Another Star Wars sketch! As soon as my friend said “low light” for the next prompt my mind immediately sprang to those martial arts movies where they train against the setting sun. And because I’m still drawing all things Obi-Wan, this happened. With Obi-Wan being a practitioner of the Alchaka meditations (as written in the Wild Space novel), I figured it’s something he’d pass on to Anakin. So here we have Anakin in the background, sort of spastic still, and Obi-Wan standing on one hand with the ease that comes with years of training.
Book: To Kill A Kingdom Series: Standalone Author: Alexandra Christo Pages: 344 Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Favorite Quote: “’You can’t win a war,’ I tell her. ‘Someone else just loses.’” Recommend to: People who like fairytale retellings, pirates, sirens/mermaids, characters who don’t change who they are but grow
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
All of the characters were incredible, but especially Lira and Elian! They were both so fun to read about and I was equally excited to read from their perspectives.
The romance was amazing. It was so natural and didn’t change who they were, but allowed them to evolve and grow. Also the banter was epic
This stories mythology of sirens, mermaids, and mermen was really unique and super interesting
This is definitely my favorite siren/mermaid book I’ve ever read
I loved the ending and I’m happy I don’t have to wait a year to know how it ends, but I wish I could read more about these characters because I love them so much!
So legendary banner no.5 is apon us, anyone else hard to believe its been 5 of them now? Well it is and despite this we got a couple of shake ups, first they skipped Shigure as the dancer unit, don’t worry I’m sure it’s just a space thing, though brave Lucina replaced him, a unit on this banner before, the same applies to Lyn who kicked the last colourless unit, Mist, skipped, aka they missed Mist. I’ll state as a disclaimer now, more than likely next banner we’ll get brave Ike and brave Roy on the next banner, that’s just my prediction though.
Anyway as normal your rates are here for solo summoning;
Red = 9.09%
Blue = 10.34%
Green = 14.29%
Clear = 10.71%
Basically only red has seen a change due to Morgan M becoming a 4 star unit. But note this is just summoning on one colour stone and assuming something appears each time, doing full summons is just a 2% for each colour. Basically about 50 orbs will nab you a 5 star when solo pulling. Green is the best with about 30 orbs normally nabbing you something.
Anyway if you’re still unsure if these units are worth pulling for, here’s my thoughts on each colour.
Red houses Legendary Ike, who is a solid enough unit and the second best Ike but he’s also free. He’s mainly there for warding breath fodder, which is amazing for units like Fjorm, Dragons, Dorcas etc Zelgius is the best unit in the red pool, offering an amazing armour unit along with fierce stance fodder. Finally Halloween Nowi is pretty decent, she has a niche as the only red mage flier in the game and also has hone fliers and a neat legendary tome. However she’s arguably the worst mage flier (don’t get me wrong all the mage fliers are super good). Overall Red is a really good colour however I think what holds it back is that either you can get a free version, or very similar unit to them, aka everyone has BK or at least had the option to buy him, and Halloween Nowi is the only one I can justify pulling for because seasonal. I rate red 3/5, 4/5 for units but generally you don’t need these units if you’ve played from day one.
Blue has Fjorm, another free unit with no real desirable skills bar drive attack. She’s a decent wall especially if fed a breath skill. Brave Lucina is frankly a very scary lance unit with bulk speed and power, and a very solid offensive support unit for a team. However a lack of unique skills for her to give is not so nice as Tailtiu offers drive speed at 4 stars. Finally Lute is in the blue category and in my opinion the best of the 3. She’s essentially Arvis but a better colour, stat spread and debuffs which help her. She’s an amazing unit and f you enjoy a unit like Arvis or Gunnthra she’s worth pulling for. She also offers res ploy as well which is nice. Overall a 4/5, Lute is the main objective, the other two are super nice as well.
