anonymous asked:

at ur huge movie after party, harry accidentally announces ur sortaa private relationship with him cuz he was a lil' tipsy and he doesnt know how the world finds out the next day, akudirnqiaofiwnf

Girl, I found this concept hilarious, I’m sure that baby duck would be in that level of clumsy lmao. 

It is hot in the fancy club. Warm lights are travelling all over the place, enlivening the atmosphere. The loud music swallows all the murmur formed by the conversations being held in each and every corner of the crowded room.

And Harry is taking part in one of them.

He’s been buzzing all night, happy because you are happy. Seeing you light up the room with your smile gives him the greatest bliss, which can only be dimmed by the distance from where he has to stare at it. He can only think about how bad he wants to congratulate you for your success in the form of a passionate kiss, not caring about anyone seeing you; but for the sake of the relationship, he has to limit to just watch you blush at the thousand compliment of the night from the distance.

The heat in the room makes the glasses of cold champagne running around the constraints of the club appetising all of a sudden. His eyes close in pleasure when he feels the cool liquor run down the pipe of his throat, satisfying his needs and marking his system with perky touches.

He soon becomes addicted to the feeling. Glass after glass, the alcohol starts to take over his system, making him the most talkative person in the room.

“Mate, m’girl looks amazing tonight, doesn’t she?” He babbles, pointing at you.

“Sorry, who?” The man he’s just become best friends with asks him, interested.

“Y/n. Tha’ red dress looks great on her” He drags a high-pitched chuckle.

“Uhm… yeah, I guess?”

“I’m so proud o’ her. She’s worked her socks off for this film, yeh know? I look up on her the most, she’s so passionate about what she does. She deserves this and more.

Gosh… I love her”

“Hold on, are you and Y/n having a fling?”

“We’re not a fling, yeh dummy. We’ve been together fo’ two years, but none o’ you have noticed because we’re so good at keeping things private. We’re the best fuckin’ couple” Laughing to himself, he lifts his hand in the air and gives himself a high five, cheeks all flushed and drowsy hiccups concealing badly the great reveal he’s just made.

He’s too drunk to realise he’s not so good at keeping secrets as he claims, but the joy, mixed with how tipsy he is, makes everything in his mind a blur and his mouth a clear and open way to expose himself.

Still, he finishes off the conversation with a:

“I dunno wha’ we’d do if somebody ended up finding out” As he takes another sip of the golden liquid.

The next morning you wake up to a bunch of notifications announcing “The brand new, yet surprisingly old, Hollywood couple”
You are a confused mess when you read the most accurate of the details spread on the covers of the header international gossip magazines, shaking hurriedly the sleeping body beside you, until he’s as awoke and puzzled as you.

“Wha’ the hell? How did they find out” He says rubbing his temple to ease the headache the alcohol has left behind.

“According to this… “Sources claim the big news was spilled by Harry Styles himself, in a tipsy and clearly disastrous impulse” Harry! What in the world made you do that?” You yell, driving your gaze from the screen to his bewildered profile.

“I- I don’t remember doin’ tha’, Pet, I promise. I mean, I did have some shots, yeah, but I don’t recall doing such a thing”

You glare at him before returning your vision to the article.

Wanna know the funniest part? According to the anonymous source, Styles mumbled something along the lines of “We don’t know what we’d do if anybody found out” after messing things up. What a hilarious guy!

“Harry freaking Edward Styles, you’d better tell me this is a lie”

“It is a li- hold on…” He halts when everything comes back to his mind in an overwhelming rush. And, right then, he brings his hands to his face, covering it fully and muffling a:  

“oh… fuck me”


(Know that I might be slow on posting them because I’ve got some other stuff I’m working on, but if you still wanna send them in, I’ll gladly take them!)


