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Imagine being Bella’s sister, and you and Carlisle fall in love - Part Six

Finally! A confession, and DUN DUN DUN! Into the final part of the book.

Stumbling through the airport after landing from my flight in Japan, I am surprised by a gentle, icy cool hand catching my air, causing me to look up blurrily, finding a familiar blonde face, with smoldering medallion eyes, causing me to smile. “Carlisle.” I greet.

“I was only gone for 48 hours, did you stay up packing all night?” He teases.

“I wanted to get back quickly. Being alone in Japan, it’s not comfortable anymore.” I answer.

“I just needed to come into the hospital-” I shake my head, reaching up to pull him in a hug.

“I hated being there, it’s not that you were gone. I’m fine.” I answer, causing him to chuckle, hugging me back.

“Emmett and Alice are getting your luggage. You can sleep in the car.” Carlisle explains, scooping me up into his arms as soon as I leaned heavily against him, he starts towards the doors, but I’m too tired to care about the looks we’re getting, as I wind my arms up around his neck, cuddling close like a toddler as I rest my head against his chest, attempt to fall asleep. “Emma?” His voice encroaches my mind, what feels like only a few minutes later. “Emma, time to go inside.” He whispers.

“I have to get in the car.” I mumble, causing Carlisle to chuckle.

“No, I’ve already put in you in the car. I just can’t get you out of the car, without hurting you by accident.” He answers.

“To get on the plane?” I ask, yawning as I stretch.

“No, Emma, my darling.” Carlisle laughs. “I just need you to climb out of the car, I can carry you into the house.” I mumble as I reach up to rub my eyes, but he catches my hand. “Don’t do that, it’ll wake you up more. I just need you to stand.” He teases, causing me to nod, placing my hands on his shoulders, turning to clamber out of the car, stumbling to my feet, and step a few feet before everything goes dark once more, as sleep again claims me. The next morning, I feel muddy inside, a bit anxiety ridden, though that may have to do with my dream, of Carlisle calling me his darling, and him kissing me on the lips as he tucked me into my bed last night. Raking an anxious hand through my hair, I press my fingers to my lips, they tingle from memories of last night’s dreams as I stand, wandering out into the hall, stopping outside Carlisle’s office. “Come in, Emma.” Carlisle calls as soon as I lift my hand to knock, shaking my head I open the door, unsurprised that he knew it was me, and I slip inside the room, shutting the door behind me. “Good morning. Sleep well?” His smile is gentle, though it shoots a jolt through my chest, causing me to clench a fist, resting against it.

“You’re mate.” I state, the first thing that comes to mind, in my panic- it gives him a startled pause, his smile falling.

“What about her?” He asks, tilting his head at me.

“I want you to tell her. It’s request, as your friend.” I answer, causing him to stare at me in surprise.

“You want me to… tell her?” He asks.

“Yes. I put a lot of thought into this, while we in Japan. I want you to tell her. She deserves to know, that she has someone who loves her. Someone special, who’s amazing, and smart, and handsome, and a doctor. Carlisle, tell her because you deserve to be happy, with the one you love.” I look down, letting out a sigh as I rub my arm.

“Would that make you happy?” He asks.

“What?” I look up, tilting my head at him. “This doesn’t have anything to do with me, Carlisle.” He frowns. “This is about your happiness, instead of everyone else’s for once. Don’t you get that?!” I wince, looking down as I realize that I’m yelling.

“Emma,” Carlisle stands, crossing to my side at a human pace. “Why does this both you so?”

“You ask why?” I let out a laugh, shaking my head. “Because you are my friend! More than that, you’re someone that I can talk to, that understands my need to become a doctor! You’re compassion is rival to none, you are passionate about everything you do, you try to make yourself a better person, because you’ve come to harm with what you are, and you’re not a killer like some other vampires are!” I take a deep breath, my hands shaking as I clench them into fists, and look up into his ocher orbs, filled with a swirl of confusion emotions. “It terrifies me that you’re such a good person, that you are alone, and that you can’t seem to see that you deserve happiness. What terrifies me most, is that you have a mate, and yet-!” My hand flies to my mouth as tears burn in my eyes.

“Emma?” He asks softly, his voice is full of compassion, of worry, causing me to swallow thickly. “What were you saying?” Don’t mistake compassion, and friendship, for love.

“And yet, you do nothing about it.” I lie, causing him to frown, leaning down to look me in the eyes.

“I would rather do nothing about it, than to cause her pain.” He explains softly, his hands resting on my shoulders. “But, if you think that it would be wise to tell her, perhaps I should take your advice.” He presses his forehead to my own. “So, please do not cry.” He breathes softly, he captures a loose tear, causing me to frown as I reach up, pressing my palms to my eyes.

