Cousin Sarah

Heir of Fire: “She’s alive,” he said, to Ren, to Aedion, to himself. “She's―she’s truly alive.” Aedion’s heart stopped. Stopped, then started, then stopped again.

Queen of Shadows:  “Your cousin Aedion has been imprisoned for treason—for conspiring with the rebels here in Rifthold to depose the king and put you back on the throne.” The world stopped. Stopped, and started, then stopped again.

You’re exactly the way I dreamed you’d be.”
“You’re a little bit taller than I’d imagined, but no one’s perfect.
—  Aelin and Aedion’s reunion in Queen of Shadows, Sarah J. Maas

it just occurred to me that while Rowan is in Wendlyn helping rebuild Mistward, he’s probably also rallying allies for Terrasen. the Ashryvers are an obvious choice, but what about the Whitethorns? He mentioned his many cousins who love snooping, and they’re a royal family which means they hold enough power to offer assistance! Rowan also said that Aelin would probably get along with his bothersome cousins (✿◔◡◔)

Me: Oh my god, writers, I have this great idea! Really, just gonna solve all the problems. So, alright, here me out OK. I’ve been thinking long and hard about all this. This being the whole Shaysima vs Cophine thing. Cophine is awesome. Shaysima is awesome. Cosima is awesome. Delphine is awesome. Shay is awesome. Really, there’s a lot of awesome going around. And don’t even get me started on Tat, Evelyne and Ksenia. So really how can we choose between them?

No really, I’ve thought about this. I’ve got an essay and everything. Think of it: Delaysima! It would just be so perfect and they could move in together and everyone could be happy and-

Delphine: *is shot*

Me: 

My very talented friends and I are doing a fanfic battle where we all write various interpretations of the same prompt! The prompt is “What would happen if Aelin met Rowan’s cousins?” (Throne of Glass based.) You can find out more about the competition here. You can vote for your favorite version here (and leave us feedback)!
I hope you enjoy mine :-)

She often dreamt of their reunion and how they’d both be so relieved one would think the stars had come home to the moon, a unity bound by unfathomable magic. She wondered if she’d cry, if that were even possible, and although she doubted he’d be reduced to tears, she wondered if Rowan would crack so delicately that even the feel of his breath against her neck when they finally embraced would make her shudder apart as if she was the one made of ice and he thawed her free. Most of all, she wondered if he’d notice the difference between them, and how their bond seemingly wrung tighter while they fought oceans away, still connecting them like the ends of a silk cord. His absence was felt like a phantom limb. The day she sees his face again is the day she will never leave his side.

So mounting above the throne room in Doranelle with four broken, restless men―the first few members of her court―by her side while Maeve prowled about her restrained carranam with a lingering group of warriors watching their every movement…was not how she intended to reunite with Rowan.

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She had slaughtered and fought and nearly died again and again for the past ten years. Yet he knew she would balk at sending soldiers-at sending him-to fight.
That, above all else, would be her first test as queen.
—  Empire of Storms page 30. Aedion

“So, that went well.”

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Ellie Kemper is a ray of manic sunshine in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer

The first trailer for 30 Rock creator Tina Fey’s new NBC sitcom Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has arrived, and it looks like fans of Fey and her co-creator Robert Carlock’s earlier work have little to fear, and not just because Jane Krakowski is there. The trailer starts with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) being rescued from the bunker where she has been living for the past 15 years as a member of an apocalypse cult, a back story that easily could have doubled as a smash cut explaining the introduction of Kenneth’s cousin Sarah-John in 30 Rock season eight. The rest of the trailer maintains 30 Rock’s cartoonish energy as Kimmy moves to New York City and finds a roommate, Titus (Tituss Burgess, 30 Rock’s D’Fwan), and a job nannying for snooty socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Krakowski). There’s even a wacky pratfall at a dance club, although Kemper doesn’t stuff her face with Sabor de Soledad—not in the trailer, anyway. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt arrives on Netflix March 6.

Cousin Toto insisted on playing Outlast: Whistleblower. These are the things he screamed while playing
  • Toto: HE LICKED MY FACE! THIS FUCKING HAZMAT WEARING GARBAGE MAN DUDE LICKED MY FACE!
  • Toto: HOLY SHIT POCKETS! THAT IS ONE HOT GHOST MONSTER!
  • Toto: Awww man, just look at all these guys...hangin' on the meat hooks...like Uncle Marlon's homemade chorizos
  • Toto: You love him? What is he? A special meal at McDonalds?
  • Toto: *manly screaming* LET ME THROUGH! CAN'T YOU SEE HE WANTS TO EAT MY BUTT?!!
  • Toto: Who dat-*more manly screaming* IT'S THE CHUBBY PINK GUY!
  • Toto: Noooo....No...NO....Ohmigod NO!.....NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
  • Toto: *tiny whimpers*
  • Toto: OH HELL YOU'RE REALLY GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR!
  • Toto: *crying* I'M NEHT YER DHURLEING PREEZ STAHP
  • Toto: What do you mean whore?! Don't you say anythin' about me without takin' me to dinner first! Oh shit he's right bEHIND ME!
  • Toto: PREEZ NO MOER! I'M 999% TOO UGLY FO YO SEXY ASS
  • Toto: I killed the guy...because I was too fat....This deserves to go on a drama series or something...

my 8 year old cousin: “Sarah if you met taylor swift would you cry?”

me: “olivia, I think if I met taylor swift I would not stop crying for a lot of days”

cousin: “well I hope you meet her so you cry all happy tears and no sad ones are left because they are all happy ones”


YOU GUYS THIS JUST HAPPENED AND I CANT STOP SOBBING HELP

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Paperback Playlists

Reading slumps are hypothetically like mental warfare. No, I’m serious. All you want to do is take your mind off important things like a) does my car have enough gas to get to school? b) should I go grocery shopping this weekend? c) I’m in five group chats about the same topic when I couldn’t give less of a fuck about the color of Sarah’s cousin’s prom dress…and so forth. We all have our reasons for reading, but real life always manages to gets in the way (especially now that exam season is upon us). So, what better way to combat a slump than by balancing it out with another, equally entertaining method of transportation from reality? Yup, I’m talking about music.

Apps like 8tracks, Spotify, and Soundcloud are all very helpful…if you know what you’re looking for. Personally, I love creating playlists on 8tracks that coincide with the book I’m reading. I feel as though listening to music that reminds me of the atmosphere of my novel can make the reading experience seem way better AND far more likely to keep my attention (in other words: it’s the book-hangover elixir you didn’t know you needed). All that being said, I’ve asked you guys to request some books that you’d like to see a music adoption for. Here’s a list of bands/ singers that I find have similar vibes with those novels! Feel free to add your own discoveries to the list!

Uprooted by Namoi Novik: Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron, James Vincent McMorrow, Bear’s Den, Daughter, Tom Rosenthal, Ben Howard,

The Secret History by Donna Tartt: Little Red Lung, Keaton Henson, Susanne Sundof, Palace, Novo Amor, Rhodes,

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass: Adrian Von Ziegler, Florence Welch, Ruelle, Aurora, James Newton Howard, Woodkid, Glasser,

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo OR Deathless by Catherine Valente: Foreign Fields, French for Rabbits, Julianna Barwick, Jeremy Soule, Erik Satie, Dario Marianelli, Sarah Blasko

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Radical Face, Jake Isaac, The Black Keys, The Jungle Giants, Glass Animals, Benjamin Francis Leftwhich, Annie Eve,