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korranation:

THAT’S RIGHT, FOLKS! THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 3 PREMIERES FRIDAY, JUNE 27 AT 7PM/6C ON NICKELODEON!
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korranation:

THAT’S RIGHT, FOLKS! THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 3 PREMIERES FRIDAY, JUNE 27 AT 7PM/6C ON NICKELODEON!

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midenianscholar:

inkyopinions:

snowwolf1118:

thelunarchroniclesbooks:

inkyopinions:

oh my God

Will this be answered in WINTER? 
(We don’t know! We haven’t read it yet!)

Meyer might be trolling us.
Besides that, I don’t see the relevance of knowing who her father is. Cinder doesn’t need a father, just a family formed by people (Lunar, Earthen, and android) that love her.

Eh, Marissa Meyer doesn’t seem like the type to troll.  From what I’ve seen of her Pinterest and Twitter, she’s generally direct and sincere.
Personally, I’m really excited at the prospect of learning more about Cinder’s biological family.  Not because her friends aren’t enough.  Her friends are everything—they’re the family she chose.  But it’s a very human thing to wonder at what might have been, and Cinder has more reason to wonder than most.  She would have felt lonely in New Beijing, unloved by her stepmother, treated like a second-class citizen, with no memory of what came before.  She would have looked at herself in the mirror and searched for some clue at where she belonged.
I want Cinder to know her father, not because she needs him, but because she needs to know.  She needs to find answers to her questions.  She needs to feel a little bit less lost.

MY SISTER (AKA thesilvereye) AND I HAVE A CRACK THEORY THAT HER FATHER IS…
… KONN TORIN (KAI’S ADVISOR/BUD).
From our Facebook chat about this a while ago:
Laura: Cinder’s dad has been mentioned a few times in a ~no one knows who he is~ kind of way, and I think we’ll find him/know more about him in Winter, so if a new dad-aged character pops up in the book, we can assume it’s her dad. /however/ the one dad aged character who is not yet in the trope of ‘everyone’s related’ is Konn Torin so I wouldn’t be surprised if he is somehow Cinder’s dad, plus he is Asian, plus it would be likely for him to have dealings with lunars in the past with the politics and government stuff
Me: Maybe being used by (seduced? in love with?) a Lunar is the reason Torin 1) Is near perfect at resisting Lunars and 2) So supportive and helpful to Kai. Wait, remember when Levana first got off the ship in Cinder and Torin was affected? BUT WHAT IF IT’S BECAUSE SHE REMINDED HIM OF HIS LUNAR LOVER. 
Me: Maybe he’s so adamant about how the princess is DEAD stop being stupid Kai because he DOES know the princess was his daughter AND HE CAN’T RISK HOPING SHE’S ALIVE. 
Me: I want this to be real BECAUSE THEN TORIN WOULD BE KAI’S FATHER-IN-LAW. 
Laura: They met in Cress, remember? She controlled him in the tower. AND HE VOLUNTARILY HELPED HER with the extra ID chip. 
Me: Yes please I want this a lot now.
P.S. I feel like either he’s Cinder’s father or he’s a secretly evil advisor, based off the end of Cress. And I want him to be good!

AHAHAHAHA. I LOVE THIS THEORY LOL XD

midenianscholar:

inkyopinions:

snowwolf1118:

thelunarchroniclesbooks:

inkyopinions:

oh my God

Will this be answered in WINTER? 

(We don’t know! We haven’t read it yet!)

Meyer might be trolling us.

Besides that, I don’t see the relevance of knowing who her father is. Cinder doesn’t need a father, just a family formed by people (Lunar, Earthen, and android) that love her.

Eh, Marissa Meyer doesn’t seem like the type to troll.  From what I’ve seen of her Pinterest and Twitter, she’s generally direct and sincere.