“I can’t… I can’t see you like this. It’s not okay for me to be crying.” I step away towards the door, and reach for it, when his hand comes to rest beside my head, pressing the door shut once more.

“Emma, where are you going?” He asks, turning me towards him.

“To compose myself.” I answer, causing him to chuckle.

“You’re fine. Please,” His brow furrows as he looks away for a moment. “please stay.” He asks, causing me to nod, following him over to his desk, where I sit down.

“Carlisle, I… I lied, about something.” He frowns as he looks me in the eyes, sitting across from me once more. “I lied about being upset, that you do nothing about having a mate.”

“Why is that?” He asks.

“Because, if I said the truth, you would hate me, or our relationship would change, and not for the better.” I answer, causing him to frown again, he tilts his head at me, and I swallow thickly, looking down as I clasp my hands together.

“You can tell me, Emma. My opinion of you, is impossible to change. Or relationship will always prosper.”

“I-” I look up at him. “What terrifies me most, is that you have a mate, and yet, I feel as though I cannot stop myself from falling in love with you.” I state, causing his eyes to widen as he freezes in his spot.

“I see.” He answers, causing my heart to stutter, painfully.

“See! This is what I didn’t want to happen.” I press out of me seat, starting towards the door. “Don’t worry, Carlisle, I’ve got two months to accept a new internship in France. I’ll be gone in two days.” Suddenly he’s slamming the door shut, looking down at me, his hand grasping my chin while his eyes are frantically wide.

“Don’t go.” He leans down, pressing his head onto my shoulder, hands moving the pull me into a hug. “Don’t…” His voice is soft, almost broken. “don’t leave me.” He begs softly.

“Carlisle, please, this is difficult enough without the mixed signals!” He pulls away.

“If they are so confusing, perhaps I should make them clearer.” He answers, suddenly he is kissing me, causing me to freeze in surprise, before the surprise melts away, and I form to the kiss, my hands tangling in his hair, his hands finding purchase, one on my waist, the other on my neck. Pulling apart quickly, I grasp for air, when it hits me, what I am doing.

“Wait!” I shake my head. “You have a mate, Carlisle. You can’t do this to her.” He lets out a slightly irritated sigh.

“For one so smart and in tune with others, you are truly oblivious to a person’s feelings.” He chuckles. “You are my mate, Emma.” My eyes widen.

“What? Me?” I blink rapidly, before he chuckles, leaning down to peck me on the lips, softly.

“Yes, you.” He pauses. “I would not force you into anything, you know this right?” He asks softly.

“Yes, I know.” I look at him, smiling. “I can say it, then?”

“You may say whatever you like.” He answers, softly.

“I love you.” He smiles down at me. “I want to live an immortal life with you. Not now, but one day.”

“I love you, too, my darling.” He kisses me softly, raking his fingers through my mahogany locks, being as gentle as always.

“Carlisle!” The door opens, causing Alice, looking a bit frantic, to pause looking at us in surprise. “I-I’m sorry, but…” She looks up at Carlisle. “Something’s wrong with Edward and Bella.” The words cause my stomach to drop, and for a moment, everything bright, goes dark.


Girl Meets Audrey Hepburn

I think everyone’s pretty aware of the obvious Maya in GM Money dressed as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (they even included a cat!).

And that’s pretty interesting when you consider additional parallels like the song that Audrey sings in the movie, Moon River (link), includes the lyric “my huckleberry friend”. Plus, the guitar Holly plays looks awfully similar (albeit slightly smaller) to May’s guitar that Maya receives.

And at first I thought the Audrey Hepburn parallel was interesting but didn’t think much of it….until I looked closer at the other Audrey Hepburn parallel.

The other time they have a character channel Audrey Hepburn is in GM 1961, with Riley’s great-grandmother Rosie dressed up as Jo, Audrey’s character in Funny Face.

Since I’ve been stuck in a blizzard and haven’t seen the movie since I was kid with my grandparents, I decided to rewatch it. And holy moly, if I wasn’t convinced about the writers being intentional with the Hepburn parallels before, I certainly am now.  More after the cut since idk how long this will end up being.

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Regarding the Finale and the upcoming Season Two

So, I feel like the finale’s purposeful hinting that Jughead’s possible joining of the Southside Serpents might create tension between him and Betty — given that she obviously gives him a concerned look when he puts on the oh, la la~ jacket, which understandably dampens his spirits some, more on that later — is a sort of red-herring.

The same way the pilot queer-baited viewers, the finale is V→A→B→J-love-square-baiting the audience and stirring up drama just to keep us guessing until Season Two premiere.

