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First name: The
Zodiac: Sagittarius ♐️
Sexual Orientation: Straight. I do like penises.
Favourite fruit(s): Strawberries, Red Grapes, Red Apples, Oranges/Tangerines, Pears, Watermelon, Mango, Pineapple, Melon and Kiwi. (Pretty sure there are others).
Favourite season: Summer. Or early Autumn.
Favourite book: Anything by; Sophie Mckenzie, Cathy Hopkins, Hilary McKay, Lili St. Crow, (there’s one more I can’t think of right now. But it will come to me)
Favourite flower: Don’t like flowers.
Favourite animal: Don’t like animals either.
Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate.
Cat or Dog person: Neither.
Dream trip: Hawaii, Thailand, Cyprus, America, Canada, Japan and others.
Number of followers: 3.5k. Give or take.
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not
destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of
girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love
with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to
Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my
parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her,
I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has
something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single
moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
I have wanted to read this
book ever since I saw a picture of it on Tumblr. I will admit that I was mostly
drawn to it because of the beautiful cover (check out this link to see how it
was created – out of nothing but string and nails!), but when I read the
synopsis I was even more intrigued. The story takes place over one day in NYC,
and is told in chapters with alternating narrators; the POV changing between
Natasha, Daniel, and the Universe(!). The last narrator is what really made
this story stand out for me. In between the more traditional chapters focusing
on the events that take place during the day, every now and then there is a
chapter that completely breaks the pattern. It can be a short life story about
a minor character that features in the main plot, or a brief deviation into a
fact that becomes relevant to the story, such as the traditions of naming in
Korea or the evolutionary history of eyes. Sometimes they are just a few poetic
pages about fate or coincidence. These chapters focus on subjects or objects
that may seem like side-tracks, but which end up mattering hugely to the story.
I am so in love with this way of storytelling. It gives the story a lot of
depth and makes you think about things an ordinary contemporary love story
As I was reading this, I had
to stop and ask: “Can this author read my mind?!”. This book brings up thoughts
and ideas about fate, the universe, and coincidence that very closely echo my
own. Are things meant to be? Are there alternative universes? How do the tiny,
miniscule choices we make every day shape our lives and futures, or the lives
of those around us? These are questions that usually pop into my head right as
I’m about to sleep, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. In this novel,
questions like these are approached from both scientific and
philosophical/poetic angles. All of this made the book stand out from the other
contemporary YA novels out there.
The love story in this novel
comes across as sort of insta-lovey, but somehow it works. I usually don’t like
this trope, but even though Natasha and Daniel’s love story play out over the
course of just one day, it feels like much longer. During this day, they get to
know each other very deeply. I love their relationship, and their discussions
are a joy to read. Seeing them come at questions from the very different angles
of a scientist and a poet is both hilarious and thought-provoking. They are the
kind of couple you just can’t help but root for.
Aside from the love story,
this novel focuses on many different and important subjects, such as
immigration, race, identity, and family relationships. I would say that
immigration is the biggest issue in this story, and throughout the novel the
author gets to approach it from many different perspectives. This is a big
theme for both characters, as one is an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica
about to be deported, and one is a second-generation Korean immigrant, born in
America. In the “universe chapters”, we also get to explore the relationship
their parents have with their new country. In many ways, this is a story of
identity, and not just concerning immigration. I remember reading somewhere
that there is really only one story – Who am I? This novel fits that idea very
This book surprised me. I was
expecting a light and fluffy read. Instead I found a deep and complex story in
spite of the cliché premise. I would describe it as a romance with an
existential twist. Most of all, it was brilliantly interesting and
thought-provoking. I would 100% recommend it to anyone who likes romance and is
looking for a story to completely lose yourself in. It’s a perfect summer read.
Ahh thanks for the tag @kageyamaotori ( you’re amazing and ily!)
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Nickname: Mimi, Emmy, Em
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" I think
Orientation: ace? I think and lithromantic
Ethnicity: I don’t really know? I’m not exactly sure how to define ethnicity so yeah (this makes me sound dumb lol)
Favourite fruit: strawberries
Favourite season: summer
Favourite book series: uuhh I have no idea maybe the Sweep series?
Favourite flower: daisies!
