I’m not sure if you have a boyfriend/husband but if you don’t.. Does writing about make characters such as Jace, Will, Jem, Alec, Simon and so on give you high expectations of when looking for guys? Or do you think it gives other people high expectations? Maybe their qualities are what you found in other people? — theres—always—hope
I am married. Four year anniversary coming up. I think we get tin or paper or something. Before that I had boyfriends who I liked in varying degrees. But you know what I also had?
Crushes on boys in books.
Crushing on fictional characters of any gender is totally normal and it also doesn’t meant you want to date a person just like that. It’s totally normal whether you’re in a relationship or not in one.
Fiction gives us a safe space to explore what we’d never want to experience in real life. Being in jail, being a pirate, being a murderer, being an epic hero, being an epic villain. Dating a bazillion types of people and getting to experience the highs and lows of love without actually having to commit yourself to anyone with an evil father, or anyone currently dying of magical drug addition. I mean, how much fun would Will be if you met him in a bar?
You: Well, hello there, tall dark and handsome.
Will: I am cursed. Cursed!
You: I could buy you a drink.
Will: EVERYONE WHO LOVES ME WILL DIE.
You: This seems like potentially a lot of drama.
When we see characters, we’re seeing them in extremis, pushed to the edge of who they are by circumstance. We’re seeing them at the most exciting point of their lives, when they are most tested and most interesting. But there’s a big gap between “I love this character!” and actually wanting to marry them. I have a lognstanding crush on Mr. Darcy but have to admit he was a product of his time and probably I wouldn’t enjoy actually being married to him.
Mr Darcy: What are you doing, darling?
Me: I am writing a book.
Mr. Darcy: There is no need for such things when you have Pemberley to look after!
Me: *smashes a lamp on his head*
Do fictional men (and women) raise your standards? Maybe, but it’s not terrible to have high standards for yourself. I think it’s useful to break down what you like about a character — Will because he likes books? Simon because he’s into anime and nerdy stuff you like? Jace because he’s funny? Jem because he’s a musician? You can find all that stuff in real guys alive on the planet today. My husband is actually a musician who likes books, is funny and also a nerd.
First and foremost though if you love boys in books, find a boy that loves books. Find a boy who can love the same books as you — as I said oddly in a post about Will and Tessa, but it seems relevant here, People who know and love the same books you do have the roadmap of your soul. I believe that.
(All this stuff also applies to “girls in books” it’s just the question was about boys!)
I could finish season two of American Horror Story… except I swore off the second season… but it’s right here.
Done and done.
(Not pictured: “Butt window”, but trust me, it’s there.)
You have no idea how much this cheered me up just now.
I for one, think this is a major improvement. Look how empowered he is! And it’s relevant to the character as someone who is powered by the sun, he’d want to maximize the amount of sunlight he receives, right? It’s not like it makes sense for him to cover himself from chin to toe.
In fact, I think some strappy sandals might be an improvement.
strappy high heeled sandals would increase his height making him closer to the sun. and if wonderwoman can fight in heels it can’t be that hard, right?
”It says so here in your personnel file: unlikeable. Liked by no one. A bitter, unlikeable loner whose passing shall not be mourned. “Shall not be mourned.” That’s exactly what it says. Very formal. Very official. It also says you were adopted.”
”(…) Isabelle, who wore dresses and heels at even the most inappropriate times. (Though since he’d once seen her dispatch a Vermis demon with the stiletto heel of a boot, he was less inclined to worry about it.”
~City of Fallen Angels
HAVE I MENTIONED HOW I LOVE THIS SCENE
because i love this scene
Makoto knows what’s up. Minako isn’t wrong - boys do tend to do this for a number of really fucked up reasons. It’s interesting that she takes this at face value like, “It’s the way of the world, kiddo. Boys are assholes when they like you.” I don’t think Minako holds on to this view later in the series mainly because I don’t see Minako brooking any bullshit even by season 3. Maybe this episode changed her point of view! Anyway, my point is, I think it’s interesting, and I wonder what this says about Minako’s childhood and in particular her time in London with Alan.
Makoto knows that too, and she also knows it’s bullshit. And I love that she’s stepping in to say, “Maybe they like her, maybe they don’t. Doesn’t matter. Still bullying and that’s fucked up.” AND MAKOTO IS SO RIGHT. SO RIGHT. MAKOTO SEES THIS BULLSHIT FOR WHAT IT IS AND SHE’S LIKE, FUCK THAT TOXIC NOISE, DON’T FILL THIS CHILD’S HEAD WITH NONSENSE AINO MINAKO.
And then they have a fight and they learn about each other and Minako takes her first step towards really integrating into the group and I bet after the fight was over Makoto gave her the biggest Makoto hug and it was awesome.
I LOVE THESE GIRRRRLLLLS
"where’s my christian grey????” hopefully locked up in prison
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