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Ashspren last won the day on November 10 2018

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  1. WHAT ENE WHAT YOU’VE READ IT?! I can’t believe we haven’t talked about this yet! It’s incredible, and I had sooo much fun reading it! PM or @ mention me when you’re done, and I’d love to talk about it.
  2. Happy Pride Month, everyone! I’m straight and cis, but 100% an ally. Love is love, and just seeing other people happy makes me happy. I think it’s so incredibly bigoted and stupid to see other people spread hate, especially when supporting one another makes the world a better place. Make other people feel loved, because at the core, we’re all human beings. If you’re looking for queer characters in fantasy books, here are a few suggestions... The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. It’s preceded by The Shattered Realms series, which does not have much LGBTQ+ representation (as far as I can remember), but there’s a prominent queer relationship in the second series. The Shades of Magic series, by V.E. Schwab. There’s a queer relationship between two main characters with a great plot and conflict. Also, the whole premise is just super compelling, so it keeps you hooked the entire time. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell. It’s the queer-and-improved Harry Potter, and I adore it with my entire being. The magic system is incredible and unique, so definitely give this one a try! The Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. At least three out of the six main characters are queer, and there’s lots of queer representation in the whole universe of books, called the Grishaverse. In addition, there are multiple (both implied and canon) female/female relationships. Some of my friends have told me that they find lesbians to be underrepresented in fantasy books, which I’ve found to be true, so I’m glad that Bardugo writes about them. This isn’t completely fantasy, but The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is an incredible book that never fails to make me emotionally break down. It’s a retelling of the Iliad from the viewpoint of Patroclus, who is popularly thought to have been Achilles’s lover. 10/10, completely recommend... I’ve reread it hundreds of times. I also have plenty of suggestions that aren’t fantasy novels, so just PM me or something if you want to take a break from magic and worldbuilding for a while!
  3. Given that I based Ash off of myself, too true... *checks nervously for hidden cameras*
  4. Thanks for tagging me, Ene! Unfortunately, doing something timed would probably not be the best option for me right now, but best of luck (not that you’ll need it, Shipping Queen ).
  5. Hi everyone, 

    Please take some time to check out this post. I’m trying to raise awareness about the lack of funding for food banks due to the recent situation regarding COVID-19. 


  6. In these unprecedented times, it is absolutely vital that we come together to support those in need. Among some of the hardest hit are those with food insecurity. As a result of COVID-19, food banks around the world have been struggling to help those who require their services. These essential services would greatly benefit from financial donations. The 17th Shard has such a huge influence, with thousands of people interacting daily. Let's use this platform to spread awareness and give back to the institutions that aid so many people. For more information and ideas on how to give back, see this document. I have put together a few challenges, encouraging people to donate. (They're just ideas, so please feel free to challenge yourself in any way you want to!) For further questions, DM me or email [email protected] We have the power to make a difference in the world. Let's start making a change together. (For U.S. Sharders, click on this link to donate to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.)
  7. “If you can’t find Sanderfans, make your own!” —Ishar at some point, probably
  8. So I guess it was my Shardiversary yesterday... huh. 

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    2. AonEne



    3. Ashspren


      Thanks all! :D

    4. Silva


      Happy belated Shardiversary! ^_^

  9. I’ve been enlightened.
  10. It intrigues me, but Donut Earth reigns supreme.
  11. Thanks for clarifying
  12. Hi Archer! Well then... um. I guess that's just a societal thing, then? And I would probably be deemed crazy? Granted, though, hearing about people's insane dreams definitely makes my day, so kudos to peer pressure.
  13. Why, shave his belly with a rusty razor, of course.
  14. Spent an hour scrolling through memes on Instagram. Not all potatoes are brown. That’s a potato stereotype, and frankly, the Yukon golden potatoes are furious about that. It’s a government conspiracy. Don’t worry about it. Red! I feel like it has a lot of emotional depth and dimension. Nope. Whatever is fastest to type is superior. Honestly? Depends on my mood. Again, mood-dependent. Also a matter of formality. I mean, I wouldn’t call them better. Depends. How unstable are they? There’s the wide-based ones, and then there are the sketchy ones... Seventeen-legged tables? Let’s do it. 17. Less typing. Me, nothing, home, now, because global epidemics, and books. Social distancing. Seven ate (eight) nine because you need three square meals a day. Half full. Optimism. Best case scenario? Blood orange soda. Worst case scenario? My shattered hopes and dreams. Ah, yes. The magic number of the Cosmere.
  15. So it’s been a little while since I’ve been properly active on the Shard... hi everyone. :P 

    Go ahead and drop something in my AMA! With a newfound abundance of free time, I might start posting some stuff again.


    1. AonEne


      Would posting some stuff ever perhaps mean RPing? :ph34r: 

    2. Ashspren


      Unfortunately, I don't think so... still have a lot of stuff on my plate as of right now. :(

    3. AonEne


      Ah well -_- glad you’re partially back!