maven-pro

alyssavelaryons  asked:

Hi Victoria! I love your books, and seeing a few of your recent posts following the release of the extract, I couldn't help but notice they were all anti-Maven. Do you support the Maven hate? (no offence intended)

I reblog a lot of the pro-Maven aesthetics and posts as well! I’m an innocent bystander!

First part of a  bit of a primer on book-specific stuff for people coming into the fandom through the musical and wondering who the heck all these extra characters are! 

The biggest chunk of characters who don’t really get explained in the musical are probably Les Amis de l’ABC, aka The Barricade Boys. (Heck, some of them don’t even SHOW UP in the musical, sorry, Bahorel!) . While they don’t get the MOST page time, they ARE around for about half the novel (and four years of in-story time), majorly involved with the barricade plot, and, because it’s Les Mis, just LOADED with symbolism as a group and individually (I’m not gonna get too much into the symbolism here because seriously I’ve been talking about the book for years now and that is a neverending conversation.) 

While this is a very brief and somewhat tongue-in-cheek summation, all of the info here is book- accurate and/or backed up with research, and I can point out the references if needed!  (and standard disclaimer: this is meant to fill in blanks and give some basic info, not be comprehensive or tell people what to do in fanwork!) 

So, under the cut, Les Amis de l’ABC! (the name is a pun, because ABC sounds like “abaisse”, the abased, so: friends of the abased):

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anonymous asked:

is maven given a chance at redemption???? i really want mare and maven to end up! if that is not your plan PLEASEEEEEE reconsider!! i LOVED RED QUEEN btw but glass sword was meh one because maven wasn't in it otherwise the storyline and writing was brilliant.

just letting you guys know, I’ve had the ending planned since book 2 and it isn’t going to change regardless of how many pro-cal or pro-maven messages I get….plus choosing a boy is not the point of the story

anonymous asked:

Am I supposed to think that kilorn doesn't have a chance anymore? Because when you said that:" I’ve had the ending planned since book 2 and it isn’t going to change regardless of how many pro-cal or pro-maven messages I get…" you totally forgot kilorn.

I thought Glass Sword made it clear where Mare stands on Kilorn.