sourcedumal:

jumpingjacktrash:

quinsies:

hobbitdragon:

is anyone actually allowed to look this celestial, I don’t understand
this person looks like they straight up descended from the heavens on a cloud of tastefully subdued knitwear

#he does look like the moon personified
Agreed

how are you today mr zeus sir
(also that scarf, that scarf, oh that scarf)

Itempas is back on my dash!!!!

sourcedumal:

jumpingjacktrash:

quinsies:

hobbitdragon:

is anyone actually allowed to look this celestial, I don’t understand

this person looks like they straight up descended from the heavens on a cloud of tastefully subdued knitwear

Agreed

how are you today mr zeus sir

(also that scarf, that scarf, oh that scarf)

Itempas is back on my dash!!!!

(Source: enversdudecor, via talesofthestarshipregeneration)

sourcedumal:

blue-author:

medievalpoc:

Fiction Week
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
As fans of High/Epic Fantasy know, there are some series, trilogies, and even one-offs that, once you’ve read them, become a part of you. Whether it’s through vicarious visitation of nostalgic moments or just the practice of slipping into a cozy, well-worn and familiar book, our favorites often become favorites via repetition. Having read so many swords-n-sorcery type novels in my extreme youth, I really thought that that part was done. After all, the magic comes from that tiny part of you that can sometimes believe that somehow, somewhere, it is, was, or will be real. And that’s the pull of speculative fiction.
Although I came across many books later in my adulthood, none managed to worm their way into my calcified inner sanctum of truly suspended disbelief until The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, and The Kingdom of Gods. If it was Robert Jordan’s massive Wheel of Time that helped ameliorate the ridiculousness of puberty and attendant navigation of arbitrary social mores; if it was Mercedes Lackey’s Last Herald-Mage and Oathbreakers Trilogies that shoehorned some adolescent priorities into place; if it was Robin McKinley’s Sunshine that finally allowed the casting-off of the nihilism and self-destructive tendencies of early adulthood, then The Inheritance Trilogy was there to ground and cement that place where inarguable adulthood has arrived, and you must finally admit to yourself that no revelation of surety and security is forthcoming.
In other words, The Inheritance Trilogy comes at the point in your life when you must realize that maturity is merely immaturity elevated to a dangerous and terrifying form of performance art. When you discover that some children are merely children, and other children are Gods.
Some tales become the teller, and others become the listener. Some conjure gentle hooks into your soul and spin themselves from threads of aether, and reveal an image of yourself that is horrific, beautiful, and familiar, and leaves you questioning whether it is a true vision or merely a funhouse mirror that mocks your hopes and insecurities with equal solemnity.
The story you hear depends on who you are.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (read 3 chapters here)


Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky, seat of the ruling Arameri family. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.


The Broken Kingdoms (read 3 chapters here)


In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree’s guest is at the heart of it…


The Kingdom of Gods (read 3 chapters here)


For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri’s ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family’s interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for. As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom — which even gods fear — is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens THE KINGDOM OF GODS?



I really need to finish this series.

Just picked up the first book! So excited

Honestly one of the best gifts I ever gave myself

sourcedumal:

blue-author:

medievalpoc:

Fiction Week

The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

As fans of High/Epic Fantasy know, there are some series, trilogies, and even one-offs that, once you’ve read them, become a part of you. Whether it’s through vicarious visitation of nostalgic moments or just the practice of slipping into a cozy, well-worn and familiar book, our favorites often become favorites via repetition. Having read so many swords-n-sorcery type novels in my extreme youth, I really thought that that part was done. After all, the magic comes from that tiny part of you that can sometimes believe that somehow, somewhere, it is, was, or will be real. And that’s the pull of speculative fiction.

Although I came across many books later in my adulthood, none managed to worm their way into my calcified inner sanctum of truly suspended disbelief until The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, and The Kingdom of Gods. If it was Robert Jordan’s massive Wheel of Time that helped ameliorate the ridiculousness of puberty and attendant navigation of arbitrary social mores; if it was Mercedes Lackey’s Last Herald-Mage and Oathbreakers Trilogies that shoehorned some adolescent priorities into place; if it was Robin McKinley’s Sunshine that finally allowed the casting-off of the nihilism and self-destructive tendencies of early adulthood, then The Inheritance Trilogy was there to ground and cement that place where inarguable adulthood has arrived, and you must finally admit to yourself that no revelation of surety and security is forthcoming.

