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Thank you, @LadyMidnight248 for the counter arguments. Like I said in my previous comment, the things I put may not work.
Now, because some people may not understand the point I am trying to make here, I am going to be clear. I don't expect Cinderella (or any similar character) to do anything extraordinary. All I want is for her to have TRIED to do something about her situation, no matter how small the act. I don't care if it wouldn't have worked, and if she ended up right back where she started. At least she would have TRIED. Instead, she submitted, became a walking doormat, and waited for someone else to fix her situation. Now, people still need help sometimes, and I have already acknowledged that. But if you didn't do anything in the first place, didn't TRY to solve the problem, are people actually helping you? Are are they fixing things for you?
I also see your points, and what she could have done is still a work in progress, and the ones I have here may not have even worked. But at least she would have TRIED to do something. That's really all I'm saying here. I would rather her have tried and failed, ended up right back where she started, than have submitted right away and be handed all the solutions without trying to help herself first.
Well, she could have easily refused to do all of the chores. Only do enough for herself to live off of.
Similar to the above choice, she could have stopped being a walking doormat and only done some of the chores, still doing some that benefited the stepmother to be a nice person, but refusing to do ALL of them because she is not a servant nor a slave.
Had a nice chat with her stepmother. (probably wouldn't work, but everything is worth a shot. She didn't even try.)
She could have used that kindness that made people like her, and ASKED people for help at the very least.
But before Feyre was in said toxic situation, she saved everyone under the mountain. This is what I meant by people needing help now and then. She did the work, but needed help getting through the aftermath. That is where Rhys came in.
Cinderella is a good story, but you don't need to be a 'tough, strong warrior' to do something about a tough situation. Force isn't the only way out of things. But neither is sitting and waiting for someone to save you. She didn't even ask for the help she was given. It was just handed to her. There are people who actually can't do anything about their situation for whatever reason and do need help from others, and I hope they get that help. But Cinderella could have at least tried to do something, but she let everyone step all over her.
It is a good story because it shows that kindness will get you places (it helped people to like her and want to help her), but it is bad because it makes it seem like things will be handed to you in life. And young people usually see the second thing more than the first because they are wowed by the magic.
@LadyMidnight248 and @The Scorpio's Blade I assume she meant that Cinderella just stood there cleaning and being nice to people, and didn't help her own story go along that well. The fairy godmother and the prince did that stuff. And when she wrote Throne of Glass as a retelling of Cinderella, it was where the main character was bad ass and actually did something to make her own life better instead of waiting for someone to save her. Now don't get me wrong, I like Disney movies and think everyone needs help now and then, but I just think Cinderella didn't do much until someone else came to save her.
She didn't change her entire anatomy to Illyrian anatomy. Just the part where a child would be created/come out so, in the future, she could have children with Cassian without risking baby wings tearing her apart.
When she did that, though, there was something (believed to be the Mother) that prevented them from fully leaving. She still has some of the power left.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ACOWAR.
I don't believe she got siphons, unless I missed something in one of the books. I do remember, though, that Rhys doesn't have and can't even use siphons because his power isn't Illyrian. His High Fae abilities get in the way of the siphons doing any good. And if I remember right, it actually made things more difficult for him. So, I would assume that because Nesta doesn't have even a little bit of Illyrian blood in her, the siphons wouldn't work for her, either.
As for the fanart, I don't know why she has siphons in some of them. Maybe it is to show her Illyrian spirit (we see in ACOSF that they keep comparing her to Illyrians), or maybe it is to show her relationship with Cassian (probably less likely than the previous option).
(On a side note, it could be possible that they would work, because in ACOMAF it said that the siphons were to control the brute power of the Illyrians. If I remember correctly, it said that power was death or death related. After Nesta gets her power, it was guessed, then confirmed, that her power is death. So the similarities of the powers may have allowed her to use the siphons. But this is just speculation and could be wrong just because Nesta could control the power without the help of siphons. Or at least keep it at bay. Controlling it may be a bit of a stretch. Which could actually prove that siphons might be useful for her.)
The last part is a bit of a stream on consciousness, and I wrote things as I thought of them, so it isn't all that well thought out. At the end I offered information that could prove or disprove my theory so that you would have all the information (at least the stuff I remember). If anyone has thoughts on that last part, I'd love to hear them!
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14. Leave your Solstice gifts unattended
#3 is actually the home screen on my phone
10. Tell an Illyrian that they have an impressive wingspan. (ego would go through the roof)
(i started a Madja page and it's not very good, so if anyone wants to edit it, please do so.)
(@Nesta&Cassian4ever, have you played Madja before?)
(how are you?)
6. Make a bargain