<b>Feyre (confused):</b> So, I have to sit in your lap while you touch me and arouse me for this plan to work?<p/><b>Rhys:</b> *sweating nervously* Oh, yeah, yeah, It's SUPER important and vital to our plan.<p/></p>
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my crack pot theory.
There are Demi-fae in ACOMAF. I am not sure how I missed
this, over and over and over again. Actually I do, I just finished the TOG series,
so the connection never lite up in my brain until @propshophannah pointed it
I’m going to start with Mama Archeron. I have the hardest
time believing that she died of typhus. The idea never settled with me from my
first read. I just cannot see this lady of the house slumming in camps or
hanging out with wildlife where she would have been infected by louse. If the
house was infested the family would have been infected. I will admit that I
could be reading too much into this, but it has always nagged in the back of my
mind. (313, TAR)
Mama Archeron died when Feyre was 8, Nesta is 11. Let’s say
she had Nesta in her mid-twenties. She should have been about 35 when she
“died”. What if she faked her death?
What if it came to her attention that she was not aging as a human should be. With that said, what if Mama Archeron decided it was a good
time to fake her death?
Stay with me here. If Mama Archeron is a Demi-fae, that
means the girls are. Which would solve so many of the thoughts tugging in the
back of my mind, such as:
1. Nesta is immune to glamour because of her strong
will? She is somehow immune to both
Tamlin and Cassian’s glamour? Sorry, no. Tamlin was able to Glamour his entire
supporting household from Feyre, Tamlin was able to keep Feyre hidden from Rhys
until he noticed the third place setting at the table.
2. Feyre’s Prescience.
I have a whole post that you can read about it but to sum it up Feyre has a bit
of foresight. This is a girl that painted the Attor, although she had never
seen him (182, TAR). Her visions of the moonstone palace (375, TAR). Those two
little faeries in the garden (76, TAR), the bad feeling she gets from the
queens (389, MAF). Feyre can also taste magic, since we only have Feyre’s view
this could be something or nothing (45, TAR).
3. Elain, now I have comb these damn books and the only
thing that came up Elain can talk anyone into anything it seems. It does not
seem like much of a power to me, but it could lead to something greater.
4. The three sisters are mated to not just any fae, but
4a. Feyre was mated to Rhys, two years before UtM. She was a
half-starved girl painting flowers on a table and her equal is the most
powerful high lord in Prythian. I’m sorry, what?! Unless there was something
more to the Feyre.
4b. Elain is Lucien’s mate. I know some of you will disagree
with me, but I do not believe Lucien is as weak as he appears. He is a son of a
high lord and I have a feeling that his family sensed that he was going to be
4c. Wings and Embers hints that Nesta is mated with the
strongest Illyrian, the commander of the Night Court armies. In this scene I
also think that Nesta feels it too, when she accuses him of using some sort of
5. The mortal queens. The sixth queen did not even show
herself in Hybern. The sixth queen seems connected to the sisters. She is not
ill and also not present to gain immortality from the Cauldron. What if the
sixth queen is of a demi-fae realm?
7. The Suriel has one hell of an interest in Feyre.
I just absolutely love this ship and I worship it.
-They met at the Summer Court in ACOMAF
-When meeting for the first time Varian didn’t take his eyes off of Amren. Feyre thought he was sizing up the most dangerous person in the room. How bout if he was looking at how beautiful she was?!
-At the welcoming party they were sitting together away from everyone else
- Varian sent jewellery after the blood ruby was declared on her head
-Amren was staring at the jewellery when she was about to fall asleep.
-Varian and Amren wrote to each other back and fourth
-Varian wanted to see Amren in the Dawn Court meeting
-That scene HOLY CAULDRON in the tent. That was a blessed moment. I screamed.
*he just ran INto the tent and knelt before her and kissed her!!! And she wrapped her legs around him and he led her off into his tent. IN FRONT OF EVERYONE. That was a blessed scene.
-When the Cauldron was calling she ran out with his shirt on. She’s so petite that it was down to her knees and Varian came out behind her shirtless. (I CANT BREATHE)
-He was right there when she got set free and he was begging her but he respected her wishes.
-When she came back my heart stopped beating but my little one was back and safe with her little love.
What are their ship names?
*Little Firedrake and Summer Prince
I’m a little trash for them
- Feyre hunting
- Feyre, Elain and Nesta at the market
- Tamlin, Lucien and Feyre having dinner
- when Feyre caught the Suriel
- “There you are. I’ve been looking for you.”
- High Lords bringing Feyre back
- balcony scene
- Feyre hitting Rhysand with a shoe
- Mor coming for Feyre
- Feyre’s first time seeing streets of Velaris
- first dinner in the House of the wind
- Bone carver
- Amren and Feyre looking for the book
- Cassian making that man bun (I’ll pray every day for it)
- chapter 48 ;)
- just Azriel and his shadows
- Court of nightmares scene
- someone shirtless okay, I don’t care who
- Cassian wiping Nesta’s tears
- Weaver and Feyre
- when Rhys got injured
- Feyre painting in the cabin
- chapter 55 ;)
- Amren during the attack at Velaris
- all of them after Cauldron happened
- Wings and Embers PLEASE
I’ve been pondering what Feyre saw in the Ouroboros Mirror. What parts of herself did the Mirror drag up from the darkest depths of her soul and make her face? What was Feyre forced to come to terms with in order to save Prythian, her friends, her family, and court? What did she learn to love? And what does the beast have to do with anything?
I think Feyre had more to come to terms with than anyone else in Prythian. Yet she overcame it. She decided not to let her own soul destroy her.
