In Need of Book Recs

Hopefully you can help me, fellow Tumblr users. I need some book recs that fit this criteria:

• Minor to zero romance. Small stuff doesn’t bother me, but anything that has romance as the driving force is boring as hell to me.

• Not YA. I have no issue with YA, I’m just currently looking for stuff that isn’t YA.

• Paranormal based. Ghosts, witches, mermaids, faeries, and so forth. I’m a little burned out on werewolves and vampires, but I’ll give them a look, too. And whoever can find me an adult, non-romantic mermaid story that isn’t a fairy tale by Mr. Andersen gets a virtual cookie. I’m not entirely sure such a book exists.

• The protagonist isn’t an idiot. They can do stupid things on occasion if it makes sense, but I have no interest in a protagonist that’s dumb as box of rocks and does the most asinine things because the plot says so.

So, any ideas?


More SoA Thoughts

I think Juice will just tell Chibs everything. Just spill it out, tell him about Gemma and Tara and Roosevelt.

And for something like this to happen…

Chibs: *says about if he was Juice he’d kill himself*

Juice: If you were me, you wouldn’t have fucked up like this. And I’m not you. I tried to kill myself once and you said I was an idiot. And now you’re telling me to do it. Truth is I don’t care any more. Jax is going to kill me. Maybe you will. But you’re going to know everything first. After that… It doesn’t matter any more. I’m done.

I think Juice is done. Just 1000% done, doesn’t even give a shit any more. Too exhausted to care. And I really want him to just lay it all out, no sugarcoating the truth. I want him to pretty much ruin Jax’s day, destroy his life by telling him that his beloved mother killed his wife for no damn reason, and do it because Jax has helped to destroy Juice’s life. Yeah, Juice made some really stupid decisions, but Jax certainly didn’t help.

Juice has been the kicked dog for so long, I want him to bite back and just fucking destroy everything. There’s no scenario where he gets out of this alive, so I want him to take everything into his own hands, be done dancing to someone else’s tune.


What I want to happen on Sons of Anarchy

• Jax to finally get a damn clue about Gemma.

• Gemma finally reaping what she’s sowed.

• Wendy to grab the kids, Nero, and Juice, and run away to be a cool family together. Chibs as well and Nero’s kid, too.

• Tig and Venus living happily ever after. And adopting Rat or something.

• Brooke to get as far from the club as humanly possible.

• Bobby to start his own charter of Elvis impersonators, and not run like a sociopathic moron, i.e. not like Clay or Jax.

• Happy to… uh… run the ice cream shop with Chuckie. IDK.

• IDGAF about anyone else.

I know none of this will happen, because Kurt Sutter hates happy things and no one on this show can be happy. Ever.

I’m so glad this is the last season, because I can’t keep watching a show like this. It’s one of the reasons why I stopped watching Supernatural. Too damn depressing and ultimately pointless. I’m having the same issue with Boardwalk Empire, too, and again, I’m glad it’s the last season for it as well.


awakencordy answered your question “So I really liked the latest episode of Doctor Who. When Steven Moffat…”

timelord children are taken for an early school to control their abilities, it was probably there.

Ah, okay, that makes sense. Thanks!


So I just read that Dylan O’Brien has had no real training in acting, and that Stiles on Teen Wolf was pretty much his first actng job.

I thought back over the show, season 3B especially, and just kind of sat here stunned for a bit.

Damn.

Just give him an Oscar or ten already, because he deserves them. I’m not exaggerating or joking, I honestly think he is one of the best actors out there, end of story. No lie, no joke, no narrowing it down by saying ‘under 25 actors’ or ‘teen show actors’ or anything.

As angry as I am at Teen Wolf's writers for their bullshit, that is how thankful I am that casting gave him the chance to do what he's doing so brilliantly.

I can’t wait to see him other things. And I really can’t wait to see who he’ll play in the MCU, because you know that’s going to happen at some pont.


So I really liked the latest episode of Doctor Who. When Steven Moffat is good, he’s really good. (And when he’s bad… yeah.)

I just love this show. Last week we had some campy Robin Hood silliness, this week we have a terrifying creature that may or may not exist at all, and with us, at all times, and isn’t the Silence. (I’m assuming.)

Also, wee!Doctor. <3 Quick, someone find a childhood photo of William Hartnell!

I’m conflicted on Danny and Clara, not because of shipping, but because of the whole ‘soldier versus civilian’ shtick that’s going on right now. I like the actor, and I like the awkward first date stuff. (Well, I didn’t like watching it, but it was nice because it felt more real than it usually does on TV.) I guess I’m really just waiting to see his interaction with the Doctor. Danny is/was a soldier. He’s not active, so would the Doctor accept him, or tell him to piss off? Or would they sort of bond over their soldiering pasts?

