I really need to just get an artist glove, but also then I’ll lose my character quirk of wearing a single fingerless glove and that saddens me
#yeah i know i can still do it #but like... #wearing a single fingerless glove while drawing is just #a vibe #but it's not longer working as well as it used to #and the touchscreen is still sensing my hand there so #:(
I dont understand why people hate the rain. It’s pretty much amazing to every sense,,,, the feeling small droplets on your skin, the smell of petrichor, the sound of it hitting the windshield on a late drive, the way it colours the sky a deep grey, the taste of a warm cup of tea as you sit by the window,,,,
#not me reblogging aesthetic things on main #but FUCK yes #rain is so good #i love the rain so much #there's nothing like falling asleep to the sound of rain against your window #hell i'm gonna take it a step further and say i absolutely love thunderstorms too
the true personality test is not mbti or the enneagram but actually which band from the 2015 “emo quartet” (my chemical romance, fall out boy, panic at the disco, and twenty one pilots) you mained when you were a young teen
I’m deleting this app
All that shit didn’t exist when I was a teenager. We had Lou Bega, Salt n Peppa, Advil Lingerie and Vengaboys.
#I LITERALLY MAINED ALL OF THEM HELP #I DID NOT LISTEN TO ONE MORE THAN THE OTHER #now i only listen to mcr #very rarely do i listen to any of the others #so i guess maybe this means i mained mcr?? #since that's the only one that stuck
night at the museum is a franchise I wouldn’t have gotten sick of. they could have tried shoving 8 sequels and an animated series down my throat and I would have ate that shit up
the main cast is a night guard, an egyptian pharoah, sacagewea, teddy roosevelt, genghis khan, a miniature cowboy and roman ruler duo, a capuchin monkey, and a moai rock for godsake!!!!!!!!
in the second movie there was a scene where al capone ivan the terrible napoleon an egyptian and darth vader and oscar the grouch interact. ben stiller walks into a painting. the abraham lincoln memorial comes to life. the lil roman rides a squirrel into battle. the thinker is a fuck boy. like holy shit holy SHIT!!
this screenshot ALONE should make these movies worth your time
Yo we know that duo was gay as all hell tho
it took me a second to realize you were referring to the cowboy & roman and not oscar the grouch and darth vader
sometimes I get in moods where I crave new friends. I want to meet someone new, meet another trans person, another ace person, just someone. but… also I’m so bad at maintaining friendships. and at creating them because I’m just so wary of people
#i'm in one of those moods now #i'm just scrolling through trans tags #and just... fuck i want some more friends #i really want some more trans friends #more trans masc friends specifically but i ain't gonna be picky #i don't think i have any trans fem friends? #i knew one at school but we weren't super close and idk her contact info #ugh #i know i won't make any attempts to make new friends #but it's nice to think about sometimes
if you own plushies, reblog and tag your favorite to sleep with at night ^_^ or if you only own one, describe what they are like
#so i have four that sleep with me every night!! #i have puppy #he's my childhood stuffed puppy who i've had since i was born. so he's gonna be 20 soon too #then i have pippence #he's a whimsy dragon webkinz and i love him very much!! #then there's poe #he's a mimikyu plushie <3 #and finally i have an unnamed owl that has a bunch of different textures that make me happy hehe #i made the realization today that all their names start with p which is funny #so i definitely wanna give the owl a p name too hjngkmfl
FUN FACT A CANADIAN BEAR IS MY BIRTHDAY BEANIE BABY
#LIKE OKAY??? #HIS NAME IS PIERRE #AND HE SHARES MY BIRTHDAY #EVEN THE YEAR #BEANIE BABIES DIAGNOSED ME AS CANADIAN APPARENTLY???? #if we don't include the year #i also share my birthday with hippie the tye dye bunny #and dusty the bear #who's like... a sports bear #i think it said chicago cubs
I WAS TALKING WITH MY DAD ABOUT HOW I’M MAD HE DIDN’T NAME ME CASSANDRA AND
HE JUST WENT WELL YOU COULD LEGALLY CHANGE YOUR NAME AND :EYES:
#literally the entire reason why i've been so iffy about legally changing my name #is because my dead name was chosen by my dad #who i am very close with #and changing my name feels like detaching myself from him #but like #he literally just said hey this is an option #AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I CAN CHANGE IT???? #LET'S GO BITCHES SOMEDAY I'M LEGALLY GONNA BE CASS B)
once I get home I am IMMEDIATELY gonna look to see if I own Varjak Paw. I’m… pretty sure I don’t, bc I think I remember getting it at a library. but fuck I hope I do. if not, I’m getting both books lol
So, I’m a forever huge fan of animal-centered books and I like spending a horrible amount of time looking for them, buying.renting them, and never reading them. BUT, I have read a lot of them and I honestly REALLY REALLY want more people to read them, too!
You got your Warriors and Watership Downs and Redwalls and they’re all good, but today, here’s some lesser-known ones!
