naoko posted an update in the group Book 6: ONE TRUE KING 1 month ago

    Hi everyone!
    I’ve been seeing so many LGBTQIA+ ships on SGE reviews lately, but the only ones I caught were Japeth/Aric and Willam/Bogden. And to be honest, I only noticed Willam/Bogden because of the “Everyone else groaned” part. Also, I still don’t think Tristan is gender fluid. I’m not sure what everyone is referring to as evidence to this theo…[Read more]

        hester112 replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

        I also don’t think that Tristain is genderfluid, but maybe they’re trans because they seemed… happier as Yara. It may have been influened by the bullying, or it may not have been, but I do thing Tristain/Yara might be trans. Also Hestadil: I think Ani called Hester her girlfriend? Correct me if I’m wrong.

        woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

        A lot of the reasons it’s hard to agree with any LGBTQ+ ships existing is because they weren’t written well at all. Soman has Tedros and Agatha kissing ever five minutes (don’t get me wrong, I love Tagatha, but there was a lot of making out and stuff) but called Hestadil “canon” on his instagram story for having the scene where they eat…[Read more]

          woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Sorry I just woke up I meant she didn’t take the potion* not the drink

          keylimegirl2 replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          I totally agree!! I was really surprised to learn Soman was gay because the way he writes queer characters is so bad :(( I nearly threw OTK across the room after reading him describe Willam and Bogden as friends for the millionth time right after implying they were dating. Hestadil is def queerbaiting and I’m very tired of “no labels in the…[Read more]

        woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

        @/keylimegirl2 you just may be my favorite person on this website omg. the AMOUNT of times that ive ranted about all of that to one of my friends (though they’re not into sge) is INSANE. It’s literally just a full of queerbaiting book. I don’t really ship it but you can’t tell me that sophie x agatha wasnt made SO obvious and then he just stuck in…[Read more]

          keylimegirl2 replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Agatha literally brings Sophie back to life with TRUE LOVES KISS but nooo its not gay they’re actually SISTERS. What??? I mean tbh they’d be a horrible couple cause Sophie’s pretty mean to Agatha and Agatha is kinda a doormat around Sophie but STILL. Thats the worst possible way to stop people from shipping them. And idk how likely it is but I rea…[Read more]

        woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

        God me too. @/pumpkinpaperweights on instagram and tumblr made these huge post explaining different actors that may be in the movie since they’re followed by a bunch of other confirmed or suspected actors, and one of them was Misha Collins, who’s a trans man. A lot of people are hoping he’ll play Yara in her pre-transition character as a set up…[Read more]

          woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          NOT MISHA COLLINS **** SO SO TIRED I AM SO SORRY NO **** Misha Butler

          keylimegirl2 replied 4 weeks ago

          I saw those! Yeah idk how it would to work cause Misha is a trans guy and Yara is a trans girl? I guess they could recast her in the second movie? I really really hope we can actually get a trans actor to play her though, I’m so sick of cis people playing trans character and talking all about how they did a bunch of research and really “got into…[Read more]

          cutenesslily replied 4 weeks ago

          misha collins i–
          but yes i agree with what u guys are saying, the queer rep in this series is. not the greatest lol

        woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

        starred out words are both “l.mao”

          woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks ago

          Oh yeah I just joined the discord yesterday (i think it was yesterday dfnsfnskf i have an awful memory)! And yes I totally agree, cis actors playing trans roles when trans actor have enough trouble playing roles without cis actors taking them for them is….gross. I meant more like Micha might play the character Yara was pre-transition and then…[Read more]

        yellowsnek replied 4 weeks ago

        Yooooo I actually never realized a lot of this? When I first read the series I was kind of young and didn’t know much about LGBTQ+ and stuff, so I didn’t catch on to Sophie and Agatha, but looking back at that, I can definitely see how you guys feel that was queer baiting. I didn’t really think that much of Hestadil until 5 and 6. When I was…[Read more]

          woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks ago

          yeah that’s so valid! thank you for being so kind in your response. anyways looking for representation when you’re so desperate for it is really hard because we shouldnt have to be looking for and happy with crumbs but we are because we’re deprived of rep elsewhere, and it really *****, but it’s totally valid that that’s how you went through…[Read more]

        woodsbeyondreapers replied 4 weeks ago

        starred word is s*cks

        mune replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago

        Honestly, I view Tristan as straight but just go with whatever bc the rest of the fandom says that’s what he is and I don’t want them to start screaming XD

          woodsbeyondreapers replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago

          Oh really? I’ve seen the fandom be pretty split on Yara, some think she’s cishet, some think she’s a straight trans girl, or a lesbian trans girl, or a *not straight* transgirl, but I’ve basically seen an overall divide. I try to stay out of arguments for it but if someone asks I will explain why I think yara is trans 🙂

          cutenesslily replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago

          omg pls don’t feel afraid to share ur hc’s im v sorry if i ever came off like that !! that’s def not my intent to ever come off like ill get offended by someone’s hc when its not like. harmful n stuff !!!
          alos as far as ik not everyone exactly agrees on what yara is either, some think yara’s a cishet guy, some think a straight trans girl, some…[Read more]

          cutenesslily replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago

          sdsdfghjh the difference between how i wrote my response vs how woodsbeyondreapers (can i call u something??) wrote theirs (idk ur pronouns)

        woodsbeyondreapers replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago

        Aw nah your response was great Lily (do you like to be called Lily?)! And my name’s Bee, I use They/She/He pronouns so you were right with the “they” and “theirs” 🙂

          cutenesslily replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago

          (yeah i go by lily and lav! i use they/she pronouns)

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 1 month ago

    (Please don’t read this if you haven’t finished the sixth book)
    Hi Soman!
    I was finally able to get my hands on the sixth book (as I don’t live in an English-speaking country), and flew through the pages in two days (I’m going to reread it of course). It was great, with your usual twists and turns, but the ending wasn’t what I really expected.…[Read more]

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 1 month ago

    Dear Mr. Chainani
    My apologies if this offends you, but do you not get embarrassed when you write romantic scenes? I love the books, and have read all four, but sometimes it makes me cringe.
    Thank you in advance.

        avivakeller replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        If THOSE make you cringe don’t read hunger games.

          naoko replied 3 years, 1 month ago

          I haven’t. My friend told me not to read Twilight too.

        cupcake200 replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        don’t read harry potter after the 4th book because their is lots of romance especially in the 5th one

          avivakeller replied 3 years, 1 month ago

          Naaah! I think Harry Potter is fine….

        Soman Chainani replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        I looooove writing romance

        avivakeller replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        When I write romance is either the boy is shy or it’s secondary or just not there. Love triangles are just sooo average! Accept not the SGE one or the hunger games one or actually… well I like love triangles it’s just not really my style I guess.

          watterlilly replied 3 years, 1 month ago

          I also like writing romance scenes. They are fun but if you think these make you cringe I don’t think you should read Harry Potter, Twilight, and things like Kingdom keepers. All of those books are great of course but the romance sciences are a little cringy especially Twilight all they do is stare at each other.

        avivakeller replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        What? I think Harry Potter is fine!

          naoko replied 3 years, 1 month ago

          Thanks you all for your comments! Actually, I have read Harry Potter and the romance scenes did not bother me much.

        avivakeller replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        Exactly!

        boomboompancakes replied 3 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah, I’m not much into romance either. Often it just makes me want to ****.

          naoko replied 3 years, 1 month ago

          I’m glad someone has the same opinion about romance. Although it doesn’t make me want to ****, I feel like I shouldn’t be reading it.

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 4 months ago

    Mr. Chainani, I am looking for a Japanese translation of the series, but is there one?
    Thank you in advance.

