Tʜᴇ Hɪᴠᴇ-Qᴜᴇᴇɴ | Tʜᴇ Hᴇɢᴇᴍᴏɴ

Together, [Ender’s] two books were called The Hive-Queen and The Hegemon, and they were holy writ.

Two fanmixes for the stories that changed the human world. (Awesome hive queen art taken from lapartycalavera’s fanart. Less awesome hegemon album art slapped together by me.)

1. Neglected Space - Imogen Heap  2. Flashback Memory Stick - Origa  3. Gold Pilot - Homestuck  4. Aney, Unborn Child - Origa  5. Song Of Skaia - Mark Hadley  6. What Is The Light? - The Flaming Lips  7. We Are All Made Of Stars - Moby  8. The Vast Glub - Homestuck  9. The Ego’s Last Stand - The Flaming Lips  10. 2 to 1 - Imogen Heap  11. In My Remains (Cj Lee BreakMix) - Linkin Park  12. Stella Maris - Moby  13. Forsaken - Within Temptation  14. The Hive Queen - Steve Jablonsky & Dearheart  

ʙᴏɴᴜs ᴛʀᴀᴄᴋ: Believe Me - Ellie Goulding


1. Run To You - Pentatonix  2. Wrong (Acoustic Cover) - Ask-I Hazen  3. In Your Shadow - Oliver Boyd & The Rememberalls  4. Animal Impulses - IAMX  5. The Prayer (Bark Cat Bark Remix) - Bloc Party  6. Close To Home - Vienna Teng  7. Blue Days - Racoon  8. In The 99 - Vienna Teng  9. Manipulate - Freezepop  10. Radioactive In The Dark (Mashup) - AirGirlPhantom  11. The Rising Tide - The Killers  12. Empire - Alpines  13. I’m Not Your Hero - Tegan & Sarah  14. Roll Away Your Stone - Mumford & Sons  15. Time And Space - The Cinematic Orchestra

ʙᴏɴᴜs ᴛʀᴀᴄᴋ: I’m Not Who I Was - Brandon Heath


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Peter Wiggin had brought Petra Arkanian with him because she knew Caliph Alai. They had both been in Ender’s Jeesh together. And it was Alai who had sheltered her and Bean in the weeks before the Muslim invasion of China, or liberation of Asia, depending on which propaganda mill you shopped at. But now it seemed that having Petra with him meant nothing at all. Nobody in Damascus acted as if it even mattered that the Hegemon had come like a supplicant to see the Caliph. Not that Peter had arrived with any publicity. This was a private visit, with him and Petra passing themselves off as a tourist couple. Complete with bickering. Because Petra had no patience with him. Everything he did and said and even thought was wrong. And last night, when he finally demanded, “Tell me what you really hate about me, Petra, instead of pretending it’s all this trivial stuff.” Her answer had been devastating: “Because the only difference I ever saw between you and Achilles was that you let others do your killing for you.”

It was so patently unfair. Peter had devoted himself to trying to avoid war. At least now he knew why she was so furious at him.

- Shadow of the Giant
I was craving Enderverse art but the community is so disappointingly small for such a popular series (I’ve read all the graphic novels and they are gorgeous, but I wish the fanart community was larger! Maybe the movie will help that along, hehe). I love Peter/Petra interactions.

i know i’m hard to resist. a peter wiggin fanmix.

"Damn right, everybody! Ender Wiggin may have saved your asses against the Buggers, but I’m the one who’s going to save humanity’s collective rectum from its own colostomy."

1. everybody wants to rule the world lorde ||| 2. my songs know what you did in the dark fall out boy ||| 3. no church in the wild kanye west ||| 4. frankenstein’s monster from x-men: first class || 5. you’re gonna go far, kid the offspring ||| 6. i have friends in holy spaces panic! at the disco ||| 7. some nights intro fun. ||| 8. smile like you mean it the killers ||| 9. hate me blue october ||| 10. some boys death cab for cutie ||| 11. are you satisfied? marina and the diamonds ||| 12. forgiven deb talan ||| 13. handsome man robbie williams ||| 14. ready aim fire imagine dragons

[Peter] could always see what other people hated most about themselves, and bully them, while Val could always see what other people liked best about themselves, and flatter them. It was a cynical way of putting it, but it was true. Valentine could persuade other people to her point of view––she could convince them that they wanted what she wanted them to want. Peter, on the other hand, could only make them fear what he wanted them to fear.
—  Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)