Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quotes: Tehanu (Earthsea)

Quotes from Tehanu by Ursula Le Guin

But do you see, Aunty, I never saw a man till I was a woman grown. Only girls and women. And yet I didn’t know what women are, because women were all I did know. Like men who live among men, sailors, and soldiers, and mages on Roke - do they know what men are? How can they, if they never speak to a woman?

Flint had never washed a dish in his life. Women’s work. But Ged and Ogion had lived here, bachelors, without women; everywhere Ged had lived, it was without women; so he did the “women’s work” and thought nothing about it. It would be a pity, she thought, if he did think about it, if he started fearing that his dignity hung by a dishcloth.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quotes: The Farthest Shore (Earthsea)

Quotes from The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin

'He does have a Gontish accent.'
'If I could speak to dragons in their own language,' Arren said, 'I wouldn't care about my accent.'

When I was young, I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing. And I leapt at the latter like a trout to a fly. But each deed you do, each act, binds you to itself and to its consequences, and makes you act again and yet again. Then very seldom do you come upon a space, a time like this, between act and act, when you may stop and simply be. Or wonder who, after all, you are.

'In Enlad,' said Arren after a while, 'we have a story about the boy whose schoolmaster was a stone.'
'Aye?.. What did he learn?'
'Not to ask questions.'

Friday, January 24, 2014

Quotes: A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea)

Quotes from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

Mastery is nine times patience.

To hear, one must be silent.

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.

Heal the wound and cure the illness, but let the dying spirit go.

It is no secret. All power is one in source and end, I think. Years and distances, stars and candles, water and wind and wizardry, the craft in a man's hand and the wisdom in a tree's root: they all arise together. My name, and yours, and the true name of the sun, or a spring of water, or an unborn child, all are syllables of the great word that is very slowly spoken by the shining of the stars. There is no other power. No other name.

Quotes from The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Guin

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What To Do When It's Really Cold Outside

Чем заняться, когда на улице ну очень холодно :)


Monday, January 20, 2014

Fan Art: The Death of Rats (Discworld)

Let me introduce to you the Death of Rats.
Позвольте представить: Смерть Крыс.

It's a character from the Discworld novels.
Это персонаж из книг о Плоском мире.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tallinn, Estonia

A few photos from our summer trip to Tallinn.
Несколько фотографий из нашей летней поездки в Таллинн.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

♪ Buck-Tick ♪

A year ago I was browsing photos of long-haired men and came across someone called Atsushi Sakurai. Enchanted, I googled him and discovered he was the singer of Buck-Tick, a Japanese rock band. I checked their songs and fell in love at once. Lucky! ^.^

Here are some of my favourite Buck-Tick's songs. I tried to arrange them to flow from one to another nicely. I hope you'll like their music! It's quite diverse, just what I need. And the vocalist is sooo... charismatic. ;-)

(I also have a different playlist on YouTube called Sexy Buck-Tick... ^^)


Snow White

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Books in 2013. Книги в 2013

Here is the list of everything I read last year. It's mostly novels and novellas but also some non-fiction, poem collections and short stories. And my first manga! ^.^

Вот список всего, что я прочла в прошлом году. В основном это романы и повести, но есть также и нехудожка, сборники стихов и рассказы. И моя первая манга! ^.^

H.G. Wells "The Time Machine"
Agatha Christie "Murder on the Orient Express"
Jack London "To Build a Fire and other stories"
Agatha Christie "The Body in the Library"

Peter David "The Long Night of Centauri Prime"
Kazuo Ishiguro "Never Let Me Go"
Carolyn Kaufman "The Writer's Guide to Psychology"

Ursula Le Guin "A Wizard of Earthsea"
Peter David “Armies of Light and Dark”
Александр Грин «Золотая цепь»
Frances Hodgson Burnett “The Secret Garden”
China Miéville “Un Lun Dun”
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