i thought raven was so cool

catatonicparasomnia  asked:

what's your list of fav bellarke fan fiction????

im currently bitter bc i basically had this finished but tumblr decided to have a glitch and delete it all. anyway, here’s round 2 

cause i got you, and now that’s all that matters by @marauders-groupie

lana is beautiful and so is this fic. i think my tag for it was just a bunch of exclamation points which basically means that i’ll be in love with it forever and never be able to properly use words when talking about it. 

Clarke gets dirt stuck under her nails, Bellamy always keeps books at hand, they are both a mess but somewhere between throwing tomatoes at each other and hiding, they fall in love.

Or: Bellarke in the countryside.

Prompt: Imagine Bellarke in Modern AU. With Sunday brunches on the back porch and whispered I love yous when no one else is listening.

aphelion by @kindclaws

with the possibility of coming across as too much, let me just say that there are few people who have stolen my heart in the degree that Sara has. That being said, even if I didn’t love her to the moon and back, I would still be able to see beautiful talent, and that is definitely something that my dear friend has. So here’s the short summary of my latest obsession of hers: 

It’s been two years since the spaceship Aphelion mysteriously disappeared, its crew branded by the ARK as traitors to be shot on sight. Jake Griffin was on that ship, and with him, a dangerous secret that could change civilized space forever.

Now, Clarke wants some answers - and revenge, if she can get it. Bellamy wants a bigger ship - specifically, Clarke’s. Wells wants to fix the system his father broke. Octavia wants a little fun. Miller wants everyone to stop making poor life choices. Harper wants to kiss the new girl. And Raven? Well, Raven just wants to blow shit up.

The universe won’t know what’s hit it. (Space pirates AU!)

Sent and Delivered by @clarkescrusade

Listen. I love social media aus, nerdy!Bellamy and thirsty!Clarke. Thankfully this fic has a little of all that. It also has adorable fanboy Jas and that’s also a plus for me. This one has stayed with me since the night i read it, so it’s def up there on my faves list. 

Clarke is pretty sure Bellamy is the hottest lyft driver she’s ever had, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that he’s a pretty great conversationalist, too. When she finds out him and Raven used to work together, it feels natural to become friends. She just never thought they’d get along quite so well, or that their lives would come together so easily, or that she’d fall madly in love with him. But that’s life.

aka: a social media au incorporating text messages, snapchats, tweets, and instagrams that definitely no one asked for.

You’re Cool On The Internet, At Least by @prosciuttoe

Once again, SOCIAL MEDIA AU. They meet on facebook and yeah. this is hella cute. I love it. Also, anything Em writes is magic, so please read this and give her the love and adoration she deserves. 

Look, Clarke will not dwell on this. She will not get flustered just because a possibly cute guy on Facebook apparently shares her views on what constitutes a terrible person.

Ten minutes later, her phone gives a short, irritated buzz; startling her enough that she jumps.

Biting at the inside of her cheek, she allows herself a quick peek.

Friend request from Bellamy Blake.

Clarke has no idea how she manages to develop a crush on a guy who won’t stop fighting everyone on Facebook, but here they are.

(Or: Clarke meets Bellamy on Facebook. They hit it off.)

neither lost nor found by awildthing 

other than social media au, my weakness is modern magic users au. AND THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. 

Bellamy Blake arrives on campus and Clarke’s magic suddenly starts going haywire.

Or, Clarke meets another magic user and teaches him to control his gift–and learns some things along the way.

I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend (i wanna kiss your neck) by @spacexualkids

i love tierney more than i love most people on this god forsaken site. her writing is always like coming home which is way too cheesy even for me. so here. read this summary so i dont become a blubbering mess. 

She finds Bellamy back on that floral couch. They’d moved it into the screened room for the winter, and then back out again once the days grew long and warm. It was becoming another tradition, apparently.

And so was this; him smoking on the sofa, her head on his shoulder, voices low in the early morning while everyone else was asleep and the world felt like it belonged to them, just for the moment.

“Someone had fun,” he teases, flicking at a spot on her neck. Clarke reaches up to feel the tender skin; Glass must have given her a hickey while they were getting carried away.

She flushes, but he’s looking back at the sunrise. “I always have fun,” she reminds him, and he groans.

