nina is my thoughts

I promise you this, when you find your person you’ll know. Because you find them in every little thing you do and you picture doing everything with that one person. Every song becomes about them, every movie or tv show ends up being relatable to them. You start to feel more than just butterflies in your stomach but you get a feeling in your heart that makes everything feel as if it’ll all be okay. They’re voice is your new favorite sound and they’re eyes are your new favorite color. You can’t get enough of them in a day and you can’t picture anyone else by your side. Whether it’s miles or minutes apart you just know deep down that they are your person. And if you ever find that person, you’d be damned if you ever let them go.
—  Some personal shit
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So… I read the Six of Crows dulogy, I adored it, so here’s fanart of the team in a sort of animated series style inspired by Studio Mir (ATLA/LOK/VLD)

I have plans for more :D

The six of crows duology is honestly one of the best series in ya. You have all this crazy heist shit going on, the con men are being conned, and so on. But then, Leigh also deals with problems like human trafficking, racism and racial prejudices, positive self-image, disabilities, lgbtq+. And that’s not even all.

One of my favourite aspects is kaz and inej’s relationship. Kaz is a broken boy who needs fixing before he can be in a healthy relationship, and throughout the two books, he’s gone through a lot of character development and he’s getting closer to being better. He is not, however, an entirely changed man. And inej knows that and she’s not settling for that shit. Yes, she’s willing to try and help him heal. But she won’t let herself be dragged under with him. She knows when to put herself first and not give him everything of her. She knows she can try to help fix him but at the end of the day it’s kaz who needs to make the final decision to really try to heal himself and become a better man. Not just for inej but for himself. And it’s makes me so glad to see a heroine who doesn’t blindly want to give everything of themselves for the boy they love even if it may hurt them in the process. It makes me happy that inej is willing to wait for a healthy relationship. And it makes me happy that kaz knows this too and is trying to move forward.

Idk. I just have a lot of feels about my little crow children. Plz feel free to add on your thoughts

nina and daniela for @smoltinypumpkinchild

BONUS:: 

nina doesn’t give in and now has a nice new bob

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Nina huffed out a little laugh. “It’s okay,” she said at last. “I would have thought about it, too.”
He got to his feet and offered her his hand. “I’m Matthias.”
“Nina,” she said, taking it. “Nice to make your acquaintance.”

4

of all the Kanas i’ve acquired through multiple game files, i’m certain that the Kana my Corrin has with Niles is probably the oldest and also the strangest


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9

“Where do you think the money went?” he repeated.
“Guns?” asked Jesper.
“Ships?” queried Inej.
“Bombs?” suggested Wylan.
“Political bribes?” offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. “This is where you tell us how awful we are,” she whispered.
He shrugged. “They all seem like practical choices.”
“Sugar,” said Kaz.
Jesper nudged the sugar bowl down the table to him.
Kaz rolled his eyes. “Not for my coffee, you podge. I used the money to buy up sugar shares and placed them in private accounts for all of us—under aliases, of course.”
“I don’t like speculation,” said Matthias.
“Of course you don’t. You like things you can see. Like piles of snow and benevolent tree gods.”
“Oh, there it is!” said Inej, resting her head on Nina’s shoulder and beaming at Matthias. “I missed his glower.”
“Besides,” said Kaz, “it’s hardly speculation if you know the outcome.”

She wouldn’t wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn’t be rid of.
—  Leigh Bardugo
While you sit there laughing with her, stop and admire the beauty that flows out of her. And just in those few innocent seconds, watch her laugh come to a halt, and watch her eyes meet yours. Both of you starring into each others dazed eyes, in silence, you can’t help but to fall into a trance. Both thinking about how crazy you are about each other.. you both smile and look away but you look back to see her still looking back at you, admiring you the way you were admiring her.
—  Admire her
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Some of my annotations i decided to make on my six of crows re read!! I wasn’t sure if I was going to post them or not but @trinareadsbooks suggested I do so here you go my friend ❤️

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“What are your best memories from shooting The Vampire Diaries?” - Vampire Attraction Con 2016 (x)

anyone wanna talk abt how nina and kuwei absolutely remain close friends to this day and visit each other in ravka regularly because i know in my heart this is true

