Once again, no one is asking for a divorce. Just have some decency for poc/sa survivors. Some who looked up to Lynz only to see she was no better than Jimmy himself. Like we're asking to maybe just read the damn room Gerard Way.
Idk where this divorce talk came from, no one is demanding they get divorced. We just want Gerard to stop lying on Lindsey's behalf. We don't want to hear about her every single time they play summertime.
"I present unto you Queen Elizabeth, your undoubted Queen"
Elizabeth Woodville was crowned Queen in Westminster Abbey on May 26, 1465; where both of her parents were present for the ceremony. The event made possible that their marriage to be finally announced and was recorded in "Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville" written by G. Smith, 1935, a contemporary account as:
"Clothed in mantel of purple and a coronal upon her head” beneath a purple silk canopy carried by four barons of the Cinque Ports."
After the royal procession left the abbey, the queen was led to her chamber, where she was dressed in purple surcoat and brought into the Hall to dine. Each time the queen took a bite, she herself removed her crown, putting it back when she was finished. - David Baldwin's book Elizabeth Woodville: Mother of the Princes in the Tower.
⁂ Queen Margrethe II’s Royal Regalia, Orders, and Decorations ⁂
Austria - Honour Badge for Merit of the Republic of Austria
Something I’m fascinated by is whether King’s birthplace was created by his father the Titan, or by the Titan Trapper who killed him.
The mural seems to portray the Titan Trapper in a heroic light, pointing towards the temple being his creation; On the other hand, it’s possible Titan culture is different from ours, and thus they have different connotations for highlighting good and evil in their art. The murals and their moon symbolism might actually be a warning to King of the Grand Huntsman and his minions... And there’s also the idea that a Titan Trapper broke into King’s temple and simply defiled it with some propaganda, which places King’s speculation about graffiti in Keeping Up A-Fear-Ances in a VERY dark light.
Then we also have the matter of Jean-Luc, who resembles Belos’ meaty magic; If he was created by the Titan Trapper, this would indicate parallels between servants of the Collector! But this does raise the question, why does Jean-Luc protect King? Is he simply raising a lamb for the slaughter, as a living Titan’s power is most ideal for freeing the Grand Huntsman? For all we know, it could be that Jean-Luc and the temple were made by separate entities; One created by the Trapper, the other by the Titan!
Of course, there’s also the architecture as well. The doorway to the temple has strange markings that we don’t see on Titan Trapper island, nor do the Titan Trappers seem to recognize them on King’s collar... Alternatively, they DO recognize the symbol but don’t question it because at the time, they thought all the evidence pointed towards King being the son of a Titan Trapper. It’s been compared to the Collector’s prison, which was probably made by Titans, but it’s also possible a Titan Trapper designed the symbol as a glyph to interface with and open said prison.
King’s temple also seems to run on a strange blue magic that keeps Jean-Luc running and responds to King. This coloration could be in reference to his blood, indicating it’s of Titan origin; But it could also point towards the Titan Trappers, which use blue flames, likely styled after their quarry as their outfits are.
Finally, I want to mention King’s initial compulsion to build and stack things... Was he trying to create Jean-Lucs, or just working with what he had to replicate something familiar to him, lacking any other hobbies? Did he carve those rocks into Jean-Luc’s head shape, were they already like that and meant to be created as such? King suggests in Clouds on the Horizon that he can create sentient life...
This could point towards Jean-Luc and his kind being creations of the Titans, hence King’s compulsion to make miniature versions; He’s trying to create his own subjects, life itself! Plus Jean-Luc is shown bowing towards King in a reverential manner, which if he’s only meant to raise King to be slaughtered, wouldn’t make sense; Why program him with this type of respect if not by a Titan?
We still have yet to see Jean-Luc come back to life, and he was probably confiscated by the Emperor’s Coven. If King’s line about creating life is any indication, perhaps he’ll unlock a bit of his power in the season finale, summoning Jean-Luc; Who will break out of confinement and make his ways towards him! Maybe King is even gonna go out of his way to visit the basement where Jean-Luc is held, in hopes of using him to save Luz! That, and/or King will spawn a Jean-Luc or even more from scratch; Possibly from the flesh around Belos’ castle, where the climax will take place!
