A moment of silence
for all those
with absolute shit movie adaptions
We are so sorry that happened to you
id like to add
you wanna talk about bad adaptations?
I honestly didn’t even have to scroll down to know that was coming
1.Wall of books — Amsterdam
2.Bookstore Mural — Pittsboro
3.Inside a Bookshelf — Sweden
4.Library Mural — Poland
5.Flying Books — San Francisco
6.Heart, Culture and Pedagogy — Canada
7.La Bibliotèque De La Cité — France
8.Larchmere Mural — Ohio
9.Duluth Public Library - Minnesota
10.Transformer Books — Russia
Today in Cool Stuff in the Mail, it’s The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds, which takes those Anne Taintor magnets I bet EVERY ONE OF YOU has owned at some point and remixes them with, well, troubled birds.
(I’m especially excited about this because previously, everyone I knew had those magnets but I had no idea where they were actually from)
By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
This is weirdly inspiring.
this is such a good comic
ahahahaha I love this :’)
I need to stop seeing things I need.
I love this. O.O
I AM PRINTING THESE OUT AND PUTTING THEM IN PLACES OF NOTICE AND INTEREST IN MY HOME.
IN GILDED FRAMES
Book 1: Harry Dresden and the Crazed Magic Drug Lord (Storm Front)
Book 2: Harry Dresden and ALL the Goddamned Werewolves (Fool Moon)
Book 3: Harry Dresden and Some EXTREMELY Pissed Off Ghosts and Vampires (Grave Peril)
Book 4: Harry Dresden and the Psychotic Faerie Queens (Summer Knight)
Book 5: Harry Dresden and the Most Badass Demon Bad Guys Ever (Death Masks)
Book 6: Harry Dresden and the King of the Sex Vampires (Blood Rites)
Book 7: Harry Dresden and A MOTHERFUCKING ZOMBIE T-REX! (Dead Beat)
Book 8: Harry Dresden and the Horror-Movie-Monster-Shaped Phages (Proven Guilty)
Book 9: Harry Dresden and Even More Sex Vampire Related Problems
Book 10: Harry Dresden and Several More Reasons Why Fallen Angels Are Jackasses (Small Favor)
Book 11: Harry Dresden and Some Pretty Serious Internal Issues for the White Council (Turn Coat)
Book 12: Harry Dresden and Approximately Three Bazillion Angry Vampires (Changes)
Book 13: Harry Dresden and the Downsides of Not Having a Body (Ghost Story)
Book 14: Harry Dresden and the Even More Psychotic Faerie Queens (Cold Days)
The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick.
He—the “mr” makes me assume it’s a he—got it. That’s why I think this trilogy is so brilliant, and this guy got it, though I wouldn’t have in-your-face’d the review so bad. Collins shows the aftermath of revolution so beautifully.
4. Hardcover or softcover?
Not gonna lie, I read this question wrong at least 4 times.
The pretentious book snob in me adores hardcover, especially if you take the jacket off to make it look all fancy and old-timey. And I read enough series that I don’t have qualms about shelling out extra for the next book that comes out instead of waiting to save money on a mass market paperback. That being said, I do own a shit-ton of mass market paperbacks ;)
17. If you’re in your room, look at the first photo you see. Whats the story behind it?
I’m not in my room, but I know the closest photo is actually this one:
My friend took this at Pennsic in 2011 after one of the battles. I’m playing airplane/human jungle gym to the son of another friend of ours. There are 3 other photos like this, but she only printed out two and just gave me the hard copies recently, so they’re sitting on my desk.