• James:Snape sabotaged my potion just to get back at me. If he wants to play that game, I'm more than willing.
  • Lily:But that's the reaction he's expecting. You do something back, he does something, and pretty soon it's just about who can be more childish.
  • James:Me! I can!
  • Lily:I'm sure. But don't!

I’m so sorry for those of you who are convinced you aren’t as beautiful as others just because you’re used to seeing the done up, filtered, edited, posing pictures of others. while we are all beautiful that way, we are also so beautiful waking up in the morning after a restless night, crawling into bed when it feels like you wouldn’t make it, wiping tears or sweat from your broken-out face, or just stepping out of the first shower you’ve had in a few days. let your natural beauty shine, don’t be afraid of the limits insecurities set on us. you are breathtakingly gorgeous.
@lord–swoledemort @e-leri

okay but imagine Sherlock not having had the time to get his hair cut in a while because he’s been so wrapped up in a case, and John coming home one day to see Sherlock’s got his hair pulled back into a messy bun with his shirt sleeves rolled up while he’s working because his hair kept getting in his face and he just looks so good John has to lean against the doorframe to keep upright

Shadowhunters hate

My head is starting to hurt from all the unbelievable things I have read from people hating the show or a certain aspect of it.

People have problem with Clary being whiny. They actually mind that she gets all distraught after she loses hope or finds out that her friend is dead. Like, how would you act? “she gets all faint” What? Of course she does! Just think about every single bad thing that happened to her and that she found out in a matter of days. I think she is being rather strong, on the contrary.

Then, and I just can’t with this anymore, people slut-shaming Izzy. I have had discussions right and left, but it would be better for my nerves if I had talked to my shoes and just as successful. Sluts don’t exist! It’s a word invented for shaming women who look how they want and sleep with whom they want and however much they want. I saw NOT ONE person complaining because the boys had their shirts off. Oh, and there are actually people complaining about her being friendly to Clary. Yes, it’s true. They would rather have women stereotypically judging one another.

Oh, boy, and people calling Alec a coward because he broke the bond, I just CAN’T. He was so scared! You don’t understand what it’s like to keep that kind of secret from everyone. Think about it! Being gay is illegal for Shadowhunters, being in love with your parabatai also! He is scared that he is going to lose and hurt everyone he loves if they find out. He was not ready to be outed. He was hiding that part of himself for so long only to have it hit him in the face in front of the ones he was hiding it from! This is so SYMBOLIC. You obviously have no idea what it’s like to be in a similar situation. When your parent gets interested in you being so defensive of LGBT community and asks you a question (with an obvious intention) and you realize and literally stop breathing. You freeze. You just try to run away. Which is exactly what he did. And the way he looked afterwards. like he hates himself. Stop attacking Alec. There are so many young people who will find themselves in Alec or maybe already do and trough him they will learn that there really isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

Lastly, people complaining because Jace is not enough of an asshole. That is right, people. And there are so many! I don’t even know what to say about that.

So, this is for you who love this show and want to protect these characters and actors. Because we know how disgusting people are, actually sending them hate and leaving some atrocious comments where they can see them. Whenever you see a bad comment or post or tweet, make a positive one! Let’s fight this. I’m not saying fight them, just spread more positivity than you see negativity. Eventually, they will be practically invisible and I can’t wait for that to happen.

Desperado: pt1

Ok. So this is the real first chapter. Some of this may seem very familiar if you’ve ever seen Eve’s Bayou (one of my favorite movies). Yes, it’s the same character.

Read the prelude here: Desperado: Now


They’d been drinking.

Arguing and drinking. It seemed that without the elder Mills sister, that’s all Jenny and Crane were good for. They hadn’t had any leads on how to find Abbie in months and they hadn’t heard from her. No contact through prophetic dreams, no actual contact through the mirrors, and no dropped hints on her whereabouts. Pandora and the Hidden One had been unusually quiet as well.

To Jenny, Ichabod had become too reckless in his search for answers. To Ichabod, Jenny and Joe didn’t seem quite concerned enough- too unwilling to take risks to find her. In the middle was Joe, who had no clue where to start unraveling the mystery of Abbie’s whereabouts. All of his suggestions were shot down by both parties. In their desperation, both of them had abandoned the luxury of kindness and understanding. Hurt had made them hard, abrasive shells.

He heard Jenny sigh, apparently out of fight for now.

“I may have a lead.”  

“Please, Miss Jenny. Do tell. Is it yet another useless trinket?” Crane said, knocking back another swig from his personal bottle of cheap whiskey.

