the most interesting thing

Nastasiya's Bungalow - Monday, 1:20pm

The most exciting thing he had going on in his life, was being a fighter. His abilities in combat. Everything else was dark and gloomful. He might enjoy current music at a loud volume but he wasn’t the kind of person to laugh and he barely smiled unless it was in a menace kind of way. “Chriss?”


“I said, you seem pensive. Is something wrong?”

“….Would you say you’re an interesting person? Like, the kind of person others are eager to know?”

“No.” She said with a laugh. “What’s the most interesting thing about me? besides being from the Ukraine and being a Vampire? I was always the girl who found fun in reading a good book, or watching a good mystery show on television. I was never popular, or widely liked. I’m used to that, however and I’m okay with it.”

“It doesn’t bother you? That people might label you as, boring?”

“No. I feel the people who rightfully care for me, will find the best in me. Even if I don’t see it.” Maybe it was because he hadn’t had much conversation with the women he bedded, but talking to Nastasiya was different. She always carried herself with a sense of eloquence. She spoke with an air of mannerish at times, but she also spoke as someone down to Earth would. She didn’t brag about her intelligence or upbringing. “Do you think you’re boring, Chriss?”

anonymous asked:

If Kylo is inverse to Vader's story then wouldn't that mean that he will remain a villian until the end? Vader/anakin's story was a person who struggled against the dark and in the end went back to the light. So wouldn't the inverse of that be that Kylo will struggle with the light and in the end fall completely into the dark.

Boi i hope so bc he’s such an interesting villain and a redemption arc would be the most boring thing that could possibly happen in these movies

soulmate au where you have the name of your soulmate scribed on your body bUT

It’s their middle name 

  • Hufflepuff: Hey, how are you today?
  • Ravenclaw: Eh
  • Hufflepuff: The weather has been nice and sunny at least!
  • Ravenclaw: meh
  • Hufflepuff: Well I hope you enjoy your day!
  • Ravenclaw: kay

more doodles from today’s chapter  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

cpla5g  asked:

The most interesting thing about cats is that they can randomly pop up in any random place.

I have no idea why you sent me this, but you are so right, my dude, that is interesting.

A Sign Of A Hero

Midoriya’s scars from overusing One For All are one of the most interesting things about his current character design. Like he is permanently scared up to fuck all over both of his arms. It’s something that like… most of the time you wouldn’t get from many other series.

Arm/hand scars, especially in of the type he has are… “Unattractive”. They aren’t like chest scars or eye scars or anything like that. They don’t exactly fit into those like… “cool” areas for scars that people love to use.

More to the point though, they’re gnarly things. They break up his normally clean hand lines and they show exactly how much he’s put his body through, even having only been at this whole super hero thing for a very short amount of time.

They give an impression that they still hurt even now. Like that they still ache, and that’s such an interesting thing to do with your main character.

Midoriya is such a good character from toe to tip because his design now matches his will to sacrifice even his body to get closer to his dream, and so does his moveset. Because he put his arms through so much hell, he can’t use them unless he may lose function of them entirely. So he makes up for that by using kicks.

And yet, and this is something that really gets me, this little girl he’s now trying to save, called these rough, scared, repeatedly broken hands, kind. Even through all he’s been through, and the things his body had suffered from, his kindness never left him. If anything, it probably got stronger!

It’s amazing to have a main character, a hero, who’s unusual, and non-standardly attractive scars shown as a sign of his heroics and his will to save people. It’s treated like a sign of strength for him.

And I love that so very much.

Hi here’s another list of things I’ve read that are really important to me, on the loose theme of ‘fantasy urbanism.’ I still haven’t read Dhalgren.

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. This is the most essential thing to read if you are even tangentially interested in anything about this list i think. Revelatory to me as a pulpy-literalistic fantasist.

Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson. Inspired by the Calvino book, an enormous overview of planned or dreamed cities that were never built.

Kalpa Imperial by Angélica Gorodischer. Some of my favorite secondary-world fiction I have ever read. Short stories from the history of an empire at the ludicrous extreme of size, depth, history. The English edition was translated by Ursula K. Le Guin who is my favorite.

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar. Beautiful book and deals with an invented setting and urban spaces with a more densely intellectual approach than I have ever seen.

Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas. An architectural history and “retroactive manifesto” for Manhattan, but some of the most interesting bits are about Coney Island in particular. Huge futuristic conflicts underlie every modern city.

The City & the City by China Miéville. This isn’t a lot of people’s favorites of his because its fantastic elements aren’t the loudest, but it’s so smart and bewildering and develops an allegory for emergent social strata in urban spaces that is really compelling.

The Event Factory by Renee Gladman. Just finished this; it feels loose and dreamlike and engages very clearly with real feelings of exploring new spaces, radically repurposing urban environments…

Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy. Not as totally concerned with cities as the rest of the list, but a really exciting and unusual example of worldbuilding from an intentionally political/utopian perspective.

