21. gryffindor. book lover. multifandom blogger. occasional book reviewer. amateur writer. tv addict. fangirl. I am currently reading: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

twirlyeleven:

I just realized my home does have a library. It just happens to also be my bedroom.

sydrianwestfall replied to your post “Your URL gives me LIFE.”

Same! I actually started following you because I wanted to know who had gotten the url I wanted lol

lmao aw I’m sorry, but yours is really awesome too, my two fave series right now! something similiar happened to me though, as soon as I finished SS i thought “I NEED the url MistySteele” but someone beat me to it :(

duncanmortimers:

sydrianchaolaena:

duncanmortimers:

sydrianchaolaena:

duncanmortimers:

sydrianchaolaena:

randomvampireacademyshit answered your post: this is for those of you who have read…

I don’t think he cheated. He was pretty drunk at the time and he did stop her so yeah. I do think he should have told sydney though.

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Looking back now you’re right he wasn’t drunk, though a little out of it/groggy but anyway drunk or not, groggy or not, if he’d done less than push her away then that’s not an excuse. 

Yeah that’s exactly why I wouldn’t classify it as cheating because he had pushed her away, he hadn’t initiated the kiss and it must have only lasted less than 10 seconds you know and you’re completely right in terms of him not telling Sydney sooner made it a lot worse than it is especially given that real feelings (on Nina’s part) are involved.

Yeah you think so? That the fandom would react less..forgiving if it were sydney doing the borderline cheating? I agree somewhat, as a feminist issue you are 100% right but I can kind of justify that because character wise it would not be the way Sydney would deal with hopelessness and depression you know, it would be too out of character for her to put herself in her position and thus cause more of an uproar, but Adrian on the other hand who has put himself in these situations again and again, it’s expected of him and that’s a flaw he needs to work on you know. Not that it’s fair but you know. I’m intrigued now, why don’t you think Adrian was acting within character in this book? 

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damn girl you sure can write lol.

What I mean by the “it’s expected of him” is the drunken stupors, the wallowing in his depression and alcohol which we’d seen many times in the bloodlines series and VA. That’s just how he deals with things and when he’s drunk/depressed he does stupid things, that is how Adrian is. And by stupid I don’t mean the kiss because I don’t see it as cheating. I mean the endless partying, the leading Nina on.  I do not believe for one min. that Adrian would ever cheat on Sydney or anyone he loves obviously. Though rationally I believe that the reason he hadn’t told Sydney about the kiss and Nina was because the Alchemists were chasing after them and there was hardly anytime for anything, the Adrian Ivashkov that we know would tell Sydney ASAP, because arguably if he could tell her about his parents having never been in love, than you know.  It should definitely have been a priority especially with the wedding. However, his actions in the first half is SO like him.  He says himself that drinking, is a coping mechanism, he can not stay strong as he waits for a lead in finding Sydney. The point of the first half of the book, or the intention of RM was to show how deeply affected Adrian was by the loss of Sydney and one of Adrian’s thought processes was “maybe I should just be who everyone else thinks I am” without Sydney, without the people who knew him as the fiercly loyal, sensitive and deep person he is, he has lost sight of himself. He became the worst impression of himself, the person most people thought he was, the person he had been before Sydney. Without any hope, and no way to get to Sydney, while sitting on your his waiting for a call from Marcus, I do think it is in character for Adrian to drink and drink and drink and put himself in situations that would hurt himself and others including leading Nina on. It’s not cheating, so Adrian doesn’t see it as a betrayal therefore, it’s not out of character. We’ve seen Adrian self-destruct in this way (case in point: Aunt Tatiana’s cufflinks) he suffers from a mental illness, so readers would give a little more leeway to Adrian because this is something he’s been struggling with the entire series. If Sydney had gotten drunk and lead people on that would be vastly out of character because it’s Sydney! I think people need to understand the difference between justifying actions verses understanding what made them do such and such. I am not apologizing on behalf of Adrian, clearly what he did was wrong, but I can understand why he did those things because it is how Adrian thinks, it is how he copes. 

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alright don’t agree. I clearly stated that what he did was wrong and that it will bite him in the ass in TRC, so no one is “going to let him get away with”. I only said that I understand why he did what he did. His regression is solely due to the fact that he has essentially hit rock bottom and is depressed. As an addict and sufferer of a mental illness, his turning back to his old, self-destructive way seems extremely likely.

“Don’t even try to go” where with you? I said that readers would be more understanding of Adrian’s actions because he has a mental illness  and has exhibited similar behaviors before than if Sydney were to do the same thing, because it is in character for Adrian and not so for Sydney. It has nothing to do with whether readers have mental illnesses or not, I didn’t suggest you were being insensitive, I merely explained why I believe readers would be less inclined to forgive Sydney if she were to do the same thing, than they are now of Adrian. Many believe that RM doesn’t handle writing mental illnesses well but that’s a different matter.  

This is bigger than Adrian, he isn’t just missing Sydney, though that’s most of it, he’s also dealing with feelings of inadequacy, shame & guilt as well as his world turning upside down when he finds out his parents were never in love and that’s on top of his spirit. So it’s not exclusively about Sydrian and their relationship, though that is a large part of it. At the end of the day it is about opinions, and what readers gather from the book so yes let’s agree to disagree etc but just a reminder that you commented on my post.

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queenelentiya replied to your post “Your URL gives me LIFE.”

