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The Mirror, The Sword and The Shield by  aelora - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
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Fic rec! BBC Merlin, 62K, Canon era set between Season 1 and 2, with Merthur.

Summary: There are a few things about having killed Nimueh that buzz through Merlin’s mind, his magic’s new behavior for one, and Arthur tries to puzzle out just what has Merlin behaving so off. It almost seems a moot point though, when Nimueh returns from the dead hell bent on using Uther to get revenge on Merlin.

Comments: Kay, a few conceptual things that I really, really liked here. One is the idea that Merlin and Arthur aren’t the only ones with a destiny. Nimueh here plays a role more akin to her myth counterparts - the woman who brings down Merlin - and the fates seem determined to allow her to play her part as they don’t let a pesky thing like death get in the way. The other thing is the highlight on Merlin’s new power over “life and death”. How easy it is to control that line, how simple it would be for Merlin to use that power with little thought. The potential of what he can do, and the emotional/moral cost of that weaves throughout the whole fic. I love how aelora has it not as just a personal struggle for Merlin, but also as a relationship one between Merlin and Arthur and how it effects things to the climax and beyond. Great, great story that really needs more love from ya’ll.

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Female characters of houses of Westeros (House Targaryen)

Members of the family tend to be lean of very fair-skinned, with silver (platinum blonde) hair and violet or deep blue eyes.  

Valyrian Girls Names
  • Aelora (Princess Aelora the daughter of Prince Rhaegel and Lady Alys Arryn.)
  • Aemma (Queen Aemma wife of King Viserys I Targaryen.)
  • Aerea (Princess Aerea the daughter of Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena.)
  • Alysanne (Queen Alysanne known as Good Queen Alysanne the queen consort of her brother King Jaehaerys I. Then became popular with many other houses.)
  • Baela (Lady Baela a daughter of Prince Daemon and Lady Laena Velaryon.)
  • Daella (Princess Daella daughter of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and Queen Alysanne Targaryen then mother to Queen Aemma Arryn, Princess Daella Targaryen daughter of King Maekar I)
  • Daena (Princess Daena Targaryen also known as Daena the Defiant daughter of King Aegon III.)
  • Daenaera (Lady Daenaera Velaryon the queen consort of King Aegon III.)
  • Daenerys (Princess Daenerys was the daughter of Aegon IV Targaryen and Naerys, Daenerys Mother of Dragons daughter of the Mad King.)
  • Daenora (Princess Daenora a daughter of Prince Rhaegel and Lady Alys Arryn.)
  • Daenys (Daenys the Dreamer)
  • Elaena (Daughter of Daenys the Dreamer, Princess Elaena Targaryen daughter of Aegon III)
  • Helaena (Queen Helaena Targaryen was the sister-wife to Aegon II)
  • Jaehaera (Princess Jaehaera the daughter of Aegon II and his sister-wife and Queen Helaena.)
  • Jaenara (Jaenara Belaerys a woman from Valyria, who flew her dragon Terrax farther south of Sothoryos than anyone had ever gone before.)
  • Laena (Lady Laena Velaryon was the second wife of Prince Daemon.)
  • Maegelle (Septa Maegelle daughter of King Jaehaerys I and Queen Alysanne .)
  • Naerys (Queen Naerys the sister-wife to King Aegon IV.)
  • Rhae (Princess Rhae daughter of King Maekar I and Lady Dyanna Dayne.)
  • Rhaena (Princess Rhaena eldest daughter and child of King Aenys I also a Black Bride, Lady Rhaena of Pentos daughter of Prince Daemon and Lady Laena Velaryon, Princess Rhaena second daughter of King Aegon III.)
  • Rhaenyra (Princess /Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and called the Half-Year Queen the first-born child of King Viserys I Targaryen.)
  • Rhaenys (Queen Rhaenys sisterwife to Aegon the Conqueror, Rhaenys daughter of Aemon I also known as the Queen Who Never Was, Princess Rhaenys daughter of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell.)
  • Rhaella (Queen Rhaella Targaryen the sister, wife, and queen of King Aerys II the Mad King.)
  • Rhaelle (Princess Rhaelle daughter of King Aegon V and Queen Betha Blackwood.)
  • Rhalla (Princess Rhalla the daughter of Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena.)
  • Saera (Princess Saera a daughter of King Jaehaerys I and Queen Alysanne.)
  • Shaena (Princess Shaena Targaryen daughter of King Aerys II and Queen Rhaella.)
  • Shaera (Princess Shaera daughter of King Aegon V and Queen Betha Blackwood.)
  • Valaena (Velaryon, mother to Aegon the Conqueror)
  • Vaella (Princess Vaella youngest child of King Aenys I, Princess Vaella, daughter of Prince Daeron Targaryen and Lady Kiera of Tyrosh)
  • Visenya (Queen Visenya Sisterwife to Aegon the Conqueror, Princess Visenya daughter of Rhaenyra.)
  • Viserra (Princess Viserra daughter of King Jaehaerys I and Queen Alysanne.)

anonymous asked:

Who do you think arranged the marriage of Aelor to Aelora?

