viceroykim

viceroykim:

this girl is a world — for the girl who is a patchwork of sanity and insanity, of mountains and trenches, of all that she’s loved and all that’s lost; for the girl who was always and yet never alone; for the girl who contains multitudes

[LISTEN]

1. let it be — blackmill ft. veela // 2. human — gabrielle aplin // 3. rabbit heart (raise it up) — florence + the machine // 4. white winter hymnal — fleet foxes // 5. charlie brown — coldplay // 6. a world alone — lorde // 7. the death of me — city and colour // 8. the fog — rachel sermanni // 9. concrete wall — zee avi // 10. she wolf (falling to pieces) — beth // 11. willow tree march — the paper kites // 12. staying up — the neighbourhood // 13. remember my name — yuna // 14. tether — chvrches // 15. keep your head up — ben howard

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thank you to sarah rees brennan for the title of this mix, and most importantly, for sharing kami with us. she means a lot to me, and this mix doesn’t do her justice, though i tried :)

Midas is king and he holds me so tight, he turns me to gold in the sunlight… very fitting. ;) So is the whole beautimous soundtrack!

Kami means a lot to me, and so do my lovely readers. My eyes are filled with hearts.

(Initially I typed ‘my hearts are filled with eyes’ which is DISGUSTING so I had to share.)

thelynburnlegacyitalia
thelynburnlegacyitalia:

sarahreesbrennan's #Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2)
Quote #36

Foreshadows the bit in Untold where Kami says ‘Ash, you may have missed this on account of Jared being SUCH a mega weirdo, but I ALSO am a mega weirdo!’
Kami tells Jared in Unspoken that he is hers, and thinks of him as hers in Untold. They are two people bound together by a wicked spell and are emotionally tangled up and confused by magic that has made many romantic ideals true—and by making them true made them horrifying as well as romantic. And they sometimes get lost in that, and reinforce each other’s more messed up feelings.
(Not that I am in any way suggesting that Kami leads Jared on, as that would be gross. It is not leading dudes on to be a fellow human being with conflicting feelings in one’s bosom.)
But it does lead us to situations like…
KAMI: You are mine.
JARED: Oh thank god I have very little sense of self due to barely being brought up.
KAMI: Wait of course you’re not mine in the sense of me owning you, humans do not possess other humans.
JARED: But—but I already got myself chipped!

thelynburnlegacyitalia:

sarahreesbrennan's #Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2)

Quote #36

Foreshadows the bit in Untold where Kami says ‘Ash, you may have missed this on account of Jared being SUCH a mega weirdo, but I ALSO am a mega weirdo!’

Kami tells Jared in Unspoken that he is hers, and thinks of him as hers in Untold. They are two people bound together by a wicked spell and are emotionally tangled up and confused by magic that has made many romantic ideals true—and by making them true made them horrifying as well as romantic. And they sometimes get lost in that, and reinforce each other’s more messed up feelings.

(Not that I am in any way suggesting that Kami leads Jared on, as that would be gross. It is not leading dudes on to be a fellow human being with conflicting feelings in one’s bosom.)

But it does lead us to situations like…

KAMI: You are mine.

JARED: Oh thank god I have very little sense of self due to barely being brought up.

KAMI: Wait of course you’re not mine in the sense of me owning you, humans do not possess other humans.

JARED: But—but I already got myself chipped!

streetangel8

streetangel8:

Obviously this is a parody of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S season 1 opening and is intended for non profit comedic parody use only.

Starring:
Ellen as Kami Glass
Ellena as Angela Montgomery
Sophie as Holly Prescott
Chris as Rusty Montgomery
Shauny as Jared Lynburn
James as Ash Lynburn

Directed, filmed and edited by Charlie/StreetAngel

Intended as a bit of fun and part of a bigger project of Lynburn Legacy stuff I’m working on. We didn’t manage to get all the material for the other stuff today so it’s going to have to go on hiatus until we can but enjoy this funny short in the mean time ;)

A trailer vid for the Lynburn Legacy that is… I say this without fear or favour… Simple and obvious genius! From everyone involved but especially the mastermind Charlie.

Is the punching my favourite part? Or the dancing? The Holly shimmy? The acceptance that everyone’s love lives are terrible? Or the togetherness?

