there will be more august from me

MLM Books by Male Authors

This isn’t a very long list; these are just the ones on my to-read list. Also, there are some works from the included authors that I have not listed because I haven’t looked too closely into their other books, or they aren’t up my alley genre-wise. If you don’t mind female authors or authors of any other genders, feel free to check out this list.

If you have more to add, feel COMPLETELY free to reblog and do so. 

  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  2. Ash and Echoes; Ice and Embers; Iron and Ether; Cairn and Covenant; Calling and Cull; Wine and Roses (I don’t know exactly where this one fits in or if it does) by August Li
  3. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
  4. The Beauty’s Brother by Leon Hart (read; ☆☆☆)
  5. Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
  6. Captured Shadows by Richard Rider
  7. The Cat in the Cradle; From Darkness to Darkness by Jay Bell
  8. The Chosen; The Standing Dead; The Third God by Ricardo Pinto
  9. Dangerous Moonlight by Mel Keegan
  10. The Devil in the Dust; Tower of the King’s Daughter; A Dark Way to Glory (doesn’t say LGBT on Goodreads; unsure if it actually is); Feast of the King’s Shadow (doesn’t say LGBT on Goodreads; unsure if it actually is); Hand of the King’s Evil; The End of All Roads (doesn’t say LGBT on Goodreads; unsure if it actually is) by Chaz Brenchley
  11. Dreamer by Steven Harper
  12. An East Wind Blowing by Mel Keegan
  13. Fortunes of War by Mel Keegan
  14. The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek (enjoying this one so far; not super far into it)
  15. Haffling by Caleb James
  16. The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
  17. The Lonely War by Alan Chin
  18. Lord Mouse by Mason Thomas
  19. Maurice by E.M. Forster
  20. Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg
  21. One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
  22. A Royal Affair; Aleksey’s Kingdom by John Wiltshire
  23. The Sallee Rovers; Men of Honor; Iron Men; Heart of Oak; Man in the Crescent Moon; The Sea Leopard by M. Kei
  24. Seidman by James Erich
  25. Shadowdance by Robin Wayne Bailey
  26. The Sheltered City by John Tristan
  27. The Steel Remains; The Cold Commands; The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan
  28. The Still; The King by David Feintuch
  29. Thunderbolt: Torn Enemy of Rome by Roger Kean
  30. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  31. Wingmen by Ensan Case

Last August I decided to start my health journey. In high school I was taught that age 21 was the year that the human body had the most physical potential whether that is true or not I decided to go for it anyways! A month after I turned 21, I started a great nutrition program and started moving my body more. I’m still hoping to lose at least 50 more lbs although my main goal is to just be healthy. The first picture is from day 1-August 4th the second is from the end of my 6th month. As it stands I am down 37 lbs from 220 in just 6 months and I couldn’t be more proud of myself!! If you have any questions about what I am doing, do not hesitate to ask I love sharing my success story! P.s. My company is offering $30 off to get started if you sign up by Sunday. There’s no better time to get bikini body ready!! Message me for details.

auguste was problematic 2k17

i’ve been seeing a lot of talk about how laurent wasn’t really a reliable narrator about auguste and his faults so i made this post about things that were wrong with auguste

  • had an irrational dislike of the word ‘pelvis’
  • his favourite food was strawberries but he became allergic as a teenager….. didn’t stop him from eating strawberries
    • ‘auguste, please don’t’ ‘the world can’t take this away from me’ *shoves a strawberry into his mouth* ‘that is so good…. please take me to the physician’
  • made muscles at himself in the mirror…. vere’s saviour everybody
  • so?? comfortable??? with his sexuality??? it got ridiculous
    • this is more for modern!auguste but please consider the following: laurent is reserved and damen is confident with himself but he’s also private about his sex life. and then there’s auguste. who is just so casually open about e v e r y t h i n g 
    • ‘damen, i hear you’re bisexual’ ‘yes’ ‘wow that’s great. i’m straight but let me tell you about the times i experimented with men -’
    • ‘hey laurent i need to use your phone’ ‘okay - wait no! don’t look at that!’ ‘why?’ ‘it’s my…. bank information. i’m doing online banking.’ ‘your boyfriend is sexting you, isn’t he? laurent that’s nothing to be ashamed of. i have been in countless relationships where we found pleasure in-’ ‘stOP’
  • his hair got frizzy when it was humid
  • could not sing at all
    • also couldn’t play an instrument
    • my guy had no musical talent whatsoever
  • flirted with EVERYBODY
  • sent his girlfriends love letters and would sit there for HOURS trying to get them right. he kept a thesaurus in his chambers. each one had at least three drafts…. he wrote really cheesey poetry…. what a loser
  • pretended to take notes during political meetings when he was actually doodling
  • his best friend was his baby brother
    • who am i kidding that’s adorable
    • fuck i don’t even know him but i miss him

feel free to add your own Auguste Flaws

Tucker shook himself out of his stupor. He said, “Dude, that’s messed up,” and laughed incredulously.