“Yeah, I remember.”

“This is my favorite part, though,” Clarke says, curling up a little more against him so he’ll put his arm around her for warmth. She’s still kind of drunk, so she’s not sure if she’s making sense, but she trusts that he’ll get it. Bellamy always seems to understand what she means. “Just–us. It’s my favorite.”

Bellamy stubs out his cigarette and leans back against her. “Mine too.”

That’s all I have time for tonight, but I do have a longer one in my drafts that I plan on finishing and publishing soon. 

I will also use this to shamelessly self promo - I’m taking requests for the next two weeks bc HOLIDAYS! no more teaching for me for two weeks and that is glorious. 

so pls send in any and all prompts you want filled by yours truly

Teen Titans: Judas Contract

Alright well first off, I just finished watching Judas Contract. I wanted to wait to get it on DVD instead of watching it online but then I procrastinated when I bought it on Tuesday and only just got around to it. I also bought the deluxe edition that came with a cute little Blue Beetle figurine

With that out of the way, wow. Just wow. I never read the original comic for Judas Contract but I know the base storyline - Terra joins the TT, works for Slade as a double agent??, betrays team but then feels salty about it and tries to fix the situation? - something like that. I assumed that Cyborg was going to be in this movie before they released the trailer since at the end of TT v JL he said that he was gonna stay with the team instead of the JL but I don’t know.

First off, I must say that I loved seeing Kid Flash (I’m always a sucker for Wally and Bart) and it was really fun getting to hear Jason Spisak and Crispin Freeman reprise their roles as KF and Speedy; whom they played in the Young Justice cartoon.

So from seeing (almost) the original Titans in action through a flashback to Raven showing a pouting Damian a black lab puppy, I was thoroughly amused throughout the movie.

What surprised me though, was seeing someone that at first I thought looked like Jericho. For those of you not familiar with the name, he is Slade’s son and for those of you thinking ‘Deathstroke has a kid??’. Yes, he does. 3 actually; Grant, Joseph (Jericho), and Rose. Back to what I was saying, I was like ‘Oh my god that’s Jericho? That’s so cool that they would put him in here.’ - but then he got shot in the forehead and seemingly died……and I thought that maybe it was just an extra with an uncanny resemblance to the character? I was a little sad because I got really excited that they were going to somehow add Jericho to the Titans roster.

Moving on, there were two moments in the movie that had me laughing my ass off. The first was when Dick and Kori were sparring and Starfire knocked Nightwing down and she proceeded to tell him that he “lasted far longer this time” then Beast Boy and Terra giggled and Kori had to explain that she meant about their training session and was going to make clear that he was quite proficient during sex when Dick cut her off. 

The second one kind of ties in later but it was when Damian had been captured by Slade and Terra and the mercenary got up close and personal in Damian’s face when he started to mouth off and told him that “inside a month he’d have him bringing him a pipe and calling him papa.” This popped up later when, during the final battle, Damian charged at Slade with a  pipe and said “Hey papa, here’s your pipe.” Like I honestly can’t help but love Damian’s snarky attitude even when he’s being a complete dick or asshole.

As I said earlier, I never read the original Judas Contract comic so I have no idea if Terra died in that as well as in this movie (though they didn’t state that she really did?? She just kinda passed out maybe but then again she did get caved in under tons of boulders so) but they could also be doing a thing kinda like in the Teen Titans cartoon where Terra didn’t die in the cave in and lived but oh well.

I was extremely happy that they introduced Donna to the team at the end! It looked like she was having trouble flying so maybe she’s not used to her powers or maybe it was just a stumble on her part. Nonetheless, it was a great way to end the movie-NOT. The best ending for the movie was actually after the credits, if you watched that far (I learned from Marvel movies to always watch after the credits for extra bits).

It shows the seemingly dead Jericho look alike open his eyes and loe and behold they glow. What’s so special about this, you ask? Well if you don’t know, Jericho’s ability is that he can possess a person after making eye contact with them. His eyes glow and his astral form? leaves his body and possess another. This allows him to access the host’s powers, be it physical, mental, or magical, as well as their memories. The host is conscious throughout this time but unable to do anything as they are not in control of their actions.

