sarah wanted me to post it so i am

ACOWAR Readalong!

Hello lovelies! After a few solid hours of planning I think I have this solidified enough to send another post out!

Here is the super fabulous list of reasons why this will hopefully be amazing!

-The fandom will not have to suffer alone

-This is going to be a google doc organized by chapter (that might eventually get posted on a fanfiction site for easier access) WHICH MEANS YOU CAN LOOK AT IT FOLLOWING YOUR OWN PACE! You cannot be surprised by an out of nowhere spoiler because you have to leave tumblr to view it at your own discretion

-All of these people are lovely and will bring it

So without further ado…here are those that have been chosen!

@squaddreamcourt
@light-the-stars

@sparkleywonderful
@abookandacoffee
@eloquenceisnotyourthing (It won’t let me tag you, so if you see this please message me!)
@my-name-is-fireheart
@queenoffantasy
@elidexlorcan
@feysandsmut
@booksandlatenights

I tried to include everyone who explicitly said they were interested in participating, not just reading, so that I didn’t ask for a commitment from anyone not willing to give. If you aren’t on here and you would like to participate, please let me know by April 25th. at @squaddreamcourt‘s urging I have made it my goal to include everyone that wants to be a part of this. I will likely only publicly post one group’s reactions purely to make it easier on people who want to read it, but I am still willing to create book groups for other people! If I’ve tagged you, please message me ASAP about when you plan on reading/whether or not you’re still interested in participating, because the goal would be to have this up within a month of ACOWAR’s release. Once again, thank you lovelies for being so excited about this idea!!

anonymous asked:

hi, I just wanted to tell you that you inspire me so much and your art is amazing. I am too shy and nervous to put this up on my actually account so I hope you don't mind me being on anon. every time you post, it makes me smile and makes my day so much better. you are talented, so kind, so caring and very beautiful. I hope one day that I can stop being so shy and let you know who I am. thank you for being you - bunnyj

awwwwww omg don’t be shy♥♥♥♥ and this is so cute I’m very happy that my drawings make you smile ;;;;; AND THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU TOO!!!!!!!

A Study of Gender Roles and Self Identity in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

In my Analysis of Fantastic Worlds class at my university, for the final project I was asked to critically analyze a piece of fantasy or science fiction art. I debated back and forth about what books or series I would want to do but when I really thought about it the only series that I truly felt passionate enough about to do was the A Court of Thornes and Roses Series. 

Feyre’s journey over the course of these two books has changed my life over the past eight months and I knew as soon as I started this project that it was going to be so much more than just an assignment for class. I poured my heart and soul into this project because I realized I was doing it for me. I wanted to explain why Feyre and Rhys had made such a large impact on my life and why they were so important to me. And by the time I finished I felt like I accomplished that and am extremely proud of the end result. 

But when I thought about it, I realized I didn’t want to keep this to myself, I wanted to share it with everyone else whose lives have been affected by Sarah J Maas’ incredible story. 

You won’t get to experience the full affect of the map but everything else that’s written on the board will be in the following post. 

I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do and I would really appreciate if somehow we could get Sarah to see this. Because I want her to be able to see the impact her story has had on my life and why I think this story has such significance to young woman.

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hey everyone! sorry i haven’t been posting original content lately since i am sick and in season for sports :( 

but on the brighter note i have reached 1,000+ followers on here! so i decided on making a  follow forever for any of you guys who want to follow more studyblrs. 

i will try and post more frequently and if you want me to check out a studyblr or your studyblr, just message me. have a nice day-sarah <3

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oh hey

So I was thinking today about something that has been kinda… at the back of my mind for a bit. It’s pretty critical of TOG and ACOTAR and sjm as a writer. Just… letting you know before you proceed.


I was thinking about sjm and how people seem to insist on saying that she is very deliberate and planning, and then people (meaning us) go about rereading her books trying to find details and writing theories and all this stuff, and……….. I don’t know about this, friends.

