WoT Women

So over on /r/books Wheel of Time made it to the top post the other day. I was reading through the comments when the inevitable hit.  Some ass hat pulls out the tired statement of all the women being the same.  Which is just bullshit.  I’m sorry, but if you think that every woman character in the Wheel of Time series is the same then the problem is with you.

Ask five fans who their favorite character in the Wheel of Time series is and you’ll get five different answers.  This says something about the writing.  The characters are all distinct individuals, both the men and the women.  Yes, Robert Jordan had some issues with making a lot of the women sniff in distaste/annoyance/whatever and as much as I love Nynaeve she does tug on her braid a lot.  But those are two really superficial things.  I mean hell, Nynaeve is the only one that tugs on her braid so fuck you.  Also Robert Jordan was a boob man, that much is very clear.

Let’s make a (short) list of the main woman characters.  

Nynaeve, Egwene, Min, Elayne, Aviendha, Moiraine, Faile, and Tuon.  (I said short and yes I’m missing so many people that could be considered main characters, but I can’t list them all or we’d do nothing else today.) Someone, please, tell me how any two of these awesome women are “the same”.  

Let’s take the two who are arguably the most similar, Faile and Min.  They both support their love interest more than they drive their own storyline, they both love knives, they both are ready and willing to get down and fight, and I love Min and hate Faile (I’m making an effort to re-evaluate her on this read through).  

Min is straightforward in her approach to life, supports and protects Rand with a gentle teasing manner, and will fucking cut an Aes Sedai trying to cause him harm.  Min has a love of dense as fuck philosophy books, accidentally starts a fashion trend, and can see the future. And she sure as shit can’t embroider worth a damn.

Faile pushes Perrin to take the leadership role that he is actually really fucking good at, accepts his wolfbrotherness without hesitation, and has a jealous streak a mile wide.  Faile is a great spymaster, can run an army camp like no one’s business, and knows how to use gossip to her advantage.  She sure as shit can embroider, not that she’ll ever admit to that fact.

You could do the same comparison with Nynaeve and Egwene and Elayne and Tuon.  Arguably characters with similar set up, but widely different executions.  They share traits, both small village girls thrust into a scary big world or both next in line for their respective kingdoms thrones.  But you have to admit they are widely different characters.  

I’m just tired after all these years of stupid fuckers ignoring all of the amazingly different women characters Wheel of Time has.  

necrowhisper  asked:

Are there any written/historical kennings for Fenrir, Angrboda, or Jormungandr? What are your own kennings and epithets for them?

Historical kennings for Angrboda are rare seeing as she’s only mentioned in passing at any one point. However, since kennings can be composed of relationships with others (i.e. the son of ___) there are some that though aren’t specifically named, I think we can safely consider them a historically based kenning. So with that said we’ve got

  • She Who Offers Sorrow 
  • The Hag/Old Woman/Witch of the Ironwood - from Völuspá st. 40
  • The Mother of the Wolf
  • The Mother of Wolves (in Gylfaginning it is said all wolves descend from her)
  • The Mother of the Serpent
  • The Mother of Hel
  • The Mother of Death (hel is often used interchangeably with death)
  • Consort of Loki
  • Foreboding (technically more of a heiti but still)

A modern kenning that is popular for her:

  • “Queen of the Ironwood” - originated with Raven Kaldera. I do not agree with his UPG on the matter but the kenning still stands in use. UPG is that there are multiple tribes within the Ironwood and Angrboda is queen of them afaik. 

My own kennings for Angrboda:

  • She Who Spits Out the Suffer
  • She of Troll-Women’s Fire
  • Mother of Monsters
  • She Whose Children Were Stolen
  • Matriarch of the Ironwood
  • She Whose Love is Monstrous
  • The Mother of the Abandoned
  • The Lady of Fangs and Thorns
  • She Who is Brutal and Inevitable
  • She of Unrelenting Pressure
  • She Who Haunts the Fen
  • Mother of the Monstrous Brood
  • She of the Tirelessly Struggling Mothers
  • She Who Walks With the Mothers Locked Away

Other kennings are either too personal to share on a resource-type list like this or are things I have the general feeling of but not the talent with words to express. The latter applies to Jorm and Fenrir too because I suck with words.

