Some somewhat poor chibi pictures of three of my favorite characters from Theater Illuminata, a trilogy of books I’m pretty fond of.  There are a lot of structural and and sentence problems with the book, but the concept is great, I love the characters, and the images are stunning, so I can’t help but be kind of obsessed with it.

The girl is Bertie, our heroine, and she’s supposed to be in her Cobalt Flame dye, because I love teenaged girl main characters with blue hair.  She can be frustrating at times, but I do love her.

Ariel is my favorite character, even though sometimes he’s a douche (and not in the good way) and I want to wring his neck.  But I can’t help and love him.  I think it’s because he’s pretty.  And an air elemental.  And can be really charming.  (Also his name is ARIEL and he’s a BOY I LOVE IT)  I think he’s a really interesting character, but he’s actually not my ship…

Nate is my second favorite character, and he’s really darling.  His accent can get a little obnoxious sometimes, but that’s okay.  I love him a lot.  HE’S A PIRATE.  And he’s pretty great.  Also, I’m pretty sure he’s supposed to have one long braid, but the cover for the second book shows him in dreds (is that right?) and WOW, I DON’T USUALLY CARE FOR DREDS THAT MUCH, BUT DAT BOY LOOKS FINE.  NateXBertie is my ship.

I suggest trying them out, if nothing else.  They’re Eyes Like Stars, Perchance to Dream, and So Silver Bright.  I’ve only read the first two—I’m waiting for my third one to come in the mail.  <3  (So far ELS has my favorite feel and setting, but PtD has really remarkable imagery in it and some really powerful parts [and Ariel isn’t quite as douchey] so I think it’s my favorite)

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