And we do things like try to meta and find theories, and so many theories are based on just… nothing. Almost literally nothing. A sentence or a word does not make a legitimate theory. That’s just… how it is. (That’s far more about your reading and interpretation of the text than it is about the text itself.) But people look for foreshadowing and base it off one word or mention 4 books back and I’m just thinking… no. That was an accident. A happy one. It’s reasonable to expect an author to have a plan. Like… that would be weird if we never found any details that ended up being important later on. But when people start saying stuff like every word is important and means Something Very Deep, just… no. Nu-uh. Non.

And then even the metas that are based on a good deal of evidence find a lot of holes. A lot of unanswered questions. Because the information just isn’t there. In some cases it’s because we can’t reasonably expect it to be there. But in others? When I was writing this meta on Rhysand, and when I write them on moriel (here’s my meta page, or search the tag “my meta”), half my arguments are “there is a possibility of this, but we don’t have evidence for it”. And that’s not always due to things that should be there. Especially with moriel. Like their story is not the central one, there is no reason for us to be familiar with their entire history. But a lot of my questions about Rhysand were pretty basic, imo.

We can’t have it both ways, basically. We can’t say that she drops in these small details and oooh the foreshadowing, while also saying “hey, look at these gaping holes in world-building” (which become more apparent the more meta you do). And honestly… I’m learning towards the latter as being more often true.

Look, I really enjoy the stories and the characters, clearly. But I also want to roll my eyes every time someone says sjm is such a genius or oh HEY look at that random detail that seems to mean something, because now in retrospect we can say it means something. It’s super easy to look back on something and say “well it must have meant X”. I mean… exhibit A, in which I analyzed GLOVES. Everything I wrote in that post is true… to an extent… but that doesn’t mean that sjm intended for it to mean anything? And so attributing some genius plan to her is just weird, to me.

I’ll probably get some kind of flack for this, but it’s just something I’ve noticed and it bothers me, in a way. Kinda similarly to how people writing theories with little to no evidence in canon drives me fucking crazy. But. NBD.

None of this is to say we can’t enjoy these books. I have NO intention of hopping off the rowaelin/moriel/feysand train any time soon. But let’s just not act like this stuff is the second coming. Because no. And that’s totally fine. She’s not going to win the Pulitzer or the Man Booker or a National Book Award any time soon. But that’s not really what we are here for, anyway. There would probably be much, much less smut in our lives if we were. (And that would make me sad, personally.)

Also I just want to point out that this is NOT an anti post. I’m just being a critical reader. So don’t reblog this with anti tags, please. I have… feelings about that.

About that new Sarah Connor poster…

Why do I care? Why take the time to write this down?

There have been very few famous heroines in Hollywood action movies to begin with. Sarah Connor (The Terminator), Ellen Ripley (Alien), Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)… I guess that’s about it.

The main thing here is that the new Sarah is completely stripped of her character. It’s not just the fact that they didn’t bother to hire an actual poster artist; it’s the complete lack of substance.

In the original photo the emphasis is on the behavior of the character, which makes her real. It implies that she has a mind which she uses to make her own decisions. A past, present and future. She has a history: she is scarred, carries a heavy weight on her shoulders, is traumatized. She’s in ‘survivor mode’, super focused, routinely loading the gun while her mind drifts away, planning for what’s coming. She is a small and vulnerable person, but she’s doing everything she can to prevent a war, smoking a cigarette because when you’re on the verge of a mental breakdown and believe the world will end; why not?

She radiates true courage, because courage isn’t about physical strength (even though she clearly trained like crazy); it’s about doing the right thing no matter how scared you are. And she is super scared. To do what she does you’d need lot of focus, while your mind would be going in ten different directions. Which is all visible in the photo.

I’ll admit I’m prejudiced because I saw the movie, but still…

What is the new Sarah Connor doing? Standing? Does she even have a mind? It doesn’t seem to matter, as long as she looks sexy.
But she doesn’t look sexy because we’ve all seen this picture a thousand times. It’s not a character, it’s an object created in Photoshop.

It wouldn’t be fair to compare the actors. While Hamilton is in character here, Emilia Clarke was probably told to 'just stand there and look pretty, we’ll Photoshop the rest’. Which is a shame. There are many talented people working on this new production, but in the end, the ones who ultimately call the shots simply have no idea what they’re doing.