In other words, The Inheritance Trilogy comes at the point in your life when you must realize that maturity is merely immaturity elevated to a dangerous and terrifying form of performance art. When you discover that some children are merely children, and other children are Gods.

Some tales become the teller, and others become the listener. Some conjure gentle hooks into your soul and spin themselves from threads of aether, and reveal an image of yourself that is horrific, beautiful, and familiar, and leaves you questioning whether it is a true vision or merely a funhouse mirror that mocks your hopes and insecurities with equal solemnity.

The story you hear depends on who you are.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (read 3 chapters here)

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky, seat of the ruling Arameri family. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.

The Broken Kingdoms (read 3 chapters here)

In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree’s guest is at the heart of it…

The Kingdom of Gods (read 3 chapters here)

For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri’s ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family’s interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for. As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom — which even gods fear — is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens THE KINGDOM OF GODS?

I really need to finish this series.

Just picked up the first book! So excited

Honestly one of the best gifts I ever gave myself

Oree: Pinup Style



This is award-winning artist Lee Moyer’s pinup-style rendering of Oree Shoth from The Broken Kingdoms, which will represent the month of September in the new forthcoming CHECK THESE OUT: Literary Pinup Calendar for 2013.

I talked awhile back about the creation process for this, but now I see the final product and… wow. I love it. I especially love that she’s not looking at the viewer, not just because she’s blind but also because it conveys the total artistic focus that’s so much an element of her personality. She knows you’re there, looking at her; she knows she’s naked; she knows she’s in a tree; these things are unimportant because she’s got an image burning up her creative brain. This pose is in partial defiance of pinup tradition, Moyer explained when we first discussed it, because a pinup usually caters to the male gaze by having the model stare seductively at the viewer. Of course Oree’s like, eff that, got stuff to do. At the same time she’s beautiful enough to turn a god’s head and she knows it. It’s this unselfconscious acceptance of her own beauty that makes this work as a pinup — for me, anyway, because I can’t think of anything sexier than a woman who knows and loves herself.
I think this is awesome. Now — ’cause I know ya’ll are gonna ask — I do visualize Oree as very dark-skinned, and I mentioned this to the artist when I saw an earlier draft. He noted that the lighting — necessary to depict the visible magic of her painting, and of Madding’s symbolic presence, and of the Tree itself — does impact how her coloring comes across. Given the detail and the color of the lighting, that makes perfect sense to me. That’s how her hair is supposed to look, too; the style I described her wearing in the book (natural with a two strand twist-out) is the way I used to wear my own hair. If you’re wondering, Moyer used a live model for this pose; she’s credited as Favour Kibs, a Kenyan-born runway model with the Model Mayhem agency. I haven’t met her, but she’s obviously a beautiful woman, and I’m honored that she was willing to lend her likeness to my character.
via  nkjemisin.com

Oree: Pinup Style

This is award-winning artist Lee Moyer’s pinup-style rendering of Oree Shoth from The Broken Kingdoms, which will represent the month of September in the new forthcoming CHECK THESE OUT: Literary Pinup Calendar for 2013.

I talked awhile back about the creation process for this, but now I see the final product and… wow. I love it. I especially love that she’s not looking at the viewer, not just because she’s blind but also because it conveys the total artistic focus that’s so much an element of her personality. She knows you’re there, looking at her; she knows she’s naked; she knows she’s in a tree; these things are unimportant because she’s got an image burning up her creative brain. This pose is in partial defiance of pinup tradition, Moyer explained when we first discussed it, because a pinup usually caters to the male gaze by having the model stare seductively at the viewer. Of course Oree’s like, eff that, got stuff to do. At the same time she’s beautiful enough to turn a god’s head and she knows it. It’s this unselfconscious acceptance of her own beauty that makes this work as a pinup — for me, anyway, because I can’t think of anything sexier than a woman who knows and loves herself.

