The “Alexandra Curse” of the Romanov Family

For the British Royal Family, the name “John” brings ill-luck and the family has since evaded from naming any of the royal sons John. This was largely due to King George V’s son, Prince John of the United Kingdom, who was hidden from public view and died at the age of 13. The female name of “Alexandra” was the naming taboo to the Romanov family for similar reasons.

Ever since Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna’s premature death at the age of six in 1849 and the other two Russian-born Alexandras before her, Imperial couples had avoided naming their daughters Alexandra. This alleged curse was the reason Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (d. 1918) chose not to give her name to any of her daughters.

"This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George [Lucas] said that they wanted to do more, I rightly assumed that it wouldn’t be our story, because we had a beginning, a middle and an end. [The new movies] must be our offspring and the current generation, with us there lending the kind of support that Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness did in the original." - Mark Hamill.

Normally I would ignore posts like this, but then I got to the line “I hate and wish death on you.” And then I had to chime in.

If this was merely on someone’s personal blog and NOT showing up in the tags, that’d be one thing. But it DOES show up in the Stucky tags. On what planet is it ever okay to “wish death” on someone over something like this? Over ANYTHING like this? This shit is fiction - people don’t have to justify why they like a ship, and you don’t have any right to judge other people for liking a certain pairing just because it doesn’t fit your personal criteria.

There are plenty of reasons why people ship Steve and Bucky, other than for trauma-related reasons. And contrary to your holier-than-thou belief, they are equally as valid. You’re allowed to disagree with them. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Just as we are allowed to like Stucky, you are allowed not to.

What you don’t have the right to do is take it to such an extreme that you’re saying that anyone who ships Stucky deserves to die, basically. I could get into how completely and ludicrously immature and rotten it makes you to “hate” people you don’t even know for something as trivial as this, but your post alone leads me to believe that you’re no more than someone with the mentality of a child, who would sooner plug your ears and scream “LA LA LA LA!” than listen to actual reason and engage in a mature conversation.

However, I hold no shame in saying that you’re a horrible person if you think it’s okay to wish death on people, much less for a reason such as this. There are so many people who see Tumblr, fandoms, pairings, and the like as a way to escape their everyday problems. They immerse themselves into it because it gives them something to occupy their minds; maybe have an outlet to have people to talk to about their interests when they otherwise have no one in their lives that share these interests.

There are also people in this fandom, same as every other fandom, who are going through difficult times, are in vulnerable places, and perhaps feel like they have no one. There are people who are made to feel ashamed for liking the things they like enough in their personal lives, so they come here to be surrounded by others who understand and make them feel accepted.

I know that you, OP, clearly seem to have a mouth on here far bigger than the one I imagine you have in real life. Maybe you’re so obnoxious and outright cruel to others so easily because you feel you DON’T or CAN’T have a voice in your personal life. For that, you have my sympathy. Usually the people who are quickest to be arrogant, judgemental dicks on the internet are the first ones who would sooner cower and shit their pants than say trash like this to a person’s face. It sure is easy these days to look mighty tough when you’re able to hide behind the protection of your computer screen.

But you seem to be forgetting (or perhaps this is just a concept you care nothing about) that the people on the internet are flesh and blood, too. They are not two-dimensional, faceless people who’d all take your shitty opinion with a grain of salt. They have feelings and they have problems that you know nothing about, and you never know when your vicious, careless words could make an already emotionally unstable person tip over the edge and do something harmful to themselves. People have committed suicide over things like this said on the internet more times than we could tally up.

I can only assume that you’ve never dealt with or been touched by suicide or self-harm. For that, you are lucky. I say this because anyone who ever HAS - or even someone with a spec of compassion and understanding on the topic - would not be so quick and hasty to throw around words so extreme. You clearly are unaware of the damage they can cause. And if you HAVE had first-hand experience with the subject, then it sickens me even more that you’d feel it’s okay to say shit like this to people.

I guess the point of this message, OP, is that your behavior is disgusting. Your attitude is disgusting. And if this IS the way you behave in your personal life, to the people around you, then YOU are disgusting, and for your sake, I hope you eventually get a much-needed personality adjustment, before you say the wrong thing to the wrong person one day and get knocked the fuck out for it.

Also? I’m GLAD you’re not in the Stucky fandom. Trust me, we’re happier without people like you in it. Have a nice day.

I’ve moved further than I thought I could
But I miss you more than I thought I would

Neon Genesis Evangravity, 2015

Both subversive men of science, both glasses wearing bachelors, both with a shocking disregard for child safety, Gendo and Grunkle alike have something to hide…

Bound in Blue parts 5 & 6 (Dom!Kurt/sub!Blaine)

Part 1                   Part 2                   Part 3                   Part 4

If you’d like to track this fic, I tag it fic: Bound in Blue. You can also read it on Ao3 here if you prefer.

A/N: I know I’ve taken 5ever to update this, but a lot of things came up, blah blah blah. The point is, I’m posting 2 chapters at once in an attempt to redeem myself.

Warnings for this section: Porn. Two chapters of very explicit kinky porn.

                                                               ~Part Five~

“Take your clothes off, kneel on the bed, and close youreyes. Don’t open them until I give you permission.”

Kurt’s voice was a hot, moist whisper in Blaine’s ear, andhe tried to infuse it with as much confidence as possible, forcing himself notto let it come out shaky. Blaine had said he didn’t mind if Kurt was scared. That he didn’t care that Kurt was just as inexperienced as he was. Kurt believed him, but he still couldn’t help but set expectations for himself high. This was Blaine, after all. This was the sweetest, sexiest, most honest and adorable sub Kurt had ever had the pleasure to know. This was Blaine’s first time submitting to anyone like this, laying himself bare and open and vulnerable, and Kurt couldn’t bear for it to be anything less than what Blaine deserved. Anything less than perfect.

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helpmefallasleepplease asked:

25. "I can't believe you talked me into this" ^-^ (coliver obviously lol)

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As they pull up to the restaurant, the sinking feeling in Oliver’s stomach that he’s been trying to ignore all day, returns tenfold.

"I can’t believe you talked me into this."

Connor puts the car in park and turns off the engine. “It’s not a big deal. It’s just a double date.”

Oliver snorts out a bitter laugh. Yeah, because being the wingman to the guy you’re actually in love with sounds like such a great time.

Connor turns his head so that his side-eye glance turns into full on staring. “What?”

"I can’t do it," Oliver says. "I’m sorry. I thought I could. I really did. And I tried because I value our friendship. But I just… can’t. It’s too weird."

Connor’s mouth opens a little, but he doesn’t say anything. He blinks and though he’s still looking in Oliver’s face, his focus is anywhere but.

"I want to go home," Oliver says. He always gives Connor whatever he wants. He can’t help it. He likes Connor happy. But this…? He has to protect himself. It’d be too cruel.

For a moment, Connor doesn’t move. His expression holds somewhere between surprised and uncertain. But then he nods, and his face falls. Oliver only sees the hurt for a moment before Connor turns away.

"Okay," he says and restarts the car.

Oliver bites his lip. “We can still be friends, right?”

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