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Diabolik Lovers Yankee Candle Scent Headcanons (wut):

So a friend and I got really bored at the mall and started trying to find scents that fit the boys. The clerks probably thought we were fucking crazy, but it was FOR SCIENCE! (ノ・∀・)ノ

[[Also, we didn’t do the Tsukinamis because neither of us have gotten to play Dark Fate yet, so yeah… Sorry about that. <<;;]]  

Ayato: Almond and Cherry. Basically Amaretto, tbh. A bit sweet and overbearing.

Laito: Honey & Spice. A bit self-explanatory. Predominantly sweet with spicy undertones.

Kanato: Summer scoop. It’s berry ice cream. A bit of a no-brainer, really.

Reiji: Midsummer’s Night. Sharp and stronger earthy tones – a woodsy musk.

Subaru: Stargaze. A little strong at first, then sweet. Also musky.

Shuu: Soft Blanket. It was a toss-up between this and Clean Cotton, but the latter was soapier and this assumes that Shuu takes regular (and proper) baths (I still love you bby ♥).

Ruki: After Dark. This was another toss up – Black Coconut also fit him pretty well, but it was a bit too sweet/tropical (go figure). Another muskier scent.

Yuma: Sage & Citrus. It was too easy. Earthy and sweet, or a Chypre, if you’re familiar with perfume types.

Kou: Margarita Time. Citrusy with a bit of a bite. We were pretty confident about this one.

Azusa: Tea time. Sweet, but not overbearingly so.

But yeah – the next time you pop on over to Yankee Candle, check these out and let us know what you think! Do these scents fit the boys?

Strange Magic (2015)
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“Strange Magicâ€&#157; is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,â€&#157; with popular songs from the past six decades used to help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

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Release Date : 2015-01-23
Casts : Kristin Chenoweth, Elijah Kelley, Peter Stormare, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Maya Rudolph, Meredith Anne Bull, Bob Einstein, Evan Rachel Wood
Duration : 90 minutes runtime
Rating : 7.3

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anonymous asked:

what's so great about Midsummer?

Are you guys rant-baiting me? Seriously, is that what’s happening here? Because honestly you cannot ask me a question like that and not expect a rant, especially when I started drinking like two hours ago. 

So in much the same way that Romeo and Juliet is not just about a couple of dumbass teenagers topping themselves, Midsummer is not just about a bunch of fairies fucking around in the woods. (Although there is a lot of that, and that’s partly why it’s so glorious.)

Midsummer starts in Athens a few days before the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta–and yes, this is the same Theseus that killed the Minotaur, hump-and-dumped Ariande, and then caused Aegeus to commit suicide because he FORGOT TO PUT THE RIGHT FUCKING SAILS UP. But that’s not importnat, what is important is that right from the start we have Shakespeare + Greek mythology which obviously = the most awesome literary sandwich EVER. But this whole Theseus/Hippolyta thing is thematically important too, because Hippolyta was Queen of the Amazons, and Shakespeare is giving us a hint that this play is going to be about female empowerment and the collision of nature and civilization right from the start. That’s called forefuckingshadowing, ladies and groundlings.

Then we have the lovers: Helena, who wants to marry Demetrius, who wants to marry Hermia, who wants to marry Lysander. Inconvenient, but hey, we all went to high school and we know how this shit goes. It’s made more complicated by the fact that Hermia’s father, Egeus, who is an absolute asshat, refuses to let his daughter marry Lysander without ever offering a real reason except that he has some kind of weird paternal hard-on for Demetrius. The upshot of this nutfuckery is that Hermia has the options of marrying Demetrius against her wishes or becoming a nun, which are pretty fucking shitty options. So what does she do? She says fucking NEITHER because she’s not an idiot and plots to run away with Lysander. 

MEANWHILE IN THE WOODS: Titania and Oberon (the king and queen of the fairies, respectively) are having a lovers’ tiff of epic proportions–like, their discord is so powerful it’s literally fucking up the weather and the seasons–over a changeling boy Titania is rearing on behalf on a friend who died. Oberon wants the boy for his entourage, or so he says, but it’s really kind of obvious that he’s just jealous of how much attention Titania is lavishing on it. Titania justifiably tells him to grow the fuck up, get over it, and come party with her, but he decides he’d rather pout about it and they go their separate ways. 