Thanks for the question, Anon.

Good question, and unfortunately not one I think we can answer with any amount of definiteness with the current information we have. Almost certainly not Daeron II - not only was he far more interested in making dynastic marital alliances than preserving the Valyrian tradition of incest, but at most the twins were 14 when their grandfather died, probably too young to have been married (Targaryens, and non-Targaryens, have married younger, but usually only when there was some pressing dynastic need; in 209 AC, Aelor was still behind Baelor’s two sons, his uncle Aerys (and any children he might have with Lady Aelinor), and his own father in the succession).

Aerys and Rhaegel are both possibilities, though it’s hard to say which, if either, were more likely. Did Aerys see some mystical/prophetic need to restore Valyrian incest as a way of bringing the dragons back - that if he created a new line of incestuous “sorcerer princes”, the magic of the dragonlords would return? It’s possible, if at best highly theoretical. Did Bloodraven, the powerful Hand, convince Aerys to order his niece and nephew wed to deny either of them (but especially Aelor) a powerful lordly House as a supporter - to ensure that, when Aerys was inevitably succeeded by his nephew, young Aelor would be without great allies and forced to look to Brynden Rivers himself for aid? And what of Rhaegel? He was “mad, meek, and sickly”, but he may not have been without complete agency; unfortunately, we know so little of his character that it is impossible to judge what he thought of his children’s marriage.

Maybe Alys Arryn? I’ve talked about her potential ambitions before, and marrying her son and elder daughter might have fit into that scheme. If she thought courtiers and powerful lords would look doubtfully on her son as a potential king - son of a mad prince, nephew of a weak absentee monarch - she might have thought to boost his “Targaryen-ness”, so to speak, by marrying him in the old Valyrian tradition. In this way, she might have resembled Alicent Hightower, who had her eldest son and daughter wed together in a probable scheme to emphasize their Targaryen heritage (against the claims of rival heiress Rhaenyra), and the future Viserys II, who wed his heir Aegon to his daughter Naerys (perhaps) to counteract any disdain courtiers felt toward the children of Larra Rogare, who had been “only” a Lyseni banker’s daughter.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)

anonymous asked:

Hi do you know of any klaine fanfic that make you wanna curl up in a ball because of how sweet and cute it is? Thank you

****Where There’s Smoke by Stoney  (NC17 - COMPLETE)  Fireman AU, set 7 years after graduation. Kurt is Kurt, except that he never met Blaine Anderson. Blaine grew up in Brooklyn with his mother and firefighter father. Rachel and Kurt have graduated NYADA, Kurt gained a Masters from Tisch, and now they’re in their first post-college apartment together ready to tackle their dreams. Unfortunately, Rachel never learned how to properly cook and almost sets their new house on fire. Enter Dreamy McFirepants. (has several one shot sequels to it as well)  This is definitely in my top 5 fave fics EVER.  I have read and reread this several times - it’s sweet, sexy and perfectly written - you will fall in love with Captain Anderson and Klaine - it’s simply BEAUTIFUL and a MUST READ!!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/326040/chapters/525404?view_adult=true


THE SYMPHONY VERSE (7 works)


****Remarkability by aelora   (PG13 -Complete) THE sweetest, fluffiest fic taking place just after the first kiss - A MUST READ  

http://aelora.livejournal.com/1368261.html


****True Like by DualWielding (COMPLETE - Rated M)  This fic is simply beautiful.  The writing is magnificent.  Their banter is perfect, their love is sweet and amazing and the smut…omg….the SMUT IS SO GOOD.  Kurt is a designer on Broadway and Blaine is an actor.  READ THIS!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7331749/1/True_Like


****CREMA by twobirdsonesong  (Rated M - Complete)  

Kurt’s just landed a job at Vogue as Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant. One of his tasks is to bring her coffee in the morning. Enter Blaine, the barista. This is the story of how they change each other’s lives.  *I adore this story! Don’t forget to read all the prompted one shots!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/589703/chapters/1060648


