My mind, it… it’s who I am. I think I’d rather suffer any other injury in the world than have my mind tampered with.
LYRICS MEME: Collateral Damage track 10
→ Gayle Forman, Where She Went, Chapter 8
List of my favorite fictional otps (5 / ?)
Lily + Lo (Addicted Series)
"We both knew you were most like Hellion. You make the wrong choices, even when you know where the right ones lie.” I nod to myself, tears spilling. I try to breathe a full breath, but the pain chokes me.
“But that day, you said you aspired to be Cyclops. Scott Summers was strong. He took care of everyone in the face of crisis. He was a man that people wanted by their side.” Her voice shakes too, like she’s near tears. “Lo,” she says, “You’ve made it. You’re my Scott Summers, and without you, I wouldn’t be here.”
I close my eyes and let that sink in. She doesn’t have to say, I love you because… The sentiment is attached to each and every word. She loves me because she believes I’m strong. She loves me because she’s a part of me. She loves me because I’ve become a better man through all of this.
“Lo,” she continues. “Whatever Emily said, I need you to know that I’m not going anywhere. I’ll always be here when you come home. There will always be an us.”
“A Lo and Lily,” I breathe.
“Or Lily and Lo.” I smile.
ALL of this. Encourage people to try new words, to mess them up, to experiment with vocabulary, to learn complicated adjectives and verbs and nouns, because words are fun.
Also, don’t be a jerk.
“I’m an addict with no work ethic who is likely going to go insane. I’m not like you. I’m not a super-hero.”― Adrian Ivashkov
Today we celebrate worldbookday!
In 1995, UNESCO decided to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and to highlight the importance of freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the author’s rights.In this regard, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day.
New Goodreads illustration! I enjoyed working with the limited palette, and always love painting books. Thanks Jade Change for the direction!
There is supposedly a downloadable poster version they’ll be releasing as well, so keep and eye on their site, if you’re a teacher or librarian or someone who likes books.
Also, Happy National Library Week!
Oh I love libraries.