underappreciated chardee moments:
  • gdee being genuinely concerned when charlie got shot in the head (i know season 1 dee is a lie, but still)
  • dee sticking up for the nightman cometh when the guys are just laughing about it.
  • charlie asking dee’s therapist what she said about him in a concerned way.
  • the flowers in the bottles on the table they set up while they were stealing frank’s meat. (also the fact that charlie’s apartment was noticeably cleaner than usual at that time, which infers that he cleaned up for her).
  • charlie genuinely telling dee she looked great in her dress in the prom episode.
  • dee betraying her brother’s offers to have her on his side more than once (the gang gets held hostage, frank retires, etc.) even though she openly vies for dennis’s attention and it’s obvious that he’s the most domineering presence in the group, therefore throwing away her chances at possibly coming out on top with dennis in favor of allyship with charlie.
  • “think of this little girl as your soulmate… of pain.” “i can’t stop crying ernesto!”
  • “you just earned your spot in the head of the robot, dee”
  • “you gotta eat dinner sometime, dee”
  • charlie seeming genuinely impressed/supportive before dee performed at the comedy night.
  • dee being the first thing charlie sees when he comes out of whatever messed up state he was in after electric boogaloo.
  • dee being very concerned for him and sounding genuinely relieved and touching his leg all gentle like.
  • charlie wanting dee to be his best friend.
  • werm hat finger wiggle
  • “i’m just gonna go home” “good, go home. i hope you uhh-” “get hit by a bus?” “dee, come on….” :(
  • in charlie’s false fantasy of the halloween party, he and dee were being genuinely nice to each other and complimenting each other (even though it didn’t actually happen).
  • “what is she saying? charming taint man?” (The Jealousy)
  • passing the secret jug of booze back and forth in quarantine (also charlie knowing where dee hid her secret stash)
  • beginning of fatty magoo and like… every other scene with them in it
  • peter nincompoop vs. peter nickel eater
this love is more than worth its weight in gold: chapter 2/4

title: this love is more than worth its weight in gold
relationship: percy/vex, an assortment of platonic and familial relationships
warnings: pregnancy (duh)
chapter words: 10.4k
it’s not that they wouldn’t be happy without them, of course, but vex finds that she can’t imagine a life without them - nor does she want to.
or, the one with the quarter elves.

or, a perc’ahlia kid fic.

(special thanks to @dancer4813​ for proof-reading this chapter for me. <3)

The first year with Elaina passes quickly, quicker than either of them expected it to.

She’s a clever child and even at only a year old she seems to know that she has her father wrapped around her little finger. Frankly, Vex is almost impressed.

Summer is a gentle season for them. Elaina enjoys the warm weather, taking after Vex in that regard. Both of them and the rest of their friends take great joy in dressing her up in pretty summer clothes, Zahra and - surprisingly, but somehow not - Vax being the ones who send the most clothes, and additionally the most fashionable.


anonymous asked:

Who on the Lost Light would carve jack-o-lanterns, who would eat too many sweets, and who would just sigh and move along?

Hello doll! Ahhh I’m so excited about getting another category ask!!! Thank you so much!! I loved this so much I actually added some categories! :D 

And I remind you I only do up to ten characters for category asks so I chose some at random. :) Enjoy doll~! This got out of hand lol I had wayyyy too much fun … Bots included- Whirl, Cyclonus, Tailgate, Rodimus, Drift, Ratchet, Ultra Magnus, Rung, Swerve and Brainstorm

Carves Pumpkins: Rodimus, Tailgate, Whirl, Cyclonus, Drift, Rung, Brainstorm, Swerve

Brainstorm and Whirl carve pumpkins for the sheer destruction factor. Whirl carves one pumpkin nicely before someone makes a comment about how sloppy it is and he goes on a rampage, throwing pumpkins at the bot’s head and shoving the seeds in their face. Brainstorm carves a pumpkin that somehow can explode?? How??

Rodimus and Drift get overly excited carving their pumpkins and leave a mess everywhere, so between them and the two bots who lose their shits, Ultra Magnus nearly has a spark attack. Also, Rodimus declares himself the Pumpkin King after successfully getting a pumpkin stuck on his spoiler (he’s a little drunk but the nickname sticks). ;D

Tailgate has a lot of fun carving pumpkins and it was only with his enthusiasm that he managed to convince Cyclonus to join. Surprisingly not only does his pumpkin come out amazing, he ends up having fun too!