So Gunnthra is here and she’s basically a gimmick character, if you pair her with Lute and Arvis *cough* see above *cough* she’ll jump tend fold. Then we have the summer units. Summer Tiki rocks one of the highest base attacks in the game. Pair this with a brave axe or slaying axe and she can wreck havoc on unsuspecting units and with axebreaker be a nice Hector counter. She also have Axe valour which is very nice for training units and close defence. Summer Elise is basically Nino but with a few points swapped. Her main advantage over Nino is the option of Hibiscus tome for support sets off the bat but its not that huge. Nino is better for Merge and availability reasons though. Still incredibly powerful unit with a blade tome. Overall green is pretty solid, on board with blue at 4/5.
I’ll save our new god till last, but Brave Lyn returns and I really shouldn’t have to talk about her. She’s a S+ unit. Halloween Sakura is in a weird spot, she was the best magic dagger tank but Since Felicias refine she’s stolen that spot back. She’s still incredibly viable and kitty paddle is a very nice weapon for dagger units like Spring Kagero. Warding stance is also nice too.
Robin F (Grima)
So we don’t know much about this Grima but in my book she is a 5/5 and Makes colourless the best colour to pull. She comes with dragonskin, a better iotes shield, cancel affinity which removes her weakness to raven tome units and res smoke is amazing. Oh and she flies, is colourless and a dragon. Her main flaw is probably a lack of special advancement like breath skills, though she might be able to use heavy blade well. From what we we’re shown in the trailer, she fought a level 40 Horse Chrom (Evident by his Hp being 41 but could be one or two levels lower but it’s generally the same) and from this combat we can deduce that she has 40hp/48 atk with Expiration/ 32 without/?Spd/30 defence~/?res which leaves her 64 points allocated when comparing her to Myrrh the other flying dragon., I’d assume she’ll have 25-30 spd and 30 or so res. though she might not be level 40 in the trailer so hey could be higher. But we know minimums. Basically she has everything she needs to be good and buffs both flier and dragon teams more. Oh and she gives speed with her earth bonus, which means it stacks with Ikes attack boost, which makes them a nice combo.
Overall I feel Clear stones are the no brainer followed by Blue/Green then red
Green and blue are interchangeable, blue is better arena units, green is better for training.
I’m personally not planning to pull, but good luck if you are.
would it mean that you were g a y, or a l e s b i a n, or whatever word you were supposed to call it, if you liked only one particular girl?
Mattie, a star student and passionate reader, is delighted when her English teacher announces the eighth grade will be staging Romeo and Juliet. And she is even more excited when, after a series of events, she finds herself playing Romeo, opposite Gemma Braithwaite’s Juliet. Gemma, the new girl at school, is brilliant, pretty, outgoing—and, if all that wasn’t enough: British. As the cast prepares for opening night, Mattie finds herself growing increasingly attracted to Gemma and confused, since, just days before, she had found herself crushing on a boy named Elijah. Is it possible to have a crush on both boys AND girls? If that wasn’t enough to deal with, things backstage at the production are starting to rival any Shakespearean drama! In this sweet and funny look at the complicated nature of middle school romance, Mattie learns how to be the lead player in her own life.
This was an incredibly cute read. Sometimes I found myself eye-rolling at the… obnoxiousness of middle school drama but I’m sure I was that obnoxious in middle school, so I got over it.
I remember, when I was a… senior? Probably a senior, I couldn’t figure out why I was so weirdly obsessed with this girl and I spent most of the homecoming dance orchestrating ways to walk past her and honestly I sympathize with Mattie so much with this inner realization of ‘oh shit I’m not straight’, and my friend was the one who told me what I was feeling. Eventually, seven years later I realized I was asexual but that’s a different book.
“Just because I’m over Elijah doesn’t mean I can’t crush on a boy.”
*dances* explicit, positive bisexual representation in a middle grade book? This is a thing of beauty.
The ending wasn’t what I was expecting, not in the least, but now that I think about it, I think it’s definitely better that way.