My goal for this year was to read 100 books in a year, and as of September 10th, I have reached my goal! Here is the list of books if anyone is interested!
American Gods by Neil Gaiman Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski The Young Elites by Marie Lu The Rose Society by Marie Lu The Midnight Star by Marie Lu Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raash Frost Like Night by Sarah Raasch Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Minds Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab The Gender Game by Bella Forrest The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest The Gender War by Bella Forrest The Novice by Taran Matharu The Inquisition by Taran Matharu An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Heir of Fire Queen of Shadows Empire of Storms Shatter me Fracture Me Ignite Me Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Windwitch by Susan Dennard The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Legend by Marie Lu Prodigy by Marie Lu Champion by Marie Lu The Gender War by Bella Forest Nancy Drew Case of the Old Clock The Awakening by Kate Chopin The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Undertow by Michael Buckley Raging Sea by Michael Buckley Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley Arabella by Georgette Heyer The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer Venetia by Georgette Heyer Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien Prized by Caragh M O'Brien Promised by Caragh O'Brien Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas Novice Taran Matharu The Inquisition by Taran Matharu The Battlemage by Taran Matharu Court of Wings and Ruin (again) The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas The Raven Boys Maggie Stiefvater The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Forever by Maggie Stiefvater Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer The Devils Cub by Georgette Heyer Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer The One and Only Ivan Judy Moody The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath The Outsiders by SE Hinton Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Sky The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Sky A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet Girls of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson Crown of Embers by Rae Carson Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson The Demon King by Cinda Chima
Though they didn’t have a whole lot of one-on-one moments, almost every interaction between Robin and Raven built up their relationship.
Multiple times throughout the “Nevermore” episode, Robin is shown to be acknowledging Raven’s wish to be alone, trying to keep Starfire from checking up on her. Though things did up working out when Cyborg and BB went into her mind, I’m way more impressed with Robin respecting her wish.
Then, Raven pulls Robin away from attacking an innocent civilian, keeping him in line in their search for Slade. She keeps an eye on him, making sure he doesn’t lose sight of himself.
Then, in “Fear Itself” Robin explains to Raven how she lost control because she denied her emotions, helping her understand her powers and herself even better.
Finally, we get to “Haunted”, where Raven links her mind to his and creates a bond between the two of them that only they share, bringing them closer to each other.
In “Spellbound”, when Raven keeps running to her room to try and read, Robin acts in good faith and checks up on her, making sure she is okay.
During “Birthmark”, Robin runs after her, telling her that he can feel through the aforementioned bond that it’s more than the party that’s upsetting her, and trying to understand so he can help her.
When Robin is about to be crushed by a giant gear in “Birthmark”, Raven stops time and frees him because out of everyone she could’ve saved, it was Robin who she could trust with the knowledge of her birth.
Later on in “The Prophecy”, Robin is the one to notice something wrong with Raven and tries to help her again.
I’ve already made an appreciation post concerning the events of “The End”, but…
how old do you think all of the titans are at the beginning of the animated series?
From what I’ve been able to figure out (piecing together a complete timeline of the series using TTG tie-ins and miscellaneous context clues because of course I did because I am a giant nerd with too much time on her hands), the Titans’ ages at the start of “Go!” are:
Beast Boy: 13. Youngest of the bunch, obviously
Robin: 15. “Go!” takes place roughly November/December of what I call Year One, and Robin’s birthday is in the spring, so for the majority of the series he’s sixteen (hence why he’s allowed to drive a motorcycle in Season Two).
Starfire: 16. I tend to headcanon Starfire as just a little older than Robin (by a few months at most), so she’s also sixteen the majority of the run, turning seventeen about halfway through.
Cyborg: 17. He’s the oldest and the only one who seems to have a driver’s license (as of Season Two).
Raven: 15. “Birthmark” reeks of Dangerous Sixteenth Birthday and the other Titans’ reactions to it strongly suggest it’s the first one she’s had with them, so I’d place it towards the end of Year Two (right before Halloween is my headcanon, actually), with her being fifteen for Seasons One through Three.
That anon ask inspirited me to draw more of bbrae. So here’s a sketch I did in my lunch break at work. I suppose that Trigon returned sometime in the future when they’re older (and these two got together) and this is after the battle or something. I gave Rae her little birthmarks and BB is covering her with her cloak. I don’t know.