“Gee, thanks,” said Danny, glowering.

“I don’t know what I was expecting,” the technophile continued. “Maybe a little more ‘Disney’s the Little Mermaid’ and a little less ‘Hogwarts the Black Lake.’ Do all the merpeople look this…scary?”

- Excerpt from Treading Water, by The Full Catastrophe


I’ve been following this story on Fanfiction.net since August of last year, and while I’m not a huge fan of the Mer!Danny AU (hence my initial hesitance to pick this up), this one was written exceptionally well and has hooked me ever since. I highly advise other readers of the fandom to check it out!

Link is right here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10735510/1/Treading-Water

And yes, I am aware that Danny’s mer design is very much different from the usual fan style. This is because I wanted to stay true to the author’s description or at least how I was able to interpret it. Besides, I prefer this style over the typical merman. Lightbulb Danny is freaking hilarious.

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It’s been a while since I did a crossover, this one is from a manga called “mahou tsukai no yome” or the ancient magus bride, It has an ova come in august so if you’re into weeb stuff like me check it out

I just thought it would be fun to a crossover, although a gaster skull may be much more fitting than asriel but whatevs, also frisk as a girl since chise is a girl, same with chara as a male

School is going to continue from here on out, till August or September-ish of this year, so things will kick up and speed through, since we got a film to animate and such. Just wanted to tell you all this.

Also, just a reminder that commissions are STILL OPEN!

I can still take in about three more, so please if you’re interested, click HERE for the details on what the prices are and how to contact me!

Or just shoot me an email through villacarlosjonina@gmail.com and we can talk things through. :D

This is the cutest book to ever cute (written by @cathcrowleybooks) and IT’S ABOUT BOOKS AND THE LOVE FOR BOOKS AND BOOKS AND OMG PLS READ THIS BECAUSE BOOKS.

BOOKS. Also hella cute love story. And the most quaint and amazing second hand bookstore. 😍 

Shout out to the wonderful @the-yachronicles for including this book in their August box (I can’t believe it took me *this* long to actually pick it up I am ashamed).
Guys, seriously, go check them out 🙌 They put out the most amazing boxes and they’re generally (and by generally I mean literally all the time always) wonderful humans ❤ (I mean they have an ACOWAR box and a Diversity box lined up and what more could you want from life 😉🎉)

Anyway yes hi hello pls read this book kthxbyeeee 😄

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We haven’t categorized ourselves. And I don’t think we’ve thrown ourselves at the public as much as a lot of other people who say they haven’t—we don’t put ourselves in the way of glory. But three years is such a short time to start making any grand assessment. We’ve had the opportunity to be superduper incredible stars, and we could have lived on that much more than we have done, but I think it’s just a case of holding back all the time, because if you take the reins that are given to you, you end up destroying yourself—overdoing it, over playing it, over living it, and suddenly finding out that the things from your past don’t fit in at all with what you’re doing now. Therefore it’s much better for me to go home and be as I have been for years and years and years, than make some new being out of myself… —Robert Plant (Rock Magazine, August 1971)

Scraping an update together is a bit tough right now, since I’m mainly dealing with plotty and behind-the-scenes sort of stuff, but look! I made a a revamp to the “health” bar from the demo so that it looks a little more polished, hopefully, and also sits at least a little bit further out of the way. Also little balloon animation for when you lose (Or gain) points.

I also went and got a multiple parallax script running and man, I like it waaay better:

This script makes my dinner and does my taxes and tucks my children into bed at night. I love it. I love you, multiple parallax. Where have you been all my game-making life.

Sorry for the shitty gif quality but my computer’s not wanting to cooperate, so it’s a bit stuttery. Anyhow! I’m also finished with (most) of the revisions to the first part of chapter 2, so there’s some progress. I’ll try to keep everyone updated.

