mremaknu  asked:

I just want you to know that even though I've not read any of your books (I do plan to! I swear! PLEASE NOT THE CORN), you seem like a genuinely awesome human being and if I met you on the street I'd offer to buy you coffee or something you needed/wanted. People don't get rewarded for being good people often enough.

That is okay.

It’s time for another episode of Seanan Speaks Generally From A Targeted Ask!  Because you’re not the first person to apologize for not having read my books, and see, the thing is, I don’t mind.  There are so many books in the world, and so many authors: I have a to-be-read pile that weighs more than me combined with both of my housemates.  It is horrifying how many books I have, and I read constantly.

Would I like everyone to read my books?  Uh, yeah, ‘cause I like eating.  I actively enjoy paying my mortgage and knowing that for another month, I and my cats and my people and my stuff are all safe.  And the way I do that is by selling people on my books and hence getting them to benefit themselves with literature and me with sweet, sweet royalty payments.  But if I went around getting mad at people/feeding people to the corn for not having read me yet, I’d be cutting off all chance of those folks reading me in the future, since no one wants to read work by a shouty person.

(I am aware that I cut off the chance of people who don’t like the things I post on Tumblr reading me–the number of “you’re a feminist whore and I won’t give you my money” messages and emails I’ve received is not inconsiderable.  But there’s existing as a person with thoughts and opinions and feelings, and there’s going out of my way to make people feel bad about a frankly harmless and understandable life and time management choice.)

I am not much of a coffee drinker, but if we ever chance to meet under the right circumstances, I’d love a hot cocoa.  :)



I love the way that Percabeth is usually portrayed without a giant height difference (as a tall-ish girl it really makes me happy)

It’s not that he’s not tall, he is, and he’s still taller than her, but she’s not itty bitty like so many girls in books/art are. She’s tall(ish) for a girl, she’s strong, she can take on monsters on her own and run and jump and still have to stand on her tiptoes if she wants to kiss his forehead. 

they just fit 

I didn’t fall in love with you.

I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way.

I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway.

And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

—  The Chaos Of Stars

I made an X-Files picture book to give myself closure after watching the show for the first time.  Then they officially announced the revival. I should have known there would be no escape from all the feelings.


The Mighty Gladers


trust | noun |
a: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
b: one in which confidence is placed