Do you ever look back on TV shows of your childhood and remember what you thought about your favorite characters like oh I liked Shego a lot she was a bad ass and or oh Shayera from Justice League was pretty cool and her hair is really pretty not to mention Raven from Teen Titans had a really nice voice plus Rogue from X-Men Evolution had really green eyes and Amara/Haruka and Michele/Michiru from Sailor Moon were awesome or wow, Darcy from the Winx Club looks really good with glasses think oh my God I am so gay how did I miss this I was such a baby gay how have my parents never figured this out

BBRae Week: Day 1 [Pining]

Unorthodox Sleeping Arrangements vs Pining


It started with a book.

To say that Raven was addicted to the story would have been a vast understatement. The novel was one of those that had to be binged over the course of a few days. Anything more would have been sacrilege; not to mention, a total insult to the magnificent authoress and her wonderful craft. The book itself was thick and heavy, with font the tiniest, most legible size. Raven could not put the thing down. The hard cover binding was practically glued to her hands, and she was always anxious to reunite with it whenever the team would be called out to an emergency.

However, such behaviour from the empath was not unusual to witness, and thus, her teammates never made a fuss whenever she’d opted to ignore them in favor of fiction instead.

Besides, how could they even dream to compete with something Raven had always been so passionate about? Victor would even joke to the others that the empath had been born with a book in her hand, and Raven, who had been far too engrossed with the page-turner at the time, didn’t even bother batting an eyelash in his direction. Although that in itself had been mildly concerning, Cyborg knew better than to press whenever the sorceress discovered such an engaging tale.

The book, at its very core, was a fantasy novel, filled with rich lore and mysticism, adventure, and romance. It had all the components necessary for an epic journey of the imagination. The author had both carefully and meticulously created a fictional world with varying races, characters, and laws, every one of which were designed with the proper love and attention needed to make a story absolutely captivating.

Where Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy had their videogames, Raven had her books. It was her way of unwinding during the downtime, and even Garfield had come to understand that throughout the years.

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Tofu

We have a BBRae oneshot. It’s rare for me to write a solely BBRae oneshot but I do love them dearly. They’re my second fave otp and it’s nice to explore outside of RobStar sometimes.

Hope you like it!


Her dark eyes were penetrating. She was staring daggers at him and he, as usual, didn’t know how to react other than to sheepishly grin back at her.

“Explain. Right now.” Raven breathed, tapping her foot against the floor.

“Um…” Garfield stammered, trying to look anywhere but in her direction. He was genuinely quite afraid that she’d be sending him to the netherworld before the night was out.

Her lips twisted further into a frown and her arms fell from being crossed over her chest. With a huff, she shrugged her jacket off of her shoulders and hung it up in the hallway of their apartment.

Raven stomped back into the lounge, acutely aware of music playing from the stereo. She began picking up her books from the floor before clearing the cushion pieces from the sofa.

“Look at the mess, Gar. What were you thinking!?” She grumbled, turning to scowl at him.

“Rae, c'mon… he needed me.” Garfield murmured, quietly following her around as she started cleaning the newfound mess.

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Praimfaya

My thoughts on the final episode of Season 4 of The 100. 


Praimfaya: So obviously the name means the fire that’s been coming for the whole season. The enemy that they have been waiting for.


Clarke:
Okay Clarke staying behind to help her friends was so totally Clarke, the whole season, we’ve seen Clarke in a more political place, but this episode brought back the old Clarke the one that would do anything to save her friends, and it was great. And when we see her after the time jump I just- like wow she looks badass she survived years on her own in the forest, and I just can’t wait for season 5. We’re going to see a different side of Clarke, and I think it might be a better side. But we’re also going to see Clarke struggle with getting to know her friends again, and with this new enemy. It’s going to be intense and I can’t wait. I have always liked Clarke but this episode is definitely one of my favourite Clarke moments.  

 
Bellamy:
Bellamy in this episode just wow, okay he had to let Clarke go and they have always been together. Helping each other as friends and now he spent 6 years thinking she was dead, but also him saving echo, when she has hurt him and his friends but him saying no your coming with us is just- Bellamy has been trying to find who he is without Octavia, and I think he found himself. He cares for everyone. And this episode definitely showed us that, I’m hoping in season 5 he won’t be like in a prison because the new enemy has kidnapped them or something. But it’s the 100 so we won’t know until we watch.  

