From Wikipedia Picture Of The Day; August 23, 2013:

Lysimachia monelli is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrsinaceae, native to the Mediterranean region. Though commonly blue (hence the common name blue pimpernel), orange examples as pictured here also exist. The orange-colored flowers have a higher concentration of the pigment pelargonidin, while blue flowers have a higher concentration of malvidin. The example in the photo was found near El Perelló, Catalonia, Spain
Photograph: Hans Hillewaert

Beauty and the Beast: East by Edith Pattou; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George; Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley; Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge; Spirited by Nancy Holder; Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier; The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison; Stung by Bethany Wiggins; The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle; Beastly by Alex Flinn; Beauty by Robin McKinley; Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

The Little Mermaid: September Girls by Bennett Madison; Fathomless by Jackson Pearce; Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama; Midnight Pearls by Cameron Dokey; Mermaid: A Twist on a Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

Cinderella: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix; Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine; Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George; Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor; Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge; Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott; Cinder by Marissa Meyer; Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey; Ash by Malinda Lo

Rumpelstiltskin: A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce; Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli; The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn

The Frog Prince: Cloaked by Alex Flinn; Enchanted by Alethea Kontis; The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley; Water Song by Suzanne Weyn

The Snow Queen: Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce; Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey; Stork by Wendy Delsol

Little Red Riding Hood: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright; Scarlet by Marissa Meyer; The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly; Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce; Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié; Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

The Twelve Dancing Princesses: Entwined by Heather Dixon; The Phoenix Dance by Dia Calhoun; The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn; Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George; Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Hansel & Gretel: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce; Bewitching by Alex Flinn; Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Rapunzel: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth; Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett; Towering by Alex Flinn; Cress by Marissa Meyer; Golden by Cameron Dokey; Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Snow White: Beauty by Nancy Ohlin; Snow by Tracy Lynn; The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman; The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block; The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey; Nameless by Lili St. Crow; Fairest by Gail Carson Levine; Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan; Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Sleeping Beauty: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn; Briar Rose by Jane Yolen; Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey; Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay; The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson; Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley; Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross; A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

The Great Gatsby: Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman; Great by Sara Benincasa

Peter Pan: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson; The Child Thief by Brom; Wendy by Karen Wallace; Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Alice In Wonderland: Splintered by A.G. Howard; The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor; Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Frankenstein: Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron; Clay by David Almond
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein; Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill; This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

The Scarlet Pimpernel: Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike; Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Other: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige; The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd; Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd; Wild by Alex Mallory; The Hollow by Jessica Verday; Railsea by China Miéville

Robin Hood: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen; Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig; The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

Edgar Allan Poe: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin; The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Jane Austen: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund; Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman; The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik; The Espressologist by Kirstina Springer; The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik; Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg; Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler; Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Bronte Sisters: Dark Companion by Marta Acosta; Black Spring by Alison Croggon; Withering Tights by Louise Rennison; Catherine by April Lindner; Jane by April Lindner

Romeo and Juliet: Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors; Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub; Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer; Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay; Street Love by Walter Dean Myers; When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle; The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper

Hamlet: Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray; Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein; Something Rotten by Alan Gratz

MacBeth: Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney; Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes; Lady Macbeth’s Daughter by Lisa M. Klein

Twelfth Night: The Fool’s Girl by Celia Rees; Illyria by Elizabeth Hand

A Midsummer’s Night Dream: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev; A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison; Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Asian mythology: Eon by Alison Goodman; Prophecy by Ellen Oh; Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff; Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

Egyptian mythology: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan; Sphinx’s Princess by Esther Friesner; Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter; The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White; Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer

Norse mythology: Frost by Wendy Delsol; Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson; The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

Greek/Roman mythology: Quicksilver by Stephanie Spinner; Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout; Oh My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs; Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs; The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; Ithaka by Adele Geras; Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Hades and Persephone mythology: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter; Everneath by Brodi Ashton; Abandon by Meg Cabot; Solstice by PJ Hoover; Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman; Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Cupid/Psyche mythology: Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block; Destined by Jessie Harrell

Helen of Troy: Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner; Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini; Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney


So I wanted to give a friend the ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ greeting card from Easy A, which Emma Stone’s character receives in the movie. However it’s not a card that actually exists. And I don’t want to live in a world where the greeting card from Easy A doesn’t exist. So here it is, recreated in its full musical glory. The only change I made was to remove the granddaughter text on the front, making it suitable for any occasion. I will put some up in my Etsy store for anyone who would like one.


Original Scene:

they'll never bring us down: a mix for those days when you just want to rebel and smash the system

I’m Not That Guy (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) || Rent (Rent) || Totally Fucked (Spring Awakening) || Revolting Children (Matilda) || Defying Gravity (Wicked) || Reefer Madness (Reefer Madness) || Look Down/Beggars (Les Miserables) || The World Will Know (Newsies) || Madame Guillotine (The Scarlet Pimpernel) || Be Prepared (Lion King) || I’m So That Guy (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson)

he seeks it here, he seeks it there
the Horseman seeks it everywhere



Nicole Beharie as Parisian cop Arielle Moulin, the French Abby Mills.

Oona Chaplin as Marguerite St. Just, THE CLEVEREST WOMAN IN EUROPE, valiant revolutionary in the good fight against DEMONIC MONARCHIST EVIL, who grew disillusioned when it seemed like HEAD-CHOPPING EVIL was triumphing over the ideals she cherished and fled the country, abandoning her responsibilities.  Her penalty: sleep through 230 years and wake up in the modern era to FINISH THE FIGHT SHE BEGAN.  Her mission: fight supernatural crime with Arielle to build their mysterical evil-fighting soulbond, do everything possible to prevent the Apocalypse, and dress in as much avant-garde modern fashion as humanly possible.

Lyndie Greenwood as Arielle’s sister Juliette Moulin, this time billed as a regular from the start, because I said so.

William Beck as Percy Blakeney, Marguerite’s husband, secretly a member of a witch coven known as the LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Eventually banished to Purgatory as leverage against Marguerite, where he has spent the last 230 years really dedicated to playing the harmless buffoon and keeping his identity secret from EVIL.  As a result, he can only communicate dire warnings to his beloved Marguerite or her new partner through ANNOYINGLY OBTUSE BAD JOKES or CHEERFULLY TERRIBLE DOGGEREL VERSE.

Alexander Siddig as Edgard Elmahdi, French-Sudanese police captain and Arielle’s boss, who is NOT IN FAVOR of supernatural shenanigans taking over the major Parisian metropolis and spends most of his time really irritated with a.) the universe, b.) Marguerite, c.) Percy’s awful doggerel verse as relayed by Marguerite, or d.) ALL OF THE ABOVE.


Orlando Jones as General Alex Dumas, illustrious revolutionary general, SECRET COMMANDER in the battle against the forces of evil and the apocalypse, DEAR FRIEND AND LEADER of the evil-fighting efforts of Marguerite St. Just … and, of course, in a huge backstory reveal, ARIELLE AND JULIETTE’S ANCESTOR.

Other key points about this show: even though it’s French, everyone speaks with British accents. The Eiffel Tower is metaphysically significant even though it wasn’t built until a hundred years after the revolution. There’s an episode in which Zombie Ben Franklin guest stars. There are important secret codes hidden in The Count of Monte Cristo and a treasure map written in invisible ink on the back of the Déclaration des Droits de l’homme et du citoyen. 

HEADS WILL ROLL.  And did roll.  And will roll again.  Probably.