(I am now wanting a fic where Danny, Mickey, and Rory have a drink together.)

Some nitpicks: How could the Doctor travel in his own timeline? Technically he didn’t, Clara did, but how…? And how did they reach Gallifrey? Here’s a wild thought— maybe they really weren’t, but were only in the Doctor’s memory that somehow projected itself? Or perhaps this was a fixed point in time, and due to Clara’s nature, was able to access it and only it out of all of Gallifrey. And maybe only once, ever? Perhaps the Doctor sort of directed them there, because maybe he was thinking about that moment in his past while he was out.

Anyhow, I have no real complaints this week. I do have a canon history question, though. Last week it was mentioned that the Doctor came from a privileged family, but this week the flashbacks seem to indicate a rural, possibly poor life. I know rural =/= poor, but what the conditions were like compared to other Gallifrey scenes we’ve seen, it seemed possible. Are there theories about this?


The more I see and learn about Jake from Team Snob, the more I want to give him a big bear hug and tell him, “You, sir, are absolutely fucking awesome.”

No ifs, ands, or buts, just simply that. And to thank him for what he does, both on-screen and off, and that I’m actually a bit jealous that his friends have him as a friend. Lucky bastards.


After watching both movies, some of the series, and playing School of Dragons

Tuffnut is my HTTYD ‘crush’.

He’s such a doofus, and yet there’s something about him…


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This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
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Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
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chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

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DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.


Brilliant plan, Scott, let’s commit Peter to fucking Eichen House with the third-eye-vision-giver. Drive him even further insane, because THAT WORKED SO WELL THE FIRST TIME HE WENT OFF THE DEEP END.

FFS, Scott. And Stiles, if this was your brilliant plan, I’m revoking your genius card and giving you a ‘I’m a fucking idiot’ card.

Just find a damn batshit alpha, let Peter take his power, and let him fuck off. Everybody’s happy. If he starts biting people without permission, kick his ass, but shit, there’d probably be a line out the door to become werewolves.

Yes, I’m Peter fan. He’s one of the most interesting characters on this show, and frankly if he’s ever actually killed off I’ll probably lose interest. That said, I’m sick and tired of Scott self-righteous bullshit. “Only bad people kill!” he thinks. Uh-huh. So Derek’s mercy kill of Paige means he’s evil? What, no, that doesn’t count? Well his eyes are blue, apparently it does!

The sheriff killed a berserker, his eyes would probably be blue. Is he evil?

Parrish has killed to protect, is he evil?

Malia killed her family. Is she evil?

IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY SCOTT. Avoiding killing at all possible costs is a good thing, something to always strive for, but you can’t judge everyone who doesn’t fit your narrow-minded view of good and bad.

I want to like Scott, but then he gets on his preachy high horse and I just want to throttle him. Peter was actually right in telling him to actually fight like an alpha. Surprise, he did, and he won! What a fucking shock! Maybe, just maybe, if you had done that earlier, you wouldn’t have been dragged to Mexico in the first place!

That’s the problem with Scott. He can be clever, yes, but he doesn’t think. He’s so afraid of himself that he doesn’t listen, he doesn’t do what he needs to, and people suffer for it. When he makes a choice, an alpha choice, he does things like save Liam’s life. If he had made such a choice earlier, fought like an alpha, then Liam may never have been put in that position that he had to be bit or die.

I cannot stand characters— or people for that matter— that are so utterly convinced that they are always right and good and just, and everyone else is wrong and bad, end of story. It doesn’t work that way. If Peter— Peter— could find it in him to work with Kate fucking Argent that KILLED HIS FAMILY to get shit done, Scott can not be such self-righteous ass. The impossible has been done, clearly, so he can grow up.

It’s sad to say, but if Scott wasn’t in the show, I’d like it a lot more.Just remove Scott, everyone else can stay, and it’d be a lot better. If Stiles was the “main” character, the human among the supernatural, it’d be great. Why? Because Stiles knows the world isn’t black and white, that sometimes you have to compromise and do what needs to be done. Save all you can, do your best not to hurt anyone, but know that in this world it’s something that can’t forever achieve. Bad shit happens, and sometimes you’re going to have to do bad things. That doesn’t make you bad or a monster. It makes you imperfect and real.

I really hope the writers wake up and stop writing Scott so stupidly, but I’m not holding my breath. I don’t know if he’s a writer’s pet or they just like to try and make him a Marty Stu, but it’s starting to really ruin the show for me.

And poor Tyler Posey. He’s doing his best to make Scott a complex, thoughtful character, but he’s got jack shit to work with.