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I have no idea but hopefully soon. *pulls out bullhorn* URAZA YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN CHARGE OF THIS THING!! WHERE ARE YOU?!?!
*Alex yanks out her jumbo-mega-ultra airhorn and Ace climbs on her shoulders to press the…[Read more]
Okay but like ??? where is he? last time he posted was for the CoE and that was a couple weeks ago? and i haven’t seen him comment on stuff for a while?
Aaaaaahhhhh sorry guys! I’ve been pretty busy with grading and some other RP stuff. I’m fine with starting whenever, I just need to get around to finishing my OC’s bio. Does anyone here have any complications?
I get the idea that Kei was in love with Rhian, but that raises an issue.
Namely that, with implications that Aric and Lesso and Dovey were gay or at least some type of queer, there is a serious bury-the-gay problem in these books. I would really love for an actually confirmed queer character, because so far all we’ve had is an offhand remark…[Read more]
I don’t understand that though. If Kei was in love with Rhian, wouldn’t he be bi, not gay because he had a crush on Sophie? I do think the characters who are part of the LGBTQ+ community are in a bit of a grey zone though. It’s unclear what many of the characters identify as, and if one relationship is just a friendship or more.
Omg I’m so so glad I’m not the only one who thinks this
i respect and love soman’s writing so much, but as someone in the community, it’s incredibly frustrating for him to offhandedly say that couples like Hestadil are actually dating, when everything they do could be interpreted as platonic! I genuinely will be a little annoyed and off-put if the…[Read more]
I’m not a member of the community myself, though my best friend is. I think that almost all of the couples are underdeveloped (excluding Tagatha). Everyone else is seemingly excluded. In fact, I’m pretty sure there are only 4 queer characters in the entire series. I know people ship Japheth and Aric, but I see them more as brothers? It just see…[Read more]
The blurred word is ru.bbish (no clue why it’s starred.)
There are loads of characters, so more than 4 isn’t any sort of stretch.
Plus, there’s magic and fingerglows and talking cats, so why shouldn’t there be a higher proportion of queer characters? Especially since there have been no queer characters at all for centuries?
I’m not saying there shouldn’t be more queer characters. If there were, that’s great. I’m saying that to have more then a few queer characters, especially in children’s books can be frowned upon in the industry, and it often ends in editors persuading the author to change a character to make the book more profitable. There are loads of character…[Read more]
@Sapphy , i would agree with that. He still says that Agatha is Sophie’s one true love, but she already has one, and because they are ‘sisters’ it would be strictly platonic. And then, to push it further, he puts Sophie in a relationship with Rhian. There’s not to much of a reason for that except the industry. (This is the point I am talking…[Read more]
Yeah, but at the same time nothing will change if everyone is scared of the market. Especially with authors that sell well, changing the world should probably rank higher than keeping some bigoted readers.
Can y’all chill? Soman will write the characters that belong in his story. He’s not going to make someone queer for marketing purposes. How about you wait until OTK is released to pass judgement? I understand you want representation, but personally, I want to see well written representation that feels like it belongs in the story, not just some…[Read more]
I didn’t feel like anyone wasn’t being calm. The thing is, what Soman has done so far is queer-baiting. That’s the fact of it. This is proven by the fact that everything that the queer couples have done, especially hestadil, can be interpreted as platonic, and have been interpreted as platonic multiple times by many people. None of us…[Read more]
I wasn’t particularly fond of the fact that he seemed to be setting up a relationship between Sophie and Agatha and then pulled back by making them sisters. Of course, it could be interpreted as platonic, but kissing isn’t a very platonic gesture, especially in fairy-tales.
i think this pretty much sums up my thoughts. favorited this post. the bury-your-**** trope is vvv vv old, and to top it off is the fact that the only confirmed textually gay characters are two literal murdering psychopaths (not counting hestadil who were confirmed as a couple through word of soman outside of the books).
You’re write about the psychopaths..
Does anyone wonder if they have psychology services in the kingdoms?? It seems like their solution is to throw them all in the same school for misguided children…
I haven’t read the books in a while, who are the psychopaths again?
you’re not dumb @ all bel i swear ahahaha.
@/theginger i have no idea, they don’t see to have the equivalent of any modern-day doctors either so doubtful ahaha. we’ll see tho, maybe soman might write smth in otk
wow, this is honestly such a great post, I favourited it.
I think that Sophie and Agatha were definitely made out to be a couple. It would’ve been very easy for Soman to make it a cheek kiss or forehead kiss, but he didn’t. I think that even though Hestadil had been confirmed, it has only been confirmed outside of the book, which doesn’t do…[Read more]
So here’s the thing.
Everyone is so obsessed with who is the rightful king, but neither of them have any sort of experience. I get that they are both sons of the previous king, but seriously? That’s some Death-Eater-level blood purism right there. Why would they make good rulers just because of their blood?
So I support the theory that in…[Read more]
It would take a bit more work to change from a monarchy to a representative democracy or republic. The whole government of Camelot would have to change. Most rulers whose parents died don’t have experience, but that’s why they choose experienced advisors. Tedros could be a great King, but he hasn’t been given the chance.
I think that since we haven’t actually seen any of these experienced advisors, it would take a lot of work for them not to be seen as a sort of deus ex machina.
It’s also just not fair. Monarchies automatically exclude anyone who’s not born into the royal family and keep the cycle of poverty alive by not letting anyone else rule the country. If…[Read more]
True, but history was made of monarchies for a very long time. Most if not all the kingdoms in the woods are monarchies, so it would be odd that Camelot would change. Many people already in the series would be good on a council, so Tedros wouldn’t have to look very far. He basically has a trustworthy court in his friends. If Camelot were to become…[Read more]
I just think that if they truly claim to be Good, they have to give everyone equal opportunities, and that won’t happen with a monarchy. Every time they argue who deserves to be king because of their bloodline, it makes it harder and harder to believe that they are Good.