  • Wish!August: *embraces Emma like he never wants to let her go*
  • Wish!August: *presses his face against hers from a slightly obscured angle so it looks like a kiss*
  • Wish!August: *gently caresses Emma's face*
  • Emma: I have all my memories from this realm as well.
  • Emma: *clings to him as well*
  • CYers: Aww, they have such a cute sibling relationship!
  • Me: ...So do Jaime and Cersei.

Hi, my name is Megan and here is my 35lb difference!!! I am 5′6 and started my weight loss journey in August. I got where I am now by eating healthier and exercising just a little bit more. I can’t believe I am finally dropping this weight, and if I can do it, anyone can (seriously). I had a rough relationship and went from 137lbs (at the time of graduation June 2013) to 230lbs within a few years, and I am finally regaining control over my life. I am very proud of myself and what I have achieved so far, it’s so nice to see some progress pictures to remind me that I am far from a failure. :) <3 Feel free to message me any questions, comments, etc. xox

Left - August 2016

Right - Today!

UGW - 120

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From knights to Edgar Allan Poe to alchemists, the bookplates in our collection contain all kinds of fascinating designs. Also of interest (to me at least!) are the stories of each bookplate’s owner. Sometimes you can’t find a wealth of information on these individuals, but other times you find a treasure trove. Take for example the last bookplate shown here - belonging to August Merz. Dr. Merz (1873-1970) was a chemist and businessman in the dyestuffs industry. He began his career in 1897 as a chemist at his father’s dyestuff company, Heller and Merz, and then went on to become Vice-President of Calco Chemical Co. He later became an advisor to the Calco Chemical Division of Cyanamid Co. Outside of the chemical field, Dr. Merz served as a Trustee for several institutions in Northern New Jersey and New York.

OUAT Recaps by Someone Not Watching the Show (6x11)

I decided to do this–recap the show based on what I learn from flailing on tumblr and the gifsets I see–as a fun, light-hearted thing, nothing more. I will probably eventually watch (okay, so I’m currently caught up), and I’m curious to see how much I can infer just from being a spectator. Please keep in mind this is just supposed to be a bit of silly fun and is in no way intended to cause any harm, eye-rolling or harm from eye-rolling.Without further ado, everything that happened this episode, based on gifs, screencaps, and opinions!


Tougher than the Rest (6x11)

1. TINY HOMELESS BABY EMMA. (I can’t watch this and need time to prepare myself.)

2. Even smol Emma has a beanie??

3. Henry is shit at tracking.

4. Emma choosing her own name *wipes away tears*

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Childhood nights
by torchlight
under covers, covert.
I used to skip to
the last page
of books
barely begun.


Years later,
in a bigger bed,
the pages turn politely
one by one
counting upwards.
But the
temptation
to see how
it’s all going to
end
isn’t gone.
Pausing,
fingers indenting the page,
I can’t stop myself
from thinking ahead.
How will it all be resolved?
Who’s fate is happy
and who is headed
for tragedy?
I’m right, more often than not.
Stories and I are old friends
by now.
I’m always finishing their
sentences.


When I was with him
I couldn’t stop
my mind
from skipping to our ending.
Right from the very beginning,
I wanted to know
when
he would tire of me.
I thought,
“This week he will end it.”
He didn’t.
So I thought,
maybe February,
when the
frost
begins to thaw,
he will see
that I won’t ever bloom.
Or,
I thought,
August, at the latest.
One Autumn,
of me is enough
for a lifetime
after all.
In the end,
I was the one to leave,
just a few weeks
after he told me
he loved me.


What we desire in stories
is understanding
of someone else in the intimate way we think we understand ourselves.


I can’t help but wonder: are we all
ignorant of
who we are and
what we feel
or is that
just me?


A different person
brushes my lips with theirs now.
She is gentler
with me,
shyer
of me.
She likes me,
a lot, I think,
I hope, childishly.
But
I can still hear the
countdown.
The noise is muffled,
I can’t make out the numbers.
Please,
don’t stop loving me until
the day
a continent is separating us.
I want to think about all the kisses
and coffee dates and lazy days and
inside jokes and secret thoughts
shared with only each other we
have ahead of us.
But part of me is
already thinking
of us
as an
“after.”


What we desire in love
is understanding,
that someone will know us better
than we could ever know ourselves
and still want to learn more.


One day,
I hope
my fearful heart
will love someone so fearlessly
that it will stop counting down
the moments until
I am alone
again
and instead
start tallying up the
number of beats
it has spent in
their presence.

