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brycegoodson asked:

Hey Ariel! First of all, I wanted to say that you have really inspired me not only with my reading life but also in the way that you have taught me ways in which I can (and should) view the world. I want to ask, do you prefer modern dystopian or classic dystopian. I'm assuming I already know the answer due to your immense love for Mr. Orwell, but I figured I'd ask. I love modern dystopian yet I usually can't get into the traditional stuff (Animal Farm, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, etc). Thanks!

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Hey! Thanks so much for your lovely message <3

I think I would lean more towards the classic dystopia, because I feel like the themes of politics and humanity are stronger and more impactful. Modern dystopian (and I’m really only thinking of YA here) is usually solely about the plot, and the love story is cheesy as opposed to serving to further the themes! 

I recently read We by Yevgeny Zamyatin and it was really great, I recommend it! 

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thatamitytho asked:

Hello Ariel! I have been trying to read books by Canadian authors and I was wondering if you could suggest me some good ones. Thanks!

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You should read Through the Woods by Emily Carroll!

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Anonymous asked:

What's happening with the whole moving to England thing? You'd love Britain

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I’m moving to Birmingham at the beginning of January and my excitement levels are off the charts.

Watch my review. Watch my review. Watch my review. Watch my review. Watch my review. Watch my review.

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Anonymous asked:

Do you have a PO box? I really want to send you a letter expressing how much your videos mean to me!

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It’s seriously more than enough if you just watch my videos! If you’re feeling EXTRA lovely, you can leave a comment - I read them all and they make me happy!

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Anonymous asked:

kurt vonnegut, ariel bissett, lorde, stanley kubrick, karl marx

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barrypierce:

Good good

HAAAAAAH. You’re stuck with me forever, Barry, it’s burned into people’s minds.