thank you for making my life better these 8 years

Dresden Files Books Rated By The Opening Line
  • Storm Front: "I heard the mailman approach my office door, half an hour earlier than usual. He didn't sound right. His footsteps fell more heavily, jauntily, and he whistled. A new guy. He whistled his way to my office door, then fell silent for a moment. Then he laughed."
  • Easily one of the weakest in the series. 3/10.
  • Fool Moon: "I never used to keep close track of the phases of the moon. So I didn't know that it was one night shy of being full when a young woman sat down across from me in McAnally's pub and asked me to tell her all about something that could get her killed."
  • Nicely ominous. Thanks to this book, I also keep track of the phases of the moon. Helped me catch a local werewombat. You have no idea how hard it is to put one of them down. 8/10.
  • Grave Peril: "There are reasons I hate to drive fast. For one, the Blue Beetle, the mismatched Volkswagen bug that I putter around in, rattles and groans dangerously at anything above sixty miles an hour. For another, I don't get along so well with technology. Anything manufactured after about World War II seems to be susceptible to abrupt malfunction when I get close to it. As a rule, when I drive, I drive very carefully and sensibly. // Tonight was an exception to the rule."
  • Not bad, per se, but not all that good. It takes too long to get to its point, which makes it not as good of a hook. 6/10.
  • Summer Knight: "It rained toads the day the White Council came to town."
  • This one makes me giggle. 8/10. Good job.
  • Death Masks: "Some things just aren't meant to go together. Things like oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. // Wizards and television."
  • Very relatable. I, too, am no fan of toothpaste in my orange juice. I used to put toothpaste in my orange juice all the time and had no clue why my orange juice tasted so bad. I mean, who knew? 9/10.
  • Blood Rites: "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
  • There is no need to explain perfection. 15/10.
  • Dead Beat: "On the whole, we're a murderous race. According to Genesis, it took as few as four people to make the planet too crowded to stand, and the first murder was a fratricide. Genesis says that in a fit of jealous rage, the very first child born to mortal parents, Cain, snapped and popped the first metaphorical cap in another human being. The attack was a bloody, brutal, violent, reprehensible killing. Cain's brother Abel probably never saw it coming. // As I opened the door to my apartment, I was filled with a sense of empathic sympathy and intuitive understanding. // For freaking Cain."
  • One of the all time greats of this series. Lovely illustration of how Dresden feels and catches people up on his relationship with his brother really quick. 10/10.
  • Proven Guilty: "Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's grey cloak. I didn't know that until the day I watched Morgan, second in command of the White Council's Wardens, lift his sword over the kneeling form of a young man guilty of the practice of black magic. The boy, sixteen years old at the most, screamed and ranted in Korean underneath his black hood, his mouth spilling hatred and rage, convinced by his youth and power of his own immortality. He never knew it when the blade came down."
  • Dark. Really sets the tone for the book. Also, I'm, like, totally jealous. Blood stains are the worst. 8/10.
  • White Night: "Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are."
  • I know, right? It's, like, I thought this guy who came into work would be just a normal customer and get his stuff and leave, but, instead, he rants about conspiracy theories and shit when I can't tell him to fuck off. 9/10. Good job.
  • Small Favor: "Winter came early that year; it should have been a tip-off."
  • Not bad, but kinda weak. I mean, did he even consider that maybe winter came early because Global Warming is actually a hoax? I mean, it isn't, but couldn't he at least consider the possibility? 6/10.
  • Turn Coat: "The summer sun was busy broiling the asphalt from Chicago 's streets, the agony in my head had kept me horizontal for half a day, and some idiot was pounding on my apartment door. // I answered it and Morgan, half his face covered in blood, gasped, 'The Wardens are coming. Hide me. Please.'"
  • It's just, like, whaaaaaat? Why's Morgan here? How'd he get all bloody? And, like, he even snuck in some nice foreshadowing with the headache. Really well done. 8/10.
  • Changes: "I answered the phone, and Susan Rodriguez said, 'They've taken our daughter.'"
  • Nice and shocking, making you want to read more, but the last book did a similar shocking opening better. 5/10.
  • Ghost Story: "Life is hard. // Dying's easy."
  • Totally relatable. I, like many others, wish for death because life is too hard. Thanks for making me feel better, Harry. 8/10.
  • Cold Days: "Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, has unique ideas regarding physical therapy."
  • One would imagine. I mean, did you hear her TED talk on it? Fascinating stuff. She's an innovator in the field. 7/10.
  • Skin Game: "There was a ticking time bomb inside my head and the one person I trusted to go in and get it out hadn't shown up or spoken to me for more than a year."
  • Don't you just hate it when you have a time bomb in your head? I know I do. But not all of us know bomb defusal experts. We're not all as lucky as you are, Dresden. I had to defuse my time bomb myself. Dick. 4/10.