Rung and Swerve weren’t really sure about this whole pumpkin carving business, but the human convinced them and they both were glad for it! Rung finds the process soothing, much like putting together his models (but much stickier) and enjoys watching the human have fun. Swerve just thinks it’s hilarious to see everyone else create all these weird (or in Brainy’s case, dangerous) pumpkin designs! 

Eats Too Many Sweets:
Rodimus, Tailgate, Rung, Swerve

Rodimus gets into a ‘serious’ sweet eating competition with the human. They eat their Halloween candy and he gets his Energon goodies, and the two try to shove as much as they can down their throats before the timer is up. It’s disturbing. Ultra Magnus cries.

Tailgate can’t help himself and despite Cyclonus’ best efforts, manages to overeat. Cyclonus is not pleased when he has to deal with a groaning and complaining Tailgate.

Rung is already addicted to sweets, but usually he’s good about keeping himself from getting sick. Not tonight though, when everyone is munching on Energon goodies and even the human is indulging themselves. He regrets it immediately!
Swerve gets so drunk with Skids that overeating makes him purge his systems, so he passes out behind the bar for a while. Until Whirl comes back and throws a pumpkin at him. 

Just Sigh At The Ridiculousness: Ultra Magnus, Ratchet, Cyclonus

Ultra Magnus is NOT a party person! There’s so many shenanigans going on around him, he’s noted at least fifty different violations! He has to take deep breaths a lot to keep himself calm through this. That doesn’t mean he never has fun though. The human helps him relax at one point and they help him clean up afterwards, which Mags appreciates more than they’ll ever know.

Ratchet likes the party actually, it reminds him of when he was younger. But still, everyone running around and being crazy can be annoying after a while. He mostly ignores them in favor of drinking and talking to some of the calmer bots on the ship. Also has to patch up a few of the bots at the end of the night because inevitably a fight breaks out. Otherwise though, he allows himself to relax.

Cyclonus thinks this whole thing is ridiculous and wants nothing more to go back to his habsuite away from all the noise and chaos. However, he stays because of Tailgate and he’s wary that Whirl will try to do something too crazy. He’s right.

Decorates Ship:
All! :D

Tailgate and Cyclonus mainly start decorating because Cyclonus thinks some of the decorations the other bots put up are basically stupid. He fixes them with irritation and then gets a surprise when Tailgate shows him the decorations he made for the ship. Cyclonus of course can’t refuse Tailgate’s hard work and dedication, so he hangs up the decorations. No he’s not happy, stop smiling at him Tailgate (shh he’s secretly super happy!).

Brainstorm blows up a few of the decorations and ends up in the brig for a little while because Ultra Magnus is Done With His Shit.

Whirl claims to have helped decorate, but all he did was stick a Halloween hat on his head and yell “It’s Halloween Glitches!” at the beginning of the night.

Rodimus, Drift and Rung put their own twists on the decorations and make some of their own to hang up around their respective spaces. Rodimus’ office is decked entirely in fake pumpkins and pumpkin decorations (after all, he is the Pumpkin King!). Rung’s office has some pumpkins too, though he mostly keeps bowls of goodies in there in case bots come in. Drift hangs up orange and black gemstones in his habsuite because the colors speak to him. The human visits each of their spaces throughout the night to see the cool decorations but stay the longest in Rung’s, chatting away with him and eating candy. :)

Swerve of course goes all out for the bar! Are you KIDDING OF COURSE HE’S GOING TO DECORATE THE BAR! He decks it out to the best of his ability, enlisting the human’s help so that it mirrors Earth Halloween as best as possible. By the time they’re done, it really is like walking into another world and everyone on the ship loves the bar’s decorations! Swerve is so proud. HE’S NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!

