Simply_Hiraeth

Hi everyone! 
          	
          	I would just like to send a reminder of a few things: 
          	
          	1) The Flying Thieves series will be coming off Wattpad on June 15th. 
          	
          	2) ALL of my work (The Flying Thieves included) will remain up on Tapas. This site is free (I know some books you have to pay for, but mine are completely free) and it is pretty similar to Wattpad. 
          	
          	3) I appreciate everyone who has reached out and told me how much ATCF means to them. That really makes my heart smile. Although I'm sad sometimes that it's coming off Wattpad, I know this is what I have to do, and I will make sure you can still read it on Tapas. 
          	
          	4) The Viper and The Vasser will continue to be updated here on Wattpad! Also, Dagger and Cloak will remain up. 
          	
          	Thank you! <3

Simply_Hiraeth

Hi everyone! 
          
          I would just like to send a reminder of a few things: 
          
          1) The Flying Thieves series will be coming off Wattpad on June 15th. 
          
          2) ALL of my work (The Flying Thieves included) will remain up on Tapas. This site is free (I know some books you have to pay for, but mine are completely free) and it is pretty similar to Wattpad. 
          
          3) I appreciate everyone who has reached out and told me how much ATCF means to them. That really makes my heart smile. Although I'm sad sometimes that it's coming off Wattpad, I know this is what I have to do, and I will make sure you can still read it on Tapas. 
          
          4) The Viper and The Vasser will continue to be updated here on Wattpad! Also, Dagger and Cloak will remain up. 
          
          Thank you! <3

choco_heron

I’d just like to say that I’ve been enjoying As The Crow Flies a lot and will never hesitate to say that it’s bound to be my favorite book on this site, which is sort of depressing since I only got to it before hearing about its removal.
          
          Abner and Crow are wonderful characters with heartfelt and comedic exchanges that make me laugh and sympathise with them. They feel so real compared to other characters I’ve had to go on a journey on for the sake of an interesting plot. 
          
          So far it’s been an amazing book and I’m barely a quarter in! 
          
          I hope I manage to read the entire duology whenever online school isn’t taking up my time, because it makes my time in quarantine much more enjoyable, before it gets taken down. 
          
          Thank you for getting me back into the fantasy genre (it got stale after several books online and off). You’ve crafted such an amazing tale I can clearly see the passion and dedication in that I can hopefully obtain one day. 
          
          —R.M.R. 
          

Simply_Hiraeth

@choco_heron Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you've been enjoying ATCF! If you don't manage to finish the duology by the 15th, it will still be up on Tapas, which is another free site similar to Wattpad. All my works will be up there. I'm so glad ATCF has reignited your love for fantasy, and I truly thank you for reading! <3
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Simply_Hiraeth

Here are some links that you can visit to show your support. Remember, silent support is not support. If you cannot afford a donation (even one dollar will help, but still, some cannot afford that) then please share and spread the word. That is completely free. 
          
          These resources will help us educate ourselves. I'm putting together a list of more places for petitions and donations, which I will hopefully have up very soon. Thank you. 
          
          Text FLOYD to 55156
          
          
           ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES
          https://www.goodgoodgood.co/anti-raci...
          
          5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION (FOR ALL NON-BLACK PEOPLE)
          https://www.instagram.com/p/CAx4-8GpH...
          
          75 THINGS WHITE PEOPLE CAN DO FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
          https://medium.com/equality-includes-...
          
          A GUIDE TO WHITE PRIVILEGE
          https://www.instagram.com/p/CAY3zsrHS...
          
          OVER AND COVERT WHITE SUPREMACY
          https://www.instagram.com/p/CAq9_0uJa...

Simply_Hiraeth

Hi everyone. 
          
          I've been taking these time to be active on my other social media to speak up with what is happening in the world right now, and specifically in my home country. I realized that I also had to share this message here on Wattpad. I have a platform of 963 people. I need to say something. 
          
          I am not black. I am a privileged white woman. I recognize that privilege. Instead of being uncomfortable with it, I have pushed that aside and realize that with this privilege, I must speak up and I must, must, must do something. 
          