I care about this character and to see it reduced to a hot chick makes me cringe. It’s very off-putting to watch this icon being sexualized. It’s like the poster is telling me to see her as a sexy girl, but I don’t want to see her that way! I want to relate to her; to her personality. I am a woman myself and to be forced to see my favorite film character through the eyes of heterosexual men… I just feel pushed away. Like this film is not meant for me; just 'the boys’ (even though I find it hard to believe they’d still fall for this crap either).

So yeah, this post is kind of personal. I saw The Terminator when I was a little girl and it made a big impact. I loved Sarah. Blockbusters seem to have less and less substance to them and it’s sad. Marketing departments no longer seem connected to what their movies are about and I feel for little girls growing up today. Like the music industry and other media, it’s a bubble, hijacked from the talented by the rich and powerful and about to burst. I hope it will collapse quickly and completely.

It’s only when the studio bosses decide no more money can be made here that a fresh generation of talented people can start a new era of high quality mainstream film-making. And new Sarah Connors.

okay fam sorry but I have to make this post. a few things are bothering me so…. yeah. 

I am getting so sick of people acting like the tog fandom hates or ignores Dorian. just because someone doesn’t ship him with Aelin… does not mean they hate him. I do not understand that logic. I, myself, shipped Dorian and Celaena in the first two books so honestly I have nothing against Doraelin. 

I think I speak for the entire fandom when I say I LOVE DORIAN and want nothing but happiness for my Crown Prince King. so please stop acting like you’re the only one who likes Dorian. I actually don’t think there’s a single person who DOESN’T like Dorian. 

secondly, hate Rowan all you want. that’s fine. not gonna fight you on that because you are entitled to your own opinion. but lately the Rowan hate hasn’t even really been about him… it’s been about the people who ship him. (which is pathetic, I’m sorry. you’re going to judge me as a human being just because I like a different ship than you? you do not know me. so bye.) or Aelin. OR EVEN SJM??? 

maybe it’s just me but I do not understand why anyone would continue to read a series if they obviously hate the main character. or really hate every single character except one. yeah, Dorian and Rowan and everyone else are main characters but this series is about AELIN and her journey. so if you don’t like her… and you wanna hate on her… why are you even in this fandom? 

IF YOU TALK SHIT ABOUT SJM JUST GET OUT. 

just because you aren’t getting your way ship-wise does not give you any right to start bashing on the main character or the author for making the decisions they make. these are SJM’s books… she will write them how she wants and have Aelin end up with who she feels is best because they are HER BOOKS. 

whether Aelin ends up with Rowan, Dorian, Mort, or no one at all… I will support whatever decision Sarah makes. this series is not defined by the ships. I care so much more about Aelin and her journey than who she ends up with. 

call me and my friends mean girls all you want but I never bash anyone for their opinion. and I definitely don’t tag my posts in a lowkey attempt to start shit. I’m not interested in being part of any ship or clique wars. I am sick and tired of them. you have your opinions. and I have mine. let’s leave it at that. 

I’m sure this will turn into “ooooh another Rowan stan trying to start a fight blah blah blah” (because this is the general reaction to any post by a Rowaelin shipper) but no…. no it really isn’t. it’s not about ships, it’s not even about the characters at this point. it’s about the fandom

I am a part of this fandom because these books mean so much to me. because I wanted friends to talk to about these characters and books and feels. I got so much more than that though… I gained so many amazing friends to talk to about anything and everything. and I will forever be glad I joined this fandom for that reason. 

this fandom has not only been kind since day one but is also talented, and brilliant, and come up with the best theories and pieces of writing or art, etc. that is why I’m part of this fandom. that is why I’m even on this website. to share and see things like that with people who love the books as much as I do.

so, if all you want to do is hate on the characters, THE AUTHOR, or the fans…. kindly exit the fandom. your negativity is not wanted here.

Mockingjay: a summary 

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FOLLOW FOREVER (THANK YOU 500+ FOLLOWERS!)

