First of all, love your blog. Second of all, as one of the wise omgcp bloggers, what would you think of a graceling au (where some people are born w different colored eyes and a special skill that can range from turning your face inside out to fighting). Who would be graced and what graces would they have? I feel like bitty would have baking and dex would probs have fixing things but what do you think about the others? -omgpoindexterplease
i refuse to believe that nursey isn’t graced. those leaves drift to him just a little too easily. his would probably be something artistic and maybe a little vague–to create poetry that’s exactly what the reader needs to see, somehow.
ransom and holster both thought neither of them were graced growing up. it wasn’t until they met each other that they realized they have a telepathic connection with each other.
shitty isn’t graced. but he’s still smart, and he still wants to fight for what he believes in, even if he has to work harder for it. he claims that seeing people without graces as lesser, or viewing people with them as unfairly advantaged, can only lead to dangerous things.
lardo…her grace is a little hard to explain. it’s accuracy. it’s how she always wins at beer pong, but it’s also how she knows what art she needs to create when she feels something, and how she always knows what her friends need to hear. it’s what makes her such a great manager. of course, that doesn’t mean she always goes with her gut if she gets too blinded by emotion. she’s graced, but she’s still human.
chowder’s not graced. when he was little, he was sad about it, but he’s long since accepted that not having it doesn’t make his life any worse. he’s since decided that he just wants to be the best person he can be. even though he isn’t graced, he has a great knack for making people feel at ease, and some people are surprised he doesn’t have some kind of a comfort grace after they’ve spilled everything to him.
bad bob has one of the most powerful hockey graces ever seen, and alicia has an artistic grace that just couldn’t be replicated. when alicia was pregnant, everyone was thrilled to see what grace their child would have. an artist like his mother? an athlete like his father? something entirely new?
and then jack was born without a grace at all.
it was hard on jack growing up. every time he stepped into a rink, he felt like he was never going to be the same as his father–he literally couldn’t be. so he vowed to work twice as hard as his father ever had, so no one would say that jack zimmermann didn’t have the skill it took, that he would never make it without a grace. of course, jack always pushed too hard–and, well, you know how it goes from there.