talking bookworm

If we’re going to talk, then let’s talk. Forget about what is polite or proper and delve right into what is sincere and honest. Lead me down through the labyrinth of your true, spectacular self. I am not interested in pleasantries. If you want a conversation, then let’s get lost.
—  Beau Taplin, Real Talk

One of my bookish resolutions this year has been to reread more of my favorite books. It’s going to be hard, because I’m looking forward to reading so many new and amazing books this year, but I want to try. Right now I’m Rereading Siege and Storm.

So I’m curious, what’s everyone’s thoughts on rereading books? Do you like to reread, or are you not so much of a fan?

Hello! I have a couple questions that I would like to be discussed, if the people of Tumbler wouldn’t mind helping me out !

The picture above is from some of the sneak peek images from Hulus The Handmaids Tale ( it is based on the book by Margaret Atwood).

The picture is of Joseph Fiennes and he is playing the role of the Commander in the show.

Here are some quotes from the book describing the Commander:

“… If I were going to open my eyes a slit, I would be able to see him, his not-unpleasant face hanging over my torso, with a few strands of his silver hair falling perhaps over his forehead … If he were better looking would I enjoy this more? At least he’s an improvement on the previous one … But would I like his white, tufted raw body any better?” (Atwood 95)

Later on after the Commander takes her to the “club” “… He sits up, begins to unbutton. Will this be worse, to have him denuded, of all his cloth power? He’s down to the shirt; then, under it, sadly, a little belly. Wisps of hair … Without his uniform he looks smaller, older, like something being dried …” (Atwood 254 - 255)

For those of you who have read the book, do you think that Fiennes matches the descriptions ( even a little bit) of the Commander?

Do you think that the fact that the actor who is portraying the Commander is attractive will change the way the viewer feels about the character?

Would you start to sympathize with him because he’s attractive?

Would someone who has read the book and then watched the show ( or vice versa) feel differently about the treatment of the women due to the fact that the actor portraying the Commander is attractive?

I want to hear your thoughts! Thank you!

anonymous asked:

Have you seen "107 Facts About Danny Phantom"? I have, and three things intrigued me. Firstly, ghosts are NOT the spirits of the deceased. They're "monsters/creatures from another dimension", but they're called "ghosts" because it's easier to say. Secondly, not just anyone can get superpowers from a Ghost Portal. If Sam or Tucker had been caught in the blast instead of Danny, they could have been killed. Thirdly, Vlad was going to be a vampire, but Nickelodeon thought it was too occult-ish.

Yeah, Butch revealed all these things in interviews years before the video. I like watching all these people who never knew this stuff freak out, hee hee. It just gives me “Come on, I’m new here and even I knew this!” warm fuzzies.

As for your first question, I talked to Bookworm (like I often do) about it back when I first found that interview in particular. We usually just talk about worldbuilding stuff and I don’t think she really minds me sharing it. She’s pretty cool that way. Hold tight… Ah!

oORiddleOo said the following:

So apparently Butch said the following in an interview:

So it was decided to make Vlad a “ghost”. And, also, by “ghost” I mean, a guy with special powers like Danny. Remember: in “Danny Phantom” our ghosts are not the disembodied spirits of dead people. Oh no no. They’re “monsters/creatures” from a mysterious dimension. Although we never say that out loud, that’s the slant we take. Get it? We just call them ghosts because it’s easier.

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, it makes sense where Skulker and Spectra are concerned, but how does this connect to Sidney, who has a canon human counterpart? Or the Lunch Lady and Ember. Hmm……..

I think most everyone in the phandom assumes that most if not all of the major ghosts were alive at one point, so it should be totally acceptable for me to go that route if I wanna.

This is where it comes in handy to have an echo* idea, I suppose, when one is a picky perfectionist about sticking to canon… At least this is an obscure fact. I want dead people and I’m gonna have dead people.

Also I found this quote:

“Mom, I’ve got a new show idea! It’s going to shake the entertainment world to its core!” Her response was something like: “That’s nice, Butch. Oh look, there’s a desert tortoise.”

*Note: The echo idea is Bookworm’s headcanon from her DP fanfics.

Bookwormgal said the following:

Yeah, Butch kind of wavered back and forth about whether or not ghosts were actually dead people. The phandom does ignore him to an extent on that topic since it was already established with some of the characters that they used to be alive.

Yes, that’s part of the reason I went with my “echoes” concept since it lets them be both based on previously living people and yet not technically the spirits of dead guys. But most fans of the show just go with “ghosts are dead people” and get on with it.

And yes, that’s an amusing quote.

oORiddleOo said the following:

Gotcha. There are a lot of hints in the show that they ARE dead. It’s a little weird for me to go against a direct quote from the show creator, but I’m technically sticking more to the episodes, and I guess this is what fanfiction is all about. I’ll just have to play with some ideas of my own.

Bookwormgal said the following: 

Yeah, stick with the episodes more than the quotes. I think he said that later to keep the moral guardians from freaking out about all the dead people the innocent children are being exposed to or something…

Huh. I was expecting to get more out of this by copying and pasting it than I would have if I’d simply summed it up. Oh well.

So……. That’s my feelings on the subject. I’m not really sure what you want me to say about your other two comments. Have fun with those!