Personally, I’m really excited at the prospect of learning more about Cinder’s biological family.  Not because her friends aren’t enough.  Her friends are everything—they’re the family she chose.  But it’s a very human thing to wonder at what might have been, and Cinder has more reason to wonder than most.  She would have felt lonely in New Beijing, unloved by her stepmother, treated like a second-class citizen, with no memory of what came before.  She would have looked at herself in the mirror and searched for some clue at where she belonged.

I want Cinder to know her father, not because she needs him, but because she needs to know.  She needs to find answers to her questions.  She needs to feel a little bit less lost.

MY SISTER (AKA thesilvereye) AND I HAVE A CRACK THEORY THAT HER FATHER IS…

… KONN TORIN (KAI’S ADVISOR/BUD).

From our Facebook chat about this a while ago:

Laura: Cinder’s dad has been mentioned a few times in a ~no one knows who he is~ kind of way, and I think we’ll find him/know more about him in Winter, so if a new dad-aged character pops up in the book, we can assume it’s her dad. /however/ the one dad aged character who is not yet in the trope of ‘everyone’s related’ is Konn Torin so I wouldn’t be surprised if he is somehow Cinder’s dad, plus he is Asian, plus it would be likely for him to have dealings with lunars in the past with the politics and government stuff

Me: Maybe being used by (seduced? in love with?) a Lunar is the reason Torin 1) Is near perfect at resisting Lunars and 2) So supportive and helpful to Kai. Wait, remember when Levana first got off the ship in Cinder and Torin was affected? BUT WHAT IF IT’S BECAUSE SHE REMINDED HIM OF HIS LUNAR LOVER. 

Me: Maybe he’s so adamant about how the princess is DEAD stop being stupid Kai because he DOES know the princess was his daughter AND HE CAN’T RISK HOPING SHE’S ALIVE. 

Me: I want this to be real BECAUSE THEN TORIN WOULD BE KAI’S FATHER-IN-LAW. 

Laura: They met in Cress, remember? She controlled him in the tower. AND HE VOLUNTARILY HELPED HER with the extra ID chip. 

Me: Yes please I want this a lot now.

P.S. I feel like either he’s Cinder’s father or he’s a secretly evil advisor, based off the end of Cress. And I want him to be good!

AHAHAHAHA. I LOVE THIS THEORY LOL XD

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callistana:

inkyopinions:

but what if the eyedrops don’t work, and Thorne gets cyborg eyes?

  • Thorne randomly zoning out of conversations to check his media hits on the retina display
  • Thorne installing solitaire and facing off on multiplayer mode against Iko
  • Thorne badgering…

shirewalker asked
"The ring scenes in Scarlet and Cress seem to indicate some love interest-related angst" When I first read those scenes (and especially the one before the wedding) they gave a feeling of longing. Levana has held on to that ring for such a long time, I don't think that being scorned by someone would be the reason for that feeling. I may be going poetic on this, but that rings has a vibe of "last physical thing from special person".

inkyopinions:

If anyone’s wondering, here are the ring scenes in question:

Scarlet:

Levana’s left hand curled, her thumb running over the polished stone band on her finger. She always hid it in her glamour. She wasn’t sure that anyone alive knew she still wore it. She herself so often forgot that it was there, but her finger was tingling tonight, since Emperor Kaito’s acceptance of a marriage alliance.

It was peculiar to watch these men and boys, these creatures that had been only an experiment in her parents’ time, but had become a reality under her rule. An army faster and stronger than any other army. The intelligence of men, the instincts of wolves, the pliability of children. They made her nervous, a feeling she hadn’t experienced for many years. So many Lunars, with such peculiar brainwaves, that even she could not control them all. Not all at once.

These beasts—these scientific creations—would never love her.

Not like the people of Luna loved her.

Not like the people of Earth would soon come to.

Cress:

Each one held a wedding band. One that she had worn for far too many years, that she had once believed would bring her love and happiness, but had only ever brought her pain.

The other was supposed to bring her, not the love of a blind, selfish husband, but the love of an entire planet. She should have been wearing it now.

Everything had been going so well. She had been moments away from walking down that aisle. Moments away.

She should have been married. She should have been reciting the vows that would make her empress.

