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Aliciaftw

Aliciaftw

Joined January 2018

Glasgow | Fantasy & Hist Fict | PhD student - corpus stylistics and game studies | Jan '18
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Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
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The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
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#introvertorextrovert @JoScho #INFJ

'INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.'

When I was younger, I scored as INFP.

#GloryToTheGuild

JoScho Thanks for sharing. I love seeing everybody‘s “type” 2y
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1. I honestly don't watch.
2. Lisa See
3. Dec
4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
5. 🎂🎉🎁

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks #GloryToTheGuild

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The Mad Scientist's Daughter | Cassandra Rose Clarke
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This book is resurfacing feelings I had when reading the manga Absolute Boyfriend as a teen. 😅😅😅 In a good way, but my fiancé defo gave me a judgemental look when I was telling him about it. 😢😂

https://youtu.be/GoGgv2pqXXU

The only things in common between the two really are 1.) Robots 2.) Romance. But still.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AndroidsArePeopleToo

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Mehso-so

I read this for the #SwordandLaser Feb bookclub pick. I'm hesitant to admit I felt ambivalent about this book, as it is a much beloved classic. I think I might have enjoyed it more as a kid, but reading it as an adult the good vs evil theme is just too heavy handed to be enjoyable to me. However, I wasn't really in to 'portal fantasy' as a kid either. (Would you call this portal fantasy, as outlined by Mendlesohn, 2008? There's a debate.) (C)

Aliciaftw However, I want to say that despite my personal taste I do give the book it's due credit in the literary world, even if it wasn't my cup of tea. 2y
Aliciaftw I'll now be moving on to another #VaginalFantasy bookclub pick - The Mad Scientist's Daughter. #GloryToTheGuild 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Reading with my buddy back home. This line made me laugh. 😄 #Petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #pugsoflitsy #GloryToTheGuild

Nessavamusic I‘m re-reading this one soon too! 2y
Aliciaftw @Nessavamusic Coincidence or do you follow Sword & Laser as well? ☺ 2y
Nessavamusic Coincidence though I semi follow Sword & Laser 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I'm starting A Wrinkle in Time for the February #SwordandLaser bookclub pick. I've never read this classic and I'm pretty excited to go into it with 0 knowledge. (It's hard to remain 100% ignorant on classics.)

#GloryToTheGuild

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Air Awakens | Elise Kova
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I enjoyed this book and I might continue on with the series. However, I had a couple issues. First, I felt nothing for the love plot and it took away from the rest of the story for me. Second, there were a lot of clichés and at times it was simply too predictable. However, the world itself was great and I do want to learn more about it.

#VaginalFantasy #GloryToTheGuild

Tl;dr - The book was just 'okay' to me, but it's worth giving a go!

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#bookbowl @Librarianaut

I'll take my Kindle to my uncle's Superbowl party but there's seven small children in my family right now. I can't imagine having any focus. 😂 I don't think that Superbowl wins by default though; I'll probably be playing with all the kids. 😄

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My #LitsyAvatar is a picture my fiancé took at Loch Lomond a couple years back when we were still long distance and I was visiting him in Scotland.

I visited him later that year again for the holidays and took a video of him in a pub singing, 'The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond' on NYE.

When we were apart again, singing that song and remembering our trip was a source of comfort until I got into a school there for postgraduate studies.

Chelleo Great story and awesome photo! 2y
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The Adversary | Erin M. Evans
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Okay, so I'm rating this as a pick because for me it was but I want to emphasise that these books are probably only alright if you come in with an interest in #Forgottenrealms.

I had the same issue with this book as I did with the first in the sextet. Things splintered off into so many points of views that involved factions and history I was unfamiliar with. It also tied in with another series that I had not read.

#GloryToTheGuild

Aliciaftw Maybe I'm just not intelligent enough for these books, but there was so much I was having to look up in the Forgotten Realms wiki in order to understand what was going on. I've switched to reading the #VaginalFantasy bookclub picks for Feb and I feel a bit relieved. I do like these books, but I'm appreciating something lighter. This particular book had the same strengths and weaknesses I've already mentioned in reference to the first two 2y
blithebuoyant @Aliciaftw I almost scrolled past this but I saw #VaginalFantasy and I stopped short 😂😂😂 2y
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My name is Alicia and my #LitsyHandle is simply a compound of it + the gaming term 'ftw' (for the win). I've used this handle since high school and I remember my mom seeing it once and getting on to me because she thought it meant **** the world. I'm now wondering if any Litsy users in my mom's generation think that as well. 🤔 I'm not that edgy guys, it's just a gaming term!