The finale established Varchie and Bughead as canonical ships, with the former going from semi-dating to actual dating, and the latter being a solid supercarrier (is it? or is it still a dreadnought?). And while sure, both vessels can hit turbulent waters and, hey, Riverdale is an adaptation of Archie comics, so V/A/B tension is expected (although I have an inkling the A/B part of it might be just from Archie’s side) — we have been hit over the head so many times with the Jughead/Betty and Archie/Veronica soulmate parallels that I honestly think that the show-runners intend those two ships to be eventual endgame. Please, please let Bughead be endgame. #CrossingFingers #HopingNoOneJinxedIt.

But back to my original point; it being that I have a few theories regarding the Southside Serpents storyline. One of which is that Jughead will eventually accept being a Serpent — hopefully with Betty’s support, but maybe without — in order to uncover the truth about the drug-ring in Riverdale and clear the Serpents of the allegations. He and Betty are too much of Intrepid Reporters to let that one go. Plus, Betty’s speech to her mother and then later to the town hinted she will take the truth by its dirty underpants and drag it into the light. 

Maybe he won’t even join them in any official capacity, and his putting on the jacket was just the show-runners teasing the audience, but it was a very clear symbolic gesture that his allegiance is now with the Serpents and the Southside, and he will take their side over that of the people of the…err, I guess the Northside…? (Southside is still part of Riverdale, right? Does the better off side of town have a name?) 

Somehow I feel like Betty will join him on the whole support the Southside…side. *face-palms* being real eloquent here. But as much as I would want a serpent!Bughead with Betty going all ‘Full Dark, No Stars’ on everyone’s asses, I am fairly sure Jughead will ultimately return to Riverdale High after an indeterminate amount of time at Southside High. As much as the Southside accepts him, Betty was right in saying he is Riverdale and he will return to where he is needed soon enough. 

Plus, from a meta point of view, it is clear the entire core four is having some sort of Coming of Age storyline with Betty becoming a more confident person who stands up for what she believes in, Jughead coming to terms with his insecurities and finding both a place and the people he belongs with, Archie’s whole find-yourself arc, and Veronica unlocking a well-rounded-person achievement and becoming better, just as she promised to herself to do. So, Jughead’s season two storyline will obviously bring him back to Riverdale High. 

All in all, the show-runners are trying for Romeo&Julet, Westside Story vibe for Bughead in the finale, but ultimately I think it is Varchie that will play out the star-crossed lovers theme in Riverdale, given the blatant allusions to the Hiram Lodge-Fred Andrews antagonism, while Bughead will have a more Neutral Good take on the Bonnie&Clyde-esque Battle Couple of Justice and Truth.

If it wasn’t blatantly obvious already, I could probably gush about Bughead moments in Sweet Hereafter for another 3k words, but I shouldn’t. I really shouldn’t. Though I will say this: hand-holding while running through the forest is a pretty underestimated romantic gesture. And now, I’ll try to reign in the Yes, that is my OTP! vibes. 

Tangential observation, but I think the reason why Jughead was #WhenHeSmiles over the jacket was because it was concrete proof, along with the whole biker-gang spreading out at his doorstep, that what FP told him — “Serpents take care of their own” — wasn’t just him wishing on a star and stubbornly holding out on the law, but actually adhering to a code. So, Jughead got validation that his father wasn’t just being a stubborn moron and screwing himself over by not taking the deal, but was “sticking by his own”.

Side-bar: Who else teared up a bit when FP told Jughead in a roundabout way that he was proud of him; please, raise a hand? 

Also, I think that Archie and Cheryl might not have a romance arc, as much as a substitute-sibling arc where a lot of Cheryl’s unresolved feelings regarding Jason will be projected onto Archie, who actually is a legit good person and probably is the best choice to be their recipient.
I just really want those two to bond, okay? 

In the same line of thought: Poor Cheryl. She needs a hug and some decent friends because her face in that scene where she was talking to Jughead and Veronica was about to ask her if she was okay, but was interrupted by Archie (or was it Kevin?) who ran there to tell them about Betty’s locker, well, it was just heartbreaking. Seriously #GiveCherylAHug2k17. 

I’m fairly sure that Hiram is behind Fred’s shooting. That’s the reason why Hermione was so keen on buying him out; she was trying to protect her friend-slash-ex-lover from her husband, who, need I remind you, had already used violent underhanded tactics against Fred before.

Also, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Hiram is involved in the drug trafficking and Clifford landing him in jail was his attempt at cutting Hiram out of it. But it might be just me. I tend to assume Hiram has his fingers in all the pies. All of them.

P.S. Can we go back to Jason, pls? In one of the first episodes Archie said Seventeen-years-old and how he will be remembered?, and when you look at Jason in hindsight, that line can’t help but break my heart. 

Although I tend to think of Jason as a Base Breaking Character given how much of his characteristics are expositioned via other people’s subjective opinions of him, so he is very much subjected to Alternative Character Interpretation, he turned out to be a pretty solid kid. I mean, I used to think Cheryl was just waxing poetic about her bro-bro, viewing him through rose-coloured glasses and all that, a point that seemed to have been confirmed in episode 3 with the score-book, but…maybe he wasn’t a wolf in sheep’s clothing like I assumed.

