mamaleh6994: I have never understood when people watch a kissing scene and say “omg that couldn’t have all been acting!!!!!” Seriously? From the actors’ perspectives, they are literally in one of the most uncomfortable scenarios. There’s tons of people watching them, there are cameras in their faces, and they have to kiss this person in front of everyone, probably multiple times. And I’m not...
LBD Fic: Words, Words, Words
So, I saw people commenting on the dwindling of LBD fic, which I have also noticed. So it prompted me to finally go and finish this thing I’ve been working on for a couple months now. I wouldn’t jump right to calling it Dizzie fluff, but it is something. Words, Words, Words Lizzie considers herself to be a woman of words, but when the time comes to let William Darcy know how she...
Fairy Tale Reviews: Sleeping Beauty: The One Who...
Sleeping Beauty: the One who Took the Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass Target Audience: Middle Grade Summary: It’s not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects … and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it’s not easy being The Prince. Especially when your...
Most of us were raised to think love is fire, passion, and prolonged bouts of...– Tamora Pierce (source) ________________________________________________________________ I’m just rediscovering these books and this woman after about two and a half years of developing emotionally and personally (and falling in love). Turns out, hers are the books I want my future children...
Sine Nomine: Why a Certain Reaction to the TfiOS... →
drummerjag: intelligencehavingfun: So, I’m seeing a LOT of people reacting to the casting of Augustus Waters in the TFiOS movie with “Oh, but he plays Shailene’s brother in Divergent, and that’s gonna be so weird, to see them as love interests, like watching incest!” …Um, guys? You realize that they’re actors, right? That this… Yes. Exactly. I was in a production of Children of Eden my...
Why a Certain Reaction to the TfiOS Casting is...
So, I’m seeing a LOT of people reacting to the casting of Augustus Waters in the TFiOS movie with “Oh, but he plays Shailene’s brother in Divergent, and that’s gonna be so weird, to see them as love interests, like watching incest!” …Um, guys? You realize that they’re actors, right? That this is what they do? That being an actor means being able to play a...
Broadway Star Joins Johnny Depp in 'Into the...
alesiakaye: Tony-winner James Corden will play the Baker who lives next door to Meryl Streep’s Witch. … Read @ hollywoodreporter.com I am entirely behind this decision. Entirely. Except I don’t know what his singing voice is like, but I’m trusting people.
Fairy Tale Reviews: Beauty Sleep
Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey Target Audience: YA/Teen Summary: The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to prick her finger at the age of sixteen and sleep for one hundred years — until a prince awakens her with a kiss. So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle. Unable to sew or embroider like most little...
Pride and Prejudice (1813) vs. Pride & Prejudice...
mamaleh6994: rammi: Book: Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances. Movie: Your...
Conversations from the Children's Place
So, I work in the children's room of my local library, which means I overhear, and occasionally participate in, some pretty wonderful conversations. Take tonight. It was about 6pm, and we didn't have any programs going on, so it was pretty dead, just one kid and his mom, so I'm taking advantage of the quiet to do some shelving in Children's Fiction, when this kid (either a very precocious four-year-old or a very small five-year-old) comes up and starts following me and my cart of books around. Finally, he speaks.
Boy: Excuse me, ma'am?
Boy: Um . . . I was wondering . . .? [long pause]
Boy: Why . . . am I the only one here?
Me: Well, I think a lot of kids are probably home for supper.
Boy: But I'm the only one here.
Me: Yep! You have the whole Children's Place to yourself!
Boy: But, ma'am?
Boy: That's just no good, ma'am. Because what about this? [He goes to our puppet stage] I can't play this.
Me: You could make up a one-man puppet show.
Boy: No, I'm much too much young for it. I can't do this with the puppets, like this. [He proceeds to show me exactly how the puppets work, proving that, actually, he can] I can't do this, see?
Me: Well, maybe not, but there are lots of other things to play.
Boy . . . Yeah.
Me: [I go back to my shelving; about 30 seconds later, he's back, hanging around our electronic catalogue that's placed to be accessible to a standing adult]
Boy: What is this Internet?
Me: That's just our catalogue, not the internet. You can look up books there to see if we have them in.