@Chelleo #GloryToTheGuild

JenlovesJT47 😂😂😂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great story! 🤣 2y
Chelleo It‘s F the world to me now 😜🤪😂 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks 😂😂😂🙌🏼 2y
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Air Awakens | Elise Kova
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Okay, fine. Magical bond = he knew she would survive.

I'm still not feeling it though. 😑 Me and the main character are feeling the same scepticism.

#GloryToTheGuild #VaginalFantasy

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My sister and I bought a bundle of A1 Spanish stories yesterday that we've been reading together. We both studied Spanish years ago and instead of drills to relearn, we're going through these books. The author, Paco Ardit, has Spanish novels on Amazon for all CEFR levels, so I plan to work my way up.

The kindle saves every vocab word I have to look up into 'vocabulary builder' list with flashcards.

ofbooksandme I'm a Spanish teacher, so if you need any help or books or anything, just let me know. 2y
Aliciaftw Thank you, @ofbooksandme ! 😄 2y
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Air Awakens | Elise Kova
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I got about 1/5 into Air Awakens for the #VaginalFantasy book club last night. Although I really love the writing I seriously hope that stupid, self-absorbed prince is not the romantic interest of the book.

I don't think any amount of character development will make me less annoyed that he pushed a woman out a tower window. Sure, he was right, she lived. But if he had been wrong, it wouldn't matter to him. /endrant

#GloryToTheGuild

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#FridayFrigesDay @SpeculativeFemale

1.) I read Tuck Everlasting as a kid and threw the book when I read the ending. The themes of life and death were just hard for me to conceptualize - still makes me sad.
2.) Polka dots - I have quite a few black and white polka dotted dresses.
3.) Rather just have some ketchup, but cheese if I had to choose.
4.) Soda, but I've adopted calling it 'juice' since moving to Glasgow.

#GloryToTheGuild

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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
1.) I'm not really into sports but my family always has a big get-together and food for the Superbowl.
2.) 39 F
3.) I'm about to start Air Awakens for the #VaginalFantasy bookclub.
4.) I'd love to go to Tokyo. 😍
5.) #GloryToTheGuild

JoScho 🤚🏼 2y
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I haven't been posting a lot because I'm visiting home for a couple weeks. I only get to see my family yearly during my PhD (except this November hopefully, when they'll visit Scotland for my wedding,) so I haven't spent a lot of time alone reading.

My fiancé just got me this #kindle as a late Christmas gift though since I've been talking about them, so I really wanted to share it. 😍

#GloryToTheGuild

Nessavamusic Pretty cover! 2y
Zenvicious I love it! 2y
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The Adversary | Erin M. Evans
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Aliciaftw I'm not really going to get through all of these, but I figure I should dream big. 🤔 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Always stack bigger then you think you can get! And that‘s a kick ass stack! 💪🏼 2y
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Packing for my trip today and prepping entertainment for the flight! I'm stocking up on ebooks and audiobooks for the #24in48 challenge; two hours until it starts here.

Waiting on my cat sitters right now. 😢😢 Please return to me safely, Morgana! #petsoflitsy (I'm always reading on my phone lately, so just pretend Morgana is modeling with one of the books I plan to read.)

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2/52

I really enjoyed this book and the problems I had with the first were mostly absent. I did feel lost once or twice, but the plot was much tighter. The pacing improved as well. The development of the characters is really one of the highlights of the books - every character feels so fleshed out to me.

I wholeheartedly recommend this series to fantasy fans. On to book three! ✊

#fantasy #forgottenrealms #GloryToTheGuild

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 2y
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A major character in this book has the catch-phrase, 'Shit and ashes!' and I really would love for this to be a swear in the real world. Can we make shit and ashes happen?

Also, this character is a half-devil so there''s some part of me that can't help but hum 'half-devil Lorcan' in my head to the sound of Half-Demon Inuyasha.

#fantasy #forgottenrealms #GloryToTheGuild

blithebuoyant We can ABSOLUTELY start saying “shit and ashes.” We will make this a thing. 2y
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So I've seen a lot of people posting their Kindles here. I was wondering if you guys thought it would be a good investment for me if I already have my phone for reading (though tiny screen) and a tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, bit heavy and not like holding a book).