The kid got his girlfriend pregnant, wanted to do the right thing by her, loved her enough to defy his family (Fridge Logic moment, but if Jason and Polly’s babies are ultra-super-Blossom, something Mama Blossom was totes okay with, then why didn’t the Blossoms want him to date Polly? I get why Coopers didn’t want that. Hal is anti-incest and Alice is very anti-Blossom, but C&P are very cool-with-casual-incest parents, so Jason dating Polly wouldn’t have been that horrible a thought for them to swallow.), and started being a drug mule in order to get the funds for them to run away. Which, I guess, was how he figured out Clifford’s involvement with the drug trafficking. Maybe he wanted to do something about that, too; he did have drugs stashed in his getaway car.
Jason wasn’t the most upstanding citizen, but he tried to do good and was killed for it.
…just…poor kid.

P.P.S. Also, slight confusion over here at my end. Let me get this straight. Jason got drugs A from the Serpents to move them somewhere. Since FP claims they don’t deal with hard stuff, drugs A might be marijuana or something. Somehow Jason found out that Blossoms traffic drugs B, which might be cocaine or something equally hardcore. The same drugs he had stashed in his getaway car. But since the show insists on calling all drugs just ‘the drugs’ and using virtually identical packages in their footage, I am still not sure if drugs A≠drugs B.
Give me evidence, I beg you. 

Rant over? Rant over.

