theyve started selling lucky charms at tescos and ive never had any american cereal before and it has little tiny marshmallows in it and im haivng heart palpitations this is so sugary my body isnt used to this ive been living off cornflaeks for the last 16 years why are there marshmallows in my cereal who came up with this idea i feel like a bag of sugar just jizzed in my veins there are sweets in my fucking cereal is that even legal im so confused
Oh God, what if it’s like in Shoujo Cosette where they basically kept R around as drunken comic relief and laughed at him when he feel unconscious?
You know, re-reading that passage…what’s the best translation?
"On le tolérait pour sa bonne humeur."
Is it they tolerated him for his good humour, or they tolerated his good humour? I.e., is it indicating that they tolerated the jokes etc, or he himself because he was funny/good natured? Although there is a significant difference depending on how it reads (and I’m hoping one of my French friends or someone more fluent in the language will chime in there), the sense I get from that is not that he’s there for the comic relief, but that they tolerate his excesses because he’s a good guy. Yes, it’s annoying when he’s ranting and raving or when you have to pull him off one of the waitstaff, but he has a good heart and is good humoured.
I’m very confident they’re not just keeping him around for the comic relief. I can’t see Enjolras allowing him to be present for everything up to and including some of their most confidential counsels if his sole “value” to them is the yuks he provides. There’s a high level of trust involved in having him there, and whatever else Enjolras might say about him, he clearly has every faith that Grantaire is trustworthy, or he’d have no place in the “Enjolras and his Lieutenant’s” scene. He’s pretty much entwined with their lives, and aside from the concern and support we see Joly and Bossuet actively providing in Preliminary Gaieties, we know he is both witness to their revolutionary planning and also with them on an equal footing when they’re out having a good time, specifically accompanying Bossuet and Courfeyrac when they haul Marius off to the Bal de Sceaux.
What do you think about blood magic? I see so many people vilify it, but, don't you think that it might not be entirely bad? It's just as bad as casting a fireball on an person. You might use it to kill innocent people just as much as you can use it to kill bandits that prey on defenseless travelers. And you don't even need demons to learn it! Jowan learned it by reading a book about it!
I’m gonna answer by using direct quotes from the wiki. *clears throat*:
"Blood magic is so rare in Thedas now that it can typically only be learned by contacting a demon, with the risk of becoming an abomination." (Jowan was a very rare outlying case.)
"Inevitably, even blood mages who tap their own blood find a need for the power of others, or find a need to control minds or summon demons.The use of blood magic itself is treacherous; as it allows the Veil to be opened completely so that demons may physically pass through it into the physical world.”
"The use of blood magic often allows a mage to cast spells that would otherwise be beyond the abilities of any mage, or require the use of lyrium.” (Bit stronger than a fire spell.)
"And while lyrium may be used to send the individual waking minds of mages into the Fade, blood magic can be used to find the sleeping minds of others. Therein lies the heart of one of blood magic’s most potent and dangerous abilities: to influence, and even take control of, the actions of other beings.”
“While blood magic itself is merely a tool, it is by far the most dangerous means to any end in the realm of Thedas.”
I've been having a hard time remembering when Nico fell into to Tartarus, for some reason I just remember when he ran away after attacking Percy??? What book was it in when Nico was in Tartarus?.
?? Nico only ever attacks Percy in The Titan’s Curse, you’re off by a series there… he gets trapped in Tartarus in the Heroes of Olympus series, between Son of Neptune and Mark of Athena (we find out what happens to him in MoA, but obviously we don’t see it happening) - basically he travels the Underworld in search of the Doors of Death, but doesn’t realize until too late that the Doors of Death in the Underworld are located in Tartarus, and he gets sucked in. He sees a bunch of horrible stuff in Tartarus and barely manages to get out, at which point he gets captured by those twin giants and has to be rescued by the Seven in MoA.
i’m 99.9% sure the screw writing strong women piece was meant to inspire people to write fully developed characters that represent all kinds of women because to some people’s surprise women are actual human beings with different personalities and traits, not “slap pieces of this speech over gifs of tragically under developed characters in order to attempt to justify the media’s misogynistic and unrealistic representation of women”