#david kostyk things
you know who would BEST friends if their worlds collided?
christopher lightwood and david kostyk
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Mustache Nikolai just chewed his way through my dry wall and started foaming at the mouth for me to draw him again but it DID inspire a series of sillies so here’s a sketch dump!! :D
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"I don't get jokes or sunsets or poetry but I know metal"
David says that like he know anything less
My dude, you know a person like me exists, it's not just that I don't get jokes or sunsets or poetry but I don't even get metal, how's that?
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“Just a moment,” David said, planting a finger on the page to mark his place in his book.
“If you upset my wife again, I will kill you where you stand.”
Shadow and Bone Countdown 7/14 (x)
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Closing In (2393 words) by Sarai
Fandom: The Grisha Trilogy - Leigh Bardugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: David Kostyk/Genya Safin, Nikolai Lantsov/Zoya Nazyalensky
Characters: Genya Safin, David Kostyk, Zoya Nazyalensky, Nikolai Lantsov, Tamar Kir-Bataar
Additional Tags: Mostly Genya/David, Background Zoya/Nikolai, attempted banter, Mild Hurt/Comfort
Summary: David's experiments with a new technology lead to a tender moment between him and Genya, and a broader fear for the Triumvirate about the rising threats on Ravka's borders.
Here's my fic for the mini-grishaverse-bang, run by @grishaversebigbang and accompanied by an amazing zoyalai artwork by @blue-artisces in which the sheer intensity of Zoya's perfect eyebrows will send chills down your spine, an another amazing artwork of Genya and David looking so adorable you could just about melt by @oranges-and-stuff .
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I need a platonic zoya x reader where they are besties and really close with each other cause i love her and she deserves the world 😌
Sweet Rolls- Zoya Nazyalensky
I am so sorry it’s taken me so long to get to writing this! I promise, I’ve got your other requests on the go as well, and I am embarrassed at how long getting to this took me!
Again, just to say, this request has been sitting in the drafts for a little while because I’d been busy with other things and didn’t have much time on my hands to write or get things done, but I wanted to get this and your other requests done so I promise, anon, I don’t know who you are, but I see you, I respect you and I promise, my slacking in getting your requests done was absolutely not an intent!
ALSO: I promise, I l o v e David Kostyk, but I couldn’t resist, as I’m also a Genya simp, so a relationship with Genya is implied!
I’ve not yet gotten the chance to read through the KoS duology, so she might be a little OOC!
Fic type- fluff
Warnings- mentions of the Darkling
Zoya Nazyalensky was, in simpleton terms, your favorite person.
She made things feel easy when they weren’t. She was there whenever you needed, with a bottle of kvas and a sarcastic remark, or a hug, whichever of the two you needed.
You’d both been through things with the Darkling that neither of you would ever voice to anyone else, and that created a weird but fun kind of bond between the two of you, one that was stronger than even a Fjerdan or a druskelle hellbent on serving the wishes of Djel.
“You really are a gift from the Saints,” Zoya murmured as you walked in, basket of alcohol and sweets hanging from one arm, blankets balanced on the other. You shot her a smile as you walked through the room, tossing the blankets onto the large bed and plopping the wicker basket at the foot of it.
“You said it, and I hate to admit, but I’m inclined to agree!” You quipped, straightening out the joggers you’d chosen to wear to sleep. Zoya was wearing one of Nikolais sweaters over her slim frame, eyes glinting in the lights of lamps she’d lit throughout the room.
“Genya tells you the same thing every morning, so of course you’re inclined that way!” You’d laughed as you plopped on the bed next to her, rolling up the sleeves of the shirt you’d stolen from Genyas side of the armoire that morning.
It was Zoya who crawled to the edge of the bed to retrieve the wicker basket, yanking the expensive bottle of kvas free without a struggle, popping the cork and taking a gulp as you grabbed the package of sweet rolls and ripped it open.