I think this is awesome. Now — ’cause I know ya’ll are gonna ask — I do visualize Oree as very dark-skinned, and I mentioned this to the artist when I saw an earlier draft. He noted that the lighting — necessary to depict the visible magic of her painting, and of Madding’s symbolic presence, and of the Tree itself — does impact how her coloring comes across. Given the detail and the color of the lighting, that makes perfect sense to me. That’s how her hair is supposed to look, too; the style I described her wearing in the book (natural with a two strand twist-out) is the way I used to wear my own hair. If you’re wondering, Moyer used a live model for this pose; she’s credited as Favour Kibs, a Kenyan-born runway model with the Model Mayhem agency. I haven’t met her, but she’s obviously a beautiful woman, and I’m honored that she was willing to lend her likeness to my character.

via  nkjemisin.com

thegrassthathidestheviper:

Dayfather and Nightlord by *ex-m

oh wow i really like this a lot

artemis-devotee:

girljanitor:

Okay, so I had planned to write a big long review of this book, but you know what? It’s too fucking good.
You need to buy this book.
It is a fantasy novel. It is the best fantasy novel. It is in a fantasy universe populated with protagonists of color, and evil white people. There are a few good white people, but mostly evil white people who have wayyyy too much power and are evil.
You need to buy this book if only for the scene where the disabled Black woman protagonist picks up a bottle of white people shampoo, sniffs it, and just rolls her eyes and thinks, are they expecting me to use this astringent shit on my beautiful Maroneh(Black) woman hair?
It in particular is actually the second book in the series, but I accidentally read it out of order the first time (and have since read the other) and it didn’t particularly suffer from being read out of order.
You need to buy this book.
There is also a bit of sexy sex. The exact right amount of sexy sex.
I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with this book. All three, but in particular this one was my favorite.
There is also a significant amount of queer sex in the trilogy. QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.
This is N. K. Jemisin. She wrote this book.

You need to buy all of her books.
I plan to.

I’m very interested in reading this series ‘-‘

You can read the first three chapters of the first book here.
It’s really, really good.

artemis-devotee:

girljanitor:

Okay, so I had planned to write a big long review of this book, but you know what? It’s too fucking good.

You need to buy this book.

It is a fantasy novel. It is the best fantasy novel. It is in a fantasy universe populated with protagonists of color, and evil white people. There are a few good white people, but mostly evil white people who have wayyyy too much power and are evil.

You need to buy this book if only for the scene where the disabled Black woman protagonist picks up a bottle of white people shampoo, sniffs it, and just rolls her eyes and thinks, are they expecting me to use this astringent shit on my beautiful Maroneh(Black) woman hair?

It in particular is actually the second book in the series, but I accidentally read it out of order the first time (and have since read the other) and it didn’t particularly suffer from being read out of order.

You need to buy this book.

There is also a bit of sexy sex. The exact right amount of sexy sex.

I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with this book. All three, but in particular this one was my favorite.

There is also a significant amount of queer sex in the trilogy. QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.

This is N. K. Jemisin. She wrote this book.

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You need to buy all of her books.

I plan to.

I’m very interested in reading this series ‘-‘

You can read the first three chapters of the first book here.

It’s really, really good.

If Tolkien Were Black by Laura Miller (full article here)
N.K. Jemisin (left) and David Anthony Durham  
Looking at the most visible exemplars of epic fantasy — from J.R.R. Tolkien to such bestselling authors as George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan — a casual observer might assume that big, continent-spanning sagas with magic in them are always set in some imaginary variation on Medieval Britain. There may be swords and talismans of power and wizards and the occasional dragon, but there often aren’t any black- or brown-skinned people, and those who do appear are decidedly peripheral; in “The Lord of the Rings,” they all seem to work for the bad guys.
Our hypothetical casual observer might therefore also conclude that epic fantasy — one of today’s most popular genres — would hold little interest for African-American readers and even less for African-American writers. But that observer would be dead wrong. One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy is N.K. Jemisin, whose debut novel, “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” won the Locus Award for best first novel and nominations for seemingly every other speculative fiction prize under the sun. Another is David Anthony Durham, whose Acacia Trilogy has landed on countless best-of lists. Both authors recently published the concluding books in their trilogies.
Although they came to the genre from different paths, both Jemisin and Durham have used it to wrench historical and cultural themes out of their familiar settings and hold them up in a different light. “I never felt that fantasy needed to be an escape from reality,” Durham told me. “I wanted it to be a different sort of engagement with reality, and one that benefits from having magic and mayhem in it as well.”

