undefinedkosmos:

My face should be enough to let you know exactly how excited I am about this table of contents, but in case it isn’t: THIS LOOKS AMAZING and I am unbelievably excited to read all of these essays. undefinedkosmos:

My face should be enough to let you know exactly how excited I am about this table of contents, but in case it isn’t: THIS LOOKS AMAZING and I am unbelievably excited to read all of these essays. undefinedkosmos:

My face should be enough to let you know exactly how excited I am about this table of contents, but in case it isn’t: THIS LOOKS AMAZING and I am unbelievably excited to read all of these essays. undefinedkosmos:

My face should be enough to let you know exactly how excited I am about this table of contents, but in case it isn’t: THIS LOOKS AMAZING and I am unbelievably excited to read all of these essays.

undefinedkosmos:

My face should be enough to let you know exactly how excited I am about this table of contents, but in case it isn’t: THIS LOOKS AMAZING and I am unbelievably excited to read all of these essays.

radioactive-lesbian:

There needs to be so much more Lark/Rosethorn fanfiction

the nice thing however is that all of it that I’ve found has been extremely well done, which almost makes up for the fact that I could only find a few

I could also totally go for more Daja/Rizu

It will always be my dream that Rizu one day realizes that some things are more important than a secure job and a good standing with the empress and just show up in summersea and go to Duke Vedris to find out where Daja is

…maybe I should try to write this? I don’t know it could be fun

april-rainer:

Grand-teacher Niko is really hilarious.  Keth is more impressed with his ability to quell Tris than his actual talents/reputation.

larads:

The next one come~ Unfortunately it was in a dust jacket as it’s an ex-library book (dust jackets are good and all for protecting books, but none of my other books have dust jackets, so it wouldn’t look right keeping it on), a really weird dust jacket, that was attached to the back cover with what looked like super sticky double sided sticky tape (I’ve done a lot of work in both my school library and public libraries, so I have experience with booky things and book care.) I’ve never come across a dust jacket that has to be glued before. But I got it off and had to put paper onto the sticky that was left otherwise the back page would have stuck to the back cover. But anyway, more books!

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robinrosenblad:

Briar Moss, my favourite character from Tamora Pierce’s Circle Universe.

Drawn with the gel pen I mentioned before.

Tamora Pierce Challenge, Day 21: Least favorite enemy.

sulienapgwien:

The unmage, from Magic Steps. I don’t mean that I thought he was boring or badly written, but I find him hard to read about because I feel bad for him. He is a sad, pathetic character. I don’t like the idea of him basically being trapped by his own existence—he HAS to do what he does, because what else is there? It is difficult for me to read those passages in Magic Steps which feature him heavily.

kalistede:

I guess people don’t join clubs in the Emelan universe.

winterisrambling:

Autistic Daja Kisubo stimming with fire and Rosethorn always telling her to take it outside before she burns the place down.

Autistic Tris stimming with the wind, making little breezes race across her skin and through her hair.

Autistic Sandry stimming through weaving, loving the repetitive motions and the sounds of the loom.

Non-Autistic Briar at first thinking that his sisters and Rosethorn express their emotions differently because they’re girls, but then realizing that no, they’re just…different.

neornithes:

so today i was thinking about the part in Magic Steps where the unmagic starts giving Sandry visions of death:

As she started the last bowlful, the waking dreams began. Duke Vedris was blue-lipped and gray-faced, clutching his left arm as if it pained him. He collapsed in his study, or at the supper table, or fell from his horse. Lark was abed, coughing and coughing, with bright red blood on the handkerchief she held to her lips. Tris burned alive, encased in solid lightning, her skin turning black in the heat. Daja’s teacher, Frostpine, turned from an anvil and bashed Daja’s head in with his hammer. Vines with thorns as long as a man’s hand snaked around Briar and Rosethorn, ripping them to pieces like claws.

specifically i was thinking about the significance of Lark’s dream-death. the other three kids and Rosethorn are killed by things related to their magic — and things that could never actually happen. lightning doesn’t hurt Tris. of course Sandry knows that Frostpine would never harm Daja. and what plants would turn against Rosethorn and Briar? the unmagic here is resorting to unrealities, grasping at straws.

but the first two are different. for the images of Vedris’ heart attack, the unmagic doesn’t have to reach far at all — that fear is strong and close in Sandry’s mind. it’s just happened, and her worst nightmare is watching it happen again. she spends half the book worrying about it, so of course the unmagic would use it against her.

so what about Lark? my first thought on reading this was that this death (tuberculosis, or something very like it) should belong to Rosethorn. Sandry actually watched Rosethorn die of pneumonia. but in her waking dreams it’s not Rosethorn who succumbs to disease, it’s Lark. so why this? why not Lark being strangled by the thread she was working with, or something?

probably because this is an exaggeration of something that Sandry actually fears. because at some point during the last four years she watched Lark coughing and wheezing and gasping for breath in the grip of an asthma attack. or maybe it wasn’t asthma alone, maybe it was some other sickness — some chest infection, bronchitis or pneumonia maybe, and it wouldn’t have frightened Sandry so much if she hadn’t seen how it frightened Rosethorn to hear Lark coughing like that. Rosethorn is the healer in this family, the one who has kept the symptoms of Lark’s asthma down to practically nothing for years, but now Rosethorn is gone, and maybe that will mean terrible things for Lark. that seems like the sort of worry Sandry would have added to her own personal collection in the time she’s been living with Vedris.

basically that one sentence led me to drown in feelings about what Rosethorn’s absence means to Lark and what Lark means to Sandry and all sorts of terrible angsty scattered family things.