Ratchet wasn’t originally going to decorate, but the human convinced him in the end. His version of decorating is just hanging up some multi colored lights around the med bay, but still it’s a nice touch. The bots that end up in the med bay later on comment on it and, despite Ratchet’s nonchalant reaction, it’s obvious he’s pleased.

Ultra Magnus isn’t sure how to decorate, but he wants to because the human has been excitedly talking about cool decorations for days leading up to Halloween. So he does a little bit of research and ends up decking out his office with some fall decorations. He doesn’t like the scary Halloween ones, but finds the ones revolving around fall to be pretty. He hates pumpkins though because of a certain someone … Mags tries his best and the human knows it, so they tell him his office is their favorite. Rodimus happens to overhear and sulks for the rest of the night about this. ;P

Ultra Magnus at random points in the future: “Well the human said my office was the best during the Halloween party, so clearly I’ve filled my quota for fun for another several years.”


Ultra Magnus just smiles when Rodimus isn’t looking. The human always catches him doing this and winks with a grin of their own. ;)

Dresses Up:
All! :D

Some of the bots decide to go into their holoforms for a little while during Halloween so they can wear cool costumes like the human! Pronouns are changed for this on only to fit the holoform. 

Drift dresses up as a classic, suave, sexy vampire and he plays the role surprisingly well. He has unintentionally had the human swooning by the end of the night.

Brainstorm decides to be Frankenstein, because one time the human lent him their copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and he loved the book so much. The human is surprised he didn’t dress up as the actual Doctor the character is named after, but you do you Brainstorm.

The human has showed Tailgate and Cyclonus their many copies of the Addam’s Family show and movies. So Tailgate decides to dress up as Wendy, because she thinks she’s cool and also the dress looks great on her holoform. She somehow persuades Cyclonus to dress up as Morticia, and Cyclonus rocks the look! She really enjoys it too, even if everyone is more scared of her than usual.

Ultra Magnus wasn’t going to dress up, but he did want to be in his holoform for a little while so he could hang out with the human without fear of hurting them. When they see his holoform, they get excited and let him borrow their skateboard for the night. They tell him that his holoform’s outfit makes him look like a skater, so all he has to do is carry around the board and ta-da! Easy costume! He’s a little in awe of them after that. ;)

Ratchet goes as a Doctor strangely enough. Everyone had thought he would be against wearing a human Doctor costume, and he is totally is. But he also doesn’t really care about costumes and the human just brought it to him before the party. He put it on after some sad eyes from the human to make them stop (basically, he just wants them to be happy). The human is so happy they give him a hug, and Ratchet considers that worth all the teasing the other bots give him.

Rodimus wants to incorporate his love of pumpkins into his costume of course. Since the Pumpkin King isn’t really a costume, the human suggests the Headless Horseman instead. Rodimus loves the spooky feel of the costume and with a lot of help from his human friend, somehow manages to pull it off. It’s actually really cool to look at and he gets to carry around a pumpkin!

Whirl has the party hat on her head from earlier and says that’s all she needs for a good costume. Eventually she does end up sticking a pumpkin on her head (in her holoform yes) and when asked why, claims she’s Rodimus being an idiot. This causes more pumpkins to be thrown around as the ‘Pumpkin King’ declares war on Whirl.

Rung and Swerve go as Sherlock Holmes and Watson. The human had caught both of them chatting about being nervous about costumes and not knowing what to wear a few days before Halloween. Looking at them for a second and seeing the similarities, they suggested (with a smirk) the brilliant costume idea. Rung loves the novels once he learns who Sherlock Holmes is and surprisingly, so does Swerve. He also identifies with Watson a lot. Of course no one at the party knows who they are, but they’re all jealous when the human declares it their favorite (especially Rodimus).

