I was tagged by the super awesome keeptheearthbelowff!

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see.

In no particuliar order….

  1. The Harry Potter series. Why? WORLDBUILDING 101.
  2. The Aubrey-Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian (Also known as the Master and Commander Novels). Again. Worldbuilding, but in a completely different sense. The ridiculous and amazing reference in these novels is mindblowing. That. And if you like the new series Crossbones, it’s totally inspired by Maturin.
  3. The Sandman Series, By Neil Gaiman and Various artists. A must read. It covers so many social issues and theological concepts and basically is a giant box of the grey area. And it’s wonderful, and thought provoking, and yes.
  4. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. I read this when I was 15, and I still think of how deeply it affected me.
  5. The Arrival, By Shaun Tan. Mindblowing. A wonderful example that not all stories need words.
  6. Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut. I read this in College, and really need to find my old copy and read it again. It kind of sneaks up on you, with how much it makes you think….
  7. Star Trek TNG novels. I spent a good part of my early teens (Starting around 10-11 years old) reading these. I never read young adult. I was handed a book by my father, and found an encyclopedia on our bookshelf, and went from there. So alot of the YA novels are a bit difficult for me to bite into… Because I never had that ‘awkward reading’ stage. I went straight into very well written sci-fi, with amazing vocabulary, and well written characters.
  8. Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones. Because I really want to understand how Miyazaki wrote his script from this…. Great book & characters. The snark, oh the snark!
  9. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Lesson learned. Not all good things go together. *shudder*
  10. The Hunger Games Trilogy. I blame this on the absolutely excellent fanfiction out there, that made me read the book a second time, and pick up on all the little things I overlooked the first time. PTSD / Depression / Anxiety in a main character (that can be read in a believable way) is rare.

So, I’ve barely been able to pop my ahead above my workload in the past 2 weeks, so I’m not going to tag anyone, since I probably won’t catch their reply… But everyone should do this just for fun, so you can try and remember why books stuck with you, and how the continue to influence you!

It’s a hobbits kind of night.

It’s a hobbits kind of night.

Pirates of Panem, Page 3.

Debating font. Not entirely happy with the K’s. Any thoughts guys? Hoping to start getting into backgrounds after this section. Remember - this is a learning experience for me. So all feedback is appreciated. ^^

Pirates of Panem, Page 3.

Debating font. Not entirely happy with the K’s. Any thoughts guys? Hoping to start getting into backgrounds after this section. Remember - this is a learning experience for me. So all feedback is appreciated. ^^

Pirates of Panem, Page 2. 
YEAH BABY, BACK IN BUSINESS.

Pirates of Panem, Page 2. 

YEAH BABY, BACK IN BUSINESS.

This was a little bonus I sent to Whiskeysnarker, after she mentioned the lack of art on the web for Hayhanna. So, a little unexpected fanart for her and other hayhanna fans.

This was a little bonus I sent to Whiskeysnarker, after she mentioned the lack of art on the web for Hayhanna. So, a little unexpected fanart for her and other hayhanna fans.

A second commish for Whiskeysnarker. ^^ Based on her fanfiction, Triptych.http://archiveofourown.org/works/1083170

A second commish for Whiskeysnarker. ^^ Based on her fanfiction, Triptych.http://archiveofourown.org/works/1083170

"…drunk?! ..DRUNK?!?! I’LL PUT AN AXE YOUR FACE, YOU—!!!!"
For the damages. A commission from whiskeysnarker, based on her portrayals of Haymitch & Johanna. =D

"…drunk?! ..DRUNK?!?! I’LL PUT AN AXE YOUR FACE, YOU—!!!!"

For the damages. A commission from whiskeysnarker, based on her portrayals of Haymitch & Johanna. =D

Because I have new art for you, but I can’t show it yet…. Have some Harry.

Because I have new art for you, but I can’t show it yet…. Have some Harry.

Ron & Hermione.
A throwback Thursday Chibi. This one is close to 10 years old now!

Ron & Hermione.

A throwback Thursday Chibi. This one is close to 10 years old now!

rasenth:

I felt so angry at the UCSB massacre (an article about this incident and a script of his video’s speech) and the sexism we’re blind to everyday so I drew about my opinions on sexism to channel my rage.

I’m very happy the #YesAllWomen tag is going strong on U.S. Twitter right now. :D

An incredible job!