Hello lovely readers!

 

I hope you’ve all had a chance to get your claws on Book Nine: Talons of Power! Did you like it? It was so much fun and so complicated to write!

 

(Book 9 spoilers ahead!)

 

For one thing, Turtle isn’t like most of the other heroes I’ve written. He would rather not be noticed; he doesn’t even want to save the world if it means everyone will look at him! I spent a lot of time struggling with why his character is like that, until I finally figured out the scene in the prologue (poor little Turtle!).

 

And then once I knew that about him, of course I wanted to fix him, if I could. I wanted his emotional journey to be about getting to a place where he would risk being seen—even if it meant a big sacrifice—in order to make a difference. In order to save someone he loves.

 

But it sometimes felt like I was totally dragging him by his tail! Like, Turtle, be a hero already! Save the world! Quit worrying so much and DO SOMETHING! (I’ll admit I have a little bit of Peril and Tsunami in me when I’m bossing my characters around!) :-)

 

I also knew that this book had to have Moon’s vision of Turtle in it—I planted that vision in Book Six intending for it to come true in Book Nine. I wanted the vision to leave you wondering whether Turtle was going to turn evil (or was already secretly evil). But (as I kind of hoped you would!) a lot of you clever readers guessed that there might be something else going on—that it was actually Anemone who was evil in that scene. (Just one of the reasons I love you all!)

 

Another thing I had to be careful with in this book is that I couldn’t solve too many of our problems—I had to leave most of it still to do in Book 10. I had this same problem when I was planning Book Four: The Dark Secret. It was time to start pulling together all the threads I flung into the world in Books 1-3, but I couldn’t tie them all up yet, because that’s what Book Five had to do. I think (I hope!) they both worked out to be interesting enough and keep moving forward anyway, but it was definitely a tricky balance!

 

And then I came to writing Book 10 and realized I had about a MILLION ZILLION things to wrap up! I hope I managed it—and I really hope you all like it! Eeeeeee, I can’t wait for you to read Darkness of Dragons!

 

(Oooo, can I sneak in a couple of mini-spoilers for Book 10? Nobody tell my editor! ;-)

 

1. You will see Blaze and Smolder again.

 

2. You will also see someone you might not have expected to see again . . . or at least, a version of them.

 

3. My favorite parts to write were these mini-fights between two characters who have previously interacted very little, but who turned out to be really fun, fierce antagonists.

 

OK, enough torturing you (and my editor!). :-) Do you guys have any questions about Book Nine that I might be able to answer?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

*hugs*

Tui :)

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~~{Mist//Strix}~~

 

PROUD CHRISTIAN!

 

Raise a glass to freedom; something they can never take away...

*internal fangirling*

#SaveDaAdena

#RememberWolfie

#Hamilton

 

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YES

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Sounds interesting! 

 

Is Turtle ever going to be able to get his powers back?

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<~Spring~>

"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn."

 

#Ravenclawpride

#Noflameinthelibrary

#AwkwardCanadian                         CHIKN

 

\Global Nature Society/

 

Light Sider :)

Leaf 

Shurika

 

#TheWanderSociety

 

#BringFateyBack!

Tui, have I ever told you that you like wonderful? Your so pretty I wish I looked like you and had your writing skills and ideas XD

 

And Question (Spoilers): (Btw Turtle is my fav character and Pertle is my fav ship :p) The question is, you said a unexpected version of a character is coming, do you mean by Clearsights GHOST?! Or spiritual form,

 

Wow, my strange theories ~

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Are Thorn and Smolder going to get married?

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  iNSaNiTY

Queen of IgnisEmpress of Darknessand Goddess of Negativity

 

#Don'tForgetTheFallen

#LikeAGirl

#BeFreeJerryTheBalloon

#You'reNotAlone

 

Pepperoni, my beloved pizza

Nightmare, my holy demon

Seafoam, my mystic ocean

3 People, MY BEST FRIENDS

Yay!

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Fairy!!!!!!

 

IceWing

Pegasister

Pokemaniac

Warrior Cat

Whatever Star Wars fans are called

 

 #IDon'tSupportSameGenderShipping

 

 

 

 

*doesn't read spoilers*

 

I HAVE TO KEEP A GOOD STREAK FOR SCHOOL FOR ONE MORE WEEK, ALONG WITH THE REST OF THIS WEEK

 

I MIGHT'VE ALREADY BROKEN IT WITH ALL MY BAD DAYS

 

THEN I'LL HAVE TO WAIT FIVE WEEKS ALL OVER AGAIN

 

WAAAAHHHHHHH

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She/He/They/Xe

 

LGBTQ+

 

"Aoh." - Beast Boy, 2k17

 

"Farn." - Kid Flash, 2k17

 

I'm not okay, but that's all right.

