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What's the captive prince about? I kinda wanna read it but I'm not totally sure
*prepares a powerpoint*
First, I highly recommend not getting advice on whether or not to read the books from people who haven’t finished them. From all the things I’ve seen while going through the TCP tag (which I rarely do anymore because wow, people can’t keep their hate out of tags apparently
¯\_(ツ)_/¯), most if not all of the people who hate the books have not finished them.
And now on to what TCP is about. *clears throat*
The Captive Prince is a trilogy following Damen, the crown prince of Akielos who was betrayed by his half-brother and sold to their enemy, Vere, as a pleasure slave to Prince Laurent. The first book is basically Damen hating Laurent and Laurent being an asshole to Damen. Here is where people make judgments and stop reading.
From there, the books go on to reveal the true antagonist who is NOT Laurent. The books are not as they seem from the first book. (Excuse me while I get overdramatic here. I’m not very good at explaining things) The Captive Prince is about Damen overcoming some prejudices and Laurent overcoming his traumas. It is also about falling in love with the person you shouldn’t and wouldn’t want to fall for. They learn to work together to defeat common enemies and along the way, things just happen. Despite what some people like to say, once you get through the first book and about a half of the second book, things start to change and it’s not about hate-fucking and an unhealthy relationship, trust me.
Seriously, I have no other way to explain it.
A SHORT LIST OF TRIGGER WARNINGS:
Please note that none of these pertain to the actual couple, although there is one scene where there is something of an explanation in the third book as to the feelings driving what actions had occurred.
I hate to say it, but I haven’t been able to finish one book in February so far 🙈 But … I hope to finish two today: Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft and Blue Waters by India R. Adams 🙌🏼
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday ❤✨
I love reading, but I hate when I finish a book and there’s that empty feeling you get. It’s like you lived a life that you loved so much and it ended and now you have to find a new life, but don’t want to leave your old one. Does anybody else feel this?
i hate not finishing books, but the windup bird chronicle i just couldn’t do it.. there were two scenes in the book that really freaked me out for some reason and made me feel super anxious and i never looked forward to reading it at night. eventually just had to give up but i bought two new books that i’m really looking forward to reading!
for whatever reason there’s a lot of Discourse™ lately on whether or not people should like aaron. i think it’s stupid.
most people’s arguments against aaron are always “he’s homophobic!” and they act as if people should like die if they stan him.
and then the other side is “he’s not homophobic!” or “but he’s had a rough past!” which they use to say he’s some kind of Cinnamon Roll Uwu
what i don’t get is why people seem to think you have to or not. like…. people make others feel bad for liking him which i find stupid because honestly the reasons for disliking him are debatable anyway.
like, his homophobia. honest to god, i never read him as that homophobic? his comments to nicky usually were him being weirded out by nicky harassing neil. or just the overly sexual things he’d say (not always, sometimes he was being fine and aaron was just a dick) and then the Controversial Line “it’s not something to be proud of” seemed to me it was just talking about andrew and neil being together. and we all know aaron wasn’t happy about that, but not because they’re gay? like… ok… if you say you read it as homophobia, that’s literally fine. like. it’s definitely… something. i’m just saying my personal interpretation. but i don’t think there’s anything wrong with reading him as homophobic and hating him for it. EDIT: i didn’t mention that after finishing the books and looking back i saw his homophobia, i was just saying my initial opinion, so i can understand why others think the same.
but jesus why do people need to say things like “how can you stan someone who’s homophobic!!!” when some people don’t even think he is.
he’s literally a book character with vague intentions because at no point in any of the books does it tell you what he’s really thinking and feeling because it’s not focused on him.
people are always quick to defend nicky when he drugged and harassed neil. people say andrew is justified for killing tilda because of his past and his intentions. but suddenly some snide remarks about his cousins sexuality makes aaron the worst person. like…. ughjjgkhbfdhkg like its FINE if you HATE him i don’t CARE that’s literally JUSTIFIED because he’s an ASSHOLE but GOD STOP TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL BAD FOR LIKING HIMMMMMMMMMFGHJBD. i understand with riko but aaron is not a fucking villain he’s on the good side there’s nothing wrong with liking him and wanting to see the better in him and hc-ing that he gets over his internalized homophobia.
i’d like to think he leaves everything with a more open mindset and he gets past his anger and becomes a better person. because i think he deserves it. but that’s just my opinion and i’m not policing anyone else’s opinions. this is literally just a rant because i’m annoyed with having people tell me i’m a bad person for liking a book character who’s never hurt anybody.
