I decided to choose a theme for each set so i don’t have to come up with tons of ideas for the characters every time. So Chronicles of Amber first, the smallest and most dead fandom I’m in (waves to the other 5 people out there).
At first I was like “Sorry, I only ship Wil and Amberle” but now I’m like “Fuck it, can polygamy be acceptable with this one, they all care about each other so much, can’t we just have a three-way relationship and be happy??”
I found my way from late afternoon back to noontide within the next two miles, but kept it a cloudy noon, for it was only its light that I desired, not its heat. Then I managed to locate a small breeze. It increased the probability of rain, but it was worth it. You can’t have everything.
I fear Benedict. He is the Master of Arms for Amber. Can you conceive of a millennium? A thousand years? Several of them? Can you understand a man who, for almost every day of a lifetime like that, has spent some time dwelling with weapons, tactics, strategy? All that there is of military science thunders in his head. He has often journeyed from shadow to shadow, witnessing variation after variation on the same battle, with but slightly altered circumstances, in order to test his theories of warfare. He has commanded armies so vast that you could watch them march by day after day and see no end to the columns. Although he is inconvenienced by the loss of his arm, I would not wish to fight with him either with weapons or barehanded. It is fortunate that he has no designs upon the throne, or he would be occupying it right now. If he were, I believe that I would give up at this moment and pay him homage. I fear Benedict.
Roger is such an adorable human. I love him. I love sharing his point of view for the tiny observations of Claire, as he clearly finds her fascinating and slightly awe-inspiring. He is besotted and enchanted by Bree from the moment he meets her, but he is intrigued by Claire in a different way. It is delightful. In the first book you only really have a sense of Claire’s physicality through the eyes of Frank and Jamie, who are both in love with her, or her own (typically self-depreciating) descriptions of herself. Roger’s countless little descriptions in Dragonfly In Amber just warm my heart.
She was middle height and very pretty. He had an overall impression of fine bones and white linen, topped with a wealth of curly brown hair in a sort of half-tamed chignon. And in the middle of it all, the most extraordinary pair of light eyes, just the color of well-aged sherry.
Beautiful hands, Roger noted; delicately molded, carefully kept, with a single ring on each hand.
She crossed her legs at the knee. A streak of sunlight gleamed down the shin of her stockings, emphasizing the delicacy of the long bone beneath.
Claire Randall was lovely, with the sort of fine bones and translucent skin that would make her look much the same at sixty as she had at twenty.
With the distractions of Brianna removed, he could see that Claire Randall was a very beautiful woman in her own right. Her face was flushed from the whisky, and her eyes were the most unusual light golden-brown color, he thought—like amber in crystal.
… Claire’s nervousness, and the air she had of keeping secrets.
And then there is his awkwardly specific imagination …
He had a sudden startling vision of Claire Randall’s fine white limbs, locked in wild abandon with the naked, straining body of a red-haired man, the two bodies slick with rain and stained with crushed grass, twisting in ecstasy among the standing stones. The vision was so shocking in its specificity that it left him trembling, sweat running down his chest to vanish into the steaming water of the bath. Christ! How was he going to meet Claire Randall’s eyes, next time they met?
Bless you Roger.
I also really love how he repeatedly says “Dr Randall—Claire—”, as if he’s never quite clear on the right balance of friendliness and respect with which to address her. He’s such a precious, awkward little nerd. Protect him at all costs.
I wondered whether Benedict had returned home yet. I wondered how long he would remain deceived as to my whereabouts. I was by no means out of danger from him. He could follow a trail for a great distance through Shadow, and I was leaving him a good one. I had little choice in the matter, though. I needed the wagon, I was stuck with our present speed, and I was in no condition to manage another hellride. I handled the shifts slowly and carefully, very conscious of my dulled senses and growing weariness, counting on the gradual accumulation of change and distance to build up a barrier between Benedict and myself, hoping that it would soon become an impenetrable one.
Coffee, tea or cocoa: green tea or cranberry infusion. But I require a big cup of coffee with milk every morning :)
Average sleep hours: 6 but I wish I had more
Cat or dog person: Dogs, I love cats but cannot get near them unless I take some strong pills…
Favorite fictional characters: I’m going to more or less recycle the last list:
Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop, Solas (of course), Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (by Jhonen Vasquez), Ragamuffin (out of Lenore by Roman Dirge), Gann of Dreams - Neverwinter Nights: Mask of the Betrayer, Fall-from-Grace - Planescape Torment, Molly Millions - sprawl trilogy by William Gibson, Corwin - The Chronicles of Amber, Malcolm Reynolds and Kaylee Frye - Firefly / Serenity, Tony Stark - Iron Man.
Number of blankets you sleep with: down duvet because I’m always cold
Dream trip: Patagonia (Argentinian part), a lot of the national parks in the USA, New Zealand, Iceland, Japan, and then once in a while I need to revisit Scotland, just because I miss it.
Blog created: June 2016
Number of followers: more than I deserve!!! 398, Kisses to you all!
Rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you would like to get to know better.
Nickname: I’ve been known to be called…Captain…someplace
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Height: 5′8″, but I have this problem where I think I’m way taller than I actually am.
Ethnicity: White, pretty standard irish/italian/german/dutch ancestry, although I’m third generation Irish! Still got family living in Cork on the family farm.
Favorite fruit: Pineapples. Just don’t put them on my pizza please
Favorite season: Fall!
Favorite book series: See this is very difficult for me guys….I read so much I don’t think I could pick just one. Ones that I go back to and re-read often are Chronicles of Amber by Zelanzy, The Belgariad (and Mallorean) Series by D. Eddings, and the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by Tad Williams
Favorite flower: Dahlias
Favorite scent: I like either warm amber-y scents or crisp smells like lemon. There is no in between lol
Favorite color: PURPLE
Favorite animals: Hard to go wrong with dogs and cats but I do have a fondness for rats :)
Coffee, tea or cocoa: Coffee!
Average sleep hours: 5-6 hrs probably
Cat or dog person: Both!
Favorite fictional characters: Right now its probably Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn hahaha
Number of blankets you sleep with: Quilt plus blanket cause I like to caccoon but also have a leg free
Dream trip: I’d really love to take a roadtrip through the US, but I recently stayed in a hostel in Mexico (first hostel) and had such a wonderful time that I kinda want to go along with my friend the next time she plans one of her global trips staying in hostels
Blog created: November 2016
Number of followers: +1,000 (still stuns me to be honest)
name: Alexx zodiac sign: Libra height: 5′6″ orientation: Aro/gray-aro lesbian nationality: American, mixed race favourite fruit: Tangerine favourite season: Fall favourite book: Les Miserables favourite flower: Lavender favourite scent: Also lavender, and lumber favourite colour: Purple (tyrian purple if you wanna be specific) and red favourite animal: Lizards coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: I’d like to say tea but realistically, coffee average sleep hours: 6-8, depending on the day cat or dog person: Dogs favourite fictional character: UhhHHH…Anders, as you can tell by the icon probably, my other canon LIs p much all count. As for literature, Benedict from the Chronicles of Amber, Prouvaire and Montparnasse from Les Mis, and Jehan Frollo from Notre Dame de Paris. number of blankets you sleep with: Two, one over me and one over my face. dream trip: Back to Florence, then maybe to some places in Greece and Spain blog created: This particular one? According to my archive it was January 22nd, 2016.
Not tagging anyone bc I’m lazy, but feel free to do this and tag me so I can see it!