Cara Delevingne likes to think of herself as an accidental supermodel, and certainly she is unlike any other catwalk star I have ever met. She arrives for our interview at the Chiltern Firehouse - but of course - on time and with an entourage that consists of a tiny pet rabbit called Cecil, which she adopted after having to accessorise with him on a shoot. “Peeing! Peeing!” she screams, as the rabbit relieves itself next to my tape recorder. “I’m a good mother,” she says, getting on her hands and knees and clearing up the mess her ‘child’ has left on the floor.
She wants to do the interview in bed, and who am I to pass up a pseudo-sapphic encounter with a woman who has been linked with everyone from Harry Styles to the actress Michelle Rodriguez? The reason for the 21-year-old’s eagerness to jump under the covers with me is rather more prosaic, however. She has just got back from her sister Poppy’s wedding party, a five-day bash in Marrakesh, and she is exhausted. Cara has a reputation as something of a party girl - she is frequently snapped out on the town with friends such as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and fellow model Suki Waterhouse - but even she struggled to keep up with the celebrations. “I spent all day yesterday eating crap food and watching bad TV,” she says, tucking into a meal that consists of pancakes, some eggs Benedict, and a portion of chips. “It was f***ing great,” she says dreamily. “Sorry, can I swear?”
Delevingne is thoughtful, chatty and engaging; she wears her heart on her Chanel sleeve (today she is wearing a Chanel top, some J Brand jeans and a pair of Union Jack socks; she says that “the best thing I get sent now is socks as I used to always have bags of odd ones”). We are here - ostensibly - to talk about the range of handbags she has designed for Mulberry (which start from £795), but she can’t help veering off topic, much to the chagrin of the two PRs who have been dispatched to sit in the room with us.
But it is her openness that has won her an army of fans: 1.68 million on Twitter and an astonishing 5.6 million on Instagram. She has been described as a sort of anti-model, the very opposite of the notoriously silent Kate Moss; Delevingne is the first fashion face to really embrace social media. “I think it’s quite strange [that nobody had done that before her],” she says. “I think it’s nice to break down that barrier, that models are seen and not heard.” It does not seem to have done her career any harm, going from Asos to DKNY and Burberry via three British Vogue covers and one Model of the Year award in only four years.
She is not afraid to post a picture of herself and Rodriguez hooked up to hers-and-hers drips after a weekend of partying, and when I mention her honesty she says, “Yeah, which is apparently quite bad sometimes. I mean, Kate [Moss] is incredibly open, but she chooses who she is open to. I’m just open, generally,” she says, laughing. “But I feel that’s when you really connect with someone.” When I ask her about her sexuality one of the PRs suggests politely that I have veered too far off topic, but Delevingne doesn’t think so. “On that topic, I think…” She pauses for a while, gathers her thoughts behind her big bushy eyebrows, which also have their own Twitter feed. “What do I think? I think people shouldn’t be scared of that. I’m young, I’m having fun, I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not.” She shrugs. “So I don’t really care on that matter. People can say what they want, but I’m having a good time. I know what people are doing who are my age; I just think it would be a lie to pretend that I’m not having a good time.”
She stops short of a full outing but she tells me that she is more comfortable in the company of women. “The funny thing is, I always used to have more guy friends. At school, I was a tomboy and it would be me and all my guy friends. But now… I don’t know. It’s kind of changed quite a bit. I still have my old friends from school, but I think…” She lets out a big sigh. “I don’t meet men now who just want to be my friend. It doesn’t really happen that much. They’re just shallow like that. Unless it’s one of my girlfriend’s boyfriends, most guys are not like, ‘Oh, we should just be mates.’ I think it’s harder to become friends with guys,” she says, looking a little sad, “because guys just want to have sex with you.”
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born 21 years ago to Pandora, a socialite and former heroin addict, and Charles, a property developer whose grandfather was a viscount. Her maternal grandfather is Sir Jocelyn Stevens, the former newspaper executive and publisher of Queen magazine, while her maternal grandmother was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Cara has two elder sisters - Poppy, also a model, and Chloe, a biomedical science graduate who has just given birth to her first child - and when she was growing up she wanted to be either a musician or an actress. She had her first taste of modelling when she was 10, when she worked on a Bruce Weber shoot for Italian Vogue, but Delevingne only remembers it now as all being a bit “odd”.
At 17, while at the boarding school Bedales, she came very close to getting the part of Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, but then modelling happened (Sarah Doukas, the head of Storm model agency, spotted Delevingne because her own daughter was at the same school) and acting was put on the back burner. “I never really thought about modelling,” Delevingne says now, “it wasn’t something I ever wanted to do. I used to always be so angry about modelling. I was always like, ‘F***, I’m never going to able to act because I’m a model.’ ” But she now sees that her fashion career has given her fantastic opportunities. The Mulberry bags, for a start, which have been like a “literal dream come true. The first proper handbag I had was the Alexa [named after Alexa Chung] and I wore it every day until it broke. And I remember actually meeting Alexa for the first time and being, like, ‘Ohmygod she’s got a fricking handbag!’ When they asked me I couldn’t believe it, I thought they were lying.”
She has been involved closely with every stage of the design - the Cara can be worn as both backpack and handbag - because “if I put my name to something, and I am criticised for it, I want to know that I’ve at least had my full stamp on it.” Does she get asked to put her name to a lot? “Not much,” she sighs. “I’m quite surprised that nobody has asked me to do my own line of tweezers. I totally would love to do that. Or, like, mascara. Cara’s Mascara! Ahahahaha.”
Anyway, I’m not sure she is going to have time for all of that because the acting career is now taking off. Earlier this month she starred with Sylvia Syms in Timeless, a drama for Sky Arts written by Tim Frith of Calendar Girls fame. She was really very good, like a “young Audrey Hepburn” according to no less an authority than Syms herself. Next she stars alongside Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Brühl in Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel, which is very loosely based on the circus surrounding the Meredith Kercher murder trial (Delevingne plays Brühl’s love interest in the movie and not, as previously reported, the Amanda Knox character).
Then there is the big-screen adaptation of Martin Amis’s London Fields, in which she stars as Kath Talent, the wife of Jim Sturgess’s Keith Talent. She also got to work alongside Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton, and “I got so scared, because they are the most incredible actors. But fear and nervousness are something that can hold you back quite majorly. I just wanted to be inside their head, I just wanted to learn.” She was terrified doing her first scene with Thornton “and he saw that. But he said, ‘As an actor I can spot straight away when someone can act, and you can act.’ ” She blushes at the memory. “He told me you can’t teach a bad actor to act, but you can make a good actor worse. So he was like, ‘Don’t feel you have to learn.’ ”
She does feel guilty that all her friends are struggling at drama school while things are taking off for her, but “I always feel that life can teach you how to act. I’m always looking at life through other people’s eyes. By feeling empathy. And I do feel that I am constantly learning.” She says that modelling can interfere with acting “because it makes you so self-aware, and I have definitely had to take a minute [to get used to that].”
We talk a bit about the madness of the past four years. “When people described things to me as a whirlwind, I never really knew what it meant,” she says. “But then you get inside the tornado and you know exactly what it is. It’s madness. You get so caught up in so many things that it can be difficult to find the time to say, ‘Am I actually OK with this? Am I happy?’ ” Does she ever dream of a different story, in which she is like every other 21-year-old out there?
“Ahhhh,” she says, a look of sudden intense thoughtfulness on her face. “You know, I love putting myself in other people’s shoes, but I can never really experience it, which I find really sad. I love talking to my friends at uni and seeing what they are doing. They’re just finishing their dissertations and I kind of wish I could live their life for a second. I wish my school days could have dragged on a little longer, or that I could go back and do it later in life. I always used to get really depressed…” She falls quiet for a moment. “Well, not really depressed, but really upset if everything was getting a bit crazy, because I can never take this all away for a minute. I can’t turn around, you know? I’ve got to keep on going. If there’s a moment where I just want it all to disappear and go back… well, I can’t. And that used to terrify me.”
I really like Cara Delevingne. I can imagine taking her down the pub and having a really good time. She is very easy to talk to, very relaxed, incredibly gregarious. How old does she feel, I wonder. “Mmm,” she says. “I’d say 15 going on 32!” She lets out a very long laugh. “It’s very confusing. But I know how lucky I am.” Then Cecil the rabbit relieves himself again, and Cara runs off looking for a towel.
—  Fiftyshadesofcara : Cara Delevingne interview for Telegraph Magazine
Made in the A.M. (Kai, OC) Prologue: Suspended

