Yo! I finally finished chapter 17 of the first draft of Heart of Lead book two. It clocks in at 3,635 words, and the entire draft has reached 52,883. This chapter stands on its own pretty well, but I’m not sure if it’s contributing enough to the main plot, so… eh. I get caught up in side plots quite easily. Still, it flows well, and editing is a thing, so I’m not going to worry too much!
There’s not too much flashy description or dialogue in this chapter, but here is something thematically important and character-development-y for Sorrel:
“We don’t ask why, okay?” She didn’t sound
angry. For once, her voice held no trace of passion: no amusement, no
indignance, no emotion at all. She kicked at the ground with the toe of her
boot. “The Queen tells us what to do, and we do it. That’s what we’re made for.
All we’re supposed to be is obedient. If we ask why, we make a mess of
Also: Autumn vibes!!!!
When I turned around at last, the hall was
mostly empty. Long shadows were spreading across the marble floor, and someone
had lit up the candles arrayed along the walls.
More Autumn vibes:
A spray of early autumn leaves blew in, brushing against my
hands, and the three figures in their traveling clothes went out and
disappeared from view.
Spooky season is here:
Dmitrius and Cecelia stood in the doorframe,
talking, a dark-clad pair with the same striking blue eyes.
Okay that’s all, lol. Hope everyone’s doing great today!
Before we shout “no more man movies!” after seeing Wonder Woman, don’t forget men of color don’t have a lot of representation either. So supporting Aquaman, Black Pather, Cyborg, and Miles Morales movies does not make you less feminist.
I saw a pic with Mishima in his full gym clothes and he was so cute this monster happened
anyway I feel like someone as tiny as Mishima playing sports would be so cute to watch? I like to think he’s pretty decent at it since he was in a sports club (I assume to stand out, but well things didn’t work out.… .)
i also like to think of Ryuji as the Tired Best Friend who knows Akira has a crush on Mishima but has to watch Mishima unknowingly side-step all the damn time (gdi ryuji, blocking me at the school fest too)
fuck like… there was a female superhero-led movie that actually showed a complex and dynamic, not overly sexualised woman. hell, women. lots of kickass amazing diverse women. and now we’re getting a whole movie of mostly black characters next year with an entire guard force made up of awesome kickass women. like i know there’s a long ass way to go towards equal representation but jfc am i emotional over this!! honestly this would never have happened back when i was growing up but now kids these days get to go to the cinema and see this shit and it’s so wonderful i want to cry
I am So Done with these criticisms I keep seeing like “It was good and all but Diego Luna didn’t work for me casting-wise, he was too wiry and soft-spoken, not action-movie enough” and I’m like??? SPY???? That’s the point????
Honestly people need to stop forcing the Hypermasculine Jason Statham Aesthetic bullshit irrelevantly onto characters that bear literally no comparison.
arm wrestled dum-e today. does it count as arm wrestling when his whole body is an arm? or is it just wrestling then
steve drew me, and then tony added dum-e to the sketch. nice to see them getting along.
this is just before the table snapped under us. that red stuff is blood from the nosebleed i got, and that white is when dum-e decided that spraying me down with the fire extinguisher would help with the nosebleed
something that i really, really hope happens in regards to finn and rey’s relationship in the upcoming films is a huge emphasis on how much FINN means to rey.
because a lot of ugly racists and re/ylos like to say that their relationship is so obviously ~one sided, that finn clearly likes rey but she doesn’t feel as strongly for him (when that’s far from the truth).
so what i REALLY want to see is rey being affectionate towards finn. i want to see her run to him and embrace him, i want to see her laugh at his jokes and look at him like he’s the only thing in the galaxy. i want HER to be the one to say “i love you,” or something along those lines, first- because not only would that be GREAT character development for rey, who has gone so long without having anyone and has finally allowed herself to grow attached to and feel for someone else- but also because it would prove that rey loves finn. it would prove that yes, rey, the white woman protagonist of this trilogy, loves finn, the black man protagonist of this trilogy.
so lucasfilm, please give me a rey who misses finn so much it hurts while she’s away with luke, a rey who cries over him and for him, a rey who is so obviously smitten with this good, brave, incredible man so that nobody can deny that finn is loved by her.
for once, let a black man be the hero; let him “get the girl,” let him be the shining light for those around him- let finn be loved, fiercely and undeniably, so that nobody can deny how important and amazing he is.