You two were a duo that nobody really expected; Zoya was all sarcasm and quippy retorts mixed with a confidence only matched by Nikolai, and you were soft. You were kind, you were good, you focused on things when you needed to, and you preferred to stay quiet.
The friendship, born of a trauma bond, was unlikely, but loved by most. Genya didn’t mind that you two were as close as you were; the way she saw it, a trauma bond, after everything that the Darkling had put everyone through, was almost expected. Nikolai thought nothing of it, you knew, because he knew you saw the way that they looked at each other. Nothing would ever split them apart, and if something did, it’d take at least a millenia of trial and error beforehand.
“Tonight,” you said, voice excited as you rapped a finger against your thigh. “We feast like kings!”
She’d laughed, and you joined just bare minutes later.
The night went as most nights with her do, laughter and drinking and listening to her rambling about Nikolai, which, in turn, lead to her listening to you rattle off Genyas perfections and all the things about her that you cherished. You made your way through one, then two, then three expensive bottles of kvas, and several packages of sweet rolls and cinnamon buns in turn.
When it got quiet, she beckoned for you, nail polish clutched in one hand. You nodded, holding your fingers out to her, ready to let her beautiful voice and loud laughter take over the silence that’d blanketed the room.
She was one of the best things in your life, and you hers.
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Part two of Zoyalai kid as promised
Here’s part one- https://dablackdahlia.tumblr.com/post/650586205772201984/the-black-dahlia
Massive row spoilers
Prince Mycanae Juris Nazyalensky( My Kuh Nay Uh) was turning one years old
It was suprising how quickly he grew up
To Nikolai at least
For Zoya, who adored her son couldn’t wait for him to get older
For one thing while the baby didn’t cry to much at night (whitch was a blessing from the saints)
He couldn’t be Grisha tested
Most ravkans were tested around the age of seven though it varies
Myca was far to young
It was decided when he turned four he would be tested
And so the country was forced to wait four long years
Three more years to go Zoya thought to herself
Myca was an easy baby
That was what his doctors said
He barely if ever cried in the night and was sociable enough
Unlike Genya and David’s son Forrest Kostyk who from all of Zoyas interactions and everything Genya and David mentioned he was a nightmare
Hates to eat everything
And now that His teeth were a big enough size he started biting
She had gotten lucky
But Nikolai and her started talking about having more kids
And Zoya found she wanted more aswell
Nikolais pitch however would be far to amusing for her to not listen to
“Come on Zoya only children are the freaks in the playground!” Nikolai said gesturing incredulously
They just gotten Myca put to bed and were having much needed glasses of wine
He needed his rest for his birthday tomorrow
Even though they could’ve had many nannies take care of him that night, neither of them wanted that
Nikolai grew up like that and he wasn’t as close to his mother because of it.
Not to mention the old king was scarce most of his early upbringing
Zoya didn’t want that for Myca either
Of course with all of there duties they had to get some help but they always, always, made sure they put him to bed in the room across from there’s
“Nikolai I’m an only child” zoya retorted
“Touché, but what if something were to happen that Myca couldn’t become king? We would need another option!” Nikolai threw back
Nikolai having another realization
“Plus, it would’ve really helped me growing up to have a good sibling”
This was something Zoya thought about aswell
As a girl she wished for a baby sister
And so did her mother
Sabina had four miscarriages
The last one was the worst
She was safely in the third trimester when it happened
Sabina was distraught for weeks
And when she finally came to, she was different
And a couple years later marching Zoya down an aisle
“You know I’m already convinced Nikolai right?” Zoya laughed tired of this charade
Before Myca was born Zoya thought she’d have one
But she had changed her mind and wanted more
Nikolai showed her a dazzling smile “perfect” he said with a kiss
Zoyas second pregnancy was different
Her morning sickness wasn’t as bad as her first
But a new thing has arrived
She was consuming unhealthy amounts of Ravkan chocolates
But nonetheless the baby’s due date was July eighth
The date came and passed
But it was nothing to be worried about
There was a lot of moments where they were like “this Is it, the babies coming” then nope
Zoya was 43 weeks pregnant
The baby would be post term
