future podcasts

Hi everyone,

@squaddreamcourt and I have a few podcasts scheduled for the next week or so, and we are looking for any suggestions you have in particular about these topics!

We will also have an author talk (I hope, eventually) with @highfaelucien and @illyriantremors, although those are not yet scheduled.

Asks are good, don’t worry about clogging the old inbox, it is quite used to it by now.

And personally I am super, super excited about the people we will be talking to, and the subjects. So. Even if it sucks and you don’t like the podcasts, I am going to have a good time talking with everyone. :D

Just a thought

Everyone writing about feyre being pregnant in acowar and… sjm has clearly stated that she doesn’t want this-therefore I really don’t think that she’d do this as feyre is still becoming her own person.
However I understand the theories of aelin being pregnant as it’s said she wanted/thought it was a good idea

anonymous asked:

For the podcast when u do diversity u should mention that sjm does have rep when it comes to physical disabilities. Like I relate SO much to elide with her limp, even though my disability is to do with hearing, there's practically never ya with characters with disabilities if it's not an issue centric book. And like I said, my disability is not similar to elides at all, but she is the most important character in ya fiction I've ever read and means so much to me I can't even put it into words 1/2

2/2 and the fact that nobody treats her differently or like she isn’t capable is huge.I don’t think I’ve ever seen a character with a disability be able to have a normal adventure/save the world and not be sidelined or erased by being healed.And that no one even questions her abilities because they KNOW she is capable and strong.Ugh she is everything to me I could talk about her for days.Disability rep isn’t often talked about when it comes to diversity and all that, but it would be cool to see!

Hey nonnie! Thank you so much for your input! I have seen… not a whole lot of discussion here about disability in terms of diversity and representation. I have, but people are far more concerned about race and/or gender.

I think you are absolutely right, though - disability (especially certain types) is generally just ignored? Because it isn’t always “visible”? But in the States at least, chronic illness (including mental illness) is considered a disability (but of course there are such stigmas around chronic illness, I know that’s not what you have but I am just rambling right now) and so… there are a lot of people who experience different forms of marginalization because of their disability, but it isn’t always obvious.

I’m really glad you were able to find something in this character that spoke to you so much! And we’ll bring this up during discussion, I’m glad to have your perspective.

(I think we are waiting until post-ACOWAR to discuss diversity, purely because… we have hopes that we will have improvements to discuss? I’m not holding my breath, but that’s our rationale. So it might be a while before you see anything about this.)

If you hate Aelin Galathynius for being a sarcastic “bitch” who uses her sharp tongue and wit to hide her endless inner turmoil and pain but love characters like Jace Herondale, Will Herondale, Aaron Warner, Ronan Lynch and basically any other Tortured But Sarcastic Bad Boy™ then I am sorry to tell you but your hypocrisy and internalized misogyny are showing.