I estimate two or three more weeks until you hit 200 pages. I think by the time this is finished, it'll be around 300 - 400 pages! XD Which in my opinion would still be pretty cool! (Awesome comic btw!)
We’re definitely sliding into the tail end and once we do we’ll start picking up speed.
The reason for that is I have a significantly more concrete idea of what’s happening from here on out. The last few updates were part of the murky middle bit where I had a loose idea of what needed to happen in order to get into end game stuff.
You've written about Dark Sister before. Do you think it'll come back in the books? Who will wield it? Is there a possibility that it's Lightbringer come again, and do you think Jon will get it since he's a secret Targaryen?
I have written about Dark Sister before! I like Dark Sister the most of the Valyrian steel swords, mostly because Visenya wielded it, and Visenya was awesome. So to start, I’m going to talk about the descriptions of three swords: Dark Sister, Blackfyre, and Longclaw, and then a bit about Dark Sister’s history, then get to predictions for the sword.
I’ve heard the (wrong) theory that Longclaw is Dark Sister before, from people who probably didn’t pay attention to the description of the blades. This mistake is made because people assume that any Valyrian steel sword at the Wall (where Dark Sister was presumed to be) must be the sword that is given to Jon Snow. To clear things up…it’s not. When looking at the description of the blades, you can see that they are not, in fact, one in the same. Longclaw is a big, long sword- a bastard sword, which is hand-and-a-half. On the other hand, Dark Sister was forged to be used by a woman. It is described as having a smaller grip and being a slender blade when compared to Blackfyre, its brother sword. So, right off the bat we know that Dark Sister and Longclaw are different swords.
Blackfyre and Dark Sister are ancestral Targaryen blades given to Aegon and Visenya Targaryen. They were probably a matched set, seeing as they were forged for a man and a woman, and Aegon and Visenya were meant to be married. Rhaenys, for instance, was not meant to be married to Aegon, and did not get a sword, which may back up this assumption. Dark Sister is first described in A World of Ice and Fire as follows:
Visenya, eldest of the three siblings, was as much a warrior as Aegon himself, as comfortable in ringmail as in silk. She carried the Valyrian longsword Dark Sister, and was skilled in its use, having trained besides her brother since childhood.
Blackfyre was usually the sword that went to the king. What’s interesting about Dark Sister, though, is that it was used by a woman, possibly even by two women. After Queen Visenya dies and Maegor (the cruel) becomes king over his elder brother, Dark Sister is taken by Queen Alyssa.
Aenys’s widow, Queen Alyssa, slipped away from Dragonstone with her children, as well as with Dark Sister, Visenya’s Valyrian steel sword.
Following this, Dark Sister was wielded predominantly by men (or at least, only the men are written about in A World of Ice and Fire. I, for one, like to think there were some other Targaryen girls that handled it.) It was owned by Aemon Dragonknight, described as “a knight worthy to bear Dark Sister” and Daeron the second. The last known owner of Dark Sister was Brynden “Bloodraven” Rivers. Bloodraven, who was later sent to the wall for killing a Blackfyre pretender and became the three-eyed raven. This is the point at which the location of Dark Sister becomes murky.
After the sentence of death was pronounced, Aegon offered Bloodraven the chance to take the black and join the Night’s Watch. This he did. Ser Brynden Rivers set sail for the Wall late in the year 233 AC. (No one intercepted his ship). Two hundred men went with him, many of them archers from Bloodraven’s personal guard, the Raven’s Teeth. The king’s brother, Maester Aemon, was also amongst them.
Bloodraven would rise to become Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch in 239 AC, serving until his disappearance during a ranging beyond the Wall in 252 AC.
We know what happens to Bloodraven. He becomes the three eyed raven, who Bran later meets. However, the question is: What happened to Dark Sister? Did Bloodraven take the sword with him?
