20. book lover. multifandom blogger. occasional book reviewer. amateur writer. tv addict. fangirl.

booksandhotchocolate:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released seven years ago - July 21, 2007.

ohmycapswan:

If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity why are you my clarity?

adamnsight:

Have you ever seen brown eyes in the sun? You don’t always notice it at first but you’ll see that ‘brown’ no longer describes them. They melt into golden rays, circling an eclipse. There’s nothing boring about brown eyes, not even when the later hours encroach; they just turn into a sunset of their own. 

maradyerdaily:

I’m too selfish to leave you,” I said. Noah pulled back so I could see his smile. “I’m too selfish to let you.

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

#when will people start giving names to young non-white scientists??#bc that shit is getting old

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

foreveralone-lyguy:

allisonargentsarrows:

This bitch put me in an ugly-ass champagne floor gown that looks terrible with my skin tone and she is wearing a cardigan to my birthday party. I refuse to be disrespected by this.

ok but what that the fuck is a hand hug

foreveralone-lyguy:

allisonargentsarrows:

This bitch put me in an ugly-ass champagne floor gown that looks terrible with my skin tone and she is wearing a cardigan to my birthday party. I refuse to be disrespected by this.

ok but what that the fuck is a hand hug

❝ fullmetaloptimist asked: OK I'll take the bait -- how fucked up is Kavinsky REALLY? I'm expecting at least an 5 on the Richter scale of heartbreak.

maggie-stiefvater:

Okay, I’ll take the bait back, because I’m young and crotchety.

Note, spoilers for Dream Thieves will abound.

SPOILERS

SPOILERS

SPOILERS

SPOILING THINGS

Readers can interpret the events of the book in all sorts of ways, obviously, but here are things that happen canonically in The Dream Thieves:

  • Kavinsky drugs his mother without her knowledge
  • Kavinsky pursues Ronan with multiple text messages and gifts that indicate he has observed Ronan closely — i.e., copies of bracelets Ronan always wears and Ronan’s driver’s license
  • Kavinsky generally calls Ronan either gay or a girl
  • Kavinsky is seen once with a girl, who he calls “bitch”
  • Kavinsky has at least one dead companion who he dreamed a perfectly obedient replacement for — it is heavily implied that Kavinsky was somehow responsible for the guy’s death.
  • Kavinsky claims to have killed his own father (but this is debatable, as Kavinsky clearly is a liar)
  • Kavinsky tries to get Ronan to give up his friends
  • Kavinsky touches Ronan’s head, taps Ronan’s teeth with a pen, leaves stuff at Ronan’s home when he knows he won’t be there
  • Kavinsky gives Ronan a drug that renders Ronan immobile and barely conscious and then, while Ronan is helpless — and only then — sensually touches Ronan’s body (Ronan tells himself this might be a dream)
  • Ronan tells Kavinsky that they will never be an item, but Kavinsky keeps texting him
  • Kavinsky tells Ronan that consent is overrated (which echoes him continuously stepping into Ronan’s space without permission)
  • Kavinsky ultimately grows frustrated that Ronan will not give in, kidnaps Ronan’s brother, drugs him, and stuffs him in the trunk of a car to provoke a reaction from Ronan.

Here are other things that are canonical:

  • Kavinsky is a scary, terrible predator
  • Kavinsky has a very logical backstory that leads him to this place
  • Kavinsky chooses to be led to this place

Here are other, other things, also canonical:

  • Kavinsky can pull things from his dreams, has an absent (possibly dead) father, and an absent (largely useless) mother
  • Ronan can pull things from his dreams, has an absent (definitely dead) father, and an absent (largely useless) mother

I very much enjoyed writing Kavinsky — as a character, he challenged and delighted me. And I really wanted him to challenge and delight readers. One of the main ideas I’m exploring as I write the Raven Cycle is the question: how much are you a product of your upbringing? And can you overcome the terrible parts of it to become something better? All of the characters engage with these questions, which I find fiendishly interesting in real life. Kavinsky and Ronan both get the same set of circumstances and handle them in very different ways. It’s a choice.

