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young-gam replied to your post:

reason as to why? :) (not the anon, just curious)

Probably because they’re the most subtly developed of all the relationships? Tammy’s not usually subtle at all about romantic developments (both George and Jon were kind of like being hit over the head with a hammer, haha. I love George/Alanna though, they just work so well - Numair started being super protective around Daine a book before they actually got together, Cleon was really obviously crushing on Kel before they got together, Nawat starts mate-feeding and courting Aly from the get-go). I like that Farmer and Beka had a business-first relationship, I love that he’s an incredibly powerful mage who acts silly so people will underestimate him (and he’s so casual and laid-back and I just love Farmer as a character a lot) and that Beka tunes into that right away, I like that they’re so comfortable and matter-of-fact around each other and that he softens her edges with humor while admiring the things about her that make her her, without trying to compete with her. I mean, most of Tammy’s relationships are between people who respect each other so that’s not really an issue, but I like that for Beka/Farmer I only started zeroing in on his role as a potential love-interest when I noticed how many times he was being mentioned per chapter as opposed to anything really obvious that he does, you know (he never stares at her or touches her for a second too long or gets irrationally angry)? It felt more organic to me.

candicelizabeth  asked:

DUDE. I saw that picture of your 'collectables shelf' again and you have like all of Tamora Pierce's books and so do I and this is super awesome because I love her and we should talk abut this and which series was your favorite and are you pissed about how Mastiff ended because that some stupid shit with Tunstall but I won't say anything else in case you haven't read it. And we should talk. Yes. Good. Hope You had a lovely Thanksgiving!

OMG yes we should and my favorite was probably Protector of the Small but srsly I love all of the Tortall books. I was never as big into the Circle of Magic books as I was into Tortall.

AND OGDLKGHKALSHFDKLGHLAKFHDLKGHAKLFD FUCKING TUNSTALL

I READ IT

I CAN’T EVEN

I AM NOT OVER IT YET

HE WAS MY FAVORITE

WHY

that was one of the very few things I took serious issue with in her books.

But yes we must have discussion about how lovely and queer her books are. Much discussion. <3

Oh my god so I started listening to Mark Reads Mastiff to fall asleep and I’m drifting along thinking haha Mark you are SO unprepared for what happens in this book and then it turns out I was the one who was totally unprepared. Because I totally forgot Beka has a fiance and he DIES on like the first page of the book??? And it’s just a cold open at his funeral and I can’t believe I forgot this?? I guess I blocked a lot if this book from my memory b/c TUNSTALL WHY but still?? I guess that was my comeuppance for laughing at Mark one too many times.