Historical Kennings for Jormungandr

  • The Serpent
  • The Great Serpent - both from Völuspá st. 50
  • He Whom the Gods Hate
  • The Foe of the Gods - this and the above are different translations from Hymiskviða st. 22
  • The Circumscriber of the Earth - Hymiskviða st. 22
  • The Earth Girdler - Völuspá st. 55
  • Sea-Wolf - Hymiskviða st. 24
  • Great Wolf’s Fish - Grímnismál st. 21
  • The Most Baleful - Hyndluljóð st, 40
  • Sea Road’s Circler - Skáldskaparmál
  • Hateful Sea Fish (that the Land Confines) - Skáldskaparmál
  • The Rain-Beat Snake - Skáldskaparmál
  • The Snake Encircling the Earth - Skáldskaparmál
  • The Vast Monster - Skáldskaparmál
  • Winding Sea-Snake - Skáldskaparmál
  • Brother of the Wolf
  • Brother of Death/Hel (context would clarify between Jorm and Fenrir)
  • Tyr of Serpents - based on info in Skáldskaparmál
  • Foe of the Thunder-God
  • Bane of Thor
  • Son of Loki (context would clarify between Jorm and Fenrir)
  • Son of Angrboda (context would clarify between Jorm and Fenrir)

My kennings for Jormungandr (I see Jorm as genderless in my workings hence the use of zie/zir pronouns).

  • Zie of the Turning Tides
  • Zie Who Sends the Tidal Waves
  • Zie Who Thrashes With Zir Father’s Pain
  • Zie Who Watches Silently
  • Elk of the Sea’s Depths
  • Zie Who Survives Against All Odds
  • Zie of the Origin in the Terminus
  • Zie Who Creates From Destruction
  • Zie Who Sheds All Sorrows
  • Long Dog of the Sea
  • The Greatest Dangernoodle
  • The Unboopable One

Historical Kennings for Fenrir

  • The Ravener - Völuspá st. 44
  • The Wolf - Völuspá st.53
  • Beast of Slaughter - Völuspá st. 54
  • Hrodvitnir - Grímnismál st. 39, is actually a heiti but whatever
  • Famewolf (translation of Hrodvitnir)
  • Foe of Odin - Skáldskaparmál
  • Monster of Ván - Skáldskaparmál
  • Tyr of Wolves - based on info in Skáldskaparmál
  • Bane of the High-God
  • The Second Grief of Frigg - Völuspá st. 53
  • Son of Loki (context would clarify between Jorm and Fenrir)
  • Son of Angrboda (context would clarify between Jorm and Fenrir)
  • Brother of Death/Hel (context would clarify between Jorm and Fenrir)
  • Father of Hati (and Skoll if one decides they believe Skoll and Fenrir are not actually one and the same)

My kennings for Fenrir:

  • He Who Was Freed Through Chains 
  • He Who is Enslaved By Pride
  • He Who Stalks the Fen
  • The Greatest Sedge-Elk 
  • The Bravest Cub of the Ironwood
  • He Who Devours (All)
  • He With Teeth Like Obsidian
  • Gleipnir’s Reluctant Companion
  • Gleipnir’s Prisoner
  • He Who Was Stolen and Then Betrayed
  • He Who Punishes the Oathbreakers
  • He Who Lopes Like a Lava Flow

Knowing my brain I’m forgetting some and I can’t my list of notes but hope this helps regardless. :>

I was about to come here and ask when someone was going to write us a GK/Sense 8 AU, but then I remembered that @dsudis already did and it is called Every Marine a wolfbrother and it is practically perfect in every way. Thanks for that.


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How I discuss WoT with my friends (who won't read it):

*starts explaining a thing in Towers of Midnight*

*suddenly remembers I have to introduce the characters*

*explains wolfbrothers*

*explains Perrin and Hopper’s relationship*

*starts explaining the thing with the whitecloaks*

*remembers I have to explain what whitecloaks are*

*explains the thing with the whitecloaks*

*explains tel'aran'rhiod*

*deviates by explaining Perrin’s understanding of tel'aran'rhiod and having no clue other people go there despite Egwene training in tel'aran'rhiod for a super-long time and they’ve just been really really out of touch…*

*finishes explaining the thing in Towers of Midnight*

–two minutes later–

*makes a random comment about the Eelfinn and the Aelfinn and how dumb and crazy Mat is*

Friend: Who are they?

