and look i know that code name verity for the amount that it will make you dehydrate from emotion cannot possibly be a nice or a fun book but like oh god it is so brilliant and affirming and iT IS A TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT and i mean this for real it is A TRIUMPH OF THE LESBIAN HUMAN SPIRIT it is about how when you love someone like when two girls love each other so deeply and enormously and compassionately and brightly as these girls love each other then you can become heroic and good and brave even when you are afraid and even when you are utterly without hope and you can believe in life after love and know that your actions have significance and you are important even when you are small and someone loved you and you are worthy of that love
follow up: if my words are ever inaccessible or confusing to you, please ask me what the hell i am talking about. i will try to rephrase or explain it!!!!!!!
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
did you know
that if you bash a ship in your fandom, the shipping fairy grants a point to your ship and a magical epic-length fic is born~
haha j/k! No, bashing other ships is awful, actually!