Hoping to get some responses because I'm not sure if this is an impulse thing for me. =)

#Glorytotheguild

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DebbieGrillo I've had two kindles. I prefer my phone which is always with me. I could use my iPad at home but just prefer the consistency of my phone. My vote is to save your $$$. 2y
authorkatekennelly The benefit of the physical Kindle is you then get access to the Kindle Owners Lending library (1 free book with your prime acct) and four new galleys to read in advance each month) 2y
Aliciaftw @DebbieGrillo @authorkatekennelly You both make good points! I've been thinking about it today and I think my wish for a Kindle might also be because I can't really collect physical books right now in my life. (Dunno if we'll settle in Scotland or the USA.) So I think maybe in my head I'm wanting to collect books digitally or have something big related to books. 2y
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Aliciaftw I'll have to keep thinking it over. 🤔 It's a big purchase at this point in my life. 2y
Lisaw13 I usually read on my iPad, but I just bought a kindle so I can carry it with me in my purse. My phone was too small and hurt my eyes. Two weeks in and I don't regret it yet. Though if it's a big purchase for you then you may want to think it over some more. 2y
Nessavamusic I love my Kindle, I‘d actually send you my old one except you‘re in Scotland!! 2y
Zenvicious I have the Kindle Paperwhite, and I love it. Has been well worth the investment for me. 2y
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Mage ambitions

omalora You had me at "eruption spell".. 2y
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😄😘

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Snowy day here near Glasgow; perfect for cuddling up with a blanket and book. My kitten Morgana is really into the weather too and just sits on the windowsill looking out.

I'm just relaxing with my book today before a busy week! (Still chipping away at 'Lesser Evils'. I don't read as quickly as most of you here!) Saturday I'm flying home to Missouri for a couple weeks, so I thought I'd give the #24in48 a try.

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1.) I read a lot on the train or subway. When I'm home I usually read in bed.
2.) Both.
3.) Whenever but I prefer clean stops.
4.) Yeah.
5.) Music, but OSTs without words.
6.) Several, but I end up favouring one.
7.) Everywhere.
8.) Silently.
9.) No!
10.) Keep it like new; I got in trouble for bending the spines in school.
11.) Rarely.
12.) @ValkyrieAndHerBooks @pygmywarrior @authorkatekennelly #GloryToTheGuild

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Stray Birds | Rabindranath Tagore
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My favourite poet.

'Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away.
And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.'

#poetry #poems #Glorytotheguild

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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Rat Queens Vol. 3 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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#panic!

Issue 14. I think the storyline kinda went weird with Rat Queens but this scene and the pages that follow really made me smile. :)

@TricksyTails @Clwojick

#speechbubblechallenge #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon
#comics
#Glorytotheguild

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CWilson Is your dissertation on dungeons and dragons? That is so amazing! 2y
Aliciaftw @CWilson It's more broadly on high fantasy rpgs, but I don't think you can really discuss it without giving due credit to D&D. 😄 My background is in Linguistics, so I'm applying some methodology from there, (that's typically been just used on literature and film studies,) to the field of game studies. 2y
Aliciaftw Sorry to rant haha 2y
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CWilson @Aliciaftw that is so interesting! I kind of want to read the gender and sexuality in game play books now! 2y
CWilson I can imagine they don‘t paint a lovely picture of the depiction of women in fantasy rpgs. Always in lingerie instead of chain mail. 2y
Aliciaftw @CWilson I was thinking about sharing cool quotes I come across when reading these, I just wasn't sure if there'd be an interest in non-fiction quotes. These days I do tend to read more academic stuff than books purely for pleasure though. 2y
CWilson @Aliciaftw Definitely share!! I‘ve seen some non fiction quotes on here and it sounds really interesting. (edited) 2y
Aliciaftw @CWilson I think I will do! 😄 You just asking about my research makes me feel more motivated so sharing quotes and stuff will probably cut down on the feeling of isolation when studying. :) 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Aliciaftw share, share, share! Fantasy RPG's are a big passion of mine (when I'm not reading) so I would love to hear! 👌 2y
Aliciaftw @GrilledCheeseSamurai I will do! I guess this can kinda be my niche in the community! :) 2y
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I loved this scene / entire issue from The Sandman.

#FurryTales @Clwojick @TricksyTails
#comics #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon #cats #speechbubblechallenge #Glorytotheguild

I'm new and this is my first challenge, so please let me know if I've done this wrong. 😅

Clwojick 🐱🐱 You're entry is in! Looking forward to seeing more entries from you. 🐱🐱 2y
Aliciaftw @Clwojick Awesome, thank you! 😸 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Sandman. ❤️😍❤️ 2y
TricksyTails Yay! What @GrilledCheeseSamurai said! 👆♥️♥️♥️ Also, so freaking thrilled that this is your first entry and you chose Sandman! 👏😁 You posted everything perfectly! Welcome to the party! 2y
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Brimstone Angels | Erin M. Evans
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My first read of 2018! 1/52

I've recently started playing #DnD and I wanted to get into the #ForgottenRealms lore. (I've played some of the games and read the Dark Elf Trilogy over a decade ago.)

I really liked this book overall. I think towards the second half it was a bit slow at times and I was pretty overwhelmed with all the different factions. However, that was likely due to me being a relative newcomer to the setting.

On to book two!

TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here! 😊📚🎉📚🎉 #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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