Pekkala

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 Eva Green is one of the few talented actresses with a range that can really pull off anything she wants. She’s beautiful, she’s elegant and  It’s hard not to fall in love with her amazingly depicted characters. I made this as a tribute in appreciation of her fine acting. 

These are some of the fav characters of her, I can’t explain why… but I just like them! :D

#Azkre reuploaded
#Summerween (Inktober 2016)

“Inktober day 13!!!!!!~
Witches!

Not only that, but Serafina Pekkala– I absolutely LOVE Philip Pullman’s depiction of witches in His Dark Materials; it was, like, the first time I saw them depicted like I thought they should be.
(also, amazing series [the forced romance in the later books hurt though])“

I just remembered this and it fucking bothers me.

Seraphina Picquery (Fantastic Beasts and where to find them) is awfully similar is Serafina Pekkala (His Dark Materials) don’t you think?

I mean did JK just think we wouldn’t realise?  The His Dark Materials books are probably the only books I heave read anywhere near as much as Harry Potter.  

Both boss bitch witches.  

Cannot be a coincidence.   

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YA LIT MEME

10 SERIES OR BOOKS

(3/10) HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman

“And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone or that’s an evil one because it hurts them. People are too complicated to have simple labels.”

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@hdmfanmonth → Week 4 | Favorite book of the trilogy: The Amber Spyglass

In the process of making this my computer fell to the floor and cracked so my photoshop use ended up being limited, but I really wanted to participate anyway, so I’m posting it as it is. Since His Dark Materials is my favorite book series ever and The Amber Spyglass is my favorite book of the trilogy, we could say it’s my favorite book ever. I feel like this book series is a symphony with a myriad of sounds and voices orchestrated perfectly and this is the climax and closure of the whole thing, the moment when the music reaches a crescendo that gives you goosebumps and keeps you on the edge of your seat and then, when it sets you free, you’re not the same person you were when you started. Will and Lyra decline fate to introduce choice, they change the universe hand in hand, Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter make possibly the most selfless act out of the most selfless reason, Mary discovers, invents and teaches, my lovely angels Balthamos and Baruch show the purest love and the strongest resolve, Iorek becomes a legend more so than a king and just everything ends in that bittersweet taste of an ending that couldn’t have been any other way. I owe a lot to this book series, and to this one specially, because a good book makes you feel but a great book changes you, and this one certainly did it for me. 

And then Serafina understood something for which the witches had no word: it was the idea of pilgrimage.  She understood why these beings would wait for thousands of years and travel vast distances in order to be close to something important, and how they would feel differently for the rest of time, having been briefly in its presence.
—  Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife

okay. okay i can’t just start this and not talk about my expectations from tv!lyra
i usually try not to have expectations of any kind (see my approach to doctor who) but it’s impossible when it comes to my all time favorite female character
so, @bbc - 

  • give me a lyra who’s wild
  • give me a lyra who’s got torn, worn hand me down clothes and dirty knees and bruises and scratches all over
  • give me a lyra with twigs in her hair and stars in her eyes
  • give me a rude lyra, a lyra who yells, a lyra who doesn’t (and frankly, can’t) hide her emotions
  • give me a leader lyra, give me a decisive and arrogant lyra
  • give me a lyra who lies without hesitation, who lies like she’s been doing it all her life because she has, give me a deceiving and cunning 11 year old child
  • give me a lyra who’s still CHILDISH as hell, who looks up to the adults she admires like they’re magic, who bluntly acts like she can blend into societies she admires with varying degrees of success (mrs. coulter’s lifestyle, the gyptians, bolvanger - depends on how hard she’s trying to lie and whether she’s just trying to have fun or actually lying for her life)
  • give me lyra’s and pan relationship - something deeper than anything else
  • yet give me a lyra who seems so different from her daemon - from responsible, planner, voice of reason pan who always has to look out for her
  • YET give me lyra and pan who are children and play together and laugh together and act as the one whole being that they are
  • give me the lyra who drove jordan scholars mad
  • give me lyra who lad gangs of street urchins into wars
  • give me lyra who earned the respect and admiration of iorek byrnison, lee scoresby and serafina pekkala (two of which are monarchs)
  • give me lyra goddamn silvertongue
When he rescued me, he was young and strong and full of pride and beauty. I loved him at once. I would have changed my nature, I would have forsaken the star-tingle and the music of the Aurora; I would have never flown again–I would have given all that up in a moment, without a thought, to be a gyptian boat wife and cook for him and share his bed and bear his children. But you cannot change what you are, only what you do.
—  Philip Pullman, Northern Lights
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Some stuff I did in 2012 during my senior year in college. The top illustration was my take on a book cover for the His Dark Materials book series (one of my favorites as a teen, the ending made me cry so much), and it remains one of my favorite illustrations I’ve done and one that I’m most proud of. Took me blood, sweat, and tears and it serves as a reminder that if I put in the effort, time, and commitment I can make things that I can be proud of.

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Eva Green | Character movie posters