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anonymous asked:

One of the themes that has always resonated with me as a reader of you work is that oh so fine line between "good" and "evil", which are basically points of view. Unseelie doesn't mean you're evil and vice versa Seelie doesn't mean you're good. Like JK Rowling said, it is our choices that show us who we are, far more than our abilities. I've always liked how your writing captured that. Ahem i.e Gwyn Love your work Pia, very inspiring stuff amongst all the epicness of the fae and crazy romances~

*rolls around quietly*

Thank you so much anon. <3

It’s probably one of the more ongoing themes in all of my writing (regardless of whether it’s fanfiction or not). I think it’s partly because I was raised with a personal belief system that didn’t accept a black and white binary of good/evil - in a world that largely did (because monotheistic traditions like Christianity push this binary really hard - so you have God/Devil, Heaven/Hell, Good/Evil - which is why early Disney villains are almost never redeemable, because they’re following a Christian paradigm. Whereas Ghibli/Miyazaki villains are almost always redeemable, because they follow a Shinto paradigm that rejects this binary - so you end up with really complicated antagonists like Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke, or protagonists who do ‘bad’ things, like Haku from Spirited Away).

Anyway I’m not going to go into a huge spiel about it here, as tempting as it is. But I was - at one point - actually going to do my PhD media studies thesis on binary paradigms of good/evil in children’s movies, and potential impacts this has on viewers. So you know, I guess it’s a ‘thing’ of mine.

Much more fun to just write it out in fiction though. :D

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★ Happy Birthday to my sweet imouto Aria-chan! ★ °˖ ✧◝(◕ ヮ ◕)◜✧˖ °  ♬ 

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Someone stops the Commander from challenging people at the tavern

…because Cassandra is gonna beat him.
She’d also tell everybody he let her win, though. You know, to save his honor :3

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OKAY SO I MET DAN AND PHIL TODAY AND THEY WERE SO SWEET AND TALL AND THEY WROTE THE TØP LYRIC I’M GOING TO GET TATTOOED ALSO THE SHOW WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

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Can you talk about working with Bradley James & Colin Morgan? (x) (x)

Tom Hopper : Yeah, you know, they’re great. I mean, obviously as you can tell, there’s a lot of banter between the boys here, and it’s all a lot of fun. So having us all together, working with those two, and they’ve sort of just, you know, they’ve really started off what we’ve joined. And it’s been great working with those guys, on their journey of making the show. They’re good people, you know, and very good actors.

Eoin MackenColin and Bradley — that’s actually genuinely great about working on Merlin is that the actors are all of  really high caliber.  And Colin and Bradley in particular are both brilliant, and it is always great working for them. And as people, Colin’s Irish, and Irish people are generally great, and Bradley’s British, and that’s cool too. So it’s great working with them.

Rupert Young : When you turn up on the show, you can see — I mean, Colin Morgan, and Bradley, both of them, they’re the hardest-working people i’ve met. I know it sounds like we’re sucking up to them, but they genuinely are brilliant, and the show wouldn’t be a success without them. I haven’t met or worked with people who work that hard, and they’re working flat-out for eight months, and so they make us raise our game. So they’re two great people to work with.

Adetomiwa : I guess our interaction with them, as a group, it’s slightly different. Bradley is, if I may say, he’s one of the lads, and we have a lot of good banter with him. And Colin is, like, one of the warmest, nicest, most generous people you’ll ever meet.

Alex VlahosBradley was very encouraging, nice and always looking to support me if he could see I was getting overwhelmed by the whole thing. Colin was great, always chatting to me and talking about people we knew mutually. Both were a delight!