It’s one of two possibilities. Let’s assume that yes, Bloodraven did take the sword to the Wall (and that it doesn’t end up at Summerhall, which is the other possibility.) If he went on a ranging, he would have taken that sword with him. Which means that it’s beyond the Wall.
Now, Dark Sister may actually be in the cave with Bran and co. It would make sense. Valyrian steel is a great instrument against the others, and so deep in the Night King’s territory, it’s great insurance. If the sword does make an appearance in the books again, there’s a great possibility that Bran or Meera or Jojen (or even Hodor) may use it in a fight against the Others. I’ve seen possible theories that say that Arya will come to use it…but unless Arya ends up beyond the Wall fighting Others, that seems unlikely. I’ve also seen theories that say Jon will wield Dark Sister, which would be awesome, since it’s an ancestral blade, but Longclaw is his sword, and I don’t see him needing another Valyrian steel sword. And as for Lightbringer…I generally like to think that Longclaw is Lightbringer, but it would be amazing if Dark Sister was. I just don’t know that the text points to that. In fact, I don’t know that the books really even talk that much about Dark Sister. We actually do know more about where Blackfyre ends up. Bittersteel takes it with him to Essos when he forms the Golden Company, and it’s possibly hinted that it’s in the presents that Aegon/Young Griff is given by Illyrio (which may serve to legitimize his claim as a lost Targaryen). In comparison, we don’t really know which direction Dark Sister went: North or South? Despite that, it is my favorite sword in the books, because Visenya Targaryen is such a Character™, and she uses Dark sister in the best, most dramatic ways.
On one occasion in 10 AC, Aegon and Visenya were both attacked in the streets of King’s Landing, and if not for Visenya and Dark Sister, the king might not have survived. Despite this, the king still believed that his guards were sufficient to his defence; Visenya convinced him otherwise. (It is recorded that when Aegon pointed out his guardsmen, Visenya drew Dark Sister and cut his cheek before his guards could react. “Your guards are slow and lazy,” Visenya is reported to have said, and the king was forced to agree.)
hi guys! i’ve finally reached the big milestone of 2000 followers! i’m unbelievably grateful to each and every one of you who saw my blog and thought it worth following, and also to the numerous friends i’ve made along the way <3 i’ve decided to celebrate by doing the following!
I know you get program asks a lot but I'm wondering if you make your own music for your videos? like for depression dance! If you do it'll be really awesome to know what program you use! ur stuff is amazing and lots of love <3 :^)
for depression dance i used my qchord
^this thing. its mega easy to play u just press a button and strum! you can look up youtube videos to see how it works
and i just record on my iphone haha..how pathetic is that. UHH i mean Innovative
Another one of those weird quick mood doodle paintings haha. :D This one I call ‘Jay’s compassion’, and it’s something I’ve been trying to write - about how Jay got his mabari, Apostate. :) That story will show up soon hopefully, but basically he kinda sorta stole her. Only kinda, though, idk if it counts as theft if someone tells you to get rid of something for them and you keep it instead and fix it and it becomes way awesome…?
Darn your arts are super adorable. I think it'll be fun to see Buster trying to swipe Rosita off the floor or trying to lift her up. What do you think?
Aw thank you so much! ;v; 9
The fact that the characters have no problems with their sizes… I don’t know, I find it so awesome, even If it’s such a futile thing !
Like… You didn’t hear Buster, Mike or Meena complain about how small/big they are! It’s something important and… I dunno, I know that’s it’s just me, but I found that so nice !
I think that Buster would be conscious about his own stature and would be aware about the fact that he can not lift her
I dunno, I can’t imagine Buster trying to lift Rosita up, but… Just for this one time! *wink
Finally got the chance to upload these! Last week I finished my first bullet journal, which meant I got to think up the spread for my new one. This is what it looked like on Monday, and it’s now filling up nicely. I really like the plain-page look this one has – my last one still looked awesome but it was lined, which meant I had a more boxed-in look to it. I love all the open space in this one, which is perfect for jotting down notes and doodling.
