okay but guys think about it. one day we’re going to have all these books with queer characters and disabled characters and characters of color, and they’re going to be well-written and not just laughingstocks/token representation, and it’s going to be a common occurrence and there’s going to be this whole generation of kids that’s going to be able to look at these books with these characters and think “that’s me” without having to struggle to find them and honestly that’s so beautiful.
I’m in a pretty bad mood today, so I’m trying to distract myself by turning this journal I got for xmas into a portable grimoire. My normal one is a large, faux leather binder meant for scrapbooking and it isn’t very travel friendly. This one will probably be less thorough, but it’ll be easy to carry around and good for basic reference when it’s finished. Sorry this photo is kind of shit, my actual camera needs charged so I had to use my phone.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my crack pot theory.
There are Demi-fae in ACOMAF. I am not sure how I missed
this, over and over and over again. Actually I do, I just finished the TOG series,
so the connection never lite up in my brain until @propshophannah pointed it
I’m going to start with Mama Archeron. I have the hardest
time believing that she died of typhus. The idea never settled with me from my
first read. I just cannot see this lady of the house slumming in camps or
hanging out with wildlife where she would have been infected by louse. If the
house was infested the family would have been infected. I will admit that I
could be reading too much into this, but it has always nagged in the back of my
mind. (313, TAR)
Mama Archeron died when Feyre was 8, Nesta is 11. Let’s say
she had Nesta in her mid-twenties. She should have been about 35 when she
“died”. What if she faked her death?
What if it came to her attention that she was not aging as a human should be. With that said, what if Mama Archeron decided it was a good
time to fake her death?
Stay with me here. If Mama Archeron is a Demi-fae, that
means the girls are. Which would solve so many of the thoughts tugging in the
back of my mind, such as:
1. Nesta is immune to glamour because of her strong
will? She is somehow immune to both
Tamlin and Cassian’s glamour? Sorry, no. Tamlin was able to Glamour his entire
supporting household from Feyre, Tamlin was able to keep Feyre hidden from Rhys
until he noticed the third place setting at the table.
2. Feyre’s Prescience.
I have a whole post that you can read about it but to sum it up Feyre has a bit
of foresight. This is a girl that painted the Attor, although she had never
seen him (182, TAR). Her visions of the moonstone palace (375, TAR). Those two
little faeries in the garden (76, TAR), the bad feeling she gets from the
queens (389, MAF). Feyre can also taste magic, since we only have Feyre’s view
this could be something or nothing (45, TAR).
3. Elain, now I have comb these damn books and the only
thing that came up Elain can talk anyone into anything it seems. It does not
seem like much of a power to me, but it could lead to something greater.
4. The three sisters are mated to not just any fae, but
4a. Feyre was mated to Rhys, two years before UtM. She was a
half-starved girl painting flowers on a table and her equal is the most
powerful high lord in Prythian. I’m sorry, what?! Unless there was something
more to the Feyre.
4b. Elain is Lucien’s mate. I know some of you will disagree
with me, but I do not believe Lucien is as weak as he appears. He is a son of a
high lord and I have a feeling that his family sensed that he was going to be
4c. Wings and Embers hints that Nesta is mated with the
strongest Illyrian, the commander of the Night Court armies. In this scene I
also think that Nesta feels it too, when she accuses him of using some sort of
5. The mortal queens. The sixth queen did not even show
herself in Hybern. The sixth queen seems connected to the sisters. She is not
ill and also not present to gain immortality from the Cauldron. What if the
sixth queen is of a demi-fae realm?
7. The Suriel has one hell of an interest in Feyre.