• China: Do you want to know how I actually hurt my wrist?
  • Valkyrie: Yes.
  • China: I was hula hooping. I attend a class for fitness and for fun.
  • Valkyrie: Oh, my God.
  • China: I’ve mastered all the moves. The pizza toss, the tornado, the scorpion, the oopsie-doodle.
  • Valkyrie: Why are you telling me this?
  • China: Because no one will ever believe you.
  • Valkyrie: You sick son of a bitch.
Why everyone should read Derek Landy’s books

- He has written so many wonderful female characters that are not sexualised in any way and are just badass.

-Saracen Rue is my child

-The Dead Men are all wonderful, and Skulduggery Pleasant is so fucking awesome.

- He aknowledges that girls menstruate in The Dying of The Light, which is never done in children’s books.

-Every single book is so funny, and heartwarming.

- Vaurien Scapegrace’s character development and his relationship with Thrasher is beautiful.

-Kenspeckle Grouse teaches that children deserve to be treated with the same respect as adults, which is an important lesson to learn.

-In Demon Roads Amber beats the hell out of a cat-caller for harassing a girl. It’s awesome.

-Tanith Low is a flaming bisexual.

-Finbar Wrong is adorable and kind and sweet.

- China Sorrows is a deeply complex and flawed character and most female characters do not have this level of development if they are not the main character.

-Valkyrie Cain is a good ass character.

-The plot is not based around romance.

Feel free to add anything I have missed.

You know what I find kinda interesting? In this fandom, we all have pretty much the same ideas for what most of the characters look like. Valkyrie is a adorable teenage girl with dark hair and dark eyes, Dexter is blond and hot af, Ghastly is balnd and scared and has muscles and dresses nice ect ect. Apart from China. Everyone draws her differently, everyone imagines her differently. It’s like she’s the most beautiful woman in the world so we picture her as what the most beautiful woman in the world would look like to us all seperatley