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    Taylor Clogston
    @taylorclogston

    What are some of your favorite titles? They can be those of any piece of media, not just books!

    I think my absolute favorite title of all time is The Promised Neverland, which was a decent show (and originally a comic) that I don’t think needed a second season.

    After that, in no particular order:

    • Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? – comic
    • Sandman: A Game of You – comic
    • Fullmetal Alchemist – comic
    • Wise Blood – novel
    • Trout Fishing in America – Short stories
    • There’s Treasure Everywhere – comic
    • Shadows of Self – novel
    • So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away – novella
    • Over Sea, Under Stone – novel
    • Number the Stars – ? (I just realized I have no idea how Middle Grade books are classified by length… I know I’ve never heard of an MG novella before, though that’s what this looks like by its length)
    • No Country for Old Men – novel
    • Mother Night – novel
    • The Lathe of Heaven – novella
    • Kafka on the Shore – novel
    • The Talos Principle – game
    • The Evil Within – game
    • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream – short story
    • The Wolf Among Us – game
    • The Court of the Crimson King – song
    • Veteran of the Psychic Wars – song
    • Apocalypse Now – movie

    And I might be a little biased, but I really like a couple of the titles I chose for my own stuff:

    • Which You Have Ordained – short story
    • Bowling with the President of the United States of America – short story
    • Ordo Astromantica – novel

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

    #129973
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @taylorclogston Fullmetal Alchemist is one of my favorite mangas. As is Promised Neverland. Also, the manga was much better than the anime. They ruined the second season.

    My personal favorite is the literal translation of Her Blue Sky, which is “To Those Who Know of the Blueness of the Sky”, a movie. A shame that they often don’t translate the titles literally over.

    But yes, in no particular order, other than that which comes to mind:

    • The Brothers Karamazov – Novel
    • The Voices of a Distant Star – Movie
    • 5 Centimeters Per Second – Movie
    • Night on the Galactic Railroad – short story I think….?
    • The Place Promised in Our Early Days – Movie
    • Dandelion Wine – Novel
    • The Girl From the Other Side – Manga
    • Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat (literal translation) – Movie
    • Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (literal translation)  – Movie
    • A Silent Voice – Manga
    • 20th Century Boys – Manga
    • Evil Flowers in Full Bloom – Light novel
    • The Town Where Only I Am Missing (literal translation) – Manga
    • Your lie in April – Manga, anime
    • Heat Haze Days – Song
    • To Your Eternity – Manga
    • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas – Light novel, manga, movie
    • East of Eden – Novel
    • My Sweet Orange Tree – Novel
    • Wind, Sand, and Stars – Memoir
    • And Then There Were None – Novel
    • No Longer Human – Novel
    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Novel
    • Six of Crows – Novel
    • I Am The Messenger – Novel
    • To Kill A Mockingbird – Novel
    • Paper Towns – Novel
    • Inception – Movie
    • Midwinter Memento – Poem
    • Upon the Tainted Sorrow – Poem
    • Aron on the Wind – Song
    • Gone With the Wind – Novel
    • I Am A Cat – Novel
    • Yesterday’s Shadows Tag – Book(?)

    And, uh, some of my own:

    • Those Who Exist Outside of the Madness of This World – Collection of Stories
    • I Hid Beneath My Umbrella So the Adults Wouldn’t See Me Cry – Short story
    • Like Cherry Blossoms in the Spring, So My Tears Fell Freely That Day – Novelette
    • Only the Cicadas Remained – Book

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #129995
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @taylorclogston

    Ooh, cool topic!

    Here are some that come to mind immediately.

    The Rooftoppers- novel. (The translation of this was “Sophie on the roofs” and just…  no.)

    The Wolf Wilder- novel

    Second fiddle- novel

    The Scourge- novel

    The King’s Fifth- novel

    Counting by 7s- novel

    Signed, Sealed, and Delivered- series

    The Chesire Cheese cat- novel

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #130294
    Chelsea R.H.
    @seekjustice

    Ooh, this is hard, but I’ll have a go at listing a few of my favourites.

    • A Tale of Two Cities–novel
    • The Eagle of the Ninth–novel
    • The Lord of the Rings–novel and movies
    • The Hobbit–novel
    • The Chronicles of Narnia–series
    • Howl’s Moving Castle–book and anime
    • Unnatural Causes–nonfiction
    • All That Remains–nonfiction
    • The King’s Speech–movie
    • Moana–movie
    • Mulan–movie
    • Tangled–movie
    • Little Dorrit–book
    • Hinterland–tv series
    • The Prisoner of Azkaban–movie and book
    • The Dry–book

    And I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of others, but that’s what I can think of right now.

    Mahalo keia huiʻana

    #130443
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    My favorite title for a book is Andrew Peterson’s Monster in the Hollows. It’s an ingenious title because of the storyline, and because there are several monsters in the story and all the plot twists that suddenly leave you second-guessing who “the monster” really is.

    Another one is Cobwebs and Cables, by Hesba Stretton. The actual story has nothing to do with cobwebs or cables, but by the end it’s obvious why the book was named that. The plot is so twisting, confusing and amazing that you literally feel like your brains have been scrambled.😂

    The Anne of Green Gables series has very suiting names. Anne of Green Gables focuses on her younger live at Green Gables, and the others build off of that as she grows up (Anne of Avonlea, and then Anne of the Island).

