est-offensa-et-mirari:

deppsydoodle:

deppsydoodle:

why is peter pan always flying?

he neverlands

I love this joke because it never grows old

houselannisters:

anyone who is going to comic con and will go to the hbo panel i want you to get the microphone in any way possible i don’t care if you kill someone you ask the writers straight to their faces why they changed that scene in front of everyone i want to see the fear in their eyes 

jaimelannister:

A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin, the page D&D forgot to read

The way they portrayed this made me SO ANGRY because you know they’re just going to keep going with Jaime’s character development and making him likable IGNORING THE FACT THAT THAT SCENE HAPPENED AS IT DID IN THE SHOW

jaimelannister:

A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin, the page D&D forgot to read

The way they portrayed this made me SO ANGRY because you know they’re just going to keep going with Jaime’s character development and making him likable IGNORING THE FACT THAT THAT SCENE HAPPENED AS IT DID IN THE SHOW

thebooker:

Make me choose: Hans Hubermann or Rudy Steiner (you have no idea how difficult this was)

thebooker:

Make me choose: Hans Hubermann or Rudy Steiner (you have no idea how difficult this was)

mynameisweird3567 said:
I'm writing in 1st person as a blind character. I've been having a difficult time describing what's happening. Do you have any tip?

fixyourwritinghabits:

This depends on a few things. First, you have different degrees of sight impairment: no vision or residual vision, meaning that the person’s vision isn’t completely gone but their vision is impaired to a degree that they’re considered legally blind. Second - if I’m recalling the education I received from a charity right - more people lose their sight later on in life than are born visually impaired. And according to some quick Google research, people whose vision begins to recede over the age of seven do tend to retain memories of how things looked. So you could work off memory, along with describing the input from other senses: touch, smell, sound, taste. Or work off those senses alone if you’re writing a character who is blind from birth.

It would probably help to search and read books by and about blind people, just so you can familiarize yourself with what everyday life is like from them. Blindness has been around a long time, and looking into the past and present treatment and views on it can help give you a wider perspective on what a blind character would have to face in terms of attitudes and faulty ideas. Those who have been born blind would not have and may not want a sense of what seeing is like, as it has never been a part of their lives.

Some books links:

And here are some other links:

Book taggy thing

Thank you to the always lovely thebooker for tagging me! :)

Rules:

  • Always post the rules
  • Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones
  • Tag 11 new people and link them to the post
  • Let them know you’ve tagged them

My Questions:

  1. What was the last book you read, and what did you think of it?
  2. Do you use a bookmark or do you fold page corners?
  3. If you have children one day (or if you have them now!), which book or series would you insist on them reading?
  4. Do you have a favourite author? If so, who?
  5. What’s one writing cliche you cannot stand?
  6. Who’s your favourite literary antagonist?
  7. What’s your favourite film or TV adaptation of a book or series?
  8. Do you spend a lot of money on books?
  9. What do you think of the ‘chick lit’ genre?
  10. Most overrated book?
  11. Most prized book?

I’m tagging these blogs:

thebooker’ questions:

1. What is the first book that catches your eye when you look at your bookshelf?

Unfortunately I’m not at my house at the moment, but I’d say my op-shop copy of Catch-22 because it’s bright red with big, bold text on the spine. (I haven’t read it yet)

2. How do you arrange your books on your shelves?

I used to arrange by author surname, but now I arrange by colour because it’s so aesthetically pleasing. However my big bookshelf at my parent’s house (where the majority of my books are kept - I only have a small bookshelf in my rental place) is still arranged by author surname, with my textbooks lying horizontally on the bottom shelf.

3. You have the power to change a book’s ending. Which ending would you change and what would you make happen instead?

Oh, this is too much power… There are many books with sad endings I’d change to happy endings to make me enjoy them more, but I won’t use any of those as an example because usually they’re well-written/poetic/etc. I think I’d change the ending of A Series of Unfortunate Events to something more conclusive. 

4. Favourite book cover?

Too hard! I’ll go with the British Harry Potter covers.

5. Which book from your childhood has had the most impact on you?

The Harry Potter series. It’s stuck with me to this very day.

6. When reading, what do you value most: writing style, characters, plot, world building, pacing, etc?

Plot, I think, closely followed by writing style. I think a great plot can make up for mediocre writing, but not the other way around.

7. Do you prefer buying books or borrowing them from a library/friend?

I prefer buying books but my wallet prefers borrowing them. I usually buy. But my housemates have a huge collection and we’ve been lending to each other recently, which is great. 

8. What books/sequels that are being published this year are you most excited for?

My mind jumped to The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin but it looks like it won’t be published this year… so I’m not sure, actually. 

9. Which fictional character would you want as a sidekick?

Percy Jackson. 

10. How many books have you read so far this year?

*checks Goodreads* 14. I’ve challenged myself to 40, up from my original 30. I would read more but it’s difficult - I’m working full-time and writing, too. 

11. What’s been your favourite read so far this year?

The Help, closely followed by Fangirl. I found The Help to be extremely powerful and well-written, while Fangirl was just so enjoyable to read. 

  1. Augustus: so your name is four
  2. Tobias: yeah
  3. Augustus: you could say it's a metafour
  4. Tobias: will you stop
  5. Tobias: i liked you better as caleb
beastlyworlds:

Parvati and Padma Patil, way late for Wizarding Wednesday, greeting each other in the hallways with their majestic House signs

beastlyworlds:

Parvati and Padma Patil, way late for Wizarding Wednesday, greeting each other in the hallways with their majestic House signs

unfollower:

i dont get why people say ‘tea is just leaf water’ and then act like coffee’s so great like what do u think you’re drinking. bean water is what

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