Scares Others:
Whirl, Cyclonus, Brainstorm, Rodimus

Cyclonus is the only one to unintentionally scare the other bots. Everyone is just a bit jumpy because of the spooky atmosphere, and they all know Whirl is planning something. He mostly just walks into rooms so quietly it causes others to scream. Poor Cy :c Tailgate and the human comfort him with cuddles though~

Whirl of course has to scare bots all over the ship! He nearly gives bots a spark attack time and time again, and Ratchet actually yells at him for sending people to the medbay! Rung isn’t happy about the sudden increase in his patient’s anxiety either. Whirl doesn’t get the big deal? But yeah, his little ‘pranks’ are absolutely terrifying. He’s made the human faint more than once, and they’re not that weak of spirit usually. To be honest, everyone is glad Halloween is over because it means Whirl stops trying to freak them all out constantly.

Brainstorm just scares people because he comes up with elaborate pranks. He also tries to design various weapons based off of Halloween. Ultra Magnus stops him as soon as he finds out but of course, Brainstorm still has a few tricks up his metaphorical sleeves.

Rodimus’ pranks and attempts to scare the others aren’t as horrifying or dangerous as the others, but he has a lot of fun anyway. He gets the human in on the action, and they spend a lot of time doing stupid pranks and then running away giggling as if the other bots don’t know it’s them. It’s amusing and harmless, so Ultra Magnus lets it go because he has bigger fish to fry.

Watches Scary Movies With Human: All! :D

Okay so this starts out as a scary movie marathon the day after the party. However, everyone wants the human to sit with them. It kind of turns into mass chaos trying to decide where they should sit, SO Ultra Magnus finally proposes they watch one or two at a time. This appeases everyone - meanwhile the human is oblivious to the romantic implications. :’)

Drift and Ratchet settle in to watch a simple and not too scary movie. Not because either of them will get scared, but because they know the human will and secretly don’t like seeing them scared. The human sits in between them, resting their body on both of the bots arms. Neither Drift nor Ratchet say anything about it but both can feel their sparks racing throughout the movie.

Cyclonus and Tailgate watch more of the Addam’s Family movies because of their costumes. Plus those movies aren’t so much scary as they are funny and kooky. Tailgate plops the human on his shoulders and then crawls onto a (blushing) Cyclonus’ lap.

Whirl lets the human sit on his gun titties and puts on the scariest, goriest movie he can find. He gets a lecture later from Ultra Magnus when the human can’t sleep that night.  What the second in command doesn’t know is that, despite their nightmares, the human had fun laughing about how stupid scary movies are with Whirl.


Swerve and Rodimus turn on a more action feeling scary movie. One where the main character or ‘hero’ ends up kicking ass and gets out alive! It’s probably a zombie movie. Neither are paying much attention honestly with the human passed out in between them. Who would have guessed they fall asleep to zombie movies? Both bots don’t care, they just think the human is adorable! Later on they find out from the human that zombies bore them and they always fall asleep watching anything to do with them. Rodimus promises to put on a better movie next time. Maybe a … romantic movie? *wink wonk*

Rung is feeling mysterious because of his costume and Ultra Magnus wants to watch something that will actually engage his mind, not just a stupid gory movie. So they put on a horror mystery movie and sit down to watch. About halfway through, Rodimus sneaks into their group so he can watch with them. Of course, the others notice him (Rodimus doesn’t know how to be sneaky) but neither really care. Rodimus is just happy he got to actually watch a movie with the human, especially when they sit on his shoulder and curl up to his neck.


Plus-one (3)

Hello lovely followers and friends. As promised (I’m big at keeping promises), here’s the third chapter of Plus-one. As I said before, this is a cross-over between the MMFD universe and The Wedding Date. Although the plot mostly follows the movie - I’ve added my own twists. 

I rather like this chapter and I hope you all do too. Let me know! 

Thank you to everyone that commented, liked and reblogged the previous chapters. It means the world to me. (Also, special thanks to the anons that have sent asks.) xx

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Hope those tags work because tumblr hates me and I had to type them all out again! (If there are random Ks or @s anywhere, blame tumblr - and I’ll fix it later)

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I saw Beauty and the beast obviously if you look at all the stuff I just re blogged but my own things










Imagine you and your dæmon walking down a forest trail, where everything is dappled green and gold. Maybe your dæmon would be walking beside you, or riding on your shoulder, or possibly even flying ahead of you- either way, you wouldn’t need to speak to communicate. You could just wander until you both get tired and want to head home.