 
Raven:
Okay raven was so cool, she thought that she wasn’t good enough to save them, that she wasn’t smart enough. Obviously that’s wrong, and Bellamy and everyone standing there saying yes you can do it was so cool to see, Raven has saved them so many times and she did it again. She has always been a favourite character of mine, we always see Raven strong. But in this episode we saw the vulnerable side of her. The side that needs reassuring. And her finally doing another spacewalk. Her being so happy that she could was nice to see. I can’t wait to see her in season 5, it’s going to be a blast.


Monty: Monty taking his gloves off to save the day basically was so unlike him, we saw a badass side of him. And Murphy and Bellamy going back to save him was like yess, also they hugged and it was cute. Monty really loves Harper, and his friends. We always see Monty saving them. And we saw it again, this season Monty has gone through alot, we see him in his ups and downs. But I hope in those 6 years him and Harper were happy, I can’t wait to see Monty kicking ass in season 5.

 
Harper:
Although we didn’t see much of her, she was aweosme in this episode, we saw her worrying about monty which was cute. And i’m glad her survived, we also saw alot of different sides to Harper this season. And I want to see were season 5 takes her. She might be a minor character but she really is cool. Through all the seasons she’s been a strong character. 


Octavia: Octavia we also didn’t see much of her. But she’s stepping up and she is becoming or has become a leader, and from season 1 to now it was awesome to watch unfold. Her story isn’t done though, hopefully we’ll be seeing alot more of her in season 5. We saw alot of sides to Octavia this season too, not all good sides, but now she’s grown up. And season 5 Octavia is going to be a badass.


Emori: Okay from season 3 when we first meet her, to now. Wow, she’s awesome and honestly one of my favourite characters, her being worried about Murphy was cute, and did you see her face when she saw raven floating in the spaceship? She was so happy to be in space, and her giving up her oxygen to Raven was so nice to see. She has a family now, a home. And I can’t wait to see her in season 5, she’s come a long way, and I’m glad she survived to see the stars.


Murphy: Him actually not just leaving behind Monty, he actually went back for him was nice to see, him being worried for Emori always cute, he has become one of my favourites and I really can’t wait to see him in season 5. His character development has been so pleasing to watch unfold, he went from being a jerk to being in love. How cute, it’s going to be interesting to see him in season 5. Can’t wait. 


Indra: She’s Octavia’s earth mom, and second in command now I guess, I would were she’ll be in season 5. I always liked her character so I can’t wait to see more, she’s always been a mentor to Octavia, and her character this season has been interesting.


Echo: Okay her wanting to kill herself because she thinks she doesn’t fit in, but then Bellamy telling her she does and okay so cool. Her going to space yes, she hasn’t been my favourite but I’m interested to see where they take her character. She is a interesting character, and her helping Bellamy to the vent, like yes.


My thoughts on this episode: one of my favourite episodes, the way they filmed it. The scenes are so intense and emotional. The feels it gives you, your heart is racing your nervous. Your sitting on the edge of your seat. You feel like your there with them. It was one of the best final episodes yet, they leave you wanting more. And it was interesting and it was just so good, we saw characters that don’t normally get scenes together have scenes together. And I can’t wait for season 5.


My thoughts on season 4: Season 4 was a good season maybe not as good as season 1 or 2, but it had so many different sides to the characters, it was interesting we saw the grounders fighting with other grounders. The scenes were great, the character development. The different locations. The plot was a little slow maybe, but towords end it got good. Really good, it had so many good scenes and conversations. And I really liked it, definitely one of my top seasons.


 My thoughts on season 5: it’s going to be intense, there’s a new enemy. The character development is going to be big, some of them haven’t seen each other for 6 years. There all different now, they have all faced different challenges, and they are going to face alot more, it’s going to be a edge of your seat kind f season. Your going to want more, new challenges new characters. It’s going to be a wild ride, and I can’t wait.


That episode gave me the feels, it was just so good. What did you guy’s think of it? Do tell me your thoughts. And correct me if I’m wrong. Sorry for any spelling mistakes or grammar mistakes. Also I hope you guy’s survive this hiatus. But like they say:


We will rise from this hiatus.


