The Lioness had a famed temper.
Just a doodle.
I don’t often see racebent canonverse Marius cross my dash, which strikes me as odd because there’s very little you have to change to make it work.
Just think: M. Gillenormand, pompous old reactionary monarchist, considers his daughter’s husband “the disgrace of his family.” Yes, it’s because Georges Pontmercy fought for Napoleon, but it’s not hard to imagine Gillenormand having an extreme reaction to his favorite daughter running off with a black man.
And perhaps Marius is white-passing, so Gillenormand, wanting a grandson, removes him from Pontmercy’s custody and forbids all meaningful contact between the two in order to ensure that nobody—not even Marius himself—would know that Marius wasn’t white.
And then Marius sees his father after his death, and is confused and doesn’t know how to respond at first, but then starts learning more about Pontmercy’s life and this entire half of his lineage that he knew nothing about. And he latches onto Napoleon not just because it makes him feel closer to his father, but because Marius now knows that he doesn’t truly fit within the monarchist bourgeois sphere in which he was raised.
And so he leaves, obviously, and refuses his grandfather’s money because seriously.
And he’s got his doubts about Les Amis and their cause, because though they’re passionate about rights for every citizen, most of them are white and wealthy, and he can’t help but be a little suspicious of white bourgeoisie who don’t like Napoleon.
And he’s still a socially awkward turtle whose awareness and empathy are sometimes lacking, because that’s just what Marius Pontmercy is. But his internal conflict re: his political ideology and honoring his father carry more weight this way, I think.
Good headcanon, best headcanon, and one of my favorite ones to talk about.
au where bianca survives and gets to deliver the hades figure in person and everything is happy and nice [lights self on fire]
Jaime sat alone at the table while the shadows crept across the room. As dusk began to settle, he lit a candle and opened the White Book to his own page. Quill and ink he found in a drawer. Beneath the last line Ser Barristan had entered, he wrote in an awkward hand that might have done credit to a six-year-old being taught his first letters by a maester:
"Defeated in the Whispering Wood by the Young Wolf Robb Stark during the War of the Five Kings. Held captive at Riverrun and ransomed for a promise unfulfilled. Captured again by the Brave Companions, and maimed at the word of Vargo Hoat their captain, losing his sword hand to the blade of Zollo the Fat. Returned safely to King’s Landing by Brienne, the Maid of Tarth."
When he was done, more than three-quarters of his page still remained to be filled between the gold lion on the crimson shield on top and the blank white shield at the bottom. Ser Gerold Hightower had begun his history, and Ser Barristan Selmy had continued it, but the rest Jaime Lannister would need to write for himself. He could write whatever he chose, henceforth.
Whatever he chose …
|—||George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords (via lnknorg)|
there should be a law that demands everyone read good omens
Im genuinely curious and would like to open a discussion of how Rachel/Tobias was problematic, like Rachel did a lot of fucked up shit in the war but I (personally) dont see here relationship and attitude towards Tobias being problematic, just traumatic.
I don’t think it’s problematic, exactly, because I think Rachel’s desire to make decisions for him is presented as a bad thing, and their relationship isn’t meant to be the most healthy. I mean, I could feel my own heart pounding with stress during the sequence when Rachel tries to trap him in morph. It’s meant to set you on edge, because it’s bad and wrong.
This is exactly the reason why I don’t ship them, but I don’t think Applegrant is to be faulted for representing them this way. In fact it would be far less realistic to portray their relationship as healthy and untroubled.
Yeah I totally feel this.
I really need to re-read that scene tho, because I dont seem to remember it being so deliberate as other people do? like obviously its troubling that she wants him to be something he isn’t but its not like she forced him or coerced him into anything? I think as a kid I read it more as something she hoped for and not something she was actively trying to do. I guess for me its a the difference between omitting the truth and telling a bold faced lie. Like one is pretty dickich but the other is downright awful. They are both morally suspect, but one is markedly worse.
but yeah I think thats what I liked about their relationship is that it wasnt all rainbows and butterflies and they had some serious shit to deal with but they still managed to care and (at least attempt) to be there for one another.