Imagine a nurse in the maternity ward of a hospital. She’s late middle ages and has no children of her own, but that’s alright. She usually works the night shift, and enjoys the times where she can delicately hold the newborns, wrapped up tight in blankets. Their dæmons at that stage are so new they hardly count, precious soft little souls that can’t hold one shape for very long. Though they would never say it aloud, the nurse and her dæmon swear that they can smell the dust on the two infants.

Imagine a man with the teeniest, tiniest disk-winged bat dæmon. She likes to hang on his ear like an earring, or hide in his hair. Sometimes she crawls under his clothes just to startle strangers into thinking the man has no dæmon.

Imagine an older man with a coon hound for a dæmon; the man likes to play the harmonica, and his dæmon bays its heart out to make their human laugh. They sit outside on their porch, and everyone in town knows about the musical duo.

Imagine a ballet dancer with the most awkward dæmon imaginable. Lots of companies like to integrate dæmons into dances, to give them each a more unique feel, but they can’t with this one. Maybe it’s a walrus, or a very sleepy sloth; whatever it is, it’s an animal that has difficulty moving with swift precision. Offstage, the dæmon and their human are fantastic, but onstage the dancer despairs that her dæmon will hold her back in her career.

Imagine a couple with dæmons that look exactly like Lady and the Tramp. That would be adorable. They could never go out to anything but Italian restaurants, though.

Imagine a little girl whose mother has a wolfish looking dæmon. People give the mother nasty looks, since wolf dæmons are not looked upon favorably, but they don’t know how fiercely she loves her little girl. Besides, her dæmon makes it great fun to dress her daughter up in red clothes, and play Little Red Riding Hood.

Imagine a hummingbird dæmon that speaks so quickly that nobody but its human can understand what it’s saying. Everyone looks confused when they have conversations, because they look one-sided.

Costume Chaos

Summary: It’s Halloween and the costumes seem to be really great this year though Marinette can’t help but be distracted by Adrien’s for… reasons. And of course, that’s when a supervillain chooses to attack. Luckily, Chat’s got a surprise to help take it down.

Just a fun Miraculous Halloween story.

“Happy Halloween!” Marinette grinned and waved as Alya came up behind her. Her smile widened as she took in the Ladybug costume on her friend. She had made it herself, so she could attest to the accuracy, but still, she was glad that it fit well.

“Happy Halloween, girl!” Alya pulled out her phone and raised it to take some selfies. “Man, yours is so elaborate! Awesome!”

Marinette gave a bashful giggle. Her costume was of a traditional baby doll puppet. The creative and design aspects had really appealed to her and figuring out the way to configure fake screws had been a lot of fun. It had ended up coming out great. Her dress was baby blue with white accents and lace. She had also fastened the fake bolts at her joints. Her final step had been her make-up to give her face a more doll-like look.

She was actually quite proud of it.

The two of them posed for several selfies together before beginning to make their way towards the school. Marinette was actually early for once because she had had to set her alarm super early to get into her costume. She was kind of glad as she could see all of her classmates’ costumes clearly as they made their way into the building.

Halloween was always fun.

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anonymous asked:

I feel like I'm hopeful in thinking all the shit hits the fan after the vows are said and Barry and Iris are walking down the aisle, even though I saw the pics of them with OF and double wedding rumors (spoilers?). Ugh, I know I'm making an excuse. At least Iris looks great, I love her dress and hair.

