Ten Books that Influenced Me in Some Way

Doing this post because I was tagged in the Facebook thing XD

1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Ano pa nga ba. This, baby, is where the magic REALLY happened. Literal, literary magic.

2. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Influenced me to believe in myself and to rise to any occasion matter how small I am. And the lingering, poignant line: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Taught me at a young age where one’s priorities should be at.

3. The Odyssey by Homer
Classic example of a hero’s journey, which fascinated me ever since. I now go by the code: WWOD? (What Would Odysseus Do?)

4. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
This mainly influenced me on my writing style, and to think outside the box like the Baudelaires are so often forced to do. Idk I think I owe more to Lemony (cough Daniel Handler cough) than I realize.

5. Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Srsly after reading this book I don’t even know what’s right or wrong anymore

6. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Again with the writing style, but also on my perception of contrasting dualities (a good plot device) and overcoming one’s hubris.

7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The second after finishing this novel I said to myself, ‘Sab, you must try to write a better trilogy ending than this.’

8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
One of the first books that introduced me to the art of building up to a grand twist and a super happy ending– and influenced me to regard the world with poise, generosity and confidence. (Awtsu.)

9. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
SRSLY AFTER READING THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG ANYMORE

10. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
Influenced me to exercise imagination more often and helped me build imaginary worlds of my own.

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ehrmagherd 102 followers???

I CAN’T BELIEVE I HIT 102 FOLLOWERS! This is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!

thankyouHere’s to everybody who hit the button and checked out my random thoughts! Thank you friends and strangers, this really means a lot to me! :D

 

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ehrmagherd 102 followers???

I CAN’T BELIEVE I HIT 102 FOLLOWERS! This is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!

thankyouHere’s to everybody who hit the button and checked out my random thoughts! Thank you friends and strangers, this really means a lot to me! :D

 

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Fact of the Day: Cappucino Is Nectar of the Gods

Fact of the day:
Cappucino, in all its foamy, gently smooth glory, is the nectar of the gods.

(Or one of the nectars of the gods, including ginger ale, tequila rose, rum cola and Hokkaido milk tea.)

You can walk into a Starbucks with no ideas and an empty stomach, craving nothing but to cradle a warm paper cup of brewed-bean goodness topped off with creamy bubbles. Less than 5 minutes later, it’s yours. Yours and only yours. Look, it’s even got your name (spelled correctly) on it.

You watch rain spatter on the window and splatter the street. First sip is nothing but foam and heat– scalding and sweet. Little by little, the drink gets cooler, the sips grow longer. The ideas flow. Scratch of graphite against paper; bullet points, circles, little exclamation marks, the outline for your next great project. And the liquid rushes through your mouth and down every vein you never noticed you had and lights up a spark in your brain that you feared you wouldn’t get again.

Thank you, Cappucino. And thank you, Coffee Gods.

Your gift is well appreciated.

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Things They Call Women

Miss
Ma’am
Ate
Inday
Chick
Dame
Doll
Bitch
Bae
Lady
Missus
Cow
Princess
Girlie
Vixen
Slut
Angel
Sweetie
Beautiful

You know what?
It’s not what you call us
It’s what we are

More importantly,
It’s what we answer to

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TALK NERDY TO ME (Jason Derulo Parody)

background: tbh, Jason Derulo’s original song was too, well, dirty for me. But change the word ‘dirty’ with ‘nerdy,’ and poof– instantly more relatable!

Original lyrics here.

I’m that geek at the bookstore, or the comic-con
Stayin’ till the end of the movie, after the credits roll

‘Cause I got all these nerdy needs,
Marvel to DC,
There’s a sale on all back issues
They make it hard to leave

Watching TV shows or online gaming,
Story arcs don’t need explaining
If it’s Gallifreyan or even Elvish
Go ahead and talk nerdy to me
Talk nerdy to me
Talk nerdy to me
Talk nerdy to me
Get geeky on it

I’m in more than one fandom
Don’t get better than this
Got a lightsaber and a ray gun
And my own TARDIS

From GoT to SPN,
Sherlock to Tron,
I got fan art on my dashboard
And some headcanons

With the Hobbits, werewolves, wizards or Jaegers
I’m chilling in a different dimensions
All I really need to live is
For someone to
Talk nerdy to me
Talk nerdy to me
Talk nerdy to me
Talk nerdy to me

(2 Chainz rap omitted due to extreme obscenity.)

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Under the Umbrella

Under the umbrella
One can easily see
So many different definitions
Of humanity
And under the umbrella,
Beneath a sky so gray,
I found the place where I belong
And here I mean to stay.

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