weave master

anonymous asked:

Recommendation for a good book that you've read recently?

This is literally my favourite question and I hope you’re all sitting comfortably.

Every year, I do a series of book awards called The Random Yet Incredibly Specific Book Awards. While some of the categories repeat (i.e. The Empire Strikes Back Award For Achievements in the Second Book In A Trilogy), most are made up on the spot to fit a book I liked particularly (i.e. The So Long And Thanks For All The Fish Award For Creative Apocalypse).

This year’s list is can be found here.

Highlights Include:

Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers. I loved the pacing and how this was a sci-fi book that was going to turn sci-fi gently upside down and shake it, but only until it giggles, as opposed to emptying its pockets and running off with its lunch money. You don’t have to destroy a problematic genre to write better stories in it, and Chambers is perfect in every respect of putting this wonderful story together.

The Girl Who Drank The Moon, by Kelly Barnhill. This won the Newbery a couple weeks ago, which basically fulfilled all of my dreams for what Kelly accomplished here. It’s a MASTERFUL book, weaving together politics, social structures, sorrow, parenting, legacy, corruption, bog monsters, Simply Enormous Dragons, and magic in such a way that it’s still really, really appealing to children. I love this book so much.

And I Darken, by Kiersten White. An alternate history where Lada Dracul is hostaged to the Ottoman Empire (along with her brother, Radu), this trilogy kicked off to a STUNNING beginning. I actually got to blurb it, so I’ll quote myself: Girls with teeth and priorities. I would read this book forever.

The Fixer, by Jennifer Lynne Barnes. The pitch for this is “Scandal, but in a DC prep school”, and Barnes absolutely nails it. We don’t talk about world building in contemporary books very often, but The Fixer really highlights why it’s necessary and how it can be used. Barnes sells a far-out premise, but the world supports it so thoroughly that it never once feels weird. It’s amazing. Also, no one structures books like JLB. She literally has a doctorate in it.

Behold the Bones, by Natalie C. Parker. The follow up to my favourite book of 2014 (Beware the Wild), BONES is a wonderful book about friendship, love, small towns, history, legacy, murder and swamps that eat people. So, so good.

I just finished Windwitch, Susan Dennard’s new book, and it was EXCELLENT. And I am always, ALWAYS here for Diana Peterfreund’s Across A Star-Swept Sea, which is a gender-flipped re-telling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in post-apocalyptic Polynesia.

anonymous asked:

I've always assumed that the prophecy involving Cersei about someone younger and more beautiful taking all she holds dear etc..was Sansa. And i got to thinking that if that's true then Jaime has no idea that telling Brienne to find Sansa and take her to safety would help bring his sister's downfall. He helped to keep that prophecy in motion without even knowing it. Also, I really want to see a showdown between Cersei and Sansa. Dany's just not a match for Cersei.

See how all the little dots are starting to connect, Nonny? GRRM is masterful at weaving a story. Someone tell me again how Jonsa isn’t endgame …

Oh, that’s right …they are. 😘

From what I remember (this was from a DC comic compilation my brother owned a million years ago), Superman’s first super suit was made from unraveling his baby clothes (from the rocket ship).  So, canon handweaver Superman.

(I can’t remember if Martha did the weaving or not, but I’m sure she did not let Clark get out of Smallville without knowing how to make, at least, a nice table runner.)

Then, imagine Wonder Woman checking out Superman.  Not because of his physique or whatever, but because she knows weaving.  (It is a master craft of Themyscira, along with spinning, pottery, and metallurgy.)

Imagine Wonder Woman and Superman talking warp and weft, threadcount, wool vs silk vs cotton vs linen, and comparing types of looms.

Imagine Batman taking up knitting (secretly) to try to get in on the craft talk.

thoseofgreatambition  asked:

Hello! I adore your writing. Could you do L W S for the fluff meme with George, if you don't mind? Have a wonderful day darling!

for you?! of course!!! you’re so sweet, i love your writing too i honestly spent yesterday after i followed you stalking your blog omg (sorry this took me so long omg)


Love (How do they show love physically, verbally, etc.?)

