Two things I’ve come to regret in recent times is actually listening to emi talk about her katnissxhaymitchxpeeta ot3 and following feferi because she reblogs a lot of stupid cute 1D stuff.
fuckin ruining my life what did i even ever do to you bitches.
Anonymous asked: My solution is more rigorous education. This can be achieved a number of ways: Stricter enforcement of discipline, more of a respect for teachers in general (this also means teachers will need to be held to a higher standard), sex segregation, more testing, more of a sense of hierarchy (I know in Japan they publish the results of tests, this is a good way to shame lazy kids), for particularly unruly kids, corporal punishment or instant expulsion, strict dress codes, more testing and less blacks
Hahahaha oh my god please go back to the 19th century
Anonymous asked: you get laid recently
Friggin wish. I dunno if I’m one for quickies because my favorite thing to do after sex is lounge around and do absolutely nothing for like 4 hours.
Anonymous asked: Do you still read comic books?
Not often enough :( I’ve been wary of going to the comic book store recently because I dunno if they’ll have the new issues of Saga and I can’t bear the thought of missing one issue in my colletion.
Big problems, I know.
Now might be the time for me to start venturing into Marvel, though I do miss Wonder Woman. Haven’t read that in a while either.
Peeta: Maybe I’d think like that too, Caesar..if..
Peeta: if it weren’t for the..
[intense close up on Peeta]
Peeta: BUN IN THE OVEN.
Anonymous asked: I've been trying to get back into the habit of reading and was wondering what books you'd recommend. If you have a bunch of them, that would be great
Sorry anon I am such slow as shit because it’s been a while BUT ANYWAY. I dunno much about you, anon, so I don’t know how well I can cater to your tastes but I can throw out a couple of things-
I finished the Hunger Games trilogy recently and I think that’s a pretty easy segue back into the habit. Fast-paced, engaging, and of course EEVVERRRYYYONNNEEE is talking about it etc. It’s pretty solid as far as pop culture zeitgeists go. Branching off of that, for more Young Adult fun, I can’t recommend the Artemis Fowl series enough. Always been one of my favorites.
For something more literary, I would say Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison because it’s strange and fun and can be interpreted much more than just a “race” or “Black Narrative” novel. If you are more into that sort of thing, I like Their Eyes Were Watching God as well. Nice, lyrical prose telling the story of a young black girl’s growth and experiences. In many places, a coming of age staple.
Speaking of coming of age, my favorite type of novel is the bildungsroman and my favorite bildungsroman is This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I like it better than the Great Gatsby because if its completely obvious, self-indulgent nature and the fact that the protag gets piss-assed drunk for like two days because the girl he loves spurns him. I’m sure that has nothing to do with F. Scott’s experiences at all. Absolutely nothing.
My favorite author is Hermann Hesse so I would recommend any of his books too, especially since he covers a broad range of subjects that can cater to a lot of different tastes- Siddhartha if you’re into the Eastern mysticism stuff and want a solid Hero’s Journey narrative, Gertrude or Beneath the Wheel if you’re into something a little more grounded (Gertrude if you’re a tortued artist, Beneath the Wheel if you’re a tortured student). Steppenwolf or Demian if you like trippy stuff.
David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men is a surprisingly fun read. He’s great at essays and his wit and impressive grammatical finesse is quite evident in a lot of these.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go is a nice, relatively light read. His prose is divine and ethereal. It’s a good novel to get lost in. I also remember enjoying The Samurai’s Garden when I read it in high school.
If you haven’t read it yet, The Kite Runner is also pretty solid. Almost like a Hunger Games for adults with its quick pacing, lulls and climaxes, and heavy doses of both childhood and adult trauma. I think it just manages to duck under the level of violence/trauma that I would call “misery porn” and I think the efforts of the protag are honorable enough to balance out the good stuff/bad stuff ratio of the novel.
So I just kind of rambled off a bunch of books I’ve enjoyed recently but I hope any one of them gives you a direction to go in!