I have officially reached over 500 followers and I’m still in shock. Seriously, this means so much to me and I’m grateful for every single follower that likes what I post. You guys are awesome and I really love talking to you all :) Btw, if anyone ever wants to talk, just send me a message. I love getting to know you guys! Now onto the follow forever. These are my favorite blogs/favorite people on here, so you should definitely follow them! Some are mutuals and some are not, so if you see your name on this post and have no idea who I am: hi, I’m Sarah and I love your blog haha <3 Once again, thank you for everything!  

A→D

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So, so sorry if I forgot anyone! I love you all so much, and thank you! <3

anonymous asked:

Hi MELLY! I'm a PA and I saw your post about how it's weird how visible Sarah and Nadia are. It's true, it's quite strange. In most places a part of your job is to stay under the radar. For instance when I was working for a certain actor (no name for legal reasons) part of what they liked about me was that I could stick to his side while also not being seen or addressed by press. Because they don't want fans to try to dig for information via a PA so maybe zayns team want people to know

hiiiiiiiii! 

I AM SO INTRIGUED BY YOUR PROFESSION TELL ME EVERYTHING. So basically, if i’m parsing words good (and it’s possible i am not, i am a tired Melly today and have had barely any snacks),  you’re saying  it’s super weird that someone like Ned is featured in the BeFour video in very obvious closeups more than SIX times, and is seen constantly in pap photos and on Zayn’s social media like so:

 and that Sarah Stennett & now Nadia have been made known to the fandom, is also not normal, and that this was potentially done so that fans would just be like “OH I GUESS THAT ZAYN MUST REALLY BE WITH FAE IM NOT GONNA GOOGLE NOW”. I’ve thought for a long time that FAE wasn’t actually Zayn’s management company, Ned was a decoy to legitimize FAE to the fandom,  and that he never left 1DHQ, and this is just something else that tells me to return back to the Googles to see what I can find.

PA Anon i would loooooove to talk more to you about your job (I have so many questions and have only ever interacted with PAs in very brief encounters), so please revisit my inbox anytime, or come off anon and I promise i won’t reveal your username or anything, i am the most discreet of hoes. 

Sometimes it’s easier to pretend like I don’t care. It’s kinda the trend you know? Like my happiness isn’t based off my workouts, pant size, or the foods I eat. And honestly that isn’t what defines my happiness but it is something I care about and the positive results from those 3 things can bring some happy into my life.

I was discussing the world of food and fitness with Sarah and we joked about how I want to be healthy but don’t want to be held accountable if I’m not. And honestly, it’s so very true. Somewhere along the way in my quest to not become obsessive I lost my accountability.

I am very much enjoying the pattern of my workouts and classes I’m taking but kinda put food on the backseat. It’s almost ridiculous because Kevin willingly and happily cooks paleo meals all week which is such a wonderful thing but more times than not that fast food monster still haunts me.

This is basically a post to say yes I do care and I want to hold myself accountable more in the future.

It’s okay for me to care about the foods I eat and choose to fuel my body. It’s okay to want to be healthy.

I still plan on being more relaxed about it all during the weeks of holidays but I’d like to put in some more effort in between and after.

I think a lot of these feelings have been brought upon by my job. I spend my days visiting people and assessing how much care they might need based on their current health. I see so many individuals who no longer have their independence and even walking from the couch to their bedroom can be something that takes the whole day. It has helped me learn to cherish my health and this strong body I have been building. I want to keep my health as long as possible.

I do care and I would like to stop fighting the notion that if I have to hold myself accountable that’s not living. Technically, we have to hold ourselves accountable for every decision we make throughout the day. What I eat and drink are things I do daily.

So maybe it’s time I pull back on the habit I fell back into of covering everything in ketchup and stop eating out when there’s healthy food prepped and waiting for me in the fridge. I think it’s time I stop eating everything in sight every weekend and go back to treat to self moments and not treat yo self days/weeks/months.

It’s a daily process. These are my current thoughts today.

Sarah graduated from university!