George is a pretty verbal person for the most part, and he has no problem letting those three words pass his lips at any moment. “I love you.” He tells his mom, and his dad, and his brothers and sister. He doesn’t mind, because that’s what his family  has run on his whole life. In relationships, words fail him sometimes because it’s not as easy as it is with his family. When that happens, he flushes a bit pink, and he opts for a loving embrace or a sweet kiss that he knows will still get the point across to you.

Walk (places that they usually go to around their neighborhood) 

It’s not technically his neighborhood, but since the joke shop is there, he spends more time than he’d like to admit wondering down Diagon Alley. During the summer when it’s hot, he’s a frequent customer at Florean Fortescue’s ice cream parlor. He likes being in crowds for the most part - seeing people smiling and chattering around him. He’s become a master at weaving in and out of them. Most shop owners know the Weasley’s and George is always happy to return the friendly waves he receives as he passes the display windows down the cobblestone street.

Sleep (things and routines they need for sleep)

He’ll want to talk about your day first, when he’s finally alone in bed with the person he loves. Then he’ll talk about his, and his laugh rings like music when he reflects on some strange products he sold in the shop that day. When he’s close to falling asleep, his eyes become heavy and he’ll try to suppress his yawns - but fail. Not many people know this, but he loves when you run his fingers through his hair and it’s a trick that closes his eyes almost instantly. He sleeps soundly most nights, and loves to stay cuddled until he wakes up the next morning.

OK, so I have another RusAme AU that is still in the works but it’s all based on mythology and shit so here goes…

So basically it’s a Air Spirit/Skin-Walker AU.

Alfred is a Sylph, and he’s trying to survive in Kitsune Academy, a high-profile school. His brother Matthew is a Halcyon, one of the last of his species. He meets a variety of monsters (I use the term lightly), including Arthur, a Each Uisge, Ivan, a Skin-Walker, and Kiku, the son of Tsuchigumo. 

So each pf these characters is a specific species. To define (and maybe elaborate a bit), here’s what each of these characters are and what their species basically is:

Alfred, Sylph: Sylphs are part of the four Elementals, or spirits of air, earth, fire and water. Sylphs are said to give inspiration to artists and poets, and they generally live in mountainous areas. In this AU, however, Alfred is the last of them. Sylphs are made when a Undine (spirit of Water) and a Salamander (spirit of Fire) come together. 

Matthew, Halcyon: The Halcyon bird is a shape-shifter and a spirit of the wind and sea. The original Greek myth for Halcyon states that after a woman’s husband was killed at sea, the man returned as a bird. During the Halcyon days, there is a peaceful sea and sky. The week occurs in midwinter. This is also when Matthew is at his strongest.

Ivan, Skin-Walker: Skin-Walkers are ferocious warriors of Native American and Norse mythology. They can transform into an animal at will. Ivan is a polar bear.

Arthur, Each Uisge: Each Uisge is a monster from Scottish myth. They are relatives to the Kelpie, but they keep to the sea. Unlike Kelpies, Each Usige devour all but the livers of their victims after drowning them. 

Kiku, Tsuchigumo: Tsuchigumo are spider demons in Japanese mythology. Part of the Obake, Tsuchigumo are shape-shifters. They weave masterful illusions to capture their prey. 

General Winter, Wendigo: Wendigo are from Algonquin lore and are associated with famine, winter, cold, and starvation. They are generally grey-ish and have deep-set eyes. They survive by eating human flesh. 

Matthias, Kludde: The Kludde is a black dog, said to be ferocious. This is based off a real life event where a black dog was said to roam the countryside, baying if there was death. 

Lukas, Draugr: Draugr are Norse zombies, who guard Vikings’ graves.

Wang, Jiang Shi (Hopping corpse): Jiang Shi are reanimated corpses. Families who could afford to paid witches to reanimate a dead relative’s corpse to “hop” home.