Nikolai would say this is a sign that this child was going to Be late for everything
A difference when Myca was born on the exact due date
But in the middle of the night July twenty second Zoya went into Labor
There second child was Prince Nazariy (Nah-Zuh-ree) Dominik Nazyalensky
He had Brown skin almost darker then Zoya’s and black hair
But it was his eyes that captivated people
He had sectoral heterochromia
His Blue eyes like his Mothers had parts of brown (example below)
They decided on his middle name after Nikolais friend Dominick after some rigorous debate
Zoya wanted to continue with Saint middle names
Nikolai argued Juris was a personal friend
In the end with Nikolais charisma he won
His name Nazariy was actually found in a simple baby book
While Mycanae was in old ravkan and they liked the nickname Myca
They were much more lax with there second son
They eventually decided to have four kids but wanted to wait until Myca would get tested before having there next two children
Time skip three years because your girl can’t detail everything
Myca was four years old and today was the day
He was dressed in his best clothes
What would happen is he would go up in front of the entirety of the Ravkan nobility and other ambassadors and such and would get tested
Zoyas power still couldn’t sense anything in him or Nazariy, but a couple months prior Forrest Kostyk was revealed to be an Alkemi
It seemed that when the grisha first used there ability it activates something and typically Zoya could sense it
Because now Zoya could see Forrest as an Alkemi easily
So while she couldn’t sense anything in her sons that didn’t mean there was nothing there
Zoya and Nikolai had finally gotten most of the details finished and it was them, Nazariy and Myca, and the triumvirate working out some details in the meeting room
Well, Nazariy was pretending he was a squaller by blowing on some paper
And Myca was clearly trying to convince him that wasn’t how it worked
It seemed Myca hadn’t quite grasped his two year old little brother couldn’t care less about what he thought
A fact that would never change over the years
“I don’t understand why we don’t just test him right here right now?” Adrik insisted for the ninth time “less risk”
“And then what if he turns out to be Grisha but presented before the nobility nothing happens? The grisha test only works when they just start out” Tamar responded
“It could still work in front of the nobility” Adrik insisted
“And if all else fails we can just tell him to summon a gust” Tolya added
Tolya was fiercely protective of the boys
It probably started when a couple months ago Myca showed a vague interest in his favorite Poet and the friendship bloomed
“Tolya most summoners can’t summon until days of practice” Leoni interjected “Plus, we’ve made plans on all outcomes and it’s to late to change them now, look on the bright si-”
“Nazariy spit that out!” Zoya interupted
Apparently the little hellhound put one of David’s nails in his mouth
Nazariy, learning his mother wasn’t to be trifled with quickly on, spit it out
Back to the conversation they started on a topic healthy debated
“There’s no way the kid is Grisha!” Adrik started on
“But Adrik he hasn’t gotten sick. And Grisha dont get sick to!” Leoni countered
This back and forth started since Zoya announced her pregnancy
It was a headache really
But when she turned towards the three boys who had come to mean the world to her it was all worth it
Nikolai was with the boys and was apparently taking on Nazariy’s side claiming him blowing on the paper was just as credible as Mommy’s lightning
Myca fought back and claimed any otkaxatsya could do that
It was something happening more often
Myca makes an offhand statement and Nikolai fighting the other side
It was adorable really how Mycas eyes would light up and debate with his father
Plus it would make him think more critically and would make a good king out of him
Not to mention how it really helped Nikolai and him bond
Nikolai and him had some trouble sometimes
Myca doesn’t usually respond to jokes
It seemed after his silly and rambunctious troublemaker of a brother was born he decided he would have to be serious enough for the both of them
Or at least as serious as a four year old could be
But rigourous debate on whether or not green looked good on Nazariy was something they both seemed to enjoy
And as much as Zoya wished she could watch forever it was time
Time to see if her baby boy had certain talents
Myca was scared
He was behind the door waiting to be presented before his mother, father, brother, who would all be seated on the thrones, and of course the rest of the nobility
‘People like you Myca!’ Nikolai would insist ‘there’s nothing to worry about no matter what happens!’