Boy: But I can't. There's no seat for me, and I'm not this much long [his gesture makes it clear he means 'tall']. Can your internet look up boy books?
Me: Yes, it can. Do you want me to help you find a book?
Boy: No, I can't read. [He keeps following me around and asking questions, and since what I'm doing isn't that important, and he clearly wants to talk to somebody, I tell him about our Harry Potter display and the plaque on our donated shelves, and things like that. Finally, I help him get out our tabletop blocks. He seems occupied, so I move to go back to my shelving]
Boy: Can you play blocks with me?
Me: Sorry, I wish I could, but I have other jobs I have to do.
Boy: [sadly] Okay, ma'am. I understand. [This child was absolutely precious. I really wanted to play blocks with him.]
It’s been 15 years today since the Battle of Hogwarts and the Fall of Lord Voldemort. Let us remember those we lost, and continue looking to the future, working for continued peace and unity in the wizard world.
You may be a book addict if...
1: You spend a lot of money on books. Even at thrift stores and used book stores. You can never get enough.
2: You have bookcases, shelves, or stacks of books EVERYWHERE.
3: Most of those shelves are warped from the weight of all of your books.
4: You can never pass a bookstore or a store with a selection of books without having just. one. glimpse. inside. ("Just one, I swear!")
5: People give you books or giftcards to bookstores as gifts for special events.
6: You ALWAYS have a book with you. Even if it is a huge hardcover edition.
7: You can never stop talking about books. Ever.
8: You occasionally say, "Oh, that movie looks interesting! Better read the book first, since it's probably even better!" Or some variation of that.
9: You proudly show off the fact that you read an incredibly difficult book that not a lot of people have read. Be proud!
10: Your parents have told you to do something social... maybe go outside, see the sun, smell fresh air.
11: You have mastered the "don't-talk-to-me-or-else-you're-dead-to-me" look for people who have boundary issues when you're reading.
12: Sarcasm is occasionally your friend when people say obnoxious things about you reading so much.
13: You salivate over pictures of books. It's okay, we all do it.
14: You can't browse the deals section of a cheap book website because you know you can't really afford it, but you'll shop anyway.
15: One of your goals in life is to have a personal library in your home when you have your own house.
16: The smell of new books, or old books, is something you look forward to.
17: You always take a step back after putting your book haul away and stare at your growing book collection.
18: You basically live at the library, bookstore, or secondhand bookstore closest to your home.
19: You want to marry a book lover, too.
20: You occasionally break into emotional hysterics when reading a really intense book in public.
21: You ask yourself: physical books or ebooks?
22: You need to place a book buying ban on yourself.
23: Your parents punish you by taking your books instead of "normal" things
Have any more? Feel free to add!
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The baby in Harry Potter 1 is Albus Severus in...
heartandsoulplace: I’M THAT OLD? PSA: THIS IS NOT TRUE. I see this everywhere, because we thrive on sentimentality, I guess, but it is patently untrue. A simple imdb search disproves it, y’all: Baby Harry in movie 1 was played by the Saunders Triplets. Albus Potter in movie 8 was played by Arthur Bowen. You pick your fights on the Internet, and this one is mine. I will debunk this...
Fairy Tale Reviews: Sleeping Beauty (According to...
Sleeping Beauty (According to Cassie) So, basically, as happens so often in these things, we have a king and a queen who really want a baby, but aren’t having one for some reason until they do. It’s a girl, and what happens next depends on whose version you read. A christening is planned, and the girl is given three or seven or twenty-one fairy godparents, who are each to bestow a gift upon...
Fairy Tale Reviews: Little Red Riding Hood Wrap Up
Little Red Riding Hood Wrap Up So, this month, we looked at another of those problem fairy tales, those “Then I Found Five Dollar” tales. And similarly to Rumpelstiltskin, in wrapping up the month and looking at how our different authors chose to handle adapting the tale, we’re going to set aside Cloaked in Red for the time being, and look at the three novels that weren’t written specifically to...
Fairy Tale Reviews: Princess of the Silver Woods
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George Target Audience: YA/Teen Summary: When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist....
mamaleh6994: Mom doesn’t think Grandpa’s going to make it 24 hours. Prayers, thoughts, etc. would be awesome right now. :-/ Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Mine went through this back in October. It’s hard and it sucks, but you’ll get through it.
