Sarah Jane Adventures - Death of the Doctor by Gary Russell
Fandom- the Sarah Jane adventures
Pairing-Luke x reader
5 minutes till the finale bell you sighed as you waited for your class to end the same could not be said for the hug pile of homework and revision you had to get throw by tonight.
You quickly made it out of the classroom door as soon a the bell went off weaving throw out the crowed trying to find a certain someone.
The boy join earlier this year and you two got on well not long after you stared to develop felling for the boy but in fear of making things weird you decided to keep quite.
You found the brown hair boy talking to an older woman in the car park “Luke” the two turned to look at you as you picked up your pace now slightly running to get to them faster.
“Y/n” he smiled happy “hello miss “you greeted to woman, before you dug out the note book from your bag “that’s for history unit you missed the teacher asked me to give it to you “you smiled “thank you” the brown hair boy thanked taking it from your hands.Quikly saying your good byes you made your way home to start on your homework.
“ who was that?” Sarah Jane asked looking at her son she had met all of his friends so why had she not met you? “ that’s y/n we have math and history together their really smart “ Luke smiled at his mum.
“Why did they give you a history book we have Mr Smith at home to help you “ Sarah Jane asked now getting into the car,Luke following as a light pink dusted his cheeks “I-I still need to notes mum” Luke it’s ok “what’s ok” the boy asked confused.
Sarah Jane took the book out of her sons hands pulling a mint green pice of paper out of the book with a line of number “I don’t think that will be in your history exam dear just call them and invite them round of tea tomorrow” Luke nodded the blush someone getting hotter across his face as was his smile.
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My family is always like, “oh, when are you going to end your little doctor who obsession?” Like never Carol, do you know how much there is to obsess over? 13 new who seasons, 26 classic who seasons, at least 15 books for every doctor, comic books, and don’t forget connected to doctor who but not really is the Sarah Jane smith adventures and torchwood. I’m going to be dead by the time I’m done obsessing over it.
TWC 37: FANDOM HISTORIES [SPECIAL ISSUE]
E. Charlotte Stevens and Nick Webber, The fan-historian
Edmond Ernest dit Alban, I also eat the straights
Taylore Nicole Woodhouse, Digital archives, fandom histories, and the reproduction of the hegemony of play
Chris Comerford and Natalie Krikowa, Archive-lensing of fan franchise histories
Lauren Chalk, Representing reggaeton through fans' online community archives
Katriina Heljakka, Fans, play knowledge, and playful history management
Ellie Jane Turker-Kilburn, Reimagining queer female histories through fandom
Kimberly Kennedy, Fan binding as a method of preserving fan fiction
Shire Belen Buchsbaum, Binding fan fiction and reexamining book production models
Kameron Dunn, Furry fandom, aesthetics, and the potential in new objects of fannish interest
Emily Coccia, Femslash fandom and the cultivation of white queer genealogies
Qiuyan Guo, Historical poaching within celebrity fandom practices
Kyle Meikle, Time for the theme park ride-through video
Andre Magpantay, Fandom.com and fan-made histories
Tosha R. Taylor, Historicizing the fan archive of Talia al Ghul
TWC Editors, What is an anti? Exploring a key term and contemporary debates
Ludi Price, Lyn Robinson, Building bridges: Papers from the FanLIS 2021 symposium
Paul Thomas, How Adventure Time fans understand the 'true' producer: A close analysis of two encyclopedic fan texts
J. Nicole Miller, Information-seeking behaviors of young adult readers of fiction and fan fiction
Argyrios Emmanouloudis, Twitch (still) plays Pokémon: When spectators become archivists
Eleonora Benecchi, Colin Porlezza, Laura Pranteddu, Filling the gap: An exploration into the theories and methods used in fan studies
Eleonora Benecchi, Colin Porlezza, Laura Pranteddu
Nele Noppe, Ludi Price, Kimberley Chiu, J. Nicole Miller, Erika Ningxin Wang, Serena M. Vaswani, Sarah Kate Merry, D. E. Pollock, Suzanne R. Black, Rhiannon Hartwell, Naomi Jacobs, Paul Anthony Thomas, Argyrios Emmanouloudis, Erica Hellman, Amy Spitz, What if academic publishing worked like fan publishing? Imagining the Fantasy Research Archive of Our Own
Suzanne R. Black, "The republic of games: Textual culture between old books and new media," by Elyse Graham
Judith May Fathallah, "Loving fanfiction: Exploring the role of emotion in online fandoms," by Brit Kelley
John Francis, "Manga cultures and the female gaze," by Kathryn Hemmann
Kristine Michelle Santos, "Otaku and the struggle for imagination in Japan," by Patrick W. Galbraith
Ross Hagen, "Emo: How fans defined a subculture," by Judith May Fathallah
Any LGBTQ books that are set in the Victorian era?