Myca thought he was trying to alleviate the pressure but it wasn’t working
Suddenly his que to come In was called and he walked in
Head held high and posture immaculate he waltzed through the door
The person who was testing him was the Baron of Banewood
An old man who hated nonsense, children, and Prince Nazariy since he was both of those things
He came forward and after some very boring speeches that Myca couldn’t bring himself to listen to until the Baron told him to stick out his hand
Myca complied and the baron produced a very big pin
Guess everyone wanted to be really sure he was Grisha or not
His eyes wandered to his family
Theyre faces looked calculatingly impassive
He knew it was a front
They needed to seem stable for the people
Nazariy who was standing next to the throne was having difficulties standing still
Myca felt bad for him
Half of being royalty is sitting still looking pretty
He trained his eyes back on his parents and saw his father give him a small wink
I got this, I’m prepared for the result, I can do this
As the pin was stabbed into his skin Myca felt it
That thing begging to come out whenever he saw his Mother doing something grand
Or when he really wanted his brother to leave him alone
And Myca let it overcome him
When he opened his eyes he could see the Baron knocked over and a small breeze
A firm hand clamped his shoulder
“Congratulations Mycanae” Tolya started dragging him away from the scene where the nobility were discussing the scene “Your a Squaller”
Hey so part two of the Zoyalai kid as promised. This was originally gonna be longer but then It became a 230 word monster and i cut it down and will save the rest for part three
35 likes and I’ll make part three
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Mkay almost 1am and Im tired so Im going to sleep but before that here's some thoughts on Episode 6:
Im really glad Mal and Alina are finally reunited because I missed them 🥺
A Grisha not even thinking about using his grisha powers and throwing a book at Jesper instead is one of my favourite things xD
Darkling going for the stag is definitely not because of just the fold, he just wants to be powerful and conquer people or some violent thing like that
Kaz. kaz what have you done. What agreement did he make with that lady shjhjgnghgj-
Also really hope Inej is okay soon, someone get her a doctor please
And of course, Nina Zenik is a badass. Love her for that. She really said feminism, and honestly as she should
YES I KNOOOOOW THEY ARE BABEYS. ALINA'S FACE WHEN SHE SEES MAL AND SHE JUST GOES "MAL!" WITH SUCH AN EXCITED PUPPY ENERGY-
Now hUh so this is how the ppl who didnt read the books regard david 🥺 the grisha's name is David mars 🥺 David kostyk. And i would die for him. And he's a fabrikator so he couldnt do much against jesper so yeeting the book was his only choice 😤
ALSO YEAH KAZ ALMOST GIVING THE CROW CLUB TO HELEEN SMH BUT HE DID IT FOR INEJ SO AIDJSKJSNA
Bb thats inej ghafa you are talking abt, she doesnt need a doctor she has herself, SHES THE WRAITH-
NINA ZENIK IS THE BESTEST CHARACTER TO EVER EXIST, HONESTLY SHES TIED WITH KAZ AS MY FAVORITE CROW. SHE SHOULDVE GOTTEN MORE SCREEN TIME
Sjsjjsjs okay gn!!! ❤
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joe + nicky but in the grishaverse?
It is a cool, misty morning at the Little Palace, the onion domes bathed in the weak spring sun, and Nicolò di Genova is not doing his exercises.
He should be, after all. He needs to earn his place, prove that they have not made a mistake in admitting him to be trained. Genova, a small city-state that lies in the sunny ocean south of the Shu Han and makes its fortune in trade, is not known for its Grisha. Indeed, so far as Nicolò is aware, he may be the first. But they’re not about to discount a competitive advantage, especially against their great rival Ketterdam, and so he has been packed up and sent here. Nicolò fears, however, that his talents will not suffice in the interests of making his countrymen a great deal of money, or stealthily eliminating the Kerch merchlings who stumble across their paths. His testing revealed that he was a Corporalnik – a Healer, to be precise. A valued skill, patching men back together, and anyone who can heal a body knows also to hurt it. But perhaps they wished he was a Heartrender. An assassin. A weapon.
