While on vacation last week I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I have one major qualm. As a mother of two very bright children, I have a difficult time believing that children (even geniuses) would behave like Ender, or any of the other children. I’m not sure if Card doesn’t know how to write children, or if he chose to write them like adults. If it was a choice, did he do it for pure shock value, or as a warning for the future of society?
Dragon was assigned the colors grey, orange, grey; Ender changed into his flash suit, then followed the ribbons of light until he came to the barracks that contained his army. They were there already, milling around near the entrance. Ender took charge at once.
– Chapter 10, Dragon
Then the new queen was laid before the old, a magnificent creature clad in soft and shimmering wings, which had long since lost the power of flight but still contained the power of majesty.
– Chapter 15, Speaker for the Dead
The first quote brought to mind this beautiful coral skirt, paired with a grey top. The second quote made me think of my butterfly top, which just happens to be grey. I love when things just work out perfectly!
And now for the announcement I’ve been teasing:
Now that we have a few months of T3 under our belts, we can see its strengths and weaknesses, and we’ve decided to tweak it a bit. We want to make the link up as accessible and fun as possible!
First, we want to clarify the outfit portion of T3. Obviously, we love seeing you wearing your outfits. Your lovely faces and quirky personalities add to the experience! However, sometimes the perfect outfit just isn’t available. Please, please don’t let that stop you from linking up! Get creative with a Polyvore ensemble, or draw a sketch. Our hope is that this clarification makes T3 more accessible, especially for those who aren’t style / fashion bloggers.
Next, we’re introducing themes to T3. Instead of always focusing on our most current reads, we’ll offer up a variety of prompts. Again, our hope is that having these themes will make it easier for everyone to get sartorially inspired, and not feel rushed to read something inspiring just for T3 (or not link up at all because you’re feeling uninspired by your current read 😦 ).
The themes for the next few months are as follows:
June 2014 – Favorite Childhood Read
July 2014 – Favorite Villain
August 2014 – Freebie (use your Current Read, or create your own theme – just don’t be surprised if we borrow it later 🙂 )
Last, but not least, we want your input! If you have ideas for future themes, please let us know in the comments.