Jenny didn’t look up, didn’t fall for the bait that he cast forth. “A conjurer.” She risked a peek up at him to find that she had his full attention. “I put out some feelers a few weeks ago. No one wants to touch it. None of them want to hazard bringing a life back from the underworld-and for good reason. But I’ve heard whispers of one conjure woman who might be willing.”

“So, what are we waiting for then? Why have you taken so long to tell me about this ‘conjure woman’?” Crane asked, his voice tinged with that same frayed desperation that so often framed his accusations of her.

“Because I’ve heard that it’s not worth the cost. Her fortunes and remedies don’t usually come to fruition in the ways her patrons expect. I was told that only the truly desperate find their way to her.”

“Would that not describe our current situation?”

“Crane, Abbie would say that there’s always another way. I have a really bad feeling about Elzora.”

“Well Abbie isn’t here right now, is she? And if this Elzora holds the key to getting her back, I think we should at the very least see what she has to offer.”

They had flown coach to New Orleans, and then chartered a smaller plane to the swamplands to find the woman they sought. It hadn’t taken much asking around to find her, with the smooth brown skin of her face painted white and her greying hair covered in a bright scarf. She advertised fortunes told for a dollar, but upon seeing them- upon seeing Ichabod, she hurriedly closed up her tent. Not to be ignored, Crane rushed the tent to find her waiting in a folding chair, seemingly for him to sit across from her.

“I know what you seek, Chosen One.” She said in her thick Creole-tinged accent.

“You know who I am? Why I’ve come?” Ichabod asked, leaning forward.

“The spirits tell me many things. You wish to communicate with your love who has crossed over.” He didn’t answer, so she continued. “I can help you, but know the cost will be great, Chosen One.”

“We… we have brought money. We have brought artifacts. Talismans. We can pay.”

Elzora turned her head slightly sideways as if listening in the silence that had grown between them. Then she laughed. She cackled until tears fell from her eyes leaving streaks of brown in the spotty white paint, and leaving Ichabod more than a bit unnerved. Once her laughter subsided, she spoke again. “No payment is required of you, Witness, but your current path will cost you dearly.” Her terrifying laugh hidden just below the surface of her words. There was a perverse joy to her warning. “And even still, you are willing assume the risk.”

He leaned close to her. His voice hushed so that the others, who were undoubtedly listening outside of the tent wouldn’t hear. He had promised that this trip would be to see what the woman had to offer. Not to make any deals unless she had something good. This promise he had no intention of keeping.

“I am. I need her.”

“Very well. Come.”

The team had followed her to a small secluded shack where she instructed them to wait outside.

“Crane, I really don’t like this. She’s willing to give you something- for free at that- that will let you see Abbie? This sounds shady as fuck.”

“How can it be any worse than what we’ve been doing for the past 3 months?”

“Crane it could be way worse! Do you even hear yourself?”

Joe stepped in to back up Jenny’s opinion but Crane had stopped listening. Elzora had come back to the door.

Jenny and Joe helped tie him to the chair.  He left them with no choice, determined to see this through. The woman, her face now clean, brought him a mixture and told him to drink. After, he could feel his eyes close and his body convulse. He could hear Jenny yelling and Elzora laughing. Then, nothing.

When he opened his eyes, she was staring at him. Her beautiful eyes wide in alarm.

“Crane, what are you doing here?”

He was laying on a bed, soft and warm, but he could only guess at that by the way it looked. He could feel nothing. She moved to brush his hair from his forehead but her hand passed through him.

“Why can’t I touch you?”

“Abigail.” It seemed that was all he could say. She had so many questions but all he could say was her name. When he finally was out of his stupor, he was next to come to grips with the fact that they could not touch. So they talked. He cried, she smiled gently at him, but they never stopped talking. She was sad at what had occurred in the time that had passed since the incident with the Shard, but through it all, she was happy to see him. She began to tell him all that had occurred and her quick rise to power, but her voice began to fade. When he could no longer hear her, his vision began to blur and, quite suddenly, he was back in the shack with Elzora, Jenny and Joe. Elzora was laughing, but Jenny was crying, her hands on his face.

“Crane, you’ve been out for hours!” He wasn’t listening.

“No, no…. I wasn’t done. We weren’t done. No!”  He looked at Elzora as Joe loosened the ties that bound him to the chair. “Give me more. I have to go back. Why couldn’t I touch her? How am I supposed to get her back if I can’t touch her?”

“Witness, you asked to find her. Not to bring her back.”

“You are one sick fuck, lady. I should beat your ass right now.” Jenny cursed, but the older woman just took another drag of her cigarette. Ichabod stumbled out of the house and didn’t say a word when Jenny and Joe prodded him later. He stayed silent the entire flight home.

When he arrived back at the home he one shared with Abbie, a package awaited him with no return address. Inside were three bags of herbs and a hand written recipe.