The bane of honor

"Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty." -- Aemon Targaryen, A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones.

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Fic journal: The Scepter’d Isle

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Also known as Mel or twistedsheets10. Makes plushies. Writes a lot of fic. Copyeditor. Likes mangoes. Kagami Taiga fan. Currently in Kuroko no Basuke.

This tumblr will very likely contain the occasional mature/disturbing themes in written works and images (and maaaaybe NSFW stuff). You have been warned. :|
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Tagged by @chippokenabokura

Rules: In a text post, list ten books (but I guess manga and comics are good as well) 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 your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

I’m not sure if a series of books actually count as ONE book, so I usually listed the first book I encountered in the series. Not all of the books are my favorites, but they’re certainly the ones who left the greatest impression in me. Especially the first two books.

  1. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin
  2. Swordspoint (Riverside series) by Ellen Kushner
  3. Polgara the Sorceress (Belgariad and Mallorean series) by David and Leigh Eddings
  4. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  6. A House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  8. Doukyuusei and Sotsugyousei by Nakamura Asumiko
  9. You’re My Loveprize in Viewfinder by Ayano Yamane :P
  10. Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

I tag: jiyuuhonpou, stardropdream, joouheika, miaoujones (and everyone else who may care to do so?)

allthingseurope:

Chateau de Grouchy, France (by Ackteon)

sicariorum:

Five stories, five schools. Two protagonists.
Kuroko no Basuke, reimagined.
*Credit to tormalyne for creating the banner.
The Stories (COMPLETE LISTING) Kuroko at Kaijou - Kaijou’s Miracles - aiwritingfic Kuroko at Shuutoku - Begin Again - tormalyne Kagami at Touou - Never stay behind (or he’ll always be ahead) - takaomine Kuroko at Yousen - Sweets to The Sweet - half-sleeping Kagami at Rakuzan - To the Victor the Spoils - readerofasaph
To the Victor The Spoils (AO3 link) (15100 words, gen)Author: readerofasaphCharacters/Pairings: Kagami, Akashi, Team Rakuzan.  Himuro and Kuroko.Summary: 
There was no such thing as a strong basketball team in Japan — or so Kagami thought until his first day in Rakuzan High.

Kagami found out exactly what Akashi meant by fulfilling his responsibilities the next day in math class when he was woken up, painfully, by a sharp jab to the back of his neck.
He sat up, looked behind him, and saw Akashi calmly putting away the pen he’d just used to stab Kagami awake.
This sequence of events repeated itself in geography, chemistry, history and Japanese literature. By lunchtime there was a very sore and ink-stained spot on Kagami’s neck where Akashi had poked him repeatedly with the end of a ballpoint pen.

sicariorum:

Five stories, five schools. Two protagonists.

Kuroko no Basuke, reimagined.

*Credit to tormalyne for creating the banner.

The Stories (COMPLETE LISTING)
Kuroko at Kaijou - Kaijou’s Miracles - aiwritingfic
Kuroko at Shuutoku - Begin Again - tormalyne
Kagami at Touou - Never stay behind (or he’ll always be ahead) - takaomine
Kuroko at Yousen - Sweets to The Sweet - half-sleeping
Kagami at Rakuzan - To the Victor the Spoilsreaderofasaph

To the Victor The Spoils (AO3 link) (15100 words, gen)
Author: readerofasaph
Characters/Pairings: Kagami, Akashi, Team Rakuzan.  Himuro and Kuroko.
Summary: 

There was no such thing as a strong basketball team in Japan — or so Kagami thought until his first day in Rakuzan High.


Kagami found out exactly what Akashi meant by fulfilling his responsibilities the next day in math class when he was woken up, painfully, by a sharp jab to the back of his neck.

He sat up, looked behind him, and saw Akashi calmly putting away the pen he’d just used to stab Kagami awake.

This sequence of events repeated itself in geography, chemistry, history and Japanese literature. By lunchtime there was a very sore and ink-stained spot on Kagami’s neck where Akashi had poked him repeatedly with the end of a ballpoint pen.

nekokittyvampires:

Studio Ghibli

half-sleeping:

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Five stories, five schools. Two protagonists.

Kuroko no Basuke, reimagined.

*Credit to tormalyne for creating the banner.

The Stories
Kuroko at Kaijou - Kaijou’s Miracles - aiwritingfic
Kuroko at Shuutoku - Begin Again - tormalyne
Kagami at Touou - Never stay behind (or he’ll always be ahead) - takaomine
Kuroko at Yousen - Sweets to The Sweet - half-sleeping
Kagami at Rakuzan - ????? - ?????

Sweets to The Sweet (10k words; G)
Author: half-sleeping
Characters/Pairings: Gen, strong focus on the MuraHimuKuro. The usual crew. 
Summary: 

"This one," said Shuu, scrawling a name on a piece of paper 

"Yousen?" said Tatsuya, taking it. 

"Yeah," said Shuu. "Look it up. If you’re going to transfer, that’s the school to transfer to in your prefecture. It’s got good academics, a national-level basketball club, and apparently the food they serve in the dorms is really good."

Kuroko Tetsuya moves to Akita with his family. So, a few months later, does Himuro Tatsuya. 

waitingforturnips:

Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!

Breathtaking views show the stars, Milky Way, airglow, and light pollution over New Zealand skies.

"Here are images I captured during last months from New Zealand. Great country to catch colors of airglow almost everywhere…" - Petr Horálek

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moirakatson:

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All from Ingrid’s Notes on Wordpress, direct link here.

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"Do you remember when I came back from Kyoto and I said ‘I’m home’? That was the first time I said those words ever since I became a wanderer."

harlequinpants:

I apparently have a Problem

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Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen & Densetsu no Saigo Hen Character Posters

(via heckyeahruroken)

muzlogs:

Dr.赤司 &インターン生

littlelimpstiff14u2:

These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest wisteria (or wistaria, depending on whom you ask) plant.

This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870 (the largest, at about 4,000 square meters, is the wisteria vine in Sierra Madre, California). Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.

Image credits: Takao Tsushima

(via taikodrum)