If you could pick an academic field to study out of sheer interest and not the bludgeoning despair of trying to survive capitalism, what would it be? I’d definitely definitely!! do astrophysics.
been developing a headcanon for canonical christian lore with these guys. my angel characters pretty much all start out as expressions of myself in some way and then sorta morph into their own thing and that’s what happened with these guys. i am not 100% accurate on my angel/bible lore because i only read enough to get the brain goin in a manner of speaking, usually, then i alter things to fit in with what i want to see from angel characters. i WANT to get more into actual biblical lore because it’s very interesting to me, but reading is really hard for me for whatever reason. oh well.
Beauty and the Beast: East by Edith Pattou; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George; Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley; Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge; Spirited by Nancy Holder; Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier; The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison; Stung by Bethany Wiggins; The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle; Beastly by Alex Flinn; Beauty by Robin McKinley; Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
The Little Mermaid: September Girls by Bennett Madison; Fathomless by Jackson Pearce; Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama; Midnight Pearls by Cameron Dokey; Mermaid: A Twist on a Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
Cinderella: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix; Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine; Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George; Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor; Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge; Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott; Cinder by Marissa Meyer; Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey; Ash by Malinda Lo
Little Red Riding Hood: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright; Scarlet by Marissa Meyer; The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly; Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce; Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié; Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
The Twelve Dancing Princesses: Entwined by Heather Dixon; The Phoenix Dance by Dia Calhoun; The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn; Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George; Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Snow White: Beauty by Nancy Ohlin; Snow by Tracy Lynn; The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman; The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block; The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey; Nameless by Lili St. Crow; Fairest by Gail Carson Levine; Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan; Devoured by Amanda Marrone
Sleeping Beauty: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn; Briar Rose by Jane Yolen; Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey; Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay; The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson; Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley; Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross; A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
The Scarlet Pimpernel: Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike; Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
Jane Austen: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund; Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman; The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik; The Espressologist by Kirstina Springer; The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik; Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg; Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler; Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Romeo and Juliet: Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors; Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub; Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer; Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay; Street Love by Walter Dean Myers; When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle; The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper
Egyptian mythology: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan; Sphinx’s Princess by Esther Friesner; Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter; The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White; Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer
Greek/Roman mythology: Quicksilver by Stephanie Spinner; Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout; Oh My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs; Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs; The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; Ithaka by Adele Geras; Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Hades and Persephone mythology: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter; Everneath by Brodi Ashton; Abandon by Meg Cabot; Solstice by PJ Hoover; Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman; Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
@tasteslikefail, have you seen this?
@rmromeroauthor … I feel like you’ve probably read at least half of these already but in case you haven’t seen this.
Please don’t let your hero worship of JKR (or your love of Harry Potter) make you an opponent to Native people trying to voice why Ilvermorny is problematic. Please, I’m begging you, just try to keep an open mind, be respectful, and listen to what Native readers are saying. If you’ve formed your opinions on Ilvermorny based entirely on things that white people have written, you are missing a critical perspective.
Here is a curated list of Native writings on Ilvermorny. I know Harry Potter means a lot to us, and I know it sucks to recognize that JKR may have really fucked up here, but you owe it to Native readers to at least hear their words before you brush them off.
The fact that Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian Mckellen are best friends in real life makes me so happy
HOW ARE THEY REAL
Never stops making me smile. I want someone like this in my life. 💜
Okay so the best thing,the best thing about Sirs Patrick & Ian being best friends is that they met because of the X-Men movie.
I saw Sir Patrick speak a year or so ago and someone asked him about their friendship. He told this story about how I think they’d once or twice worked on the same production but had had very little interaction, and that when he’d been a kid, he’d utterly looked up to Sir Ian, who had had an established theater career at a very young age.
People assume that they’ve been friends since they were young, which makes sense given the sort of work they’ve done and their career trajectories, but no. Sir Patrick basically had a giant hero-crush-from-a-distance on Sir Ian for most of his life AND THEN on the set of X-Men, their trailers were put next to each other and they were significantly older than anyone else on the set, so they started spending their downtime together.
And became inseparable. And this is amazing.
So everyone who wants a friend like this, you have time. <3