In Durham’s trilogy, four royal siblings are deposed and then fight their way back to the throne in an empire presided over by the island city of Acacia. Their dynasty’s power resides in a Faustian bargain made with a league of maritime merchants: the League supplies a rabble-soothing drug in exchange for a quota of the empire’s children, who are sent off across the sea to meet an unknown fate. As promised, “Acacia” is a sweeping yarn filled with adventure, intrigue, sorcery and battles.

Jemisin’s series, too, is set in the capital of an empire that has been run by an aristocratic clan for generations. The power of the Arameri family, however, resides in the gods — specifically a pantheon of deities whom they have imprisoned and enslaved. The narrator of “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” is the daughter of a renegade member of the clan who ran off with a foreigner. Raised in a remote kingdom with its own fiercely independent customs, she returns to the capital seeking information about her mother and, once there, becomes embroiled in vicious palace intrigues.

She made the main character a woman and, in an even more marked departure from the norm, she decided to have that character narrate the book in the first person. “I knew that what I was writing was inherently defiant of the tropes of epic fantasy,” Jemisin said, “and I wasn’t sure it would be accepted.”

When Durham decided to write an epic fantasy, he set out to recapture the enchantment he felt as a 12-year-old, discovering Tolkien at his father’s house in Trinidad, while “brushfires and buzzards” ranged over the neighboring hills. Jemisin, on the other hand, based her trilogy on “the old-school epics: not Tolkien, but Gilgamesh.” The gods in her imaginary world evoke the squabbling divine families of the world’s great myths: “The ancient tales of mortals putting up with gods and trying to outsmart gods, of trickster gods outsmarting other gods: That’s the basis of my work.”
“The genre can go many, many more places than it has gone,” said Jemisin. “Fantasy’s job is kind of to look back, just as science fiction’s job is to look forward. But fantasy doesn’t always just have to look back to one spot, or to one time. There’s so much rich, fascinating, interesting, really cool history that we haven’t touched in the genre: countries whose mythology is elaborate and fascinating, cultures whose stories we just haven’t even tried to retell.”

If Tolkien Were Black by Laura Miller (full article here)

N.K. Jemisin (left) and David Anthony Durham

Looking at the most visible exemplars of epic fantasy — from J.R.R. Tolkien to such bestselling authors as George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan — a casual observer might assume that big, continent-spanning sagas with magic in them are always set in some imaginary variation on Medieval Britain. There may be swords and talismans of power and wizards and the occasional dragon, but there often aren’t any black- or brown-skinned people, and those who do appear are decidedly peripheral; in “The Lord of the Rings,” they all seem to work for the bad guys.

Our hypothetical casual observer might therefore also conclude that epic fantasy — one of today’s most popular genres — would hold little interest for African-American readers and even less for African-American writers. But that observer would be dead wrong. One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy is N.K. Jemisin, whose debut novel, “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” won the Locus Award for best first novel and nominations for seemingly every other speculative fiction prize under the sun. Another is David Anthony Durham, whose Acacia Trilogy has landed on countless best-of lists. Both authors recently published the concluding books in their trilogies.

Although they came to the genre from different paths, both Jemisin and Durham have used it to wrench historical and cultural themes out of their familiar settings and hold them up in a different light. “I never felt that fantasy needed to be an escape from reality,” Durham told me. “I wanted it to be a different sort of engagement with reality, and one that benefits from having magic and mayhem in it as well.”

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In Durham’s trilogy, four royal siblings are deposed and then fight their way back to the throne in an empire presided over by the island city of Acacia. Their dynasty’s power resides in a Faustian bargain made with a league of maritime merchants: the League supplies a rabble-soothing drug in exchange for a quota of the empire’s children, who are sent off across the sea to meet an unknown fate. As promised, “Acacia” is a sweeping yarn filled with adventure, intrigue, sorcery and battles.

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Jemisin’s series, too, is set in the capital of an empire that has been run by an aristocratic clan for generations. The power of the Arameri family, however, resides in the gods — specifically a pantheon of deities whom they have imprisoned and enslaved. The narrator of “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” is the daughter of a renegade member of the clan who ran off with a foreigner. Raised in a remote kingdom with its own fiercely independent customs, she returns to the capital seeking information about her mother and, once there, becomes embroiled in vicious palace intrigues.