****You’d Tear This Canvas Skin Apart by SirenVoice11 (Rated M - Complete) Blaine is at last embracing his second love - art. What he doesn’t expect is for the living statue of David to walk into his art class in nothing but a silk robe…  This is probablky the sappiest, fluffiest ball of fluff you’ll read but I love it to death!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6856859/1/Youd_Tear_This_Canvas_Skin_Apart

anonymous asked:

hello do you know of any klaine fiction that is cute/adorable like cuddles or sweet things that make your heart want to burst lol thank you!

****Where There’s Smoke by Stoney (NC17 - COMPLETE) Fireman AU, set 7 years after graduation. Kurt is Kurt, except that he never met Blaine Anderson. Blaine grew up in Brooklyn with his mother and firefighter father. Rachel and Kurt have graduated NYADA, Kurt gained a Masters from Tisch, and now they’re in their first post-college apartment together ready to tackle their dreams. Unfortunately, Rachel never learned how to properly cook and almost sets their new house on fire. Enter Dreamy McFirepants. (has several one shot sequels to it as well) This is definitely in my top 5 fave fics EVER. I have read and reread this several times - it’s sweet, sexy and perfectly written - you will fall in love with Captain Anderson and Klaine - it’s simply BEAUTIFUL and a MUST READ!!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/326040/chapters/525404?view_adult=true

On The Line by icedwhitemochas (Rated NC17 - Complete) Kurt and Baine discover the joys of sexting and phonesex in the week before they lose their virginities. OMFG THIS IS AWESOME! Hot, hot and HOT!!! And cute and sweet, too. LOVE IT!

http://icedwhitemochas.livejournal.com/2449.html

****Boys Of Summer-by WhenIDance (Complete - NC17) AU where Kurt and Blaine are childhood friends because each summer, their families stay in neighboring lake cabins. The summer the boys are sixteen, the Andersons don’t show, but the next year when Kurt and Blaine see each other, they’ve grown up quite a bit. They quickly discover they might be a little bit in love with one another. Good thing they have a long summer ahead of them and plenty of firsts to figure out together. Sweet and hot as hell!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/371389?view_adult=true

****Remarkability by aelora (PG13 -Complete) THE sweetest, fluffiest fic taking place just after the first kiss - A MUST READ

http://aelora.livejournal.com/1368261.html

****True Like by DualWielding (COMPLETE - Rated M) This fic is simply beautiful. The writing is magnificent. Their banter is perfect, their love is sweet and amazing and the smut…omg….the SMUT IS SO GOOD. Kurt is a designer on Broadway and Blaine is an actor. READ THIS! http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7331749/1/True_Like

****CREMA by twobirdsonesong (Rated M - Complete) This is my new fave Klaine fic. It’s wonderfully sweet, honest and romantic. You’ll want to wrap yourself up in this and never let it go. Barista!Blaine

http://scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=5483

Little Bit Of Feel Good by lemmesay (bentbackedtulip on Tumblr) (Rated PG 13 Complete) Kurt is not an animal person. Blaine is a vet. They dislike each other. Or do they. This is just the cutest, sweetest, funniest fic! Love it!!! http://lemmesay.livejournal.com/119698.html

Care by acarrotflower (Rated NC17 - Complete) Two years ago, Blaine Anderson was in a car accident that paralyzed him, thus ruining his romantic chances—-or so he thought, before his new caretaker Kurt Hummel came into the picture.

http://acarrotflower.livejournal.com/11212.html

Lost With You by StuckOnTheGround (Rated PG - Complete) When Kurt Hummel goes to Paris over the summer as a graduation gift, he’s afraid that he’s going to be all alone in the City of Love. Little does he know, a chance meeting in a cafe will change his life forever. This fic is so fluffy and sweet, you’ll need a good dentist!!

http://www.scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=4133

What Dreams Are Made of by ca_te (Rated PG13 - Complete) college au! Just when Kurt thought New York couldn’t get more perfect, he stumbled upon Blaine. Sweet, fluffy, beautiful KLAINE.

http://scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=6520

You’d Tear This Canvas Skin Apart by SirenVoice11 (Rated M - Complete) Blaine is at last embracing his second love - art. What he doesn’t expect is for the living statue of David to walk into his art class in nothing but a silk robe… This is probablky the sappiest, fluffiest ball of fluff you’ll read but I love it to death!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6856859/1/Youd_Tear_This_Canvas_Skin_Apart

****Move With Me by shnks (Rated R - Complete) Ballet!Blaine & Modern!Kurt Forced to work together, they were at their best when they moved together. I cannot say enough about this gorgeous fic - it’s GLORIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, just a joy to read and reread - another fic to simply wrap yourself up in and sigh sweetly….LOVE IT!!

http://shnks.tumblr.com/post/26997279655/fic-move-with-me

Pippin and Merry are like the Middle Earth equivalent of Blam. True fact. 