I’m going to tag some people who may be interested in reading this: @bobmorlee @skairaven @bellamyblakesgun @iamkstewteam @parapluiepliant

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i thought this would be a cool thing to make so here

(i won’t be surprised if i got any of these wrong, especially with Lamar and Katie’s slides)

as promised,

My question to Lindsey at Unity Days, and her answer!

Me: “My question is for Lindsey: I know that you’ve heard a lot of people tell you about what you mean to them for representation–how did you go into season 3 knowing that, and how did you prepare for that?”

Lindsey: “You know, it’s funny, because I know how Raven affects me, in my life. And I know, as an actress, in Hollywood, and LA, and bleh, bleh, bleh–in that life. As far as, you know–I would get auditions for the skank, for the slut, for the poor Mexican maid. You know what I mean? And even on that soap opera, I was the bitch. So it’s just kinda like, why are these women painted so ugly, or painted so negatively, in a way? And why, because of me being a woman of color, I’m automatically lesser because of that. I didn’t like that. And it never, never sat well with me, and made me really kind of jaded and cynical, and just like, mad at the world. Like, why would you do this to someone, you know, to people? That’s not right, that’s not fair.

“When I got Raven, I thought it was so interesting, because they didn’t give her a last name. It was just “Raven.” I remember auditioning for her, and I had three other friends auditioning for her too. One was Asian, one was black, and one was blonde. And I loved that, I was like, ‘Oh, they’re just going for anything here,’ which you don’t see in Hollywood. The breakdown is, give me the ethnicity, give me the age range, and give me three traits. And that’s the character. They rely a lot on the actor to bring to them their full body, their complexity, their person.

“And that’s what I love so much, is they allowed me to inform Raven, versus them telling me what Raven’s gonna be. And then, when the disability happened for Raven, you know, at first–I was so pumped for it, because it was such an acting challenge for me, and I was like, this is great! But then, it got to a point–and I think I’ve shared with you–that it started to create an imbalance in my body. And it was frustrating, because I’m a very active person, and I was getting benched in scenes, you know? Because I couldn’t go out with the Adventure Squad, I couldn’t go on the same adventures that were happening, and suddenly I was like, ‘Man, this kinda sucks!’

“But from that–and you see that in Raven, that she draws strength from her pain, and that’s what I thought was so cool about her arc for season 3, is that she’d rather choose her pain, and ultimately choose herself, versus choosing the pain-free life that’s not her. So I also, as a person, drew from that. My own flaws, my own pain, I now draw strength from, because my life isn’t lily-gilded, or easy, and I have my own troubles, but now I know, because I went through it, it’s made me stronger, and it makes me feel like I can do anything. I feel like that’s how Raven feels. Her pain is a reminder of how strong she is, and that’s what I love.”

thoughts on 4x12

part 12 of my bullet point saga.

  • first things first: why aren’t there 16 episodes? this hiatus is going to KILL ME
  • okay octavia as commander is such a cool decision and i saw people discuss it before but now that she’s had her assassin/dark storyline, it makes so much sense and is perfect timing
  • i’m so excited to see her continue l.exa’s legacy and i wonder if she’ll take the flame (further linking gaia, indra and herself)
  • and i lowkey ship niylah and octavia
  • and if raven is going to space and won’t be able to help abby, does this mean abby could take the flame to survive? or how will abby get through?
  • jackson/miller: oh em gee. the chemistry is real.
  • really conflicted about echo. it didn’t take much to push her towards redemption and the writers will have to do more than that to convince me. i’m actually really excited to see her have bonds with the sky people
  • as much as it pains me to say this (because i hate love triangles), there could totally be a continuation/parallel of the S2 quasi-love triangle in the next season, but with clarke/echo/bellamy, since bellamy has paralleled clarke this season
  • i have no idea what’s in store for echo and i’d really love to hear some theories since her character is really fascinating right now
  • i love how all of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. clarke’s list, the rocket, nightblood, etc. 
  • clarke and bellamy this episode were on point, i cannot WAIT for the bellarke hug next episode
  • now, i have to say it, this is exactly where i wanted them to be. clarke looks as if she’s finally moving forward and she did so with a crisis/mini-breakdown that she pulled herself out of. she volunteered to go with bellamy to get raven, she took her mask off, she realised how wrong she was.
  • clarke doesn’t want to run away, she wants to be with her friends, she chose to save raven. she hit her turning point and her redemption has begun.
  • and the best part? it wasn’t overly obvious when it began. it definitely started when she let bellamy open the door, but she could have easily held onto her ideology, instead, she began to change.
  • now that clarke is ready, i can see bellarke moving forward only to be halted by a separation
  • i don’t think the separation will be 5 years, that’s too straightforward and this show relies on character development
  • the end of the episode! all my space children together again! except miller, but he has jackson now and i’m super okay with that
  • jaha and kane’s talk was amazing. jaha’s emotion and inner conflict was also interesting to see how kane got through to him (given that jaha still isn’t 100% wrong – he did find the bunker)
  • the mt weather parallels were so cool. not only the gas but the ‘you’ve been exposed’ line
  • also the kabby scene broke my heart. the debate over agency and life this season has been super interesting with jasper/the suicide squad, if you’re on that list, kidnapping bellamy, taking abby without her consent, david miller, fake bayliss, etc.

