So I love me some charm bracelets and I was toying with the idea of making a spell bracelet like Nita has for her shortcuts. I can remember a few charms, but I was wondering if anyone had a full list of these?
-Numbered 25-or-something tag with GCT
Okay, he’s all I got from a quick search-in-book:
a small gold house key, a little silvery disc with the letters GCT intertwined on one side and the number twenty-five on the other, a tiny stylized lightning bolt, a pebble, a little megaphone
the bubble-charm that was shorthand for her personal air-handling spell
Nita nodded and reached down to her charm bracelet for the ready-to-implement invisibility spell
Nita took hold of one of the charms on her bracelet, the one with her shield spell set up in it.
"a small gold house key, a little silvery disc with the letters GCT intertwined on one side and the number twenty-five on the other, a tiny stylized lightning bolt, a pebble, a little megaphone"
"the bubble-charm that was shorthand for her personal air-handling spell"
"Nita reached for her charm bracelet, feeling for the single charm, like a thin ring or empty circle, that held the preset transit spell that would take her home in a hurry"
"She walked slowly to the gate, tucking her manual under her armpit, and reached for her charm bracelet, pinching one small glassy lens-charm between finger and thumb and saying a few words in the Speech under her breath"
"There she stood fairly still until she got her balance, bobbing up and down while she reached around to one specific charm on her bracelet, shaped like a little glass bubble: the ready-made spell she used for underwater work when she wasn’t up for a full shape-change"
there were conceivably more. a few charms aren’t mentioned by design, just by function (invisibility/light-diverting cloaking spell, sheild spell, etc), so I can’t tell for sure if they’re ones we’ve “seen” yet or not. and there might’ve been mentions in other books that I didn’t check (I only swept TWD and WAW). Hope that helps!
did you hear about the italian chef who died?
he pasta way
he just ran out of thyme
here today, gone tomato
his wife is still upset, cheese still not over it
we never sausage a tragedy coming
ashes to ashes, crust to crust
there’s just not mushroom for italian chefs in today’s world
enterprising-gentleman a réagi à votre billet “enterprising-gentleman a réagi à votre citation :”These people are…”
I am a fan of the Airborn series, which is why this piqued my interest. Thanks for the recommendation; I’ll check it out!
Hooray! It’s not quite up to Airborn's calibre, imo (but then again, little is to me) but it's still a fun read with a really cool setting.
THERE’S A NEW ONE? WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE’S A NEW ONE NO ONE TOLD ME HE’D WRITTEN A NEW ONE
don’t worry though, I didn’t find out about it myself until, like, a month before it came out. I figured he’d be finishing his Young Frankenstein trilogy first, which I’m not that into, so I wasn’t paying as close attention.
Hmm? A Kenneth Oppel book I’m not familiar with? I’m intrigued.
It’s new! like, less-than-four-months-old new. I’m a little over halfway through it and I’m liking it so far! If you’re a fan of his Airborn series (which I think you’ve mentioned you are?), then you’ll like this one.
this is how you deal with ghosts
you talk to them like you talk to nervous dogs and panicky children, you talk real soft and sweet and wry and low you make fun of them but in a super loving confident reassuring way like when you’re walking home at night and it’s dark and you feel something weighing down on you like it wants to tear strips out of your back if only you’d just turn around and hey buddy you say all unimpressed and kindly hey now this is me over here and i’m not bothering nobody you better get on home and you’ll feel it sometimes you’ll feel it skitter like a horse’s skin with a rope laid across it and if that doesn’t work you get your keys out or you take your rings off you get something metal that clings and clanks against something else that’s metal and that’s all the sound you need really you just need the sound of metal ringing out to make it all right
and that works for if you’re heading down to your building’s laundry room and the stairwell’s dark and unfriendly and there’s somebody in there who shouldn’t be in there and you can feel it sneering at you from under the stairs then you just turn your keys over in your hands and whistle if you can don’t hum humming’s not going to work you need something sharp and if it follows you back to your door you think real hard about how this is YOUR home and YOUR doorstep and not anybody else’s thank you very much and instead of letting the door swing shut behind you you turn and you shut it and you lock it and you feel nothing but annoyance and indignation nothing but sharp feelings sharp as the sound of metal touching metal sharp as a whistle sharp as the line between over here and over there that’ll cut you in half if you try and cross it
but maybe it’s not unfriendly and maybe you’re somewhere else not your own space not your home not anywhere you’ve got any claim to and it’s not trespassing it’s not doing anything and you allow yourself to feel friendly you allow the warm dog soothing feelings come back, they’re not people, they don’t know better to come in from the cold, the only warmth they’re gonna get is the warmth you bring with you and you’ve got firewood inside you, you’ve got warm hands and a warm voice and you don’t need to rattle your keys or your bracelet you just gotta think about warm horse fur and carroty soup and all those good things and say hey soft and sweet while you go on your way nobody’s doing nothing here and it doesn’t cost you anything to let something lost and dead and lonely warm up for a while.
These people are fortunate to get passage on the Boundless at all," Drurie says with a sniff. "They’re the poorest of the poor, and they’ve washed up on the shores of our country to claim our land."
“Interesting,” says Mr. Dorian. “My mother’s people are Cree Indian. Perhaps it’s people like you who have washed up on our shores. A stimulating thought, don’t you think?
the best part of Kaitlynn’s visit is that I’ve now given her, as well as my Mum, the stomach flu