They both get overly excited about adventures, sing all the damn time, and literally just roam around giggling about shit and sometimes helping (sometimes not). 

Did ya catch the Ruby Slippers theme?

Finally got to see Girl Most Likely this afternoon with hubby.

Definitely won’t win an Oscar but I liked it.
LOVED:
– the brother (Ralph). He was awkward, pathetic, loveable, and awesome all at once.
– Darren. Darren. Darren. Especially that split second shot when he is sitting up in bed right after Imogene returns from the bathroom.
—> I. Need. That. Life-sized. For. Reasons.

Ruby slippers on “Dorothy”, red converse high tops (in Ocean City), red Doctor Marten’s (dancing in the bar), and red peep toe pumps (book launch).

aelora said: Your thoughts are fandoms thoughts. So it’s not dramatic. They led us all to believe that was going to happen. And it didn’t. And it’s bullshit.

in a weird way I almost feel personally hurt.

and I don’t even get that upset about the no kissing thing. I’ll complain about it and it sucks and I think it’s bullshit but I usually feel like I haven’t gotten as upset as most folks have during the season.

last weeks episode I was more annoyed than usual because it’s fucking prom and that’s supposed to be romantic

but this time

this time I’m legitimately upset. 

yournameonawhitesheet replied to your postI just saw Dark Side. …I might die. I might…

Yesssssss xxx

mwmheps replied to your postI just saw Dark Side. …I might die. I might…

THAT SCENE WAS SO PERFECT, just everything about it. Blaiiine

LET’S BE HAPPY TOGETHER!

aelora replied to your postI just saw Dark Side. …I might die. I might…

YES YES YES YES YES!! He was so happy and back in his element and frankly, right where he belongs and we haven’t seen him really that comfortable since season two, and it makes me sad. But happy! ARGH

slayerkitty replied to your postI just saw Dark Side. …I might die. I might…

YOU ARE ME. AND I CRIED.

IT’S SO JOYOUS. And I’m crying because you know he’s about five seconds away from taking off the jacket and giving it all up. BLAAAIIINE.

He just belongs with them. He’s more confident, and trusting, and playful–and they’re so much better when he’s there: their smiles become real, and their joy is infectious, and they’re sweet and welcoming and wonderful. They’re better with him. And without him, they sour, and they smirk and they throw slushies and they plot to get him back because they’re totally lost without their prince and I just. Warblers. Blaine. Happy lovely gay Hogwarts. WONDERFUL BOYS. Everyone would be so much better off if he had never left.

EXCEPT THAT YOU KNOW HE’S GOING TO LEAVE AGAIN. AND I’LL BE SAD.

White Collar

So, here’s something I do. I marathon TV shows. And by marathon I mean marathon. I’m similar with books. I read and watch things quickly and back to back and stay up all night and forget to eat and absorb everything I can about a new series.

I started watching White Collar late last week. I’m now a few episodes into season 3.

Recs for quality gen fic are appreciated, since most of what I’ve found seems to be OT3. And while yes, Peter and Elizabeth and Neal make a fantastic threesome, and any combination of the three is a fantastic twosome, I really kind of like the father/son relationship Peter and Neal have on the show and I want to read some fics about it. Gen fics. Case file fics. Neal is kidnapped/shot/sick etc fics…

…I take it back. Send me the threesome fic recs.

None of the Peter/Neal fics I’ve found so far even come close to addressing the very imbalanced power dynamic there tho. Peter holds allthe power in that relationship and Neal can'treally say no to him, about anything. If Neal stops doing what Peter wants then he faces the very real threat of his work-release being revoked and being sent back to prison for the rest of his sentence. (The threat of prison is treated like a joke on the show, but I like my fic and meta a bit more serious…) It’s all part of what makes the show interesting.

Seriously tho, Neal Caffrey = new favorite.

I have 67 new emails. Gonna keep ignoring them for the rest of today.