Do you have a favorite genre (of manga)? . I really love slice-of-life manga, especially those that tend toward humor and revolve around food. . Sweetness & Lightning is a seinen, slice-of-life series about a recently widowed father and his young daughter. In his struggle to feed her well, he meets a student of his at her family's restaurant and they begin an adventure of learning how to cook. It's sweet, having moments of humor and heartache. The second picture in the set features a conversation the junior math teacher has with his student about making breakfast, since they aren't really supposed to meet up outside school, they have this conversation back-to-back by an open window. . Yotsuba&! is a shōnen, slice-of-life series that stars a young girl and her dad who have just moved to a new neighborhood. It actually reminds me a little of Chi's Sweet Home, but touches on some more serious subjects I mean, not terribly more serious, but Yotsuba is adopted and asks a lot of questions about seemingly obvious things. Like air conditioners and swing-sets. Swipe to the last picture to see one of the extreme situations she gets into her first time on a swing-set. . . Photo Description: first picture is of the two aforementioned manga on a bed, the second is of a conversation the teacher and his student, partners in learning to cook, talking about screwing up breakfast, and the third is of Yotsuba learning to swing on the playground and going much too high!
Do you prefer to get to know a villain or not, that they remain a looming figure of doom in the distance? . #grimdragon - greatest villains . I've been thinking a lot about my villain from the book I've been writing for a couple years now. He's been elusive, but based on the Erlkönig, and so I finally figured out his history and his motivation. It makes the story more satisfying when you know what the hero has to over come and how much the villain is willing to sacrifice to succeed... . The best villains are believable heroes. . . #Top5Villains by @sneirrbooks . The Darkling (Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo) . Sauron (Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien) . AIDAN (Illuminae) . Lord Anaander Mianaai of the Radchaai Empire (Imperial Radch Trilogy by Anne Leckie 😰😍) . Lucy Diamond (as played by Jordana Brewster in the 2004 Action/Romance D.E.B.S. -- if you want a lesbian enemies-to-lovers story, you can probably do better but should still watch this. Lucy Diamond sets the bar for all other hot evil geniuses) . . If I haven't tagged you, do it and tag me! And if you've already done it, sorry I tagged you again. Much love. 😘 . . Photo Description: a custom Funko Pop by @pagewithaview stands in front of books by Malinda Lo, with dead rose petals.
I've not posted much here, but I have some new happy things to obsess over with you, if you'd like! . #grimdragon - free day on the 13th, I'll take it! . . I feel silly to say it, but I've been busy again. I've been reading a lot, some books better than others, and am so into my Potter re-read. It's so ingrained in me that it feels natural, like I'm hanging with old friends. . I've also been watching good shows. . Brooklyn nine-nine feels like the sitcom I've been waiting for. Weird that I'm now watching a show about 30 somethings and deeply relating. Thanks for spamming us all @defenderofkittens. Seriously. Thanks. . I've also started watching ALL FOR ONE a queer webseries adaptation of THREE MUSKETEERS yes YOU HEARD RIGHT. By the same folx who brought you CARMILLA. And I'm watching MIDDLEMARCH's queer adaptation by lesbian (queer?) Filmmaker Rebecca Shoptaw! Also. NON-BINARY LOVE INTEREST. I think? No spoilers from me! It's based on the novel of the same name by George Eliot. Read it for #classicautumn 😎 read them both, then binge the shows. Or reverse that order. . . Photo Description: the first Harry Potter book lays open to the spell Ron does on his rat. A chocolate frog and a pair of round glad sit on the open page.
