i also love how at one point pol’s thought process was literally “wow we’re all screwed and this guy, after screwing us over, doesnt care that we’ve just lost a good friend. I think i’ll push him off the cliff. it won’t help our situation but damn he’s annoying.”

I got a friend of mine to read The Thief.

Their response upon my asking how they like it so far was (among other things) “and Ambiades is a little douche who’s going to get them all killed.”

The amount I had to bite my tongue

skalja asked:

Since you mentioned The Queen's Thief and I've been thinking about it today, Queen's Thief for the meme?

My relationship with this fandom is rather different from my relationships with other fandoms, as I don’t produce fanworks for this fandom, but am willing to drive a state over to meet the author.  So I actually interact with “fandom” less with Queen’s Thief. 

my beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world fave:

I’m not sure there is a single cinnamon roll in this entire series. Eddis comes closest, then Pol.

my trash-shit fave:

Gen of course, and also Irene, and the Magus, and Sophos, and Costis.

my I love to hate them fave:


my I hate to love them fave:

Kan’t think of anyone really, but I’m kind of astonished how much I pity Kamet.

my I wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire non-fave:

I think it’s a requirement to be an ambassador from Mede. You must be this able to make Attackfish want to murder you slowly to ride.

my I didn’t care about them either way at first but the fandom makes such a big deal about them now I can’t stand them non-fave:

Can’t think of anyone.

my I could take them or leave them kinda non-fave:

Also can’t think of anyone.

my I will go down with this ship and I won’t put my hands up and surrender, there will be no white flag above my door. I’m in love and always will be fave ship:

I am very fond of Gen/Irene. I had a computer named Eugenides and an iPad named Irene for a while.

my dirtybadwrong fave ship:

Gen/Irene has some elements of this actually.

my they’re cute together and I dig them but I’m not all that terribly invested kinda fave ship:


my I didn’t care about this ship either way at first but the fandom makes such a big deal about it now I can’t stand it non-fave ship:

There are Gen/Costis shippers. They are wrong.

my MAKE IT STOP non-fave ship:

Nope, can’t think of anything.

I’m sad that Ambiades died. I’m sad that he never got to meet Gen’s family with Sophos and the Magus at the end of The Thief. I’m sad that he never got to see Gen’s wedding to Irene, that he never got to see Sophos transform into the image of his uncle, that he never got to see Sophos’s marriage to Helen and the repercussions of such a union.

I’m sad that pathetic, arrogant, pisswipe of a bully never got to see how extraordinary the boys he traveled with for so long turned out to be. I am not sad that Pol was the one to deal with him in traditional Eddisian fashion just within the borders of Eddis.