the creeping shadow

  • My future child: Why is cousin Diamond named that?
  • Me: Because her mum loves diamonds.
  • My child: So what about my name?
  • Me: Don't worry about it, The Unlikely But Optimistic Hope That The Lockwood And Co Series Will End Without a Major Character Death.

After Lucy left I swear to god that Lockwood and George used Lucy for all their problems indefinitely.

They fail a couple of cases after she leaves because they’re all a little shaken up. Lockwood from a distance is muttering to himself, “This wouldn’t have happened if Lucy was still here.”

When George runs out of milk in fridge, “We NEVER ran out of milk with Lucy here.”

When Lockwood can’t get his hair perfect in the morning, “My hair ALWAYS looked good when Luce was around.

When they both get flustered, “It was never like this! If only old Luce was still around…

Ok so Lockwood and co might be getting a TV series and well it better not turn out like Percy Jackson

My requirements:
-George has to be chubby
-if George ended up being some hot guy guy who’s a snob I’m not gonna be ok
-lucy can’t be a perfect model
-but she still needs some elegance and beauty, but like I said NOT A MODEL
-Lockwood has to be tall
-and hot
-very charming
-and jawline please
-the skull better have good animation
-as well as any of the other ghosts
-but like not toooo scary, cause like then I’d be to scared to watch the show..
-I’d also like the skull to have Ryan Reynolds with a British accent
-and the skull better the sassy and sarcastic ghost he is
-you gotta start the series with the annoying snobby kipps that we all used to hate
-but then later on show his soft side (like ok the books)
-Holly better be pretty (cause like she is)
-we need like to have parts where you can here Lucy Narrating (like the intro to each episode maybe??)
-then we also need the perspective of Lockwood and George when lucy first talks with skully
-when lucy is experiencing a psychic thingy we need those creepy flash back things
-but then again, not to scary
-actress of Kat needs to have a Pointy chin ok
-and flo
-flo gotta have white teeth
-and she gotta have her blue puffer jacket
-and Barnes has to be like Barnes

Ok guys add on if u like:

is it just me or does reading tcs feel like some strange fever dream just

  • lockwood drinking pulped orange juice and saying he does it bc he enjoys pretending to be a whale?? (ch 13)
  • Harold saying “Why don’t you hook up with that anthony lockwood again?” (ch 4)
  • George and Lockwood’s mottoes about touching dead bodies (ch 15)
  • “I could feel the thrill of danger radiating from him now, intoxicating but also scary” (ch 16)
  • The Lockwood Effect (ch 18)
  • LUCY’S LIKE 17 NOW
  • Big Brenda (ch 27)
  • THE SHEER AMOUNT OF LUCEWOOD

Like what cheap rom-com novel is this stroud I demand answers

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Finally got round to getting some pics of my Lucy Carlyle cosplay feat. Skullykins!

Thanks @lucyjcarlyle for taking the photos, editing them and babysitting my dumb dog:

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My Lockwood and Co colour pencil illustration of the gang, and also in black and white coz I thought it looked cool… Drew it for the fan art contest Jonathan Stroud is holding atm so yeah… Hope you guys like!

Okay, but did anybody else notice this

Spoilers for The Creeping Shadow ahead.

So one of the most brilliant parts of “The Creeping Shadow” was Quill Kipps receiving the Orpheus Society’s ‘prototype’ goggles. And as we know, he was (adorkably) rather excited upon finding out they actually worked and used every spare moment he could to see the spirits lurking around Aldbury Castle.

So, did anyone notice that after Steve Rotwell’s visit, in the next chapter when Kipp’s is describing the ghosts he was seeing, he pointed out one haunting that I thought was particularly interesting.

‘And there!’ Kipps rotated, squinting through the goggles. ‘Two cloaked figures on the green. They’re standing close together, hoods down huddled like they’re sheltering from the cold. Ghost-fog’s rising from their capes. Now they’re breaking into a run…..They’re gone!….’

Upon first reading this, the capes he described brought to mind Lockwood’s parents’ Spirit Capes. Later however, when Lucy and Lockwood are, unknowingly, on the Other Side and begin to discover they haven’t made it back to the human world, their actions begin to mirror what Kipps addressed earlier.

‘As one we began to run. We pressed close together, hoods low over our faces against the cold. We cut across the green, boots thrumming on the hollow, frozen earth. Smoke poured from our icy capes, extending behind us like a comet’s tail.’

The sheltering from the cold, the smoking of the capes and the running across the green all match with Kipp’s earlier sighting!

As we know in the Lockwood and Co. universe, and as recently reinforced in “The Creeping Shadow”, the Talent that the children possess actually allows them to, essentially, enter the parallel land of the dead. When they utilise these gifts they connect with the world of spirits, however this travelling is less immersive and dangerous compared to Lucy and Lockwood’s accidental arrival through the Iron Chain. All of this is told to Lucy by the skull.

‘You sense the other world all the time – you’ve always had glimpses of it…’

We’ve also addressed in “The Hollow Boy” George’s ‘time sickness’ theory and his hypothesising and affirmation of Lucy’s question at the end of the third book, that yes, it is possible for ghosts to show both past, present and future. This reiterates the idea that time, for the children using Talents and the spirits that are haunting them, is circular.

‘They’re fixed in a particular place, but able to roam back and forwards across the years. If you follow that argument, why couldn’t they make predictions? Why shouldn’t they see things we don’t?’

 So yeah, I definitely think Kipps had a prophetic sighting of what was going to happen to Lucy and Lockwood hours before they actually ventured into the ‘place of blood’ or Rotwell facility and then later on with the Iron Chain to the Other Side.

Anyone else notice this?

p.s after lurking the Lockwood and Co. tags for like 3 years, I have finally decided to make a Tumblr account to share stuff like this and be involved with the fandom before the last book comes out, so hi. 

“Insignificant things I’ve accidentally learned as a witch, part II.”

1. Confine your sins to the moon. She won’t tell anyone. Marry her, for she is dressed in wedding-white, and she will wake you when she misses you at night. Do not fear when she runs away for several days, because she loves you and always returns.

2. Old music understands tired souls in a way that many people do not. The classical radio will keep you good company while driving home late at night.

3. The more you love someone, the sharper the knife they wield. They’ll either use it alongside yours in war or they’ll turn it against you while you sleep.

4. Rings of salt on windowsills keeps curious and lost demons from seeping in through the blinds.

5. Look at the mirror if you must, but do not look into it. Mirrors will try to show you everything they’ve seen and felt in a very short moment of time.

6. A simple sleep charm: imagine yourself sitting on the bed of a loved one. You’re their guardian, wielding away the shadows that creep into their dreams at night. As you rest on the edge of the mattress, a rose garden gently flourishes on the bed. You never fail.

7. Everything will always work out in the end. It’s only a matter of waiting through the trials and grief.

-yann

A  sketchy thing I  did, its been  sitting in my folder  forever so I’m  just gonna leave it here. Might edit it later or maybe not. Anyway, thanks Stroud for the adventure even though you haven’t released the last book in australia yet!