After entering Tamlin’s estate for the first time:
Celaena: *breaks into every room*
Celaena: *mutters to herself* Luxury and comfortable interior - check. Fabulous clothes for free - check. Delicious food - check. A library - check.
Celaena: *bursts into dining room where Tamlin and Lucien are waiting for her with a look of total despair* Why are you keeping me here?! What will I do? *covers her eyes and pretends to cry* My poor family! How will ever escape? I have to stay here forever! *faints on the chair*
Celaena: *opens her totally dry eyes a few seconds later* Do you think you can get me a piano?
Rythian is a human boy who was taken by Endermen back to The End many years ago. There he was raised to learn how to use Endermagic and groomed to become the general/warlord in a future invasion of the Brightlands (the “normal” world).
When he was still very young he despaired at how different he looked to all the other Endermen so he took a knife and cut the sides of his cheeks open so would be able to have the wide mouth and angular jaw of an Enderman. He healed eventually but it left horrifying scars which he is ashamed of to this day. Hence the mask.
He eventually left The End behind and broke free from the Queen’s leadership and wandered the Brightlands. He met some friends, and met Zoey.
The way the story was going, they were going to discover Zoey’s origin in the Twilight Forest - she was the mushroom princess, rightful ruler of the Realm of Twilight. The original nuking of the original server made her lose her memory. With her gone, the barriers between worlds were fading, and Endermen managed to invade there as well, despite measures to stop that from happening (such as a realm-wide aura to stop their magic from working).
After restoring Zoey’s memory and “fixing” the realm, they were going to go back to the original place where the portal to the End was created (by Rythian’s scientist parents many years ago), go through, fight the Enderdragon (Queen of the End, aka The Princess from the short story) and win. More or less live happily ever after.
It all sounds a bit silly and dry when briefly summed up like this, but at least there’s some answers. I hope that satisfied a little bit at least. :)
Image: A quartzite
colossus, possibly of Ramses II, has been discovered at the ancient Heliopolis
archaeological site in Cairo. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Archaeologists in Cairo have discovered an ancient statue, believed
to depict Ramses II, submerged in mud.
What’s bookish about this story? Well, blogger
Camila Domonoske couldn’t
help but note, “The discovery of a forgotten, submerged statue of Ramses II
brings to mind one of the most famous poems in English literature – albeit
substituting muck for desert sands.”
Yup, Ramses II was also known as Ozymandias, a name you may
know from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s famous sonnet:
I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert… . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Max and Keeper Of The Seeds are clearly soulmates.
“So we take the war rig and charge it right through the middle of them. We can decouple the tank right at the pass, shut it off behind us” “Kaboom!” *Max pointing like ‘She gets it!’* *Furiosa closing her eyes because she thought her life was already out of control before this moment*
I’m gonna need some fic of Keep and Max talking, maybe her kinda affectionately bossing him around. Maybe giving him some horrible alcoholic drink she’s brewed.