The reason Nicolò is not doing his exercises, however, has nothing to do with his existential dilemmas. The reason is the group of Materialniks across the way. The separate orders of Grisha do not mingle much; indeed, there is rivalry between them to give anyone a run for their money. Nicolò doesn’t know what he expected. One great happy family, using their powers in the betterment of all mankind? Surely he is not that naïve. The mysterious, reclusive Grisha elder who trains them all – Andromache – certainly scoffs at the idea. The rumor runs that she is older than all of them combined, and surely she would know.
(Or perhaps Nicolò wishes it for other reasons.)
He glances over again. Yusuf al-Kaysani is trim and elegant in his purple kefta, hands moving in a way that seems to gather and draw the light. He is not a Sun Summoner – they have never yet found one of those, though not for General Kirigan’s lack of trying – but a Fabrikator, a creator, a maker, an inventor. He uses Grisha power in a way that Nicolò has never imagined: not just as a weapon of war, but a weapon of art. He and David Kostyk spend much of their time together (Nicolò fights down a totally ludicrous feeling of jealousy; he hasn’t so much as spoken to Yusuf) and inevitably come up with something ingenious. Nicolò wants to be a Grisha like that, like him. To make beautiful things.
Yusuf al-Kaysani is a beautiful thing.
Nicolò has been staring too long, again. He turns away in haste, wiping his hands on his own red kefta, as much to steady himself as anything. He reminds himself that David cannot conduct an actual conversation with so much as a hat rack, and that he has never seen anything to suggest – well – that. He needs to focus, focus, but when his mind is still so full of Yusuf al-Kaysani’s dark eyes and dancing hands, the power that flashes from them like paint from an artist’s brush, given its deepest and truest form –
“Try again, Genovian!” Botkin bellows, making Nicolò jump out of his skin. “Stop daydreaming! Fight like Grisha! Or go back and eat bonbons!”
Nicolò winces. Shakes his head. Steels himself.
It is going to be a very long day.
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Husbands that slay together stay together
Ok three things absolutely stole the show for me; Mikhael and Dubrov, David Kostyk, and of course the heartrender husbands... crossing my fingers for a season 2!
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Tagged by the absolutely lovely @onceupon-a-decembr 💛
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Favorite bands: ummm so I only really listen to musicals
Favorite solo artists: Taylor Swift, Adele, Martina McBride
Song stuck in my head: Some Things are Meant to Be (from Little Women)
Last show: Shadow and Bone (I’m rewatching and got my friend to watch it with me!!)
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When did I create this blog: November 2020
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Dream trip: Ireland or New Zealand or Japan or honestly anywhere in Europe
Favorite food: chips and homemade salsa, probably
Favorite song: so many? at the moment probably It All Fades Away from Bridges of Madison County or On the Threshold of Eternity from Starry
Last book read: currently reading Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
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the things i would change about rule of wolves
(to be clear, this is not hate on leigh bardugo or even rule of wolves. i love leigh bardugo, and i love rule of wolves. this is more of a therapeutic fix-it what-if exercise for me to get over end-of-series emotional pain. long live the grishaverse.)
so. this book made me want to CRY with how lovely it was. it was mindblowing to see every character in the grishaverse in a single book and I loved... everything about it until the last ten chapters.
- zoya taking the ravkan throne didn’t sit right with me.
- nina always living under a fake name with another face didn’t sit right with me.