“one more chapter and then i’ll sleep” i say as i turn the page, its 1:30am, i need to be up in a few hours, 2 out of 4 of my lightbulbs have blown in the past hour and the other two are making ominous buzzing noises, the four essays i havent done due tomorrow glare at me from my dest, “just one more chapter” i repeat as the sun rises, the book is almost finished
Hey Hi! I just wanted to say that I read your post about the negativity in the fandom. I have not read EoS yet (It's next on the list), but if you ever need someone to fangirl with over AOCTAR or the other books in the ToG series, feel free to let me know! My blog is a big multifandom mess, but I promise that I will focus mostly on the positive parts of every fandom, and especially SJM. And by the way, I loved ACOWAR! Loads of love, Anna
I wasn’t going to talk about this. I don’t normally make my own posts, sharing my thoughts/feelings about a book. I just reblog post that shadows how I feel and leave it at that. But the reason actually ties into the negativity here. I feel like if I were to make a post explaining how I feel, people would just attack me one way or another. And I don’t have the energy to back myself up every time someone doesn’t agree with me. But I need to address this. So get ready for a long post.
I’m assuming you’re talking about the post @house-of-galathynius made, talking about the negativity in the fandom (for those of you who haven’t seen it, you can find it HERE)
And I 110% agree with her.
I’ve been apart of this fandom for a year and a half now. I wasn’t there from the start. When I started Tog, QoS was already out and when I started ACOTAR, ACOMAF was already out. But in this short amount of time, the negativity in the fandom has skyrocketed. And I honestly agree with @house-of-galathynius when she said it all started after EoS. We’ve only had 2 books from Sarah since (EoS and now ACOWAR), but in my opinion, both got A LOT of hate and negativity.
Now. I’m not saying you can’t hate a book. I just finished Red Queen - which I know a lot of people love - and I hated it. But dragging down Sarah or the people who show their love for a book, that’s not right. And it’s a dick move.
Honestly, I loved ACOWAR. Yes. There are problems with it. Yes. It had a lot of repetition. Yes. I hated some parts and some things just didn’t feel right to me. It did seem rushed at times. I don’t agree with some things that happened. But guys, Sarah dishes out 2 books a year for us. Hell, ACOWAR was 700 pages. Plus she’d been ill. Cut her some fucking slack. She can’t please everyone, but I think she did a good job at at least trying to.
This fandom is becoming toxic. The negativity is causing people (myself included) to not want to share their own thoughts and feelings anymore, because they’re scared of people attacking them and dragging them through the dirt. Everyone should be able to share what the want, like who they want, and have their own opinion without feeling like someones going to jump down their throats. I found out this morning @lu-cien (and others) like Tamlin while i can’t stand him. Am I going to drag them down and tell them their wrong just because I don’t feel the same way? OF COURSE NOT.
I come to this site to share what I love. Both ToG and ACOTAR mean the world to me. Especially ToG as it helped me through a tough time in my life. I come here to fangirl and squeal over a book. I come to cry tears of pain and laughter with people who love something as much as I do. I come here to share my love of reading and writing with you guys. But the negativity its making it hard. Yes, there are legitimate complaints (a lot I agree with) but then there are just… “sigh”
I come to this site to share my love for these worlds and characters with everyone. I come here to feel free, and to feel like I’m about to enter a warzone.
I know this is long (I did have to rewrite this so I’m probably missing some of my original points) and I’ll probably get some hate for it. But I had to get this off my chest. I don’t want to see this fandom turn in on itself. But with all negativity, I feel like it can and it will. I’m all for positivity and letting people enjoy whatever ship they want, whatever characters they want, and feeling how they want. You want to love a book? Great. You want to hate it? Cool. Just stop attacking each other. I feel we all need to take a step back and breathe. If this fandom keeps going the way it’s going… It’ll soon destroy itself. And I don’t want to see that happen.