okay, this was a long list, but i loved that episode so much. i’m so excited for the finale, it’s unreal. tagging some people who might find this interesting! but please feel free to add your own points/message me to discus!

@rosymamacita @abazethe100 @niylah @zoemonroe @foghthatsme @forgivenessishardforus @the-ships-to-rule-them-all

anonymous asked:

ok so..... i may or may not b putting down the roots for a game of your reverse!taz au ?? i love it so dearly and i was wondering if you had any class ideas for jules/heckabah? my players are thinking of keeping them as protection style and cleric respectively but i wanted to know what you thought!

holy SHIT thats so cool uhhh lets see

i feel like hecubah would also worship pan since she comes from that same community as merle, but i imagine her a lot more dedicated/serious/pragmatic than merle so maybe a druid rather than a cleric??? so she really gets In There with the nature stuff, and is also a furry now i guess

julia is probably also a fighter, though. she and magnus both fought in the ravens roost uprising, in similar roles - maybe she’s a paladin, since so much of her character is focused on doing good for a cause? but i dont think a team needs more than one healer, so ur probs best off with just keeping her a fighter. might want to multiclass to something magical at like level 5 to keep it interesting tho (plus julia is a v curious and eager person and would probs pick up the odd spell or two from her magic friends)

anonymous asked:

Not sure if you've touched on it before but I just wanted to get your opinion.So last year Lindsey talked about her theory that Sinclair is/was Raven's dad as a result of a fling between Sinclair and Raven's mom, but because of the ark's social rankings the two of them couldn't be together so he "Mrs.Doubtfired" his way into her life. What do you think of her theory? Any chance you think it is/could be true? You always call Raven "Sinclair's space daughter" so just wanted to hear what you think!

i’ve heard of that theory! i actually read that interview of lindsey and was hyperventilating a bit when i got to the sinclair part, because she loves that relationship as much as i do, which is just cool to me! and would have loved to see more of it, which i did as well - so i was surprised because she thought of it in detail and came up with her own possible ideas. she has such a strong connection to raven’s character, it always blows my mind. as for the possibility of that theory being canon within the show though? here is what i have to say.

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the-lost-queen-of-terrasen  asked:

Raven Reyes xx

general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life!!!! holy shit!!!!
hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang
hogwarts house: gryffindor | slytherin | ravenclaw (with some gryffindor qualities) | hufflepuff
best quality: her strength
worst quality: she’s a bit mean sometimes but she’s almost always right so idc
ship them with: luna :’(
brotp them with: monty and bellamy
needs to stay away from: murphy even though they’re cool now i don’t like it when people ship them romantically
misc. thoughts: okay LISTEN i know you don’t want to read an essay bUT RAVEN REYES!!! holy fuck!!! i would die for her!! seriously. i was newly-diagnosed and bedridden for months from my chronic illness/chronic pain when i first watched the 100 (this was when s2 was airing) and i can honestly say with complete certainty that her journey changed my life. (i am no longer bedridden btw but still struggling with my illnesses and raven is everything to me omg).