1. Tailchaser’s Song - Tad Williams
If you’re fresh off Warriors and want something similar, this is the book for you! I’ve always loved books that are self-contained in one volume, and Tailchaser’s Song does it really really well! It’s a short-ish epic about a cat looking for his gf and getting caught up in a world-ending scheme by these evil demon cats. Very well written with a really interesting world and lore system.
Also, in my opinion, it does almost everything right that Warriors does wrong (there’s no LGBT+ sadly but this was published in 1985 so eh you can’t have everything).
There’s also a movie in production? Kind of? It’s sort of been on and off for a few years, but I’m still holding out hope!
2. Varjak Paw & The Outlaw Varjak Paw - S.F. Said
Moving right along with cat protags, we have Varjak Paw and it’s sequel The Outlaw Varjak Paw. Like Tailchaser, it’s got it’s own “magic” system but more so with cat martial arts. Varjak Paw is a descendant of a line of cats with the ability to use this art and has to stop a guy who’s making cat zombies. It’s reading level is around middle school-ish but it’s still really enjoyable!
There was gonna be a movie, made by the Jim Henson Company, but it was scrapped. Ah, well.
3. The Sight & Fell - David Clement-Davies
If you were/are the “wolf kid”, you’ll be all over this duology like I was! Clement-Davies is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve read The Sight twice now and I’m starting a third read! Specifically, I love the system of animals being blessed with the ability to see through the eyes of birds. Fell is less of a sequel as it is a companion novel/spin off. The Sight is otherwise pretty self-contained, but I’d HIGHLY recommend Fell, too.
If you enjoy Cartoon Saloon films (Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, Breadwinner), these books have a very similar tone.
4. Firebringer - David-Clement Davies
Another Clement-Davies book, I know. But, this is the last one, I swear! I’ve mentioned Firebringer before, specifically as an uncommon animal protag. I can definitely see why writers would shy away from writing an epic about deer, seeing as they don’t exactly stand for courage. But, Clement-Davies managesto keep deer in character while making them heroic! It’s a “the chosen one” story and reads like a Disney movie for the most part, but that’s not to it’s loss! Another self-contained book, it has a satisfying opening, middle, and conclusion. This book is especially dear to me and I will jump at the chance to recommend it! If any book deserves a movie adaptation, it’s this one!
Also, before I stop talking about Clement-Davies, he was writing another book called “Scream of the White Bears” about polar bears which, unfortunately, will never see the light of day due to lack of funds. It makes me really sad, and I really think he deserves the funds to keep writing, so please support him if you like his work!
5. The Last Dragon Chronicles - Chris D’Lacey
This one is sort of cheating because the dragons aren’t the main protagonists, but I highly HIGHLY recommend this series. It starts out tame and gradually flies off the handle in terms of storytelling! The books are long but TRUST ME, they do get good. Also, living clay dragons and polar bears!
6. Bambi: A Life In The Woods - Felix Salten
Now, I know what you’re thinking “Sheb, everyone knows Bambi! It’s a Disney classic-” NO! No, you DON’T know Bambi! Not if you haven’t read the book! Yes, the Disney film is pretty close, but there are HUGE parts missing that are awesome and should be read.
“But Sheb, Bambi isn’t exciting or epic, it’s a boring movie about deer-” Shut! The MOVIE is like that. The book? Bruh, you gotta read it. Disney did Bambi DIRTY on that aspect.
ALSO ALSO ALSO, Felix Salten was a Jewish man who narrowly escaped the full extent of the nazis’ wrath. Bambi: A Life in the Woods was among the books banned and burned by the nazis simply for being written by a Jewish man. So, if you feel particularly petty towards nazis, another reason to read this book! Piss off their ghosts by reading a boring book about deer they tried to erase from history!
Also, reading banned books is just a good practice in general.
7. DarkWing - Kenneth Oppel
You guys remember SilverWing? Not me! Never read it (I will soon though, gimme a bit)! But, I HAVE read this prequel thingy! It’s not just bats, its prehistoric bats! I’ve never heard people mention this book when they talk about SilverWing, and that’s a crime. Another self-contained story (sorta, it is a prequel of sorts), I LOVE this book! There’s dinosaurs, prehistoric barn owls, snakecats, and hyenas? DarkWing slaps and deserves as much attention as SilverWing, is what I’m saying.
I’m working through more books like these (SilverWing, Sword Bird, Ratha’s Creature, Poppy, Wild Road), but these are the one’s I’ve finished!
In conclusion, read Bambi or I’ll break into your kitchen and eat your oyster crackers.
#i only can vouch for varjak paw and silver/darkwing #i think i read the second varjak paw too but it's been years #yes i was looking through the varjak paw tag #that art reawakened some memories #i am mostly reblogging for personal reference #will reblog to my sideblog too lol
#OP YOU REAWAKENED A MEMORY #VARJAK PAW MY BELOVED...... #i wonder if i still have it #wait did i ever even own it?? #oh no idk if i did #i think i got it from a library #i need to get it again #varjak paw