    The last one I can think of is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. I really like names that have meaning in a book, or are obvious why the book was called that (especially if the name shows up in narrative😊).

    I think all of the Chronicles of Narnia were really well-named too.

    Not all who wander are lost.

    #130513
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    @taylorclogston

    Hi!  This looks fun.

    So, here’s some of my favorite MG novels in no particular order:

    The Ascendance Series (Nielsen)

    When You Reach Me (Stead)

    Walk Two Moons (Creech)

    The Green Ember (Smith)

    The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Barnhill)

     

    And here’s my two favorite tv series:

    Psych (minus the weird holiday specials)

    BBC’s Sherlock Holmes.

     

    And random MG/Children’s books that have really cool sounding names: (which I haven’t had a chance to read yet, btw).

    Royal Rabbits of London

    A Song Only I Can Hear

    The List of Things That Will Not Change

    Grandpa’s Great Escape

    A Ben of All Trades

    When Pencil Met Eraser

    The Astonishing Maybe

     

     


    @devastate-lasting
      @rose-colored-fancy

    Btw, I love your guys’ profile picture.  Did you paint/draw those yourself?

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

    #130518
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @imwritehere1920 Ah, thank you! I wish, but no, I just found it on Pinterest.

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #130535
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    Cool topic!

    MG/Children’s Novels:

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (haven’t read yet, but awesome title)

    Holes

    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (title is barely explored though. Otherwise, a decent book)

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    The Twenty-One Balloons

    The Westing Game

    A Wrinkle in Time (I don’t like the book, but it has a cool title, though I think it’s more like “A Wrinkle in Space”)

    YA

    All the Crooked Saints

    Blank Mastermind

    Gathering Blue

    Orbiting Jupiter

    Tuck Everlasting

    Adult, General, Classics, and Nonfiction

    Lord of the Rings

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    More Than Dates and Dead People

    Till We Have Faces

    Tremendous Trifles

    When Athens Met Jerusalem

    Et cetera:

    “Achilles Come Down” – song (warning: f-bomb)

    Biblios – card game

    Dixit – card game, haven’t played but cool Latin title

    Huggermugger – board game

    The Man Who Never Was – movie

    “Nico and the Niners” – song

    “Three Birds in Babylon” – song

    “We Don’t Believe What’s on TV” – song

    “Windmills of Your Mind” – song

    and that’s all I can think of right now!

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #130690
    Taylor Clogston
    @taylorclogston

    @devastate-lasting I really like those choices! I love the drawn-out nature of a lot of those original Japanese titles. The Town Where Only I Am Missing is probably my favorite on that list. I also really like your I Hid Beneath My Umbrella So the Adults Wouldn’t See Me Cry.


    @rose-colored-fancy
    I like The Rooftoppers title!


    @seekjustice
    Howl’s Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies, but I never read the book since I heard they’re very different. It does have a fantastic title.


    @arindown
    Very nice choices. I think I love every one you mentioned.


    @imwritehere1920
    Nice choices. Also, Psych takes me back. I used to watch that with my brother after we finished karate class.


    @sparrowhawke
    I’ve never heard of Blank Mastermind before, but that’s an amazing title 😮

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

    #130835
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    @taylorclogston

    It’s a fun book. It’s about a villain who gets amnesia. You can read the original serial on writefury.com. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a light, funny read.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #130853
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @imwritehere1920

    Aww, thank you! Yes, I did! It’s a digital painting of a character who may become the MC of an idea. Awesome to meet another Ascendence fan, btw! Those books are the best!


    @taylorclogston

    Totally! I like it much better than the translation. The title is both original and quite intriguing since it gives you a lot of questions.

     

    Totally forgot to mention one of my favorites!

    The Red Ribbon- book.

    I love the title because a. it sounds cool, b. it conveys an important aspect of the book, dressmaking, and c. in the book, a red ribbon becomes a symbol of hope, which is also the theme of the story. It’s an awesome, layered title.

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #130888
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @taylorclogston Thank you! The Town Where Only I Am Missing, also known as Erased, is one of my favorite manga series! I highly recommend it if you like mystery/time travel.

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #130910

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Rooftoppers is one of my favourite books (and titles) ever! Every time I look it up though, it tries to auto-correct it. xP Rather annoying, but I still love it so much!

    Some of my favourites are:

    Rooftoppers – novel

    Echo – novel

    Cartwheeling In Thunderstorms – novel

    Dust – novel

    Heaven’s Twin – novella (my own)

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #130912

    Moon Over Manifest – novel

    The Sea Before Us – novel

    The Sky Above Us – novel

    The Land Beneath Us – novel

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #130920
    Taylor Clogston
    @taylorclogston

    @devastate-lasting Gotcha, I didn’t realize that was Erased. I’m afraid I’m not a fan of time travel stories. An old roommate was telling me about Erased when the show was airing and between the premise not grabbing me and him saying the ending was mediocre, I never had interest in watching it. Is the manga better than the anime?

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

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