Anonymous asked: Catty is my favorite. She was always the outsider of the group, often overlooked by boys and felt alone. Which was how I always felt in high school. But she had such an ability to love all her friends and family, did everything for them, expecting nothing in return. Her favorite TV show would be Doctor Who for sure.
Holy. Fuck. This answer is great. And, yes, when I considered her favourite television show, I thought of Doctor Who as well. Time travel, family, friendship, etc. Anyway, I love your answer so, so, so much. Seriously. You read my mind. Fucking telepaths…
Anonymous asked: Catty just, from book one I saw her. She worked her ass off to get the leap frog down so Vanessa could know who was following her, not caring that she might get lost in time in the process. Three books went by before we got a Catty book, but I knew her before then because she was me. Always doing what she could for others, while being sassy to hide her insecurities. I just love her so much.
You’re all so awesome. But seriously, Catty sacrifices a lot to secure the future of her friends and family. She’s a joker and she’s optimistic, so it’s surprising when you realize how self-conscious she is underneath the layers upon layers of jokes and laughter.
rosaxx50 asked: If your askbox is still open: how about something Vanessa Cleveland, 15 years later.
There’s something familiar about the girl. That’s the first thing that Vanessa thinks about when she sees the young girl race in front of her, braided pigtails flying behind her. She has to be twelve, thirteen, a laugh on her lips that causes as much of a ruckus as her running. It’s late, the sun beginning to set. She should be home, Vanessa thinks next. Home to her mother and her father, safe and sound.
That gives her pause, as if she can’t understand why this girl needs to be safe. But she glances up at the sky and sees the smallest of slivers of the waning moon beginning to peak in the night sky, and she realizes she knows why. The dark of the moon is soon, and for as long as Vanessa remembers, she’s always been worried about that time of the moon.
A slight smile tugs at her lips as she watches the girl carefully. What a silly notion, to be worried about a natural phenomenon and to place her fears on some kind. Still, her fingers grasp at her throat as if she’s supposed to find something there to hold onto.
There’s nothing. Nothing ever hangs around her neck. She’s been adverse to necklaces for so long that there isn’t even a reason for it anymore.
Anonymous asked: This is weird but I have to share: As far as fan castings go, I never really like them. And here is why. I always imagined Serena as a woman who is half black/half white, though she is not described that way. Jimina is Mexican, yes, everyone gets that right. Catty and Vanessa are the only two white girls, and Tianna (to me) and young!Maggie should look very Greek in my eyes. I dunno if I'm making any sense, but I thought I would share, you feel me? (I love diversity and am not sorry.)
Don’t be sorry. I absolutely agree. I’m “non-white,” myself. I hated my original fancasting, and decided to revise it. When I saw Zoe Kravitz in Divergent, I immediately thought of Catty. Similarly, I think Mako from Pacific Rim embodies Serena perfectly (except the actress’s age was a bit too old for me, although I may ignore it). The issue: It’s difficult to find material to work with in which starring roles are women of color, and I have to download movies/television episodes to create shitty GIFs (because I don’t own PhotoShop), and prefer HQ torrents. I’m still considering Kat Graham as Tianna, but Kat Graham isn’t particularly a prominent actor. Sigh. I don’t even really appreciate Christian Serratos as Jimena. Too light-skinned.
Hollywood is difficult. I’ll keep trying. I’ll get this right. Don’t worry.