Back to the lovers: Hermia and Lysander set off through the forest, pursued (unbeknownst to them) by Demetrius, who wants to stop them eloping, and Helena, who just wants to bang Demetrius. And this is where shit gets really dark. People like to pretend this play is light and fluffy like cotton fucking candy, but you’d better back the fuck up with that assumption, because man, are you wrong. Demetrius gets fed up with Helena (who is in the middle of telling him to beat her like dog, can you say desperate), and literally threatens to rape her if she doesn’t stop following him. NOT SO FLUFFY NOW, IS IT? At any rate, all of the lovers eventually get tired and decide to lie down and sleep, because that’s what you do when you’re lost in an unfamiliar enchanted forest in the middle of the fucking night. I don’t know. 

Okay, so at the same time that all of this shit is going on (Did I not tell you this play was not fucking simple?) there are also a bunch of bumbling actors rehearsing in the forest for a scene they want to play at Theseus’ wedding. Among them is a guy called Nick Bottom, who is the biggest fucking blowhard of all time. But we’ll come back to him. 

Oberon and his little minion Puck hatch a plan–in a series of mind-blowingly beautiful monologues full of mermaids and rainbows and shit–to find a magical flower, which when you squeeze it into someone’s eyes while they’re asleep, causes them to fall in love with whatever they first see when they wake up. The Fairy King FUCKING ROOFIES HIS SLEEPING WIFE (say it with me: dark dark dark), and then takes pity on Helena and instructs Puck to love-blast Demetrius so he’ll fall in love with her when he wakes up, but Puck gives the potion to THE WRONG FUCKING DUDE (i.e., Lysander). You can see where this is going. Anyway, Puck doesn’t realize this, but he does stumble upon the players and is inspired to bewitch Nick Bottom so he comes out for his entrance with the head of a fucking donkey like a fucking shitty Animorph. Naturally this is the first thing Titania sees when she wakes up. Chaos ensues. The lovers have a massive, hilarious fight in Three-One while the regal Fairy Queen is busy not-so-regally seducing a donkey, and in the meantime Puck and Oberon are scrambling around like mad trying to fix what they fucked up. It’s fucking ludicrous but it is also gut-bustingly funny. 

But why is this play important? Aside from the frankly underrated quality that it’s wildly entertaining and has been wildly entertaining for like 500 years (no small fucking feat), it’s actually a really empowering play for women. It may not sound like it from the summary I just gave you, but bear with me. The women in this play are subversive as hell. They do whatever the fuck they want, regardless of what the men have to say about it. Hermia refuses to listen to her dad and the Duke, and just fucks off out of Athens to marry the man she loves. Titania basically tells Oberon to bite her when he tries to force her to give up the changeling. At the end of the play, Hippolyta tells Theseus to calm his fucking tits and let the lovers do what they want and he listens. And even Helena, who is possibly the most submissive female in the troupe, has some strong moments. She berates Lysander and Demetrius for mocking her, and resists the advances of the man whom she’s loved desperately since the start of the play because she doesn’t believe he’s sincere. That’s what is fucking up. 

Of course, you can argue that all of these women (Hippolyta excepted) are pretty heavily manipulated by Oberon. And that’s true. But that doesn’t change the fact that this play is a huge win for the female characters. At the end, they all have exactly what they want–except Titania, because she does lose the kid. But it’s not over–she tells Oberon that he has to explain how the events of the night all came about, and if you think she’s going to take it all quietly, I call BULLSHIT. (When I was in this and played Titania, we actually did a really interesting thing where at the end when she and Oberon are ‘making up’–read: making out–I actually pulled the flower out of his pocket and let him know he wasn’t fooling me. There was one hilarious night where we were like rolling around on the ground and Oberon kept smacking my hand out of his pants and I couldn’t figure out why until I finally realized I was grabbing the wrong flower, and that’s actually not a euphemism.) But the point is, fucking girl power. 

