Roald Dahl will forever be an author in my heart.
Submitted by Bibliogato
" 7 years with Harry taught me more than 12 years of muggle school ever will. "
so I was thinking about Night of Cake and Puppets and how it’s great because it is this cheerful moment in a frequently not cheerful series
and it made me realize that Daughter of Smoke and Bone is really one of those stories that is really at its heart about people
about how people relate to each other
and it uses all these mythological creatures but at it’s heart is about humanity and friendships and love and how much, how intensely, those things matter
and Night of Cake and Puppets is this optional novella that takes place in the middle of the first book that shows you the lovely sweet parts of the things that are going on in this big epic world
and that in that it is pretty much doing for its story what Citadel does for Mass Effect
I feel like there is so much demand for increasingly grimdark fiction and I think that’s legitimate because the world is super fucked up and this kind of stuff is part of how you can deal with that, or take catharsis from it, or whatever else
but the really important ones for me are the ones that deal with all of that shit and still have friendships and love at the center
Zuzana, Mik, Ziri, Issa and Karou laughing together through broken attempts at each other’s languages—
The Disreputable Dog somehow pulling soap out of the ether for Lirael and spitting it out at her feet because she knows her mistress desperately wants a wash—
The Avengers eating shawarma—
Shepard not just helping everyone through what they have to do before they go on a suicide mission but spending time to talk to them and then they surprise her with jokes and songs and history—
Every game of Pyramid ever played on the Galactica—
Bee and Cat finally reunited after months of tumultuous plot-relevant happenings sharing a bed and falling back into their routine of sleeping side by side, holding hands—
these are so important
fiction teaches us to be brave and it teaches us to love and I think sometimes we need it to teach us to take a break and look at what is so brilliant and funny and shining and sweet
John is not amused.
Nor is his mustache.
I really want a shirt like that
I love her, and that’s the beginning and the end of everything
Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
(photo by Miguel Tovar/AP, quotation from this interview)
and maybe life is really a series of unfortunate events
Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”