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Rules: Answer the 20 questions and tag 20 followers who you would like to know better.
i was tagged by @lunaloved

Name: rachel
Nickname: rach, rachie, rachela, rachelly 
Zodiac sign: aquarius 
Height: 5′10″ish, 5′ 11″ish
Orientation: straight
Nationality: guatemalan and peruvian (but i live in the us)
Fav fruit: ahhhhhh i love like all fruits, but plums, oranges, and frozen grapes (cause frozen grapes are totally different than n o t frozen grapes)
Fav season: winter
Fav flower: forget-me-nots 
Fav scent: peppermint, pomegranate, and clean laundry 
Fav colour: i love all colors tbh but if i had to choose - bright yellow
Fav animal: giraffes i think, or manta rays
Coffee, tea or hot cocoa: definitely tea 
Average hours of sleep: during the school year, five-ish; during the summer, seven
Fav fictional character: holy shoot am i really supposed to choose??  either harry potter, scorpius malfoy, penelope bunce, orrrrrrrrr any of the 3468 other characters that i can’t choose from
Number of blankets you sleep with:  eight during the winter, four during the summer (i’m a really cold person whoops)
Dream trip: alaska with my friends to go in the ice caves!
Blog created: according to postlimit, it was 9 months ago today!! but it wasn’t until like early march that i made it an hp blog and organized it so i consider it to be then lol

i’m tagging: @peachyscorbus, @sscorbus, @iicarusis, @lilyevians, @umfleur, @starwar, @flintswood, @paddfoot, @ravenclw, @katjebell, @bvggart, @romiones, @wrmtail, @slughcrn, @hcllland, @shriekingshxck, @hermioneggranger, @albuspotr, @expelumos, @whysirius

  • Me: I'm a super introverted and quiet person I don't really talk much to ppl I don't know
  • Person: *mentions my favorite fictional character*
  • Me: *frantically and loudly speaks about the beauty of that character to a complete stranger for 7478391 hours*

Carry on where everything is the same except every time Baz says ‘Snow’ it is replaced by ‘Love of my life’

“I can’t believe you’re asking me this, love of my life. You, who can’t walk away from half a sandwich"

 “Gampire isn’t even a proper name, love of my life. You’re terrible at this game"

“Enough, love of my life, I’m not the Queen.”

“The love of my life was a wreck at dinner.
Which I might have enjoyed if I wasn’t so desperate for him to stay.”

“The love of my life’s table manners are atrocious - it’s like watching a wild dog eat. A wild dog you’d like to slip the tongue.”

Some things I forget about Carry On

- Simon gets travel sick in cars

- Sometimes when the Mage looks at Simon, he’ll be reminded of Lucy

- Most of the guys in their year are scared of Penny

- “Damned to Slough”

- Simon thinks Baz looks like a gangster in the mornings

- Miss Possibelf uses a walking stick as a magical instrument

- Simon thought Baz jumping off the ramparts was the prettiest thing he’d ever seen

- Baz likens Simon and Penny to Ant and Dec

- Half of Simon’s sentences are shrugs

- Baz was willing to put the time in to block every. Single. Chimney. at his house just to annoy his little sister

- Young Baz liked Paddington Bear, and older Baz possibly still does

THINGS THAT ARE DEALT WITH IN ‘CARRY ON’ BY RAINBOW ROWELL

Okay! So there has been criticism previously over Rowell’s characters and the fact that sometimes their world can seem distant and aery-faery, yet I think if anyone tries saying it’s similar with Carry On I’ll go haywire. 

