frabjousmomerath asked:

Also, Beka.

character: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with: Farmer, Rosto (kinda), Aniki, Tansy, Sir Tulles

important friends: Kora, Aniki, Ersken, Tansy, Clary, Gershom, Rosto, Famer, oh… EVERYONE.  Beka is awesome because she establishes very healthy relationships, and they’re the slow-to-warm-up-to-you-but-once-you’re-in-you’re-in-FOREVER (barring selfish betrayal schemes) relationships. God, I love her.

general opinions: Beka is very dear to me for many reasons. I love that we had a non-virginal protagonist in a YA novel and it just wasn’t a big deal - it wasn’t a deal at all.  I love that Pierce used her experiences with shyness to create something relatable for many.  And I like that she took Beka’s greatest fear (speaking before Sir Tulles) and turned it into an unlikely almost-friendship.

Beka’s also dear to me because I helped Tammy out a bit while she was writing Mastiff - she’d lost track of the days in the hunt, and sent me the manuscript up to that point. So there were things I knew that I was sitting on for over a YEAR, unable to share with anyone.  (many of them were changed between manuscript and publication, but still…. THEMES, I tell you, I had to be QUIET for a YEAR about certain THEMES. Gah!)  And so I spent all that time getting to know Beka completely by myself, reading scenes that went into the heart of who she was that never made it to the final version, and she was just beautiful.  Beka’s a good person, and her troubles often sink in more for me than other characters’.

Another thing I love about Beka is that she and I both have a complete love of maps.  I drooled over her maps when I read the books, and it was refreshing. Most people look at my atlases and such and call me weird, but here was a fictional character who GOT IT. :)  

frabjousmomerath asked:

Wyldon, or Kel. Both would be fine. ;)

Kel: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with: OMG, so many… my closest friend put it the best: “Kel is the little black dress of the fandom. She looks good on everyone.”  I’ve had soft spots for Kel/Neal and Kel/Owen and Kel/Wyldon more than others.  But I also love her with Lalasa and Uline and Dom and Buri. Kel/Buri/Raoul was my OT3 for a while.  There’s just no one she’s not wonderful with.

important friends: NEAL. Owen. Peachblossom. Merric. Dom. RAOUL.  Alanna. Yuki. Faleron. Roald. Jump. Wyldon (eventually). Shinko. The beauty of Kel is that she collects things - people, animals, principals - and they cling to her as much as (or more than) she clings to them. 

general opinions: We should all strive to be like Kel.  Seriously.  She’s level-headed and mature and rational, but she’s not perfect.  Her flaws are very serious at times (she can be a bit judgmental, and she’s inconsistent - what’s good for the criminals who hurt Lalasa, for example, are not good for the criminals whose crime did not affect her personally.) I love her because she’s real, because she got where she is by working hard and proving to everyone that she’s more than they expected - and that they were WRONG for not expiating more. She can move mountains, this one, and I adore her for it.

which is a good segue into….

Wyldon: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with: Vivenne.  Kel.  Myles. (don’t look at me like that. Just go read my Wyldon/Myles fic so it makes sense.)

important friends: We don’t really get to see Wyldon’s friends, so let’s play.  I imagine him having a good relationship with Duke Gareth - in my mind, Gareth selected him for the job of Training Master.  I also see Vivenne as the rock he clings to for strength.  She’s probably the only one who can verbally kick him around and get away with it. (except maybe his daughters.)  And while I ship Kel/Wyldon (hardcore), I acknowledge that him developing a friendship with her is one of the most pure, perfect things I can imagine because it’s the ultimate sign of his growth. (plus, there’s the fact that if you take away the epilogue, their series OPENS AND CLOSES WITH HIS OPINION OF HER and you get to see how much he’s grown.) 

Another Very Important Relationship for him is with Owen.  He goes from hellion page to pretty good squire to pretty damn good squire to good-enough-to-marry-my-youngest-daughter, and that’s awesome.  I love Owen/Margarry because I get to keep imagining their knightmaster/squire dynamic and how it shifts into father/son-in-law. And I just keep laughing and laughing.

general opinions:  How can I make myself more clear?  Wyldon is likely my favorite fictional character of ALL TIME. He comes in as this conservative prat, and you (and Kel, and the other characters) don’t know if he’s making her life hell because he wants her to go, or because he feels he should do his job to the best of her ability - and then he does the right thing and he looks at what she can do, and he puts his entire social belief system on the line and CHANGES HIS MIND.  Wyldon is described from the onset as being “as brave as can be”, but this… THIS is what makes him courageous in my book. Because nothing takes more inner strength than looking at your opinions and asking if maybe you should change your mind about them. Especially in his case, where he’s throwing out aspects of his life and potentially relationships with other people.

(life note: when I started reading these books, I was on the other end of the political spectrum.  While these books aren’t the reason I shifted, they played a part in my overall social awareness. Maybe I love Wyldon because I can relate to his reluctance, to his traditional ways, and to his complete abandonment of them.  Or maybe I love him because he looks like Ed Harris or Patrick Stewart or Graham McTavish in my mind.)

scrollgirl asked:

Thayet!

character: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with: Mainly Jonathan, because I love the canon SO MUCH.  But I’m also happy exploring dalliances with Alanna and Cythera, and love the idea of something slightly-more-than-platonic (and very long term) with Buri. And I’ve written her with Wyldon in a painful, angsty adultery fic - but that was strange. :P

important friends: Buri is who keeps her grounded and makes sure she remembers who she is and where she came from.  She and Alanna are the representation of the all the rage she Thayet to quietly put aside, and she loves them for that.  I see Cythera as her right hand at court, and Jonathan as the steadfast force she stabilizes herself with (and he with her).  Their friendship is as important as their romance.  I read somewhere that Tammy mentioned Vivenne of Cavall as her friend, and I lovelovelove the idea of Vivenne being close and supporting Thayet’s Progressive ideas while her (pre-Squire) husband stomps petulantly in the background.  I also imagine that Sarge and Onua are special to Thayet in ways only Buri, of the others mentioned here, would understand.

general opinions:  I have so much head canon for Thayet, so many thoughts and feelings and ideas, but when I think of her I think of her strength and resilience.  I truly feel that Thayet is one of the best characters Tammy ever wrote - she’s well rounded, and she has a balance of idealism and realism (cynicism?) that I adore.  I wish we’d had more chances to see Thayet-as-mother, since we’ve seen her as noble and warrior and politician.  There were snippets of mother!Thayet in the books, but not enough to get the full picture of her.  

I watched the trailer. I was excited, so excited, and also afraid that this film wouldn’t measure up to DoS.

And then I saw Dwarven armor, and all faith was restored. *_* (er, not to imply that Dwarven armor will prevent the worst blows… I just remembered that these designers love Dwarves as much as I do, and it will be all over this film.)

I also really, really loved that Bard coming into his own looks like it’s going to be addressed as story arc on some level.

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wolvensnothere:

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

Jesus fucking christ people stop being utter bags of shit.

wolvensnothere:

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.

One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.

 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

Jesus fucking christ people stop being utter bags of shit.