I SWEAR HE S M I L E D
I SWEAR HE S M I L E D
“You know the problem with heroes and saints [...] They always end up dead.”
Through the desire for power, strength of faith and a journey of self discovery Siege and Storm is attention grabbing and shocking only several pages into the book. With multiple plot twists I was sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what would come next.
The reader is sees character development and growth while being introduced to new characters. Alina, Mal, Darkling, and Nikolai— I don’t know if I should love them or hate them.
@lbardugo continues world building by providing more insight to the politics and the caste system of the Grishaverse.
*Shadow and Bone being out for less than 8 hours*
Me: I NEED SECOND SEASON!!! NOW!!!!!!
Kaz and Inej's "Kaz, if not Saints, what do you believe in?" "myself, and you." have the same energy as Jace and Clary's "I swear on us." "why us?" "because there isn't anything I believe in more."
i keep thinking about the behind the scenes clips with leigh bardugo, how she got emotional meeting the cast who's going to play her characters, seeing them in costume, seeing this universe that she made with her words being adapted to the screen. imagine how amazing it is to witness. for us readers it's already so exciting and wild to know who will play the characters you love and to finally see the amazing fantasy worlds you've read about in 8 episodes. but for leigh, it's her work. it's her actual characters she made and the stories she lovingly crafted over the years. and now she gets to see all of these in full life and color through the show, along with a large and very supportive fanbase who have also loved her books for years and were with the production every step of the way (from news of the adaptation to the actual premiere) that's just. wow. i'm so happy for leigh bardugo. and so happy for the cast, and us fans. shadow and bone is here, and it's a hell of a show. here's to hoping we see the rest of the stories unfold, and see more of the Grishaverse on our screens.
The grishaverse fandom has single-handedly corrupted this platform and the entire internet on release day and I am so here for it
We did it guys
Guys. My internet took a crap and I had to wait to upload the DWOD chapter, THEN BECAUSE THE AUDACITY I HAD TO PROMISE MY FRIEND TO WATCH WITH HER... I’m stuck waiting for several more hours. *cries in kanej* On a side note, chapter is going to be uploaded soon and I’m sorry but there was nothing I could do. I hope you guys still want to read after Shadow and Bone, I love writing it so much. <3
Alright so I haven't had the chance to watch the show yet, which is TORTURE because I've had the majority of my first two hours of the day off of school, so I could've at least seen an episode by now
But I will be watching it sometime this weekend with friends, and y'all can expect to see lots of incoherent keysmashes
For the time being though here are my thoughts/predictions for what will happen, which include spoilers from the books below the cut
I'm calling it right now, the show is going to end with Nina betraying Matthias in order to save both their skins
I'm 99.99% sure the crows are going to try and kidnap Alina for kruge
They're going to fail though and probably get trapped in Ravka for a season 1 cliffhanger
I heard someone talk about a scene with Alina and the Darkling on a ship being all 😏 and uhh-- no thanks
From the 10 minute sneak peak and the Alex Meyer video, thank GOD for Mal's glow up, boi really changed between the book and the show
JESPER MY BOI he's probably going to mess something up potentially by gambling all their money and losing it and Kaz is gonna have a "I'm not mad, just disappointed"
Jordie?? Maybe?? In cryptic flashbacks?? I don't think we'd get anything with him in season 1 other than a few cryptic moments
Kaz and the Darkling are never gonna be in the same room at once, they will get EXTREMELY close to meeting but I think the fans would be too powerful if Kaz and the Darkling ever encountered each other
NIKOLAI BETTER FRICKEN BE CASTED SOON ALONG WITH MY BOI WYLAN OR IMMA RIOT
The Apparat is going to haunt my nightmares after this
And final thing, like... Kaz and Inej and Jesper all speak Kerch??? Inej probably speaks Suli and Jesper probably speaks some Zemini but none of them speak Ravakan??? As far as I'm aware?? So I'm hoping for some sort of charades scene in which Kaz has to pantomime to Make that he's looking for Alina
Its gonna be a long time before I shut up about the S&B cast
Shadow and Bone was one of the best book to screen adaptations that I have ever seen and I enjoy how seamlessly the writers fit these two halves of the Grishaverse together
The first hug Alina gets after hearing "welcome home"
I just figured out where to find the soundtrack to the show and I have GOOSEBUMPS y'all
gonna react in here to the first ep of Shadow and Bone here and all my mutuals have to witness it. I have been waiting for this since 2014 when I first read these books. Here we go.
need a moment before I press play. This is happening. These books have been my place to go to for years. okay. breathe. let’s go.
yes I LOVE that they are working Jessie’s ethnicity into Alina’s story! I’m white and correct me if I’m missing anything but in the first few minutes? immediate tying in to nationalism and prejudice against outsiders? yes.
is it real fantasy unless the people in the Main Country have british accents even when the Country is based on Russia
why are they saying it “Greesha” my inner voice is thrown off
KETTERDAM KETTERDAM KETTERDAM KETTERDAM
Kaz showed up and I gained 5 years to my lifespan ngl
“She isn’t like you. No one is.” you thinks wrong, romeo
I am IN LOVE with the cane ok
Pekka is.....Scottish?????? alright then?
no bc Pekka always seemed very Irish-y in the books like in terms of every ethnicity being based on real-world ones, and Kaelish is definitely all kinds of Celtic but Pekka’s whole thing seemed to be Irish to me? mean go off i guess. the Irish lean would have felt more 'gangs of new york’ so i guess they avoided that
MAL my beloved. my absolutely tall mans. god i love him.
he’s so protective im eating it up
also the KEFTAS ARE SO PRETTY
the costuming in Ketterdam especially is superb but the whole thing is just so richly done my little art historian heart is so full. attention to detail babey, thats the way to my heart
ts only been like 4 total minutes of Kaz and Jesper friendship so far and I have treasured EVERY SECOND
the face Jesper made at Dreesen’s goon that is my BOY. my LOVE.
yeah okay I LOVE IT
incredible, amazing, innovative, never been done before, completely, wow,
how Alina and the Darkling clearly hold hands after her show of power to the king makes me question my already skewed morals
People watching Shadow and Bone who haven’t read the books will be judging people freaking out over the Kanej moments. Little do they know this is not minimal romance but is in fact peak romance, there is no room for debate on this matter. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk
Well, Episode 7 definitely did cause some Kanej tears
Honestly I hope Shadow and Bone becomes the example for future adaptations
Honestly this sht is good
The changes make sense, the universe is respected
The cast is fcking amazing
And it also works on its own
I'm in love