bookworm, wannabe-writer, wannabe-performer, wannabe-wannabe, musicals, apple pie, Harry Potter, Nerdfighter, ribbons, snowflakes, knee-socks, reality, pearls, Marilyn Monroe, nail-polish
I can't even all the time.
I'm all drama and no red carpet
And that's perfect for me
Animorphs was always a war story. Wars don’t end happily. Not ever. Often relationships that were central during war, dissolve during peace. Some people who were brave and fearless in war are unable to handle peace, feel disconnected and confused. Other times people in war make the move to peace very easily.
Always people die in wars. And always people are left shattered by the loss of loved ones.
That’s what happens, so that’s what I wrote.
Jake and Cassie were in love during the war, and end up going their seperate ways afterward. Jake, who was so brave and capable during the war is adrift during the peace. Marco and Ax, on the other hand, move easily past the war and even manage to use their experience to good effect. Rachel dies, and Tobias will never get over it. That doesn’t by any means cover everything that happens in a war, but it’s a start.
Here’s what doesn’t happen in war: there are no wondrous, climactic battles that leave the good guys standing tall and the bad guys lying in the dirt. Life isn’t a World Wrestling Federation Smackdown. Even the people who win a war, who survive and come out the other side with the conviction that they have done something brave and necessary, don’t do a lot of celebrating. There’s very little chanting of ‘we’re number one’ among people who’ve personally experienced war.
I’m just a writer, and my main goal was always to entertain. But I’ve never let Animorphs turn into just another painless video game version of war, and I wasn’t going to do it at the end. I’ve spent 60 books telling a strange, fanciful war story, sometimes very seriously, sometimes more tongue-in-cheek. I’ve written a lot of action and a lot of humor and a lot of sheer nonsense. But I have also, again and again, challenged readers to think about what they were reading. To think about the right and wrong, not just the who-beat-who. And to tell you the truth I’m a little shocked that so many readers seemed to believe I’d wrap it all up with a lot of high-fiving and backslapping. Wars very often end, sad to say, just as ours did: with a nearly seamless transition to another war.
hey tom hooper even though it’s not scored do you think you could accidentally leak the four hour cut of les mis somewhere online BUT ONLY BY COMPLETE ACCIDENT and we will accidentally find it and accidentally share it amongst ourselves
also red and black can i just talk about red and black
grantaire is obviously making fun of him and marius KEEPS GOING and then EVERYONE IS MAKING FUN OF HIM and he is STILL TALKING ABOUT COSETTE HE WILL NOT SHUT UP and all of them get into it like all of them are mocking marius for being such a dork
meanwhile enjolras is like I AM SO DONE WITH ALL OF YOU ASSHOLES THERE IS A REVOLUTION GOING ON and when marius is talking about his girl problems he is like WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME THIS I THINK YOU’RE RIDICULOUS AS MUCH AS THEY DO IT’S JUST NOT FUNNY WHY AREN’T YOU LISTENING TO ME REVOLUTION
and he does his lazer-focus thing on an unsuspecting grantaire who is half oh my god he’s talking to me what do i say do i smell like wine and half trying to look like he doesn’t care what enjolras is saying (he cares about everything enjolras says)