a hole is to dig

I also think that Emma and Hook would both be the easy-going parent, and their kids would grow up covered in mud, climbing the ship’s rigging, making magical whirlwinds in the backyard (and blaming the dog), trying to swipe cupcakes from Granny’s and smiling the broadest guilty smiles when caught, playing chase around the mayor’s office, and getting into brawls with schoolyard bullies

coming into the house in the evening trailing leaves and flowers and grass, with stained knees and mussed hair

making an absolute mess of the living room because they were building a fort, you see, but forts need turrets, and cannon, and a trebuchet, and that is why the pillows are scattered everywhere and every umbrella in the house is slightly damaged and the broom is tied to the coat rack

digging holes in the garden because they read a book, right, that this is how you build traps, you dig a hole and cover it with leaves and it wasn’t meant for Grandad, okay, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time

(David can’t quite manage to be angry; Killian can’t quite manage not to be gleeful)

never starting fights but always ready to finish them, with firm notions of honour and fair play and good form, and woe betide any kid in Storybrooke who picks on someone weaker than them or plays a foul in a soccer match or cheats at hide-and-seek

questioning authority and refusing to do anything just because “this is how it’s done”, demanding explanations, and far too good at turning arguments around and asking questions that leave adults at a loss for words

their oldest comes home from school with a bruised lip and a stern note from her teacher and explains that she had to stand and fight because those three boys were bullying her little brother and she had to protect him

(Emma immediately gives her some tips about where and how to punch and kick people to be more effective, while Killian just about bursts with pride and suggests to his wife that perhaps the lass is ready to begin sword lessons)

But they do get into trouble sometimes; when Emma puts on her sheriff face and Killian speaks in his captain voice, they know they’ve gone too far. There are tantrums and protests and tears and and fights and, later, hugs and explanations and understanding. But really, a torn t-shirt or an accidentally-broken window or a messed-up haircut because “I don’t have to go to the hairdresser, see? I cut it myself!” is hardly something to shout about.

And you can always tell if the Swan-Jones kids are around because things get that bit louder and wilder and more fun. They’re always full of ideas and plans and energy, but also delightfully charming and forthright, not to mention adorable, and always ready to help. And yeah, the house is a mess and yeah, they’re always late and yeah, some people arch their eyebrows and make comments and yeah, there are scraped knees and even some broken bones, but that’s okay. There’s no crisis they can’t handle. Nothing too daunting to at least attempt.

And most importantly, they are loved, and loving, and happy. Scraped knees and muddy clothes and toothless grins and all.


Quirks: The idiosyncrasies of DBK : 
The Chemical Brother’s T-shirts

“Dig Your Own Hole” t-shirt

This is a promotional tee for The Chemical Brother’s album titled by the same name and released 1997.

Dylan can be seen wearing this shirt:

• At Devon’s 16th birthday party

• Dylan’s ‘98 Junior class photo

• Filming the Pulp Fiction” video shoot w/ Dustin Gorton

• Sitting behind Blackjack’s talking

• Walking down steps on building unknown

It is presumed that this shirt was sold at TCB’s Dig Your Own Hole Tour ‘97 (and that Dylan attended - probably with his best friend, Zack, and purchased both the ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ and “Setting Sun” prom t-shirts at the April 29 1997 concert held at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO.) 

On 7 April 1997 The Chemical Brothers released their second album,
‘Dig Your Own Hole’ which is classified as genre style: Big beat,  electronica and psychedelia

Listen to the Full Album on youtube:

Index of ALL of Dylan’s (publicly known)  t-shirts

Everytime theres a callout post about JonTron, and how he’s racist or whatever theres always comments like “Meh im still gonna keep watching his content” and i just kinda whisper what content, he posts at the same frequency Donald Trump has a point, which is to say fucking never

Important Quotes from GRRM

“Some people I met thought we have to find the story’s through line. Who’s the important character? Somebody thought that Dany’s the important character – cut away everybody else, tell the story of Dany. Or Jon Snow. Those were the two most popular characters to build everything around, except you’re losing 90 percent of the story. “ - Rollingstone 2014

“[T]hey couldn’t get a handle on the size of the material, the very thing that I set out to do. I had all these meetings saying, “There’s too many characters, it’s too big — Jon Snow is the central character. We’ll eliminate all the other characters and we’ll make it about Jon Snow.” Or “Daenerys is the central character. We’ll eliminate everyone else and make the movie about Daenerys.” And I turned down all those deals.” -Time Magazine 2017

These two quotes are probably the most important quotes from George because he plainly states that the story is not just about Jon/Dæny. George narrows them down to being only 10% of the story. Are they important? Yes. But so are a host of other characters.

