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Reblogged from nestofstraightlines  547 notes

nestofstraightlines:

Alanna, Beka, Okha, Shinkokami, Thayet, Alianne, Kel, Daine and Dovasary (click on their names for larger views).

Warriors, scholars, mages, performers, spies, rulers.

I started this project with the idea of using the Disney Princess aesthetic as an irony to highlight how awesome Tamora Pierce’s heroes are. Halfway through I realised I wasn’t exactly sure WHAT I was saying anymore. Disney’s great. Tamora Pierce is great.

Though obviously constrained somewhat by the Disney aesthetic, I tried to have the dresses also reflect their wearers character a little: for more details on my choices about age and costumes etc, see their individual posts.

As for the hordes of awesome Tortallverse women I HAVEN’T depicted, they’re going to have to wait for another time. Getting nine of these done was work enough. (P.S I love Emelan-verse just as much as Tortall-verse in case there’s any doubt).

Enjoy! it took me rather longer than I’d care to admit…

Reblogged from angergirl  992 notes
angergirl:

There’s a scene in Wild Magic (by Tamora Pierce) where the main character, Daine, stops her heart during meditation because she really, really wants to talk to the dolphins swimming offshore and her heart is beating too loud. When she’s brought back to life, Numair understandably flips his shit. So while Numair is shouting furiously at multiple gods because she stopped her own blessed heart, I was not prepared for this when I said I’d teach her magic, Daine is like, “Gosh, Numair, don’t freak out, it wasn’t a big deal.”

I like to think that Numair holds a secret grudge against dolphins to this day.

angergirl:

There’s a scene in Wild Magic (by Tamora Pierce) where the main character, Daine, stops her heart during meditation because she really, really wants to talk to the dolphins swimming offshore and her heart is beating too loud. When she’s brought back to life, Numair understandably flips his shit. So while Numair is shouting furiously at multiple gods because she stopped her own blessed heart, I was not prepared for this when I said I’d teach her magic, Daine is like, “Gosh, Numair, don’t freak out, it wasn’t a big deal.”

I like to think that Numair holds a secret grudge against dolphins to this day.

Reblogged from tamorapierce  2,625 notes

tamorapierce:

Hello, everyone! This is Tammy’s assistant, Jae, here to announce something the two of us started kicking around as an idea when we saw how many followers Tammy was getting.

SO, HERE IT IS:

3,000 Follower Giveaway Celebration!

To celebrate passing this tumblr landmark, we’re going to be giving away 5 signed copies of her books (one for each winner). Here’s how it’s going to work.

1. There will be 5 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature. 

2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 3,000 mark.

3. Each individual is allowed TWO entries, NO MORE. That’s a reblog and a like. 

4. Entries will be allowed until March 25th, and this post will be periodically  reblogged on Tammy’s tumblr until then to give everyone a fair shake. 

5. Contest-only blogs will not be named winners.

On the 26th, I’ll pick 5 usernames at random and message the winners. This means you have to have your ask boxes open at that time. Winners will need to get back to me within a week with the book that they want signed and where I should send it. If I don’t receive a message from a winner within that week, or I can’t reach them via ask, I’ll pick someone new. Once I’ve heard from everyone, we’ll post a public congratulation to let everyone know that the contest is over.

Good luck, and thank you all for being here!

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You have to find your own way of doing things…. I want kids to realize that there are a variety of possibilities and that we all have to try different things to keep learning…. If you don’t like something you wrote six months ago, that’s good because it means you have been getting better as a writer. By Tamora Pierce, author of the Circle of Magic quartet, the Circle Opens quartet, the Daughter of the Lioness duo, the Immortals quartet, the Protector of the Small quartet, and the Song of the Lioness quartet, on advice for young writers. (via theticklishpear)

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angergirl:

In the Alanna books, it’s mentioned once or twice that Alanna and her friend, Alex, spent a good deal of their time competing with each other to decide who was the best page/squire. However, you only really see one instance of this, and it doesn’t go well. SO HERE’S SOME ALAN(NA)/ALEX COMPETITION FOR YOU
They both lost this battle. Raoul had to make them stop before they were arrested for being a disturbance to the peace, and their friends unanimously decided never to mention this again.
I just want to see more of Alex and Alanna as friends. Excuse me while I go turn on some Adele and cry into my copy of The Hand of the Goddess.

angergirl:

In the Alanna books, it’s mentioned once or twice that Alanna and her friend, Alex, spent a good deal of their time competing with each other to decide who was the best page/squire. However, you only really see one instance of this, and it doesn’t go well. SO HERE’S SOME ALAN(NA)/ALEX COMPETITION FOR YOU

They both lost this battle. Raoul had to make them stop before they were arrested for being a disturbance to the peace, and their friends unanimously decided never to mention this again.

I just want to see more of Alex and Alanna as friends. Excuse me while I go turn on some Adele and cry into my copy of The Hand of the Goddess.

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the-strangest-sea:

talk to me about keladry of mindelan

talk to me about how when she was put on probation because she was a girl, she stood tall, refused to let her anger show, and did her best to see the best of the situation

talk to me about how when she was ten years old she schooled her fifteen year old best friend on the fact that he wasn’t standing up against the bullies in the years above

talk to me about how when she found out that her lance was weighted, she just went “this’ll be good for later on” and kept it, rather than being angry about it

talk to me about how she got over her crippling fear of heights to save her servant and friend

talk to me about how she did her best to form healthy relationships with the people around her

talk to me about keladry of mindelan