strange babble

Book Meme Thing

solrosan tagged me!!

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!


  1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    ghosts, death, madness, poison, evil step parents and revenge *wistful sigh*
  2. The Annotated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
    No, the Baring-Gould one that obsesses over details to support various Great Game solutions
  3. The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll
    blew my young mind that Carroll was a mathematician - madness with method; it’s like a fairy tale / math crossover
  4. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
    *Arthur Shappey voice: wow!*
  5. The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
    an unhappy boy is spirited off to a house where it is Spring every morning, Summer every afternoon, Autumn every evening (+ Halloween trick-or-treating after dinner), and Winter every night (+ Christmas presents before bed)
  6. Faldum by Herman Hesse
    a magician comes to town and grants everyone wishes; one man becomes the mountain that overlooks the village and observes it over eons until the mountain crumbles to dust
  7. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
    this one is like a history of science / scifi / religion crossover!
  8. The Ghost Map and Emergence by Steven Johnson
  9. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
    Chicago World’s Fair! electricity! a serial killer!
  10. The Fairy Tales of Andersen and Grimm
    *faraway look*


tag all the people. if you did this already while i was distracted and I missed it, I am sad.


Imagine a Strange Magic greaser au.

Bog is the gang leader and while everyone says he’s terrifying he just kinda is the biggest nerd to ever nerd while Marianne is a very upstanding girl who secretly runs a gang herself and Bog is both enamored and freaked out by her once he learns that she’s got a kind of double life. While his two friend Thang and Stuff (their street names) end up conspiring with Bogs mother to hook Bog and Marianne up.

And Dawn and Sunny are just the cutest couple who are surprisingly efficient when they want to be who both end up somehow being school leaders.

anonymous asked:

Do you know when we can expect to see your next artwork :)?

oooooh my oh dear oh dear, I am v flattered you are asking (this was about a day ago says my timestamps d’OH)

Save for doodles here and there, I’m actually sort of in a slump right now; ;; I’ve got a few ideas here and there that I want to fully draw, but I don’t expect much completion until august or something. ehehe… //bows deeply

I still believe that we will come to a point where Max thinks/knows that Chloe has to be dead for the world to be normal again. But i dont know if they would actually make us kill Chloe.
What makes me believe this, is the 3-bullets theory. I dont count the optional Chloe-shoots-herself scene so that means she would still get shot another time.
Also we already were able to kill her in the alternate universe to stop her suffering. (But we were also able to not kill her and that is why I think we dont have to kill her in our original reality)
The universe wants her dead for some reason, and, as most people think, the graffiti in her room indicates that she is somehow suffering in the reality we’re right now.
Maybe that suffering can also only be stopped by finally letting her die.

So yeah I don’t think it is the complete solution to the whole stuff happening but I feel like we will get confronted with that problem.

(though I’d be happy if what im saying is completly wrong at the end)

Aryabun is my patronus today.

either i will be told that i won’t have a job much longer. in which case extending the meeting from
30 to 60 minutes is ominous.

or i will be told that my job is fine (for now. what is job security? consistently high performance rating (a competitive rating)? bahaha irrelevant.) in which case, 3 reschedules? couldn’t you have sent a short “don’t worry, it’s all good news” message?

right now my fanfic interests have stuck themselves in homestuck and les mis and I read so many where the characters (whichever ones are human in the case of homestuck, and I don’t read much humanstuck) are mostly or at least partially portrayed as people of color so whenever I read one where everyone’s described as white I’m like “whaaaat??? no no no, that’s not how… whaaaat???” and usually it’s so distracting for me that I quit the fic.