This would set up further parallels and foils between King and Belos, both using the flesh of the ground/Titan itself to create living constructs... Jean-Lucs and Grimwalkers. It’d also be King reclaiming his farher’s power and name against Belos, who has misused and abused it for his own antithetical means! King wanting to lead armies might not just be from Eda’s interpretation of his creation, it’s possible Titans naturally create Jean-Lucs to protect them... Maybe even absorb them to facilitate their growth?
There IS the theory that King is going to have a growth spurt this finale, and his broken skull is essentially him molting. This would coincide with a rise of power for the kid... And not to plug it again at the last second, but it kinda reminds me of my speculation of Belos using the bodies of everyone to heal and regenerate the Titan’s flesh and revive it; So that’d symbolically be Belos once again appropriating and bastardizing Titan magic for his own genocidal gains!
Finally, I want to bring back the question of the Bat Queen’s owner. In the mural, we see King’s father wielding what appears to be a staff against the Titan Trapper, which given what we now know, is a damning suggestion of Titans wielding Palismen; Since their wood grows from their bodies, and the Titan Trappers, who are Anti-Titan and not beholden to Belos (and thus wouldn’t sacrifice any hypothetical Palismen to him) don’t have any Palismen of their own. It’d be fitting if the Titan’s palismen kept watch over all subsequent palismen born of her creator, her little siblings so to speak...
Now obviously there’s the scale discrepancy. But I want to bring back that age-old theory of demons shrinking when wounded, as shown with Adegast and the Trash Slug. The Bat Queen said she was broken, so if this theory applies to her as well, that might be the reason for her (comparatively) small size. That, or she’s the Palisman of the Titan Trapper who killed King’s dad, since I speculated before on him being a giant big enough to even feasibly take on the Titan on his own.
Chapter 2/5: Can't Seem to Try and Ask for Help
Eda had warned her that Raine could be a brutal opponent, but Lilith didn’t take it as seriously as she should have.
It was the following day to the announcement and the whole school was hyping up the spectacle. She wanted to train hard to make sure she could live up to hype, and Raine promptly offered to be her training partner.
She soon found out her sister wasn’t exaggerating. Raine hadn’t brought their violin to the school, and so they chose a flute instead. They apologized in case they were bad, said they’d only been playing it for a few months, and proceeded to destroy Lilith in their first match. It was strange how a simple melody could be so powerful. She’d make sure to never get on a Bard’s bad side.
Three matches later and their scores were even. It was now the fifth, and she could tell they were both exhausted. Raine was panting, a big disadvantage for a wind instrument player, and Lilith took advantage of it. She drew a spell circle and shot it at them. “What? Can you not keep up with me, Whispers?”
Raine laughed, out of breath, and dodged it. Their hair kept falling over their eyes, but their hearing skills made up for it. “I’ve fought your sister before. I think I can survive you.”
They played a few notes and a wind blew Lilith across the room. Her mood instantly changed. She grit her teeth and forced out a laugh. Of course. My sister is the best, isn’t she? Her next movements were rougher, more erratic. She drew a spell circle as big as Raine’s head, and aimed right at it. She gasped, ready to cast a counterspell, but Raine threw themself on the ground and it hit the wall instead.
Eda chose that moment to walk into the gym. “Wow, Lily, harsh!”
Lilith’s ears flattened against her skull. “Sorry.”
“She’s just kidding,” Raine stood up and reached for their fallen flute, breathing ragged. “That last spell was amazing, by the way! Faust couldn't have picked a better Grom Queen. Though, you do owe me a rematch now.”
“Just so I can beat you again?,” Lilith said, grinning. “Anytime, Whispers.”
Raine stuck their tongue out at her.
Giggling at the two of them, Eda walked closer. “Hey, Lilith, do you mind if I steal your training partner for a minute?” The sisters locked eyes and a silent conversation took place:
Do you want me to leave?
No, don’t abandon me, please. Stay in your lane, though.
Lilith huffed before Eda spoke up.
“So, Raine! I know this is your first Grom and I sort of wanted to ask you something?” It sounded more like a question than a statement.
Raine turned to her, blowing their hair out of their face. “Yeah, what is it?”