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She made the main character a woman and, in an even more marked departure from the norm, she decided to have that character narrate the book in the first person. “I knew that what I was writing was inherently defiant of the tropes of epic fantasy,” Jemisin said, “and I wasn’t sure it would be accepted.”

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When Durham decided to write an epic fantasy, he set out to recapture the enchantment he felt as a 12-year-old, discovering Tolkien at his father’s house in Trinidad, while “brushfires and buzzards” ranged over the neighboring hills. Jemisin, on the other hand, based her trilogy on “the old-school epics: not Tolkien, but Gilgamesh.” The gods in her imaginary world evoke the squabbling divine families of the world’s great myths: “The ancient tales of mortals putting up with gods and trying to outsmart gods, of trickster gods outsmarting other gods: That’s the basis of my work.”

“The genre can go many, many more places than it has gone,” said Jemisin. “Fantasy’s job is kind of to look back, just as science fiction’s job is to look forward. But fantasy doesn’t always just have to look back to one spot, or to one time. There’s so much rich, fascinating, interesting, really cool history that we haven’t touched in the genre: countries whose mythology is elaborate and fascinating, cultures whose stories we just haven’t even tried to retell.”

"Stay Away From My Elves": Racism in Epic Fantasy Fandoms-Damned if you Do, Damned if You Don’t.

Wistful POC make a photoset POC fancast for Lord of the Rings. White people :

Like I said before, I think adding poc into things JUST for the purpose of inclusion is just as bad. But I don’t think adding them in to a fantasy story that has been around for decades with a very strong and dedicated following is the right way to do it. This isn’t about racism, this is about fucking with my fandom.

Stay away from my elves.


An author of color writes a book featuring POC protagonists. White People:

I’m all for being happy that a black person wrote a fantasy book with black protagonists, just as themselves, largely (though not entirely) away from any color related power struggles, letting them exist on their own merit and showing the obvious fact that fantasy characters don’t all have to be pale.

It would be nice if the responses weren’t “FUCK YEAR! FINALLY A BOOK FOR US! TAKE THAT YOU HORRIBLE, BORING WHITEYS”.

However I do fail to see how ‘race isn’t a conflict’ as someone (I think) mentioned above, when it’s really just about black supremacy, not white supremacy. BUT HEY DON’T MIND ME. I prefer not to read fantasy with an agenda, even if it’s in my favor.

I’ll reserve my adulation for a black writer who is above being racist entirely. I do not withhold judgment based on skin color.

Making it clear that White villains are only bad if the Protagonists are POC:

You know, I kinda have a problem with this, as well. I’m white, but one thing I’ve made a major point in my life is to never see skin color. If you had told me this book was part of a wonderful fantasy series that would have been fine. If you had told me the protagonists were people of color and the antagonists where white: still fine. But you had to drive home the thought that it’s so superior just for those reasons, and that’s unsettling.


A white author writes black characters which are subsequently whitewashed by white fans. White people:

I mean seriously, you SJS Skidmarks whine and bitch about how authors don’t include enough “non-white” characters in their books. Then when an author DOES do so, you whine and bitch because they aren’t the star or the main character. And when an author makes one a pretty important character you complain about THAT.

Seriously, kindly write “racist” on a club and beat yourself to death with it. It’s what you want, anyways, but no one would likely care enough to humor you. You can make the club any color you want, though I think we can all guess what color it’d be. Funny thing is, regardless of that? It’d still be stupid and incredibly ironic.

Ursula K. LeGuin writes a Black main character in The Left Hand of Darkness, a seminal Gender studies text and all-around awesome sci fi book. White people:

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Ursula K. LeGuin writes an entire World full of people with “reddish-brown” or “blue-black” skin. There is quite literally only ONE white character (Tenar). White people make a TV miniseries:

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I take it that everyone remembers the racist shitstorm over Rue and Thresh? No?

“Naturally Thresh would be a black man,” tweeted someone who called herself @lovelyplease.

“I was pumped about the Hunger Games. Until I learned that a black girl was playing Rue,” wrote @JohnnyKnoxIV.