Johnny Depp in talks to play the Wolf in the Into... →
droo216: Although until they mention the Wolf, the article makes it sound like he’s in talks to star - like, as the Baker - and I was devastated. He doesn’t fit the Baker at all. But as the Wolf? Sure, let him have it, I don’t care. Yeah, an article I read earlier said he was playing the Baker, and I just about lost it because no. Just, no. But I can see him as the wolf, so I’m glad that...
bradisourking: WHO KNEW YOU COULD SEE THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN FROM WMHS IN LIMA OHIO Also, those palm trees. Ohio, as you should well know, is noted for its tropical climate. I have a lot of problems with Glee, and their depiction of a rural Ohio high school, a setting I am intimately familiar with having attended one for four years, is one of them.
Fairy Tale Reviews: Scarlet Moon
Scarlet Moon by Debbie Vigue Target Audience: YA/Teen Summary: Ruth’s grandmother lives in the forest, banished there for the “evil” that the townsfolk believed she practiced. But if studying the stars, learning about nature, and dreaming of flying is evil, then Ruth is guilty of it too. Whenever Ruth took food and supplies to her grandmother, she would sit with the old woman for...
In the scheme of things. . .
… this isn’t a huge deal, but. My high school band director is retiring this year. He is easily one of the most popular teachers at the school, and he was one of the most influential people in my life pretty much ever. Words and all the time in the world cannot express the amount of respect and affection I have for this man. He taught me so much about so much more than just music, and...
Sine Nomine: Picking Fights on the Internet →
codedlockfilms: intelligencehavingfun: So, you know who I really don’t like? People who go around looking for fights on the internet. Specifically, people who purposefully try to start fights on the internet where there was, previously, no fight to be had. I’ve been rewatching Boy Meets World recently because I just obtained all… Your enjoyment of your little corner of Tumblr is stupid. My...
Picking Fights on the Internet
So, you know who I really don’t like? People who go around looking for fights on the internet. Specifically, people who purposefully try to start fights on the internet where there was, previously, no fight to be had. I’ve been rewatching Boy Meets World recently because I just obtained all seven seasons on DVD because I’m that kind of awesome, and I made a Facebook post the...
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but weren't we dying anyway?: Reblog if you are a... →
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Fairy Tales Reviews: Scarlet
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Target Audience: YA/Teen Summary: Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but...
Fairy Tale Reviews Guest Post: Hoodwinked!
codedlockfilms: intelligencehavingfun: So, because it is looking doubtful that a book review is going to be posted today (I’m sorry guys; I know I’m so behind. April has been stupid busy at both jobs, I’ve got a show opening tonight, and it’s not that I’ve been procrastinating on writing the reviews — I honestly haven’t had time to read the books), have a guest review from Jesse...
Fairy Tale Reviews Guest Post: Hoodwinked!
So, because it is looking doubtful that a book review is going to be posted today (I’m sorry guys; I know I’m so behind. April has been stupid busy at both jobs, I’ve got a show opening tonight, and it’s not that I’ve been procrastinating on writing the reviews — I honestly haven’t had time to read the books), have a guest review from Jesse...
droo216 asked: But wait! You listed too many The Book Thiefs and now I don't know which book is Harry Potter. Is it The Book I Love the Most or The Book That Made Me Who I Am?
imaginarycircus: seventhtable: thewomanwhoconsults: forgetyeahcomics: Romeo and Juliet is not a love story it’s a cautionary tale about how everything would be better if you would just chill the fuck out ‘Everything would be better if you would just chill the fuck out’ - every play ever written by Shakespeare “Yo, Hamlet. Chill the fuck out about your dad.” “Yo, King Lear. Chill the...
Help a relative newbie out?
So, I relatively new to Tumblr still, and I know I don’t exactly use it the way you’re “supposed” to … I guess … but I have a question about reblogging things that I hope one of you can answer. Forgive my ignorance. Often, if I try to reblog a post that has been reblogged many times with lots of comments added, my reblog will not include all the other reblogs,...