book character names

anonymous asked:

hey, soo if you still want prompts i have one that's not from the list but i'd die to read it: We met on the fireescape outside the appartment for smokes au with andreil (but ofc if you don't like it you don't have to write it )

i combined this with another prompt i got, hope that’s okay:

“i was out in public and had an anxiety attack and you left your friends to give me some chocolate and talk me through it, so tysm” au with andreil? please and thanks

also this is in the same universe as this and this


They make it to playoffs by the skin of their teeth, and the captain, Isabel, throws a giant party in her apartment. Everyone gets very drunk, very quickly except for Neil, who is trying to get real exy talk out of Isabel.

“I think putting me on halfway through the first half during playoffs would be the way to go,” Neil says. “Then I could start the second half and come off when Goodson’s rested enough. He doesn’t have my stamina, so it makes sense to have him at separate ends like that, right?”

“I have two things to say to you,” Isabel says. “First, I prefer you coming on toward the ends of halves because you’re fast and the other team is always too tired to catch you. Second, we are at a fucking party. Get a drink and act like it.”

“But—”

“Talk about it with Coach when we’re back in practice,” Isabel says, and Neil scours the room for their coach. He’s not there. “Listen, I invited a bunch of my friends. Why don’t you go find one?”

“Are they exy players?”

“It doesn’t matter,” Isabel says. “I’m trying to get you laid.”

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Endless List of Favorite Characters: Auri (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

“Some were bitter. Some were sweet. Some were hardly anything. That was just the way of things”

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Also some jokes might not make sense bc these were sent to my friends it also helps to know that my name is Anne so that’s why I have random pages of this book including Anne

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“The cave into which he entered was surprisingly full of light. Through holes in the roof brightness penetrated into the cave, it fell onto sedimentary formations and caused a spectacle of colour and glitter. In addition to this, in the air hung a magic ball of fiery light, which was reflected by the quartz on the walls. Despite all the light, the edges of the cavern were cloaked in darkness, with columns of stalagmites disappearing into the blackness.”

On one wall, which nature had prepared for that purpose, was someone creating a huge painting. The painter was a tall elf with blonde hair, wearing a paint-stained robe. The magical light seemed to reflect off of him creating a halo around his head.

”Sit,’ sad the elf, pointing to a boulder, not taking his eyes from the painting.
”Did they hurt you?”
”No. Not really.”
”You’ll have to forgive them.”
”Indeed. I have to.”
”They are like children. They were terribly glad of your coming.”
”I’ve seen.”
The elf looked at him.
”Sit down,’ he repeated. ”In a moment I will be at your disposal. I’m finishing.“


- Andrzej Sapkowski, The Tower of Swallows. 

(Avallac’h Gifset for the lovely @ferelden-doglord)

Character Names...

First off I’m probably the worst at finding a good character name, so when I do find one, I write it down asap. Here’s my list if you’re stuck! Hope it can help you out ;)

  • Arabella/Bella/Belle
  • Jake/Jacob
  • Florence/Flo
  • Tiasha
  • Stephanne
  • Lily/Lilianne
  • Kris
  • Aoife (Pronounced eef-a, I actually love it)
  • Asher/Ashton/Ash
  • Cecile/Cece/Cecelia
  • Caspien/Casper
  • Jessi/Jessica
  • Magda
  • Shane/Shay
  • Tristan
  • Pippa
  • Esme
  • Marina/Marianne
  • Alistair
  • Gabe
  • Bailey
  • Zack/Zachary
  • Orla
  • Timea (Pronounced tim-ee-ya)
  • Harrison/Harry/Harriet
  • Aidan
  • Cameron/Cami/Camilla/Camille
  • Elska (meaning ‘love’ in Icelandic- I’m currently using this name too!)
  • Rowan/Ro
  • Raelene/Rae

I don’t know guys, honestly I think this’ll help me out more than it’ll help you! Lots of love from Yasmine xox 

The last two came from @miloszsghost DM me if you’ve got a good name XD

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Rachna is sharp in both tongue and wit, a champion eye-roller, and all-around tough cookie. She blows wild curls of hair out of her face like they personally offend her, yells insults at idiot drivers on the road, and she can pull the lids off pickle jars that John can’t budge to save his life. Gerdie likes bubble baths and cartoons and leaves little marshmallow trails to lead ants out of the house instead of killing them, usually while humming oldies in polka dot pajamas. She (a florist) squeals and squeaks with enthusiasm while Rachna (a nurse) drones sarcastically and brandishes dark humor, but both women have soft spots for George Clooney, pepperoni pizza, and their sons.

John knows in his heart they are best friends for life.

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Oliver, what if people apart from you could see me as something, someone, deserving of happiness? Not as a hero, mind. Just as “any other boy.”

The idea frightens me. Coward that I am. Me, born of science and ambition gone wrong. I felt that wrongness every day, until you wrote to me. Until you infected me with wondrous, hopeful nonsense.

Frau Pruwitt has given me a book about a certain blind superhero. And now I am feeling something other than despicable.