Hey guys! So I just wanted to make a quick text post to explain to you guys why I may have been a bit distant this last week and it’s because I just graduated from university!!! It’s an extremely exciting - and terrifying - time for me right now so the last few weeks have been very busy working on finishing final projects. So if I haven’t been as attentive as I normally am it’s because I’ve been meeting deadlines to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.

Now that things are starting to die down a bit more I’ll be around to answer your questions and be faster with my posts.

I love you all!

//no filter selfie for once, I think I look aight//also, look at my dimple//

Alright, I’m going to try to do this post again. I made one a while ago, but because I don’t want to look for it, I’m remaking it—hopefully better, and less..awkward..sounding.

Hey, followers, my name is Sarah (this is helpful info if you’ve not read my bio/description thing). I am fourteen years old, there’s just so much I can’t do, and I can’t wait to move out some day and call my own shots. In three months (and nine days, exactly (September 22nd)), I will be fifteen and I won’t know who I’m supposed to be. Some general information about me is: I’m 5'7, maybe 5'8, I don’t remember anymore, I just know I’m sort of tall for my age. I am blonde and I have blue eyes (if you can’t tell from my photo). I’m not the skinniest person, but I’m not..too overweight, either.
I was born in Louisiana, and spent the first seven years and three months there. I was seven weeks premature, as my mom started having certain issues that would have killed her if I was left inside her—so I wasn’t exactly ‘birthed,’ I was technically removed. I’m an only child. I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run. I went to a public school that required a uniform. A uniform that I actually didn’t mind. Maybe it was the plaid (fun fact about me: I am in love with anything plaid, usually). Anyways, I had good friends, I had A+ grades. I didn’t have any issues in school, really.
My mom worked at Walmart, some days were long hours. My dad was a truck driver. I was with the babysitter often enough to remember her. I hardly saw my dad, and when I did, he was watching NASCAR, or drinking.. Some days we’d go out in our boat, just chill in the water, and sometimes we’d fish. I loved it, I loved anything outside. My dad made me a homemade swing on a branch on a tree in our yard. He also made me a homemade now and some arrows… When I was little, I liked my dad. I only liked him, because I didn’t know half of his story..he was an alcoholic. He was in jail on and off… He wasn’t the only alcoholic in my family though… My mom’s twin sister and brother (I don’t refer to them as 'aunt’ and 'uncle’ unless I absolutely need to) were and are alcoholics as well. My mom’s brother was in a car accident, and was sent to jail for DUI. My mom’s sister would drink and call us. We never answered the phone, and she would leave nasty messages..threatening things.. My mom and I would have to leave because I was afraid in case her sister came over…
In October, I believe, of 2006, my dad found out he had cancer, lung cancer. I don’t know much about it, I was six. But I do remember something about it spreading a little bit. February 24th, 2007, my mom and I wanted to take a break, she had been busy, busy, busy, taking care of my dad, so she called some family members, and my mom and I went out to eat, to treat ourselves. We ate, and came back home to find out my dad had just died/was dying (I don’t remember). I did not cry. My mom had to go through my dad’s car when he died, and a few years later, I found out that he had been having affairs with my babysitter, with random 20-something’s in bars. My mom and I know that, because he had them pose for photos. I’ve hated my dad and my ex-babysitter since. If my dad were alive today, I know I would want nothing to do with him.
In December of 2007, my mom and I moved to Michigan—home of the rest of my family. In Michigan, I started a new school. I started the second half of second grade after Christmas break. I made friends, but not many. Only a select few liked me, I didn’t know why most of my class hates me.. My grandmother passed, and then my other grandmother passed. I started hearing Our Song and Teardrops On My Guitar on the radio, and I fell in love with them. In third grade at this same school, I was talking to one of my friends about my clothing.. My mom only had one job here, and it wasn’t..much. We sometimes could hardly afford paper plates—we reused our paper plates until the end of the day. So, I was bigger than the average child, I’ve never been an athletic person, either, so I was chubby. I didn’t have “cute” clothing, and I was talking to one of my friends and said something along the lines of “I don’t care what I wear..” And these two popular girls turned around, gave me a onceover, laughed, and said “Clearly.” I had heard snarky comments about me, ugly, fat, etc., but I never understood them until I was older. They stuck in my mind, but I never.. The words never clicked. In my class, we also had a silly recess game of “American Idol,” and two of my friends cornered me in the bathroom, and said “Hey, I’m gonna be part of the game, wanna help me decide on a song?” One of them had Taylor Swift’s (the album) lyric booklet and the other had Fearless’s lyric booklet in their hands. I don’t remember what songs they sang, but that’s what made me realize that the songs I’d heard on the radio, were by this curly-haired, blonde teenage girl.