I can’t choose. But I did attempt to reproduce the Holly shimmy immediately. My companions at the writing retreat are judging me. JUDGERS!!! I don’t care. This is awesome!

thelynburnlegacyitalia
thelynburnlegacyitalia:

sarahreesbrennan's #Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2)
Quote #32
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I think that losing the trust you had in the person you loved the most is heartcrushing.
Poor Jon :(

This was one of those times I was saved by my critique partners. A critique partner was like ‘I cannot forgive Claire’ and made me think about what Claire had done differently.
There are people who tell children nothing but the truth, and that is beautiful and admirable, but I admit I lie to little kids all the time and feel very little guilt about it—you want to keep them safe and happy and they’re still learning to respond to reason and logic.
Lies I have recently told children: ‘Don’t touch that stove, it’s hot’ … ‘NONONO don’t touch that stove your head will fall off!’ and ‘I don’t know any more songs to sing you.’ (Translation: I know many songs that are inappropriately sexual and/or full of swears.) and ‘Don’t get in the water you don’t know how to swim.’ (Child exhibits unjustified confidence in their swimming abilities.) ‘Don’t get in the water, there are SHARKS with LASERS on their heads.’ Also lies that just come out of my mouth rather than being For Their Own Good, like ‘You’re a rusalka!’ ‘You make it snow with your mind’ and ‘If you put on those gold shoes you will be magically made to dance.’
So it made sense to me, that a parent would lie to a child about something bad done to her when she was unborn and then a baby—I’ve seen parents lie to their children in this way, because Mama Knows Best. Even when a mama is frightened or unsure or guilty, she might feel like she has to know best.
I knew that Claire had done a bad thing to Kami, but I wasn’t thinking about the fact that she’d done an almost unforgivable thing to Jon: I was still thinking of it as simply a bad thing.
But with a partner, you definitely can’t decide that you know best, because a partnership needs to be about equality from the first, and honesty is a necessary foundation on which to build a life together.
I sympathise with Claire, because hiding things from a partner at first happens, and Claire and Jon got together and she fell into this pattern of behaviour when they were both really young. I can see how someone might feel locked into their own web of deceit, with no way to escape it, and telling themselves it’s going to be fine. But Jon’s right, too: years of someone lying to you means a tower of deceit: it means your foundations are built on quicksand.
With the Glass family, I wanted to write about parents who were neither absent (due to death or emotional/physical distance) nor evil, but having parents present and involved in a fantasy novel means that parents are characters: means that you have flawed people in heightened situations of life or death, people who have responsibilities and choices sometimes taking on too much or making the wrong choice.
The revelation of a secret world of magic means people have been hiding a secret world of magic from you—and if they’re people close to you, then you have every right to be angry.
And I wanted to explore that. Even though it means Kami’s warm, loving, lovely family has now been damaged… maybe beyond repair. We shall see.

thelynburnlegacyitalia:

sarahreesbrennan's #Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2)

Quote #32

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I think that losing the trust you had in the person you loved the most is heartcrushing.

Poor Jon :(

This was one of those times I was saved by my critique partners. A critique partner was like ‘I cannot forgive Claire’ and made me think about what Claire had done differently.

There are people who tell children nothing but the truth, and that is beautiful and admirable, but I admit I lie to little kids all the time and feel very little guilt about it—you want to keep them safe and happy and they’re still learning to respond to reason and logic.

Lies I have recently told children: ‘Don’t touch that stove, it’s hot’ … ‘NONONO don’t touch that stove your head will fall off!’ and ‘I don’t know any more songs to sing you.’ (Translation: I know many songs that are inappropriately sexual and/or full of swears.) and ‘Don’t get in the water you don’t know how to swim.’ (Child exhibits unjustified confidence in their swimming abilities.) ‘Don’t get in the water, there are SHARKS with LASERS on their heads.’ Also lies that just come out of my mouth rather than being For Their Own Good, like ‘You’re a rusalka!’ ‘You make it snow with your mind’ and ‘If you put on those gold shoes you will be magically made to dance.’

So it made sense to me, that a parent would lie to a child about something bad done to her when she was unborn and then a baby—I’ve seen parents lie to their children in this way, because Mama Knows Best. Even when a mama is frightened or unsure or guilty, she might feel like she has to know best.

I knew that Claire had done a bad thing to Kami, but I wasn’t thinking about the fact that she’d done an almost unforgivable thing to Jon: I was still thinking of it as simply a bad thing.

But with a partner, you definitely can’t decide that you know best, because a partnership needs to be about equality from the first, and honesty is a necessary foundation on which to build a life together.

I sympathise with Claire, because hiding things from a partner at first happens, and Claire and Jon got together and she fell into this pattern of behaviour when they were both really young. I can see how someone might feel locked into their own web of deceit, with no way to escape it, and telling themselves it’s going to be fine. But Jon’s right, too: years of someone lying to you means a tower of deceit: it means your foundations are built on quicksand.

With the Glass family, I wanted to write about parents who were neither absent (due to death or emotional/physical distance) nor evil, but having parents present and involved in a fantasy novel means that parents are characters: means that you have flawed people in heightened situations of life or death, people who have responsibilities and choices sometimes taking on too much or making the wrong choice.

The revelation of a secret world of magic means people have been hiding a secret world of magic from you—and if they’re people close to you, then you have every right to be angry.

And I wanted to explore that. Even though it means Kami’s warm, loving, lovely family has now been damaged… maybe beyond repair. We shall see.