Anyway, there’s a lot more. Like I said, there’s a lot of stuff about the collision of nature and civilization. The lovers lose their minds in the woods, and Bottom become half wild animal. Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, is now the queen of Athens and is overruling the king. Shakespeare’s making some very interesting statements about the power of Man and men against Nature and women (note: interesting alignments). Sometimes it’s easy for that stuff to get lost in the hilarity of a dude with a fucking donkey head and fairy orgies and a guy dressed as a fucking talking wall, but it’s there. Midsummer is the best kind of comedy, because it’s deep at the same time that it’s funny as fuck. 

Also, did I mention? This play is fucking sexy. Oberon and Titania are about an inch away from writhing hate sex at all times, and the lovers aren’t much more restrained. If you want to do some steamy Shakespeare, this is a great place to start. (And if you want to have to rinse your eyeballs in bleach later tonight, there’s also a porno called A Midsummer Night’s Cream, wherein, believe it or not, you can actually see and hear the entire play performed by real life friggin’ porn stars. I shit you not.)

So that. That’s just a little taste of what’s so great about Midsummer. 

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“I don’t remember all of this from my childhood, but my mom tells me I was always an eccentric type of character. The first acting thing I remember is that I did a play in school called A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespeare play. I played Oberon. I remember walking on stage for the first time and seeing the audience look at me, and me looking out at them. Just seeing everyone’s faces along with the silence, that’s when I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. So the first gig I did was through school.”

this lovely lady reached out to me via IG and after reading her story i knew i wanted to help! please share the word and help this young queen reach her goal. even if you only have a dollar to give, anything will help. 

her message to me:

My name is Tyleah Hawkins and I am a recent Howard University graduate, broadcast journalism major, theater arts minor from Philadelphia, PA.
I am emailing you because your Instagram page inspires me and empowers people. That is what I hope to do, move forward and empower people with my gifts. God has placed an opportunity on my heart that has been a faith walk from the start and I am still walking on faith to complete but I know this work must be done. 


I was accepted into the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford summer conservatory program in association with Yale School of Drama. I am the only non-actingmajor to be accepted and I am one of the very few women of color to be offered this opportunity. I am trying to raise money to go because I was unable to receive grants through the program and had issues getting funding from theatre programs because I was a non-acting major. This is a wonderful opportunity that I do not want to allow to pass me by. 


My initial form of payment fell through and the rest of the money is due May 15th. I am reaching out to the program to see if there would allow an extension in order to give me time to raise the rest of the money. 


I really would like your help in promoting my GoFundMe account for this endeavor. I still have a balance of 3,000 dollars that needs to be paid to the company ASAP. 

If you could please share my link, www.GoFundMe.com/TyleahTakesBADA


I have to do this for the ancestors, for everyone who has fought and died to have someone like me, a young African American woman who’s mother is still living just below the poverty line yet is sitting here blessed enough to be offered the opportunity to study at Oxford. 

I was unable to major in this while in undergrad but this is truly my dream come true. I have an initiative to give back through starting my company which will help young black students study abroad. This step in my personal life is a step in the forward movement for our entire community. 


Thank you for your time!
Yours Truly,
Tyleah Hawkins

in kindergarten a boy kicked me in the face on the playground and I hated him for years and years bc he never apologized and we were in the same class in 6th grade and we had to play the king and queen of the fairies in a Midsummer Nights Dream and I loved it only bc of the fact that he was embarrassed and hated it and he went across town for high school and when we graduated he was like “oh man Vicky it’s been so long I had such a rude crush on you when we were little kids haha” and I was just like “hey asshole you kicked me in the fucking face and I still hate you”

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“So we grow together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition;
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem;
So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart;”
  -  Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Strange Magic Full Movie

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➵ Strange Magic Movie Storyline
“Strange Magicâ€&#157; is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,â€&#157; with popular songs from the past six decades used to help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

↠ Strange Magic Movie Detail
Release Date : 2015-01-23
Casts : Kristin Chenoweth, Elijah Kelley, Peter Stormare, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Maya Rudolph, Meredith Anne Bull, Bob Einstein, Evan Rachel Wood
Duration : 90 minutes runtime
Rating : 7.3

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