lucy skull

  • Lucy: do you guys know why we're here?
  • George: One of life's greatest mysteries isn't it? Why are we here? I mean, are we the product of some cosmic coincidence? Or is there really a God, watching everything. You know, with a plan for us and stuff. I don't know Luce, but it keeps me up at night.
  • Lucy: what? I mean why are we HERE, locked in a basement underneath a haunted house with an unconscious Holly!?

After Lucy left I swear to god that Lockwood and George used Lucy for all their problems indefinitely.

They fail a couple of cases after she leaves because they’re all a little shaken up. Lockwood from a distance is muttering to himself, “This wouldn’t have happened if Lucy was still here.”

When George runs out of milk in fridge, “We NEVER ran out of milk with Lucy here.”

When Lockwood can’t get his hair perfect in the morning, “My hair ALWAYS looked good when Luce was around.

When they both get flustered, “It was never like this! If only old Luce was still around…

  • My future child: Why is cousin Diamond named that?
  • Me: Because her mum loves diamonds.
  • My child: So what about my name?
  • Me: Don't worry about it, The Unlikely But Optimistic Hope That The Lockwood And Co Series Will End Without a Major Character Death.
Lucy Carlyle

Also known as:

-idk why she hates me what have I done (by Holly Munro)

-bgff (best ghost fighting friend by George Cubbins)

-“I thought I was your bgff” (Anthony Lockwood’s response to George Cubbins)

-family issues secondary

-badass heroine (by everyone)

-my only friend (by skull)

-the girl who keeps stealing my business (by Fittes)

-most likely my future wife (by Anthony Lockwood)

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My Lockwood and Co colour pencil illustration of the gang, and also in black and white coz I thought it looked cool… Drew it for the fan art contest Jonathan Stroud is holding atm so yeah… Hope you guys like!

Okay, but did anybody else notice this

Spoilers for The Creeping Shadow ahead.

So one of the most brilliant parts of “The Creeping Shadow” was Quill Kipps receiving the Orpheus Society’s ‘prototype’ goggles. And as we know, he was (adorkably) rather excited upon finding out they actually worked and used every spare moment he could to see the spirits lurking around Aldbury Castle.

So, did anyone notice that after Steve Rotwell’s visit, in the next chapter when Kipp’s is describing the ghosts he was seeing, he pointed out one haunting that I thought was particularly interesting.

‘And there!’ Kipps rotated, squinting through the goggles. ‘Two cloaked figures on the green. They’re standing close together, hoods down huddled like they’re sheltering from the cold. Ghost-fog’s rising from their capes. Now they’re breaking into a run…..They’re gone!….’

Upon first reading this, the capes he described brought to mind Lockwood’s parents’ Spirit Capes. Later however, when Lucy and Lockwood are, unknowingly, on the Other Side and begin to discover they haven’t made it back to the human world, their actions begin to mirror what Kipps addressed earlier.

‘As one we began to run. We pressed close together, hoods low over our faces against the cold. We cut across the green, boots thrumming on the hollow, frozen earth. Smoke poured from our icy capes, extending behind us like a comet’s tail.’

The sheltering from the cold, the smoking of the capes and the running across the green all match with Kipp’s earlier sighting!

As we know in the Lockwood and Co. universe, and as recently reinforced in “The Creeping Shadow”, the Talent that the children possess actually allows them to, essentially, enter the parallel land of the dead. When they utilise these gifts they connect with the world of spirits, however this travelling is less immersive and dangerous compared to Lucy and Lockwood’s accidental arrival through the Iron Chain. All of this is told to Lucy by the skull.

‘You sense the other world all the time – you’ve always had glimpses of it…’

We’ve also addressed in “The Hollow Boy” George’s ‘time sickness’ theory and his hypothesising and affirmation of Lucy’s question at the end of the third book, that yes, it is possible for ghosts to show both past, present and future. This reiterates the idea that time, for the children using Talents and the spirits that are haunting them, is circular.

‘They’re fixed in a particular place, but able to roam back and forwards across the years. If you follow that argument, why couldn’t they make predictions? Why shouldn’t they see things we don’t?’

 So yeah, I definitely think Kipps had a prophetic sighting of what was going to happen to Lucy and Lockwood hours before they actually ventured into the ‘place of blood’ or Rotwell facility and then later on with the Iron Chain to the Other Side.

Anyone else notice this?

p.s after lurking the Lockwood and Co. tags for like 3 years, I have finally decided to make a Tumblr account to share stuff like this and be involved with the fandom before the last book comes out, so hi.