Real life, I’m sad to see you go.

This was supposed to be a painting for Adam’s birthday but I finished it last night and couldn’t make myself wait to upload it. Actually, I started on this last year and it was gonna be for his 30th but oh well… better late than never haha 

If I could say something directly to Adam, I could just sum it all up with a “thank you.” He’s been such a wonderful, positive, and uplifting presence/influence in my life for like 7 or 8 years now…in so many ways. From inspiring the vast majority of my artwork and stories in the past few years, to helping me cope with the harsh world and reality, making me feel like I’m not alone, to helping me recognize what a Holiness man should be like(and a Christian in general), reminding me of what’s important and always making me laugh! 

It’s such a blessing to have Adam’s music (and Adam) in my life and I honestly, truly, madly, deeply have no idea where I would even be right now if it (and he) wasn’t. Adam Young and his projects have become such a large and important element woven into the fabric of my life that if I don’t shut up now I won’t stop talking about it. :P

 Well, after several years and many fandoms, I finally reached 1k, which I never thought would happen and I still can’t believe it! So, I’ve wanted to do this for a while, to thank you all for making my days so much better with your loveliness. In the past year I’ve met a lot of sweet, amazing people and made wonderful new friends, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I love yall and thank you very much!
(the header is not the best but this is literally my first time doing anything design related and I’m not good at this stuff oops)

mutuals faves

Babes (AKA loves of my life)

@elecktranatchios @lukeskywalkcrs @elektrenatchios @bobbimorxe @poeedamerons @poetdameron @dianaprmce @hanorganaas @byckybrnes@ohanxkin

 //A-D//

@agentromvnoff@alderaen @alianovni @alyciasbraids @amidalarey @anakinskvwalkcr @asexualiriswest @axengers 
@bae-b-8 @barcnes @barnesjames @bellakitse @bisexualisabelles @blaakwidow @blackpanthevs @boobie-fett @broedameron @brucswayne @buckynat @buckynatashas @buckynatism​ 
@capsteven @captainrogvrs @captndxrito @carohdanvers @charlesxaviers @chloesbenet @christensen @chwbaca @clairetemplc @clexa @coloursteve @couslandss @cptainbucky @cptnstevens @cptsdanvers @cutefinn 
@daisyrid @daisyridly @darevevil @dasiyridleyy @deadhpool @demidameron @dorkyassassins @dpoe 

//E-J//

@eddiethawne @elektraasnatchios @elizabethsolsen @elodieynug @emmaofmisthaven @emmasawn @emuraudetoubia 
@felicityromanova @fihnnpoe @finndamereyn @finnpoeandrey  @forcepoe @frank-page @frankcastlc @frankcestle @frankkcastles 
@galsgadots @gayfinnpoe @groot @gvbyteller 
@hawkingeloise @hellamarvel @helluva-pilot @hotshotfinn 
@idontwikeit @imperfectlychaotic @iriswestt @isaacoscar 
@james-nat @jamillia @jediqueenrey @jedispilots @jeesicajones @jessicadrews @jjessikapava @jmfalsworth 

//K-O//

@karasdanvr @katiiebishops @kctiebishop @kittytchalla @knnobi @kyloreh @kyloamidahla 
@lagerthalodbrok @laurelance @leiaorganaas @leiaorgannas @leiaorgnana @lexluthorr @lindseysmorgans @lindsemyorgan @lukeskywaler @lukeskywnlker​ 
@mallcolmducasse @maraudder @margotsrobbie @mattmurdook @mythaelogy 
@natasharommanoff @natashasromanova @natbucky @natchioss @natelektra @neiljostsn @nichtwing @ntashas @nymphxdxra 
@oberynmartells @obiwqn @ohbuck @ohlex @ohmygodhelena @ohwonderwoman @organas @originallybenjamin @ororomunreo 