Favourite scent: vanilla
Favourite colour: purple
Coffee, tea or cocoa: tea
Average sleep hours: 4? Or maybe 5
Cat or dog person: both!!! Have you seen them? How could someone not love them all?
Favourite fictional characters: Tsukki, Lance, Hunk, Pidge, Akaashi, Bokuto, hanamaki, matsukawa, iwa-Chan, Oikawa, Kuroo, Yamaguchi, Yuri Plisetsky and a lot more that I can’t remember rn. (It’s like almost 6am. My brain has quit for the night)
Number of blankets you sleep with: 2-3
Dream trip: Japan!!
Blog created: January
Number of followers: 147!
Favourite scent: lavender chamomile, caramel, smell of books, smell of libraries, coffee, tea, paint, nail polish, petrichor, serein, saffron, some perfumes, mints, etc.
Favourite colour: Green, Blue Red and Black (preferably darker shades)
Coffee, tea or cocoa: Mostly Coffee and Tea.
Average sleep hours: Depends. Usually 8 but if I skipped sleep some days before can be 9-10 as well.
Cat or dog person: Both. I used to have dogs too but now only cats.
Favourite fictional characters: Kenshin Himura, Utena Tenjou, Anthy Himemiya, Kazuo Kiriyama, Makoto Shishio, Misao Makimachi, Shogo Makishima, Korra, Zuko, Mako, Jinora, Eska, Desna, Kuvira, Suki, Katara, Akane Tsunemori, Lawliet, Optimus Prime, Marceline, Marta, Miles Upshur, Waylon Park, Walrider, Lynn, Jessica, Val, Princess TuTu/Ahiru, A2, 2B, Kaoru Kamiya, Tomoe Yukishiro, Akira (Togainu no Chi), Aoba, Noiz, Clear, Rin (Togainu no Chi), Garnet (SU), Steven (SU), Ruby, Sapphire, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Bruce Wayne (Batman), Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Batwoman (Kate Kane), Diana Prince (Wonderwoman), Number 5 (Kids Next Door), Rick Hunter (Macross), Lisa Haze (Macross), Sonic The Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, Miles Tails Prower, Jazz the Jackrabbit, Lum (Urusei Yatsura), Akane (Ranma half), Ranma, Akashi Seijurou, Kuroko Testsuo, Nash Gold Jr. Jason Silver, Finn (Star Wars), Rey (Star Wars), Luke Skywalker, Ritsu Onodera, Saya Otonashi, The Classic Yautja from Predators, Xenomorphs from Aliens, Loki, Rinoa, Squall, Lightning, Noctis, Tifa, Sephiroth, Vincent Valentine, Garnet, Zidane, Yuna, Riku, Paine, Hanamichi Sakuragi, Kaede Rukawa, Haruko Akagi, Akagi (Team Captain), Mitsuki, Satsuki (Kill la Kill), Lara Croft (mostly old Lara Croft from the old TR series), Kurtis Trent (Tomb Raider), Rayne (Bloodrayne), Edward Elric, Noah (Full Metal Alchemist), Poussey (Orange is the New Black), Alois Trancy/Jim McCain (Kuroshitsuji), Ciel Phantomhive, Kate Ashley (Red Garden), Claire Forest (Red Garden), Lalaru (Now and Then, Here and There), Sara Ringwald (Now and Then, Here and There), Cheza (Wolf’s Rain), Kiba (Wolf’s Rain), Tsume (Wolf’s Rain), Blue (Wolf’s Rain), Tiz (Jyu Oh Sei), Thor (Jyu Oh Sei), Nora (Fallout 4), Femshep (Mass Effect), Heidi (From Heidi), Emma (Jane Austen), Snowman/Jimmy (Oryx and Crake) and Black Beauty (from book Black Beauty) To name many of them.
Number of blankets you sleep with: Mostly one and a thick one if it’s cold.
Dream trip:Travel around the world, as many places possible. Blog created: Around since Tumblr’s conception.
Getting to know lots of things…. Soz, couldn’t resist. Anywho, thanks to @twistednightshade who tagged me!
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Nickname: Cher or Mama Duck
Height: 5'5 ish.
Ethnicity: White, British
Favourite fruit(s): Cherrys (lol). Bananas. Pomegranates but they’re tricky little fuckers to eat.
Favourite Season: as much as I moan about being too hot, probably summer.
The Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games series, anything by Jodi Picoult. I read Big Little Lies recently and think I’d add that up there too.
Favourite Flower(s): Erm… Roses?
Favourite Animal(s): cats! Elephants, raccoons, dogs, dolphins, foxes. I love most animals.
Favourite Beverage: wine? Cherry coke, coffee.
Favourite Fictional Characters:
Spencer Reid…. Duh. Buffy, Phoebe Buffay, Alice from the Resi Evil movies, Luna Lovegood, The Scarlet Witch. Jareth the Goblin King.
Number of Blankets You Sleep With: at the minute just two. I have a quilt on and then a sheet cos I throw the quilt off when I get too warm and sleep under the sheet. I have to sleep under something cos otherwise monsters will get me
Dream Trip: Mexico
Blog Created: this one was around a year ago, my original one was two years ago.
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Tagged by: @killuas-and-gun Name: Steve Nicknames: Daddy Zodiac sign(s): Aries Height: 5′10″ Orientation:
Ethnicity: European Favourite Fruit: Mango Favourite Season: Summer Favourite Book: The Kingkiller Chronicles Favourite Flower: Lilac Favourite Scent: The scent of @killuas-and-gun‘s underwear 😏
Favourite Colour: Orange Favourite Animal: Huskies <3 Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa: hot cocoa Sleep hours: whenever my boyfriend lets me
Cat or dog: Dogs Favourite Fictional Character:
Satoshi Fukube (Hyouka) and Naruto (I know, I know…) Dream Trip: Anywhere with my boyfriend <3 When did I make this blog: January 2017 Number of Followers: 2676 Tagging:@shortagarden, @eternalyaoi, @tenshi-cat
Nicknames: I don’t really have any lol. Sometimes my sister calls me Abster lol? I guess Abby is technically a nickname because my legal name is Abigail lol. And when I played MMOs I was Brig (for Brigita; still my go-to gamer name ^^).
Zodiac sign: Libra
Height: 5″5-5′6″ ish
Favourite Fruit: Berries, citrus; pretty much any fruit except melons and pineapple, actually. I eat a ton of grapefruit, I’m really weird lol.
Favourite Season: Spring/Summer
Favourite Book: I was an English major so this is a fraught question for me lol. I don’t really pick favorites? I read a lot and I like what I like ^^’. I guess I’ll go with Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales today lol.
Favourite Flower: I love most flowers! Wildflowers! But I also really love those yellow roses with the pink edges.
Favourite Scent: Coffee, most cooking food smells, lavender, honeysuckle, spring grass, dew. I don’t like strong chemically perfume-y scents though, they give me a headache.
Favourite Colour: Yellow
Favourite Animal: Cats. Always cats. And big cats: cheetahs!! I also really like baby goats, so cute :3
Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa?: COFFEE IS LIFE. THREE CUPS A DAY OR BUST.
Average Sleep Hours: 5 ish
Cat or dog person?: Cats!!! Dogs are okay, but cats are God’s most perfect creation.
Favourite Fictional Character: since this is an SnK blog, I’ll say Jean Kirstein. But I’ll also say Garrus Vakarian, Varric Tethras, and Cassandra Pentaghast lol.
Number of blankets you sleep with: Depends on the season. One in the summer, upwards of three in the winter. I’m cold-blooded ^^’
Dream Trip: Pretty much anywhere lol. I’d love to travel around Europe in particular though; so far I’ve only been to England! (I’m American, for reference)
Blog created: January 2017 ^^’
Number of Followers: 926 apparently! Wow, hi guys! (Some of those are probably bots, I should clean that up)
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Name: Callie Nickname: C Zodiac sign: Leo Height: 4′11″ Orientation: Lesbian/questioning Ethnicity: Caucasian Favourite fruit: Cherries or Pineapple Favourite season: Summer Favourite book series: I don’t know… Maybe the Spinster Club books by Holly Bourne Favourite flower: Dahlias Favourite smell: Old books/ new shoes Favourite colour: Lilac/ millennial pink Favourite animal: Cat/bearded dragon/pangolin Coffee, Tea or Cocoa: Tea and Cocoa Average sleep hours: Around seven Favourite fictional character: Castiel/ Johanna Mason Number of blankets you sleep with: 1 Dream trip: LA/ American road trip Blog created: Around January ish I think? Number of followers: 92