Yep! You can find these here: https://lgbtqreads.com/romanceadult/historical-romance-by-era/
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (YA)
Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan (Amz)
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Rag and Bone by KJ Charles
An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles
The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles
Unfit to Print by KJ Charles
The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles
Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles
*The Gentleman’s Book of Vices by Jess Everlee (Amz)
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Plus two in YA (one out now, one upcoming)
*Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Which you can find here: https://lgbtqreads.com/young-adult/historical-ya-by-century-decade-era/
And one other page that I don't think has anything specifically Victorian, but FYI for next time you want to search by era: https://lgbtqreads.com/general-fiction/realistic-historical-by-era/
I am violently fighting the adhd impulse to hyperfixate on the extended universe before inevitably dipping out of it when the hyperfixation ends. Thankfully I would have no idea where to begin if i stopped fighting that impulse. The sheer ocean of content could drown several coastal provinces in one night. As such, it sure would be a SUCH shame of you happened to, i dont know, drop any sort of starter's guide typa thing detailing the basic content you'd need to start getting into the eu?? wink wonk
it's a chilly evening in late october. i meet you at the usual spot, just as we agreed, by the fire hydrant on the corner of 5th and Main. my long, taupe overcoat ruffles in a sudden breeze; the faint odors of smoke and aftershave linger on my calloused fingers. i lower my hat to cover my eyes as i pass you, effortlessly slipping you a leather briefcase.
my masterpost of FREE doctor who EU resources
ALL of these are free (excluding a Spotify subscription)!
viewcomics.me is the website that I use to freely access DW comics! try to buy them if you can afford to, but budgets get tight, so here are the links for the:
Eighth Doctor Titan Comics stories with Josephine Day (just go 3-8 pages in to skip the cover images)
Doctor Who Classics series
Thirteenth Doctor comics
Tenth Doctor comics
and SO much more. i mean, just look up the doctor or character you're looking for and you'll probably find most of their stuff for free. give it a whirl.
archive.org has most (if not all) of the Eighth Doctor Adventures in PDF format! the link above sends you to their collection, which is free. there's also an option to listen to them like audiobooks, but the voice is pretty stilted and robotic, so be prepared.
archive.org ALSO has most/all of the Virgin New Adventures novels in PDF format! the link above sends you to the collection, which is also free. again, you can listen to them like audiobooks, but... just grit your teeth and bear the robot voice.
Eighth Doctor audios:
here is a Spotify playlist of the Eighth Doctor's first adventures with Charley Pollard! Big Finish is extremely protective of their audios, so they copyright-strike basically everything that resembles a transcript or audio recording, but these were released for free. there are quite a few on here, so consider listening through it.
additionally, here is another playlist of his first adventures with Lucie Miller! BOTH companions have more stories after these, but you'll either need a friend to share the links or some dough to give to Big Finish.
Scream of the Shalka:
this animated webseries features a (pretty beloved) "non-canonical" doctor, usually referred to as "shalka doctor." dailymotion has all six parts of the webseries! (don't be spooked by the video titles. they're from a turkish account, but the videos are in english.)
part 1 // part 2 // part 3 // part 4 // part 5 // part 6
unfortunately, i couldn't find a free PDF collection for the Faction Paradox books. if anyone has a link, please append it below! there are also the DW spinoff series, like Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures, but you can find those on normal pay-to-stream sites. i wanted this post to be for (mostly) free sources.