//P-S//

@paedmes @peggy-carter @petermaximoff @poeedamervn @poees @prewarbucky @princesxleia @punishur @pvedameron 
@quakekru @quickslllver 
@rebelpilots@retrosteves@revskywalker@reynaberrie@reyridleys @reyskywalxer @reysolowalkers @romanovajames @romanovass@romavoffs @romvnov@rrogers​ 
@samstevz @scarletwitch @scavengerrey @sebsstanz @senatorrorgana@sensaetes @sharoncxrter @shesthemuscle​ @skvwalkerss @skyorganasolo @skywalkertrash @skywalkingreys @skywalkuer @skywaulkr @spacedameron @spacetchalla @starksass @starsleia @steverogeurs  @stevesnat @stormb0rns @stormpilots @stripperdameron

 //T-Y//

@targaryaens @tchilla @teamcaps @theasqueen @theforcee @thehatefuleight @tstarwars 
@umhawkguy​ 
@wandamaxiomff @weinersoldier @wesleyslaurel @wintuersoldier @wonderiwoman @wouldyousingalong @wvdewilson @wytchcrafts 
@yomarvel 

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hey taylorswift i don’t have a cat but i hope you enjoy these pictures of my dog and i when i was younger!! honestly you’ve changed my life in the best ways possible. i could never thank you enough for how much you’ve done for me in the past 8 years of my life. you’ve inspired me in so many ways and you’re the main reason i am the person i am today. thank you for everything, taylorswift
Thank you for the friendships. Thank you for your music. Thank you for being who you are. Thank you for being there for me through it all. Thank you for inspiring me. And most of all, thank you for always making me feel 1300 times better. I love you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I promise you that I will stand by you forever. I LOVE YOU.

Hey Taylor!

I really just need to take a moment to tell you how much I love you. You are the one musician I can always turn to whenever I am feeling something really really intensely. I’ve been a fan of you since I was in 6th grade. To put this in perspective, I will be starting my second year of college this fall. From then to now has been the biggest test of strength and I struggled more than anyone could imagine. Starting with my parents’ divorce, falling in love, being cheated and hurt and falling out of love, attempting to take my own life and failing, struggling with anorexia (haven’t skipped a meal in 2 years) and self harm (5 months clean), almost not graduating from high school to finding the strength to ask for help, recover, graduate, go to college and even fall in love again which is going on over 3 years and surviving long distance, all thanks to the strength you helped give me. Every single time I listen to your music, I feel like I’m taking advice from a best friend. Making friends is especially hard for me because social anxiety practically controls my life, but throughout these..what..8 years, you’ve been my one friend who I knew would always be here for me and I could always turn to you. I live every single day with the words you’ve written in my head and they push me to become a better person. I can never thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me and helping guide me through the hardest times of my life. I know you hear this all the time, but you have really changed my life. You put my feelings into words and meaning into my life. Please never stop doing what you’re doing because you are honestly the most inspirational role model that anyone could have to look up to. I can only hope that one day I will be able to meet you and tell you all of this in person. I took up extra hours at work just so I can see you in Chicago on July 19th with my mom’s fiance (He’s a huge fan). We’ll be in section 224, row 20, seats 1 & 2. I really hope you want to meet me and I am SO excited to go to your show for the first time ever. It’s been a long 8 years :) I love you so so so so SO much. Never stop shining. xoxoxo -Amy

taylorswift

~Hey Taylor! It’s Micky (Michelle) If you didn’t see my last post, here’s a picture of me+ my poster (with lights)! I can’t wait to see you on Tuesday! I’ve waited 7 years and I finally get to see you live! You’ve been someone I could turn to since the age of 6. You’ve helped me overcome my toughest times in life. Though bullying and not fitting in. You’ve taught me to become a better person. Especially this year. I’ve turned to you and your music whenever I had a rough day at school or if I felt miserable at home. I don’t know how I could ever thank you for making me smile and guiding me for the last 7 years. I love you more than I could ever describe. Also, I’ll be in Section 8 Row 20 Seat 7!
{Ps ignore the messy hair.}

Love ya!
Micky💞😚
taylorswift tree-paine