Berwald, Banshee: Banshees are meant to tell death, usually by a high-pitched wail. They sometimes appear holding the bloodstained clothing of those who died. 

Natalya, Undine: Undines are spirits of water, part of the four Elementals. Their skin is very cold, and they are often pale. They take horrible revenge on a human lover if betrayed.

Katyusha, Succubus: Succubus or Succubi are demons who feed off of sexual energy. 

Heracles, Myrmidon: Myrmidons are Greek warriors who fought in the Trojan war. They were made human by the gods, who took away their forms as ants. 

Francis, Vrylolkas: A undead person who was not buried or mourned after properly.

OK, so that’s basically my AU, I doubt it will be very popular, but it is the spooky month, so maybe. I’ll post it on Fanfiction when I’m done with the first chapter. 

Happy October!

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@dickgraysoff asked recently about what Jason Todd would read. It’s canon that he reads Jane Austin. He also reads business and marketing books, fashion, historical novels, fantasy, Sun Tzu, any and all philosophy, math theory, and so on. In short, Jason Todd reads. He reads everything and anything. He and Alfred had a book club before he died, they probably resumed it after he came back.

I should probably look for more canon Jason and books. Because learning is his one true love.

A thought occured

Now I may be completely incorrect about this, But I believe I can accurately describe the positions that the mentors (vanguard, iron Lords, reefers) would be.

@ask-ikorarey would be the dungeon Master, weaving epic adventures and experiences with the help of @ask-lordsaladin

@ask-cayde-6 would be the half-elf rogue with high charisma but low wisdom and intelligence, basically making him “charmingly stupid”

@ask-eris-morn would be the elven wizard who dabbles in darker magic (such as necromancy and evil spells) who begrudgingly accompanies cayde on his adventures

@ask-lordshaxx would be the dwarven fighter who constantly screams “Fight!” Before going into battle.

@ask-thepostmaster would be the human cleric, constantly fretting over the material components of spells in order to keep the party alive.

@ask-petra-venj would be the human secondary rogue, who actually cares about her job and loves to steal and pick locks, all the while in search for a cure to her ailing queen

@ask-shiro-4 would most likely be a ranger, though often cutting up with cayde in jokes and stuff, all the while doing twice the work to compensate for cayde making puns all the time.

4/5 Stars.

If you ever wondered what happened to young Danny Torrance after his fateful winter at the Overlook Hotel, this book is for you.

We meet Dan again in his 30s. Haunted by his childhood, he finds himself following in his father’s footsteps and turns to the bottle. Finally, after hitting rock bottom, he seeks the help he needs and joins AA.

Dan’s special ability—his shining—links him to a 12-year-old girl named Abra who possesses this same talent. But Abra is in danger. There’s a group of powerful vampires called the True Knot traveling the country, feeding off of the essence of children who shine—and they’re coming for her next.

As always, King weaves a masterful story rooted in the strength of its characters. While the True Knot itself is a fascinating creation that propels the story forward, Doctor Sleep is really about Dan and his personal demons as he attempts to evade the legacy of his father and create a healthy, meaningful life for himself. We can’t escape our past (or our genes, for that matter), but we can overcome them if we’re willing to put up a hell of a fight.

I loved most of this book, though I did find the epic showdown that it gradually led to a bit muddled and abrupt when it finally arrived.

Nevertheless, fans of The Shining will likely appreciate this anticipated follow-up.