Surregional Explorations by Max Cafard. The first few essays in this book deal with Surrealist and Situationist approaches to urban space and the unconscious of cities; it’s a weird jumbled book but I liked it

types of new zealand children

  • you were born on the west coast. black sand and thrashing waters, the kind of dangerous parents warn their children about. you could swim before you could walk, and you can feel the ocean in your bones, a soft ache that will never go away
  • you were born in canterbury. winter is nothing more than a warm embrace to you. your body convulses and shifts endlessly like the land below you, and your whole existence feels on edge. rise and fall
  • you were born in the wetlands. you know rebirth better than any, and yet you still feel trapped. you wake early every morning, and you know just how silent the farm can be. your life is an endless cycle of this knowing and yet you can never do anything but watch
  • you were born in te hiku-o-te-ika. the old gods still live inside of the earth, and you are surrounded by them. tane mahuta stands tall and so do you. breathe in, you exist at the top of aotearoa
  • you were born in the alpine mountains of otago. land of the red earth, isolated village, you are difficult to get to and difficult to understand. you are calmest when the wind is thin and the snow cold. poor child, you will never be able to comprehend your vastness
  • you were born in the cities. there is a disconnect in your identity, and no matter how many times you shift around, you will never feel at home until the hum of traffic has settled under your skin
  • you were born in the king country. war torn kid with too much blood on your knees, in your mouth, on your arms. there’s a rage inside of you that will never go away, but nor will the strength that comes from the bones of the kings in the soil below you
  • you were born in marlborough. the dry season has lasted several years, and you just want to know when everything will feel okay again. soon, i promise you
  • you were born on the volcanic plateau. you will never know where you belong, but that’s okay. nowhere will be able to contain you but the open vastness of the desert road. you are all too much, from lake taupo to mount ruapehu, you are unknowable
  • you were born in the bay of plenty. you have never known hunger, but you know suffering. you are the softest of children, raised on summer warmth and placid rivers that you know better than the back of your hand
  • you were born in heretaunga. you survived a place that wanted you dead. through the floods, the earthquakes, and the droughts, you still stand. you are so much stronger than you know

anonymous asked:

What's up with all the smoking mentions in the article?? I have no problem with smoking but the observer did the same thing.... that plus the cheap coffee, Greggs... and also "Geordie Shore (“You could have a fun night out with the birds, but the lads are disgusting)" looool if this isn't to push more his lad laddy lad image... And what he said about partying.... As if that wasn't an image his team was trying to pass at the time that culminated with what we know....

They’re trying to paint him as the underdog “boy next door” who hasn’t forgotten his roots, doesn’t like the celebrity world, and so on. It’s not the same as the laddy lad image of early 2015.

1) The setting: “Of all the places I’d expect to encounter one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, a cold, near-empty warehouse in north London is not one of them.”

2) His friends: “His mate, a brown-haired boy with freckles holding a sausage roll wrapped in Greggs paper, had smiled and nodded at the people in the room. Standing there, the two of them looked like boys you might have known from school who had somehow grown up overnight.”

3) His musical influences (Green Day)

4) His school life: “"I was never what you’d call ‘book smart’… What used to piss my mum off is that I could have been…”

5) His audition: “… he looks like every other British teenager you could have found in any suburban town in the mid 2000s…”

6) Wanting to make it big in spite of others

7) “he clings onto his background with an almost commendable stubbornness.”

8) Rejecting fame: “You see people who are beyond self-absorbed, and that’s why it can be a dangerous place. For me, I much prefer messy nights out with my friends from home… You can surround yourself with super successful celebrities, but you can get swallowed up in the glitz and the glam of it all.”

9) Multifaceted individual: “… but his identity presents a strange duality.”

10) Gratefulness towards the band members 

11) Girl power (the girl band)

12) Ambition: “In ten years time, the most important thing for me is that I’ll deliver a good album that people connect with, and then after that… who knows? I’ll set myself a new target. As soon as you start to feel comfortable, it’s a dangerous place to be in. That keeps my drive up, that keeps me going.”

It’s not a bad thing to have low interests. Most people eat at Greggs and watch trash television. Look at the small things, how he disses the guys from Geordie Shore but not the girls, or how he carefully chooses his wording. The marketing angle is clear - the first article was the underdog angle, this one, right before Back to you, is about him staying loyal to himself and being the childhood friend you could have had. I mean, look at BTY video. Of course they have to push this angle. It is the underdog narrative, but it isn’t the same as spring 2015 imho.

Pink Roses: convey gentle emotions such as admiration, love and gratitude ♡

a small preview of the sheith print i just finished that i’ll be selling at astl next weekend (hmu if u want one (ゝ。∂)~ ♥ )