Something I’ve wanted to draw for a long while now! I know Nico has this reputation as this big brooding baby and I see him drawn with such closed body language all the time (hands in pockets, arms crossed) but I also love that he canonically speaks with his hands? I mean. Guys, he’s Italian. In his introduction we see him and Bianca making very loud hand gestures and I don’t think that kind of body language just goes away just because he’s sad all the time now - I still think he should have very expressive hands uwu
So, another Youmacon has come and gone. My original plan was to cosplay as Sansa along with my friend who went as Sandor, but because of major malfunctions in fabric orders and such, along with the fact that most of my homework was sewing, so all the time I wanted to use for sewing my cosplay was used to work on my actual homework.
Anyways, I decided to go as Beka Cooper, from Tamora Pierce’s Provost Dogs series. I based my costume somewhat off of the cover photos of the series, but I was mostly inspired by minuiko's drawings of Beka.
Sadly, only one person recognized me, and it was after I mentioned that I was a TP character, but I made my friends walk ahead of me and yell ‘Puppy, fetch!’ and then I would go and chase them down. We also ran from Cobo Hall to the Renaissance Center, and the whole time I kept yelling “Provost Guard! Get out of the way!” and that was all fun.
I hope to make this a better cosplay, and add Kel and Daine possibly to my growing list of TP characters~eeeee you look great!
Finished Annabeth for the PJO fanzine whoooooo.
Daughter of Zeus
Nico has a sister problem
You’ve grown up so much…
(I know it’s another impossible scenario since Bianca chose to be reborn, but I just wanted her with adult!Nico ;v;)
Both pieces of art belong to Minuiko.
PLEASE EVERYONE READ THESE BOOKS
i’M cryIGN ABOUt taMORa PIREECRE?!!
I cosign all of this, with the slight caveat that women are called “females” inexplicably by literally everyone, often when men are called “men” in a previous sentence.
Also the way that SPOILER ALERT
Daine falls for her significantly older teacher when she’s like sixteenSPOILER ALERT kind of romanticizes an unequal power dynamic BUT on the plus side, doesn’t come out and say “oh man it’s so great that SPOILER ALERT she’s banging her teacherSPOILER ALERT” so at least it’s not explicitly romanticizing…
Also also Wild Magic was clearly when TP was just trying out writing black people for the first time (the year was 1992) so one of the characters is introduced like “HE IS BLACK” which is good because you need to be explicit about these things because white is default for headcanons but then the next five times he’s mentioned it’s like “HE IS BLACK. DID I MENTION HE’S BLACK. WOW.” and it’s phrased in a way that is kind of exoticizing…
THAT’S ABOUT IT THOUGH Tortall books are significantly better in basically every way than most YA.
Also if Tortall is in ’90s-style watercolor sketches, Emelan is cel-shaded. It’s about four adoptive siblings from very different backgrounds doin’ magicks together and involves hella world-building and just has a VERY different feel to it. The Will of the Empress has tons of racial diversity, AN EXPLICIT CANON QUEER RELATIONSHIP WITH A POV CHARACTER WHERE NEITHER OF THEM DIE, tons of shipping shenanigans (and iirc an asexual POV character), hella women talking about hella things that are not men, and the plot of the whole book is fighting against abduction and forced marriage (including a subplot about believing lived experience of people from a position of less privilege than you).
Read Tamora Pierce books plz.
oh my god do not even get me started on how amazing tamora pierce is??? and you guys are forgetting that there’s an aCTUAL CANON TRANSGENDER WOMAN?? (in the second book of the beka cooper series, bloodhound) and they’re written fairly well with no sexualization as far as i can remember? (although they keep referring to them as ‘he’ in the book, but that may be because they have an in the closet persona and a performer persona kind of?? im not sure but anyway for the most part its well written) and they’re in a relationship with a queer man and its just so amazing wow i love tamora pierce so much like her books really defined my childhood and brought feminism and queerness into my life for the first time 10/10 A+ would recommend