Dragon magic, polyamory and queer folx. Sounds like fun to me. . I binged another book today, a small press novella called DRAGONBORN about a brother and sister who share a body, forced to shapeshift each sunset. I wanted it to be longer so I could know more about the developing relationships, but all the marginalized orientations, gender alignments and identities (MOGAI) gave me life. I seriously was so giddy. My heart was pounding and I almost couldn't put it down to get through my day! . FYI this is romance with a side of intrigue. Nothing explicit happens on the page, though. Please see the book page on Less Than Three Press for possible content warnings. In general, these characters come together under the reign of a very bigoted monarchy. . Review coming soon! . . Photo Description: the title page and description of DRAGONBORN by Maegan Friday is visible on an ereader screen, held up against full bookshelves. The description reads: Prince Ben and Princess Cecily are Dragonborn. Since birth, the brother and sister have shared a body, shapeshifting from one form to the other each sunset. In exchange for this magic, they have been promised from birth to a mysterious dragon, who is set to collect on their twentieth birthday, which is now just weeks away.
Who would you give a nobel prize to? Any department, you can even make one up. . #grimdragon - this character has a lot to learn . Congratulations to one of my favorite authors. I've only read one book by Kasuo Ishiguro, but it blew me away. . This book made me really sad, because you get the feeling he'll never learn-- but at least the reader has hope. . . Photo Description: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY by Kazuo Ishiguro is open to the title page and against a white background. An open locket is draped over the pages.
I'm gonna be posting photos for these two challenges this month! I'm in an especially witchy mood at the moment (in opposition to the rest of the year when I'm casually witchy) and this library book strikes me as the right type of apook for me. . I can't actually handle much horror, especially movies and shows, I know the jump scare is coming and I'm still... 👻 . So this is my #grimdragon TBR... For now. Thankful that @grimdark_dad and @the_infinite_book_dragon are sharing these photo prompts so I can still be active even when I'm not reading a lot. . I have had a busy couple of months, but hopeful that I can also read some old books from my shelves for #classicautumn hosted by my faves @sumptuousbooks and @romiewedeservelove who are perfect pumpkin sweets. . There are some photo prompts from them as well: 1-7: your favorite classic 8-14: a classic set in your country 15-21: a classic you read for school and ended up liking 22-31: longest classic you've read . Photo Description: THE ACCIDENTAL AFTERLIFE OF THOMAS MARSDEN by Emma Trevayne lies on a minimalist floral sheet, surrounded by warm fairy lights. The cover features a boy looking down into a grave and seeing a body that looks just like him! The other two photos are for the photo prompts.
Recommend me an underappreciated fave book! . #grimdragon - do whatever you want! . . I haven't even read Daughter of Smoke and Bone or that Maas Series, but I'm seriously obsessed with @wordsbyjasmine's bookmarks. She's also a sweet honey cake of a person so please look at profile. You won't regret it. . . Yesterday I started playing Hustle Cat and was aiming for one route and instead got another one BECAUSE I BOUGHT COFFEE. So I'm a little obsessed and was sad when I had to go to bed last night, but I changed my profile pic for the moment just so I could fan-out. I can't wait to play more and then get book recommendations based on this cat-cafe visual novel where there's a curse and witches and a creepy but hot Goth boss!? . . Photo Description: ten bookmarks lie on a grey sheet. Each features a character and a quote from the book (or TV show) they appear in.
Name a character (or several) you have a strong emotional connection to. . Funko Fact: Disney affiliated Pops often are required to be bobble head vinyls to get around an exclusive agreement Disney has guaranteeing all figurines are made by Hasbro. . . #grimdragon - one take and one take only . . This was a really happenstance shot to show off Bodhi beside Cassian and Jyn, but it happened to be pretty dang good! . . I've been really busy this summer, trying to sort myself out for going to school after a long break, but I feel really discouraged. I haven't written much on my novel either. I don't feel like my life is well balanced right now and I need headspace to get the things I need, but am always swamped. I'm always sacrificing but never gaining... I hate writing personal captions. It feels so vague and melodramatic writing all that. . . Photo Description: three Funko Pop vinyl bobble-heads from Star Wars Rogue One on my bookshelf, Bodhi Rook, Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso.