anne makes things


I think you know what this will provoke. I think you know how dangerous the consequences promise to be, and I think you knew that before you took up the knife. I think I know why you did it, and I don’t think it had anything to do with him or with her or with gold. I think it had to do with something entirely different and I understand. So I will not let those consequences touch you.

the future flowering like a ruptured vessel -

An Imperial Radch fanmix, featuring mostly folk/americana/singer-songwriter tunes that could maybe be heard hummed by an ancillary on Justice of Toren listen

  • i dear wormwood (the fall of justice of toren)
  • ii grendel’s mother (”if you’re going to do something that crazy, save it for when it’ll make a difference”)
  • iii flowers and blood (it’s an adjustment from ancillary unity to solitude)
  • iv dim star of the palisades (despite herself, breq can’t give up on seivarden)
  • v little wheel spin and spin (the lord of the radch’s machinations have been in place for thousands of years)
  • vi the body electric (“you take what you want at the end of a gun…and you call it bringing civilization.”)
  • vii devil’s waitin’ (mery of kalr has seen much)
  • viii crippled farms (”luxury always comes at someone else’s expense”)
  • ix slow walk (“she hasn’t learned quite as much as she thinks she has”)
  • x history book (it is because she knows the past that breq can build a better future)
  • xi one voice (breq, seivarden, and mercy of kalr reach an accord)
  • xii build that wall (aanander’s hold can’t last forever, and they all know it)
  • xiii black pear tree (”the problem is knowing when what you are about to do will make a difference”)
  • xiv what we become (an ending, a beginning)