“Why is Rue a little black girl?” @FrankeeFresh demanded to know. (she appended her tweet with the hashtag admonishment #sticktothebookDUDE.)

“Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the little blonde innocent girl you picture,”@sw4q

“Kk call me racist but when I found out rue was black her death wasn’t as sad,” wrote @JashperParas

But wait! Let’s not forget the Fan-made movie that was uploaded and waddled its way around the internet well before the ACTUAL film came out, which has OVER 3 MILLION VIEWS AND FEATURES A BLONDE, WHITE RUE, AS WELL AS DOZENS OF COMMENTS REGARDING HOW MUCH "BETTER" IT IS THAN THE ACTUAL HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

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According to the filmmaker:

I know that Rue is described as being dark skinned in the book, but I wanted to show Savanna’s acting. I think she would make a good Prim though.

The commenters:

Everytime I watch this, I always think it was so much better than the movie. This vid is just epic. It captures the whole feeling of the book. It’s realistic, and for that reason it’s completely awesome.

Personally, I like this version better than the one in the movie. It’s more emotional, it feels more realistic, and the actors here acted better, especially Rue.

Why is this better than the movie?! I cried! I didn’t cry for the movie.

This was more sad when rue died than in the actual movie! still loved it though!

rue is so beautiful

Okay, so….

Recap.

White people: “STAY AWAY FROM MY ELVES!!!”

White people: “I’ll reserve my adulation for a black writer who is above being racist entirely.”

White people:

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White people:

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jehannedepizan:

mylesbiansensesaretinglingagain:

girljanitor:

Okay, so I had planned to write a big long review of this book, but you know what? It’s too fucking good.
You need to buy this book.
It is a fantasy novel. It is the best fantasy novel. It is in a fantasy universe populated with protagonists of color, and evil white people. There are a few good white people, but mostly evil white people who have wayyyy too much power and are evil.
You need to buy this book if only for the scene where the disabled Black woman protagonist picks up a bottle of white people shampoo, sniffs it, and just rolls her eyes and thinks, are they expecting me to use this astringent shit on my beautiful Maroneh(Black) woman hair?
It in particular is actually the second book in the series, but I accidentally read it out of order the first time (and have since read the other) and it didn’t particularly suffer from being read out of order.
You need to buy this book.
There is also a bit of sexy sex. The exact right amount of sexy sex.
I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with this book. All three, but in particular this one was my favorite.
There is also a significant amount of queer sex in the trilogy. QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.
This is N. K. Jemisin. She wrote this book.

You need to buy all of her books.
I plan to.

just bought this, can’t wait to read it

I KNOW WHAT TO GO READ AFTER SHERLOCK HOLMES (I look forward to something way less problematic than Holmes, too!  /understatement of the century)

You really should. I’ve gotten a lot of messages from people who’ve started reading it and they’re pleased. :D

jehannedepizan:

mylesbiansensesaretinglingagain:

girljanitor:

Okay, so I had planned to write a big long review of this book, but you know what? It’s too fucking good.

You need to buy this book.

It is a fantasy novel. It is the best fantasy novel. It is in a fantasy universe populated with protagonists of color, and evil white people. There are a few good white people, but mostly evil white people who have wayyyy too much power and are evil.

You need to buy this book if only for the scene where the disabled Black woman protagonist picks up a bottle of white people shampoo, sniffs it, and just rolls her eyes and thinks, are they expecting me to use this astringent shit on my beautiful Maroneh(Black) woman hair?

It in particular is actually the second book in the series, but I accidentally read it out of order the first time (and have since read the other) and it didn’t particularly suffer from being read out of order.

You need to buy this book.

There is also a bit of sexy sex. The exact right amount of sexy sex.

I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with this book. All three, but in particular this one was my favorite.

There is also a significant amount of queer sex in the trilogy. QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.

This is N. K. Jemisin. She wrote this book.

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You need to buy all of her books.

