cassies pick

I’ve been thinking so much about Cassie lately, and how important she was to the animorphs and how formative it was for me to read the kinds of philosophical and ethical debates that she made possible within the pages of those wonderful, wonderful books Ruthlessness and pragmatism is something that we see celebrated all the time in everything from war sagas to wall street biopics, but optimism? pacifism? forgiveness? hope? totally stupid insane hope? Those are things that I mostly see mocked and belittled in much of the media I consume–especially anything related to battles and wars. Cassie-the moralizing, optimistic, tree hugger-wasn’t always right, but she wasn’t always wrong either. Her desire to adhere to her virtues was sometimes selfish and infuriatingly naive, but I’m so grateful to Animorphs for showing me a hero and a soldier like her. Cassie taught me that compromising for peace can be just as courageous as fighting for victory, and that’s a lesson that informs my personal life as well as my politics. The world needs Rachels and Marcos but at the end of the day, it needs Cassies too.

tbh i’m falling more into steroline hell every day,,,like i’m still klaroline always but “i will love you…forever” and “tell caroline i heard her. and i will love her forever too” literally make my stomach drop i’m multi shipper trash leave me here to die

“As soon as Ax had human arms we slipped his Controller’s suit and shirt on him. We’d all seen Ax try to put on ‘artificial skin,’ as he called it. We didn’t have time to wait for him to figure out the difference between arm holes and leg holes.

Then we tried to put on the tie. Just one problem: Cassie had picked up the tie he’d dropped and nervously unknotted it.

None of us guys had a clue how to retie it.

For about ten seconds, Marco and David and Tobias and I just stared at one another and at the tie and back at one another.

Then Rachel whispered, 'Oh, good grief, you guys are pathetic. None of you has ever tied a tie?’ She snatched the tie out of my hands, whipped it around Ax’s neck, tied it neatly, cinched it up, rebuttoned his shirt using the buttonholes we’d managed to miss, buttoned the top button of his jacket, straightened his lapels, and pushed his hair into place. All in less time than we’d wasted staring blankly at one another.”

- Book #21: The Threat, pg. 111 (by K.A. Applegate)

tagged by: @mira-cassie thanks dude!

rules: pick 10 characters from 10 fandoms and tag 10 people

1. Nymphadora Tonks - Harry Potter

2. Iris West - The Flash

3. Magnus Bane - The Mortal Instruments

4. Takashi Shirogane - Voltron: Legendary Defender

5. Piper McLean - Heroes of Olympus

6. Pam Beesly - The Office

7. Go Go Tomago - Big Hero 6

8. Yuri Plisetsky - Yuri!!! On Ice

9. Angelica Schuyler - Hamilton

10. Rey - Star Wars

idk who to tag lol

y’all don’t have to do this if you don’t want to but here we go!

@palestrayofsunshine @swiggityswaggitydingdongdaggity @whamslamwelcometothejam @crackerjack33snicksnack @brynt911 @teainthesnow @officialbibliophile @yellowmagicalgirl @thepileofcats anyone else who wants to!!

When I see people still bitching about Alec's casting.

I know Alec has black, chin length hair in the books but Matthew Daddario–who has short black hair–plays Alec and I–and surely others– refuse to allow the show to make him wear a damn wig to please naysayers. Do you know how ridiculous that would look? Secondly, yes, Alec has blue eyes but have you seen how beautiful Matt’s are? They’re the most gorgeous shade of hazel…I just….Thirdly, I know Alec is shorter than Magnus in the books but once again…Matthew was cast and his tall ass is staying. And lastly, Cassie picked him so hush. This is our Alexander Gideon Lightwood and if you don’t like it, go watch the movie.💁

Originally posted by bellamylightwoodtrash

Navigating || Cassie & Open

She had walked around the apartment for a good thirty minutes refusing to believe that she was really all alone. Cassie was used to spending time alone, but her mother was always near by and her dog always came at the second or third call. But it was just her in the two story town home. She almost didn’t recognize herself in the mirror, her hair was so dark and she just looked so much older. After adjusting to her new outward appearance Cassie went to call her parents, but there wasn’t a phone anywhere to be found. She would just have to go home herself, her real home because this place was to unfamiliar. 

Cassie picked out a simple summer dress hanging in the closet and fished through the rack of shoes till she found a pair of flats. While the apartment as a whole was unfamiliar, she was happy to see clothing that was. She opted out of the make-up spread on the bathroom counter and quickly combed her hair up into a high ponytail. When she was ready to head back down stairs music ringed through her bedroom causing Cassie to flinch in surprise and scan around for the source of the noise. She noticed a small rectangle light up and picked it up carefully with a frown. It dinged again and read voicemail. Cassie turned it over in her hands and shook it, “Where are the buttons.” She muttered to herself poking at it till the screen changed and asked for a password. 

She didn’t know what password it needed and contented to put it in the purse that was on back of one of the kitchen chairs. She looked through her wallet examining her drivers license and counting her money before heading to the door and opening it. It was a wave of confidence that was quickly defeated when she saw strangers walking by that clearly recognized her. Cassie looked away, feeling her heart  beat race as she hurried down the few steps and started down the sidewalk. She talked to no one till she came to a large intersection and her stomach growled. Cassie turned to the person nearest to her, “Excuse-excuse me?” She cleared her throat, “Where’s the subway and uh…where can I get something to eat?”