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)
You cover your face but I know who you are.
Emily Kaldwin. You take too many Royal Portraits, but then I suppose an Empress has the new 'Eye-Portrait-7' trained artists in attendance
And for all that, you have your father's eyes
Such rich, brown, big serkonan eyes... erm *cough* where we were?
Nothing is an accident.
Except my breakfast this morning! One egg undercooked, another overdone! Three serkonan sausage instead of four! Two rotten figs instead of three fresh ones, I eat the same thing every morning, I don't know what the servants have been smoking, a clockwork soldier could prepare my breakfast
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“Man, I’m so bummed out I
don’t even feel like battling today. I already passed on sailing with my big bro, but damn, that documentary last night was sure as hell effective if it aimed at
breaking my heart.”
“Can I ask more about the
“It’s about this new
species of Pokémon discovered in Alola called Mimikyu. It’s this half-Ghost,
half-Fairy type that no one’s actually seen the real form of because it always
has a disguise. And its most common disguise is that of a Pikachu because it
wants to be loved just like one. I mean, come on, how freaking heartbreaking is that?
“The worst part is how it hits so close to home.
I’ve battled so many trainers who act like Steven Stone or Wallace or some other amazing trainer just so they could feel stronger, or as a way to convince
themselves that they could defeat me. And that goes for me, too. After losing
to Brawly so many times I figured I had to imitate his style more so I could
improve in battle. And knowing that there’s a Pokémon out there who feels the same
way I do…
“Man, I’ve bummed myself
out even more. Sorry to be a downer, kid. But don’t blame Mimikyu, you hear? The
documentary made me want to catch one for myself. I’m gonna love it so much
that it’s never gonna feel lonely again.”
I think it’s really important that it is Riley saying this line and not Maya. It foreshadows how Farkle is this amazing guy, and Riley see’s that and understands that someone like Farkle is someone to aim for. My Riarkle heart is burning oh god.
Hey! I could I ask about how you decided you wanted to run an ultra? It's such an awe-inspiring goal. I love running and I've read a few books by ultra runners and their stories and tenacity are just incredible but I cannot even contemplate running 30+ miles, like ever. Obviously I get that everyone's bodies, goals and motivations are individual but was there something that specifically inspired you to go for an ultra? <3
hi! ah this is going to be long lol but i love this question!
honestly i don’t know if i really decided so much as i was pulled/drawn to it. distance running has been a natural love of mine forever, and i grew up on the trails. i’ve done five marathons now, and i love that distance - i plan to run them forever. but i want to push further, and trails are where my heart lies.
the 50K i’m aiming to do is in my hometown, and is a race i’ve always dreamed of participating in. so last year, when i found myself really getting into longer distance running (running 50+ mile weeks just for fun/not training for anything), i realized maybe it was meant to be a reality. and when we moved here, it so happened that the majority of the podcasts i downloaded were about ultra running (unintentionally, they were just running podcasts but the episode titles that called out to me happened to be about ultra runners and races), and then i read “born to run” again. and the desire was solidified; it just felt like it was supposed to happen. also, in relation to ultras vs. road racing: i’m really competitive with myself. but i don’t love being really competitive with other people. and generally, the running community is supportive and wonderful on both roads and trails. but in my opinion, trail races are less competitive and more supportive in general.
also, i grew up in a running family. many people view marathons as this big, incredible, long distance. and i 100% respect the distance - it has certainly kicked my ass and it is a huge feat. but i grew up viewing running 26.2 miles for fun as totally normal, ya know? so i think, to me, the idea of running 30+ miles isn’t quite as crazy as it is to the average person.
to me, it doesn’t sound like work. i know it will be, but it sounds FUN! i love pushing myself and destroying my limits. i just want to be able to run forever. to me there’s no better feeling than being in great shape and just running miles and miles everyday for fun. getting to do it in the woods is like a dream. i love suffering like that. it’s where i grow and learn the most, that high is what i live for.
i hope this answers the question! sending love your way <3
[[a new lego store near a mall i go to is opening a lego master builder event and im like “cool cool okay maybe i’ll go after the hype dies down” but then they announced that for the opening, people can come help build an 8 ft Jay statue and im just like