  • nina gets what it’s like to be on your own in a foreign country trying to accomplish a seemingly-impossible task, and having her check in every so often is a huge help for kuwei settling into his new life there
  • they’re the most multilingual of all their friends and bond over this.  nina doesn’t get many opportunities to practice shu even though she speaks it fluently, and although kuwei speaks passable ravkan, he improves a lot faster from speaking to nina without the added pressure of having to do anything other than talk.
  • both of them religiously pick up bits of gossip and remember all of it and have at least an hour sharing all of it every time they meet (mostly nina.  kuwei likes keeping things to himself so he can use it if he ever has to.  but sometimes he’ll tell her something and nina’s eyes go wide because there’s no way kuwei should know that.)  between the two of them, they know what’s going on with everyone at any given time and have also been known to discuss this in earshot of whoever they’re talking about by switching languages so nobody can prove it
  • when inej comes to visit nina, the three of them go for waffles.  afterwards, inej and nina take turns teaching each other the rowdiest sea shanties they know and kuwei looks on with a mixture of confusion, amusement, and horror, because neither of them can carry a tune and there are some lyrics he wishes he didn’t understand.  (he’s totally memorising them for later, though.)  they’re so happy and enthusiastic about it that after a while it’s hard not to give up and laugh
  • both of them also know what it’s like to lose someone you care about and to have to move on and make a life for yourself regardless.  it’s not something either of them talks about a lot but sometimes, a good number of years in the future, they will.  nina tells him about matthias, about the future they were going to make together and how they were going to change the world.  the work she’s still trying to do on her own.  the promise she made to try and help the younger drüskelle who could become something more, like matthias did.  kuwei doesn’t need to say a lot to that, mostly just listens, but he’s seen how much nina’s accomplished in the years since the ice court job and matthias’ death and all of the good she’s done.  
  • he especially doesn’t have a lot to say about his life before fjerda and ketterdam, not a lot of it is things he wants to remember, but he was close with his father even if their relationship wasn’t perfect and sometimes there’s something to say about that.  about how it might have been better for the world if it was his father who survived shu han, how kuwei could have done something to help them escape if it wouldn’t have exposed him as a grisha to the fjerdans.  i could have brought matthias back, nina says quietly.  i almost did.  sometimes letting go is better.  
  • the potential with these two is honestly so underrated and i feel like we as people need to talk about it more

bonus:

  • nina: wake up, i have a huuuuge dilemma i need your opinion on!  
  • kuwei: what?  
  • nina: am i more beautiful today than i was yesterday?  i mean at first i looked in the mirror and i thought well, yes, definitely, huge improvement–  
  • kuwei: can i have my pillow back?  
  • nina: –but then i thought maybe it’s not that i’m more beautiful today, maybe i was just as beautiful yesterday but i lacked the self-esteem to recognise it!  
  • kuwei: don’t take this personally but get out
she’s funny
always making me laugh,
if I didn’t say so myself,
she’s my second half.
the longing that has been haunting
her internal consciousness is finally regained.
she’s finally wanted
and heres how this will be explained.
Her father left, her mother unexpressed.
raining down tears of sadness she remained well-founded
and suppressed her fears.
Assisting everyone as she’s collapsing at the bridge of her feet, shaking down not able to stand for much longer.
All she wanted was to be relaxing.
Her body ached, her eyes enlarged, not baring a single minute of each school day.
She found purpose.
and she stood tall no longer nervous for the sadness to flood her veins.
She remodeled and rebuilt who she was to who she is now.
Her sadness will remain forbidden in the pits of her soul, away from the surface above.
and this is where something called love is in control.
Love is guiding her gently through the horrifying abyss.
finding her way through the terrifying reality that not everyone will bow to her feet.
Looking around, her palms sweaty, people talking, as if their lips were walking. But what they were articulating, was echoing through her manipulating sanity.
love guides her out of the insanity that is aching to fill her foreign constitution.
the difficulties she encounters are only mountains to be climbed and oceans to cross.
Never the less will love help her across.
She’s stronger than love, she doesn’t need love.
But without her love she wouldn’t be above the rest of society.
Cancer is her sign, very vulnerable at any given time.
But she doesn’t usually face her design head on.
compatible with a pisces, they fit just fine. heightened emotions mixed with romantic ambitions, the two will eternally love each other like fine wine at a celebration.
she knows how to make you feel invincible.
Like you are the most visible sight in her journey through this universe. No need to question her love because she will devote herself to the one she cherishes most.
Beautiful is an understatement.
She has honey sweet lips. They are lilac soft.
she has a soothing voice. And a joyous personality.
Only anyone around her felt warm inside.
Uneasy at times she does not notice the rays of sun that radiate when she smiles.
They would travel for miles, at least 3,032 to a place called New York.
Big city, bright lights. Not a fantasy but a dream, you could almost imagine hearing her adolescent tittering about the unfamiliar city.
Her heart internally placed in New York, but not the city itself.
A girl perhaps, holds her heart, firm- like a scholar and his smarts.
undying trust in one another the two of them slowly developed into one.
fighting the distance soon enough it’ll be all done.
No more distance no more patience.
So here I am, describing my extraordinary girlfriend, the love and compassion she has for her beloved family, friends and me. Enough to last a lifetime.
when you read this I hope this gives you the confidence that lies between my eyes and yours. I see the girl that can get through it all. Who will never truly fall.
—  She’s my world 
Six of Crows demigods AU cause i have a lot of thoughts

