Shmaylor

Shmaylor

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12 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 0 replies · +3 points

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104 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 2 replies · +30 points

Yes! And that's such a great example of a skill he used as a con-man that, in this context, is being used for good

104 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 6 replies · +50 points

"Bigger. Greener. More teeth" just delights me every time

105 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 3 replies · +36 points

This section is very odd for me. Because basically my only major trigger is hazing, but somehow this depiction doesn't mess me up. Brains are weird.

I'm sure part of it is just that I know it's coming. I've read this book an incredible number of times, including before this trigger became a thing for me. But the other part is, hmmm how to describe it.... He doesn't actually want to be part of the Order. He hasn't trusted them, wanted to be one of them. He hasn't put himself under their care, only for them to enact this cruelty. Instead, they appear out of nowhere and Moist doesn't give a fuck. He wants to pass their test so he can keep doing his job (which is hilarious if you compare him to the Moist from the beginning of the book), but other than that he's zero percent interested in these old guys with pigeon skeletons on their heads.

And those pigeon skeletons!! For awhile I couldn't figure out why they would have them. I thought maybe it just fit with the whole wings shtick? But then I remembered that messenger pigeons are a thing *faceplam*. I love the detail that the golden hat is just this old thing with the paint flaking off. Symbols are symbols because our belief gives them power, not because they're intrinsically imbued with it. And for as much as the order doesn't want to admit it, they believe. And that belief is certainly rewarded in those last 2 pages.

(I'd appreciate if you reply to me that you put any descriptions of hazing that are specific/explicit in rot13 <3)