the ultimate reading list

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S I X  O F  C R O W S   →   alternative book covers (part i · part ii)

editorial magazine · vintage hardcover
decorative · handlettering
typography · penguin paperback

now i have my laptop back, i want to show some love for some fics i’ve been rereading lately that made me so happy and fall in love with their universes all over again <3

jump before we fall and nameless night by @greenfeelings

any instrument by @dictacontrion​ (drarry)

run away home by @hattalove

and bonus points for the darklist (drarry) which i was up til 4am last night reading for the first time and couldn’t put down. 

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ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR READING LIST

We mentioned in the last episode of @johnnystormcast​ that the Ultimate versions of the Fantastic Four are becoming pretty relevant to 616 and specifically Infamous Iron Man, but that Ultimate Fantastic Four itself is neither the greatest series nor the most consequential to the F4 as distinct characters with unique and compelling relationships. Here’s what I do recommend. Not spoiler-free.

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mysticmaid’s Guide to the Extended Hellboy Universe!

So I saw in the tags there aren’t too many recommended reading lists or guides to the extended Hellboy universe, so since I JUST finished reading the whole shebang I thought I would write my own! I don’t claim this to be the best or the ultimate reading list, just my personal recommendation for the order.  You can however rely on this list to include, what I’m pretty sure is, EVERYTHING canon AND non-canon in the Hellboy Universe (including books an crossover stories), trust me, I have OCD and I don’t take lists lightly.

ACCURATE AS OF: 4th May 2016.

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do you ever just freak out bc theres so much good music and so many amazing books and movies but like youre never going to be able to listen to or read or watch it all but like its all out there and theres so much and ugh

Overwatch Character Playlists

So I’ve spent the last few weeks compiling some of my favorite music to all the playable characters in Overwatch.  The playlists can be found on Spotify by clicking HERE and going to the “Public Playlists” tab.

Each playlist has 10 songs and is roughly 30-45 minutes.  Most are lyrical, although there are some instrumental songs mixed in.  Each playlist ends with a song that has something to do with the character’s ultimate ability (whether it be the song title matches the ultimate name, or the song gives off a vibe of how you feel while using the ultimate).

Below the Keep Reading tab I’ve put the track lists and links to each individual playlist.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! im sorry to bother you (you're one of my favorite writers and ive read basically everything you've ever written) but i was hoping maybe you could give me a list of your favorite marvey fics? thanks so much!!!

Okay, over the years I’ve gotten variants of this question, so I think I will make this answer my ultimate go-to Havey/Mike fic recs post.

I’ve got a couple of posts asking about my favourite fics and my favourite authors, so check those out:

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Under the cut I’m putting an image of all the Suits fics I have on my kindle. It’s not entirely comprehensive, because I lost all my old downloads in the great computer debacle of twenty fifteen, but the majority should be on there. Obviously they will just have the titles - no authors or descriptions. But most of them are from AO3 so are easy to find if you are so inclined.

I hope you can find something in this post that you haven’t read. :O)

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ultimate derek/stiles fic rec list

So I had a few people say that they would be interested in me doing this. Basically this is every Derek/Stiles fic I’ve loved enough to save on my kindle. There are over a hundred. Some truly amazing fics in there.

They are just the titles - no authors or descriptions. They are all from AO3. Some of the titles have been cut off (no idea why) but you should still be able to find them fairly easily. If you need help tracking them down, or want to ask any questions about the fics on this list, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Hope you guys can find something on this list that you like. :O)

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Sit Down and Just Listen

I am making this post about something you are probably familiar with by now.  In relation to this post by @fromchaostocosmos about The Man in the High Castle.  Especially since you guys keep on hounding her about it.

Before you start defending the fucking show read these points because I don’t need these things repeatedly shoved into my face as you guys defend the show.

1)  “This show/novel is anti-nazi!”
       I know.  I get that it is anti-nazi the ads I have seen about it already tells you that.  I do not need this repeated as a defense for it.  HOWEVER, no amount of that will change the fact that the foundation of it is based on the implication of the Nazis winning and the eradication of Jewish, Romani, and Black people (Before you say “But there are _, _, and _ characters”, shush, I will get to that.)

