sara downing


Sara Lance taking over typical heterosexual endings (1x08/2x12)


It isn’t a choice, but it is a decision
Come out of the closet
Break out of the prison
Love who you are
Let no one inhibit

lgbt+ book recommendations

I often see people talking about how they would like to read more lgbt+ books/series but do not know where to find them. SO I’ve made this list to give people somewhere to start !

PLEASE NOTE; I’ve written which stories are #ownvoices that I know of, some of them that I didn’t mention may be - sometimes it is hard to know, especially since it’s not something all authors write in bio’s ect. :) Please forgive and correct if you know some are #ownvoices that I have not mentioned. 


  • counting to zero - a.j quinn (#ownvoices)
  • everything leads to you - nina lacour
  • of fire and stars - audrey coulthurst
  • not your sidekick - c.b lee (poc)
  • the long way to a small, angry planet - becky chambers (#ownvoices)
  • a closed and common orbit - becky chambers (#ownvoices)
  • ice massacre - tiana warner
  • axiom: the last hope - marie rachel pearcy (#ownvoices)
  • get it together, delilah ! - erin gough
  • empress of the world - sara ryan
  • the upside down of unrequited - becky albertalli
  • girls man up - m-e girard
  • tell me again how a crush should feel - sara farizan
  • juliet takes a breath - gabby rivera


  • the foxhole court - nora sakavic (also poc)
  • the raven cycle - maggie stiefvater
  • six of crows duology - leigh bardugo (also poc)
  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe - benjamin alire saez (ft. poc characters) (#ownvoices)
  • will grayson, will grayson - john green and david levithan (semi #ownvoices)
  • we are the ants - shaun david hutchinson (#ownvoices)
  • the five stages of andrew brawley - shaun david hutchinson (#ownvoices)
  • the mortal instruments - cassandra clare (also bi rep, poc)
  • the dark artifices - cassandra clare (also bi rep)
  • the love interest - cale dietrich
  • captive prince series - c.s pacat
  • the song of achilles - medeline miller
  • whatever. or how junior year became totally fucked - s.j goslee
  • grasshopper jungle - andrew smith
  • ill give you the sun - jandy nelson
  • simon vs the homosapiens agenda - becky albertalli
  • carry on - rainbow rowell
  • boy meets boy - david levithan (#ownvoices)
  • two boys kissing - david levithan (#ownvoices)
  • the perks of being a wallflower - stephen chbosky
  • the gone series - michael grant (also, lesbian character. However, both side characters (though major ones), and not explored until later books. both poc )


  • a kind of justice - renee james (#ownvoices)
  • if i was your girl - meredith russo (#ownvoices)
  • the art of being normal - lisa williamson
  • george - alex gino (#ownvoices)
  • every heart a doorway - seanan mcguire (asexual character)
  • coffee boy - austin chant
  • when the moon was ours - anna-marie mclemore 
  • roller girl - vanessa north (also f/f couple)


  • adaptation - malinda lo (#ownvoices)
  • ash - malinda lo (#ownvoices)
  • radio silence - alice oseman

other lgbt:

  • magnus chase and the gods of asgard - rick riordan (genderfluid character)
  • every heart a doorway - seanan mcguire (asexual character)
  • the long way to a small, angry planet - becky chambers (gender fluid and non-binary characters - NOTE: this is a space opera and features aliens who are non-binary/gender fluid not humans. however, the main character who is human is lgbt - this is a very socially aware book and I recommend it even if it’s non-human characters) 

FINAL NOTE: I have not read all these books and cannot comment on the representation in all of them, but I have only included books I’ve heard good reception about. 

feel free to add on !! or check my READING LIST for more

appreciation for ben platt:

he was put on vocal rest 2 days straight before the tony’s. at the tony’s, he sang his pure and beautiful heart out like nothing had happened.
he named his whole cast and family and would’ve pulled a Bette Midler if he went slow.
he was so happy. he took his mom as a date. he got pie from sara bareilles and sunk down his chair when he was mentioned on stage for comedy. he was sweating like crazy but was such a beautiful angel.
He along with his musical won. He deserves so much and i love him so much.

