Drawing Ginny with Harry was so much fun I did another tiny watercolour of her :>
(Source: shatterdomes, via bjornwilde)
atthelamppost asked: O, U, Z
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
Well I already answered this one, but aren’t you lucky that I re-read a lot of my books? There are several obvious choices that I’m rejecting out of similarity to my previous (Robin McKinley) answer. So branching out from the 80s and 90s female-led fantasy novels, I’m going with one that I haven’t actually re-read for a long time, Anne of the Island.
For those of you who never made it past Anne of Green Gables, Anne of the Island is the third of the series, and it’s one of three books mashed up in the Anne of Avonlea movie. A couple important things happen in this book: Anne goes to college, and she gets proposed to a lot. UNFORTUNATELY, a lot of these proposals are from men who are not Gilbert Blythe, and one of them that is, but she refuses. What is she thinking, right? Like Anne herself, the book can be slightly over the top. I mean, it literally takes Gilbert nearly dying for Anne to realize she’s been in love with him all this time. She hears he has typhoid and stay up praying for him amidst a thunderstorm, and then he takes a turn for the better that night and several months later Gilbert confesses he still loves her and Anne’s eyes shine “with all the love-rapture of countless generations” and they kiss on the last page, freaking finally. It’s possible that for all the times I read the book, I read the last two chapters even more. (What, I was like thirteen. It was epically romantic.)
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
In general I try not to apologize for fangirling things, even for things that are objectively not of the highest quality. For instance, I bought a copy of Twilight cause they had a huge display at the Chapters in Ottawa, and then finished it and had a hell of a time trying to track down the next too in English from the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (Yes, from the national library… public libraries work differently there. I never 100% understood.) The point is, they are not great books. (They are kind of shit.) But they are like crack (or more appropriate for me, who has never smoked crack, or smoked anything at all, like frakking CANDY) and at the time I was really depressed and it was just what I needed, and I don’t think I need to apologize for enjoying the series.
Okay, diversion aside, this year I’ve become a big Rainbow Rowell fangirl. She published two new books, Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, which aside from being YA novels, are very different from each other, but both excellent. My friends and I went to see her at Politics & Prose in September for what was probably the best, most fun, friendly author talk I have ever attended. Rainbow is a wonderful writer and a truly charming person, and part of what’s fun about fangirling her books is that she gets what fandom is all about. I more recently read her first novel Attachments, which is a love story with a premise that just should. not. work. Yet it does. I am super sad now that I’ve run out of Rainbow Rowell books to read, so I will have to comfort myself by re-reading Fangirl and waiting for Landlines.
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)
Hmm. I’m in a bit of a reading slump, actually? Or at least a book slump. I haven’t managed to actually finish a book in December, but I have read a ton of fic, often too late at night.
Looking back through what I’ve read lately, the one that best fits the bill is probably This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales, which is oddly appropriate since most of the action in the book takes place when Elise sneaks out at night to DJ at an underground dance party. I don’t remember if I was up super late to finish this one—then again my normal bedtime has been sometime between 1-3 a.m. for much of the last six months—and I definitely read most of it in a single sitting
i’ve been wanting to read fic focusing on scott, allison and stiles lately but there isn’t much, if at all Q__Q so I opted to draw things to try and get it out of my system.
scifi AU in which the trio are androids created and owned by a ~shadowy organization~ called Nemeton for likely dubious purposes, since for example Allison’s loaded up on like 5000 ways to incapacitate or kill a man with just her pinky.
Nemeton eventually gets disbanded, dissolved or collapses entirely in on itself, forcing the Powers That Be of the organization to dispose of what remains. Instead of deactivating the three, they sell them off to two rival factions, the Argents and Hales, and are intending to wipe their memories before they’re shipped off to their new homes. Obviously not happy with any of this, Scott, Allison and Stiles run off instead. \o/
how do you scifi, i just don’t know
From Yale Stewart
I need a team up based on this immediately.