YA SFF Books by Black Authors
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow: About the strength of black sisterhood set in Portland, OR, best friends Tavi and Effie discover their true supernatural identity when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical siren voice during a police stop.
A Chorus Rises (A Song Below Water #2) by Bethany C. Morrow: Teen influencer Naema Bradshaw is an Eloko, a person who’s gifted with a song that woos anyone who hears it. Everyone loves her — well, until she's cast as the awful person who exposed Tavia’s secret siren powers. When a new, flourishing segment of Naema’s online supporters start targeting black girls, however, Naema must discover the true purpose of her magical voice.
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown: Inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess, Karina, and a desperate refugee, Malik, find themselves on a collision course to murder each other, despite their growing attraction.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) by Nnedi Okorafor: Now stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny Nwazue, along with her friends from the the Leopard Society, travel through worlds, both visible and invisible, to the mysterious town of Osisi, where they fight in a climactic battle to save humanity.
Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis: For fans of Us and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes a witchy story full of black girl magic as one girl’s dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future.
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi: After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.
Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray: Two Black teenagers, talented Beastkeeper Koffi and warrior-in-training Ekon, must trek into a magical jungle to take down an ancient creature menacing the city of Lkossa, before they become the hunted.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: In the opulent world of Orléans, where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, Belle Camellia Beauregard will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world.
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney: A whimsical and butt-kicking Alice in Wonderland retelling featuring a black teen heroine who battles Nightmares in the dark and terrifying dream realm known as Wonderland.
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves: 16-year-old Hanna reunites with her estranged mother in an East Texas town that is haunted with doors to dimensions of the dead and protected by demon hunters called Mortmaine.
Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury: Set in near-future Toronto in which, after failing to come into her powers, 16-year-old Black witch Voya Thomas must choose between losing her family’s magic forever or murdering her first love.
The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley: Set in Victorian England, African tightrope walker Iris cannot die; but soon gets drafted in the fight-to-the-death tournament of freaks where she learns the terrible truth of who and what she really is.
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris: A gripping, evocative novel about Black teen Alex Rufus, who has the power to see into the future, and whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: 17-year-old Zélie and companions journey to a mythic island seeking a chance to bring back magic to the land of Orïsha, in a fantasy world infused with the textures of West Africa.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi: After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron: 16-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia flees, hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all.
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris: A gripping, evocative novel about Black teen Alex Rufus, who has the power to see into the future, and whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death.
Crown of Thunder (Beasts Made of Night #2) by Tochi Onyebuchi: Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary--including using the most deadly magic--to track him down.
A Crown So Cursed (Nightmare Verse #3) by L.L. McKinney: Alice is ready to jump into battle when she learns that someone is building an army of Nightmares to attack the mortal world, before she learns of a personal connection to Wonderland.
Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron: In Jim Crow South, black teen Evalene Deschamps finds her place among a family of women gifted with magical abilities, known as jubilation - a gift passed down from generations of black women since the time of slavery.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: The Civil War is over, but mostly because the dead rose at Gettysburg—and then started rising everywhere else. Fighting the undead is a breeze for Jane McKenne, an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. But the fight for freedom? That’s a different story.
Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland: After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler. But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to Nicodermus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880’s America.
A Dream So Dark (Nightmare Verse #2) by L.L. McKinney: Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates) Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all in Wonderland.
Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds: Jamal’s best friend Q is brought back to life after a freak accident … but they only have a short time together before he will die again. How can Jamal fix his friendship without the truth?
Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley: Before they can save the world from the monstrous phantoms, four girls who have the power to control the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water must first try to figure out how to work together.
For All Time by Shanna Miles: Tamar and Fayard, two Black teens, are fated to repeat their love story across hundreds of lifetimes, from 14th-century Mali to the distant future, as they struggle to break the cycle.
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna: Inspired by the culture of West Africa, a feminist fantasy debut traces the experiences of 16-year-old Deka, who is invited to leave her discriminatory village to join the emperor’s army of near-immortal women warriors.