True, but the people who decided to take over, Rhian and Japeth, are at fault for that. No government gives everyone equal opportunities. Monarchies are very centralized, so the ruler has more responsibility to maintain control over their people. They decide everything. I don’t think that divides them into good or evil, it just depends on the…[Read more]
Governments are definitely more equal-opportunity than monarchies, though. And Tedros might have good intentions, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are people who will be more qualified but can’t do anything in a monarchy because they just can’t get the opportunities.
I just think that taking all the responsibility and power onto…[Read more]
I agree with you, I feel that everyone should be given a chance. Who knows, maybe the crown prince would make a horrible king and some random orphan would make an excellent one? You never know!
I agree as well, if Camelot wants to thrive than someone with leading experience, empathy and compassion should lead. This could be found in anyone of Camelot’s people. The idea of Monarchy follows many evil ideals, and not every gets a fair chance. However Tedros would make an amazing king, especially with Agatha and the rest of their friends…[Read more]
It would be cool if they had an election for king but it could cause lots of havoc. Also they two boys need to grow up a bit they are all trying to kill each over and it might end up with another big war.
i agree pretty much w/ @/theginger’s thing about monarchies. i’d say that the good monarchies in the woods r pretty much based off the monarchies of yore — firm belief in divine right of kings, inheritance etc. etc. also i think a bit of relation there to good’s traditionalism!!
Omg, HAHHAHAHAHA the “Shut up, Teddy,Jappyface, I’ll take it from here” killed me! HHAAHAHAHHAAHHA 💯 that was hilarious
Tagged by @royalfudge and @iceangel
Ten things about me:
1. I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I cannot go a week without rewatching an episode.
2. I have aspirations to become a writer. I’m already 40,000 words into my first attempt and they’ve just discovered the murderer.
3. I was blonde a couple of years ago but now my hair is darker and I prefer it…[Read more]
aww, just looking back at my old notifs and found this! thanks for tagging me 🙂
Song Lyric of the Day:
^^, Billie Eilish
Song Lyric of the Day:
“Shade never made anybody less GAY!”
You Need To Calm Down, Taylor Swift
I actully love ths song a lot~escpiaclly the music video. I’d forgotten about it until now!
*Berry and me in unison* YEAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!
Shade never made anybody less Pan!
That’s my case lol
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYCREATURE LESS ACE! *throws confetti*
Aroace, I mean. But just “ace” fits in the rhythm better.
“so OH OHHHH~”
You need to calm dOWn…”
You’re being too LOUd…
and I’m just like OH OHHHH~
You need to just stOp…
“Like can you…[Read more]
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYBODY LESS BI
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYBODY LESS PAN
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYBODY LESS ACE
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYBODY LESS GAY
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYBODY LESS TRANS
SHADE NEVER MADE ANYBODY LESS HAPPY!!!!! (couldn’t think of any other one-syllable things off the top of my head)
Does anyone want to join my RP?
Does anyone want to join my RP?
are the people random? are these people their own person with a little bit of the personality of the other? are they fully a reincarnation of the other person who split their soul? And if these people are all random, how is the story going to intertwine? For example, one is a miner at the top of a mountain, the other is a farmer in the…[Read more]
I’m absolutely hooked to this idea, but I would like a firmer idea of what this RP is about. In their second lives, are people rebelling? Are they the same persona as their past lives?
Timidly adding the bio since I’ll probably join whenever I’m confused or not lol.
okay, so completely random but who else are in this? i see korean people so i just wanna know
I went on the doc and I saw 3 people with korean names, (The pen name of polar bear, the pen name of -i forgot- and the pen name of -i also forgot) and i’ve been seeing people with similar names so im just curious.
there aren’t any Korean names on the doc to my knowledge, can you be more specific?
No, I mean you know how it shows who’s on the doc at the time? Like with the profile picture and if you hover your cursor over it it shows the person’s name? Right now one person with a Korean name is on. I saw several people with similar names like that and I’m curious.
well they’re all just supposed to be anon since the doc has only been shared with one person
then how come there were 3 people on the doc? I’m extremely confused.
unless the doc has been shared with you, you stay anonymous, and the doc has only been shared with one person. All the people you saw were anonymous, meaning their usernames were something along the lines of ‘anonymous tiger’, so they really couldn’t have been Korean
Then why were their names IN Korean? I’m assuming they are because their names were.
maybe you had your page translated into Korean? Because I know for a fact the names weren’t in Korean
that can’t be possible, because I set my google account to English.
@gwen-elodie, I just went into my drive and it says the doc has been shared with me. is that why I’m seeing that? I didn’t get an email saying she/he shared the doc with me, but it’s in my shared with me documents.
okay well I’m not the owner of the doc and I can’t tell you what happened on your account, so imma stop trying to figure this out
Song Lyric of the Day
“You can’t forget about me
While you weren’t looking I was gettin’ even higher
Say what you want about me
Your words are gasoline on my fire
You can hate me, underestimate me
Do what you do ’cause what you do don’t phase me
Just when you think I’m at the end
Any second imma catch my second wind”
Second Wind (written by Mar…[Read more]
Song Lyric of the Day
“Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful
Most girls, work hard, go far, we are unstoppable
Most girls, our fight to make every day
No two are the same
I wanna be like, I wanna be like, most girls”
Most Girls, Hailee Ste…[Read more]