characters in literature

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Wands Sorted in the Shop

Here are all the houses for some of my newest wands. I will be working on more tonight using semi-precious stones such as: Amzonite, amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine, Rose quartz, snowflake obsidian, and Jasper.

In Defense of Holden Caulfield

I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever understand why exactly people hate Holden Caulfield from “The Catcher in the Rye”.

I mean, sure, you could defend your dislike with a classic gem such as, “Oh, he’s just a whiny, pretentious f***boy! He’s so boring, all he does is complain!”

But at that I’m just like

okay, wow, I’m sorry the incredibly depressed mentally ill teenager who has no true friends and is constantly being ignored by the people he tries to reach out to and is constantly being told he’s useless and a bad influence by his peers and has alluded to being sexually molested by multiple people as a little kid and has to deal with the pain and hardship of growing up in a world he can’t help but see as superficial and hypocritical and WHOSE CLASSMATE FRICKIN’ COMMITTED SUICIDE IN FRONT OF HIM isn’t a conventionally cheerful or likeable protagonist????

I don’t understand why that’s so hard for people to grasp; it just straight up BAFFLES me. I mean, people eke out all sorts of ways to like downright villains like Alex (DeLarge) or Loki or Ramsay Snow/Bolton, or antiheros like Jaime/Cersei Lannister, Sherlock Holmes, etc.

Why is it so hard to dole out a little sympathy for Holden, who, ultimately, just wants to protect children from the evils of the world—arguably one of the noblest and most heartbreakingly tender aspirations of all?

Character aesthetic: Enoch O’Connor (requested by @fionaandhugh)

That’s what I can do—take the life of one thing and give it to another, either clay like this or something that used to be alive but ain’t anymore.

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(trc // the dream thieves)

The Signs as "The Outsiders" Characters
  • Aries: Dally Winston - loyal, fiery
  • Taurus: Sodapop Curtis - frank, understanding
  • Gemini: Two-Bit Matthews - clever, humorous
  • Cancer: Randy Adderson - dynamic, understanding
  • Leo: Steve Randle - cocky, intelligent
  • Virgo: Jerry Wood - able to look beyond social boundaries
  • Libra: Cherry Valance - beautiful, merciful
  • Scorpio: Ponyboy Curtis - empathetic, intelligent
  • Sagittarius: Tim Shepard - restless, stoic
  • Capricorn: Darrel Curtis - hard-working, fatherly
  • Aquarius: Bob Sheldon - rebellious, cocky
  • Pisces: Johnny Cade - selfless, observant