If anyone’s actually really CURIOUS about something related to me, though, don’t hesitate to ask me or something. I don’t mind. I don’t bite. Much. (◕‿◕✿)
I literally would not have noticed this had I not looked in my inbox today (no notice or alert from tumblr of an ask at all), oops. I never know what to say for these things though cause I’m normally an open book anyways, but here we go (I doubt I’m gonna send this to ten other followers though omg).
1. My birthday is on December 31st. Yes, it’s on a holiday. No, you don’t need to remind me for the umpteenth time. I think, after hearing the same people saying that to me for almost 23 years, it’s gets pretty old. And since they’re both pretty much on the same topic, I’m a proud Capricorn. 8)
2. I’ve written my first book when I was in middle school. I was pretty proud of the fact that I managed to do just that. The downside: it was horribly written fanfiction that was literally just the copy of the series it was inspired from (no, it’s not really worth mentioning what show/ series it is). I’m just happy that I finished something. But I did actively start writing a lot of stories- original, fanfiction, rping- around that time.
3. I love faerietales and I have always believed that faeries are real. Yes. I think I used to love forests, and the fact that there was a tiny forest in my backyard where I grew up, because I was convinced that there were faeries living nearby. I’m surprised that I literally ONLY have a handful of fae characters (Nia and her parents Ana and Lial, the wind fey; Adelice and the winter fey guard- who has no name yet- and the Winter Queen, obviously winter fey. Remember- these aren’t actually their REAL fey names… ; D).
4. I’m so self-conscious and paranoid that I find it close to impossible to make any sort of new friends for quite a while for many reasons. It’s really frustrating and sometimes I even find myself crying over it because there arE REALLY AWESOME PEOPLE OUT THERE AND THEY’RE AWESOME but then I start remembering things and close myself off again. Sometimes, when others do something to unknowingly tick me off, it even becomes a reason for me to dislike them and not become their friend. So, recently, Nia (my OC) has slowly become a manifestation of my fear of getting close to other people in a way…
5. I am so horrible at thinking up stuff for myself that it took me way too long to even figure out what I should be typing up for this ask. Way too long. I should have just made a post asking my followers to just ask me questions so I could answer them here… but oh well…
6. (And most importantly) I’m a cat. No, really. Think Grimalkin from The Iron Fey series. Yeah. That cat. The only difference is that I wear kickass glasses.
December always seems like the perfect time for looking back and making lists, so here are nine dystopian/post-apocalyptic books starring people of color:
- Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Partials by Dan Wells
- The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
- Tankborn by Karen Sandler
- The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
- Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
- Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
- Proxy by Alex London
- Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti
You can find out more about these books or suggest your own additions to the list over at Rich in Color!
Kyoukai no Kanta Light Novel Vol.1 Ch.2 →
"Yeah, her face was pallid. And yet she was brave. She must have been in such agony that she couldn’t even stand - and yet she smiled, so that I wouldn’t worry about her. Suddenly, she fell over. I put my arms out to catch her. I could feel the weight of her body. She gave me a gentle smile. And then, she passed out in my arms. It was that side of her that made me never want to abandon her. I… wanted to support her." - Akihito Kanbara
Day 30: Read this month
Not Pictured: Catching Fire (S. Collins), The Pearl Wars (N. James), Appointment with Death (A. Christie), Imod Naturen (T. Espedal).
1. Stop comparing yourself to others.
2. Stop putting yourself down, and attacking yourself with your own thoughts and words.
3. Don’t reject compliments. Instead of automatically brushing them off, recognise that what has been said is true.
4. Deliberately affirm yourself throughout the day with positive statements like “I am a valuable person; I am unique and have talents and gifts; I am likeable and loveable.”
5. Surround yourself with positive people who can see, and affirm, your worth and value. At the same time, avoid critical and negative people who get a kick out of putting others down.
6. Make a list of the goals you have achieved, and your minor and major successes in life.
7. Make a list of your top 10 traits and remind yourself of these important qualities.
8. Be true to yourself. It’s important that you live an authentic life and be the person you were meant to be. Don’t try to be a replica of anybody else. You have so much to offer – so always be yourself.
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