One by, one by one.
“you’ll get what’s coming to you some day, brekker.“ “i will,” said Kaz, “if there’s any justice in the world. and we all know how likely that is.”
“It’s my own name I’m afraid of forgetting.” (DEMON IN THE WOOD written by Leigh Bardugo).
Kaz walking into the fold and YEETING the volcras with his cane
ALYCIA DEBNAM-CAREY as Commander Lexa
The 100 | Remember Me (2.09)
Something i was thinking about: the grisha trilogy and soc have very different genres. like yes soc is a heist novel, but it’s more about the incorporation of magic in the world, which is where framing comes in. in tgt, alina of course lives in the grishaverse but the most magical elements of her world are new to her. when we see the grishaverse through her eyes, it serves as an introduction to these fantastical countries, conflicts, and of course magic. So ultimately the setting is half of the narrative, which makes it feel like high fantasy. But in six of crows, the world feels lived-in. this magic (and new geography) is really just another part of their life, especially since the majority of the characters aren’t grisha. the main plot is related to the magic (and unfamiliar geography), but the epic wars and magical adventures of tgt seem very far away- really, the heist could’ve been completely unrelated to grisha and it wouldn’t change the soul of the book. it makes me think, from the perspectives of the characters, this is almost urban fantasy (not bc it takes place in a city lol) and magical realism, which are two quite different genres, but share the smooth incorporation of the fantastical into everyday life. and this genre shift not only plays into the tone of soc, but also into what i think is one of the most interesting questions it raises about fiction: who gets to be a protagonist?
We’ve been through a lot together, you and I
►13 : “This is Raven Reyes. And I’m alive.”
Look! A shooting star.
scrappy doo has been found dead in miami
is he okay
hes alright but he died
oxford comma baby i’m so sorry they said that about you i do give a fuck about you
nothing feels as good as starting to read again when you haven’t held a book in your hand for such a long time and now the setting sun is in your room and there’s paper under your fingers and you feel so good about letting the words float into you again
i thought your saints
would appreciate the challenge.
THE DREGS (2/7): INEJ GHAFAbesides, she was the wraith - the only law that applied to her was gravity, and some days she defied that, too.
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
“[…] I’ve risked my life for you. I’ve walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I’d do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don’t tell me we don’t belong together,” he said fiercely. He was very close now, and my heart was suddenly hammering in my chest.
“I’m sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now.”
SHADOW AND BONE, LEIGH BARDUGO
yes this is one of my favorite tropes, and no I will not be taking inquiries at this time
the way that The Beautiful Cordelia is really just Lucie writing fanfiction of her best friend simply to make her best friend laugh and make her happy is something that is quite frankly too pure to handle