“Air travel reminds us who we are.” – Don DeLillo

A/N: a Valentine’s gift for all of you <3 Oh and advance Happy Lunar New Year :)

OC- Alice

11:56 P.M. – HongKong International Airport

Alice always loved airports.

She loved the sound of wheels rolling against the floors as she trudged through the terminal with her carry on baggage. She loved the pace of people walking pass her: some moving slowly with the loads of their luggages whiles others in a hurry to catch their respective flights. She loved the smell of coffee and bread wafting through the air where a nearby bakery—or in her case, Starbucks, stood to cater to today’s travellers.

Every airport looks different, each having its own look and identity. Alice would know, having traveled almost half the world in the twenty-two years of her existence. Working as a photo journalist gave you some perks in keeping your butt on a plane or train as easily as 1 + 1.

Some countries have huge airports with long runways, maze-like waiting areas, and high glass windows that not only give you a view of planes in action but let’s the light seep in during the day; making the whole place so bright it gives people an excuse to wear sunglasses indoors. Other airports are so small you were forced to adjust your time an hour earlier just so you can get a good seat near your boarding gate.

But if there was one thing Alice was sure of about airports, it’s that they all have one thing in common:

It’s the one place where you’re neither here nor there. You just seem to be suspended.

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Golden Globes Nomination Reactions

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Nightcrawler

“It’s amazing being able to see something resonate with the public and we believe this could be something special,” said “Nightcrawler” star Jake Gyllenhaal. “Before we even started shooting our producer and Dan Gilroy’s brother Tony told us ‘All you have to do is shoot this movie and it will be great,’ because Dan wrote such a great script. As for the character it was always about a balance because Dan told me this was a success story, so you wanted to create someone you could root for like the American Salesman, so that is where you get the dark ambition and drive but also his charm. That was the biggest thing - navigating that balance.“

Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for Big Eyes

"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. It’s so exciting to be nominated for a film I really enjoyed making and I’m so proud to have been a part of Tim Burton’s vision in sharing Margaret Keane’s story alongside Christoph."​

Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Cake

"I feel like I’m just trying to keep pinching myself and realize this is in fact not a dream, that this is real life,” said Aniston. “It’s so wonderful - it’s so satisfying and gratifying. If none of this had even happened, to be honest, just the work and time we spent making that movie was so unbelievably gratifying and creatively satisfying that this is an extraordinary cherry on top of it all,” she said.“

Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee forTheory of Everything

"Theory of Everything” star Felicity Jones was so proud of the Stephen Hawking film and especially a role she deeply cared about.

“Jane has so much determination and such a quality of devotion that so many people don’t have that I was so honored to get a chance to portray her,” Jones said. “As for working with Eddie, it’s one of those things where early on it was really a great sense of collaboration. In that first audition it clicked in that role and once we were both on board it was even better that we both cared about the material so much.”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee forThe Theory of Everything

"I am in London, and it’s a very bright and cold day in Soho. I was attempting, after all the frenzy of promoting the film, to try to cram all my Christmas shopping in about four hours. After about an hour, I got my phone call about the Golden Globes,” said Redmayne. “I’ve now run into a friend’s office to take this call, and there are shopping bags around me. I’m totally surprised,” he said. “The expectation for me, and the trepidation, was what Stephen and Jane Hawking would think of the film. Then it was about trying to see what the public would think. This nomination feels incredibly special. It really does mean the world.”

David Oyelowo, “Selma”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Selma

Even though the Martin Luther King drama has received so much acclaim already, “Selma” star David Oyelowo said he knew there was no guarantee when it came to Golden Globe nominations.

“I don’t take anything for granted, it’s a very subjective art form and there are no guarantees so this was definitely a nice surprise,” he said. “When me and Ava first talked about the project we asked how do we make this personal and intimate and really go into the intimacy, that was the greatest strength of Ava’s and I always knew that if I was ever going to conquer the role it was more about the quiet moments and less about the bigger ones.“

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, "Birdman”

“I have no words,” said Stone. “I am so incredibly honored and grateful for this and feel insanely lucky to have had the chance to work with Alejandro, Michael, Edward, and the whole cast and crew of the beautiful madness that is 'Birdman.’ Now can someone please explain who this 'Meryl Streep’ woman is?!”

Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

“I’m extremely thankful that the film is being recognized in this way. WILD is truly my baby and was a labor of love from the beginning. Cheryl Strayed was so brave in putting her life’s journey into words and it makes me happy that this type of recognition will hopefully drive more people to experience it on film‎.”

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” & “Maps to the Stars”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Still Alice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for "Maps to the Stars"

A double nominee this year, Julianne more said she gets excited for nominations after 20 years of acting. “I was stunned,” she said. “And thrilled and really excited. There are a lot of great performances every year and a lot of great movies, and I’ve been doing this a long time, too,” she added. “You’re not always included, so it’s truly wonderful to have people at the end of the year when there’s been all this great work say, 'Hey, we’re acknowledging you.’”

Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” & “Foxcatcher”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, “Foxcatcher”

Best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television, “The Normal Heart”

“It’s amazing,” said double nominee Mark Ruffalo. “I’ve been doing it a long time and these moments are so few and far between. It’s so extreme - two nominations is really special, in movies that are tough films. I couldn’t be happier and I’m really humbled by it,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going to shake down, you never do. There’s a lot of surprises usually, and I’m not always on the receiving end of them so it’s nice to be pleasantly surprised.”

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee for Boyhood

Patricia Arquette, on what her own kids think about her Globe nomination: “My daughter hasn’t seen it yet but my son is like, 'Mom, you did a great job. I’m really proud of you.’ And they do give me high fives. My daughter is 11, so she’s a pre-teen; whenever I can get a positive response from her it’s great. It’s worth it just to make her proud. At least I’m not getting yelled at.”

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Gone Girl

“It is as if a magic carpet picked me up last year and it is astonishing and exhilarating that it has taken me all the way here,” said Pike.

“I am nothing but grateful to have had the opportunity to dive into a role like this. All thanks really go to David Fincher for his guidance and for allowing me to play Gillian Flynn’s incredible, confounding character. I’m very honored to be nominated alongside actresses I have long admired. Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination!”

Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for Into the Woods

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for embracing the Baker’s Wife and recognizing this film that I am so proud to be a part of. Playing this part made me stretch myself as an actor and muster up any courage I could to find my singing voice. It was so worth it to be a part of Rob Marshall’s beautiful and moving film that means so much to me.”

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture nominee for Whiplash

Simmons is no stranger to playing scary characters following his portrayal of the Neo-Nazi Schillinger in the HBO show “Oz,” but hesaid that character didn’t play a part in forming his role as Fletcher in “Whiplash.”

“It’s only been since the movie came out that the 'Oz’ comparisons were made, which I can see now but it was a great treat to play a guy with this much of a dark side in this film,” Simmons said. “As for Teller, we both knew we had something special when we first read it, and for me I didn’t really know Miles’ work, so the first day on set with him I got the feeling he had all the tools to make something special out of this character.”

Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Big Eyes

“I was so, so happy and overjoyed,” said Waltz on his nomination opposite his co-star Amy Adams. “The fact that Amy was nominated made my nomination in a way complete. You’re only as good as your partner, and in a story like that, at least how I see it, your partner plays at least half of your character as well in that respect. So I was absolutely pleased and happy to see that.”

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee for The Imitation Game

“I felt so lucky to have portrayed Joan Clarke, such an extraordinary woman who defied convention and was part of a moment in history. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign press for this honor, and for recognizing our film. I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.”

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Foxcatcher

“I found out when I went online this morning and was greeted with this information! This is all very gratifying and I am so thankful for Bennett specifically for thinking of me for the role. It’s just so exciting that any of this is happening. It’s been a long journey – like 8 years – for this movie to get to this stage. I’m also so happy for Mark who is truly one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He is so deserving of all this attention.”

Quvenzhané WallisAnnie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for Annie:

“I was in the car, really tired. I heard I was nominated, yelled, "Oh, yay!” and then I fell back asleep. I was excited when I woke up. I’m probably gonna celebrate by going someplace fun, like Bubba Gump in Times Square.“

Helen Mirren“100 Foot Journey

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy nominee for 100 Foot Journey

“Merci a les Couilles D'orees. C’estVachementchouette!” (Translation: “Thank you to the golden balls. It is cowly nice.”)

Source: Variety and THR.

Serial Killer Calum Part 11

AN Yo I said I’d update over the weekend and technically it still is for me for an hour, but by the time I post it’ll be Monday . . As long as I don’t go to sleep, right :O so spoiler alert I’m placing a warning here, so if you get squeamish at stuff go away. Although I would think that if you’re reading a serial killer story you’d be ok with a lot of things. Oh and pay no attention to the weird guy in the middle of that picture. Anyways, this is really fucking long, so short author’s note ayyyy enjoy babes xx

Calum’s POV

It took a week from where we were driving to get to Ashton’s. It’s going to take another fucking week with both of these little assholes to get back to Sydney where I captured Y/N from. More like picked up. I am not ready to spend an entire week with Ashton and Y/N complaining the entire fucking way. My plan is to get to the closest airport so we can fly to Hemmings’s, leaving my car here. I’m going to miss it, but it has to be done.

