dduane:

mittiepaul:

What if instead of being proud miserly creatures, all dragons were just super nervous? They hoarded out of financial anxiety and whatnot.

(I doodled a dragon who ended up looking really concerned and I decided to clean it up and draw a few more to go with it. Dragons are the most fun to draw when they are the opposite of fearsome)

Some of the Eldest’s relatives…

  • Wizards: Fairest and Fallen...
  • Lone Power:
  • Lone Power:
  • Lone Power: I came out here to have a good time and I am honestly feeling so attacked right now.

petermorwood:

"It was not decorated in any way. It stood there, a plain block of type all by itself in the middle of the page, looking serious and important. Nita read the Oath to herself first, to make sure of the words. Then, quickly, before she could start to feel silly, she read it out loud."

@dduane

These are good words, beautifully illustrated, and not just because I’m biased. Read them out loud. Read them in to yourself. And realise they mean more than just words in a book.

Diane was a nurse (RN) before she was a writer, and still can be when necessary, like the hit-and-run some years ago where she says I helped when nobody else did. That help was mostly following her instructions and not reacting to the mess (“scalp lacerations usually bleed like that,” she says) until we saw the guy safe into an ambulance. Then I got the shakes because “like that” was all over my hands and up to my elbows, but at least I shook on my own time.

Everybody else in the street vanished or crossed to the far side then stood and stared. That’s when I learned the nothing to do with me distance. It’s about 20 feet, close enough to see, far enough away to not hear “can somebody please…?” Even the restaurant we’d just left closed its doors; I remember them banging shut and the lights going out very clearly - but they may have called the ambulance. I don’t know.

However, a day or so later I was the one who was privileged to take a phonecall from the hospital that said “Thanks to what you two did Mr XXX is going to be all right, and he’ll even keep his hair…”

It was what Diane did, not me. It’s still the best review I’ve ever had.

"I am on ordeal…" starts when you’re old enough to make a difference. The difference you make is up to you. There’s another phrase, not Diane’s: "Be excellent to one another." 

Can’t hurt. Might help. Costs nothing. Do it. See what happens. :-)

unclefather:

forbidden love

Really, this just makes me think of Tom and Carl’s koi pond.

(via we-are-star-stuff)

petermorwood:

im-significant:

queenofthepiskies:

yesthattoo:

lizzieraindrops:

musica-mundana:

sit-back-relax-relapse:

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT KIND OF MUSICAL NOTATION THIS IS

That’s a shark

It’s the end of The Song of the Twelve

FIRST OF ALL HOW DARE YOU

SECOND OF ALL WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT

THIRD OF ALL OWWWW

@dduane

:->

How can that be hilarious, adorable, and heartbreaking all at the same time?

sapphirefiber:

I am reminded of the scene in High Wizardry where Peach decides a Crossings bathroom is the perfect place for a last-minute bath…

(via petermorwood)

dduane:

70s-postmiserablism:

it’s been years and years since i’ve read any of tamora pierce’s books, or the young wizard series, but i’ve actually been seeing whispers of the fandoms pop up on tumblr and im like ……..my people……….

Yeah, we’re around. :)

(It really is fascinating how much of an overlap there is between YW readers and people who like Tamora’s books. Probably there’s a thesis in that for somebody…)

YW and Tortall have been two of my favorite series for around 20 years. I still get excited and giggly every time a new book comes out.

…And you know, I would read that thesis. It doesn’t surprise me at all that there’s an overlap between the two fanbases, but it would be interesting to know more about us.

Q

strix-alba asked:

I saw a post going around on a related topic and it got me wondering: are there wizard octopi?

A

dduane:

Hmm. 

I wouldn’t see why not. From where we’re standing, they’re at least as intelligent as cats or dogs. They are fairly high up the predatorial chain (which is often a factor).

And you have to admit, being able to finish off a wizardry by tying yourself into the Wizard’s Knot would have a certain flair. :)

eustaciavye77:

wibblywobblytimeywimeythingy:

Brownie points to whoever figures out why the error code is 07-08-06

Being a bit behind, I didn’t find out until this year that Doomsday was aired on my 29th birthday. It still creeps me out.

Subject is out of ambit.

eustaciavye77:

wibblywobblytimeywimeythingy:

Brownie points to whoever figures out why the error code is 07-08-06

Being a bit behind, I didn’t find out until this year that Doomsday was aired on my 29th birthday. It still creeps me out.

Subject is out of ambit.

dduane:

Two teenagers are sitting together on a big dusty grey rock: a boy and a girl, admiring the view. Mostly.

The rock is on the Moon. It’s on the peak-ridge of one of the Lunar Carpathians, which is a young and jagged mountain range rearing up over the pale rolling highlands that run down toward…

This is adorable and fantastic and I’m not ashamed to admit I squealed a bit when I realized what I was reading.