I love your future A/B/O verse!! It's such an amazing, loving and healthy poly family and makes me feel warm and happy inside! I wanted to ask tho, how many languages do the kids speak? In such a multilingual household it'll be awesome for them to be polyglots 😍
Thank you so much for liking it, it’s meant to be a warm and happy AU so I’m glad it’s giving you those feelings <3
The kids are absolutely multi-lingual, how could they not be when the household is? I’ve not really been showing it in the 4komas because they’re meant to be short, silly, and minimum brain effort (or as much as drawing a comic can be), and I personally don’t have enough knowledge of Russian or Thai to make language jokes (if anyone who likes this AU is a native speaker and wants to help, hit me up LOL).
But you can absolutely assume that all of the kids grow up fluent in Japanese, Russian, Thai, and English at the very least, probably more at least in Arisa’s case. After spending so many years together and in each other’s home countries, most of the adults are conversational-fluent or have working knowledge of all of the languages too ^ ^
This isn't really a question, but just thank you. Recently I've been having some trouble with people and my emotions and mentality and some days are so incredibly tough, but then again I know it'll get better. Your streams really help me whenever I'm feeling down, and I've met an amazing friend because of them. I don't know what the point of this was, you don't have to respond to this at all I just wanted to you know that even though we've never met you mean a lot and matter a lot so thank you.
whoa! Thats super awesome to hear! I’m glad the streams are able to help lift your spirits some way even though I don’t know what I’m doing on them half the time haha
Don’t thank me though, I don’t do anything, I just stream, its honestly the ones that come to the stream that make it what it is. Otherwise I wouldn’t be streaming! so thank them more than me :)
namjin + insecure jin and namjoon is comforting him with lots of smooches (also if you do smut it'll be awesome)
The skin of Jin’s inner elbow just where the veins run close to the surface is thin and soft, untouched by sun, unnoticed by many. Namjoon fits his lips to it and sucks very softly as Jin sighs.
His spine begins to curve into the mattress, easing away from the painful set his shoulders had been in all day.
“I love your elbow,” Namjoon murmurs against his skin.
Jin snorts, a tiny grin teasing the corner of his lips. “Shut up, you do not. No one loves anybody’s elbow, Namjoon.”
“I do,” he mumbles stubbornly, but then moves on, sliding his fingertips, just his fingertips, down Seokjin’s forearm to his palm, spreading his hand open. He traces each finger in a pattern, pinky first, then thumb, and then back to his ring finger. He winds up at Jin’s long middle finger last, gently unfurling it all the way to his fingertip.
Namjoon kisses his palm absentmindedly, but doesn’t stay there. Instead he lifts Jin’s hand, kisses the webbing between his middle finger and his ring finger, and tells him, “I love this part of you too.”
“Namjoon,” Jin breathes and rolls his eyes, but Namjoon sees he’s getting to him.
Slowly, Namjoon begins to slide Jin’s t-shirt up his stomach, kisses just above his bellybutton, and then nips at his narrow waist, so delicate and at odds with his broad shoulders. He should have been a bigger man, but years of dieting and too-strenuous exercise had whittled him down to little more than skin stretched over fragile bone. It had done the same to all of them.
“I love this part the most,” Namjoon says. It changes every time. It changes to whatever Jin needs to hear that day and that moment in time.
Jin swallows heavily, a fragile mood in his eyes behind the stirrings of desire, and sits up. He takes off his shirt. He takes off his shirt and pulls Namjoon over him. “I love you too, noodle-man.”
Hi! Since you wanted suggestions, I'd really like to see a continuation or backstory to the wrong Rick post. But if that's just a one-shot, maybe you could do some deaf Morty with his hobbies, making his favorite food or dressing up? At any rate, it'll be awesome! I look forward to seeing it, I love your blog and your Morty, it makes me smile when I see you made a post ^·^
That one was a bit of a one-shot, so here, have a happy morty that just made cupcakes for y’all!