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis: The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls--they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a "welcome house" as children and branded with cursed markings. When Clementine accidentally kills a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape to find freedom, justice, and revenge.
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron: Set in a West African-inspired fantasy kingdom, Arrah comes from a long line of powerful witchdoctors, yet fails at magic. When Arrah trade years off her life for magic to stop the Demon King from destroying the world—that is if it doesn’t kill her first.
Legacy of Light (The Effgies #3) by Sarah Raughley: After Saul’s strike on Oslo—one seemingly led by Maia herself—the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared, and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell. If the Effigies can’t put the pieces together soon, there may not be much left of the world they’ve fought so desperately to save.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn: In this King Arthur retelling, Black teen Bree Matthews infiltrates a secret society of powerful magic wielders to find out the truth behind her mother’s untimely death.
Mem by Bethany C. Morrow: In alternate reality Montreal (1925), a young woman’s personality is the result of a startling experimental procedure, leaving her to struggle with the question of who she really is.
Miles Morales, Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds: But Miles Morales accidentally discovers a villainous teacher's plan to turn good kids bad, he will need to come to terms with his own destiny as the new Spider-man.
Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard: Half-mortal teenager Helen Thomas goes to live with her father—who is Zeus, masquerading as a university professor—and must do her best to keep the family secret intact.
The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds: After falling for Kate, her unexpected death sends Jack back in time to the moment they first met, but he soon learns that his actions have consequences when someone else close to him dies.
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith: Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever.
Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney & Robyn Smith: When Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all—her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class—to become the hero society tells her she isn’t.
A Phoenix First Must Burn: 16 Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell: Filled with stories of love and betrayal, strength and resistance, this collection contains an array of complex and true-to-life characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. Witches and scientists, sisters and lovers, priestesses and rebels.
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron: In this contemporary fantasy inspired by The Secret Garden, Black teen Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants with a single touch. Up against a centuries-old curse and the deadliest plant on earth, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family, when a nefarious group comes after her in search of a rare and dangerous immortality elixir.
A Psalm of Storm and Silence (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #2) by Roseanne A. Brown: As the fabric holding Sonande together begins to tear, Malik and Karina once again find themselves torn between their duties and their desires.
A Queen of Gilded Horns (A River of Royal Blood #2) by Amanda Joy: After learning the truth of her heritage, Eva is on the run with her sister Isa as her captive, but with the Queendom of Myre on the brink of revolution, Eva and Isa must make peace with each other to save their kingdom.
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko: In a West African-inspired empire, Tarisai is raised by The Lady and sent to kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?
Redemptor (Raybearer #2) by Jordan Ifueko: For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar's throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer.
The Ravens by Danielle Page & Kass Morgan: The sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.
Rebel Sisters (War Girls #2) by Tochi Onyebuchi: Though they are working toward common goals of helping those who suffered, Ify and Uzo are worlds apart. But when a mysterious virus breaks out among the children in the Space Colonies, their paths collide.
Reaper of Souls (Kingdom of Souls #2) by Rena Barron: After so many years yearning for the gift of magic, Arrah has the one thing she’s always wanted—at a terrible price. But the Demon King’s shadow looms closer than she thinks. And as Arrah struggles to unravel her connection to him, defeating him begins to seem more and more impossible.
A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy: A North African-inspired feminist fantasy in which two sisters, Eva and Isa must compete in a magical duel to the death for the right to inherit the queendom of Myre.
Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves: In Portero, Texas, teens Kit and Fancy Cordelle, daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, bring two boys with similar tendencies to a world of endless possibilities they have discovered behind a mysterious door.
Siege of Shadows (The Effigies #2) by Sarah Raughley: After Saul reappears with an army of soldiers with Effigy-like abilities, threatening to unleash the monstrous Phantoms, e-year-old Maia and the other Effigies hope to defeat him by discovering the source of their power over the four classical elements, but they are betrayed by the Sect and bogged down by questions about the previous Fire Effigy's murder.
The Sisters of Reckoning (The Good Luck Girls #2) by Charlotte Nicole Davis: The blockbuster sequel to an alternate Old West-set commercial fantasy adventure.