Eda took a big breath, looking anywhere but at them. “Would you like to go…” she drags the last syllable for way longer than necessary. “G-go to my house later? My parents have been complaining that you haven’t visited lately. I think they like you more than they like me,” she snorted. Nice save, Edalyn.
“Oh! Oh, yeah, sure!” Raine replied with hesitance, as if expecting Eda to continue. Lilith raised her eyebrows at the interaction. She couldn’t help but think they wanted a different invitation.
ollie and garth really could have the funniest dynamic of all time. like it’s truly tragic they’ve never really interacted. we could have a real weird wildman/tarzan/lived-feral-in-the-wilderness connection here. it could be so good
in case anyone is interested, this is my rewrite of Shannon Hale's books
I think the most masterful thing about Honey Queen is how beleivable the escalation of violence is. Like this is a 1 hour conflict between two women over a beauty pagent in which one of them murders the other and their partners end up murdering each other, with no supernatural intervention to make them more violent and it all feels so believable like how did they do that
this director putting a full frontal shot of a lead actor in front of my eyes after i was just wondering why the only person that was naked in this movie is director’s irl wife #equality #feminism
I'm rereading the fablehaven books and I was planning on reading the dragonwatch books afterwards, but now I'm thinking I shouldn't. Are they really that much mess? And if so, is this a get through it so you can get to the fanfiction situation or just reading online summary it's so bad situation?
Hmm, well I wouldn't necessarily say don't read them, but I was extremely disappointed in them, and I know I wasn't the only one. Even those happy about the end relationship were upset at the path to it and how it was handled. Book 4 is extremely packed, and book 5 a wreck.
It's possible to get through it, and I know a few people enjoyed it even if a few admittedly did solely because they refuse to not. But as for me...
Well if you don't put a lot of value in consistent lore/world building/characterization, nor care about the characters getting balanced roles, nor care about the fact that like- at least 12 different major details just get dropped or forgotten (including Kendra's fake death from bk 4 FH). Also don't mind the excessive slavery that's excused quite a few times...
So yeah, if you're willing to work through all of that then go for it. It's up to you.
If you don't want to go through ig I could write up a full summary, and maybe you could read a summary then decide if you want to read it? Idk, up to you!
I personally do think I would read them even knowing how they end, but that's mainly because I want to know what happens in things, and if I'm gonna critique a work I feel I should have full context. In addition, I do enjoy critiquing things... Usually there's more I like and my critiques are more small details or the occasional plot hole and not the entirety of the series/book (*coughs and looks at HOO and TOA*) but... I enjoyed bits of the books, but what I didn't enjoy or made me angry was just a lot more.
I should note, bk 1 is fairly slow in comparison to the others, bk 2 is... Alright? The ending is big. Bk 3 is where my bigger critiques start, but honestly is probably the best of the books despite that. Bk 4 is EXTREMELY packed staring about 1/3 of the way in (before that it's achingly slow), you might have to read it twice to understand everything if you read it. Bk 5 is just... A wreck, packed, overusing some space, under using other space, does not pass the Bechdel test, and takes OP characters to a whole nother level.
That's a fairly no spoilers summary of it all. So yeah, lmk if you want me to do a spoilers summary of it all and I'll maybe do it tonight or tomorrow, it's up to you if you wanna read it or not I'm not gonna say it cause we probably have different things we look for in a book, and while the flaws aren't enough to stop me from reading specifically because I will take delight in tearing them apart, for you it might.
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The Carnivorous Lamb by Agustín Gómez-Arcos, translated by William Rodarmor
Inspired by @batphobique
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@lablass-2882 Here is your beautiful queen you allowed me to draw. Honestly, I loved coming up with pose with her, and the color palette as well. I hope you like it
I had to revive ONCE but Bazett was able to scrape by by the skin of her fucking teeth she really is the strongest
AU where Sam kidnapps Trent instead and everything’s fine
What sorcery is this. 😳 Pulling 3/4 SSR from the event. And Im in my 66th pull.
Christine and the Queens by © Keffer
Okay so when are we getting an episode about Zoey Chambers twitch streaming herself playing Minecraft in a bikini
As much as I hate to agree with Sam he was bang on about that one