you, for as long as it takes :)

Lots of hugs! <3

I spent a good amount of years—too many, I think—being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction and poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose) someone will try to make you feel lousy about it.
—  Stephen King, On Writing

If he had been offered this as an adult, he couldn’t remember it. He couldn’t remember ever having needed it, except that maybe he had needed it since the bells had rung in Akielos, and never allowed himself to ask for it (p. 197, Kings Rising)

The second most common misconception about love is the idea that dependency is love. This is a misconception with which psychotherapists must deal on a daily basis. Its effect is seen most dramatically in an individual who makes an attempt or gesture or threat to commit suicide or who becomes incapacitatingly depressed in response to a rejection or separation from spouse or lover. Such a person says, “I do not want to live, I cannot live without my husband [wife, girl friend, boyfriend], I love him [or her] so much.” And when I respond, as I frequently do, “You are mistaken; you do not love your husband [wife, girl friend, boyfriend].” “What do you mean?” is the angry question. “I just told you I can’t live without him [or her].” I try to explain. “What you describe is parasitism, not love. When you require another individual for your survival, you are a parasite on that individual. There is no choice, no freedom involved in your relationship. It is a matter of necessity rather than love. Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.”
—  M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled.

newtmas week ◆ day four: AU → ancient greek/the song of achilles AU

«I could recognise him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth.»