Haha, you are VERY, VERRRRY WELCOME & thanks! Boo, I am ALL for Celaena & happiness but if I really HAD to choose between Dorian & Chaol, I’d pick Chaol ;) I love that they challenge each other! 1 more MOOOONNNTTHHHHH!!!!! :D

Girl I hear you!! But I’m so deeply in love with Chaol that I had to ask lmao so good answer!! ahhhhh I need to re-read the series again before it comes out, i’m so excited!!!! 

adrinivashkov:

friendly reminder that sydrian taking a shower together is canon 

“Then why are you crying?”

“Because of you!” I beat my fists on his chest. “Because I love you, and I don’t know what to do! I can solve almost any problem, but I can’t solve this. I don’t know how to deal with that. And I’m afraid! Afraid for you! Do you know what it’d do to me if something happens to you?” I stopped hitting him and clasped my hands over my own chest, as though there was a danger my heart might fall out. “This! This would break. Shatter. Crumble. Crumble until it was dust.” I dropped my hands. “Blown away on the wind until there was nothing left.”

The Ruby Circle

city-of-captain-olicity:

What if They find a key to the spirit magic that can shake the moroi world is somehow Sydney’s magic and Adrian’s spirit find a cure to unsterilize dhampirs so they can breed among themselves!

Imagine mini Roza or Dimka *sigh*

sydriantroylerlock:

Blood doesn’t lie

sydriantroylerlock:

Blood doesn’t lie

I’m kinda mad.

clubawesomeopossum:

I feel cheated out of a proper reveal of sydrian. I wanted in detail dimitri’s, rose’s, Christian’s, and lissa’s response. Instead we got Sydney’s dad and Adrian’s dad, which we knew neither would be good.

❝ queenelentiya asked: Your URL gives me LIFE.

thank you so much I am very, very proud of it!!! lmao And yours is AMAZING of course, I have to ask Chaol or Dorian? I can’t wait for Heir of Fire!!

in collaboration with sydrianwestfall

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(we’re sorry if this is too big, we just love this series so much and it deserves more recognition)

duncanmortimers:

sydrianchaolaena:

duncanmortimers:

sydrianchaolaena:

randomvampireacademyshit answered your post: this is for those of you who have read…

I don’t think he cheated. He was pretty drunk at the time and he did stop her so yeah. I do think he should have told sydney though.

agree 100%

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Looking back now you’re right he wasn’t drunk, though a little out of it/groggy but anyway drunk or not, groggy or not, if he’d done less than push her away then that’s not an excuse. 

Yeah that’s exactly why I wouldn’t classify it as cheating because he had pushed her away, he hadn’t initiated the kiss and it must have only lasted less than 10 seconds you know and you’re completely right in terms of him not telling Sydney sooner made it a lot worse than it is especially given that real feelings (on Nina’s part) are involved.

Yeah you think so? That the fandom would react less..forgiving if it were sydney doing the borderline cheating? I agree somewhat, as a feminist issue you are 100% right but I can kind of justify that because character wise it would not be the way Sydney would deal with hopelessness and depression you know, it would be too out of character for her to put herself in her position and thus cause more of an uproar, but Adrian on the other hand who has put himself in these situations again and again, it’s expected of him and that’s a flaw he needs to work on you know. Not that it’s fair but you know. I’m intrigued now, why don’t you think Adrian was acting within character in this book? 

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damn girl you sure can write lol.

What I mean by the “it’s expected of him” is the drunken stupors, the wallowing in his depression and alcohol which we’d seen many times in the bloodlines series and VA. That’s just how he deals with things and when he’s drunk/depressed he does stupid things, that is how Adrian is. And by stupid I don’t mean the kiss because I don’t see it as cheating. I mean the endless partying, the leading Nina on.  I do not believe for one min. that Adrian would ever cheat on Sydney or anyone he loves obviously. Though rationally I believe that the reason he hadn’t told Sydney about the kiss and Nina was because the Alchemists were chasing after them and there was hardly anytime for anything, the Adrian Ivashkov that we know would tell Sydney ASAP, because arguably if he could tell her about his parents having never been in love, than you know.  It should definitely have been a priority especially with the wedding. However, his actions in the first half is SO like him.  He says himself that drinking, is a coping mechanism, he can not stay strong as he waits for a lead in finding Sydney. The point of the first half of the book, or the intention of RM was to show how deeply affected Adrian was by the loss of Sydney and one of Adrian’s thought processes was “maybe I should just be who everyone else thinks I am” without Sydney, without the people who knew him as the fiercly loyal, sensitive and deep person he is, he has lost sight of himself. He became the worst impression of himself, the person most people thought he was, the person he had been before Sydney. Without any hope, and no way to get to Sydney, while sitting on your his waiting for a call from Marcus, I do think it is in character for Adrian to drink and drink and drink and put himself in situations that would hurt himself and others including leading Nina on. It’s not cheating, so Adrian doesn’t see it as a betrayal therefore, it’s not out of character. We’ve seen Adrian self-destruct in this way (case in point: Aunt Tatiana’s cufflinks) he suffers from a mental illness, so readers would give a little more leeway to Adrian because this is something he’s been struggling with the entire series. If Sydney had gotten drunk and lead people on that would be vastly out of character because it’s Sydney! I think people need to understand the difference between justifying actions verses understanding what made them do such and such. I am not apologizing on behalf of Adrian, clearly what he did was wrong, but I can understand why he did those things because it is how Adrian thinks, it is how he copes. 

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