some Marius, Sybelle and Benji meta

moral-cipher:

OKAY SO.

I’ve always found Marius’ complete ideological 180 at the end of TVA (and presumably carrying over into his foul mood in BaG) really confusing. But rereading bits of QotD it occurred to me that Marius’ speech to Armand explaining his loss of faith has a lot of similarities with Akasha’s speech when explaining why humanity is inherently evil and overdue for a cull. 

I’ve already talked about this with a few of you guys but i-want-my-iwtv thought I should still make a proper post with quotes and things, so here goes.

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alessfm:

Anne Rice’s 【Vampire Chronicles】Vampire Armand
photographer: Torati

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Armand – Amaberius 

hellothisisyourlocalchair:

Inktober day 18: a rare pair
I’ve always imagined that Sybelle and Antoine would get along great, and they’d be cute together, anyways. Imagine them just talking the night away about the piano? And maybe Antoine would play his violin for Sybelle, or they’d play together and fill the chateau with beautiful music 🎶

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VAMPIRE CHRONICLES WORK DOODLES. Something to do when I don’t feel like talking during lunch lol.
1. Armand and Daniel with morning coffee.
2. Sybelle and Armand (lil papa Armand)
3. Louis, concerned.
4. Lestat with a puppy, inspired by the adorable puppy drabble by @monstersinthecosmos
5. Armand taking Louis on a flight.
6. What we’ve all been waiting for. Armand and Lestat finally bury the hatchet.

Handsome Prince, How do you really feel about Sybelle, is she really as eccentric as described in the books? I feel she is a shy, misunderstood young woman.

♛My first impression of Sybelle was her waking me from my slumber with her passionate renditions of the Appassionata. I might have awoken then without it, but I can’t help but feel that her music was necessary; it pulled me, those fierce notes the only thing that penetrated the thick darkness where I was. I still ask her to play it now and then, and it reminds me of that rescue, whether intentional or not on her part. 

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[X Ramón Nuñez @Ramon_N90 #viaCurioos]

I have not had the pleasure to get to know Sybelle as much as I’d like to. She is not much for conversation. She’ll converse with music, and I have played duets with her, on guitar along with her. 

Eccentric… Who’s not eccentric in our coven? *laughs* Who’s not misunderstood? I will say that she’s not as concerned by her surroundings as you might think she would be, she likes it when Armand or Benji tie her hair back for her, even though she is capable of doing so herself. She seems to carry an old soul and a child’s enthusiasm at the same time; she can be thrilled by little things like playing Tetris on an old Gameboy, and yet, she asks for very little outside of her piano, and her privacy. She has few possessions… keeps her jewelry in plastic bags in a shoe box! Benji’s idea, as the necklaces would tangle otherwise.

I am learning more about Sybelle with every interaction. One thing is for sure, she makes a fine addition to our coven, and I am glad to have her with us.

[^//ooc: Just try and tell me that Valentina Lisitsa isn’t basically Sybelle, just look at her! She’s just older.]

//ooc: So, Sybelle! A rare one for ppl to ask about and rarely chosen for RP. I remember there was @sybelle-the-appassionata, but it looks like they’re pword protected and/or on hiatus. There was also @play-the-appassionata, looks inactive now, but their archive might have smtg for you! Antoine RPer @antoineandthepiano may have thoughts re: Sybelle for you.

For more on Sybelle, try my #sybelle and #the vampire sybelle tags. There’s a little fanart, cosplay, some meta by other ppl, some mentions of Benji (since he’s kind of part of her package deal!) and spoilers.

what are your thoughts about sybelle? I just finished VA and I don’t know what to think. I just know I don’t quite like her nor benji (but I already see the post about him…) so I wanted to know what do ya think about her?? I love your blog btw it’s amazing and you’re a sweetie! <3

Merci beaucoup what a lovely thing to say! *u*

So, Sybelle! A rare one for ppl to ask about and rarely chosen for RP. I remember there was @sybelle-the-appassionata, but it looks like they’re on hiatus. There was also @play-the-appassionata, looks inactive now, but their archive might have smtg for you!

I don’t really have positive or negative feelings towards her, but in light of later canon, she’s become more solid, more believable, and I do hope AR develops her some more. There’s more to Sybelle than being ANOTHER beautiful blonde woman-child, and having a name of Greek derivation; Sybelle means “prophetess, oracle.” Does she foresee things in canon? Not so much, IIRC, but maybe that has yet to happen.

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^While I was thinking about your ask these last few days, I saw this Visual Development from Tangled by Claire Keane

[X] and thought WOW SYBELLE.

In fact I think the comparison is more than reasonable; Sybelle also seemed isolated in a tower, and further isolated herself with her obsession with the piano, specifically, Beethoven’s Appassionata

We have Sybelle to thank for waking Lestat from his coma, so I set my alarm to one of the stronger sections of the Appassionata,

you really cannot ignore it or shut it out, and it’s NOT the most pleasant thing to wake up to. It works though, it really works. IT COULD WAKE THE DEAD. I had to change it after a few weeks, but try it!

Just try and tell me that Valentina Lisitsa isn’t basically Sybelle, just look at her! She’s just older.

For more on Sybelle, try my #sybelle and #the vampire sybelle tags. There’s a little fanart, cosplay, some meta by other ppl, some mentions of Benji (since he’s kind of part of her package deal!) and spoilers.