Queenie Goldstein is the first female character I have seen that is both kick ass and shamelessly feminine.
I feel that in many movies and books with a female heroine, they are made to be hyper-masculine. The author or director spends a lot of time focusing on what makes her tougher than the rest: her ability to shoot, her incredible stamina, or her snarkiness towards authority and ability to “stick it to the man.” (Hunger Games, anyone?)
None of these things are bad things in the slightest, no, but these films and books tend to point fingers at femininity and show it as a sign of weakness which it most definitely is not!!
Queenie Goldstein is the embodiment of all things feminine, domestic, sweet and soft spoken.
She is also a kick-ass, hardworking, indendent woman, and that’s fucking awesome.
On the surface, and this is probably because from a young age I was trained to make these assumptions about exceptionally feminine people, she seems very material. Provocative, flirty, soft spoken and almost frail. But!!!!!! dig deeper!!!!!!!!!!
She is a ridiculously powerful, powerful witch and a skilled Legilimens. The most skilled I have been able to find in any of the HP books by far which takes extensive training and concentration in order to do. Which helps her in her ability to read people and dig beyond the surface in order to help them in any way she can.
She was orphaned and still held a household together with ease and cared for her sister fiercely.
She singlehandedly snuck Jacob, Newt and Tina out of jail, but if anyone else had attempted to do it they would’ve been found out… Because she is also highly skilled at manipulation to achieve power. (Queenie=Slytherin?? Hell yes.) She bravely goes out to fight the Obscurial even though she may die, looks beyond what lies in Jacob’s physical features and loves him as a complete person regardless of the circumstances, and is all around a wonderfully kick ass, hard core, powerful, beautifully feminine girl hero. I love Queenie Goldstein. So so so much.
The cold of London is forgotten in the glow of a lighter,
It is all you do to kill the grey,
Numb at the tips and you flick it right up,
And a dead man they say,
as you get High another day,
Just a drag to a smile, its chocolate.
Just a dab you use it,
Get high to get calm,
Paranoia but you do it,
Sweet lies its all like chocolate
You and your friends call it chocolate,
The lyrics of the song called it fate,
Roll up and strum the strings, chocolate to forget,
Dead inside and sad soaked futile hate,
You bite her lips, taste like wine and chocolate,
You call it chocolate, just a lie; you dead?
Your lungs they take it in like a friend,
Your heart breaks again, remember why you like it?
She broke your heart so you broke your head,
Bent with drags of chocolate, loved her but she didn’t know,
Bite your lips, light it up and inhale your fate
Inspired by the 1975 chocolate and my own addiction and self destruction
Harris worked very hard to achieve his dreams. He fought valiantly to beat his demons. When he died, we received so many testimonials of just how kind he was to everyone no matter who they were. One of his most famous Harris-isms was, “Let’s stop burning the witch of the week. We are all wonderful and horrible and figuring it out.” He gave everyone the benefit of the doubt. Something else he would say was, “Stop future-tripping. All we have is today.”
I have become a warrior mom, trying to live a new life without my hero in it and trying to make some sense out of his death by attempting to save others from this nightmare. All I have is today, and I am trying really hard to make it count, for him.
He had so much more love, laughter and talent left to give this world, but heroin took his life. It won. It stole our son, brother, uncle, friend, writer, comedian, actor and drummer. It stole too many pieces of our hearts.