Nobody's ever fine, which is fair.

Just remember, when you're lost,

we will be there for you.

 

the kitten sitting on princess crimmy's head

( Heh that wasnt really a question, a theory most likely,)

 

My real question is, will Kinkajou appear as a main protagainst in a book? DoD MAY be the last of the series, but is there actually going to be an Arc 3?

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@Polaris

 

Yes! I have found another Pertle shipper!

 

 

 

I really hope the little cinnamon roll can be happy ;-;

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<~Spring~>

"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn."

 

#Ravenclawpride

#Noflameinthelibrary

#AwkwardCanadian                         CHIKN

 

\Global Nature Society/

 

Light Sider :)

Leaf 

Shurika

 

#TheWanderSociety

 

#BringFateyBack!

uhh wow first post and first sticky in quite a while

 

So, is Kinkajou and Turtle in love with each other because the spell doesn't really tell Kinkajou to be in love with each other, only for her to love Turtle as much as he loves her? And Turtle doesn't really have a love interest in her?

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~~{Mist//Strix}~~

 

PROUD CHRISTIAN!

 

Raise a glass to freedom; something they can never take away...

*internal fangirling*

#SaveDaAdena

#RememberWolfie

#Hamilton

 

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purtle

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Future

She/He/They/Xe

 

LGBTQ+

 

"Aoh." - Beast Boy, 2k17

 

"Farn." - Kid Flash, 2k17

 

I'm not okay, but that's all right.

Nobody's ever fine, which is fair.

Just remember, when you're lost,

we will be there for you.

 

the kitten sitting on princess crimmy's head

YES
BLAZE AND SMOLDER

Tui, I'm the fan at the convention who brought a bunch of books and was at almost all of your panels! My question is will we get to see funny brother-sister moments between Blaze and Smolder?

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Gotta turn the world into your dance floor

Oh I can't wait to read Darkness of Dragons!!! When will it come out? Will we see Foeslayer? Will we FINALLY find out if Moonbli or Winter is canon? Will the rest of the ships be confermened?

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 Call me... *Reading ~*                  

Fanwing

Griffindor 

Bookworm                      

 Jedi

Christan

"When in doubt go to the library" ~J.K Rowling

#TheShippingIsReal

"I have a bad feeling about this.."~Pretty much every Star Wars character ever   

1. YES I LIKE SMOLDER HE'S SMOL AND ADORABLE AND BLAZE IS KINDA CUTE TOO

2. Hmm... Chameleon? Scarlet? Mastermind? Any of the RainWing queens? CLEARSIGHT?! WHITEOUT?! FOESLAYER?! THOUGHTFUL?!

3. Morrowseer and Blister? Wait, they're dead. Nevermind.

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I'm Bengal. General Grievous Trash, FNAF Trash, & Forum Siamese Cat

#Ninetales

PeaceLoveCats

I'm Foxstar the warrior

I'm Kayla Frostfur the Greencloak

I'm Stormie the Rain/Sea hybrid

RememberTheLost

TheRageQueen

Get dunked on, sweetie.

Caspian was here.

Ahhhhhhh

MRS. SUTHERLAND

YOU'RE SO AWESOME

AHHHHHH

(Also, please say Winterwatcher is going to be canon and Umbli happens)

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ReaderWriterArtist

Banana was here :|

Hey, Puppy!

Don't go, Arienne...

#LikeAGirl

#StopTheFlame

#RememberTheLost

#LikeTheRainbow

"You can be that

Somebody's someone,

Somehow, someday..."

~Call me Laurel~

Defender of the World

What happened to ripping out our hearts and stomping on them? Did that get moved up to book 10? 'Cause I was seriously expecting someone to die in this book...

 

Where's Foeslayer? Are Sora and Umber gonna show up again? This one's technically not related to book 9, but who was the MudWing Scarlet killed in book 8? 

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404

Forumer not found

 

Oncilla will be MIA from Tuesday until Friday evening, and may or may not be present Saturday-Monday.

 

OOtHe forUMare glitchinG!

@Tui

Is there a chance you will ever write a book for Fatespeaker? Like even a Winglets? Also, as far as Winglets go, I personally think it would be interesting for there to be a Winglets for Horizon.