What have you done to me, Oliver Paulot?

anonymous asked:

Do you have any thoughts or analysis about Magnus that have changed from season 1 to season 2? About the way he acts or behaves or headcanons for him? This is such a vague question, but I JUST ENJOY YOUR MAGNUS DISCUSSIONS. I always sit here like *chinhands*

aweoja this is such a cute comment ty! but that’s a really good question hmm. i think the major thing that changed for me was my interpretation of his fashion choices. in season 1, i assumed that they had him change his looks frequently as an inherent part of his character. it didn’t occur to me it was meant to be unusual for him until harry said it at wondercon and then season 2 confirmed it visually by giving him a more defined look. i’m glad it was something they did. i like him having a style that he’s clearly comfortable with: goatee, spiked hair, smoky eye, dark but rich colors.

the other is his drink of choice. s1 he mostly seemed to go for whiskey so i kind of just went with that as a preference but s2 established that’s what he breaks out when he’s having a rough time. when he’s drinking for pleasure his preference seems to be a classic martini. i mean he’ll have them when he’s taking the edge off, too – we see him drink it in 2x15 and 2x04 for example – but the whiskey seems to be more reserved for that specifically.

idk if these seem like superficial things but i actually think about it a lot just bc i love considering his habits/preferences. i find they say a lot about him and they’re usually the more mysterious things. like his core traits/personalities were established early on and will never change, but learning about his preferences is stuff that can be surprising and i like thinking about how things we learn about his likes/dislikes fit into his character.

i’m considering giving Red Queen another try even after the utter betrayal that was Shade’s death and even though the second book was mostly boring and all I remember is special snowflake Mare trying to choose between Brooding McGrumpyFace and Evil Manipulator Bratty Prince because:

1) I have hopes that Diane Farley is still alive and as badass as ever (if she isn’t just warn me because I can’t handle another betrayal)

2) I keep seeing stuff on Tumblr about scary bitchy but superfuckinghot Evangeline Samos who is also potentially superfuckinggay and I’m always down for hot scary gay ladies

Conclusion: Do I or do I not read Red Queen and Glass Sword again and then continue with King’s Cage and give the series another try? Or do I just give up because this series might not just be for me? I need help cause I’m not sure what to do… Don’t give me any big spoilers but yeah give me some advice cause I’m not sure

anonymous asked:

Why does Jamie use the alias Alexander Malcolm in Voyager? I don't understand why he can't use his own name, hadn't he already been pardoned for his role in the Jacobite rebellion?

Ah, Jamie and his names––he really has and uses a lot of them, doesn’t he? 

Once Jamie has left Helwater with his pardon, he is able to go by his real name of James Fraser at Lallybroch again with relative ease; those are people who have always known him and who respect the role he has played in their lives: as laird, as a military leader, as the man who sacrificed himself for their protection and ensured survival (in arranging to be turned over for the money).

But while he may be technically pardoned, he is and will always be Red Jamie to the British authorities. He wasn’t just a Jacobite soldier but a convicted traitor (hence the need for a pardon). Just because he’s been freed and has cooperated with British authorities/figureheads (see the Lord John series, specifically The Scottish Prisoner), doesn’t mean they trust him. There are going to be lots of people in the British army, government, aristocracy, etc. who lost friends and family fighting in the Rising and Jamie, as a prominent figure, is probably someone that many of them thought should have been executed. They would look for him to step out of line in any way just so they could lock him up again or worse; his own name is simply too dangerous for him to use widely. But some random Scot named Alexander Malcolm? Not so much. When he moves to Edinburgh and begins working as a printer he uses Alexander Malcolm as a form of self-protection. Some of what he prints for patrons (and some of what he writes himself for printing and distribution) could easily catch the attention of the wrong people and land him in trouble especially if he were to do so under his own name (the article that Claire and company find in their search for him is critical of the British government in a way that probably would have gotten James Fraser arrested so he wrote it as Alexander Malcolm). Similarly, he uses a bit of an alias while engaging in his more illicit smuggling activities. Having so many names to go by keeps the authorities from putting the pieces together and realizing just what he’s up to. 

When the smuggling situation goes awry, word does get out to some authorities that the Jamie Roy behind it all is actually James Fraser and that causes problems for Jamie and Claire as they seek to go after Young Ian. At the time they leave Scotland the British Army is actively looking for James Fraser again so every time they encounter British officials (with the exception of Lord John who knows Jamie better than that and seeks to protect him) Jamie uses the Alexander Malcolm alias again (or variations thereof: Captain Alexandre anyone?) to keep from being recaptured by British authorities. This is why when he and Claire finally discover that they’ve landed in the American Colonies Jamie is so proud to be able to introduce himself as James Fraser (and his wife Claire) again without fear or repercussions (the way the colonial system worked at the time is difficult to explain but the legal system in place meant that the British Army couldn’t just arrest Jamie and drag him back to Scotland/England for a trial without going through the proper channels of the colony first which was time consuming and probably useless). 

There’s also the question of his notoriety among his fellow Scots. They may view him as a hero for the role he played and how close he was with the Bonnie Prince. He’s already assailed by former comrades who can’t seem to let go of the cause seeking to find a way to bring Charles and the Jacobite cause back again. He knows it’s over and isn’t one who enjoys or seeks that kind of attention so using the name Alexander Malcolm helps give Jamie a bit of anonymity amongst those who wouldn’t be able to appreciate the man beneath the myth of Red Jamie. 

That Jamie’s aliases are pulled from the list of his many names is what helps Claire and company track him in the historical record. They’re names she recognizes and associates with him but not everyone (even in his own time) would have; it’s simply too long a name for the authorities to bother themselves with or care about learning/knowing. 

I was watching GameGrumps StarTropics episode 6 and Dan started talking about a GREAT comic called Saga, and I’m glad he did because holy shit this comic needs so much more love.

I mean seriously it has everything

Not one but TWO women of color as lead roles

A subplot containing an adorable gay couple

An amazing agender character named “The Brand”

An object-head robotic race I’m in love with

A really great variety of unique and diverse races and species in the lore

GREAT writing

AND SOME DAMN SEXY CHARACTERS 

Y'all needa go read it rn. Like go. NO W