—  L.H
So Far From Grace [6/6]

So Far From Grace [6/6]
Summary: A raid on a Sandstorm location goes wrong and Kurt blames himself

Waited a thousand years
I’ll wait a thousand more
Come to my rescue baby
Only your love can save me
You’re all I need it’s true

- The August Empire | True


“Why did you do this?” Kurt said, “you adopted Ian and Alice… you could’ve given them a normal life. Why put them through this?”

He could not stop looking at the walls; as sick as it made him feel, he still had a million questions he wanted to ask.

“I didn’t put them through anything,” Shepherd replied, “I gave them a life.”

“That is no life,” Kurt said disgustedly, “especially not one for children who had gone through what they had gone through.”

“It was the only life they could’ve had,” Shepherd said, “you don’t know what would have happened to them if any of the other agents had taken them into their programs.”

“Other agents? Programs?” Kurt asked, “I thought you were one of the soldiers who rescued them? That you adopted them?”

“There’s so much we need to talk about, Kurt,” Shepherd said, a cold smile spreading across her face.

“Then talk,” Kurt said.

Shepherd nodded, and then slowly, she walked over towards the small balcony that opened up from the room. She stepped outside, and Kurt followed her.

“I think it’s time you learn about the Truman Protocol.”

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E X O

breathelessly  asked:

I feel like now more than ever with this chp, it shows that Mashima has truly given up. August's death was so anticlimactic and underwhelming that it doesn't deserve the title of "tragedy" but instead just plain pathetic. From how Mashima is wrapping up things up, I bet FT will end in less than 10 chps with the next 2 being zeref vs Natsu, Natsu somehow surviving in the 3rd because NaLu, acnologia for the next, and the last 1 being a time skip with all the /canon/ pairings with their children 😐

At the moment FT is like this weird mix of Mashima both trying to drag things out, and trying to get it over with. We probably could finish it in ten chapters… let’s see (under a cut because I couldn’t resist)

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Lifting The Curtain Tumblr!

Hi friends!! This is the launch of the official tumblr for my book, Lifting The Curtain!! 

I realized I had yet to actually make a place where all of my information on my book can live in one place. Throughout the process of finishing my book (that will hopefully be released on August 31st!! Fingers crossed), I’ll be posting updates and teasers to content and answering any questions people have about the book. 

For those who may not know me, my name is Phoenix and this is a book about gay love. It’s a bit more detailed than that, of course, but basically this book focuses on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as characters from the original canon by Arthur Conan Doyle, all the way to BBC Sherlock today. There’s an untold history behind the LGBT identity of these characters and these stories overall that demands to be told 130 years later.

Huge thank you to James krispy-bits for designing the cover of this that you can see in the side bar!! I adore you and I can’t thank you enough for helping me out.

You can learn more about my book in the about page of this blog and feel free to send me any asks with questions you might have. 

Thanks, 

Phoenix 

A Seasick Crocodile

Summary: After one too many bad setups, Emma thinks the best way to get out of another blind date is to tell her sister-in-law she already has a boyfriend. But when her brother makes the assumption she’s dating Killian Jones, Emma just might need a Christmas miracle to pull it off.

(Scary accurate photoset by @lenfaz and beta duties by @evil–isnt–born who keeps me entertained AND consistent.)

A little birdie told me it’s @nightships birthday today. Hope you like your present, Jess! Thank you for making me pretty things <3 

Ao3 or FF

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 “So I know you really didn’t like August all that much, but I was thinking–”

“No.” Emma glares across the table at her sister-in-law, trying – and failing – to keep from brandishing her fork like a club. “No more Christmas party blind dates.”

“I know the last few–”

“Seriously? Mary Margaret, he was gay. You set me up with a guy who doesn’t even like women. The one before him turned out to be a skip. The one before him was Ruby’s ex.” Emma ticks them off one at a time on her fingers, her irritation only growing as she relives each horrible date. “So this year, I’m saying no. Absolutely not.”

“What have you got to lose?” Mary Margaret asks, completely undeterred by Emma’s protest.

“I already have a boyfriend!” Emma blurts out, reaching for her glass of wine and taking a large gulp to hide the lie. It’s the only thing she can think of to shut Mary Margaret up, since her brother is sitting uselessly next to his wife with an amused look on his face – amusement she is pleased to note disappears the moment she makes her announcement.

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