FIFTY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS » 8. Rachel Berenson, Animorphs
"Okay, fine, Rachel. You want to do this, fine. I think you’re the bravest member of the group. I think in a bad fight I’d rather have you with me than anyone else. But yeah, Rachel, I think there’s something pretty dark down inside you. I think you’re the only one of us who would be disappointed if all this ended tomorrow. Cassie hates all this, Marco has personal reasons for being in this war, Ax just wants to go home and fight Yeerks with his own people, Tobias… who knows what Tobias wants anymore? But you, Rachel, you love it. It’s what makes you so dangerous to the Yeerks.”
THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE
birds are so ridiculous how do they even all exist???
i dont even
things that dont make any sense
jesus christ is that a duck
some kind of prehistoric nonsense
holy shit where is your beak even birds, BIRDS
birds are so cool omg
UNUSUAL HOARD commission for mark, a whole bunch of sleepy tiny kitties
Frodo: What is your deepest wound, and do you still hurt from it?
Being told and then telling myself that I’m a terrible performer three days before a major performance. I really crashed and burned then. Recently I listened to a recording and it in’t as bad as I remember it to be, but still…
I’m trying to get over my stage fright and inferiority complex haha.
Bilbo: When did taking a chance improve your life?
I took a chance and jumped to new violin and piano teachers. My piano teacher is a godsend and she really helped me to improve in a very short period of time, and I’ll forever be grateful to her. As for my violin teacher, I’m really lucky to be able to train under him and i don’t think I treasure that enough.
Samwise: Have you ever done something for a friend that you would never have done on your own?
Probably yes, but no specific event comes to mind.
Merry: Who would you swear loyalty to, or to whom have you already done so?
This is pretty obvious - clvcles is always my top choice (: <3
Pippin: Tell me about when you did something that no one thought you could do.
I… wish I could, but I can’t think of anything either.
Did you know that after they switched to blind auditions, major symphony orchestras hired women between 30% to 55% more? Before bringing in “blind auditions” with a screen to conceal the the candidate, women in the top 5 major orchestras made up less than 5% of the musicians performing.
so I believe it was actually more complicated than that, in interesting ways. Because at first, when they did blind auditions, they were STILL hiring more men.
…Then they put down a carpet, so that high heels didn’t clack on the floor, and BOOM women were suddenly getting hired.
The testers didn’t even know that’s what they were picking up on, which just goes to show how tiny of a cue it takes for misogyny to kick in.