Leonard Snart "i`m alive" tour
  • Snart: Hi Mick, i`m alive.
  • Mick: Go to Hell, you pain in my ass. Or brain. Whatever
  • ------
  • Snart: Hi Barry, i`m alive.
  • Barry: For God sake! Cisco turn off your hologram projector. I`m not in the mood to talk to him today.
  • ------
  • Snart: Hi Sara, i`m al..
  • Sara: *knocks him down* Nice try, Thawne. I`m not getting this for the third time.
  • ------
  • Snart: Hi sis, i`m alive. Mostly.
  • Lisa: Awesome. Wait. Did you die or something?
protect mila / sara is the big spoon fight me

bc i am gay trash i couldn’t help but notice mila and sara in the background of the GPF banquet photos and i just

oh mila

tfw u clutching at the gf during a horror movie but she’s too busy gleefully watching the bloodbath

sara pls she needs protection put down your phone

tldr; mila babicheva of the edgy undercut is a delicate cinnamon roll who should be protected at all costs. sara crispino of the flowing tresses is an actual knight who knows no fear. in other news, sara crispino is probably the big spoon.

you know, the worst thing is that sana truly thinks she’s sparing her friends here, not exposing vilde and eva, not using noora’s e-mail. she thinks she’s doing that, taking sara down only, and not her friends. she doesn’t know the extent of the damage this will cause, and how this will affect isak (and potentially even), and when she realizes that, it’ll be too late to go back

ignitesthestars  asked:

things you said that i wish you hadnt - sara/efvra

Sara sucks in a breath so harsh, it burns the back of her throat. And she chokes. On air. She takes a few steps back, coughing and holding a hand to her chest. 

She’s a mess.

A big one. 

Why did she have to go and open her big, stupid, hopeless romantic mouth? 

The total emotional shutdown on Evfra’s face is enough to make her want to die. What she’s learned in her short time of knowing the Angara is that they’re emotional. Good, bad, they don’t hide their feelings very well. And she’s gotten used to that, to separating the way the rest of her crew reacts to things as opposed to the way Jaal does. 

Evfra is a wall. Blank. Still. A brick wall is a far more accurate description.

“I’m okay,” she finally wheezes.

“I didn’t ask.”

Of course he didn’t. 

Her face burns red. Fuck, fuck.

“I should - leave? I will keep you updated, Evfra.”

If she backs out slowly, like escaping from a bear, maybe he’ll forget about her and what she said to him. 

I want to get to know you better.

I think you’re attractive. The whole scar thing, you know.

She is, without a doubt, one of the biggest idiots the Milky Way has offered to Andromeda, and it’s rather unfortunate that she’s the one named Pathfinder. That she’s in such a position to rub elbows, so to speaks, with Angaran leaders with really sexy scars and voices and ideas.

How are ideas attractive? She’s not sure, but they are when Evfra talks about them in his harsh words, straight and to the point. 

This is what he wants. This is how he wants it done.

He’s quicker than a bear, and definitely quicker than her slow escape from the pits of misery and embarrassment. He doesn’t quite shove her into the wall as he does slam her, and quick reflexes are the only thing that keep her skull from shattering as she leans her head forward. His arm presses against her collarbone, pinning her. 

He’s close, so close, when she does that. That scar up close and personal. His eyes, angry, defiant. The emotion is back. Sara doesn’t know where to look, taking in the shades of blues that meld with purples of his skin. He looks like the summer sky back on Earth, when the sun goes down. Not quite sunset, but after. The scar splits his lip, down his chin, and she has so many questions about it.

“Hi?” she manages to squeak out as each of her thoughts fall from her mind in quick succession. 

“Everything that you are is everything I cannot stand, Pathfinder.”

Her lips part, but there’s not much she can say to that. It’s a fair assessment, on his part. 


“Everything that you are,” Evfra says, almost against her mouth now, “has proven me wrong each time, as well.”

“I - I can’t tell if this is supposed to be a compliment?” She swallows, hard, but her entire body feels like jelly. If he lets her go now, she’s going to slide to the floor. “Are you actually complimenting me?”

“Maybe.” There’s a twist of his mouth, and the scar looks as though it breaks just a little bit. It’s not a smile. It’s definitely a smirk.

“Fuck.” Sara definitely doesn’t mean to say that out loud.