In fourth grade, I started getting left out, I started getting insulted more… Soon, I became a person who would break down crying in a corner of the classroom…
Fifth grade started a new chapter for me—I transferred schools, again. This time, I was at a public charter school. I was back to a uniform. Fifth grade was a blur of a year, I was quiet and befriended my classmates… I didn’t have a computer for school projects, so I would borrow my neighbors computer. While working on schoolwork, I would go to YouTube and listen to Taylor Swift’s music. I would watch any of her music videos. Soon, I got Taylor Swift and Fearless, and then Speak Now when it was released. Sixth grade, was also a blur, it was just me getting through and making more friends. My mom then got a second job, she was working two jobs to support us.
Seventh grade…hah, seventh grade was hell. This story will be for another day, but it was..it was middle school drama, amped up. It was horrible, I broke down so many times, I started hating myself, I never told anyone but a few people. The only highlight of that year was Red being released. Even then, I was picked on because I always had one of Taylor’s lyric booklets with me. Eighth grade went by better, I was down to about three friends, and way less drama. Little did I know, it would be the last year at that school.
Ninth grade started last September. I went to the public charter school for the first two weeks, and I ended up transferring to an online school. I was SO much happier, I was tired of being surrounded by people who started to hate me. I was tired of being called a snob, a brat, a bitch, etc., I’m not mean, I only defend myself.
I was beyond stoked to hear about 1989 being released. I had my birthday happen, and I got some money. I managed to keep 20 dollars for a month and six days (which is actually a bit surprising) and I begged my mom to take me to Target for the deluxe version (we never shop at Target). I was so happy, I am so happy.
Taylor’s music has always been here for me. From Tied Together With A Smile when I hated myself, to Fearless when I felt good about myself. I went from crying to All Too Well, to screaming the lyrics to Long Live. I fell in love with 1989 when I first heard it, and I entered myself into that original sweepstake that came with the deluxe CD (I’m not sure if it came with the normal versions) and I didn’t win, of course, haha. I’ve never been to any of Taylor’s shows and I don’t see myself going to any anytime soon, tickets are too expensive; plus, Taylor has already been in Michigan and the closest show is Chicago, but even if tickets were affordable, I would be skipping my best friend’s birthday. I don’t even have any merchandise…aside from a red Red bracelet.
In March of this year, I felt lonely and decided to join tumblr. I didn’t have ANY friends who liked Taylor’s music, not even my mom likes her music, so I decided “hey, you know what, I’ll do this, maybe I’ll make some friends,” so I followed Taylor, and started following fans’ blogs. On April 15th, Taylor made my year, she followed me. I’ve been told it’s almost like a record—getting a follow from her in a little over a month. I don’t think I actually tried very much to get her attention, I think I tagged her for a few things and that’s it. On May fifth, Taylor liked two of my posts—well, reblogs, and I didn’t even find out until three days later (Taylor Swiftie is Shifty). So, in total, Taylor has noticed me three times, and I am beyond ecstatic that she actually..has acknowledged who I am.
Taylor Alison Swift, if you are reading this, I just want to say, I love you to the moon and back. You’re probably so used to these posts, but I honestly just.. You’re my idol. You’re my hero. I aspire to be like you, kind to everyone, and caring and funny and amazing and I want to have the confidence you have. I want you to know that I will stand by you forever, I will proudly be a Swiftie. I will support you and stand up for you. As long as you are happy, I will be happy. I wish I could meet you, but I can only hope at the moment. It could happen in the future, and if it does, I will be so happy. My mom still works two jobs, and I plan on graduating a semester early. Instead of June of 2018, I will be graduating in January of 2018, and for once I’m sort of proud of myself.
I don’t hate myself anymore, I don’t find myself as ugly as I found myself before. I’m still “fat” but not.. I’m not fat-fat, if that makes sense. I should be able to accept myself for myself, and I am. Taylor Swift loves me..not specifically me, but she loves her fans and that’s enough for me.
From Taylor Swift to Fearless to Speak Now to Red, and now to 1989, I will always be here. I will always love you.
taylorswift

