im a shitty rp partner tho
sometimes i reply 19 seconds after youve replied
sometimes i reply 147 years later
Matt is definitely the angsty character in my stable. With reason. He’s a sad, angry little shit with every reason to hate life. I made everyone hate him in Coffee Cake and now I’m writing his story fucking hell… I hope I rip people’s hearts out. He has a pretty shitty life the poor baby.
He is the minor character that I fell in love with and while I was contemplating his and Liam’s relationship I came up with all of this backstory and reasons for him to be who he is and for him to act the way he does so that I could write it and make it work. During the process though I knew I couldn’t tell the audience all of this because if Liam knew and still acted the way he did he’d be a terrible human being and so well a terrible character who didn’t deserve Whitney.
Then I started thinking about how I’d want to do the sequel for Whitney and Liam and I decided that for it to happen things with Matt had to be resolved (I mean they’re sort of resolved on Liam’s end, but not really. Of course that made me start thinking about Matt and I decided I would resolve it via telling Matt’s story and giving him a happy ending.
So now that I’ve been writing Matt’s story I’ve completely fallen in love with another minor character who acts as the catalyst (Matt was the catalyst in Coffee Cake). Courtney (who is also very briefly in Coffee Cake) is my new favorite minor character. She’s straight so I am not going to write a whole book for her, but she definitely has a story being told under Matt’s story.
She’s kind of (in my opinion) his inadvertent hero. In my mind SHE is the hero of his life. I have a lot that I want to express with her. I want and need for her to realize and accept a lot of things and even though I could honestly leave it a very limited “and she does x so everything changes” I refuse to. I feel like in some ways she’s a reflection of Matt and in others she’s still very much her own actualized person. Nothing she does is solely for herself, but it’s also not solely for anyone else’s sake and it takes a lot on her part for her to be the inadvertent hero. I want to explain everything, but I don’t because I want to let readers take that whole journey with her. I want to know if they will. Her story though… is definitely as important as Matt’s.
Also I totally named Matt’s mom after mine. I’m a terrible person and I might change it right before I send the first draft to my publisher, but for now… it’s very… cathartic.
The hardest part about writing Matt’s story is that with his parents finding that balance between realistic and over the top/unbelievable is hard. I mean it’s not anything people who’ve been through his kinds of experiences wouldn’t believe, but to be honest, for those who haven’t, I have to tone it down a bit otherwise they’ll be left going “Nobody would ever put up with that.” and I don’t want that.
Oh and Matt has the most ridiculously silly/happy playlist… like it’s super goofy and includes “Sunshine, Lollipops, And Rainbows”.
Jean where is your shirt. jEAN.
based off of —> this <—
Oh my Fuckin
Do you realize how annoying it is when you don’t switch paragraphs when a new character is speaking
Do you realize how confusing it is
I don’t care if they’re using one-word responses at each other, start a new damn paragraph.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHARACTER.
dear christ this.
no more walls of text please. please.
I don’t know how some girls are 100% straight like have you seen girls
happy // pharrell williams
clap along if you know what happiness is to you
clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do
i’m still laughing bc midorima’s first appearance in the anime makes him look so cool like
oooh mysterious taped hands and pretty lips and he gets some guy to drive him around? clearly a yaoi prince
but then you see that he’s just this
and he just POUTS SO MUCH look at this lil princess
and his phone bg is the frickin tanuki
why would u do that. do you take pictures of all your lucky items you dumb nerd
rhinestone sunglasses as a disguise
this boy is a DISASTER
Sabriel by Margot Wood
In the early 1990s, Garth Nix went to a flea market in Sydney, Australia and looked through a box of old, early 1900s photographs that were being sold for a dollar a piece. As he flipped through the photos he came across a photograph of a young woman in a military style coat wearing a belt made out of bells and holding a sword. He studied the photo, wondering who this mysterious woman was. He purchased the photo, took it home and promptly wrote the draft for his young adult high-fantasy novel, Sabriel.
THIS DID NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN. But what if it did? And that, my beautiful friends, is the idea behind this fauxto.
I wanted to do something different for my Young Adults fauxto series. I’ve recently been doing character portraits and knew I wanted to do one for Sabriel, but to give it a twist, I wanted to take a fauxto of a real person that would serve as the inspiration for the fictional character. Does that make any sense?
Basically, in my imagination, Garth Nix based Sabriel off a real person and I wanted to explore what that woman would look like and voila, you have the image before you.
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My friend Margot (The Real Fauxtographer) has an amazing series where she interprets YA novels into these wonderful, wonderful photos (see also, her Code Name Verity photo, and her photo for Shadow and Bone - amazing).
I had the privilege of sitting for her on her Sabriel photo. Personal bias aside, this is a pretty special photo to me because Sabriel is one of my absolute favorite books ever, and she’s a heroine near and dear to my heart.
When Margot first approached me about this portrait, I shared with her that a lot of readers may disagree with her interpretation because Sabriel is interpreted as white (I mean, it’s pretty canon). Her response - “you’re pale, you have dark hair, you’re Sabriel” - while simple, is gratifying and validating to me. Not a lot of people would be flexible to the idea of having a POC pose as a traditionally white heroine, making this doubly special, and even more awesome.
i saw this and thought “omg that looks JUST LIKE reelbs” and then i saw this post and i’m so thrilled it really is you because this series kicks so much ass and this is a really really great interpretation
Just to note, in canon the Abhorsens (Sabriel’s line, which is ancient) are so pale because they are necromancers and spend so much time in Death. They could literally have been of any race and still been bleached, both individually over the years and collectively over the generations, by their profession. So while she is canonically very very pale, that does not actually mean that she has to be white.
Just as a so nyeeeeaaaaaah at the racists.