A Royal Decree

Hey can I have more ADHD characters that aren’t your “lol so random and hyperactive and funny” trope.


I want characters with memory issues, who can’t pay attention, who hyperfocus on something, who are scatterbrained and constantly losing their stuff, who have issues with executive function, who have issues with time management, who need to get things written down otherwise they won’t remember it

I want characters who actually take medication too. Like, I’ve NEVER found a book or movie character who has ADHD and takes medication for it.

Can I have more characters with ADHD that isn’t shoehorned into a stupid trope

By Royal Decree (Part 1)

Summary: Betrothed to a man that does not like you in the least, you grit your teeth and take on the duties expected of you as a princess. (Royal AU; Prince!Bucky Barnes).

Word Count: 1,682

Warnings: None.

A/N: Wow! It’s back and improved! I’m re-writing the whole thing because it’s been more than a year since I wrote this fic and my writing has improved haha. Enjoy, guys! It’s different from the previous version, as in wording.

With the sun setting across the horizon and the wind blowing, feeling crisp and refreshing, you took deep breaths, calming down. Being outdoors always did that to you, even if most of your life had been spent in a palace. Had it been any other day, you would have been happy to contemplate the beautiful, vibrant colors that each unique sunset brought, but tonight was different. All you wanted to do was go back to your own palace, lock your door, crawl into your bed, and forget you had responsibilities and a role to play.

Fingers tapping absently on the stone balustrade, your gaze descended and fell on the walled gardens that stretched out behind the palace. There were couples peppered throughout, holding hands, walking close together as if they were sharing the most secretive things and no one else should know. Smiling despite yourself, you could almost taste the bittersweet feeling. It was well-known that you would never be in their shoes. You would never fall deeply for a person of your choosing. That wasn’t your destiny.

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i do want to alert all of my followers that there is a  VERY INACCURATE LIST  going around hellblr™ rn that is naming rp and fandom blogs as  supporters of ra.pe / non.con threads .   the list almost 2k names long ,   and clearly just  thrown together ,   minimal research done on the op’s part ,   despite their claim .

if your name is on the list ,   and it isn’t true due to false facts ,   i heavily advise you to take it up with the mun of the blog and demand your name be removed .   i was lucky not to see any of my blogs ,   but a few of my good friends are on there ,   AND I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS HASTILY PUT TOGETHER LIST .   the research was not done ,   and very minimal effort was placed into this .   while i do agree with the premise of the movement ,   i will not associate with the creator of this list ,   nor even acknowledge it considering there are no sources ,   and i’ve seen many urls on it i know to be false .

please ,   do yourself a favor ,   and don’t believe everything that circulates on this website .   i am unsure if this was an act to stir drama or whatnot ,   but it was definitely petty ,   uneducated ,   and completely immature .   if you’re going to do an activist movement like this ,   at least do it right please .

anonymous asked:

"catalanophobic" also it's your own damn fault for hosting illegal referenda

wow sorry for doing an “illegal” referendum in 2017 which apparently justifies the systematical erasure of our culture and language for centuries.

Obviously the Count Duke of Olivares was just planning ahead for the referendum when he called to “work and think with secret council to reduce these kingdoms that form Spain, to turn them to the style and laws of Castile with not one difference”. in 1624.

Remeber the words of Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), one of the most important Spanish writers of all times: “While there’s one remaining Catalan in Catalonia, and stones in the deserted fields, we shall have enemies and war”.

King Felipe IV in 1712, when ordered the corregidores (Castilian ruler in their colonies) of Catalonia to “take the highest care in introducing the Castilian language", the Drecretos de Nueva Planta, done from 1701 to 1719, when Spain banned  Catalan being spoken in public, books to be printed in Catalan,  made obligatory corporal punishment for children who were heard speaking Catalan in school, eliminated all Catalan people in the administration and replace them with Castillian (Spaniard) governors, closed all universities in Catalonia except for Cervera which was directly controlled by the Spanish government, etc. Not even only in institutions, theatre plays, dances, and songs in Catalan were banned and persecuted too (specific law published in 1799).

And remember the Quintana Plan from 1821 and the Colomade Plan from 1825, persecuting and punishing even more Catalan at school? And these laws never stopped, they’ve been coming, each one stronger than the one before or just to reminds us that we’re still invaded, for centuries. Like the royal edict in 1837 that forced all teachers to impose corporal punishment to children who were heard speaking Catalan and also forced students to denounce their classmates to the teacher if they heard them speak Catalan. Or the Moyano Law from 1846.