Aww, it’s okay. Keep hope alive, Anon! Iris looks amazing, too bad her wedding can’t go off without a hitch, she and Barry deserve to not have their ceremony interrupted by evil nazi doppelgangers and then forced to share their day with an inferior pairing. But I guess it’s par for the course.

his mouth fell agape as he watched her walk down the steps towards the entrance of the great hall.  her dress flowy  and fabric beautiful as it dazzled against the many lights.  immediately , benjys fingers flattened his dress robes , the action coming off nervous.  but could you blame him?  still , he was also excited.  oh so very excited.    –wow , you look amazing    he beamed , taking her hand in his and inching them closer to the entrance.    i still think green would have been cool,   he joked , his smile sloppy before he quickly kissed the lioness on the cheek.    // @vancesemmes

dragon age: inquisition parent headcanons

the iron bull is a protective parent, overly protective to others, but he just doesn’t want his child to be hurt as he has been. because he knows how cruel the world can be.

cassandra is a doting mother, cooing at and cradling her son protectively as if he is the most precious thing in the world. and to her, he is.

sera LOVES to play peek-a-boo with her little one. she just can’t get enough of those big eyes and bubbly giggles. they are the reason she smiles every day.

blackwall stares down any person that takes interest in his daughter. although he makes no move to intervene, he keeps a constant eye on his child, his hand resting on his sword. their protection is his number priority.

varric captures his daughter’s interest from the moment she is born. weaving tales of dragons and wardens, he lulls his daughter to sleep, her eyelids falling farther with each word her father speaks. and when she is finally asleep, varric smiles and places a tender kiss to her forehead before following suit.

cullen weeps at his child’s birth, crying along with his baby, from happiness that his child is alive and healthy and absolutely perfect.

dorian is the first to learn firsthand of his daughter’s magical abilities. his uneven mustache and the smell of smoke is evidence to that.

josephine reads to her unborn child every night. her hand rests on her swollen belly as she does so, often feelings gentle kicks under her palm. never has something so small given her such great joy.

vivienne dresses her son in only the most fashionable baby clothes. but before she dresses them, she tickles and cuddles, showering her precious child with affection she knows he deserves.

solas is a completely different elf when he is with his child. the sounds he makes are indescribable, his laughter is light, and his expressions are full of joy. he is the picture of happiness, all because of his toddler with tiny pointed ears.


Phantom of the Opera first editions take four. [x] [x] [x] (aka welcome to my continued exploration of what you can find in the catacombs of eBay)

Well, let me clarify. This is not a first edition of Phantom itself. Rather it is a first edition of one of Leroux’s primary sources for writing Phantom.

This is a copy of Le roi Fialar, which was a collection of Scandinavian poetry, translated into French prose by Hippolyte Valmore in 1879. Included in this volume was a French translation of “Den første sorg,” or “The First Sorrow,” a poem written in 1836 by the Norwegian poet, Andreas Munch. This poem started out, “Den lille Lotte tenkte på alt og ingenting,” or “Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing.” Sound familiar? :D

This is the text that Gaston Leroux worked from to create Daddy Daaé’s story of Little Lotte, as well as his tale of the king on the mountain lake.

For a link to a translation of the original poem, click here.

To read more about the symbolism of the original Little Lotte poem, “Den første sorg,” click here.

The credit goes to the amazing Operafantomet for bringing this poem to the attention of the Phandom.

First of all, note the similarities here between Andreas Munch’s  translated poem, “Le lac de la montagne” (“The Mountain Lake”), and Daddy Daaé’s tale of the king on the mountain lake.

As always, these translations are written by Caitlin Freeman, copyright © 2014.

MUNCH: Un soir, j'étais assis dans une petite nacelle sur une de ces eaux tranquilles et profondes qui s'ouvrent comme un œil brillant de pleurs au milieu des monts de la Norvège.

(TRANSLATION: One evening, I sat in a little rowboat on one of those lakes, placid and deep, which open like an eye shining with tears amidst the mountains of Norway.)

