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honest // the neighbourhood

We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt—I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted—and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.
—  Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

eledhwens asked:

i really, really love the way you write uhura- there's something so incredibly relatable in her characterization (probably the fact that she and i both want to learn as many languages as humanly possible and are very task-oriented overachievers!). out of curiosity, how old is she during TPB? i imagine starfleeet academy to take the place of grad school, in our education system- is that how you've written it (so that the students are in their early-mid-twenties)? xx

Yayyyyyyyy thanks! I get .0135 mentions of how I write Uhura compared to how I write Spock so this is extra special to me.  And I am atrocious at learning languages but am also a gigantic overachiever so I like to pour all of my perfectionist anxieties into her :)

I’m pretty sure that you’re right about the Academy basically being grad school, and that everyone would have done an undergrad somewhere else.  I think in the movie she’s 25 (and Spocko is only 28 I kind of heart how close in age they are, even if he’s an instructor) so that would make her 23 in The Place Between, depending on when her birthday is.  Hmmmm is that right?  Well, she’s somewhere in the 22 to 24 range because the movie is set a year and a couple months from where they are now in the story (now being chapter 24).

THE SIGNS IN GENERAL
  • Aries:reliable
  • Taurus:smart
  • Gemini:fabulous
  • Cancer:realistic
  • Leo:beautiful
  • Virgo:sweet
  • Libra:honest
  • Scorpio:hilarious
  • Sagittarius:outgoing
  • Capricorn:cheerful
  • Aquarius:talented
  • Pisces:down to earth
  • Let's be honest, you guys are all amazing. And at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what your zodiac sign is, it's who you are as an individual is what's special about you (but zodiac sings are super cool don't get me wrong folks).