I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he’d see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I’d ever done … I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn’t. There is none.
some less discussed hdm moments/elements/plots i’m super pumped to see in the tv show:
lyra being a little shit in jordan - lyra getting drunk off her ass, lyra being a little shit to the scholars, lyra fucking around in the catacombs only to have headless ghosts haunt her at night. give me my little shit of a child lyra
will parry and his cat moxie straight up killing a man
marisa coulter letting lord boreal believe she’s charmed by him and totally into him, then straight up poisoning him and leaving him in a tent to die when he stops being useful to her
marisa coulter leading an army of spectres?? marisa coulter being terrifying as fuck????
but then: marisa coulter in the cave with lyra; marisa, despite all of asriel’s caution, charming him and deceiving him and then escaping asriel’s captivity to spy for him
everything that marisa does between escaping asriel and then him saving her from the exploding power station tbh
then marisa lying with all her being to motherfucking right hand of god, ruler of heaven metatron??? marisa playing him???
people talk a lot about marisa in the golden compass but seriously. marisa in the amber spyglass. she’s terrifying and spectacular and i love her
mary motherfucking malone
mary being dragged into this weird world of parallel universes and angels and shit and being all “fuck it, i’m too tired to try and doubt this shit, i’ll just go with it”
cynic mary having this childlike excitement and wonder for all the things she encounters, yet still being scientific and analytical about it
mary and the mulefa. mary and atal
the mulefa!!!!! give me my alien elephants on wheels children who are so pure and good!!!!!! the real angels of this story tbh
okay now this is really niche but: ama, the himalayan girl who helped will wake up lyra in the cave? she’s pure and fierce and brave, i love that little girl
gallivespians. all gallivespians. then also tialys and salamakia in particular. hand-sized people who ride giant dragonflies and can kill you with a stab of their ankle spurs and take no shit from no one. how fucking metal is that
the knife breaking, the reforging of the knife, that’s some good intense shit
the world of the dead. will and lyra in the world of the dead. it’s gonna be fucked up. just fuck me up i’m ready
i’m gonna stop but this is still just a partial list really
no but listen???
this whole trilogy, this whole (multi) universe, it’s so fucking reach and beautiful and detailed and poetic and overwhelming and flowing with iconic moments and things that i love so dearly
fuck the daemons hype i’m dying to see all the other details, literally everything else
and with the team being so keen to stick to the source material?? i’m gonna die and i’m gonna love it
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Corruption and envy and lust for power. Cruelty and coldness. A vicious, probing curiosity. Pure, poisonous, toxic malice. You have never from your earliest years shown a shred of compassion or sympathy or kindness without calculating how it would return to your advantage. You have tortured and killed without regret or hesitation; you have betrayed and intrigued and gloried in your treachery. You are a cesspit of moral filth.
Yeah I know, most people already figured that or completely forgot I exist, I haven’t shown my face around here much. Nothing in particular is wrong really, I just really needed a break. I’ll put more details about whats happening in my life under a cut if anyone wants to know. So see ya around maybe. It might be a while, but know I miss the people not the site.
the yulin dog meat festival is soon and the whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. not only are dogs being taken from their homes and killed for meat, but thousands of people are signing anti-yulin petitions only to return to their big plate of meat. why do we eat pigs but love our dogs and cats?? has anyone ever thought of that? it’s what we have been taught from birth and raised in our society as many parts of china have been trained differently.
the disconnect between people and their food is unimaginable.
every piece of meat is a life that had to be taken no matter if the creature had a tail, talons, gills, hooves or a snout. meat is meat. we can say that the animals we are accustomed to eat are just unintelligent beings but over and over science has proven that this is wrong! pigs are actually smarter than three-year-old children! when we go back to our core values we can see that all animals deserves to live a life free from suffering and torture. without knowing, those who look on in horror at the event in yulin contribute to a mass slaughtering every time they sit down for a meal. what are the chinese doing that we aren’t already a part of?
OK I am probably (definitely) too evil to be allowed to create things, because recent talk about Marisa gave me an idea: a character in a series/multi-part story who is given two different mutually-exclusive backstories. Not “mutually exclusive but you can reconcile them if you extrapolate beyond textual evidence”, not “vague enough that you could mak a case that they happened sequentially”, neither one is a lie, and it’s not a pair of doppelgangers. This one character will literally have two backstories, and it is immediately obvious to the audience that they flat-out cannot both be true.
So both backstories will be referenced as “true” in different episodes, and sometimes within the same
episode. Some installments might have one backstory as a major part of the plot, but there will also be one or more elements which could only have come from the other backstory. Maybe the villain-of-the-week will be from backstory A, but in every other respect the episode depicts backstory B as true.
Why would I do this? Entirely because I like metatextual shenanigans way too much, and because I thought it would be funny. No other reason. Maybe to mess with people who are obsessed with making overly-literal in-universe wikis that are just “but what ACTUALLY HAPPENED???” like these are actual historical events instead of just me making a story.
So, yes, that’s why I’m definitely too evil to be allowed to create things.