LEROUX: Un roi s’était assis dans une petite nacelle, sur une de ces eaux tranquilles et profondes qui s’ouvrent comme un œil brillant au milieu des monts de la Norvège…

(TRANSLATION: A king sat in a little rowboat on one of those lakes, placid and deep, which open like a shining eye amidst the mountains of Norway…)

But the pièce de résistance is Leroux’s use of Munch’s “Den første sorg,” here translated as “Le premier chagrin d’un enfant,” or “A Child’s First Sorrow”:

MUNCH: La petite Lotte pensait à tout et ne pensait à rien. Oiseau d'été, elle planait dans les rayons d'or du soleil, portant sur ses boucles blondes sa couronne printanière. Son âme était aussi claire, aussi bleue que son regard.

Elle câlinait sa mère, elle était fidèle à sa poupée, avait grand soin de sa robe et de ses souliers rouges; mais elle amait par-dessus toutes choses un petit oiseau que son père avait pris sur la neige, à Noël.

(TRANSLATION: Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing. Summer bird, she soared through the golden rays of the sun, wearing her springtime wreath on her blonde curls. Her soul was as clear and as blue as her eyes.

“She doted on her mother, she was devoted to her doll, she took great care of her dress and her red shoes; but she loved above all things a little bird that he father had captured on the snow at Christmas.”)

LEROUX: “La petite Lotte pensait à tout et ne pensait à rien. Oiseau d’été, elle planait dans les rayons d’or du soleil, portant sur ses boucles blondes sa couronne printanière. Son âme était aussi claire, aussi bleue que son regard.

“Elle câlinait sa mère, elle était fidèle à sa poupée, avait grand soin de sa robe, de ses souliers rouges et de son violon, mais elle aimait, par-dessus toutes choses, entendre en s’endormant l’Ange de la musique.”

(TRANSLATION: “Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing. Summer bird, she soared through the golden rays of the sun, wearing her springtime wreath on her blonde curls. Her soul was as clear and as blue as her eyes.

“She doted on her mother, she was devoted to her doll, she took great care of her dress, her red shoes, and her violin, but she loved, above all things, when she fell asleep to listen to the Angel of Music.”)

Thus one can see how Leroux both drew inspiration from and adapted Munch’s translated poetry to create Christine’s backstory, as well as her character arc with Erik, in The Phantom of the Opera.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any headcanons about Winter and Cress' friendship? I imagine that Cress would be really thankful for her hiding her from Levana. And they do have similarities in their personalities. Thanks! :))

Out of everyone in the group, it’s the most difficult to hang out (and bond) with Winter and Jacin, just because they’re so busy with their ambassadorial duties and are constantly traveling. Of course, out of anyone in the group, Winter is the easiest to get along with simply because she’s so agreeable. So while their friendship is slow, it’s also steady and special. However, I headcanon that Winter and Cress’s friendship is really a trio with Iko. Just think about it…

  • Iko loves doing everyone’s hair, but who could forget Cress’s affinity for braiding? Cress totally shows Iko all of the fancy braids she knows, even the ones she made up through trial and error and of course, the perfect person to practice these braids on is Winter.
    • She’s very good at sitting still and patiently while Iko tries countless hairstyles and braids on her.
    • She never complains when the girls accidentally tugs on her hair a little too firmly.
    • She loves the sensation of fingers and combs running along her scalp – she finds is very soothing.
    • And best of all, unlike when the servants fuss over her hair to doll her up and present her to the court, when Iko and Cress do it, it’s because they’re having fun and Winter appreciates that they just really want to use her for her hair. 
  • Winter is so great at sharing her clothes and lets face it, Cress definitely needs a full new wardrobe. I’m sure that Winter and Iko have a great time dressing Cress and outfitting her with the best wardrobe.
    • I also headcanon that Cress hates wearing pants, but I can totally see her wearing them if Winter made them. I’m sure that Winter would choose the softest silks and linens and perfect the cut to create a flattering, yet comfortable, pair of pants. 
  • I also think that they all have a deep respect for each other since all three of them are constantly subverting expectations. Sure, you could argue that is the same for everyone on the Rampion crew, but I think these three especially have a claim to that.
  • And since Cress and Winter are constantly traveling around Earth now, they always comm each other and give each other tips on the best places to visit when they have a free hour or two in their schedule or the best place to find the perfect croissant or taco.