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Book parallel: Knightley’s “rescue” of Harriet. Fantastic.
Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.
On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter. That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence."
S o m e d a y, when Sansa was grown, he would have to tell her how she had made it all come clear for him. He’s not the least bit like that old drunken king, she had declared, angry and unknowing, and the simple truth of it had twisted inside him, cold as death.
"What was the one thing I told you guys the last time I appeared?"
Honestly? Loki’s a murderous dick. I think the only reason he’d remember even specifically killing Coulson is because Tony calls him out on it later, and he does it mostly to upset Thor in the first place. I don’t think he’d care really one way or the other if he heard about Coulson’s resurrection.
I’m really expecting (hoping?) a moment in “Ultron” where the team finds out about Phil. Izzy and I had this long chat after the secret of Tahiti came out (mostly so she could help me through my vast Marvel knowledge gaps; thanks honey), and she led me to think that THAT secret (no spoilers here) will play a big part of Phase 3. The show’s handling of them NOT knowing (when Sif says Thor will be thrilled) makes me think they’re saving that moment for the big-screen. That’s heavy-handed and frankly RUDE in my opinion, but whatever. I just want Natasha and Clint to know. And maybe a moment where yet both yell at Fury and Maria Hill for letting them NOT in on the big secret.
This story has been brewing in my head for nearly two years now. Remember that terrifying look on Tony’s face during the “We are NOT soldiers” scene? This is what I’ve always thought was flashing through his brain in that moment. Sorry in advance for any feels. They are not purely coincidental, but I’m still sorry. Also, please forgive any geographical mistakes I may have made regarding the beautiful island of Manhattan. Thanks to darkfrog24 for keeping me from using the wrong bridge name.
Contains no spoilers for Cap 2 or the S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show.
"Hey, Pep. You should probably sit down."