- honestly? the speed at which the darkling plot wrapped up was plain weird.
zoya is nearly immortal and omniscent at this point, and nikolai decides to give his crown to her? yes, she has good intentions, but isn’t ravka being ruled by an all-powerful grisha the very thing they were trying to avoid with the darkling?
what I would’ve wanted is nikolai keeping his throne—he’s fought so long and so hard for it that giving it up in a split second just didn’t seem right. he admits his bastardy and the demon in him, and the ravkan people come around eventually, and it proves that bloodlines and purity don’t make you a good ruler. hell, it still could’ve been the nazyalensky dynasty if he’d married zoya and taken her name.
nina and hanne: don’t get me wrong, i LOVED their story, but it felt rushed within the context of this book. we were getting nikolai and zoya povs, as well as the shu han plotline, and it felt like their relationship didn’t have enough time to become what it did. i wish they’d had their own separate book, and i wish nina hadn’t just thrown away her whole previous life like that.
hanne brum could’ve remained the grisha king of fjerda (i did love that irony), but nina zenik should have returned to her country. taken a pause on that relationship in the aftermath of the war and the rebuilding. grieved properly for matthias. i still really wish he was alive, but having one character get two good romances is really rare, and i liked that. i just wish there’d been more time between laying matthias to rest and making out with hanne in the ice court, you know?
they could stay in contact, advise each other on political affairs (nina gets tailored back into mila on occasion to visit for parties, make out with hanne, and work with the spy network). and in a few years, once fjerda is healing, they get a little house in os alta or something and live in peace. and hanne gets rid of prince rasmus’s face—that was just plain weird.
the darkling... honestly? i don’t even know what to think of this. i don’t like how he gets his sainthood, and the thornwood chapter felt like too neat and tidy an ending. the most power-hungry grisha of all time willingly sacrifices himself for an eternity of torture, conveniently ending the blight across the world? it didn’t feel earned. i didn’t want him humanized. i did, however, very much like genya giving him a piece of her mind.
actually, i think he should’ve been torn to pieces near arkesk by modern warfare technology. that would be a fitting and ironic ending. and take the blight out of the equation altogether—Too Many Villains.
oh, and david kostyk should be alive, dammit.
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Hi Ana! Did you finish Shadow and Bone? What did you think of it? Favourite bits or your peast favourites?
Hi darling 💕 Sorry for taking so long, I had a very busy weekend.
There's no short answer to that, so buckle up! (I'll still try to keep it concise, if you want me to elaborate on something lmk!)
I binge watched it and enjoyed it a lot, but after some consideration there are quite a few things I was dissapointed by or that I feel could have been done better. I'll start with them and move to what I loved later. My biggest issues:
Alina glowing. (I'm sorry lol, but it looked so weird!)
Zoya. Listen, I adore this girl. She's one of my favourite characters ever. And she was done so dirty here - the actress just doesn't have that spark, it was never pointed out how powerful and respected (or desired!) she is, I hated that she threw herself at Mal and the Darkling, when book!Zoya always made a point of not doing that. Implying she used to sleep with the Darkling was so so unnecessary, and it changed their dynamic uncomfortably. Also she happily went on about visiting her family in Keramzin (it was said in RoW that she did the opposite), her reaction to the Novokribirsk wasn't powerful and convincing enough to me, basically no. Not to mention her being so gentle and defeated after the Fold. Like c'mon. She should have been FURIOUS. RAGING.
The Crows seemed infantilized and Kaz specifically was not ruthless enough. He gave up too easily, and didn't seem like the feared Dirtyhands at all.
Kanej. I actually loved many things about them (later on that), but I think they went too far with the development of their relationship. It's already painfully obvious how much he cares for her and so all their great scenes from SoC won't have much sense. Also if they showed Kaz being more indifferent and ruthless, it would be more impactful to see him starting to care for Inej later, and now it won't be that big of a deal.
Helnik storyline felt very out of place among the rest of the plot.
I don't really like what they did with Jesper - Kit is awesome, and had some great moments, but they wrote him as a cliche comic relief. Also please don't kill me, but I couldn't care less about the goat. I had that awful feeling that I've seen this "joke" so many times before, and also it got repetitive quickly.
The Conductor thing made the Fold problem look kinda stupid. Like c'mon, the country is losing soldiers and money on some stupid skiffs and here's a guy who just gets through it by train, no big deal. Also how did he build the railways there.