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow: Set in the near-future, in which a captive teen human and a young alien leader—bonded by their love of forbidden books and music—embark on a desperate road trip as they attempt to overturn alien rule and save humankind.
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi: Set in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria, sisters Onyii and Ify, separated by a devastating civil war, must fight their way back to each other against all odds.
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst: When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana's help to find them.
The Weight of Stars by K. Ancrum: After a horrific accident brings loners Ryann and Alexandria together, Ryann learns that Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson: Black teen Marigold and her blended family move into a newly renovated, picture-perfect home in a dilapidated Midwestern city, and are haunted by what she thinks are ghosts, but might be far worse.
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle: Black teen Rue, from a poor neighborhood who, after learning she is half-human, half-goddess, must embrace both sides of her heritage to unlock her magic and destroy the racist gods poisoning her neighborhood with violence, drugs, and crime.
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Thomas: In this Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut, two witches from enemy castes—one seeking power, and one seeking revenge—will stop at nothing to overthrow the witch queen, even if it means forming an alliance with each other and unleashing chaos on their island nation.
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood: An Ethiopian-inspired Jane Eyre retelling in which an unlicensed debtera, or exorcist, Andromeda, is hired to rid a castle of its dangerous curses, only to fall in love with Magnus Rochester, a boy whose life hangs in the balance.
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson: Black teen Andre Cobb undergoes a liver transplant and as a side effect winds up slipping through time from present-day Boston to 1969 NYC on the eve of the Stonewall riots, delivering a story that is part romance, part gay history, and part time-travel drama, exploring how far we have and haven't come.
AOT parents and Disney movies
Official WD animation only
What they want to watch vs the movie that gets played repeatedly.
Erwin - He's the old school dad and would love to watch Fantasia, but his toddler does not appreciate it like he does. Instead, The Emperor's New Groove is on daily. Erwin is finally starting to laugh at the jokes, and loves Yzmas "is that, my voice?" line.
Levi - If he has to pick, maybe Dumbo, since he gets a happy ending with his mother. Just no Bambi. His kid puts on Lilo and Stitch. Levi is all about Ohana, and likes the Elvis songs. They're not getting a dog, though.
Miche - Give him The Jungle Book. Baloo, King Louie, the Vultures, he knows the lines. His kid likes it when dad does the lines, but otherwise? It's Cinderella. Miche is willing to play the stepsisters for laughs.
Eren - Give him Atlantis, give him Treasure Planet, he wants adventure! Actually gets to watch Snow White. Doesn't know how this happened, but accepts it nonetheless. Likes Dopey at any rate.
Armin - He loves the animation of Sleeping Beauty. The whole thing is gorgeous. He gets to watch lots of Peter Pan as his kid loves pirates. That came out around the same time so it's not that bad.
Jean - Says he wants to watch Lion King. Feels like a Simba most the time. What's actually getting played, is Tangled (tell me you didn't see that coming) but when he gets told he's reminded of Flynn, he enjoys the film a little more.
Connie - Oliver and Company is his jam, the songs are fun and he loves dogs. And yet, The Aristocats rule in his house. Turns out he's a cat person too and he likes the songs in it as well.
Reiner - He likes The Sword in the Stone. He likes the setting, the characters, and the Wizards Duel. His child loves The Little Mermaid, though, and he happily watches it with them everyday.
Porco - Just wanted to watch Aladdin. Has great sidekicks and an awesome villain. Gets stuck with Alice in Wonderland. Doesn't understand it at all but likes croquet match part.
Hange - Give them Big Hero Six or Meet the Robinsons. Tech, inventors? Yes please! Turns out Wreck it Ralph is on all the time, but they enjoy it just as much!
Mikasa - Loves the story of Mulan and thinks it's a good influence. Turns out it is and she and her child watch it all the time. However, they also like the sequel, and Mikasa cringes every time.
Annie - Don't tell anyone, she likes Frozen. Elsa is the ice queen, after all. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh gets put on, and she finds she likes Rabbit a lot. Tigger however, needs to calm down.