representation is so so important, especially for chronically in pain/disabled kids. i cannot stress this enough. we are constantly devalued and bullied by this healthy/abled society and we need to change how people view chronically ill/disabled people. characters like raven are helping this happen; i truly believe that. and not only is she amazing rep, she’s also easily one of the best written characters on the show. like holy shit she’s so complex!!! and interesting!! and strong!!! and valuable to the plot and all the other characters!! seriously where would they be without raven!! and they would canonically risk their lives to save her!!! i love her so much!!! i have the little funko pop doll of her on my bookshelf watching over me because she’s my chronic pain guardian angel. i have literally drawn strength from raven while watching the show on a shitty tv in my hospital room last year. when i have a bad pain day and/or have to do intense physical therapy that often has detrimental consequences on my body, i think of raven and her suffering, which then only adds to her power. i honestly could write a book on what raven means to me. she is the only character that i’ve ever seen with chronic pain and she’s portrayed in such relatable and painfully honest way. I JUST LOVE RAVEN REYES A WHOLE FUCKING LOT GUYS.

send me a character!

  • QROW: what? You're seeing someone?
  • RAVEN: Yes, brother.
  • QROW: eww. Who's the unlucky bastard?
  • RAVEN: Taiyang, you dolt.
  • QROW: *looks at Tai* You're dating my sister? Ewww. Just so you know she drools in her sleep and has really stinky farts.
  • RAVEN: QROOOWWWW!!!!!
  • TAIYANG: So you're cool with me dating your sister?
  • QROW: Hmmm ... Sure. Why not? The better question though is are YOU cool with dating my sister? Cause if she ends up liking you a lot and you fall on one knee to give her a fancy rock you're gonna end up with me as a brother-in-law. *gets up close to Taiyang's face* Would you be able to live with that Mr Xiao Long?
  • TAIYANG: uhhh I haven't really thought that far. I mean, we haven't even been a couple for 24 hours.
  • QROW: *aside to Raven* He's a drifting ladies' man likely to leave you as a single mother. I would dump him while you can.
  • RAVEN: QROW YOU INSUFFERABLE LITTLE BIRD!
  • Qrow coping with his sister's love life part 1.
Susanna Clarke is a Norrellite!

Another interview with Ms Clarke, prophetically enough, on the BBC’s website on Sep 24, 2004, just before the publication of JS&MN. She was asked whether Strange, the Raven King and Mr Norrell were modelled after historical figures. Her reply:

Not really. Their antecedents are mostly literary. Strange has a touch of Byron in him, I suppose, and a little of the eighteenth-century rakes—Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and so forth. I wanted him to have a little wickedness in him—or the potential for wickedness, at any rate.

The Raven King had an odd genesis. Ursula Le Guin has a magician in the Earthsea trilogy who has no name: the Grey Mage of Plan, whose magic was so dubious, his name was forgotten. And there’s a magician in The Lord of the Rings, right at the very end, who comes out of Mordor to do battle against our heroes, and no one knows his name because he himself has forgotten it. I thought this was rather cool, and when I was developing my magicians, I wanted one without a name. Unfortunately I hadn’t quite understood what would happen if I had a major character without a name. The consequence has been that he has acquired more names than most people: the Raven King, John Uskglass, the Black King, the King of the North and a fairy name that no one can pronounce.

Mr. Norrell is more difficult. The only person I can think of that he might be based on is me. We share the same hobbies: staying at home, surrounded by books and not answering the phone. I think I got him originally from a jigsaw puzzle. It was a really great jigsaw with a picture of a huge library and two or three old gentlemen with eighteenth-century wigs reading books. I carried the image of that library around in my head for years until I knew what to do with it.

I love the idea that Mr Norrell doesn’t answer his phone. Of course, he wouldn’t! He would have caller ID and/or Childermass to screen calls.

