shrugpony:

opalborn:

anexpansionlikegold:

shrugpony:

anexpansionlikegold, tumblr now wants me to follow opalborn. Is this like a three pack amongst you, soloontherocks, and your various friends? Is it a triology? is it like a “buy two, get one free” deal? what is with this invasion of my dash with various people who mass interact with the two of you?

and it’s ALWAYS the two of you!

dude you have to follow mari, she’s my keats

It’s Nat; she’s so chatty and such a good friend that tumblr wants everyone to experience her!

(also my blog is far less interesting than hers; think various fandom pictures because I like pretty things and also terrible puns. and poetry. and New Orleans. and a fair amount of Nat.)

So, despite Nat’s criticism and Solo’s over all hatred, what Nat is saying is that this dialogue from Harry Potter sums up the three of you:
And what Mari is saying is: “I’m pretty awesome”
Fuck it, I’ll go for the full set. Hello Mari, nice to meet you~ I barely use tumblr anymore so follow back would be kind of boring I’m sure but I spray out some random fandom stuff, some political awareness stuff, and the occasional artwork. I am also getting ready to go back to college soon so that’ll be there too.

Holla atcha girl

tbqh though I don’t think Solo even knows who I am; she’s very helpfully answered questions for me a couple of times but I don’t think we’ve interacted much past that. I have a sideblog — dark-vowelled — that I’m working on smushing into this one, but at the moment that’s where my poetry is, if you’re into that sort of thing ^^ And I’m totally following back; hooray friends let’s be friends

tanoraqui:

AU where Thom survived Lioness Rampant:

He leaves Court for many years, back to Trebond and the City of the Gods to hide away and heal, build his magic up pure violet again. Even when he’s well again, he rarely stays more than a few nights in Corus - too many memories.

He does visit Pirate’s Swoop, though. Alanna is startled to hear him laugh with baby Liam (why name her firstborn after her brother when he’s already there?) She isn’t sure he’s laughed that freely since they were children themselves.

Alanna is hesitant, at first, about bring Arram - er, Numair - to Trebond, because no one knows better than her that it’s impossible to predict how mages will get along. They’re much worse than cats. At first her fears seem confirmed; both men are far too used to being the most powerful mage in the room, and it’s hard to imagine a tenser, more stilted conversation. Then Numair longingly mentions a rare book he wishes he’d never left in Carthak, and Thom’s eyes light up as he practically drags the other mage into what used to Lord Alan’s library, since much-expanded. Half an hour later, Alanna wanders off to find more food; neither man notices.

Over the years, Numair and Thom alternate between week-long magic!nerd sessions where they lock themselves in the library and occasionally remember to eat and months of haughtily refusing to speak to one another, generally over the disputation of some esoteric principle of transmogrification. There is no middle ground. 

One time they both got drunk and changed the northern coastline a little a lot enough that it took them three (sober) weeks to figure out how to reverse it.

Thom doesn’t like to get involved in the affairs of the kingdom. Of course he participates in wars - as if he’s going to let Alanna go into battle without backup! - but otherwise, he stays home. He never loses his drive to be famous though, to be the best, so he turns his magic to inventing. That lives on beyond his lifetime, and gives him to change to show off his cleverness. The globes at Carthak University that light when you clap aren’t his, but they give him the idea for automatic scrying mirrors, which can be used even the Giftless. Just breath on the surface and say the name of the person you wish to contact, and their own mirror (they have to have one with the same spell) will light up and grow warm to alert them. Smaller mirrors only do voice, not image, but suddenly Tortall has something that looks a lot like the modern cell phone.

George is the only one who works harder than Thom at finding Aly. They go to the Copper Isles together, and when Kyprioth turns up, Thom nearly blasts him.

I’ll just leave you with a mental image of the best thing we never got: Thom and Alanna back to back; her in golden armor, sword slicing through the surrounding enemies; him in a black robe, hands raised, firing amethyst lighting bolts; both surrounded by a nimbus of purple fire, matching orange hair almost ablaze with it.

YES THIS PLEASE

Anonymous asked:

how do you know you've gotten a theoi's attention?

soloontherocks answered:

If you don’t realize it right away they’ll tend to get more obvious and/or obnoxious about it. Also watch for signs that repeat. 