Sasha - Loves Robin Hood due to the archery involved and the comedic villains. Her kid gets her to watch Hercules and she likes the action, fantasy and jokes just as much. Plus Meg is awesome.
Historia - Does like Cinderella the most. Who doesn't dream of being a princess when they're little? Her kid likes Moana and she likes the characters willingness to ask for help and confront her enemy after losing hope.
Ymir - Wants to watch Tarzan. Doesn't know if she likes Tarzan, Jane, or Clayton the most. Winds up watching The Rescuers and finds herself rooting for Bianca and Bernard against that crazy mad Medusa and her crocs.
Pieck - Quite likes Beauty and the Beast. Doesn't think Belle is odd at all, and loves the songs. Lady and the Tramp it is though, and she likes the old classic feel of it. Does NOT like Aunt Sarahs cats.
Made kind of quick, hope you like it! Do you think these are accurate? What would YOU watch?
Maybe we'll do a mini Pixar version?
Summer 2022 Reading List
This list is probably too ambitious but who cares!
Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut
Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman
The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Magellan by Stefan Zweig
Different Class by Joanne Harris
Embers by Sándor Márai
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
The Other Name by Jon Fosse (Septology I-II)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
An Oresteia tr. by Anne Carson
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
Roman de Silence tr. by Sarah Roche-Mahdi
The Female Quixote or The Adventures of Arabella by Charlotte Lennox
Indiana by George Sand
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue by Marquis de Sade
A colleague pointed out to me that it was #sapphicseptember, and while I’m not always one to jump on literary trends, I like the idea of this one. I firmly believe there’s a double standard in popular media that prioritizes m/m relationships, and that they’re shown as much more acceptable and family friendly, while w/w relationships are still somewhat hidden and/or fetishized.
So let’s fix that a little, shall we? Here are a few great reads that I’ve loved, some recent and some not, that feature wlw relationships at the front and centre of the story, to help you fill out your #sappicSeptember (or any other time of year, really) reading bingo card! If you’ve got more, reblog and add; wouldn’t we love to see a great reading list get traction?
THE MIDNIGHT LIE by Marie Rutkoski (YA, Fantasy, Magic): Lush, beautiful prose and enchantment. Nirrim is an orphan who makes a risky deal with the flirtatious and mysterious Sid. Together, they embark on an adventure through the luscious and prohibited world of the High-Kith, in order to solve the mystery of Ethin’s past. Lots of themes about facing your past and who you really are. Some deliciously steamy moments, and heartfelt ones, too.
ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston (Adult, Time Travel, Contemporary): Definite Millennial vibes, and lots of found family as August, a young woman in her mid-twenties, moves to NYC and meets the charming and bold Jane on the subway. Everything about Jane seems perfect, but as sparks fly, they discover that Jane isn’t able to leave the Q Train - in fact, she hasn’t left it since the 70s. Fun and cute, and the romance is pure sexy, heart-rushing, sparkling exhilaration.
A MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí Clark | (Adult, Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery, Historical Fiction): Cairo, 1912. Fatma is one of the Ministry’s only female agents. She’s independent and tough, so it’s no surprise when she’s called to the city’s strangest case: a secret brotherhood is murdered by a mysterious man calling himself the dangerous and magical al-Jahiz, returned from the dead. Fatma and her clever girlfriend Siti must get to the bottom of the matter, and see if the imposter really is who he claims to be, before it’s too late.
THE PULL OF THE STARS by Emma Donoghue | (Adult, Historical Fiction, Nurses): Spend three days in a Dublin Maternity ward with the tough and compassionate Nurse Julia Power. Up to her elbows in life and death, she’s fighting alongside the women who are her patients, and the Great Flu of 1918 means that the hospital is overwhelmingly short-staffed. Assigned to Nurse Power is the young, bright, Bridie Sweeney, and though the pair is at odds at first, the next few days’ battles will bring them closer than they imagined. Tightly written, heart-in-your-throat atmosphere, and be prepared for intense emotion.
