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bavariansugarcookie:

I wrote about my re-read of the Harry Potter series over on the blawg today! 
“As I mentioned earlier this month, I started a re-read of the Harry Potter series this summer, and I fell in love all over again. One of my favorite things about the series is that while it’s an easy, comfortable read, there’s plenty to make you uncomfortable. Despite his (generally) good intentions, Harry is not the most reliable narrator, and so all of the descriptions of characters and events are colored by his perspective. This is something I think many critics forget; Harry’s beliefs don’t necessarily reflect Rowling’s, and so when it comes to the ethics of the series there’s an intriguing question about where Harry’s ideas end and Rowling’s begin.”
You can read the whole post here.

bavariansugarcookie:

I wrote about my re-read of the Harry Potter series over on the blawg today! 

As I mentioned earlier this month, I started a re-read of the Harry Potter series this summer, and I fell in love all over again. One of my favorite things about the series is that while it’s an easy, comfortable read, there’s plenty to make you uncomfortable. Despite his (generally) good intentions, Harry is not the most reliable narrator, and so all of the descriptions of characters and events are colored by his perspective. This is something I think many critics forget; Harry’s beliefs don’t necessarily reflect Rowling’s, and so when it comes to the ethics of the series there’s an intriguing question about where Harry’s ideas end and Rowling’s begin.”

You can read the whole post here.

— 3 days ago with 1 note
#eat up buttercup  #my writing  #Harry Potter  #re-read  #woo  #queued 

Legendarium Ladies: FEMALE DÚNEDAIN RANGERS

"Few now remember them," Tom murmured, "yet still some go wandering, sons [[ and daughters ]] of forgotten kings walking in the loneliness, guarding from evil things folk that are heedless.”

(Source: bel-eriand, via glorfindely)

— 5 days ago with 432 notes
#lotr  #dunedain  #inspiration  #this is the coolest  #ice queen  #queued 

Natalie Dormer - People Magazine - October 2014Photographed by Simon Emmett

Natalie Dormer - People Magazine - October 2014
Photographed by Simon Emmett

(Source: sylviagetyourheadouttheoven, via hohomylad)

— 6 days ago with 27849 notes
#natalie dormer  #reference  #inspiration  #ice queen  #queued 

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Can we just talk about how useful this is but also how happy that dog is to be teaching us something. Look at that tail wag. Thank you puppy. 

(via clevergirlhelps)

— 6 days ago with 116184 notes
#resources  #this is good to know  #writing stuffs  #queued 
"Writer’s block is a modern notion. Writers have probably suffered over their work ever since they first started signing it, but it was not until the early nineteenth century that creative inhibition became an actual issue in literature, something people took into account when they talked about the art. That was partly because, around this time, the conception of the art changed. Before, writers regarded what they did as a rational, purposeful activity, which they controlled. By contrast, the early Romantics came to see poetry as something externally, and magically, conferred."
— 1 week ago with 107 notes
#quote  #joan acocella  #writer's block  #authors talking shop  #Romanticism  #huh  #interesting  #queued 

The Secret History characters as literature genres

↳ Henry Winter as noir fiction

The only foreign tongue he speaks is the language of violence, and he only feels alive when he’s taking someone’s life. His fingers have perpetual gunpowder burns, but his mind is as sharp and dangerous as ever.

(via proserpin)

— 1 week ago with 247 notes
#the secret history  #photoset  #huh  #reference  #inspiration  #new story  #queued 
bavariansugarcookie:

I wrote about character development and mood boards over at my blog Eat Up, Buttercup. This is Elsbeth, the 12 year-old protagonist for the fantasy story I’m working on.
"Elsbeth lives with her grandfather in a small village (in either Germany or France — I’m having a hard time deciding), and she’s just old enough to start wondering if the fairy tales her grandfather tells her are true. She works for the local brewer 4 days a week, mostly helping brew the beer and mead and taking care of the bees and goats. Adanne promised to give one of the baby goats to her next spring, and Elsbeth is beyond excited. She’s resourceful and spunky (try to think of a better word… fiery?), and is familiar with the forest that borders the village thanks to frequent trips with her grandfather. (These visits will be really important later in the story.) She’s fiercely loyal, with a hot temper and a vindictive streak. She’s not one to be left out of anything.”
You can read the whole post here! And in case you’re curious:  {sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5}

bavariansugarcookie:

I wrote about character development and mood boards over at my blog Eat Up, Buttercup. This is Elsbeth, the 12 year-old protagonist for the fantasy story I’m working on.

"Elsbeth lives with her grandfather in a small village (in either Germany or France — I’m having a hard time deciding), and she’s just old enough to start wondering if the fairy tales her grandfather tells her are true. She works for the local brewer 4 days a week, mostly helping brew the beer and mead and taking care of the bees and goats. Adanne promised to give one of the baby goats to her next spring, and Elsbeth is beyond excited. She’s resourceful and spunky (try to think of a better word… fiery?), and is familiar with the forest that borders the village thanks to frequent trips with her grandfather. (These visits will be really important later in the story.) She’s fiercely loyal, with a hot temper and a vindictive streak. She’s not one to be left out of anything.”

You can read the whole post here! And in case you’re curious:  {sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5}

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#my writing  #eat up buttercup  #ice queen  #character development  #my ocs  #reference  #inspiration  #queued