I love how innocent the boys are.

Matrim “I’m not going to be fighting in the Last Battle” Cauthon: Past and future Master General and leader of the reformed Band of the Red Hand.

Perrin “These hands were made for a blacksmith’s hammer, not an axe.” Aybara: Young Bull, Wolfbrother, Battle-Crowned Lord.

Rand “I am not a Lord” al'Thor: THE DRAGON REBORN

Also: “I wish (Insert literally any of the trio other than themselves) were here. They know how to talk to girls.”

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm sure it is far too early for fics based on 4x01 but when there are some available could you please post then? Thanks.

most of this fics also include stiles/malia so, you know, be warned.

Hold On, Hold Tight (make it through another night) by callunavulgari (complete | 2,940 | Rated T)

“You feel important,” Derek finally blurts out, the tips of his ears going red the second the words are out of his mouth.

Stiles blinks at him. “What?”

Baby-faced Derek bites his lip again, which is… distracting. “Something is wrong,” he finally says, slowly. “I don’t know what, because none of you are telling me anything—” and ah, there’s a hint of the old Derek. Stiles would recognize that scowl anywhere. “—but I know that everything smells wrong. And that I can’t feel mom anymore. I can’t feel anyone, except for you.”

who walks this dusty road by verity (complete | 1,984 | Rated E)

Scott and Derek go off on some two-day wolfbrother spiritual journey in the Preserve that involves shirtlessness and minimal bathing, so Stiles spends a weekend taking hacking lessons from Danny, combing through Deaton’s books with Lydia, and squashing his math homework beneath him when Malia tackles him onto his bed. For once, Stiles isn’t thinking about anything but this, the way she pins him to the bed effortlessly and takes what she wants, how comfortably their bodies fit together. Then she puts her mouth against his ear and says, “Do you want to fuck him?”

“What,” Stiles says.

If We Never Talk About It by Salomeia (complete | 927 | Rated G)

The pack’s trying to get back home in one piece, but Stiles smelling like Derek confuses things even more.

Sensory Overload by redlizzie (2/? | 1,649 | Rated M)

Reaction fic to Season 4 premiere of Teen Wolf. It just really happened because young!Derek and Stiles.

anything that’s dead shall be regrown* by blueinkedbones (8/? | 12,345 | Rated T) *warning: kate argent

“Tell me who you are,” Derek says. He’s been working on not sounding like the little kid everyone still seems to think he is. Everyone except—

“My name’s Stiles,” hands guy says, and finally notices his outstretched hands. “Stilinski,” he adds, before Derek can point out that that doesn’t sound like a name at all. “This is, uh, Malia, Lydia, Kira—” He indicates the three supermodels around him. “The guy who got you out of there is Scott, the girl’s Braeden. I don’t really know what her deal is yet, but you can trust the rest of us.” He considers. “Maybe not Malia. She’s working on it. But, you know, the rest of us.”

“Yeah?” Derek says skeptically. “Why would I do that?”

“Wow, you really haven’t changed a bit,” Stiles says.

Trust Me by theroguesgambit (complete | 10,583 | Rated T)

“We’re friends, right?” Like it was that easy. Like anything with Derek was ever that easy. Stiles cleared his throat, eyes scanning down Derek’s drawn expression, his tense form.

“I’d like to think so.”

post-premiere. Stiles and the group try to earn young Derek’s trust, but the only person Derek knows and can count on is Kate (…isn’t it?) And once Kate gets what she wants out of Derek, can curing his age even solve the problem?

Stony Recs

Here are more Steve/Tony recs :)


If Through a Door - jibrailis (NC-17 |Pretend Relationship |Fake Marriage |Suspense |Wall!sex (Elevator!Sex) |Bottom!Tony |Bottom!Steve |Pining)
Tony is accused of murder on an alien planet; Steve marries him to bring him home.

as they learned to see - often_adamanta  (PG-13 |Post-Avengers |Hurt!Steve |Kidnapped!Steve |Protective!Avengers)
 Tony stayed silent through her terse explanation, anger growing. When Natasha was finished, he asked, “So you’re telling me that Steve’s been  missing for almost two months, most likely kidnapped by an unknown   organization, a force which employs two brilliant but completely crazy   scientists that hate Stark Industries because they were refused jobs on the basis of their psych evals, and I’m only hearing about this now?”