#Popular YA Heroines and the House they'd belong to in ZODIAC:
(There's a description of each House at ZodiacBooks.com <3)
Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) for being bold and brave and a general badass
Clary Fray (Shadowhunters) for being direct and stubborn about everything, including her love for her friends + family
Shahrzad (The Wrath and The Dawn) for being two people--the pleasant girl she wears on the outside, and the blade of vengeance she harbors within--as well as an imaginative storyteller
Rho Grace (ZODIAC) for her nurturing nature and stubbornly selfless love...and also because she's already in House Cancer! ;)
Celaena Sardothien (TOG) for her overpowering passion and magnetic, larger-than-life presence
Kestrel (Winner's Curse) for her meticulous plans, perfectionist ways, and no-nonsense nature
Meira (Snow Like Ashes) for her deep empathy, extreme likability + charm, and her innate sense of justice
Mare (Red Queen) for her secretive nature and the general mystery that surrounds her
Marguerite Caine (A Thousand Pieces of You) for her inquisitive nature and groundbreaking travels + adventures
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) for being wise way, way, WAY beyond her years
Tris (Divergent) because she's smart, introspective, thoughtful, and the pioneer of a new tomorrow
Laia (An Ember in the Ashes) for her selfless devotion to her family and her unending stores of inner strength
Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites) for her deep emotions, hunger for power, and gutsy ambition
The Signs as my Favourite Women in Literature pt. 2 (Earth)
Juliet Capulet (Romeo and Juliet) Juliet
Capulet grows during the play from a naïve, childish girl into a mature woman.
Her most outstanding personality trait is her willingness to do and give up
everything for love. However, Juliet is very responsible and she would never
risk her life if she wasn’t 100% sure. Right when she meets Romeo, she knows
that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. But different from the
Montague-boy, she isn’t the type to rush things. Juliet knows of the necessity
of staying calm and thinking the situation through. She is normally both kind
and respectful especially in interaction with her mother. Before she meets
Romeo her actions are mostly driven by logic and her parent’s expectations. But
as her feelings grow undeniable, she changes into a feisty, stubborn rebel with
her own ideas of life and love. From knowing that she can only be truly happy
while being together with Romeo, she gains an inner strength which makes her
stand up to her parents and beginning to handle things her own way. Juliet is
one of the strongest and bravest women in literature, risking everything for
personal happiness, willing to leave everything that’s steady and known behind
for being with the man she loves.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) At the
beginning of the story Hermione is a shy, insecure girl. Her steadiest and most
loyal companions are her books, in which she finds comfort. The young witch
absorbs all the knowledge she can find and she is working daily to know a
little bit more than the day before. Determination, patience and hard work make her
one of, if not the most intelligent witch in the wizarding world. As she grows
older, she notices that she can trust and rely on her qualities and she grows
into a self-confident, passionate woman, who always comes up with a plan to a
crisis. She develops a strong emotional connection to Harry and Ron and it is
especially around them, that we see her as a loving and dearly caring friend.
Although people see her as the pragmatic and concerned one of the trio,
Hermione is not afraid of adventure and she would jump right into the most
dangerous situations if it meant she could save the people close to her. She is
very loyal and would probably sacrifice a lot for people or creatures in need
of help. This brave, young woman never gave up on herself and thus grew into
one of the most heroic and admired women in literature.
Antigone (Antigone) At first
sight, Antigone is a rebellious, stubborn woman without respect for the laws of
secular rulers. When it’s said that burying her brother shall be forbidden, her
first instinct is to go and burry him anyway, all by herself. That’s an incredible
act of loyalty, not only in relationship to her brother but also in her duty to
the gods. To get the rightful funeral for her brother is not only a sign of
love towards her sibling but also a rebellion against the damnation of her
soul, which she believes, she would suffer from by betraying the gods and their
laws. To get what she wants, she acts strong, determined and will-full. It’s completely
natural for her to do everything possible to live up to her own beliefs. She
has her own, strict ideas of morals and ethics and everyone stepping out of her
borders of right and wrong, will be defeated by her arguments and philosophical
ideas. Antigone is uniquely powerful for her time and almost superior to others
only through the way she speaks and acts. She is today’s definition of a
feminist. Although mostly hidden by her warrior-self, she is a soft-hearted,
loving woman who craves a stable future with her fiancé Haemon.
America Singer (The Selection Series),
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter),
Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and The Olympians),
Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments),
Juliette Ferrars (Shatter Me Trilogy)
and Linh Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)
real talk why don’t we talk about all the magical fucking drugs in the wizarding world like you can’t tell me that professor sprout didn’t grow some of that good shit that makes u literally as high as a kite and exhaling rainbows and makin ur mouth taste like candy
hufflepuffs are probly puffin on that magical ganja and theyre right next to the kitchen it’s a good day to be a hufflepuff