So do I like Kavinsky? Out of all the characters I have ever written, he is one of my favorites.* Top four, probably. Or five, since four is an ugly number. But he’s a terrible person, more terrible because he chose it every. step. of. the. way. A logical backstory is not justification for trampling over consent, for kidnapping, for harassment.

Otherwise Adam would be justified in hitting Blue when he was angry, because he was hit by his father.

Kavinsky’s scale on the Richter scale of heartbreak? I’ll give him a solid 9, where 10 = absolutely zero evidence of desire to change.

These are all of my thoughts on Kavinsky. Your mileage may vary.

*ETA: I mean, people: I painted my car like his.

So I came up with 30 fun book related questions. Feel free to send in some numbers. :)

  1. 1) If you could travel to one place you’ve read about in a book, what place would you visit and what book was it from?
  2. 2) If you could be best friends with an author, who would you choose and why?
  3. 3) Is there a quote from a book that has inspired you/changed the way you view things? If so, what is the quote?
  4. 4) If you could marry a fictional character, which would it be?
  5. 5) If you could take out a character from a book, who would you want to get rid of? Keep in mind getting rid of a character could change the story completely.
  6. 6) Have you ever read a book where you needed more answers and wanted to kill the author for leaving it so open ended? Or do you like that kind of book? What book was it?
  7. 7) If you could make sweet sweet love to a fictional character, with who would it be? Okay, that sounds really messed up, but whatever.
  8. 8) What’s the coolest name you have ever seen in a book? Would you name your offspring after said fictional character?
  9. 9) Who would you cast as the main characters of a movie adaptation of your favourite book?
  10. 10) What’s your favourite classic novel?
  11. 11) Can you anagram your favourite author’s name/the title of your favourite book?
  12. 12) What was your favorite picture book as a kid?
  13. 13) Do you buy your own books, borrow books from your friends or get them from the library?
  14. 14) Have you ever stolen insults from books and used them in real life situations? If so, how did that work out for you?
  15. 15) What’s your favourite insult from a book?
  16. 16) Have you ever tried writing a letter/ emailing an author? Did they reply?
  17. 17) Do you have a stack of books you need to read? How many are there?
  18. 18) How many books (approximately) do you own?
  19. 19) Are there any songs that make you think of certain books or scenes from books? If so, which songs/books?
  20. 20) Can you name 5 characters whose names start with the letter H off the top of your head? If so, prove it.
  21. 21) Do you like the idea of e-readers/kobos/whatever they’re called or would you rather have the physical book in your hand?
  22. 22) Do you like new book smell? Old book smell? All book smell?
  23. 23) Do you sticky note passages/quotes?
  24. 24) Have you ever accidentally destroyed a book (Example: Ran over it with your car) How about purposefully?
  25. 25) Which would you rather live without? Books or chocolate. Just kidding, that’s an impossible question.
  26. 26) Do you use actual bookmarks to mark your place? Receipts? Sticky notes? Or do you, heaven forbid, dog ear the pages?
  27. 27) What was the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone who lost/destroyed/got spaghetti on the pages of one of your books?
  28. 28) Have you ever used a book as a coster? How do you even spell that? You guys probably know what I’m talking about anyway.
  29. 29) What's your favourite book turned movie?
  30. 30) Have you ever finished a book that rendered you so emotionally unstable you couldn’t start another one for a few days?

ob season two meme | five things
nicknames/name calling [3/5] 

idiotbh:

Amsterdam? more like Amsterdamn

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ericscissorhands:

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."

parslemouths:

I love the hp movies but it is so painful because I want charlie weasley, I want peeves, I want a kinder, accurate ron and an unperfect, accurate hermione. I want all the little sassy, clever, lines left out in the movies and all the really important details that were left out.

theubergrump:

2rad5u:

shorm:

jabberwockyx:

This scene is seriously the cutest thing ever.

          

martha <3

❝ Anonymous asked: how did you get silver shadow so early where did you pre order it fromm..??

i ordered it from chapters and i guess many who ordered from there got it early as well

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