PENELOPE BUNCE

  • Struggles with family 
  • Is INSANELY intelligent
  • Red hair? Doesn’t care
  • Racial representation 
  • Born to an untraditional powerful magician to a non powerful magician marriage
  • She really doesn’t care what everyone else thinks about her
  • Simon Snow is her best best best friend - her notes are addressed to him. 
  • Tells things honestly 
  • Is a feminist
  • Has a long distance, American, magic boyfriend and is learning spells from him in spanish
  • Constantly wins over people’s pride because she’s so wonderful
  • FINDS COMPETITION BETWEEN WOMEN ANNOYING AND UNNECESSARY, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S BECAUSE AGATHA THINKS SHE HAS A CRUSH ON SIMON 
  • Saves Simon from the Humdrum even BEFORE the book begins
  • Is completely accepting of SnowBaz and sexualities 
  • Has to deal with her lesbian, pixie roomate and her girlfriend who leave pixie dust everywhere

SIMON SNOW

  • Bisexual representation
  • The fact that he doesn’t really think sexuality defines him in any form
  • He feels unable to fulfill the prophecies put on him
  • Has to constantly deal with the Mage’s utilitarian, shit
  • Has to constantly deal with being the solution to MULTIPLE wars
  • Fucks up all the time, and is scared of hurting those around him when he does
  • He IS angsty
  • He ‘goes off’ (gets extraneously angry) 
  • He IS an idiot and a massive dork
  • He IS lovable lmao
  • Never had any parents he knew of 
  • OPENLY RECEIVES THERAPY


TYRANNUS BASILTON PITCH THE THIRD

    • Real life angst bomb
    • Real life neat freak
    • YES he is a vampire, but he doesn’t want to drink human blood and is never really tempted by it
    • Is really self conscious about being a vampire
    • Is not at all self conscious about being gay 
    • Feels like a disappointment to everything he touches and everyone in his family because he’s gay and a vampire 
    • Makes compromises and does his best to not kill people, so forgive him
    • Has fleeting, sexy, violent thoughts that he can’t help and gets embarrassed by
    • Constantly excuses himself awkwardly to drink blood 
    • Constantly excuses himself awkwardly to eat food because he’s self conscious about his fangs when he eats
    • Loves his step mom 
    • Has to deal with his mother’s death
    • Teases his younger step sister about magic tricks 
    • Smokes
    • Feels like his life can only go downhill besides the fact that his whole life is so promising
    • Has super human strength, but makes other people do things for him while he just sits back
    • Has to make up for his mother’s moderately racist rule as headmistress (principal) 
    • Plays fucking VIOLIN and keeps everything in the bathroom neat and organized
    • Suffers from suicidal thoughts

AGATHA WELLBELOVE

    • Doesn’t want to be a prize to be won
    • Complete rebuttal to your average female character
    • Struggles with feelings towards the Mage
    • Struggles with trying to find her own path
    • Never feels accepted in the world of Mages, besides theoretically being perfect
    • Doesn’t really give a shit if she’s judged for using/not using beauty spells and is proud in her femininity 
    • Struggles with fitting into the magical world when all her friends are actually Normal
    • Likes pink and doesn’t   f u c k i n g   care if it’s stereotypical because it’s just a color that she happens to like
    • Feels like her parents want her to marry the perfect magician, and would rather not be a happy-ending-prize
    • IS A NORMAL PERSON WHO DOESN’T WANT TO DIE AND SO DOESN’T FEEL THE NEED TO STICK AROUND AND PUT HER LIFE IN DANGER BECAUSE SHE’S RATIONAL

OTHER THINGS

    • The book deals with overcoming militaristic rules
    • Making up for the past’s mistakes
    • Resent, guilt, death of loved ones
    • Never fulfilling your destiny
    • Trying so hard to fix the past’s mistakes that you make more mistakes
    • Becoming crazed with fixed ideas that don’t need to be followed
    • Dealing with the effects of dissolving laissez-faire
    • Dealing with the separation of family members
    • Racism/Class divide
    • The book has modern things like wifi
    • The spells are easy to memorize
    • Casual references to people with disabilities
    • Portrays corruption of the kind in trying to know what’s best for others
    • DOESN’T SUPPRESS DROPOUTS FOR PUTTING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST
    • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.