Dear Sarah J Maas,

Thank you for giving us characters:

  • Who  have periods
  • Who have flashbacks
  • Who have nightmares
  • Who have intimacy issues
  • Who have physical disabilities
  • Who try to be happy despite trauma but don’t always succeed and that’s okay
  • Who have periods
  • Who have non-stigmatized, non-abusive sexual encounters with loving partners
  • Who have healthy sexual encounters even after sexual trauma
  • Who have to come to terms with the blurred lines of abuse over time rather than “just knowing”
  • Who fall out of love
  • Who have multiple relationships in their lifetimes
  • Who take time to get over a serious relationship before being able to jump into a new one
  • Who have to train and work in order to be fit and in shape
  • Who have a complicated relationship with their families
  • Who make mistakes, even mistakes that negatively affect the lives of innocent people, but who still try to be good
  • Who are badass women
  • and who are badass men.
  • Servant: Majesty, King Rowan requests a word with you
  • Aelin: Send the bitch in
  • Servant: Yes Majesty
  • Rowan: *walks in* did you just call me a bitch?
  • Aelin: They can't know I like-like you
  • Rowan:
  • Rowan:
  • Rowan: Aelin we're married???
Vaughan when he comes back to Doranelle
  • Vaughan *comes back after searching the North for Lorcan*: Where is he?
  • Fenrys: Meave broke his oath
  • Vaughan: Why?
  • Fenrys: I'm sure Gavriel would love to explain, but his oath was broken too.
  • Vaughan: What about you?
  • Fenrys: Oh Maeve just loves torturing me. Talking of torture, there's the 19 year old fire-breathing Queen of Terrassen currently strapped in a coffin iron next door.
  • Vaughan: What the fuck
  • Fenrys: Aelin Ashryver Galathynius. Ashryver. Like Gavriel's son.
  • Vaughan: What the fucking fuck.
  • Fenrys: She also happens to be Rowan's wife and mate.
  • Vaughan: What.
  • Fenrys: Because guess what, Rowan's first mate wasn't actually his mate but just a game of Maeve's.
  • Vaughan: The. Fuck.
  • Fenrys: OH YOU MISSED EVEN MORE. Lorcan gave up the tortured loner life and got married to the Lady of Perranth but then he screwed up and I think their marriage is over.
  • Vaughan: WHAT. THE. FUCK.

I got to meet the most wonderful @sjmaas today! It was so surreal and she is so lovely, as is her husband! And I gave her two prints, this being one of them. She said she recognised my art and I nearly passed out.
It was so amazing and I had the most amazing time, and thanks to the lovely girl that came up to me at the end, you were so adorable!

Manon was by far my favorite in EoS. She has been since QoS, so I will be drawing her more I suspect, but for now, here she is on the ship ! 

I’ll admit, I lost motivation for this a little as it was so much work - painting all the wood, although therapeutic, gave me a headache and so by the time I got to painting her I was just like MEH. Anyway… 

Character copyright of Sarah J Maas.