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Sep 21 '13

notanoriginalurl asked:

Can you say more about Tris being asexual? I missed the post where this was brought up originally. I think it's a really interesting theory. Its not how I read it but when I was reading the books, I had never heard of asexuality - its a very new idea to me so I'd love to hear more. Especially in regard to TP!


The only recent post on Tris and asexuality was the ask from earlier today. We have talked about it in the past though. A few months ago, I think.

But for a quick overview, Tris is viewed by some people as falling somewhere on the asexual spectrum, which means she does not, to one degree or another, experience sexual attraction. This is the most basic definition. For more information please check out the list at the end of the post.

It is not explicitly stated in canon how she identifies, and pretty much the only things said about Tris and sex are a few vague statements of books being more important and some unfortunate experiences with boys in her mid teens. (Additionally, please do not assume that because she had a few short relationships that ended pretty horribly that this is what made her asexual. This can be an inaccurate assumption that many sexual people make. Asexuality functions the same as any other orientation in the sense of it being a part of who you are, acknowledged or not.)

In regards to Tamora Pierce’s other works, I believe Tris might be the only character who can be read this way. (Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.)

And if asexuality is something new you’d like to know more about, here are a few resources you can check out:

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

The AVEN wiki


i also read kel as falling on the asexual spectrum. she has crushes, but (a) she’s not necessarily aromantic, (b) they could be read as squishes, and (c) hormones/society can mix a lot of things up for you. in her relationship with cleon, she’s not shown as being terribly interested in sex/making out/having a relationship, except when he’s around and making things happen. she gets frustrated with people for obsessing over sex and relationships, and she’s one of the very few female main characters ANYWHERE, not just in tammy’s books, that ends her series solo and 100% happy about it. even if she’s not asexual, she’s a great role model for those of us who are.

(i’ve also seen raoul read as demisexual. and honestly, a case can be made for plenty of other characters, depending on how you interpret their actions. i’ve seen a compelling argument for tony stark being on the asexual spectrum, so the sky’s the limit.)

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Aug 22 '13

"Sir, I learned so much from you," [Kel] said at last. "You’re the kind of knight I want to be."

He regarded her with the strangest expression in his eyes. “I am not,” he said. “But that you believe it is the greatest compliment I will ever receive.

Squire by Tamora Pierce. (via burningbrightlyone)

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May 29 '13

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May 9 '13

Raise your hand if you think Nealan of Queenscove and Will Herondale would be really good friends.


Seriously tho. It’d be pretty damn epic.

i am just picturing the sass-off with hearts in my eyes.

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May 9 '13

Trolltall fancast-
Grumpy cat as Lord Wyldon of Cavall.

perfect fancast is perfect!


Trolltall fancast-

Grumpy cat as Lord Wyldon of Cavall.

perfect fancast is perfect!

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Apr 20 '13
Mithros and Goddess, we pray you, grant your blessing. Strip the veils of hate from our eyes, and the grip of bitterness from our hearts. Teach us to be pure in our souls, dedicated only to service, duty, and honor.

Lord Wyldon of Cavall, in Page by Tamora Pierce

[i love everyone and everything in these books, and have in fact spent the last few hours rolling around on my bed and shrieking into a pillow about how great everyone is, BUT CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT WYLDON FOR A MINUTE? this prayer wasn’t just for the assholes who kidnapped lalasa and jump, it was for himself. he had already been setting aside his own prejudices in his treatment of kel, but i think this is the moment it went from “maybe kel can be a knight” to “maybe ladies can be knights.” and it’s hard for him to accept that! change is scary! his duty as a knight has always been to protect ladies, and now his duty means sometimes endangering them, and that’s hard to deal with. i get it! but instead of saying he won’t change or deciding that kel- who goes above and beyond his training- is some kind of exception, he seeks help from a higher power and encourages all of the pages and squires under his command to do the same. it’s a hard thing to admit you were wrong, and to do so in such a public way says so much about wyldon’s sense of honor.]

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Jan 17 '13
Wyldon took a step closer to her, cupped her head in both hands, and kissed her gently on the forehead. “You are a true knight, Keladry of Mindelan,” he told her. “I am honored to know you.”

Lady Knight, Tamora Pierce


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Aug 12 '12

Merric, Kel, and Owen (my babies!)


Merric, Kel, and Owen (my babies!)

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Aug 8 '12
Before she had seen her room, she had planned to wear tunic and breeches as she had for the journey. She’d thought that if she was to train as a boy, she ought to dress like one. They were also more comfortable. Now she felt differently. She was a girl, she had nothing to be ashamed of, and they had better learn that first thing.
Protector of the Small, Book 1: First Test by Tamora Pierce (via miraclerizuin)

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Jul 24 '12
I respect you heaps, lady knight. I’d’ve thrown myself off a bridge, getting this assignment. You, you’re there with list and plans. You listen to every flapmouthed bumpkin who thinks he can do your task better, and you answer with a smile and thanks. Why, you’ve inspired me to be a blessing to my fellow bumpkin, just like you.
— Neal, Lady Knight (via mithrosyeahtamorapierce)

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