“So you guys keep saying ‘Hemmings this’ and ‘Hemmings that’ I still don’t know who this kid is,” Y/N spoke up. “Like, what’s his first name, what kind of movies is he into, does his mom know about his illegal activity, that sort of thing.”

“How you put up with this chick for a week straight is beyond me, Calum,” Ashton muttered from behind me.

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Made in the A.M. (Kai, OC) Part 1

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw

A/N: Lol you thought that was it? *smirks* oh… I was just getting started. ;)

Prologue: Suspended

3 months later

“Good morning, Baltimore!!!”

Alice almost choked on her tea when the door swung open, revealing her colleague, Matilda, in a polka dot high-waist skirt matched with a jean polo, and hair looking like it could survive a hail storm.

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Wink Up January 2014: Saga: "I'm really young!"
  • Interviewer: This time around, we'd like to look back on 6 years of this continuing column.
  • Saga: I've had a lot of fun getting to do so many different things for Wink Up over the years. (While looking at past issues) Wow, I haven't changed much, have I? Actually, it almost seems as though I looked older in the past, compared to how I look now, haha. When my family gets together everyone says to me "time seems to stop only for you!" Heh. Recently when we went to my grandpa's, he said I look younger than my brother, and he's 3 years younger than I am! Haha. I'm happy about that, but it's funny, isn't it? For musicians, y'know, our hair and stuff isn't the norm, right? I wonder if I went back to black hair, would I still look this way?
  • Interviewer: I don't think we've seen anyone in the band go back to all black before! But I do think that anyone in your position would still look young.
  • Saga: Is it a matter of consciousness, I wonder? Like, with Tora, when we're just working, and not doing a live or a photo shoot or something, he gets really careless and loosens up, heh. And sometimes I'm like "Eh? Are you alright?" But right before a live, an aura starts to emit from him. That surprises me! Recently I saw an actress on the street and she had no aura about her, her stage presence was nil. I was shocked! But when you're up in front of an audience, it's typical to emit an aura. Although ordinarily I barely show 20% of a stage presence, ha. Back in the day, I put up a front, I wore a mask. But lately onstage, I've been myself, I've become really casual. I think that's a good thing, though. I think a natural stance is best. Not trying to overdo it, y'know?
  • (Rereading old articles) Inside, my core, it hasn't changed at all, really. See, here I said "I can never talk to someone that I like," and that's the same even now. I could never say anything to them, they'd think "my god, he's depressing" and that'd be the end of it, ha!
  • Interviewer: Ahaha! What would you like to do next?
  • Saga: Looking back on all of this, it was decadent; that poorly constituted makeup looked okay; the one cosplay set-up where I had the doctor's lab coat on, that looked good, heh. I kind of unraveled at that age, haha. Wink Up, I wanna show off a different side of me than what I show onstage. I wanna go to a kindergarten and pose for pics with the kids there!

More from the listening party:

Highlights from MEBIUS

Hiroto: the last songs were real heavy rock
Kuroto (hiroto?!): I AM KUROTO
Shou: have you been Kuroto this whole time, you bastard?!
Kuroto: YES
Hiroto: I wanna make a PV for this!
Tora: we should!
Shou: this part’s hard to sing…
Shou: everyone come to FujiQ!!!

Highlights from DAYBREAK

Tora: it was so cold that day
Hiroto: the guitar I’m using is called Dragonfly
Hiroto: it’s such a great guitar!
Shou: this is a tough key to sing in for a guy
Nao: eh?
Tora: the key is high!
Nao: seeing Shou-kun smile through all the cold is so great! (^。^)
Hiroto: I love this part (the ending bit)
Tora: Saga’s all hunched over…

Highlights from Shooting Star

Hiroto: I really wanna hear this in a movie theater
Tora: I was embarrassed here (watching his part)
Shou: everyone looks so cool
Hiroto: RUN, SAGA, RUN
Nao: I snicker when I look at my phone, hahaha ( )^o^( )
Shou: Someone important to Tora dieeeed ;;;
Tora: Nao’s the only one snickering!
Saga: I got dumped!
Nao: the reason for the snickering is a secret
Hiroto: that’s our staff member’s BMW

Shou says MEBIUS came to him in a dream about Budokan, so he made sure to record it. Tora was surprised about it, wondering how they could perform such a pop song easily live. They then talk guitar techniques for a moment, and then about an event that three of them went to the day before.