Even in cementeries you banned us! 1838: royal edict that no epitaphs can be written in Catalan.

And when the telephone was invented, what was one of the first laws made about it? Yep, you guessed it! To ban the Catalan language from being used on phone (law from 1899). And later, in 1961, they also banned Catalan from being written in telegraphs.

And in 1931, Manuel Azaña (president of the Second Republic of Spain) said “A person I know assures me that it is a law of Spanish history the necessity to bomb Barcelona every fifty years. The system of Philip V was unfair and harsh but solid and convenient. It has worked for two hundred years”.

And when they banned the jocs florals (a poetry competition, which was banned for the sole fact that it was an element of Catalan culture) in 1902, the elimination of l’Estatut d’Autonomia in 1938, the banning (yet again) of Catalan from being used in public in the areas occupied by the Francoists since 1936, the words of Franco that said (in 1939) “We want the unity of Spain to be absolute, with only one language, Spanish, and only one personality, the Spanish one”, and once again destroyed all street signs, newspapers, magazines, and other public displays of Catalan and replaced them by Spanish ones. In the same year they also started more rigurous control in factory workers and even in prisons to stop anyone from speaking Catalan or doing anything related to Catalan culture. Even sardanes, our traditional dance, was banned! And still in 1939, Spain made a law prohiiting to consider Catalan even as your second language, teachers and professors (such as Bel·larmí Rodríguez i Arias) were arrested for having spoken in Catalan at class, and the banning of Catalan names. Just names. You can’t be called by your name anymore if it’s not in Spanish (my grandma, who was named Llibertat, had to change her name to María de la Encarnación).

And do you remember the “Cara al sol” (the anthem of the Francoist regime)? It includes the line “Catalan, Jew, and renegade, you will pay for have you have done!”.

And the words of Manuel Fraga (Spanish politician) in 1961: “Catalonia was occupied by Philip IV, Philip V, was bombed by the general Espartero and we occupied it in 1939 and we are willing to occupy it as many times as it is necessary and for that I am willing to pick up my rifle again”.

Oh and after the dictatorship supposedly ended in 1975, Catalan is legal to be spoken again but still looked down upon, and the government uses every opportunity they can to reduce the moments where we can use it.

From 1976 to 2008 more than 149 Royal Decrees and other normatives have been published making it mandatory to label all products in Spanish, even those only sold in Catalan/Basque/Galician-speaking areas. And 1986: Sentence 83/1986 of the Constitutional Tribunal against the Law of Linguistic Normalisation in Catalonia, which wanted to use Catalan in official acts of the Catalan government, officially use the Catalan names of places in Catalonia instead of their Spanish translations (except in Val d’Aran, where the Occitan name would be used).

And the massive jailing and repression against Catalan activists in 1992 during the Olympic Games Barcelona.

And in 2012 the Supreme Tribunal of Spain declared that Catalan must not be the main language of education in Catalonia, and that it must have the “same” importance as Spanish.

Also in 2012, the Spanish minister of education said in congress “our interest is to turn Catalan kids into Spanish kids.”

These are just some things, not even half of it. I will link you to a few posts, so you can learn some history. Here is a list of laws prohibiting the Catalan language from the 16th to the 19th century, and here’s 20th and 21st centuries. And here is some of the signs that used to hanup in classrooms.

So yeah, as you said, catalanophobia is our fault for organising a referendum. All this centuries of systematical oppression and erasure were just planning ahead. And yet did not succeed, we voted.



Our city’s enemies are looming at our gates, and it is time to put asidelocal rivalries By royal decree, I, Escalus, Royal Prince and sole sovereign of the city of Verona do herefore order the marriage of Rosaline Capulet and Benvolio Montague to cement your families as allies, not rivals. If Montague and Capulet cannot coexist as two, they must become one. Our city’s survival depends upon it. 


