Posts tagged L.A. Meyer
Posts tagged L.A. Meyer
One the best Y. A. authors I have ever had the pleasure of reading has passed away. L. A. Meyer has given his readers tale after brilliant tale of Jacky Faber’s journey from That Dark Day on the London Streets to the sea swept deck of the Lorelei Lee. He carried us with Jacky to see the “Cathy Cat and the Bengal Rat and gaze upon the Kangaroo”. Bloody Jack will always have a place on my bookshelf and in my heart.
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Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer
Dear Jacky Faber fandom on Tumblr,
I am a weirdo who doesn’t really like to engage with my fandoms on the internet overly much, so I tend to be late to the party when it comes to releases of my favorite things (I JUST found out via NPR that my all-time favorite band got back together for a new album releasing in 2 weeks?), but every March I do make it a habit to pre-order the new Jacky Faber book, if I can find it, and have done for 10 years now.
That’s 10 years of Bloody Jack…
Anyway, I found the newest on Amazon today and the title basically confirms that it is the last in our dear heroine’s saga. And it’s going to be released on November 4th.
So here’s the link if you, too, want to pre-order it ASAP the way I do, and potentially lock in some sweet Amazon pre-order discounts. And if you also failed to remember to disable Prime before it renewed at the regular (not student) rate, so you want to be sure to make use of free 2-day shipping this year…（ ；´Д｀）
Lit Meme: Books (7/10)
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
“It’s easier bein’ a boy, ‘cause when someone needs somethin’ done like holdin’ a horse, they’ll always pick a boy ‘cause they think the dumbest boy will be better at it than the brightest girl, which is stupid, but there you are.”
Photoshopped Image from Jacky’s Timeline on clairdeloon.com
I had to change some things because I didn’t quite get what was going on in the background of the original. So here is the part with Jacky in the Rigging with a background of the sea.
Does he purposefully not update the website?
Oh well, we can’t help but love him.
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee - L.A. Meyer p. 42
This is one of my least (and most) favorite screens of all time.
Roderigo pockets the coins and takes out a needle and a bottle of ink and sets to. It hurts like hell, but I’ve been hurt worse. He makes a few jabs with the needle and then dabs the bloody dots with ink. Soon the dark blue anchor starts to appear. Even though I’m biting my lip, I have to admire his skill and speed. In fifteen minutes he’s done.
Don’t wash it for a while,” he says, turning next to Davy, who ain’t acting all so brave now that he’s seen me get the needle…
~Bloody Jack Chapter 18, L.A. Meyer
So, from the moment I first read this (five years ago) I’ve known that someday, somehow I would adorn the “small anchor with a little rope around it and HMS Dolphin underneath in small letters”. Now I am faced with the day it will be possible, in a few short week’s I’ll be 18, and my parents (read Mom) will let me get a tattoo.
Now I would love for this to be my first Tattoo, but problems do arise. I would have gotten this tattoo alone, but my sisters (okay one’s a cousin, but I feel like she’s my sister) also are planing on getting the same tattoo, only the younger must also wait until her 18th birthday. Being in the true Jacky spirit of sisterhood, I promised her I would wait, and we would all three get them together. Alas I must wait a few more years before this long awaited symbol marks my skin.
*Photo and Excerpt are not mine, writing belongs to L.A. Meyer. (Oh yeah and if the photo was mine, it would be blue.)
I listened to this wonderful song,
Amanda Palmer’s “On An Unknown Beach” while reading Mark of the Golden Dragon by L.A. Meyer.
I felt it fit.