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:D ~ FATEY ~ :D 

- Wings of Fire

- Pokemon

- Harry Potter

- Warriors

- Miss Peregrine

- Castle Cats

- Many other fandoms

 

#LetBobfly

#Rememberthelost

#SunnylickedaQibli

#Adamtheweregoat

I swear we should make a Turtle fan club. *yes lets all ship Pertle and Purtle :3

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I bet the someone we didn't expect to see again is CHAMELEON!!! 'Cuz there are different versions of him because of the scroll and all that magic, you know?

 

CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! Eeeeeee!!! *fangirls*

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Be yourself.

Unless you can be a unicorn. Then be a unicorn. 

Because unicorns are AMAZING.  

OCS:

Amethyst

Sapphire

Obsidian

Cobalt

You're only as awesome as you think you are.

 

You must think you're beyond epic.

SapphireAngel

@Tui

Thanks SO much for the update! We love you! 

 

QUESTIONS:

Is the connection between Turtle and Kinkijou going to come up again?

Is the connection between Moon and Qubli going to come up?

 

 

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~REY~

 

THE

Jedi

 Lunar

  Icewing

    Avenger

     Slytherin

       Nightfury

         BYU COUGAR

           #TheLastJedi

oh . . . and tui . . .

 

i ship qinterwatcher.

 

yeah.

 

qibli x moon x winter.

 

not moonbli or winterwatcher or qinter . . .

 

just qinterwatcher.

 

don't ask why i'm using improper grammar.

 

i just am.

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Future

She/He/They/Xe

 

LGBTQ+

 

"Aoh." - Beast Boy, 2k17

 

"Farn." - Kid Flash, 2k17

 

I'm not okay, but that's all right.

Nobody's ever fine, which is fair.

Just remember, when you're lost,

we will be there for you.

 

the kitten sitting on princess crimmy's head

WAIT NUMBER 2 IS SORA! DARKIE SAID SORA WOULD NEED TO SURVIVE FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT FEW MONTHS BECAUSE SHE WAS AN IMPORTANT PART OF MOON'S FUTURE!

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:D ~ FATEY ~ :D 

- Wings of Fire

- Pokemon

- Harry Potter

- Warriors

- Miss Peregrine

- Castle Cats

- Many other fandoms

 

#LetBobfly

#Rememberthelost

#SunnylickedaQibli

#Adamtheweregoat

Question: WILL WE FIND OUT WHETHER MOONBLI OR WINTERWATCHER IS CANNON BECAUSE IF NOT I WILL SERIOUSLY THROW SOMETHING. HARD!

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\\~Sandfall~//

CUCUMBERS AND RAINBOWS

 

OBSESSED WITH MIRACULOUS LADYBUG

 

#WinterIsAPopsicle

#StarWarsIsAWESOMESAUCE

I don't think that's a hashtag...

*really doesn't care...*

 

support LGBTQA+!

 

Nothing is impossible. NOTHING!!!!!

I HAZ HAMMER

Can't wait to read it!!! :D

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Crescen

I am a

Minecrafter

Friend

Protecter

Teleporter

Shape-shifter

Magic-user 

Gamer

Leader

 

 

 Queen of Minecraft

 

Gang:

Crescent

Burst

Warriorgirl2975

Moonlightberry

Leah

 

Hurt my sisters and your going to have a Bad Time.

 

 

*squeals* Awesome! So, question, are Cleril (Clay and Peril) and Turtlejou (Turtle and Kinkajou) 100% canon now?

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~Wetdog~

Unstoppable Bookworm, Punmaster and Funmaster Supreme, Randomness Queen, Procrastinator Extreme

<Drycat>

 

Obsessed With Flight Rising

#PROUDFANWING

Proud CHRISTIAN!

#FreeCookies

#SpreadTheMarshmallowJuice

MASTER Antivirus Psychic Proxy

I'm super excited, but I haven't read books 8, and nine, I'm waiting for them to come on paperback!

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Heyo, you can call me >[Cindering]<

94% of people misspell vicious and lovable in this quote, but please copy and paste to your signature if you're one of the 6% who bother to spell the words right.

Kevin

OH MY GAD TURTLE'S BACK

Call me Kevin

Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!! Tui posted! 

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Pepper 

 

Hetalia Forever

KoiWings are mine. Fite me

I like turtles 

S.H.I.E.L.D fan 

The Forum Tarantula 

FR & Aj: minigriff

#ProundWashingtonian

Falliper (ship name for aj OCs ignore pls)

blobfish

Bland siggys and randomness FTW

Ignore Puppet

 

 

 

Wow a Tui post!!! I just want to say thanks for talking with your fans, it means alot and WE LOVE YOU!