I believe she had to watch her younger self wring the neck of a tiny rabbit as it screamed in pain—her first kill. Feyre watched from the snow-shrouded trees as an ash arrow imbedded itself in the side of large wolf, an unprovoked shot of pure hatred. The Ouroboros would have shown in graphic detail everything that occurred UtM—the dancing and drinking that made her feel filthy, the unsolved riddled that made her relive her shortcomings, and the unbearable murder of two innocent fae. The families of those two innocent souls as they raged and mourned and crumpled in weary misery. They had come so close to freedom, but the price to pay had been their loved one. Feyre had taken it from them.
The Mirror would have swirled with images and flashes of Tamlin, Lucien, Elain, Nesta…all those Feyre felt she had betrayed or let down in some way, whether it was deserved or not. Her conversations with Ianthe as she ignorantly shared every detail about her human family and their estate, then the moment her sisters stumbled through the door in Hybern, and were shoved into the Cauldron, Made into the very thing they hate. And somehow, after all this and so so much more, Feyre came to acceptance. But I think, more than all the ways she hurt those around her, or they hurt her in turn, all the blood and vomit and nightmares…more than any of that, Feyre had to learn to love the beast that stared back.
I was not alone.
Crawling down the snow-kissed wall, a massive beast of claws and scales and fur and shredding teeth inched toward the floor. Toward me.
Its enormous paws were near-silent on the floor, the fur on them a blend of black and gold. Not a beast designed to hunt in these mountains. Certainly not with the ridge of dark scales down its back. And the large, shining eyes—.
I didn’t have time to remark on those blue-grey eyes as the beast pounced.
Where I had been standing … the beast now sat, scaled tail idly swishing through the snow.
Gazing back at me. My reflection.
Of what lurked beneath my skin.
My knife clattered to the stones and snow. And I looked into the mirror. (pg. 605-6)
“What did you see?”
“Myself. I saw myself.” (pg. 617-18)
Maas gives us a short, but very revealing description of the beast—Feyre’s beast.
The significance of gold and black fur? Throughout ACOTAR and MAF, Feyre religiously rejected any power that related to Tamlin, namely the ability to shift into animal form. She feared the claws that poked against her skin. She hated them. Until she realized they weren’t Tamlin’s claws, they were her own. They were talons. And if she could make talons, she could make wings. Feyre’s beast form having a mixture of black and golden fur signifies that Tamlin is a part of her, and always will be. She once loved him, so much so that she killed for him, died for him. A love like that leaves a permanent imprint on a soul, even if the love itself doesn’t last forever. Feyre had to learn to love the part of her soul that had been touched and permanently changed by Tamlin.
The scales could signify several things. Of course Summer comes to mind. Feyre obviously has an affinity for the Summer magic that flows through her veins. It came easily to her—more easily than any other High Lord’s power. The scales might represent the bond formed between Tarquin and Feyre while she visited Summer. Regardless of the blood rubies, now rescinded, the High Lord of Summer and High Lady of Night shared a unique understanding of one another, and a common passion to spread equality between the High Fae and lesser faeries (and even humans) to all courts and territories.
The scales might also be equivalent to the thorns Feyre feels she has and once used to describe herself to Tamlin—the spiny ridge running down the beasts’ back and tail representing her prickly side. This is an annoying feature most of us have, and a part we all hate, but must accept responsibility for.
But perhaps the mostly likely possibility is that the scales and ridges represent Feyre’s armor (Illyrian armor is scaled). We know it to be thick. In ACOMAF, Rhysand worked for months to attempt to delve through the layers and layers of Feyre’s armor in the form of depression, anger, bitterness, and solitude. It is likely that Feyre had to learn to love that armor, even if she wished it had been stronger, or less harmful to those around her, the way it hurt Rhys after the Court of Nightmares scene in ACOMAF, and Mor at the camp in ACOWAR. While gazing at herself in the Mirror, Feyre had to learn to bear her armor proudly and honorably, to use it to strategically protect herself, and not harm or keep out those who love her, fight for her.
The massive, flesh-shredding teeth—Feyre’s ability and willingness to kill and murder. Whether for food to avoid starvation, killing for no other reason than pure, undiluted hatred, or the murder of innocents to save the one she loved, Feyre has a lot of blood on her hands. And as we learned through her nightmares and admittance to Cassian…Feyre feels that blood should be her own. She has fangs, and she’s used them—over and over again. Feyre suffered soul-deep from the pain she felt she brought upon others. But when the Mirror showed her those glistening teeth and impressive maw, Feyre had to accept that pain and torment—and then turn it against her enemies. Not fangs to harm the innocent, but rather to protect them, to fight for them. To fight against Hybern and the injustices of the world. To protect her sisters and those like them. To care for the weak and weary and afraid.
I have been struck each time I’ve read these scenes—on a personal level. To think about facing my own beast…what would it look like? How would I react as it sat and laid my very soul bare? Could I even look into my own eyes as they gazed back in judgement? Could I learn to love every part of myself as Feyre did? Would I be able to face my inner most demons? Honestly, I don’t know. But I think we could all benefit from pondering this passage a bit more.
1. MALEC SAID I LOVE YOU (proving they just keep getting better and better)
2. Made Asexual Raphael a canon
3. THEY END THE CLACE INCEST STORYLINE IN THE FIRST HALF OF S2 (so you know how happy I am cause with the books we didn’t find out till book 3 do you how frustrating it and bad you feel thinking you ship siblings)
4. Izzy finally came to her senses and kick ass helping her brother
5. Last but not least Simon Lewis is finally a DAYLIGHTER I have waited for this all season one of my favourite thing from the book come to life
Now I’m gonna rewatch both season over and over till Monday June 5th for Season 2B to start and then we get Sebastian, the Seelie Queen (Hopefully the Court scene with the Clace kiss), Hopefully we might get to see a little Sizzy (Just a little please) and Lots, lots and lots more Malec.