Sojiro: but why do you guys want to talk to me? I’m not really part of this…
[While Coffee Dad might be confused as to why he was voted for because you’re awesome Coffee Dad he will make his appearance on July 23rd at 5pm EST! Questions will be accepted for an hour or two, and as many as possible will be answered during that time. (Some may end up on queue though, depending on how many questions are received. I was overwhelmed with Akechi wow) I hope you all look forward to it!]
Thought that was an epic episode but now I'm really ready for FS to have a scene together! With only 3 eps left, will it be next week or are they going to drag it out right until the last second? And do you think it'll be a win for Jemma or just more pain and her not getting through? Either way, hope they get a scene (and can't wait for Jemma to kick Papa Fitz's ass) ! Thanks for your awesome theories :)
We are all ready for Fitzsimmons to be reunited and I swear this is the writers kind of paying us back for all of the sass we had in A about them not being together…because this is SO MUCH worse.
Like I said in my meta, I have not been to the point of tears frustrated with a show like this in a long time. And its not that I’m not enjoying the story. I just want so bad for them to be reunited, for someone to save Fitz, for someone to even be trying to get to him. Every week we see how much he has suffered at AIDA and his fathers hand. But no one is actively trying to get him out or get to him anymore.
They have kept Fitzsimmons apart for a reason. Mostly because yes, its building up to an epic scene (I’m almost picture a twist on the LMD scene from 15). I think if Jemma wasn’t going to have an effect on him they would have had the face to face meeting already. But because she is going to help get through to him, they have to save it for the very end. Because from a story standpoint, like it or not Looking Glass had to get going, we had to escalate the stakes, so part of that was keeping Fitzsimmons apart.
Another factor is we (most but not all) of us want Jemma to be the one to get through to Fitz. The fandom would have flipped if it wasn’t Jemma that got through to him. We have seen with the others that it takes a BIG emotional upheaval and the person they are closest too. Coulson it was Daisy and an assist from Tahiti. May Coulson with the kids/Mace’s death. Mack…really hasn’t come around yet and is still just trying to protect his daughter. Mace never came around either. He died seeped in the fantasy. Fitz has only come across Daisy and Radcliffe who didn’t do much. Jemma’s “NO!” in 17 DID effect him but the programming was re enforced immediately by Papa Fitz and Ophelia.
Its all been building to next week guys, they know we are desperate for this reunion and for them to come back together. We also have to get Fitz back in some way in order for him to help stop it all, they have to stop The Doctor. We know that Jemma is going into action with her going for Papa Fitz…and that means she must be going for Fitz. There is no other reason for him to go after him alone.
T.G.I.F*ck This : You Do “Q”, & I’ll Make With The “A”.
(A) Auntie Nash has had a
difficile past 24 or so
(1A) Imma go get some wine to have while I play catch-up on sh*t in drafts and grind out a couple stories, but that ain’t gonna improve my mood, so…..
(2A) …..meanwhile, y’all shoot me any questions you want answered (i) honestly, (ii) by me [I have a broad knowledge of all things, of course, possibly, potentially], that will (iii) get dipped in the steaming vat of snark I keep by my desk before (iv) getting chucked back at you - it’ll be short, so the snark meter’s gonna ping pretty high
And if you don’t have the ability to differentiate between snark and hate and straightforward and wank and dark humor and sarcasm and bluntness and what-the-hell-ever-else, then… I just…. I….. I…..
(B) Anyone in the realm of my voice, hear me: keep all flexy and stretchy, whatever your baseline is, don’t let that get away from you, or you’ll be like old lady Nash, who *turned* the other day, and a pissed-off ligament, apparently tired of my gentle cajoling back into being useful, said “Nope” and now I have shooty stabbies running from my inner hip/deep ass area clean past my knee, depending on which way a hobble takes me. A colleague barely had “pinched nerve” uttered before they were silenced with a look. No. NO. Denial is stronger.