Ok a few questions:

1. In ToP did you ever intend to kill off any other characters than Glacier at the end? you said before that this book would "rip out our hearts and stomp on them", and while it did with the SUPER SAD and emotional stuff going on, did you mean characters and then change your mind? Also - why Glacier? Even though that leads to a super cool plot point(new queen!), it seems kinda random...

2. And i heard on the Wiki that you confirmed a third arc plus maybe another Legends? Could you please clarify about that - because i really wanted to make the event but couldn't:(

3. Finally, how did you decide to name all the students at JMA? I noticed you included lots of them in ToP, but have you made like backstories up for most of them, or not?

Again, Thanks so much. I swear i check your blog everyday waiting for a post. Thanks!

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Also - what's the date DoD is coming out, and how many pages is it? I seen both June and July for release, and i've heard both 336 and 436 for page number. Just wanted to know for sure, thanks!

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EEEEEEEEEE! TUI! I LOVE YOU TO DEATH! BEST AUTHOR EVER!!! I went to two of your events. In fact today I brought in my signed books to school and made everyone SOOOO jealous. Heart heart heart! You're the best! Question, will Sora and Umber be in DoD? Also, is it intentional that the abbreviation for Darkness of Dragons is the same as Dragonets of Destiny? One more thing Tui... WoF merchandise? There is no official WoF merchandise, only things from reseller sites I don't trust. Oh! Oh! Also will there be a movie? I dreamed there was a movie... I was at the theater and saw the trailer. It had amazing graphics that made the dragons look real, dramatic music, and those black screens with dramatic words in golden 3D letters, you know? I let out a fangirl squeal and dropped my popcorn when the trailer came on! As each dragon appeared I whispered it's name to my mom. And... Then I woke up. Oh Tui! You make everyone so happy!

 

Just so all of you know, there are going to be books 11-15 and they will revolve around the lost continent and involve new tribes. Legends 2 will be about the scavengers. If there is another Winglets it will be Scarlet. And the prologue of DoD will be Palm. At least that is what my friend told me, she was the girl at the convention who was fangirling the whole time. Apparently.

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~Moon~ 

 

We push away what we can never understand. We push away the unimaginable.

 

#NeverForgetMinaAndLayla

#RememberWolfie

#SaveWildlife

#ProudForumFirefighter

 

ABSOLUTE. HAMILTRASH.

 

The berries shall rule...

 

#TsunamiIsABlueberryInDisguise

 

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HOI TUI!!! Your one of my faverite book writers also! will you be coming to chicago any time soon to do one of your book signings? :3 i just realllly wanna meet you.

 

 

 

Second this is more of a question to the ending of the book of Darkstalkers legends. So About Clearsight finding a island of dragons is it possible you new tribes that you might make(This is info from one of our wonderful fourm Family members, Ghost qho met you at one of your book signings) Will be on the cover because i am quiet interested from my theory of how you put books is that youves done already characters weve seen an gotten to know which was

 

Clay

Tsunami

Glory

Starflight

Sunny 

 

These arw in book order an character ive seen the same with the other four which is

 

Moon

Winter

Peril

Qilbi 

 

and i assume the eleventh book will be a possivle chance of Umber(Since Carnelian is dead!)

 

an then possible woth you next four they'll be your new possible tribes or characters.

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<Fossil>

SkeletoDragon

Chill dragon 

(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

 

#FourmerCornerClub

#PATD

#Anime

#WoF

 

We've got our comrades right here! There’s nothing to fear! We're not alone-Natsu

 

I'LL LIVE FOR AGES

(๑•̀ㅁ•́๑)✧

 

 Dec 15 2015

When you nearly completely forgot about Blaze and Smolder and had to flip through books 1-9 to find them again :o

 

@Tui- I have a question, probably concerning Book 10. Who will Moon(watcher) end up with? Qibli, or Winter? Also, which ship do YOU like best :D? I can't decide. Qibli is so smart! And Winter is handsome and reminds me of one of my best friends in real life DX

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Blackberry 

 

 

Proud...

 

Sea/NightWing

Warrior Cat

Spirit Animal

Shur'tugal

Narnian

Hobbit

Pirate

HTTYD

Demigod

Ravenclaw

 

 

~^ Sherlock ^~

 

"I'm not a psychopath. I'm a high functioning sociopath."

*squeal* TUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Okay, mayyybe that was a bit excessive, but YAY!! I loved Talons of Power, and I'm really excited for Darkness of Dragons!

