Episode 9 of the epos “Pimp Bates & Pretty Boy Barrow - The Downton Years” (which can be found as one continuous comic strip on pretty-boy-barrow.tumblr.com)
Episode 1: Pimp Bates arrives at Downton Abbey
Episode 2: The Crowbarrow Affair I: The Duke’s arrival & exploration of the attics
Episode 3: The Crowbarrow Affair II: In the bedroom
Episode 4: The Crowbarrow Affair III: More bedroom
Episode 5: Pamuk’s arrival
Episode 6: In Pamuk’s Bedroom
Episode 7: Thomas & O’Brien & Thomas & Pimp Bates before Pamuk’s exit
Episode 8: Crowstruther!
More to come!
//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.
A Song of Ice and Fire alphabet:
↳ A for Alliances
I got my tickets for the Indiana Comic Con for March 15!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve never been to any kind of convention before so I’m really excited, plus I get to see my friend who I haven’t seen in like two years and we’re having a girl’s night sleepover party at her house <3
If any of my followers are going too and you want to say hi in person, message me and we’ll figure something out :)
I love that Thomas gives them a conspiratorial look like “yup, he’s hot. Jealous?”
Downton’s Problematic Gaydars
I haven’t quite gotten my fill of beating the nearly-dead horse that is Downton’s poor handling of homophobia, because one of Catthetamedshrew’s points in this post reminded me of another issue that I don’t think has gotten the attention it deserves. Sure, it’s fun to joke about the fact that everyone other than the younger kitchen staff at Downton is well aware that Thomas is gay, and moreover that all but one (two if Alfred still counts as staff) of them seemingly arrived at this conclusion despite a total lack of any kind of evidence, but using snarky comments from straight characters to remind us that Thomas is gay was already old and nonsensical back in S1. Why keep doing it?
YA Retellings brought to you by Epic Reads - Fairy Tale Retellings:
Beauty and the Beast: East by Edith Pattou / Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George / Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley / Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge / Spirited by Nancy Holder / Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier / The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison / Stung by Bethany Wiggins / The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle / Beastly by Alex Flinn / Beauty by Robin McKinley / Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
The Little Mermaid: September Girls by Bennett Madison / Fathomless by Jackson Pearce / Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama / Midnight Pearls by Cameron Dokey / Mermaid: A Twist on a Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
Cinderella: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix / Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine / Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George / Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas / If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor / Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge / Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott / Cinder by Marissa Meyer / Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey / Ash by Malinda Lo
Rumpelstiltskin: A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce / Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli / The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
The Frog Prince: Cloaked by Alex Flinn / Enchanted by Alethea Kontis / The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley / Water Song by Suzanne Weyn
The Snow Queen: Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce / Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey / Stork by Wendy Delsol
Little Red Riding Hood: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright / Scarlet by Marissa Meyer / The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly / Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce / Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié / Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
Twelve Dancing Princesses: Entwined by Heather Dixon / The Phoenix Dance by Dia Calhoun / The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn / Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George / Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Hansel and Gretel: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce / Bewitching by Alex Flinn / Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
Rapunzel: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth / Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett / Towering by Alex Flinn / Cress by Marissa Meyer / Golden by Cameron Dokey / Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Snow White: Beauty by Nancy Ohlin / Snow by Tracy Lynn / The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman / The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block / The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey / Nameless by Lili St. Crow / Fairest by Gail Carson Levine / Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (*this is actually a retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red”) / Devoured by Amanda Marrone
Sleeping Beauty: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn / Briar Rose by Jane Yolen / Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey / Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay / The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson / Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley / Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross / A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
<3 <3 don’t worry guys i am pressuring her to finish this damn fic
zeus took fuck, marry, kill way too seriously