July 30, 2014

datvikingtho:

theyseemefangirlintheyhatin:

permets-tu:

after what feels like literally the longest week of my life working on it my marauder’s map dress for leakycon is DONE!! as a side note, i literally never want to use another fine point sharpie in my life.

THIS IS AMAZING OMG

This is beyond amazing and inspiring.

This is so so pretty, and in its beauty and the obvious hard work and dedication put into its beauty are clearly representative of Leakycon itself. Obviously I can never go, but I am SO PROUD of my beautimous friends Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman for running such a fantastic thing, in which everything runs smoothly and beautifully but in an individual and loving way, and I think all the authors going are amazingly fabulous (go to Malinda Lo and Alaya Dawn Johnson’s panellation! and Holly Black will teach you how to fix your book!). So: LOVELY. Everyone going to Leakycon please enjoy yourselves, get lots of books, and prepare to be dazzled by wonders.

(via bethrevis)

July 30, 2014
theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

(Source: parnassusbooks, via alyxandraharvey)

July 28, 2014
pictures-and-love-lost:

ive been trying to draw n stuff & the random number generator brought up 18 and this was the palette for that number in that one meme everyone reblogged 
figured mae might be a good fit fr it?? shes from the demon’s lexicon et al

What a total total cutie. I love this picture a lot.

pictures-and-love-lost:

ive been trying to draw n stuff & the random number generator brought up 18 and this was the palette for that number in that one meme everyone reblogged 

figured mae might be a good fit fr it?? shes from the demon’s lexicon et al

What a total total cutie. I love this picture a lot.

July 28, 2014
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cdelint:

Read a great op-ed by my pal Joanne Harris from a couple of weekends ago. The last three paragraphs go:

Stories — even fairy stories — are not just entertainment. Stories are important. They help us understand who we are. They teach us empathy, respect for other cultures, other ideas. They help…

July 25, 2014
olivmarie:

Fanart Friday: Liannan from The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. 
I absolutely fell in love with the character of Liannan and the concept of her grasping for warmth in the never ending cold of her existence. I also love the imagery of her bright red hair against her pale, cool skin.
Done in acrylic on canvas panel.

Just incredibly beautiful art of my demon baby lady. Happy TDL day darlin’s!

olivmarie:

Fanart Friday: Liannan from The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. 

I absolutely fell in love with the character of Liannan and the concept of her grasping for warmth in the never ending cold of her existence. I also love the imagery of her bright red hair against her pale, cool skin.

Done in acrylic on canvas panel.

Just incredibly beautiful art of my demon baby lady. Happy TDL day darlin’s!

July 25, 2014

lynburning:

There’s A Hole In My Soul;
Songs for The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy

Incantation~Loreena McKennitt//Human~Daughter//God’s Gonna Cut You Down~Johnny Cash//In the Sea~Ingrid Michaelson//Glory and Gore~Lorde//The Ruler and The Killer~Kid Cudi
//Night Terror~Laura Marling//C’est La Vie~Vanessa Carlton//Take Me to the Riot~Stars//I Just Love You More~Kate Nash//Help, I’m Alive~Metric//Flaws~Bastille

{listen}

How cool is this? I’ve never seen Sin played by Kat Graham before, but I love me some Bonnie Bennet. ;) And Help, I’m Alive was totally one of her songs. ;)

PS: OMG EYE.

July 24, 2014
walkingnorth:

There’s a secret no one tells.

AY! MAZ! ING! 
Look at the movement! And how it is like a portrait! And it is so MYSTERIOUS and ATMOSPHERIC.
Call the Nobel committee and tell them of this genius! I am so fortunate!

walkingnorth:

There’s a secret no one tells.

AY! MAZ! ING! 

Look at the movement! And how it is like a portrait! And it is so MYSTERIOUS and ATMOSPHERIC.

Call the Nobel committee and tell them of this genius! I am so fortunate!

July 21, 2014
LONCON SCHEDULE

As I pack for Texas and RWA, I remember I have not yet shared the deets for my next convention, Loncon, here in London! (So little travel, huzzah!)

And girl, look at these panels.

Fresh Beasts

Thursday 15:00 - 16:30

YA writes seem particuarly keen on supernatural monsters. Have we mined out the traditional ones — the Vampires, demons and zombies? What fresh angles would breathe new afterlife into them? Or do we need a whole slew of fresh beasts to keep the reader’s interest?

Ellen Datlow, Tom Pollock, Sarah Rees Brennan, V. E. Schwab, Oisin McGann 

The Exceptional Girl Warrior

Friday 10:00 - 11:00

Some female warriors represent the norm in their fantasy or science fictional societies and are expected to train and fight alongside their men. Others are “exceptions”, who need to battle the prejudice of their colleagues just as much as their enemies. Panelists will discuss female fighters of every kind, taking examples both from real life and fiction. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the characters under discussion? How has representation of female warriors changed over time? How does the author’s treatment of these characters vary by genre if at all?

Elisabeth Waters (M), John Dodd, Kate Elliott, Sarah Maas, Sarah Rees Brennan

Teen Romance

Friday 15:00 - 16:30

Romance is in the air! Authors discuss the trend of weaving romantic entanglements into young adult literature. From true love to pining for that special someone, authors tackle the thorny subject of love, sex, and the supernatural—not to mention the fateful first kiss. What is it about a supernatural love interest that leaves mere mortals a distant second? Is there a discernible difference in how teen romance is handled between SF/F and its peer genres? And how far is too far when writing teen romance?

Mary Anne Mohanraj (M), Amie Kaufman , Mary Turzillo, Sarah Rees Brennan, Darlene Marshall

These Are Not the Elves You’re Looking For

Sunday 18:00 - 19:00

To what extent do modern fantasy novels play on readers’ familiarity - and fatigue - with genre tropes and conventions? For example, Andrzej Sapkowski, Justina Robson and Raymond E Feist have all created worlds in which the traditional Tolkienian model of benevolent, wiser-than-thou elves is challenged in various ways. Is deconstruction a new trend, or has genre fantasy been doing it for decades? How do recent debates about the cultural specificity of the English-language fantastic, and the lack of relevance of this aesthetic for audiences outside North America and the UK, affect our views of these issues?

Kate Heartfield (M), Ana Grilo, Stanislaw Krawczyk, Sarah Rees Brennan, Patrick Rothfuss

How fancy am I, fancying with these fancy people? I am VERY much looking forward to Lonconing it up!

July 21, 2014
thegroveart:

Kami being pensive…

for why are you sad, Kami?
Wait, I remember…

thegroveart:

Kami being pensive…

for why are you sad, Kami?

Wait, I remember…

July 19, 2014
Turn of the Story, Part 10

1st: This is, um, not the last part of the story. It, um, ran overlong again. The next part is the last!

2nd: I would not usually post on a Saturday, but this is a special Saturday. This is Kelly’s birthday! Happy birthday, sweet Kelly: without you none of this would be.

3rd: I hope you guys enjoy!

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/216432.html

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