 

A few questions:

 

1. This is more of an order, but I've heard that your editor ships Qinter. Listen to your editor.

 

2. Will you be coming to the West Coast for a signing/convention/whatever anytime soon? Can you? Two of my friends and I LOVE Wings of Fire, and we'd really love to see you sometime!

 

3. Do you personally think that Darkstalker is evil? It's a big topic on here.

 

Pretty much everything else has already been asked for me, sooo...... Yeah, those were kinda all orders. Sorry.... *edges away feeling awkward*

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Eventide

 

Empress of Undercats and Engineer of Unpopular Opinions

 

#NoFlameInTheLibrary

 

I always remember. Always.

 

 

 Can we build a world of hearts? 

Or shall we live a world apart 

With what we've all seen?

 

 

"You will also see someone you might not have expected to see again . . . or at least, a version of them."

 

*spits out tea* IF WE SEE ADDAX OR SIX-CLAWS AGAIN I WILL FLIP.

 

IF ADDAX OR SIX-CLAWS IS ACTUALLY CHAMELEON
I WILL FLIP MORE 

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ALERT: Will be mostly gone from 6/12 to mid-July!!

~PURPLE~

Trash Queen | ENFP | she/her | Pisces | Vaguely Emo Indie Pop Kid | Shipping Enthusiast

"No destruction while I'm gone. I don't wanna miss the fun!"

#TrashSquad #rememberfrens

@Oncilla and other people (I think)

Wait...I thought the "rip your heart out and stomp on it" part was Turtle losing his powers and Darkie controlling Anemone

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ReaderWriterArtist

Banana was here :|

Hey, Puppy!

Don't go, Arienne...

#LikeAGirl

#StopTheFlame

#RememberTheLost

#LikeTheRainbow

"You can be that

Somebody's someone,

Somehow, someday..."

~Call me Laurel~

Defender of the World

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMSVSKBEVSKDBSKBDKAPIWVDBXKLSUBS TUI!!

 

Hai, big fan, I draw dragons EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. (mostly SeaWings and NightWings haha idk why)

 

Now, I've got some questions that you are never going to look at or answer but I wanna ask them anyway:

 

1. So, the next book is about Qibli, so will we honestly get to see his thoughts for Moon? Winter, honestly, didn't think too much about her, but Qibli seems to think about her a lot.

 

2. Qinter? Moonbli? Winterwatcher? Or Qinterwatcher? Or... None?

 

3. So, Chameleon, I really wanna see him again. *throws gold coins at*

 

4. Would the animus SandWing happen to be related to Qibli? Darkie said Qibli would make a good animus, so... Why not a relative of his? Since my theory that Palm is the animus is debunked, I'm really curious, call me the Julian of the WoF world, I have so many conspiracies.

 

5. HOW ARE YOU SO GOOD AT WRITING???

 

 

 

Kay kay, that's all I got.

Have a wonderful day! I wish you the power of Wings of Fire!

 

            ~Topaz Dragon

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#Hamilton

#ForumtonSquad!

#Slytherin

#BatIM

#AJ

#MLP

#Qinterwatcher

 

  "My philosophy is that worrying makes you suffer twice." ~Newt Scamander

 

 "Past time is finite, future time is infinite." ~Edwin Hubble

   

~Topaz Dragon

~Lunar Dragon  

~Draconequus Chaos

Do you have any author advice ?

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GOTTA CATCH EM ALL POKEMON !

WINGS OF FIRE !

ARTEMIS RULES !

aa HUFFLEPUFF !

The legend of ZELDA rules! 

 "Always "

 

  Peace and equality 

Call Me FAIRY

I am infinitely excited for DoD! Tui and everyone- PRETTY PLEASE PLEASE LOOK AT MY THEORY PAGE! PLEASE TUI!

Anyways, now I know Chameleon is coming back, because, well he has different forms, and he's not dead. He's gonna be ma-ad!

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Snowbelle

Lavaridge

 

 

Queen of...

Hoenn

Fangirls

Kalos

Debate

Forum Pokemon League Champion

 

Romance+writing|Mega Hamiltrash+FanWing+Poketrash

Moonbli|Turtlejou

Turtle+Qibli+Winter MegaFan|ML|CTD|#Scaryface

 

I'm a general! Whee!

 

Bad grammar/spelling=Horrid

 

will you mention snowfox and/or snowflake again? i loved them !! probably my two faves tbh

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Icarus

she/they

 

there are too many holes in my soul

and not enough feathers on my wings.

as i fall towards the sea

tell me, tell me,

after i end, will the world sing?

 

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