That would be Amie’s contribution, written originally to make me laugh back in the very first pre-draft stages of this book, before we even knew we were writing a book. But through the various drafts it became one of those things we both ended up fiercely attached to, this moment of Tarver just being a normal teenage boy having normal teenage boy reactions to things, and we were totally prepared to die on that hill defending this sentence. Luckily we have awesome editors who totally got it.
She’s not looking at me and seeing a guy brought up on the wrong type of planet. She’s not seeing a soldier, or a war hero, or an uncultured lout who doesn’t understand how hard this is for her, or an idiot who knows nothing about the right kind of anything. She just sees me.
Loved this movie. The first one still reigns as my favorite, but I’m so in love with Valka, Hiccup’s mother, I almost couldn’t sit still in the theater. I just wanted to get up and cheer every time she pretty much did anything. (I did feel there was a bit of a plot/characterization hole in her motivations in one particular way, but that’s the writer-brain being unable to shut down.) But from the lack of over-sexualized costuming (you couldn’t even tell she was a woman when she had her mask on) to the independent spirit and passion for her work that in no way impacted the depth of her maternal feelings for Hiccup or her romantic feelings for Stoick… she’s exactly the kind of woman character you want kids to grow up exposed to in entertainment media.
Hell, she’s exactly the kind of woman character I want to be exposed to in entertainment media. I wish it wasn’t so surprising when those characters show up (especially in kids’ movies, where parents are so often just there to get in the way and/or die) but, well, at least they ARE showing up here and there. <3
until all that’s left is us: a these broken stars fanmix [LISTEN]
one day - kodaline /// no one will ever love you - connie britton and charles esten /// how could i want more - jamie lynn spears /// chasing cars - snow patrol /// give in to me - garrett hedlund and leighton meester /// safest place - echosmith /// looking for you again - matthew perryman jones /// salvation - gabrielle aplin /// in the shadows tonight - megan & liz /// firelight - young the giant
Alexander McQueen off-the-shoulder gown: black silk-organza, peaked at front of bodice with internal underwired and boned mesh, raw finish, long and loose sheer sleeves, heavily ruched, button-fastening cuffs, dégradé cream hem, ruched strips at skirt, train, fully lined.
This dress. A slightly more practical version of it is the costume of one of my characters in my current WIP. *drool*
We love making book lists. (Obviously.) But we especially love when we get to make lists for a) incredible books, and b) incredible books by incredible authors who’ll be here on July 26 for our YA Author Fest!
12 Authors. 1 Day. Meet and greets, book signings, and discussions between authors and readers: it’s going to be a great day for fans of YA literature!
We’ve rounded up all of our reading suggestions for each author’s books, so if said fans are looking for stellar reads this summer - well, there’s a lot here, so it might take you through fall, too! - look no further.