2)  Some food for thought:  Implication of Japanese Imperialism
       The Japanese Imperialism isn’t mentioned in Mish’s post or any of the reblogs, but this is an important thing to bring up seeing that it would affect me as an ‘inferior’ Viet.  I know this is set in America and is focused on that, but the Japanese winning means that they have probably fucked up the other Asian countries.  A very good example of what’s implied is the Rape of Nanking, except on a larger scale. During WWII the Japanese were doing what they did at Nanking to every other Asian place that they had conquered.  And the people they have done it to have not forgotten; since growing up I’ve watched countless Chinese dramas set during that time with the Japanese soldiers as the villain every single time.  I didn’t understand what was happening as a child, but I now know that the scene of the soldiers ripping off the girl’s clothes and her screaming implies their rape.  Wanna know why?  The Japanese viewed all other Asian countries as inferior to them.  Not only does the show imply that Jewish, Romani, and Black people are eradicated, it also implies that the Japanese has taken over all of Asia and are using us like subhumans.  It’s not like you guys care right?  We’re not Americans and it’s all happening to Asia and we’re not the focus in the story.   ʘ‿ʘ

3)  “But there are Jewish and Black characters.”
      Do you hear yourself right now?  Seriously are you listening to yourself right now?  That’s only a handful of characters and yes this shows that there are those that have survived, but at what cost.  They are probably the only one in their distant or immediate family that is still alive, just by having them there doesn’t suddenly make this alternate history scenario an okay story to defend.  There are many probably still alive, but not a lot and it doesn’t hide the fact that genocide occurred.  Any life taken by genocide is a life too many.  Either way this is the equivalent of having that one token Black character used to say “See?  The cast isn’t just all white people.”  They are there to make the audience feel good.  That way the reader/viewer won’t feel so bad about the genocide that occurred because “Look some are still alive!” 

4)  “The main characters are against the Nazis!”
      Yes I know this.  I know that this is about them and how they find the regime oppressing and the things they are doing to combat it.  However this is America we are talking about, I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that America as a whole are mighty racist.  Need I remind you that the US abstained from joining WWII at the beginning because it didn’t affect us.  Guess what, many Americans even supported the Nazis so Captain America was started by two Jewish men in an attempt to get people to care about what was happening and people responded by threatening them.  We only joined the war because of Pearl Harbor and Americans were attacked, we didn’t give a fuck about anyone else.  Newsflash:  We made our own internment camps to throw anyone remotely Japanese in, granted we didn’t commit genocide, but we made our own camps and ruined their lives.  Alright want to know something else?  Before WWII California was the top leading state in eugenics.  Other states also had their own sterilization laws, but California on its own made up 80% of all euthanization and forced sterilization of ‘undesirable’ people nationwide.  American eugenicists were the ones who began the idea of the perfect blue eyed, blonde haired, ‘Nordic’ ideals.  Germany took a page out of our book and simply changed ‘Nordic’ to ‘Aryan’, so do you think the US will care about being stuck under a Nazi regime?  Americans were already very anti-Semitic before the war and even during the war they wanted nothing to do with Jewish people.  Hell they’d be glad that the Nazis are doing all the work for them, your beloved main characters will have little to no support with their attempts against Nazism, so much for that alternative history.  Although not the source for my post, you should read through this list.

5)  What this is ultimately about though
     Mish had made that post to point out that the ads are distasteful and disrespectful.  They are unavoidable and shoved in our faces and are downright disgusting.  You guys say that the imagery is light, but have you guys heard about the huge ass images of Nazi and Japanese Imperialist symbols that shocked people taking the subway in New York.  Jewish people seeing Nazi imagery on the subway is like a big “Fuck you” in their face since Nazis used to stuff Jewish people onto trains like cattle while sending them to their death.  People can be triggered by that shit and all Mish is asking is for Amazon to just tone the fuck down with their advertising.  What may seem light or harmless to you could be triggering and strike fear into someone else and even though she hates the implications that the book holds all she is asking for is to not have it forced on her or any Jewish and Romani people who have been affected by the Holocaust.  The problem that she finds with the show is the implication of genocide of her people, not the anti-Nazi themes, so stop telling her that it’s anti-Nazi, she knows that.  The Man in the High Castle is predicated on the eradication of Jewish and Romani people and it is not alright to shove this in their face, is it so hard to understand why these ads are harmful.

ʘ‿ʘ  On another note, y’all are also assholes who should not be calling someone who has lost family to the Holocaust a Nazi, offensive slurs, and sending her asks wishing that she had died just because she does not agree with The Man in the High Castle.

I think one thing I look for in a kids’ book is an avoidance of a too-pervasive all-is-well outlook, mainly because it tends to be anti-literary. I mean, a happy ending is all well and good, but many of the books I’ve recommended here go at it in a more complicated way; they don’t flinch at ambiguity, assuming, correctly, that kids can not only tolerate complexity and ambiguity, but crave them, because in their hearts they know the world is big and scary, and crave sound counsel.

Well, that and farting cats who wear suspenders.
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The Ultimate Reading List

>>The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen<<

Macy’s summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.

But Macy’s plans don’t anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or…Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn’t fit Macy’s life at all–so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So…happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

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The Ultimate Reading List

>>Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen<<

Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she’s living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora?a sister she hasn’t seen in ten years?and her husband Jamie?creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She’s attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate? the adorable and good-hearted boy next door? hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there’s a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you?ve got to reach out to someone else.