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Anna. 26 (1988). Leo/Dragon. ISxJ. Type 5. Gryffindor stanning Hufflepuff. A fraternal twin. Celibate heterosexual cis woman. White. Finnish. Living Tallinn, Estonia. Atheist. Lawblr. Nightowl. Introvert. Feminist. 3 tattoos and counting. Bachelor's in English from JYU. Tallinn Law School.
My privileges: White, cis, middle class, thin, able body and mind, straight, higher education
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Characters I stan:
Angel (AtS), Connor Angel/Reilly, Steve Rogers, Seeley Joseph Booth, Jaye Tyler, Little My, Laurel Lance, Skye
Characters I will defend to death(includes stanning obsessions):
Cordelia Chase, Darla, Dawn Summers, Hannah Burley (fuck you Bones fandom)
Cangel, Brennan/Booth, JD/Elliot, Paige/Lucas, Frunn, Pepperony, Steve Rogers/Peggy Carter, Trimmons, me/whoop ass
(this accidentally was sent twice and I wasn’t reading anything at the time so I’m using this)
Ursula LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness as suggested by angryscientist
It’s a very interesting book. The world building is amazing and I find the world of Gethen absolutely fascinating, especially since I come from a country with similar though less harsh climate conditions. The “gender” in Gethen is very interesting and the book deals with that in an interesting way.
However, I’m not a huge fan of the character work. Both Ai and Harth seem to be pretty much pawns for world building in the first 13 chapters and only finally get some proper characterization in chapters 14 and 15. I’m in the middle of ch. 16 which is again more about the world but also a little about the characters. I’ll be interested in seeing how the rest of the book handles the characters.
Part of my issue is that a lot of the time I had no idea what anyone’s motivation was because everyone was always talking political bullshit. I enjoyed the anthropological stuff and Gethen myths and ‘history’ stuff.
All in all, I have enjoyed reading the book and plan on finishing it soon. Maybe the characters come across better to me during a reread.