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"I see. But you are involved with girls, are you not? Students at the university, young noblewomen. Are they aware you are not permitted to marry to please yourself?"
Daine, cheeks flaming, kicked Numair under the table.
Kaddar stiffened. “No gentleman deceives a woman in that manner, sir.”
“Indeed not. Stop kicking me, Daine. You understand, she is very important to a number of powerful nobles and mages in Tortall.” Numair’s voice was quiet, almost friendly; his eyes were hard. “Their majesties. Lady Alanna and her husband, the baron of Pirate’s Swoop. Me. All of us would take it amiss if we thought for one moment she was being trifled with, particularly by a young man who wasn’t free to do the right thing by her.”
“Numair,” Daine growled. “Can I speak to you privately for a moment?”
“No. Stepping on my foot won’t work, either. Do I make myself clear, Prince Kaddar?”
The younger man sat up straight, eyes glinting. “I understand you well, Master Salmalín.”
“Good.” Numair stood. It seemed to take him forever to rise. When he was up, he looked taller than ever, and faintly shadowy around the edges. “Lindhall tells me you also have an excellent memory. I hope so.”
Daine covered her face with her hands as he returned to his own table and Varice. “I’m going to kill him,” she whispered, shamed almost to tears.
Kaddar drained his cup of pomegranate juice. “Nonsense. He was just looking out for you.”
“I can look after myself,” Daine retorted.
Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce (via i-assume-you-did-it-to-thwart-me)
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ponyregrets:

No more pre-relationship tag for Daine and Numair! And I accidentally lied and they kissed before she was eighteen. DAMNIT NUMAIR.

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fandompicklechips:

But what if heaven was just your favorite fictional universe.
Like you died and woke up in the setting of your favorite book or show.

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I came out to have a good time and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now.
Daine in Carthak, probably. (via cryptohomorocker)
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tamorapierce:


A EX ^ @ ndra

More finches!  Yes, girls and boys the house sparrow, or English sparrow, isn’t a sparrow at all.  It’s a member of the finch family, brought over here in the 1800s when a rocket scientist decided what this land mass needed was Shakespeare’s birds.  He released some of these guys (the all-brown ones are females; the ones with the black tie are males) and some starlings and I don’t know what all else in Central Park in NYC, and they have been very successful, somewhat to the detriment of native birds.
Since there is nothing we can do about that, I will admit I love both sparrows and starlings.  House sparrows are a lot friendlier to patient urban feeders than the native sparrows, though I love to watch them, too, and if you watch starlings long enough, you will notice that individually they are not very bright and will do things like fall over their own feet.  They also eat a lot of insects that would otherwise fuck up crops, and they form those huge, glorious flocks in the autumn.
Okay, obviously I have had a little too much coffee this morning, and I have to go get Arram out of trouble with the headmaster.  He just did a thing, when the lightning and the thunder happened during a lesson, and he was trying something, and, well.  It wasn’t on purpose.
Check out sparrows and starlings.  Feed them little bits of food.  It’s a hard old world out there.

Ok so this itself is really interesting but then gosh bb university Arram making horrendously destructive mistakes is what I’ve been living for eeeep!

tamorapierce:

A EX ^ @ ndra

More finches!  Yes, girls and boys the house sparrow, or English sparrow, isn’t a sparrow at all.  It’s a member of the finch family, brought over here in the 1800s when a rocket scientist decided what this land mass needed was Shakespeare’s birds.  He released some of these guys (the all-brown ones are females; the ones with the black tie are males) and some starlings and I don’t know what all else in Central Park in NYC, and they have been very successful, somewhat to the detriment of native birds.

Since there is nothing we can do about that, I will admit I love both sparrows and starlings.  House sparrows are a lot friendlier to patient urban feeders than the native sparrows, though I love to watch them, too, and if you watch starlings long enough, you will notice that individually they are not very bright and will do things like fall over their own feet.  They also eat a lot of insects that would otherwise fuck up crops, and they form those huge, glorious flocks in the autumn.

Okay, obviously I have had a little too much coffee this morning, and I have to go get Arram out of trouble with the headmaster.  He just did a thing, when the lightning and the thunder happened during a lesson, and he was trying something, and, well.  It wasn’t on purpose.

Check out sparrows and starlings.  Feed them little bits of food.  It’s a hard old world out there.

Ok so this itself is really interesting but then gosh bb university Arram making horrendously destructive mistakes is what I’ve been living for eeeep!

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tamorapierce:

Another house sparrow, English sparrow, male: note the darker back colorings, the gray hat, and the black mark (the “necktie”) under his beak.  As he rises in rank in the flock, that black mark will spread sideways around his neck and fill in more down his chest.  The more pronounced the necktie, the higher he is in flock status.
I learn these things from books.

tamorapierce:

Another house sparrow, English sparrow, male: note the darker back colorings, the gray hat, and the black mark (the “necktie”) under his beak.  As he rises in rank in the flock, that black mark will spread sideways around his neck and fill in more down his chest.  The more pronounced the necktie, the higher he is in flock status.

I learn these things from books.

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tamorapierce:

ismasm:

Does anyone know if Daine has a size limit on her transformations? I read on Tammy’s website that she’s limited to vertebrates, but could she turn into a titanosaur or a threadsnake if she wanted to?

Since she’s a demigoddess, not really on the size. I don’t think she’d go for…

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arra-numair:

ismasm:

Does anyone know if Daine has a size limit on her transformations? I read on Tammy’s website that she’s limited to vertebrates, but could she turn into a titanosaur or a threadsnake if she wanted to?

I’m pretty sure that no limit was specified… She does turn into a…

Oh really?? I must see this!

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scamdal:

before writing your au, consider the following: 

  • meeting while waiting for hours on end in the emergency room au
  • monopoly night au
  • commiserating on a night shift at mcdonalds au
  • you were the only one that offered to help me move in au
  • marching band au
  • sharing a high school school textbook and leaving each other notes and answers in page corners au
  • working in a museum au
  • panicked yelling in unison because of lost baggage in between connecting flights au
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minuiko:

I suddenly started thinking about Neal and Alanna’s height difference and how hilarious their squire/knight-master years must’ve been

minuiko:

I suddenly started thinking about Neal and Alanna’s height difference and how hilarious their squire/knight-master years must’ve been

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officialvulcan:

Started a fic over here!

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Daine Sarrasri

Daine Sarrasri

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iamacutetiger:

muggleborns at hogwarts frantically scouring the shelves in the library trying to find a copy of Lord of the Rings or The Tales of Redwall or Artemis Fowl or something and being so lost when they can’t, and so they all bring copies of their favourite books back to school in the fall and the…

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ponyregrets:

If you were hoping for a Numair/Daine installment of this story, your time has come! If you weren’t, move on with your life.

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