If you are a monster, stand up. If you are a monster, a trickster, a fiend, If you’ve built a steam-powered wishing machine If you have a secret, a dark past, a scheme, If you kidnap maidens or dabble in dreams Come stand by me. If you have been broken, stand up. If you have been broken, abandoned, alone If you have been starving, a creature of bone If you live in a tower, a dungeon, a throne If you weep for wanting, to be held, to be known, Come stand by me. If you are a savage, stand up. If you are a witch, a dark queen, a black knight, If you are a mummer, a pixie, a sprite, If you are a pirate, a tomcat, a wright, If you swear by the moon and you fight the hard fight, Come stand by me. If you are a devil, stand up. If you are a villain, a madman, a beast, If you are a strowler, a prowler, a priest, If you are a dragon come sit at our feast, For we all have stripes, and we all have horns, We all have scales, tails, manes, claws and thorns And here in the dark is where new worlds are born. Come stand by me.
A Monstrous Manifesto, by Catherynne M. Valente (via justaguywitharrows)
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Attention Sarah Rees Brennan, your brother from another mother has explained your writing perfectly.
This x-mas, my mother got me the 1st book of Witch Eyes, and I did love it. From reading it (if I remember right), and maybe this is explained in the next 2 books, is there a reason why Braden is the only one that uses the name Trey? I know that's how he introduced himself and later told him what his real name was, so it's a nickname in a say, but no one else would call him Trey.
This is such an interesting question, and one I’ve never thought about before. But I think you’re right, I think Braden is the only one that calls Trey by that name. Everyone else, for their own personal reasons, calls him by his given name.
I think it boils down to the why, though. Trey is the name that he prefers, so that’s what Braden calls him. But Jade and Catherine call him Gentry because that’s the name he was raised with. Drew calls him Gentry as a way to blatantly mock him, and Jason does it because again, it’s the name Trey was raised with. I’d even lump the villains in with Drew - when they call him Gentry, it’s because they’re trying to mock him. He’s Catherine’s son, so that makes him a player in the town, but he’s also not a witch, so he’s not an IMPORTANT player. No one really cares what TREY wants to be called.
But with Braden, it’s just about seeing Trey the way that Trey wants to be seen.
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