BLACK WIDOW VOL. 2: NO MORE SECRETS TPB

Written by CHRIS SAMNEE & MARK WAID
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Black Widow: lion tamer! Now that Natasha knows the truth about the Weeping Lion, she’s in control of his very particular set of skills. Natasha plans to use him to destroy the Red Room’s reincarnation, the Dark Room — but first she must face the deadly Recluse! Black Widow wants to live in a world without secrets, but Bucky Barnes has got a pretty big one. Is the world ready for their explosive reunion? With a Recluse on the loose and a man on the moon, is the Widow weaving a masterful web — or are her threads starting to unravel? While she’s been collecting information, her enemy has been recruiting allies — and it’s all heading towards a full-scale invasion! But what is the target? And can the Black Widow shield it on her own? Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2016) #7-12.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99

anonymous asked:

Would you mind writing about the characters dancing with their significant other(like slow dances and whatnot)? (Also this is a really great blog and you're awesome :))

The Allies

America/Alfred F. Jones: Alfred would be bad at slow dancing, stepping on your toes and acting too excited and full of energy to stay in one place for too long. He has two left feet and wasn’t very graceful to begin with, and tends to be very insecure with his slow dancing skill. He makes up his weakness in slow dancing by being amazing at swing dancing, pulling you into his arms and twirling you around as he promises to practice just for you.  

China/Wang Yao: Yao would give you a soft smile, honored that you had asked him to dance with you even if he wasn’t particularly perfect at slow dancing. He would brush the hair from your face before he accepts, pulling you outside into his backyard to make the atmosphere more romantic; he liked having more room to swing or twirl you around, holding you as close as he can without stepping on your feet.

England/Arthur Kirkland: Arthur would smile at your request, immediately pulling you into his arms and beginning to dance, reminiscing about back in the day when his mother used to dance with him like this too. He was surprisingly good, lovingly gazing into your eyes the entire time and causing you to become embarrassed and look away.

France/Francis Bonnefoy: Francis loves to slow dance, and would often affectionately nuzzle your neck while whispering things in your ear; he’d talk about how close the two of you were at the moment and how your bodies were moving in perfect sync, getting a bit handsy as they slide down your back and pull you closer to him. He would then place his forehead against yours to grab all of your attention, wanting you to have your thoughts in that moment only on him.

Russia/Ivan Braginsky: Ivan was an unexpectedly good slow dancer, but doesn’t like to do it while in close quarters with other couples, as he’s insecure about his large frame and always has to look around as to not bump into others. He feels much more comfortable when you lead, knowing that you’d be careful, and that you appreciated him going out of his comfort zone to help entertain you in the first place.

The Axis

Germany/Ludwig Beilschmidt: Ludwig would act very stiff and by the book, paying you no mind as he stared down at his feet and counted out the steps in his head. He wouldn’t realize how romantic it was, or how close the two of you were until he looked down and saw you watching him, causing him to get embarrassed and stumble.

Italy/Feliciano Vargas: Feliciano had literally no form, swinging you around and smiling at you the entire time. He would compliment you, telling you how beautiful you looked while you were dancing, turning away and often bumping into others and having to apologize to them for stepping on their toes.

Japan/Kiku Honda: Kiku would feel very nervous due to the amount of physical contact needed to slow dance along with the close proximity, which negatively affects his performance while dancing with you. Once he gets over his initial case of nerves, he performs much better, and shows off his true skill in romance.

Other 

Canada/Matthew Williams: Matthew was much better than his brother at slow dancing, having learned much from his time with Francis on how to treat a woman, and how to not step on their toes. He would be a master at weaving between the other couples, bringing you all around the dance floor without any of the other couples even noticing you passed by.

Prussia/Gilbert Beilschmidt: Gilbert would often talk big, telling you that he’s awesome at slow dancing and probably the best in the world, but when it comes down to proving his brags, he knows every excuse in the book to get out of it. He would be forced to fake it when you give him an ultimatum, trying to fake his confidence, which naturally you end up catching on to and lead during the dance to prevent him further embarrassment.

Spain/Antonio Hernandez Carriedo: Antonio would jump on any chance to bond or be close to you, and thus wouldn’t mind slow dancing at any point in time. He had a passion for dancing to begin with, and lead you with such skill you were in awe that he didn’t do it for a living; he chuckles as he tells you that he’s only as good as his partner, dipping down to press his lips against yours before giving you a bright smile and asking if you’d like to try a dance with a faster pace.