[Y]ou will be learning a lot more about the Fair Folk in TDA. They’re a big part of the story. They’re also a big part of CoHF, maybe in ways you might not expect? There have been some hints scattered through CoFA and CoLS about the part they play. And there is a big political issue that has to do with them toward the end.
TDA also features a new warlock character — the High Warlock of Los Angeles.
English - Speaking and Listening Piece

Characters (in order of appearance)

Don Pedro - Abbie
Consciences - Anna (CA) and Cheryl (CC)
Benedick - Amelia
Leonato - Grace
Claudio - Holly

Act 3, Scene 2

Enter all except Benedick, who waits outside the door. There is a room, with two chairs and a table, on which stands drinks.

D. Pedro: [pacing] I will only be bold with Benedick for his company, for, from the crown of his head to the soul of his foot, he is all mirth. He hath twice or thrice cut Cupid’s bow string, and the little hangman dare not shoot at him.
CA: He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper.
CC: For what his heart thinks, his tongue speaks.

Enter Benedick.

Benedick: Sirs, I am not as I have been.

All crowd around Benedick.

Leonato: So say I. Methinks you are sadder.
Claudio: I hope he be in love.
D. Pedro: Hang him, truant! There’s no true drop if blood in him to be truly touched by love.
CA: If he be sad, he wants money.
Benedick: [steps forward] I have…

All freeze CC.

CC: Don’t say you are in love, Signior, hide it from them. Say you have… broken your arm… no no no [mutters under her breath, before ‘reaching a conclusion’ and clicking fingers in delight] say you have…

All unfreeze.

Benedick: The toothache!
D. Pedro: [steps towards Benedict] Draw it!
Benedick: Hang it!
Claudio: [steps between them] You must hang it first, and draw it afterwards.
CA and CC: [together] What?
D. Pedro: Sigh for the toothache-
Leonato: [cuts across and pushes into group, Benedict falling into a chair] Where is but a humour or a worm?
Benedick: Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.

Benedick reaches for drink; D. Pedro, Claudio and Leonato walk off to the side. CA and CC stay between the two.

Claudio: [to D. Pedro and Leonato] Yet say I, he is in love.
D. Pedro: There is no appearance of fancy in him, unless it be a fancy that he hath to strange disguises: as, to be a Dutchman today, a Frenchman tomorrow, or in the shape of two countries at once, as a German from the waist down, all slops, and a Spaniard from the hip upward, no doublet.
CA: Unless he have a fancy to this foolery, as it appears he hath, he is no fool for fancy, as you would have it appear he is.
Claudio: If he be not in love with some woman, there is no believing old signs. A brushes his hat a mornings: what should that bode?

All freeze except CA, CC and Benedick.

CC: [ruffles Benedick’s hair] Hath any man seen him at the barber’s?
CA: No, but the barber’s man hath been seen with him, and the old ornament of his check hath already stuffed tennis-balls.
CC: [strokes Benedick’s chin] Indeed, he looks younger than he did, by the loss of a beard.
CA: [sniffs in the area] Yea, and you can smell him out by his civet. That’s as much to say;
CA and CC: [together] The sweet youth’s…

All unfreeze, CA and CC move into background.

Leonato and Benedick: [together] In love.

Leonato, D. Pedro and Claudio all look at Benedick, who covers his mouth before coughing loudly/taking a big gulp of drink.

D. Pedro: The greatest note of it is his melancholy. [Benedick smiles brightly, before remembering he is supposed to have toothache]
Claudio: Nay, but his jesting spirit, which is now crept into a lute-string and now governed the stops.
Leonato: And when was he one to wash his face? [Benedick holds hands over his cheeks]
D. Pedro: Indeed, that tells a heavy tale for him. Conclude, conclude, he is in love.
Claudio: Nay, but I know who loves him.
CA and CC: [together, whispers]Beatrice, Beatrice, Beatrice.
D. Pedro: That would I know too. I warrant, one that knows him not.
CA and CC: [together, getting louder] Beatrice, Beatrice, Beatrice.
Leonato: For I know twice, yet his ill conditions, and in despite of all, dies for him.
CA and CC: [together, normal volume] Beatrice, Beatrice, Beatrice.
D. Pedro: [quietens CA and CC] She shall be buried with her face upwards.

All freeze expect Benedick, CA and CC.

CA: [over Benedick’s shoulder] Face upwards in your chest, more like [CA and CC snigger]
Benedick: [over shoulder to CA] What charm for the toothache [rolls eyes]
CC: [over Benedick’s other shoulder] Are you going to ask for her hand then?
CA: [mimicking Benedick] Signior, I ask for your niece’s hand in marriage. [CC counts words while said]
CC: [Slaps Benedick on the shoulder] Nine, or eight words. Short and shappy.

All unfreeze. Benedick jumps to stand and walks not-so-confidently over to Leonato.

Benedick: Old Signior, walk aside with m. I have studied-
CA: [cuts across in background] Eight,
CC: Or nine,
Benedick: [quietens CA and CC] Wise words to speak to you, which these [motions to D. Pedro and Claudio] hobby-horses must not hear.

Exit all except Claudio and D. Pedro.

D. Pedro: On my life, to break with him about Beatrice.
Claudio: ‘Tis even so. Hero and Margaret have by this played their parts with Beatrice, and then the two bears will not bite one another when they meet.

FIN

I didn’t much mind Rowling when she was Pottering about. I’ve never read a word (or seen a minute) so I can’t comment on whether the books were good, bad or indifferent. I did think it a shame that adults were reading them… But, then again, any reading is better than no reading, right? But The Casual Vacancy changed all that.

This is absolutely ridiculous and makes me so fucking pissed!

Ok, I’m trying to think of an OTP that makes me happy, I really am.

Wessa - hahaha.

Sizzy - not canon.

Gadge - not canon and one is actually dead.

Lena/Alex - nope.

Helen/Lucas - I wish.

Tris/Four…. TRIS AND FOUR! *hugs OTP to her chest* Hello sweethearts.

anonymous said:

What TV show thing is Cassie working on? You may have already said, but I haven't seen anything. :)

"Now that you’re finished with The Mortal Instruments, what other projects are you working on?
One of the things I’m super excited about is a TV project. I can’t say that much about it because it’s super secret. But it’s been really fun, and I’m really excited. Sorry I can’t say more.”

Just google Cassie’s interview with Entertainment Weekly.
That’s all we know.
Maybeeeee it’s related to The Infernal Devices - that’s just what I think, though.

anonymous said:

Three months until CoHF. Do you now what that means? Cassie are coming back to tumblr. :) I think it´s really crazy and a huge respect at Cassie that she is writing so many series at once. She said she is writing the second Magisterium book with Holly. But at the same time she gives us information on TLH and TDA. I think we should said thank you Cassie for give us books in the next ten years. I know what i read in the next 10 years. And I can´t wait. xD

Cassie also has plans for a graphic novel about the Circle era (The Secret Treasons) and a series that is set after The Dark Artfices (The Wicked Powers).

I would love for Cassie to be more active on tumblr but I somehow doubt it’ll be like it used to be. I imagine she is busy with TDA, the Magisterium series, the TV show thing and researching TLH.

We just have to wait and see.

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