simon reade


matching simon and baz transparent circle thingies because i just finished carry on for the third time and i’m having a lot of feelings

feel free to use them as icons or whatever as long as you credit!

I still cannot believe how blessed we are that we didn’t get a slow realization on both sides, no instead we got Basilton outright telling us on his first fucking day back at school that he was in full, angst ridden love with Simon Snow

One of my favorite things about Simon’s pov in Carry On is that he’s so vague about everything. He’s like….I guess this is how I feel?? I don’t really know….pretty confused constantly….not really sure….about anything. And It’s like boy do I relate

so there’s this part in chapter 62 where simon and baz are lying on the carpet in front of the fireplace holding hands, and when baz asks simon if he was on the List Of Things to Not Think About, simon says ‘trying not to think about you is like trying not to think about an elephant thats standing on ur chest’ and baz just has a good few moments of fond reflection before he starts smiling and says 'i dont know if that’s a compliment or…’ and they’re giggling and idk the idea that baz is a teenaged boy still baffles me sometimes, but its scenes like that one where the casualness of it is so lovely? its easy to relate to and thats what makes reading carry on so nice

Inktober day 6
Cath Avery
“I’m not really a book person.”
“That might be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever said to me.”
Happy release day Carry On @rainbowrowell! :) Here’s another Cath-reading-Simon-Snow drawing. The colors are inspired by the Fangirl anniversary edition and the Simon Snow books are from @damecatoe {x}

Does it ever make you sad that Simon and Baz never get a happy, care-free period just to explore their relationship and get comfortable with each other?

Like, they go from being enemies to boyfriends in the span of, what, a couple weeks? During which time they’re trying to find Natasha’s killer, and eventually fighting the Humdrum.

But after all that is over? They’re only students and they went through something really traumatic, and they’ll be dealing with that for years. That’s hard enough in an already established, healthy relationship.

I know they’re just characters and we have no idea what happens after the Canon ends, but I really hope they were able to navigate through that and get to the point where they were both happy with each other and themselves.