Lily. Writer. Reader. Dreamer. Lover of art and history and film. Into The Jaws of The Serpent is my baby. Anything else you want to know, check out my 'About Me' or just ask! (Occasionally NSFW.) Currently reading: Emma - Jane Austen Asgardian(s) wandering through... HTML Hit Counters
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every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters


Old Hollywood Avengers

(because Tony throwing Gatsby-like parties is perfect)


endless list of favorite books → daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.




We’re funny, okay?

THIS IS EXCELLENT except I have to disagree with one point: Jane Austen wouldn’t be hella annoying on social media - she’d just be trolling all the time.

I agree about Austen. Troll 4LYF.


In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.

— Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)

The Beautiful & Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald | Book Love

AU - The queen and her loyal knight

"Just because you’re different from someone doesn’t mean you can’t love them. They’re very, very different but they’re a unit." - Tilda Swinton
"More than anything they’re curious creatures who accept each other. For me, the love story is about mutual acceptance of contradiction." - Tom Hiddleston 

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Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo | Book Review


Oh Adam, you adorable pack rat.