“So all that time I thought Gandalf was dead, and now he’s back and now he’s Gandalf the White. And, ehh, he’s more or less the same as always, except he’s more powerful. It always felt a little bit like a cheat to me. And as I got older and considered it more, it also seemed to me that death doesn’t make you more powerful. That’s, in some ways, me talking to Tolkien in the dialogue, saying, “Yeah, if someone comes back from being dead, especially if they suffer a violent, traumatic death, they’re not going to come back as nice as ever.“ That’s what I was trying to do, and am still trying to do, with the Lady Stoneheart character.” - Time Magazine, 2017

Death does not make you stronger or nicer. Applying this to Jon, he is not the same and never will be.

“At some points, when [Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I had discussions about what way we should go in, I would always favor sticking with the books, while they would favor making changes,” he said. “I think one of the biggest ones would probably be when they made the decision not to bring Catelyn Stark back as Lady Stoneheart. That was probably the first major diversion of the show from the books and, you know, I argued against that, and David and Dan made that decision.” - Time Magazine, 2017

Leaving Lady Stoneheart out was something George feels is a big mistake, we can assume that Lady Stoneheart is integral to the storyline in the unreleased books.

"It was the summer of 1991. I was still involved in Hollywood. My agent was trying to get me meetings to pitch my ideas, but I didn’t have anything to do in May and June. It had been years since I wrote a novel. I had an idea for a science-fiction novel called ”Avalon. I started work on it and it was going pretty good, when suddenly it just came to me, this scene, from what would ultimately be the first chapter of A Game of Thrones. It’s from Bran’s viewpoint; they see a man beheaded and they find some direwolf pups in the snow. It just came to me so strongly and vividly that I knew I had to write it. I sat down to write, and in, like, three days it just came right out of me, almost in the form you’ve read.”- Rollingstone, 2014

The Starks sparked the idea, and are at the very root of the story, but not the entire story. This also emphasizes that this book is not just about a bastard and dragon. +Bran is important, though the show fails to portray this.

“You have to remember that I started writing this story in 1991 and I first met David and Dan in 2007. I was living with these characters and this world for 16 years before we even started working on the show. They’re pretty fixed in my mind and I’m not going to change anything because of the show, or reaction to the show, or what fans think. I’m just still writing the story that I set out to write in the early 1990s.- Time Magazine, 2017


I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up.”

The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it,“ he told the Guardian. "They kind of know what seed it is, they know if [they] planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows.-2011, The Guardian

“In the case of any of my novels, I know where I’m starting from, I know where I want to end up, more or less,” he said. “I know some of the big turning points along the way, the stuff I’m building for, but you discover an awful lot along the way. Characters rise up and seem more important, and you get to what you’d thought was going to be a big turning point and… the thing you’d thought about two years ago doesn’t really work as well, so you have a better idea! There’s always that process of discovery for me. I know not all writers work that way, but it’s always been the way I work.” -Time Magazine, 2017

Putting these quotes together because they’re implying similar things. 

George has a view of where he’s going but that doesn’t mean things can’t be reimagined. For an example, George’s original outline is almost completely different from the books we have now, but a few parts of the outline are still there, but taking shape in different characters.

I did consider in the very early stages not having the dragons in there. I wanted the Targaryen’s symbol to be the dragons, but I did play with the notion that maybe it was like a psionic power, that it was pyrokinesis — that they could conjure up flames with their minds. I went back and forth. My friend and fellow fantasy writer Phyllis Eisenstein actually was the one who convinced me to put the dragons in, and I dedicated the third book to her. And I think it was the right call.” -2017 Meduza

“In some senses, Theon is struggling all the way through to be a hero. They both come out of the same situation: they’re both raised in Winterfell by Eddard Stark, but they’re not part of the real, core family. Theon is a ward, and Jon Snow is a bastard son. So they’re both a little outside, but Jon handles this successfully, and Theon fails to handle this. He is poisoned by his own envy and his sense of not belonging.” -2017 Meduza

This quote brings the Season 7 scene with Jon and Theon to mind. Theon tells Jon that he always made the right decision, while Theon made the wrong decisions (choosing the Greyjoys over the Stark family that raised him). Jon will make the right decision.

