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     Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together, dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head.
     Her grandmother had told her to beware the wolves that prowled in the wood, but the little girl knew the little boy was not dangerous, even if he was the king of the goblins.

―  S. Jae-Jones, Wintersong 

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You cannot say to the sun, ‘More sun,’ or to the rain, 'Less rain.’ To a man, geisha can only be half a wife. We are the wives of nightfall. And yet, to learn kindness after so much unkindness, to understand that a little girl with more courage than she knew, would find her prayers were answered, can that not be called happiness? After all these are not the memoirs of an empress, nor of a queen. These are memoirs of another kind.

“And then?” Jasmine asked. “What then?”
“And then,” Barda said simply, “we will go on.”

{listen}

1. forgive the children we once were - delta rae (all the laws we once obeyed, they have betrayed us) 2. under the tide - chvrches (try to reties the ties, that you won’t leave behind) 3. do it now - ingrid michaelson (no one’s gonna wait for you) 4. below my feet - mumford & sons (keep my eyes to serve and my hands to learn) 5. willows - vanessa carlton (our minds are strong, could it be enough to bring strength to the bones?) 6. outlaws - delta rae (rules were meant to be pushed and pulled; we were meant to be sparks of light) 7. conscious - broods (no one here to keep me safe) 8. get home - bastille (we are the last people standing At the end of the night) 9. antebellum - vienna teng (keep the weapons down, keep the wounded safe)

superasente  asked:

Why, when you are asked a question about a book that is edited by another editor, do you claim to know nothing? Are we really supposed to believe that Marvel editors are working in mysterious, sequestered silos? Because I don't think anyone believes that for a second. Why not simply say, "I'm not going to discuss it." Why deflect like that? Follow up question: if I'm utterly wrong, what possible value could there be in such a lack of transparency?

Well, it depends on the question.

If someone is asking me to spoil a future story of another editor, then DUH–of course I am not going to do that, even if I DO know what they are going to do.

Yeah–I know a bunch of things about other people’s books. But they are big, broad things, not detailed things. So while I know how IVX is going to end, GENERALLY, I don’t know specifically what happens in the last issue, or who precisely does what, or (as most of the questions actually pertain to) what each person’s favorite characters’ particular character motivations is.

In addition, as I have said A LOT recently–THIS TUMBLR IS NOT MY JOB.

I am on here because I am a human being, and I like interacting with other human beings.

A lot of the questions I get are pushy and aggressive–much like yours is–which imply that I OWE people some sort of explanation on the question they are asking. I DO NOT.

Now…regarding books I actually work on, I might have a personal interest in responding to something I am accused of having fucked up. And if the person is not super rude to me, I might just answer them. But when X-Men fans come to me, a person who has not worked on an X-book in YEARS, and demand explanations of other people’s comics because they are dissatisfied, I am sorry, but I am not going to call up my friends in the X-Men office to get the details of their stories and/or their thinking behind them in order to satisfy a person who is being snarky at me.

So let’s look a the last few questions I said I didn’t know because I am not working on the book:

Will we see the Spider-Man, K'un-Lun and Iron Fist in new Jean Grey series? You know, they’re the experts in Phoenix training.                                               

I have no idea if those characters are going to be in this book. Do you think we go over every issue one by one in a large group? We don’t. The Jean Grey editors would know, and perhaps the Spider-Man and Iron Fist editors would know…that said, even if they did, it’s a spoiler question that none of us would answer. This question is very polite though, I don’t want to imply this one is rude…it’s just not a question for me.

Does Jason Aaron’s Thor/Quintin Quire/Phoenix stuff in THOR somehow lead to the events of the new Jean Grey series, or at least related? Or is it a case of one hand not knowing what the other is doing?                                                   

Again, same thing. There are things I know about both books, but having not spoken with Jason about Thor nor Dennis about Jean Grey, I have no idea if they knew what one-another were doing when they came up with their ideas. I know they are friends, but I am not sure if they discuss stories a lot. But why ask a guy who works on neither book?

Before that…it’s been a while since I said that, I think. I am not seeing anything scrolling back, but I may have missed something.  I know I’ve said it a ton more than this, mostly about Death of X stuff or Cyclops stuff…which, again, people have been very push about.

Say…you would not happen to be a Jean Grey fan, would you?

So, it’s not that the editors are keeping things from one another. If I WANTED to know the answers to these questions, I would walk next door and ask Daniel Ketchum what the deal is with the Jean Grey book…but that is a precedent I DO NOT want to set. I would rather answer questions for me, not play messenger.

And listen…if I misread the tone of your question, I am sorry, too. I’ve been getting a lot of very negative questions (most of which I delete) which your message fell right in the middle of. But it reads as really aggressive, to me.

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