highlights of the author meetup w/ megan whalen turner
•"Gen, who has impulse control issues,“
•how she was determined to not write a book about a Quest and then ended up sort of writing book(s) about a Quest
•how she got into a fight with a friend one time about how to say “Avonlea” and wouldn’t say she was wrong for a long time, so we’re allowed to pronounce the names in her books however we want.
•”(it’s about) a Thief, who has bad impulse control,“
•Conspiracy of Kings is about Sophos learning to “put his big boy pants on”
Hi Cassie! I just finished tid and wow these are probably my fav book characters ever this series was so good!! I have 2 questions. I know Tessa is immortal but did she physically age and look older with Will some way maybe through the Change whether it was subconscious or not? And could you tell us anything about the other characters deaths ( Gabriel, Cecily, Sophie, Charlotte, Gideon, Henry ) or when they died? Thanks!
Tessa doesn’t physically age. Sometimes, because she has her unique shapechanging power, she will make herself look the same age as Will as he ages if they’re both out and unglamoured. She doesn’t bother around family and friends, or even the Enclave in general. She expects them to accept her as she is and if they don’t, that’s their problem!
Julia follows her husband to the Carpentry competition. She stands there and cheers him on as he presents the chair he made with his own two hands and she watches.
After the competition they come home, only to find it in shambles, Steven crushed under the ceiling girder he had made himself. Callen in the wind, their home and family torn away from them.
Raven’s Roost empties, the place turns to ghosts, and Magnus and Julia pack their belongings and run.
But they don’t hide.
No, Magnus and Julia Burnsides become a bullies boogeyman, the justice to the daylight, hero of the little guy. Julia makes herself a sword straps it to her back and joins her husband in kicking ass wherever it needs kicking.
But they never stay.
No, the Burnsides have people to save, and they leave on the rumour of trouble. They encourage towns to rise over their oppressors and the two together become symbols of change. Bards sing songs of their travels and tales of their heroism, children cherish their legacy in their hearts, and THEY FINALLY GET A DOG.
Eventually they end up in some nowhere bar near Phandalin and a fellow named Craig walks into it with a quest in his hand and adventure on his tongue and they chase it.
They pick a deadbeat named Merle and a wizard named Taako and they fail to save Phandalin; but they follow Killian to the BOB.
They leave behind a trail of confused NPCs as their Rustic hospitality and charm gets them through literally any situation.
They’re the wonder couple.
Julia gets Taako to paint her nails and in return she trains him with sword. She notices Merle coming back from his kids. She notices the enchantment on Lucretia’s painting, She notices Taako’s face just melt whenever Angus performs a spell or Kravitz pokes through a portal to say hi or give him a kiss, she notices everything.
And as they jump, from Phandalin, to Rockport, to Goldcliff, to Lucas’ Lab, to Refuge, to Wonderland… they alway introduce themselves with the same folknames.
The Hammer and The Sword.
After having art block for so long I decided to do something about it and just draw something. So why not drawing something I love and that is MIYUKI KAZUYA! (Probably one of my fav characters ever!) I wanted to perfect him in my own style and ended up making a Miyuki study. (His face gives me life TBH so just enjoy his beauty with me lol.)