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List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.

In no particular order other than the order they come to me:

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Honestly probably one of my favorite books. I still cry about the spider. I will always cry about the spider. I just love the magic in this book so much because it really feels magical

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkein

I have… a lot of hobbit feelings, okay. Frodo is absolutely my favorite character in the books, I feel for him so so much and in this book just everything happens all at once. Ugh. This entire trilogy takes me on an adventure every time and it is painful and wonderful, always.

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

After I got into Hannibal, one of my classmates recommended this book to me so I started reading it. Oh my god. It’s actually my first time reading a thriller that I’ve had to put down because I couldn’t stomach too much of it in one sitting. I actually haven’t managed to bring myself to finish it but it’s already on my list of favorite books, partly because I have a prior attachment to Will Graham thanks to the series, but mostly because it’s damn brilliant and creepy as hell.

Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies by William Joyce

I really loved Dreamworks’s Rise of the Guardians and I had the biggest crush on Toothiana after seeing it, and then I found out there was a children’s book series that the movie was based off of! I really really love the series, it has a similarly mystical feel that really draws me to The Last Unicorn and is really calming to read. This was my favorite installment because of the focus on my favorite character but I’ve loved every book in the series that I have read so far.

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

I honestly don’t have the words. Finishing this book gave me that feeling like you’re about to cry and be physically sick from your emotions but somehow it’s also inspiring in a way. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books are so, so important because they’re hilarious, the world doesn’t take itself seriously and yet is fleshed-out and legitimate in its own right, but the content is powerful. The first ones are lighthearted and they get a little more heavy-handed as the series progresses… this one and Thud! are just incredible. I picked this one because it’s the one I read last when I marathoned the series, so it had the most impact on me.

Artermis Fowl and the Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

This was probably my favorite book in middle school. I read it over and over and over and over again, I mean I loved the entire Artemis Fowl series but for some reason this book was my favorite. Probably because Artemis my fave fave is held captive (albeit on purpose), and I’m a disturbed person. I enjoyed the Atlantis Complex later on for similar reasons.

Night by Elie Wiesel

This is by far the book from HS English curriculum that has impacted me the most.

I did not stop reading it from the moment I started until I’d finished, even when I was crying so hard I couldn’t see the page. I can’t say anything about it that would do it justice, because it’s obviously a book that’s so much more than just the book, it’s about the experiences and the reality that the author lived through. But I remember it being amazingly written too. The musician playing his dying piece is something that really struck me, something that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The last page of this book did it for me. It was just that ending that will make this book memorable for me forever. I don’t really remember many details from the rest of the book— other than murder, that definitely happened— but the ending burned an image in my mind that I will always be able to see

How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale by Cressida Cowell

Also known as the 5th installment in the HTTYD book series. I love this book so much. Its climax is probably the greatest event in any book ever (surfing down the lava of an exploding volcano on dragon-back JFC), but what I really love is the description at the very end of the lava dragon’s birth. Its explosion from the egg is breathtaking and cinematic, and then after it hatches it’s described as swimming and playing in the molten iron of the earth’s core like a dolphin in water. I adore that image. Cressida Cowell’s world and creatures are so imaginative and feel so alive.

Huis Clos by Jean-Paul Sartre

I cheated, this is a play. I think of it as a book because I read it in French class as a text. I think this is one of those cases where class discussion really brought another level of understanding and appreciation for a work, and just the experience of reading a text and envisioning how it could be adapted into a play gave me a more personal relationship to it.

Also this was the semester where I started to actually become somewhat proficient in French, which was a thing that meant a lot to me and there’s some association with that there too I think

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gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

I didn’t learn about sewing as much as I learned that, no matter what she currently gets, Ms Carragher isn’t paid enough.

thebadhand said: Yes you rang? Did you need something? ;D You should do a reading for Ashlee she would love it. Me, I’m just like “Which one has that awesome tower on it that one is badassed give me that, the hanged man that one is surreal its fucking metal give m

you would love the hanged man in this new deck. it’s a super cool bat

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