Come Fly With Me - laulan (PG |Established Relationship |Fluff)
 He finally digs the phone Tony foisted onto him out of his pocket.   Flight is canceled because of the mechanical problem. Next one is   tomorrow morning, he types.

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do - copperbadge  (NC-17 |AU: No Powers |AU: Historical |Gangster!Tony |Detective!Steve |)
 The year is 1930, Prohibition and the Depression are both in full   swing, and Chicago Police Detective Steve Rogers has his hands full.   There’s a dead body on the banks of Lake Michigan, the entire city’s   legal system is corrupt, and the king gangster of the North Side, Tony   Stark, has taken more than a passing interest in him.

The Ghosts of War - scifigrl47 (R |Fantasy!AU |Royalty!AU |Pining)
 Steven Rogers never wanted to be king, but he knows his duty, and he   does it well. Lord Tony Stark, the king’s appointed consort, does his   duty as well, even though he’d enjoy his duty more if it actually   involved sleeping with the king. As it doesn’t, he’s just resigned. The war that made Steve king and cost him nearly everything may be over, but  a meeting of old enemies might stir up some ghosts none of them are  prepared for.

If You Want Blood - Mytay  (PG-13 |Gen |Friendship |Post-CATWS)
All of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secrets are out, and Tony Stark knows.

Tony knows that the car crash that killed his parents was no accident. Tony has names. He’s going to find those names.

 The good Captain was welcome along for the ride, but Tony knew how he expected this to end – and Steve Rogers could either lend a hand, or   stand aside.

That Kind of Lonely - enigmaticblue (PG-13 |Post-CATWS |GEN |Frienship)
They all deal with the fallout in their own way.

Adventures in Team Bonding -or- Steve Rogers’ Guide to Flirting - Arukou (PG-13 |Get together |Team bonding |Humor)
 In a fit of loneliness and poor judgment, Tony Stark agrees to try and  bring his team closer together. He just never realized how impossible the task might be. At least Captain America’s there to offer advice. If  only he weren’t so distractingly pretty.

Somebody’s hero - EternalSheWolf (PG |GEN |Hurt!Tony |Protective!Avengers |Friendship)
 Tony Stark is six when he learns that nobody will come for him. If he wants to be rescued, he’ll have to take care of it himself.

Five Times the Avengers Blew Up Headquarters… And One Time They Didn’t - Amuly (NC-17 |Humor |Bottom!Steve |Friendship)
Avengers Headquarters sees its fair share of explosions, and things that only sound like explosions…

Steve Rogers’ Guide to Recognizing Your Saints - Amuly (R |Developing Relationship |Angst |Steve-centric |Pining!Steve)
 Mary was for mothers. Christopher was for travelers. Michael was for   soldiers. Steve carried his saints with him from his life to this new,   shining future.

All These Things I’ve Said - Amuly (R |Get-together |Pining |Iron Man 3 |CATWS |Hurt/Comfort |Hurt!Steve)
 When Tony starts talking in a language Steve can’t understand–the   language of science–Steve figures he’ll retaliate with a little foreign  language knowledge of his own. Only once he starts speaking French   around Tony, Steve finds that sometimes it’s easier to say what he   really wants to say to Tony in a language he can’t understand.

Good thing Tony doesn’t know French.

Hole in My Heart (That Goes All the Way to China) - MemoryDragon (PG-13 |Post-IM3 |Hydra |Hurt/Comfort|Steve-centric)
 In which Steve is in stubborn denial and wants to shake some sense into  Tony, Tony has a broken heart and wants to cheer Steve up, and pandas  are cute and want bamboo.