Check out the interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2004/09/15/entertainment_books_susanna_clarke_feature.shtml

anonymous asked:

I saw your post linked at your latest ao3 fic and I was so happy that you're taking prompts. :) There's a post in the hony instagram which goes: 'we started out just hooking up but then it got serious and that was weird so we stopped dating for awhile, but then we realized it's ok so we started dating again and now it's great. I hope that doesn't sound bad. That sounded bad. I mean, it was the correct information but I presented it in the wrong way. This is weird. I look like a dick. Ask him--

(cont) a question now.’ it’s an 18 January 2016 post and the picture’s cute: instagram.(.)com/p/BAqErPgtrCI/ You can do whatever you want with the prompt (gender reversed, or just a snippet of their story, or a social media au). Thank you thank you thank you for doing this!! I love your fics it always brightens my day when I find one in my inbox <333

ahhhh that’s so sweet of you! thanks for sending in a prompt and for reading! hope you like it <3

ao3, HONY post


The sound of Bellamy’s phone ringing wakes her up far too early for her liking.

“Make it stop,” she mumbles into his arm, doubly disgruntled when he shifts beneath her to reach for it on his bedside table.

“I’m trying,” he grunts, the electronic beeping growing louder as he tries to decide whether he’s going to answer it or throw it across the room. Eventually he must decide, because right after the ringing stops, she hears him bark, “What do you want?”

“I’m coming over.”

It’s Raven’s voice coming through the other end, and on some level Clarke knows she must have a justifiable reason for calling this early. But her brain hasn’t quite gotten there yet, so she groans, “What the hell, Raven?”

There’s a pause on the other end of the line, Bellamy stiffening beneath her.

“Is that Clarke?” Raven asks, and shit. Clarke lets out another groan, pressing her face into Bellamy’s chest. After a beat, his arm comes around her, petting her back soothingly.

“Yeah, it’s Clarke.” He sounds much more awake now, though his voice is still raspy. “Keep talking, Reyes, or I’m going back to sleep.”

“Alright fine, we can circle back to the obvious when I get there. I did something to my ankle and Octavia said you have a brace I can borrow.”

“I do, yeah,” he sighs.

“Great, thanks. I’ll bring coffee for your trouble.” She pauses. “Two coffees.”

“It is the least you can do.”

His thumb is still tracing light circles around the base of Clarke’s spine after he hangs up, in a way that makes her shiver a little and want to start something, but she settles for kissing him on the underside of his jaw instead.

“I guess the secret’s out,” he says, morning stubble rough against her forehead.

“It was bound to get out eventually,” Clarke sighs. “Raven won’t say anything if we ask her not to, though.”

Bellamy is silent for long enough that she has to look up at him, has to try to read his thoughts on his face. When she does, he’s not even looking down at her but staring intently at the ceiling. She smiles and reaches up, smoothing his forehead with her thumb and smacking a kiss to it when she’s done.

“Quit worrying; Raven knows how to keep her mouth shut when it matters. I’m going to shower before she gets here. You coming?”

She almost thinks he’s not going to follow her, but as soon as she steps under the spray she feels him crowd in behind her, and her anxiety evaporates with the steam.

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I AM STRUGGLING WITH THE SHIPS

The season premiere of The 100 has got me like…

OCTAVEN: holy balls… “Try to keep up” omg, can you see that sexual tension. Raven’s smirk? Raven being happy and Octavia the cause of that happiness? I die. But then…
DOCTOR MECHANIC: I thought I wouldn’t but then when Abby helped Raven off the horse, like Dr. Griffin why don’t you just scoop her up and into your bed?
MINTY: Miller, confirmed gay, loves Monty, we saw that chemistry in the truck. And how could Miller not love adorable little Monty?
JASPER I ship with improved mental health, poor kid.
EMORI/MURPHY: they both mess up and can be sarcastic lil shits together
CLARKE/NIYLAH: Clarke, you lil player! I love it, it’s so great! Niylah seems like a cool chick, i just hope she doesn’t turn on Clarke. I wouldn’t mind seeing her character more.
CLEXA: OTP FOREVER. ENOUGH SAID.
HARPER/MONROE: I ships it, play fighting into something more? I think so.
BELLAMY/NEW CHICK: Bellamy, unofficial group mom, needs an unofficial group dad to watch the kids with… Wait, does that make sense? Don’t care, I dig it. She runs a bar and works on trucks, she’s cool.

Basically, thank you, The 100 and Jason Rothenberg, for giving me more canon/non-canon ships that I could ever ask for.