Anon, let me tell you about replacing or patching eight tires in under a year and finding playing cards on sidewalks and in parking lots and left on desks and stuck in doorframes because that’s how Hermes expresses affection/demands attention

Song of the lioness/ lady knight headcanon

hedgiwithapen:

Kel is surprised to find a small, plain statue of herself in the palace gardens, the year she comes to Corus to pick a squire. Raoul says it’s technically because she stopped the killing devices. Kel wonders, though, if it doesn’t have to do with her old knight master’s joke, and the fact that she unhorsed Lord Wyldon in a joust three months back.

Alanna also has a statue in the gardens. But she rarely visits it, even avoiding the gardens entirely to keep away from it. Showing her as she was after first defeating Roger, with her short hair and bound chest, the statue is lifelike…but not like her. It is too stoic, too stone, and too much like Thom.

anexpansionlikegold:

shrugpony:

anexpansionlikegold, tumblr now wants me to follow opalborn. Is this like a three pack amongst you, soloontherocks, and your various friends? Is it a triology? is it like a “buy two, get one free” deal? what is with this invasion of my dash with various people who mass interact with the two of you?

and it’s ALWAYS the two of you!

dude you have to follow mari, she’s my keats

It’s Nat; she’s so chatty and such a good friend that tumblr wants everyone to experience her!

(also my blog is far less interesting than hers; think various fandom pictures because I like pretty things and also terrible puns. and poetry. and New Orleans. and a fair amount of Nat.)

opalborn:

I’ve finally finished moving all the Fae posts to mosaicstorm. From now on, that’s where my Fae posts, quotes, and experiences will go. If you’re following this journal for things about the Fae, you should go follow mosaicstorm instead ^^

dduane:

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When we started offering autographed / personalized books at Ebooks Direct, we had no idea we were going to get such an enthusiastic response. So we’ve decided to swing out a little.

One of the problems with being a career writer is that your authors’ copies start to pile up. Normally, every time a book comes out, your publisher sends you ten copies of it — sometimes more, depending on your contract. Every time there’s a new edition of a given book, , you get more copies. Foreign editions, specialty editions… more copies.

Take two writers with sixty or seventy novels between them, and put them and all their authors’ copies together in the same small house, and eventually you come to a fairly predictable conclusion:

NOBODY NEEDS THIS MANY COPIES OF THEIR OWN BOOKS!

But what we do need is the space that all these book boxes are taking up.

At the same time, we both keep finding notes in our email and our ask boxes from people who prefer solid, hold-it-in-your-hand, dead-tree books to ebooks. And notes from people who don’t want a new book: they want a new copy of that old book they read/loved to death years back, the book they read till the bindings broke and the pages fell out. Don’t think we don’t know how that is.

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…With these thoughts in mind, Peter and I looked at all these boxes full of our books, some of them now hard to find in good condition — or indeed any condition — and the light bulbs came on over our heads.

As a result, SignedBooksDirect.com is now open. Think of it as a garage sale with autographs. 

At the moment there are nearly forty different editions of various books in there, and many more will follow over the next week or two. Some of them are seriously rare (and I’m afraid their prices have to reflect that). Some aren’t quite so rare, but finding them in good condition is tough. The strong point, however, is that all of them will come to the buyer autographed and personalized in whatever way you prefer. It’s the least we can do.

Right now the stuff in there is mostly mine, as Peter is still going through his own inventory and determining what he wants to release. Also to follow next week will be more Star Trek stuff and a bunch of non-English-language foreign editions of all kinds (Dutch, Japanese, Russian…) from both of us. If you’re interested, you can keep an eye on what’s available by visiting the inventory collection at the store or adding this Atom/RSS feed link to your feed reader — it’ll let you know when something new arrives.

One other note: When we were offering books through Ebooks Direct, because of the way the shop’s fulfillment process works when handling digital data, in order to keep from confusing it we had to offer books with the shipping charges included in the book price; and even so there was no way to keep it from instantly marking orders as “fulfilled” on payment (which it does with ebooks). This pair of situations occasionally caused some really annoying problems with filling physical-book orders in a timely manner, because we would think things had gone out when they hadn’t. Fortunately, since the new store is geared wholly toward physical objects, this doesn’t have to happen any more. Books’ shipping charges are now calculated separately, by weight, at checkout, and fullfilment is done by hand for each item when it’s on the way to the post office. So there’s one less thing to worry about. (Well, two, actually.)

Anyway: have a look through there, see if there’s anything you like the look of. And perhaps you’d like to spread the word around a bit. We wouldn’t complain. :)

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