this scene is just total hilare

prettyygirlx  asked:

I'm in a reading rut! Do you have any recommendations? Books like The Raven Cycle series, maybe? ❤️❤️❤️

@prettyygirlx  Hi!! Do I EVER haha, sorry that I had to let this sit for a few days until I had time to actually answer fully! I’ll divide these as book recs from one character each, with associated themes! As a note, I’ll include non-YA books that are nevertheless thematically similar bc as we know TRC is a witticism-riddled YA romp with decidedly darker themes….we have been blessed. For ease of bookmarking, I’ll include a summary from goodreads + a link, and I’ll comment briefly on why I recommend it for fans of TRC, too!

Book Recommendations Based on The Raven Cycle:

• • • BLUE SARGENT’S REC: • • •
The Basic Eight
by Daniel Handler
Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe – Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they’re calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It’s true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it’s true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she’s not a murderer at all – she’s a murderess.
REC BC: First of all, Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket. And I’m not biased bc he wrote a series about children who share my last name; he’s just a truly enjoyable writer to hear from. A smart, dark book with an unreliable narrator and plenty of high school fun. Heathers meets The Secret History (also on this list).

• • • HENRY CHENG’S REC: • • •
Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
REC BC: Similar sense of humor and camaraderie with our titular Band of Snarky Weirdos, themes of the search for a home and a meaningful purpose in the world, and how to communicate that with others. Not to mention that Wylan Van Eck Is My Golden Son, and in my head…I play a supercut of Blue Sargent and Noah Czerny and Henry Cheng and Kuwei Yul-Bo’s Fabulous Four friendship.

• • • ADAM PARRISH’S REC: • • •
A Great and Terrible Beauty (+ Gemma Doyle Trilogy) by Libba Bray
A Great and Terrible Beauty is a curl-up-under-the-covers kind of book … a vast canvas of rustling skirts and dancing shadows and things that go bump in the night. It’s a vividly drawn portrait of the Victorian age, a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, when girls were groomed for lives as rich men’s wives … and the story of a girl who saw another way.
REC BC: Mysterious and Unknowable AF, Adam Parrish would devour the hell out of this book tbh. This is an eternal favorite of mine, not just for its rich setting and amazingly creepy scenes, but for the relationships, characterization, and abject hilarity that Bray somehow manages to fit seamlessly into a novel about death and gas-lit darkness. In true Parrish tradition, this series is about carving your own destiny, the influence of power and sacrifice, things that go bump in the forest, and mysterious surly men who want you to join them on a vision quest for totally platonic reasons.

• • •  PRESIDENT CELLPHONE  RICHARD CAMPBELL GANSEY III’s REC: • • •
The King Must Die by Mary Renault
“Men would be as gods, if they had foreknowledge.” In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. (Theseus is) a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy.
REC BC: Mary Renault is famous for her historical fictions and retellings of myths. Her Theseus novels are elegant explorations of how a man becomes a legend, how a legend becomes a myth, and beyond and before all of that, Death. This is not a lighthearted adventure book, but it is a truly gratifying novel to read.

• • • NOAH CZERNY’S REC: • • •
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil.
REC BC: This book always makes lists with TRC for a reason. It is deeply settled into ‘purple prose’ (aka long descriptions are given precedence over snappy action) but I personally believe that it is even more rewarding for that. The experience of reading this book is paramount to the plot itself, IMHO. You’ll find yourself writing down quotes every few pages, for sure.

• • • RONAN LYNCH’S REC • • •
1. Stare for way too long and give him a tin of organic shea butter from your dreams.
2. Become a farmer
3. Profit.
60% of the time it works every time.

jk but rlly
• • • RONAN LYNCH’S REC • • •
The Diviners Series by Libba Bray
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
REC BC: We all know Ronan Lynch reads turn of the century girl power YA in his spare time, c’mon. And we all know Ronan and Adam are picking out their books together. No but really, I love Libba Bray. I included her twice for a reason, she’s hilarious and she’s great at her job. The Diviners features an oddball cast of characters with supernatural secrets (we all know how Ronan Lynch feels about these,) centering on Evie, who was recently kicked out of her hometown for being a little too much…herself

I really hope that you find something you love, either in these or using these as a jumping-off point! I’m about to start The Foxhole Court which I know is also adored by TRC fans, so if you haven’t checked that out, I can’t personally recommend it yet bc I only rec things I’ve read, but go for it!

emzillaspn  asked:

who would be the narrator/interviewer for the jedi docuseries? because i am thinking someone like a space john oliver

A Good Ask, indeed, and I wholeheartedly agree with your casting of John Oliver for this. I mean, can’t you just see his face while the Jedi tell him all these stories about how they had to live in a cave for weeks on end during a stakeout, or watch an entire city get blown to smithereens after spending months trying to negotiate a peace deal, or deal with three different cartels in a week, ALL of whom were working with Hondo Ohnaka in one way or another? 

Obi-Wan going on and on about how he’s totally OK with his Tragic Backstory where his space dad got murdered in front of him and also Darth Maul turned out to not be dead after all and No, He’s Definitely Not Suppressing Any Feelings About Anyone, and Space John Oliver is just sitting there like: 

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I swear I’ll post something NOT related to this fic one of these days. I’m just on a roll now.

World Ain’t Ready by idiopathicsmile / idiopath-fic-smile

Picture 1:

 "He’s a douchebag,“ says Eponine flatly. She wiggles her toes.

 If he was, this would all be so much easier, thinks Grantaire.

