Alright, but one thing I notice. A lot of the main characters have a poet / poetic writer that they reference at least once, if not more than once in the series, and I kind of think it’s both a neat little insight into works of literature that stuck with them, and says so much about them as people
For Quentin it’s Byron. Of course it’d be fucking Byron, though. He references Byron twice in The Magician King alone. Byron is dark, and he’s full of fear, sex and adventure, but also he’s a romantic, he’s a lover, he’s enchanted with everything. He’s simultaneously gloomy and brooding, and dreamy and waxing. Lord Byron is simultaneously hailed for his heroic, swoon-worthy side, and notorious for being brooding, rule-breaking, and kind of a scoundrel. Perfect Quentin Coldwater material, and it’s no question why he’d resonate. I also think that ultimately, Byron is also the bad boy Quentin sometimes wishes he was, but is also glad that he isn’t. I think he’d admire Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know, but I think he’d not quite enjoy that life. But again. Byron is heightened and emotional and everything Quentin probably wants gushed into poetry.
Eliot has Tennyson. He quotes Tennyson’s Ulysses their first trip to the Neitherlands. At a glance, my first instinct was merely ‘probably an aesthetic preference.’ But honestly, there’s so much more to it. Tennyson’s words were musical, they flowed amazingly, they were meticulously chosen and perfectly fitted. Just how Eliot talks. Furthermore, there’s an intense sense of melancholy that rings out Tennyson’s poems. It’s singsong, at times, but there’s always a deep, profound hurt present. Sometimes it weaves a fantastic tale, that’s lovely and lurid. That, too, is something deep expressed with a pretty bow. And really, what could be more Eliot than that? That’s who Eliot is, in a lot of ways. Well-spoken, amusing, perfect words at the perfect time, with sorrow below the surface. Also, Tennyson’s thing for strength and order and Kings of fantastic proportions fit so amazingly with Eliot, melancholy and all.
For Julia it’s John Donne. She outright tapes him to her door. And Donne is a perfect match for Julia on so many levels. Donne is cynical, he thinks deeply when you don’t want him to, he feels painful emotions when you don’t want him to. He has two selves, a light Jack Donne and a sombre Doctor Donne–brings to mind First and Second Julia. And Donne did things with conventions that people didn’t want him to, and he broke social norms, and he was sad in ways that weren’t approved of, but he really didn’t let up or stop because of that. Also, he’s full of dry wit and puns so very up her alley. It’s wonderful, picturing Julia reading A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, frankly, and a lot of his other stuff, because they’re so very well matched.
Janet’s is Shakespeare. To be fair, other characters talk about The Bard, too, but hers stuck out to me, so I think she deserves some attention for it. Specifically, she talks about Hamlet and Macbeth a lot. Shakespeare’s bloody, psychological tragedies draw her in. In these two plays. women are witchy omens and powerful queens, and they’re not always good people–they are who they are, and they’ve got feelings, sure, but that doesn’t really change their darker cores. She thinks of Ophelia going mad when she’s alone in the sand, and no one in the world who cares about her is around and she’s grasping at something only she can see, because sometimes shit is absolutely crazy, and you’re vulnerable and scary. And she kind of revels in the heightened, unapologetic nature in herself, and in the world that these plays include. People are fucked up in these plays, and you love them for it, so why should she apologize for being fucked up, or shy away from things that are? It doesn’t make her feelingless, it just makes her who she is. And so I really like the pairing of Janet with Hamlet and Macbeth.
Ultimately, I really like what these character’s personalities lead them to reference throughout the books, and what their specific references reveal about them as characters.
Also, what I wouldn’t give to know what kind of things Alice would talk about, were she given a chance.
Can you do genderbend chanwoo? I know you've already done some asks related to this, so you don't have to answer if you don't want to. Thank you!
i actually really love the idea of a genderbent chanwoo, just cause he’s an actual sweet heart to pure for this world and must be protected. Here is more female!chanwoo ft the rest of ikon as boys (cause for the lols) thanks for requesting and have a great day/night! also #Happy19thChanwooDay!
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is a cute lil shy pumpkin
she is intimidated by scary looking people
for instance, bobby and hanbin, in all their hip hop gear and scowls on their faces
she is walking one day and trips
falls over and is super embarrassed
“you okay?” she look up and sees bobby offering a hand
but in her eyes, this gangster guy was near her
runs away at the speed of light and writes it down in her journal
entry 13: i encountered two very scary looking gangsters today! >.<
tends to judge people on appearances, even though she knows its bad
like when she saw her co-worker jinhwan for the first time she though he was younger that her
“are you lost? what school do you go to?”
she may be young but cause she is tall, she can get anywhere
gets hit on by older guys a lot
probably has a job as a waitress at a cafe and even though she actually doesn’t have a clue on coffee, her friendly cheery personality is breath of fresh air
hanbin and bobby like to tease her a lot cause she’s pretty naive and innocent, they visit not to drink coffee but to pester her
bobby be like “hey wanna go on a date , we can see an 18+ movie if you wanna ;)”
and hanbin be like “we can have dinner then go back to my place for dessert ;)))”
her manager donghyuk always has to shoo away these guys and protect her cause without him she’d probably be on dates all the time
her co-worker junhoe is super awkward with her and its all an awkward mix
he’s not very good with girls, and she scared of scary looking people
but after a while they become good friends and play pranks on jinhwan their other co worker and their boss
she has a slight crush on yunhyeong, the regular who is like a prince in her eyes
but senpai won’t notice her :((((((
wears fluffy jumpers and woolly anything, pastel/cream colours
likes to have cute little jewels and designs on her nails
kinda gyaru but toned down at work
actually very mischievous when you get to know her
The prefects for each house have been chosen! Thank you to everyone who applied, all of you had very sweet motivational messages so it was very hard for me to pick! I chose 3 per house instead of 2 because I couldn’t pick between people sometimes. I’ll quickly go through their responsibilities and what’s going to happen from now on!
R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S
adding new members onto the members’ page
updating the updates tab when necessary
sending welcome messages
reblogging #hogwartsstudyclub posts
reblogging other general stuff
be open to help people
FOR THEIR HOUSE
motivating their house
organising the group chat + other events
P E R K S
you can reblog as much of your original content as you like
a spot on the prefects page
your blog will be linked in the updates tab
organising random blog rates and promos and stuff
P R E F E C T S
ask all the prefects a question: #prefectshsc or add this in your ask!
Hey hey party people For the month of December, I challenge all of you to send at least one kind/uplifting anonymous ask every day until the 31st. I personally like to go to search the anon hate, depression, and anxiety tags and see if someone has been struggling lately. Sometimes, a nice message can make all the difference. So, get to it!