hey may i ask what made you feel that way about trc?
of course!! uhhh, this got longer than intended, and also this sounds really aggressive, i’m sorry, i needed to rant. but. here you go. this is full of trk spoilers btw.
actual problems with the series:
the ~~feminism~~ or lack thereof tbh “aren’t feminists supposed to have big muscles?” get stuffed dick gansey please shove a camaro up ur ass
orla!! blue resents her. the whole ~~gansey found blue’s calves far more tantalising than orla’s cubic metres of skin blah blah blah~~ or whatever and also that look he exchanges with adam when she’s in that orange bikini like….get out you gross white boys let her do her thing i guarantee she’ll look better than u while doing it you dicks
less of a big deal, i suppose, but blue is compared to a table and helen is compared to a computer whereas the boys are like….magic forests and dreamers and kings yikes
everyone is white!! i am sick to death of white people in books jfc can i be represented in popular ya lit, like, once? i know fandom likes to fancast them as poc, and that is wonderful, but they were written as a bunch of white people and that makes me very :/
it’s racist as hell. all of that stuff about orla’s nose, ugh, go away.
more racism: henry cheng!! ugh!! i can’t believe the boys being racist little shits got turned into a cutesy pynch scene i mean i like pynch but…..ew
“He did a vaguely offensive version of Henry’s voice”
also the whole “why do u insult urself?” “i do it before other people can” you know what? i did that when i was eleven?? when i hated myself for not being white??? i loathed myself i loathed my skin and you know what, including that was not fucking necessary why did you feel the need to include that hmm
in summary: uggghhh fuck off why did you include racism
fucking white authors i cannot
some posts about racism in trc which are better phrased than this: one, two.
it’s just really problematic and gross and i’m sick of pretending it’s not
things i personally don’t like:
the writing is kind of patronising rip the storyline is good but i don’t like the writing. the only book i genuinely enjoyed, pace and character wise, is the dream thieves
imo kavinsky was the only decent antagonist in the series
the raven king was…..really weak ngl
why were there 500000 new antagonists in trk
gansey!! kill off gansey!!! please!!!! he was dead for all of five pages
maybe glendower was the friends we made along the way :) :) :) :) :)
in summary, trk was just too racist and gross, as well as just plain boring, for me to keep ignoring all the shitty stuff. and so i am officially Over these books. i’m still going to reblog pretty edits and i will always love some of the characters but…..yeah.
(So yesterday thetenthdoctormccoy and I were talking about this plot bunny and about how I’m kind of a perfectionist about my writing. And then today I was bored on the train so I ended up writing this oneshot, and just to challenge myself to shut down the editor part of my brain for a while, I decided not to edit this at all before I posted it (apart from fixing a few mistakes with tenses, because turning off editor-brain is deceptively challenging.) Anyway, hope you enjoy this!)