Upon Waking - Winterstar (NC-17 |AU: No Powers |Hurt/Comfort |Hurt!Steve |Hurt!Tony |Protective!Avengers)
 A story of recovery. In a world without superheroes, Tony Stark, the   disinherited son of a billionaire, goes to Afghanistan as an embedded   media star, only to be held hostage for months until he’s rescued.   During his recovery, his therapist Doctor Bruce Banner prescribes an   unusual treatment; volunteer work at a rehab center. He meets an   eclectic assembled group including a vet who thinks he’s Thor, a   physical therapist who might be a spy, and an all American hero, Steve   Rogers. It is Steve Rogers, the soldier in a coma, who captures his   interest and, eventually, his heart.

From The Past - sara_holmes (NC-17 |Post-CATWS |Hurt/Comfort)
 "When Steve turns up at the tower late one night in December, looking gaunt and exhausted and like he could fall down right there in the   lobby, Tony doesn’t say a word about how long it’s taken.“


Your Name on Every Wall - Sineala (PG-13 |Marvel 616 |Time Travel |Angst |Happy Ending)
 The Time Gem throws Steve into the past rather than the future, and in  doing so, it gives him the opportunity to undo his past mistakes. But when it turns out that all of his mistakes involve Tony Stark, Steve   begins to wonder if he’s ever going to be able to mend things between   them.

Slipping off the Page into Your Hands - Sineala (NC-17 |Marvel 616 |Soulmates |Pining |Secret Identity! Iron Man)
 Soulmates have their first words to each other written on their wrists.  This should make it easy. For Steve and Tony, it is anything but.  Steve’s problem is that the future he has awoken into is nothing he was  ever expecting: he has a soulmate now. Who might be a robot. And if his  soulmate is Iron Man, how can he be so attracted to Tony Stark? It  should be impossible. Tony’s problem is that he is Iron Man, his   soulmate is a man whom he in no way deserves, and he is going to fight   everything in his heart and do his best to make sure Steve never, ever   finds out the whole truth.

And the Tough Guys Tumble - captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (PG-13 |Marvel 616 |Hurt!Tony |Hurt/Comfort)
"You’re not getting better, are you?” Steve asked, reaching out to stop him.

“No, I’m not.”

 What-if in which Tony doesn’t just simply reboot to get rid of the   Harvester at the end of Captain America and Iron Man: One Night in   Madripoor.

Not With a Bang - captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (PG-13 |Marvel 616 AU |Villain!Iron Man)
 Iron Man has stolen the Infinity Gauntlet, and Steve wants to know why.  As the Avengers track his movements, and his behavior continues to get  more erratic, Steve begins realize that there is more to this than Iron  Man is willing to let on. Captain America and Iron Man have history, and  in all that time Steve has never truly seen him as the supervillain  SHIELD branded him – until now.

Like a Comet Streaming On - Sineala (NC-17 |Marvel 616 AU |Psychic Wolves |Hurt/Comfort |Hurt!Tony)
 Tony escapes Afghanistan with a functioning Iron Man suit and a   perfectly normal heart. He even manages to bring Ho Yinsen home safely   at his side. But he may as well have lost everything… because his   wolfbrother is dead. Six months later, the Avengers find Captain   America, frozen in ice, miraculously alive. Everything and everyone   Steve has ever known is gone – except his wolfsister, the recipient of the lupine version of the super-soldier serum, who was frozen in his   arms. Tony has everything but his wolf. Steve has only his wolf. This is  how their lives fit together.

Love in a Time of Amnesia - Amuly (PG-13 |Marvel 616)
 Carol might have lost all her memories of her friends, but there’s at least one thing she can know with absolute certainty: Steve and Tony are  a couple. And if the rest of the Avengers insist on saying they’re not,  well: Carol will just have to put her amnesia to use, for the greater  good.

anonymous asked:

hello joan!!! i hope youve had a good day and i love your blog so much!! can you rec some of your fave stony fics? thank you so much keep being wonderful!!

omg thank you!! i JUST BINGE-READ A 260K FIC IT WAS GLORIOUS?? the characterisation and dialogue and everything is absolutely amazing

A Higher Form of War by sabrecmc (260k)

Tony is a King with a surprising number of people out to kill him. Steve and the rest of the Avengers are fighting for Pierce’s rebellion and end up with Tony as their prisoner.  Oops.

im gonna rec fics i just read/haven’t rec-ed before because all my other fic recs can be found here!! 

and the tough guys tumble by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (18.5k)

“You’re not getting better, are you?” Steve asked, reaching out to stop him.