 "He’s really not, though,” he says. Because that’s the thing. Enjolras wants what’s best for the world all the time, so earnestly that it’s almost hard to watch. He loves his friends. He loves his country. He believes in people. Just not, you know, Grantaire.

“No,” says Eponine. “He is. He makes you sad, I get to call him a douchebag. That’s how it works, get with the program.” She starts in on the other foot. “Hey, when I’m done, want me to do your toes?”

It’s early March, so it’s not like anyone’s going to see Grantaire’s bare feet for months.

 "Yeah, sure,“ he says. He picks his head up off the ground long enough to give her a weak half smile. "What would I do without you?”

Picture 2:

There’s something surprisingly intimate about laughter in close proximity. Grantaire sort of wishes he’d known that ahead of time, could’ve taken it into consideration. The sense-memory of being crowded up against Enjolras as his body shakes was absolutely information Grantaire didn’t need. The better it feels, the worse this is for Grantaire in the long run, and it feels very good.

Picture 3:

 “Are you looking out for my honor right now?” Enjolras asks. “It’s not an issue. I didn’t have any grand ideas about my first time.” A corner of his mouth twitches, and Grantaire realizes belatedly he’s being quoted. “Anyway, it’s not sex. It’s not even kissing. It’s letting someone bite you, one time, kind of slowly. I’ve never understood the appeal.”

 From Grantaire’s very limited experience, this is doing the act a disservice, but he can’t think of a way to say, like, ‘this is gonna involve a lot more sucking than you seem to realize, dude,’ without sounding incredibly creepy. And it would be convincing, he can see that. The longer they stay in this room, the more they’re going to need a cover story.

 “If you’re sure,” he hears himself say.

 “I’m sure,” says Enjolras. His brow furrows with sudden concern. “Are you alright with this? I mean, don’t feel pressured or—”

 “I’m fine,” says Grantaire, trying to smirk. “I mean, I hear it’s just biting someone, one time, kind of slowly.”

Finally the hickey scene! Oh my god, how was this even so difficult? Somehow it was just impossible to get it looking okay. I couldn’t figure out their positions and it just took me forever

I mean, I’m not like blaming you, anon, for requesting this or anything. x) I wouldn’t have done this if I didn’t want to do this. It just turned out to be way more difficult than I thought.

Also omg it was so hard to choose a quote for this because this scene is too full of painfully awkward hilarity. I even asked somuchbetterthanthat for help choosing… and then… well. Sorry, Elodie, I just totally just did that thing to you where you ask someone for an opinion and then choose something different anyway. xD;;;; Idk. I changed my mind.

ladytodd  asked:

Okay but Jedi docu series. Anakin hears the talk about lineage lines being family and decides that this can work to his advantage. They capture Dooku and, because he knows nothing would piss him off more he precedes to call him one of those silly nicknames people make up for their grandparents. "Now, be really careful with my grandpappy men" "Try not to cause to much trouble Pip Pop" Ahsoka thinks this is the funniest thing and takes part.

*dies* OMFG Anakin would totally call him Pee Paw or something just to piss him off. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE. 

He is so going to force Dooku to wear a tacky T-shirt that says something like “My Favorite People Call Me Grandpa” on it or something as he’s led into his cell, too. Dooku wishes he could rejoin the Force right damn now.  

tygermama  asked:

Re the Jedi docu series - given that fangirls will fangirl in any and all galaxies, let's talk about the rpf rice that arise from the epic series and who's the first to find them, to show them to Obi Wan and Anakin and who's secretly writing a Mace Windu/Plo Koon opus?

Oh God, Jedi Order internet fandom. The thoughts. Where to start? 

Someone totally starts emailing links to fanfic to the Jedi from a burner email account. I’m tempted to guess it’s Ahsoka or someone else youngish who likes laughing at the Jedi being embarrassed, but there is also a significant percentage chance that it’s Quinlan Vos. They all pretend like they’re above all this and they wouldn’t read that nonsense anyways but clearly that is a Big Fat Lie. 

Several of the Jedi are oddly flattered by this attention but they will absolutely never admit it Because Humble Jedi Are Humble.  

I feel like in general the GFFA’s answer to AO3 is a wild ride. And that Anakin writes a lot of fanfic about his favorite soaps and has a decent-sized following online. (Also he’s authored a nonzero number of Obi-Wan/Anakin fics. Obi-Wan can’t figure out why this one fic author – whose work he totally doesn’t read, of course – knows so many intimate details about him.) 

I’m just trying to picture someone in the Order secretly authoring a friends-to-lovers Mace/Plo Coffee Shop AU fanfic and I’m dying so I can’t even answer this question.

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Oh yes, lots of dramatic rescues and prison breakouts and sorry Chancellor, he’d love to chat but Master just got himself kidnapped again and also could you pass the gundark repellant please… it just struck me that there will probably also be shirtless jungle scenes involved as well��

Hahahaha, Palpatine STILL going after Anakin in this AU and getting foiled, this time by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Shirtless Explorer Nerd. I love it. 

Let’s not forget the time they HAD to share a tent on one of their Science Excursions because Oops Anakin Totally Forgot His By Accident. 

(There’s a “for science” joke in there somewhere but I haven’t had enough coffee yet.) 

the hilarity that lydia being a banshee is never explained

like

don’t you think for one fucking second that lydia would be researching and testing her new powers? and finding out everything there is to know about banshees? from raiding allison’s family’s vault of bestiaries to pestering deaton over it?

like, we’re just supposed to nod along, ah yes, banshees, totally a thing now. who’s powers are whatever the scene requires. ah yes, makes total sense and lydia is just very cavalier about the whole thing. she’s like, so apparently i’m a banshee. whatevs.