Can I just say how much… I really, really love writing Rhys and Mor? And maybe just take two seconds to chat about how underrated their relationship is? The more I write Rhys, the more I keep finding myself in these scenes with him coming to her, leaning on her, using her for help and advice whether he knows it or not. I think Rhys loves her so, so much. And I honestly believe that out of everyone in the IC, if Mor were to die it would hit him harder than anyone else (save Feyre, of course). They’ve grown up together, and he’s fought his entire life to give her independence and freedom, and I think Mor returns the favor when he lands on her balcony after the Mountain, and he sort of just… lets her keep being this shepherd in his life, helping him keep from fully unraveling. I think Cassian and Azriel aren’t the only ones who feel her endless warmth and spirit. Say what you will about the Cazigan dynamic in the books and who has to “shield” whom from Mor’s infectious spirit, but if you think about it, Rhys is exempt from that protection. He just gets to enjoy Mor for all she is, how selfless and supportive and encouraging, and she too gets to be there for her cousin who has empowered her and given her status and strength over her family, these things that make her into a queen. They’re friends. Really, really good friends and I think there is so much love between them that we don’t get to see a lot of in ACOMAF, but if SJM were to ever write the book as Rhys or elaborate on it, I think we’d be surprised just how much goes on between the two of them and how much he confides in her. And I think given how much they’ve gone through together… that’s just, I don’t know, really really special and I love it so much. It’s nice to see that even when the entire world and family around them falls apart, there is still this lovely little kernal of them left to lean on and it never goes away.
all these male-obsessed asks lately are getting so boring! hugs from a fellow man-hater. your blog is amazing!
Thanks! I’m thinking that rather than bore everyone with future messages, I’ll save them up and create a collage or a montage set to music. I have some time to decide on the soundtrack, but right now I’m thinking “Maneater” by Hall & Oates.
"Fuck you and fuck your mother and fuck the fucking horse you fucking rode in on. You will not even die in battle. No warrior will taste your blood. No one alive will take your life. You will die a soft poor death. You will die with a kiss on your lips and a lie in your heart." - best curse in all of fiction tbh
best character 10/10 anxiously waiting for the movie adaption about his kids
Slavic aunties with magic powers
My speech is italicizes for emphasis. EMPHASIS!
Sam Black Crow:
SPEECH MAKING INTENSIFIES
ooooh here she comes, she's a man eater, oooh here she comes, watch out boy she'll chew you up
The cab driving ifrit:
doesn't matter had sex
we get it you vape
Jacquel and Ibis:
I believe in my cool funeral dads
fuck this shit I'm out
ILL KICK YOUR ASS, ILL KICK HIS ASS, ILL KICK MY OWN ASS
sugar and spice and everything nice and about to save the world
surprise bitch I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me
I specifically asked for the opposite of this
hello naughty children it's murder time
We are just a few days from hiatus being over…YAY! I am fully expecting things to start picking up, press, and hopefully a new promo.
I realize I have a very unique role here in the fandom. And this will be the first time since I fell into that role that I won’t really be available before an episode airs. I’ll be at Wondercon and am going to try my hardest to get into the Shield Panel.
Just a few notes/requests going into the premiere.
Due to me traveling and the possibility of seeing the episode at the panel…all theory/spec asks need to be in by Friday night. Any that come in after that I likely won’t be able to answer, especially if I see the episode.
I will try to answer what I can other nights back at the hotel.
Anything I post that I get from Wondercon will be under Keep Reading Lines and tagged aos wondercon spoilers so you can black list accordingly.
I still don’t know how much I will post if I do get in. It will depend on the rules of the panel. I don’t want to be in violation of them. Nor do I totally want to spoil the episode. Though I have a few ideas of some fun things I can do.
My usual post episode meta won’t go up until Tuesday night after the East Coast airing. If I am unable to get into the Shield Panel it will be delayed until Wednesday.
All episode specific asks will be answered starting on Wednesday.
Please search my blog before sending in and ask to see if I already answered it. Post Self Control I had over 100 asks come in and I have a feeling that as we get going in the Framework I’ll get a good number.
Please do not send me rants/metas/unpopular opinions about a character or story arcs. I try to keep my blog as positive as I can and I sadly have no control over what the writers do. I don’t want to be used as a way to post “Unpopular Opinions” on Anon. Any I get will be deleted.
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
Y’know, idk. I certainly didn’t start Game Theory with an idea of helping readers learn anything at all. Tbh, I don’t really consider myself that much of a didactic writer (like I don’t care if people love or hate Augus I don’t think I should tell you what to think in my fiction you have your feelings on the matter I have mine etc.), so I don’t often go in with ‘I’m gonna teach stuff!’ I go in with… ‘haha I’m gonna put myself through this emotional rollercoaster might as well share it with other people.’
(Sorry other people).
I suppose there’s always a part of me though that is like…unconsciously seeking to share with people all the different ways trauma can manifest for different people. How it doesn’t always look the same, or sometimes it can look very the same. But, at the same time, if someone walks away from Game Theory and all they get from it is like two or three chapters they like beating off to as well, *thumbs up* that’s also awesome. I suppose deep down, I sort of want people to learn a bit more about trauma, for those who don’t know much about it.
It’s just occurred to me how much I really don’t set about to deliberately teach anyone via writing. Which isn’t to say I don’t care about the knowledge I put in there and I don’t have things that I’m teaching myself, but…yeah you know, no. There’s nothing specifically I wanted people to learn from Game Theory, amazingly. I think I share fics more to share than to teach, and I’m sort of sitting back like ‘how did I not know that about myself?’ Lol.
i may not be very fond of the overarching plot revealed in the final chapter, but the way everything played out holy moly… most of the characters crying and ready to give up, the switching of protagonists, crossing swords with saihara, and kiibo becoming hope to save his friends only to be possessed… man it gave me so many feels… i really really enjoyed it and i’m so sad the game is over! now to wait until it makes its english debut!!
thank you chapter 6 for kiibo!!! i didn’t think i could love him any more than i already do
he went through hell and still came out pure like how even, i’m still not over what happened, we don’t deserve him, i miss him so much