Now for the good parts!
David Kostyk and Genya Safin. David stole the show every time he appeared, Genya was absolutely brilliant, and their interactions had me screaming. I can't wait to see their relationship develop further. Also Genya physically fighting the Conductor, yass girl.
The visuals! Every scenery was incredible. Ketterdam's atmosphere, the palace (the Darkling's war room!!!), all the cities. Same goes for costumes. Keftas 👌
Helnik. I know what I said before, but while their storyline didn't fit into this season, it was wonderful. Danielle as Nina is absolutely brilliant, I adore her. Matthias was also fantastic (when he smiled!!! oh my) I loved their banter, and the fact that they included the "not natural" dialogue 👌
Kanej things I loved: Kaz saying there's no one like Inej, her killing to save him, the quiet respect and understanding between them.
Inej. That's it, she was perfect.
Freddy was also incredible, I just don't really agree with how they wrote Kaz.
The amplifier. I could barely look at it, hated the sight. But I think it highlighted the cruelty and price of the practice well.
Inej and Zoya fighting together!!!
Inej stabbing the Darkling was powerful.
Ivan and Fedyor. They were adorable and I fully expect them to casually mention they're husbands in the next season.
Sorry for making this so long, I hope you don't mind 😂 How did you like it Rua? ^^°
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Hi ya x Congrats on 300 hun you deserve it! I was wondering if I could a 🕌 - ship with a boy either from Hp or grishaverse. I'm a gemini, also I study languages and absolutely love reading, writing and learning new things. Thanks and again congrats! ✨
I ship you with david kostyk!
and thank you so much!!
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6. Song stuck in my head: on the threshold of eternity from starry (do yourself a favor and listen to it)
7. Number of followers: 28
8. Amount of sleep: usually 6 or 7 hours
9. Favorite number: 3 or 7? I don't really have one
10. Dream job: forensic linguist
11. Wearing: cream knit sweater and cable knit tights, burgundy skirt, brown knee high boots
12. Favorite author: leigh bardugo, jessica day george, madeline miller maybe? (I've only read one book by her but the writing was beautiful), maybe tamora pierce too? idk I like a lot of authors
13. Favorite instrument: I used to play oboe but I've always loved violins
14. Aesthetic: idk something girly and I've always liked romantic academia
15. Favorite song: I genuinely do not have an answer to this question, sorry
16. Favorite animal noise: cats purring or the little yips that dogs make when they're dreaming
17. Random: there are two rings I wear every day (one on my left pinkie that was my grandmother's and an irish claddagh that my mom gave me for christmas)
Tagging: @scatterbrained-daydreamer, @katherinerose64, @rorygilmorre, @asecretshekept, @floofylion, @amortensie, @ghostdolmen, and anyone else who wants to! ❤
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I don’t want to spoil anything. I’m so curious to get your take on things knowing you’re going in without prior knowledge of the series or the characters! Have fun and please keep live blogging it :)
Well so far I’m on chapter 14, and I am loving it. I am getting the vibe that Darkling is the villain, which I kind of guessed from fan reactions to the casting (Ben Barnes just... knows how to play a villain) but since I don’t know anything about the story I have no clue why or what he does. It’s making it fun to read the sort of flirtatious/outright kiss scenes and trying to speculate about what could possibly be his motives!!
So far I like Alina a lot but she feels like a blank slate character. I want her to have more oomf. Like girl... fight back!! Just a little!!! She seems to be gaining some confidence now which I’m hoping leads to more self assured-ness and therefore more self direction of her story. I want her to have more agency.
I’m also super intrigued by the Grisha’s, I wanna know more about them and the mythology at play here. What is a Darkling? What is The Fold? How do the powers work?! I am excited to get to see it play out on tv, where I’m hoping they’ll do some more active world building, since tv is a great medium for that.
Also I’m excited for David Kostyk, because... Luke Pasqualino 😍
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