I get irrationally upset when people imply that there was no other end for Rachel but to die at the end of the series; that she would not have survived without the fight, the thrill, the adrenaline, that it’s her “true end”.
Rachel didn’t want to die. Rachel wanted to live. Rachel saw a future for herself beyond the end of the war. She had a family. She had friends. She was in love.
She was just a sixteen year old kid who had been fighting nonstop for the past three years. Who had done terrible things to protect her friends. She was a sixteen year old kid who walked to her death when asked because more than anything, she wanted the war to be over and for humanity to be free.
Were there parts of her unearthed by the war that were ugly and brutal? Yes. Could she have gone back to the life she lived before the war? No. But all of the Animorphs struggled with what the war forged them into. And none of them ever went back, not all the way.
But there would have been a life for her afterwards, and happiness, and peace. I wish she had gotten her chance at them. She deserved it.
Amen. I think that’s something that gets glossed over a lot: yes, Rachel could never have gone back to who she used to be but neither could’ve any of the others. Neither could the rest of humanity, for that matter.
I would’ve liked to see a post-war Rachel dealing with the shock of not being in constant battle day by day.
Watch for the devil. When there’s a god, there’s always a legion of devils
Raffe & Penryn Young from Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days)
Wacom Intuos Pen&Touch
Photoshop CS2, about 28 hours.
I can’t even.
Adam was in the dream, too; he traced the tangled pattern of the ink with his finger. He said, "Scio quid hoc est." As he traced it father and father down on the bare skin of Ronan’s back, Ronan himself disappeared entirely, and the tattoo got smaller and smaller. It was a Celtic knot the size of a wafer, and then Adam, who had become Kavinsky, said, "Scio quid estis vos." He put the tattoo in his mouth and swallowed it. - Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves.
…Now can someone write that fic of Ted and Tracy going to a Comic Con dressed as Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker and loudly defending the EU to anyone within hearing?
Toting around Luke and Penny who are dressed as Jacen and Jaina, of course.
And then the Eriksens show up late and drunk, with Marshall dressed as Leia and Lily dressed as Han.
(Barney and Robin got thrown out way earlier for doing scandalous things whilst dressed up as stormtroopers.)
Meh, really? Such a missed opportunity!
And I hear the actual central mystery wasn’t all that great anyway.
a fanmix for ted and the mother who lived happily ever and no series finale can tell me otherwise :)
tracklist: i. raindrops—regina spektor ii. five years time—noah and the whale iii. can’t help falling in love—ingrid michaelson iv. yellow—coldplay v. i choose you—sara bareilles vi. state of grace—taylor swift vii. the gambler—fun. viii. combinations—eisley ix. la vie en rose—cristin milioti