I plan to.

just bought this, can’t wait to read it

I KNOW WHAT TO GO READ AFTER SHERLOCK HOLMES (I look forward to something way less problematic than Holmes, too!  /understatement of the century)

You really should. I’ve gotten a lot of messages from people who’ve started reading it and they’re pleased. :D

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karalianne:

karalianne:

girljanitor:

Okay, so I had planned to write a big long review of this book, but you know what? It’s too fucking good.
You need to buy this book.
It is a fantasy novel. It is the best fantasy novel. It is in a fantasy universe populated with protagonists of color, and evil white people. There are a few good white people, but mostly evil white people who have wayyyy too much power and are evil.
You need to buy this book if only for the scene where the disabled Black woman protagonist picks up a bottle of white people shampoo, sniffs it, and just rolls her eyes and thinks, are they expecting me to use this astringent shit on my beautiful Maroneh(Black) woman hair?
It in particular is actually the second book in the series, but I accidentally read it out of order the first time (and have since read the other) and it didn’t particularly suffer from being read out of order.
You need to buy this book.
There is also a bit of sexy sex. The exact right amount of sexy sex.
I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with this book. All three, but in particular this one was my favorite.
There is also a significant amount of queer sex in the trilogy. QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.
This is N. K. Jemisin. She wrote this book.

You need to buy all of her books.
I plan to.

Okay. So.
I just bought the first book in this series for my Kobo (because $7.99 and easier than trying to find it in the store). And when I saw she has lots of other books? WIN!
So I will read this one and if I like it I’ll get the rest of the series and read them, and if I like the whole series I’ll try more of her stuff.
Because when I find a good author I like reading, I am very loyal.

YOU GUYS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RECOMMENDING THIS AUTHOR!
I am about to start Chapter 4 of the first book. I read the first three chapters today and it was hard to put it down to do other things. The writing is AMAZING. I just want to keep reading to see what happens next! I will definitely be getting the rest of the books in the series!
And may I just say that if you refuse to read these books simply because the main character is not white, or because the bad guys are white? You are totally missing out. N.K. Jemisin is AMAZING. (And, by the way, that’s a ridiculous reason to refuse to read a book.)

I know, right? :D Like, I still can’t get over it. I had a DREAM about the series the other night. I can’t wait til after I reread The Wheel of Time series because I think i’m gonna come right back and reread this one!!!!
(also, it’s a racist reason. just sayin)

karalianne:

karalianne:

girljanitor:

Okay, so I had planned to write a big long review of this book, but you know what? It’s too fucking good.

You need to buy this book.

It is a fantasy novel. It is the best fantasy novel. It is in a fantasy universe populated with protagonists of color, and evil white people. There are a few good white people, but mostly evil white people who have wayyyy too much power and are evil.

You need to buy this book if only for the scene where the disabled Black woman protagonist picks up a bottle of white people shampoo, sniffs it, and just rolls her eyes and thinks, are they expecting me to use this astringent shit on my beautiful Maroneh(Black) woman hair?

It in particular is actually the second book in the series, but I accidentally read it out of order the first time (and have since read the other) and it didn’t particularly suffer from being read out of order.

You need to buy this book.

There is also a bit of sexy sex. The exact right amount of sexy sex.

I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with this book. All three, but in particular this one was my favorite.

There is also a significant amount of queer sex in the trilogy. QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.

This is N. K. Jemisin. She wrote this book.

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You need to buy all of her books.

I plan to.

Okay. So.

I just bought the first book in this series for my Kobo (because $7.99 and easier than trying to find it in the store). And when I saw she has lots of other books? WIN!

So I will read this one and if I like it I’ll get the rest of the series and read them, and if I like the whole series I’ll try more of her stuff.

Because when I find a good author I like reading, I am very loyal.

YOU GUYS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RECOMMENDING THIS AUTHOR!

I am about to start Chapter 4 of the first book. I read the first three chapters today and it was hard to put it down to do other things. The writing is AMAZING. I just want to keep reading to see what happens next! I will definitely be getting the rest of the books in the series!

And may I just say that if you refuse to read these books simply because the main character is not white, or because the bad guys are white? You are totally missing out. N.K. Jemisin is AMAZING. (And, by the way, that’s a ridiculous reason to refuse to read a book.)

I know, right? :D Like, I still can’t get over it. I had a DREAM about the series the other night. I can’t wait til after I reread The Wheel of Time series because I think i’m gonna come right back and reread this one!!!!

(also, it’s a racist reason. just sayin)

And I hope every white tear turns into a turd under underthestarssofaraway's pillow.

<3