“So many readers were reading the books with so much attention that they were throwing up some theories, and while some of those theories were amusing bulls— and creative, some of the theories are right. At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution." -The Telegraph, 2014

Extremely Subtle and obscure hints; George’s bittersweet ending will not be predictable. Only a few people have figured out the ending. If your predicted ending involves ultimate good (humans) vs ultimate evil (others), you already lost.

Timothy Jackson Drake, Red Robin, resident Nerd of the century
  • Knows his Hogwarts house, wand core, and patronus 
  • Knows what Disney princess he is
  • After being awake for 56 hours straight “Tim, why are you crying?” “they have such tiny hands Dick” “who?” “the raccoons Dick! small gentle fingers…grasping the fruit, fruit bandits” 
  • Will wear the same hoodie and sweatpants for a full week if they pass the “sniff” test
  • Runs on coffee blacker than the night sky with three sugars but if you give him a Starbucks caramel macchiato he will love you forever
  • Is so DARN surprised and honored when people casually refer to him as their friend, protect this soft boy
  • Blanket burrito
  • Get’s so absorbed into his research that Stephanie and Cass regularly paint his nails because he’s the only batboy who stays still long enough 
  • *Knocks something off his desk by accident* “ah gravity, my old arch nemesis” 
  • Forgets everyone outside the Batfam isn’t used to his sense of dark humor leading to a lot of concerned conversations with the Titans “Hey, how are you?” Tim: “Dead inside”… “Jesus, are you okay?” Tim: “Oh shit yeah why?”
  • Tim: “Everything sucks, the world is bleak, global warming will kill us all! unless we die by a nuclear war first. I might as well just go dig a hole and rot!!” Dick: “Someone forgot to refill the coffee machine didn’t they?” Tim: “I live with animals DICK!! ANIMALS!!”
  • Monopoly mastermind, don’t play with this kid unless you’ve accepted the bitter sting of resentment that comes with loosing 
  • *Loud crashing sound followed by a thud * “I’M OKAY!” 
  • Odd socks, why bother pairing them? they’re on his feet, nobody is going to notice he has one Christmas sock and one alphabet sock on beneath his shoes Alfred!!
  • Falls asleep anywhere, halfway through eating cereal, on his keyboard while researching, in the shower, basically anywhere except his bed
  • Scared of spiders, THEY HAVE TOO MANY LEGS TO BE TRUSTED!! “The maximum amount of legs for a trustworthy creature is four Jason! FOUR!!! SPIDERS HAVE EIGHT!! THAT IS AN UNNECESSARY AMOUNT OF LEGS!!” 
  • *Is inconvenienced in any way* “I blame the youth”
  • Tim: “DOWN WITH THE UPPER CLASS!!” Steph: “Tim… you ARE the upper class”

Mr. Shuzo, welcome to Planet Hanyu XD Look at his reactions haha

My gifset about Yuzu discussing quadruples and quintuple era… Clearly, Shuzo-san cannot get this boy XD Here’s the video and translation. It’s a good introduction to the progress of quad era in recent years and how athletes think about it.

Theater AU
  • So it takes place in like the 19th century in an opera house/theater, controlled by a man who calls himself the SQUIP
  • Jeremy’s a dancer there that while on stage he’s incredibly graceful and beautiful, offstage he’s just A Mess™
  • Christine is a huge theater fan that helps everyone with their lines and is aspiring to write her own opera one day
  • Chloe is the diva that sings there, and while she can be an ice queen at times she can hit high notes like no one’s business
  • Brooke is one of the dancers as well, and she also helps out with makeup and costuming and knows everything about color sense
  • Rich handles all the effects and helps with sound. He’s not allowed to deal with flames anymore as he almost set the curtain on fire once
  • Jake is the resident Pretty Boy™ that does most of the lead male roles in the performance and can hit surprisingly low notes
  • Jenna gets the word out there when the opera house does a new show (And is a wonderful source of local gossip)
  • The actual plot starts when wealthy music writer Michael comes to see a show, sees Jeremy performing, and immediately goes “oh”
  • He becomes immediately smitten with Jeremy and tries to see as many performances with him in them as he can
  • And after every performance, he always leaves behind a different bouquet of flowers (cuz flower language AMIRIGHT)
  • Poor Jeremy’s confused but kind of excited because ‘???? Someone likes him??!! What????!!!!’
  • And he wants to meet this mysterious admirer who leaves him sweet flowers and kind, handwritten notes
  • Except Michael’s too much of a dW E E B to show his face to this beautiful but dorky boy
  • And there is. A ton of Pining for these two™