ACHILLES: [skateboards by] who the fuck is this clown?
For whatever we lose
(a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves
we find in the sea.
- E.E. Cummings
“A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it.
Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”Happy September 1st, y’all!
HOUSE STARK: A GUIDE / CLICK FOR THE ENTIRE SERIESpt. i - basic information
pt. ii - founding
pt. iii - war of conquest
a lot of meta writing about harry potter tends to forget the role genre plays in the series. Instead, we get a lot of meta about whether snape was right or whether JKR condones abuse, and reading these arguments has led me to a weird conclusion that I would like to talk…
Did I ever tell you why I love Kate Bishop? I mean, look at her. She’s perfect.
As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors.