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I'm Xanthe. I make films and post pictures of The Beatles and an assortment of other classy things. This blog is infected with a healthy mix of enthusiasm and bitterness. If you talk to me I will share my gingerbread with you. x

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theoutglouriousbasterds said:I’d send you my copy to borrow but I’m sure it’s take just as long to ship over seas!

Ah well I’m back in Wales on Thursday and then we shall be reunited. I’m just being needlessly antsy! <3

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theoutglouriousbasterds said:Ugh I love that book so much!

I know, I’m remembering what an enjoyable read it was and how sucked in I got and it’s been long enough I know I can have it all again if only it were with me now! 

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I have such an urge to read Fire and Hemlock. I need my DWJ books with me now! 

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what-about-the-beatles:

"A Hard Day’s Night" premiere, London. 1964

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"He gave his lectures in a very, very small room and didn’t address us, his audience, at all. In fact he looked the other way, with his face almost squashed up against the blackboard. He spoke in a mutter. His mind was on finishing Lord of the Rings, and he was really musing to himself about the nature of narrative. But I found this so fascinating that I came back week after week, as did one other person. I’ve always wondered what became of him, because he was obviously equally fascinated. And because we stuck there, Tolkien couldn’t go away and write Lord of the Rings! He would say the most marvelous things about the way you take a very basic plot and twitch it here and twitch it there—and it becomes a completely different plot.”

- Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Chronicles of Chrestomanci, the Dalemark quartet, Howl’s Moving Castle, on J. R. R. Tolkien’s lectures.

(via theticklishpear)


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I have an urge to read all of Diana Wynne Jones books at once but I left them all in Wales damnit! 

Never mind, will be back in less than a week *takes deep breaths*

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Dear Howl’s Moving Castle movie fans,

Please please please stop tagging your posts with ‘Diana Wynne Jones’ in the hope of getting more traffic. What do you think we in the DWJ tag will want with that? I go to the DWJ tag because going to the HMC tag would be fruitless, it is completely overrun with your posts already, and fair enough, if I want HMC movie!verse I’ll know where to go.

You have your fandom, we have ours. The HMC tag is yours by popular demand. Trying to dominate the DWJ tag as well just makes it that much harder for us to get to the stuff we want which is in short enough supply as it is!

GO AWAY.

Hugs and kisses,

Xanthe x

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— Sophie Hatter on Howl Pendragon (one of several nom de plumes), Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (via andtheyfightcrime)
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*whispers* Alyssa, I sent you a message ages ago, reply to me *ceases whispering*



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