          I will never, ever understand what it means to be black. I will never understand the struggles of being black, but I will help. I will never understand the pain and injustice that my black friends go through, but I will do everything in my power to stand up and speak out and use my privilege to make a change. 
          
          No matter where you are, please, share. Please speak up. 
          
          This is not the time to sit idly by. If you think that this is not your problem, then you are the problem. Share. Protest. Speak up. Donate. Educate yourself. I will post several links i my next message that lead to different places you can donate or educate yourself or make your voice heard. 
          
          Please know that this is always a safe space, on my page. I love you all so, so much, and if you ever need to talk, I am here to listen. It is my turn to listen. I am going to do everything within my power to help. I will not be silent. This is the time for change. Please stand with me, and my fellow Americans, and people all around the world, and help. 
          
          Be safe. 
          
          Be angry. Be active. Be aware.
          
          I love you all. 
          
          -Lev

priscavicky

@Simply_Hiraeth 
            Love you too honey 
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harani_smiles

I wish to thank you for writing this book. You are a really good author. I feel that your writing are most unique as they promote gay relationships and that's a pretty brave thing to do. I really love all of your characters in the book. Apollonia was one of the best characters you have ever written. It is true that she is flawed but she isn't a whore. She is a woman who believed that the Librarian was cruel based on rumors people spoke to her. It showed her ignorance but she always had a good heart and wanted the best for her children. Especially with Crow. She never wanted him to know anything about the Underland  to protect him.  
          
          Caris is a character that is adventurous and believes in fulfilling her dreams. I think the only downer was that she didn't like Abner very much.
          
          The Librarian is the most fun character. I liked it when she and Crow argue or have sword-fighting sessions.  I believe that she's a significant character  who has been separated from her love for many years and finds him in the end. They are both polar opposites and it shows that love is so powerful and has no boundaries.
          
          It's sad that you are taking away your books but I respect your decision. I am thrilled to read The Viper and The Vasser and am looking forward to all of your updates. I'm one of your biggest fans! ❤❤❤

harani_smiles

You are most welcome! Thanks for letting me know about Tapas! I wish to reread your books again.
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Simply_Hiraeth

@harani_smiles This comment truly, truly made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words and your understanding of these characters. I appreciate it beyond words. My books will still be up on Tapas, for free, if you ever wish to check out that site. (it's pretty cool.) I can't thank you enough <3
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Simply_Hiraeth

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If I had a dollar for every time Apollonia was called a whore, every time Caris was called a bitch, and the Librarian was called a harpy, I'd be a very rich woman.
          
          I've spoken on this issue a few times. I have nothing more to say on it. (Well, I have lots more, but I'm just so tired) I always try to go in and delete these comments, as soon as I see them. 
          
          It's fine not to like them. They do bad things and make mistakes, but I've given them depth and personality. Some folks love their men sassy, but cannot stand it when women have their own. A man sleeps with a married woman in an attempt to win her back, she is called whore and he is called hero. (Hint, they both fucked up. Cheating is very bad. Seducing married people is also very bad.)
          
          Some people just refuse to understand the work that has gone into these women and just chalk it up to them being "evil whores and witches", and my oh my, it hurts. 
          
          The books won't be up for too much longer, but if you're reading and see a comment being rude and hateful in an unnecessary way, please let me know. I'll take it down, so no one else can be influenced or hurt by it. 
          
          Thank you. ❤

RektStar

@Simply_Hiraeth Thank you, and of course! You deserve the best, and I'm so sorry to hear that people have been calling you names, too. 
            
            And thank you, @Anonymousmlpfan, too!
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Simply_Hiraeth

@Anonymousmlpfan I'm so glad you haven't come across the comments, I try to delete them as quickly as possible. I don't want anyone else being upset or hurt by their ignorance. Men get so many passes (in life and as characters), and especially with a 75% female readership, I'm astounded at the misogyny I see for my women. Thank you so much for reaching out, your words mean a lot. <3
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Simply_Hiraeth

@RektStar You are so well spoken. (Well, written.) I absolutely appreciate every point that you've brought up and it is truly wonderful to see that someone understands the point of my characters, that their flaws are recognized and appreciated. You've illustrated perfectly the imbalance of male and female character perception and I really appreciate you taking the time to write this message. :)
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