Did you really name one of the characters in GWP 'Phoenix Little Phoenix'? :D Or, since in Chinese culture the surname goes first: 'Little Phoenix Phoenix'?
It kind of looks that way, doesn’t it. But then one of the buried themes of the book is “repetition / resonance”: the storyteller’s oldest friend. Because you can’t tell if a thing is a theme until you see it at least twice. The third time (especially in a screenplay), it’s a resonance. (See also Hexagram 30, Li: “Fire, Repeated.” And part of its rhyme-paraphrase [I wouldn’t attempt to dignify it by calling it a translation]: “And do not miss, ‘twixt fire and ice, / Your chance to make the Sun rise twice.” I’m happy enough to blame Clae Waltham for the name for the hexagram, “Double Brightness”.)
Meanwhile, if you’ve finished the book, I’d guess you have a sense of what’s going on with Penn’s name. :)
Shots of the scrap book I made for her. The last ten years in a fairy tale themed book. There are way more pages but here are s few! #myfirstscrapebook #tenyearsandcounting #iloveher #queerlove #queercouple
SHOUTOUT TO COMIC-BASED RP BLOGS… you know what i’m talking about… comic-only blogs require so much work!!! so much research!!! so many hours spent on editing graphics and hunting down comic issues!!! so much love!!!! and blogs like that never get enough credit in my opinion, SO THIS POST IS FOR YOU GUYS… you keep reading all those comic books… keep writing your great blogs even though there might be like 5 people on this site who even recognize your character. i know how much work it is to keep up with those damn comic books AND I APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU… KEEP IT UP, TRUE BELIEVERS….
Need more Lunar Chronicles in your life? Read on to learn more about Stars Above, the new collection of short stories from Cinder’s world, and enter our giveaway for the chance to win a copy!
With less than a week to go until Stars Above hits the shelves, in this week’s Lunarthon feature we’re taking a break from our readalong to look at the Lunar Chronicles novellas, and what readers can expect from Stars Above!
a huge fan of bonus content in any form – whether it’s revealed in an
author Q&A, or in an adaptation, or in a brand new book created just
for those fans who want to spend a little more time with the characters
they’ve grown to love. Companion novellas are a fantastic way for
authors to share more stories from the universe they’ve created with
their fans, and I’m so thrilled that on February 2nd I’ll be able to
return to the world of the Lunar Chronicles.
thing about reading a short story collection is that it doesn’t matter
what order you read the stories in – you can pick whichever you’re in
the mood to read first. But choosing can be difficult, especially if
you’re as fussy a reader as I am. So in preparation for the release of Stars Above, here’s a summary of what readers can expect from each story in the new Lunar Chronicles collection.
More experiments in my theme book - developing the theme of architecture / cityscapes in a range of media. I am letting this process find it’s own way - I am still not sure what I will be making and which individual projects I will be focusing on. I am constrained by the size of the bag (A3) I have to send to send my work to my tutor in. I have also added my own constraint that I am not planning to buy any new fabric or yarn for this project.
Welcome back to Lunarthon! This week, we’re starting book two of the series – Scarlet!
In chapters 1-15, we’re introduced to a whole host of new settings, new
ensemble characters, and brand new stakes for Cinder and her friends.
Scarletstarts with a bang, as we’re thrown back into Cinder’s world right in
the middle of a daring prison break. We also meet the titular
protagonist of book two of the Lunar Chronicles: Scarlet Benoit, a
French pilot and farm girl with a temper as fiery as her hair:
had happened to her grandmother. Something was wrong and if the police
didn’t keep looking, Scarlet was going to take it to court and see that
every one of their turnip-head detectives was disbarred and would never
work again and –
She snatched a gleaming red tomato in each fist, spun on her heels, and pummelled the stone wall with them.
Of all Meyer’s heroines, Scarlet is often overlooked by fans of The Lunar Chronicles.
She’s not special like Cinder, she’s not royalty like Winter, and she’s
not as sweet and endearing as Cress. But re-reading the first fifteen
chapters of Scarlet made me fall in love with the feistiest, stubbornest
member of Meyer’s ensemble all over again. As soon as Scarlet jumped
onto a bar table to defend a girl she’d never met – and a cyborg Lunar
at that – from a sexist and ignorant crowd, I was reminded of why
Scarlet is such an invaluable part of Team Cinder. She might not have
Lunar powers or hacking abilities, but she’s got a strong sense of
justice and she’s fiercely loyal to her friends.
I’m reading book 16: The Warning, which is the, like,
“Animorphs does modern day internet things” themed book, and I’ve been thinking
about updated Animorphs in the internet age.
– Visser 3 spending two months investigating the source of
every. funny. animal. video/vine/news story, paranoid and convinced that the
Andalite Bandits are somehow sending complex messages with Vines. Human
controllers try to tell him that it’s just a thing, but he insists, runs them
through complicatd software analyzing for visual patterns.
– The Animorphs carefully managing their social media
profiles so that their internet personas don’t change. Jake checking in
regularly to make sure people have met their minimum Instagram quotas and
snapchatted random videos and updated Tumblr queues (well, that one is just Cassie,
– Jake finding himself just staring at the Fb
page for The Sharing, checking it every day. Feeling a gut-punch every time someone follows the page,
getting sick every time one of their photos come up in his feed because Tom is
– Marco seeing his mother as Visser 1, getting out his old iTouch that has all the
texts from his mom on it, the ones he’s kept to read sometimes. Reading through
them one more time, everyday messages to his younger self about pickups from
friends’ houses, about dinner, about school. Deleting them. Throwing the iTouch
against the wall until it breaks. (It doesn’t help.)
– Funny animal videos losing something for Cassie, not
cheering her up like they used to. She pays more attention to survival tips, to
vet blogs, blogs of anatomy and scientific illustration, graphic illustrations
of injuries. She tells herself it’s so she knows how to help if– when—
someone gets hurt, but really it’s just because she’s started to see the world
in terms of what can break. She knows she won’t always be able to fix it, but
she needs to at least know what could go wrong or she might panic.
– Rachel likes to look over Cassie’s shoulder, because
Rachel’s started seeing the world in terms of what she can break and she likes
to get inspiration. It scares her a little, the visceral fascination with
damage and injury and pain. She accepts it.
– Tobias never really had any social media profiles that
need upkeep, but spending so much time alone he used to know every way of
downloading shows, every site. Torrenting master. He doesn’t really miss it
except at night, on his branch, when he gets the same lonely, scared feeling he
used to have in whatever crappy bedroom he was staying in as a kid. He stops
missing it eventually, but he does want to get his talons on a go-pro at some
point because he’s pretty sure he could win every photo contest ever.