I have extensive hcs about the Six of Crows crew in the PJO verse please consider:
Kaz, son of Hermes: Kaz and Jordy were bounced around through a lot of foster homes before finally being discovered by a satyr. But they were attacked by a monster right as they set out for camp and Kaz broke his leg jumping out of a window. It never healed right after that no matter how much Ambrosia and Nectar he had. Kaz stumbled across the boarder into camp alone, covered in dry blood, and with a haunted look in his eyes. No one knows what happened to his brother or the satyr that was supposed to guide them. He refuses to talk about it. At one point though, Kaz managed to attract the attention of Nemesis, and she granted him a couple of magic items, a pair of gloves and a cane, in exchange Kaz dedicates all of his attention to avenging the death of his brother. All of the other campers are low-key terrified of Kaz.
Inej, daughter of Athena: Inej was kidnapped as a child and sold into a child slavery ring. During her time there she Witnessed A Lot of shit and spent years trying to facilitate an escape. She’s always been aware of her status as a demigod and used her gifts as well as she could in order to free, not only herself, but the other children as well. However, one day the place she was being held was attacked by a family of cyclopses. They killed and ate her captors first before moving on to the children. Inej wasn’t about to allow her, or any of the other kids be eaten (she was one of the oldest there at this point) and she managed to kill all of the cyclopses by stabbing their eyes with the splintered leg bone of one of her captors that she had picked up from the ground. Hades had been keeping an eye on Inej, seeing as she’d been in the presence of death quite a lot, and saw this and thought “oh shit that was so Cool” and gifted her a set of six knives fashioned from the bones of the cyclopses and Stygion iron. Hades also sent word to Camp Half-blood to send someone out to guide her to camp. Inej made sure all the other kids were safe first before leaving them to go to camp though. The Hunters of Artemis have tried, on multiple occasions, to recruit her but Inej really isn’t a fan of their whole “no falling in love” rule. She’s studying a lot at Camp so she can get into a college with a good Criminology program, she wants to join the FBI in order to track down and dismantle the other child slavery rings.
Jesper, son of Tyche and legacy of Hephaestus: Jespers’ mother was a daughter of Hephaestus who caught the attention of the goddess of luck, Tyche. Several months later baby Jesper was found on her doorstep (by that time she was with Colm). After Jespers’ mom died, Colm didn’t want to send him to camp because he thought it would put Jesper in danger. Jesper didn’t take this too well, he’d grown up hearing stories about Camp Half-blood from his mom and had wanted to experience it himself. He eventually managed to convince Colm to let him go though. He became quick friends with Kaz and Inej but won’t stop challenging Apollo kids to shoot-offs and keeps getting into bets with the Nike kids. He is, quite frankly, a menace to have around but everyone loves him.
Wylan, son of Hekate and legacy of Jupiter: Wylan is a Roman Exchange Camper and has dyslexia to the extreme. He enthusiastically volunteered for the camp exchange program to get away from his father. Wylan is from one of the more prestigious Roman families that’s descended from Jupiter and has a lot of influence in the Senate. He just wanted to get away from all the responsibility his father was pushing on to him when really all Wylan wants to do is be a regular kid. As the son of the goddess of magic, he has a real knack for blowing things up and is often trusted with setting traps for Capture the Flag games.
Nina, daughter of Hades and legacy of Apollo: When Nina first showed up to Camp Half-blood, everyone immediately pegged her for an Aphrodite kid. She’s beautiful and flirty and all things Aphrodite kids are, so when she’s claimed by Hades it’s a big shock to, well, everyone. Most of the other kids are skeptical at best, until during one game of Capture the Flag when she manages to raise a hoard of skeletons from the ground and control them. Nina admits that she’s never really been able to do that until she’d been claimed, but she had been able to control the bodies of other living beings (which is kinda her Apollo genes at work). It was at much a surprise to her as it was to everyone else. Nina does take an immediate liking to Inej though, just as Hades kinda did. She’s been granted a quest or two and took Inej and Kaz with her one time and Inej and Jesper another. On her second quest she met a Norse demigod named Mattias and they fell a little bit in love but Mattias was killed near the end of the quest and Nina returned to Camp heartbroken but determined to keep others from meeting the same fate, so Nina is an unofficial Camp protector, if there’s a particularly powerful demigod out there or one that’s being chased by a strong monster Nina is dispatched to guide them to Camp and keep them safe.
Mattias, son of Tyr: Mattias is a Norse demigod who had no idea he was a demigod. He was raised in a strict religious household that he was adopted into and had been planning on joining the military right out of high school. But his home was attacked by monsters and he would have died if a trio of demigods hadn’t appeared to save him at the last moment. They explained to him what he was and why he could see things other people couldn’t, but Mattias had a hard time accepting it. Years of religious upbringing can’t just be thrown out the window overnight. He traveled with the group and helped them on their quest, they told him they could take him back to a safe haven for people like them but mostly he just stayed for Nina. In the end he died heroically in battle and his soul was taken into Vallhala. He hadn’t even known he was a different breed of demigod until then.

Bonus:
Alina is a daughter of Sol. The Darkling won’t stop trying to get her to run for Praetor with him.
The Darkling is a grandson of Hades, his mom is a daughter of Hades but he inherited the shadow magic and decided to just live up to the aesthetic. They’re Greek demigods pretending to be Roman though so they use Pluto instead of Hades.
Nikolai is a legacy of Neptune. He won’t stop petitioning the Senate for a better navy.
Mal is a mortal but a mortal that can see through the Mist