        Soman Chainani replied 3 years, 4 months ago

        It’s coming!

          naoko replied 3 years, 4 months ago

          Really!? Thank you so much!

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 5 months ago

    This series is translated into 23 languages, but what are the languages? I want to introduce this series to my friends, but they are not English speakers, and I cannot find a translated version of this book into the language they use.

        Soman Chainani replied 3 years, 5 months ago

        which language are you looking for

          naoko replied 3 years, 5 months ago

          I’m looking for a Japanese version.

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 10 months ago

    Mr. Chainani, I have a few questions that I had for quite a while.
    1. If book two’s message is that sorting people into boys and girls is wrong, does the same go with the other books? I understand if Old and New doesn’t work, but how about book one? Won’t it mean Good and Evil isn’t right? Then I don’t understand why book three ends with Good and…[Read more]

        princesssophie10 replied 3 years, 10 months ago

        I´m not Soman,I´m Sophie but I think thats enough.
        1.DO YOU IMAGINE HESTER BEING ROOMATE WITH KIKO.If you imagine it and think during 3 minutes you´l know the answers.there´s allot.
        2.I have been thinking almost all my life that you´r good or evil because what you do.It´s not true.It´s because of your soul {that is not built on actions}

        Soman Chainani replied 3 years, 10 months ago

        The point of the books is that judgment only leads you to create labels which are inevitably wrong 🙂

          naoko replied 3 years, 10 months ago

          Oh! Thank you so much!

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Mr. Chainani, I have two questions.
    1 If being Good is not about being beautiful etc, why was Beatrix tracked as a leader? I know Beatrix changed over time, but isn’t Kiko more Good?
    2 in your most recent blog, there was a photo where there were pencils. Do you prefer pencils to mechanical pencils/pens, and why?

    Thank you for your time!

        Soman Chainani replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        Beatrix will have her day 🙂

          naoko replied 3 years, 10 months ago

          Thank you for your reply! Now I’m even more excited for book four.

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 11 months ago

    Dear Mr. Chainani, did you think of a specific background for each of the characters? I was wondering because Kiko is a Japanese name, and her description fits Japanese people (black hair and brown eyes etc.)

        Soman Chainani replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        Yes, but there’s no ‘race’ necessarily in the Woods the way we think about it.

          naoko replied 3 years, 11 months ago

          Thank you!

    naoko posted an update in the group Book 4: QUESTS FOR GLORY 3 years, 11 months ago

    Ever since Mr. Chainani replied to my question, I’ve been thinking… If Agatha and Tedros were to have children, will they be Evil? What do you think?

        taylorofzenovia replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        Naaaaah, both of their hearts are so good and everish, maybe if they adopted the kid might turn out evil it also depends on how they raise the child though so it depends on a lot of things I guess…I don’t think so though

          hlovesbooks replied 3 years, 11 months ago

          Do you think Soman is going to write about their kids?

        wenteo replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        I think no

          llamalover replied 3 years, 11 months ago

          ^ no

        lulu13609 replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        I don’t think so, they are too young.

          kittywolf424 replied 3 years, 11 months ago

          ^

          taylorofzenovia replied 3 years, 11 months ago

          Who are too young? The kids or Aggie and Teddy?

        lulu13609 replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        Agatha and Tedros.

    naoko posted an update in the group QUESTIONS FOR SOMAN 3 years, 11 months ago

    Mr. Soman, when you wrote the books, did you have the whole flow ready at the beginning? I was wondering because JK Rowling seemed like she planned it all, but one reason why the Ghibli movies are good is that they don’t have a clear ending at the beginning. I saw your reply on someone’s question about everything you do is deliberate. So does it…[Read more]

        anix-of-running-shadow-valley replied 3 years, 11 months ago

        JK DID PLAN IT ALL IT’S CREEPY IF YOU WANT PROOF I WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING FRRAKY

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