The Eyre Affair- Part One

Let me begin by saying that I am in love with this book. The alternate universe that Fforde has created is infinitely intriguing and his writing style just cant be beat. He has managed to write a story in a completely foreign time and place that still strikes a familiar chord. I feel connected to Thursday, with her dry wit and frustration about terrible puns surrounding her surname (I can commiserate). 

What is most interesting to me in the world Fforde has created is the zeal its inhabitants have for literature. People hand out tracts and meet to contest true authorship of famous works. They make “literary pilgrimages” to the homes of renowned writers. I don’t know about you guys, but I would love to have coin operated machines on street corners that spout Shakespearian soliloquies for a dime (I would however, in this case, be broke much of the time). For avid readers like us, a universe full of people who value literature so highly seems almost like a wild dream. I’m very much enjoying a world (fictional though it may be) where the fantasy is real.

On a completely different note, I am finding the novel’s conflict in Crimea eerily relevant (as I’m sure most of you are as well). I can’t say that I’ve been as good as I should be about keeping up with the current issues, but I thought the similarity was worth mentioning. Regardless of current conflict, I liked Thursday’s comments on what a “just war” should be; unfortunately, the “misguided patriotism” cited by Thursday moves forward under the guise of true justice.

As I said, I am absolutely loving The Eyre Affair, and I can’t wait to keep reading! 



silvermoon424:

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Hey, guys, here’s a list of the major websites that were impacted by the Heartbleed bug and what their current status is (this was created only a few hours ago so it’s up-to-date). Thankfully, the most important site of all (meaning, the site that would really fuck you over if it was hacked into), PayPal, was never vulnerable in the first place, so if you use PayPal, your credit card and bank account information has always been safe.

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Follow-Up to Yesterday’s Survey:

(By the way, thanks for the responses!)

1)What elements of fandom most appealed to you when first entering it?

2) How did you first engage in fandom (listening to podcasts, discussion boards, fic, etc.)?


Quick Survey:

1) How old were you when you entered the Harry Potter fandom?

2) Would you consider it your first fandom?


wackyshenanigans:

Before you dismiss your fanfiction idea as stupid, remember that Disney made a Hamlet AU with singing lions and a happy ending and it was one of their most beloved and successful films.

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Embassytown, Part 1

As confusing as this book has been so far, I feel that the more mysterious elements have helped me acclimate to the novel’s foreign setting. This feeling particularly relates to the construction of time in Avice’s world. From the first mention of the protagonist’s age, it is clear that years are not measured in our conventional understanding of time (this is reinforced by Avice’s passing reference “some self-hating backwater fool who reckoned in… ‘earth years’”), but there is nothing in the book to help the reader decipher the book’s system of time. (Maybe there is and I just have picked up on it, but I digress.) It would seem that Miéville does this very deliberately, as to distance the reader as far from the familiar as the immersers. 

The other major impression Embassytown has made relates to  the way Miéville uses words- it’s just stunning. Not only does he write the kind of phrases that stick in your mind (“into the out” has been haunting me), but he expertly uses them to create an effect. I noticed the latter aspect in chapter three, where the narrator describes her experience with the tester with numerous double-negatives. Like the time units, this created an alienation effect that actually helped to draw me further into the world of te story.


shining-magically:

kristoffbjorgman:

emmasdisneyworld:

faelans-treasure-chest:

oceanprincessmoana:

neverafraidtohope:

Updated Disney (Walt Disney Animation Studios, not Pixar) animated movies lineup.
Moana has been moved up to 2017 and renamed Spirited, which is good news for us since it means it’s doing well in production!
The untitled teen space race movie has been given a presumably temporary name, Galactic. Jennifer Lee is set to co-direct this one.
King of the Elves seems to be dong well and is set for a 2018 debut. It has been shelved for years, but was recently put back in production and even competed with Frozen for a release date at one point!
Otherwise, all else seems to be the same and hopefully doing well. I’m excited for to see how everything progresses!
(Photo not mine. This was leaked from a recent press junklet)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Guys, someone just ask J. Lee on Twitter so she can confirm/deny if this is real. Don’t panic until we know for sure. For all we know this is just photoshopped.

Where in the frick did they stick Rumplestiltskin I was gonna get into that

Aren’t people going to get really confused over Moana now that it’s called Spirited
you know, given the Ghibli film as well as the Dreamworks film

are you serious though PLEASE STOP IT WITH THE STUPID ONE-WORD ADJECTIVE TITLES

Can we please stop it with the awful replacement of PERFECTLY FINE TITLES?
Thank you.

shining-magically:

kristoffbjorgman:

emmasdisneyworld:

faelans-treasure-chest:

oceanprincessmoana:

neverafraidtohope:

Updated Disney (Walt Disney Animation Studios, not Pixar) animated movies lineup.

Moana has been moved up to 2017 and renamed Spirited, which is good news for us since it means it’s doing well in production!

The untitled teen space race movie has been given a presumably temporary name, Galactic. Jennifer Lee is set to co-direct this one.

King of the Elves seems to be dong well and is set for a 2018 debut. It has been shelved for years, but was recently put back in production and even competed with Frozen for a release date at one point!

Otherwise, all else seems to be the same and hopefully doing well. I’m excited for to see how everything progresses!

(Photo not mine. This was leaked from a recent press junklet)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Guys, someone just ask J. Lee on Twitter so she can confirm/deny if this is real. Don’t panic until we know for sure. For all we know this is just photoshopped.

Where in the frick did they stick Rumplestiltskin I was gonna get into that

Aren’t people going to get really confused over Moana now that it’s called Spirited

you know, given the Ghibli film as well as the Dreamworks film

are you serious though PLEASE STOP IT WITH THE STUPID ONE-WORD ADJECTIVE TITLES

Can we please stop it with the awful replacement of PERFECTLY FINE TITLES?

Thank you.


What if…Frozen Theory

kyatto-artblog:

pencilstab:

disneyfrozenprincess:

theworstinpeople:

What if Hans still loves Anna?
What if when they trolls said “Get the fiancee out of the way” they meant it?
What if they cast a spell on Hans that replaced his feelings for her with greed?
What if Hans is stuck inside his own mind, screaming and crying, because the love of his life is slipping through his fingers, by his own hand?
What if the open door never closed?

wait WHAT

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stop it hurts omg

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Happy Spring Break from Epcot’s UK Pavilion!

Happy Spring Break from Epcot’s UK Pavilion!



This is the best one. Everyone else go home.

This is the best one. Everyone else go home.


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