My love has made me selfish. I cannot exist without you – I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again – my Life seems to stop there – I see no further. You have absorb’d me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I was dissolving – I should be exquisitely miserable without the hope of soon seeing you … I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for religion – I have shudder’d at it – I shudder no more – I could be martyr’d for my Religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that – I could die for you.
A letter written from John Keats (1795-1821) to Fanny Brawne (1800-1865) in 1819.
Among my ultimate, all-time favourite animation series there definitely is “Mushishi”.
I like the characters, the stories and the setting so much!
I’m currently planning a little project related to this anime series, but first I just wanted to do something I don’t do so often and paint a nice fan-art. So there you have Ginko painted in my style. The background is inspired by the Tokaido road I saw while on vacations in Hakone and watercolour works by Oga Kazuo.
I have recorded the painting process so I will upload the making-of video soon!
Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford natural 300g/m cotton paper
Sketch: Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencils grades F to 3B
Colours: 38 color Schmincke set + 2 custom greens.
hi! uh so I kind of want to read some historical romances but I have NO idea where to start, so could you recommend me some of your favorites?
Well hello friend you made my day with this,
and you also made my romance co-blogger bestie @cammiemorgan happy with this because to say that Eri and I love historical romance would be an understatement but
ANYWAY, here’s a list (in no particular order because I don’t rate my faves it’s too hard) (links in bold):
1. Sarah MacLean
Nine Rules to Break While Romancing a Rake (Love by Numbers #1) - this is my first MacLean book and I love it so much because Callie is so relatable I love her. also, the whole story is so much fun because Callie’s like fuck the society and starts masquerading as a man and do fun stuff like going to gentlemen’s clubs and fencing
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4) - hero duke with a meddling mother who’d love nothing but to see him settled down, issues a challenge: if ma manages to turn heroine barmaid into proper duchess material, he’d marry. MY FAVE. actually the whole series is one of my faves but THIS BOOK. MY BABY PAULINE TOO PRECIOUS FOR THIS WORLD, TOO PURE. ONLY WANTS TO OPEN A LIBRARY. also kinky sex. I just have to put it in there.
When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After #3) - oh MY GOOOOOD IMAGINE WRITING IMAGINARY LOVE LETTERS TO YOUR IMAGINARY LOVER WHO WAS AT WAR TO PUT YOUR MEDDLING FAMILY AT BAY WITH THE MARRIAGE TALK, KILL OFF SAID IMAGINARY LOVER, AND YEARS LATER HAVING HIM APPEARING ON YOUR DOORSTEP DEMANDING YOUR PROMISES I WOULD DI-
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) - prequel to the Bridgerton series. longtime childhood friends/nemeses/neighbours suddenly having not-so-nemeses-y feelings for each other. much fun. also the second book is coming out soon so GET ON THIS ONE
4. Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) - The Wallflowers series is my first LK and I love them so much I’d still rec the whole series but THIS ONE IS MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE (it needs all caps I’m not sorry). READ IT FOR SEBASTIAN ST VINCENT THE NOTORIOUS RAKE AND EVIE JENNER THE SHY WALLFLOWER WHO BROUGHT HIM TO HIS KNEES (in both ways)
Devil in Spring (The Ravenels #3) - newly released. it’s about Sebastian and Evie’s son Gabriel, the new Lord St Vincent who’s got the best of both worlds: his father’s looks and his mother’s temperament, and basically just wonderful. and Pandora Ravenel is not your typical hist-rom heroine.
“Haku is a half-blood wizard, orphaned during the first wizarding war and raised by Zabuza Momochi. He is a young man with an androgynous appearance and was even viewed as being beautiful.
Haku was a good-hearted, compliant, and eager wizard, believing that a person becomes truly strong when they have someone important to protect. Despite his talent for battle, and incredible abilities, Haku disliked needing to kill others in his role as a tool, and avoided doing so whenever possible. When forced to face an opponent, Haku did all that he could to avoid inflicting great harm, even putting them into a death-like state to prevent them from fighting further. Haku’s father and mother were simple farmers, and they lived a peaceful life. They loved each other, and were kind to their child. Unfortunately, this would all change.
Haku’s mother was a talented witch, but she hid this fact from her husband, hoping that the love and peace that was shared in their small family would last forever. One day, Haku started to shown some signs of magic. Amazed by this, Haku proudly showed this to his mother, who was horrified by what she saw. When Haku’s father discovered that his wife and child both witch and wizard, he killed his wife. He then attempted to kill Haku. But before he could, Haku to defend himself he used his magic to kill his father and the rest of his family. Later he lived int the streets and loved by nobody. In time, he was confronted by Zabuza Momochi, a death eater who had “the same eyes” as him. Zabuza later asked Haku to become his “weapon,” and fight at the dark side. Haku readily accepted this role, due to the purpose it gave him, and devoting his life to becoming the ultimate tool for Zabuza to use. Eventually he got a acceptance letter from Hogwarts and later he was sorted into Hufflepuff. “
Magnus Bane,” said Barnabas, with clear loathing. “The Ultimate Traitor.”
“Not my favourite nickname,” Magnus said, gently wiggling his fingers in Barnabas’s direction. “I prefer ‘Our Lord and Master’ or maybe ‘Unambiguously the Hottest.
A/N : This idea came to my head all of a sudden minutes before I sleep and unlike some of my other ideas, this one lingers in my head day and night so I decided to write it. At first I wanted the character to be Steve coz he’s my ultimate favourite among the Avengers but Bucky seemed to be more suitable. This is the very first story I post on this blog so please be nice to me 💕 - Nana🌸
There both (Y/N) and Bucky stood still like statues.
In the dark, cold room, face-to-face, eyes boring into each other due to anger that has been gnawing on both of their hearts.
“I mean it” he said.
(Y/N)’s eyes were narrowed to the man before her, hands moving to rest on her hips as she answered her man back, “you are not the boss of me, James” she spat bitterly. The name she used to address him meant that she is beyond mad, pissed, annoyed, and all other emotions that are stirring up in her.
Bucky cringed slightly at the name (Y/N) used to address him, it sounded rather hostile and cold to him because the name is rarely used by anyone close to him.
“you never listen to me, not a damn bit! How many times should I tell you to stay in the Quinjet after you did your part of the mission and until we all finish ours!? You are our eye in the sky and you almost blew the mission for us all, almost get killed and those damned HYDRA agents almost escaped!”