if theres one thing i dont understand about rping these days, its rps advertising themselves for months?? like i get the need to build hype and i know releasing bios takes time but im talking about rps releasing teasers but taking over a month to do that, then trying to get a certain amount of followers on the teaser blog / certain amount of notes on one of the teasers before they release the main, and not even having all of their bios written already on top of it so they have to take a couple of months or so to finish all of those. it seems v counterproductive to me bc the longer you take to do all of those things, the more people begin to lose interest in it bc youre literally taking months to release everything
When you read the Six of Crows books you will love them! Will you read the Grisha trilogy too?? WILL THIS BECOME THE ACOTAR//TOG//GRISHA//CROWS BLOG IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR?!?!?!?!
This is a Maas blog for Maas stuff, currently ACOTAR//ToG but that will expand as she writes more I’m sure.
I do know about the Grisha trilogy just because it is on the book recommendations stuff I queued, but it’s a long ways off. We will see how Six of Crows // Crooked Kingdom goes and then I might pick up Grisha or wait. I’ve got my own list of books you all recommended to read ^_^
Now, I’m not saying I didn’t already dib Grisha-vs-Crows for a tumblr in anticipation of loving it… … … …
District 11:Name a character who experiences a lot of growth.
And on today’s episode of this is why we don’t ask Bex simple questions isssss-
Effie Trinket!! I think this may turn out to be another one of my rants so, buckle up, kids!
See, I’ve never thought of Effie as a ‘bad guy’. I mean, sure, she plays an active part in ensuring the games can go ahead by being the escort for the District 12 tributes, for training them, making them bend to the Capitols will. But at the end of the day, if she didn’t do it, she could easily be replaced by someone else. Effie herself isn’t actually fundamental to the games, even though her role is a useful one for the Gamemakers.
And I’m not excusing her behaviour at all, but it’s not even entirely her fault for acting the way she does. She’s grown up in the Capitol where ever citizen has been brainwashed into thinking that the Games are fun, they serve a purpose, and that’s the way things are supposed to be. She can’t be held completely responsible for anything she may have said or done in regards to this, because it’s all she’s ever know. It isn’t until later that the idea of rebellion occurs to anyone, so why should she be any different?
Effie is never ‘evil’, or even ‘cruel’, in my eyes. Yes, she thinks the Games are great, but this isn’t because children are killing each other, to me, Effie’s enjoyment of the games is all the extravagance that comes with it that she enjoys. She has a taste for the fine things in life, does our Effie. And I feel like it’s this taste that makes her enjoy the Games so much.
Basically what I’m saying here is, even though she condones the Hunger Games, it isn’t because she is an awful person, it’s because she’s naive, and ignorant. She doesn’t pay heed to anyone else’s feelings, and has no regards for how people of the districts might get hurt.
But this changes throughout the books. She grows to love Katniss, and Peeta, and I think even Haymitch. Once she’s built up this connection with district members, she begins to realise what the Games do, and what they actually mean. She begins to rebel in her own tiny ways. This is because she begins to care.
She’s never been made to care about her tributes before. Anyone she’s been escort to in the past has died, so she hasn’t built up the same kind of relationship with them as she had with, say, Katniss. And once she has this relationship, she sees the things that threaten this friendship, and she knows she must change her ways. And she does it. And in my opinion, she does it well.
I know this question was supposed to be about books, but I’m going to talk about the films here for a moment. I think these few pictures show more than any number of words I say ever could.
The Hunger Games-
See how she’s so excited even though it should be obvious how awful everyone else is feeling?
She knows the only outcome here is for Katniss to be reaped, and she was still hoping it wouldn’t happen.
She actually breathes a sigh of relief when she thinks that Peeta is safe.
She is SO FAR out of her comfort zone here, but she’s still doing her best to help.
Okay, I’ll stop now because this is already WAY out of control.
But to conclude, I really freaking love Effie trinket.
Also, was it just me who was disappointed in the lack of mahogany in Mockingjay??