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YEAH U DANCE DRUNK SANTA

freaking WORK IT TROYE

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*ahem* so. yeah. thanks each and every one of you little nuggets for clicking that little button. 

(none of these gifs are mine. but aren’t they sexy?)

-Sarah

sunshineandflower  asked:

Okay so I'm DYING. I read ACOTAR in one sitting and I have a damn book hangover right now, ughhhh.. BUT RHYS I love him. Oh my god, what you suggested in your post makes me want to die. Oh man.. Oh man. Yeah cause we never get the "mate" thing for Tam and Feyre and OMG. She had to be High Fae for it to happen? Oh shit, oh shit. I wanna cry

OMG THANK YOU FOR NOT CALLING ME CRAZY!

I just find it very strange that we were introduced to the idea of ‘mates’ but were only given the bare minimum facts about it. This has to be on purpose. 

So I broke down what we know about mates from what the characters told us: 

1. mating and marriage are two different things. you can love someone deeply and marry them without a mating bond ever occurring. In fact, mating is very rare among the Fae and people usually fall in love and marry without a mating bond ever happening. 

2. A mating bond appears to be a connection that happens between two Fae’s which is completely out of control of the two fairies who experience it. So its not a conscious decision but rather a thing of Fate. 

2. Mates are chosen because they are each others ‘equal, their match in every way’. So much so that having a wedding is ‘insignificant in comparison’. 

3. The mating bond seems to be so strong that it could possibly blind each of the mates to others faults. Tamlin said that his mother knew his father was a tyrant but loved him too much, because of the mating bond, to do anything about it. 

4. Apparently, you both don’t need to be High Fae’s to be mated to each other.  Lucien believed that the woman he loved, whom was killed by his father, would have been his mate once they were married. He loved her and believed that the mating bond would have appeared after their marriage. Therefor, you don’t need to be High Fae to be mated to another High Fae. However, you might need to be Fae to feel that connection. We were never told if Fae’s could experience that with a human. 

5. Which brings me to my last and most compelling point about mates. Lucien believed that the mating bond between him and his love would have, ‘snap[ed] into place soon.’ Meaning that mating bonds don’t always, or maybe never, happen instantaneously. Lucien loved his Fae woman and wanted to marry her with the knowledge that they weren’t mated but believed that the mate bond would eventually appear given more time. 

So in Conclusion: 

Given all that we know about mates from the book, it could be likely that when Rhys looked at newly turned Fae, Feyre, he was recognizing her as his Mate.

We know that this connection doesn’t appear right away, however,  we don’t know if one Fae could experience it before the other one does. If that’s true, then when Feyre looked at Rhys he could have somehow felt that connection in her eyes but was too stunned by to say anything. 

This would be a crazy twist since Feyre is obviously very much in love with Tamlin but is also forced to see Rhys once a week every month for the rest of her life. Which could get interesting if they are mated and Feyre just hasn’t recognized it yet. Book Two could find Rhys and Feyre dealing with that connection and all the implications that come with it. Honestly it sounds like something Sarah would do just to shake things up. 

Of course I could be completely wrong and it could be that the reason Rhys was so shocked is something we haven’t learned about yet and will be explained further in Book Two. 

But I am kinda loving the implications of this theory! 

Thanks for asking me sunshineandflower; I really wanted to write it down and your ask gave me a reason too lol I am so proud of my self I’m going to post it and see what the fandom thinks. 

So am I crazy or does this sound somewhat logical?