why everyone should read 'rivers of london'/'the peter grant series' by ben aaronovitch
• it has been described as “harry potter for adults” but only if harry potter had actual, decent diversity
• if you like the works of terry pratchett or neil gaiman, you’ll love it
• the main character is peter grant, a biracial london police officer who one day accidentally interrogates a ghost and things just kinda go a bit wild from here
• the goddesses of the rivers of london are p much all badass black women (these characters also inspired one of my favourite songs)
• sahra “muslim ninja” guleed, the woman who joined the police on a dare, is the best thing to ever happen to me
• lgbtq+ characters are never used for shock value or tokenised and are treated the same as the cis, straight characters
• there’s a muslim trans woman of colour who can fly!!!
• it’s told from peter’s pov and he constantly calls white people out on their shit i love him
• deals with themes of ethics and immortality
• it’s genuinely entertaining and the suspense is great and i love it
• harry potter would have been much better if, on his first day at hogwarts, harry said “fuck me, i can do magic”
So I finished casual Cassandra. I think I’ll sell those versions as postcards/small prints. Unfortunately they don’t look too good as stickers so I’ll remake them to flat colors and all should work out well.
These kids at the bus were talking about Harry Potter
And just couldn’t figure out the name of the “green badass” hogwarts house, so I spinned around and /stared/ them dead in the eye and when the silence got rly awkward I just pointed on the hogwarts emblem on my shirt where it read: Slytherin.
And merlins beard, the look of pure fear and admiration they give this pierced teenager in a harry potter shirt was priceless.
Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.