UPRIGHT WOMEN WANTED by Sarah Gailey | (Adult, Speculative Fiction, Dystopian, Western): A quick, feisty and vibrant take on the Western. Esther is escaping the conventional life of marriage and expectations that her family wants for her. She stows herself away in the book wagon of the Librarians; a guerilla group of badass cowgirls fighting back against the corrupt government and distributing illegal materials and hope. Fresh and fun and packs a hell of a punch.
A LESSON IN VENGEANCE by Victoria Lee | (YA, Dark Academia, Mystery, Paranormal): Felicity and new girl Ellis are students at Dalloway School, and team up to investigate the mysterious deaths of five previous students, rumoured to be witches. Nice and haunted, great for back-to-school vibes, and, heads up, has quite a spicy scene.
LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB by Malinda Lo | (YA, Historical Fiction, San Francisco Chinatown): During the 1950s, the Red Scare was in full force, and Lily Hu and Kathleen Miller are two young women who are facing the loss of everything to keep their love. Immersive and slow, but beautifully worth it. Makes you wonder when lesbian bars will see the light of day again.
WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? by Jeanette Winterson | (Non-fiction, memoir): I don’t read a ton of memoirs, but if you’ve never read Winterson you’re in for the ultimate treat. This is a beautiful story of an author’s life (Winterson came out as a lesbian when she was 16), but also, you’ll be wanting to highlight just about every line in it; her writing is gorgeous. (My own copy is full of highlights and notes, and is actually currently on loan to a friend, which is why I don’t have a pic of it!)
THE MOON IS ALWAYS FEMALE by Marge Piercy | (Poetry): I know that Saphho is the obvious choice, but we already know her, so let’s come up with something a bit different. This is a small collection, and I’m not super into poetry but since the pandemic has messed with my focus, I’ve discovered a lot more of it. Piercy’s style is stunning; sharp and deep and lush, all at once. There are some beautiful hard-hitters, and “Limited but Fertile Possibilities are Offered by This Brochure” reads like a heart-pounding, wlw, rally cry.
This amber necklace made its first appearance in the 1998 film Elizabeth, where several copies were worn by ladies in waiting, including on Kelly Macdonald as Isabel Knollys (pictured) and Emily Mortimer as Kat Ashley. In 2003 it appeared in a photo on the cover of Phillipa Gregory’s The Queen’s Fool. In 2007 it was seen on another book cover - this time photoshopped red on the Alison Weir’s Innocent Traitor. In 2010 it was worn by Joanne King as Jane Rochford in the fourth season of The Tudors, and later that same year two of the necklaces were worn by Fiona Hampton as Lady Matilda in The Sarah Jane Adventures. In 2016 it was seen on Claire Cooper as Anne Boleyn in Six Wives with Lucy Worsley. Most recently in 2021 it was worn in The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family on an extra playing Margaret of Austria.
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Introducing my favorite reads of 2021!
I read 252 books this past year, and so this main list consisting of just 1 book a month and 2 additions, was not easy to narrow down. So I added a second stack as well. Too many good reads to limit to just 14 favorites! .
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabézon Cámara tr. Fiona Mackintosh and Iona Macintyre
Eve Out of her Ruins by Ananda Devi tr. Jeffrey Zuckerman
The Carrying by Ada Limón
The Overstory by Richard Powers
We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
What You Can See From Here by Mariana Leky tr. Tess Lewis
The Easy Life in Kamusari by Shion Miura tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter
Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
Plus honorable mentions that lost out in my new monthly system for Best of the Year, or that were just edged out, but that deserve to be on this list: Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey; The Rock Eaters by Brenda Peynado; The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo; Amatka by Karin Tidbeck; Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami, tr. Sam Bett & David Boyd; We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker; Transparent City by Ondjaki, tr. Stephen Henighan (not pictured); Never Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane Anders; Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon; The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez tr. Megan McDowell; The Mirror Season by Anna Marie McLemore; and the Inheritance trilogy by NK Jemisin.
imagining that the doctor who books happen in between the canon tv series episodes is always funny like
the third doctor and sarah jane stopped off in between wholesome 1970s adventures to go to the past and have sarah jane become a gangster's moll then witness the mass murder of a large amount of london's citizens