Initially I thought the same thing as you—”last physical thing from a special person”—but the second paragraph of the Cress passage made me rethink that.  The “blind, selfish husband” and “only ever brought her pain” bits were where I got the impression of love interest-related angst.

Both times the ring is mentioned, it’s connected to sentimentality and a lust for power—but that lust for power ultimately boils down to a lust for love.  She’s nervous around her army because she can’t make them love her; she’s furious about the wedding delay because it cost her the love of an entire planet.  More than anything, Levana is obsessed with possessing and controlling love, and what with the hints at an unhappy, one-sided marriage, I can’t help but worry that unrequited love is going to be framed as the driving force behind her turn to evil.

Fairest Sneak Peek

inkyopinions:

She felt no great loss at the death of her parents, who had been gone now for half the long day. Eight artificial nights. Their deaths had been terribly boring—assassinated by a shell who had used his invincibility against the Lunar gift to sneak into the palace. The man had…

Lunar Chronicles Hangout Info

inkyopinions:

On Fairest:
  • The story begins on the day of Levana’s parents’ funeral, after the king and queen are killed by an assassin unhappy with their rule.
  • Fairest will reveal what exactly lies beneath Queen Levana’s glamour.
  • The mirror on the cover plays an important role in…

inkyopinions:


In author Marissa Meyer’s sci-fi take on fairy-tale characters, only one is the fairest of them all — at least in her antagonistic eyes.
The back story of Queen Levana, the villain of Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles young-adult fantasy series, is finally revealed in the novel Fairest (Macmillan, out Jan. 27). It’s a surprise prequel chapter of sorts being added to the our-book series that began with Cinder two years ago and will end in November 2015 with Winter.

(x)

I’m with ya on the cover art.. hasn’t this picture been floating around before?
(Were you the person who predicted it would be a Levana novella?)

inkyopinions:

In author Marissa Meyer’s sci-fi take on fairy-tale characters, only one is the fairest of them all — at least in her antagonistic eyes.

The back story of Queen Levana, the villain of Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles young-adult fantasy series, is finally revealed in the novel Fairest (Macmillan, out Jan. 27). It’s a surprise prequel chapter of sorts being added to the our-book series that began with Cinder two years ago and will end in November 2015 with Winter.

(x)

I’m with ya on the cover art.. hasn’t this picture been floating around before?

(Were you the person who predicted it would be a Levana novella?)

thelunarchroniclesbooks:

Announcing FAIREST by Marissa Meyer—book four in The Lunar Chronicles. 
On sale January 27, 2015. 
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told … until now.
Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from WINTER, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Marissa Meyer will be answering YOUR questions about FAIREST, WINTER, and the Lunar Chronicles in a special Google Hangout this Wednesday at 9pm EST / 6pm PST. 

Pre-order FAIREST Today! 

thelunarchroniclesbooks:

Announcing FAIREST by Marissa Meyer—book four in The Lunar Chronicles. 

On sale January 27, 2015.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,

Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told … until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from WINTER, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Marissa Meyer will be answering YOUR questions about FAIREST, WINTER, and the Lunar Chronicles in a special Google Hangout this Wednesday at 9pm EST / 6pm PST. 

Pre-order FAIREST Today! 

Fox-Orian’s Digital Artist Workstation On-A-Sorta-Budget Guide - $450 to $650!

fox-orian:

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Doing digital art requires computer hardware to do it. And you can honestly start doing digital work on any computer you already own, whether it be an over-the-counter desktop or laptop, even over 5 years old!

But, if you’re getting more serious about digital art and you want a dedicated workstation to do it with hardware that’s more effective for its cost, you’re going to want to build your own computer. Laptops are great for their portability and being an easy purchase, but that’s about all they have going for them. A budget  desktop system has price-to-performance ratios that completely destroy laptops and can save you money over time from needing to upgrade less often and only needing to swap out individual parts instead of the whole machine.

Are you in the market for this sort of thing right now? This is a lengthy article, so read all about it by continuing on!

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