“No, I’m not.”

What-if in which Tony doesn’t just simply reboot to get rid of the Harvester at the end of Captain America and Iron Man: One Night in Madripoor.

catch me through the looking-glass by ylixia (29.4k)

It’s like a recurring nightmare: Steve Rogers, trapped in a world that is not his own, new love left behind, and nothing to keep him going but questions.

do you fondue? by calciseptine (16.6k)

Tony has done crazy things in the name of food, but falling in love with Steve Rogers really takes the cake.

like a comet streaming on by sineala (32.4k)

Tony escapes Afghanistan with a functioning Iron Man suit and a perfectly normal heart. He even manages to bring Ho Yinsen home safely at his side. But he may as well have lost everything… because his wolfbrother is dead. Six months later, the Avengers find Captain America, frozen in ice, miraculously alive. Everything and everyone Steve has ever known is gone — except his wolfsister, the recipient of the lupine version of the super-soldier serum, who was frozen in his arms. Tony has everything but his wolf. Steve has only his wolf. This is how their lives fit together.

luminosity by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (60.9k)

The Avengers organize a two month mission to investigate an anomaly in space that appears to be engulfing planets, Steve is worried about leaving Tony alone, and Hawkeye is just worried about being left behind. But then something goes wrong. Steve drags himself out of the wreckage of their ship, on a planet that shouldn’t exist, the Avengers are missing, Iron Man is torn to scraps, and Tony has a lot of explaining to do.

Or, in which Steve has no clue that Tony is Iron Man, and it takes crash-landing on an alien planet for him to find out.

nothing left but scars by sailorchibi (6.8k)

Steve wakes up to the fact that no one ever compliments or even says thank you to Tony, and that he has fallen into the same trap of painting Tony with a specific paintbrush.

This is how he showers a very confused Tony with praise to make up for it.

standard deviation by jennagrins, karengrins (69.4k)

Okay, so maybe Steve isn’t Professor Stark’s biggest fan at the start of term but first impressions can be mistaken.

Now Steve doesn’t care what Clint says, Tony is not his boyfriend.

sweet child o’ mine by starspangledsprocket (9.8k)

After just their second outing as the Avengers, everyone except for Steve and Tony are turned into toddlers. Madness ensues.

the rest of our lives by sineala (11.4k)

It’s the next year of the weapons expo, and Steve and Tony are back in Madripoor. Where there is one hotel with vacancies. Which has only one available room. Which has only one bed. Also Batroc is after them again. But that’s not really the important part here.

toy soldiers by copperbadge (tiny spy assassin steve!!! 44.2k)

When Steve Rogers, five foot four and a hundred and ten pounds, met Tony Stark in a bar, he didn’t expect it to lead to a relationship. Or that Tony would find out he’s not an art student during a SHIELD rescue mission in Afghanistan.

the merry month of gen

TEEN WOLF GENUARY is all about making and celebrating gen fanworks!


January 1-31, 2014!


You can create new fanworks, like fic, art, vids, and podfic; you can also create rec lists for your favorite existing gen fanworks. We’d love to see some gen podfic recs, for example, or a list of awesome gen gifset/photoset AUs


Fanworks which do not focus on romantic or sexual relationships. For example, Allison and Lydia as BFFs, Derek and Scott as wolfbrothers, and Stiles and Allison as mystery-solving teens are all excellent areas of focus. You can write casefic, vid character study, draw a pack cuddle pile, and anything in between!


All you need to do is tag your post #twgenuary or submit it to this blog!


Yes. You should absolutely do that.


See you in Genuary!

I really want to work on my trans wot ideas

Trans girl wilder-turned-Aes Sedai using Healing to correct her hormones as her wilder trick
Challenging the whole “get naked so we can see there’s no men” tradition
Becoming a Yellow so she can help other people physically transition

Wisdom who knows what plants can change people’s hormones

Closeted trans boy (asha'man maybe?) who’s really fucking confused when he starts accessing Saidin

Genderfluid wilder who can only access Saidar on girl days (I considered having a genderqueer person who can access both but that just seems OP)

Trans boy wolfbrother, trans wolves

Dreamwalker who can only be herself in tel'aran'rhiod

Trans girl Maiden of the Spear