anonymous asked:

Do you have any good book recommendations apart from the raven circle? I feel like we have a similar taste in books. (:

sorry the raven circle sounds like some sort of pagan shrine where ancient mysteries devoted to the natural world took place

i talk about the same books all the time!! but i love talking about them!! if you liked the raven cycle you would probably also like a darker shade of magic! vicious! six of crows! the scorpio races, which is even by maggie stiefvater!

personally, i have long loved the night circus, his dark materials, and my all-time favorite the name of the wind.

i just finished the light between oceans and enjoyed it immensely. the secret history is wonderful. so is in the woods. i really liked blackout and all clear (by connie willis- i never see ANYONE talk about them). code name verity is really good. also if we were villains. bel canto. all the light we cannot see. the maisie dobbs series. i capture the castle. the martian. i’ll give you the sun.

i read les mis and loved it. i’ve read to kill a mockingbird like five times. pride and prejudice is wonderful, though you don’t need me to tell you that. the left hand of darkness. white fang, the call of the wild.

these all have my very highest recommendation. hopefully there are some you haven’t seen before! let me know what you think!

The first known poet in history, Enheduanna, was an Iraqi woman. She wrote about Inanna on tablets in the cuneiform language.  The interesting thing about her is that she had a position or title. It was “The keeper of the flame.” I think that if a poet should have any role at all, it should be (wherever and whenever) the same: “keeper of the flame.”

Dunya Mikhail, from “New Directions Interview with Dunya Mikhail,” Cantos (April , 2010)


The Last Jedi covers Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview, and we’ve got a week of stories ahead of us as they ramp up the hype for the December film.

Things start off with Rey and Luke Skywalker, and we actually get some insight from Mark Hamill into why Luke took the things that preceded The Force Awakens so hard.

We’ve got a photo gallery that shares several new stills, including our first look at the (finished) Canto Bight.

A look at Finn and Rose reveals a bit more about how they relate to each other, and where exactly they’re going. (Yes, it’s Canto Bight.)

We also learn that the porgs (and Luke) aren’t the only inhabitants of Ahch-To.

And finally, official confirmation of Snoke’s Praetorian Guard, which we’ve already seen plenty of thanks to rumors and toy leaks. Director Rian Johnson also says that Andy Serkis’ Snoke will remain a CG character – contrary to some reports we’ve heard that said a puppet or makeup version was in play.

Expect more on Leia, Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren in the coming days…


转移 (zhuǎn yí) — to transfer, change
徘徊 (pái huái) — to wander around 
冤枉 (yuān wang) — unjust
浏览 (liú lǎn) — to skim through 
珍藏 (zhēn cáng) — to treasure 
患难 (huàn nàn) — trials and tribulations  
湿 (shī) — wet

眼眶 (yǎn kuànɡ) — eye socket
遗产 (yí chǎn) — legacy
流浪 (liú làng) — to drift about
信仰 (xìn yǎng) — faith
戒指 (jiè zhi) — ring
义无反顾 (yì wú fǎn ɡù) — to be duty-bound not to turn back
交换 (jiāo huàn) — to exchange

胸膛 (xiōng táng) — chest
(fàn) — to commit
享受 (xiǎnɡ shòu) — to enjoy
提心吊胆 (tí xīn diào dǎn) — to have one’s heart in one’s mouth
拒绝 (jù jué) — to refuse
羔羊 (gāo yáng) — scapegoat

(wò) — to hold
黑暗 (hēi àn) — dark
虚假 (xū jiǎ) — false
消失 (xiāo shī) — to disappear
晴朗 (qíng lǎng) — fine, sunny
流转 (liú zhuǎn) — to wander about
原谅 (yuán liàng) — to forgive
地老天荒 (dì lǎo tiān huānɡ) — outlast even heaven and earth

烛光 (zhú guāng) — candlelight
答案 (dá àn) — answer
温馨 (wēn xīn) — pleasant and sweet
(pū) — to spread
花瓣 (huā bàn) — petal
土壤 (tǔ rǎnɡ) — soil

接班 (jiē bān) — to take over, succeed
期望 (qī wàng) — to expect
失望 (shī wàng) — to lose heart
恶性 (è xìng) — wicked, vicious
循环 (xún huán) — to circulate
短暂 (duǎn zàn) — brief
浪漫 (làng màn) — romantic, loose
(shāo) — to burn
平凡 (píng fán) — ordinary 

Words taken from: 愛情轉移


Rose and Finn’s adventure takes them to, among other places, another Johnson innovation: a glittering casino city called Canto Bight, “a Star Wars Monte Carlo–type environment, a little James Bond–ish, a little To Catch a Thief,” the director said. “It was an interesting challenge, portraying luxury and wealth in this universe.” So much of the Star Wars aesthetic is rooted in sandy desolation and scrapyard blight; it appealed to Johnson to carve out a corner of the galaxy that is the complete opposite. “I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” he said.

Canto Bight is also where viewers will get their multi-species fix of gnarled aliens and other grotesque creatures, a comic-relief staple of Star Wars movies since Luke Skywalker first met Han Solo amid the cankerous and snouty inhabitants of the Mos Eisley cantina. The Last Jedi is dark enough as it is, so Johnson has made a point of infusing the movie with levity. “I didn’t want this to be a dirge, a heavy-osity movie,” he said. “So one thing I’ve tried really hard to do is keep the humor in there, to maintain the feeling, amid all the heavy operatic moments, that you’re on a fun ride.” [x]