((To be fair though Cillian is the kind of guy who’ll just sort of sit next to you in complete silence and consider that friendship, him and Ben totally spend loads of time just sitting there, or spooning, and just not saying anything but it worked for them.))
I decided to make this a bit easier for us, so here’s the full list of categories we’re in for the poll thingy
Tiolee for Best Love Triangle (even though it isn’t really a love triangle)
HELLO WHIRLERS! Me and a few others have decided that a CW game would be freaking awesome, so, we decided to do something. We’re working together to get some ideas together, AND we need you, so post your ideas on the game on this tag
So the idea is of a RPG Skyrim style game, we a heavy emphasis on questing and free-roam. However, we need help with
- Look and style of characters
We need help with art on how you think characters will look, etc. so those would be greatly appriciated
What does the CW world look like in your eyes? Draw it. Describe it. We want the game world to be molded around the fandoms worlds, so tell us what you think it should be like.
- Items and other objects
What do the ships look like, what items should there be, what extra game objectives should there be? Tell us.
- Anything Else?
Something you want to tell us about it? Post it under the tag. :D
PLEASE REBLOG, EVEN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED, SPREAD THE WORD, HELP OUT US WHIRLERS!
(Please add whether you mind us using your ideas at the end of your post)
Ummmmmmmmm wow what a question! Where do I start? The message is about a lot of things, really. I guess it’s about hope. That there is always something to strive to, something to work towards, something to live for. I think it’s about not giving up, not matter what obstacles are in your way. I would say it’s about learning that it’s ok to fail; everyone fails at some point, and you have to brush yourself off and get through it. Even if everything seems completely and utterly desolate, you can still pull yourself up off the ground, forgive yourself, and keep living. I think it’s about learning that you’re never really alone; help can come from the most unexpected places, both in the form of people and of information. It’s also about the power of ideas. When you see thoughts and desires expressed physically in the form of Noise, it becomes much easier to see how even in the real world ideas that have no tangible substance can be so powerful - both in a positive and a negative way. It’s about being aware that everything you know to be true might be only one side of the story. Everyone is raised with a different view of the world, and I think the book challenges you to think outside of that view; to realise that there are people in the world who think the exact opposite to you, and that’s ok. It’s what you do with the knowledge that counts. It’s about friendship. Grief. Strength. Weakness. Fears. Family. And finally, I believe it’s about the fact that there is no definite line between right and wrong. Life isn’t monochrome; people aren’t bad or good, they’re a mixture of both. Actions are the same - the circumstances and reasons behind actions are just as important as the deeds themselves. The world is complicated - treat it as such.
Does that help?
ahhhhh i love this
i always focus a little too much on the message behind the knife itself and the issue of murder that i always forget about the emotions going on behind all of that and how important the bit about people being a mixture of bad and good is
i kinda wanna mention the idea of information overload being bad for people long-term, like the Noise in the book but also social media and texting and IMing and other things in real life (ofc this isn’t condemning social networking, it’s just something that i think came up in an interview once but i definitely remember it from somewhere).
the thing about there being no definite line between right and wrong is probably one of the most important though, bc all the characters have semi-decent motivations and no one side is shown to be completely right or wrong (this applies more to the whole trilogy though, rather than the first book). also it kinda plays on the idea of ignorance and how that changes what people do. i mean, todd isn’t a bad person but his ignorance about the spackle caused him to kill one.
another thing is that decisions and choices aren’t/ cant be made in a vacuum. idk how to explain it… todd and viola aren’t bad but they’re still capable of murder when they have to. aaron’s a man of god but he still did. a lot of decisions and actions happen based on the situation and the circumstance. people can do anything under stress really.
and above all, hope, i think.
I think this is what I love about the series so much because really its about all of these things and probably more, if we thought hard enough about it. But like it’s not shoved in your face - the books don’t go HERE THINK ABOUT THIS LOOK AT THIS GLARINGLY OBVIOUS ISSUE THAT YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH IN YOUR LIFE HERE THIS BIT HERE THIS IS A PROBLEM FOCUS ON THIS. It’s all subtle, in the background, and it’s just such a good story that it draws you in with that and just affects you so much and sticks with you so much that you find yourself thinking about all these subtle complex ideas without having it forced upon you. I couldn’t believe all the stuff the series deals with until I started answering this, because it’s just that brilliant that it creeps into your subconscious automatically.
Chaos Walking is one of my favorite series ever, but I don’t talk about it because it literally shredded my heart into little pieces (◠﹏⊙✿)