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I’m apparently having a day heavy on the monster blood tattoo feels.
SOMEONE MAKE ME SOME FANART AND MAYBE I CAN WRITE SOME FIC OR SOMETHING.
Sinster - T, Europe-centric. A trio of drabbles about Europe’s trip to Sinster post-Factotum.
paint me -- Europe
The Painting - G, Europe still has the portrait of Rossamünd.
Whoa. Dude. I write, at the most, like fifteen hundred word fic. It’s usually under five hundred. That sounds like a novella. Also, OCs, blerg, no thank you.
Tagged: #prompts #hahaha no #no #definitely not #my apologies but your prompt is impossible due to my word limitations #and my distaste for OC fic #either write fucking fanfic or don't but don't half-ass it guys #give me a better prompt and I'll write it #I mean #no one else is writing MBT fic so you're going to have to take what you can get out of me #I can talk to David and beg him to write it for you? #He likes me #monster blood tattoo #dm cornish #DM CORNISH I AM SPEAKING TO YOU THROUGH MY TUMBLR
hasagoodhome replied to your post: I need to write some fiction! I don’t know what I…I REALLY THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A HDM AND MBT CROSSOVER. daemons, you should give them all daemons *_*
OH MY GOD LET ME SEE WHAT I CAN DO.
The witch-woman’s daemon - G, HDM/MBT crossover.
I need to write some fiction! I don’t know what I want to write! Please send prompts.
I will write anything just give it to me please. Queer, straight, friends, whatevs, give me a prompt and I will try to do it. Evidence of the things I will write can be found here. Potential fandoms include HDM, MBT, Graceling trilogy; give me other options and I might take you up on them.
Tagged: #graceling #his dark materials #monster blood tattoo #bitterblue #kristin cashore #philip pullman #dm cornish #DM CORNISH I AM SPEAKING TO YOU THROUGH MY TUMBLR #GIVE ME FANFIC PROMPTS FOR YOUR BOOKS #I KNOW YOU READ MY FANFIC #SO JUST GIVE ME THE DAMN PROMPTS #AND/OR LET ME WRITE A BOOK ABOUT EUROPE THAT WOULD ALSO BE ACCEPTABLE #fanfiction
(Note: depending on where you live, this trilogy is alternately titled Monster Blood Tattoo or The Foundling’s Tale.)
(Further note: by necessity, this contains some spoilers.)
Rossamünd Bookchild is an orphan in a world full of monsters. Literal monsters—the sort with big tentacles and gnashing teeth who eat children and hate humans. The books follow his move out of the foundlingry and into a series of jobs, none of which he is exceptionally good at, and all of which lead to the ultimate lesson of the books: not all monsters are monsters.
The story takes place over about six months in a fictional world called the Half-Continent, specifically in the Empire, a sprawling thing based on the Roman Empire and with a complex history that is occasionally alluded to. Monsters are real, and (as Rossamünd learns) come in a variety of levels of friendliness towards humans. Some are downright helpful, while others really are murderous fiends. However, this level of complexity is not well-known amongst humankind, and to be kind to monsters is considered the worst kind of treachery and is punishable by death.
So why should you read this?
1. It’s feminist. The story features a few very strong female characters, and the gender roles and social structure within the Empire are complex. Women are portrayed as fighters as much as men, and one of the two main female characters, Threnody, specifically joins a profession that had been all-male. Because the books focus on Rossamünd and his own struggles with who he is and who he wants to be, we don’t get a full sense of the struggles of women specifically. Europa of Naimes, the Branden Rose, is as much the main character as Rossamünd, and is wonderfully complete. She is powerful, clever, brave, and can be tender. She is awesome.
2. It’s pro body modification. It’s even in the title of the series. People get marked in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. The books also deal with the mixed reactions that come with deeper modifications in the form of the lahzars, people who have had surgical modifications made to their bodies to give them fantastic powers.
3. It deals with the concept of “passing.” The author has given no indication that he intended it this way, but the idea of monsterhood can be read as any number of oppressions—I read it as disability, myself. The majority of monsters in the books are obviously monstrous (obviously disabled) and while some of them are friendly or indifferent towards humans (temporarily able bodied people) and their opinion of them, many are angry (and righteously so—monsters and humans got along until humans decided they were better and started to kill and try to contain monsters). It eventually comes out that Rossamünd is, himself, a monster, but one that looks like a human—invisible disability—and he has to work out how to try to fit in as someone who passes but is sympathetic to the plight of his fellow monsters in a world that is decidedly anti-monster. He is persecuted and ultimately driven from the human world because of his awareness of his own monstrousness, and becomes
a disability rights activista sort of covert figure for monsters, able to sneak into human spaces and be as helpful or disruptive as needed.
If that’s not enough for you, the books have encyclopedias of all the new words that are introduced tucked handily into the back, expounding on the history of the Half-Continent. Come on. Books with encyclopedias inside them in addition to the story. You know you need to read these.
Hopefully this will serve as incentive for all of my followers to read these post-haste, because it is really hard holding down a fandom alone, you guys. Plus if I like you I’d give you one of my badass urls.
DM Cornish urls I have:
Plus also brandenrose and explicarium, both of which I am actively (“actively”) using.
I just…what. WHY IS THIS FANDOM SO SMALL I CAN GET ALL OF THESE SIX YEARS AFTER THE FIRST BOOK?
the pain of being in love with minor characters
Tagged: #Please allow me to explain the depths of my love for Lady Madigan. #She is a minor character from an obscure series. #But she is right up there as one of my very favourites. #It's between her and Clara from Fire. #Oh god. #Fire #Kristin Cashore #DM Cornish #Monster Blood Tattoo #Lady Madigan
DM Cornish, author of one of my very favourite series, reads my fanfic. And likes it. I just need you all to know that. (I presume he doesn’t read the smut.)
The Sparrow - G. Threnody catches Europe doing something that makes little sense. Spoilers through Factotum.