Antique kimono.  Woman’s wedding uchikake. Meiji period (1868-1911), Japan. A fine silk uchikake featuring yuzen-dyed cranes in flight over a raging sea. Embroidery highlights. Five mon (family crests). The crane is one of the three major mystical animals, together with the dragon and the tortoise. Its chief symbolic meaning is long life. With their lifespan of some thirty years, cranes were thought to live not just decades but thousands of years, becoming virtually synonymous with immortality. At Japanese weddings, it is a symbol of loyalty. Also associated with the qualities of honor and wisdom, cranes were believed to be intermediaries between heaven and earth, a messenger of the gods to humans, thus symbolizing the spiritual ability to enter a higher state of consciousness. Furthermore, the crane also represents a lasting soaring spirit, health, and happiness. Their white bodies stand for purity and their red heads denote vitality. The artist who created the crane over seas scene on this kimono would have been a top artist at the time, as few extant kimonos from that period can compete with its artistry and realism. When the Edo period ended in 1868, once pre-eminent samurai warrior class was dissolved by royal decree, leading to a career problem for the great artists who once painted for this military aristocracy. Perhaps it was one of these great artists that was commissioned to ‘paint’ this extraordinary wedding robe.

Saudi Arabia to let women drive at last
Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women driving, finally allowing almost half its population to get behind the wheel.
By Nicole Gaouette and Elise Labott, CNN

“Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women driving, finally allowing almost half its population to get behind the wheel.

A royal decree has been issued that will allow women in the country to drive, the Saudi Foreign ministry said Tuesday on its official Twitter account. A committee has been formed to implement the ruling and it will present recommendations within 30 days. Then the government will have until June 24, 2018, to implement the new decree.“This is a historic big day in our kingdom,” Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, said Tuesday in a briefing with reporters.”

Read the full piece and watch the video here

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By Royal Decree (Part 2)

Summary: Betrothed to a man that does not like you in the least, you grit your teeth and take on the duties expected of you as a princess. (Royal AU; Prince!Bucky Barnes).

Word Count: 2,377

Warnings: None.

Part 1

A/N: It’s gonna be different from the previous version. I’m winging it as I change what I have previously written. Enjoy, guys!

The music ceased, the notes drifting away and leaving silence between you and the prince. Doing him the favor, you pulled away and turned around, not daring to look back and making your way towards your parents. They wore beaming smiles, smacking you square in the chest with guilt at the fact that all you held for your betrothed was animosity.

“How did it go?” questioned your mother, offering you a glass of champagne. Staring at the glass first before looking at her with a raised brow, you laughed in surprise at her scoff. “You’re getting married, I think you can drink a single glass of champagne.”

“Well, you didn’t raise a fool,” you murmured, pricking the glass from her hand and taking a few consecutive sips. Chugging the liquid would have been preferable, you were at a public event and had noticed more than a few flashes going off as you danced with Prince James. The press had a penchant for being gossip mongers and it was highly likely rumors were already flying through social media regarding you and the prince.

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★ Fic Recs Vol 1 ★

Just know, I recommend all of these authors masterlists, but here’s a few to start you off. They’re all multi-part fics. 
Also, I’ve probably forgotten so many amazing fics. I’ve read so many it’s hard to remember them all, but I’ll try to add them as I remember.

(I like waaaay to many one-shots to write down but start by checking these guys masterlists.) 

Bucky Barnes:

Steve Rogers:

Here are some things you can do to make your life feel a little more royal! 


-Read books or watch movies and shows about royal figures (historical fiction is fantastic, especially if you are not a modern royal).

-Make room for teatime in your schedule, or a similarly charming meal.

-Buy and use daily items with royal motifs such as crowns, fleur de lis, roses, crests, and monograms. There are many items like brushes, hand mirrors, and keychains that have these motifs on them!

-Write your kin memories/feelings/etc in a beautiful journal. Journals that are (or look like) leather with gold decorations are particularly nice!


-Add royal elements into your home, like a canopy for your bed, brocade throw pillows, cabinet and wall hardware in royal motifs, and so on.

-Consider investing in fashions like Lolita and Kodona–while these fashions aren’t always specifically royal, some elements of them are very luxurious and regal.

-Research common activities, behaviors, and pastimes of royals past and present. Pick up the ones that you’re interested in!

as all my jewish followers and friends know, we have a holiday coming up! the featival of purim is this sunday. purim celebrates hidden miracles and hidden beauty and hidden saviours. there’s a lot of hiding. that’s why we dress up!

i’m aware that the vast majority of gentiles and a lot of jews don’t fully know the story of purim, which is recorded in the scroll of esther, or megillat esther. the megillah’s my favourite story, and has so many amazing midrashim (bit like rabbinical fanfiction) that i study year round. this story, which is the story of how a young jewish woman saved our people from a genocide, has a lot of parallels with our current political situation in the u.s., so i thought now would be a great time to tell the story!

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